Five-Stars: Book Review: Blossoms Over Bringewood by Celena Janton

A piercing scream shattered the reverie of a bride-to-be. Instantly, Melissa Berington left the swans in the Thames River and the cherry tree blossoms to follow the horrific sound across the lush grounds of Bringewood Manor, all the way up to her bedroom, where she finds a young woman about to give birth. The year is 1743. To end the curse haunting her family and threatening her marriage, Melissa must revisit the past. 

The story continued with a wedding ceremony at Bringewood Manor, which at the time is owned by the d’Windesleys. Lord Rickert d’Windesley found himself instantly attracted to Melissa, but the feelings were not mutual-at first. She recalled that her fiancé Tom had told her Lord d’Windesley was wicked. Nevertheless, Melissa convinced herself that knowing this stranger will help her uncover the dark secrets of the estate she inherited.

Miraculously, God introduced Melissa to American preacher Jonathan Edwards when she accepted an invitation from Lady Julianne d’Windesley, the sister of Lord d’Windesley, to attend his sermon. Melissa was mesmerized by his words, as if Preacher Edwards spoke directly to her. She was even more taken upon realizing that God answered her prayers for help. 

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Book Review: Journeys to England & Ireland by Alexis de Tocqueville

Translated by George Lawrence and K.P. Mayer

Through a series of letters to one of his friends, De Tocqueville gave lengthy, objective accounts of what he observed while traveling through England and Ireland. His journey began in England, where he had the privilege of observing sessions of Parliament and meeting with prominent politicians. De Tocqueville also compared the debates in Parliament to the American and French forms of government. Plus, he explained discussed the roles of the Anglican and Catholic Churches in England and Ireland, respectively. According to de Tocqueville, the Irish were devout Catholics. Hence, the church played a central role in their lives. In Ireland, de Tocqueville described the long and taxing labors of the working class and how localities oversaw their respective legal systems. 

Some of the names and dates are incorrect, according to the translators. However, the plethora of detail de Tocqueville used allowed the reader to visualize a session in Parliament, the division between Catholics and Protestants, his interviews with prominent clergy and politicians at the national and local levels, and returning to a hut after an arduous day at the mill. As a result, readers have the impression de Tocqueville wrote what he saw and heard at those moments. 

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Reviews Appreciated

Greetings,

My novella Celtic Warriors is on sale for $0.99 at major online booksellers. I would appreciate fair reviews of the book. Below is a synopsis of the plot and buy links for additional information.

Celtic Warriors is about two Protestant families from England who move to Ireland in 1652 and encounter fierce opposition from Catholic Irish nationalists who resent the English invading their homeland. While animosity between the Protestants and Catholics heightens, a deeper relationship with God that can only be achieved through adversity develops even more among members of both sides.

Clean suspense, mystery, and romance combine to make this Christian historical fiction novella exciting and wholesome. 

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/celtic-warriors-cassandra-wolf/1126166145?ean=9780692862544

BookBaby: https://store.bookbaby.com/bookshop/book/index.aspx?bookURL=Celtic-Warriors

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/celtic-warriors/id1222941527?mt=11

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/celtic-warriors-1

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Focus on your strengths. For now, I will try to post more book reviews, which garnered more positive feedback than the writing tips. Maybe, I will return to publishing writing tips. Cassandra Wolf wrote Celtic Warriors, a Christian historical fiction/romance novella, which can be purchased at: 

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/celtic-warriors-cassandra-wolf/1126166145?ean=9780692862544

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/celtic-warriors/id1222941527?mt=11

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/celtic-warriors-1

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Fan appreciation! Thank you for your continued support. I am glad you enjoy my blog. I hope these tips helped enhance your writing, and I hope the book reviews introduced you to literature you like.

Cassandra Wolf wrote Celtic Warriors, a Christian historical fiction/romance novella, which can be purchased at: 

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/celtic-warriors-cassandra-wolf/1126166145?ean=9780692862544

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/celtic-warriors/id1222941527?mt=11

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/celtic-warriors-1

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As for book reviews, the choice is up to you. Think carefully before submitted your piece to a reviewer. A book review is not guaranteed, unless you pay a fee. A positive review is never guaranteed. Start with someone you can trust for honest feedback. Make sure to provide him or her with a review copy. A review copy is your finished manuscript with a disclaimer that the copy is only for the intended recipient and not distribution. 

Cassandra Wolf wrote Celtic Warriors, a Christian historical fiction/romance novella, which can be purchased at: 

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/celtic-warriors-cassandra-wolf/1126166145?ean=9780692862544

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/celtic-warriors/id1222941527?mt=11

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/celtic-warriors-1v

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Appreciate your day career even more. Whether your role involves verbal or written communication, you are getting paid to hone your ability to address an audience professionally, clearly, and effectively. Use your experiences as material for stories or dialogues that portray real conversations without divulging secret information. 

Cassandra Wolf wrote Celtic Warriors, a Christian historical fiction/romance novella, which can be purchased at: 

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/celtic-warriors-cassandra-wolf/1126166145?ean=9780692862544

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/celtic-warriors/id1222941527?mt=11

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/celtic-warriors-1

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If your occupation involves preparing or reviewing reports or memoranda, pay attention to the syntax and diction of the document, both of which set the tone for audience. For instance, an analytic report usually has fewer adjectives to explain the results in. the shortest way. However, a promotional script would have more adjectives to convince the audience to buy that product. Incorporate these techniques into your personal writing. 

Cassandra Wolf wrote Celtic Warriors, a Christian historical fiction/romance novella, which can be purchased at: 

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/celtic-warriors-cassandra-wolf/1126166145?ean=9780692862544

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/celtic-warriors/id1222941527?mt=11

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/celtic-warriors-1

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Different writing styles can develop by continuously writing, even by repeating the same sentences. Somehow, another way of expressing the same idea will come to mind. Therefore, keep writing though your sentences may, literally, be the same. For instance, I provided the same positive feedback for customer service surveys. One day, I realized how else I could respond with the same meaning.

Cassandra Wolf wrote Celtic Warriors, a Christian historical fiction/romance novella, which can be purchased at: 

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/celtic-warriors-cassandra-wolf/1126166145?ean=9780692862544

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/celtic-warriors/id1222941527?mt=11

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/celtic-warriors-1