Book reviews are a great way for self-publishing authors to gain exposure. After all, how can someone buy your book if he or she doesn’t know it exists? Paired with other elements of your book promotion strategy, requesting reviews is a great way to get people talking about what you’ve written.

When we read good reviews, we definitely like to share them. It gives the author a few (permanent) moments of fame and allows us to let the community know about a great book. Here’s this week’s book review, courtesy of the Midwest Book Review:

Rocky Road of Love

The Rocky Road of Love

by Vernon Hosannah

Publisher: Outskirts Press

ISBN: 9781478742555


Are you ready for an outing with our favorite two organic materials, Rocky and Sandy? Rocky is a large boulder-a strong, silent type with rugged, chiseled features-who lives by the water’s edge. Sandy is a lovely tropical coast, a free spirit who is always changing. The Rocky Road of Love is the humorous tale of how Rocky and Sandy meet, fall in love, and weather the storms of life. It’s an enjoyable read for both children and adults, who will each will take something away from the experience..


The Rocky Road of Love is a witty, allegorical tale about a marriage relationship that can be enjoyed by both children and adults. The marriage partners are Rocky, a huge boulder, and Sandy, a beautiful beach where Rocky stood. As relationships go, theirs was a case of opposites attract. Rocky was steady and stable, Sandy was ever-changing and fun-loving. Serious differences between the pair nearly caused a separation or divorce, but the land commissioner (their counselor) told them that they had no grounds. Both Sandy and Rocky learned to appreciate each other’s qualities and Sandy got Rocky to go along with having a beach party for fun. This began as a fun event but ended as a cleanup project, and the fun component became a liability instead. Sandy and Rocky eventually had children together, baby rocks and pebbles, and enjoyed a long lasting marriage with many good qualities and moments of celebration. The adults who read “The Rocky Road of Love” will enjoy all the puns and nuances, while the children will learn about compromise and celebrating differences in relationships. The prose style and language is carefully presented on more than one level, which makes for an entertaining tale for multiple generations.

reviewed in the Children’s Bookwatch ]

Here’s what some other reviewers are saying:

Wow! Another great book from Vernon Hosannah! This book is great for both children and adults. I read it to my kids and they LOVED it! I also took away some valuealbe lessons. What a phenomenal read!.

– Amazon Reviewer Kassie

A sweet, sweet tale. Nicely written. Great illustrations. Pick it up!.

– Blogger Niki

Thanks for reading!  Keep up with the latest in the world of indie and self-published books by watching this space every Saturday!

Self Publishing Advisor


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