Cliare’s connection to Libby had been formed in the primordial mud pie of early childhood. Continue reading Read the first chapter here for free!
While there is much loss, much sadness in Ordinary Grace, it is ultimately a hopeful story. Continue reading Book Report: The unexpected miracle of another day
After months of sheltering in place, I found myself more distractible than I like. You too? Reading my normal fare—historical … Continue reading Book Report: Three books that helped me escape
Sam Wylder is Clarie Jordan’s love interest in Us, Now and Then. He lives in the North Orange County town … Continue reading Friday Field Trip: Yorba Linda, California
When the fictional Sam Wylder’s father is ill in 1972, he’s treated at the very real St. Jude Hospital in … Continue reading Friday Field Trip: St. Jude Medical Center, Fullerton, California
Having just finished This Tender Land with its compelling, at times breathless, life-and-death narrative, reading Anne Tyler’s Redhead by the … Continue reading Book Report: His error was expecting perfection
Odie is a twelve-year-old storyteller and orphan looking for a home. As the reminiscent and therefore omniscient narrator of This … Continue reading Book Report: Looking for a home
Nine Perfect Strangers Confession: I’m a huge fan of Liane Moriarty’s work and have read almost everything she’s written. Her … Continue reading Book Report: What’s up with Masha?
“Dialogue pitch perfect. Characters and family dynamics so well portrayed. Anyone can relate.” Continue reading Snippets of seven reviews for US, NOW AND THEN
Excited to share my book cover done by the talented (and patient!) Judy Bullard at customebookcovers.com. She just kept fiddling … Continue reading Book cover reveal!