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Books from the Heartland of America

Updated on September 15, 2014

Book Recommendations from authors who live in the Heartland of America

This article will discuss and recommend a series of books written by authors who live and work in the heartland of America, from Ohio in the east to the foothills of the Rockies in the west. I have read and enjoy books by these authors and I recommend them to you. Some are current, some are from the recent past, and some might be considered classic. The books each focus on relationships, family, and place as well on good storytelling.

I welcome your suggestions of other similar books and authors.

I took the photo above, myself, in the Heartland of America.

Snow Melts in Spring
Snow Melts in Spring

"Snow Melts in Spring" by Deborah Vogts

Book #1 in The Seasons of the Tallgrass Series from Zondervan

This book is filled with stories typical of ranch and small town life in the Kansas Flint Hills. The young country veterinarian, Mattie Evans, attempts to treat an aging horse she came upon along a gravel road. This act of good faith puts her in the center of a feud between former pro football quarterback Gil McCray and his aging father, a close friend of Mattie. For me, the portrayal of the elderly rancher was outstanding having just done oral histories with several of them, myself, shortly before reading the book. Obviously, the off and on romance that develops between Mattie and Gil is at the heart of the story of the book. The vivid portrayals of life on the ranch and nearby small town are what make this book distinctive, to me.

Seed of Summer by Deborah Vogts
Seed of Summer by Deborah Vogts

Learn more about author Deborah Vogts - Author of The Seasons of the Tallgrass series from Zondervan

The book images above came from the website below.

"Seed of Summer" by Deborah Vogts

Book #2 in The Seasons of the Tallgrass series by Zondervan

This book, set in the same Kansas Flint Hills small town and ranch country as "Snow Melts in Spring," introduces us to former rodeo queen, Natalie Adams, at about the time she meets the new young pastor in Diamond Falls. As Vogts develops these new characters in this new storyline, she weaves in some of the characters from the first book in the series as secondary characters while continuing to share with us the special insights of someone born and raised in this distinctive prairie ranching environment. The book is written as a Christian Romance but fits well in my favorite genre, the family saga, as well. I enjoyed both books a lot and highly recommend each of them.

"Bearer of the Pipe"
"Bearer of the Pipe"

"Bearer of the Pipe" and other books by Don Coldsmith

All books of the "A Spanish Bit Saga" series

This book recommendation is really a recommendation of any book written by Don Coldsmith. A physician in Emporia, Kansas, Coldsmith became a prolific author of western fiction, served as president of the Western Writers Association, and wrote a weekly column in the acclaimed local newspaper for decades during his lifetime. I have read nearly all (if not every one) of his books and enjoyed every one I read, very much. They are written in a distinctive style, so you will likely really like them (or not) - I liked them.

The book image came from the Amazon site - click on the book cover image to be taken there.

"Back to the Homeplace"
"Back to the Homeplace"

First of the "The Homeplace Saga" books on Amazon

Back to the Homeplace
Back to the Homeplace

The first novel in "The Homeplace Saga" series of family saga historical fiction stories.

 

The Homeplace Series Blog

The images from both books come from the files of Vision to Action Publishing.

"Back to the Homeplace" by William Leverne Smith

A book from Vision to Action Publishing

This is a family saga about a family in crisis in 1987 in the southern Missouri Ozarks. The mother of four siblings has passed away, and now the two brothers and two sisters must wait to see what is in her unusual video will defining how the homeplace farmland will be distributed. The younger folks in the family are still seeking love and acceptance. I wrote the book but I have also read the book. It has received good reviews, as seen in the blog reference - click on the image of the book cover.

"The Homeplace Revisited"
"The Homeplace Revisited"

"The Homeplace Revisited" by William Leverne Smith

A book from Vision to Action Publising

This Homeplace book is set in 1996 as Christopher is settling in as a small town lawyer in the Ogden Law Firm and Jennifer arrives back in Oak Springs to set up her veterinary clinic. More family history is explored as a subplot related to the farm that has been in the extended family for over 150 years in the southern Missouri Ozarks. I wrote the book but I have also read it. It turns out to be two romances in one family saga book. Check it out for yourself, in print or Kindle editions.

