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I review,
Therefore, I am




My references are my thousands of  reviews, comments by authors  
on this page and an article in the L.A. Times. I have also reviewed 
for major publishers and authors and have recently been featured
in the Wall Street Journal and Forrester.



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of the L.A. Times article)
My Reviewing Journey
(Why do I review?)


General List of my Present Interests


Antiaging Secrets
Art & Photography
Beach Themes
Books of Quotations
Books on CD
Books for Women
Business Books
Changing the World
Children’s Picture Books
Clean Christian Novels
Coffee Table Books
Color - Art Books
Comfort - all things comfy
Cooking Magazines
Creative Minds
Decorating Ideas
Diet & Fitness
Dream Analysis
Essential Oils
Exercise Books

Food Writing
Global Culture
Happiness Themes
Health Topics
Healthy Living
Heart & Love Themes
Herbs & Spices - Books about...
House Cleaning - Natural 
Inspirational Books
Kindle Books
Life Lessons
Life Balance
Life Purpose
Log Cabins
Love Themes
Love Letters
Love Quote Collections
Outdoor Cooking
Party Planning

Pleasure in Life
Poetry Collections
Positive Thinking
Power used for Good
Provence & Lavender Fields
Relationship Issues
Quotation Collections
Refinishing Furniture
Romance Ideas
Self-Help Topics
Skincare Secrets 
Stress Management
Tea Party Books
Understanding Men
Understanding Women
Unique Collections
Waves & Sand
Website Design 
Winter Holidays
Word Lover Books
Writing & Publishing 



If your book or item fits into any of these categories, or you
think I'd enjoy another topic, please send me a note.




A Note to Authors and Publishers




1. Please put your book name in the subject line of your email. This helps me
to notify you when your review posts at amazon.  

2. Please do not write inside the book or place stickers on the cover. 

Also - please no books with words stamped onto the pages. I especially

dislike: WOW A REVIEW COPY! It ruins the reading experience

and is very distracting. If you must - stamp the first page inside the book.


3. What Should You Include When Sending Your Book? 

Additional Information about your book
be included WITH the book and not sent in e-mail. Please
print and include ALL info about your book and mail
at the same time as when you mail your book. 



4. Where is my Review? 

Reviews are all posted at Amazon.com . Look for your review at 
Amazon by looking up the ISBN number of your book.  




Thank you for understanding that I can only accept
as many books as I can currently read comfortably and
with care. I value your work and thank you for
your patience and consideration. 



NOTE: Please remember to put your book title in the 

subject line of your email. Thank you!


I do not accept PDFs. I don't like to 
on my computer. 







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Author Responses



People really take your words to heart. I feel really, really fortunate. ~ B. 



How delightful to discover your "hot off the presses" five-star review of my book! 
Your review was not only positive, but also thoughtful and sympathetic...echoing the point 
of view I tried to reflect in my book. I appreciate the extra time you took while writing the 
review to include specific quotes you found helpful. It is so helpful to those of us who 
self-publish to have a certain legitimacy bestowed upon our work by 
credible reviewers! I know that having your endorsement 
will mean a lot to potential readers.
~ C. 


Thank you so much for the awesome review of my book. The way you
described it is exactly the way I intended to write it. 
Thank you again Rebecca-you rock!!



I just read your review of my book and am deeply moved and honored. 
I am so glad that you found my book helpful and meaningful. 
Thank you once again, so very much. ~ S.



Thank you for your thoughtful and supportive review of my book. 
I appreciate your support of authors and ideas! It is a very beautiful gift. ~ J. 



Thank you so much Rebecca! I'm so glad you liked the book and I

very much appreciate your review (it totally almost made me cry!). ~ K. 



I've been following your reviews on amazon and on your website, and
think you're a terrific resource to the writing and reading community. ~ M. 


You can't imagine how much it means to me that you--first of all--read my book, 
and second of all, wrote such a review. You took the story seriously and 
wrote about it with care and warmth. ~ J. 



Thank you for your kind and thoughtful words about my book. They warmed my heart. 
I feel really "seen" (maybe I should say "read") by you. I'm glad you enjoyed
my book and I hope that your review will inspire others to benefit from it as well.  ~ F. 

