Guest Post: Fran Lewis – ACCUSATIONS

Good day, my bookish peeps and welcome to May! One of the few good things about our so-called post-pandemic life is that many of us aren’t wearing masks any longer so we can actually see people’s facial expressions. There’s an Arabic/Islamic saying that “even a smile can be charity” and I’ve missed seeing everyone’s smiles. I’m honored to have Fran Lewis, author of Accusations, part of the “Faces Behind the Stones” series return as a guest today. Ms. Lewis will be speaking about some of the changes wrought in our world over the past few years. I hope you’ll enjoy what she has to share and spread a little kindness and give out a few smiles throughout your day. Thank you, Ms. Lewis, for rejoining us today. I’ll now turn the blog over to you.

What, In My Mind, Has Changed in the World Today?
by Fran Lewis

Walking down the street and going into stores for food or even a pharmacy, people don’t smile and they are often rude to the people providing services. Wearing masks has changed the way medical providers and their staff interact with patients. Exams are limited to less than ten minutes in some facilities eliminating time for questions and concerns. Lab tests are sent by email from the lab itself and unless you need meds as a result of the test being positive the facility does not call you. It seems that kindness has been tossed aside and events or situations that require a callback or response are on the decline. People enter stores and most are impatient and just want to make their purposes and leave. Greetings are past tense and impatience seems to have taken hold. Even calling friends and family seem different and not seeing anyone for so long is frustrating. This never-ending virus sends to never leave and everyone goes about their days not really worrying about it and yet not asking to see family members that live close by. Some medical offices do not require masks I wear one. Some do not require testing before your visit I always get tested as a courtesy but where the urgent cares were fast and kind in manner some are anything but and there are few that even greet patience of long-standing.

The climate and weather conditions vary day by day or hour by hour I guess now temperaments do now.

Prices on food and other items increased and pharmacies are low on many products as shelves are bare for simple items like makeup sponges, cough medicine, Motrin, or even feminine needs and general health.

I hope I don’t get totally disheartened and what has not changed is the pride and joy I get reviewing titles sent to me by authors and interviews on my radio shows that brighten my world and give me hope that maybe this nightmare virus will disappear it they will come up with a yearly vaccine. One thing that won’t ever change us is my positive outlook and hope the world will change for the positive again. Of course writing, my unique novels add to my day. ♦


Faces Behind the Stones

by Fran Lewis

April 24 – May 19, 2023 Virtual Book Tour


Accusations by Fran Lewis

A funeral can evoke sadness on the faces of those attending, especially when they reach the cemetery. Looking at those faces, I begin to wonder what they are thinking, and possibly what they are hiding.

As I scan the tombstones, I contemplate whether many of the faces behind these stones were wronged during their lives and I can hear them speaking to me. They want to tell me how they ended up here. Were they guilty of great evil in their lives, or were they wrongly accused?

Listen as they tell their stories, and chills will run down your spine as you learn: What lies behind the
stones, because each of these voices was silenced in life by the evil of others.

Hear their words…
understand their reasons…
and then decide:

Were the Accusations wrong?

Book Details:

Genre: Horror
Published by: Fideli Publishing
Publication Date: December 2022
Number of Pages: 164
ISBN10: 1955622302 (Paperback)
ISBN13: ‎9781955622301 (Paperback)
ASIN: B0BRL6VSJT (Kindle edition)
Series: Faces Behind the Stones | Each is a stand-alone set
Purchase Links #CommissionEarned: Amazon | Amazon Kindle

Praise for Accusations:

“Fran Lewis’s newest edition to her Faces Behind the Stones series is something you’ll want to read during the day. If you get in bed planning on reading a few pages until your eyes become weary, it’s not going to happen. You’ll find yourself waking up more and more as the pages turn one by one and the secrets behind so many lives and souls are revealed. For anyone who contemplates death and all it might have in store for us, including its raw inevitability, this is a must read.”
~ Vincent Zandri, New York Times and USA Today Thriller and Shamus Award-winning writer of The Remains, the Dick Moonlight PI Series, American Prison Break, The Embalmer, The Shroud Key, and his brand new novel Moonlight Kills


These amazing stories from Fran Lewis — like stories from Stephen King or The Twilight Zone — will captivate and haunt you long after you turn the last page. Lewis is a unique storyteller who opens the supernatural door for us to hear the dead tell their spellbinding tales and reveal their secrets. An unforgettable read!
R.G. Belsky, author of the Clare Carlson mystery series


Accusations is eerily captivating … thought-provoking… a warning. The stories convey a dark, eye-opening theme—pay attention!

Fran Lewis dives into timeless issues with an almost gothic-style of story-telling that will keep you reading and feeling every story as it unfolds. Fran sends a message in her stories. Can you feel it?
TJ O’Connor, award-winning author of The Hemingway Deception


Once again Ms. Lewis has a hit with Accusations, the fifth book her Faces Behind the Stones series. It’s a surefire hit!
This is the most chilling of her books to date!!!
Karen Vaughan, author of Dead to Writes

Silent Voices speak from the grave in this gothic-style collection of short stories by Fran Lewis.
If you ever felt wronged and thought of revenge, one of these characters in Accusations could do the job for you and do it well. And you might find you agree with me that some of the characters deserve what they get.
The atmosphere and characters feel real in these stories and you are drawn in to see what happens next. At times I was there with them in their GRAVES. I read the whole book in two short sittings.
Fran Lewis is one of my go-to authors for great short stories. As a short story writer and reader myself, I was fascinated by the fabulous imagery in this collection.
You will be enthralled by Fran Lewis’ talent. “The Grandmother” is my favorite. This grandmother outwits her three granddaughters and they don’t see it coming.
You can find more stories like these in Fran’s other books; Faces Behind the Stones, Bad Choices and Hidden Truths & Lies. Enjoy this read!
Jan Holiday

Author Bio:

Fran Lewis

Fran worked in the NYC Public Schools as the Reading and Writing Staff Developer for over 36 years. She has three master’s degrees and a PD in Supervision and Administration. Currently, she is a member of Who’s Who of America’s Teachers and Who’s Who of America’s Executives from Cambridge.

She was the musical director for shows in her school and ran the school’s newspaper. Fran writes reviews for authors upon request and for several other sites.

Catch Up With Fran:
Just Reviews
Instagram – @berthatillie49
Twitter – @franellena
Facebook – @fran.lewis1
Fran Lewis’ BlogTalk Radio Show

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Author: thebookdivasreads

I'm a reader, an avid reader, or perhaps a rabid reader (at least according to my family). I enjoy reading from a variety of different genres but particularly enjoy fiction, mystery, suspense, thrillers, ChickLit, romance and classics. I also enjoy reading about numerous non-fiction subjects including aromatherapy, comparative religions, herbalism, naturopathic medicine, and tea.

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