women’s fiction

Book review now up!

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Good morning, Write Edge readers! It’s the last day of my vacation, and while I’m a little sad about that, I’m excited to get back to my desk and start working on some of these story ideas I’ve got floating around. I’m also moving onto the next stage of publication for my novella. Every point brings me closer to doing a cover reveal and announcing a release date. I can’t wait!

In the meantime, I’m sharing a new book review with you. Today I’ve posted my thoughts on Waiting to Begin by Amanda Prowse. Here’s the opening to my post:

A woman deals with memories of the past on her birthday and a secret she’s only shared with one other person. As she goes through the day, she tries to ignore her insecurities while also grappling with the reality that her marriage may not be in the best shape. Author Amanda Prowse builds another strong character in a book that needed a little bolstering in her latest release Waiting to Begin.

Read the whole review now on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

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New book review up (and returning to normal life)

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Good morning, Write Edge readers! Here’s something I’d almost forgotten how to say: I spent part of yesterday traveling. I’m here in sunny South Carolina to visit my parents and my hometown. Who knew that such a small activity — going from one city to another — could create this semblance of normalcy?

In any case, as you clearly see, I didn’t post on Monday because I was doing all those thousands of things we feel compelled to do before we go away. However, I’m here for you today with a brand new book review. Today I’m sharing my thoughts on the latest release from women’s fiction author Colleen Oakley. Here’s the opening to my post:

A young woman becomes a widow, and all of the town’s inhabitants go along with her delusion that her husband is still alive. When a journalist comes to the island searching for a story, he discovers one he never saw coming. Author Colleen Oakley offers warmth, romance, genuine affection, and kind characters in her newest novel The Invisible Husband of Frick Island.

Tomorrow I’ll be back with my final installment of Thursday R.E.A.D.s and my deep dive into Sally Hepworth’s The Good Sister. And on Friday, we’re back with adventures with the kids in Growth Chart.

I have a feeling this summer is going to look radically different from last summer, for a variety of reasons, so stick with me, readers. Working through the meaning of “normalcy” during these last stages of the pandemic is going to be a little bit of an adjustment — for everyone — but we can get through it together.

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Get the vaccine.

Wash your hands frequently.

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Have a great day and rest of the week!