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A Great Review

Score (1-5) Hearts: 5 Ms. Columbus writes with such humor. I was cracking up with Charlie’s innocent antics and feeling so sorry for Amber not having the easiest of times trying to get to Grandma’s house. I love Ms. Columbus’ writing style and I look forward to reading more stories from her. You will not be disappointed if you pick this one up for yourself. For the complete Review....check out the link below

I've been interviewed....

Could you please start by telling us a little about yourself? Hello Carol Ann, I’ve been writing all my life… 336 dog years and writing for The Wild Rose Press for a little over a human year. This year I’ve become an Empty Nester…both my children are in college and I’ve decided to have a mid-life adventure. For years my children choose my friends for me, I spent my evening chatting with their school mates parents or cheering next to their teammate’s parents. One of my adventures as an MT Nester involved going to a singles dance…even though I don’t dance. There I was at a big ballroom dance in jean, t-shirt and rubber soled clogs sitting at a table with ex co-workers enjoying the music and watching everyone else dance. A man approaches me, “Would you like to dance East Coast Swing?” Shrugging my shoulders, “I don’t know how to dance.” He reaches out his hand, “I’ll teach you.” We dance (and I use that term loosely) in front of the band. I can’t hear a word he’s saying – so I smile and n

Sweeter Romantic Notions

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My friend and fellow author, Carol Ann Erhardt tagged me for a game of tell-us-stuff-we-didn't-know... The rules are: List seven things about yourself Link to the person who tagged you (see above) I’ve been tagged. Impossible, I was always the one who never got caught. Must be getting old and slow… Here we go… 1. I might have had a mid life crisis (so, I’ll live to be 96) a) changed jobs after 27 years b) changed boyfriend after 10 years c) bought a dog 2. Blood type is B + and the blood bank loves me and it’s best to make an appointment on Monday’s because they get a fresh shipment of cookies. 3. Got a contract for my first novel “The Perfect Country and Western Story” 4. Became an Empty Nester. Both my kids are in college. 5. Took a Hoola Hoop class. 6. Took Swing dance lessons. 7. Have yet to be dipped. www.s

Christmas Mischief Reveiw

Christmas Mischief Amber has had a tough time of it since moving to the city. But now that she is going to visit Grandma in the country things seem to be looking up. She packs the car, puts her big, friendly dog in the shotgun seat and takes off, Christmas packages filling the back seat. Of course when she gets a flat tire on a cold afternoon her luck doesn’t seem to be holding out. Then, Charlie, her dog, pushes the button that locks her out of the car. Just when she is about to bash a window with a rock a tall, dark stranger shows up. Tony seems to be the answer to her troubles. Christmas Mischief by Christine Columbus is a great little read. It is the perfect size for lunch hour reading. At first Amber seems like another helpless female and I was poised to be annoyed by her but quickly I saw what the author was doing and where this was going. Amber has overcome a lot of things and is making a new life for herself. She and Charlie, the burping dog, are family oriented enough to be ma

Coffee And Love To Go - 4 champagne flutes

Coffee and Love To Go Wild Rose Press December 24, 2007 REVIEWED BY: SCORE: 4 champagne flutes—Glad you reviewed the book. Would buy it/recommend to someone else. You liked the characters/plot/dialogue. Good characters/plot/interest level/writing. Author: Christine ColumbusPublisher: Wild Rose Press REVIEW: Since his divorce, Dan’s friends have been trying to find him a new woman. However, Dan has found one himself—only he hasn’t got the confidence to approach her. He sees Missy every day at the local coffee shop. To his surprise, while listening to the radio, Missy’s voice comes over the airwaves—and she mentions him! Well, he’s sure it’s him… Will Dan pluck up the courage to speak to Missy? Find out in Coffee and Love To Go!