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May 26, 2020

Harbored Secrets Review

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5.0 out of 5 stars  Captivating adventure of surviving a life formed on others’ mistakes

Reviewed in the United States on May 26, 2020


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The composition of the intriguing unraveling of Binny’s painful progress into womanhood has depth and rich correlations accomplished by flashbacks to present. This was one of the most effective uses of past history entwined with current developments in an artful manipulation of cause and effect highly laced with strong emotions. As the results of the impact of another’s sins press upon each character, bold, empathetic portraits emerge and the reader can now respect and embrace each character’s part in the final overcoming of so many unexpected challenges. The lyrical depth of detail of feelings, environment, private thoughts and reactions, facial expressions and perspectives was powerful.



Thank You jml for your kind words about Harbored Secrets. Readers comments go to the soul of writing. They say writers write for the sake of writing, but I feel a kind word about the stories they write encourages a writer with a softness of appreciation that a reader understood her or his meaning.

Thank you, Marie F Martin


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Published on May 26, 2020 22:20

April 28, 2020

Spending

I just spent the first of my stimulus check. A spading fork for my back, vegetable seeds for my belly, 50 feet of the garden hose I like for easy pulling and bird seed for my feathered friends. Yep, I am spreading the funds around.


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Published on April 28, 2020 10:11

April 9, 2020

Review of Harbored Secrets.

The following is a review that was posted today on Good Reads. It again reminds me that the words I write join with other folks. What a nice gift, I was given by Mr. Tomlinson.





Harbored Secrets (A Psychological Mystery)


by Marie F. Martin (Goodreads Author)


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Kennard Tomlinson’s reviewApr 09, 2020


it was amazing


What a wonderful book


This book is so heartfelt and sincere that I wished it would never end,I have never read a book that hit home more than this one great writing and great story.
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Published on April 09, 2020 23:13

April 1, 2020

Harbored Secrets.

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In 1930s Montana, eight-year-old Blinny Platt watched her family’s homestead cabin burn to the ground. Decades later, Blinny returns to the site of the charred remains — where old, undisturbed secrets lie in wait…


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Published on April 01, 2020 10:19

March 31, 2020

Harbored Secrets

I am giving away free kindle downloads on Harbored Secrets Today 3/31/2020 and tomorrow 4/1/2020.  Harbored Secrets is a historical novel with a family mystery. It has 835 Amazon reviews with a 4.4 rating. Please download and enjoy Blinny Platt’s story.

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Published on March 31, 2020 10:29

March 19, 2020

Fort Nightly Book Club

On March 18th, 2020, I was invited to present my books and visit with a book club about my novels and how I came to be a writer. They provided a nice table with a linen cloth to put my books on display and was given a wonderful piece of raspberry pie. In the dining room, I sat at a lovely oak table in a lovely home facing the group of women. I only knew one and hadn’t seen her since my children were small. That’s a long time ago. As we chatted and ate the pie, I felt their need to hear about my writing. So it started. I explained how my great-great uncles had homesteaded in the valley and about raising my children here. I could feel them begin to relax and tease a little bit with fun questions. After pie they gathered in the living room and I had the pleasure of explaining each one of my five books to them. They wanted to know the source of my stories and if they were Montana stories. I explained how ordinary small little happenings were the beginnings of each book and expanded on that. And yes the setting for each is Montana.  That’s what I know. They listened carefully, asked questions and seemed to have fun. They bought seven books and then informed me they needed to have their business meeting. I left feeling appreciated, pie in my tummy and money in my pocket. Book clubs are fodder for an elderly author.


Thank you, Fort Nightly Book Club for the chance to share my work with you.


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Published on March 19, 2020 08:38

February 20, 2020

Scary

Yesterday, Jarrett my five-year-old great grandson came for a visit while his Mom and two big brothers went to an Eagle Scout ceremony. We played, put puzzles together and cooked. The Jarrett asked if we could hide from his brothers when they came to pick him up. Sure, why not, but we needed to put a sign on the back door for them. I got out paper and a marker and wrote, THE BIG BAD, BAD, BAD. I looked at Jarrett and asked what animal he wanted on the note and with bright eyes and a big grin he said, “FOX.” So, we hung a sign saying the “ A BIG BAD, BAD, BAD FOX GOT US” on the door. Then we watched through the kitchen widow for the car to pull up. Jarrett yelled, “They’re here!” and we ran fast as we could and hid in my closet. We heard the back door fly open, kid steps running upstairs, downstairs and through the house into my office. Then they were in my bedroom, my closet door opened and we jumped and yelled. Scared Brycen and Gunnar. I am still laughing at the looks on those three boys faces and that the chosen bad animal was a fox.                                   Picture by Nathan Hennessy


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Published on February 20, 2020 22:36

February 15, 2020

Don’t Mess with Mrs. Sedwick

Don’t Mess With Mrs. Sedgewick is free on kindle 2/15-2/16/2020. Great time of year to snuggle down and read about four ladies who really are just doing their best in the mist of murder and mayhem. http://amzn.to/2dvWrjO

I also have audio promo codes if you would like a free audible copy too. Email me at mariefmartin312@hotmail.com









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Published on February 15, 2020 21:29

February 13, 2020

I tripped on my porch steps and have some bruises. Of cou...

I tripped on my porch steps and have some bruises. Of course I told my daughter about it. I got a drawing from her in the mail this morning. I love the cartoon characters she draws. She spoils her Mom.


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Published on February 13, 2020 11:37

November 27, 2019

Lovely Gift

 


My golfing buddy, Ellie, brought this center piece, she made, over the other day and told me to keep it on the porch back for a week or so to keep it fresh. Who could do that? IT’S IN MY LIVING ROOM AND I’M LOVING IT.


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Published on November 27, 2019 12:12

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