Quick Update

My review of The Part That Burns is posted at https://www.storycircle.org/book_review/the-part-that-burns/. Right now I’m reading Officer Clemmons, which was not sent to me for review. I’m alternating those that have been sent and those I’ve picked and finding that I like almost all of them.

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Looking for presents you can buy without going to a store? Here are my two recommendations:

For anyone 13+ who could use a little hope: Talent.

Sandee Mason is convinced her life will change if she can just win applause for her talents-whatever they may be. She can’t wait to accomplish something after living in the shadow of her big brother, Bri, who disappeared in Afghanistan months earlier, leaving Sandee craving the same attention the whole town is giving him even as she wrestles with feelings of loss. When her high school drama department puts on the play Oklahoma!, she knows that now is her chance to step out and be noticed. What will she learn about herself as she reaches out to the world?

For anyone 40+ who could use a little hope: Never Too Late: From Wannabe to Wife at 62.

How does a 62-year-old womanwho’s never been married find happiness with a two-time widower seeking his third wife on . . . Craigslist!? Does she throw caution to the wind and relinquish her freedom, or should she take a crash course in compromises? Author B. Lynn Goodwin tells all and more in Never Too Late. How she was attracted to Richard’s clear expectations, his honesty, and his incredible openness. She’d never met anyone like him. Would she recognize love if it knocked on her heart? And could an educated woman be happy moving into a blue-collar world? Whether you’ve been single forever, are trapped in an unhappy marriage, or you’re simply curious, you’ll find secrets to a happy marriage in Never Too Late.

Questions? Reactions? Please leave me a comment. Thanks!

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