New 5-Star Reviews of Pursuit of a Dream

Posted: July 19, 2012 in Book Reviews, Fiction, Reviews, Writing

Over the past few days I was pleased to receive notice of two five-star reviews for my first novel Pursuit of a Dream. This always puts a big grin on my face. What author doesn’t like seeing those five stars? So, I thought I would create a quick blog post to share these excellent reviews with you…

A Satisfying Well-Written Story of Hope – July 19, 2012
By Eden Baylee (Canada)

Car racing is not my thing, and I cannot remember the last time I read a story that was touted as `wholesome.’ In the age of zombies, horror, and thrillers vying for attention, Pursuit of a Dream seems out of favor with the current trend … but, and this is a HUGE BUT, what isn’t out of favor is excellent writing and storytelling, and this is what Mr. Pruneda provides.

The theme is universal – a young boy is tested at an early age. How he chooses to rise to the occasion will determine the outcome of his life pursuit.

I view this story as a parable for anyone who has ever had a dream. Though dreams come true, what is the cost and is it worth it? These are questions each of us wrestles with daily, and Mr. Pruneda does it with eloquence in his book.

Family, Love and Faith – July 17, 2012
By Dannie Hill (Thailand/ Houston)

PURSUIT OF A DREAM (Victory Lane) by Robert Pruneda is a story of a family and it takes you through the tragic death a mother and wife. All the while a father wrestles with providing for his two sons while finding what is more important: work or family.

I thoroughly enjoyed going along with John Lockhardt and his two sons, Jared and Caleb, as they all come to terms with growing up and learning the importance of family. This is a heartfelt tale.

If you enjoy a wonderful story that takes you through, highs, lows, faith and inspiration then you will find great pleasure in Pursuit of a Dream.

I am a car racing fan and really enjoyed the details and lifelong hard work it takes to become a top race driver. It commitment.

Pursuit of a Dream is a great wholesome story and I highly recommend it!

Pursuit of a Dream is currently on sale for only $1.76 (on Amazon-US, Nook and Smashwords)! That’s way less than a gallon of gas, so why not race on over to your favorite e-store and download your copy today?

Pursue your dreams… and never look back!

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  1. neyska says:

    Congratulations on the great reviews. That’s awesome! May there be many more in your future. 🙂


  2. I have read your book also, when you first wrote “Pursuit of a Dream”. I had no idea that you could write with such character. You made me to live in another world when I read it. I look forward to your next novel.


    • You were one of the first, my friend, and you had the privilege of getting your hands on an autographed first print edition… all 488 pages of the behemoth (typos and all!). The electronic eBook version has since been edited and cleaned up a bit. 🙂 When I finish all three books I will combine all three into a single volume printed compilation. I’ll be sure to give you a copy, which will probably require a hydraulic forklift to deliver and a heavy duty podium to read from!


  3. eden baylee says:

    Aw, you’re so sweet to include my review here. I so enjoyed your book, and it was such an unexpected surprise – the best kind.


    • Reading your review was very encouraging, Eden. Having two 5-star reviews within a couple of days of each other really got me excited about getting started on Book 2 of Victory Lane: The Chronicles. I plan on starting it immediately after I finish the first draft of “The Devil’s Nightmare” which I believe will be end of this month to early August. Now, if I could just get my but in gear and get back to writing… 🙂


  4. danniehill says:

    I really did enjoy your book, Rob. You truly are an international writer! Great success with your writing!


    • When I wrote this story, I never thought I would have people reading it from all over the world. Now, I’m obviously nowhere near setting up that Swiss bank account, building that dream home and purchasing that fleet of sports cars I’ve always wanted, but considering I initially wrote Pursuit of a Dream simply as a personal project, I’m very pleased to know that there are a few people out there who have read and enjoy my writing.

      Thank you for your kind words, my friend. It is very encouraging. I am blessed to have met you and so many others in the writing community as I continue to pursue my dreams.




  5. Congrats on the reviews! That’s awesome. I just bought myself a copy for my Nook, but I don’t know when I’ll get a chance to read it. 🙂