Carrie Soto Is Back: A Novel By Taylor Jenkins Reid Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593158685
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Published: Ballantine Books - August 30th, 2022

I absolutely LOVE Taylor Jenkins Reid! I have read all of her books and rushed through this one in 2 days. I am not nor have ever been a tennis fan/player (except one summer back in middle school) but her discriptions of the training and matches in this book had me wishing I were more into this sport. TJR had this to say about Carrie Soto"... Carrie Soto was in the story from the beginning of that book  (Malibu Rising) for me. But it wasn’t until I got to the end of my edits on Malibu, that I realised I wanted to write about Carrie next. There was something so delicious about her. She’s rough and exacting and intense but also very vulnerable and very raw. I wanted to see what would happen if we revisited Carrie – and instead of seeing her when she’s at the top of her game like she is in 1983 in Malibu Rising, we see her when she’s trying to forge a comeback at the age of 37 in 1995..." Make sure to preorder your copy today!

Mad Honey: A Novel By Jodi Picoult, Jennifer Finney Boylan Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984818386
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Published: Ballantine Books - October 4th, 2022

Mad Honry is a soul-stirring novel about what we choose to keep from our past, and what we choose to leave behind.It is a riveting novel of suspense, an unforgettable love story, and a moving and powerful exploration of the secrets we keep and the risks we take in order to become ourselves. This story will open your mind and challenge your understanding of what it means to be a human being. This is Jodi Picoult at her best along with Jennifer Finnen Boylan. This story will stay with you long after you turn the last page.

The Overnight Guest By Heather Gudenkauf Cover Image
ISBN: 9780778311935
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Published: Park Row - January 25th, 2022

It was a dark and stormy night... When a child is found in the snow outside an isolated farm house; Wylie Lark's past comes back to haunt her. In the farmhouse Wylie is staying in there was a double murder years ago as well as a child gone missing. The story unfolds over the night and will have you reeling. I dare you to put this one down before you have read it all! Gudenkauf is one of the best authors in the thriller genre right now. I have read every one of her books and have not be disappointed once. 

Local Woman Missing: A Novel of Domestic Suspense By Mary Kubica Cover Image
ISBN: 9780778311669
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Published: Park Row - November 2nd, 2021

Two women go missing from the same town within weeks of each other... At the same time a little girl goes missing and is found 11 years later with more trama than one child should have gone through. Is there a connection? What is that connection? Kubica winds an amazing tale of who, what, when and why... You will read this in one seating!

Malibu Rising: A Novel By Taylor Jenkins Reid Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524798673
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Published: Ballantine Books - May 17th, 2022

In part one of Malibu Rising we meet Mick Riva and June Costas and their four children Nina, Jay, Hud and Kit... The story alternates between the 60's when Mick and June were dating and married and one day in the 80's, the day of the famous Riva end of summer party... In part two we are invited to the Riva party where anything goes... Unexpected guest show up, chaos ensues, and the siblings will never be the same again... A must read for this summer!

Mary Jane: A Novel By Jessica Anya Blau Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063052307
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Published: Mariner Books - April 5th, 2022

I LOVED this book!! It is so well written and the characters are amazing! In the summer of 1975 Mary Jane, who comes from a very straight-laced, strict family, becomes a nanny for Izzy who is 5, who steals the show!Mr. Cone is a psychiatrist and is treating/hosting a rock star and his wife over the course of the summer in their home. The Cone's live a more free lifestyle then Mary Jane is used to, ordering take-out every night, letting Izzy do as she pleases and not holding anything back. Mary Jane is stuck between the strictness of her home and the freeness of this new home, and this summer is one she will never forget. We watch as Mary Jane navigates the life between the two homes and becomes a richer person for it! You will love this story! It is full of heart and a precocious 5 year old! 

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This Is How I Lied By Heather Gudenkauf Cover Image
ISBN: 9780778309703
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Published: Park Row - May 12th, 2020

Nothing ever happens in a small town, until it does... And it's usually huge! Kristen Hannah has done it again! I have read all of her books and this one is my favorite! Her stories keep you on the edge of your seat and keep you reading until the very last word and often you will want to reread it again right away! Twists and turns and an ending that you will not see coming! This is one not to be missed!

