Book Review Star Rating Definitions
1 Star – We currently do not review any story with a 1 star rating. If it’s DNF or a “wall-banger” we decline to review.
2 Stars — Not wonderful, but tolerable. There may be some minor editing glitches but not enough to stop you reading. Not a wall-banger, but nothing you’d re-read. This is a book you would borrow from the library – not buy- and never check out again. You might recommend it to a friend with a mention of the glitches, knowing that something in the plot or story would still appeal to them regardless.
3 Stars — Good. Mostly enjoyable. You made it through and didn’t consider it a waste of time or money. The story was strong enough or the conflict tight enough, so even when the book faltered, it was able to draw you back in and keep you. There’s a chance you’ll recommend it to a friend, but it wouldn’t go on your keeper shelf.
4 Stars — Very Good. You’re glad you were the one who got to review the book. You would probably buy it and would definitely recommend it to your friends. You liked the characters and the plot. The writing style was good and the editing clean.
5 Stars — Great! You would definitely buy this book. You would definitely recommend it to your friends. You really loved the characters and the plot and would consider looking for this authors back list or making her an autobuy. The writing and editing were superb.
-2018 Reader’s Favorite Five Star Book Review-
He Was The Only Thing Keeping Her Alive #22
Reader’s Favorite Book Review by Gisela Dixon He Was The Only Thing Keeping Her Alive by Raymond Cook is a story that has a true Western flavor. Martha resides in Texas, and her life there and later on the way to Montana is depicted well; it is obvious that the author knows the history and the culture of the times as he writes in an old-fashioned Western style. I also liked the way the characters were depicted. Martha, in particular, is certainly relatable and believable. The scenery and the landscape of the plains are brought out vividly in the writing and the plot moves at a fast pace. Overall, I enjoyed this fun, fast-paced, entertaining read.