Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series, Book 1 – Drystan and Durward Save the Day

By Janice Spina

Illustrated by John Spina

 

Book Blurb

This is a magical series about Drystan the dragon and his friends. These dragons are colorful, engaging and fun to read about. They teach children the importance of friendship, caring for one another, being kind to others, and it’s okay to be different. All dragons are of different colors and their names begin with the letter ‘D’ – a fun way for young children to learn the letter ‘D’ and colors.
In Book 1, Drystan makes a new friend, Durward, who invites him to visit the Land of the Rainbows. While they are there they have an adventure. Find out what the dragons do to save the day.

My Review

Drystan and his new friend, Durward, are off to have an adventure, but along the way, they stop to help some little birds.  Who doesn’t love dragons!  And they come in different colors!  Drystan is red and Durward is blue.  Find out what happens when the dragons are happy.  Why are they flying to the Land of Rainbows?  This story is about the importance of having friends and helping others.  It is a wonderful tale written in rhyme that will appeal to young children, whether someone reads it to them or able to read themselves.  Janice Spina has clearly remained true to her belief that books for children should be wholesome and teach life lessons.  Her husband, John Spina, beautifully and colorfully illustrated the book. I highly recommend Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series, Book 1 Drystan and Durward Save the Day.

I received a free copy of this book from the author and reviewed it without compensation.

About the Author

Janice Spina is an award-winning author with 12 children’s books, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Jerry the Crabby Crayfish (won Pinnacle Book Achievement Award), Lamby the Lonely Lamb (won the Silver Medal from MOM’S Choice Awards), and Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear, Broose the Moose on the Loose (won a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award), and Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey, and Colby the Courageous Cat (Pinnacle Book Achievement Award), Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe (Pinnacle Book Achievement Award), Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab, Lucy the Talented Toy Terrier, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series (Book 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5) is a middle-grade/preteen series and Abby & Holly Series Book1 1, 2, 3 (Books 1 & 2 won Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards). Book 1, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone (won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and an Honorable Mention from Readers’ Favorite Awards). Book 2, The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and Book 3, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant, also won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and Book 5 won a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and a Silver Medal from Authorsdb Cover Contest. Janice’s other books have also been Finalists in Red City Review Book Awards and Authorsdb First Lines Contest.

Her logo is JEMSBOOKS for all ages on which is her motto:
“Reading Gives You Wings To Fly! Soar with Jemsbooks!”

Janice’s and John’s joint goal is: To encourage children of all ages to read and to instill this love of reading in them to carry them throughout their lives and thus giving them ‘wings to fly!’

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Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series, Book 1 is Now Here!

Janice Spina’s new series for children, Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series, Book 1, Drystan and Durward Save the Day, is now available on Amazon Kindle. Read on to learn about this exciting new series.

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I am thrilled to share my newest book, Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series, Book 1 is now available on Amazon! This series will have six books about dragons with names beginning with the letter D and each one of a different color and personality.

This series, as all Jemsbooks, carries life’s lessons that teach children to be kind, caring and respectful to each other, accept differences, friends matter.

I hope you and your children will enjoy reading about these friendly and colorful dragons. Reading together with your children is a wonderful way to get closer for cuddling and bonding.

Drystan the Dragon and Friends Book 1 is now on Amazon Kindle and soon to paperback and Barnes & Noble. Bring Drystan home to your children today and see them smile. Fun adventures with colorful dragons that help teach children the letter ‘D’ and their colors.

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Life’s Rich Tapestry: Woven in Words

By Sally Cronin

 

Book Blurb

Life’s Rich Tapestry is a collection of verse, micro-fiction and short stories that explore many aspects of our human nature and the wonders of the natural world. Reflections on our earliest beginnings and what is yet to come, with characters as diverse as a French-speaking elephant and a cyborg warrior.

