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Dear Abby, thank you for accepting my invitation, although I don't know exactly what it means to be a "friend" here either. And I agree with you about Goodreads. I prefer LT but so many people are on GR. Of course, now I'm a little leery of Amazon!
Thanks again,
THANKS, Alpine...I received it as an Early Reviewer so I think I have to finish it, but maybe if I think of it as you suggested, I may like it better.

THANKS for the reply.
I am trying to get through GREAT HOUSE...I thought it was going to be a great read, but I can't even follow what is going on.

I saw your review...maybe you could shed some light on it for me.

All I have gotten is this desk was hers for 25 years and then it is taken away and then the next chapter she is at a seems disconnected to me...very complex.

Help if you can...does it get better? I am about to stop reading it.
Your list of memoirs is impressive. Will add some to my list wish. I've already read a lot of them. I've been reading mostly memoirs since I began writing my own a few years back. I've published three memoirs and a bio now and working on memoir number four. But there are so many good ones out there to READ! Best, Tim
Thanks Abby. I'll send out a signed copy in the morning. Would you be willing to also post your review on
Wow! Thanks. Of course. If you're willing to do all that, I can certainly send you a signed review copy. Send over your mailing address, and I'll get one out to you today. Thanks so much. With this being my first novel, I can use all the promoting can get :)

Was wondering if you'd be interested in reviewing my new novel and posting your comments here as well as a few other book-related sites. Saw you liked Paris Trout, and I thought you might like my novel since it's also southern and a bit dark. I could e-mail you the novel in an e-book format if you'd like. Let me know if you're interested. Here's a link to a summary in case you're interested:


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