For reviewers

In advance, I would like to thank everyone interested in writing reviews. They help both the authors and the readers. It’s a mutual non-binding exchange of information based on trust.

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Following is a link to writing guidelines from Goodreads

Tips for writing reviews:

1- They don’t have to be long, but should answer the following questions:

2- What did I like about this book and why?

3- What will I remember from this book?

4- Which was my favorite story? And why?

5- How has this book changed me?

6- You can mention the author, but it shouldn’t be the main focus of the review.

Below is a review of the book “Secrets” from Carol Briggs, Person of the Year 2019:

In reading these short stories within the “Shifting Sands: Secrets” book 2 collection, I found I enjoyed the fact that locations in many of the stories reminded me of my hometown. Some town names were very familiar to me, giving the stories a more personal feel.

Many of the characters within the stories were desperate for a fulfilled life; one that seemed to elude them. In trying to fill a void, there were at times some choices made which created the secrets that were kept. Some secrets were assumed by acquaintances, friends or co-workers, while other secrets were kept under wraps for many years.

In Silk Nora, the “Silk City Girls,” spent their days weaving silk from stockings. It was a pleasant read as a friendship developed between Nora and Doris, the matron of the dormitory in which Nora lived. Set in the 1920s, the factory work was a good way for a single woman to make a living. Once she met Harry and fell in love, her life seemed complete, until Harry leaves to be a war correspondent in London and her best friend becomes seriously ill.

This collection has such a variety of stories and characters that there will be ample opportunity for readers to enjoy many of the tales written. Even though this type of writing is not my strongest area of interest, there are such heartwarming sections and intriguing people depicted that I was glad I read it. I think you will be also.

Carol Briggs, PERSON OF THE YEAR 2019

May 19

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