Broken Wings, by Dianne Price – Book Review

Broken-Wings-COVER-front-201x300Colonel Rob Savage with the American Air Forces and RAF nurse Maggie McGrath have more than the German offensive to concern them. The battles launched from the past and from home must be won as well. But first Maggie has to help Rob survive his serious injuries and face his long road to rehabilitation.

Culturally rich in the Scottish highland setting, vivid details of battles in the air, irresistible characters facing and overcoming their weaknesses – all these elements are present in this engaging story. The author, Dianne Price, passed away before she could hold the published copy of Broken Wings in her hands, but her writing leaves us an inspiring legacy.

by Kathy Sheldon Davis

Winter in Full Bloom, by Anita Higman – Book Review

When I got my copy of Winter in Full Bloom, by Anita Higman, I didn’t know she had entered the Oregon Christian Writers first annual Cascade Contest. I was delighted when her name was called at the OCW Summer Coaching Conference two weeks ago as the winner in the Published Poetry/Gift Books category.

Winter in Full Bloom by Anita Higman

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The story is well written featuring Lily, a grieving widow with a young daughter who tries to hold herself together under the bitter, critical eye of her elderly mother. A family secret is revealed that ignites Lily’s passion toward finding another piece of her dysfunctional family’s puzzle, stretching her faith even further. She runs into a caring soul in another country who is also struggling with family issues, and they find mutual benefit from working together.

I wondered if Lily’s might be one fractured family that could never hope to be restored–in the way we’d like all families to find unity and peace. I thoroughly enjoyed the story.

Nice writing, Ms. Higman, and congratulations for your well-deserved Cascade Award.

by Kathy Sheldon Davis

Book Give-Away – Which Would You Choose?

My new Facebook writer page went live today, and to celebrate I’m hosting a book give-away. Come visit my page to get a taste of my novel-in-progress, A Cloudless Sky.

Here’s the blurb:

“When JACK REYNOLDS meets his friend’s sister, LOUISE KEEL upon returning from Europe in 1945, he impulsively kisses her. Filled with regret he fears he has destroyed any hope of winning her favor, much like the wrecked lives he felt responsible for in Italy. Struggling with depression, he yearns to leave the war’s painful memories behind and improve his relationship with Louise. But how can he justify forgetting the past and the part he played in it?

“Louise’s work for the war effort comes to an end, and she mourns the loss of her fiancé who drowned at Normandy. She is repulsed by Jack’s behavior, and she intends to only tolerate him during the 800-mile road trip to a friend’s wedding. Instead she finds a gem of a man inside his battle-torn psyche. As she considers sharing her life with him, the mother who trusted her with the care of a newborn skips town, leaving Louise feeling trapped. Unsure if Jack might abandon his pursuit of her, she considers relinquishing the child she has grown to love—and who loves her. But if Jack doesn’t come through, how could she live with the horror of losing them both?”

Leave a comment on Facebook at Kathy Sheldon Davis, Writer telling me what you appreciate about Inspirational/Christian novels (or what you don’t) and you’ll automatically be entered into the drawing for either of these two titles featuring our great Northwest. Winner will choose between Seattle Cinderella, by Gail Sattler, or Where the Trail Ends, by Melanie Dobson .

The contest ends Saturday, Aug. 31 at midnight. I’ll announce the winner Monday, Sept. 2.

by Kathy Sheldon Davis

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