The Homeplace Revisited
The Homeplace Revisited

Follows Back to the Homeplace by 9 years....

 

The latest book in "The Homeplace Saga" series of family saga historical fiction stories

Christmas at the Homeplace
Christmas at the Homeplace

The latest novel in "The Homeplace Saga" series of stories.

 
Bannon Brothers: Trust
Bannon Brothers: Trust

Books by Janet Dailey - this is the latest

"Brannon Brothers: Trust"

Janet Dailey, based in Branson, Missouri, has written hundreds of easy-to-read books in several genre. Her latest is "Brannon Brothers: Trust" a mystery. I have read a few hundred of her books in the past and would recommend any of them. Take your pick! ;-)

Click on this image of the book from Amazon, to be taken to Amazon.com to this book.

"Just on Season in London"
"Just on Season in London"

Books by Leigh Michaels

Leigh Michaels is an Iowa-based writer that I have read for years. I have used the Amazon photo of her latest book, but feel confident it, or her other books which I have read, would be enjoyed just as much. Have you read her books? Give them a try.

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      Merry Citarella 

      4 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      It's always interesting to ready about books. All of your choices here sound good. I will definitely have to try one of yours! Great that you are published! Enjoyed!

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      William Leverne Smith 

      4 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @DeborahDian: Hard to beat good westerns... ;-)

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      Deborah Carr 

      4 years ago from Orange County, California

      Great selection of books and authors. Thanks for sharing this list. I particularly love Larry McMurtry.

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      jmchaconne 

      5 years ago

      I'm a lover of western fiction my favorite author is Larry McMurtry, and you've sold me on Coldsmith. Thank you for an excellent lens. Your lenses are on my read list, and you've expanded my book read list as well. I've got a lot to learn from you!

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      LouisaDembul 

      5 years ago

      Nice collection of authors!

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      William Leverne Smith 

      5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @LouisaDembul: Thank you. Lots of good reads! ;-)

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      William Leverne Smith 

      6 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @anonymous: Thanks for adding you comments! ;-)

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Don't forget the wonderful Laura Moriarty (Kansas) and Pauline Jiles (Missouri). I live in California now, but we're retiring in the Ozarks! Peace! Green trees! Seasons! Friendly neighbors! (Do not referent Daniel Woodrell's Winter's Bone)

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      William Leverne Smith 

      6 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @joeyoung lm: Thank you, so much, for a detailed comment. I really appreciate that. Hope you found a good book to read, as well, while you were there! ;-)

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      joeyoung lm 

      6 years ago

      Hi Dr. Bill, well put together lens. No wonder you won a purple star. I did something similar in my Christian Ebook Authors lens. I like how you listed a number of books by the authors you showcased. It is a nice touch versus making the reader go search them out. They get to see a list. It creates interest. Well done I enjoyed reading all of this!

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      William Leverne Smith 

      6 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @sheezie77: Thank you. Hope you found something good to read! ;-)

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      sheezie77 

      6 years ago

      Amazing lens, well done!

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      William Leverne Smith 

      6 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @Millionairemomma: Wonderful! Thank you! ;-)

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      Millionairemomma 

      6 years ago

      This lens gave me the feel of Americana...Excellent!

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      UKGhostwriter 

      6 years ago

      that's sorted my reading list out ...thanks for sharing!

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      William Leverne Smith 

      6 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @MartieG: Hope you find some new ones, as well. I'd like you to try "Back to the Homeplace" of course. Thanks for stopping by! ;-)

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 

      6 years ago from Jersey Shore

      Love to read Janet Dailey and shall try out some of your other choices - very nice lens :>) Congrats on front page too!

