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Book Review

Outbound Train by Renea Winchester

This book opens the story in Bryson City, North Carolina. A town that’s always had it’s challenges. The train comes through on a regular schedule each day and shakes the trailer where we meet Barbara at a turning point in her life. She’s ready to escape her hometown and it’s lack of opportunity for her. […]

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Book Review

The Push by Ashley Audrain

This intense thriller focuses on motherhood, being a mother, being a good mother. As we get to know several generations of mothers, we see what damage one bad soul can do to their children. We read through examples of good mothers who take care other people’s children and bad mothers who can’t mother at all. […]

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Book Review

The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

Wow! 5 Stars! After I won an ARC on Instagram, I couldn’t wait to start this amazing book that published on March 3rd, 2021. The Lost Apothecary had me from the first chapter. As we follow Nella in the 1700’s and Caroline in present day, both ladies are struggling. Caroline finds a small blue vial […]

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Personal Essay

Three Favorite Books

I have been working through a well-known writing book called, Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Mass. His writing exercise was too hard for me. Three favorite books of all time? That’s an impossible task! I have too many favorite books to choose only three. I tried my best and came up with the three […]

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