Sannel Larson

Friday, July 12, 2013

Emerald Wells Cafe - A Home Away From Home

Emerald Wells Cafe - A Home Away From Home.
The cafe is a wonderful place to hang out and meet our friends. We can always be ascertained of a warm welcome and excellent coffee served by Em.

Michael Friedman's, Emerald Wells Cafe, spoke to me from the very first page. I immediately connected with the likable characters like Emmy, Earl, Harold, Carl, Rose and Dale the Sheriff who lives in the wonderful small town, Emerald Wells, just off the crossroads and Highway 27, Texas.

The author lets us into the lives of the folks in Emerald Wells, in an era, simpler and kinder, when people actually had time to care and talk to their neighbors. Emerald Wells Cafe is a home away from home to the folks who lives in the town, and each chapter will bring you humor, drama, dilemmas, adventure, romance, a dash of poetry and yes, nostalgia. It did not take many pages before I felt close to the characters, and truly fell in love with the little town and its inhabitants.

The book is extraordinarily good and I'm amazed how fast I read this book. But the author's writing is so captivating and engaging that I did not want to stop turning the pages. I kept saying to myself, just one more page. . .

Emerald Wells Cafe is an absolutely delightful book and I am so glad I read it. Michael Friedman is an amazing writer, and this well-written and highly recommendable story left me smiling. I truly loved it! If you haven't read Emerald Wells Cafe I suggest you give it a try. It's more than worth it!


Book Description:
Join Em and Earl as they host Carl, Gabby, Dale and Harold at the Emerald Wells Café. The year is 1955; the place Emerald Wells, Texas; just off the crossroads. A place where everybody passes through, their hurried lives paused for a moment for a quick cup of coffee and a generous slice of fresh apple pie. Join the staff for Movie Night shown on the side of the building or pull up a stool and listen in at Speakeasy Night.
Tucked into a grove of pines on a cottage lined lake these folks gather for laughter, love and genuine friendship.

Product Detail:
Emerald Wells Cafe (Kindle Edition)
Author: Michael Friedman
Foreword: Brenda J. Barnes
Introduction: Maria Jordan
Price: $14.99
File Size: 844 KB
Print Length: 710 pages
Publisher: Mockingbird-Books; First eBook edition edition (June 22, 2013)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English

Author and Illustrator, Michael Friedman

Michael Friedman's books: 

The Quinn-Moosebroker Mysteries

Emerald Wells Cafe

Murder Once Done

Monday, July 8, 2013

A Big Talent in a Small Artwork

The other day I went to an art exhibition in the small seaside town of Stenungsund, Sweden, there many artists had a chance to display their creativity. I enjoyed strolling through the exhibition, admiring the craftsmanship of so many fine artists. However, I admit, it was the young artist, Ronja Risberg and her artistry who caught my attention. Ronja Risberg has big talent with little things like this miniature artwork. Her dexterity and inventiveness in her fine details, using ink and watercolor, brought much joy to the eye and the mind. I truly hope to see more of this aspiring young artist and her work in the near future.

Ronja Risberg with her Sparv (Sparrow) in the background

Sparv (Sparrow)