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The Sunday Salon used to be a meme but was getting so huge it became unmanageable, so it is now a Facebook group that has become an
informal week in review gathering place for bloggers.

It is also a place to share our thoughts about things of a bookish nature.
You can also link up weekly on Readerbuzz.

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer
~ It’s a chance to share news~
A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE!

Remembering Lea Wait

The Cozy Mystery world lost a treasure this week. Lea passed away Friday after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

On June 29 Lea wrote a post for the Maine Crime Writer’s Blog entitled Another Twist in the Road talking about her husband’s death 3 years earlier and revealing she had pancreatic cancer, something prevalent in both her family and her husbands. My own father died from this evil disease. She followed this post with another on July 27 10 Best Things about Dying Soon. She presented a very positive attitude and continued to share updates with her readers.

Then on July 26, 2019, an update was posted telling fans she was discontinuing treatment and making plans for hospice. On August 8 we learned she was dealing with pain and that her 4 daughters were by her side. Late on Friday, a Facebook post appeared from one of her daughters that Lea has passed. There will be a memorial service for her in Maine on Wednesday.

She was one tough lady and she fought the good fight but now she is at peace. She has left a wonderful legacy in all her stories that will be enjoyed by many generations to come. 

I was so touched by how open she was about her journey with this cancer that takes so many loved ones from our grasp. I knew from watching my father’s struggle what she was up against. My father was not diagnosed until it was too late for any treatment. He died just 2 weeks after the cancer was found during another surgery. 

Lea really put her readers first. She continued to write, several books being released after her diagnosis. In fact, the ninth Mainely Needlepoint series is yet to be released but scheduled for November 26. She also recently released two historical stories she had written earlier that had not yet been published. Lea was also writing a new cozy mystery series under the name Cornelia Kidd and wrote the Antique Print Mystery Series, and several other titles set in Maine

I am sad that I never met this wonderful woman in person. I was thrilled to organize several virtual book tours for her and I felt so much joy every time I read one of her books. I am comforted that she is back together with her husband in heaven and a terrific group of authors that had passed on before her. 

Readers were blessed to have Lea Wait touch their lives and she will be missed terribly, Godspeed Lea! I will keep your family in my prayers. 

~Lori

Weekly Rewind – Agust 5 – 10, 2019

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #32 2019

Tuesday – Risky Biscuits (A Sugar & Spice Mystery) by Mary Lee Ashford #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @lyricalpress @maryleeashford

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday with Julia Buckley – Author of Death in a Budapest Butterfly (A Hungarian Tea House Mystery) #GuestPost / #Review / #Giveaway

Thursday – The Time for Murder is Meow (A Purr N Bark Pet Shop Mystery) by T. C. LoTempio #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @RoccoBlogger @midnightinkbook

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Under My Skin by Lisa Unger #Review / #Giveaway @lisaunger @parkrowbooks

Saturday – The Great Jewel Robbery (A Front Page Mystery) by Elizabeth McKenna #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @ElizaMcKenna


I hope you have a week full of Happy Reading!

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  3 Responses to “Sunday Salon / Sunday Post – Lea Wait – Weekly Rewind – Mail Call”

  1. Oh, it breaks my heart. Lea Wait wrote such beautiful cozy/mysteries. Her books are unforgettable and never disappointing. My heart goes out to her family.

  2. I always feel sad when an author dies, I feel like I know them, even when I don’t.

  3. Oh my, I haven’t read any of Lea’s work but what you described she sounded like a wonderful person and author.

    I hope you have a wonderful week. Sending tons of hugs your way.

    Tina @ As Told By Tina

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