The Gaslight Journal

On November 25, 2010 (Thanksgiving Day US), THE GASLIGHT JOURNAL will make its Amazon Kindle debut.



If you do not have your own blog or web-site:


I've created this page specifically for your reviews. I request that you post your review at least by November 24. 



If you have your own blog or web-site:


Please post your review by at least November 24, but do not forget to send me the link to the review.  I am collecting all the review links and will post them to the home page of this blog on November 25.  What better way for our regular readers to be introduced to new quality bloggers?


Whether you post your review to this page, or to your blog or web-site, be sure and post it to the Amazon GASLIGHT page on November 25 as soon as the link goes live.  I will provide that link here as well.


Again, I can't thank each and every one of you enough for helping in this experiment.  I believe there is enough readers/buyers to go around, so it's just silly that we don't help one another.


Looking forward to your reviews!


Carla

3 snarks:

Diane Krell said...

The Gaslight Journal. The title interested me, but the storyline kept me reading. It's a wonderful book. Carla Rene' is an awesome writer

Alan said...

A review of Gaslight Journal, an ebook by Carla Rene, available now on Amazon.com.

You have a real pleasure awaiting you. Carla knows how to put one word after the other. You may know her best for her sidesplitting humor, but this author has more than one 'best side'. Gaslight Journal is a piece of historical fiction that pulls you in and won't let you go.

Carla Rene uses vivid word-pictures and period dialog to draw you into a time and place where appearances mean more than truth, and folks must live a fiction to survive.

Her book follows the protagonist, a strong young woman, as she discovers a secret that her mother desperately wants to keep hidden. The story evolves as she learns to cope with nasty rumors and false friends. A young man from the past adds spice.

I won't add spoilers here, but you need to read this one. It won't disappoint you.

Alan Walkington

Tom Dulaney said...

What a delight to sink into the life and times of Isabella Audley, a young Victorian woman ensconced in the rituals of the English gentry, the constraints of social class, the expectations of propriety. From the opening sentences of The Gaslight Journal, the reader immerses in the formal language of those long-ago days when bustles adorned the ladies, servants joyfully attended their needs, and society's taut structure challenged a thoughtful woman's quest for romance and fulfillment. Fans of Jane Austen will enjoy Carla Rene's atmospheric novel. 

It is well worth spending time with the author's Introduction, as well. Where Isabella, the character, copes with the nature of her Victorian times, Rene has coped with the nature of her times, pushed to lowest reaches of America's economic social strata by the hard economy. A woman forced to live in her car out of economic necessity is to be pitied. A woman who slept in a car with her cats and still had the courage to write this fine novel is to be admired. Courage, in the book, wore a corset. Courage, in Meltdown America, wears jeans.

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