Book Review: Feast for Thieves by Marcus Brotherton

Sergeant Rowdy Slater is the most skilled-and most incorrigible-soldier in Dog Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne, an elite group of paratroopers fighting for the world’s freedom in World War II. Through a bizarre set of circumstances, Rowdy returns to the States after the war, turns his life around, and falls into the only job he can find-preacher at the sparsely populated community church in Cut Eye, Texas, a dusty highway…

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Book Review: Lily by B.J. Bassett

Book Description California, 1900—Nestled in the foothills of the northern California coast, the town of Laurel Springs is home to high-spirited Lily Blair, the daughter of Rev. William Blair. Lily delights in being spoiled by her grandmother and father, and even though she lost her mother to childbirth, she glories in life itself and continuously pushes the bounds of propriety. Having her every whim indulged as a child leads to…

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Featured Video of the Week: The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman by Carole Brown

The video this week is a little different, but don’t let that stop you from checking it out. Carole Brown’s book trailer for The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman is hosted on Animoto, and doesn’t seem compatible with my right sidebar. You will see the link in place of the video, and I hope you watch it. I’m also going to include it here. The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman: A novel…

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Book Review: Deliver Us by June Foster–Includes Author Interview!

I am so excited to share June Foster with you. She has a sweet spirit and hands-down is the person who helped me recognize telling in my own writing. She is an author I expect you to hear a LOT more of. Here is an interview, followed by my review of her latest, Deliver Us. How long did you write before you sold your first book? I began writing in…

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Book Review: Callie by Sharon Srock

Yesterday I presented an interview with author Sharon Srock. Today I have a review of her women’s fiction book, Callie. This is Book One in the Women of Valley View by HarbourLight, an imprint of Pelican Book Group. I think it’s natural for every woman to want to help, make a difference, be a rescuer. I also te think it’s reality to have the very best of intentions and have…

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Character Confession: When Lightning Strikes

Before I start, I need YOUR thankful posts. My plan is to hand my blog over to you in November so I can write a 50,000 novel in 30 days. All you have to do is write why you are thankful. It can be funny or serious. As short as a paragraph or as long as 750 words. Send to me at juliearduini@juliearduini.com with a short bio and optional picture.…

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