04 May 2013

Five Special Things About Bachelor Buttons Debut Novella by Kathy Maher


1) This is Kathy Maher's DEBUT in Christian fiction!!! We've been celebrating with Kathy and don't forget to go by the Blue And Grey party and leave comments--especially if you a) purchased this novella and/or reviewed it!


2) She is a fantastic new TALENT with a lovely voice full of sweetness and hope as well as determination. In her radio interview on BlogTalk Radio with Helping Hands Book's Gio Gelatti, I described her author's voice as "luscious" (lol!) but it is!  A full voice that is delicious to read!

3) What a FRESH and UNIQUE take on the Civil War--I'd never heard about the riots in New York over the draft during that time! While I knew the Irish were coming into the country in large numbers about that time, I'd not thought about how the draft might affect them.

4) I had the privilege of being a CRITIQUE PARTNER on this manuscript. So this is a special story to me because I got to read it first!

5) You'll not read about people getting blown apart in the battles, in this book. Instead, you get a SLICE of LIFE in a 1863 Irish borough of New York City. Inspired by Kathy's real-life ancestor, Rose is a sweetheart torn between two suitors. 


Excellent characterization and a unique fascinating story combined with a gorgeous voice--this novella has it all! This is Volume 3 in Murray Pura's Cry of Freedom and readers will be blessed by this story!

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GIVEAWAY:  A Kindle copy of this novella.  

Answer this question: What do you think about a Civil War novella that has no battle scenes?
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35 comments:

  1. Carrie, this review is so cool! I love the numbered reasons. I have a thousand reasons why you are the bestest friend to do this for me! thank you!

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    1. Thomas Umstaad Jr. got me cued in to the numbered headlines/titles lol! I could do the same for you! CONGRATS on your wonderful debut novella!!!

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  2. I love the numbered reasons, as well, CARRIE! Brings out the fine points in such a way as to MAKE readers like me want to read this book!

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    1. I find numbers focus me toward the key points, DIANA! HUGS!!!

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    2. you ladies are a force to be reckoned with. Your promo is absolutely powerful! :D

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  3. Concise and well put. Sounds like a great read!

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    1. Don't miss out on this--and eat bacon while you read it!!! ;)

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    2. Hey, Davalyn. Thanks for coming by. Carrie sure knows how to throw a girl a party.

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  4. I'm looking forward to reading this one. Finished Carrie's and Murray's... so...
    I'll soon be learning about Rose's story.

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    1. It is absolutely wonderful, DEB!!! And thanks for reading Murray's and mine!!!

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    2. Wow, you are fast! Thanks Debra. I am honored. <3 I hope you enjoy her story.

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  5. So nicely done, Carrie!! Thumbs up. :)

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    1. you two ladies' interviews make me blush with gratitude and honor. Thank you!

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  6. Okay my friend, you did I great job! But, still need yours and Murray's. Well you girls, you just wouldn't be nice and ever let me win on this blog, so I had to go over to Elaine Cooper's blog to win Kathy's Novella. (in a PDF) That's just the way it is. (laugh). All of you have a great weekend. Love you all, MAXIE

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    1. that's so funny! Well, there's more than one way to skin a cat. :D Thanks, Maxie. Enjoy!

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  7. Great and unique way of reviewing, Carrie! Kathleen's book is truly a very good story that keeps your attention. So happy for her!

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    1. DEBBIE, I am not a great reviewer--don't need to be cuz I have all these wonderful Angels on OWG who are awesome at it. But once in a while they let me put one up ;)


      Hugs!

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    2. Debbie, you are a dear. Thank you for your stellar review too!

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  8. I have purchased the book, but have not read it yet. Looking forward to doing so! Your review makes me want to read it even more, Carrie!
    Betti
    bettimace(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks BETTI! I now u will love it!!! Thanks for your kind words!

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    2. Carrie is a very gifted writer and very persuasive! I am so blessed to have her talents on my side! Thanks Carrie for this stellar review, and thanks, Betti for purchasing it. <3

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  9. I rather like the idea of a "SLICE OF LIFE". I don't need the graphic battle scenes to imagine how it was.

    GR

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Mary, I sure can appreciate that. I find that as I slow down in life, I can't handle the commotion and violence on TV or movies that I used to. I want to write the way I read and view, so it was so nice of Carrie to point that out. Thank yo for coming by!

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    2. I will be honest, MARY--I avoid Civil War books because they usually do have gross details I don't need to read!

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  10. I love the numbered points also CARRIE... I might have to pinch that idea sometime!! ;)
    As you pointed out in #3, it certainly was a unique look at the Civil War with the riots in New York. And you know I definitely wouldn't of heard of that, lol!! And it not only was interesting to learn about but a wonderful story wrapped around it as well!!!

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    1. Thank you, Noela. My relatives still live in and around Manhattan, so these places are very real to me. I haven't visited in years, but there is something so captivating about NYC that I've always wanted to set a story there.

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    2. KATHY, I wonder how many American's have ever heard about this piece of history? Do you think New Yorker's are more likely to know about it?

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    3. The first I heard of it was from my family stories, and then Ken Burns in his famous Civil War documentary mentioned it. I imagine anyone who has really spent any time learning about Civil War history or race relations would have heard about it.

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  11. I like seeing other views of the Civil War, so I don't mind at all not having battle scenes.
    GR- shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Hi, Veronica,
      It's nice to "meet" you. One of the nice things about this Civil War novella series, Cry of Freedom, is the fact that there is such a variety. There will be Underground railroad stories, and of course, Carrie's story set at the oldest plantation in America, and a love story by Murray Pura. Something for everyone.

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  12. The numbered points of the review are just awesome! I like reading it that way. :)
    So happy for Kathleen! Cannot wait to read it. :)
    Susan P
    farmygirl at hotmail dot com

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    1. Thank you, Susan! you are such an encourager! Blessings,
      Kathy

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  13. Sounds so good--I'm with you other gals--forget all the battles and bring on the "stories"! ;-) I can't wait to start reading it.
    Vicki

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