I chose this book for my #mommaleighellensbookclub pick for September. I did not know how much I would connect with April and adore this book. When we finished, I got to host a Zoom with the author. It just confirmed that I love this book with my whole heart.  As someone who had a period […]

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“Libraries are like a net, there to catch those of us in danger of falling through the cracks.  That’s what we’re really fighting to protect.” – The Last Chance Library My last book of August did not disappoint and is the perfect book for book lovers.  If you love libraries, books about libraries, books with book […]

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“There are weapons that are simply thoughts, attitudes, prejudices to be found only in the minds of men.  Prejudices can kill, suspicion destroy, and a thoughtless frightened search for a scapegoat has a fallout all it’s own.” – The Twilight Zone, from Tiffany Jackson’s notes on White Smoke. This voice over from the Twilight Zone […]

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“What was the harm in it? Why not rewrite the memory and remember it as a perfect day? What was the actual benefit of accuracy when it came to memories?” – Joy, in Apples Never Fall I loved this fast paced family drama told from multiple POVs in the present and the past. The story […]

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“Who doesn’t want a connection that burns forever, despite distance, time, and curses?” – Seven Days in June WOOOOOOOWWWWW.  This book blew me away.  It picked at scabs I long since covered.  The story pulled at memories buried ages ago.  It singed me and gutted me and just when I was broken open, it put […]

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BOOK CLUB PICKS Hi friends!  Here are the #mommaleighellensbookclub Book Club picks for August!  There are just TWO options this month. It’s a busy month with taking our son to college and then all the back to school shenanigans for our other son.  But they are two FANTASTIC books that I know you will enjoy […]

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“I don’t know how to forgive you. How to forget what you did to me. Or if it’s even possible. But I would like to try.” – Lady Katherine, Heart in the Highlands I finished this sweet story while on vacation. Heart in the Highlands was everything I love about Regency romance!!! A gorgeous setting, […]

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For The Love of Friends was so much fun!! I have been a professional photographer for almost twenty years now. I have shot a LOT of weddings. Before that, I was the wedding coordinator for our church. So let me tell you, For the Love of Friends was SPOT ON when it came to describing […]

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Thank you to @berkleypub and @kayepublicity for sending along For Your Own Good. This was a perfectly dark, prep school YA thriller that kept me guessing until the end!   For Your Own Good gave me all the “Heathers” vibes with it’s dark teen comedy and twisted plot.  You essentially know the whole time who […]

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I adore @farrahrochon, ever since I got to chat with her after our @thechicklitbookclub group read The Boyfriend Project.  Farrah is funny, approachable, down to earth and joyful.  She somehow seems to permeate the pages of her novels with those same qualities.  The Dating Playbook was no different.  SUMMARY The story follows a Fitness Instagrammer […]

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