I would like to thank you for providing me with such a wonderful review of my book. Your kind words demonstrated how much 
you really understood me, the message I am trying to convey and my poetry. This book has been a dream for me 
and I can't express how much I appreciate knowing that you connected with my dream. Thank you so much! ~ Angel

Thank you in advance for reviewing my book and helping to transform humanity. ~ Richard



Thank you so much for taking the time to read and review books. You are
providing such a great gift to authors and readers alike. ~ M. 



People tell me that reviews like yours made a big difference to them. 
Thanks again for all your support. ~ Mira



Your wonderful non-judgemental heart flows through your reviews. Your 

graciousness is a joy to behold and if you live your life as
wonderfully as you write, you must indeed be a beautiful person. 

Thank you. ~ Jennifer


Wow! That was fast. You must be a speed reader. Anyway, I am pleased that you found my
book to be worthy of a five star rating. With all the books you read and review, it gives
me some confidence that I have written something that can help some 

people improve the quality of their lives. ~ H. 



I just spotted your reviews of all three of my books. Wow, I can't tell you how much
you've made my day. Thank you! All the best, B. 



A Rebecca Review is even more amazing than I had imagined! Your review is

phenomenal!!!!!! I am completely blown away! Thank you so, so much for your
clever, kind, and awesomely-quotable words! I am incredibly touched :) Your beautiful
words will be bouncing around in my head for a long time! Best, J. 







Thank you for the depth and sensitivity of your review. You really "got it." 

~ C. 





You know what you are? You're a writer's angel. I am just blown away by all the things you've said to me about my writing...you've hit everything on the head that I wanted to hear, so uncannily. There are few moments in anyone's life when you feel like someone really "gets" what you're trying to create, really feels it and appreciates it and joy-of-joys likes it! You've given me some of the best moments of this type EVER. I want to frame your review and messages to look at on rainy days. 

~ K. 





Wow! Thanks for such an amazing book review! Everything I've read about you is very true, you really can get to the core of a book. I'm actually quite amazed! You certainly have a gift for writing, and I'm so glad you bestowed it upon me. There are parts of what you wrote that are very poetic. I can see that you have a talent in that area as well! I can't wait to read some of your poems. 


~ B. 




Thank you for writing such a wonderful review of our product. I was moved by the thoroughness of your review. As owners of a small family business, we often struggle to find the best way to describe ourselves, our products, and our services. I thank you for offering a fresh perspective. I appreciate the time that you invest in exploring the products that you review. It is clear to me that you take the responsibility seriously and are respectful of the hard work that is involved in bringing a product to the marketplace. 

~ K. 



I was both delighted and honored to read your review of my book. Only a very insightful person could capture the desperate side of the circumstances as it transcends to the positive vision of the author. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for obviously reading the book and your intuitive understanding of the message! Your review has re-kindled the passion I felt while writing the book. Wishing you all the very best always!


~ S. 




Thank you again so much for reviewing ....it's a beautiful film, and to be honest we are having a hard time getting retailers and people to take a chance on it. Your endorsement means a lot and will help convince people to give this film the chance that it deserves. 

~ E. 




Dear Rebecca,


You truly have a wonderful talent. 


I've never seen anyone else who has the ability of distilling and writing about the content of a book as you do. 


You captured the essence and spirit of the book as well as its relationship to our lives. 


Best Wishes, 


~ Joseph C. Taylor







Thank you so very much for your kind review of my book, "Home Management 101." Reading your review reminded me of why I wrote the book and who it was for. It's so fulfilling to know that someone really gets the intention behind the book, which is to share what I've learned with others who so desperately seek a more organized life, but don't want to invest much time doing so. 


Your reviews, and overall outlook on life, are refreshing in a world of negative news and criticism. 


I'm delighted to see how you've made such a positive influence in the lives of others, both  reader and author alike. 

Many blessings to you as you continue to share your gift with the world. 


~ Debbie Williams




Dear Rebecca,


Thank you so very much for your positive and thorough review of my book "Courtroom Guide for Non-Lawyers." I greatly appreciate the time and talent you devoted to this book, as well as your generous offer to make a page at your site.



