Patti's Porch

I LOVE TO CRUISE by Terri Wangard
Saturday, April 11, 2020 by Patti Shene

FEATURED BOOK:  Roll Back the Clouds

AUTHOR:  Terri Wangard

PUBLISHER:  self-published

GENRE:  Historical

SERIES OR STAND ALONE:  stand alone (companion book in the works)

TARGET AGE:  teens to seniors

 

 

 

 

IT IS MY PLEASURE TO WELCOME AUTHOR TERRI WANGARD TO PATTI’S PORCH. TERRI SHARES HER KNOWLEDGE OF THE MODERN-DAY CRUISING EXPERINECE VERSUS THAT OF LUSITANIA PASSENGERS, THE SUBJECT OF HER NEW NOVEL.

 

 

 

 

TERRI IS OFFERING A GIVEAWAY! SIMPLY LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW TO ENTER THE DRAWING FOR A KINDLE EBOOK COPY OF ROLL BACK THE CLOUDS

 

 

I LOVE TO CRUISE

 

 

 

by

 

 

 

Terri Wangard

 

 

 

Ships fascinate me, whether currently afloat or sunken wrecks explored in documentaries. The Lusitania is my favorite. Imagine sailing in a ship grand enough for King Solomon and all his wives. Imagine sailing aboard in May, 1915, when a German submarine hurtled a torpedo into it. My new book, Roll Back the Clouds, offers a scenario of what that was like.

 

 

 

My very first time aboard a ship was an Insight For Living Alaskan cruise. The ship was Holland America’s Westerdam, although not the ship presently carrying that name. I opted for the least expensive cabin, which was an interior room. Not having a window was disconcerting, but I didn’t plan on spending much time in the room.

 

 

 

Other than the lack of a window, the room was more than adequate. For my second cruise, I again requested the cheapest berth. That time, it reflected cheapness. Walk-in closets are bigger. A bunk bed stood in one corner, and I could touch the bathroom door from my upper bunk. Windowless rooms were common, even in the Lusitania’s first class, but there they would have been more spacious than my cubbyhole.

 

 

 

My last cruise featured my most luxurious accommodation. As a repeat customer, I received an upgrade. I had a balcony! I checked out a book from the ship’s library?I remember it was Doro Bush’s biography of her father, the late President George H. W. Bush?and on days at sea, I sat out on my balcony, reading and watching the waves. Even Alfred Vanderbilt didn’t have a balcony on the Lusitania. Thirty years ago, balconies were a rarity.

 

 

 

The passengers on the Lusitania cruised for transportation, not recreation. They needed to cross an ocean. Business trips or family visits for the wealthier; immigration and the hope of a new life for others.

 

 

 

Third-class rooms may have had the charm of a Motel 6 room. A bed and a sink. Not even a toilet. Even in first class, bathrooms were found in only a handful of staterooms. Everyone else had to run down the hall to the lavatories. Sinks had cold running water. The room stewards brought hot water each day for washing. For a bath, an appointment was made with the bath steward.

 

 

 

Today’s cruise ships don’t have first, second, and third class. They have inside, outside, outside with balcony, mini-suites, and suites. Passengers pay for the amount of real estate they choose.

 

 

 

Everyone eats in the same dining room, although ships these days have specialty restaurants. I ate in one once. The food wasn’t extra special, and I enjoyed it even less, knowing the meal I wasn’t eating in the main dining room was already paid for in my cruise fee. Lusitania’s first-class passengers made selections off menus that are indecipherable to commoners. Today’s menus are equally unfathomable to those with simple tastes, but everyone can order escargot or pate de foie gras.

 

 

 

I have never been on a repositioning cruise, where the ship crosses the ocean. I’m used to daily, or every other day, going ashore to explore a new location. Seeing the world was my intent; not staying aboard ship the whole time to partake of the vast amusements on today’s megaships. Cruising is a perfect way for a solo traveler to experience foreign countries.