Finding the right number of syllables for a Haiku, Tanka, Etheree or Cinquain focuses the mind; as does 99-word micro-fiction, bringing a different level of intensity to storytelling. You will find stories about the past, the present and the future told in 17 syllables to 2,000 words, all celebrating life.

This book is also recognition of the value to a writer, of being part of a generous and inspiring blogging community, where writing challenges encourage us to explore new styles and genres.

My Review

Life’s Rich Tapestry: Woven in Words is a beautiful collection of various types of poetry, 99-word flash fiction, and short stories that the author has written in response to various blog challenges within her circle of blogging friends.  These are thoughtfully penned poems and stories that reflect upon life experiences and imaginings.  That Sally Cronin is a master storyteller is evidenced in this heartwarming collection.

The book is divided into categories with something for every reader.  If you like fairies, there is a section of poetry for you.  The section All Things Human addresses aging and youth, beauty, greed, romance and much more.  Do you like nature?  The Natural World has poems to keep you reading.  There are quite a few more categories of life experiences and other topics to pique your curiosity.

Flash fiction always fascinates me.  So much can be said in very few words, and Sally Cronin is an expert at answering the prompt.  Life’s Greatest Gift is one of these prompts.  It is skillfully written with great tenderness.  My Mouse is a flash with a hilarious twist at the end.  I’m still chuckling over that one.  Reunion is a touching response to the prompt.  I couldn’t begin to tell you which of the flash fiction is my favorite.

My favorite short story was Great Aunt Georgina.  It was heartwarming and heart wrenching at the same time. Of course, I don’t want to tell you what the storyline is, you’ll just have to read it yourself along with the rest of the varied short stories.

Life’s Rich Tapestry: Woven in Words is a book that can be read in one sitting or enjoyed over several days.  It is a treasure trove of life tales in prose and poetry, all told with warmth, some humor at times, and often with the unexpected ending. I highly recommend this book to readers of all ages.  There is positively something here for everyone.   

Author Bio

I have been a storyteller most of my life (my mother called them fibs!). Poetry, song lyrics and short stories were left behind when work and life intruded, but that all changed in 1996.

My first book Size Matters was a health and weight loss book based on my own experiences of losing 70kilo. I have written another twelve books since then on health and also fiction including three collections of short stories. My latest collection is Life’s Rich Tapestry: Woven in Words.. verse, micro fiction and short stories.

I am an indie author and proud to be one. My greatest pleasure comes from those readers who enjoy my take on health, characters and twisted endings… and of course come back for more.

As a writer I know how important it is to have help in marketing books.. as important as my own promotion is, I believe it is important to support others. I offer a number of FREE promotional opportunities on my blog and linked to my social media. If you are an author who would like to be promoted to a new audience of dedicated readers, please contact me via my blog. All it will cost you is a few minutes of your time. Look forward to hearing from you.

 

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Isobel’s Promise

By Maggie Christensen

 

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A promise for the future. A threat from the past. Can Bel find happiness?

Back in Sydney after her aunt’s death, sixty-five-year-old Bel Davison is making plans to sell up her home and business and return to Scotland where she has promised to spend the rest of her life with the enigmatic Scotsman with whom she’s found love.

But the reappearance of her ex-husband combined with other unexpected drawbacks turns her life into chaos, leading her to have doubts about the wisdom of her promise.

In Scotland, Matt Reid has no such doubts, and although facing challenges of his own, he longs for Bel’s return.

But when an unexpected turn of events leads him to question Bel’s sincerity, Matt decides to take a drastic step–the result of which he could never have foreseen.

Can this midlife couple find happiness in the face of the challenges life has thrown at them?

A sequel to The Good Sister, Isobel’s Promise continues the story of Bel and Matt, which began in Scotland.

If you enjoy reading about strong women who have learned to love and love in later life, you’ll love Maggie Christensen’s books.

