San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) April 12, 2007
Author David Bowles has received excellent reviews on his historical novel, Spring House: Book 1 in the Western Sagas, but he's looking for more reviews at Amazon.com.
Bowles is especially interested in feedback from readers who are not professional reviewers -- readers who like to share their reading experience with others. To encourage reviews, Bowles is offering the gift of a free autographed paperback copy of the book to anyone who writes a review at Amazon.
"It isn't necessary that the reader give me a five-star rating, though I really love to see those stars!" Bowles said. "I sincerely hope readers enjoy my book, and I want honest feedback to help me become a better writer. I'm working on Book Two in the Westward Sagas now, and I will use all the feedback I get on Spring House in writing Adam's Daughters and future books."
The Westward Sagas tell the stories of the lives of Scots-Irish families struggling to find happiness on the new frontier. The people are real historical characters, and all the historical events, places and dates are accurate. However, the books are written as novels so the author can fill in gaps in history and include dialog and details about everyday life that aren't recorded in history.
In Spring House, the Mitchells just wanted to be left alone to farm their land, practice their faith and raise their family. But their response to the extraordinary circumstances of frontier life, politics and war made heroes of these ordinary citizens. Adam fought the British, while his mother, wife and children endured deprivation and danger on the family farm in the midst of the battle. The story of Adam's two loves -- his first wife Jennetta who died bearing their son and his second wife Elizabeth who bore him 12 more children -- creates the human backdrop to the historical events of Revolutionary War times.
Readers simply have to post an honest review at Amazon.com, then complete the contact form at http://www.westwardsagas.com/freebook.html to request their gift copy. They can specify how they want the book to be autographed, so they can have it personalized for themselves or inscribed for a friend or loved one.
Bowles said, "Should a reader not like the book, I'm sure he wouldn't want a second copy. However, other reviews have been complimentary, and I hope everyone who reads my book enjoys it. And if a reader sees fit to write a rave review that touches my heart and makes my beloved yellow Lab, Lulubelle, wag her tail, I'll also send the reviewer a copy of the next book in the series, Adam's Daughters, as soon as it is available."
Spring House is available at Amazon.com and other booksellers or directly from Plum Creek Press, Inc. at http://www.westwardsagas.com.