Praise for The Universe Builders: Bernie and the Putty


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“…had me hooked from start to finish.  I must say I have had a lack of sleep as I couldn’t put it down, and when I did, I still thought about it.”

Miriam Davison, author of Sand, Sea and Meadow Muffins


“This book was fantastic!  I was riveted, wanting to know what was going to happen to Bernie.  The story has humor, a well thought out world of gods and their creations, and subplots interwoven in a way that makes this book difficult to put down. … a fascinating tale of good vs. evil and of a young hero on a journey of self-discovery.”

S. M. Lowry, The Fringes of Reality


“Wow…  I gobbled it up!  Unusual and intriguing plot…a mind-bending journey…and a great start for a series.”

Ardis Schaaf


“This book totally took me by surprise!  The author does a great job of building empathy for his main character.  It definitely kept me turning pages to find out what poor Bernie would have to go through next.  There are some twists and turns that keep you guessing, and it ends wonderfully, leaving the door open for many possibilities.  This story will undoubtedly capture your heart, as well as make you wonder if WE have our own Bernie.”

Felicia Madura, author of Crimson Cloak, Born of Blood


“This book was just wonderful!  The story was captivating, and the characters were interesting and fun.  I absolutely loved the storyline, and the story was quite original.  I loved the story, and thought it was brilliant.  It’s a wonderful new twist on how worlds and such are created.  The ending … was just what I wanted it to be.”

Hayley Guertin, Hayley’s Reviews


“Everybody loves an underdog story, and I’m no different…but this is the first time I’ve read one where the underdog was a god.  Mr. LeBel’s creative genius shines throughout the entire book, and I can only hope that this is the first in a series of Universe Builder novels.  I would love to see this made into a movie…”

Chris Snead


“…a fascinating world populated by weird, crazy characters that will tickle your funny bone and, at times, tug at your heartstrings.”

Linda Watkins, author of Mateguas Island


“I expected to enjoy it, after all, every review I read was very positive, but I did not expect to be drawn in so quickly. The story had me captivated until the end and an overwhelming desire to see Bernie victorious kept me hooked.”

Lynne Fellows, Just 4 My Books


“Hands-down the best indie novel I have ever read.  Best book, period, that I have read in at least a year.  The writing is so descriptive you forget where you are.  I could picture every moment, every scene, every person, as vividly as if I were watching a movie.  Comparable to some of C.S. Lewis’ work.”

Rachael Snead, author of Long Tail, Short Tail


“There are times when the technical jargon flows so smoothly that you would swear Mr. LeBel was an Astrophysicist.  Then at times he wraps the story like a mixture of Pratchett (they wear the same kind of hats) and Hans Christian Andersen.  A story that can be enjoyed by any age.  The possibilities for future adventures are limitless.”

H. William Ruback, author of the SHORT of it…


“LeBel’s humorous fantasy … will be a classic.  … created a character who will wend his way into readers hearts…  LeBel’s humorous insight into human nature made me laugh out loud at times and often brought a smile to my face.  I wasn’t ready to say goodbye to Bernie at the end.”

Darlene Blasing, author of Bargain Paradise


“…thanks to LeBel, I’ve gained both comic and cosmic insight into what it might be like to have godlike powers. …I’m not so sure I’ll wish for such powers again.”

J. Scott Payne, author of A Corporal No More


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