Thursday, June 6, 2013


By Nancy Jill Thames

Have you ever been given a second chance? A double entendre in this post, since Book 3 deals with the subject, and this recently happened to me. Let me start at the beginning.
About a week ago, I received a critical review of Book 2 "The Ghost Orchid Murder." The criticism was focused on grammar and punctuation (thus the reason for the graphic) with a few other issues thrown in. Okay, my spirit plummeted and I wanted to quit writing. Did any good come from this critic?
You bet it did!
First, I decided to check the manuscript for errors. Found a few, and did some revisions. After receiving a couple of good reviews on my other books, I picked my chin up off the floor, and started back to work. 
Yesterday, this same critical reviewer gave me a review on Book 3. This time it was five stars! But that's not the good part. She brought my attention to the fact that I had submitted the wrong file containing Chapter 19 twice! Oh, no! I immediately edited the file and sent it off to the most tolerating formatter in Canada (right at his bedtime no less) Rik Hall, and he graciously sent me the edited version.
Reviews can be tough. However, I choose to learn from each and every one. Now, back to the double entendre.
In Book 3, "From the Clutches of Evil," Jillian Bradley helps her main characters get a second chance. You'll have to read the book to understand how this happens. Here's the review I mentioned. I hope you'll agree with what she wrote. (Well, the good parts anyway!)

Exciting Book, June 5, 2013

This review is from: From the Clutches of Evil (A Jillian Bradley Mystery, No. 3) (Kindle Edition)
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After being disappointed with her second novel in this series, I was hesitant about buying this book. I am glad that I did. It was Jillian at her best. She has a lot of heart and cares about others.

She is not afraid to go where she needs in order to find the answer to a mystery. Her dog "Teddy is a remarkable animal and for a Yorkie very fearless. Even her friend Ann (from the first book) was back.

I thought they had the proofreading thing straightened out until the end. The last chapter was repeated. Oh well, at least it wasn't throughout the entire book. 



I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
See you in my books!
 ~Nancy Jill 
Mystery novelist Nancy Jill Thames began publishing Christian fiction in 2010. The author of six books in the Jillian Bradley series, she is an award winning blogger and is listed numerous times on the Author Watch Bestseller’s List, this in addition to winning first place for her Chocolate Cream Pie.

When she isn’t plotting her next book, she spends time with her six grandchildren, tags along with her husband on business trips, and plays classical piano for her own personal enjoyment. She is an active member of the Leander Writers Guild and supports the Central Texas SPCA with a portion of her book sales. CONTACT INFORMATION

 Nancy Jill is busy working on Book 7 "The Ruby of Siam" a mystery taking place in London.

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