Sydney’s weather today may have been rather cold and wet, but this afternoon I made a discovery that for me banished the gloom.
A sincere ‘Thank you’ to Goodreads member Tony Parsons, who has obviously devoted time and effort in writing this review of my latest release, ‘Love, Desire and Betrayal’.
Here is the link https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1036423146?book_show_action=true&page=1
One of the joys of being an author is the delight that a positive review of one’s work can bring.
So, today has become something of a red-letter day, with the publication of the review of my first title by Goodreads Aussie readers moderator Brenda Telford.
Here it is:
25 Stories of Life and Love in Australia
by Margaret Lynette Sharp (Goodreads Author)
Once again, a delightful little book of short stories of romance, love and life by Margaret Sharp. They are extremely engaging, with each story heading in a different life direction, the characters are likeable, varying and at times, emotionally entangled.I particularly liked Family Values, where four-year-old Byron was being taken to see his grandparents on their farm. A first visit (that he can remember), and after being told numerous times to be on his best behaviour, he was understandably quite nervous. But young children will say and do what they want (mostly), and the outcome was well handled by his parents.I highly recommend Margaret’s work, especially to lovers of short stories, romance and the light easy read.
Thanks, Brenda! I’m ecstatic that you enjoyed it!
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Secrets! Don’t they conjure up a niggling desire to know?
Today, my secrets are revealed!
Just wander over to the wonderful blog of one of Australia’s top novelists, Rachael Johns, and check it out.
My Secret Life is on display for all the world to see!
Here’s the link: https://rachaeljohns.wordpress.com/2013/04/11/my-secret-life-with-margaret-lynette-sharp/#comment-4751
As many followers are aware, so far there are six self published books bearing my name as author, and my Sydney Opera House organ builder husband Ronald Sharp as editor. Of these, the most reviewed by far has been my second, ‘A Taste of Life and Love in Australia’.
‘A Taste…’ is a collection of heartwarming vignettes and short stories: the sort that is written to please those from early adulthood right through to mature years. Readers from twenties to nineties have been warm in their praise of this, my particular favourite in the four volume ‘Life and Love in Australia’ series.
So today, prompted by the social book network Goodreads, I offer a selection of reviews from their site. I hope you will take the time to read and consider these snippets.
By Jenny(Australia) · ★★★★★ · August 11, 2012
“A Taste of Life and Love in Australia” by Margaret Lynette Sharp is a collection of gentle, heartwarming stories that quietly reflect on life.There is an effective simplicity to Margaret’s writing that means she, as author, doesn’t get in the way of her characters connecting with readers. Lines… …more
(Taree, 02, Australia) · ★★★★☆ · July 25, 2012
While grounded in an Australian setting with descriptions of familiar antipodean landscapes, A Taste of Life and Love explores the universal themes of love, desire and marriage.While I think most of the tales within this collection are perhaps more properly vignettes or scenes rather than short… …more
(The United States) · ★★★★★ · June 09, 2012
Lovely, spare, melodic prose that simply exudes warmth, and simple, pinpoint-focussed stories, with nothing extraneous to distract from the single, clear feeling that Sharp wants to evoke — sometimes a feeling of wistful loss, at others one of ironic, happy bemusement or unexpected contentment,… …more
(Sydney, 02, Australia) · ★★★★★ · March 18, 2012
This is my favourite volume in the series, since it contains a diverse selection of engaging, human, short stories. Written to be enjoyed by young and older adults, it sheds light on various aspects of human nature and relationships.
Not all the stories end happily, but alas! this is so in real l… …more
A Taste of Life and Love in Australia was a great read. I read it at night when all was quite. Story after story I felt as if I was there, especially at the beautiful beach scenes. I appreciate such a book after having to endure a busy day. Margaret Sharp did an outstanding job in describing the outdoors in Australia.
These last several weeks, I’ve had a Q&A on the social reading site known as Goodreads, about my latest publication: a book entitled ‘Long and Short Australian Stories’. It’s edited by my husband, the creator of the Sydney Opera House Grand Organ: Ronald Sharp.
‘Long and Short Australian Stories’ is a collection of mixed length stories and vignettes of romance and human interest, set in present-day Australia. Although serious in tone, nevertheless the scenarios lend themselves to uplifting outcomes.
A Goodreads member named Mark has participated in the Q&A ; announcing recently that he had purchased it as an e-book.
Clearly, he enjoyed it, since just this evening I found that he had posted a review both precise and concise on the book’s Goodreads page. He rated it 5 stars.
I’m overjoyed that it’s off to such a good start!