Reviews of I Call Myself Earth Girl
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ByLilly7716on March 4, 2015
I wasn’t expecting to like this as much as I did. The idea of reincarnation and a baby born out of a dream just didn’t seem like something I would enjoy. I was wrong - the story is compelling and not easy to put down. Ms. Greene has given us a beautifully written book that carries messages that are dear to my heart. Her method of bringing these subjects to light will reach many. It is a thought-provoking book that left me pondering long after the last sentence.
ByRam Das Batchelderon August 25, 2014
“I Call Myself Earth Girl” is a fantastic tale which captivates us immediately with its vivid, mysterious, and gut-wrenching imagery... This masterpiece of New Age fiction is a must for anyone who has a hankering for spiritual adventure, and a secret longing for the golden eyes of eternity. Heartily recommended!
~Ram Das Batchelder, author of “Rising in Love: My Wild and Crazy Ride to Here and Now, with Amma, the Hugging Saint”
One Huge Bravo!
By chey on October 30, 2015
Riveting! This isn't the kind of book I typically read, but the author's writing style captivated me! Her imagination drew me in, and although the theme is otherworldly in many ways, the messages of caring of our environment and each other created additional hopeful layers of practicality and grounded encouragement for being mindful of where we are living and how to treat our earth. This book held my focus from the first sentence.
By caron October 18, 2015'
Those who know me know I rarely finish a book. However ... I read "I Call Myself Earth Girl" in a mere 3 days!
By JMB on August 9, 2014
I must say, this is one of the most unique stories I've read all year, and I've read quite a few. I also have to give the author kudos for creating a wonderful story full of plot twists that will keep you turning the pages well past your bedtime and characters that jump off the book and endear themselves into your heart. I love it when I read a book from a new author (well, she's new to me-I won this book in a giveaway, and I'm so happy I did). I will read and look forward to any and all new books from Jan Krause Greene she is without a doubt an awesome story teller.
By Wanda Greene Swafford on July 23, 2014
I really loved this book. I could not put it down and read it late into the night. The story isn't your average theme. It is refreshing to look at things in a new perspective. The shifting between past/present really worked in this book. I kept wondering what was going to happen next and how everything was going to be connected. This was one book I had a hard time foreshadowing, which made it more enjoyable for me. The author is a great story teller and the story has a unique theme. The story is very powerful and I felt very much like all the character were real. Gloria, Earth Girl, Jared. This story resonates with you long after you finish the book. The loudest feeling being love.
By Tassy on April 1, 2014
I Call Myself Earth Girl by Jan Krause Greene is a monument to writing at its best. This reader was simply blown away by the author's skill at hooking the reader right off page one and not letting go for an instant. This is one powerhouse of a read and is especially worthy as its many messages of hope, faith and love shine through every page that dares to overcome the reader with fear, doubt and pain...
This wonderful book explores what we are and what we may become if we put our minds to it. Inner peace is within our grasp and this reader found it in this mystical book.
This is a FIVE STAR novel full of spiritual mysticism wrapped neatly in a thrilling mystery. Highly recommended.
By Carrie F. Shepherd on February 20, 2014
WOW. That's the first thing I'm going to say about this book. Beyond that, I'm pretty much speechless...
I'd love to go into the details of the story but to do so would rob future readers of the incredible journey that Jan Krause Greene has taken me on. Therefore, I'll leave it to Ms. Krause Greene to take you down that road...
Note: This book was given to me by Ms. Krause Greene in exchange for a review on my blog. However, this in no way changes or influences my opinion about this book. Run, don't walk, to your local book store for this one.
By Jeremy K on December 11, 2013
I was very surprised by this book. I was intrigued by the cover, but I didn't know what to expect. What I got was a great read. This story combines family life, supernatural messages, and concern for the environment. It kept me reading and left me feeling inspired to take care of the earth. Although some of it is very bleak, the overall message is one of love and hope. The author does a good job of making the point that the quality of life in the future depends on those of us who are living now.
By Seattle on December 5, 2013
... For all the threatening themes she develops in I Call Myself Earth Girl, the overall message is one of hope and even inspiration. The story itself is riveting and complex, woven on a non-traditional matrix of space, time and spirituality that engages readers and keeps them guessing.