 

 

 

On transatlantic cruises, like the Lusitania sailed, every day offered the same scenery. Ocean in all directions. Any problems, and the bottom is a long way down. And help, as the Titanic discovered, can’t come fast enough.

 

 

 

I wouldn’t mind experiencing a transatlantic cruise. All my immigrant ancestors did. I’d be much more comfortable than they were. I’d even be more comfortable than the Lusitania’s passengers. Just, no torpedoes, please.

 

 

 

Blurb for Roll Back the Clouds:

Geoff and Rosaleen Bonnard embark on a once-in-a-lifetime voyage to England aboard the fabled Lusitania in 1915. Europe is embroiled in war, but that shouldn’t affect a passenger liner. As they approach Ireland, a German submarine hurtles a torpedo into the grand ship. Rosaleen makes it into a lifeboat, but where is her husband? She searches the morgues in Queenstown, heartsick at recognizing so many people. Geoff is finally located in a Cork hospital, alive but suffering a back injury. While waiting for him to recover, Rosaleen is thrilled to meet her mother’s family, but a dark cloud hovers over her. The battered faces of dead babies haunt her. She sinks into depression, exasperated by Geoff’s new interest in religion. Her once happy life seems out of reach.

 

 

Amazon Buy link 

 

 

DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A COMMENT TO BE PLACED IN THE DRAWING TO WIN A KINDLE EBOOK COPY OF ROLL BACK THE CLOUDS BETWEEN NOW AND TUES(DAY), APRIL 21ST AT MIDNIGHT MDT.

BY LEAVING A COMMENT, YOU GRANT PERMISSION FOR YOUR EMAIL TO BE REVEALED TO THE AUTHOR IF YOU ARE THE WINNER TO FACILITATE RECEIPT OF YOUR BOOK.

 

 

Terri Wangard grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin, during the Lombardi Glory Years. Her first Girl Scout badge was the Writer. These days she is writing historical fiction, and won the 2013 Writers on the Storm contest and 2013 First Impressions, as well as being a 2012 Genesis finalist. Holder of a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in library science, she lives in Wisconsin. Her research included going for a ride in a WWII B-17 Flying Fortress bomber. Classic Boating Magazine, a family business since 1984, keeps her busy as an associate editor.

Where to find Terri:

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/AuthorTerriWangard

Twitter: https://twitter.com/terriwangard

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/terriwangard

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/terriwangard/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/terriwangard/

Website: https://www.terriwangard.com

 

 

SUBSCRIBE TO PATTI’S BLOGS HERE


Comments

Bonnie Engstrom From AZ At 4/21/2020 12:19:54 AM

I loved the movie, and the book sounds fascinating, Terri. I don't read on Kindle anymore, but I wish you much luck in your writing.

Reply by: Patti Shene

Hi Bonnie. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment for Terri. Stay safe! Stay healthy!

Connie Cortright From Riga, Latvia At 4/14/2020 8:12:23 AM

I love this book, but already have a Kindle edition of the book, so choose someone else. Great book that made me feel like I was sinking on the ship along with Rosaleen and Geoff. Great read during these down days.

Reply by: Patti Shene

Hi Connie’. Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing with us. I have always been a fan of Titanic stories, so would love this book. Stay safe! Stay healthy!

Patti’s Porch


Previous Posts

LESSON LEARNED ON THE LONG DRIVE FROM DURANGO by Jean Marie Alfieri
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

GIVING THE WOMAN AT THE WELL A STORY by Allison Wells
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

LOOK TO THE CROSS by Linda Wood Rondeau
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

SEEK JESUS FIRST by Kathy McKinsey
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WHEN GOD PLANTS A SEED… by Pat Nichols
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

JOY COMES IN THE MORNING...BUT UNTIL IT DOES …? by Carol McClain
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

GOD'S PLANS ALWAYS by Amy R. Anguish
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

