Book Review : Amanda Commander and the purple invitation

Book Review : Amanda Commander and the Purple Invitation

May 26, 2022

Amanda Commander : The Purple Invitation by Coral Vass tells the story of Amanda’s disappointment at not receiving a birthday invitation to her classmate’s party. The disappointment is even more pronounced when Amanda realises that every other girl in year 3 received an invitation. Amanda’s best friends support and offer suggestions as she attempts to […]

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Christian Today : The Cinderella experience

The Cinderella Experience

September 14, 2021

Recently I wrote this article for Christian Today. Once upon a time, a beautiful young woman falls on hard times as a result of a tragic death in her family. She is forced into manual labour. Then a complete reversal occurs. She fortuitously meets a wealthy, well-respected member of the community who falls in love with…

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When You Are Disappointed

December 10, 2019

This week I have been blogging over at Christian Writers DownUnder. Here’s part of what I wrote: It may not seem appropriate to think about disappointment as we approach this Christmas season, but disappointments abound. Perhaps it was the year you hoped to be published, republished, published again, or some other writing goal wasn’t achieved.…

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My book review of The Broken Way by Ann Voskamp

Book Review : The Broken Way

December 12, 2018

The Broken Way by Ann Voskamp, is very well written book, but rather overwhelming. Ann shares many personal tragedies and explores her feelings at length. I found this too raw and at times repetitive. However, because she is such a fine writer, using descriptive passages and effective metaphors, she is able to keep readers engaged.…

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