February 23, 2013

Thanks to Elizabeth, Karen, and Adrienne

Here are a few samples of reviews that people have left for my book VADA FAITH.
So appreciate each person who has taken the time to read the book and then to review it! All time consuming. Blessings to all of you!

5.0 out of 5 stars Exploring the human heart, April 5, 2012
Amazon Verified Purchase
 When her impulsive decision to become a surrogate mother turns out to be a terrible mistake, Vada Faith finds herself in the middle of a storm. No matter what she does, someone will be hurt. In her debut novel, Barbara Whittington has created an outspoken, lovable character, filled with dreams, who will make you laugh and cry. If you like books that explore the human heart, you'll love being with Vada Faith as she decides what is important in her life. I know I did.
5.0 out of 5 stars Vada Faith, March 14, 2012
karen m -Amazon Verified Purchase
 I loved this book. It's easy to relate to and empathize with the well developed characters. The story "teaches" a good lesson and really makes the reader think about what is truly important. I recommend it!! Can't wait for Barbara Whittington's next novel. 

5.0 out of 5 stars  Vada Faith
Charming, June 7, 2012
Adrienne (WILMINGTON, DE, US) -This review is from: Vada Faith (Kindle Edition)
I hate reviews that recount the entire plot and tell all the "good" parts. In my opinion, why read the book if I just got all I need to know from the review? Having said that I will keep this short and sweet. I found this book to be well constructed. One thing that endears me to a novel is the ability to believe in the characters and the relationships portrayed in the story. Vada Faith was a story woven around the issue of surrogacy but also about the dynamics of personal everyday relationships. I was able to hear and even feel the needs and struggles of the main character as a woman, mother, sister, wife, and daughter. I look forward to reading more of the author's work.

February 15, 2013

Five Star Review by Tom Donlon, West Virginia writer...

5.0 out of 5 stars Ezra and Other Stories December 8, 2012

Accolades again to Barbara Whittington for her ability to create stories from the small-town ordinary lives of people. Between these Ezra stories and Vada Faith, she has put Putnam County, WV on the global map.

Again, as in Vada Faith, her attention to detail pervades (and adds humor) and can be seen in some of the small-town anchors: McDonald's Big Macs, K-Mart, and the jobs people get at them after high school. The reader also observes much of the brokenness people must live with (marriages ended, parents leaving kids behind, marriages brought about by odd circumstances--like marrying to cover a potential pregnancy). I never thought a funeral parlor man would be found sexy.

Three powerful stories are the opening one ("Mabel") with the historical investigation of a life through belongings, "Delphine and Rainelle," and "Ezra." The author may have positioned them in that order for emphasis. All of the stories are good. They all take the plain people and show the complexity, the value of each. Rainelle doesn't know how to--or refuses to--come in from the rain.

In all of these stories, the reader is left wanting to bless the unfortunate, the ill, the person who has not realized goals in life. After reading "Ezra," the reader is left to ponder his or her own destiny and to wonder about those last moments of life when the heart of a loved one gives out. The reader longs to be reunited with loved ones and to hope for heaven, despite the occasional evangelist who may have us in his pocket.

Author, Barbara A. Whittington

February 13, 2013

Romance lives in collection of stories - Free!

Ezra and Other Stories would love to come live in your heart! Free Feb. 13, 14 for Valentine's Day.
Read about the trip Hoot and Marla take to Niagara Falls. Hoot is an Elvis look alike and sings like him too! Will he ask Marla to marry him or is he too caught up in getting to the Elvis Museum.
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February 8, 2013



                              Happy Heart's Day

First ever look at the romantic side of the characters in my book Ezra and Other Stories! There's a bit of romance in even the oldest character, Ezra. Happy Valentine's Day to my characters!  Check this out.

Curl up in an easy chair and enjoy the romance, suspense, and humor in this collection of short stories. Here’s just a sampling: in award winning “Mabel and the Garage Sale,” Mabel’s house rests in the path of a proposed highway. As Mabel sorts her things to move, she recalls those colorful characters who’ve passed through her life. She’s survived the Bible salesman, and “Spook” Lanham. Even her son, Jackie Lee's father! Now - a new, rich, romantic prospect shows up at her garage sale. Will she accept HIS offer?

The story, “Delphine and Rainelle,” poses the question: is a trip to Myrtle Beach enough to make up for infidelity? What about a new car? Is a family worth saving - at all costs?

Will the two women in “Joy Ruth and Minnie Hendrix” find more than a pre planned funeral over at Miller’s Funeral home? Perhaps even romance?

Newlyweds, “Wally and Bun,” are set for life as they fly off in a hot air balloon, leaving their friend, Murphy, to figure out where he stands with the girl he left behind many years ago.

“Eve and Marcus Welby” finds Eve searching for love in classes given to her by her mother at the local college. But, is Eve really destined to have only her cats to love?

"It’s hard to soar like an eagle when you’re working with turkeys," Stevie writes with his label maker, as he tries to win Macon over as they work together. Will Macon, in “Macon for Georgia,” give Stevie a chance and let the abusive LaRue go?

And, can only the young find the kind of love that makes your pulse race and your palms sweat? “Ezra” certainly offers hope for those who feel they may have missed the love boat.

Click the link below to check out Ezra and Other Stories if you need something to read for Valentine's Day. Kindle ONLY $2.99.

Ezra and Other Stories