Book Reviews

My Favorite Things — for Christmas!

Are you ready?  It’s coming — just around the bend.  In fact, Chanukah has already passed and I barely got a chance to wish Happy Chanukah between turkey drumsticks, but I’m not missing wishing all of you — no matter the holiday — the best of the season and the happiest of new years!

So, here are a few of my favorite things — umm books — that some of you might want to share with your friends when you’re gift shopping:

 

Candice Gilmer’s novel, Mission of Christmas, , it’s one of my absolute Christmas favs.  I know you’ll love it! MissionOfChristmas72web

There’s more than one way to unwrap a gift.

Erica Jones is a Scrooge, and she doesn’t care who knows it. She doesn’t “do” Christmas, never has, never will. For anyone who believes that everything is “merrier and brighter” during the season, she has a news flash—it’s not any better. Just colder.

Andrew Hawkins has never had a bad Christmas,…
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How Important Is A Review?

When I was growing up my father used to say, “You can please some of the people all of the time, all of the people some of the time, but you’re never going to please all of the people all of the time, so stop worrying about it and please yourself.” I have found that little pearl to be wise advice because let’s face it, everyone has an opinion.

Reviews are part of every author’s life whether they like it or not. It doesn’t matter if the review comes from family, friends, a critique partner or the intended audience of readers and reviewers. For most of us, those reviews represent a love-hate relationship. On the one hand, it’s nice to know what you are doing right and that there are people out there who love your work. On the other, who enjoys hearing how much someone disliked something that took months to write?

I always find it interesting how different people…
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