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the forgiving kind by Donna Everhart
“Reminiscent of the novels of Lee Smith, Kaye Gibbons, and Sandra Dallas, Everhart builds a firm sense of place, portraying the tiredness and hope of a dry southern summer and voicing strong southern women.”  Booklist on THE FORGIVING KIND *** Do you know whether or not


the forgiving kind by Donna Everhart
“Reminiscent of the novels of Lee Smith, Kaye Gibbons, and Sandra Dallas, Everhart builds a firm sense of place, portraying the tiredness and hope of a dry southern summer and voicing strong southern women.”  Booklist on THE FORGIVING KIND *** I remember sixth grade, of


the forgiving kind by Donna Everhart
What sort circumstances would make you unable to eat? What would affect you to the point of feeling physically ill at the idea of it? For me, losing “the girls,” Bella and Kiwi was one of those times. They both developed Stage IV kidney disease


the forgiving kind by Donna Everhart
A couple of days before Thanksgiving, I began preparations for our holiday dinner with family. With approximately fifteen people showing up, it takes a lot of planning/coordination, so I try and start early as I can. There is so much to be thankful for this year


the forgiving kind by Donna Everhart
Okay. This is going to get a little personal as I’m about to share with all of you about a relationship gone wrong with someone a long time ago – how fun, right? I was a single mom, hard working, with little if any time


the forgiving kind by Donna Everhart
I have to admit, writing the “bad” characters in my stories are sometimes the easiest, which sort of begs the question about “write what you know,” meaning do I know a lot of bad people? No, not at all. I try and surround myself with


the forgiving kind by Donna Everhart
Sometimes you have so many irons in the fire, you just can’t get it all together. Thursdays are usually the days I write up and edit my post for my First Sentence Fridays – but today? I couldn’t make it happen. I have an unexpected


the forgiving kind by Donna Everhart
My grandmother left my grandfather once. The details were sketchy as to what happened between them because the adults only whispered about it. It was a curiosity to me, these adult matters. Even mundane daily events. For instance, I loved to listen to my mom and


the forgiving kind by Donna Everhart
Uh oh.  A little late this morning!  (I got my days mixed up.)  My family did not farm, and the only land owned was what our houses were built on. My grandmother did have a garden she enjoyed, not too big, and so did other


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