An Award-Winning ‘Family Saga’ Book Series That Is Both Heart-Warming, Uplifting and Readers Are Still Raving About Through Reviews…By Author, Cynthia Ulmer

Welcome to Cedar Cove Life!
“The Cedar Cove Chronicles”
by Cynthia Ulmer


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Have you ever been to Cedar Cove?

Once you visit, life for you will never be the same.
You will never want to read about witches, warlocks, and evil forces again.
The powerful emotions of Love, Unity, Harmony, Dreams, Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and a clear understanding of the Love of Christ will visit you and remain a part of your life. In this 6 book series, these good people will live with you daily. You will not be able to wait until this evening’s quiet reading moments, to get to the next scene.

It is almost like these people are actually real. The author is truly touched by a spirit that will change the way people in America and the World love and care about each other.

It will change the kinds of books you look forward to reading forever…

~Award-Winning Writer, Cynthia Ulmer


“Born in Virginia and raised in North Carolina, Cynthia Ulmer is a true southern author whose books reflect her southern and Christian heritage.  Her writing has a down-home, comfort to it that brings her vast array of characters to life.”
(Below are the award-winners from the six book series)

Trudy: The Cedar  Cove Chronicles, Book Four (The Cedar Cove Chronicles 4) Kindle Edition       Todd (The Cedar Cove Chronicles Book 1) Kindle Edition        Clyde and Wanda: The Cedar Cove Chronicles, Book Two Kindle Edition


About Cynthia Ulmer

Award-winning Author, Cynthia Ulmer is a medal-recipient writer of her Southern Family Fictional Series, “The Cedar Cove Chronicles” a Christian themed fiction series about family life, love, faith, and endurance. Her titles are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, and many online bookstores and released between mid-2009 through mid-2015. Books one and four are Medal-winners by ‘Wishing Shelf Indie Book Awards.’

“Some people struggle with what they are meant to do in life and others just know it all along. I’ve known since I was a small child that I wanted to write–the stories were always in my head.” The Cedar Cove Chronicles is a series set in the fictional community of Cedar Cove, North Carolina, and follows the lives of ‘The Jansan Family,’ their friends and neighbors during the 40’s and ’50s.

Here is how Cynthia describes her fictional light Christian theme drama …
“Have you ever been to Cedar Cove? Once you visit, life for you will never be the same. You will never want to read about witches, warlocks, and evil forces again. The powerful emotions of Love, Unity, Harmony, Dreams, Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and a clear understanding of the Love of Christ will visit you and remain a part of your life.

In this 6 book series, these good people will live with you daily. You will not be able to wait until this evening’s quiet reading moments, to get to the next scene. It is almost like these people are actually real. The author is truly touched by a spirit that will change the way people in America and the World love and care about each other. It will change the kinds of books you look forward to reading forever”. . . Cynthia enjoys writing, reading, listening to music, being with her family, and working in her church. She resides in the Carolina’s with her family. Visit her Official Author Website




Reviewed in the United States on July 20, 2020

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Todd is my first introduction to Ulmer’s work and now understand why it became a fantastic award-winner. I look forward to reading the whole series of ‘The Ceder Cove Chronicles’ after reading Todd as it holds your interest in what is to come next being a family saga and unique enjoyable book!

The story of a fictional family set in the 1940s – 1950s when times were much more straightforward. The Jansan family goes through many trials and storms but holds steadfast to their Christian faith and beliefs as they learn they can endure any storm together as a loving caring family. I am not a big fan of heavy religious reads, but this story has just the right amount as not to be overbearing. Todd is well written, well-developed characters. Watch out for Grandma Cal, a vibrant ole coot!

The story overall pulls you in with family drama, surprises, and a lot of love. Even as you learn about their neighbor, who is a very nasty mean drunk and is a constant that made me feel lucky I don’t live next door to Horace! (I’m not too fond of spoilers) …

I was, however, privy to know that the author had woven in some of her cherished childhood and family memories of family living in the south, which I feel. made this book even more special to read. It has a historical feel to a fictional novel that has you engaged with only an area or two where the flow could have picked up a bit.

While reading Todd, be ready to experience more love, some laughs, a tear or two, and feelings of loss of old fashioned family values and discipline that many of us grew up within like ‘Old Southern Americana.’

I highly recommend it and such an enjoyable read.




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Reviewed in the United States on June 28, 2020
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Reviewed in the United States on July 5, 2020

As the title of this review suggests, I found the child’s voice narrating this story to be believable, heartfelt, and engaging. Another big plus for this book is the window it provides into family life for a small farming community during World War II. It’s a fresh perspective.
So many World War II books and movies I’ve run across go more into the battles and bombs, the politics, the atrocities of the Nazis, the efforts on the home front in support of the war—all of which are important aspects that help us understand life during that time. This book, for me, is a welcome addition, something else to think about.

