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Before returning to her writing roots in historical fiction, Dorothy Love published twelve novels for young adults. Her work has garnered numerous honors from the American Library Association, the Friends of American Writers, the International Reading Association, the New York Public Library, and many others.

The other day one of my dear reader friends on Facebook said she gets a kick out of my nickname for my house. It’s called the Money Pit, after that old eponymous movie about a guy who buys a house that is falling apart. My husband and I bought this house on the spur of the moment when we moved here eight years ago. Our house out of state fell victim to the 2008 recession and sat on the market f...

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I've been a fan of Pat Conroy's books since reading The Water Is Wide. Since then I've read everything he has produced, including his cookbook and his basketball memoir, My Losing Season. The Prince of Tides is considered his masterpiece, and I agree
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The Summer Hideaway by Susan Wiggs
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I've read and enjoyed many of Susan Wiggs's novels, especially the books in the Lakeside Chronicles. This one features several characters from earlier books, and encountering them again was like an unexpected meeting with a old friend. The plot revol
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I'm a fan of Elizabeth Strout. Loved Olive Kittridge and Amy and Isabelle. I didn't like this book quite as much, because "the Burgess Boys" were at first unlikable. One is a wimp the other is a bully, to the extent that I nearly set this book aside.
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I read this book as background research for my 2015 novel which is set on St Simons Island, one of Georgia's "golden isles." Anna Page King's letters to her absent husband, her children, friends and family provide a fascinating window into the world ...more
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“Life is full of risks. But if you try to build a fence around all your fears, you'll shut out joy too.”
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“When there's no other name to call, you can call on the Lord. He's the One who is always listening. Even in the darkness.”
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“We can't be sad for her," she murmured. "Only for ourselves at having to say good-bye.”
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Nicole I'm so excited to hear you have another book coming out! Loved Hickory Ridge! :)


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