The Moving Words Reviews

Critics in the book industry are essential in building up the credibility of an author. Because of their honest and non-biased review, sometimes if not often, their remarks could either make or break an author’s confidence to penetrate the competitive world of books. However, if an author would constructively take the criticism, if negative, and see the silver lining, then everything will be on the right track towards success. But what if the author receives an admiring review? It could be the starting point where the door of opportunities will flow.

These are the reviews we did for our authors… These are our official entries for the upcoming The Moving Words 2021 Award:

Workbook for Basic Phonics by Melvine Groves

This book begins with verbally being able to identify colors and then identifying the color words. Melvine puts in the supplemental material for learning the alphabet, digraphs, and vowel sounds. She included activities where students will point, circle, or write colors, numbers, or letters. Also, she uses red to help with identifying vowel sounds. At the end of the book, she has sentences written out for the student to read. The one unique aspect of this workbook is the author’s use of color to help maintain the attention of the students. learn more

Raising Charlie by Kitty McCaffrey

The book centers on raising and developing children. This is an interesting and impressive book to read especially for single mothers who want to learn from the experience of Kitty, a single mother herself. This book is not only about raising Charlie but raising the author’s other kid as well named, Jon. Although Charlie is the main focus because he’s the youngest adopted child, it was also Kitty’s story who had struggled her way through divorce… learn more

Creating an Atmosphere for the Promises of God by Melba K. Wiggins

It’s a book for all of us who need to find guidance in our identity as Christians. It teaches us how we can create a Godly atmosphere through our words and faith and through the author’s own experience and examples which are always based on what the Word of God says. It is by no means an easy task, so the author explains what we can do to allow ourselves to project that atmosphere from ourselves and onto others. learn more

Dondobee or The Adventures of a Leolian Elf by Dale Parry

The book opens with introducing us to Coal, a dirty little urchin living in a black back alley and his invention of a unique musical instrument. An instrument through which he mastered such a melodious tune that all the birds and animals came to listen. One fine night his melody attracted two Leolian Elves who lived nearby. They danced and danced and danced. And came into an agreement with Coal, to be at his service for a lifetime in return of him playing them the music. This tale is about their son, Dondobee, the little Leolian elf, and his adventures in the castle. learn more

Chasing Quetzalcoatl to the American Dream by Garret Thomas Godwin

It’s a fictional tale of Trick Hartland, a descendant of the Navajo, showing his life struggles between his mundane desires and the spiritual calling of his soul. The book has Trick’s story told from the very beginning to his 40s, spanning decades of cultural and societal changes that influence Trick in pursuing one path over another and pondering his life goals between achievement the American Dream and chasing the figure of Christ in Quetzalcoatl. learn more

Slaves, Masters, and Traders by H. Ann Ackroyd

Told through multiple persons of voice and from three different locations, the book is a historical fiction that explores the subject of slavery. It is set in the backdrop of 1800 AD and through the power of words the author presents us the experiences, culture and life of Africans prior to enslavement in their homeland West Africa and in Louisiana after enslavement. learn more

Colonial Adventure and Other Stories by H. Ann Ackroyd

It’s is a compelling collection of novella and short stories. Written in rhythmic free form prose this book explores the British colonial history of Africa, specifically Zimbabwe (the then, Rhodesia). As the author draws from the experiences of herself and her family in Africa, it is very hard to match her narrative. Her understanding of the events and issues reflects themselves on each page. learn more

Cuauhtémoc: Descending Eagle by D L Davies

The book starts with the birth of Cuauhtémoc, a child born to Natomis who was destined to change the world as people knew it. The plot builds on the adventures as he learns to fly and ventures into his first battle. The story is engaging and extremely entertaining. The author David Davies has an impeccable hold over his craft and knows his art of story telling. learn more

The Tale of Tumeleng by Ryke Leigh Douglas

The author created a great children’s book with an important message for all ages. I really liked it! I believe every single child will fall in love with Tumeleng who has an adventurous spirit and is the cutest elephant that you will ever read about. And have you seen this precious cover? I recommend The Tale of Tumeleng as it is a great book for you to think about the importance of bravery… learn more

Let Me Count The Ways by Boyd B. McNiel

Eye-opening and mind-blowing. When I started reading the book, I was under the impression that the book would be another book in which the author spews his truths and offers little or no basis to what he’s showing. But how wrong I was! The author, Boyd B. McNiel, is a real connoisseur of the Scriptures and the mythos that surrounds it… learn more

Sketches of a Small Town by Clifton K. Meador

A memoir, an absolute whirlwind of a read, at times laugh out loud hilarious and at others poignantly sad… I only recently moved to the US, but since I have always had such a keen interest in history, I have been devouring the stories of the country I’ve found myself in. Never had I imagined that the tales of this land could engage and enthrall me to such an extent… learn more

Across the Rift by H. Ann Ackroyd

It is set at the backdrop of World War 2 that explores the lives of the members of the same family living at different countries during the war. It explores the impact of the war on them, the society and on people around. It builds on the theme of love, loss, hope, family, and redemption. It also investigates the similarities and differences of experience with changing locations, local politics and class. learn more

The Princess and the Swan by Ryke Leigh Douglas

The book tells us the story of Wendelyn, a cheerful princess who lives an idyllic life in her father’s kingdom while she waits for her perfect charming prince to appear so that they can lead a happy life together. Her undying yearning for such a fate leads her to take questionable and risky decisions in order to make her fateful love happen as fast as possible. learn more

Breaking Free from the Inner Critic by Kalie Marino

It’s a revolutionary book to rewire our brains to overcome our innermost limitations. We have been programmed by our environment from the very first moment we were born. From there onwards, we absorb the thoughts, teaching, emotions that people around us expressed towards us. We derive meanings from these experiences. learn more