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      William Leverne Smith 

      6 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @samuelp: Thank you! I do hope you will read one or more of the books on this list. Of course, I would love to have you read "Back to the Homeplace" - I think you will like it - I'd love to read/hear your comments on it! ;-)

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      samuelp 

      6 years ago

      i like this reading list! Helped me out a lot since I like to read a lot.

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      William Leverne Smith 

      6 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @Wednesday-Elf: I was a professor at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas, from 1994-2009 - 15 years; retired to the southern Missouri Ozarks, near Branson. Very active in promoting the Kansas Flint Hills, while there... and still a bit, from here... Thanks for liking my lens - hope you found a good book or two - I'm biased, of course: "Back to the Homeplace" is really good. Don't bother with my second one... ;-)

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      Wednesday-Elf 

      6 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      I love to read, so any page with the word 'Books' in the title captures my attention.

      I left NY State to attend college in Manhattan, Kansas (good old K-State), ended up marrying a Kansas boy and later lived throughout the 'Heartland' of America (Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa) and had my children attend Kansas (KU) and Missouri (MU) colleges, so this page about authors from the Midwest was very interesting. Looks like a couple of these books were written by you. Even more interesting! So... at which (I assume Midwest) University were you a Business Professor? Great to meet you.

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      William Leverne Smith 

      6 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @kpp2385: I wish each person who has liked it would choose one book to read from the collection! Thanks for your comment! ;-)

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      kpp2385 

      6 years ago

      great collection. Thanks for putting this together it would be very useful to readers.

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      William Leverne Smith 

      6 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @anonymous: Hope to choose one to read... you will enjoy! ;-)

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Love books and the heartland. Great lens :) Makes me miss home.

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      William Leverne Smith 

      6 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @bushaex: Thank you, so much. I hope you found a book you would really like to read! ;-)

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      Stephen Bush 

      6 years ago from Ohio

      SquidAngel Blessings from the Heartland (Ohio: The Heart of It All!)

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      William Leverne Smith 

      6 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @katieross: I hope you found a particular one you'd like to actually read. Thanks! ;-)

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      katieross 

      6 years ago

      This is a great reading list!

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      William Leverne Smith 

      6 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @Virginia Allain: Thanks for your comment. I hope you pick one to read and enjoy it! ;-)

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      William Leverne Smith 

      6 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @CameronPoe: Don's books are very distinctive. I hope you will get one and try it. Let me know what you think! ;-)

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      William Leverne Smith 

      6 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @artbyrodriguez: Thank you, so much. I am quite humbled by all the attention to this lens! It really keeps me going. ;-)

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      William Leverne Smith 

      6 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @YourFirstTime: Hope you like the one you choose to read! ;-)

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      Virginia Allain 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      I really enjoy reading books set in America's heartland. Thanks for expanding my reading list.

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      CameronPoe 

      6 years ago

      These books look to be a great read for the summer. I'm currently reading short tales by Elmore Leonard, titled "Trail of the Apache". Perhaps, I'll pick up a book by Don Coldsmith when I'm done.

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      Beverly Rodriguez 

      6 years ago from Albany New York

      Congratulations on your Front Page! Very well done lens and deserves all the rewards.

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      YourFirstTime 

      6 years ago

      Great choices - they all look like good reads.

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      William Leverne Smith 

      6 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @anonymous: Thank you for stopping by. Hope you enjoy them! ;-)

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      I just snooped out some fine reads. Thank you for telling us about them.

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      William Leverne Smith 

      6 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @Sadheeskumar: Thank you for stopping by. I hope you find several good read on the list. ;-)

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      Sadheeskumar 

      6 years ago

      Interestingly i have not got a chance to read any of these books. Hope to get one of these book and planning to read .. Lets see, How it goes.

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      William Leverne Smith 

      6 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @Expat Mamasita: Certainly hope you will get and read some of them. That would be great! Thanks for stopping by! ;-)

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      Expat Mamasita 

      6 years ago from Thailand

      Excellent lens, I'll be adding some of them to my to read list.

