Once Upon a Time….

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Ellen Russell Mallory – First Lady of Key West   Ellen Russell Mallory (1792-1855) settled in Key West with her ailing husband Charles and two young sons in 1823.  She was first white female settler in Key West.  Her husband and elder son died in 1825.  To support herself and her surviving son Stephen, Ellen …

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It is my belief that every woman on the planet should read this non-fiction inspirational story that reveals the negative self-esteem experiences that many if not all women encounter during various incidents throughout their lives, and the consequences of those experiences often begin in early childhood. D.G. Kaye writes with empathy, compassion, and a plethora …

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A Review of James J. Cudney, IV superb novel, Watching Glass Shatter.   The title alone intrigued me. I already knew that James J. Cudney IV, was a fabulous writer and I already loved his writing style. I knew that it would be a great read, but I had no idea it would be so …

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Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
Welcome to the Cafe and Bookstore update with recent reviews for authors on the shelves of the bookstore. The first review is for Karen Demers Dowdall for Garrett’s Bones. A YA Paranormal Mystery About the book Anna and Garrett are ordinary teens growing up in a small farming community…

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
It is Valentine’s Day and whilst it may be quite commercialised now,  it is still a day to celebrate love. (I do think it should be celebrated every day even after 40 years of marriage). This week on  Colleen Chesebro Tanka Tuesday Poetry No 164 the prompts were very…