Friday, June 9, 2017

Weekly Celebration, Cover Reveals, and The Classics - CLOSING LINES: Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

"Mrs. Hale drew a deep breath, as though her memory were eased of its long burden, and she had no more to say; but suddenly an impulse of complete avowal seized her.

She took off her spectacles again, leaned toward me across the bead-work table-cover, and went on with lowered voice: “There was one day, about a week after the accident, when they all thought Mattie couldn’t live. Well, I say it’s a pity she did. I said it right out to our minister once, and he was shocked at me. Only he wasn’t with me that morning when she first came to... And I say, if she’d ha’ died, Ethan might ha’ lived; and the way they are now, I don’t see’s there’s much difference between the Fromes up at the farm and the Fromes down in the graveyard; ‘cept that down there they’re all quiet, and the women have got to hold their tongues.” "

(Published 1911)



We biked on Richland's Riverfront Trail early in the week. A tire blew on our friend's bike, which meant finding a bike shop and delaying the bike ride by 2 hours, but we managed to have fun despite the heat. It got up to 92 degrees. Usually too hot for me, but snow cones along the way helped!

A huge Thank you to Senco Cat Herder at http://pempispalace.blogspot.com/ for hosting a Cover Reveal of my novel, The Shells of Mersing last week.


I want to Thank Heather Holden for a super nice job at http://edgyauthor.blogspot.com/ this week for also sharing a Cover Reveal.


July ?? 2017 is still the launch date. Finally have an Author Page I like. I really struggled with the right colors and theme. Click here for a looksee or the page link above.

Vince and I will be attending a wedding next week, happy our nephew has found happiness at last. After losing a girlfriend a few years back, who had died suddenly, we all kind of wondered if he would. All the best this weekend. Set your sails and go for it!



"Come celebrate with us
To join "Celebrate the Small Things, visit Lexa Cain's blog
Co-hosts are: L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge
Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits Blog





22 comments:

  1. Hi Sharon - the excerpt is a good read; glad you had a happy bike ride ... and yes isn't that lovely your nephew has found a new love ... so sad for him - but now a future .. enjoy the wedding - cheers Hilary

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    1. Greetings, Hilary! You are always so cheerful :) Really looking forward to the wedding....a happy ending at last for our nephew and hopefully many good years ahead.

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  2. Excellent read of the excerpt, really enjoyed it.
    Enjoy the forthcoming wedding.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed. This author has a wonderful way with words. Makes me want to study her writing more!

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  3. I LOVE Edith Wharton - haven't read that one.
    Lovely news about upcoming wedding Sharon ...
    Will check in on excerpt as soon as I can - don't want to rush it, and congrats for new author page. I look forward to checking it out!

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    1. Sadly, this is the only Edith Wharton novel I've read. I really need to change that. Thanks for stopping by, Susan. I know you've been busy :)

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  4. Your author page looks beautiful!

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  5. I'm going to write the exact same thing as Kimberly. Your author page is beautiful!!!

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  6. Sounds like you had a delightful day! Right now it's winter here. Brr!

    The Vorkosiverse And Technology

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  7. Your author page looks nice. Matches the cover of the book well.

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  8. Congrats on such a lovely author page! 92 is not my ideal biking temperature, so kudos to you. Enjoy the wedding!

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    1. Not a hot weather person either, but couldn't pass up a bike outing. So rarely bike anymore! Thanks!

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  9. Your cover is absolutely gorgeous, so I was more than happy to help out with its reveal! Also, love your author page! It's so tranquil, and just plain beautiful, too... ^_^

    And aw, that's such great news about your nephew. Hope all goes well at the wedding!

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  10. Cycling in 92 degrees? Don't think I could, but I'm glad you had fun despite the puncture.

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    1. Glad it turned out too. We made the best of it and had a great time :)

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  11. Congrats on the upcoming release! It must be an exciting time. I hope your nephew will be truly happy after the experience he's had.

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    1. Thank you! The wedding was a success....a Star Wars theme, so extra fun too!

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