I jumped at the chance to read Facing The Mountain. Daniel James Brown’s other book, Boys in the Boat, is one of my favorite books.  I host a historical fiction book club. What I like about this author is his ability to create personal connections with history.  I also love to share my books and […]

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“These days, like smoking in public, racism is less socially acceptable than it used to be and more subtle.  It hurt more than he cared to admit that he might be rejected simply because of the color of his skin.” – Hubert, All The Lonely People Have you ever wanted to hug a book?!   That […]

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The Place Beyond Her Dreams is a YA fantasty book inspired by Oby Aligwekwe’s West African heritage. SUMMARY: “We are most courageous at our weakest; when we believe we have faced what we fear the most and have nothing more to lose.” – Oby Aligwekwe, The Place Beyond Her Dreams Oby Aligwekwe’s Young Adult debut […]

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“This is part of life.  Emergencies and responsibilities and managing small fires all the time.  There’s quiet moments, too.  Good moments.  Moments when we can ask for more.”  – Christina Lauren, The Soulmate Equation Review: Oh friends.  This book hit me so hard!! I don’t remember the last time I felt so connected to a […]

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“It was clear the right woman could wield great power over a man.” – Jody Hedlund, Come Back to Me. Thank goodness this is going to be a series, because I definitely need MORE OF THIS in my life!! One of my all-time favorite books is The Time Travelers wife.  And one of my favorite […]

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It Is What You Make Of It by Justin McRoberts Publisher : Thomas Nelson (June 1, 2021) Paperback : 208 pages It Is What You Make of It SUMMARY In It Is What You Make of It, Justin McRoberts dares you to move beyond “it is what it is” thinking. He wants you to become an agent […]

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Here is my May Wrap Up. I’m amazed it is already June!!  After enduring a year where the months seemed to drag on endlessly like molasses, suddenly we are thrust back into full time life.  I blinked and almost missed an entire month! May Wrap Up I assumed this would be a poop month of […]

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“Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light. I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” – The One Hundred Years of Lenni & Margot my Marianne Cronin The One Hundred Years of Lenni & Margot Oh my sweet friends, I LOVED THIS BOOK!! If […]

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“May you take my mistakes and use them as lessons.” – Remi Adeleke, Transformed SYNOPSIS Transformed is an inspiring story of a young thief turned Navy Seal/pastor/ actor named Remi Adeleke and his amazing and transformative life story.  Born into royalty in Nigeria, raised in poverty in the Bronx, Adeleke takes you through his journey […]

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Lucy Clark will NOT Apologize Pub Date: May 11 Publisher: Epic Reads and Quill Tree Books Author: Margo Rabb 384 Pages OVERVIEW Are you a botanical beast who loves flowers and gardens?  Do you also love contemporary YA? What about a solid mystery? If so, I think you will enjoy this this witty and whimsical […]

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