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      William Leverne Smith 

      6 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @anonymous: Didn't realize. Thanks for stopping by! Must be why I'm getting so many visits! ;-)

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Congrats on being on the first page.

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      William Leverne Smith 

      6 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @yayas: This lens has been quite an experience, for sure. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment! ;-)

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      yayas 

      6 years ago

      What a great list of books from authors in the heartland of America. I was quite s'prised to realize that you had written two of the books listed. As an' aspiring author, poet an' cruciverbalist, myself, I congratulate you.

      I also wanted to congratulate you on your Purple Star an' being featured on the Front Page. Great job. I enjoyed my visit very much.

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      William Leverne Smith 

      6 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @KimGiancaterino: Thank you. I hadn't really thought of that. Feel free to pass it on, of course! ;-)

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      KimGiancaterino 

      6 years ago

      Wow ... what a great resource for book clubs!

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      William Leverne Smith 

      6 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @getmoreinfo: Thank you so much for stopping by; it makes my work worthwhile! ;-)

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      getmoreinfo 

      6 years ago

      I love to read and this is a great selection of summer reading.

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      William Leverne Smith 

      6 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @Faye Rutledge: Happy to be of service! ;-)

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      William Leverne Smith 

      6 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @sihemkhalil: I'm so happy to hear you found the information useful! ;-)

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      Faye Rutledge 

      6 years ago from Concord VA

      I love to read! Thanks for these great book ideas. :)

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      sihemkhalil 

      6 years ago

      thank you for the inspiration, I am an english litrature fun, I want to choose a topic for my mastersdegree and you made it very easy

      thanks from all my heart

      my son Khalil thanks u too

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      William Leverne Smith 

      6 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @SheilaMilne: Excellent plan. I look forward to seeing it! ;-)

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      SheilaMilne 

      6 years ago from Kent, UK

      I'm always looking for books set in specific locations so these ones you have reviewed here will be a great starting point for me on an "American tour".

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      William Leverne Smith 

      6 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @linkreggie: I hope you do, thanks. It is an excellent book, for sure! ;-)

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      linkreggie 

      6 years ago

      thanks for showing us great and awesome list of books. I love "Seed of Summer" by Deborah Vogts and I want to buy this on-lie

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      linkreggie 

      6 years ago

      thanks for showing us great and awesome list of books. I love "Seed of Summer" by Deborah Vogts and I want to buy this on-lie

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      William Leverne Smith 

      6 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @food monkey: Thanks! I look forward to seeing yours, as well! ;-)

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      William Leverne Smith 

      6 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @thememorybooksh1: I hope you choose to purchase some that your really enjoy reading! ;-)

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      food monkey 

      6 years ago

      nice lens :)

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      thememorybooksh1 

      6 years ago

      Awesome Collection, i love to purchase back to home .

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      William Leverne Smith 

      6 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @anonymous: Thank you. The Heartland is my homeland... I've moved away, but always came back... ;-)

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      A genuine collection that makes me want to read those books, very touchy reviews and the ranches are my favourite themes.

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      William Leverne Smith 

      6 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @anonymous: The purple star is humbling - the response to getting it is even more humbling. I will continue to work hard to earn this recognition! ;-)

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Congratulations on receiving your purple star

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      William Leverne Smith 

      6 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @anonymous: Thank you, Tipi. I've been amazed it has been getting so much attention. It is great, but just fascinating to see the attention - when I have a lot of other neat lens that get hardly any attention... I assumed the purple star must have put it on some list that more folks looked at. I really appreciate the support, where ever it is coming from. It does keep me moving ahead! ;-)

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Congratulations on creating a unique book list that is sure to win hearts and that purple star and front page feature, lots of reasons to smile!

