There's a story behind everything, and I want to share with you the story behind this picture.
As an avid reader, who enjoys writing reviews about books I read, I get exited when author takes the time to reach back and connect with me. I will tell you about the happy-dance I did, when I received the first response on a twitter from an author later (too bad I don't have a video).
I mostly follow author's on a twitter, but I also follow few on facebook. In May author Melissa Foster posted on facebook that many readers had asked for a family-tree for her Love In Bloom series, and said if some readers wanted to work on it, she would reward them with six autograph copies of Braden family books. Now, six autographed books by one of your favorite authors is a fab carrot! But my brain started to work on the idea, how on earth would one connect all the books, so that they would look good, fit on one page, and make sense!
I worked and played with the idea most of the night, and by morning, I got something done. I wrote to Melissa Forster's page, asking where could I sent it, not knowing at all, if it was anything like what she was looking for.
To hear from her within minutes, and starting a conversation about the family-tree with her, went beyond my wildest dreams. After several crafts, we were both happy with the results, and it went online.
As a thank you, Melissa Foster sent me these books, with a lovely thank you note, that had me in tears.
You can see the family-tree from the link, and read my reviews from so far published books on the Love In Bloom series (yes, I've read them all) from Goodreads link on the homepage.
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me