Category: Book Reviews

Using the Emotional Wound Thesaurus and More to Prep for NaNoWriMo

When I discovered the list of Emotional Wounds on http://www.onestopforwriters.com last year, I was beyond excited. One of my novel projects would involve the POV of three sisters facing life-changing events and I needed to get to know each of these characters personally and separately in order to give each woman her own voice, struggles, … Continue reading Using the Emotional Wound Thesaurus and More to Prep for NaNoWriMo

The Emotional Wound Thesaurus – Book Review

Because the fiction I write is based on my own past and overcoming emotional wounds, the discovery of The Emotional Wound Thesaurus was all the more important for me to learn to develop unique and layered female protagonists. Even though the conflict and themes of my current and future novels will somewhat reflect my own … Continue reading The Emotional Wound Thesaurus – Book Review

Book Review: Burning Sky

Burning Sky by Lori Benton My rating: 5 of 5 stars Authentic in both historical details and deeply rooted characters set in late 1700s New York, author Lori Benton delivers a visual and emotional journey for readers. After several years of living in captivity with the Mohawk people, the woman who was called Burning Sky … Continue reading Book Review: Burning Sky

Book Review: Angels Walking

Angels Walking by Karen Kingsbury My rating: 5 of 5 stars I listened to this book on Audible, but plan to also buy the paperback copy because there are several people (including my own children) I want to loan the book to. It is my first Karen Kingsbury novel, to my regret, as I realized … Continue reading Book Review: Angels Walking

Book Review: Out of the Ruins

Out of the Ruins by Karen Barnett My rating: 4 of 5 stars With a perfect combination of historical detail and unique characters, Karen Barnett brought life to early 1900s San Francisco. Amid personal tragedy, the 1906 earthquake forces Abby Fischer to face her fears and take risks she never thought she would. I was … Continue reading Book Review: Out of the Ruins