The Secret Room

I recently enjoyed reading The Secret Room by Sandra Block. This is a sneaky little gem of a story . . .

Slightly South of Simple

When I read that the daughters would all be descending on their Mum’s home at the ocean, this is not the story I pictured . . . it’s much more!

House Broken

I was attracted to this book because of the gorgeous dog on the cover, but that’s not what kept me turning the virtual pages! The main character, Geneva Novak, is a Veterinarian, but she’s also a sleuth where her family is concerned.

The Memory of Things

I wanted to read this book because so many of my friends were talking about it.

The Dog Year

When I was a kid, I read a book every day. Finally, the Parental Units got through . . .

Our Short History

I bought this book because Ann Garvin read it and loved it.  She’s an amazing author, and I’d just come from a writing class where she passed along a whole stack of helpful information, so when she said this book was amazing, I figured she would know.  It’s not a book I would have purchased…

Miss Coconut Cake

I recently read The Coincidence of Coconut Cake: A Novel by Amy E. Reichert which I purchased because of the photograph of the spectacular coconut cake on the cover.  I’m not ashamed to say that I judge books by the cover all the time, and this one was pure and simple a case of YUM! …

The Coincidence of Coconut Cake

Don’t you just love the cover of this book?  I do.  Yes Ma’am, I do.  Pst – that’s my pillow and my plate and even my cake-laden silver fork! I bought The Coincidence of Coconut Cake for one reason.  Ok, maybe two reasons, neither of which have anything to do with the contents of the…

The Big Adventures of Tiny House

 LOOK WHAT THE MAIL MAN BROUGHT!!!  (I’m excited, can you tell?) My new favorite Tiny House book! I “met” Susan Schaefer Bernardo through the Facebook group “Tiny House People”, recommended by Macy Miller, and through NaNoWriMo, and then I discovered her children’s books and they are spectacular!  If you’ve got kids, you are going to…

Blushing Eggs

I’ve been researching the various ways authors include food in their writing.  Some authors weave the recipes right into the story, others mention the food and then include recipes in the book.  While that seems like it would narrow the options down to just two, each author does this in their own unique way and…

What Falls from the Sky?

Here’s another of my favorite books.  Esther Emery’s What Falls from the Sky: How I Disconnected from the Internet and Reconnected with the God Who Made the Clouds.  It’s currently out in hardcover and Kindle from Zondervan. I read this one, then loaned it to a friend.  Then when she returned it I ended up…