Friday, March 1, 2024

Susan Wardle, wonderful neighbor and friend

My sweet friend and neighbor, Susan Wardle passed away the other day.
I am so lucky to have been her neighbor. And I'm so glad I was able to dedicate my most recent book to her before she passed. If anyone deserved to have a book dedicated to him/her, it was certainly her. She was a wonderful friend to me and my children, and we will miss her. Follow the link above, or HERE for more funeral information.

Review by Diane Donovan for my book Ephraim's Garden

Diane Donovan, senior reviewer for MidWest Book Review, has kindly written a review for my book Ephraim's Garden, and the review has recently gone live! You can read the review HERE and read about Ephraim's Garden on Amazon HERE!

The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis

The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis is a delightful story about how all the comings and goings between Narnia and our own world began.
Though it happened first chronologically in the timeline of the Narnia adventures, it was one of the last books written in the series, and is one of my favorites. Diggory Kirk and Polly Plummer, two friends, find themselves tricked by Diggory's unscrupulous uncle into a magical experiment, and are whisked off on an adventure through multiple worlds, including the doomed Charn, and the new Narnia just being born. This story is a delightful adventure for both children and adults!

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl is a delightful children's story about sweet, honest Charlie Bucket whose family is poor, and only gets one bar of chocolate as a present on his birthday.
Though he would love to see the inside of Willy Wonka's amazing chocolate factory, he hardly has a chance to win a golden ticket that will admit him inside. After all, there are only ten golden tickets in the world! This is a fun book for kids where the kind, deserving child is rewarded, and the children who are less kind get appropriate consequences for their poor choices. I recommend this book to both children and adults!