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Margaret Ann Spence

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Margaret Ann Spence writes about women, the choices they make, and what happens next.

An avid baker and much less successful organic gardener, she draws on the mishaps and joys of these pursuits within the family mysteries unwrapped in her novels, Joyous Lies and Lipstick on the Strawberry.

Lipstick on the Strawberry won the Romantic Elements Category in the First Coast Romance Writers 2015 Beacon Contest. The novel was a finalist for the 2019 Eric Hoffer Book Award and in the 2019 Next Generation Indie Awards.

Margaret’s second novel, Joyous Lies, released February 15, 2021.

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Margaret Ann Spence Since it is the anniversary of Jane Austen's death, I've been re-reading her timeless books. So this week, it is England of about 1815.
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Since it is the anniversary of Jane Austen's death, I've been re-reading her timeless books. So this week, it is England of about 1815.
Love to spend a day in her shoes. Glad not to live there, really. Love my laptop, glad not to have to write with cramped hands and inky fingers.
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Margaret Ann Spence I've just finished The Two Family House by Lynda Cohen Loigman and Crystal King's Feast of Sorrows. About to start another book by the brilliant Elena…moreI've just finished The Two Family House by Lynda Cohen Loigman and Crystal King's Feast of Sorrows. About to start another book by the brilliant Elena Ferrante. I just loved her Neapolitan novels.(less)
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[image error]By Susan JubyHarper Collins, 2011
From the time of the last recession comes this very funny book by an author who usually writes YA (Young Adult) fiction. The satire pumps it up to adult level. Prudence, an idealistic 24-year-old from Brooklyn, inherits a dilapidated farm on Vancouver Island.

She has dreams of growing enough produce to sell at a farmer’s market, but what she finds when Read more of this blog post »
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Kathleen Kelly is a nurse, a mother, a writer, and amazingly empathetic. These stories of life in the Emergency Room tell the reader all this and more. I simply could not put the book down once I started. Some of the situations she had to face brough ...more
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The realization that one must live an authentic life can bring a person up short. Will changing it, by a dramatic act to retrieve your own sense of self, hurt others? Will it sabotage a career, a marriage? This is the takeaway from Queen of the Owls. ...more
Joyous Lies by Margaret Ann Spence
"A fantastic historical women’s fiction read. The dual timeline was perfectly executed and this book flowed well right to the end. After tragically loosing her mother, Maelle grew up with her grandparents in Joyous Woods a commune where she grew to lo" Read more of this review »
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"This is the 1st book I've read written by Margaret Ann Spence; I can’t wait to read more of her books.

She has written a good book; Maelle discovers some things surrounding her mothers death aren’t really what she’s always been told so she starts inve" Read more of this review »
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It seems like it would be a teenage girl’s dream—to live as a faculty daughter in a boys’ boarding school. For Georgette ( Georgie) Bricker, however, adolescence proves tricky in this environment. Hormones are practical
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