BIOGRAPHIES & MEMOIRS

*AUTHOR, CHRISTINE LINDSAY:

“Finding Sarah Finding Me”

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*AUTHOR, D.L. FINN:

“No Fairy Tale”

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*AUTHOR, ELAINE C. PEREIRA:

“I Will Never Forget”

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*AUTHOR, GWENDOLYN M. PLANO:

“Letting Go Into Perfect Love,  Discovering the Extraordinary After Abuse”

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*AUTHOR, JAN SIKES:

“Flowers and Stone”

Flowers and Stone by Jan Sikes“The Convict and The Rose”

The Convict and the Rose by Jan Sikes

“Home At Last”

Home at Last by Jan Sikes

“Til Death Do Us Part”

Til Death Do Us Part by Jan Sikes

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*AUTHOR, JANELLE JALBERT:

“WingDog:  Soul Pup”

Wing Dog Soul Pup by Janelle Jalbert

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*AUTHOR, JOHN FIORAVANTI:

“A Personal Journey to the Heart of Teaching”

A Personal Journey to the Heart of Teaching by John FioravantiSee the Book Trailer for A Personal Journey To The Heart of Teaching!

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*AUTHOR, JOY NWOSU LO-BAMIJOKO:

“Pregnant Future”

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*AUTHOR, JULIE WATSON:

“Born for Life: A Midwife’s Story”

Born for Life by Julie Watson

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*AUTHOR, KAREN INGALLS:

“Davida”

Davida by Karen Ingalls

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*AUTHOR, “The Late” KATHRYN C. TREAT:

“Allergic To Life”

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*AUTHOR, KEVIN COOPER:

Miedo “Afraid”

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*AUTHOR, LYNN HOBBS:

“Lillie, A Motherless Child”

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*AUTHOR, LYNN MICLEA:

“Ruthie: A Family’s Struggle with ALS”

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“Mending a Heart: A Journey Through Open-Heart Surgery”

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AUTHOR, MICHAEL LYNES:

“There Is A Reaper”

There is a Reaper by Michael Lynes

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*AUTHOR, MICKI PELUSO:

“…And The Whippoorwill Sang”

And The Whippoorwill Sang by Micki Peluso

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AUTHOR, ROBERT FEAR:

“Fred’s Diary 1981: Travels in Asia”

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*AUTHOR, S. JACKSON:

“When Angels Fly”

When Angels Fly by S. Jackson

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*AUTHOR, STACEY DANSON:

“Empty Chairs”

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“Faint Echoes of Laughter”

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*AUTHOR, STEPHANIE A. COLLINS:

“With Angel’s Wings”

With Angel's Wings by Stephanie A. Collins

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*AUTHOR, STEPHEN GEEZ:

“Been There, Noted That:  Essays In Tribute To Life”

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*AUTHOR, TIA SHURINA

“Everything and a Happy Ending”

Everything and a Happy Ending by Tia Shurina

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41 responses

  1. I have read The Convict & The Rose by Jan Nikes. I did not read her three books in order…which I regret…but it did not ruin the great reading experience.

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  2. I recently read Letting go Into Perfect Love by Gwen Plano and it is inspiring as well as profound. My review is up on Amazon and on my blog.

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  3. I read and reviewed Flowers and Stone by Jan Sikes. A wonderful read.

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  4. I read and reviewed There Is A Reaper by Michael Lines was one of the moving and spiritual books I have ever read. I cannot imagine losing a child but this story made me feel like I was going through the passing of Chris with them. Beautifully written.

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  5. My review of Home at Last by Jan Sikes on Amazon:
    This is a tender, beautifully written account of love challenged to the extremes of life itself. The depth of the protagonist’s hope breaks through one obstacle after another, and eventually leads to the uniting of the protagonist with her one true love.

    This is a story that belongs on the Hallmark Channel. It defies logic and instead, draws the reader into his or her own heart. There is magic in this autobiographical novel, magic that you need to experience. 5-Stars

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  6. My review on Amazon of a Personal Journey into the Heart of Teaching by John Fioravanti:
    Fioravanti recounts his evolution as a teacher in the book A Personal Journey to the Heart of Teaching. I related to his desire to make a difference in the lives of those he taught, and I identified with his struggle to find ways to reach his students. Many educators, myself included, live with the uncertainty of whether or not we are successful in our efforts. Fioravanti humbly exposes this doubt and then reveals the reward–the acknowledgement from the students themselves.

    This is a beautifully written book, one that educators will especially appreciate. 5-stars!

