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: The Widow

Blurb: A husband with secrets. A wife with no limits. A riveting novel of marriage, privilege, and lies by Kaira Rouda, the USA Today bestselling author of The Next Wife. Jody Asher had a plan. Her charismatic husband, Martin, would be a political … Continue reading

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It’s Tradition

“How does/did your family countdown to Christmas? Did/do you have any special family traditions?”  When I was a child we didn’t have as many traditions as some families, but there are things that stand out from that time in my … Continue reading

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A Victorian Christmas Tree

Since people are starting to put out their Christmas decorations, I thought I’d share a little about the Victorian Christmas tree. Maybe you’ll even want to decorate one. When we think of Christmas during the Victorian Era, most of us … Continue reading

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Yep, I Like Series Fiction

Our hound asked another multi-pronged question for this week: “Do you enjoy reading SERIES fiction? Is there a “magic” number of titles in that series that you find most agreeable? Moreover, do you WRITE series fiction? How many titles do … Continue reading

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Review: Re:Trailer Trash

I have Amazon Prime, and every month they offer me a new book. I was checking out my choices when this popped up. Curious, I read the blurb for the book and liked it. Here’s the blurb I read. Everyone … Continue reading

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Christmas Books and Movies

This week we’re talking about our favorite Christmas books and movies. I’m afraid I don’t have anything new and wonderful to share. Just my old favorites. Let’s begin with books. I’ve read many Christmas stories over the years, but my … Continue reading

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Perfection is Highly Overrated

I’d like to talk today about perfection, in particular perfect heroes.  Surely, perfection is overrated. I can hear what you’re thinking!  Elaine, you say, what are you going on about?  I love perfect heroes.  How can a romance author not believe in perfect heroes?  What … Continue reading

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Are You Afraid of Ghosts?

“What’s the bravest / scariest thing you’ve ever done?” It bothered me when I saw this topic because I didn’t think I was very brave, and I avoid scary things at all costs. So, what could I write about? Having … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Hike

Book Blurb: Four hikers enter the mountains. Only two return. But is it tragedy? Or treachery? When sisters Cat and Ginny travel with their husbands to the idyllic Swiss Alps for a hiking holiday, it’s not just a chance to … Continue reading

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My Favorite Cartoons

This week we’re talking about cartoons. Is there anyone who’s never watched them? I must be older than dirt because some of my favorite cartoons aired a long time ago. I have one vivid memory of my father and I … Continue reading

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