My Review: LOVED THIS BOOK! The Great Alone is an epic story of love of family and love of home – full of emotion with picturesque descriptions of the beautiful and dangerous Alaskan landscape and the depiction of a non traditional way of life. Powerful and heartbreaking, author Kristin Hannah tells the story of passionate … Continue reading The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah (2/2018) Pachinko by Min Jin Lee (2/2017) Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult (10/2016) Hum If you Don’t Know the Words by Bianca Marais (7/2017) The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai (6/2018) The Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose (9/2016) Song of a Captive Bird by Jasmin Darznik … Continue reading Book Club Favorites
Hum If You Don’t Know the Words by Bianca Marais Educated by Tara Westover Just Between Us by Rebecca Drake Green by Sam Graham Felson The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak One Station Away by Olaf Olafsson The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce Origin byDan Brown The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin First Survivor by Mark Unger The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine Everything Here … Continue reading Listing of Blog Posts 2018
So your book group is a little lax and needs some shaping up, but you are not quite sure what to do. The meeting dates keep changing and the endless emails to reschedule are cluttering your inbox. When you finally do meet, all anyone cares about is the food and wine and half the … Continue reading 5 Tips For Keeping Your Book Group On Track.
Review and Q & A With R.L. Maizes My Review: I haven’t read a lot of short stories and when the publisher asked me to take a look at We Love Anderson Cooper I was happy to do so…the title made me smile and when the book arrived I was increasingly motivated by the great … Continue reading Feel Like an Outsider? You Are Not Alone. R.L. Maizes’ characters try to overcome challenges in We Love Anderson Cooper.
My Review: Nothing wrong with a quick departure from reality as you become wholeheartedly absorbed in the suspense of The Good Widow. Jacks answers her front door to find two police officers telling her the shocking news that her husband is dead. She knew he was on a business trip in Kansas…or was he? … Continue reading The Good Widow by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke
The Mother’s Promise by Sally Hepworth delves into the lives of a single mother, Alice and her teenage daughter, Zoe. As Alice’s life is threatened with cancer she has to make decisions regarding custody for Zoe. Up until now the two have made a go of it on their own with no friends or family … Continue reading Author Sally Hepworth
My Review: I loved the author’s debut, Hum if you Don’t Know the Words, and feel the same about this wonderful newly released novel. The beauty and strength of the South African women will stick with you…ORDER your copy today! If You Want to Make God Laugh is the fast moving and compelling story of … Continue reading Insightful Q and A with Bianca Marais, author of If You Want to Make God Laugh – including her inspirational photos
This is Home is a emotional story of Libby, a motherless teenage girl trying to create and define her home along with Quinn, a military wife who feels abandoned and is searching for belonging. The characters are searching for connection and the family they really want is not always an option. Teenage Libby lives with … Continue reading Forging New Relationships and Redefining Home is a Difficult Road that Leads to Positive Change in This is Home by Lisa Duffy