Book Review & Giveaway in Zoey’s head

30 Nov


Recently I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity read to review In Zoey’s Head, a novel by Sandy Ward Bell. In Zoey’s Head is a humorous, spiritual story about a radio announcer who copes with life by attaching songs, movies, and TV sitcoms to her reality. After a week of surprises and tragedies, she discovers her namesake is more than a foot-reading gypsy and God is, in fact, answering her questions.

I have to admit I wouldn’t exactly call myself spiritual and because of this I was slightly concerned that the inclusion of faith in the storyline would make it something I couldn’t relate to. I however, found the spiritual aspects of the plot to be both inspiring and fascinating and wholeheartedly believe they added to the overall warm feeling of the novel. In Zoey’s Head is a book that will make you laugh, cry but perhaps best of all make you think. I found myself not only connecting with Zoey’s but many of the other characters in the book as well. Sandy certainly writes in a way that not only allows you to picture her characters physically but connect with them emotionally as well. In Zoey’s Head certainly isn’t a story you read and forget about. Long after you read the last page you will find yourself pondering about what has happened and craving to know what’s next. (Sandy is such a tease!) Although In Zoey’s Head isn’t the type of book I would usually pick up off the shelf, I am so glad I took the time to read it. I certainly enjoyed the insight into Zoey’s head. Here’s to hoping Sandy writes a sequel!

A note from Author Sandy Ward Bell:
I went from Radio Announcer to Mother to Writer. For twenty years, I played with the idea of becoming an author. In April of 2004, I had a very interesting dream; while pulling a chair into the middle of a road, a male voice told me this was the beginning of my novel. I woke immediately and wrote the scene with the chair (minus the voice). Of course it became the first chapter. Because of the ‘write what you know’ rule, I made Zoey a radio DJ and the rest fell into place. I threw my heart and soul into this story hoping my readers would finish the book and start talking.


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15 Responses to “Book Review & Giveaway in Zoey’s head”

  1. vanessaksmith December 1, 2012 at 2:35 pm #

    This book sounds really intense ~ def a page turner! I’m a follower =)

  2. Kendra Gough December 1, 2012 at 3:42 pm #

    Sounds like an interesting book! I’d definitely be curious to read it - especially considering my brother is going to be a radio announcer. I also follow her on twitter. (@kendarr)

  3. The Charmed Cupcake December 1, 2012 at 7:48 pm #

    Hi Becky!!! Welcome to GIG and thanks for joining us. What a fantastic giveaway. Giving you my 2 cents worth ;) and will stalk you on twitter.

    • Becky K. December 1, 2012 at 8:34 pm #

      Haha Happy stalking and thanks for the invite!
      xo Becky

  4. Maria December 1, 2012 at 11:46 pm #

    What a great blog you have here! I’m definitively jealous so I am going to stalk you for a long long time!!! Also this book sounds very interesting I would love to win it! I followed sandy on twitter!

  5. Nerdy Girl December 2, 2012 at 1:48 am #

    HI Becky! This book sounds great…just so you know I entered the giveaway by following Sandy! What a great blog you have! I can’t wait to dig through your archives!

    • Becky K. December 2, 2012 at 11:04 am #

      Thanks! It’s a great comp the Sandy (the author) was very generous.
      Enjoy Becky xo

  6. Sheilly December 2, 2012 at 11:17 am #

    This book sound really interesting! I will definitely check this book out as soon as I can!

  7. Tianna December 2, 2012 at 12:33 pm #

    I would love to win a copy of this it sounds great! !

  8. thejoyofcaking December 2, 2012 at 11:51 pm #

    This sounds like a great book. I have been so into reading lately. I self-published my own cookbook so I know how much initiative it takes to write a book. I’ve always toyed with writing something fictional too. I’m off to follow Sandy on Twitter, and you too!

    • Becky K. December 3, 2012 at 12:14 am #

      Thanks Eileen! I have been following your blog for a while now and love your recipes and tea cup collection so am stoked to find out about your book! Thanks for the follow, good luck with the competition and keep an eye out as I have a few more book reviews and giveaways to come.
      Becky :)

      • thejoyofcaking December 3, 2012 at 12:21 am #

        Following you as well! Thanks for dropping by - so much appreciated!

  9. Nicole Kuek December 3, 2012 at 3:56 am #

    Sounds interesting! I’d love to win a copy of it (following on Twitter now as well!).

  10. Borislava December 12, 2012 at 11:27 am #

    The book really looks great!I followed the author on twitter and I hope to win,she is so generous giving away free books :)
    Love your blog btw! :)

  11. akirahbabe December 18, 2012 at 7:36 pm #

    This is a nice book and I wanna read her stories. I followed her on twitter and twit this giveaway
    fingers crossed!

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