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About the Author

Cheryl Shireman lives in the Midwest on a beautiful lake with her husband, Bruce. She has three adult children and two adorable granddaughters. She writes full-time, often in her pajamas. She is the author of several novels including: Life is But a Dream: On the Lake Life is But a Dream: In the Mountains Broken Resolutions Cooper Moon: The Calling In addition, Cheryl created the Curious Toddler Series of children books and the I Love You When books for children. All of her books are available as ebooks and as paperbacks. Cheryl is also the organizer of the popular Indie Chicks anthologies. http://indiechickscafe.com Her website is http://cherylshireman.com. She can also be found on Twitter and Facebook. The website for her Cooper Moon series of books is http://coopermoon.com

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  • File Size: 948 KB
  • Print Length: 346 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1478153652
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Still Waters Publishing, LLC; 1 edition (December 11, 2013)
  • Publication Date: December 11, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008MP38DG
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Cheryl Shireman lives in the Midwest on a beautiful lake with her husband, Bruce. She has three adult children and one adorable granddaughter. She writes full-time, often in her pajamas.

She is the author of several novels including:
Life is But a Dream: On the Lake
Life is But a Dream: In the Mountains
Broken Resolutions
Cooper Moon: The Calling
Cooper Moon: The Temptation

She is also the author of the much-loved non-fiction book, You Don't Need a Prince: A Letter to My Daughter

In addition, Cheryl created the Curious Toddler Series of children books after finding it difficult to find books to engage her then 3 year old granddaughter. The first book of the series, Let's Learn About...Dogs! was such a hit with her granddaughter that Cheryl went on to create several books in the series. Like all of her other books, the books in the Curious Toddler series are available as ebooks and as paperbacks.

In 2011, Cheryl gathered a group of women writers together to create the first Indie Chick Anthology. Since then, more bestselling women writers have joined the group and together they continue to create anthologies based on various themes. Cheryl and the other "Indie Chicks" can be found blogging about topics they are passionate about at http://www.indiechickscafe.com

Cheryl's website is http://www.cherylshireman.com

Follow on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/cherylshireman
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A NOTE FROM CHERYL: Thank you so much to all of my readers. YOU have made a life-long dream come true. I spend my days (and nights!) writing because of your continued support. And I would like to offer special thanks to those of you who have taken the time to leave reviews, send emails, and visit my website. Your kind words mean more to me than you will ever imagine.

One of my readers (Kristyn) quoted J.D. Salinger on her Facebook page - "What really knocks me out is a book that when you are all done reading it, you wish the author who wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much though." She then added..."I had this happen so I found her on Facebook. Thank you for being you Cheryl Shireman!" How can I ever top that?

I have felt that way, too. I have read books by certain authors and felt that I knew them better - almost as if we were friends and they just shared a very precious secret - let me see a small piece of their heart. I love that about writing - how it can connect total strangers together in a way that feels intimate and profound. So - again - thank you for reading my books and making that connection with me. I am so very grateful.

Cheryl

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By C. M. Barrett on April 30, 2014
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As one raised in a Christian religion who is dismayed by the ways in which a faith of love and compassion has been twisted to become a tool for hatred and bigotry, I was dubious about reading a book that, on a superficial reading of its premise, seemed not to be one I would enjoy.

Something, though, made me discard my own prejudices, and after a few pages, I was happily lost in a world with complex and engaging characters and spiritual premises that were revealing and inspiring.

The author handles her large cast deftly and gives each character a strongly individual voice. When I finished the book, I didn't want to say good-bye to them and went on to the next in the series.

I understand that there will be two more books in the series, and I look forward to reading them.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Massive Reader on March 24, 2014
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I don't normally read anything that refers to religion, but this one was not your typical rhetoric about turning your life around. I loved the characters and the story.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Literary R&R on January 18, 2013
Format: Paperback
Charlene's Review:

Cooper Moon has a history of infidelity. A night out at the bar turns into a spiritual awakening for Cooper, but no one, least of all his wife and mistresses, believe him. He remains determined to change his ways and build a church. The biggest problem? Cooper knows nothing about the Bible, and has no money. Add to that the women chasing him and a disgruntled husband wanting revenge, and Cooper has his hands full.

