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Review: These Nameless Things by Shawn Smucker

This is the kind of book you have to read again just to soak in the nuances you missed the first time – the very best kind of book. 

Review: Stories That Bind Us by Susie Finkbeiner

If ordinary people simply love then act? That is the best and most lasting change that could ever happen.

Review: Hadley Beckett’s Next Dish by Bethany Turner

Somehow she manages to whip up a situation that is both familiar and bizarre then lets it spin – characters and all.

Review: Light from Distant Stars by Shawn Smucker

From the Back Cover: When Cohen Marah steps over his father’s body in the basement embalming room of the family’s funeral home, he has no idea that he is stepping into a labyrinth of memory. Over the next week, Cohen’s… Continue Reading →

Review: All Manner of Things by Susie Finkbeiner

From the Back Cover: After Annie Jacobson’s brother Mike enlists as a medic in the Army in 1967, he mails her the address of their long-estranged father. If anything should happen to him in Vietnam, Mike says, Annie must let… Continue Reading →

Review: Manacle by Chris Aslan

The Back Cover: “I hear the clatter of swords and torches outside the caves as the soldiers come for me. In a moment their faces will relax when they see a skinny, outnumbered boy. They don’t realize how dangerous I… Continue Reading →

Review: The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton

Technically, I shouldn’t have picked it up from the Express shelf at the library. I still hadn’t read the book club selection yet for next week – “but it’s a Kate Morton!” I argued with myself. I can still remember her Secret Keeper twist blowing my mind and regardless of my TBR tower, I couldn’t wait to dive in.

Review: The Wonder Years edited by Leslie Leyland Fields

From the Back Cover:   “We’re all getting older. How do we make the second half of our lives the best half? Forty incredible women of faith from 40-85 tackle aging anxieties head-on – and upend them with compelling first-person stories… Continue Reading →

Review: The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

From the Back Cover: “Set in South Carolina in 1964, The Secret Life of Bees tells the story of Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed. When Lily’s fierce hearted… Continue Reading →

Review: A Hobbit, A Wardrobe and A Great War by Joseph Loconte

In honor of Hobbit Day this past Saturday… here’s my ode to Tolkien – and his good friend Lewis. This post contains affiliate links. From the Back Cover: “J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis enjoyed one of the most consequential friendships… Continue Reading →

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