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Book Blog – The Caretakers #LoneStarLit

THE CARETAKERS by ELIZA MAXWELL Genre:  Psychological Thriller / Gothic Fiction / Sisters Fiction Publisher: Lake Union Press Date of Publication: April 14, 2020 Number of Pages: 317 Scroll down for the giveaway! In the isolated estate she’s found the perfect getaway. But there’s no escaping the past in this chilling novel from the bestselling author of The …

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Book Review – Nina’s Memento Mori by Mathias B. Freese

Nina’s Memento Mori Mathias B. Freese Paperback: 148 pages Publisher: Wheatmark (September 24, 2019) Language: English ISBN-10: 162787710X ISBN-13: 978-1627877107     Near the end of Nabokov’s Lolita, Humbert makes an honest admission: “[A]nd it struck me…that I simply did not know a thing about my darling’s mind.” That line sums up the isolate game …

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Book Review: The Summer We Lost Her by Tish Cohen

The Summer We Lost Her Tish Cohen Paperback: 352 pages – $11.59 Publisher: Gallery Books (June 4, 2019) Language: English ISBN-10: 1501199684 ISBN-13: 978-1501199684 e-book – $12.99 BOOK BLURB: It’s been a busy—and expensive—few years for Matt and Elise Sorenson, and their young daughter Gracie, whom they affectionately call Little Green. Matt, a Manhattan lawyer, …

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Book Review – The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms

The Overdue Life of Amy Byler Kelly Harms Print Length: 328 pages ISBN: 1542040574 Publisher: Lake Union Publishing Publication Date: May 1, 2019 Language: English BOOK BLURB – Overworked and underappreciated, single mom Amy Byler needs a break. So when the guilt-ridden husband who abandoned her shows up and offers to take care of their kids …

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Book Excerpt -Evelyn Evolving

It was five years ago yesterday that my mother, Evelyn, died, and it will be four years ago in June that I started writing the book that has become, Evelyn Evolving. It took almost three years of writing and rewriting to get the story right, then another year for the book to find a publisher. …

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#Friday Reads – A Dead Tomato Plant and a Paycheck

Let’s start off a weekend of fun with this cute meme. Who can resist a kitten?   Some of you who have been following my blog for a while know that I got my professional start as a columnist for a Dallas suburban newspaper. It was a humor column about family life at the Miller …

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#Fridayreads – Excerpt From a Humorous Memoir

Now that I am back living in a neighborhood and not out in the country anymore, this excerpt from my humorous memoir, A Dead Tomato Plant And A Paycheck, is particularly meaningful. I did like my country home that was surrounded by pine trees, so there was no real lawn to deal with. The rest …

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Friday Read – Book Excerpt

As promised on Monday, here is another excerpt from A Dead Tomato Plant and a Paycheck, my humorous memoir. Back when I was writing the weekly newspaper column, from which most of this book is taken, I didn’t shy away from poking fun at anyone, including myself. Today, let’s share some chocolate, chocolate chip muffins. …

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