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Moments We Forget by Beth Vogt

I just read the last page and all I can say is wow! These characters are real. They face real issues and problems and nothing is sugar coated. They could be anyone you might meet on the street. My emotions were up and down, back and forth throughout. And I’ve experienced some of these situations personally myself. I could relate!All three of the Thatcher sisters were facing different problems and issues. Every time they got together it seemed that an argument or misunderstanding erupted.…See More
May 7
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Shadow Among Sheaves by Naomi Stephens

It’s July 1861 in Abbotsville, England, hot and bleak for two widows. They have been turned away from various households and businesses as they search for work. They are starving, without money and with no place to rest. Rena is from India. She was married to Nell’s son, who was British. After he passes away Rena feels compelled to take care of her mother in law. Rena’s nationality has caused them to be shunned by nearly everyone. Talk about prejudice!This story is based loosely on the Biblical…See More
Apr 30
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Gone too Soon by Melody Carlson

Only God knows the number of days he has ordained for each of us, so when seventeen yr old Hannah dies unexpectedly in a car accident on New Years Eve, her whole family falls apart.Middle sister Kiera finds Hannah’s diary hidden in her room, so she secretly “steals” it to read. Thus begins a discovery process for her about her “perfect” sister. As her family comes unglued right under her nose, she hides and begins reading Hannah’s thoughts. There’s so much she didn’t know and realize about her…See More
Apr 25
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The Memory House by Rachel Hauck

This was a time slip novel separated by 50 years. It was all centered around a house in Florida lovingly named the Memory House. In the 1950s Everleigh finds herself happily married to Rhett until a deadly tornado hits Texas. Her world falls apart.Beck Holiday in present day, is a New York City cop chasing the bad guys until she does something out of character and gets suspended for a month. They each must learn to live their lives in spite of memory obstacles. Everleigh doesn’t want to…See More
Apr 22
Gail Hollingsworth replied to Nora St.Laurent's discussion APRIL 2019 -FEATURED AUTHOR GIVEAWAY - (5)Ebooks GOD'S JOY LASTS A LIFETIME in the group GIVEAWAY CENTRAL - FEATURED AUTHORS
"My granddad and dad took an old potato chip delivery van and turned it into a camper. One particular trip I took with my parents and brother was extra fun that I still think about from time to time. We played card games, listened to the radio, took…"
Apr 21
Gail Hollingsworth replied to Nora St.Laurent's discussion APRIL 2019 -GIVEAWAY - (1) POUND BAG COFFEE in the group GREG & JEAN HINES MISSIONARIES
"I was given the chore of washing the family dinner dishes when I was growing up. I was around seven years old and the apartment we lived in had an old deep farmhouse type sink. I had to stand on a cola crate in order to reach in and wash the dishes.…"
Apr 21
Gail Hollingsworth replied to Nora St.Laurent's discussion APRIL 2019 -FEATURED AUTHOR GIVEAWAY - (1) BOX SET DAUGHTERS RIVERTON series in the group DAWN KINZER
"I learned to love crochet from my grandmother. I still enjoy crocheting today. Keeps my hands busy while I’m watching TV so that I don’t eat!"
Apr 21
Gail Hollingsworth replied to Nora St.Laurent's discussion APRIL 2019 -FEATURED AUTHOR GIVEAWAY - (3) SIGNIFICANT ME? (1) POUND COFFEE & BOOK ONE WINNER in the group GEORGE M. WEAVER
"The summer mainly was a time for me to relax and do extra reading. Both my parents worked so we didn’t take vacations. Spent lots of time outdoors because my mom worked night shift and slept during the day. my husband and I are both retired…"
Apr 21
Gail Hollingsworth replied to Nora St.Laurent's discussion APRIL 2019 - GIVEAWAY - (1) PB THE SOLDIER WHO KILLED A KING in the group David Kitz - Author Group
"We didn’t do anything special on Good Friday when I was growing up. My parents didn’t attend church. I caught a ride each Sunday with my next door neighbor. Today I reflect on what Christ went through physically and emotionally on that…"
Apr 21
Gail Hollingsworth replied to Nora St.Laurent's discussion APRIL 2019 -FEATURED AUTHOR GIVEAWAY - (1) $5.00 GIFT CARD in the group MARYLU TYNDALL
"I would relive my wedding day. My dad was an alcoholic but he stayed sober for me that day and walked me down the aisle. Less than a year later he would pass away from a massive stroke. "
Apr 21
Gail Hollingsworth replied to Nora St.Laurent's discussion APRIL 2019 - FEATURED AUTHOR GIVEAWAY - (1) SIGNED HB DEAD SEA RISING by JERRY B. JENKINS in the group GIVEAWAY CENTRAL - FEATURED AUTHORS
"My parents were finally able to buy a house when I was eight years old. I found out while moving that one of my good friends from school lived right next door! after my dad passed away my mom continued to live there for a total of fifty four years.…"
Apr 21
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The Governess of Penwythe Hall by Sarah E Ladd

