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I love books. I love the smell of libraries and bookstores. My husband and I would often spend our Friday nights just wandering around book stores and getting coffee. That was our idea of a great date night. We...
My children are part Irish and St. Patrick’s Day happens to be very important to my mother-in-law, the giver of those Irish genes. So, in honor of the holiday, I wanted...
Reading books with my kids is something I cherish. One day, they will not need me to read to them again so each time I’m asked to read a book over...
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Fredrik Backman has been a hit or miss author for me. I could not get enough of his book My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry.  On the other hand I couldn’t bring myself to continue more...
I have nothing but rave reviews for The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. I try to describe it and all I can think of is the word “delightful.”  It was one of those reads where I was...
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My whole life I have always been an avid reader. One of my biggest memories from my childhood was getting absolutely lost in books, constantly reading.Fast forward to becoming a mother and I knew books would be a part...
If you made a reading goal for 2019, have no fear! You have plenty of time to finish. The fall is a great time for new releases in the book world.  I also find that my schedule returns to...
Heather Morris follows up on her bestseller, The Tattooist of Auschwitz with Cilka’s Journey. Cilka's Journey is one of my 2020 Book Club Picks. Last year The Tattooist of Auschwitz was a huge best-seller and on tons of book club...
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If you are a fan of Barbara Delansky, Nora Roberts, or Francine Rivers you should definitely check out Making It Work by Kathleen Glassburn. Making It Work is billed as historical fiction but it doesn’t quite feel that way...
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If you have read any of my previous reviews, you know that I am a sucker for historical fiction. Fiction set around World War II seems to be all the rage lately but it has been harder to find...
If you liked psychological thrillers like The Girl on the Train or Gone Girl, then Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott is going to be a good choice for you. It is an easy read but is full...

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