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Exceeding my Expectations

Sometimes I have to remind myself, with all the problems going on in the world, that I accomplished something extraordinary this year. I published my book, The Promise, on January 4, 2020. That’s nine months exactly as of this day.

I tried taking advantage of all the hours the pandemic opened up for me as we became homebound for months. I dove into learning what the best marketing strategies worked for me. It was expensive, all-consuming, overwhelming, and definitely not worth the work or pay off for me in the end.

As I was sharing this with a friend, she reminded me to think back of why I published it in the first place. I had no grand ideas of what it would become. I just wanted to have my story put into a book so that I could give a copy to each of my kids. My friend said to me; you have by far exceeded any expectations you ever had for your book. Look what it’s become.

In this time, I have also gotten to know many other authors. One of the things I hear so many of them say is that the real rewards are not from the money you get for your book. It comes from the feedback of our readers that tells us that all our hard work made a difference in someone else life.

I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to read my book and sharing all your wonderful reviews and thoughts. I am humbled by your giving hearts!

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Review

Check out the great book review I got from the link below.

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Here it is my third review. If you want to read it with bigger letters and with some extra notes go to the link in my BIO. 😁 The Promise: A Memoir By Connie Rife To start. The book is short, so it can be read fast because it is exciting. The book is about the adventures and life of an adolescent girl, Connie, growing up. However, the excitement comes from the theme of the book, which revolves predominantly on the problems that Connie faces when growing up. The circumstances of the main character in the book are exceptional. I was impacted and interested in every tale that was related. It also intrigued me how the mind of this girl worked through everything that was going on around her. What got me the most was the way she talked and interacted with the people around her. Also, the way she handled herself in the problematic situations she found herself in. There is only one thing that held me back from completely loving The Promise. What held me back into completely loving this book was the amount of emotional distress. The number of emotions expressed in The Promise was a little bit overbearing in my opinion. However, this is probably because I am personally somewhat disconnected from my feelings. Nevertheless, this does not make it a bad book, but it is important to know if you are interested in reading it. There are also many conversations with The Big Guy, if you know what I mean. If you do not understand the expression, then you should read the book and find out for yourself. The conversations between Connie and The Big Guy made me smile, laugh, and wonder, which as you may know are all things I love to do when reading a book. In my opinion, you should read it having the mindset that the author is a friend of yours telling you their life story. Even though the story did not contain any action or suspenseful scenes, I enjoyed it. Finally, the story has a little bit of everything (adventure, love, friendship, and drama), which makes it exceptional. #bookreviewlatino #bookreview #bookstagram #book #onlyreadwhatsgood #thepromiseamemoir

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Calling all Teens win a $50 Amazon gift certificate

Hurry time is limited to get a free eBook copy between July 6-10. The contest for a reading essay is from July 12-31st 2020. Win $50.00 Amazon gift certificate.

Email me @ rife.connie56gmail.com

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The Promise a memoir by Connie Rife

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What’s Next

This was my fortune cookie 🥠 message before my book was finished.

I haven’t wanted to promote my book too much while we were all living through the uncertainty of the coronavirus. It seems that the uncertainty is going to go on for quite a while yet. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to bring some kind of normalness back into my life.

I’m sitting down again first thing in the morning getting back to my commitment of writing at least two hours a day. I’ve had so many requests to write the next sequel of my story. Im playing around with titles such as Living The Promise and the last sequel being called, Beyond The Promise. We will see what comes of it and as always I will pray for guidance.

It would be very helpful if I knew what you the reader are looking for. What are your questions?

Are you curious to know how we’ve stayed in love all these years?

Are you curious to know how my past affected my future?

Are you curious how I taught myself to write?

Are curious why I left the church?

Everyone has a question that comes from someplace deep inside. Maybe my story trigured something in you and you want to know how someone else works there way through it. Let me because it will help me to gain a focus on which way to take this next part.

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An Emotional Read

Thank you, Fran Rowley, your 5-star review ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The Promise is a heartfelt memoir that is both captivating and inspiring. I felt so much emotion as I followed the difficult challenges this author endured. Her strong faith and trust in God is commendable with all she had been through, and I was inspired to work to develop a deeper connection in my own life.

This was an engaging story that kept me captivated, and I highly recommend this book!

Every review helps get my story in the hands of someone who could benefit from what it has to offer. Thank you in advance for your consideration.