Whispering Oaks Winery 

March 2019 

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March 2018 - Stonecrest Women's Club

What a delightful group of women! Loved the questions and interaction.

Pictures from book signing at a coffee shop in Patchogue, NY Dec. 2015

 

                        Welcome to my website. 

Your comments and book reviews are welcome and appreciated.

 

 

LATEST NEWS!

One Soldier's War sold out at local Barnes & Noble! 

 New book release ....

Publishing a non-fiction book about my father-in-law's WWII experiences had not been part of my grand author's plan (assuming I had such a plan). However, immersing myself in WWII for the months it took me to create ONE SOLDIER'S WAR was both an educational and inspirational experience for which I will always be grateful.  

PFC Alton Haight's poignant letters home to his mother and the journal entries he penned starting in North Africa in 1942 and ending in Germany in 1945 at war's end are supported with historic pictures and background notes to allow the reader to see the world as he saw it... because this isn't just his story, it's every soldier's story. 

Check out the Books page for more information. 

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Looking for a gift?  

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I'd love to personalize and sign one of my books - whether it be my award-winning children's picture book, one of my mystery or romantic suspense novels, or my latest book, ONE SOLDIER'S WAR - for the special person on your gift list.

 

I will also wrap and mail the book for you. Gift giving made easy at reasonable prices!  

Please contact me either through my contact page here on the website or at ritab1423@gmail.com for pricing, inclusive of shipping. 

 

BEST CHILDREN'S BOOK

I am thrilled to announce that BLUEBIRDS IN THE GARDEN received top honors in the Florida Writers Association's 2019 Royal Palm Literary Awards competition. Gold award for Children's Picture Book and Grand Prize as Best Children's Book. 

When a pair of charming bluebirds chose a decorative bird house in my garden to raise a family, they provided me with hours of enjoyment. I was fortunate enough to get some incredible pictures.

 

I hope you enjoy sharing the book and the story with your children. 

 

 Events/Awards

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"One Soldier's War - is a  finalist in the RPLA competition! Awards to be announced on October 16, 2021.
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"One Soldier's War" featured at local Barnes & Noble April 2021

"Missing on Maple Street" achieved semi-finalist status in 2021 Chanticleer International Book Awards contest 

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Florida writers' Association

CENTRAL FLORIDA BOOK & AUTHOR EXPO

  Expo:  January 26, 2020!

A huge turnout on a sunny winter day and a successful event.  Met some wonderful people and reconnected with old friends. Looking forward to next year's Expo! 

My mystery  novel, "Missing on Maple Street", and my children's picture  book, "Bluebirds  in the Garden" were both  finalists in the prestigious Florida Writers Assoc.  2019 RPLA contest.  Bluebirds in the Garden won 'BEST CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR'!

Royal Palm Literary Awards - October 2019

 A fun and exciting evening at the 2019 Florida Writers Asssociation's Awards banquet! 

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Lynnhaven Book Club December 2019
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January 2020 = Central Florida Book Expo

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A fun, exciting, and successful day! Launched ANOTHER CHANCE, and enjoyed talking to a continuous stream of interesting folks. 

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January 2018    - Central Florida Book & Author Expo

What fun!  Eighty authors and thousands of readers!.

January 2017 - Central Florida Book & Author Expo

Pictures from book launch parties held at Windsor Manor Farm in  Sandy Spring, MD.

A sampling of reviews:  I'd love to read your  review on Amazon.com.

Missing on Maple Street - A finalist in 2019 Royal Palm Literary Award competition. Judge's comment: 

Missing is a thoroughly delightful mystery in which not just one but two different yet similar primary conflicts find resolution, along with many minor resolutions achieved in the lives of the characters. The book is a supreme example of what makes a good mystery, what makes a reader read on and ask for more.

Below is the first (and unsolicited)  Amazon.com review for BEYOND SECOND CHANCES. 

I am so happy that Ms. Boehm decided to continue Lindsay's story. As with her other 2 novels, this book is filled with intrigue, romance and characters that are interesting, likable and believable. I didn't want the story to end! Beyond Second Chances is thoroughly enjoyable and I look forward to more works by Ms. Boehm; she has become one of my favorite authors!

"What a well written surprise from a new author!!! After the first few pages you’re drawn into Lindsey’s life wondering where her story is going, never knowing who the good guys are. Nothing “inevitable” or “instinctive”!! No message, just suspense. One of the best books I've recently read."

    

 Unsolicited Amazon.com Review for SECOND CHANCES

 

 

Unsolicited Review  for CASSIE'S JOURNEY from Amazon.com:

 

"Author Rita M. Boehm has written an exciting thriller straight from the news headlines, but with a softer side of love and what family is all about."