It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. - Seneca

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Reviews of Barbary Point ... *Contest*


Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat
5 stars *****
Barbary Point is one of the most beautifully written love stories I’ve read. It will make you laugh and cry. It’s so well written that you will feel the pain that Kelly, and I’m sure her father too, felt throughout their lives. But you will also feel the joy and love that Kelly feels as she spends more and more time on Barbary Point. I loved this heartwarming story of love.

Rebecca Rose's review
Dec 27, 10 5 stars *****
Warning: The tears will flow.
Sometimes you read something and it changes you. You appreciate your life so much more and thank the heavens for the wonderful life you have. I finished this beautiful piece of fiction and then dreamed about it. How cool is that? I fell in love with the characters. My heart bleed when the inevitable happened and when it was over. Even now my eyes are starting to mist because my heart is weeping with joy and sadness. What an art form Barbary Point is. I saw the water, felt the wind and was over joyed with the discoveries. This novella will stay with me for a long time. Stories like this only come around once in a great while. If you want to feel, Barbary Point by Alan Nayes is a must read. You won't be disappointed!Congratulations, Mr. Nayes on receiving the special Five and a Half Blue Roses! I'm so thrilled to have found Barbary Point.

Reviewed by Val @ Books that leave you breathless.
Having come from a similar situation with my own father, this touching novella really hit home with me. I felt I could relate to it in a way that I can't relate to most books I read. Kelly has felt one way about her father all her life and if afforded the opportunity to experience a new outlook on who her father really was. Solid characters and an intricately wound love story will leave you wishing this book had been longer. Mr. Nayes writes with intellectual flair that leaves you wanting to read more.Barbary Point was a breath of fresh air. In this fast paced life I live in, I love to read to escape and Barbary Point was worth every minute I spent reading. I felt as though I could slow down and enjoy the story. I know nothing of fishing but left this story with a little bit of knowledge and a great appreciation for the life of a fisherman. I would have to say that this book evokes similar emotions to any of the Nicholas Sparks Books. To Mr. Nayes I would like to say, this book was a job well done. It's evident that you researched the location of the book very well. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Kelly's story and I look forward to reading more of your work in the future.

~Prologue from Barbary Point~

Mother always reminded me, “Kelly, love from the mind is nothing more than a pleasurable arrangement, whereas love from the heart lasts forever.”

I had listened to these same exact words beginning in junior high, again in high school, and throughout college. And it always worried me I might not be able to tell the difference.

A man I deeply loved once told me that a fish lunges after an artificial lure solely on instinct.

He sees it, wants it, and zappo, he’s hooked.

Love is a lot like that. You see someone you want, the chemistry is there, and zappo, you’re hooked.

Alan will give away a print copy of his novel GARGOYLES to one lucky commenter!! One winner will be picked at random once the SPOTLIGHT is over. Please leave your E-mail address so that we can contact you, should you win!

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Kristal's Blog. said...

Awesome reviews hun, I'm so honoured your a fellow XOXO Publishing Author.

Sky Purington said...

Congrat's on some fabulous reviews! :)

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Brandy B aka Brandlwyne said...

Congrats on the reviews!!! I can't wait to see what you'll post tomarrow :)


Cathy Wellman said...

This is one of the best Reviews of a book.It makes me want to know what is going to happen next,and if I win I will find out and that would be Awesome but if not will still find out cause i will buy it . Thanks for the chance and your time and Congrats on this book. Cathy

Hechicera7 said...

fabulous reviews! !!^^

Hechicera7 said...

fabulous reviews! !!^^

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