Benjamin Cantor




Hi Rebecca,

Wow! I am honored by your kind words. You have made my week and my month. Thank you!

~ Mark Sincevich, author of The Real Ideal




Dear Rebecca,


Your web site is beautiful. I love the pictures and quotations. I can imagine that people would browse it just for the sheer pleasure of looking at it. I feel so fortunate to have my book featured there. Thank you again. And thanks for the encouragement. I hope to keep writing and if I do manage to conjure up another book, you can be sure I'll send you one. 


Best wishes to you for the new year and best of luck with your cookbook. It is bound to be a success, with your flair for writing and for designing gorgeous pages. 


~ Carolyn, author of Out With It




Dear Rebecca:


I just wanted to thank you for the nice review that you did on my book "The Insider Credit Handbook.


~ Howard 




Dear Rebecca,


I always appreciate your reviews! I hope you enjoy my new book as much as I enjoyed creating it. 


With Best Wishes,






Hi Rebecca,

I really appreciated the review you did on my first book. Would you mind if I sent you my second book to review?







 Dear Rebecca, 

Thank you kindly for taking the time to listen and to write such an amazing review of 
Alive in this Dream


Your writing connects readers to a work's pure essence, peeling back layers, and revealing heart and purpose beneath. your passion for communication is inspiring. 


Very best,

Lori Hawk




Dear Rebecca, 


Thank you for adding your very thoughtful and insightful musical review to my page at Amazon.com. I'm delighted to know how much you enjoyed and appreciated Almost Like Being In Love. I will gladly join you in your support of World Vision... 


Wishing you the best in all of your endeavors, 


Stevie Holland





Dear Rebecca: 


Thanks so much for the beautiful reviews that you have done so far! We are thrilled. I'm so glad you like our music. 


Many blessings to you, 


Kathleen from Crystal Clarity




I came across your reviews while visiting Amazon. I was blown away at the sense of purpose you've given your reviews. You transcend the role of reviewer into a compassionate teacher.

I don't think anything could have prepared me for the review you wrote. Know that you have strengthened me with your faith. For that, I am forever grateful, and with a few kind words that I will remember for the rest of my life.

Robert Shahidi, Giving Love Away




Thanks for a beautiful review. It came just as I finished editing the audio tape master for the book, which comes out on CD and cassette (in my voice) around Easter. I did my audio editing as I sat curled up in front of my fireplace after this New England nor-easter dumped over a foot of new snow in the yard. Your review was a nice comfort along with the fire's warmth.


Steve Burt, Author of A Christmas Dozen from the Christmas...




I saw your review of my book on Amazon.com today. I thought it came out really good. You are amazing, how do you do so much for other people. I am grateful to you for the quick work you did to get my book on the Internet. If I can help you in any way, please, let me know. I hope you have me on your list to buy your cookbook when it gets undercover.


Thanks again for all you did for me. Your review was the best yet!!



Norm Jones, Author of Performance Management in the 21st...




Dear Rebecca,

Thank you so much for your beautiful review of The Rainbow
. I will keep you informed as to the progress of this project.


Best Wishes,

Brent N. Hunter, President of Spirit Rising Productions




I was thrilled to get your review. I'm particularly delighted that you loved the story and retold it so well. I think I'll use your opening paragraph at the various book clubs and seminars where I've been invited to speak. You will in fact be a big part in helping make my "Unfinished Dreams " come true! I appreciate your taking the time to read the book and review it so favorably.


Very sincerely yours,


Mary Miller, Author of Unfinished Dreams




I'm not only touched by how quickly you turned around my request for a review, but how wonderfully and well written the review is. I wouldn't.... no couldn't change a word of it. You've exceeded my expectations. What you've written is what I want displayed.


Dottie, Author of And Then Came You




I am just returning from Amazon's The Book of Answers site and reading your very generous and very well written review of The Book of Answers and the series.


Thank you I am truly grateful and blessed for your words and support.




