Reviews

Here are a few of the reviews for my books:
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Summer Lovin’

“I’ve never read anything by Ms. Edwards, but I have to say after reading this story that I plan to read some more from this talented author. Summer Storms was my favorite of the anthology…

A heart touching story. More about change than romance but one still to affect any reader. There is some great writing going on in this story. I could feel the urgency and emotions of these characters caught in a possibly deadly situation. Outstanding.”

http://longandshortreviews.blogspot.com/2009/08/summer-lovin-by-dara-edmondson-laurie-j.html

The Romance Studio gave it 5 out of 5 hearts & says:

“One of the best things in Summer Lovin’ is the variety of locales. From a sand sculpture contest on Vancouver Island to a miniature golf course somewhere in middle America, the appealing heroines set forth. They are from different backgrounds, and all kinds of families, but each one is someone the reader would love to know.

And of course, there are the boys. Cute boys, gorgeous boys, even kind and caring boys.

And a few the reader hopes will go away before they cause any more trouble. But there are definitely boys, because how could a girl imagine her summer without at least the hope of one of these guys to make it special. And maybe a few kisses to make the summer extra sparkly.

Read this book this summer, I think its magic is contagious.”

“Memorable.” That’s the rating reviewer Andrea used to describe Summer Lovin’. Here’s a quote from the review:

“The stories are well written, the characters sharply defined and the scenes and dialogue are believable.”


You Gotta Read Reviews loves the anthology Summer Lovin’ and says:

“This collection of short stories is immensely satisfying and truly enjoyable. The setting in each individual story is unique and completely different from the others. Anyone can find a favorite or two and consider their time and money well-spent.”

From LASR reviews:

Your story “Summer Lovin’” was reviewed by us this week and is up for Best Book honor:

http://www.longandshortreviews.com/LASR/recentrev.htm

Check out a great review and some excerpts for Summer Lovin’ at Climbing Rose blog.


Rihanna  Rihanna (People in the News)

Review by Evelyn Richards

Author Laurie J. Edwards does a wonderful job of presenting Rihanna’s life in a readable format. Beginning with the singer’s rough childhood with her cocaine-addicted father to her signing a contract with Jay-Z at age 16 and her subsequent rise to fame, the biography is a page-turner. Edwards draws you in and keeps you interested throughout as she tells little-known details of the behind-the-scenes persona of Rihanna. Sneak peeks at other performers, such as Gwen Stefani, Maroon 5, Ne-Yo, Chris Brown, and many others.
For UXL Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes
“Each detailed entry is presented in consistent rubrics that allow for easy access … This is a valiant effort to put into some kind of order the history and current status of the native peoples of this land, at least insofar as our tribes/nations are concerned … This is the best I’ve seen and I would strongly urge every school, agency, and government to have a copy on their finger-tips.”
Moccasin Print

“suitable for popular collections and younger audiences. Its unique information on current tribal issues and notable people add value for all collections.”
CHOICE 

“Provides in-depth coverage of 80 tribes, confederacies, and groups. Essential for school, high-school, and public libraries.”
Booklist

“Articles cover succinctly such things as history, religion, language, government, daily life, customs and current tribal issues. Because the included coverage is so friendly to users doing tribal comparisons, this set is highly recommended.”
Reference Reviews

A starred review. “Interesting sidebars, photos of artifacts, folktales, and even recipes lure students into the text. The set is attractively arranged with plenty of white space and numerous b&w pictures. If you can afford only one encyclopedia of Native America, buy this one. Highly recommended.”
The Book Report

“Attractive and well-organized. Middle-schoolers will find the clearly organized information useful for research. Recommended for school and public libraries.”
RBB/Booklist

“Readers from the fifth grade to adults will delight in the penetrating details on the history and life styles of 80 tribes, confederacies and Native American Groups.”
The Herald, SC 

“…This encyclopedia will prove to be an invaluable resource for student researchers.”
Public Schools of North Carolina

Just saw I’m featured as Five Star Publishing’s Newest Star

AWARDS FOR MY BLOG

Top 100 Romance Blogs by The Daily Reviewer

Rihanna’s mentioned here:

http://irwan.net/entertainment/rihanna-says-domestic-violence-could-happen-to-anyone/

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