Year In Reading (Book Reviews)

Stephen King’s Under the Dome

Chester’s Mill, a small town in Maine, is suddenly cut off from the outside world by an invisible barrier.  It is a barrier that will crash planes, cut a woodchuck in half and explode pacemakers.  To complicate the situation, a murderer is on the loose, and the townsfolk are running scared. Rusty Everette is a… Continue reading Stephen King’s Under the Dome

Year In Reading (Book Reviews)

Bufflehead Sisters by Patricia J. DeLois

Janet had always wanted a sister, but her mother’s many miscarriages had prevented any siblings to be a part of her family.  Until one day, Janet met Sophie.  They became fast friends and were inseparable; calling themselves sisters.  Janet regales us with the story of their friendship and a fierce bond that held them together… Continue reading Bufflehead Sisters by Patricia J. DeLois

Year In Reading (Book Reviews)

Barefoot by Elin Hilderbrand

If you are looking for a great summer read to dig yourself out of winter’s trenches, Barefoot will make you feel warm and tranquil with the familiar grit of sand between your toes...

Year In Reading (Book Reviews)

Don’t Breathe A Word

Phoebe was frightened of the Shadow entering her room, and as an adult, she finds herself tucking suitcases and boxes under her bed to prevent the “Dark Man” from entering through an open door.  She enters a world where a twelve year-old girl disappears, and the only evidence found was stories from the local children… Continue reading Don’t Breathe A Word

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Finding Success in Discipline

“Defeat is not the worst of failures.  Not to have tried is the true failure.” – George Edward Woodberry At the beginning of the school year, my oldest daughter was hesitant to take an art class.  She wanted to try her hand at pottery, but it was not available to her.  So, she was stuck… Continue reading Finding Success in Discipline

Year In Reading (Book Reviews)

The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters

Olivia Hunt was ready to leave her world and all of her failures behind.  In the middle of constructing her fourth and artfully crafted suicide note, she received a call from her father that had taken a turn in her miserable existence.  Olivia’s sister has cancer. In this beautifully and eloquently written novel, Elisabeth Robinson… Continue reading The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters

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2012 Year End in Reading

Now, I look to 2013 and wonder what kind of goals I should set, and if I should even attempt to set them. Of course, I should! Goals give us a purpose; a reason to wake up each morning. Without my goals, I would have nothing to look forward to, nothing to accomplish, and nothing to show for success.

Year In Reading (Book Reviews)

Magic Hour

Dr. Julia Cates is a well-known Los Angeles psychiatrist whose profession has been in the media light for far too long. Ellen (Ellie) Barton is Julia’s sister and chief of police in a small Pacific Northwest town. Alice is a “wild child;” abandoned and mute...