EASY PEASY LEMON SQUEEZY by Shannon Kent
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

SPIRITUAL NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS by Christina Sinisi
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

LEAVING 2020 - WITH ONE THING TO HOLD ONTO by Kristi Cain
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

THE GREATEST SEARCH by Amre Cortadino
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

ANOTHER LOOK AT THE CHRISTMAS STORY by Jennifer Slattery
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

RIDING THE RAILS TO HOME: A NEWSIE RIDES THE ORPHAN TRAIN by Cleo Lampos
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

CHARACTERS AND HOPE by Gail Kittleson
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL SCHOOL SEMESTER by Jean Marie Alfieri
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

SCENTS OF THE SEASON: CHRISTMAS FOOD by Ann Brodeur
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR by Jennifer Chastain
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

A VERY TINY CRICKET WITH A VERY BIG JOB by Janet L. Christensen
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

THE GENTLE NUDGE OF INSPIRATION by Tori Higa
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

HOW A KISS UNDER THE MISTLETOE WAS BORN by June Foster
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

THE STORY BEHIND COURTING COUNTRY by LoRee Peery
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

REACHING BACK IN TIME by Lynne Tagawa
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

DREAM A LITTLE DREAM… by Jo Massaro
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

THE STORY BEHIND KOKOPELLI’S SONG by Suzanne J Bratcher
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WHAT GRABS YOU by Lynne Basham Tagawa
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

IT WOULDN’T BE THE SAME WITHOUT THEM by Joy Avery Melville
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

DELIGHTFUL STORIES OF FLYING ADVENTURES by Linda Street Ely
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

THE UNEXPECTED by Julie Arduini
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY by Ane Mulligan
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

A FOODIE WRITES A BOOK by Barbara M. Britton
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

ARE YOU A ROMANCE READER LIKE I AM? by Blossom Turner
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WHAT LIES AHEAD by Patti Shene Gonzales
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

HUSBAND-WIFE CO-AUTHORS by Stephanie Prichard
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

ORDINARY PEOPLE WHO DID EXTRAORDINARY THINGS by Linda Shenton Matchett
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

SMART, FUN, RELATABLE FICTION by Clarice G. James
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

LEARNING ABOUT THE GREATEST GENERATION by Cleo Lampos
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

GRITTY CHRISTIAN FICTION by Allison Wells
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

SEEKING GOD’S VOICE by Jennifer Slattery
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

HOMESICK FOR MY 2ND HOME by Shannon Taylor Vannatter
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

FATHER TO SON RESPONSIBILITY by T. M. Brown
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

PEACE AND GRIEF by Christina Sinisi
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

GOD’S PERFECT TIMING by Alexis A. Goring
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

SOMETHING SCARY by Patti Shene
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

OBLIVIOUSNESS by Kristen Terrette
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

SECOND HAND GLOWS by Linda Wood Rondeau
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

DO YOU WANT TO LEARN HOW TO DANCE? by Susan C. Fischer
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR?
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

I LOVE TO CRUISE by Terri Wangard
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

BRIDGING THE GAP by Leslie L. McKee
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

THE TRAGIC LIFE OF LADY JANE GREY, THE NINE DAYS’ QUEEN by Olivia Rae
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

RESEARCHING A NOVEL by Jodie Wolfe
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

THE APPEAL OF THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY by Amanda Cabot
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

JOSHUA: FROM FELLING A FORTRESS TO A FACE PLANT by Barbara M. Britton
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

THE PREEMPTIVE DO-OVER by Linda Sammaritan
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

IS DEATH KNOCKING AT MY DOOR? by Marie W. Watts
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

Why I LOVE A READING CHALLENGE by Karin Beery
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

THE MEANING OF GLOMMING ON by Gail Kittleson
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WHAT INSPIRED THE NOVEL WHEN LIFE GOES VIRAL by MARY GANT BELL
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

REGRET NOTHING by MELONY TEAGUE
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

