Fiction

Brutal in its Depiction

Laura Aldridge

4 Stars

Despite its short length, Prayers for the Stolen packs quite the punch.  It is brutal in its honest depiction of the Mexican drug…

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Just okay

Dana Thomas

4 Stars

If I Fall, If I Die read beautifully in the beginning, but then kind of fell short. I wanted to love it, but I just quite couldn't. …

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2 A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas - not for me

Kelly Walker

1.5 Stars

2 A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas has a lot of great reviews online. But this was one of those very few books that I couldn’t…

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If I Fall, If I Die

Sarah Underwood

5 Stars

This is a book full of heart. Its characters are complex, riddled with demons and yet beautiful in their vulnerability. I felt acutely…

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Will and Diane

cindy barriga

5 Stars

If I fall, If I die by Michael Christie is one of the most intriguing stories depicting a serious issue some of us suffer. I have always been…

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Non-Fiction

No Rights for Women

Rob Tennant

4.5 Stars

            I know that the situation in Afghanistan is not the norm for all women in the Muslim…

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When Lions Roar: The Churchills and the Kennedys by Thomas Maier

Chelsea McInnis

5 Stars

The Churchills and the Kennedys were the most talked about families in their heyday. They shared love interests, close friends, political…

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When Lions Roar

Susan Mulder

3.5 Stars

 I made the mistake of picking this book up at one of the busiest points in my life in the last couple of years. This weighty tome-in…

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No More Good Times

Dane Swanson

4 Stars

     Cyber security is very important. The many coders who are daily investigating worms and malware are to be viewed as…

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Inside the Criminal Mind

Morgan Olson

4 Stars

As a new graduate wtih a degree in psychology, I was excited to see and read this book. Samenow goes over many aspects of a criminal's life…

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Cooking & Food

Innovative, Flavorful Recipes Make This a Hit!

Renee Butcher

5 Stars

The SkinnyTaste Cookbook is the début cookbook of Gina Homolka, the personable and creative author behind Skinnytaste, a wildly successful,…

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Stepping into a Dream with A Kitchen in France

Renee Rendall

4 Stars

My cookbook obsession has me tapping into my romantic side. I’m sure it will surprise absolutely no one to know that my traveler’s…

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A pizza cookbook for the dedicated... which I am not

Teri Chu

3 Stars

Things that I like about this book:  The recipes all sound delicious, and there is a great selection of recipes.  Tony Gemignani…

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Book Review: The Slanted Door | Modern Vietnamese Food by Charles Phan

Jackie Correa

4.5 Stars

Cookbooks are expensive, making it an impractical interest for the budget conscious. So after three hefty cookbook purchases in the…

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One Pot - Martha Stewart Living

Alise Napp

4 Stars

Easy, tasty meals to make without creating an epic kitchen mess to go with them. The premise is super simple. It's a…

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Business

Take Command: Lead, don't Manage Your Life

Lisa Dearen

5 Stars

Take Command is truly a leadership book for everyone, whether you’re a corporate executive, sports coach or school volunteer. Jake Wood has…

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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo

Linda Taba

4 Stars

Main message: Get rid of things that don't bring you joy. You'll be happier in a tidier home.How I've always felt: Get rid of your…

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Modern Manners: Tools to Take You to the Top

REBECCA MUGRIDGE

4 Stars

Modern Manners: Tools to Take You to the Top is a guide to modern etiquette aimed at young adults and teenagers. Its authors…

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Modern Manners Book Review

Jamie Crawford

5 Stars

This book is entertaining and helpful in many ways. Being updated from the older Miss Manners makes a world of difference as well. I truly…

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Never Eat Alone and other “Networking” Advice + Giveaway

Natalie Neckyfarow

4.5 Stars

I was first turned on to Keith Ferrazzi while doing Dallas Travers' Actors Business Breakthrough last year. She shared an article with…

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Entertainment

Neil Patrick Harris is AWESOME!!!

Patricia Rohrs

5 Stars

Neil Patrick Harris’s take on autobiographies has changed my mind about how boring they can be. He takes his humor to a whole new level when…

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fun and unexpected

Kristin Whitehair

4 Stars

Being surrounded by Christian sentiment, this fun, free-thinking book is a nice contrast!I'm embarrassed to admit how long it took…

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Book Review: Furry Logic by Jane Seabrook

Ashley Murrell

5 Stars

Furry Logic is a lovely collection of meaningful and interesting sayings paired with stunning watercolors of animals that will delight all…

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A Giant Service to Mankind

David Wineberg

4 Stars

Jack LaLanne said “If man made it, don’t take it.” Patrick Di Justo tells you why. The chemicals and poisons we consider safe and normal…

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"Food: A love Story" by Jim Gaffigan

Ashley Osborn

4 Stars

"Food: A Love Story" is the most recent book out by famous comedian, Jim Gaffigan. This book is basically Jim's memoir to what he knows…

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Faith

A change for change for The Daughter of Highland Hall

Kaitlyn Watson

5 Stars

Change is not as easy to achieve as some of some would like to believe, but Katherine Ramsay is determined to change the course of her life.…

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"The Daughter of Highland Hall" by Carrie Turansky

Lindsey Zimpel

4 Stars

About this book:“Eighteen-year-old Katherine Ramsey travels to London with her family to make her debut into society and hopefully…

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A Sweet Return to Highland Hall

Kemi Quinn

4 Stars

First off let me tell you I enjoy books from the Edwardian era.  For all the prim manners , exquisite clothing descriptions, and…

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When Mercy Rains by Kim Vogel Sawyer

LIsa Johnson

5 Stars

Be prepared to have your heart touched deeply when reading this wonderful work of fiction depicting heartache, regrets, love,…

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Book full of Southern Charm

Kimberly Napier

4 Stars

A Stillness of Chimes, by Meg Moseley, takes the reader on a trip to Georgia with Laura Gantt. While looking into her late mother's estate,…

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Crafts, Home & Hobbies

Book Notes: February

Renee Emerson

4.5 Stars

Your Family In Pictures by Me Rah…

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The Reading Chair: Your Family in Pictures

McKenzie Swanson

3.5 Stars

I received this book for review from Blogging for Books. All thoughts and opinions are my own.Aaaaand another one bites the dust! I'm…

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Your Family in Pictures

shelby jardine

4 Stars

I love taking pictures. Most people do. Well..mostly selfies to embarrass my children with.Example in point: My hubby…

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LOVE

Emily York

5 Stars

I have loved Me Ra Koh since she did little spots on Disney Junior to teach mommies how to take pictures of their kids. I always thought she…

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A Must Have

Robi Malone

5 Stars

This is a book that every MONDERN photographer needs on their shelf. Every page had much needed information to cover LGBT weddings. Many…

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Better Living

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo

Linda Taba

4 Stars

Main message: Get rid of things that don't bring you joy. You'll be happier in a tidier home.How I've always felt: Get rid of your…

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The Future of God

stacie may

4 Stars

While not being my "usual" cup of tea for books, I thought as a pretty skeptical person this would be an interesting read. I liked the way…

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Winter and gardens

J Green

5 Stars

It's the middle of winter, so naturally my mind turns to... the garden!  Of course, here in SoCal we can pretty much garden…

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The Future of God Review

Bethanie O'Dell

.5 Stars

Deepak Chopra is a very widely known speaker,…

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A New Approach to Spirituality to Challenge Your Thinking

Stacie Seaton

5 Stars

From a non-Christian perspective (he practices no organized religion) Chopra writes of the need for a total rethinking of reality. God…

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