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 tr…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

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Imogen's Chance

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Picking Up the Pieces (Adel...

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The Risky Way Home

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The Prophecies (Quenarden, #1)

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A Design of Gold

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'The Bee and the Orange Tree' by Melissa Ashley


This keenly-awaited second book from Melissa Ashley, author of The Birdman’s Wife, restores another remarkable, little-known woman to her rightful place in history, revealing the dissent hidden beneath the whimsical surfaces of Marie Catherine’s fairy tales. The Bee and the Orange Tree is a beautifully lyrical and deeply absorbing portrait of a time, a place, and the subversive power of th Read more of this blog post »
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I saw this book recommendation from other bloggers and Rumer Godden's name stirred good memories from decades ago, when I read some of her books for kids. But I never expected this story to sweep me into its rich world of devotion so thoroughly. In h ...more
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It's one of the best mistakes ever made. Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert are a brother and sister who decide to adopt a boy from an orphanage to help work on their property, since they're getting older. But there's an office mix-up, and an imaginative r ...more
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The introduction comes off a little pompous and purposefully muddled; "We live more in alignment with the love that we are". What? And the bit about awareness is rather loosely tacked together. I fe" Read more of this review »
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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..."



Lizbeth 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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