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I need a book reviewed, There Is No Hope Here. You can read a description at or at Amazon. I will send you either a kindle version or paperback. I need at least eight people…Continue

Tags: christian, poverty, appalachia, inspirational

Started this discussion. Last reply by HK Feb 14, 2013.


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When I wrote my narrative non-fiction book about a remarkable woman who left affluence to minister to the impoverished in the rugged Appalachian Mountains of eastern Kentucky, I had two goals. First, I wanted more people to understand her great accomplishment and secondly I wanted to bring an awareness to the plight of so many people in the region. I believe I have done that. While I expected some success regionally I have been pleasantly surprised by the national recognition, especially…


Posted on February 28, 2012 at 11:14am

You Tube Video on my book, There Is No Hope Here, and Appalachian Poverty

I have now posted a short video about the book and children suffering from poverty in the Appalachian Mountains of eastern Kentucky. I do believe this issue is important and yet is ignored by Washington, who seem more interested in their own agendas than in helping our hungry children.




Posted on February 11, 2012 at 10:00pm

Appalachian Poverty

I've been intrigued by the response for my book, There Is No Hope Here, as readers express surprise that third world living conditions exist in the Appalachian region of eastern Kentucky and that so many children suffer from a lack of food, clothing, and live without much hope. So, I'm going to make a You Tube video to synopsize the conditions and the lack of political will. I'll let you know when it's out.…


Posted on February 11, 2012 at 4:30pm


Do you like true stories about children living in poverty, women who are faithful to their spiritual beliefs, Appalachia, Christian love? If so, you will enjoy my narrative non-fiction book, THERE IS NO HOPE HERE. The book is about a young woman who left an affluent lifestyle to minister to the impoverished familes in the rugged Appalachian region of eastern Kentucky. Battling much adversity, she struggled to build her mission that today is called the Mission of Hope, one of the most…


Posted on February 1, 2012 at 9:50pm

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At 1:35pm on October 14, 2012,
Book Worm
I'm Book Worm, and I'm the writer of a relatively new blog,
If anyone wants to check it out, please do, and if you follow, that's great!
If you want me to follow back, please post a comment with a link in my blog.
Happy Reading, 
Book Worm
At 10:39pm on December 12, 2011, The Coffee Bar said…

Hi Richard,

Welcome to Book Blogs! When you have the time, please come and visit me at Reads, Reviews, Recommends by clicking on my blog button below:


There you will find Review Request from authors who are willing to give copies of their books away for free to readers willing to review them. 


Hope to see you there,

At 2:24pm on December 12, 2011, Barbara Fisher said…

Hello Richard

Welcome to book blogs.

I love your 'about me' - it makes me want to say I'm 63 and a bookseller (all true) I also blog about books at if you get the time please call in. I tried to visit you but can't make your link work.


At 11:32am on December 12, 2011,
Kelli Wheelwright

Welcome to Book Blogs!

I am so glad you have come to join us! It can be a bit overwhelming around here at first, Don't hesitate to ask questions- At least until you get your bearings! I am more then happy to help!

We are also looking for any one interested in being a regular contributor on our blog! Monthly, Weekly, Bi- Weekly... we are flexible! Know someone (adult or child) or are you interested in writing book reviews for our site? Family Friendly reviews of any genre are considered! If you are interested, email me at ekfamilybooks(at)yahoo(dot)com so that I can send you a copy of our blog post template to get you started!

Have a great day!


At 10:04am on December 12, 2011,
Ron Wyn

Hi Richard and welcome! Hope you enjoy Book Blogs as much as I do. If there’s anything I can do for you, please let me know. Also, when you have the time, please check out my blog at and website at





At 9:22am on December 12, 2011,
Mary (BookHounds)

Hello Richard
Welcome to Book Blogs. Let me know if you have any questions. Be sure to check out Network Your Blog if you are looking for new followers! Please stop by my blog at & my YA blog: when you have a chance!
Thanks, Mary

At 9:11am on December 12, 2011,
Deidre D Havrelock

Hi! Welcome to Book Blogs—if you are in the oftentimes horrific proposal / query letter process and are hunting for that elusive agent OR… if you have advice for newbies then join me at The Agent Challenge and leave me a comment. Also, I’m giving away the 2012 big book of agents or a book from one of our mentors. Drawing from followers in December!


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