By Jaguar Heart on November 17, 2013
The book encapsulates a story about time space reality interwoven with themes of environmental consciousness. Intricate character development that left me wanting more! Looking forward to the next book!
By Splitends on November 4, 2013
Well developed characters and a suspenseful plot will hold the reader's attention from start to finish. "I Call Myself Earth Girl" entertains at the same time that it challenges one to consider the responsibility we all have to care for our small planet and all who inhabit it.
By M.C. Morison on September 27, 2013
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... Jan Krause Greene, in her debut novel, explores an entirely original story line...
Ms. Krause Green has a wonderful ear for dialogue and takes us on a journey into the heart and soul of a family facing the unexpected. It is a joy to come across a story that is so deeply engaging and truly unique.
By daniellescruton on August 20, 2013
Clear, clever, ethereal writing that draws you in from the very first page. I Call Myself Earth Girl is a powerful novel I found difficult to put down.
The plot is full of surprises, the pace is quick and the message is deep. This book and its characters will stay with you long after you've finished. I am, as others have stated, hopeful for a sequel.
By William T. Hathaway on August 20, 2013
She's 46. She just found out she's three months pregnant. Her husband has been away, and she hasn't had sex in six months. Who or what is the father? And how is she going to explain this to her husband? No wonder Gloria Geist is bewildered and frightened.
Could her pregnancy have anything to do with a recurrent nightmare she's been having? Or is it not a dream but a past-life memory ... or a telepathic communication?...
The surprising answer emerges out of the twists and turns of a well-structured plot that leaves the characters, the world, and the reader much changed. In fact, these lines of William Butler Yeats sum up the book: "All changed, changed utterly: A terrible beauty is born."
The novel blends ecology, mystic wisdom, and the many facets of family love into a satisfying whole. Jan Krause Green is very good at developing and resolving conflicts among her characters, and she has a gift for making the bizarre believable. I Call Myself Earth Girl is her first novel, but it begs for a sequel.
By Roberta H on August 12, 2013
What a powerful book this is! It travels between the present day to dreams from another time, all the while keeping the reader mesmerized. The characters are rich and believable, living with daily joys and struggles. On one level it is a work of fiction, on another an environmental plea and warning of the perils Mother Earth may face. The surprising ending will have you hoping for a sequel. Congratulations to Jan Krause Green for a profound first novel. I look forward to her future books.
By piedpiper on November 11, 2013
This was an easy read and it left me wanting more. Complete with cliffhanger and perfectly positioned for a sequel, it also contains a timely message that is relevant for all humankind. I've never read anything with this kind of storyline. It's full of heart and it's a great debut story. Pick up or download a copy today.
By Mom of 2 on August 9, 2013
Just finished reading I Call Myself Earth Girl. Wow! Can't remember last time I read a book so quickly, because I didn't want to put it down yet at the same time wanted to slow down to absorb the message. Not only did I enjoy it,I was mesmerized by the characters, and will continue to reflect on the message.
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Michelle Frost really liked it
I Call Myself Earth Girl hides a deep message within an easy to read story. It's written alternating the story between the "here and now" life of Gloria and the very different life of Earth Girl. Is Earth Girl merely a vivid dream or something more? Well... you'll have to read and decide for yourself! The storyline is clever and has some interesting twists. The main characters are fleshed out nicely and the dialogue is excellent, but I did find some of the descriptive portions a bit rushed.. ...a well-crafted plot and, all in all, a good thought-provoking read.
I call myself earth girl' is on a level all of its own. Throwing the reader into a parallel universe where she exists, and at the same time, finding her all around us, for those that want to open their hearts to find her. 'I call myself Earth Girl' is a beautiful read with a remarkable story that seems too real not to be true. 'Earth Girl' has a million messages, but the one message you will take home into your heart, is that her story is our story, and the future is in our hands. ' I call myself earth girl' allows us to tap into our true potential and become who we came here to be - A shining light- has been lit at my core and the fire is burning to do more and be more and for this message, i am eternally grateful to the author Jan Krause Green for sharing her beautiful story with us
Myths are those truths that can only be told in stories.* - I Call Myself Earth Girl is a compelling myth for the 21st century. Not every reader will be able to make the leap of faith it takes to accept Gloria's life circumstance, but those who can will discover richness and challenge in their own lives revealed by "Earth Girl." Thank you, Jan Krause Greene
*Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype
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