Welcome to my Friday Five Challenge
Get yourself a cuppa and give yourself 5 minutes.
In today’s online shopping age, readers often base their buying decisions from small postage stamp size book covers (Thumb-nails), a quick glance at the book description and the review. How much time do they really spend making that buying decision?
AUTHORS – You often only have seconds to get a reader to buy your book, is your book cover and book bio up to it?
My Friday Five Challenge is this….. IN ONLY FIVE MINUTES….
1) Go to any online book supplier,
2) Randomly choose a category,
3) Speed through the book covers, choose one which has instantly appealed to your eye,
4) Read the book Bio/ Description for this book,
5) If there are reviews, check out a couple,
6) Make an instant decision, would you BUY or PASS?
Tomorrow in the UK it’s Armed Forces Day, so I used this as my search criteria for this weeks challenge
Price – 59p for the kindle edition
Number of pages – 416
Number of reviews – 58 (51 x 4 or 5*’s)
From Sunday Times bestselling author, Freda Lightfoot. 1943, when hundreds of US Marines arrive at a quiet Cornish town, two lives will never be the same again.
Trapped in a small town resistant to change, Bette can’t resist handsome GI, Chad. But when reality draws in, Bette realises that their love was based on empty promises…
Meanwhile Bette’s sister Sarah, is tormented by her possessive husband, but even his jealous attempts to keep her out of temptation can’t prevent Sarah falling for officer Charlie.
Caught in the very worst of times with the turmoil and upheaval of war all around them, can these sisters find a brighter future for tomorrow?
A compelling family drama for fans for Maureen Lee and Katie Flynn.
BUY or PASS?……..BUY
The two girls on the cover immediately tell you it’s historical fiction, around the 1940’s, add the sub-title with GI’s and you know it will be war time. I like war time family dramas so this appeals as does the very reasonable price of just 59 pence. The book description tells me enough, there will be love, losses and family troubles. The number of good reviews is also encouraging for a book which was only published in April. The author already has a good following if she has been a Sunday Times Best Seller. So a definite BUY from me.
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