Year In Reading (Book Reviews)

Jodi Picoult’s Handle With Care

When Willow O’Keefe was born, her piercing screams tore through Charlotte’s heart as she entered the world. She was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, a severe case of brittle bone disease. A simple trip and fall would crack a rib or break a femur, and even in the womb she broke a few bones. In her… Continue reading Jodi Picoult’s Handle With Care

The Writer's Life

Moving Forward Through the Holidays

  As I look forward to the holiday season, I have been reflecting back on this past year and my accomplishments so far.  I landed a new job that was on my dream board, attended a writer’s retreat, began writing in the second book of my series, secured a website for said series, and met… Continue reading Moving Forward Through the Holidays

The Writer's Life

Reinventing My Blog

It’s that time, again.  I feel a need to reinvent my blog.  Today, it feels too safe, too cozy.  Almost as if I got caught in a rut and didn’t know where else to take it.  I have become bored with it and interest is waning due to my lack of exciting things to post.… Continue reading Reinventing My Blog

Year In Reading (Book Reviews)

Kristin Hannah’s Angel Falls

When Liam Campbell’s wife, Mikaela, suffers a traumatic brain injury and slips into a coma, he is unprepared for the grief and devastating loss to his family. He sits at his wife’s bedside in hopes that one day she will wake up. Until he discovers a secret from Mikaela’s past that threatens to destroy the… Continue reading Kristin Hannah’s Angel Falls

Year In Reading (Book Reviews)

Lurlene McDaniel’s Too Young To Die

Melissa Austin is a sixteen year old girl looking forward to the last two years of high school.  She has studied hard in hopes to score high on her PSATs.  Eligibility for a Merit Scholarship would insure Melissa could attend a college of her choice and become the lawyer of her dreams.  But, the bruises… Continue reading Lurlene McDaniel’s Too Young To Die

The Writer's Life

The Joys of Rereading

My mother is a speed reader, and she has this uncanny habit of rereading her favorite books over and over, again.  There are a couple of favorite authors that she enjoys reading and would often venture out of her comfort zone to read new and exciting books; periodically landing her a new favorite author. When… Continue reading The Joys of Rereading

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Frank Peretti’s The Oath

Steve Benson is a wildlife biologist who learned of his brother’s gruesome fate among the mountains of the Pacific Northwest.  Now, he is out for the hunt of a grizzly bear blamed for his brother’s death.  And, Deputy Tracy Ellis will lead him to the town of Hyde Valley and its sinister secrets. Steve discovers… Continue reading Frank Peretti’s The Oath

Year In Reading (Book Reviews)

Sarah Addison Allen’s First Frost

Here we are, back with the Waverly family and their enchanted lives! The story continues from Garden Spells to First Frost as members of the Waverly clan, albeit a few years older with new additions, anticipate their first frost of the season in their Southern home. Claire Waverly chucked her catering business to bank on the profits of making… Continue reading Sarah Addison Allen’s First Frost