Sunday, October 9, 2011

Review for Velvet Ball and The Broken Fairy

While I was over at Goodreads, I noticed a new review for my book
Velvet Ball and The Broken Fairy. 
A lovely lady by the name of Terry gave me this fantastic review. Of course it made my day even brighter. Thank you so much, Terry.
Here is a copy of the review and a link to read it at Goodreads:

Terry rated it *10 Stars*
Recommends it for: Everyone! (Great for Reluctant Readers!)
Shelves: favorites, highly-recommended, kids-of-all-ages

Ms. Puddle, you never cease to amaze me!
I don't think I've ever read two books in a row by the same author that I've enjoyed this much until now!
I loved Star-Crossed Rascals and absolutely adored Polly and Gertie. I didn't think it possible to like any other characters as much as I did those two.
That is, until I met Velvet Ball and Roseberry, the Fairy of Crabtree Forest. Once again, I found myself falling in love with the main characters, Velvet our young heroine, and Roseberry our unlikely heroine.

Velvet Ball is a bright, intelligent and precocious 9 year old girl who suffers with a disease called Alopecia Areata. This condition has left Velvet bald, with no body hair, and an obvious target for bullies. This wonderful little girl is nobody's victim however, and she is no pushover. Roseberry IS the fairy your mother warned you about. She's sassy times ten, a tad bit rude, yet a bundle of laughs. The way Ms. Puddle handles the relationship between these two is masterful; the dialogue smoothly bounces back and forth as expertly as a tennis ball at a Wimbleton match.

The story moves consistently along at a nice speed, with just the right amount of excitement, action and humor. (Might I add well placed, well-timed humor that is actually funny, not cheesy or dumbed down). Velvet rescues Roseberry, after the bullies have thrown her into a tree. She takes her home where she'll be safe, but the bullies kidnap Roseberry out of Velvet's room. (My stomach actually dropped at this part; the talented Ms. Puddle knows how to write!). Velvet is once again going to bravely rescue the fairy from the bullies...

I highly recommend Patricia Puddles books to everyone. This is one author, whom I'm thankful to have been introduced to. Her books have never failed to cheer me up and make me laugh. I'll even go as far as to say they're therapeutic.
My autistic son loves them also. He's become a big fan. We plan on buying/owning every book she writes. I'll be keeping her books on my favorites shelf for years to come, where they will be shared with my grandchildren.

Here is the link if you'd like to read it on Goodreads:


  1. Thank you so much, Terry. I really appreciate you buying and reading, and then reviewing my books. And I'm so happy that your son enjoys them too. Cheers. :)

  2. Great review, Trish! Congratulations!

  3. Thanks Lindsey, how's your book going?

  4. Thanks Intricate Knot. My fourth book is now finished and will be published in the next week or so, but I'll probably cop it as it's soo gross. LOL.

    I'm now following your great blog.:)

  5. Halloween Hop!
    Hi! The scariest book I've ever read was "IT". It reached deep into my subconsciousness and scared the heck out of me! For Halloween I'll be dragging out my Elmo snuggy for my couch potato costume.


  6. Halloween Hop

    I want to thank Jeremy Bates for the chance to participate in this blog hop.

    My Favorite monster movie - Hellraiser
    My Costume - Dragon (well the wings of a dragon and the rest is my sexy self)
    And I am now following this Blog (yay)

    I have read quite a few of the posts on this blog and I do believe I shall
    be reading more as I have found them interesting to say the least. I hope that my participation brings this blog more visitors and that those turn into more readers for this blog's future. Thanks for being a participant and for those visiting this blog for the first time. Please comment, that is what we bloggers live for. :)

    ****Promoting my own Blog****

    Free Book Reviews is a blog that reviews indie books, interviews indie authors and generally talks about whatever amuses them in the literary world. If you are an author please feel free to submit your book for review and/or an author interview. If you are a reader feel free to check out any book listed on our blog. In any case please share this blog with as many people as you can!

  7. Hey, FreeBook Reviews, thanks for visiting. I'd love to submit some books for reviews.


  8. Thanks for visiting, Lyn, I'll be visiting you soon. Just have to finish cooking dinner. LOL.

  9. Passing through for the Halloween blog hop!

    I'm not really a fan of anything horror related to be honest. I used to be, but the movie Halloween H20 scarred me for life! I won't be dressing up this year until the late celebrations in November...haven't decided what to go as yet

    Great blog :-)


  10. Hi again TToria, thanks for visiting another post. LOL. I must have entered the Halloween thing twice. LOL. Ah, well, it brought you back. Would you like a drink? Coffee? beer? wine?

  11. I'll take a beer! Thanks, Trish.

  12. Looks like a great read!

    I'm here from the blog hop and happy to discover yours. My favorite scary book is IT (scared the crap out of me when I was a kid), movie that horrified me most was Rob Zombie's remake of Halloween, and I did not dress up this year, because I'm lame. Maybe next year ;-)

    Happy Halloween!