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Joyce Wheeler

South Dakota Author

Fiction books are a wonderful way to escape the everyday world. They allow the reader to enter a space and time that carries the mind and heart to a different level.

With that thought in mind, I write authentic western novels to draw readers into life on the prairie with characters who are slightly weather beaten. They face situations and problems that all of us are familiar with, and they are able to laugh at themselves as well as cry with their loved ones.

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Trinity Rose
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I just got done reading My Lady by Joyce Wheeler. I'm really amazed at how wonderful this story is. I've never read a book that has had so many things, good and bad happen to one person. The author really has a great imagination. The ups and downs will have you enthralled and waiting for the next revelation, or calamity. I was captured from the beginning and couldn't wait to read the next chapter. Many books you read once and that's enough, but this story will have you re-reading it many times. The main character Jolene O'Neil experiences more than her share of life-altering events. Only someone really strong and has a deep faith could remain rational though what she has gone through, You will keep cheering Jolene on. I really sympathize with Jolene and wish I could be with her and comfort her. Jolene goes through romance, new beginnings, mystery, heartaches, great sadness's, great joys. This book will make you sigh, laugh, cry and wanting more. Many parts of the story were quite touching.
M. Vasquez
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My Lady by Joyce Wheeler is an amazing book. I had not read anything by this author before and I was so pleasantly surprised by this wonderful story. The author hooked me from the beginning and kept me glued to the book until the end. Jolene, the story's main character, absolutely stole my heart. I could relate to her and I rooted for her and when the book ended I wanted more. I laughed and I cried. This character goes through so much in her life and the author weaves a beautiful picture of God's love. The story takes unexpected turns at times and through it all the author shows how God can work all things for good. I would highly recommend this book for anyone. Jolene and her story will be in my heart for a long time to come. There are many books that I like but I can't say I would want to read it again. This is a book that I know I will read over and over again. I certainly hope to have more books from this talented author. A complimentary copy was provided for an honest review.
Marjorie Street
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I just finished my second reading of 'Goodbye Belvidere: His Eye is on the Sparrow'. As with the first book in the series, ‘Goodbye Belvidere: A Hundred and Sixty Acres', the second time through was as enjoyable as the first! I love the unexpected twists that the story takes, especially toward the end. It is fascinating and inspiring that even the main characters in her stories are not ‘white-washed’, but display human imperfections as they face daily struggles and seek to please the Lord and follow His will for their lives. Thank you, Joyce, for all of your hard work - and I'm looking forward to the third book in this series.
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This is my first book that I have read of Joyce Wheeler. This was such a good book. I have never read a book where so many things have happened to one person that it made me want to read how Jolene's life would end up. She had so much tragedy in her life starting with the death of her parents at the age of 17 at which time she went to live with friends until she graduated from high school. Jolene spent her life living on a ranch with her parents and friends riding horses. With the tragedy in her life she was able to go on with her faith in God. John, Dexter and Chauncey all have a part of Jolene's life. You will laugh and cry in this book. I read this book in a weekend because once I started this book I had to finish it. I am looking forward to reading her other two books. If they are anything like this book they are definitely worth the read. I received this book free from the author for a review.
Hayley Kolb
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My Lady by Joyce Wheeler is an excellent read. Wheeler has hit the nail on the head with this one! I laughed out loud reading this book, and found myself nodding my agreement to things throughout the book. Jolene is quite the character! She goes through so much in this story, and you find yourself wishing you could help her. I like the multiple plots in this book, it keeps you hooked! I want to read more by Joyce Wheeler! Great author!
J. Amiotte
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What a book!! The writer definitely knew how to accurately describe ranch life and all the up and downs that go along with this diminishing way of life. The characters are captivating!! Once you start this book you can't put it down.
Marjorie Street
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I have just completed reading ‘Goodbye Belvidere – A Hundred and Sixty Acres’ – for the third time! The first time being when it was hot off the press, the second time after a conversation with the author made me realize I had missed some important details, and the third time to refresh my memory before beginning ‘Goodbye Belvidere – His Eye Is on the Sparrow’ – the next book in the trilogy. I am anxiously looking forward to learning what will happen in the lives of the Crezners, Smiths, and Tinners as their saga continues. Joyce has done an excellent job of skillfully weaving the history of the area into an intriguing story of life on the SD prairie. Since she has lived her entire life in that area, first as a rancher’s daughter, then as a rancher’s wife, she has first-hand knowledge of what life on the prairie is all about – thus lending an air of authenticity to her writing. The most amazing thing to me is that while reading the book for the third time, and of course knowing what would happen in the end, I was able to get involved in the lives of these - mostly - fictional characters and enjoy reading their story. In my opinion, that is a mark of a well-written work!