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POETRY #REVIEW of Through My Good Eye: A Memoir in Verse by Rebecca Holland #poetry #empowerment #faith

I just want to sincerely thank Allie from AllieReads.com for this kind review of my chapbook, Through My Good Eye: A Memoir in Verse. It means a great deal to me. Thank you so much, Allie!

All money earned from Through My Good Eye: A Memoir in Verse will be donated to Christ Community United Methodist Church. Now available in paperback, on Kindle, and for free on Kindle Unlimited! 


If you’ve known me for long enough then you know that I absolutely adore reading poetry. It is one of my favourite genres to write and to read, I adore how it makes you feel and how powerful those words on a page can actually be.

Rebecca Holland’s Through My Good Eye is just that – it grabs you and forces you into its orbit. Although quite a short collection, the poems that are within the small chapbook are wonderful. Holland writes with more of a traditional poetic melody that reminds me of poets such as Emily Dickenson and Wilfred Owen. Holland’s writing is quite intricate in nature but is done so in a way that the reader can easily feel and understand the purpose of each poem, the emotional nature of it and that is where Holland’s real talent lay. Before I go any further, I’ll provide you with the synopsis available…

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Blogging, Books, Writing

Blogger Recognition Award: Why I Write & Tips for Bloggers

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Devotions, Preaching, Sermons & Sermon Notes, Writing

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Ministry, Writing

Awaiting the Proofs for My First Poetry Book!

Update 12/6/18: My chapbook Through My Good Eye: A Memoir in Verse is now available on Kindle (FREE with Kindle Unlimited!) or in paperback!  As I sit here, I'm so excited that I can hardly contain myself. This morning, I completed my order on Amazon in order to receive five proof copies for my very first chapbook, Through My… Continue reading Awaiting the Proofs for My First Poetry Book!

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“Flow Like Lyrics” Review with Poet Q&A

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“Into the Surf” Review With Author Q&A

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