My Poetic Path

My journey…shared in poems, prose and photos.

Review: John Lennon & the Mercy St. Cafe


John Lennon and the Mercy Street Café

Since I began My Poetic Path a couple of months ago, in addition to how wonderful it’s been to have a new creative venue to grow with and to share;  I have also been fortunate to have ‘met’ so many fascinating writers, poets and artists. It’s been one of the added perks of creating/hosting a new blog. 

One of my favorite new stops around ‘blogland’ is to visit the multi-talented Billy Hammett’s poetry/creative writing blog: Chapter and Verse.

Most days at Billy’s, there’s a thought-provoking new post to read and many times also to ponder, for days to come.

Billy is a gifted poet, novelist, teacher, ghost writer and blogger.

He also likes to flex his culinary skills on occasion and recently wrote a wonderful review of my vegetarian cookbook, Not Just for Vegetarians.

Do stop by and take a browse, over at Billy’s blog if you are not already a regular visitor. 

I was also fortunate to read Billy’s new novel: John Lennon & the Mercy Street CafeWhat a thrilling journey it turned out to be, from the first page to the last.

I won’t spoil the plot. Suffice to say, as with Billy’s other creative works that I have enjoyed to date; I was not disappointed by this exciting and fast-paced novel. Whether you were/are a true John Lennon/Beatle fan or not this is a terrific novel that rings true on a number of levels. Taking the reader on a magical tour, reminding us of John Lennon’s enduring message to “give peace a chance” , hope for the future and so much more.

Do add this to your list of “must reads”. You’ll be glad you did.

Here’s my review from Amazon:

Entertaining from start to finish!, ( April 27, 2008 )

I just finished reading this book and was truly impressed. Not only is this a fun read and a real page-turner; it also has a deep and compelling message for the reader to contemplate, throughout.

John Lennon spoke for and to a generation: “give peace a chance”, “imagine”, “strange days indeed” . William Hammett has captured Lennon’s charisma and character so well.

The story takes the reader on a journey that has many a twist and turn along the way and is indeed,magical and mysterious.

This is a novel that will appeal to anyone who enjoys a great read, Lennon fan or not. Buy it, read it, pass it along to a friend. A book you will truly enjoy and want to share.


Author: Geraldine

I am a freelance writer, poet, artisan, avid book/product reviewer and award-winning cookbook author. I recently published the second volume of my new vegetarian cookbook series: The Groovy Green Kitchen (Volume 2): Simply, Super, Supper Soups and my inspirational, pro-active and fun book/eBook, all about aging well: Laughing AT the Grim Reaper! Gems of Wisdom for Aging Well. I am also the author of: The Groovy Green Kitchen (Volume 1): Weeknight Veggie Slow Cooker. Third Chapter, Second Chance (a mid-life romance). Not Just for Vegetarians: Delicious Homestyle Cooking, the Meatless Way and the poetry collections: Haiku Reflections: The Four Seasons (Volumes I, II and III) and My Poetic Path. These titles are available at all the Amazon sites. When I'm not writing or creating new recipes, I love to knit and crochet; usually with some "help" from feline friend, the yarn-loving Mr. Cheddar! 🐱 With Blogger, I also host my new author's site: Geraldine Helen Hartman and my product review blog: My Real Life Reviews. I hope you will visit often and enjoy all of my sites.😂 Thanks so much for stopping by. Wishing You a Happy Week and Namaste!

5 thoughts on “Review: John Lennon & the Mercy St. Cafe

  1. Sounds like a good read. I enjoyed your review. I’m going to try and get it on Amazon. Thanks for the tip!

  2. Geraldine,
    Thanks for lifting this up. Billy is an awesome writer. I’m thinking published bloggers need their own bookstore so we can support each other. Your cookbook, Billy’s creative piece. All good.

    Thanks for stopping by. God bless.

  3. I don’t think I’ve ever been to your blog before, I like it 😀
    ah John Lennon…it sounds good! I like your mirror post too 😀

  4. Thank you, Geraldine, for your kind comments and the review! And many thanks for the links! … and I am still enjoying your recipes!

  5. Hi everyone, I know you will enjoy Billy’s novel. Do let me know how you like it, when you get a chance to give it a read. A stop at Billy’s blog is always worth the visit too.

    I am so glad to have ‘met’ Billy and to have already enjoyed so much of his creative work. It’s been terrific! 🙂 G

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