Rule number 1 – she didn’t say that the author was her son-in-law. Though the fact she had a signed copy gave them an inkling that there was some relationship. So all the reactions are as natural as they could be in the circumstances.
Anyway the first reactions are in and they are:
1) Needs more proof reading – which I knew, but to hire an editor would costs £100s of pounds that I don’t have. I apologise in advance to all the piddly little mistakes I never caught.
2) The story was pretty unbelievable, but then Sylvia (I don’t really know who Sylvia is, but she’s a good egg) disagreed by saying ‘look at the world today and the advances’ that are going on.
3) The best and the most surprising, someone said it reminded them of a very well known author. I don’t really want to say who because if I read it in a claim by somebody, I’d think, ‘Aye – right’.
Not everyone has read it, due to holidays and work going on in their house, and then once they all have, my MIL is going to say it was written by her son-in-law.
So there will be further updates.