Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Book Pusher--February 2018

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THE LADIES' ROOM Carolyn Brown: Humorous WF with elements of Romance

Trudy Martin's journey from browbeaten wife to happiness is as sweet as sweet tea and as funny as it can be. Being true to yourself and living your passion is worth the trip and the read.

GENTLEMAN JOLE AND THE RED QUEEN Lois McMaster Bujold, Space Opera (Vorkosigan series)

A fabulously twisty and rewarding SF Romance by a master in the field. Must Read, but only if you've read the entire Vorkosigan series beforehand. 

AN ECHO IN THE BONE Diana Gabaldon: Historical with elements of SF

Amazing. Astounding. Marvelous. Diana Gabaldon is golden. If you haven't read the entire series of OUTLANDER, you're going to be sorry when you watch the STARZ production of OUTLANDER. Go buy her books *now*! ;-D

THE BETTE DAVIS CLUB Jane Lotter Women's Fiction

With a deliciously snarky voice, Lotter's The Bette Davis Club explains how everything's connected and why it matters. A must read. 

LEFT TO CHANCE Amy Sue Nathan: Women's Fiction

Left to Chance is a lovely story of why our pasts and futures are so entwined with our present. Teddie Lerner is the perfect protagonist to teach us that truth.

DAUGHTERS OF THE NIGHT SKY Aimie K. Runyan: Historical Women's Fiction

With a fabulous, page-turning story, Runyan opens the annals of unsung heroes--this time the Soviet women who flew WWII bombing raids against the Germans in wooden and linen biplanes. The "night witches" lived large and died often testifying to women's place in the military then and now.

Up next: IWSG of course. ;-)

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

IWSG; February 2018

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Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds! Co-Hosts: Stephen Tremp, Pat Garcia,Angela Wooldridge, Victoria Marie Lees, and Madeline Mora-Summonte!

What do you love about the genre you write in most often?

Short Answer: What's not to love? ;-)

Long Answer:
I write Women's Fiction. And before you groan, I'll ask if you've ever read Jodi Picoult, or Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre? Truly, all books could be classified under this genre if one of the MCs is a woman. The Women's Fiction Writers Association defines the genre as "layered stories in which the plot is driven by the main character's emotional journey." Many classics fall under this definition. Nearly all of the book club choices do, too. So, again, I ask, what's not to love? I enjoy the twists of fate, choice, and connections that fill the pages of much of publishing today. So if you haven't sampled one of these books (and they include Christian, SF, Fantasy, Suspense, and elements of Romance), check out these lists on Goodreads or Pinterest.

Links: (er...make that one link...Real Life has been real. lately.)
Next post: The Book Pusher, of course!
And just because I have a recent picture from Jamaica, I'll leave you with a sunset in Negril. ;-)