A diverse cast of characters tug at your heart as you’re plunged into life on the Mississippi River in Before We Were Yours. Written by Lisa Wingate,  this is a fiction book that centers around the systematic kidnapping and...
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 list of books I want to read keeps getting longer and longer! There are just so many books that have peeked my interest. I am hoping with a little more down time now that summer is over I...
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...
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...
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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