The Power of Flowers: Turning Pieces of Mother Nature into Transformative Works of Art By Vicki Rawlins Cover Image
ISBN: 9781631068706
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Published: Rock Point - September 13th, 2022

The Power of Flowers Turning pieces of Mother Nature into Transformative Works of Art  by Vicki Rawlins

Vicki and her daughter Brooke own a store in Door County called Sister Golden and the items they have on hand are beautiful and the store a dream to walk through. This book is about Vicki and her art. Vicki likes to go “earthing” or “forest bathing” to find materials from nature to make her art. All of her pieces are made from items she finds on walks, her backyard and even the CVS parking lot. She then arranges her foliage into beautiful works of art. Nothing is glued down and when she's down with photographing her work “I take all the foliage outside to recycle it back into the earth for new life.” Take a look, you will not be disappointed!


Only If You're Lucky: A Novel By Stacy Willingham Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250887931
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Published: Minotaur Books - January 16th, 2024

“One day we were strangers and the next we were friends. That’s how it works with girls.” This is the start of a twisty story about 4 college girls and how in one year their worlds collide and explode. There are so many twists in this story that I had to sit back and stop after each one to take it all  in. This book took my breath away and I can't wait to read it again!


The Women: A Novel By Kristin Hannah Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250178633
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Published: St. Martin's Press - February 6th, 2024

This has to be one of Kristin Hannah's best stories yet! The Women is about female nurses in Vietnam and how they were treated there and when they came home to the U.S. Frankie is a remarkable woman who you want to hug and scold all at the same time. Frankie will make you cry, laugh and enrage you all while wanting to hug her and be there for all hours of the day. Kristin Hannah has a way of creating characters that feel so real. You want to know them, you want to be their friend, you want to be with them while they are going through some of their toughest times and to celebrate the good times too. Frankie is a character that will stick with you long after you have finished this story! I also have to add that I learned more about the Vietnam war after having read this book than I ever did in school. Don't miss this one!

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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!

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! 

Sister Stardust By Jane Green Cover Image
ISBN: 9781335449580
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Published: Hanover Square Press - May 2nd, 2023

Everyone wanted to be there... Everyone wanted to be her... The world of Sex, Drugs and Rock -n- Roll of the 60's/70's was a time of free love, cheap drugs and lots of good Rock-n-Roll! Young Claire wanted all of that and more and Talitha was there to guide her through it all. If you loved or even liked Daisy Jones and the Six you definately want to read this one!

Groupies: A Novel By Sarah Priscus Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063218024
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - July 18th, 2023

Another if you liked Daisy Jones you will definately like this one! Faun is young, naive, and new to LA in the summer of 1977. Here childhood friend, Josie is dating the lead singer of a famous rock band and Faun falls in love with the Rock-n-Roll lifestyle and all that comes with it! Faun wants to be apart of that world, she craves it. And as she intertwines her life with those around Josie and Cal the more she feels like this is where she is supposed to be. Yet when something terrible happens that alters her life forever she has to choose between her friend and her future. 

Equal parts an evocative coming-of-age and a cutting look at fame, desire, and the media, Groupies is a novel that will have you turning the pages until the music- and drug-fueled end.

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!

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 (Hidden Languages #1) 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! 

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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!

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!

Monarca: A Novel By Leopoldo Gout, Eva Aridjis Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063057333
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Published: HarperOne - April 19th, 2022

This is a beautifully written story about a 13 yr old Mexican-American girl who recieves a butterfly necklace from her grandmother the day before she turns 14. On the morning of her 14th birthday Ines awakens as a Monarch Butterfly and must make the migration down to Mexico in order to save her family. The illustrations in this novel are stunning and the writing is pure poetry! You feel as if you are a butterfly along side of Ines as she makes this journey. I sank into this story and did not want it to end! BEAUTIFUL!!

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!

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!

Heart String By Brooke Boynton-Hughes Cover Image
ISBN: 9781452181653
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Published: Chronicle Books - December 20th, 2022

This is a beautiful story about how we are all connected!. The text is sweet and the pictures stunning! A must have of evey bookshelf!

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 Studio - 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! 

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!