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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

LOVE, DESIRE AND BETRAYAL – Margaret Lynette Sharp

30 Aug

Sincere thanks, Sonya Heaney, for this review.

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

Welcome : Australia Day Blog Hop

24 Jan
My fifth title

My fifth title

Welcome to this special event!

The wonderful book blogger, Shelleyrae, has organised this Blog Hop as part of our Australia Day celebration!

Let’s support our own Aussie authors!

Be sure to visit Book’d Out! There’s a list of exciting blogs for you to enjoy! And prizes to win!
Would you like to win a copy of one of my titles?
Open to Australian residents, just leave a comment and say yours is an Australian address (for postal purposes)  for you chance to win a paperback copy of my fifth book, ’60 Questions, Insights and Reminiscences’. It’s an easy to read look at life through the eyes of an Australian female Baby-boomer.
Everyone (and by that I mean overseas and Australian readers)  is eligible to win the runner-up prizes. Just leave a comment!
Six  entries drawn will win a PDF of ‘Encore’, my sixth collection of Australian Short Stories.
Four entries will win a PDF of the well-reviewed collection of romantic vignettes, ‘A Taste of Life and Love in Australia’.
A further  four will win a PDF of the romance  ‘Lauren Played’, my latest work. It’s short and engaging!
Entries close midnight 28th January 2014.
First prize winner will be announced on February 3.
Be sure to visit other participating Australian blogs! Exciting prizes on offer! You could be a winner!
Best of luck!

A New Review: Encore

22 Nov

One of the greatest rewards of writing lies in the knowledge that one has won the approval of readers.

I’m absolutely delighted to say that the latest review of ‘Encore’ has put a smile of my face.

Here’s the link to Goodreads. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/762193044

Sincere thanks to the reviewer, Dr Pankaj Goyal.

http://www.amazon.com/Encore-Margaret-Lynette-Sharp-ebook/dp/B00BEBZRAW/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=&qid=

New Release: Lauren Played

20 Nov

We’ve just released my tenth title: a short and enthralling romance, ‘Lauren Played”.

It’s the story of a teenager who seeks love from an older man, and the consequences of his rejection. Will Lauren be strong enough to pick up the pieces?

Here’s the link

http://www.amazon.com/Lauren-Played-Margaret-Lynette-Sharp-ebook/dp/B00GSD219G/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1384930868&sr=1-1&keywords=lauren+played

So far, it’s available on Kindle only.

A New Review: ENCORE

6 Oct

Yay! Another lovely review!

It’s enough to put a smile on any author’s face….

Sincere thanks to Jake Taylor for providing this.

Encore
by Margaret Lynette Sharp (Goodreads Author)
22197862

Jake Taylor‘s review

Oct 05, 13
Read in October, 2013
Is there such a thing as fate? Years ago my piano teacher told me that she loved paintings that included a forked road. The reason was that when she graduated she had the opportunity to decide whether to become a concert pianist and travel or to get married and raise a family. She chose the latter. Eventually she became a piano teacher, a wife and a mother, but she always wondered how her life would have been had she decided to travel instead. In these short stories, aptly named Encore, Ms Sharp seems to play delightfully with this option. Some characters arrive at a place just in time to change the lives of others. A magical fork appears on the road and changes everything in the life of an individual because he or she turns right or left. This book provides twenty-five stories full of that magic. In some cases, it will make you wonder if the gods are pushing us in one direction or another. Is it fortune, perhaps? There are also the lovely morsels that make for a wonderful reading experience, like: “…these days you need a university degree to sell a milkshake,” or “her thoughts fly to the days of old: where predictability is king; when life lacks sparkle, and knows no true love.” The sort of statement that makes us ponder. Or this other one, among many others, “…as I took her in my arms and kissed her lips, an overwhelming feeling of being guided by the hand of fate: intriguing…” I won’t tell you the rest because I’m not a spoiler but, altogether, it is a pearl of writing. Five stars, Jake Taylor
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http://www.amazon.com/Encore-ebook/dp/B00BEBZRAW/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=

Watch This Space, Again!

5 Aug

Loyal readers, and others, too, please take note.

Another milestone in my literary career has just been reached!

Just for now, I’m keeping the details under my hat, but let me say I’m more than happy with my new baby.

Hopefully,  the naming ceremony will be completed soon, and I’ll let you all in on it.

Wish me luck!

 

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.

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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