Monday, April 22, 2013

VICTORIA AND THE GHOST REVIEW

Quote for the week:  Weather is a great metaphor for life. Sometimes it's good, sometimes it's bad, and there's nothing much you can do about it but carry an umbrella.  Terri Guillemets

It has been my pleasure to read Janet K. Brown's YA Novel VICTORIA AND THE GHOST, and I'd like to share her story with you.


VICTORIA AND THE GHOST (Review)

By Janet K. Brown

A family torn apart.
A girl uprooted from her home.
A boy with killer abs and a cowboy hat.
And a ghost.

No doubt about it. Victoria Peterson's live has changed, and not for the better, in her opinion. In Author Janet K. Brown's debut YA novel, Victoria and the Ghost, 15-year-old Victoria moves from the city to the country with her dad and sister after her parents' divorce, leaving behind her friends and most of all her mom. She hates her new life. Not even the hot cowboy, Brad Williams, can make her like the country. All she wants to do is live with her mom. But her mom has a new husband now, along with a stepdaughter. Nothing is the way it used to be and Victoria doesn't know where she belongs anymore.

Victoria and the Ghost is a story of family and change. It's a story of give and take. To have a friend you have to be a friend. The people Victoria meet as she attempts to find her place in life, some friendly, others downright hateful and even dangerous, help her grow in understanding of what love really means. As for the ghost she encounters in the cemetery ... well, you know how ghosts are, right? If not, you will when you read the story.

So pick up a copy of Janet K. Brown's Victoria and the Ghost, curl up in your favorite chair, and take a trip to the country and the wonderful characters that live there. You'll be glad you did.
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About the Author:
Janet K. Brown lives in Wichita Falls, Texas with her husband, Charles. Though she has written most of her adult life, since her retirement as a bookkeeper and medical coder, she writes as a second career and as a ministry. Divine Dining is the author’s second book. It encompasses her passion for diet, fitness, and God’s Word. Janet released her debut novel, an inspirational young adult, Victoria and the Ghost, in July, 2012.
She and her husband love to travel with their RV, visit with family, and work in their church.
Where to find Janet and her book:
Contact Janet at:
Website:
http://www.janetkbrown.com
E-mail: Janet.hope@att.net
Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Jane...
Twitter: https://twitter.com/janetkbrowntx

Purchase link for Pen-L Publishing to order Divine Dining
http://pen-l.com/zen/index.php?main_p...

Purchase link for 4RV Publishing to order Victoria and the Ghost
http://www.4rvpublishingcatalog.com/j...

They can also be purchased through Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
 
 

24 comments:

  1. And yet another great book! Thanks for letting us know about this one, Bev. How you find time to read, write, and review is beyond me!

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  2. Haha, Darby. If you ever see my house you'll understand my priorities. Cleaning is so boring. :)

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  3. I haven't heard of this one before. Thanks for sharing it.

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  4. Ghosts? Cool! Janet's book sounds really interesting. I wish her much success.
    I love the weather quote at the top of the post, Beverly -- it was funny and so true! :-)

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  5. Teens dealing with fractured families is a really important issue and it sounds like this book handles it well.

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  6. You're welcome, Kelly. Now you've heard of it. :)

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  7. Thanks, Lexa. I thought the quote was true too.

    Janet's book is a wonderful read. Of course I like ghosts and country folks. :)

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  8. It is an important subject, Jessie, and Janet deals with it quite nicely, showing Victoria's confusion.

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  9. A very good review of an interesting book.

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  10. I have a "signed" copy of Janet's book and devoured it. Great read from a debut novelist and I can't wait for more books from her.

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  11. Great spotlight choice, it sounds like a really good book and I hadn't heard of it before.

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  12. Thank you for stopping by, Vivian. Janet wrote a lovely story.

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  13. I'm looking forward to her next book too, Melanie.

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  14. Thanks, Katja. I hope a lot of people will soon know about this book. :)

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  15. Ah, another ghostly tale. I love these. Thanks, Beverly.

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  16. Oh, thank you, Beverly, for such a super review. I am honored by your words. God bless.

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  17. Congratulations :) I like the idea a lot.
    Angie

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  18. I've really been into ghost stories lately, C. Lee. I don't know what that means.

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  19. It is a beautiful story, Janet. Looking forward to more. :)

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  20. You're welcome, Beth. I've been reviewing a lot lately. Who would have thought it?

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  21. Hi Angie, Cemetaries are fascinating to me. And if a ghost is involved, even more exciting. Janet's story is a good one.

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  22. I also find cemeteries fascinating, a wealth for a creative mind & facts for a history buff.

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  23. You're right about that, Janet. When we were in Charleston, SC, I saw old cemeteries in church yards and I always wondered what the stories of the people were. Read lots of books about the "ghosts" in the graveyards. :)

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