Category Archives: authors

Family, Friends, Fiction

This week we were asked if we wrote any characters based on real people. I know we have touched on this at one time in the past, but as I was running through my head about characters that I had … Continue reading

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The Keeper of Lost Things

 As I often do, I looked for something to break up the series I was listening to and found a gem. Apparently, this book was a big hit when it was published at the end of 2017. I believe that … Continue reading

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Down to (Rich) Earth

This week The Hound asked: If you could spend one evening in a multi-millionaire’s home:1. what’s the first thing you’d want to see?2. what would you expect to find? NOT expect to find?3. what could ruin that experience (of spending … Continue reading

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Repeat, Read, Repeat

It’s Free Week and I want to revisit something that although I have addressed in the past, it has come up a few times quite recently here on 4F,1H: You can’t judge books by their TV shows or movies, (and … Continue reading

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Stringing Along

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 YOU plan in your series? I most definitely … Continue reading

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Another Agatha

When most of us hear “Agatha” in conjunction with mysteries, we think “Christie”, which is why many more recent writers harken back to that name in their own mystery works. Once again, I started a series of M.C. Beaton stories, … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Charlotte Brothers and A Year in Cherrybrook

My guest this month was featured here two years ago with the first of her sweet historical romance series. I enjoyed reading Creatures of Habit, A Fair-Weather Friend, and A Bird in the Hand. Book Four of the series known … Continue reading

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Murder and Kindness in the Highlands

Oh, I have been a busy bee, but you’d never know to see my house! I have had projects going and a family member who was working on his own project here has been in and out too much to … Continue reading

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Out of His Element

Charlie Smithers on his own… in the wild Reviewed by Jeff Salter The Adventures of Charlie SmithersBook 1 in The Charlie Smithers SeriesC.W. Lovatt[his debut novel… 2012] Tagline: Harry Flashman, step aside, old son. Make way for Charlie Smithers. Book … Continue reading

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Review: The Rosie Project

With all that has been going on in the world, (and I watch a lot of different news sources), with what is going on with the family, (it changes by hour), and with what is going on with my new … Continue reading

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