AMAZON Reviews for GRAYSON SPRINGS
January 23, 2016
Highly recommend! Very well written, grabs you from page one and doesn't let
go. Couldn't sleep for thinking about this book, I had to get up in the
middle of the night to finish it. Great storyline encompasses a bit of
history with human nature, it would make a fantastic movie. Looking forward
to more books from this author!
November 20, 2015
Grayson Springs, is an excellent novel with great style and careful
plotting. The meld between past and present is exceptional. The storyline
will grab you and not lessen its grasp.
The history lessons along the way, with exceptional details, are carefully
blended with a wonderful story line.
His telling elements, layers of intrigue, poignant moments, ingenious
solutions, centered around the characters everyday activities are carefully
described pulling you in with anxious anticipation of the final page.
A strong touch on the key board and strong voice. Thank you for an
exceptional read, I anxiously await more....
March 6, 2015
I am retired and have a lot of time to read. Very rare for a book to
surprise me. This one did. Very good from beginning to end. Several turn
that were unexpected. I give it a hi recommendations for anyone wanting
something to read that they won't want to put down. *****
March 7, 2015
It is a wonderful book. I wish it would just keep on going. It would be nice
if all troubled teens could read this book or visit a place like GRAYSON
March 15, 2015
In this novel, Gambrell explores a young woman's confusion over her
self-identity and how an experience working at an inn in rural Kentucky
helped her discover more about herself.
Brooke is a troubled teen, and she is headed down a path that is not ideal.
Her concerned father finds Grayson Springs as an alternative to juvenile
detention and signs Brooke up. From there, Brooke is on a whirlwind of
learning about rural life, 1800s technology, and her own past.
Interwoven throughout the novel is a second storyline of another young woman
who worked at the inn--and who is mysteriously connected to Brooke.
I would particularly recommend this book for those who are interested in
history or genealogy. It is a novel that is driven by character development
and the (sometimes unlikely) relationships between characters. The reader
finds him- or herself rooting for Brooke as she sorts her way through
Grayson Springs life and layers of history.
October 14, 2015
Grayson Springs is a "chick book" written for everyone, young and old. I
would have to admit that if I saw the book on the shelf, I would have
skipped it. However, since I know the author, I was one of the lucky ones to
get an early copy and all I can say is that I'm glad I read it. It is a
heartwarming page turner about a troubled girl who is forced to move to
Central KY in order to get fixed. It's a story that is full of mystery,
surprises, kindness, warmth and love. If you can get a copy, I highly
encourage you to do so. You won't be disappointed!
June 21, 2015
a great book that manages to hold your attention and you will not be able to
put it down when you start it
July 13, 2015
Could not put the book down - read it in one day - and haven't done that in
years!! The book made me cry, laugh, rejoice, and remember some years past!
Hope there is a sequel (and would be great as a movie). Thank you Ron
Gambell, in so many ways!
June 5, 2015
When you get to the end of a book and you want to know more about the
character's future, you know it's a good book. This is the kind of book you
can't put down.
April 18, 2015
I found Grayson Springs to be a very good read, a true page turner. The
details of the backwoods of Kentucky are realistic. I liked the style of the
author's writing. I became engaged from the start and found it hard to put
the novel down. I can realistically see this type of scenario actually
happening although maybe not as fast as depicted in this book. I am looking
forward to more from Ron Gambrell.
October 5, 2015
I read this with my book club. It was a good read. The descriptions of the
settings made me want to go for a walk in the country. I particularly liked
the historical detail.
October 2, 2015
I loved reading Grayson Springs for many reasons. Historical fiction is my
favorite genre. It is suspenseful and exciting. It appealed to me as an
adult, but I think my 17 year old granddaughter will enjoy the story of
modern day teens living in an 1800s environment where there is no
technology. I am familiar with the Kentucky area in which the story is set.
I am anxious to visit the real Grayson Springs now. The book is a great read
and it was enjoyed by all the members in my book club.
September 12, 2015
Couldn't put this book down! My favorite reads are the ones that paint vivid
pictures as I go along. Gambrell succeeded with this novel. Definite page
September 2, 2015
It took me a bit to get into, as it's not the typical book for me to read. I
am however glad I gave it a chance because I throughly enjoyed the ride the
main character took!
August 11, 2015
Very well written story that held my interest throughout the entire book..
Enjoyed reading the book very much and would highly recommend.
May 17, 2015
The author walked right up to me and said you have to read my book. So I did
just that. It was a fantastic read with just the right amount of details.
Kept my attention (severe ADD) and was a fast read. Highly recommend this
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
February 28, 2015
Grayson Springs melds the worlds of historic parts of Grayson Kentucky with
a present day storyline. The author successfully uses the past of the
setting to help explain the troubles of a young girl struggling to let go of
her own present day demons. The colorful characters and locations are ones
that Elmore Leonard would approve of while taking the focus in a different
direction that reflects some of the current issues in today's society. I
enjoyed reading the novel and highly recommend it.