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Review: Becoming Mrs. Lewis

Patti Callahan’s just-published novel (Thomas Nelson; $25.99) is a fictional take on the story of Joy Davidman (1915-1960) and CS Lewis. I had previously seen and adored the film Shadowlands, so I came to the character of Joy Davidman informed … Continue reading

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Return to Carlsbad Out Now on Amazon, and an ARC Offer

And now back to book news! The third book in my Elsie Street trilogy, Return to Carlsbad, is done! It was released today on Amazon. On Smashwords and the other stores like Apple and BN, it comes out by the … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Sale

Foggy weather has started early and even the opening of the Salesforce Tower, a big deal in San Francisco, was spoiled by it! The month was made a little more fun by the Royal Wedding, which I enjoyed thoroughly. And … Continue reading

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Review: Paul McCartney, The Life by Philip Norman

Paul McCartney, The Life. Philip Norman. Kindle Edition, 2016, $15.99 I loved Philip Norman’s revealing biography of John Lennon. This hefty volume doesn’t quite match up, but that may not be Norman’s fault. McCartney has lived 36 years longer than … Continue reading

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Elsie Street by Gabriella West: A Book Review

Originally posted on The Lone Writer: Shannon Yarbrough:
There’s always an intriguing story and interesting characters to look forward to when reading something new from Gabriella West. Her latest, Elsie Street, is no different. I pre-ordered it and enjoyed reading…

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Review: A Long Way from Paris

With the arrival of spring comes thoughts of greenery, young animals, travel, and so on. Not long ago, I happened to stumble on a memoir by an unfamiliar writer, E.C. Murray, called A Long Way from Paris and loaded it on my Kindle. … Continue reading

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Review: Let Me Get This Off My Chest

Let Me Get This Off My Chest: A Breast Cancer Survivor Over-Shares, Margaret Lesh. StoryRhyme.com Publishing, July 2013, Kindle Edition .99 Margaret Lesh strikes the right note here in her account of the “floating year” she spent going through diagnosis, … Continue reading

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The Leaving Gets 5-Star Review

It makes an author very happy to be acknowledged, especially by a fellow writer whom they admire. A New Zealand author called Kate Genet wrote a fantastic review of my novel The Leaving at the Kindle Store on Friday. She … Continue reading

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