How do you cope with stress?   Clearly, #carbsandcomfortreads needs to be a thing.  Or maybe #carbscoffeeandcoping ?? I definitely am one to eat and read my feelings away, so all this stress with my @mommaleighellensbooknook influencer account being taken down by @instagram has kept me in bed with donuts and my favorite books, including […]

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Kelley Earnhardt Miller’s new book, Drive, was sent to me as part of a book tour. I usually enjoy memoirs, especially of strong independent women. So even though I don’t follow NASCAR, I agreed to read and review this book because as a small business owner, I love reading about the success of other women […]

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Charlie Mackesy has a special edition of The Boy, the mole, The Fox, and the Horse coming out just in time for graduation season. “What do you want to be when you grow up?” asked the mole. “Kind,” said the boy. I promised myself I wouldn’t cry as the day of my sons graduation draws […]

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In its fourth year celebrating World Book Day, Amazon Publishing is giving away ten Kindle books to help readers discover authors and stories from around the globe.  Now is a great time to try out some new book by authors from across the globe. During the World Book Day celebration, anyone can download any or […]

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Chip Gaines loves to sweat! No Pain, No Gaines releases March 16th from Thomas Nelson Publishing. In his new book, Chip shares how he’s been a hard worker since he was a pint-sized hustler selling candy and Capri Suns down at the public tennis courts in northeast Texas. You’ve probably seen him sweat on his […]

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Well, Fifty Words for Rain broke my heart, my friends. So be prepared. This review is written between sobs and puffy eyes. I finished Fifty Words for rain just in time to watch the @literati hosted live author interview. This book CRUSHED MY SOUL so I’m looking forward to hearing what the author has to […]

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Wanna get away? The Venice Sketchbook may be just the escape you need. This book instantly transported me to the vibrant streets and canals of Venice with beautiful descriptions of the food, scenery, and lifestyle of the people.  It’s as close to being on vacation as many of us have been in a year! SUMMARY: Just […]

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“Life is about the long game, what seems overwhelming in the moment could be pointing us toward something greater.  It’s up to us to push past the noise of the present and into the boundless possibilities of our unwritten future.” – Mallory Weggemann, Limitless Limitless Overview Are you looking for a little inspiration on your […]

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“Land was something that anchored a person, gave one a life. The idea of it, finding a good life and a place to belong, seduced her as nothing ever had.” – Four Winds, Kristin Hannah Oh, friends. I’m so glad I chose this for #mommaleighellensbookclub February pick. This devastating story made ache, but it left […]

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“Our whole lives, we’ve been taught to make ourselves smaller, weaker than men. That’s what they teach – that being a girl is perpetual submission.” – The Gilded Ones, Namina Forna Friends – this book is INCREDIBLE!!! Definitely one of the most anticipated YA fantasy books of 2021 and well worth the hype! SUMMARY The […]

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