Customer Reviews

Girl Soldier, by T.R. Horne

T.R. Horne, author of Breaking Mobius, Crazy Dirty Love and Girl Soldier



Fame and Glory by Clea McLemore is an album of poetry that spans many years of the writer’s life. It touches on love in the most yearning, delightful way as well as explores spirituality and self-perseverance. This chronicle of poetry takes the reader on a guided tour of a young woman’s life through having children at an early age and the shame and fear that comes from it. It captures the love of a man who wasn’t ready for the strong love of a good woman and the hurt and damage caused by it. McLemore is truly a master of emotional storytelling through poetry. She tickles a nerve at the core of her readers that will make them remember, share in her grief and triumph and encourage them to see the darkest hours as only the minute dimness between flashes of light.

I enjoyed this poetry book immensely and loved the style of her writing which was easy to understand and follow yet had an air of a legendary writer. My favorite pieces in Part 1 are If You Forget Me Too, September, A Wish: A Letter to My Child [age 31]. These three will make you feel something about love and acceptance. In Part 2, you’ll enjoy the essence of the books namesake, Fame and Glory (Little Black Girl, age 24) as well as the symbolism of Lesson Learned (A Squirrel’s Life). In Part 3, spirituality blooms in pieces like The Best of Me, Direction and the uplifting and encouraging verses in You are The More. Part 4 touches on the true poet of the writer and you’ll find her within the lines of Thrift Store (this one had me clapping), One Tear (beautifully written with amazing imagery…a personal favorite) and the cheekiness of the poem Auction. Needless to say, I cannot wait for this book to be released to the public and I hope that each young person, spiritual person or anyone who has loved or will love, will pick this up and be fed. Raging Book Reviews Recommended!


  • Brittany H.:

    A beautiful collection of poetry that reflects the author’s most intimate moments of her life. It is a read that I could not put down and would recommend to anyone. Clea offers her audience a window into her life while making you reflect on your own past and questioning where your relationship is with God. Her words are inspiring and touching. You can not go wrong with this book, and especially not this author.

  • Cassandra W.:

    Amazing book of poetry. Clea completely expresses her good and bad times through her work. Simply awesome!

  • Patrick:

    Fantastic work by a fantastic author. Definitely worth the buy!

  • Amazon Customer:

    Wonderful Work of Art – The author’s passion about life is evident when you read this beautiful book of poetry. I appreciate how she plays with words to create the perfect flow. Whether reading her work or being in person to experience her speak, it has been a pleasure to be around such a wonderful gifted young lady.

  • Ronald G.:

    A great read if you like poetry that motivates and give you a picture of the life of the author. The book is filled with poems that are more like short stories that talks about life, love, motivation, and the courage to always go forwards. In reading the book you can tell that the author is letting the world in on some of her most intimate and life-changing events of her life. The placement of words, with her creative flow of writing is bound to keep your attention. Also, the references to Bible verses allow the book to be used as a good devotional read.

  • Cina Mitchell:

    Great read, beautifully written poetry and very inspiring. Perfect examples on how God will never give you more than you can handle. Clea McLemore proves in her book that no matter what struggles you come across in life you can still fulfill your purpose. I would definitely recommend reading and gifting to so someone that needs a little inspiration in their lives

  • Amazon Customer:

    I am normally not the one to leave reviews, but after reading this book it was a must. It kept me intrigued with every word. It inspired me to continue reading. This book of poetry is beyond raw and beautiful. It is filled with pain and beauty that many share and should be shared with everyone. They’re touching and honest. It’s an amazing book to give as a gift especially to those who love poetry and even those who haven’t quite been introduced to it because I know everyone knows someone who can use the some uplifting and encouragement.

  • Amazon Customer:

    Her words are spellbinding as you read each line. You can almost feel the emotion in the words like you can a soft breeze on your face, or the heat of passion. I deeply enjoyed these words she penned and would recommend it to any deep soul that yearns for words that express the innermost heartfelt emotions of a woman’s core.

  • Amazon Customer:

    For a first time author Cl Mac she is simply amazing. I love how she incorporated her struggles as well as her relationship with Chrisr through poetry. Reading her books has me reflecting over my own life. I think everyone should read this book. We all could relate. I’m waiting on the next book.

  • James R.: