If you're looking for the perfect love story to snuggle up with on a cool autumn evening, look no further! One book will chill you with its suspenseful plot and the other will warm you with its beautiful prose and hope. #amreading #bookreviews #romance #Christmas #suspense

Love Stories with a Twist

If you’re looking for the perfect love story to snuggle up with on a cool autumn evening, look no further! One book will chill you with its suspenseful plot and the other will warm you with its beautiful prose and hope. #amreading #bookreviews #romance #Christmas #suspense

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No one has immunity from cancer, a perfect storm can cause it to leap to life. How we treat it matters. Likewise, no one has immunity from mental illness. A perfect storm of heredity, circumstance, and attitude can erupt in a mental illness diagnosis. How we treat it matters. #mentalillnessawarenessweek #mentalillness

What You Don’t Know About Mental Illness

No one has immunity from cancer, a perfect storm can cause it to leap to life. How we treat it matters. Likewise, no one has immunity from mental illness. A perfect storm of heredity, circumstance, and attitude can erupt in a mental illness diagnosis. How we treat it matters. #mentalillnessawarenessweek #mentalillness

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Check out these two new general fiction books that will inspire you and make you laugh (and think). #amreading #bookreview #contemporaryfiction #inspire

General Fiction to Inspire You

An Unorthodox Match By Naomi Ragen, St. Martin’s Press, September 24, 2019, 336 pages Leah Howard, known as Lola to her mother and anyone else who knew her before she decided to adopt an orthodox Jewish lifestyle, just wants to fit in. And for Leah, fitting in means finding an orthodox husband. Rabbi Weintraub breaks the news to her gently, his women’s studies program caters to a younger set. At 34, Leah, with her secular background (even though her mother…

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The One Book You Must Read This Summer

The Book You Need to Read This Summer The Solace of Water—Thomas Nelson Publishers By Elizabeth Byler Younts Sometimes a book sets me back on my heels and makes me really think. The Solace of Water did just that. I read it months ago through NetGalley’s advanced reader program, and I can’t get it out of my mind. And sometimes I get all bossy and tell people that they need to read a books, but not often. The story starts…

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Book Talk Tuesdays: The Literary Genre and My Name is Venus Black

What IS Literary Fiction? What makes a book ‘Literary Fiction?’ The fiction category has two limbs-each of which serves a different purpose. Genre fiction, according to Steven Petite, provides a path of entertainment and escapism. I confess that I usually read genre fiction (historical inspirational, especially). I prefer reading books to watching television shows or movies. Mysteries, thrillers, suspense, Westerns, romance, science-fiction, and horror (I probably missed a few) make up the genre fiction limb. Petite claims that the purpose…

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A Blizzard of January Releases to Keep You Guessing

Note: Clicking on the picture of the book will take you to Amazon. I am an Amazon affiliate. Net Galley sends me advanced digital copies of these books in exchange for my honest opinion on their website. I only feature books that I really love on my blog. I ended up with a blizzard of books to read between New Year’s Day and today because I forgot my own rule for NetGalley: Don’t request more books than you can handle!…

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Five Tips for Building a Good Relationship with NetGalley

My Good Intention to Buy Fewer Books For years, my husband has chided me for the amount of money I spend on books, and the book cases necessary to house my collection. When we moved in 2013, I donated hundreds of books to the library. Only my favorites made the move to Arizona. I had every intention to purchase fewer books (it helped that browsing in the closest Christian bookstore required a three-and-a-half hour drive). Our first year here, I…

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Books to Ring in the New Year: January Releases

Note: Clicking on the picture of the book will take you to Amazon. I am an Amazon affiliate. Net Galley sends me advanced digital copies of these books in exchange for my honest opinion on their website. I only feature books that I really love on my blog. Steal Away Home—January 2, 2018 By Billy Coffey I don’t often read books about baseball—mostly because I’d rather scrub toilets than watch a baseball game. Call me unAmerican. Whilst searching for something…

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