Congratulations to Sharlene MacLaren! Winner of the Interviews & Reviews Book of the Year Award.
It has been so much fun participating in the Book-of-the-Year contest. Thanks to all my dutiful, loyal, and fun-loving fans, my book, "A Love to Behold", has won the honor! I really don’t know what to say other than thanks for the opportunity, Laura, and thank YOU, my wonderful fans, readers, friends, and family. I love you all! I’ll write on if you promise to read on!
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Thank you, Laura, for providing a place where independently published Christian authors can submit their books in exchange for those coveted reviews. The submission process was easy and straightforward and communication has been top notch. Thank you also to those who have taken the time to read my book and submitted their honest reviews. You have been a great help and encouragement.
From Shards to Sea Glass
Thanks so much for the service you provide to all of us authors. May God richly bless you for this behind the scenes work that you do!