Happy Endings

(Part One) RN Sahoo on February 14, 2014 at 5:41 a.m. said: Your writing is cynical and negative.  “A coffin should be a mandatory wedding gift for every couple” really hurt me. This was a comment on  http://barbmeyers.wordpress.com/2013/07/03/a-short-essay-on-marriage/ My first reaction to this comment was to laugh.  Not because RN…

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70 Years of "In love" – Give me a break

70 Years Of Love  “Couple married during war and never stopped being in love” This is the kind of magazine headline and teaser that drives me crazy.  Never stopped being in love?  I don’t buy it.  If they’ve been together for 70 years, I know there were times when they…

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A short essay on marriage

ESSAYS/Untitled/By Barbara Meyers ©2000            Not all failed marriages end in divorce.  Some of them end in death.  Not necessarily the death of one of the partners.           One of the great truths no one ever speaks about marriage is most of them die long before they’re over.  Husbands and…

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Jelly Donuts: Priceless

Bill brought me jelly donuts. This sentence lacks context.  Posted as a Facebook status or a Tweet, it is meaningless to anyone but me.  But today Bill did indeed bring me two jelly donuts and it is a very big deal.  To me.  Here’s the context:  Since we relocated a…

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Author Barbara Meyers December 2012 Newsletter

Somehow, and don’t ask me how, considering my disorganized relocation, I came across a “To Do” list dated November 17, 2011, with the following items listed: 1.  Finish Be-in-a Book contest 2.  Finish early Scattered Moments for preview 3.  Edit Forbidden Bean 4.  Finish The First Time Again 5.  Finish…

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The Big Picture

My husband and I had a big picture hanging in our living room behind our sofa which we decided could go in the same position in our new much smaller place.  Before the movers arrived, every picture we owned was meticulously wrapped in newspaper and Scotch taped by my husband. …

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Why I Don’t Cook

This morning in an effort to get my diabetic husband to make better food choices I decided to make a blueberry muffin recipe I found on the internet.  This is how it went:  First of all, a couple of days ago I bought what I thought was a butternut squash…

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Barb’s Box of Stuff

When you’re looking at downsizing your living quarters you have to make some tough decisions about what you’ll be getting rid of. In a far back corner of my closet there is a box of stuff I’ve saved for over fifteen years.  Things I kept when we moved to our…

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Is This My Scattered Moments Blurb?

“A picture is worth a thousand regrets… Scarred by childhood abandonment, Amanda Heinrich is trapped by vows she made to her husband, Martin, her child and herself. Even after she meets her soulmate, Hart Michaelson, she sees no escape from the life she’s created. While she fights her connection to…

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Picky Reader – 25

Flirting in Cars by Alisa Kwitney. Sort of a women’s fiction/romance story. I liked it.
Glitter Baby by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. I thought I’d read everything of hers, but I must have missed this one. True to form, SEP never disappoints her readers.
Violet by Design by Melissa Walker. I don’t normally read young adult fiction. This was a pretty good book, although if young adults tend to annoy you, don’t bother. The character of Violet is full of contradictions and waffles between being wise and immature. But that is the nature of young women her age.
A Vintage Affair by Isabel Wolff. I enjoyed this book. It has a lot parallels in it and connections made from past to present through the main character who owns a vintage clothing shop. She heals her own emotional wounds by helping a dying woman put her past to rest.
Fools Paradise by Jennifer Stevenson. I read this on my Kindle. It is a laugh-out-loud romantic comedy about stagehands and union infighting. There is one bedroom scene in particular which I found wildly hysterical. Fun and entertaining.
Picky Reader - 25 Here is another book I’m recommending. Scattered Moments. I am still working on a good blurb for it. (Don’t get me started on the angst of writing effective blurbs.) What’s a married woman to do when she meets her soulmate thirteen years too late? Sure there’s lots more to the book than that, a frenemy with her own agenda and a hidden camera, a husband she doesn’t know as well as she thinks she does, and vows she made to herself long ago which she now must re-examine. Scattered Moments is available for 99 cents on Amazon.com and bn.com right now. P.S. I would have posted this blog much earlier if WordPress wasn’t being a pain and not letting me upload my gorgeous cover. I still don’t know how I did it!
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