Nobody Will Tell You This But Me: A True (As Told to Me) Story By Bess Kalb Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525563822
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Published: Vintage - April 20th, 2021

This memoir had me laughing out loud one minute and in tears the next. It made me miss my grandmother deeply! every grandmother, mother, and daughter needs to read this gem!

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Divine By Karen Kingsbury Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496406583
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Published: Tyndale House Publishers - March 1st, 2015

Here is a story of how one women has overcome a lifetime of abuse to only become someone who helps other women overcome/leave their abuse in the past. Mary Madison has servived abuse of every nature only to become the strong and powerful woman she is now. This is a story that will stick with you and have you wondering what you can do to help others!

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The Bookshop of Yesterdays By Amy Meyerson Cover Image
ISBN: 9780778369080
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Published: Park Row - May 7th, 2019

Miranda Brooks inherits her uncle's bookstore upon his death... She hasn't seen or heard from him since she was 12 years old and this comes as a surprise to her. Growing up Uncle Billy always set up scavenger hunts for her in the bookstore and her hometown of Los Angeles. With one last scavenger hunt to complete Miranda learns much about herself and her family. The question remains will she stay and take over Prospero Books or will she return to Philadelphia and resume the life she has there? A great read! 5 Stars!

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Small Great Things: A Novel By Jodi Picoult Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345544971
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Published: Ballantine Books - February 20th, 2018

A child is born...caught between race lines...goes into cardiac distress ...if Nurse Ruth touched the child she could lose her job...if she doesn't the child could die...In this one moment a family changes forever...

A Spark of Light: A Novel By Jodi Picoult Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345545008
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Published: Ballantine Books - September 24th, 2019

Starting at 6:00 pm and finishing at 8:00 am, this story is told in reverse. Several woman enter a woman's health clinic on the same day as a gunman -- all have a unique story to tell and all the stories are interwined within each other. Picoult weaves a wonderful tale -- this is one that should not be missed!

A Thousand Doors: A Story of Many Lives By J. T. Ellison (Editor) Cover Image
By J. T. Ellison (Editor)
ISBN: 9781948967082
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Published: Two Tales Press - November 5th, 2018

Have you ever asked yourself "What If..."? As Mia Jensen lies dying she sees all of her what if moments. Each moment/chapter is written by a different author and all are fabulous! The story flows nicely and the reader wants to know more and more about what Mia Jensen could have been! This is a book you DO NOT want to miss!

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The Dilemma: A Novel By B.A. Paris Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250151377
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - June 15th, 2021

On the day of her 40th birthday party Livia has a secert to share with her husband...Not knowing he has a secret of his own to share. They go through the day trying to be upbeat and there for each other while the secerts are tearing them up inside. Told in alternating voices we wonder when the secrets will come out and what will be left of this family.

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Behind Closed Doors: A Novel By B.A. Paris Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250132369
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - July 3rd, 2017

B.A. Paris is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to psychological thrillers! Behind Closed Doors will keep you on the edge of your seat! You want ot keep reading to see how much more deplorable the husband can be yet you want to stop at the same time because you can't imagine the wife taking any more of his abuse. This is NOT a story for the faint of heart!

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Daisy Jones & The Six: A Novel By Taylor Jenkins Reid Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524798642
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Published: Ballantine Books - February 4th, 2020

This story reads like an episode of VH1's Behind the Music! We fallow the rise and fall of a rock band in the 60/70's. You get a glimpse into each member of the band and fall in love with Daisy and Billy! You will want to hear their sonsg and than see them perform live. A must read!

Gideon's Gift: A Novel By Karen Kingsbury Cover Image
ISBN: 9780446531245
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Published: FaithWords - October 10th, 2002

I absolutely LOVE this story! I read it every year during the Christmas season. Gideon is a little girl with cancer and a big heart, Earl is a homeless man with a lot of hate in his heart. The two meet and Gideon can not get Earl out of her head and wants to get him a Christmas gift. She does chores for her neighbors until she has enough money to buy Earl a gift, a gift that will change his world and his heart! This is a sweet cozy read that you will devour in one afternoon. Grab your favorite blanket, a cup of hot tea or cocoa and snuggle in. You may even shed a tear or two!

