RACHEL receives 4 1/2 Stars from RT!

SampleA friend sent me a copy of Rachel's first review - 4 1/2 stars from RT Book Reviews! I hope I'm not posting this too early as this is coming from the February issue, but I know the book is going to release in some places sooner than February. In fact, I am doing a book signing for Rachel at Woodside Bible Church - Troy Campus on January 19, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. between services. If you live in the area, please stop by. I'd love to meet you! Back to the review - I'd just like to thank Lindy Swanson for such a kind review! She said, "Smith has crafted an Old Testament love story that's full of passion with her extensive research into the treatment of women in biblical times. With this, she astounds readers and shows us the family life of a patriarch. Her rendition of Rachel and Jacob will captivate her audience."

It is always astounding to me as an author when someone likes the work. Most of us write in solitude and second guess our abilities more times than we would care to admit! So when we receive a kind letter or a great review such as this one, it gives us courage to keep going, keep writing, even when we are fairly certain the work will never come together, is much harder than we expected, or life gets in the way of really feeling the story.

So to all who have written to me with kindness or shared what the stories mean to you, to all who have found them worth your precious time in reading - thank you. This writer is grateful beyond words.

Happy New Year!