My Review

Isobel’s Promise is the first book I read in 2020.  I started it on the evening of January 1st and finished it the next morning.  This is one of those “can’t put down” books.  I was hooked on the first page. Written beautifully with careful thought to the layout of the story, I soon fell in love with Matt and Isobel, but especially Isobel.  She is a strong woman who found the love of her life at the age of 65.  She reminds me of my grandmother who seldom had a bad word for anyone and always had an ear to listen to others.

Matt lives in Scotland, but Isobel’s home for most of her life is in Australia.  She left Scotland as a young woman and wonders if she could return to live there permanently.  Her business and the house she loves are in Sidney, Australia. Additionally, there is the matter of Matt’s daughter who is convinced Isobel is out to replace her deceased mother.  Can Isobel come between Matt and his daughter and her children?  There is so much for Isobel to sort out.

This is the first book I’ve read by Maggie Christensen, and it won’t be the last.  Her characters are engaging, and the story has a few unexpected turns. If you like books about strong women, romance, enjoy coming across a surprise or two as you read, you will love Isobel’s Promise.

There is no reason not to give Isobel’s Promise 5 stars.

Author Bio

After a career in education, Maggie Christensen began writing contemporary women’s fiction portraying mature women facing life-changing situations. Her travels inspire her writing, be it her frequent visits to family in Oregon, USA or her home on Queensland’s beautiful Sunshine Coast. Maggie writes of mature heroines coming to terms with changes in their lives and the heroes worthy of them.
From her native Glasgow, Scotland, Maggie was lured by the call ‘Come and teach in the sun’ to Australia, where she worked as a primary school teacher, university lecturer and in educational management. Now living with her husband of thirty years on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, she loves walking on the deserted beach in the early mornings and having coffee by the river on weekends. Her days are spent surrounded by books, either reading or writing them – her idea of heaven!
She continues her love of books as a volunteer with her local library where she selects and delivers books to the housebound.
A member of Queensland Writer’s Centre, RWA, ALLi, and a local critique group, Maggie enjoys meeting her readers at book signings and library talks. In 2014 she self-published Band of Gold and The Sand Dollar, Book One in the Oregon Coast Series, in 2015, The Dreamcatcher, Book Two in the Oregon Coast Series and Broken Threads, and in 2016, Madeline House, book Three in the Oregon Coast Series

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Holly Banks Full of Angst

By Julie Valerie

 

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A laugh-out-loud debut novel for anyone who’s tried to live the perfect life—and learned the hard way there’s no such thing.

Holly Banks could not have made a worse first impression on the seemingly perfect moms in her new affluent community, the Village of Primm. Turns out wearing pink piggy pajama bottoms while dropping off her kindergartener late to the first day of school wasn’t her best look.

Not to mention Holly’s worried her husband may be having an affair, she can’t get her daughter to stop sucking her thumb, her hard-won film degree is collecting dust, and to top it all off, the power-hungry PTA president clearly has it in for her…

To make matters even worse, Holly’s natural eye for drama lands her smack-dab in the- middle of a neighborhood mystery—right as her own crazy mother shows up in Primm “to help.” Through it all, Holly begins to realize her neighbors may be just as flawed as—and even wackier than—she is, leaving her to wonder: Is there such a thing as a perfect mom?

My Review

Did I read the first line of the book blurb right?  Did it say, “a laugh-out-loud debut novel?” Well, I am still laughing.  This is the funniest book I think I’ve ever read.

Holly Banks doesn’t seem like the type of mom who would have so much happen to her as a new resident of the Village of Primm.  She’s not prim and proper, but seems like a normal mom, that is, until she meets the PTA president Mary-Margaret St. James. Everything goes downhill for Holly.  She wears the wrong T-shirt to the first PTA meeting of the year, and that is just the beginning.  Mary-Margaret is in overdrive making Holly feel incompetent as a mother.  I instantly had a disliking for Mary-Margaret.  I felt sorry for Holly and wanted to yell at her to stand up against the overbearing PTA pres.

