Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The Book Pusher--March '18

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THE ROAD TO BITTERSWEET Donna Everhart: Southern Women's Fiction

With a great handle on Southern settings, Everhart draws durable characters from Wallis-Ann, Laci, and their family. Enjoy!

WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART'S BLOOD Diana Gabaldon: Historical Fiction Plus a bit of SF

Diana Gabaldon has again crafted an amazing story, a masterpiece that ties up the threads from its predecessor, AN ECHO IN THE BONE, with a roller coaster of a ride. She writes every single one of her POV characters' hearts, minds, and souls with humanity. WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART'S BLOOD is my second favorite of all the Gabaldon books. But be forewarned: There's more coming in this story. If you haven't read Diana Gabaldon's books before, start at the beginning with OUTLANDER. You won't be sorry.

UNDER ROSE-TAINTED SKIES Louise Gornall: Women's Fiction

Living with agoraphobia and OCD requires vast amounts of courage. Norah has it in spades. The journey is long, but oh, so worth the trip. Must Read! If you like Barbara Claypole White's books, this is a don't miss read.


The third in the Paper Magician Series is the best one yet. Love, adventure, and danger are Ceony's to win and over come.

ASK HIM WHY Catherine Ryan Hyde: Family Saga and WF

A deep story of a family in which the silences mask massive psychological and emotional gulfs. Until your ready to ask "why, " you'll never understand someone's motivations--but only ask when you are ready to listen to their truth.

A PLEDGE OF SILENCE Nora J. Solomon: Historical Women's Fiction

Many of us know about the soldiers who suffered and died on the Bataan Death March in WWII, but the military nurses have a story too. Don't miss this story of one such heroine.

THE SOUND OF SLEIGHBELLS Cindy Woodsmall: Christian WF

A sweet story outlines the truth of healing--spiritual, physical, and psychological--that faith and love offers when we are ready to let go of the past.

Next Post: IWSG! 

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

IWSG: March 2018

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Insecure Writers Support Group
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: Mary Aalgaard, Bish Denham,Jennifer Hawes, Diane Burton, and Gwen Gardner!

Question: How do you celebrate when you achiever a writing goal / finish a story?

Good question! It's simple really. My hubby takes me out for a wonderful meal when I finish a story. Well, he takes me out all the time, so that's not special, but the love that flows between us makes it extra special all the time. When I finish a story, we'll go for an extra special meal--with dessert and wine. Does that work? You bet it does!

My momma's health update: We've been slowly working through all the dental and gastro preliminaries. The pre-op heart appointment is March 19. Prayers and good wishes are craved by us all. 

P. S. The cherry tree is blooming a month early due to this weird warm weather. Now, that the flowers are opening, the temps are headed down. I'm crossing my fingers for nothing below 32 degrees. 

Next post: The Book Pusher pushes books, of course. ;-)