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  7. My review of And the Whippoorill Sang on Amazon:

    Written with rare sensitivity and depth, this book takes the reader into the sorrow of a family struggling to make sense of the untimely death of their beloved daughter/sister. The deceased becomes real to us through flashbacks that paint a canvas of images of her — when young and whole. We are with the family in the hospital, but we are also with them as they recall their precious one in happier times.

    I was very moved by this book, so much so that I needed to pause and cry with them. The tenderness with which author Micki Peluso writes is simply extraordinary. I highly recommend the book to all. 5-Stars

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  8. My review of When Angels Fly on Amazon:

    There are no answers for some of life’s sorrows, no rationality for its pain. In this book by authors S. Jackson and A. Raymond, the reader is brought into the heart of sorrow through the loss of two children. The pathway to this sorrow is difficult to traverse, because it is fraught with domestic violence (parental and spousal) and with medical errors. Tragedy touches into horror.

    The writers present their journey through a day-to-day diary. For those who have walked this path, the despair and helplessness will be familiar. For those who have not known the same sorrows, the diary may overwhelm. I commend the writers for their courage to embrace life without the little angels who once brought so much joy. 5-Stars

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  9. My review of Born for Life by Julie Watson on Amazon:
    Born for Life: A Midwife’s Story is a powerful journey into the heart of a woman who has known the depths of sorrow and the heights of joy. As she walks through life and embraces a profession of midwifery, the reader meets many other women through their pregnancies. Any mother will relate to the fears, the pain, and the hopes and dreams that these women manifest. Any woman will relate to the vulnerability.

    Julie Watson writes respectfully of those in her care. Her descriptions and stories are honest, bold, and graphic; but, they also are sensitive and loving. I was moved by the author’s attention to detail, both physical and emotional. It takes unusual courage to walk delicately through and with another person’s helplessness. And, such courage is only borne by having experienced the same. Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Gwen for reading and reviewing my book and for posting your lovely words. Very appreciated.

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  10. My review on Amazon of Davida by author Karen Ingalls:
    Based on a true story, the author attempts to re-create the relationship between her great grandfather and his mistress (her great grandmother). The book is well-researched and includes chapter notes that explain sources and limitations. I found these notes very helpful, and I admire the author’s faithfulness in reporting the facts.

    The book is also well-edited, so reading the book is a pleasure. The photos at the end of the book (of her grandfather’s sculptures and of Davida herself) are fascinating. In the end, one has to wonder, who are we to judge. Love can’t be imprisoned by tradition or the practices of the day. It erupts unexpectedly and creates its own reality.

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    1. Gwen, thank you for reading and reviewing Davida. Your thoughts and opinions mean a lot to me so they are most appreciated. This was my favorite book to write as I did feel that my great-grandmother was speaking to me as I wrote.

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  11. My review of There is a Reaper by Michael Lynes on Amazon:
    This book is a powerful testimony to love and the ultimate strength to let go into greater love. Cancer indiscriminately takes our dear ones, and in There is a Reaper, it steals a little child – Christopher. Readers walk through his brief life, through his fears and his hopes; and, they join the parents in their terror and their search for a miracle. In the end, we are left with the realization that all life ends – sometimes most tragically in the youngest among us.

    Little Christopher is much wiser than his years, and though he is a fighter, he finally reaches a point at which he acknowledges that he is too tired to continue the treatments. Strength alone could not avert the inevitable. At this painful juncture, readers become parents or brothers or sisters and join the Lynes family in their sorrow.

    This is a beautifully written book. Michael Lynes captures the intimacy of pain as well as the comfort of faith. Such writing is rare to find in a book about a personal tragedy, but in writing as he has, Mr. Lynes has emerged an impressive author. This is a “must read” book.

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  12. A review on Amazon for D. L. Finn’s book, No Fairy Tale, the reality of a girl who wasn’t a princess: D.L. Finn writes her memoir from the perspective of the princess. The undeniable tenderness that is exposed is captivating, while the inevitable struggles and sorrows of life are gripping. I loved the unique approach, and in fact, I could not put the book down. What little girl does not imagine herself to be a princess, and who does not find reality harsh?

    The book closes in an unusual manner with a collection of poetry. Intriguing and faithful to the storyline, the poems offer further insight into the writer’s life. This is a beautiful book…worthy of your read. 5-Stars

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  13. This afternoon I purchased “Letting Go into Perfect Love” by Gwendolyn Plano. I read the sample chapter a few nights ago and I just know this is going to be a beautiful read. Will be back soon!

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  14. I read and reviewed No Fairy Tale by D.L. Finn.

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  15. I read and reviewed The Art of Teaching by John Fioravanti. A beautiful story.

