Saturday’s Child by Deborah Burns SATURDAY’S CHILDDeborah BurnsShe Writes Press (2019)ISBN 9781631525476Reviewed by Christine Watson for Reader Views (12/19) “Saturday’s Child” by Deborah Burns is a beautifully written memoir of a mother-daughter relationship, and a child’s longing for the attention and love of her mother. Ms. Burns shares thoughts and feelings from her childhood that shows her vulnerability and... Continue Reading →

“The Nine: A Novel” by Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg

THE NINE: A NOVELJeanne McWilliams Blasberg She Writes Press (2019)ISBN 9781631526527Reviewed by Rachel Dehning for Reader Views (11/19) “The Nine: A Novel” by Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg is the story of love and trying to fit in. What mother wouldn’t do anything she could for her child, especially when they are an only child? What if... Continue Reading →

“Suspended Sentence” by Janice Morgan

SUSPENDED SENTENCEJanice MorganShe Writes Press (2019)ISBN: 9781631526442Reviewed by Carol Hoyer for Reader Views (9/19) Janice Morgan, a college professor and single mother of Dylan, provides readers with an intimate look at having a child with bipolar disorder, substance abuse problems, and legal issues in her memoir “Suspended Sentence.” In June 2011, 23-year-old Dylan is arrested... Continue Reading →

“Lost Without the River” by Barbara Hoffbeck Scoblic

LOST WITHOUT THE RIVER Barbara Hoffbeck ScoblicShe Writes Press (2019)ISBN 9781631525315Reviewed by Carol Hoyer for Reader Views (6/19) “Lost Without The River” is an inspiring memoir by Barbara Hoffbeck Scoblic, taking place in South Dakota during the 1930s.  During this post-depression era growing up in a large Catholic family was not without struggles. Barbara, the... Continue Reading →

“Drinking from the Trough” by Mary Carlson

DRINKING FROM THE TROUGH Mary Carlson, DVM She Writes Press (2018) ISBN 9781631524318 Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (11/18) “Drinking from the Trough,” is told in first person by gifted storyteller, Mary Carlson, DVM, sharing the wonderful memoirs of her life with her husband and four-legged family members. As she reminisces, readers are... Continue Reading →

“Stories from the Tenth Floor Clinic” by Marianna Crane

STORIES FROM THE TENTH FLOOR CLINIC Marianna Crane She Writes Press (2018) ISBN 9781631524455 Reviewed by Carol Hoyer for Reader Views (8/18) Marianna Crane touched every emotion I have and then some in her memoir, “Stories from the Tenth Floor Clinic.” Having been one of the first gerontological nurse practitioners in the 1980s, as well as having... Continue Reading →

“Saving Bobby” by Renee Hodges

SAVING BOBBY Renee Hodges She Writes Press (2018) ISBN 97816315237551 Reviewed by Carol Hoyer for Reader Views (5/18) In “Saving Bobby,” North Carolina author Renee Hodges has written an excellent telling account of how she and her husband Will took in their 29-year-old nephew after he became addicted to pain medication and then continued his addiction with... Continue Reading →

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