Skip to main content

Thanks to Elizabeth, Karen, and Adrienne

Here are a few samples of reviews that people have left for my book VADA FAITH.
So appreciate each person who has taken the time to read the book and then to review it! All time consuming. Blessings to all of you!

5.0 out of 5 stars Exploring the human heart, April 5, 2012
Amazon Verified Purchase
 When her impulsive decision to become a surrogate mother turns out to be a terrible mistake, Vada Faith finds herself in the middle of a storm. No matter what she does, someone will be hurt. In her debut novel, Barbara Whittington has created an outspoken, lovable character, filled with dreams, who will make you laugh and cry. If you like books that explore the human heart, you'll love being with Vada Faith as she decides what is important in her life. I know I did.
5.0 out of 5 stars Vada Faith, March 14, 2012
karen m -Amazon Verified Purchase
 I loved this book. It's easy to relate to and empathize with the well developed characters. The story "teaches" a good lesson and really makes the reader think about what is truly important. I recommend it!! Can't wait for Barbara Whittington's next novel. 

5.0 out of 5 stars  Vada Faith
Charming, June 7, 2012
Adrienne (WILMINGTON, DE, US) -This review is from: Vada Faith (Kindle Edition)
I hate reviews that recount the entire plot and tell all the "good" parts. In my opinion, why read the book if I just got all I need to know from the review? Having said that I will keep this short and sweet. I found this book to be well constructed. One thing that endears me to a novel is the ability to believe in the characters and the relationships portrayed in the story. Vada Faith was a story woven around the issue of surrogacy but also about the dynamics of personal everyday relationships. I was able to hear and even feel the needs and struggles of the main character as a woman, mother, sister, wife, and daughter. I look forward to reading more of the author's work.


  1. Congratulations. Looks like you're off to a good start.

  2. Thanks for visiting with your kind words.

    I wish you great sales.


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Rewriting/ Quotes by other writers

Sometimes beginning writers say they don't believe in rewriting because they're afraid they'll "lose the spontaneity" of the first draft. This is naive; rewriting means making the work better by adding, deleting, and revising; what worked well in the first draft stays--that's the effective spontaneity. Most professional writers know the heady sense of control that comes with the revision process--this is where one knows one has mastery of the writing craft. Note the following comments. Not sure who wrote the above intro but the quotes below are worthy of sharing. Enjoy!

"It is no sign of weakness or defeat that your manuscript ends up in need of major surgery. This is common in all writing and among the best of writers."
- E. B. White

"I don't write easily or rapidly. My first draft usually has only a few elements worth keeping. I have to find what those are and build from them and throw out what doesn't work, or what simply is not aliv…

My Favorite Essay by Gladys Taber


From an essay by Gladys Taber
Family Circle  - September 1982

    I sat in the sun the other day while the dogs dug up the lawn and thought about work. I wasn’t working. I was just thinking about it. I have found that when I cannot possibly accomplish everything I am supposed to and feel an unbearable pressure---as all homemakers must---if I just stop, life goes better.
    I get a good book, make some spiced tea and sit down on my own corner of the sofa or in my favorite lawn chair. I let life settle in around me, and that is the only way I can express it. After 20 minutes or half an hour, I go back to the mechanics of living.  AND at days end I am just as far along as if I had not stopped to think.

Another of her thoughts: time for thinking is a gift one can give only to one’s self.

Hope you enjoy reading this as much as I have over the years. When I've had it with my life some days -  I have only to sit down with a glass of sweet tea and think of this essay an…

The Dreaded School Pictures

This year when my children brought home their school pictures, I cringed. These kids can leave home looking cherubic, but the minute they pose for that school photographer they are transposed into unrecognizable beings. My middle daughter brought home pictures bearing her name and room number that couldn't have been my offspring. Nor a distant relative.
I had worked for hours on this child. Her hair was parted in the middle and drawn into a cute little ponytail over each ear. Even though she is at an awkward age, she looked adorable when she went out that door. Her missing front teeth only added to her charm. The kid in the picture has her mouth open wide displaying ugly dark gaps. Her one visible ponytail is lopsided, her part is uneven, and her bangs look like they were cut with pinking shears. I know this isn't my child because I always give my children a good haircut before they have their pictures taken. The only thing vaguely familiar is the sweater the child has on. My dau…