Recent Reviews for Vickie G. Adkins
Tattered Pages, The Light Blue Ribbon (Book) - 2/3/2003 5:58:15 AM|
What a unique way to locate the spark which resulted in the writing of "The Light Blue Ribon." I hope to read in in the near future.
Tattered Pages, The Light Blue Ribbon (Book) - 5/26/2002 7:16:59 AM
by L.A. Johnson for Midwest Book Review:
Verl was born and raised in Somerville and loves everything about her small home town. Her fondest dream and goal is to own a bookstore on Somerville's main street and fill it with books both old and new. When her beloved grandmother dies, her inheritance allows Verl to realize her dream. She and her faithful companion, Puppy, move into Grammy's house and begin work on the building she has purchased for her bookstore.
Verl's life expands beyond Somerville and her small dreams with an unexpected discovery. Tucked into an old book with brittle pages, she finds a century old obituary and a faded bit of blue ribbon. On June 5, 1899, Willie Johnson died at age 13 years, 3 months, and 17 days. The circumstances surrounding his death are a mystery, and it took the brave lad several days to die. That small bit of information from the past touches Verl, and soon becomes obsession. Via internet searches she tracks down Willie Johnson's relatives. Her plan is to return the book that had hidden Willie's obituary for 100 years, and to maybe discover a bit of his history. Her plan is not as easily resolved as she had hoped.
Will Noble comes to town. His grandmother is Willie's younger sister. Her promise to tell Verl the truth of Willie's death tempts the small town girl to travel to Wisconsin and meet the last of the dead boy's relatives. The unfolding of an old mystery, and the beginning of what might be love come as a result of that trip.
I won't reveal the secrets Verl discovers, or hint at other surprises she encounters. Verl is an appealing character, as are the others you will meet in Tattered Pages. Her persona is straightforward and spiritually strong. Vickie Adkins tells her intriguing tale well and does it in engaging style. She plans a sequel to this novel and I cannot wait to read it!
Tattered Pages, The Light Blue Ribbon (Book) - 11/17/2001 10:33:11 PM
I am thrilled to see a story about the horror of child abuse. No "message in a bottle" but a desperate cry from the grave for help and much needed spotlight on this awful reality for many kids. Great book.
Tattered Pages, The Light Blue Ribbon (Book) - 11/17/2001 10:41:45 AM
An intriguing plot taking us into both past and present. A timely and important topic for today, approached with sensitivity and caring. A sure success!
Tattered Pages, The Light Blue Ribbon (Book) - 11/11/2001 6:16:43 AM
Very powerful story with strong characters and plot line. I found myself completely absorbed in the first chapter and want to read more.
Tattered Pages, The Light Blue Ribbon (Book) - 9/20/2001 10:08:08 AM
This book looks like a must read!!!
Tattered Pages, The Light Blue Ribbon (Book) - 7/23/2001 5:33:32 PM
This book has a little of everything to offer a reader with a little bit of mystery, romance, and history. Just a great overall story. A must for a personal library!!!!!
Common Pain (Poetry) - 5/31/2003 10:31:27 PM
This was an absolutely wonderful read...excellent job!
Common Pain (Poetry) - 2/3/2003 6:04:01 AM
I like you. I like your words, which mean the same as liking you.
The Stain (Poetry) - 2/3/2003 6:01:18 AM
Tear-jerker with soul. Only love abides there.
The Stain (Poetry) - 9/26/2002 1:06:13 PM
This is great!
The Stain (Poetry) - 8/13/2002 8:42:17 AM
What a beautiful poem. Very well written.
The Stain (Poetry) - 8/11/2002 7:22:48 PM
Thank you for this beautiful poem.
We are all covered by this red stain.
The Stain (Poetry) - 3/16/2002 12:50:29 AM
I suppose we all carry a blood stain with us. One day we will need help washing it off.
The Stain (Poetry) - 1/1/2002 1:35:56 AM
This was wonderful. I don't generally go for things that are in any way cliche but you told this so very well! Bravo!
Common Pain (Poetry) - 11/19/2001 5:40:22 PM
'WOW!' What a super poem! Very nicely written, Vickie. You certainly have a way with words!
The Stain (Poetry) - 11/19/2001 5:37:51 PM
A wonderful poem by a very gifted writer. I enjoyed your poem very much.
The Stain (Poetry) - 11/6/2001 9:28:33 AM
As the saying goes... sometimes we miss the forest for the trees... and sometimes we miss the horizon that marks the line of a limitless universe for the red barn in our way...