Year In Reading (Book Reviews)

The Island by Elin Hilderbrand

Birdie Cousins, a recent divorcee, has taken on all responsibilities for her daughter’s, Chess, wedding.  But, Chess has plans of her own.  She cancels the wedding, quits her job, and moves in with Birdie.  To console her daughter, Birdie invites her sister, India, and other daughter, Tate, for a month-long retreat to their summer home… Continue reading The Island by Elin Hilderbrand

The Writer's Life

No Time to Write?

As you may have noticed, I have hit a stalemate regarding my writings. Many have asked for new materials, and I continue to ask for more sleep. But how do mothers maintain a writing career while raising children? They are either brilliant individuals or seriously lacking in some other area as a wife and mother.… Continue reading No Time to Write?

Diary of a Fat Girl

So, Everyone Else Is Having A Baby…But Me!

Over the Christmas holidays I was overwhelmed with news of pregnancies.  I learned that two of my husband’s cousins were expecting and one of them was to have twins.  Then, I learned two of my cousins were expecting; both of them due in May.  As hard as all that news was, I swallowed my tears,… Continue reading So, Everyone Else Is Having A Baby…But Me!

Year In Reading (Book Reviews)

The Things We Do For Love

I think I found my new favorite author. Kristin Hannah made me laugh, and cry, and laugh some more. Amidst grief and suffering, her words connected fluidly allowing the reader to dive deep into the characters souls...

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The Weird Sisters

This book is a story about three sisters seeking redemption, responsibility, and love. Using their mother’s illness as the excuse they were looking for to return home, they find themselves in a small college town where they discover comfort in each other amidst their animosity toward the other

Year In Reading (Book Reviews)

A Day in the Life of America

On May 2, 1986, two-hundred of the world’s leading photographers staged the largest photography session to capture A Day in the Life of America. There were thousands of pictures with splendid artistry and only a few graced the pages of this oversized book...