Reader and reviewer comments on James River Reflections and My Virginia Rivers

Review of James River Reflections in Virginia Living Magazine
August 2011

"In this coffee-table book, Will Daniel shares more than 250 beautiful scenes he photographed during his journeys along the James River... Accenting his portfolio is a historical narrative of 'America's Founding River,' with notable quotes relating to the river's history... This visual feast begins at the river's source in Botetourt County, flows through Richmond's class IV rapids and carries readers all the way out to the Chesapeake Bay."

— Bill Glose
Book Reviewer, Virginia Living Magazine

Review of My Virginia Rivers in Richmond Times Dispatch
December 8, 2013

"Daniel travels throughout Virginia and writes not only of the rivers but also of the many people drawn to them. Along the way, he incorporates brief histories of the areas on which he focuses. In doing so, he creates a valuable resource for those who wish to explore his subject matter from a canoe or even an armchair."

— Jay Strafford, Richmond Times-Dispatch
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From Lynchburg, VA
What a beautiful book. I got a copy of your book yesterday. Congratulations! It's wonderful, especially the chapter on Lynchburg. Thanks for all of the kind words. Good luck with sales.

— Kim Payne
Lynchburg City Manager

From North Carolina
Nancy and I just read your book — a great job! It will go on my shelf as a basic reference to the James. Thanks for featuring the batteau festival and including the website. Every river should have a book like this.

— Nancy and Bill Trout
Swamp Girl and Batteau Bill

From Ohio
One of the highlights of the day was getting to look at a review copy of Will's book on the James River. I knew little about the river other than what Will had talked about, and to see it in print was a thrill. A nice combination of new and vintage pictures. And I was surprised and touched to be included in the thank-yous. I look forward to owning a copy someday soon and would encourage you all to check it out as well.

— Brett Turner

From Fairfax, VA
My compliments on a great book in James River Reflections. This is the book I have been waiting for. Your book is useful as it highlights the things that you can do on the James throughout its length for recreation, along with historical notes.

— Craig R. Stevens, CPA


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