Beyond Despair has a 4.9 star rating on Amazon. Here are reviews by my readers

Good Read!

While romance novels are not usually my first choice of subject matter, this one was extremely interesting. The expanded details of characters and locations for me, are what really made this book well worth reading. This is the first published novel for this author and I will definitely be in line for her next one.  

T.M.

Unique storyline, interesting characters, and great local settings.

I enjoyed this read. Unique storyline and memorable characters! I really liked the description of some of the local (in Oregon) settings. Fun and I recommend it!

MML56

Amazing, could not put it down.

This book caught my attention from the very beginning. I am going to read it again. It was that amazing. I think they should do a movie deal. 

Catherine

A lovely time away

I wish there were more by this author. I enjoyed this book from beginning to end. I look forward to her next one.

Amazon Reader

Poignant but also heartwarming

This author gets the reader to feel the emotions in the book, from love, to despair, to happiness. Her writing ability is superb and her descriptions draw the readers into the story, helping them to picture the situation fully. I appreciate that this is a romance novel, but doesn’t contain erotica-it is truly about romance. I highly recommend it to readers who enjoy romance stories. 

Pris Allen

Amazing Read!

Once you start reading this book you cannot put it down. It has great character development and storytelling which is full of twists and turns.  It is fast paced, always keeps you guessing, a real page turner. I can’t wait until her next novel comes out!

C.M.L

Beyond a Romance

This was such a fun read. I liked the flourishes in the descriptions of the environments. Those sisters seemed so real.  I think everyone would enjoy this book.

Rastus

Shirley you should be a proud.

I judge a good book by my ability to read & then visualize people & places. Well done, my dear.  I just finished “Beyond Despair” & absolutely loved it! Can’t wait to read your next novel.

Laura

Finished your book.

Very good. Your writing is up to par and as good as a lot of novels I’ve read in the past. Very good job.

Kay

Enjoyed your book!

I’m not sure if you remember me from our cruise in Jan/Feb to the Caribbean, but we had dinner together one evening.  I just finished your book and wanted you to know how much I enjoyed it. I had requested it from my library but with the Covid virus it was delayed.  Good luck with future books.  

Elaine

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