Celebrating 25 Amazon Reviews

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On 10th October, I was thrilled to receive my 25th review on Amazon for my memoir “Watching The Daisies”

I have never published any of my reviews before on my blog, so this is a first!

Bought the book and was quite sure I would enjoy it. I was not disappointed.

Had read Brigid’s blog for a while when I bought the book and was quite sure I would enjoy it. I was not disappointed, in fact to the contrary it surpassed my expectations. Her back story is poignant and clearly significantly impacted on the woman she grew to be. She tells the tale in a soft voice which gently steers you through her places. Lovely, lovely and with a heart full of love for those that she cares for. Her journey into healing and ultimately self-healing is fascinating. She does not shun traditional medicine but rather listens intently to the diagnoses whilst simultaneously drawing on her decades of learning many many alternative healing forms. As a travelogue it is rich and varied with moments that echo Elizabeth Gilbert in ” Eat, Pray, Love” mode but her voice is a different voice. I highly recommend this book. I was drawn to buy it for my sister-in-law who suffers with fibromyalgia and the book is now with her. I know she will find much of the practical advice helpful. I know too that the spiritual journey will resonate softly with her. As the whole book did with me.”

Half Baked in Paradise

I would like to say a big thank you to Osyth who wrote this lovely review. She blogs at Half Baked In Paradise 

Please call round and say “Hello”. You will not be disappointed.

Thank You

“Thank you” to everyone who has taken the time and care to read and review my book; I really appreciate your feedback. It also makes a HUGE difference to my author rankings and future sales.

Goodreads Challenge

I must add that I had never reviewed any books until I became an author. This year alone I have read and reviewed 41 books; I aim to read 50 books by the end of 2017 for my Goodreads challenge.

All Good Karma!

Brigid P. Gallagher

Memoir: “Watching the Daisies – Life lessons on the Importance of Slow” is available on Amazon and all good online bookstores.

Book Trailer: https://youtu.be/r5GCjaetgZk

Twitter: @watchingthedai1

Facebook: https://facebook.com/watchingthedaisies/

Goodreads: https://goodreads.com/author/show/16119226.Brigid_P_Gallagher

 


88 thoughts on “Celebrating 25 Amazon Reviews

  1. Congratulations, Brigid! 😀 A lovely heartfelt review by Osyth that gives a real sense of your book and what it meant to her and her sister. A huge honour to be likened to Elizabeth Gilbert’s book which I loved. I’ll now pop over to Osyth’s site and say hello…good idea of you to include the link. 😀🌼

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  2. Hello Brigid,
    What an outstanding review. It must be the most wonderful thrill to have received this. Congratulations on this, and your milestone.
    I can attest to it being a wonderful journey through your pages…
    Kind regards,
    Di 💐

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  3. I remark quite often that I only have one hard and fast rule in life and that is that I only ever say what I mean … I meant every word in my little review – this is a book hat strikes so many chords and I would urge everyone to pick up a copy. My sister-in-law is delighted with her gift and now it falls to me to buy another copy for me!! Thank you for using my review in such a lovely way. I wish you even more success and I send you great love 🌸

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      1. Brigid I have just come back from a beautiful walk which I took to celebrate hearing this morning that I passed with 93% and I am now (drumroll) a fully qualified teacher of English as a second language …. I am thrilled to have succeeded and I hope to use the skill both here in France and if and when the powers that be in the US grant me a Green Card so I can join my husband there for the last year or so of his work before retirement. We married 4 1/2 years ago to give you an idea of how arduous the wait is when you do things legally and don’t buck the system. It will be a book (but not until I’m home and dry!). Thank you so much for rooting for me …. Your kindness made a huge difference to me. I was very scared of going back to learning but now I think I might do some more!! Hugs to you, my dear Irish flower 🌸

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      2. I am so happy to hear your good news Osyth. Well done. I hope you get that Green Card. It must be tough being apart. I look forward to reading your book some day. You will surely have us all enchanted.
        I wonder what you will study next…
        Hugs across the airwaves and cheers to your teaching path.
        🌼🌻🌼

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      3. I never took my degree … I had a place to read Philosophy at Girton, Cambridge but my mother didn’t want ‘a blue stocking for a daughter’ and I acquiesced. Maybe now my daughters are all grown I should think about it – it’s certainly haunted me all these years. I have several books on the go I just need to commit to finishing one and actually doing this course has highlighted that aspect of my own avoidance. Living apart has been very very hard and continues to be but we are slaves to great machines. Orwell had it right 😉

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      4. I have published in the past and I have been broadcast in the more distant past. It is time, probably for me to stop being the Unicorn and discipline myself a little more resolutely. The course has re-instilled that so I’d better go make hay. Thank you for your kind words. They make me rather glow.

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      1. Thank you Madelyn – that is so kind of you. We will get to the finish line (or starting post however you view it) eventually. I am hoping it will be sooner than later now. And I would love to teach in the US – there are so many immigrants who could use the help. A great friend runs a programme in Connecticutt for the poorest which is replicated in Massachusetts. I would like to volunteer and teach some of these people – speaking good English would really help them. xx

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      2. What a wonderful idea, Osyth. I don’t think you need a green card to volunteer – and if your husband has a job here, I’m fairly certain that, as his wife, you are allowed to accompany him. The Green Card wheels might move faster once you are in America.

        I know that a company I worked with eons ago used to apply FOR people they wanted to hire. It took months, but not years.
        xx,
        mgh

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    1. Write about your passion. If you are self publishing edit, edit, edit…Invest in a great cover and format in e book to start. Once you have a collection of good reviews, add them to your inside cover and go into print format. Start blogging a good year before you publish…🌼

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      1. Wonderful advice, Brigid — especially about collecting reviews prior to publishing in print.

        CONGRATULATIONS on your 25th — and so lovely to see this one from Osyth. I follow her blog and always enjoy her comments. I agree with the other comments – don’t be shy about posting your reviews. It makes your reviewers feel great and, if you link to the reviewer’s blog, it sends traffic their way as well — remember that any time you feel you need to justify a bloggy celebration. 🙂
        xx,
        mgh
        (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
        ADD/EFD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
        “It takes a village to transform a world!

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  4. Congratulations Brigid. And congratulations on how you are paying it forward by reading and reviewing so many other works. Fiona (Osyth) is the best and I am so happy to see that your lives have become entangled.

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