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Book Review and Blog Tour: The Boy in the Well by Dan Clark

The Boy in the Well by Dan Clark is a suspenseful dark mystery. Introduction: Lately, I've been reading a lot of suspenseful novels to learn more about the craft of writing. Currently, my Jeff and I are co-writing a spooky novel based on true events. It will be the first novel that we have written… Continue reading Book Review and Blog Tour: The Boy in the Well by Dan Clark

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Memoirs of a Karate Fighter is a memoir that packs a powerful punch! (Book Review and Blog Tour)

This hard hitting memoir tackles issues such as mental illness, racism, and the strength of the human spirit. Synopsis: Memoirs of a Karate Fighter Novelist and former karate champion Ralph Robb recounts his experiences at one of Europe’s toughest dojos and provides an insight into the philosophy and training methods of a club which produced… Continue reading Memoirs of a Karate Fighter is a memoir that packs a powerful punch! (Book Review and Blog Tour)

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Awesome Reviews for Hope for the Broken: Using Writing to Find God’s Grace!

good things come in small packages... part autobiography, part sharing of ideas, part devotion, part guidance, part instruction manual, part motivational, and an outstanding word of encouragement. As she tells and reflects on her own story, she gives a foundation that encourages the reader to recall and tell their own story...

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What We Can Learn From Early Methodist Women Preachers: An Author Interview with Rev. Donna L. Fowler-Machant

Most Methodists are unaware of the role these women played in the development of the movement and of the debt we owe them. I hope that clergy and laity, female and male, will read the book and learn from as well as learn about them. They are wonderful companions for the spiritual journey, and their deep wisdom and faithful example will enrich and enliven our own faith while also giving us a fuller picture of what Methodism was like in its earliest years.

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Book Review: Jane Austen’s Best Friend: The Life and Influence of Martha Lloyd by Zoe Wheddon

Jane Austen’s Best Friend: The life and influence of Martha Lloyd Synopsis from the publisher: All fans of Jane Austen everywhere believe themselves to be best friends with the beloved author and this book shines a light on what it meant to be exactly that. Jane Austen's Best Friend; The Life and Influence of Martha… Continue reading Book Review: Jane Austen’s Best Friend: The Life and Influence of Martha Lloyd by Zoe Wheddon

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Book Review and Blog Blitz: 52 Week of Writing Author Journal and Planner, Vol. II by Marielle S. Smith

52 Weeks of Writing Author Journal and Planner, Vol. II ‘With this book by your side, anything feels possible.’ Jacqueline Brown My Review After having completed three books, I can say for certain that the most challenging part for me has been sticking to a writing schedule. (By the way, I'm excited to announce that… Continue reading Book Review and Blog Blitz: 52 Week of Writing Author Journal and Planner, Vol. II by Marielle S. Smith

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Book Review: Tried Three Times: The Karemendi Story by Celeste Yost (Crime Fiction, Based on a true story)

Tried Three Times: The Karemendi Story is a novel based on real events. The author combines her own imagination with newspaper accounts and court transcripts to tell the story of how three-year-old Matthew Karemendi was murdered by his mother, Margaret Karemendi, and her lover, Roy Lockard, in Altoona, Pennsylvania on April 21, 1936.

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Audio Book Review and Blog Blitz: The Lost Sentinel by Suzanne Rogerson

Growing up, "old school" fantasy was one of my favorite genres. Fans of classic "sword and sorcery" will find a lot to love about Rogerson's work. What is particularly delightful is that she manages to put a fresh spin on a classic genre. Her imaginative storytelling and creative world building combine to put a unique spin on the comfortingly familiar quest formula. I enjoyed getting lost in this immersive listening experience.