Archive | Australian literature RSS feed for this section

FREE for One Day: Charlotte’s Lance and the Round Fable

23 Jul

I wrote this novella last year, and sadly, few people have chosen to read it. I guess there are so many books out there that readers are hard pressed to decide just which ones are worth their time, effort, and often, money.

For just one day, the 24th July, 2017, this eBook will be free to download on Amazon Kindle.

If you’re in the mood for a sweet romance, with environmental issues that make for a conflict of interest, then why  not give this story a try. For those with a Kindle Unlimited subscription, it’s free to download at any time.

Three Reviews in a Row!

25 Jan

Very rarely do I get three positive reviews in a row within a couple of days. So when this happens, it calls for a celebration!

First, let me thank most sincerely the wonderful Canadian writer Carol Balawyder for her five star review of ‘Love, Desire and Betrayal’.

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7704883.Carol_Balawyder

Next came the very positive, four star review by Tony Parsons of ‘Of Love and Secrets’

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1178082117?book_show_action=true&page=1

And just an hour two ago I discovered another lovely 4 star review of this my 2015 release, this time by talented Australian book reviewer Scatterbooker (Jade).

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1134683435?book_show_action=false&page=1

Believe me, I’m smiling!

A big ‘Thank You’ to these readers and reviewers!!

These titles are available through Amazon Kindle.

Stop Press!

3 Jul

Stop press!

I awoke this morning to find out that, overnight, my eleventh title had gone from nowhere to Number One Best Seller in Kindle Paid, Australian and Oceania Literature.

I’m in shock…but it’s a wonderful kind of shock…

http://www.amazon.com/Desire-Betrayal-Margaret-Lynette-Sharp-ebook/dp/B00L8KOKZM

A New review: 60 Questions, Insights and Reminiscences

28 Jan

Author everywhere, I’m sure, are thrilled when someone takes the time and trouble to review their work.

A big ‘Thank you’ to Goodreads member Mark !!

60 Questions, Insights and Reminiscences
by Margaret Lynette Sharp (Goodreads Author)
9800512

Mark‘s review

Jan 27, 14
A very light, upbeat, felicitous collection exhibiting Sharp’s usual knack for emotional authenticity and spare, well-tempered prose. Highly readable, and of interest especially to children of the 60’s and readers seeking light but ruminative fare. Sharp asks and answers, sometimes humorously, sometimes aphoristically, the questions that beset all of us of a certain age and generation, but this very accessible book will appeal to readers of all ages.60_Questions,_Insigh_Cover_for_Kindlehttp://www.amazon.com/Questions-Insights-Reminiscences-Margaret-Lynette-ebook/dp/B008NWZEKI/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=&qid=

Brenda’s review: ‘Long and Short Australian Stories’

27 Sep

I’m very pleased to be able to report that Goodreads Aussie readers moderator, Brenda,

has just posted the following review of my sixth title.

Long and Short Australian Stories
by Margaret Lynette Sharp (Goodreads Author)
2337007

Brenda‘s review

Sep 26, 13

bookshelves: 2012-release, aussie-authors, gift-from-author, reviewing-by-request, own-read, read-on-kindle, short-stories

Read on September 26, 2013 — I own a copy

Long and Short Australian Stories is made up of twenty different romantic tales, mostly short, sweet and to the point. The first and last are a little longer, delving deeper into different aspects of life, love and family.

I’ve chosen to review the first of these stories, Run While You’re Young:

Rebecca had one year of schooling remaining with her domineering parents pushing her continually, so when Rebecca informed her parents she was in love with Daniel, all they could see was his standing in life, the fact that he wasn’t “good enough” for their daughter. After forbidding her to see him anymore, Rebecca and Daniel decided to take matters into their own hands.

When she ran away with Daniel, heading for his Uncle Garry’s place in the country, she left her parents a note so they wouldn’t worry – but she didn’t tell them where she was going. Rebecca continued her studies until she had completed her course, happy and content with her life at last. But would her happiness last? Would she have a future with Daniel, or would she have to return to her parents’ side, cowed and dominated?

This was a delightful story which spanned several years, with family a dominating factor. Rebecca’s strength of character stood out, and also Daniel’s love for Rebecca; but also his respect for her and her parents. A thoroughly enjoyable read.

I would recommend this anthology of short stories to anyone who loves a light romantic read.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Long-Short-Australian-Stories-ebook/dp/B008H457FY/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=&qid=

’60 Questions, Insights and Reminiscences’ On Sale : Special!

21 Aug

Starting tomorrow, my fifth title, ’60 Questions, Insights and Reminiscences’, Kindle edition, will be reduced in price for three days only.

At just U.S. 99cents, it’s an introduction to my style. Who knows, you might learn new something about  life,  seen through the eyes of an Australian female baby-boomer.

http://www.amazon.com/60-Questions-Insights-Reminiscences-ebook/dp/B008NWZEKI/ref=tmm_kin_title_0

Boomer Lit: Here’s Some More….

18 Jul

I am delighted by the response to my recent post that featured a short extract of Boomer Lit, taken from my title ‘The Essence of Life and Love in Australia’. Thanks to all those who left comments!

This time, I’ve chosen a sample from my second title, the well-reviewed ‘A Taste of Life and Love in Australia’. I’m proud to say that this book has been accepted by the Awesome Indies Group, which has standards of admission equal to those of traditionally-published titles.

Enough of that. Let’s get down to the business of whetting one’s appetite.

LUCK OF THE DRAW

She strolled along the promenade, enjoying the hint of coolness in the mid-summer breeze. It was late afternoon. She’d spent an hour or two walking on the sands, pausing now and then to study the activities in the shimmering rock-pools scattered here and there. How she loved the roar of the ocean, and the delicious saltiness of the abundant sea-spray. It had been a favourite haunt of Tom and herself, twenty or more years ago.

She recalled the day he’d proposed to her, right there, by the sea. Her girlish hopes were realized when he produced that simple solitaire diamond ring. Overjoyed, she’d accepted , and they’d sealed their love with a kiss, and the promise of more. But their joy was short lived. Tom was killed in a car accident, before their wedding had taken place.

Absent-mindedly, she felt for her ring.

She was assailed by panic.

*            *            *            *           *           *             *             *            *            *            *            *            *            *            *            *            *

Are you enjoying this? It’s one of twenty-eight vignettes in ‘A Taste of Life and Love in Australia’. In it you’ll find characters in a wide range of ages and situations. It’s available through Amazon in Kindle and paperback.

http://www.amazon.com/Taste-Life-Love-Australia-ebook/dp/B008FOEG12