Month: November 2015

Books & Book Reviews

A Wedding At The Paragraph Ranch

A Wedding At The Paragraph Ranch The Paragraph Ranch Series, Book Two Genre: Contemporary Women’s Fiction Book Description Can she piece together a dream on a shoestring? As new owner of the falling-apart family homestead in West Texas, Dee Bennett is wrangling ways to earn a living, mend fences with farm and family, and manifest her dreams as a writer—all while nurturing the budding relationship with her beau, outdoorsy photographer Max Miller. But when a drop-dead-gorgeous, high-powered handler for a candidate in a key statewide election blows into Claxton, rivalries bigger than politics and football develop. With stakes running high

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Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge 2016

Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge 2016 At the start of 2015, I pledged to read 200 books during the year. I’m glad to say, I’m almost there with a month to spare. I had signed up for the reading challenge on Goodreads and the Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge by The Book Vixen. When Brianna (The Book Vixen) announced that she was quitting blogging and was looking for someone to take over this challenge, I knew I had to give it a shot. I’m happy to be taking over the Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge from The Book Vixen. Thanks, Brianna. If your

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Unlocking Worlds

Unlocking Worlds: A Reading Companion for Book Lovers Published by Griffins Wharf ISBN 0983644616 (ISBN13: 9780983644613) Book Description Award-winning writer and teacher Sally Allen knows that good books don’t just draw us in; they talk to us, shape us, and transport us to times, places, and minds different from our own. In Unlocking Worlds: A Reading Companion for Book Lovers, Allen deftly weaves personal stories with fifteen thematized, annotated, and illustrated reading lists for what to read next. By sharing some of the treasures in her library and the secret lives they reveal, she gives us permission to embrace the

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The Miracle of Small Things

Today I’m super thrilled to have Guilie Castillo, a fellow blogger and dog lover I connected with two years ago via the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge, grace this blog today. Guilie is a Mexican export who transferred to Curaçao “for six months”—and, twelve years later, has yet to find a reason to leave. Her work has been published online and in print anthologies, such as Pure Slush’s 2014 A Year In Stories and gorge. She has just written her first book, ‘The Miracle of Small Things‘(Truth Serum Press, Aug 2015) is about a Mexican tax lawyer, Luis

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Jesusita – Review and Giveaway

Book Title: Jesusita by Ronald L. Ruiz Category: Adult fiction, 275 pages Genre: Literary Publisher: Amika Press Book Description Jesusita is the story of immigrants—legal and illegal—trying to survive in California in the years after World War II. Jesusita, alone and impoverished, struggles to keep her four young children together. Though she finds support from Padre Montes at St. Teresa’s Catholic Church, her faith won’t solve her problems, especially those with her daughter, Paulina. Far from home, Filipino laborers are denied by law any contact with white women. Angie, the young daughter of an illiterate and unmarried mother, knows only

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