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SuperNova "SuperNova" Reviewer: Lee Ambrose

Lee Ambrose     I am passionate about words! I enjoy reviewing books for the SCN Book Review Site almost as much as I enjoy reading the reviews posted by my sister reviewers. Reading and writing are such an important part of my life that I cannot imagine a day without actively reading or writing—or both! When I am not immersed in "word-working" I am either working as a hospice RN, serving as a Certified Lay Minister for the United Methodist Church, pursuing the "next step" in my path to licensed ministry, working on a personal book project, knitting, quilting, or enjoying the many gifts of Mother Nature. I have been an active member of Story Circle Network since 2000. Currently, I write poetry for e-circle #4, author the weekly "Women's Wise Words: A Week's Worth of Writing Prompts," serve as a juror for the SCN Sarton Awards, and have served as the President of the Internet Chapter 2004-2017.

Lee Ambrose specializes in reviewing Historical Fiction.

  1. Adams, Cate & Carole Milks Turner, editors. Fireflies at Twilight: Letters from Pat Adams

  2. Allen, Roberta. The Playful Way to Knowing Yourself

  3. Anderson, Joan. A Walk On The Beach

  4. Anderson, Joan. Second Journey: The Road Back to Yourself

  5. Atkins, Jeannine. Little Woman in Blue: A Novel of May Alcott

  6. Baar, Karen. For My Next Act: Women Scripting Life After Fifty

  7. Bailey, Martine. An Appetite for Violets

  8. Bailey-Mershon, Glenda. Eve's Garden

  9. Barnett, Bonnie. Bobo's Daughter: One Woman's Journey to Find Hope, Healing, and the Father behind the Face Paint

  10. Betts, Emilie. Shadows in My House of Sunshine

  11. Blakemore, Erin. The Heroine's Bookshelf: Life Lessons, From Jane Austen to Laura Ingalls Wilder

  12. Borysenko, Joan Z., Ph.D. Inner Peace for Busy Women: Balancing Work, Family, and Your Inner Life

  13. Buley, Karen, RN, BSN. Nurses on the Run: Why They Come, Why They Stay

  14. Carter, Betsy. Swim to Me

  15. Chambers, Ruth Coe. House on the Forgotten Coast

  16. Clark, Mindy Starns & Georgia Varozza. Simple Joys of the Amish Life

  17. Davis, Jodi. The Heart's Gift

  18. de Moor, Margriet. The Kreutzer Sonata

  19. DeVane, Rhett. The Madhatter's Guide to Chocolate

  20. Diamant, Anita. Pitching My Tent: On Marriage, Motherhood, Friendship, and Other Leaps of Faith

  21. Diamant, Anita. The Red Tent

  22. Donnell, Ernestine Sisk. Grandmother Said: A Memoir

  23. Dumas, Firoozeh. Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America

  24. Eakes, Laurie Alice. When the Snow Flies

  25. Elinwood, Ellae & Mary Lanier. Earth is Your Sweet Spot: A Woman's Guide to Living Beautifully

  26. Estess, Jenifer, as told to Valerie Estess. Tales From The Bed: On Living, Dying, and Having it All

  27. Etzioni-Halevy, Eva. The Song of Hannah

  28. Fisher, Peggy M. Search Lights for My Soul

  29. Fugazi, Sally & Debbie Harwell. Candles in the Darkness: A True Story of Faith, Hope & Friendship

  30. Funk, Lois J. Snaps, Scraps & Snippets of the Past & Present

  31. Furman, Laura. The Mother Who Stayed

  32. Hanff, Helene. 84, Charing Cross Road

  33. Hanner, Eloise. Letters from Afghanistan

  34. Hansen, Evie & Cindy Snyder, MPH, RD. Seafood Twice a Week

  35. Harris, Lisa Ohlen. The Fifth Season: A Daughter-in-Law's Memoir of Caregiving

  36. Harrison, Kathryn. The Mother Knot

  37. Hood, Ann. Comfort: A Journey Through Grief

  38. Jacobson-Levy, Mindy and Maureen Foy-Tornay. Finding Your Voice through Creativity: The Art and Journaling Workbook for Disordered Eating

