Great Read: The Nightingale

I’ve read my fair share of World War II novels, but Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale tells the story from a very different angle. In this novel that follows the lives of two French sisters over the span of two decades the reader sees what it was like to be a non-Jewish French woman living during the… read more

Good Book: The Elephant Whisperer

I’m not sure I have fully divulged this before on the blog but I am 100%, whole-heartedly, without a doubt an animal lover. As a child I always wanted to be a veterinarian or a dolphin trainer. Clearly that ship has sailed and I wasn’t on it, but I still do take the chance to… read more

Great Read: Fates and Furies

For any and all who are heading into spring break, Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff is an excellent read. There are portions of the story that had me racing to bed at night to tear through another few chapters, and then other sections that peacefully trickled by. The pace of the book mirrors the… read more

Best Books: You Are Special

You Are Special is a book that should be in everyones library. It’s particularly poignant on a day when you or your little people are feeling less than special and need to be reminded that you are in fact perfect-as-you-are, loved, and precious. In this book author Max Lucado introduces the reader to the Wemmicks, a… read more

Great Read: Euphoria

This book was a Christmas gift from a friend – I’ve said it before but books are on my top 3 when it comes to gift receiving. It’s a quick read and utterly transports you to a different time and place. Taking place mostly in New Guinea in the early 1900s, Euphoria by Lily King is… read more

Read: One Plus One

I’ve been chipping away at a post about my New Year’s resolutions, but as I work on that I thought I’d zip out a book recommendation in the meantime. One Plus One, by Jojo Moyes, is a perfect page-turner as we make our way into the winter months. It’s light, funny, and romantic. Moyes, author… read more

Gift Guide: Coffee Table Books

Well – hello! We are back online with plenty of good content ahead. I owe a hug debt of gratitude to my web designer Chris Carvache over at New Leaf Web Solutions for working double time this holiday season to get me up and running again. If you have tech issues or need a website designed… read more

Read: In The Shadow Of The Banyan

I was a little late to the game on this one. In the Shadow of the Banyan, by Vaddey Ratner, was an international best-seller back in 2012. I found it amongst the books left behind by the previous owners of our home and recalled hearing it was excellent. Excellent is an understatement. This book twisted my… read more

Best Books: Stick and Stone

This story made my heart go pitter-patter. Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry and Tom Lichtenheld is the sweetest story. A stick and a stone may seem to have nothing in common to the outside eye but this story shows us how friendship can bloom between unlikely objects. Stick and Stone, both lonely on their… read more

Best Books: The Jolly Postman

  When we moved I found many old boxes of children’s books that my mom gave to me years ago when I had my first child. The Jolly Postman by Allan and Janet Ahlberg was in the boxes and I forgot what a treat this little book is. Now published in a bigger version with… read more