Another positive is the ongoing and escalating conflict between the narrator’s family, the Jansans, and a neighboring family, the Hammonds. I was very much emotionally invested as the plot unfolded. Very good read and well-written!


Reviewed in the United States on July 11, 2020

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Reviewed in the United States on June 13, 2020

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So Cat suggests you pour yourself a tall cool glass of Sweet Tea, kick your feet up, and dive into this amazing heart-warming and uplifting this summer of this award-winning book series of “The Jansan Family Saga.”
Readers won’t be disappointed!

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A (Virtual) Evening with Author Joe Siccardi …Join Us This July 31st, 2020!

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: A Virtual Evening With Joe Siccardi …


I enjoy supporting all my fellow authors and writers like my dear friend Joe Siccardi … He is having a Literary Event This Friday –July 31st, 2020, at 7 PM – 8 PM EDT –LIVE Virtual on Facebook Live!

Come here to Joe’s FB Page: and ENJOY!
Joe has been a traveling author visiting all his grown children and having fun with his grandchildren and grandchildren. He is now settled in Maine so I am sure he’ll have lots to share including his books and a little dash of #WisdomFromaFather.
It will be an amazing virtual event!

Father Says...

Do you remember your first date? How about your last date?

I don’t think it matters whether you are the dater or the datee. I’m pretty sure the emotions are similar. There is anxiety, anticipation, maybe a little bit of trepidation. Will I make a good impression? A bad impression? What will we talk about? How much will I learn about my date? Will it be an enjoyable experience? Will I chalk it up as a learning lesson? Will I look forward to another connection or one is done and enough?

Those are some of the thoughts that have crossed my mind after announcing Friday’s (Virtual) Evening with Author Joe Siccardi. The first thing that popped into my mind was being stood up for my first real date. But then I remembered other dates, ones that actually materialized. I remembered having all those questions race through my mind. I also…

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Pre-order Happening Now and New Book Release Coming by Author, Tony Roberts Called “When Despair Meets Delight”…

New Book Releasing Soon By My Dear Friend and fellow author Tony Roberts! It is his second book to release and I can’t wait to give it read! He has been a tireless advocate for those of us who have Mental Health challenges in life.

There is more to learn and the ordering details are at the bottom of this post and shared from his amazing website of Delight in Disorder! 

When Despair Meets Delight Goes to Press

The time is at hand. After five years of gestation, and over a year of hard labor (with a week of major complications), I have been assured that When Despair Meets Delight will go to the printers today. From there, it should take two weeks to prepare a review copy. When I am satisfied that all looks good, I will bring boxes of books home. Then comes the delightfully arduous task of mailing out advance orders — now over 100. On September 3, the print and e-book will be released on Amazon and the audio version on Audible.

This has been an incredibly busy week. I contracted with a man from Uganda to design memes for social media. I hired a sound engineer to create a commercial for iHeart radio. I have been reaching out to podcasters, blog authors, pastors, and others to get the message out. I am both incredibly enthused and emotionally exhausted.


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I know I can’t maintain this pace and I’m happy to say I have much help. Not only from God, but from God’s people. Over 100 people have joined #TeamDelight, praying for me and our shared mission to spread hope for troubled minds, the hope that shines light in the darkness and turns despair into delight.

Many of you know (some more than others) that I am taking a big risk. With my illness, such a frenetic schedule can do me in. One of the only ways to promote a memoir is to promote the author.

For someone with bipolar, this can lead to grandiosity. I can begin to believe my own press clippings. Please pray with me that I maintain a humble heart, even if it means I am humiliated. I’m willing to play the fool, as long as I am a fool for Christ and give God the glory.

Finally, it is essential that I show integrity; that my actions are consistent with my words. One piece of pastoral advice I’ve given people is — “Receive God’s care, so you can care for yourselves to care for others.” Like the flight instructions often ignored, before we can help children with their oxygen masks, we have to put on our own.

If I deplete my spiritual strength in an effort to manage more than I can bear, I won’t do anyone any good. To avoid this, I’m going to plan each day a schedule that promotes good health — physical, psychological, spiritual.

My primary aim in life is not just to glorify God, but to enjoy him forever. One of the best ways to enjoy God is to appreciate creation. Each day I’m going to do something that better connects me with nature. Whether it is watching the joy of my wife as she plants flowers, taking my dog Briley for a refreshing walk through the park, or going on a retreat at a cabin in the woods. I am committing myself to live more in harmony with what God made and called good.

