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Author Survey

Hello friends. The title of my novel in progress is: “Where There’s a Will…” – Help me choose the best completion for the line from one of the choices below or add one of your own.
…There’s a Way”.
…There’s a Beneficiary”.
…There’s an heir”.
…There’s a Lawyer”
.… (Your own tag)

Thanks! Paul. (

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Review of the Week

“Will Power” is the second novel in the suspenseful “WILL TO LIVE THRILLER” series. The author continues his fast-paced writing cadence that captures and keeps his readers riveted to the story line while anxious for Will Hoyle, P.I. to solve the case! A May-December illicit affair, and a “runaway” senior on rough seas, provide the backdrop for the authentic characters and familiar east coast flavor. A must read for all mystery/legal/suspense fans! Barb Forman CPA MBA

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Legal Topic #5: Does Your Will Need a Trust?

“Do I need a trust?” It is one of the most common questions posed to me by my clients. The answer depends upon your financial and familial situation. Therefore, it requires me to ask you some personal questions concerning income, investments, and family relationships.
Trust documents to avoid paying more taxes than necessary are popular. A trust to provide for a disabled person or minor child may be crucial for future care and survival. A trust that enables a spouse to live comfortably, tax free, and then passes a sizable estate to children is a money saver. A life insurance trust is fully deductible and can provide much needed income to a surviving partner. These are just a few examples of trusts that need to be tailored for each estate.
If you are a Pennsylvania resident and have questions about trusts I’d be happy to consult with you by email, free of charge for members of this group.
Thanks, and don’t forget to post a review about one of my books: Google – amazon/author/Paul Holl. Paul


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Book Review of the WEEK

5.0 out of 5 starsGreat story, well told, a must read
Byharry brookson September 7, 2016
Format: Paperback
Since I too am an author I am always very critical when reading some else’s novel, however when reading “Will Power” (Paul’s best so far) there was no time for criticism. The story was so well told, the plot so riveting that my only criticism was, “I didn’t want it to end!” Don’t stop now Paul, you have us hooked. One of the most enjoyable reads I have had in a long time. Five stars. Can’t wait for the next series.

Harry Brooks

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Theresa, read your book and was totally delighted with
the quality of your work….
She will be your remediation.
She reads all the time and could not put your book down.
Where even she went out, she had your book, until she finished it.
She is your best critic.
She gives you a 5 star for the content and
Go sell a million—-It’s that good.

She reads my writings and tells me, you have me beat…..David

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From Paris to Cuba – The Hemingway way

The immortal Ernest Hemingway wrote from experience – war, love, lost love, deep sea fishing and big game hunting. War in Africa, love in Paris and fishing in Cuba and Key West.
I wonder what that great writer would have thought of Lucy’s courageous escape from communist Cuba on a skiff with twelve men. I wonder if he ever fished off the Dry Tortuga islands in awe of the thousands of colorful, tropical fish and the sunken, ancient vessels. I wonder what he would have thought of my plot and prose in Living Will.
Hemingway stated that no one ever becomes a master at writing a story, but if you’d like to read or re-read masterful writing, get a copy of The Old Man and the Sea – Hemingway’s shortest novel. Then read one of mine and tell me how I’m doing. Don’t forget to leave a review on                                                              Thanks and happy reading, Paul.HEMMINGWAY CoySOfbWgAAIjO8

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Main Liners at the Shore

It’s the last full month of summer and restaurants on the Main Line are hurting. Their regulars are at the shore in seaside towns on barrier islands. Margate, Ventnor, Ocean City, Avalon and Stone Harbor are a few of their favorites, but some pass them all…”On The Way to Cape May”.
From the Coast Guard Station and the Lobster House to Sunset Beach, the drive provides views of enchanting “gingerbread” houses of all colors in the rainbow, a quaint mall area for eating, historical structures everywhere, a wildlife sanctuary and the distinctive lighthouse (a national monument).
If you have never visited Cape May or haven’t for some time, ride down. If you can’t, read about Will and Missy’s drive there while in search of Dr. Manny, the missing Main Line surgeon, in “Will Power” at, Thanks to all who have posted reviews on my Amazon page. PaulCape May beach-1050406_1920

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The Chesapeake and Delaware Canal (C&D)

St_Georges_BridgeA Quaker from Philadelphia first had the idea of digging a canal from the Chesapeake Bay to the Delaware Bay in the mid 1700s. It wasn’t until 1804 that the legislatures of Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland joinly passed legislation permitting its construction. Today it is a thriving passageway for private and cargo vessels, 17 miles long, 450 feet wide and 35 feet deep. Read about Dr. Manny’s adventure on the C&D Canal in “Will Power” – right here.

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The Mighty Chesapeake Bay

Sailors and boaters know the reputation of the unforgiving Chesapeake Bay. Dr. Martin Manning knew also and experienced its merciless rage first hand. “Manny knew that the mighty bay was the largest estuary in North America, lying inland from the Atlantic Ocean with its northern section in Maryland and its southern portion in Virginia. He was also aware that more than one hundred and fifty major rivers and streams flowed into the bay’s drainage system, causing a flushing-like action during heavy rains. This will be your first big test my lovely, old lady.” – “Will Power”, p.104 ( Many seafarers have lost their lives on the Chesapeake. Did our retired heart surgeon survive his ordeal? It’s a good summer mystery for those of you who haven’t yet read, Will Power – Thanks, Paul.

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