Reviews from Goodreads readers for Thirty-Three Days
It is always humbling when a reader takes the time to email, or better still, post a review on Amazon, or Goodreads for one of my books. It takes many months from initial idea, through writing, then self editing and re-write rounds, submission to publisher, more editing rounds and finally – publication. Reviews are always welcome, and appreciated. Here are some which appear on Goodreads:
Title: Thirty-Three Days
Author: Stephen B. King
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Five Stars
What a beautiful time travel novel that was fascinating to read. I like how this author was able to give the reader such a interesting read that you will fall in love with the characters…Jenny, Iain and Brad so very easily. The whole idea to the story was Jenny being granted 33 days back when she was 33 years younger and from this having to risk all to save the world. I will say this was a well written story when this heroine will have ‘have the survival of the planet on her shoulders’ and it seems that she will also have found love for the first time in her life. I enjoyed how this author was able to convey the loves that Jenny and Ian had for each other while also ‘exploring the conceivable concept of a plant disease that would destroy the world’s food source.’ And the time travel will just put the icing on the cake!
I also enjoyed how the game of soccer as it was presented in this Australian story as you will seem to become part of the story. By the time you get to that ending well all that is left to say is that it was definitely over the top… well done story! Would I recommend this romance, science and time travel read… of “Thirty-Three Days?” YES!
This is a time travel book unlike any I’ve read before. Its uniqueness was refreshing. The story is serious in the way that the heroine has the survival of the planet on her shoulders. The romance didn’t overshadow or take a backseat to the drama, it became part of it. The author’s art of dialogue and description is vivid. I’ve never seen a soccer game, but I could watch with a modicum of knowledge now. I’ve never been to Australia, but I could hear the various personal accents in each character’s voice. I intend to check into Stephen B. King’s other works. Great job Mr. King!
Thirty Three Days was truly a fascinating book. It really challenges you to reassess your own life – what would you do if you were granted 33 days back when you were 33 years younger? This is Jenny’s situation, and having the wisdom to look back on her own life, she takes risks the younger Jenny would never have taken. Enveloped in these risks are a beautiful love story and a chance to save the world. At some point I could no longer put the book down, wanting to know what was going to happen and how it was all going to end. I’ll leave you to it to find out for yourself, but I thoroughly enjoyed it!
Thirty Three Days is a timeless love story. Beautifully written, I fell in love with the characters immediately. Jenny and Iain are the perfect couple that I cheered for throughout the book. Even Iain’s son Brad is adorable. The obstacle that Jenny faces is quite difficult: Choosing love over literally saving mankind. Stephen B. King did an extraordinary task of writing and showing the depth of the couple’s love and respect for each other and, also, exploring the conceivable concept of a plant disease destroying the world’s food supply. And King added a third dimension of time travel. Bravo! I had to jump to the last page once because I couldn’t stand the suspense any longer. I am not normally a lover of time travel science fiction stories, but the intriguing plot didn’t feel like a typical sci-fi book. It’s definitely a blend of romance and science creating a truly satisfying story.
Thirty-Three Days was truly a amazing! You should ran not walk and buy this book. You will not want to put it down.
This was an interesting read. First I was drawn to the cover art. The artist did an amazing job. I loved the time-travel elements in this book (Spoiler… which the premise revolved around time travel in the mind/consciousness to your younger self instead of a physical time-travel). Also as a former microbiologist I was intrigued by the concept of a super bug that is formed as a result of well intentions. I also really loved the ending, as well –I love romance (and enjoyed reading about Jenny’s trouble as the clock ticked down).
Sincerest thanks to these readers
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