If you're a Goodreads member, I need your help. A Goodreads member recently gave Connell Maguire's book "Follies of a Navy Chaplain" a one-star review. Short but very negative. It brought the average review down to three stars. If anybody reading this blog has read "Follies of a Navy Chaplain," like it or not -- and I'm betting you enjoyed it -- puh-LEEZE post a comment or a brief review at Goodreads. Father Joe passed away at age 93 earlier this year and I'm sure if he were still here, he'd have kind words for the person who posted the negative review.
If you haven't read it and have a Kindle, or have downloaded the free Kindle reading app to your computer or tablet, I'll make "Follies of a Navy Chaplain" available for a one-day free download tomorrow, Oct. 10.
If you have neither, but would be willing to read a copy and post a review at goodreads, email me your address at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I'll send a free print copy to the first ten readers who request one.
Following is a brief excerpt from "Follies of a Navy Chaplain" in which Connell Maguire describes his last day in Ireland, which he left with his family to emigrate to the United States at age 11.
My own book "Tanks for the Memories" recently got a very short one-star review of its own at amazon.com, c'est la vie, that doesn't bother me. But Father Joe deserves way better.
(Excerpted from "Follies of a Navy Chaplain," by Connell J. Maguire, (c) 2012 Chi Chi Press
P.S.: Here's a link to the Goodreads page, although you may have to log in:
Follies of a Navy Chaplain