Wow! I am honoured and humbled that my novel "The Soul Bearers" has not only been getting some rave reviews, but has now made it to Editor's Choice on the Breakthrough Bookstore!
I worked long and hard on this novel, which started out by being a screenplay in 1997, and which I adapted into a novel in 2000. After counteless drafts and having worked on it for 13 years, it's fantastic to see that it's getting such wonderful reviews and the recognition it deserves!
Now I'm waiting for Robert Redford or George Clooney to come along and buy the film rights to it :-)
Another great review came in today for my novel The Soul Bearers by Maria Snell, blogger and book reviewer. Her blog is called "Flair".
This is what Maria said about my novel:
The Soul Bearers by Sylvia Massara is an absolute triumph! This is the story we all wish we could write! It is one of the most deep soul touching, more profound novels I have ever read. The depth of the despair and love that these three characters feel is unequaled to anything I have ever experienced
through a book. This is a story of love and loss, of rejection and acceptance,
of life and death, of hope and rebirth. You will cry your eyes out - it was a
deeply cathartic read for me. Beautifully written, with characters that will get under your skin and you will embrace, with a depth of humanity unparalleled
to any other book I have read, poetic and raw at the same time. Hope; hope is
the word that defines this book: hope in spite of certain death, hope in spite
of rejection and abuse, hope resulting from true unconditional love. Hope that heals, hope that forgives, hope that is the way to rebirth. Love as the only important thing worth living for. Alex will find love - both spiritual and physical - through the love shared by Steve and Matthew, a love that will grow to embrace her too and help her exorcise the demons of her very abusive childhood. And healing will come on the wings of a butterfly.
This book is a definite MUST READ. No holds barred, no caveats. This book will show you pure, unadulterated love and hope through tears and loss.
Sylvia Says: Thank you, Maria, for your candid review of my novel. By the way, this review was not solicited. Maria asked for a copy of the book to review, and knowing she's an excellent reviewer, I sent her a copy hoping she would like it. Well, she did, and she's made my day! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
AND here's a peek at my book trailer:
Author Sylvia Massara's: