Two book recommendations

Two book recommendations

I gave away two books that complement Amish Promises during my Facebook Book Banter last week. The theme of my novel is “love your neighbor as yourself” and the story also deals with PTSD.

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Book recommendation

Book recommendation

“There is always some peace in having submitted to the right. Don’t spoil it by worrying about the results, if you can help it. It is not your business to succeed (no one can be sure of that) but to do right: when you have done so, the rest lies with God…”

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Writerly Wednesday

Writerly Wednesday

I have a writerly Wednesday quote to share with you:

“I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me.”

Ralph Ellison, 1914-1994, author of Invisible Man

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Book Recommendation: Death by the Book

Book Recommendation: Death by the Book

Do you love a good mystery? I recently devoured a good old-fashioned one by Juliana Deering: Death by the Book. Set in England in the early 30s, it’s reminiscent of classics by Dorothy Sayers and P.G. Wodehouse.

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Book recommendation: The Light Between Oceans

Book recommendation: The Light Between Oceans

Years ago, way back when I was in high school, my dad and I were talking about the definition of art. He said if he was still thinking about a story–or a movie or a painting–the next day, he figured it was art.

By my father’s definition, the novel The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman is definitely “art” in my book because I’m still thinking about it nearly two weeks after I read it. I, beyond a doubt, binged on this one. I read it in less than a day and didn’t even put it down while I was cooking dinner. I know I’ll read it again sometime in the near future. It’s that good.

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Book recommendation: A Promise to Return

Book recommendation: A Promise to Return

I loved Elizabeth Byler Younts’ non-fiction book, Seasons, about her grandmother’s life. But I loved her debut novel, A Promise to Return, even more.

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