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The five unwitting heroines are members of the No Ordinary Women book club and have a collective age of just over 250. They’ve experienced some serious things in life–career changes, health problems, marriage difficulties. Throw in a hot flash or two, a few senior moments, and the kind of moxie you can acquire only by living life courageously. In other words, these are people you know–your mother, your next-door neighbor, your sister, your best friend . . .
I always love meeting with readers. If you’d like to schedule a book signing, author talk or book discussion, please let me know, using the contact form. ~ Barbara
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MURDER AT SPIRIT FALLS:
“This whodunit fairly jumps off the page . . . each character adds to the spirit of the tale.” ~ Shelley Glodowski, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
“. . . a fun and realistic group of characters . . .blends elements of mystery and suspense with aspects of human interest, exploring cancer survival, mother/daughter relationships, and adjusting to a seniors environment . . ..” ~Valerie Porter at Valerietalksbooks.
“. . . a series that keeps getting better and better. All the regulars are back, as sensitively and heartwarmingly portrayed as ever. But Deese takes the reader on a more complex journey this time – into the troubled past of one of the No Ordinary Women book club members.” ~Walter J. Roers, author of The Pact, Pathos Rising and Tyger! Tyger!
FESTIVAL OF CRIME ANTHOLOGY (not part of the No Ordinary Women mystery series)
“. . . Among the better stories is Barbara Merritt Deese’s “Release,” set at a mass release of raptors rehabilitated in captivity, during which an abused woman finds her own release. ~ Publisher’s Weekly “Most of the tales in this surprisingly diverse collection are about bad girls–cool, cunning, courageous, caring, sentimental, sly, savage, sexy, wicked and eye-poppingly bad girls. Story after story is a revelation, filled with devious characters, perfect twists, and writing that’s sure to rough you up a little.” ~ Edgar Award winner, David Housewright