Floriography: An Illustrated Guide to the Victorian Language of Flowers By Jessica Roux Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524858148
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - September 15th, 2020

Floriography is a full-color guide to the historical uses and secret meanings behind an impressive array of flowers and herbs. The book explores the coded significances associated with various blooms, from flowers for a lover to flowers for an enemy.

The illustrations of the flowers in this book are breathtaking! It's a fun book to look at and read a bit about different flowers. A great gift for the gardener, flower lover or anyone who loves gorgeous illustrations! 

Feel Your Way Through: A Book of Poetry By Kelsea Ballerini Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593497081
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Published: Ballantine Books - November 16th, 2021

Deeply emotional and candid, Feel Your Way Through explores the challenges and celebrates the experiences faced by Kelsea Ballerini as she navigates the twists and turns of growing into a woman today. In this book of original poetry, Ballerini addresses themes of family, relationships, body image, self-love, sexuality, and the lessons of youth. Her poems speak to the often harsh, and sometimes beautiful, onset of womanhood. Honest, humble, and ultimately hopeful, this collection reveals a new dimension of Ballerini’s artistry and talent.

“I’ve realized that some feelings can’t be turned into a song . . . so I’ve started writing poems. Just like my songs, they are personal and honest. Just like my songs, they have hooks and rhymes..." Kelsey Ballerilli

The Book with No Pictures By B. J. Novak Cover Image
ISBN: 9780803741713
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Published: Rocky Pond Books - September 30th, 2014

I LOVE this book!! It is hilarious to listen to, fun to read and a great time for all involved! I used to teach preschool (3-5 yrs) and all the children loved this book! The kids would request it almost every day! I have an uncle who always used crazy voices when I was growing up and I sent this to my cousin when her son was 3 and told him that he had to ask his grandpa to read it using his funny voices! It was a hit! If you are looking for a fun reading experience this is the book for you! And if I'm working and your little one wants to here it just ask, I would love to read to them!

Penguin Problems (Animal Problems) By Jory John, Lane Smith (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jory John, Lane Smith (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780553513370
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 27th, 2016

I love penguins! And this book is all about those cute little critters. Jory John is one of my favorite children's authors. His books are fun and will have you laughing while reading and/or listening to them. In this story we have a penguin who thinks that he has many problems and he doesn't want to be a penguin anymore. However by the end of the story he figures out that being a penguin isn't all bad.

Harold and the Purple Crayon By Crockett Johnson, Crockett Johnson (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780064430227
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Published: HarperCollins - September 29th, 2015

This was a favorite book of mine growing up. It was a favorite of my daughters growing up as well. And hopfully one day I will be able to share it with a grandchild. This is a book I always purchase when a friend or relative have a baby. If you don't know Harold you must come into meet this liitle guy who has a purple crayon and a HUGE imagination! 

Once Upon a Forest By Pam Fong Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593380147
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Published: Random House Studio - February 8th, 2022

After a fire leaves the forest smoldering, a determined marmot and her resourceful bird friend set off on a rescue mission in this beautifully illustrated, wordless story. When you look at this book, you too, will fall in love with the illustrations and story!

My Best Friend By Julie Fogliano, Jillian Tamaki (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Julie Fogliano, Jillian Tamaki (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781534427228
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - March 3rd, 2020

What is a best friend, if not someone who laughs with you the whole entire day, especially when you pretend to be a pickle? This pitch-perfect picture book is a sweetly earnest, visually stunning celebration of the magic of friendship.

Oh - to be a child again and to make friends anywhere and everywhere would be a dream come true! Two little girls meet at a park one day and decide to become best friends. They go on many adventures and have a great day together!  My favorite line form this story is "... i'm not sure about her name but i will ask her tomorrow and she will tell me then...because we are best friends." I dare you to put this one back on the self after you read it!