The Big Game

Spirituality and Love

Poetry - Love/Romance
77 Pages
Reviewed on 09/17/2016
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Author Biography

My name is Bethany Camille James and I grew up in the suburbs of Denver, Colorado in a family of six including me. However, I was born in Clearwater, Florida. Life was bittersweet. The geography inspired me, yet I felt as I was growing up different, and I seem to stand out like the vast Rocky Mountains.

As I got older I would find my connection to the world through reciting poetry, and extracurricular activities in school and the community. It was demanding being active in my church choir, school debate team, and working just to name a few things. To be involve demanded me to interact with a lot of people, but I never fit in. I learned through my experiences that you have to love yourself. Not loving yourself allows one’s unique creativity to be stifled.

My siblings and I usually spent hours having deep conversations and that helped me have a place of belonging. During my adolescent years, I watched my family overcome many circumstances. However, we had a lot of love and this allowed me to grow into a caring individual.

I was brought up in a way that stressed the importance of faith, values, and love for others. I applied these values to my endeavors by writing from my heart, striving to do things in a way that is honorable, being creative about the ideas I put out to the world, and striving to overcome negativity or obstacle that try to block me. My upbringing has completely supported my development and I am thankful for it.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Molly Edwards for Readers' Favorite

I'm pleased to say that I truly enjoyed The Big Game: Spirituality and Love by Bethany Camille James. I'm not big on reading non-fiction, or poetry books, or anything in that category, but I wanted to branch out and try something outside of my element. This book of romantic poetry that's steamy and passionate really hooked me and got me turning the pages long into the night.

Bethany Camille James created a blend of poetry and passion that I was absolutely not expecting. The way she created the poems really made me feel the emotions in each page. The style of her writing is interesting and unique and I would love to see another book like this written by her. The best part of this book is that she included recipes for the poems. So, not only did I enjoy her work, I was hungry by the end of the book and was ready to recreate some of those recipes.

I can definitely see this as a book to recommend to my many reader friends. These poems are profound and really tell wonderful stories. As a reader, if I read a book of poetry in the future, I want them all to be just like this. By far, one of the best, most creative books of poetry I've ever come across and I can't wait to read more of this talented lady's work. Well done, Bethany. Bring on the next amazing book of poetry and awesome recipes so I can try my hand at this yumminess. Definitely worthy of high praise from this reader.

Poetess Bethany Camille James

I am humbled for Reader's Favorite Feature. The photo is by my Photographer Travis Anderson Images (Fort Myers, Florida.