~Rene D. Schultz~


If I Could... by Rene D. Schultz

If I Could...If I Could... by Rene D. Schultz
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I had the great pleasure to be involved along with my book buddy Philomena Callan to read this as a beta. To have some input was fantastic in this story and I can't thank the author enough because she trusts us as we do her.

It must have been about 2 years ago Rene Schultz happened into one of our groups on FaceBook. She was very shy, bit lost, we didn't know if she was an author or someone who just wanted to see what books were out there to read, so one day, I messaged her, only to find out she has some books on her PC that were written, never published. After plenty of nagging [which we are good at lol] she said she would send us her book [that she didn't know if it was up to anything] to us to read.

Philomena and I started it together, I remember us texting, or ringing each other, we were so gobsmacked that this author had been hiding her light under a bushel, hence was the birth of BISHOP STREET to the reading world!

"if I could" is Rene Schultz 6th novel. I never thought she could better her first book, or her 2nd, 3rd or 4th, but I kid you not when I read this with Philomena reading it at her end, then we talked, we were once again blown away by Rene's natural flair for bringing life into a story, she breathes the characters into your very soul.

A bit about the story

Daniela came to this country with her mother Ema whilst still in the womb. Daniela knows nothing about Romania apart from what she has been told. Daniela and her Mother Ema were very close, very close, so when her Mother died she was devastated.

Among her Mothers belongings is a box, its a box of all sorts of things which leads Daniela onto a world of discovery.
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There is a lady at the graveside named ESTELLE a wise old lady, she visits there everyday.
She's a very wise lady and brings comfort to Dani [Daniela]

ESTELLE brought me to tears at times, I could just picture the scene in my minds eye.

Rene Schultz puts so much of herself into these books she writes that you can FEEL it between the pages reaching out at you, it snatches at your heart strings.

There is a love interest among the pages that doesn't come out until later with Dr Cal, but picture this, she runs out to him in the rain [remember I said that, because I need you to look for that in the book when you read it and I promise you, your eyes will fill up and you will get a lump in your throat]

As you can tell, I am a big fan of this author. Phil and myself were with her at the start, and she will never shake us off!!!

Rene Schultz brings out something in me, not just my emotions, but also a warmth for all her characters she creates, they could be YOU or ME or your friend down the road. Its like they start off as a cardboard cut out and she breathes life into them, truly, honestly. As they grow and develop and gets individual personalities of their own you can't but help love them and for the time it takes you to read the book, they are part of your family.

Thank you Rene Schultz for trusting me to read another of your books knowing I will be honest no matter what, as that is what I do, I've not yet read a book that I could give the thumbs down to LOL, I loved it, I do believe this is ONE of the best books you have written to date

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DONE DEAL by Rene D. Schultz
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I had the pleasure of reading this in the 'raw' state, and let me tell you, she is a perfectionist. I read this before edits and spelling and format, and it was awesome even then!

I just had to read this book from cover to cover, it grabbed my interest right away. It opens at a funeral. Then it goes back in time a bit. Yes its about a lady called Cissy who is struggling with cancer. Its sad, but its gutsy, strong, bloody minded where Cissy is concerned. There is a HUGE twist in it that will keep you guessing right until the end. OK, lots of people say that.....believe me, I am not lying here. I am also giving that cliche where people say "I couldn't put it down", well, its a fact, I couldn't. I was talking about this book weeks later to others.

This is not an all doom and gloom book because someone has cancer, yes its emotional, yes its sad, but its also gutsy, determined and a really excellent read!

This lady has talent. I can see BEST SELLER at some stage. I just wish I had a magic wand to make that happen. So......if I can send out any sort of publicity for Rene I will. I would give this book to every library in the UK. I'd leave one of her books in a GP'S surgery, dentist, any public place I could.

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Cissy is just your typical hard working, single mother, who leads a very simple life, until one day, when a cancer diagnosis leave her spinning in circles. Not one to sit around and do nothing, and with experience in the medical field, she decides to research new medication and clinical studies on the Internet. All of a sudden, she hit a block wall. The pharmaceuticals are holding back on the ‘orphan’ drugs that have the potential to save lives, but instead, they abandon them onto the ‘shelves.’ Why aren’t there clinical studies on these drugs? Why aren’t they being produced and dispensed? Why is this happening?
Cissy goes on a quest, to find these answers and what she discovers is shocking. With an anger that leaves her cynical, and with time running out, she sets out to ‘right a wrong.’ She forfeits her integrity and leaves a legacy that will crush the greedy pharmaceuticals and the corrupt insurance companies!
With the new age of technology, hackers become a reality, and new Robin Hoods emerge

Bishop Street by Rene D. Schultz
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Bishop StreetPlease let me introduce you to Rene D. Schultz. I was given the chance to read this book of hers she has been sitting on for 7 years! I feel she has been hiding her talent under a bushel. My friend Philomena has the chance to read this first as I was reading a subsequent book. She raved a lot about it, and even rang me up about it! She said this was one I would love to read, she was NOT wrong.