The first couple of chapters were a difficult read for me.  I wasn’t laughing, yet. I wanted to shake Holly and tell her to believe in herself and not listen to Mary-Margaret.  At the same time, I wanted to take Mary-Margaret out behind the school and whop some sense into her and bring her down a peg or two. In the end, I was glad I kept reading.  The story is a satire on the life of real moms and real PTA officials, and I felt the author executed it well.

As a former PTA member, PTA president, and general PTA-go-to when something needed to be done, I have run across all kinds of PTA presidents, though none quite as bad as Mary-Margaret.  As a mother and grandmother, I know there is no such thing as a perfect mom.  I felt by the end of the book, Holly found her place and Mary-Margaret mellowed.

 

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Holly Banks Full of Angst, Book One in the Village of Primm series, is Julie Valerie’s debut novel, available now for pre-order, publishing December 1, 2019, with Lake Union.

Julie is the founder of the 85K Writing Challenge and serves on the board of directors of James River Writers. She earned an editing certificate from the University of Chicago Graham School and has a master’s degree in education, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in fashion, and certification in wilderness first aid. She enjoys books, the study of wine, hikes on the Appalachian Trail, and travel. Julie married her college sweetheart, and they live in Virginia with their four children and two English labradors.

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Ten Things My Husband Hated: A Saffron Sweeting Novel

By Pauline Wiles

 

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Maggie Moone is happily divorced.

And with her talent for fixing things, she’s perfectly content with her mundane life in the sleepy English village of Saffron Sweeting. That is, until one humiliating March evening when she learns everyone else assumes she’d love to mend her broken marriage.

Determined to prove them wrong, Maggie and her friends concoct a list of ten ways to assert her independence and live large. But her mission to move on leads to unexpected encounters, and Maggie soon finds herself mixing business with pleasure. Is the attractive young Irishman just another item on her list, or is he something more?

Before long, unresolved issues from her past begin to clash, and Maggie is forced to wonder if antagonizing her ex-husband was such a stellar idea.

No sooner does she begin to understand what’s important to her, than she stands to lose everything that truly matters.

This is the fourth in the collection of Saffron Sweeting romantic comedies, which can be read in any order. If you like gentle British humour and deliciously resilient heroines, you’ll love Ten Things My Husband Hated.

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My Review

There is so much to love about TEN THINGS MY HUSBAND HATED and little, if anything, to dislike.  The “war” between Maggie and Colin is as funny as it is serious.  When Maggie decided to get even by getting under Colin’s skin, things were hilarious, until they weren’t.  Did Maggie’s list cause her to lose someone who meant the world to her or would she be able to redeem herself in the eyes of the one she found she’d fallen for?

Maggie grew from a somewhat flaky, weak person who was still hanging on to her past to a strong, decisive woman who knew what she needed to do to become the new Maggie Moone.  She displayed compassion and forgiveness for her ex and his new wife in place of her feelings of anger and jealousy.  She learned to love for the real reason and when she realized this love, she blossomed.  Maggie went through a lot of pain and a lot of growing up and nearly lost Finn, an earnest young Irishman.  If I had to choose a favorite character it would be Finn.  I loved his choices of what to do on a date.

There were quite a few supporting characters who were all as beautifully fleshed out as the main characters.  The story moved smoothly and kept my interest.  In fact, I couldn’t put this book down.

 

About the Author

British by birth, Pauline Wiles is now a contented resident of California, although she admits to occasional yearnings for afternoon tea and historic homes.

Her debut novel, Saving Saffron Sweeting, reached the quarter final of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. Three further romantic comedies set in the same village are now available, along with a free collection of short stories. Pauline has also published Indie with Ease, to help other independent authors conquer stress and boost productivity.

When not writing, Pauline designs and builds simple, stylish websites for other writers and authors. She can also be found running, reading, or searching for her next venue to enjoy tea and a slice of cake.

