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Wade Rouse

Författare till The Charm Bracelet

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Wade Rouse is the critically acclaimed author of the memoirs America's Boy and Confessions of a Prep School Mommy Handler and a contributor to The Customer is Always Wrong: The Retail Chronicles. He lives outside Saugatuck, Michigan, with his partner, Gary, and their mutts, Marge and Mable. Visit visa mer him at visa färre

Inkluderar namnet: Viola Shipman

Verk av Wade Rouse

The Charm Bracelet (2015) 292 exemplar, 29 recensioner
The Summer Cottage (2019) 198 exemplar, 11 recensioner
The Secret of Snow (2021) 176 exemplar, 16 recensioner
The Recipe Box (2018) 163 exemplar, 18 recensioner
The Clover Girls (2021) 156 exemplar, 15 recensioner
The Hope Chest (2017) 151 exemplar, 17 recensioner
The Heirloom Garden: A Novel (2020) 135 exemplar, 12 recensioner
America's Boy: A Memoir (2006) 99 exemplar, 5 recensioner
Confessions of a Prep School Mommy Handler: A Memoir (2007) 98 exemplar, 7 recensioner
The Edge of Summer (2022) 84 exemplar, 13 recensioner
A Wish for Winter (2022) 73 exemplar, 6 recensioner
Famous in a Small Town (2023) 73 exemplar, 9 recensioner

Associerade verk

The Customer Is Always Wrong: The Retail Chronicles (2008) — Bidragsgivare — 103 exemplar, 11 recensioner
Love Can Be: A Literary Collection about Our Animals (2018) — Bidragsgivare — 8 exemplar, 2 recensioner
RDSELP v223 The Recipe Box | The Lieutenant's Nurse (2021) — Författare — 4 exemplar, 1 recension
Reader's Digest Select Editions 2020 v07 #375 (2020) — Författare — 1 exemplar


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Andra namn
Shipman, Viola
Ozark, Missouri, USA
Saugatuck, Michigan, USA
Palm Springs, California, USA
Drury University (B.A.|communications)
Northwestern University (Masters|journalism)
school administrator
Wendy Sherman
Kort biografi
WADE ROUSE is the internationally bestselling author of seven books, including his debut novel The Charm Bracelet, written under the pen name VIOLA SHIPMAN.

Wade chose his grandmother’s name, Viola Shipman, as a pen name to honor the woman whose heirlooms, life and lessons inspire his fiction. Wade's work has been selected multiple times as a Must-Read by NBC’s Today Show, featured on Chelsea Lately, and been chosen three times by the nation's independent booksellers as an Indie Next Pick. Wade is a contributing writer for Coastal Living, a regular contributor to All Things Considered and Michigan Radio, and his writing and essays have appeared in People, Good Housekeeping, Time, Forbes, Salon, the Washington Post, Metrosource, Out, The Advocate, Publisher’s Weekly and Writer’s Digest, among others.
In addition to his fiction, Wade is also the author of four humorous memoirs.

Wade earned his bachelor of arts in communications, with honors, from Drury University and his master of science in journalism from Northwestern University. He divides his time between Saugatuck, Michigan, and Palm Springs, California, and is also an acclaimed writing teacher who has mentored numerous students to become published authors. [adapted from Author Page, 6/5/2017]



I really love Viola Shipman's books, but this one was just OK for me. It is the story of a young woman, Sutton (rhymes with button!) who loses her mother, Miss Mabel, to Covid. Mabel was a seamstress, and raised Sutton on her own, telling her that their entire family was lost in a fire. However, after death, Mabel leaves a note for Sutton saying it was a lie. She left her home because she was pregnant, her mother wanted her to give up the baby, and the father killed himself, heartbroken.
Sutton heads to Lake Michigan, and there, finds herself, continuing her work as a fashion designer. She meets Tug, Bonnie, Lauralei, and others. She finds out about the button factory, the clamming, and the way of life. She also discovers the truth.
A story of family and love and grief.
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rmarcin | 12 andra recensioner | Mar 11, 2024 |
My library, the Romeo (Michigan) District Library, has a program they hold every year called "Romeo Reads" in which a book is chosen to be read librarywide, and events around the book's subject matter are planned for two months, ending with an author appearance. This year's book is THE RECIPE BOX by Viola Shipman, the pen name for Wade Rouse. (Viola Shipman is his grandmother's name.) If not for Romeo Reads, I would never have read this book because this author's writing is not for me.

Sam (for Samantha) has always lived in northern Michigan. Her family owns a cherry and apple orchard (with donuts and cider and pies) there. When she is in her 20s, she moves to New York and goes to school there to become a chef. When she finds that life far from home is not as fulfilling as she expected it to be, she comes back.

Shipman is popular with many readers but certainly is not with me. I find his writing too simplistic and his dialogue unrealistic and syrupy. The writing style reminds me of what I read when I was 12 years old.

For that reason, I would have rated the book with two stars. But I give it three because of its saving graces that are probably the reasons my library chose this book: it describes the beauty of Michigan throughout, and the story celebrates life on an orchard/cider mill, which is so like what we have here in Romeo.

If you like easy reading with no thrills and especially if you are from Michigan, you might want to give this book a try. My three-star rating is for my taste and not necessarily for yours.
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techeditor | 17 andra recensioner | Feb 2, 2024 |
A charming story with a load of cliches and artificial dialogues. It seemed that the author created his female characters and their conversations based on own stereotypes and not on a careful study of female psychic and real-life chats and exchanges between girls - really disappointing:(
AHristova | 14 andra recensioner | Jan 29, 2024 |
In 'The Wishing Bridge,' Henrietta Wegner faces a career-defining challenge during the holiday season as she attempts to secure her job by convincing her parents to sell their cherished Christmas store. Once a powerhouse in mergers and acquisitions, Henri's impulsive decision leads her back to her hometown of Frankenmuth, Michigan. The clash between corporate ambitions and the warmth of family ties sets the stage for a heartwarming and humorous exploration of holiday traditions, hometown magic, and unexpected dilemmas. As Henri juggles professional pressures and the rediscovery of her roots, 'The Wishing Bridge' unfolds into a delightful story that captures the spirit of the season with charm and relatability.… (mer)
Mrsmommybooknerd | 9 andra recensioner | Jan 28, 2024 |



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