The Path of the Child is Live!

Today the Kindle book I have been diligently working on, The Path of the Child, is finally complete and available on Amazon. The paperback is also available through CreateSpace , Barnes & Noble, and on Amazon.

I am excited for this new phase of being an author. Having a book and cover, new and improved, with tons of new content, has made me so happy. The only thing that would make me happier, would be for  people to find and love the book and maybe take a few minutes to post a review. Reviews make or break a book.  I want honest reviews, it is honest reviews that help me become a better writer.

I would love for you to take a look at the book. The story is sweet and I hope you will love Melanie, Robert, and the entire crew.  This book was a labor of love the first time and a joy to rewrite and reissue this time around.   The story takes place in Birmingham, Alabama, and is about a young lady’s search for happiness, information, and family.  It is fiction, and basically a coming of age story. The readers have typically been adults with a few teens reading because their Grandmother wrote it.  I can say one of my grandchildren fell in love with Robert while reading the book.  I had a difficult time choosing a genre, as I see it as purely a work of  fiction.  I would love to hear what your thoughts are on this book.

Updating  information :

If you have previously purchased the Kindle edition, just go into your Amazon account, locate Kindle options and  Manage my Device and scroll through your purchased Kindle titles. At The Path of the Child, there will be an update button. Click that and you will have the new updated version.  All the new content and the beautiful new cover art.

I hope you will take an opportunity to read this book and let me know what you think. I am over the moon excited and hope your day is as exciting, fun and joyous as mine.

The Path of the Child (2) (3) official

Seventeen-year-old Melanie Easton lives in a loveless home with her negligent, self-absorbed, and potentially dangerous mother. Consequently, she knows loneliness. Living in self-imposed anonymity, Melanie struggles to survive without becoming bitter and hate filled. Unexpectedly offered a ride with a classmate, Robert Reynolds, Melanie finds there is more to people than she ever imagined.

After being befriended by Robert Reynolds, windows of opportunity open for Melanie. Accordingly, the road to discovery divulges there may be reasons for her strange home life. The reasons she never imagined until she begins unraveling the documents hidden away.

Out of the discovery of the secrets, lies, and deceptions, come the possibility for exciting changes. Perhaps along with the answers, comes the opportunity for genuine happiness.

A suspenseful story that will engage your heart and mind with hopefulness and admiration for Melanie’s courage and willingness for self-discovery and personal growth.

If you are a reviewer and are interested in reviewing the new edition, send me an email at vicgoodwin@gmail.com and I will provide a book for an honest review. You don’t have to like it, love it, or feel indifferent, I would just love to see your review on Amazon and perhaps Goodreads.

 

With love and gratitude, Vicki and Sojourner both thank you!

 

Book Blurb for Revised Edition of The Path of the Child by Sojourner McConnell

Seventeen-year-old Melanie Easton lives in a loveless home with her negligent, self-absorbed, and potentially dangerous mother. Consequently, she knows loneliness. Living in self-imposed anonymity, Melanie struggles to survive without becoming bitter and hate filled. Unexpectedly offered a ride with a classmate, Robert Reynolds, Melanie finds there is more to people than she ever imagined.

After being befriended by Robert Reynolds, windows of opportunity open for Melanie. Accordingly, the road to discovery divulges there may be reasons for her strange home life. The reasons she never imagined until she begins unraveling the documents hidden away.

Out of the discovery of the secrets, lies, and deceptions, come the possibility for exciting changes. Perhaps along with the answers, comes the opportunity for genuine happiness.

A suspenseful story that will engage your heart and mind with hopefulness and admiration for Melanie’s courage and willingness for self-discovery and personal growth.


Refrain from getting so excited by this new blurb that you attempt to run out and purchase the book today. There is almost a week before the reissue occurs.  If you purchase the book today, unfortunately, it will contain those annoying errors that I have been working diligently  to correct. In addition, the revised book accommodated my rewriting tendency. Consequentially, the new version has almost seven thousand new words spaced out over four new chapters. Nonetheless, I swear it was harder writing a blurb that  didn’t curl my lip, than writing the first chapter of the book.

That being said, I would love your input on this blurb. Did the blurb attract your attention? Did it provoke interest in the topic?  Did the blurb provide encouragement to  purchase and read the book?   Does it turn you off the book?

Resist buying today, however, don’t resist or hesitate  to comment. We all have opinions, I actually embrace hearing yours.  Please let me know what you think.

Coming up with a book blurb that works is more difficult than it appears. This is the official blurb as of today.  Thinking about today reminds me of what Scarlett O’Hara is known to say:

 “After all, tomorrow is another day!”  Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind.

As I complete the final details, I wanted to share the (hopefully improved) book blurb. I decided to show it today providing  time to  receive feedback.

Humble request:

As always, please be honest and forthcoming. A candid and honest opinion would be so appreciated.

On a side note:

If you are interested in providing a review for the reprint, it would thrill me to provide a copy in exchange for that honest review on Amazon, Goodreads, especially on your own blog.

Obviously, I am going with subtlety at this point.

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 Comment below:

Thank you in advance!