Review: Exile’s Gift

The Exile's Gift novel by Sharon SkinnerOriginal Review Date: 10/11/2019
Review Location: Amazon.com
Stars: 5 Stars

This is the 3rd book in the trilogy that we’ve been waiting for; thank you Sharon! Not only did we get another great story but it was a good solid end to the saga created in the first two books. Although its hard to say goodbye to such rich characters. Perhaps someday we’ll get to re-visit these wonderful characters again (please, please) as I would love to find out what their futures hold.

Review: Matriarch’s Devise

The Matriarch's Devise novel by Sharon SkinnerOriginal Review Date: 6/24/2019
Review Location: Amazon.com
Stars: 4 Stars

This is the second book I’ve read by Sharon Skinner – this is the sequel to the first book of hers which I read, The Healer’s Legacy – and like the first, this one’s going on the Keep Forever shelf. Maybe partly because Ms. Skinner signed it for me when I bought it from her at the Tucson Festival of Books, but that’s not the main reason: the main reason is that this is a book I needed to read. . .”

Review: Healer’s Legacy

The Healer's Legacy novel by Sharon SkinnerOriginal Review Date: 6/14/2019
Review Location: Amazon.com
Stars: 5 Stars

Really liked the main character, Kira, as a believable regular person. Even though she does have a mysterious ability. And, like all fantasy stories, the protagonist has mysterious lineage she is longing to discover.

Review: Healer’s Legacy

The Healer's Legacy novel by Sharon SkinnerOriginal Review Date: 3/25/2019
Review Location: Amazon.com
Stars: 5 Stars

Sharon Skinner weaves a fascinating tale of a young woman, a healer, on a quest for freedom and safety as she flees a hostile world. The comforting presence of her animal protectors, and her special communication with them, adds a surprising dimension and a lovely depth to this engaging page-turner.. . . “

Review: Healer’s Legacy

The Healer's Legacy novel by Sharon SkinnerOriginal Review Date: 8/6/2018
Review Location: Amazon.com
Stars: 5 Stars

Kira, our heroine, is a refreshing blend of vulnerability and courage. Her journey is as much a “coming of age” tale as it is one of discovering and owning one’s inner strength. So often Fantasy genre protagonists have little in the way of a dynamic character, but Kira is one of those that stands out to move from frightened to fighter. Exciting adventure, intriguing magic, and gentle romance round out the first book in Kira’s epic story. Enjoyed by both Young Adults and Adults alike.

Review: Healer’s Legacy

The Healer's Legacy novel by Sharon SkinnerOriginal Review Date: 6/19/2018
Review Location: Amazon.com
Stars: 4.5 Stars

“. . . The characters are really good: deep and complex, well-realized and genuine despite being characters in a fantasy novel. There are all the elements of a good story here, and that story dominates, complemented by the fantasy world and the political intrigues and the rest of it. The fantasy world is also good, with an interesting depiction of feudalism and a good use of Kira’s healer training, one which made both the character and the world more relatable and realistic.

It’s a good book. I will be reading the sequel. And also checking out more stuff from Brick Cave Media.“

Review: Healer’s Legacy

The Healer's Legacy novel by Sharon SkinnerOriginal Review Date: 12/20/2017
Review Location: Amazon.com
Stars: 5 Stars

“I bought this book in a Barnes and Nobel when Sharon was doing a book signing. I bought it for a thirteen year old family friend, but decided to read it first. I read until 2am on a work night and had to make myself stop! It is FUN!! I can’t wait to see what my young friend thinks. I am going to get the next in the series.

Review: Healer’s Legacy

Original Review Date: 7/20/2016
Review Location: Amazon.com
Stars: 5 Stars

“A great book with a very complicated character! This was the first Sharon Skinner book I ever read, and shortly after that I had the opportunity to meet her and discuss this book at length. I really enjoyed reading this book with a very strong female leading character, who is as complex as she is brave, and a plot that only deepens as the book goes on. One fantastic read!”

Review: Healer’s Legacy

Original Review Date: 6/3/2016
Review Location: Amazon.com
Stars: 4 Stars

. . . Skinner brings some good life lessons to her target readers. Don’t rush into romance too quickly. Be kind and decent to all you meet. After all, people will judge you by your actions, for good or ill. And rely upon your own self, not others.
Mesa Arizona dwelling Skinner has a small library of work and hopeful plenty of more imaginative tales yet to tell. She sometimes writes with a collaborator, including a series with her husband Bob Nelson. Readers can get her many works on Amazon.com. . .”