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The Winemaker’s Wife

by Kristin Harmel As I reread the ending few chapters, the tears came again. My husband tells me that heknows it’s a good book when I cry. The Winemaker’s Wife by @kristinharmel is an excellent book.It takes place in the vineyards of the Champagne region of France and the U.S. We first meet Ines, inMay, […]

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Exiled South

by Harriet Cannon Lizbeth Gordon’s husband doesn’t come home one day. He dies in a one-car auto accident. That’s not the shocking part. He had a hidden gambling addiction and accumulated a large pile of debt. At least it was hidden from Lizbeth. She’s left with only answers and empty banking accounts, so she put […]

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Dark Blue Waves

By: Kimberly Sullivan Dark Blue Waves had me at Jane Austen. But after Janet Roberts enters, I became immersed in her life. Her father’s making her choose between no money or a job at his architectural firm. He’s already picked out a husband for her and expects her to fall in line with his way […]

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Short Stories

I Love Being a Mother

I’ve written many blogs about Mother’s Day, my mom, being a mom. There are lots ofinspiring and uplifting stories out there about motherhood, and for the most part they areall true. Being a mother is kind of like writing for me. You start off all immersed in your storyand the fairy tale of where it […]

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Book Review

Big Lies in a Small Town

by Diane Chamberlain I’ve been trying to get to this book for a long time. I love to read Diane Chamberlain’s books. I love how she weaves her stories with details that reveal what’s coming, how she gives you the woman’s point of view, and how she solves her mysteries by the end of the […]

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Sunflowers Beneath the Snow

by Teri M. Brown Teri M. Brown has written a timely novel that started with a conversation between her and a family friend. That friend was Ukrainian and the rest is history, so to speak. As the story opens, you meet Ivanna and her husband, Lyaksandro. Turmoil is pulling their lives apart. Ukraine was a […]

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