No Ordinary Life by Suzanne Redfearn

No Ordinary Life by Suzanne Redfearn

Posted February 16, 2016 in A Novel Read / 1 Comment

In late 2013, I won a copy  of what promised to be “suspenseful and unforgettably moving novel about the unbreakable bonds of family and the astounding, terrifying devotion of a mother’s love.” That was way back in October 2013, and the novel was a debut that was most certainly unforgettable. So much so, that I have been on pins waiting to read what the author would come up with next. That novel was Hush Little Baby (I shared some brief thoughts here) and the author Suzanne Redfearn just celebrated the publication of her sophomore novel – No Ordinary Life – another […]

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Suzanne Redfearn: Six Stages to Writing a Novel

Suzanne Redfearn: Six Stages to Writing ..

Posted February 15, 2016 in A Novel Guest / 1 Comment

  After enjoying much success with her debut novel, Hush Little Baby in 2014, Suzanne Redfearn is back with yet another page-turner, No Ordinary Life. No Ordinary Life by Suzanne Redfearn Suzanne Redfearn delivers another gripping page-turner in her latest novel, a story about a young mother’s fight to protect her children from the dangerous world of Hollywood. Faye Martin never expected her husband to abandon her and her three children . . . or that she’d have to struggle every day to make ends meet. So when her four-year-old daughter is discovered through a YouTube video and offered a […]

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Platinum Doll by Anne Girard

Platinum Doll by Anne Girard

Posted February 4, 2016 in A Novel Read / 2 Comments

When Anne’s publicist contacted me to see if I’d like to review Platinum Doll, two things jumped out at me and screamed “yes, yes, yes!” That gorgeous yellow dress and vintage style photograph A novel about Jean Harlow I know you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover BUT I shamelessly do. And Platinum Doll had my attention. Historical fiction is not a genre that I am a huge fan of, I am very particular about which books in this genre I read, and I absolutely know what I like. Fictional biographies Anything from the turn of the 20th century to […]

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Anne Girard: Writing Fictional Biographies

Anne Girard: Writing Fictional Biographi..

Posted February 3, 2016 in A Novel Guest / 0 Comments

  I’ll be brief here because I must’ve started typing this introduction to Anne Girard’s guest post at least five times. I’m so excited about Platinum Doll that I keep going into review mode, but that is coming tomorrow. When I was asked if I wanted to share a guest post from Anne, I knew I wanted to know more about how she puts a fictional spin on a real-life person. Today, Anne is sharing some inside scoop on the who and the why when it comes to writing fictional biographies. Platinum Doll by Anne Girard Set against the dazzling […]

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? [2.1.16]

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?..

Posted February 1, 2016 in A Novel Read / 8 Comments

The link up for It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? has recently been passed to Kathryn at The Book Date, and I’ve finally decided to join in and share my weekly reading plans. What I’m Currently Reading I cannot believe the speed I am reading books at the moment. I actually finished 7 in January (almost 8). I think I am just picking a book and reading instead of worrying about how many books I actually have to read. When that happens I just get overwhelmed and don’t read anything! Missing Pieces is short (less than 300 pages) and I […]

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Julie Christine Johnson: Writing to Heal

Julie Christine Johnson: Writing to Heal

Posted January 28, 2016 in A Novel Guest / 6 Comments

I’m happy to welcome the years first guest to My Novel Opinion. Julie Christine Johnson is about to launch her debut novel, In Another Life, in to the wild. A novel that Greer Macallister, author of The Magician’s Lie said was, “Delicate and haunting, romantic and mystical.” Here I leave you to learn more about the book, the author and how writing helped Julie overcome grief. In Another Life by Julie Christine Johnson It is January 1208 and in a village on the border between Provence and Languedoc, a monk whispers a benediction over the body of a slain papal emissary. The […]

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She Reads Book Club: Books of Winter

She Reads Book Club: Books of Winter

Posted January 27, 2016 in A Novel Read / 5 Comments

I started 2016 with some awesomely exciting world-changing news. Okay, maybe not real-world changing. But certainly in terms of blog/book world. I, through this outlet I have here in this blog/book world, was selected to be one of the newest members of the She Reads Book Club Blog Network. What is She Reads? She Reads Book Club was founded by Marybeth Whalen and Ariel Lawhon, in September 2009, “in order to share the novels we love with the largest audience possible. Since then we have introduced dozens of novels to thousands of voracious readers. Our readers are smart and loyal […]

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10 Upcoming Debuts I’m Excited About

10 Upcoming Debuts I’m Excited Abo..

Posted January 26, 2016 in A Novel List / 9 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they provide a different prompt and book bloggers, like me, share top ten lists. This week is a freebie. In other words a chance for me to share a list I intended to put together weeks ago. I’ve had a lot of luck reading debuts the past couple of years. There haven’t been many duds. I’ve even discovered new favorite authors. So here is my list of 10 upcoming debuts I’m excited about. Ordered by expected publication date. 1. The Two-Family House by Lynda Cohen Loigman What is […]

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? [1.25.16]

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?..

Posted January 25, 2016 in A Novel Read / 3 Comments

The link up for It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? has recently been passed to Kathryn at The Book Date, and I’ve finally decided to join in and share my weekly reading plans. What I’m Currently Reading When Don’t You Cry landed in my mailbox this past week, I knew it was going to be a drop everything and read it immediately kind of book. As soon as I finished up Platinum Doll, I started reading…and I’m almost finished! Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica New York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl, Mary Kubica returns with an electrifying […]

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10 Recent Additions to My To-Be-Read List

10 Recent Additions to My To-Be-Read Lis..

Posted January 19, 2016 in A Novel List / 6 Comments

  Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they provide a different prompt and book bloggers, like me, share top ten lists. This week is a chance for us to share 10 books recently added to our to-be-read piles. I only consider a book “added” when I actually have it in-hand. I keep a separate list for wishlist books. Some of the books recently added are available to buy now, and I have included buy links. Others I have received for review consideration. 1. The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King What is it about: “A […]

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