SPENDING TIME WITH FAMILY - ENJOY EVERY DAY OF YOUR LIFE by JUNE FOSTER
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY by DONNA SCHLACHTER
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

THE BOX A BOXES
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

MISSING DEPOSITS – THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY by LEEANN BETTS
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

ARE CHRISTMAS CARDS A THING OF THE PAST?
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE: The Story Behind The Story by LINDA SHENTON MATCHETT
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

THIS IS THE LORD’S BATTLE by JANET SKETCHLEY
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WHAT IF? by BONNIE ENGSTROM
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

GOD’S NUGGETS OF INSPIRATION by SARA BLACKARD
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

THE FUN IN SHOWCASING UPSTATE NY by JULIE ARDUINI
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

SHINING A LIGHT ON DAZZLING ORPHANS by BARBARA BRITTON
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

IN TIMES OF WAR - PAT JEANNE DAVIS
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

LELA TO THE RESCUE - by Valerie Goree
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

STUCK IN THE MIDDLE
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

10 ACTS OF KINDNESS BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR TABITHA BOULDIN
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR JAN CLINE
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

SOME LIKE IT HOT!
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

A CURIOUS CAPER
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR CAROL McCLAIN
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

NEW FRIENDS - NEW ADVENTURES
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

BEYOND APPEARANCE
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR JUNE FOSTER
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR JULIE ARDUINI
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR JENNIFER SLATTERY
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WHAT IS WORSHIP?
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR SARA L. FOUST
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR DAPHNE SELF
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR PATRICK E. CRAIG
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR GAIL KITTLESON
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHORS JULIE AND HANNAH ARDUINI
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR REGINA RUDD MERRICK
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR JUNE McCRARY JACOBS
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR ERIN R. HOWARD
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

LOOKING TO TOMORROW
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR GAIL SATTLER
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR CAROL McCLAIN
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WHAT'S NEW FOR YOU IN 2019?
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR TABITHA BOULDIN
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR MICHELLE DE BRUIN
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR GAIL PALLOTTA
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR JUNE FOSTER
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR LINDA SHENTON MATCHETT
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR PEGGY BLANN PHIFER
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR VIRGINIA VAUGHAN
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR NAOMI MUSCH
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR BARBARA M. BRITTON
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR ALEXIS GORING
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME WRITER JAMES WILCOX
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR MARY L. BALL
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR GLENN HAGGERTY
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR J. E. GRACE
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR LYNNE BASHAM TAGAWA
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR H L WEGLEY
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR JASON JOYNER
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR DONNA SCHLACHTER
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR LISA LICKEL
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR HEATHER NORMAN SMITH
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR REBEKAH MILLET
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR CARRIE DAWS
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR HOPE N. GRIFFIN
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR JENNIFER SLATTERY
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR TONI SHILOH
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

GDPR and ME
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR BETH K. VOGT
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR TAYLOR BENNETT
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR PAT NICHOLS
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR NATHAN MAKI
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR GLENN HAGGERTY
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR CYNTHIA ROEMER
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR CATHERINE CASTLE
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR SHELLY ROARK
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR AMBERLY KRISTEN CLOWE
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR ALICE K. ARENZ
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHORS JULIE AND HANNAH ARDUINI
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR BARBARA M. BRITTON
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR CAROLE BROWN
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR KELLY IRVIN
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR H L WEGLEY
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR SHERRI STONE
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR SUSAN PAGE DAVIS
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR AMY ANGUISH
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR PAULA MOLDENHAUER
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR AND POET JEROLYN LOCKHART
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR LINDA SHENTON MATCHETT
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR LUCETTE NEL
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR AMY C. BLAKE
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR AND YOUTH MINISTRY DIRECTOR ROB COOK
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR BARBARA M. BRITTON
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR TONI SHILOH
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR LAURA V. HILTON
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR SARA L. FOUST
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR MICKI CLARK
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR LEEANN BETTS
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR AMY C. BLAKE
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR OLIVIA RAE
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR GAIL PALLOTTA
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME WRITER KARIN BEERY
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR LATAYNE C. SCOTT
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR LAURA V. HILTON
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR JENNIFER SLATTERY
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME WRITER JENNY HARRISON
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR JENNIFER HALLMARK
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR CHRISTINA LORENZEN
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR CYNTHIA ROEMER
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR JENNA BRANDT
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR KRIS VALDEZ
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR ELLE E. KAY
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR REGINA RUDD MERRICK
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR LEE CARVER
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR KIMBERLY ROSE JOHNSON
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR JULIE ARDUINI
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR JOHNNIE ALEXANDER
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR VALERIE COMER
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR JODIE WOLFE
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR DELIA LATHAM
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR DEANNA KLINGEL
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR JENNA VICTORIA
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

