Author Archives: Elaine Cantrell

About Elaine Cantrell

Elaine Cantrell was born and raised in South Carolina. She has a Master’s Degree in Personnel Services from Clemson University and is a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary sorority for women educators. She is also a member of Romance Writers of America. Her first novel A New Leaf was the 2003 winner of the Timeless Love Contest and was published in 2004 by Oak Tree Press. When she isn't writing you can find Elaine playing with her dog or maybe collecting more vintage Christmas ornaments

Book Review: Searching for Truth

by Barry Finlay ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ GENRE: Mystery ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ BLURB: Former journalist Jake Scott is bored and lonely, having lost his wife and retired from his job. His daughter has moved with a boyfriend to another city. All that keeps him going … Continue reading

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What Would You Like to Hear?

This week we’re talking about what book you’d choose to read to a sick adult. Several thoughts come to mind here. First, just how sick is the person? If someone is really ill they might prefer to be left alone. … Continue reading

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Review: All Our Darkest Secrets

He’d do anything to protect his wife. But what if that meant making the biggest mistake of all? James Casper is one of the good guys. A DEA agent. A loyal husband. With his sights set on the man at … Continue reading

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It Was All My Pleasure

Have you ever really had FUN writing a scene (or scenes)? I’d have to say that I had fun writing every single book I’ve ever written. I started writing some years ago because I couldn’t find exactly the kind of … Continue reading

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Good Recommendations

Our question today was: what books have your children introduced you to? My kids and I have always been big readers, and we still are. However, our tastes in literature vary tremendously. As the children grew older the differences became … Continue reading

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Civil War Weddings

I’ve shared a couple of posts about the Civil War because I taught history for 35 years, and I still like to learn more about the past. This particular post is about Civil War Weddings. I hope you enjoy it. … Continue reading

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Motivation

“How many people read your books before you submit them? What kind of feedback do you ask for?” I’m one of those people who can’t ever be satisfied with their work. I can agonize for what seems like forever over … Continue reading

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Book Review: When Destiny Calls by Tricia McGill

Blurb: Whisked by some unseen force from the Covid-19 ridden world of 2020 in Australia, to an equally horrific time in the past, carer Chloe Simpson finds herself in North London during the Blitz of 1940. Could be that Chloe … Continue reading

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Which One Stands Out?

If you could be remembered (as an author) for only ONE of your books… which book would you choose? Why that one?” Okay, I have several possibilities here. I could pick Rest Thy Head. According to the reviews and reader … Continue reading

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Civil War Medicine

Ten years ago I did a series of posts on my blog about the Civil War. I came across them in a folder while I was looking for something else. I decided to share them with you. This one is … Continue reading

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