From the very first paragraph I knew I would enjoy Ms. Shireman's writing style. She starts out on a rather sarcastic, humorous note, and before long I was a true fan. Cooper is the most absurd religious convert you could imagine, but as he held his ground, I came to admire his backwards, oft sabotaged attempts at redemption. Ms. Shireman solidly grounds her characters with sincerity and strong personality. There was not a character described that I didn't feel I knew personally by the end of the book.

If the basis of this particular first book about Cooper's religious transition, and his building of a church, offset you, I promise, while staying true to the Bible and quoting verses, the "preachy" aspects are subtle. I see it as an "Inspirational Fiction" (my favorite genre) and yet, with all the other things going on, it is so much more. I cannot give it enough good press. Love, love, love it!

The way the subplots and stories running amidst the "main" storyline never once detracted and made me wonder how these stories will emerge in future books. This being the first in a series, I am determined to find out. I was sorry to turn to the last page, and Ms. Shireman did a good job of making me want for more. I liken it to a television finale right before commercial, and "tune in next season ..." I don't want to wait to see what happens next in Cooper Moon's life, or the lives of his townspeople in Timber Lake. I will be reading more from this author.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Faith on April 8, 2013
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Cooper Moon is the first novel of Cheryl Shireman that I've read & apart from reading the intro I had no idea of what to expect. Life in a small town means nothing is secret, and once the occupants form an opinion, nothing changes.
Ms Shireman introduces a full cast of players - and the reader is advised to keep track of who's who as there are quite a few...I nearly lost track! However, each character is rounded and complete and what you'd expect to find in this 'hick' town.(Forgive me I'm a Brit and I may have the term wrong, but that's how I understand it!)

Saying all that, readers familiar with the small town atmosphere will recognize every character although perhaps by other names. Cooper Moon is the main protagonist. He is a womaniser, drinker and a 'read cad', until he 'sees' the light and decided he has to build his own church although he is penniless.

The plot is pretty straightforward and moves along at a good pace. The language is speech as you would expect in a small town. The novel is an easy read and I believe the majority of readers will want to go on to book 2 about Timberlake. Recommended read
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22 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Eye Doc on January 6, 2013
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I kept waiting for something interesting or unexpected to happen in this novel. I kept hoping that the minor characters would show character instead of continual folly. But instead, the novel simply ends in the middle of events without a satisfying ending, leaving me uninterested in the next phase of a "to be continued..." novel
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Carolyn Warren on January 21, 2013
Format: Paperback
Cooper Moon: The Calling opens with an unusual premise. Tall, handsome Cooper, known for womanizing and avoiding full-time work, finds God while hanging out with his buddies in a tavern. To his astonishment after he prays "the magic prayer," he feels the unmistakable presence of the Lord. Even still, Cooper is so drunk that after he gets home, he has no idea how the black lace panties got in his truck. The next morning, he proceeds to tell his wife he now knows God is real and that he's going to be the husband she's always wanted. No more adulterous affairs, no more alcohol. Yeah right, is Sally's response. But there's more to his transformation.

Cooper believes God wants him to build a church. He has no idea how he'll accomplish this task with no money in savings or what he'll do when it's built--he only knows it's a mission he is supposed to fulfill. And so he begins construction on the wooded acreage next to his single-wide mobile home.

Enter a cast of characters that are so interesting, so unique--and yet so like yourself and people you know--you won't want to stop turning the pages. Author Cheryl Shireman is a master at creating intrigue through her characters. As the story progresses, people who appeared to be weak show their inner strength. People who appeared to be antagonistic show their softer sides and become sympathetic. And people who appeared to have it all together show their vulnerabilities. As if the story itself is not entertaining enough--and it most certainly is--reading this novel as a character study alone is worth the time.

Friends:

Cooper's buddy, TJ Barnes, wants nothing more than to compete in the reality television competition, World Wide Warrior. He's secretly smitten with Lucy.
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