THE SMALL MIRACLES
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR TAMERA RAFT
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR SUSAN PAGE DAVIS
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR ALEXIS A. GORING
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

THE HIGH CALLING OF MOTHERHOOD BLOG TOUR!
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR SUE BARR
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR KIMBERLY ROSE JOHNSON
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR ROBIN PATCHEN
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR JUNE FOSTER
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR PATRICIA BRADLEY
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR GAIL KITTLESON
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR LILLIAN DUNCAN
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR MARY L. BALL
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR VALERIE COMER
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR JOI COPELAND
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR TERRI WELDON
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR LEEANN BETTS
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR RENEE BLARE
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR JO HUDDLESTON
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR CLEO LAMPOS
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR KELLY KLEPFER
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR ANGELA D. MEYER
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR DONNA SCHLACHTER
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WHEN GOD SAYS "NO!"
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR GAIL PALLOTTA
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR JAMES CALLAN
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR CAROLE BROWN
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR CHRISTINE LINDSAY
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR LEANN BETTS
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

Manners Are Golden ~ What the Bible Says by Nike Chillemi
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR DIANE KALAS
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR TANYA EAVENSON
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR JENNIFER SLATTERY
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR JODIE WOLFE
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR KARIN BEERY
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR ANGELA RUTH STRONG
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

REVIEW OF SNOW OUT OF SEASON BY CHRISTY BRUNKE
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR ELAINE STOCK
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR GAIL PALLOTTA
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

IS CHRISTMAS REALLY OVER?
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR ANE MULLIGAN
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR ANE MULLIGAN
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR BROOKE COX
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR H L WEGLEY
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

PERSPECTIVE
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR JO HUDDLESTON
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR SALLY CHAMBERS
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR TERESA POLLARD
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR GAIL KITTLESON
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR PAULA MOWERY
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

LIFE AFTER LIFE BY JUNE FOSTER
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

INTRODUCING A NEW BLOGGING COMMUNITY
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR SUSAN ANNE MASON
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WHY WE WAIT
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR MISTY BELLER
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR ELIZABETH MADDREY
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR DONNA DOUGLAS
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR JO HUDDLESTON
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR LEE CARVER
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR VALERIE COMER
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR MARIAN MERRITT
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR AMBER STOCKTON
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR CONNIE ALMONY
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR JAMES CALLAN
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

A MODERN DAY MIRACLE
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR CONNIE PEASE
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART SEVEN
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

AUTHOR GINA WELBORN RETURNS
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR SUSAN ANNE MASON
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WHAT DOES ADVENT MEAN TO YOU?
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR PEG PHIFER
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR JANET K. BROWN
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

AUTHOR H. L. WEGLEY WRAPS UP PURE GENIUS SERIES
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART SIX
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR BILL GARRISON
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WHAT DO YOU MISS?
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR CAMILLE EIDE
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART FIVE
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

DINOSAURS AND THE BIBLE
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR GINA WELBORN
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

