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Bjoyfl
by Lynn Barry   

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Publisher:  PublishAmerica ISBN-10:  1591297109 Type: 
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183

Copyright:  Jan 1 2003
Fiction

Going to college in your 30s? Single and wishing you weren't? Follow the humorously dark tale of a non-trad student looking for love and happiness; sometimes in all the wrong places and with all the wrong faces. BJOYFL

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Reviewed by Sherry Russell BCBT BCETS 8/1/2003
This is another vibrant creative imaginative novel by Ms. Barry. The main character, Valerie Martin desires to embrace the unlimited boundaries that come with the promise of knowledge as well as the hunt for love. Valerie armed with an eagerness to be a teacher, commits to the goal by entering college in her mid 30’s. This proves to be quite a feat filled with enough mayhem to keep this ferociously funny and deeply human story moving at a brisk pace. Anyone who blushes easily will fall in love with Valerie from page one!

I loved the true to life characters. These characters experience some sour lemons of disappointments yet encounter plenty of life’s gooey sweetness and of course, the gossipy pleasures. The kittenish claws, the wacky humor, the joyous times, are all part of the witty seduction of this captivating well-written book.

Ms. Barry captures the charming peculiarity of college life with traditional and non- traditional student viewpoints and does it with a playful poke in the ribs. As Valerie says “My braincells were doing pushups double time.”

Ms. Barry puckishly makes reference to the book meaning by the character taking note as to how the book received its title. I won’t deluge this unique and interesting tidbit of information. All I can say, is we all should understand the meaning of BJOYFL.

Ms. Barry is a master of this contemporary humor category. She is an exceptional energetic storyteller. Bjoyfl is a literary buoy to a down or bored mood. You will be hooked right from the beginning with this therapeutic cocktail. Bjoyfl is fun, witty, kooky, charming, and will magically regenerate you.

Ms. Barry, your talent is impressive and I’m a definite fan. More please!
Reviewed by Jacqueline Schumacher 4/30/2003
Lynn, your dialoge is fantastic. I have to read your book! I have to agree with the other poster. It does need to be made into a movie for Lifetime TV.
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 4/23/2003
Interesting book from what I've read, I'll check the rest out when I buy the book.
Reviewed by 4/11/2003
Lynn ~

Thank you for letting me watch your baby for a few minutes. She was a delight. She was a head-turner from the very beginning, spunky and full of energy. You've created a winner here! She and you will go far!
Reviewed by Doug Boren 2/7/2003
This is a humorous look at the life of an older “non-traditional” woman in college, looking for love and happiness. The dialog is not only believable, it is downright identifiable. This smoothly written delight pulls you into the story before you know it. A fun read!
Reviewed by D. P. Roseberry 2/7/2003
A wonderful slice of life! Crisp and sharp. Realistic thinking that puts a reader right into the mix of generations! Fun to read!
Reviewed by Melody Ravert 2/6/2003
Excellent story, Lynn! Reminds me of younger years when I had a big crush on my high school guitar teacher whom I am still friends with to this day:)

The reader is instantly drawn into the story as we relate one way or another with Miss Martin.
Reviewed by Nell Torone 2/6/2003
Colorful dialogue, smoothly written, pulls the reader into the story. I could really relate to the 'old' lady surrounded by these young people. Such an amusing, delightful story! A must read for any age.
Reviewed by Henry Custer 2/5/2003
Lynn Barry had done it again! "Bjoyfl", like her "Puddles" is a captivating story of life as it really is. A good enjoyable read that will put you right smack dab in the middle of the action.
Reviewed by Joyce Rapier 2/5/2003
Terrific Lynn! Reading your exerpts made me laugh as I could see the red face Miss Martin with overexerted hormones running amok through scenes of well endowed males (eyebrows and all!). I can't wait to read the entire book to see what torture she has to endure. Loved it!

Joyce Rapier
author Windy John's me 'n tut

Reviewed by Jeff Neugroschel 12/17/2002
Lynn,
Your colorful, descriptive narrative and intriguing dialogue make Bjoyfl a must read for all! Congratulations on a winner!
Reviewed by Terry Vinson 12/14/2002
Sounds like another winner, Lynn.

Good luck on novel #3!!!
Reviewed by Sherry Gibson 11/19/2002
Looks like another hit by Lynn! Loved the flow of the conversation. Characters felt reeal and the flow of conversation makes this an easy read! Can't wait to read more!

Sherry
Reviewed by Annette DeLore 11/15/2002
Lynn Barry has done it again with her book Bjoyfl! Along with her book Puddles, Bjoyfl is a must read. Looking for a good book to read? One that will make you enjoy life all over again, then Bjoyfl is it.
Reviewed by Teresa Harrison 11/13/2002
I can SO relate to the story of the older student--brings back memories. This is surely a wonderful book, one I must finish now that you got me started.
Reviewed by Jim Howell 10/17/2002
I really liked your dialogue. Your characters are realistic as well. Very interesting.
Reviewed by J. Torgerson 10/16/2002
Nice! Gave me a warm-fuzzy feeling of my college days...
Reviewed by Erin Elder 10/2/2002
Well, Lynn, it makes one feel as if they are in college all over again. A vivid, realistic scene with believable characters.
Reviewed by Deborah Turner 9/28/2002
Another great book, Lynn. You pulled me in right away. Now I want to know what happens next. REALLY good. Thanks for adding your terrific works to the literary world.
Reviewed by colleen gosse 9/26/2002
Reviewed by Lehua Kane 9/22/2002
Another great creation by Lynn Berry! The story grabbed my attention right away and kept it focused. What a fun read with very real characters. This like Lynn's other works would make a great film. I'd like to see this on Lifetime television.
Reviewed by Christy French 7/13/2002
Another great one by Lynn Barry. I love the talent you have for letting the reader know your characters quickly. I'm hooked and can't wait for the book so I can read "the rest of the story."
Reviewed by Victoria Murray 7/9/2002
Another "GEM" of a book by this wonderful writer! The characters are fun and very believable, the dialogue (as my friend JS would say) "sharp, fresh, and so tday," and the plot, a real page turner. I can hardly wait to finish the book in its entirety!

Victoria
Reviewed by Barbara Korsness 7/8/2002
Got me involved from the sart. Looking forward to finish reading the book.
Reviewed by Allison Alexander 7/8/2002
Hi Lynn! I like it! It's light-hearted and real. The dialogue is fantastic!
Reviewed by Kathy Bosworth 7/8/2002
Great use of dialogue and description. The first chapter captured my interest immediately. It is very fast paced and lively. I can't wait to read the entire book. Good luck to you Lynn.


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