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The Hidden Women by Kerry Barrett

The Hidden Women by Kerry Barrett is a historical novel that goes between present day 2018 and back to the war in 1944. The story delves into the history of the women who flew for the ATA in Britain and family secrets one woman hoped would never be uncovered. I was pulled into this novel immediately. First I love historic novels, second, I am incredibly curious and thirdly, I am deep into genealogy, so discovering family stories really intrigues me. The book starts in present day London 2018. Helena Miles is a young single mom who loves digging into the

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Happy New Year

I hope you all are looking forward to a New Year and may it be a year filled with some great books and time to read them.Like many I wasn’t sorry to see 2019 come to an end. It was a year filled with challenges and I didn’t have time to read as many books as I had hoped. Below are two books I read that are written by a young and talented young lady and I highly recommend them if you have pre-teen and early teen kids.

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After You by Jojo Moyes

How many of you read the book or saw the movie Me Before You, starring Emilia Clarke of Game of Thrones fame and Sam Clafin, who recently starred with Shailene Woodley in Adrift? The movie based on the book Me Before You truly brought the book to life. One minute you are laughing and the next tears are bouncing down your cheeks. After You by Jojo Moyes is the second in the trilogy and picks up right where we left Lou in book one. ~ Spoiler Alert: If you haven’t read or seen the movie Me Before You, proceed with

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Nine Perfect Strangers

by Liane Moriarty Nine Perfect Strangers, written by Liane Moriarty, is another really good book that is part mystery, part thriller and written by the same author as Big Little Lies. If you haven’t read Big Little Lies or watched the series on HBO, you must! She is one of my favorite authors for many reasons, mainly for the mystery, secrets and webs she weaves into each story.

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Happy July

Happy July! Hope everyone had a safe and fun 4th of July. I also hope you are lost deep into some fun summer read. I am going to step out on a limb and write about something I’ve not done on the blog before and give you all a few recommendations on children’s books. So let’s get to it…. Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White: Good for ages 8 to 12, Grades 3-7 I read this book way back in middle school, more years ago than I like to count. I chose to read it for my classic book this

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Delicious by Ruth Reichl

Delicious is a novel written by food critic and former Editor in Chief of Gourmet magazine, Ruth Reichl. This novel is the first piece of fiction written by Reichl and it doesn’t disappoint. Billie, is a young woman who has an incredible palate and a love for cooking. She has lived her entire life in the shadow of her older sister, and struggled to find her own identity. When a business venture with her sister abruptly ends Billie leaves California and her family behind. She moves to New York City where she finds work at foodie magazine, “Delicious.”

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Happy New Year and Happy February! It’s been nearly a year since I have posted and I apologize, life really got in the way last year. But that doesn’t mean I wasn’t reading, and I hope you were too. Do you have an e-reader or Kindle with tons of books on it that you just haven’t gotten too? Well, that was me. I had 17 Danielle Steel books alone and I had gotten very behind, so my goal last year was to get them read and I did it! I also managed to squeeze in a few more. I’m not

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The Rainbow Comes and Goes; A Mother and Son on Life, Love and Loss by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt

The Rainbow Comes and Goes is a beautifully written, powerful and honest book of conversations through correspondence between a mother and her son. Anderson Cooper who lives a busy life, as a journalist calls to check in with his mom last minute as he boards a plane to leave on assignment.  He is surprised to discovers that at age 91, she has been quite ill. Feeling guilty, and extremely concerned he battles with the thoughts of he should get off the plane and go straight to her, and the responsibility of his job. She tells him he must go, but

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The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

The Great Alone is author Kristin Hannah’s newest novel and the book was released on Feb. 6, 2018.  The story circles around Ernt Allbright, his wife Cora and 13 year old daughter, Lenora, everyone calls her Leni. Ernt is a POW, home from the war, damaged and changed.  Physically he is fine, but emotionally and mentally Ernt is extremely unstable.  He is volatile, withdrawn and can’t hold a job. When Ernt is told that a military brother who is now dead, left him his rustic cabin in the untamed wilderness of Alaska, he moves his family to the last frontier. 

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The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

The Alice Network is a beautifully written historical fiction novel.  The story knits together 3 lives, the tragedy of war and the all woman spy network that operated in Europe during the war seamlessly. The story weaves back and forth between 1947 and 1915 to tell the story of Eve, a woman who was embedded as a spy in The Alice Network during the war, and Charlie, a young pregnant teen in 1947 who is looking for her cousin Rose who disappeared during the war. Finn, helps Eve with her day to day life. She lives in depression, alcoholism and

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Never read a book through merely because you have begun it.

~ John Witherspoon


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