Carol Bolt, Author of The Book of Answers



Thanks for the great review, Rebecca. I just saw it on Amazon, and it looks wonderful!


~ Martha, Author of  Intercourses : An Aphrodisiac Cookbook





I just went to amazon.com and I was blown away by your review. Thank you. Thank you. It's a wonderful review. 


L. B. Cobb, Author of 
Old-Fashioned Recipes for Modern Cooks 
and Splendor Bay






Writing T'ongil was a labor of the heart that I hoped would resonate with the reader. I 'm so happy you liked it, not for the eloquent review which was written better than the story, but because the story carried something to you. You described the story exactly as I envisioned it.

I won't forget the effort and time you devoted to my story. 

All the best,

Julian Winter





Thanks for the kind review of A Story is a Promise. 






Thank you for taking the time to so thoroughly connect with 
the purpose of our book, From Me to You : The Reluctant Writer's... , your review of our work left us smiling! 

Best Regards,


JacLynn Morris 






Thank you for your beautiful review. Your attention to detail is outstanding. Your writing is visual and pleasantly creative. 


~ Tony, Instrumental Evolution 





I had a "review alert" from Amazon, and was delighted to see that you had read "In His Corner: Will the Real Billy Joe... ," and thrilled with such a positive review from you. I especially liked what you said about it: "A book that slowly works its way into your heart." That was my purpose when I published through iUniverse.

I'm working on two more novels. I do appreciate your time and attention and the fact that you review self-published books.

You ARE "seasoned with love." Your interest and comments have inspired me to hurry up with the next book.

Thanks again for "making my day."


Joan Lewis, Author of "In His Corner: Will the Real Billy Joe Please Stand"





Dear Rebecca, 


I cannot express to you the way I feel after reading your review. It was such a generous act of kindness!!! Not only did you review the book, you did so much more. I am touched that the book meant something to you, and that, in fact, it is the most amazing thing about writing. To actually connect, and make an impact with so many. I really don't know how to express my gratitude or how to convey my deepest appreciation. 


Thank you so very, very much. 

Warmest Regards, 


Wendy Oliver-Pyatt, M.D., author of Fed Up




Thank you for your thoughtful review of The Inexquisite Eye. You understood Elissa. I appreciate that. You also saw the relationship between her story and the verses from Wallace Stevens. 


Thanks again, 
Doug Smith







Thanks so much for your amazingly gracious review! I am so complimented by your kind, thoughtful, and articulate words! 






Hi Rebecca,


Wow! I am honored by your kind words. You have made my week and my month. Thank you! The review you gave me is very complete and detailed. It shows me that you really contemplated your answers. I really liked how you pulled out some excerpts from my book. Also your sincerity shines through. 







Dear Rebecca,

Thank you for a very insightful and thoughtful review: I learned some things from it and will borrow some of your thoughts (with attribution, of course!) in future work.

Thanks again for taking such care with my work and time with your review: I'm very humbled and flattered, as I know you have plenty of other things you could be doing!





Dear Rebecca,


I want to send my sincere thanks for your review of "Christmas Cookies Are for Giving" that I wrote with my co-author Kristin Johnson. you obviously put a lot of time and thought into your reviews. I was reading some of the messages sent by other authors and one of them said "Reading your review reminded me of why I wrote the book and who it was for." That is exactly how I feel, and I don't think I can put it any better. Thanks, again. 


Best Regards,
Mimi Cummins, Christmas-Cookies.com






Dear Rebecca,


Just when I had almost given up on seeing your reviews for my two books, there they were! They were well worth waiting for. You write with such sensitivity and caring. 


Your reviews are truly seasoned with love. I especially appreciated that you mentioned both books in each review. They can be bought as a pair, since the approach is so different and they relate to different issues. Also, you made it clear how adaptable they are to losses other than a spouse, and that they help us understand persons who are grieving. 


You left me with a feeling that I would find these books helpful and would want to order them. It is an honor for me to have a top Amazon reviewer write about "Grief Expressed: When a Mate Dies" and "Finding Your Way After Your Spouse Dies." 


I sincerely thank you,


Marta Felber, Author of  Grief Expressed: When a Mate Dies




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