Jessica McCann

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Reading and writing historical fiction is my passion, though I'm also drawn to memoirs, contemporary fiction, nonfiction, literary classics -- anything with a compelling story. I only review books I enjoyed reading, hence the abundance of 4- and 5-star ratings!

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Jessica McCann Hi Lisa, thanks for your comments and question. Only reviewing books I enjoy has long been my policy. Every reader is different, and a book that…moreHi Lisa, thanks for your comments and question. Only reviewing books I enjoy has long been my policy. Every reader is different, and a book that leaves me feeling lukewarm may be a book another reader loves. I support felow writers as often as I can, by talking about many kinds of books on social media and reviewing books I love. I'm sorry to hear about your personal struggles. I commend your strength and your faith, and I'm glad to know you are fighting your way back to a better life. (less)
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All Different Kinds of Free

4.18 avg rating — 1,248 ratings — published 2011 — 6 editions
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Peculiar Savage Beauty

4.58 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 2018 — 5 editions
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Writers compose many sentences, scenes and chapters that their readers never see. It may be lovely prose. Yet, for one reason or another, it simply doesn’t fit in the final work. Each writer handles this differently. Some click delete, and never look back. Others hold on to those snippets in...
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The Nature Fix by Florence   Williams
"I don’t review a great number of nonfiction on Goodreads, but to those who know me (and my penchant for fiction writing that includes sensory nature descriptions), it’s probably no surprise that this book had been on my radar for a long while.

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Margarets frihet by Jessica McCann
"Wow. Just wow. this book dragged me in, i needed to know how it went with Maragret. I needed to know how her familiy had it. I hoped that she would get he freedom and some tears would come on occasion when she were in distress, sorrow and pain. I..." Read more of this review »
Barkskins by Annie Proulx
"Wow. I could probably sum up my review with this single word. But then, it would not accurately portray the nuances of exactly what is meant by the word wow… in this case, wow, what a long book … wow, what an important book… wow, what a sad book…..." Read more of this review »
The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman
" Oh, I loved this one, too, Rebecca! "
The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
" Excellent review, Brooke. I felt the same - loved the nature writing, found the trial and mystery element a bit tedius. Overall a lovely book, and I'm ...more "
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Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
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Girl in Black and White by Jessie Morgan-Owens
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More of Jessica's books…
“A book is like the best friend you can imagine. Once you read a book, it stays with you forever.”
Jessica McCann, All Different Kinds of Free

“I had no vote in the making of such a law, and I have no intention of abiding by it, either.”
Jessica McCann, All Different Kinds of Free

“But our tiny home is so much more than its four ramshackle walls and lopsided roof would have you believe. Inside, it’s big, full of love. It’s a hospital where my babies can be born. It’s a schoolhouse where my children can learn. It’s a mansion where my husband and I can enjoy the riches of our life together.”
Jessica McCann, All Different Kinds of Free

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“The hardest choices in life aren't between what's right and what's wrong but between what's right and what's best.”
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“If you’re going to risk and maybe fail, fail at something that matters. Fail gloriously so that even in failure, lives change.”
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“Too many of us are hung up on what we don't have, can't have, or won't ever have. We spend too much energy being down, when we could use that same energy – if not less of it – doing, or at least trying to do, some of the things we really want to do.”
Terry McMillan , Disappearing Acts

“It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.”
Herman Melville

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