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

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

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

  53. Mogel, Wendy The Blessings of a Skinned Knee

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

  55. Moss, Barbara R. Fierce

  56. Nash, Jennie. The Last Beach Bungalow

  57. Niffenegger, Audrey. The Night Bookmobile

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

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

  60. Palka, Yvonne. Dragon Fire: Ocean Mist

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

  62. Paul, Diana Y. Things Unsaid

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  71. Rancour, Patrice. Tales From the Pager Chronicles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  79. Sigriddaughter, Beate. The New Parcival

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

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

  82. Taylor, Kristin Clark. The Forever Box

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

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

  85. Thomas, Marin. For The Children

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

  87. Trenshaw, Cynthia. interview

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

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

  90. Trott, Susan. The Holy Man

  91. Vinton, Victoria. The Jungle Law

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

  93. Webber, Pam. interview

  94. Webber, Pam. The Wiregrass

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

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

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


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