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Laurinda Wallace

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Laurinda grew up in rural Western New York and was either reading mysteries or writing short stories when she wasn't horseback riding. A career in administration eventually led to freelance writing assignments in 2005, after she and her husband moved to the high desert of southeast Arizona. Her devotionals have been published in The Upper Room, Christian Devotions, and Faithwebbin. She's written many articles for magazines and in 2012 published both a novel and devotional book. Inspired by the Scripture from Ecclesiastes 3, The Time Under Heaven is a story of three sisters and their bittersweet journey of reconcilation. Gardens of the Heart, a 30-day devotional are observations of biblical truths from her years of gardening.

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We recently spent a day hiking in the Chiricahua National Monument enjoying the "Wonderland of Rocks" in eastern Arizona. A volunteer at the  Monument's Visitor Center recommended an addition to our planned hike which promised fantastic views and lots of wildflowers. We took the advice, and began the ascent up Sugarloaf Mountain where a massive wildfire had destroyed dozens of trees that once... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on September 28, 2015 06:00
Average rating: 4.09 · 831 ratings · 107 reviews · 10 distinct works
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Family Matters by Laurinda Wallace

Really liked this book it had family, traditions and a cold case murder mystery. It had many possible suspects and misdirection. Will read next"
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"A great puzzle

I really liked the double mystery--one in the past and one in the present. The characters are believable and small town life is depicted accurately.

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"A great cozy that had me guessing until the very end

I've been reading mysteries of all types for decades and it is unusual for me to be surprised at the conclusion. This author misled me until the very end . This story was exciting and well writte..." Read more of this review »
" You're welcome. My beta readers are really great and are invaluable in the book process. "
Laurinda Wallace added a status update: Wondering what it takes to start your writing business. Down-to-earth advice on The Business of Writing.
“Prayer of an Anonymous Abbess:

Lord, thou knowest better than myself that I am growing older and will soon be old. Keep me from becoming too talkative, and especially from the unfortunate habit of thinking that I must say something on every subject and at every opportunity.

Release me from the idea that I must straighten out other peoples' affairs. With my immense treasure of experience and wisdom, it seems a pity not to let everybody partake of it. But thou knowest, Lord, that in the end I will need a few friends.

Keep me from the recital of endless details; give me wings to get to the point.

Grant me the patience to listen to the complaints of others; help me to endure them with charity. But seal my lips on my own aches and pains -- they increase with the increasing years and my inclination to recount them is also increasing.

I will not ask thee for improved memory, only for a little more humility and less self-assurance when my own memory doesn't agree with that of others. Teach me the
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The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“I have so much in me, and the feeling for her absorbs it all; I have so much, and without her it all comes to nothing.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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