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In Marcel’s own words:

My little darling, all I have left to do tonight is to ask you to kiss my little ones very tenderly for me... Your big guy who loves you, kisses you with all his strength and with all his heart.

Book Review: Motherland by Maria Hummel

Motherland

This book is set in Germany in the dangerous last months of World War II. Liesl is newly married to a widowed surgeon who has been summoned to work at a hospital far away; she is responsible for the care of her husband’s three young boys amid dwindling food supplies and refugees being assigned to their home. One son has a mysterious illness and faces the prospect of being sent to Hadamar, a destination for ill and unfit children; Hadamar was a destination that would mean certain death.

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An Early Letterform Critique

learn-handwriting

What a hoot! As I was cleaning out some things in our basement I found this old gem. Apparently the letterform critiques started earlier than I remembered…

Thank you!

I feel blessed to know some brilliant writers/readers who have been beta reading parts of the manuscript. They have pointed out parts that felt weak or wordy, and other parts that made them laugh and cry. Once something has been revised and edited, oh, say, 30 times, it’s nearly impossible to be objective. So, thank you, thank you!

 

Music of Paris

This song makes me think of strolling through Jardins Tuileries. Enjoy!