  39. Kennedy, Caroline. She Walks in Beauty: A Woman's Journey Through Poems

  40. Kenyon, Jane. Constance

  41. Kingsbury, Karen. Maggie's Miracle

  42. Kingsolver, Barbara. Small Wonder

  43. Kirshenbaum, Mira. The Weekend Marriage: Abundant Love in a Time Starved World

  44. Kornegger, Peggy. Lose Your Mind, Open Your Heart

  45. Leal, Carmen. Internet Research and Marketing for Writers and Speakers

  46. Liss, Miriam and Holly H. Schiffrin. Balancing the Big Stuff

  47. Lobenstine, Margaret. The Renaissance Soul: Life Design for People with Too Many Passions to Pick Just One

  48. Lucas, Geralyn. Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy

  49. Malladi, Amulya. Serving Crazy With Curry

  50. Martel, Tina. Not in the Pink

  51. Martin, Antoinette Truglio. Hug Everyone You Know: A Year of Community, Courage and Cancer

  52. McKissock, Nina Angela. From Sun to Sun: A Hospice Nurse Reflects on the Art of Dying

  53. Miller, Brenda Rhodes. The Laying on of Hands

  54. Miller, Cathleen. The Birdhouse Chronicles: Surviving the Joys of Country Life

  55. Mogel, Wendy The Blessings of a Skinned Knee

  56. Moss, Barbara R. Change Me Into Zeus's Daughter

  57. Moss, Barbara R. Fierce

  58. Nash, Jennie. The Last Beach Bungalow

  59. Niffenegger, Audrey. The Night Bookmobile

  60. Oppenheimer, Vicki. On The Nature of Food: How Mankind Found Food, Tamed It, and Created Cuisines

  61. Oppenheimer, Vicki. The Taste Makers: How New World Foods Came to Old World Kitchens

  62. Palka, Yvonne. Dragon Fire: Ocean Mist

  63. Patchett, Ann. Truth & Beauty: A Friendship

  64. Paul, Diana Y. Things Unsaid

  65. Pearl, Nancy. Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment and Reason

  66. Pearl, Nancy. More Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment and Reason

  67. Pedersen, Angie. The Book of Us: A Guide to Scrapbooking About Relationships

  68. Pickett, F. Diane. Never Isn't Long Enough

  69. Pitts, Yvonne K. Only On Loan: Notes From a Journal Edged in Black

  70. Purroy, Carol Petersen. Your Life Oughta Be a Book

  71. Radziwill, Carole. What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship and Love

  72. Rancour, Patrice. The Pager Chronicles, Volume Two

  73. Rancour, Patrice. Tales From the Pager Chronicles

  74. Ray, Sondra. Rock Your World with the Divine Mother: Bringing the Sacred Power of the Divine Mother into Our Lives

  75. Roahen, Sara. Gumbo Tales: Finding My Place at the New Orleans Table

  76. Robinson, Katy. A Single Square Picture: A Korean Adoptee's Search for Her Roots

  77. Schenck, Deborah, text by Lauri Berkenkamp. Fern House: A Year in an Artist's Garden

  78. Sciucco, Marianne. Blue Hydrangeas: An Alzheimer's Love Story

  79. Scott, Kathryn Leigh. Last Dance at the Savoy: Life, Love and Caring for Someone with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

  80. Shaughnessy, Susan. Walking on Alligators: A Book of Meditations for Writers

  81. Sigriddaughter, Beate. The New Parcival

  82. Snyderman, Nancy L. Necessary Journeys: Letting Ourselves Learn from Life

  83. Stanczak, Sherri A. From the Heart of a Mother

  84. Strachan, Robin. Listening for Drums

  85. Taylor, Kristin Clark. The Forever Box

  86. Temple, Della. Walking in Grace with Grief: Meditations for Healing After Loss

  87. Thomas, Abigail. Thinking About Memoir: Through the Side Door

  88. Thomas, Marin. For The Children

  89. Thomas, Marin. In a Soldier's Arms

  90. Tilghman, Romalyn. To the Stars Through Difficulties

  91. Trenshaw, Cynthia. interview

  92. Trenshaw, Cynthia. Meeting in the Margins: An Invitation to Encounter Society's Invisible People

  93. Trigiani, Adriana. Don't Sing at the Table: Lessons I Learned from My Grandmothers

  94. Trott, Susan. The Holy Man

  95. Vinton, Victoria. The Jungle Law

  96. Walling, Ann Boult. Sunday Dinner: Coming of Age in the Segregated South

  97. Webber, Pam. interview

  98. Webber, Pam. The Wiregrass

  99. Whitehouse, E.J. "Samadhi". Circles in the Sand

  100. Wooldridge, Susan G. Foolsgold: Making Something From Nothing and Freeing Your Creative Process

  101. Yen Mah, Adeline. Watching the Tree: A Chinese Daughter Reflects on Happiness, Tradition, and Spiritual Wisdom


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