I think just to start, judge the cover. What a disaster. I dont know why you would publish such rubbish to begin with, but she did. She has the weakest synopsis ever! She describes it an a historically based epic WOW? wth
Saga of four generations of a family in the 13th century, with a historic basis. A family with a deadly secret in a dangerous time in the world .
Historically based epic of the Magdalene bloodline, a family of healers. The question is will they survive? This book rates 5 stars on Amazon. Wow she wrote that in the description. So let us examine these testaments of greatness shall we??
July 10, 2014
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There was a time or two back in Kashmir when I stood at the entrance to Roza Bal tomb and thought “What if…” an entire bloodline had survived and remained hidden and obscured for centuries. I thought these things but never found the words to write them down. Sandra wrote this theme- but in an extraordinary way…What Sandra Gallimore has achieved is a masterpiece of creative writing. It is not only that she told such a story, but she did so with incredible skill, compassion, and true writing genius. This is the book you want to take to the beach- or curl up by the fireside to read…Kudos, Sandra…this is a well written creation reflecting your wonderful skills and talent. I highly recommend this book to all.
I then think YES lay on the beach and read a bible book of rape, killing your Grannies and so on
July 24, 2017
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This is a story set in the 1200s. Lots of history of the Catholic Church, it’s Love of power and it’s failings to Christ. I’m a Catholic woman and am working through so many misgivings of my faith. BUT this book is a wonderful story of Mary Magdeline’s descendants and how they have tried to keep her true story and loving heart and discipleship alive through the generations despite the jealousy of the male church leaders. From Magdeline down the line, the First daughter has inherited not only MM’s looks but also a special ability in herb healing, visions or life changing and saving touches. Jongleur is born of a rape by a man who raped and killed his grandmother, killed his grandfather and years later raped his mother, impregnated her and left her beaten and barely alive. A riveting tale of the inquisition, strong women, love, sacrifice and revenge. You will feel all those emotions reading this. I didn’t want the story to end and I think that is the highest compliment any reader can give an author.
Now let us dissect the Amazon description:
When does legend end and historical fact begin? I never did hear of this legend but OK
Meet one special family before you decide. Let this this epic saga of 13th century in Europe and Britain give you food for thought. Describe your book as being EPIC That sure is a stretch dont you think? Just in case check out Britain’s 13th
It was a time of the continuing Inquisition and murder. A time of fear. A time of religious terror, just as in the world today. That is profound right? Is there religious terror now? Islam? No clue it doesn’t explain any of it, while we note the many typos and blubbering language made to make you feel uneducated at the author superior.
It is called genocide in this century but the people of that time called it extermination for the people who refuse tot convert to the one universal Church . Let this serve as a brief example just in the description from AMAZON
One family, among the many sects hunted , had been sought for many more centuries history tells us. The Inquisition was historical fact. It is up to the reader to determine when fact became fiction-if, indeed, it ever did.
OK that is pretty much my summation.
traveling from place to place.
SOME things need a dictionary so I just thought it would be nice if I supplied the definitions here.
My friends YES this picture says at minimum, a thousand words! I can not post a bio because she didn’t ever create one on Amazon or Goodreads. Sorry I know you are all wanting more.
So I dug deep and got this:
About the Author
Sandra Gallimore has written for many years in her employments, and as a hobby . She is retired and has taken advantage of this time to read, travel with family, and has developed many interests and hobbies. Some of these interests are history, genealogy, world religions, natural herbs and healing remedies. From these interests comes her first full length historical fiction novel, Chronicles of Jongleur, The Storyteller which she hopes will interest and inspire her readers.
I guess she really is a novice that should have hired someone to help her out. You want to buy this for $9.99 go right ahead