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A Wedding in December

By Sarah Morgan

 

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This funny, charming and heartwarming new Christmas novel is USA TODAY bestselling author Sarah Morgan at her festive best! 

In the snowy perfection of Aspen, the White family gathers for youngest daughter Rosie’s whirlwind Christmas wedding. First to arrive are the bride’s parents, Maggie and Nick. Their daughter’s marriage is a milestone they are determined to celebrate wholeheartedly, but they are hiding a huge secret of their own: they are on the brink of divorce. After living apart for the last six months, the last thing they need is to be trapped together in an irresistibly romantic winter wonderland.

Rosie’s older sister, Katie, is also dreading the wedding. Worried that impulsive, sweet-hearted Rosie is making a mistake, Katie is determined to save her sister from herself! If only the irritatingly good-looking best man, Jordan, would stop interfering with her plans…

Bride-to-be Rosie loves her fiancé but is having serious second thoughts. Except everyone has arrived—how can she tell them she’s not sure? As the big day gets closer, and emotions run even higher, this is one White family Christmas none of them will ever forget!

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This is one of the funniest stories I have ever read!  Besides humor, the story was heartwarming. Even though it had its ups and downs, I enjoyed every minute of it.  Often, I felt Katie was overbearing, but meeting Jordan, the best man in her sister’s wedding, softened her. Rosie was flighty and let her sister’s doubts sniggle their way into her mind bringing doubts about her upcoming wedding. Then add to the drama of the sisters, their parents, Maggie and Nick, brought their own spectacle to this comical, romantic  Christmas tale.

The characters were well-drawn, and the storyline was fascinating. There were a lot of loose ends, but the author did a wonderful job tying the story together, creating a book worth reading.  I recommend A WEDDING IN DECEMBER to anyone who loves reading about sisters, enjoys humor, and a Christmas romance.

My thanks to NetGalley for providing a copy of A WEDDING IN DECEMBER in exchange for my honest review.

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USA Today and Sunday Times bestselling author Sarah Morgan writes romance and contemporary women’s fiction and her trademark humour and warmth have gained her fans across the globe. Sarah lives near London, England, and when she isn’t reading or writing she loves being outdoors.

A WEDDING IN DECEMBER, a fun family drama set around the festive season, is out in the US/Canada Sept 24 and the UK Oct 31.

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Through the Eyes of a Captive

(The Wildflower Women Collection Book 3)

By Angela Christina Archer

 

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“It is observed that in any great endeavor, it is not enough for a person to depend solely on himself.” ~ Lakota Proverb

Several men have claimed responsibility for killing Custer, but what if it wasn’t a man? What if it was a woman?

They called it a terrible glory and the last great battle for the American West. While the battle of the Little Bighorn was the last stand by Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer against the Lakota tribes, to Lily Sinclair it was the last stand between her old life and her new beginning.

After her in-laws squander away the family fortune, Lily and her husband, Alfred, head out west to the mountains of Montana, the only land available to poor people and far away from the debts haunting them. When a band of Cherokee warriors attacks their wagon train along the way, they kill her husband and take her captive, selling her to a Lakota tribe for the price of several horses.

Widowed Lakota warrior Tahatan has vowed never to take another bride after his wife’s death. However, he soon finds himself forced into a marriage with the outspoken, yellow-haired Yankee, who challenges every thought in his head.

With Custer’s sights set on the hidden gold in the depths of the Black Hills, the Colonel begins his warpath on the tribal villages. Can Lily overcome the demons of her past and defend Tahatan and his people? Or will she betray them all for the actions against her dead husband, killing someone she never believed she would in the process?

Through the Eyes of a Captive is the third beautifully written and compelling historical romance by Angela Christina Archer. If you love sweet and sensual romance with strong heroines who carve their own path in the history books, then you will love The Wildflower Women Collection. Unlock this amazing story, as well as, the others in the collection today.