One thing I know I will continue to do is writing. Writing is not only my vocation, but it is also my primary form of prayer. It is my life’s blood. There is a direct vein going from my heart to my hand that pumps who I am and whose I am onto the page.

When I write, the voices inside and around me are shushed and I can better hear God’s voice. When I read Scripture and reflect on it, I embrace the truth God speaks out of love for us.


Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. (Psalm 119:105)


Order your copy in advance at When Despair Meets Delight.
You receive an autographed copy before the public release, with free shipping.


Please visit Tony today and pre-order your copy on his special new book website of When Despair Meets Delight…

Creating Some Book Buzz For An International Best Selling Author & His Book “Aiming High” That Hit #1 On Amazon. Meet Darren Prince Who Is Now Listed On Book Buzz (dot) Net …


If you are an avid reader like I am then you must take a visit and find your next read from our amazing friends and the team at Book Buzz! 

You can now find Darren’s best-selling book, e-book, and now offered in audiobook format with Book Buzz! Darren is a popular sought after marketing agent for many icon celeb’s and sports pros and does his job well. Hoe can he Not when his best friend is none other than former ‘LA Laker, Magic Johnson, who also wrote the beautiful forward for Darren’s book. (Banner Courtesy of …



How Darren Turned his Bottom Into a New Beginning In Life!

Darren shares a story of soaring heights and crawling lows, as chronicled in his book Aiming High: How a Prominent Sports and Celebrity Agent Hit Bottom at the Top. He explains how he held his marketing empire together in spite of being addicted to opioids for 24 years, what led to his recovery, and how he now helps others who have made similar life detours find their way back.


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Foreword by Earvin “Magic” Johnson


Earvin “Magic” Johnson Jr. is an American retired professional basketball player and former president of basketball operations of the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played point guard for the Lakers for 13 seasons and founder of The Magic Johnson Foundation.

“Darren and I have worked together for 23+ years. During that time, he has worked 24/7, negotiating memorabilia signings, speaking engagements, appearances, and other services. It was an honor to write the foreword for his book”…(Read more in the book Aiming High)


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Today, and through his
Aiming High Foundation, Darren has become a sought after speaker on addiction recovery and mental health. He specializes in helping high functioning addicts and at-risk executives to identify and avoid the pitfalls of addiction and he enjoys working with teens helping them build self-esteem and self-worth. Learn more and where to connect with him, now on BOOKBUZZ.NET ~ Creating Book Buzz for Authors!


Aiming High a must-read By International Best-Selling Author, Darren Prince

Links To New 5-Star Book Reviews…

May, 30th, 2020~ Amazon Review
May 29th, 2020 ~ Amazon Review
June 7th, 2020 ~ Goodreads Review
June 11th, 2020 ~  Goodreads Review


IF YOU ARE AN AVID Sports Buff and Enjoy Reading About Amazing Memoirs of Sports Legends? This is the book to read!



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Pussy Problems: How a Kitty Taught This Crazy Cat Lady a Thing or Two About Guilt and Doing the Right Thing

He is not only ADORABLE but I can relate to this pussy….CAT STORY. LOL … I have 3 therapy cats and your little new one looks just like my Mr. Boots. Funny as some kitties seem to find there way to us and we get sucked right in!! When my Boots was that little ….he did the same darn thing and fall asleep in between my legs too!
He’s a KEEPER! Congrats.

Just Bacon

I don’t know about y’all, but I’ve got a serious case of pussy in my pussy…

(Good Lord, no, I am NOT referring to anything sexual – get your head out of the gutter.)

Let me explain…

I recently adopted a gray domestic shorthair kitty and he enjoys napping in my crotch. (He doesn’t even move when I fart – now THAT’S true love…) He was only about five weeks old when my boyfriend found him getting beat up by a buncha older cats outside the post office. 

Now: I lost my BFFE (Best Feline Friend Ever) about two months ago. Shmoopy was more than a best friend. She was more than a furry companion that made me laugh (oh but make me laugh she did…). You see, most cats love their owners, will show them some affection here and there, and then go about their day.

But with Shmoopy…

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My Dear Friend Deena Rae Who Runs eBookBuilders Has Released a New Book That All Authors Should Know About…


NEW RELEASE ALERT – By Deena Rae Schoenfeldt – 2020 BOOK Blogger Directory

Book Blogger Directory


This Book Blogger Directory lists blog addresses, contact information, where reviews are posted, as well as standard turnaround time and book formats accepted. Indexes list bloggers by accepted genre so you can easily find bloggers amenable to your subject matter.

More than 200 blogs are included, all current as of June 2020. The index lists each genre linked to each blog that accepts books in that category.


