Friday, January 21, 2022

This Weekend's Read: FOR THE SOUL

 


Book Blurb: Memories and fiction fill this collection with humor, heartwarming compassion, and spine-tingling fright from the author's own experiences and her imagination she can barely control. Quilts, children, and dogs have always played a large part in the author's life. Therefore, it is not surprising to find stories of warm quilts wrapped around her tales or tails. A trait the reader discovers in Barbara's writing is that much like life, nothing within the covers of this book will be what one expects.




About Barbara Daniels Dena:


Barbara Daniels Dena is a new independent author of her eclectic book debut of "For the Soul: A Collection of Short Stories," released in August 2021. Almost a memoir, this unique collection of inspiring short stories of 'good ole fashioned living,' along with many past and present memories and life experiences that tug on the heart, warming stories, and fictional tall tails delighting readers worldwide. The book is available for purchase on Amazon Books, Amazon Kindle, and many fine online book sites.

Barbara began writing at an early age as a lover of "Make-Believe." Today, her writing has developed from memories of family experiences, various compilations of events in her life, and her love of animals. She is willing to admit that her vivid imagination plays a role in her stories. The author is an Illinois native who has lived in many places; as Barb says, like a free-spirited "Gypsy," she has lived and worked in Illinois, Washington, Idaho, Georgia, but Ultimately, coming home settling back in the Quad Cities area of Illinois.

Barbara is a proud mother of two grown children. She was a business owner, ran a Temp Agency, then transitioned into her passion for floral design, opened, owned, and ran several floral shops. Her favorite flower is the "Casablanca Lily." Her favorite color is Red, and when she isn't writing, Barbara spends her free time oil painting, enjoys quilting, knitting, and reading.

Her favorite book is "Death Be Not Proud" by John J. Gunther. Her first love is and always will be playing with her fur baby, a little Yorkie named Zoe. She continues to write from her cozy nook as she gazes over a pond full of geese and ducks. On many days it is more gazing than writing.


My fav quirky food is a banana cut in half with creamy peanut butter spread in the middle of the two halves.  

 Many years ago, I had a business where I delivered balloons in costume. 

 I taught teenagers how to do a proper interview by dressing like a floozy. 

  


 

Buy Link: FOR the SOUL https://www.amazon.com/Soul-Barbara-Daniels-Dena-ebook/dp/B09D8SV1S9/

 Barbara is offering the e-book for .99 cents through FEB 15th, 2022.

 

23 comments:

  1. Huge Congratulations to Barbara. And thank you for tempting me. Again.

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    1. Heh. I enjoyed the stories. There was a nice blend of fiction and nonfiction.

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  2. What an absolutely enjoyable read, Sandra. Congratulations to Barbara because this sounds like a great life lessons book.

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    1. It is a great life lessons book, Elizabeth:)
      Well said:)

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  3. Hi Sandra - congratulations to Barbara ... I'm sure her stories will offer much to her readers. Our souls at times need uplifting ... good luck - Hilary

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    1. Our souls certainly do need uplifting at times, Hils:)
      Cheers,

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  4. Congratulations to Barbara! I'll have to check this one out!
    Thanks Sandra!!
    hughugs
    Donna

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    1. It seems like a book that you would enjoy:)
      Hugs received and returned.

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    1. Thanks for Barbara's well wishes, Christine.
      YOU have a grand day.

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  6. Thank you Sandra for such a lovely review! You are so kindhearted and generous to do this. I am blessed to have you as a writer friend. And thank all the readers who have left such lovely comments. I hope they find a story they like in my book.

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    1. You are most welcome, Barbara. It's such a heartwarming book.

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  7. Congrats Barbara on your new release! It sounds like a fun read :)

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    1. Thanks for Barbara's good wishes, Jeanie;)
      Have a grand one.

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  9. Suerte a la autora. Te mando un beso

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  10. I hope you are safe and warm, dear friend. The news of the weather is bleak there.

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    1. Today was better. Yay!
      How's yours?
      Thanks for caring:)

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