Author Archives: Pat Keelyn

The Great Alone by Kristen Hannah

The Great Alone by Kristen Hannah Another excellent book from Kristen Hannah (author of The Nightingale), The Great Alone is beautifully written (the Alaskan imagery is exceptional) with multi-faceted characters and a riveting story. Even though it doesn’t have the … Continue reading

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On Being a Mom

Last year, I wrote about my mother. It’s strange how things you don’t expect surface through writing. If you’re interested, go take a look. This year, however, I want to write about being a mom. Maybe we’ll both learn something … Continue reading

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Wine In My Sippy Cup by Deborah Dove

In honor of Mother’s Day, I wanted to read a book about a mom. Also, because I’ve been reading so much heavy (but great) fiction and nonfiction lately, I wanted to read something lighter, something that would make me laugh. … Continue reading

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The Black Angel by Barbara Samuels

The Black Angel (The St. Ives Family Series: Book One) by Barbara Samuel If you been following my book reviews, you know that Barbara Samuel is one of my go-to authors. Whenever I can’t find anything that appeals to me, … Continue reading

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Year One by Nora Roberts

My Review I’m obsessed with apocalypse fiction. (I’m sure a psychiatrist would have a field day with that confession. LOL!) I’ve been reading it for as long as I can remember. So, when a friend mentioned that Nora Roberts had … Continue reading

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Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher Review

Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher I read Jim Butcher’s Dresden books years ago and really enjoyed them.  The Codex Alera series, however,  are a different genre of book.  The Dresden books are urban fantasy or supernatural mysteries. IOW, the … Continue reading

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New Beginnings

          I don’t usually make New Year resolutions, because, well, I never follow through on them. However, this year, my niece Christine, who is also a writer, posted that she has created a No Regret List. … Continue reading

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What’s on your eReader this year?

  This was so successful last year during the holidays–I got so  many wonderful suggestions– that I thought we should do it again. Tell me what’s on your eReader for a chance to win an Amazon Gift Card. I’m always … Continue reading

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Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine

I discovered an excellent new (to me) writer a couple of weeks ago — though I have to admit her name is so familiar, I keep thinking we must have met somewhere in the labyrinth of the writer’s world: a … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love the entire process, from getting the house ready and cooking a huge meal to the main event of sitting down with family and friends. My family is pretty relaxed about the details — … Continue reading

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