POINT TO POINT TO POINT
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART FOUR
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR ANE MULLIGAN
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

BY THE NUMBERS
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR ADA BROWNELL
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR JENNIFER SLATTERY
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART THREE
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR REBECCA DeMARINO
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

SITTING IDLE
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

It's Hot Out Here! by CHERI SWALWELL
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART TWO
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR CAROLE BROWN
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WHY DO WE DO WHAT WE DO?
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

AUTHOR H. L. WEGLEY RETURNS
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART ONE
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR AVA PENNINGTON
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

UNEXPECTED ACTS OF KINDNESS
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

REVIEW OF THREE NON-FICTION BOOKS
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

AN INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR RENEE BLARE
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

SEVEN WAYS TO STRETCH SPIRITUALLY BY ADA BROWNELL
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WHEN FINE IS NOT REALLY FINE
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

MOMMY MEMOIRS BY ANN VAN DE WATER
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

PLAY BALL!
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

JOE THE DREAMER BY AUTHOR A. B. BROWNELL
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

ON THE PINEAPPLE EXPRESS BY H. L. WEGLEY
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

THE THIEF BY STEPHANIE LANDSEM
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

HUMOR AT THE HOSPITAL
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

HEAR NO EVIL BY MARY HAMILTON
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WHEN THE ROAD GETS LONG AND LONELY
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

INTRODUCING RYAN'S FATHER BY JUNE FOSTER
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WHERE ARE YOU THE MOST VULNERABLE?
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

INTERVIEW WITH WRITER BROOKE COX
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

Patti's Porch Welcomes Author Rebecca Carey Lyles
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

Flying for Jesus by Lee Carver
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

Putting Out the Fleece by Paula Mowery
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

What We Can Learn From the Olympics
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

Hush, Little Baby by Deborah M. Piccurelli
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

Baby, It's Cold Outside!
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

A Matter of Perspective
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

Introducing The Pure Genius Series by H. L. Wegley
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

Monopoly!
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

welcome author Cheri Swalwell
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

What Did You Mean By That?
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

Wildlife Video
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

My Best Reads of 2013
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

The Dumbest Kid in School
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

Good-bye to 2013
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

Focusing on What Christmas Really Means
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

One Spectacular Christmas Display
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

Where are You Going This Advent Season?
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

Shared Experience
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

Facing the Monster
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

Review of Reign by Ginger Garrett
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

I'll Be Happy When...
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

Sing Praises - Whether You Can Sing or Not
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

I Can't Do This!
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

BREAKING THE RULES
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

WELCOME AUTHOR TINA PINSON
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

Vulnerability to Fear
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

Faith and Fear
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

Those Temporary Interruptions
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

Grand Prize Winner at Int'l Wildlife Film Festival
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

Starsongs Giveaway Contest
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

Taking Stock
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

Welcome Author Janet K Brown
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

Winter - Bah Humbug!
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

Welcome Author Tanya Eavenson
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

Welcome Author Margaret Brownley
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

Travel Writing = Nearly Shooting Peacocks
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

Water, Water Everywhere - or Maybe Not
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

The last Day of the Christmas Season
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

Accountability in the Extreme
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

The day after Christmas
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

It's Dec 22nd - And We're Still Here!
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

The Next Big Thing - Blog Hopping
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

Vanquishing the Christmas Blues by Linda Rondeau
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

Christmas Rayne by Joi Copeland
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

The Christmas Stalking by Lillian Duncan
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

News From Nashville & Beyond
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

Author Susan Sleeman offers great advice about wor
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

Welcome Home!
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

Confessions of a first book editor
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

Going Home
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

GPCWC in Restospect
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

Vacation in the Adirondacks of New York
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

I am pleased to welcome author Staci Stallings
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

Meet Award-Winning Journalist And Author Ada Brownell
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

An Interview with Author Eddie Jones
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

Nano Day 11 - um - day 1?
Patti Shene
4/11/2020