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Holly Bush

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in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, The United States


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I grew up in a home where I was surrounded by books. There was not a room that did not hold a bookcase, stack or shelves of books. My father didn't care what we read, although he did, as long as we read something, even a comic book. His stack of books beside his reading chair that sat next to a sunny window was a strange mix of westerns, political intrigue, current affairs, science fiction and the odd biography. Books made me curious, comforted me, excited me, scared me and gave me glimpses into lives and worlds beyond my reach. What a gift - the written word - what a gift!

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I joined my first critique group about ten or so years ago when a woman I knew from my work asked me to join with her because she didn’t want to go alone. The group was held at a small independent book store and had three members. We were invited to sit and introduce ourselves and tell them about what we wrote. We got a glassy stare when my friend said she wrote Christian fantasy and I said I w... Read more of this blog post »
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Holly Bush said "yes" to attending Lady Jane's Salon
date: February 15, 2015 01:00PM
location: Cat's Meow Restaurant, 215 South Charlotte Street, Manheim, PA, The United States
description: Lady Jane's Salon Lancaster, Pennsylvania will feature Megan Hart (Lovely Wild), Grace Burrowes (Kiss Me Hello), Jeri Krotow (Navy Christmas), and Holly Bush (Contract to Wed) reading from their newest works in an intimate setting. Admission is $5 or a gently used romance to be donated to a woman-centric charity.
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Scandal is a beautifully written novel with significant depth. Sophie and Banallt's history preclude an easy romance and Sophie's insecurities were not imagined but a result of accumulated disappointments from the men in her life. A quick resolution ...more
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Christian Severn, the Duke of Mercia, is a ‘tortured hero’ in every sense of the phrase. It is hinted that he is a bit of wastrel, with a pretty wife, and two children, and the duchy in his control before fighting Bonaparte. Captured out of uniform, ...more
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John Adams
“We think ourselves possessed, or at least we boast that we are so, of liberty of conscience on all subjects and of the right of free inquiry and private judgment in all cases, and yet how far are we from these exalted privileges in fact. There exists, I believe, throughout the whole Christian world, a law which makes it blasphemy to deny, or to doubt the divine inspiration of all the books of the Old and New Testaments, from Genesis to Revelations. In most countries of Europe it is punished by fire at the stake, or the rack, or the wheel. In England itself, it is punished by boring through the tongue with a red-hot poker. In America it is not much better; even in our Massachusetts, which, I believe, upon the whole, is as temperate and moderate in religious zeal as most of the States, a law was made in the latter end of the last century, repealing the cruel punishments of the former laws, but substituting fine and imprisonment upon all those blasphemies upon any book of the Old Testament or New. Now, what free inquiry, when a writer must surely encounter the risk of fine or imprisonment for adducing any arguments for investigation into the divine authority of those books? Who would run the risk of translating Volney's Recherches Nouvelles? Who would run the risk of translating Dupuis? But I cannot enlarge upon this subject, though I have it much at heart. I think such laws a great embarrassment, great obstructions to the improvement of the human mind. Books that cannot bear examination, certainly ought not to be established as divine inspiration by penal laws... but as long as they continue in force as laws, the human mind must make an awkward and clumsy progress in its investigations. I wish they were repealed.

{Letter to Thomas Jefferson, January 23, 1825}”
John Adams, Adams-Jefferson Letters

John Wayne
“Life's hard. It's even harder when you're stupid.”
John Wayne

Stacia Kane
“Readers have the right to say whatever the fuck they want about a book. Period. They have that right. If they hate the book because the MC says the word “delicious” and the reader believes it’s the Devil’s word and only evil people use it, they can shout from the rooftops “This book is shit and don’t read it” if they want. If they want to write a review entirely about how much they hate the cover, they can if they want. If they want to make their review all about how their dog Foot Foot especially loved to pee on that particular book, they can."

[Blog entry, January 9, 2012]”
Stacia Kane

“He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much;
Who has enjoyed the trust of pure women, the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children;
Who has filled his niche and accomplished his task;
Who has never lacked appreciation of Earth's beauty or failed to express it;
Who has left the world better than he found it,
Whether an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul;
Who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had;
Whose life was an inspiration;
Whose memory a benediction.”
Bessie Anderson Stanley, More Heart Throbs Volume Two in Prose and Verse Dear to the American People And by them contributed as a Supplement to the original $10,000 Prize Book HEART THROBS

“The Paradoxical Commandments

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.”
Kent M. Keith, The Silent Revolution: Dynamic Leadership in the Student Council

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message 15: by Jonetta

Jonetta Thanks for the friend invitation!

message 14: by Holly

Holly Bush So very sad to hear that Nora Ephron died. Loved her stuff. Especially When Harry met Sally.

message 13: by Derick

Derick Hudson Thanks for the connection, Holly! You may like my 2012 debut,an hilarious, Irish romcom called 'Dysfunctional Romance!' which has 21 five star reviews on Amazon and nearly 10,000 followers on Twitter already! see my blog for details:
Kind regards,
Derick :-)

Carolyn F. Thanks for the friend invite Holly - I'm looking forward to reading your books.

message 11: by Susie

Susie Sexton absolutely love your description above - our home was the same way!!

message 10: by Nikki

Nikki Thanks for the friendvite, Holly!

Elizabeth Hi, Holly! It sounds like your dad was like my mom. We always had books around and went for more every Saturday!


message 8: by Wendy

Wendy Thanks for the friends invite Holly!

Denise Thank you for the friend invite Holly!

Taryn at My Secret Romance Thanks for the friend invite, Holly!

message 5: by Holly

Holly Bush Jane (PS) wrote: "Thanks for the friendvite Holly :)"

Glad to meet you Jane!

Jane (PS) Thanks for the friendvite Holly :)

message 3: by Holly

Holly Bush Jill wrote: "Thanks for the invite Holly. Look forward to talking and sharing books and recommendations."

Back at you Jill!

message 2: by Holly

Holly Bush Marsha wrote: "Wow! You and I have a lot of authors in common. Michael Connelly, Lee Child, John Sandford. (I'll overlook the fact that you read James Patterson.)
Have you read The Affair yet?"

Read Patterson before he got terrible or his books were written by his mailman. Liked the Affair alot but I'm prejudice because I'm completely in love with Reacher. I thought Gone Tomorrow was the best. Tom Cruise playing Reacher in the movie kind of makes me sick.

Marsha Cornelius Wow! You and I have a lot of authors in common. Michael Connelly, Lee Child, John Sandford. (I'll overlook the fact that you read James Patterson.)
Have you read The Affair yet?

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