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      William Leverne Smith 

      6 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @anonymous: My pleasure. Thanks to you for stopping by, I really appreciate it. Hope you will read one or more of them and share your thoughts! ;-)

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Thank you so much for the book list.. :)

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      William Leverne Smith 

      6 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @terisham: Oh, my! Sorry, I don't do vampire stuff in any way, shape or form. I know it is very popular, currently, but not my cup of tea. Best wishes to you both, in any event! ;-)

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      William Leverne Smith 

      6 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @DIY Mary: Thank you, Mary. This lens has gotten much more attention than I ever expected. It has been very gratifying... keeps me going! ;-)

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      William Leverne Smith 

      6 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @terisham: Let me take a look. Thanks for stopping by, and leaving your note! ;-)

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      William Leverne Smith 

      6 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @RachelDillin: Happy to share! I hope you enjoy some of them. If you read mine, I'd love to get your comments or feedback. Thanks, in advance; and for stopping by! ;-)

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      DIY Mary 

      6 years ago

      I've never read these books but I think I would really enjoy them. Thanks for your wonderful reviews, and congratulations on your Purple Star!

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      terisham 

      6 years ago

      I also enjoy reading books and have read plenty. I was wondering if you would be willing to take a look at my husband's book? He was born in Georgia, wrote the book while living in Mississippi and published it while living in Washington State. If you want more information you can check out my lens jeremys-kiss. Thanks!

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      RachelDillin 

      6 years ago

      I love reading books from authors who live in my area. Thanks for the information!

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      William Leverne Smith 

      6 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @mjdraper: I hope so. You should do it. Now is the time. Enjoy! ;-)

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      William Leverne Smith 

      6 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @grannysage: Thank you. I really appreciate the suggestion. I will look at it. ;-)

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      mjdraper 

      6 years ago

      I'm was born in Ohio and now live in Kansas City. I always meant to write a book about what it means to be a Midwesterner but haven't gotten around to it. Yet. Maybe you'll inspire me.

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      grannysage 

      6 years ago

      What a great selection of books. I lived in Kansas for many years so am glad to see regional authors supported. Your books look very enticing. I would also recommend a book by lensmaster Marti Lawrence called River of Possibilities. She lives in Kansas City, MO.

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      William Leverne Smith 

      6 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @TreasuresBrenda: Thank you! It would be nice if there became a few buyers along the way, as well... ;-) THANKS for stopping by! ;-)

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      Treasures By Brenda 

      6 years ago from Canada

      Great recommendations!

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      William Leverne Smith 

      6 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @Einar A: I sure hope that is "now" and not "not" - - ;-) Thanks for stopping by. I always appreciate the visits, the likes, and the comments! ;-)

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      William Leverne Smith 

      6 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @randomthings lm: It is my pleasure. Thanks for stopping by! Hope you really do enjoy the books! ;-)

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      Einar A 

      6 years ago

      I have not yet read any of these, but am not interested in doing so. Thanks for the reviews!

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      randomthings lm 

      6 years ago

      Thanks for so many new books to read...and congrats on the purple star! !!

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      William Leverne Smith 

      6 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @flycatcherrr: I hope you do. Enjoy the journey! ;-)

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      William Leverne Smith 

      6 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @artbyrodriguez: Thank you, so much. It was a pleasure to share them with you! ;-)

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      flycatcherrr 

      6 years ago

      This is a part of the United States I've never visited, so I shall have to make a point of visiting it through some of these books.

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      Beverly Rodriguez 

      6 years ago from Albany New York

      Congratulations on your Purple Star!! These books sound really interesting. You described them very well.

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      William Leverne Smith 

      6 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @kotagedejualan: Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment! ;-)

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      William Leverne Smith 

      6 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @anonymous: Thank you for your comments, Susi. Hope you enjoy the books. The first has been well received. The second seems to have some flaws, but still a good story and characters - I like it better, myself. I'd love to have your review of either or both! ;-)

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      6 years ago

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      I have read many of Leigh Michael's books. I have also read Janet Dailey. Now I need to go find Bill's books. My cousin whom did our web page wrote two also long ago. Same type thing we took character from family history and she made story about her life.

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