Here is some information about the book/ebook:

          200+ book review bloggers


·       Contact information

·       Submission Requirements links

·       Fiction and Non-Fiction genres each blog is amendable to reviewing

·       Standard turn-around time for reviews

·       Where the blogger shares reviews

·       What formats of books/ebooks accepted

Table of Contents and blog genre Indexes in print.

Table of Contents and complete index, separated by genre/sub-genre, with each blog accepting linked back to their section within the ebook.

          Introductory ebook pricing $3.99 until 07.17.2020, regular price $4.99

          #1 New Release in Literary Criticism Reference


          iTunes, B&N, Kobo, etc. –
         (only available until 07.17.2020) So Hurry and Grab Yours Now!


About The Author ~ Deena Rae Schoenfeldt of

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Deena Rae was born and raised in Texas
— home of bluebonnets, boots, beef, and big hair — into a family that was in the printing and publishing industries. Her father was a computer programmer for major newspapers when the equipment took up whole rooms and her mother has been a publisher for almost 30 years — trying, unsuccessfully, to bring her into the family business.

She was happily living her life, having three third-generation genetically perfected super-nerds herself, but then through a series of events (unfortunate and fortunate), she officially joined The Book Connection — her mother’s publishing and packaging company — as the Digital Director, to create the e-publishing division in 2011. Her computer skills, willingness to help authors, love of literature, no-nonsense attitude, and quick wit have helped shepherd many authors through the maze of digital publishing.

Through her work with E-BookBuilders, Deena Rae has been able to meet authors and writers from all over the world and in every genre imaginable. She has a biting wit, obscure sense of humor, awareness of the absurd, and a love of literature all which led to the creation of Bluebonnets, Bagpipes, and Books, the NSFW publishing discussion podcast she produced and hosted with Janet Wrenn and Peter Burnett.

Her no-nonsense attitude made for some hilarious discussions and plenty of “Oh my God, did she really just say that?” moments. That podcast led to the audio/video podcasts for Badass Book Society – Badass Books & Booze as well as Badass Pub. Sometimes it is as if there is no filter between her brain and her mouth. But if she likes you she tries to be nice — sometimes.

You can find her most hours of every day attached to her computer either researching, coding e-books or flowing print books for her fabulous friends/clients or chasing after the ‘world-famous’ Wee Bossy Baby who is now Wee Bossy Tyrant-In-Training.




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How About We Destigmatize Those Who Are Homeless & Stop The Labeling. My Friend and Guest P. W. Robinson Has a Little Something to Share About Homelessness as I Do…

I am sharing here on Cat’s Reading a two-part post by an amazing guest and friend of mine who lives in California, in Oxnard in Ventura County. Kind of by Santa Barbra. I’ll share part-two tomorrow as I hope all of you will Remember …Not everyone will be having a ‘Happy 4th’ this holiday. Keep those who are in need of HOPE and a place to call HOME in your prayers …Cat ✝👑💞🥰🐈

Bet Free Recovery Now. Sharing Gambling Recovery, Hope, & Supporting Others.

Not everyone will be having a ‘Happy 4th of July’ even as we are living in uncertain times and in the middle of a growing COVID-19 pandemic, still, it seems even with all the unrest happening and groups of protesters chanting about these lives and those lives matter. Has anyone stopped to think about the lives of those who are spending another 4th of July HOMELESS? Probably not.

Why is it that those who are less fortunate are the FIRST to be FORGOTTEN ABOUT? What is the first thing YOU THINK when you see a person a man or woman pushing a shopping cart with the only belongings they have? I know and so do many but you say it. But I will.

Did you know that many of those lives affected by having no place to call home and that there are a variety of homeless populations which…

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A (Virtual) Evening with the Author

Spend some literary time with my dear friend and fellow best-selling author, Joe Siccardi …Come attend this FREE Virtual Event and Evening with Joe as he shares about his books, writing, and much more! This Cat has reserved her SPOT. And looking forward to it. 😺😻🐾🖥💻📘📚

Father Says...

One of the fun things about being an author — at least for me — is spending time with small groups to talk about the writing/publishing process. Sure, I usually sprinkle in something about myself and certainly share the journey to my three published books.

I am most comfortable with small, intimate groups — five to 10 people — in a living room, but I’ve addressed bigger audiences at libraries and cafes. I like the smaller venues, though, because I feel a closer connection with the guests. I can interact with them more, answer probing questions they want to ask rather than inquiries I think they want answered. Typically, I’ll wrap up the Q & A session with book signings for anyone interested.

That actually was my 2020 plan as I criss-crossed the country visiting family and friends. And we all know what happened to 2020 plans.

Thankfully, we do…

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