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My review of The Christmas Town by Donna VanLiere

  The Christmas Town is a charming holiday story. Lauren Gabriel is a young woman searching for a family after years of foster homes. She bravely or stupidly takes out an ad on Craigslist seeking that family. I enjoyed all the characters. Sometimes it seemed like there were a lot of those. I especially enjoyed … Continue reading My review of The Christmas Town by Donna VanLiere

My review of Cravings By Judy Collins

  As a standalone book, this one details many of the struggles Judy Collins had with food and alcohol. It basically covers from her birth to the present. It also deals with her marriages, divorce and many men in her life. It touches on her only son, his life, and suicide. Interspersed between the chapters … Continue reading My review of Cravings By Judy Collins

My review of Animal Planet Chapter Books: Dinosaurs! By Animal Planet & Lori Stein

  I will admit to not being in the Grades 1 – 5 age group anymore. It’s been a few years since I read anything about dinosaurs. So when I got this gem of a book I read it straight through and learned some things, Within the 110 pages are a lot of interesting facts. … Continue reading My review of Animal Planet Chapter Books: Dinosaurs! By Animal Planet & Lori Stein

My review of Irena’s Children by Tilar Mazzeo

  This was a hard read, but one that I would recommend. There were many heroes who participated in saving of Jewish children in Poland during World War II. Irena Sendler was one of those people. She is credited with saving 2500 children. Her story has been decades coming to life. The author had the … Continue reading My review of Irena’s Children by Tilar Mazzeo

My review of Stuff Every Cook Should Know by Joy Manning

  This small book (144 eBook pages) is filled with good information. Even an experienced cook will find some new tidbits. And for a novice, it is a very good starting place for learning the basics. The section on choosing a recipe is very good. Ms. Manning is right when she says there a lot … Continue reading My review of Stuff Every Cook Should Know by Joy Manning

The New England Orchard Cookbook by Linda Beaulieu

What says Fall, but apples! Well, maybe pumpkins, but apples are right up there. Linda Beaulieu has given the apple its due in her The New England Orchard Cookbook. The recipes and there are lots of them look great. They are basically simple recipes, meaning you won’t have to go shopping for a lot of … Continue reading The New England Orchard Cookbook by Linda Beaulieu

My review of: A Portrait of Emily Price by Katherine Reay

  Ms. Reay is a new author for me and A Portrait of Emily Price is a definite keeper. I read it on a Kindle app and at one point it seemed like the book was coming to a close. I checked my progress and realized I was only halfway through it. Yippee! That is … Continue reading My review of: A Portrait of Emily Price by Katherine Reay