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Dear friends, This is the place for you to share your thoughts about my books as well as your tips on writing. Please don't use this as a forum to discuss works by other authors, pro or con. There are plenty of places you can go for general book discussions. I'd like this to be a friendly place where you can get to know others who enjoy my books. Stir up a little controversy if something in a book bugged you, as long as it's done in a reasonably gentle way. Feel free to ask questions of me and each other. I'll sign on as frequently as possible to answer your questions. Okay, then...jump in anytime. Sherryl


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SuperauntK
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Jun-05-08, 01:17 AM (EST)
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   I have just finished reading "Seaview Inn" and I must say I hated for the book to end. Hannah I think is one of your strongest heroins, as i could certainly relate to her in the matter of breast cancer. I had a scare a few years back, but thank god nothing came of it. Thank you for writing this story. I hope that all the women who have read this book will know the importance of breast screening. I also loved the grandmothter in the story, she reminds me of a cross between my own grandmother and my aunt. I love those kinds of fiesty ladies, and I hope to be one when I grow up. So thank your writing this book and I cannot wait for the 4th installment of Magnolia series. You write about one of my favourite places in the US- Charleston, SC. I visited this city a few years ago and I fell in love. I hope to go back for a visit real soon. Best regards Kathleen O'Donnell


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  RE: Seaview Inn Sherryladmin Jun-11-08 1
  RE: Seaview Inn Meg001 Jun-13-08 2
     RE: Seaview Inn Sherryladmin Jun-15-08 3
  RE: Seaview Inn Tammy_liz Jun-24-08 4
     RE: Seaview Inn kelly1010 Jun-28-08 5
         RE: Seaview Inn Sherryladmin Aug-01-08 6

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Sherryladmin
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Jun-11-08, 07:47 AM (EST)
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Kathleen... Charleston is one of my favorite cities as well. It was the setting for my very first book AND for my 100th with a few more beyond that. When I first went there, I actually envisioned myself writing in a carriage house in the historic section of town. Alas, I haven't done that, but I do get back there from time to time as well as to visit one of "my" feisty older friends who lives across the state in Sumter.


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Meg001
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Jun-13-08, 02:31 PM (EST)
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This book touched me on several levels. The theme of family members living in different states, then reuniting, is one that has affected my adult life and is looming with my own children starting to leave home for college. The life-changing breast cancer diagnosis, along with a mastectomy and chemo, hit me in my thirties. I loved the way the story allowed the main character, not the sidekick, to be the one who is battling cancer. It was great to see Hannah through Luke's eyes, as a lovely woman inside and out. I cried when Hannah had the scar-tissue scare because I went through that, too, just when I was finished with treatment. And I loved that Hannah chose to go for happiness in her life, along with her loved ones. I will be going to the bookstore for another Sherryl Woods book today or tomorrow.


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Sherryladmin
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Jun-15-08, 02:12 PM (EST)
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Thanks so much for sharing your story, Meg. It means so much to me to know that one of my books has resonated with readers. And I do believe that so many of us can relate both to the breast cancer theme of SEAVIEW INN and to the disconnected state of families today. Mine has certainly scattered, which makes my friends all the more important. And I do like to be reminded in the books I choose to read that there are still ways for scattered families to stay close and for communities to be as tightknit as they used to be before kids and grandkids began to wander.


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Tammy_liz
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Jun-24-08, 08:56 PM (EST)
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   I recently finished Seavuew Inn and like the other posters LOVED it! Isn't it sad to hear that so many women (myself included) have had to live through the scare of breast cancer and all of the ramifications that it entails? I would like to know if this book is in a series or is it going to be in a series?


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kelly1010
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Jun-28-08, 04:43 AM (EST)
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   I just finished Seaview Inn....I LOVED IT!!!! I don't have any history of Breast Cancer(YET....I'm 26 so probably still a bit young) but my parents are divorced, so I was able to relate to that storyline. I've been really lucky to have always had both parents in my life. But I did feel for Hannah, and I'm so glad she was able to reunite with her father in the end. I also LOVED Luke. And Grandma Jenny was a crack up!! Any chance there will be a sequel Kelly


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Sherryladmin
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Aug-01-08, 02:36 PM (EST)
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Hi to both Kelly and Tammy Liz...Thanks so much for your comments about SEAVIEW INN. At the moment, I'm not planning a sequel, but so many folks have requested one that inspiration may yet strike! In the meantime, I heard from so many of you whose lives have been touched by breast cancer...either your own, a family member's or a friend's. I hope one day we'll all be able to look back and say we were around when a sure-fire cure was found.


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