Fiction

Review: Bittersweet

Julie Peterson

4 Stars

Summary: On scholarship at a prestigious East Coast college, ordinary Mabel Dagmar is surprised to befriend her roommate, the beautiful,…

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Review of “Bittersweet” by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

Greta Messer

2.5 Stars

The most appropriate description for Bittersweet is seasonal. While the novel would make for a great beach read for a few days, I…

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Not for me

Sean Collins

1 Star

This book was not for me.I couldn't get very far into it because I felt like the author didn't trust me to follow the…

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Review: Bittersweet by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

Lauren O'Halloran

4 Stars

When I first seen Bittersweet I was immediately intrigued. I am perpetually on a search for a mystery that will just blow my mind and this…

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Rebecca Mead hangs out with George Eliot to live My Life in Middlemarch

Tara O'Donnell

4 Stars

For readers, there are certain books that are considered not just classics but milestones in our lifelong literary journey. While some of…

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Non-Fiction

Here is Where

Kim Krach

4.5 Stars

disclaimer:  I received this book for free from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest opinions.  All opinions remain my…

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Pilgrim's Wilderness: Or, the Sociopath in the Woods

Rhianna Walton

5 Stars

Tom Kizzia's Pilgrim's Wilderness is riveting blend of true crime and environmental and cultural studies set in the Wrangell-St.…

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"The Greatest Comeback" by Pat Buchanan: A Review

Kyle McDanell

5 Stars

About Nixon, this must be said: While his judgment on people was not infallible, when ti came to talent he wanted the best.…

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Here is Where by Andrew Carroll

Ryan Groff

4 Stars

If you didn't know that Edwin Booth saved the life of Robert Todd Lincoln, months before his brother assassinated President Lincoln, you…

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Powerful Book

Michael Deutsch

4.5 Stars

In her book, Let Me Be Clear: Barack Obama's War on Millennials.  And one woman's case for hope, Katie Kieffer has written a…

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Cooking & Food

Excellent Southern Cookbook

Denise McFarland

4 Stars

The BTC Old-Fashioned Grocery Cookbook: Recipes and Stories from a Southern Revival by Alexe Van Beuren and Dixie Grimes is a very unique…

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Good Cookbook!

Tiffany Atwell

4 Stars

I am about 50/50 on this cookbook. I like it but I don’t think it would be the first one I’d grab. It is well written but there is just…

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Review: The Soda Fountain by:Giasullo/Freeman

Jalynn Patterson

5 Stars

About the Book:Featuring abundant full-color photography and vintage illustrations and advertisements, The Soda…

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Sipping summers scrumptious sodas and sundaes

Sandra Kitain

5 Stars

The Soda Fountain: Floats, Sundaes, Egg Creams, and More-- Flavors and Traditions of an American Originalby Gia Giasullo and…

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Review: The Chopped Cookbook

Dana Kamstra

4 Stars

This is one of those cookbooks where the good far outweighs the bad. First of all, just flipping through the book, the pictures were quite…

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Business

What Color is Your Resume?

Tim Roberts

4 Stars

Face it:  your resume isn't working for you anymore.   Oh, sure, it probably got you the job you have now,…

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Great, much needed advice, even if you aren’t uber rich you can THRIVE with sleep and meditation.

Ryan DeJonghe

5 Stars

My co-worker gave me one of the most profound statements, “you shouldn’t have to pay for serenity.” And though many may baulk at…

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Essentialism 'essential' reading for those that tip the work-life balance scale

Donna Talarico

4.5 Stars

I wonder if Greg McKeown would say it was essential that I review this book. After all, as I write this, I do have other deadlines,…

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The Power of Forgetting

Lydia Adams

4.5 Stars

What's in the use of forgetting? I asked myself as I came upon this curious book. Originally I was going to ignore it until I read the…

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The third metric for success

Christiana Varda

4 Stars

In the summer I always go through a non-fiction phase. I'm easy to spot at the beach: amidst a crowd of tan-hungry, light readers holding…

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Entertainment

Cute. Read it three times, still funny and adorable.

Ryan DeJonghe

5 Stars

Cute. There’s no better word for it. It’s relatable and funny. If you’ve been to the blog, you know the book. Every page is a picture and…

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Reasons My Kid is Crying

Carly Tschanz

5 Stars

Every once in a while, you have one of those days where nothing goes right and you could just sit down and sob. Incidentally, I was having…

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Unimaginative and uninspired, this book falls far short of expectations

Sarah Chapman

2 Stars

I really wanted to like this book. Really wanted to like it. It sounded fun and unique and like just the kind of book I would…

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Hilarious!

Jessica Lietz

5 Stars

Hilarious! As I was reading this, my 4 year old son kept wanting to know what each kid was crying about. I got tired of answering his…

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Wanderlust Abounds in What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding

Lisa Rufle

4 Stars

This book should come with a disclaimer: Have passport handy while reading. Really, this book will give you a major case of…

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Faith

Review: "Forever Friday" by Timothy Lewis

Crystal Squires

4.5 Stars

Usually not a fan of any kind of lovey-dovey romance novels or any media, in fact, I actually found myself encased in this beautiful story.…

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Seasons of Tomorrow

Amanda Lymburner

5 Stars

Season of Tomorrow by Cindy Woodsmall is the fourth and last installment in the Amish Vines and Orchards series. Orchard Bend Farms is…

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Is anyone beyond God's love and redemption?

Ellen Cook

5 Stars

Katie Ganshert has written a story that so many women can relate to... me included.  If people (and God) knew the real me, who would…

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Katie Ganshert Strikes Again

Kellie Wallace

5 Stars

Katie Ganshert, author of A Broken Kind of Beautiful, has struck again with yet another wonderful read. I have read two of…

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"The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn" by Lori Benton Book Review

Hailey Fries

5 Stars

The pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn by Lori Benton           After the…

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Crafts, Home & Hobbies

The new art of capturing love

marie doehring

4.5 Stars

This gorgeous and inspiring book should be a must read for gay, lesbian and straight couples (and their wedding photographers) alike.…

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beautiful photography

nanci booher

5 Stars

Being the mother of a gay young adult, who happens to live in Oregon where gay marrizge is legal, I thought this would be  great…

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The New Art Of Capturing Love

Winford Morrisey

4 Stars

I picked this book because I love photography. My first initial thoughts were, "is there really a difference in capturing gay & lesbian…

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All You Need is Love

Laura Aldridge

4 Stars

The photographs are superb.  Pages feature large, vibrant photographs that anyone would be proud to display in their home gallery or…

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Capturing Love

Mindy Koentopp

5 Stars

Now....some of you might be thinking, "Oh my goodness, what is this she is posting..." because this is not my typical book that I would…

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Better Living

What Color is Your Resume?

Tim Roberts

4 Stars

Face it:  your resume isn't working for you anymore.   Oh, sure, it probably got you the job you have now,…

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Essentialism 'essential' reading for those that tip the work-life balance scale

Donna Talarico

4.5 Stars

I wonder if Greg McKeown would say it was essential that I review this book. After all, as I write this, I do have other deadlines,…

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Stand Strong

Marsha Pratt

5 Stars

Stand StrongI got this ebook free to evaluate and review. What a great book for both those who are…

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The Power of Forgetting

Lydia Adams

4.5 Stars

What's in the use of forgetting? I asked myself as I came upon this curious book. Originally I was going to ignore it until I read the…

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Stand Strong

Kirsten Arthur

5 Stars

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