Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Book Review and Giveaway: Her Special Day Shoes by Michael Walker

Her Special Day Shoes
By Michael Walker
Publisher: Michael A. Walker
Published: Sept. 4, 2013

Amazon Synopsis:

This eBook is especially dedicated to Kristin, the author's life-long friend, who is battling Stage 3 HER2 Breast Cancer. 50% of the profits from the sale of this book will go to Kristin and her family to assist them in their battles ahead. The other 50% will go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. in Kristin's name to assist other women like her in their own personal battles. 

Written in the style of an old world fairy tale, "Her Special Day Shoes" is about a young girl from York, England, during the height of the Industrial Revolution, who finds herself orphaned and homeless after her parents are killed in a terrible accident. Refusing to allow herself and her little brother to be taken in by an orphanage, Rachael slaves away alongside other children at a textile factory for pennies a day just to keep food in their bellies. Her only escape from her miserable lot in life comes from a pair of shoes 

displayed in a cobbler shop's window that she dreams will one day take her far and away.

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My Thoughts:

This was a lovely, heart-warming story. It was an easy one sitting read that was thoroughly enjoyable. This story could have had a moral at the end, just like fables do. The moral for this story would be “Don’t judge a book by its’ cover” or “The actions of an individual show his/her true character”.

This story was well-written and challenges the reader to look at how we see and judge others. The story isn’t long enough for a lot of character development, but Rachael’s character is crystal clear.

I loved how the story ended. Without telling us what happened, we can infer the concluding scene and for those of us that love romance, it satisfies that spot in our hearts.

This story deserves 5 stars.

Thank you to the author Michael Walker for providing this ebook in exchange for a fair and honest review. 

About the Author:

Michael was born the youngest of 7 children in a home where money was always in short supply, but love never was. His father was forced to quit school at an early age to work his uncle’s farm, yet, despite the lack of a formal education, he still managed to write a novel in his later years. Inspired by his father, Michael began writing his own poems and short stories. In 2010, while attending Chattanooga State, Michael received First Place in the Phi Theta Kappa 2010 Regional Literary Anthology competition for his essay, “White on White Crime,” which describes his experiences as a child growing up in the very same small town in Tennessee where his father had.

Building from personal experiences and his diverse interests and hobbies, Michael A. Walker has constructed a solid foundation of writing that covers a broad spectrum. Glean insight from his nonfiction essays, find inspiration in his poems, or delve into his works of science-fiction and fantasy to experience worlds rich in atmosphere and intrigue. Michael’s sincere passion for each of his subjects and characters breathes life into his work, giving him a voice that resonates with his readers.

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1 comment :

  1. Hi Kathryn,

    I just wanted to give you and update on Kristin's status. Thanks in part to your generosity and kindness, Kristin is beating her cancer.

    In her own words:

    "Well...friends and is with great joy that I share that my PET Scan showed no glow anywhere. No new spots of concern and the ones I had are no longer showing up. What this means is the Chemo worked and has stopped the Cancer. My course of action will remain the same (surgeries and radiation and such) but we have NO new worries. Even though I have been so nauseous is a good day."

    I can't thank you enough my friend.