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RobKendall 02-07-2013 01:21 PM

A request for Amazon.com feedback
It occurred to me that it would be good if people considering whether or not to buy Shirley's daughter's book be able to see Shirley's response on the page for the book itself. So, without speaking to anyone whomever connected to this website, I spent parts of yesterday and early this morning placing Shirley’s response, attributed to her, on 9 out of the 10 Amazon websites worldwide, along with Barnes and Noble and Alibris so that it would be the earliest 'review.' I wasn’t planning on mentioning this to anyone until I saw (and was really unprepared for) the negativity of the responses to this; perhaps I am naïve in presuming that the response of the person about whom a book has been written would be, in any way really, ‘unhelpful.’

If you are already a customer of Amazon, please feel free to log in and look at the quote, deciding for yourself whether or not it is 'helpful.' I placed the quote on my own Amazon account as I wanted to make no bones about the fact that I was a real person; if an Amazon customer checks my reviews, they can tell that I have chosen to review items for almost ten years. In my opinion, whether or not the second review posted chronologically (the person who created the five star review) is, perhaps, a fiction of the publisher - a "Timothy Kash" - I leave for you to decide; as it happens, "Mr. Kash" has never chosen to review a work on Amazon previously. Please feel free to decide whether his review is helpful to you or not, too. I am relieved, as I write this, that two more reviews have been written with more honesty and candor than the second review.

sisterlura 02-07-2013 02:31 PM

Bravo to you, Rob, for thinking to do this ~~ and then to actually DO it!! I haven't checked out Amazon.com yet, but will before day is done.

Bless you!


Robin33 02-07-2013 04:17 PM

I shop Amazon regularly and I think this is helpful and I will go check out the review and I will post my own review too. Bravo to you. Way to go. We are sticking up for Shirley for sure :)

ShelleyD 02-07-2013 04:23 PM

Attention Rob!

As you suspected.....Timothy Kash is the brother-in-law of the co-author, Frederick Stroppel. His wife's name is Liz Kash Stroppel and her brother is Tim. Hence....possibly the 2nd 5 star review....elizaflower. Not sure, but highly possible!!
I do not have an Amazon account, so I did not write this info, I could surely create one though.....or you can go for it.
It is good thing I have naturally low blood pressure. :mad:

Robin33 02-07-2013 04:27 PM

Two thumbs down
I just posted my review Two Thumbs Down

GentleRick 02-07-2013 09:33 PM

Great idea Rob. I will post some reviews wherever I have an account.


RobKendall 02-08-2013 05:27 AM

Thank you all, very much
Lura - I deeply appreciate your support; I read your response with a sigh of relief that I was not alone in this.

Robin - Thank you, very much, for adding your review.

Shelley - The information you mention is VERY good to know. I did a quick search last night and couldn't find direct confirmation of this so I'll continue to look into this after work tonight. Please feel free to mention it yourself in the meantime if you open an Amazon account.

Rick - Thanks, as always.

sisterlura 02-08-2013 05:54 AM

You planted a good seed, Rob. And I just added my review to the others at amazon.com. It may not be much, but it beats sitting silent in the face of lies and petty whining!!

(the warrior woman in me is springing into action, lol :D )


RobKendall 02-08-2013 09:29 AM

Thanks, Lura!
P.S. and please remember, everyone, read all the reviews that have been posted for the book and choose either 'yes' or 'no' as to whether the review was helpful to you.


P.P.S. If you can log on to Amazon.com, you can also log into (and write a review there, as well as determining whether or not the posted reviews on that site are helpful or not):
Canada - http://www.amazon.ca/
Great Britain - http://www.amazon.co.uk
France - http://www.amazon.fr/
Germany - http://www.amazon.de/
Italy - http://www.amazon.it/
Spain - http://www.amazon.es/
Brazil - http://www.amazon.com.br/

also, possibly, Japan:

with China:
one needs to set up a separate account.

Wolfdog 02-08-2013 12:30 PM

For Rob K
You are a warrior Rob ! Great idea!

How about we send lots of Love and Light for Shirley as well !


Let no one attack a member of our pack!

ShelleyD 02-08-2013 04:28 PM

Rob~I just sent you a private message how I came upon that info. Look in your inbox!

Wolfdog~Yeah....especially not our alpha female!! ;)


RobKendall 02-08-2013 07:25 PM

Thank you, Wolfdog. Yes, sending love, light, and joy, humor as well.

And thank you, Shelley. I'll work on adding the information to Amazon.

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