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October 2009 Blog Posts (5)

To Hell in a Handbasket - Beth Groundwater, Author



To Hell in a Handbasket - Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat



What will a wife do to protect her husband? In A Real Basket Case Claire sets out to prove that she didn't sleep with her physical trainer and her husband didn't kill him when he found him straddling her in bed. There was nothing she wouldn't do to prove her and his innocence.



What will a mother do to protect her only daughter? In To Hell in… Continue

Added by Martha A. Cheves on October 31, 2009 at 11:10am — No Comments

Letters From Heroes - World War I and World War II - Edward T. Cook, Author



Letters From Heroes - World War I and World War II - Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat



'Dearest Ruth,

I am working tonight until midnight and will be thinking about you and wishing I could be by your side. To me it seems like eternity since the last time I saw you. Can't help but remember what a soldier told me once, "This is a lonesome war."



I'm a baby boomer so I was around during the Viet Nam… Continue

Added by Martha A. Cheves on October 31, 2009 at 8:45am — No Comments

WHOSE FAULT IS IT ANYWAY?

I have a friend who, after two decades of writing several novels, is ready to throw in the towel.



This person has published a non-fiction book in the distant past. You would think she would have some inkling of the changes in the publishing industry since then.



The reason she's failing is that she has bought into the mantra: "I need an agent. I need a major publishing house." Because the blinders are on, she has failed to notice that the publishing world is in the same… Continue

Added by Sunny Frazier on October 30, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Dispel the Mist - Tempe Crabtree Mystery Series - Marilyn Meredith, Author



Dispel The Mist - Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat



'Her next dream was a nightmare. Tempe knew she was on the reservation, but it was different looking as familiar places often are in dreams. The buildings all seemed dilapidated and badly in need of repair through she couldn't see them clearly because of a swirling grayish-yellow mist surrounded everything. Jagged black mountain peaks poked through the clouds.… Continue

Added by Martha A. Cheves on October 24, 2009 at 2:29pm — No Comments

A Corpse for Yew - Joyce and Jim Lavene, Authors



A Corpse for Yew - Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat



As you read the excerpt below, picture a group of elderly ladies, all members of the Shamrock Historical Society due to their ancestors and proud of it. Picture these ladies standing in the middle of a cow pasture as they search for a grave that has been long forgotten. And now listen as they reminisce about another outing that took them in search of a grave… Continue

Added by Martha A. Cheves on October 14, 2009 at 3:25pm — No Comments

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