Great Read: We Were the Lucky Ones

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Brace yourself. I am about to introduce you to the next big thing in literature, Georgia Hunter. Her first novel, We Were the Lucky Ones, is already receiving fantastic reviews. And having read an advanced proof I can tell you first hand that is is exquisitely written and heartbreakingly good. It took Georgia almost a… read more

Great Read: The Nightingale

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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

Great Read: Euphoria

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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: Unbroken

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When I picked up Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand I knew it would be a difficult read. My Dutch father-in-law spent 3 years of his life in a Japanese Internment Camp and as I read I couldn’t help but imagine his twelve year old face amongst the men being tortured at the camps written about in this book…. read more

Best Books: Good Night, Good Night, Construction Site

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It’s no surprise that my favorite gifts are books. Since Baby John’s arrival we have gotten so many generous gifts many of them books. Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld has become a fast favorite. As you can imagine many of the books in our house are a bit more… read more