Paula Vince

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Award-winning author Paula Vince loves to evoke tears and laughter through writing fiction. She stirs her stories with mystery, romance, drama and suspense to create something delectably special. A wife and homeschooling mother of three children, she resides in the Adelaide Hills of South Australia, a beautiful spot for inspiration with its breath-taking scenery and four distinct seasons.

Paula's quest is to provide quality faith-inspired fiction set in Australia. Her quest started way back when, as a Uni student, she discovered the writing of American Christian fiction authors. She wants to provide similar enjoyable reads that highlight her own country.

Her novel "Picking up the Pieces" won the religious fiction section of the 2011 Internati
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Paula Vince My most recent book is Imogen's Chance. Part of the idea came from the coastal town of Port Elliot, South Australia, which has a very beautiful but…moreMy most recent book is Imogen's Chance. Part of the idea came from the coastal town of Port Elliot, South Australia, which has a very beautiful but treacherous seaside walk. I couldn't help but imagine some of the events and disasters which might happen there.(less)
Paula Vince At the risk of sounding trite, I think our characters do become our best friends, as we invest so much emotional energy into them. For this reason, I…moreAt the risk of sounding trite, I think our characters do become our best friends, as we invest so much emotional energy into them. For this reason, I consider that I've gained many friends. I've worked hard for them, but it's been well worth it.(less)
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Best Forgotten

4.06 avg rating — 64 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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Imogen's Chance

4.24 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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Picking Up the Pieces (Adel...

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The Risky Way Home

4.05 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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The Prophecies (Quenarden, #1)

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 2002 — 2 editions
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A Design of Gold

4.05 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
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The Castle of Light (Quenar...

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This year, I'm hosting a read-along of all of the Little House on the Prairie Books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, which you'll find here. We'd love you to read along and share your thoughts, if you feel so inclined.

Fifteen-year-old Laura lives apart from her family for the first time, teaching school in a claim shanty twelve miles from home. She is very homesick, but keeps at it so that she can h... Read more of this blog post »
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The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
"If only it did not have to end the way that it did, for Anne."
Paula Vince and 3 other people liked Melissa's review of The Colour of Broken:
The Colour of Broken by Amelia Grace
"This is an amazing story with such a powerful ending. It should come with a packet of tissues.

Yolande has put her career on hold to help her grandmother in her florist shop. Her grandmother has been ill for a number of years with an unknown, invis..." Read more of this review »
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Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
"In lieu of a proper review of my favorite book, and in addition to the remark that it would be more aptly named Konstantin Levin, I present to you the characters of Anna Karenina in a series of portraits painted by dead white men.


Anna Karenina (La..." Read more of this review »
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Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
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It doesn't take long to find out why this title is so apt. There's far more of a social, community focus than all that's come before. Previously through the series, the Ingalls' were often living in isolation for various reasons. Now they're in the h ...more
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Barbara Kingsolver made me read this book. I heard her speak at the Adelaide Writers Festival and she was mesmerising. Her session was so packed that I sat jammed in a crowd perched on a steep bank behind the stage, and had to dig my heels into the g ...more
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The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G.K. Chesterton
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This book caught my eye at the second-hand shop, and I thought it'd be a good choice for the 'Classic by a New-To-You author in the 2018 Back to the Classics Challenge. I'd heard of G.K. Chesterton, but knew next to nothing about him. If this first n ...more
" Jeanette wrote: "I'll have to brave it and reread it before I can comment intelligently. Great article, Paula."

Thanks Jeanette, I tried not to make it
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The Horse And His Boy by Paul McCusker
" It was one of my favourites too. I enjoyed the story within a story aspect. "
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3. The right to not finish

4. The right to reread

5. The right to read anything

6. The right to escapism

7. The right to read anywhere

8. The right to browse

9. The right to read out loud

10. The right to not defend your tastes”
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Paula Vince Paula wrote: "Elizabeth wrote: "Dear Paula,

I'm not certain if my message got to you yesterday, so here I go again. Sally from Wombat Books has asked me to write my press release for Green Heart of the Forest a..."


Hi Elizabeth, sure, please feel free to use any of my quotes for your press release. Have fun putting it together.
Blessings,
Paula V


message 2: by Paula

Paula Vince Elizabeth wrote: "Dear Paula,

I'm not certain if my message got to you yesterday, so here I go again. Sally from Wombat Books has asked me to write my press release for Green Heart of the Forest and because you wro..."


Elizabeth wrote: "Dear Paula,

I'm not certain if my message got to you yesterday, so here I go again. Sally from Wombat Books has asked me to write my press release for Green Heart of the Forest and because you wro..."



Elizabeth Klein Dear Paula,

I'm not certain if my message got to you yesterday, so here I go again. Sally from Wombat Books has asked me to write my press release for Green Heart of the Forest and because you wrote my appraisal in the Caleb Ms competition, I was wondering if i could use some of your quotes please. Thanks and God bless.
Elizabeth Klein


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