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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.

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It’s Live! ‘Of Love and Secrets’

6 Jan

OLAS coverIt is with great pleasure that I announce that my twelfth title, ‘Of Love and Secrets’ is now live and available for purchase on Amazon.

Here is the link to its  Amazon  US site.  It’s available in other countries, too.

If you like stories of love and romance, with a strong input of family life, this may be one that you’d enjoy!

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RURJWFU

 

Brenda’s Review: ‘Of Love and Secrets’

20 Dec

Thanks so much Brenda, for posting this review on Goodreads.

Of Love and Secrets
by Margaret Lynette Sharp (Goodreads Author)
2337007
Brenda’s review
Dec 19, 14

4 of 5 stars
bookshelves: 2015-release, aussie-authors, arc, uncorrected-proof, romance, reviewing-by-request, own-read, read-on-kindle
Read on December 19, 2014 — I own a copy

Jenny was feeling unhappy about her break-up with James – more so because he seemed to have found her replacement fairly quickly. Jenny was eighteen, still studying and finding her feet. She lived at home with her Mum and Dad as she didn’t have a job, so didn’t have the money to do anything more than that. The night she let her good friend Cate persuade her to go to a friend’s party turned out to be much nicer, much more fun that she had envisioned. Spending a lot of the evening in the company of Richard took her mind off James – then when Richard wanted to see her again the next day, she was delighted.

But her Mum was sure Jenny was too young to have a new relationship so soon after her break-up with James – she treated Jenny like a child; there were many heated arguments between mother and daughter. Would Jenny’s mother come round; would she acknowledge that she was indeed an adult and knew her own mind now? And what would the future bring for Richard and Jenny?

Of Love and Secrets is a delightful, sweet little romance; a quick, easy read by Aussie author Margaret Lynette Sharp which I enjoyed and in my opinion it is her best yet. I have no hesitation in recommending this novella to all lovers of a light romance.

With thanks to the author for my copy to read and review

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1133053275?book_show_action=false&page=1

 

‘Of Love and Secrets’ will be released on Amazon Kindle during January, 2015

Its First Review: ‘Of Love and Secrets’

17 Dec

Although my latest title, ‘Of Love and Secrets’, is yet to be released, it has already been reviewed on Goodreads, thanks to Advance Reading Copies.

This is by far my longest individual work.

Thanks, Mark.

Mark

You’ll hate Jenny’s mother. It takes some considerable measure of literary skill to conjure up a character you’ll so much want to loathe — whom you’ll so much enjoy detesting — and Sharp, who has matured from a writer of delicately poetic vignettes into a thoroughly engaging (and even more eloquent) novelist, unquestionably has it.Jenny’s and Richard’s romance is tentative, then intense, then (to Jenny’s perception) sporadic and unreliable, but throughout, it’s clear to the reader that it’s all authentic, and when Richard *** MILD SPOILER ALERT*** wants to commit and move with her to forge a very promising life in a distant city — the promise not only of love and a life but oxygen to a young woman literally asphyxiated in the nest of her mother’s making (past the point of normal separation), then the question is whether she’ll take the offer. Or suffocate. You’ll be captivated by the story, strongly involved with the characters (and Jenny is particularly endearing), and swept to the conclusion, which also offers a revelation and a twist. But no further spoilers here. The book will appeal both to a YA romance and a more general literary audience. Five stars.

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I anticipate its release early in 2015, and I’d be very grateful if you help to spread the word. 🙂 Sorry, no cover image at this stage. Watch for a later post!

Another Brand New Review of ‘Love, Desire and Betrayal’

12 Sep

‘Extremely unique’ is how author and reviewer J. Kahele has described my eleventh title.

My sincere thanks go out to her for this delightful review that she has posted onto Goodreads.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1052Configure & Add Widget174789?book_show_action=false&page=1Goodreads-badge-add-plusGoodreads_icon_32x32

A Wonderful Surprise…

26 Aug

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

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=