My Best Book Review

Sometimes we don’t know why we are meant to write what we do; we hope we have a positive impact. A couple of months after publishing my book, I received a letter. A neighbor of mine had bought my book and then shared it with a friend of hers. My neighbor’s friend had lost a child and one of her grandchildren. This letter she wrote had such a profound effect on me. Her words alone made the book worth writing. I opened the letter with my husband, and I was crying so hard I couldn’t finish reading it. He completed reading the letter, but by the time he had finished, he was crying as well.

I share this with you, my fellow bloggers whom I love and consider my friends. I am guessing many of you have had similar experiences.

The purpose of this post is to reassure artists that we never know how we may touch the life of another in a very positive way.

28 thoughts on “My Best Book Review

  1. That is amazing, my friend! Success is measured by priceless moments, such as these. I am so happy for you! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ’–What an amazing review for such a wonderful, you! Love, Jessica

  2. Oh WOWWWWW, Joni–what a beautiful affirmation of the work God put in your hands to do. I’m blessed…and now, personally encouraged, because last November I participated in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) on a “dare” from the Lord. I completed the 50,000 word challenge…but the book is unfinished. It’s a Christian mystery, faith-journey…and maybe God is waiting on me to get ‘er done ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you so much for sharing!!! HUGE Blessings to you!

    1. Oh my friend you certainly should finish your book. That is almost a book already that is so exciting. How wonderful!!!! I think especially if you feel you were lead by the Lord. Love you my dear friend. I hope you had a wonderful day. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿค—

      1. Thank you so much for the extra encouragement, Joni. Other than blog poems, I’m kind of in a hiatus regarding the novel right now–but I WILL get back to my book…assisted by my fabulous writing partner, God!! Have a blessed Sabbath–rest up!๐Ÿ’•

      2. Will do and I think your poetry is amazing. I will definitely pray for you. I know rib pain is very painful. I think you are far more talented than you know sweet sister. You have a blessed sabbath also. Love ๐Ÿ’• Joni

      3. You’re a delight, and a deeply appreciated blessing to me, Joni–thank you muchly for your prayers and everything else ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’•

    1. Oh thank you sweet friend. I am so grateful it eased her suffering a bit. I felt so blessed to receive her letter. Thank you for your sweet comment. Blessings to you. Love ๐Ÿ’• Joni

    1. Thank you so much my dear friend. You are and have been such an encouragement to me Bulbul. Love you my sweet friend. Hope you are enjoying your new Editorial position. Have a blessed Sabbath. Hugs ๐Ÿค— Joni

      1. I am glad that I could help ๐Ÿ˜Š.
        I am, though fiction submissions are not many.
        You too, dear ๐Ÿ˜˜โค๏ธ

  3. I had no idea you received letters or notes from your book/poems, what a blessing to know you are reaching people, that was your goal, to help others. You have succeeded my friend, & you are lovely

    1. You are so sweet Anna. My husband and I both cried. I know her sister but I donโ€™t know her. She wanted to write to me and it meant so much. I canโ€™t imagine losing a child and then a grandchild. She must be a strong woman. I know she is a woman of faith but that is about all I know. It was a really sweet thing for her to do.
      Thank you sweet Anna. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธlove you and please stay safe. J

  4. Are your books on Amazon? I used to be a voracious reader for two or more a week. Now not so much, my old eyes scream at me after not very long. Sounds like you had a profound effect on Brenda. I love to hear what people thought about the stories and people in my books and how they made them feel. Take care, and stay safe.

    1. I know it is so true isnโ€™t it. Yes, I have just the one book which my kind friend Katy Boyer reviewed so sweetly. โ€œAn overall love letter to God.โ€ Her words meant so much to me. She is such an incredibly gifted artist and author herself. I canโ€™t draw a stick figure. You are a prolific writer. I donโ€™t know how you do it. Poetry is really where my heart belongs. You have to be very disciplined to write a multi-book series like you did. Hats off to you by the way. I also donโ€™t read as much as I use to because I just donโ€™t have time. I am so glad we met. You are sweet to be willing to share some of your photography with us. Sounds like you have done a lot of traveling. Thank you again for your flexibility so I could run Katyโ€™s sweet post and artwork on my site. I am scheduling your nomination for Jan. 12, at 12:00 AM Eastern time. Remember that doesnโ€™t mean you have to post daily or limit the number of photos. It is a nice way for people to meet people and most of these folks are wonderful writers as well. Multitalented folks like yourself. Sending you big bear hugs. I canโ€™t wait until we can hug other people again. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—Love Joni

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