Three New Reader Reviews Plus a Giveaway Contest for ‘The River Rose’

I have been thoroughly enjoying the reader reviews that are coming in for The River Rose. Today I’d like to share excerpts from three new reviews.

First, Charity Lyman, aka Giveaway Lady, is (not surprisingly) giving away a copy of The River Rose. Her contest runs through July 2, 2012, and she’ll give you two entries: one for commenting on her review and a second entry for liking my Facebook page.

Charity writes:

“A widow with a little girl, a boxer who has an amazing singing voice, and a wealthy plantation owner all mix for a delightful cast of characters… I found the history of the paddle wheeler on the Mississippi river quite interesting. This book just makes me wish for the simpler life but also makes me glad I don’t have to live without the simple amenities. Can’t wait for the next book in this series!”

5-star rating

Gigi Murfitt, a writer and speaker from the Seattle area, writes:

“I can’t believe this is the first book I’ve read by Dr. Morris. It won’t be my last…

…From the beginning of this novel, The River Rose, I imagined myself becoming friends with the protagonist, Mrs. Jeanne Bettencourt.

I liked her spunky attitude as a single mom of eight-year old Marvel, living in the 1850s. I’ve always wanted to wear the long dresses with petticoats, bonnets and parasols, so I envisioned strolling along the Memphis streets with Jeanne.

I highly recommend this book if you like inspirational historical fiction.”


Rounding out today’s reviews is one from Marie Burton of Burton Book Review:

“The opening chapters of The River Rose sets the scene as if it were straight out of a Louisa May Alcott novel. I could imagine a black and white movie with Jeanne and her angelic daughter Marvel vividly in my mind, and I was hooked…

The River Rose is a perfect read for those who enjoy clean and classy Christian historical fiction, with an old fashioned flair.”


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  1. Linda McFarland
    Posted June 19, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

    Not sure this is where you enter at…but would love to win Gilbert Morris’ new book….been a big book fan for years

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