“WOW! What an incredible way to start. This chapter rings of raw talent. Bundled within are all the elements of a great story. You hit this one out of the park. Home Run!!!” Richard Weatherly, Dallas, TX ~ Chapter 1

“A great story with an exciting plot, good pacing and phrasing.” Sam Casey, Marshfield, MO

“You have an amazing ability for painting a living, breathing picture! It drew me in quite effectively.”  Lyn Lowe, Michigan

“This is such good work. I really like your style. I am not especially talented with the technical, but I know what I like and I like your work.” Missy Shirley, Illinois

“Absolutely loved it. Can’t wait to keep reading.”  Kris Fullbrook, British Columbia, Canada ~ Chapter 2

“Outstanding work on plot, characterization, dialogue, and action. Well done: solid, tightly written.” K. D. Olson, Nevada

“This was a fun read. I do enjoy the storyline and I want to know where it goes.” Michael Archer, Delaware ~ Chapter 2

“Love. It. Excellent writing Sam! I care about Amanda and I want to know her better and yet I also feel as though I may already know her.”  Zoey Cociug, American Midwest ~ Chapter 2

“Love it, had a hard time trying to pick at anything because nothing was wrong with the story. Great interaction with your MC and love your dialogue, excellent over all…” Viridiana Flores, Georgia ~ Chapter 3

“Good solid writing.” Mark Hollock, Minneapolis, MN

“This is excellent. You’ve captivated the reader which is always a good sign.” Freddy North, London, England

“Keep this up, you have a Best Seller!” Richard Weatherly, Dallas, TX ~ Chapter 3

“Wow! What a talent you have for creating vivid characters. Excellent writing and great mystery and romantic tension.”  Zoey Cociug, American Midwest

“Ohh… that ending was a page-turner and [sent] a shiver up my spine. Nice foreshadowing of what’s to come, I’m sure.” Pam Bitner, Central PA ~ Chapter 4

“Can’t wait to see what happens next.” Laura Reynolds, Austin, TX ~ Chapter 4

“Nice, strong ending to the chapter. Another one that makes me want to turn the page.” Melissa S, Connecticut ~ Chapter 4

“You also have an amazing way of describing everything – it’s lyrical.” Kris Fullbrook, British Columbia, Canada

“I believe that there is an audience for your work: gothic romance with a supernatural twist.” K. D. Olson, Nevada

“Very neat premise, and in love these characters! Excited to read more!” M. Sticks, Pennsylvania ~ Chapter 5

“I love the description in this piece.” Rose Stewart, location unknown

“Wow! This is becoming a very marketable work. Keep moving it forward. I am hooked! Very impressive, Sam! Start looking for an agent, really.” K. D. Olson, Nevada ~ Chapter 7

“Love it! Very smooth, clear style of writing.” Angelina Chu, Midwest

“I found myself sucked right in…” Jayne, United Kingdom

“If I were you, I would buy a copy of The Writer’s Market 2011 if you haven’t already got one and start looking for an agent or a publisher.” K. D. Olson, Nebraska ~ Chapter 10

“You are one of those authors who, if they aren’t published already, will be some day. Your stuff reads like a printed novel.” R. D. Burk, New York, NY

“I think this chapter is nearly perfect. Love scenes are hard; yours is beautiful. Brilliant. (Sigh of contentment). I am looking forward to the next chapter.”  K. D. Olson, Nevada ~ Chapter 11

“The writing has a way of emotionally drawing the reader in.” Kevin, Canton, OH

“The timing of this may be perfect: 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. K. D. Olson, Nevada

“Great story idea and well crafted.” Jeannie Graham, Edinburgh, Scotland

“I can honestly say that you’ve gotten me thoroughly interested in this story, and the relationship between your characters. Well done.” Mia Michael, USA ~ Chapter 15

“… I’d buy this book then for sure.” Ginger Reynolds, Los Angeles

“Love the journey back to a carefully researched 1863 Chicago.” Richard Weatherly, Dallas

“I love your gift for description.” Terrence Mack, California

“I love your writing! It is so descriptive and I can picture everything that you are saying.” Kristin Paul, Rochester, NY

“That ending has spun me right round. Ooooooooooh! Yes, yes, yes!” Kennedy Acton, Newcastle, England ~ Chapter 18

“I really enjoyed the writing and got caught up in what I was reading. Your characters are awesome…” Ginny Potter, Colorado

“Wow. I just read all nineteen chapters posted and I am dying to finish.” Missy Shirley, Illinois ~ Chapter 19

“What happens next? I wannnaa knowww!” Alex Wilding, Tuscany, Italy ~ Chapter 19

“Your characters are real and lovable.” Pauline Louise, Australia

“The characters were well fleshed out and you left the end with a nice carrot dangling, just teasing us to read more.” Kelly Shackleford, Dallas, TX ~ Chapter 24

“You open with more brilliant, near poetic prose.” Richard Weatherly, Dallas, TX ~ Chapter 26

“I love that the ending has such a clever twist.” Victoria Gray, Wisconsin ~ Chapter 30


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