ebooks by Phillip Thomas Duck

Monday, August 22, 2011

In Search of Tennessee Sunshine

My latest treasure find:

I've said it before: Margaret Johnson-Hodge has the unique authorly ability to present insights on every page about life, love, and the intersection of both. To call her writing poetic--which I've done in the past--is almost certainly an understatement. Her words flow with such ease and beauty they aren't easy to categorize. Here we have the story of Erica Lorraine Simpson, a recent widow. The death of a loved one is a traumatic experience, and we get a front row seat view of the sadness, and loneliness, and feelings of self-doubt and despair that ripple through this experience. It is a story with laugh-out-loud moments (Sylvester) and heartwrenching moments (Kent walking in on his mother in the midst of her getting her groove back). Once I started reading (a long while coming, as I've had the Kindle edition for some time) I simply couldn't stop. My usual reading faves are crime thrillers and when I encounter a good one I read to get to the end. With IN SEARCH OF TENNESSEE SUNSHINE I read to be illuminated, all the while wishing it would never end. From TRUE LIES and BUTTERSCOTCH BLUES to now, Margaret Johnson-Hodge has never let me down as a reader. Any money spent on one of her tales is money well spent. She continues to be a favorite of mine. Well done!

Check out a sample, you won't be disappointed:  Download sample here from Amazon


Deirdra Eden-Coppel said...

You have a fabulous blog! I’m an author and illustrator and I made some awards to give to fellow bloggers whose sites I enjoy. It’s not a pass on award. This is just for you to keep. I want to award you the Brilliant Writer Blog Award for all the hard work you do!

Go to and pick up your award.

Phillip Thomas Duck said...

Thanks Deirdra! I truly appreciate your award :-) I will stop by to pick it up soon! Keep up the great work on your site as well!