Book Blog Tour: Book Reviews for Hello, My Love

The best thing, so far, about the Virtual Book Blog Tour: Book Reviews for Hello, My Love. I find the feedback quite useful.  I’m changing the cover and have made a bit of revision  in one chapter based on these … Continued

Praise for Hello, My Love from Goodbooks Today

Goodbooks Today: Praise for Hello, My Love ************ “The unexpected surprises and emotional encounters of this novel keeps the reader enthralled until the very last page.”—GoodbooksToday.com Reviews There are few stories that capture the raw emotions of a true and … Continued

The Place of Places in Stories

Places in stories can advance plot and show something about a character. Food and eating can(see Delectable Dishes) do the same.  In Hello, Greg invites Elise to his house presumably to see him in his “true element.”   When she … Continued

Feminism in Victorian Novels: Gaskell’s North and South

Feminism in Victorian Novels? Impossible. Not when the status of women places them just a bit above spoiled children. But I found Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South and realized I was wrong. I had never heard of her until a … Continued

As These Pages Turn—a Book in Hand

I tore open the cardboard packaging much too eagerly and my palms smarted from the vigorous peeling off of unyielding adhesive tapes. But it’s worth the rawness of a few minutes. I looked at this thing in my hand, dressed … Continued

Victorian Women: Variations in Margaret of the North

Maybe in jest, Gaskell once said that she could title her fourth novel (North and South) “Variations on Death.” Five people die in her novel in ways fitting to the characters. I could have used a comparable title for my … Continued

Bohemian Artists, Mid-1800s

Bohemian. You’ve heard that word before. You may even know someone who’s been called a Bohemian. Usually that someone is rather unconventional and carefree. Quite likely, she’s also an artist or maybe, a writer. A place called Bohemia does exist. … Continued

John and Margaret Honeymoon in Mid-1800s Paris

Paris plays a crucial role in Margaret of the North. There, John and Margaret honeymoon in mid-1800s Paris: They gawked, dumbfounded but with great interest, at the spectacle of a city undergoing massive renovation. Debris from the demolition of old … Continued

What Some People Say: Reviews, Margaret of the North

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I am including here a sampling of what some people say about my first novel which I found both informative and helpful: This one is after my own heart because I thought the reviewer understood what I was attempting to … Continued

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