“The Inaugural Meeting of Fairvale Ladies Book Club” – A Book Review and just a tad of jealousy

You’re going to love this book and the reviewer, too.

by Irene Waters

Every so often, go through your list of followers and those who have liked your blog and you will find some gems of people. Irene is one of them.

Irene has more energy than a puppy and has bounced from one successful venture to another. She has been a clinical nurse educator in intensive care, a resort, general store, and restaurant owner (at different times), construction contractor, and now writer. This is a woman you want to rub off on you. If she were a pill I’d take 10,000 mg of Irene Waters a day.

Her book review moved me to instantly purchase the book and start reading.

She gave me permission to reblog her review on Always Write.

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A long time friend gave me The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club  by Sophie Green for my birthday with a little trepidation. She knows I read a lot and was worried it may not have been a book to my liking. How wrong she was – I found this book not only enjoyable but it made me jealous of this writer’s ability to put you in place, to describe perfectly emotions that I struggled to describe in my own book. But let me tell you about the story first.

It was set in the Australia’s Northern Territory on a vast, remote cattle property in 1978. It was hot and arid for most of the year, becoming humid in the wet which saw the property cut off from everything as the red bull dust turned to sludge. A family ran the property and the son had just returned from Britain with his bride. In an effort to make her life easier  Sybil Baxter started the Fairvale Ladies Book club which consisted of Sybil, the mother, her daughter-in-law, an American jillaroo from the next property (a couple of hours drive away), a mother that lived in the closest town (also a couple of hours away) and the flying doctor nurse who flew in from Alice Springs. Read more…

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How to Overcome the Discard Stage of the Narcissistic Abuse Cycle

When new people visit your blog, you may find a treasure when you return the favor. Thank you Dr. Perry for visiting Always Write.

You may have suffered from Narcissistic Abuse and thought something was wrong with you. Dr. Perry shares some important characteristics and solutions to help you deal with a difficult person in your life.

Written by Dr. Eric Perry Image Credit: Pixabay “Here is a new car, a new iPhone. We buy. We discard. We buy again. In recent years, we’ve been doing…

How to Overcome the Discard Stage of the Narcissistic Abuse Cycle

What defines us?

By Saania Sparkle

This young philosopher visited my blog. In return I visited hers and discovered an amazing treasure. Her posts will inspire you and make you think. I hope you will also take some time to read more than one post.

I have often marvelled over what actually defines me. I came across an interesting paradox while reading the book Philosophy 101 by Paul Kleinman. …

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Role Model Series – Johan Van Hulst (Holocaust Hero)

“Great teachers emanate out of knowledge, passion, and compassion.” A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Role Model Series – Johan Van Hulst (Holocaust Hero)

I loved this tribute to a wonderful man who did what he could to save children from the Holocaust. Marsha Ingrao

Mental health and Metastatic Breast Cancer

Since I had breast cancer a year ago, my world has opened up to many others who struggle with health issues. Each person’s situation so unique but we all struggle to survive and make the best of what we have. Take courage from Abigail’s transparent posts about her illness.

Mental health and the ability to handle the emotional and psychological affects of living with a terminal disease is a tricky topic. There is still a…

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