Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy | Book & Movie Review

Dumplin’ by Julie Murp..

Review: I finished reading Dumplin’ a couple of days ago and I can totally see why the book has resonated with so many people and why it has been so popular since it has been released. Overall, there is a very positive message and certainly the story touches its target demographic in some very vulnerable […]

Posted January 11, 2019
Review + Giveaway | Christmas Camp Wedding by Karen Schaler

Review + Giveaway | Christma..

Review: When I finished reading Christmas Camp by Karen Schaler earlier this year, I was dying to know what happened after the book ended! I needed more from Haley and Jeff and the rest of the cast of the book because I fell pretty hard for them all over the course of the story. Christmas […]

Posted January 8, 2019
The Gown by Jennifer Robson | Review

The Gown by Jennifer Robson ..

Review: The Gown by Jennifer Robson tells the stories of three women: Ann and Miriam, who are embroiderers working quietly behind-the-scenes to make a Royal wedding gown in 1947, and a young woman named Heather who is working to piece together her grandmother’s mysterious past in 2016. The alternating time periods worked really well here […]

Posted January 4, 2019
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Announcing! The Read What You Love Project 2019 #norules #readwhatyouloveproject2019

Announcing! The Read What Yo..

The Project: I recently shared a very personal story on my Instagram about why reading *what I want* is so important to me. But also: Haven’t we all gone thru times where we find ourselves reading books we aren’t enjoying or books we feel like we should be reading? Maybe you’ve also felt the pressure of […]

Posted December 29, 2018
Red Sister by Mark Lawrence | Review

Red Sister by Mark Lawrence ..

Review: When I finished Red Sister, I could barely breathe. I really took my time with it and I think that was a good decision because I feel like I really got to know these characters and what they do at Convent of Sweet Mercy, at least as much as they’d let me get to […]

Posted December 20, 2018
Christmas on the Island by Jenny Colgan | Review

Christmas on the Island by J..

Review: Flora lives on the island Mure in the North Atlantic with her large family of brothers and her father. She runs the Seaside Kitchen and is very happy and in love with the American Joel, who has relocated to the island. Flora has just found out that she is pregnant but is very nervous […]

Posted December 7, 2018
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Atlas of World War II by Neil Kagan & Stephen G. Hyslop | Review

Atlas of World War II by Nei..

REVIEW: For some reason it seems like I always had more Revolutionary War and Civil War history taught in my classrooms when I was younger and in school, and I think that fueled the fire where my interest was concerned. As a result, I’ve always felt a little bit behind with what I know about […]

Posted December 5, 2018
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Once A Midwife by Patricia Harman | Review

Once A Midwife by Patricia H..

Review: The Hope River Series continues to be one of my favorites and I have waited impatiently for this third installment for what feels like ages. When I received a review copy from the publisher, I was THRILLED because I wanted to see how Patience and Daniel, Becky and Isaac were doing in Union County, […]

Posted November 26, 2018
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The Reluctant Midwife by Patricia Harman | Review

The Reluctant Midwife by Pat..

Review: The Reluctant Midwife picks up about 5-ish years after The Midwife of Hope River, still in Union County, West Virginia. The story focuses on Nurse Becky Myers and her ex-boss, Dr. Isaac Blum. This book reads just fine as a standalone, but in my opinion it is much better if you’ve read the first […]

Posted November 25, 2018
The Midwife of Hope River by Patricia Harman | Review

The Midwife of Hope River by..

Review: The Midwife of Hope River by Patricia Harman is one of my favorite books from one of my favorite series, and Patience Murphy is one of my all-time favorite characters. I love stories set in Appalachia, Depression-era stories, and stories with characters that are nurses. This story has all of those things and is […]

Posted November 24, 2018