Category Archives: contemporary

Goodreads 2023 Challenge, Part One

Soon after I began my subscription to Audible, I checked out the audiobook offerings at my local library. It turns out that by downloading another app on my iPad, I can listen to books owned by a large library cooperative … Continue reading

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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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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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Never-ending TBR, Part Ten

This month, I have three cozy mysteries and a historical romance anthology to share with you. Read on, and maybe you’ll find something to tickle your fancy! Bobbins and Bodies by ACF BookensStitches in Crime, Book 2I purchased this ebook … 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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Guest Author: Pamela S. Thibodeaux and Kyleigh’s Cowboy

My guest this month has been a previous visitor to the blog. Pamela S. Thibodeaux is an energetic member of the Authors Helping Authors support group. She’s always ready to retweet, share, and comment, so when she announced a new … Continue reading

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Foxfire

Have you ever read the “Foxfire” books? They started out as a periodical in the late 1960s and by the early 1970s, the articles were compiled into books, as more and more information was gathered. This all came to be … Continue reading

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Never-ending TBR, Part Nine

I read three cozy mysteries and a romance this month. Here are my thoughts. I enjoyed them all, so maybe you’ll find something that interests you! Love Letters from Home by Melissa MacKinnonMelissa is a busy mom, military wife, and … Continue reading

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Women Veterans

“What book changed how you see the world and why?” My first thought is: “What book hasn’t? I have had many arguments with non-fiction-only readers who say that novels, poetry, etc. are a waste of time and don’t enrich your … Continue reading

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Never-ending TBR, Part Eight

I’ve got three mysteries and a romance for you this month! Two are by authors new to me, and two are from familiar favorites. Crossed by Death by ACF Bookens Stitches in Crime, Book 1This was a nice cozy mystery set … Continue reading

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