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The Encouragement Letters

Multi Award-Winning: The Encouragement Letters

Step back in time during the Industrial Revolution in Britain in 1865. Young William Cromwell must find a way to encourage the town to focus on survival during a turbulent time in their history.

Can an eleven-year-old really make a difference? Find out in: THE ENCOURAGEMENT LETTERS.




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5-Star Review:

5.0 out of 5 stars "A Feel Good Must Read!"

November 27, 2017

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This was such an uplifting wholesome book! It was so nice to read something positive about a time when people were so willing to step in and help someone in need without expecting anything in return! I couldn’t put it down!



5.0 out of 5 stars "Such a sweet story"

November 13, 2018

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A sweet story set a the turn of the century England. A boy coming of age in uncertain times takes encouragement from letters left to him by his father. Then decides to carry on the tradition himself.

Bronze Award for the Book Cover

This unique award is given to to book covers that stand out for the authors of

The Encouragement Letters won third place overall for its cover in 2018.

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International Book Award

The Encouragement Letters also was a finalist in the 2019 International Book Award for the Inspirational category.

For a full list of all the winners, click here.

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Shanna Spence, Author

 Shanna Spence is a wife, mother and registered nurse of over 20 years. She has written poetry since the age of 13, and always dreamed of writing books. Raised in a small East Texas town, she pursued a career of nursing in Dallas, Texas, but eventually went back to East Texas to settle down and raise a family. 

Now after several years, she found the time to fulfill her dream of writing stories that will hopefully bring out the imagination in others as well as inspiration. She is currently living in Longview, Texas. 

As an author of books, she often shares her heart through other medias as well. She is a blogger, and a speaker. Find out more about her through her social media links below.