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

  16. Davis, Jodi. The Heart's Gift

  17. de Moor, Margriet. The Kreutzer Sonata

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

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

  20. Diamant, Anita. The Red Tent

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

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

  23. Eakes, Laurie Alice. When the Snow Flies

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

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

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

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

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

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

  30. Furman, Laura. The Mother Who Stayed

  31. Hanff, Helene. 84, Charing Cross Road

  32. Hanner, Eloise. Letters from Afghanistan

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

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

  35. Harrison, Kathryn. The Mother Knot

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

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

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

  39. Kenyon, Jane. Constance

  40. Kingsbury, Karen. Maggie's Miracle

  41. Kingsolver, Barbara. Small Wonder

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

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

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

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

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

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

  48. Malladi, Amulya. Serving Crazy With Curry

  49. Martel, Tina. Not in the Pink

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

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

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

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

  54. Mogel, Wendy The Blessings of a Skinned Knee

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

  56. Moss, Barbara R. Fierce

  57. Nash, Jennie. The Last Beach Bungalow

  58. Niffenegger, Audrey. The Night Bookmobile

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

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

  61. Palka, Yvonne. Dragon Fire: Ocean Mist

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

  63. Paul, Diana Y. Things Unsaid

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  72. Rancour, Patrice. Tales From the Pager Chronicles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  80. Sigriddaughter, Beate. The New Parcival

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

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

  83. Strachan, Robin. Listening for Drums

  84. Taylor, Kristin Clark. The Forever Box

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

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

  87. Thomas, Marin. For The Children

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

  89. Trenshaw, Cynthia. interview

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

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

  92. Trott, Susan. The Holy Man

  93. Vinton, Victoria. The Jungle Law

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

  95. Webber, Pam. interview

  96. Webber, Pam. The Wiregrass

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

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

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


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