I have been on a rollercoaster of emotions with this read, happy tears, sad tears. Each character became family, pulling at my heart strings.

In my humble opinion, there are "writers" and there are "authors", for me, Rene is most definitely an AUTHOR. She has the ability to allow each character to breathe, to develop in such a way they become quite real. I felt that there was a Maggie, Rand, Lucy and Damon out there somewhere. Reading through it I just saw how they must have been when they were children, each brought something to the group. I can't tell you too much because I would be spoiling it.

So I am going to introduce the author too and a bit about her. I have had the pleasure [and believe me, it has been a great pleasure] to chat to her online and in our 2Authors Promote Group on Facebook. Humble charming lady, I really do not think she knows her worth as a writer. In turn, I love that humbleness about her.

Please Please, buy this book, make a gift of this book to your friends, I am not on commission and urging you to buy this for that reason lol I am saying, you won't regret it. Tearjerker, bit of a love story growing, the life time strength of friendships made, touching emotions that you never knew you had, this authors has strengths, stick with her.

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“Bishop Street” is a heartwarming and redemptive novel that captures the complex relationships between four orphans and their lifetime of challenges. It’s uplifting and with each turn of the page, you fall more in love with the characters.

Margaret Gray for the past twenty years has hidden behind a facade of normalcy. She wasn't always rich and famous. At the age of seven, her mother abandons her on the steps of the Bishop Street Orphanage with a note pinned to her coat. Here, under the cruel tutelage of Sister Theresa, Maggie develops a powerful bond with her roommates, Elizabeth, Lucy and Randolph. Their close friendship fortifies them against the years of physical abuse, emotional torment, and manipulation that follows.

Now, Maggie is thirty-nine and her nightmares are coming back. Despite a successful writing career and a flawless reputation, she is unable to keep all that she has built from crumbling around her. It’s been twenty years since she’s heard from her friends. Why didn't they answer her letters? Had they survived? Had Sister Theresa been right, or had she manipulated them all with lies, aiming to destroy their friendship, forever? 

Sister Theresa is dead and with nothing left to fear, Maggie hires Damon Depre, a private investigator to find her friends, and seek the truth. This starts her down a twisted path, that will once again, test her strength of character. Will she find more than just her friends.


One of my favorite authors has a new book out today!!!!!!! This is the 2nd book in the series. GET IT NOW

After reading Bishop Street I thought that was the end of the journey.

Then Rene Schultz messaged me to say that so many wanted it not to end she had more!
Yes more, well, I was so excited you wouldn't believe. I wondered what Maggie would
bring to book 2.

I was wondering how she would grow and how her past of being left
on the doorstep of the orphanage in Bishop Street would affect her in later life.

This second book had me gasping in places. I literally could feel my heart
pounding, the event that happened was awful, I am not going to tell you.
But it had me wondering if Maggie was alive. Did she make it?

We see the bonds of the other grown children, Lucy, Elizabeth and Randolph
again in this book 2. 

The characters are as solid and stone, they are rocks to each other, they are bold
like boulders, unmoveable and unstoppable.

I really don't want to give too much away so I am deleting bits as I go
I just want you to know how this book made me FEEL. 

This author Rene Schultz brings out emotions in me that aren't
easily displayed. 

There were times when I was biting my nails, times when I was crying buckets
and times when I was scared.

Each character has now got a place in my heart, as as this lovely unique
author, Rene Schultz.

Women are constantly pressured with the overwhelming message that achieving ‘perfect beauty’ is mandatory to be accepted and successful.

Mercedes survived a childhood with a hateful and mentally ill mother who constantly called her an ‘ugly duckling.’ Now, at twenty-nine, she’s a brilliant financial icon in Beverly Hills. She knew she was not beautiful, or stunning, or even close to either. She was plain, simple, and ordinary. Not at all close to what some, even her friends, considered ‘acceptable.’ Take this journey with Mercedes and her four friends who live in a city that judges a woman solely by her outside and not her inside. Will the pressure to obtain beauty become her downfall? Will Mercedes be forced to face decisions that would change her life forever? Or will reality raise its ugly head and teach her the biggest lesson of her life


  1. WOW... You rock! Thank you so much. Maggie and Cissy thank you, also!

  2. Thank you, Sue. It was nice being back with Maggie and the gang in HOUSE OF STONE!