#Review Over the River and Through the Woods (Mindful Writers Retreat #2)

A holiday pastiche from the authors of Mindful Writers Retreat, sure to light your festive candles!

From a Thanksgiving snow storm that mends old feuds… to the family misunderstandings that fuel new ones… a quirky elf and some romantic stardust will get you ready to go Over the River and Through the Woods on a journey through time!

Proceeds benefit Ligonier Camp & Conference Center
Home of the Mindful Writers Retreats, Ligonier, PA


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Book Excerpts


by Phil Giunta




by Lori M. Jones





Also available in the Mindful Writers Retreat Series

Into the Woods is the title and theme for this assortment of short stories, poems, essays, music, and one walking meditation. Each piece is unique in tone and genre and the result is that the collection captures the fascinating, frightening, fun, healing, and fantastical wonder of time spent in the woods. The twenty-six contributors who attend Mindful Writers Retreats in the mountains of Ligonier, Pennsylvania, are donating one hundred percent of the proceeds to support the research and work of The Children’s Heart Foundation.


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Mindful Writers Retreat Authors 

Many of the writers who contributed to the anthology.
The retreats happen at Ligonier camp and conference center in Ligonier, PA. 

Twenty-one Mindful Writers Retreat Authors contributed to OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS. The group consists of bestsellers, award-winners, first-time authors, seasoned veterans, poets, memoirists, essayists, musicians, journalists, novelists, and short story writers who are traditionally, self and hybrid published. At Mindful Writers Retreats the labels don’t create a hierarchy, but instead reveal the richness of those who attend. Every single writer contributes to the magic and the fun that results from meditation, walking in the woods, and hour upon hour of mindful writing.


“Thanksgiving Traveler” – Janet McClintock

“Solstice” – Eileen Enwright Hodgetts

“Magic Sleigh Bed” – Michele Savaunah Zirkle

“Tidings of Comfort and Joyce” – Kimberly Kurth Gray

“The Bridge on the River Obi-Wan” – Ramona DeFelice Long

“Reminiscing on the Nostalgia of Happier Times” – Amy Morley

“Christmas Pearl” – Demi Stevens

“Once Upon a Life Well Spent” – Hilary Hauck

“The Christmas Tree” – Kathleen Shoop

“Tink” – Abigail Drake

“Limited Time Offer” – Phil Giunta

“Cranberry River” – Lorraine Donohue Bonzelet

“The Christmas Angel” – MaryAlice Meli

“A Gift” – Lori M. Jones

“Stars of Peace” – N.J. Hammer

“Fathers and Daughters” – Jennifer Diamond

“The Day the Magic Died” – James Robinson, Jr.

“Shaping Christmas” – Denise Weaver

“Buon Natale” – Cara Reinard

“First Nativity” – Larry Schardt

“’Twas a Hard Day’s Night and Another Auld Lang Syne” – Sherren
Elias Pensiero

Many of the writers who contributed to the anthology.
The retreats happen at Ligonier camp and conference center in Ligonier, PA. 

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I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.



Over the River and Through the Woods is a collection of 21 short stories, poems, essays and recipes centred around the holiday season, and boy did they get me in the mood for the holiday! Each story features author that I previously discovered from reading Into the Woods  and was excited to see what they had in store for this collection.

As this is a collection of short stories you can dip in an out of this book, I enjoyed the mix of fiction and non-fiction and I would love to say I have a favourite but I really enjoyed them all, they really put me in the festive spirit, but I did enjoy the modern twist of The Gift.

This is a great wee collection to read all snuggled up with a hot cuppa to get your in the holiday spirit for sure!




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I am Fee, a 30 -something SAHM bookworm! I love to read, and will read almost anything and everything. I am not afraid to try new genres of books and my main genre is horror, thriller.

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