Cornwall England 1811Cordelia Greythorne’s life had taken many painful and heartbreaking roads. Her situation grabbed at my heart right from the start. There were secrets alluded to also that had me curious and reading as fast as I could. Sometimes I wondered who really were the “good” guys and who were the “bad” guys. Finding work as a governess to five children after her husband passed away gave her a purpose and an income. She came to love them all and felt responsible for their care, safety…See More
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The Baggage Handler by David Rawlings

I sat down and read this in one sitting. A very thought provoking novel with an almost otherworld quality. There were certainly things that happened that could not be explained. This novel brings in three characters that get their luggage mixed up after a flight. They are prompted to go to a facility in the “boonies” to exchange suitcases but get a whole lot more than they bargain for. We all carry excess “baggage” around everyday that we don’t want to let go of. I began thinking about…See More
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The Inn at Hidden Run by Olivia Newport

Posted on May 18, 2019 at 5:35pm 0 Comments

This was an interesting time slip novel that ties both time periods together in the end. The characters were well written with situations that could relate to the modern reader. Meri runs from her hometown and family after “flunking” out of medical school. For generations those from her family have completed medical school and become practicing doctors. Meri has no interest in that field but her parents are pushing her to it.

In 1878 Memphis a terrible yellow fever outbreak has occurred…


Cards of Kindness For Courageous Girls

Posted on May 18, 2019 at 4:37pm 0 Comments

I loved this little devotion book! I also liked the fact that the pages are perforated so that they can be easily removed and shared. Good devotions on thoughts, feelings, emotions, and problems that the average 8-14 year old faces. One side has the devotion with corresponding scripture and the other side has a Courageous Girl thought that matches the devotion. The pages are a light weighed card stock that can be easily removed from the book. Girls are encouraged to share them with others…


More Than Words Can Say by Karen Witemeyer

Posted on May 15, 2019 at 5:46pm 0 Comments

Set in 1896 Honey Grove, Texas I found this to be a delightful story that held my attention. According to the author’s notes there was such a town and many of the real people and their businesses were portrayed in the story. This makes the fiction more fun and realistic.

Abigail, Rosalind and Zach were fictional characters but were brought to life by the words of Karen Witemeyer. In trying to save her bakery, willed to her by her father, Abigail had to find a husband quickly. City…


The Printed Letter Bookshop by Katherine Reay

Posted on May 15, 2019 at 5:18pm 0 Comments

I’m always interested in learning about a book title and how it came to be. The Printed Letter Bookshop turned out totally different from what I first thought. Grab a copy for yourself and let’s see what you think about what the title might mean. It was a wonderful idea!

I love bookstores and this one felt like home to me. I could almost see and smell the books and see the displays as they were described.

The main character Madeline inherited the store…


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At 9:22am on October 26, 2016, Ane Mulligan said…

Thanks for the friend request, and thank you for all your kind words about my books. 

At 9:05pm on August 18, 2014, Kathy Harris said…

Hi, Gail! I'm forwarding your note to Fred for the best answer.


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