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Young Love During the Great Depression

April 30, 2019

I believe that one of the best parts of creating characters in a novel is letting them do whatever your imagination wants them to do. They can grow up any way you want them to. They can say whatever you want them to say. Honed Virtue is a novel based on fictitious characters living during … Continue reading Young Love During the Great Depression

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A Church’s Role During The Great Depression

April 11, 2019

  When most hope was lost during The Great Depression, people went to the one place that it can usually be found– church. “Many projects remained to be done on Sunday. However, Mary was determined that her family would maintain the proper priorities. At 10:15 in the morning, everyone joined the Watanabe family and went … Continue reading A Church’s Role During The Great Depression

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“Honed Virtue caught my interest right from the start. I loved the interaction… Back in the 1930s, things were tough and kids had to grow up fast. The closeness of the two families was very natural and ethnic backgrounds did not matter. They learned from each other. We should have more of that in this day and age… …very entertaining and kept my Interest… enticed me to want to read the next book to find out what will happen… Two thumbs. It was refreshing and delightful.”

-Barbara Kaufhold Licensed Massage Therapist

5 Stars - Wonderful Insight into Growing Up During The Great Depression. I so enjoyed this book! The story of this young man growing up in rural Oregon during the Great Depression was absolutely spot-on. It echoed my family’s oral tradition as well as stories from my own youth.The story is so well told that I became totally invested in it by the end of the first chapter. It was such a page-turner that I made myself take breaks so that I could savor the story. I can’t wait to read the rest of this young man’s story along with Ito and his other friends. The next book in the series can’t come quickly enough for me. This author’s writing style is very easy to absorb. His segues into the background of the other characters feels seamless. The characters, their emotions and their conversations ring absolutely correct. This book will be in my permanent ‘Keepers’ collection. I will be reading all of this author’s work.”

-Janet R. Graham Water Quality Control Analyst