Jacqueline Hopper currently resides in New Brunswick, Canada. Always willing to learn new things pertaining to the publishing industry, she's studied to become a proofreader, copy editor, and writer, and has dabbled with ghostwriting. Her books are Christian and/or inspirational in nature.
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Keren Joel has a phobia and, without realizing it, she's passed it on to her son, forcing her to seek professional help. What she doesn't expect to find is the man who'd been her best friend, twenty years earlier, and his shrine to a moment that forever changed the adults they became.
You know, when something - a movie, a book, a song - gets in your head and follows you into sleep, it's pretty strong! That's what happened last night after I started reading The 'Z' Word. It's a fantastic Zombie read, and I don't read Zombie books.
Good work, Bella Street! Will be keeping tabs on your work.
Loved it! Excellent story with which to gain readers. I'm a big fan after reading this e-book. Also appreciated that it was a clean read. I would definitely spend money on other stories of this caliber.
The author brings to life a part of Nova Scotia many, if not most, Bluenosers never have the opportunity to see for themselves. Using many terms associated with boating and the ocean (most places I, as a born-and-raised Nova Scotian, had never heard of before), I found myself charmed by the idea of a calm boating experience which included being escorted by both dolphins and seals. Would love to read more adventures by this author who could draw on his boating experiences and write for a Canadian tourism magazine.
Stuck in the drudgery of everyday life, frustrated photographer, Marc Dorin, longs for the day he can make a living from his photos. Given the launch-status of his latest photography book, he's well on his way to fame. However, until then, he's stuck in his boring teaching job at the local college.
Workaholic Julia Wilcox looks like she has it all together; great career, great future prospects, but a car accident three months earlier forced her into an indefinite stay with her brother and his expectant wife at their bed-and-breakfast while she recovers. Watching the happy couple together only reminds Julia that she's sadly lacking in the romance department. Add to that her failed attempt as a wife a few years earlier and it's easy to see that beneath her polished shell she's wounded and hurting.
When Julia and Marc meet they see in each other someone 'too good to be true', and though they inevitably are drawn together it's their individual fears of not being good enough that drives a wedge between them.
Lights and Shadows proves that Bonnie Blythe has what it takes to endure as a writer. The amount of time she puts into researching her stories, along with adding depth and heart to each of her characters, makes for a very pleasing read.
Here's a book I wish I'd had when I started writing my first novel; a project that took me ten years from start to finish. I haven't completed reading Nail Your Novel: Why Writers Abandon Books And How You Can Draft, Fix and Finish With Confidence yet, but already I'm implementing Roz Morris's System and feeling much more confident about my writing.
I have a feeling my writing productivity will skyrocket in ways I'd only dreamed of and hoped for. Thank you, Ms. Morris, for designing a system that not only tames and utilizes my 'inner critic', but also helps make my writing goals attainable.