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This is a well-scripted story of Lily Sinclair, who left Washington, DC with her husband, Alfred, to go west.  A rogue group of American Indians attacked their entourage, and she was among the few captives.  They killed all the others in the attack. Her capturers traded her to a Lakota tribe where she had a choice to live under the protection of a warrior or become a slave.  I won’t give you any more of the story so you can enjoy reading the book.

I knew before I even started this book it was one I would absolutely love, and I was not disappointed. First, I am a huge fan of historical fiction.  I also have a love of the adventures of those who lived during the early years of Western American history. Lily was a strong female character (my favorite character type). She was brave and willing to learn the ways of the Lakota.  She met a widowed warrior, Tahatan, who through his kindness and decency, protected her and taught her about the Lakota, and with whom she fell in love.

If you are a fan of historical fiction, romance, adventure, and strong female characters, I recommend you snuggle up in your favorite chair and get lost in the pages of THROUGH THE EYES OF A CAPTIVE.

 

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Welcome to my little corner of the internet! So, who am I? Well, it’s quite simple, actually. I’m a history-lovin’ author who writes in her fuzzy pants and loves her horses! My stories have a pinch of sweetness, a dash of spice, and a dollop of history. Sound interesting? Then slip into your petticoats and curl up on the couch while I transport you to the past!

Growing up in Nevada, reading was always a pastime that took second place to trail riding and showing horses. When I did find the time in my youth to curl up with a book, I found enjoyment in the Saddle Club Series, the Sweet Valley High series, and the classics of Anne of Green Gables, The Box Car Children, and Little House on the Prairie. Although writing always piqued my curiosity, it wasn’t until September 2009 that I worked up the courage to put my passion to paper and started my debut novel. With a love of history, it wasn’t hard for me to pick the Historical Romance genre.

I live on a ranch with my husband, two daughters, and many farm animals. When I’m not writing, I spend my days from dawn to dusk as a stay at home, homeschooling mom. I also work in my garden and take care of my many farm animals, as well as, I love to bake and cook from scratch. While I don’t show horses anymore, I still love to trail ride my paint horse, Honky, as well as, I enjoy teaching my daughters how to ride their horses, Sunburst and Cowboy.

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The Gift Counselor

By Sheila M. Cronin

 

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It’s “Christmas in July”; there’s holly in your heart. What better time to read THE GIFT COUNSELOR? This story presents an intuitive woman who helps people choose good gifts, her ten-year-old son who wants a dog she won’t let him have, and the man who enters and changes their lives. Set in Southern California, The Gift Counselor is a timeless mix of holiday cheer, family drama, romance, spiritual and psychological insights ~ all wrapped up in humor. Book club recommended.

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THE GIFT COUNSELOR was a wonderful surprise!! It wasn’t at all what I expected. There is a lot going on in the story, but it is so well told you will never feel lost. What a delightful idea to introduce a gift counselor. I liked the premise of the book and loved Jonquil, a single mom and psychologist, with the drive to make her new part-time job into something permanent. This is one of those books you can’t put down.

The author did a delightful job weaving a novel story and creating beautifully fleshed out characters. Rita, who became Jonquil’s dear friend, would do anything to help Jonquil and her son, Billy. Then there was Claude, owner of the construction company that was working on the construction site next door to Jonquil’s apartment. These and the other characters were the honest, hard-working people you would want to include in your circle of friends.

I came across some errors in grammar and spelling, which though annoying, were minor. This is not uncommon in self-published books. However, the self-published often offer something fresh to our reading choices, as did THE GIFT COUNSELOR.

I am looking forward to reading book 2 in the series. Anyone who enjoys light Christian fiction and stories of Christmas would relish this story.

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Sheila M. Cronin is the author of The Gift Counselor, winner of the Beverly Hills Book Award, and Best of All Gifts, a sequel. Her stories have appeared in Woman’s World Magazine, The Golden Domer, Good Old Days Magazine and Spark. Cronin lives in Chicago.

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