Good morning, readers! I’ve posted my newest book review for you. Today I share my thoughts on Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp. Here’s the opening to my review:
When a teen in a small town dies under mysterious circumstances, her best friend tries to find out what happened. The residents of the town resist all inquiries, leaving the friend to wonder whether something more sinister is afoot. Author Marieke Nijkamp’s second novel contains a weak storyline that tries to skate on its intensity in Before I Let Go.
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Good morning, Write Edge readers! Happy January once again. :> It’s a new year, a new start, with new goals in mind. Like everyone else, I have several goals in mind for myself this year. We won’t know until the end, of course, how successful I am, but I like the freshness that this month brings. It holds a lot of promise, and it also offers the suggestion that some of those goals might move to the “accomplished” column by the end of the year. For more on this, go now to “A Writer’s Heartbeats.”
I’ve also posted this week’s short fiction for you. Here’s an excerpt:
Finally Cheryl put the flashlight down; she rocked back on her heels and hugged her knees. She huffed her bangs out of her eyes.
“I knew this was a stupid idea,” she said to the trunk. It didn’t offer any reassuring words in response.
In the middle of the week, I’ll share a new book review with you. Find out what I thought about Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp. Come back on Wednesday to read my review on The Write Edge Bookshelf!
This Thursday I’ll go back to posting writing prompts for next week’s short story, and on Friday I’ll share special Spurts from our trip to India. You’ll get that brand new Growth Chart at the end of the week!
Have a lovely week, readers!
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Good morning, Write Edge readers! I’ve posted my latest book review for you. Today I share my thoughts on The Border by Steve Schafer. Here’s the opening to my review:
Four teens in Northern Mexico run for their lives when a drug cartel targets them. The teens decide to cross the border into the United States and learn firsthand of the excruciating hardships undertaken by those who follow the same path. Author Steve Schafer does a brilliant job of making the excoriating desert heat a reality in his realistic, heartbreaking novel The Border.
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