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  16. I have read and reviewed Empty Chairs by Stacey Danson. It was a real page turner although a sad and disturbing read. An unbelievable story of survival.

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  17. I read and reviewed Empty Chair. An important, but disturbing book about child abuse.

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  18. I read and reviewed Home At Last by Jan Sikes.

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  19. I just finished reading and reviewing And The Whippoorwill Sang by Micki Peluso. A powerful book. Thank you for sharing your story.

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  20. Gwen Plano, thank you for your review of my book, Davida: Model & Mistress. Your review was important for me, and I appreciate your objective view.

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  21. I just bought Elaine Pereira’s book “I Will Never Forget” – my dad has Alzheimer’s, so I am really looking forward to reading this – thank you for writing it. 🙂

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  22. I read and reviewed WingDog, Soul Pup. It was excellent and it was hard for me to put down. Good job, Janelle.

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  23. Have just read and reviewed ‘When Angels Fly.’ A heartfelt and emotional story of abuse, love and loss. Very moving.

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  24. I just finished and reviewed Letting Go Into Perfect Love by Gwendolyn Plano. Thank you, Gwen for sharing your uplifting and amazing story. You are an inspiration.

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  25. I just finished reading When Angels Fly, which was a very moving and uplifting story.

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  26. Convicted (The Paradigm Shift Trilogy Book 1) by Raven Price

    Convicted is a story about an abused woman, Hope, who sought support within the church she grew up with; desperate for peace and comfort. Hope is inspired by a female television evangelist, and she begins a spiritual and supernatural journey, one that unfolds in ways no one could ever imagine. This story is well written, and the pace is solid. I give this story five stars! Hope has ‘hope’ and a whole lot more!!!

    https://whenangelsfly.wordpress.com/2016/05/09/my-review-convicted-by-raven-price/

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  27. “Not Really Gone” by Blair Sharpe, is a memoir. I was able to relate so well with the chaos that Blair grew up with, all the sorrows and triumphs. This story touched me in a manner, that, in some ways, I didn’t suffer as I grew up. Sharpe’s book relates to teenagers, and adults in so many ways. Thank you Blair!

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  28. Allison Williford | Reply

    Just finished “Jessica: The Autobiography of an Infant” — loved it! Posted my review on Amazon, and my own blog.

    Thanks, Dr. Von Glahn, for a great read. 🙂

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  29. I’m sorry, I don’t mean to be inappropriate, but I don’t see my book listed. I just wonder if I missed something along the way. Thank you!!

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    1. Hi, Rebecca! Let’s see where it is, but in future, please send these kinds of questions into the RRBC offices so that we will be able to act upon them quickly. We don’t usually get around to reading very many comments. Getting back to you shortly. Thanks!

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  30. 5-Stars by me for Micki Peluso. AND THE WHIPPOORWILL SANG, a highly recommended and memorable memoir! 🙂

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  31. IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ THIS FIRST BEFORE YOU POST A REVIEW IN HERE!

    Because it’s needed apparently – a few words from Nonnie about posting reviews away from the main BOOKCLUB SELECTIONS FOR REVIEW (CATALOG) page…

    “ATTENTION: PLEASE POST YOUR PURCHASES, READS AND REVIEWS ON THE MAIN BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS FOR REVIEW PAGE. THANK YOU!”

    The reason for this is that Beem’s spread pretty thin and if you post away from the main page he may not pick up that you’ve done the review and so you won’t get credited for it…

    BE SURE TO EMAIL BEEM at ravereviewsbookclub@gmail.com as well as sharing your reviews on the MAIN CATALOG page – that way your efforts won’t be missed! 😉

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  32. I read JESSICA by Jeffrey Von Glahn and left my review on Amazon – this is an amazing read!!

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  33. I just read and posted a review of Nonie’s SUGARCOATIN’ IS FOR CANDY, PACIFYIN’S FOR KIDS’ on Amazon and other places. it’s a good read!

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    1. Hi Micki – thanks for reviewing Sugarcoatin’ but it may get overlooked in here as these notices need to go in the main page of Book Club Selections for Review (CATALOG). If you’ve emailed Beem Weeks at RaveReviewsBookClub@gmail.com about this then he’s probably been able to credit you OK – if not then best get that done soon 🙂

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  34. ATTENTION all RRBC members. Please remember to alert me of ALL posted reviews by EMAILING me at ravereviewsbookclub@gmail.com. This will ensure that I see your reviews and give you credit. Posting on this page is simply for sharing with fellow RRBC members what you’ve read and reviewed. Thank you.

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  35. I love nonfiction books especially memoirs and biographies. I look forward to reading some of these selections.

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