28 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Hearts on the Line by Marla Martenson

Sometimes you just need a silly bit of chicklit to scrub your brain from all the heavy stuff… this book does this and does it well. It’s like sitting down and listening to a story from one of your best friends with a lot of juicy details. The writing is fantastic, the editing is fabulous, […]

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24 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

The Day Before 9/11 by Tucker Elliot

Wow. I read a lot of memoirs. There are sad ones, happy ones, memorable ones, ones with a moral… this book had all of that and more. When this came in from the author with a request for a review, my first thought was, “oh man, not another 9/11 book”. I admit, that while 9/11 […]

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06 November 2013 ~ 1 Comment

The Rescue by Carolyn Reardon-Neuman

When I started this book, we had just adopted a 1-year-old mutt from the humane society and we were (and still are) in love with the little clown. So, obviously, I loved hearing about the author’s canine adoption and identified with some of the things you go through when you bring a previously (hopefully!) loved […]

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19 August 2013 ~ 5 Comments

Book Giveaway: Secret Storms: A Mother and Daughter, Lost then Found

I’m giving away a copy of Secret Storms: A Mother and Daughter, Lost then Found by Julie Mannix von Zerneck. To enter the contest, post a comment below that you’d like to win. The drawing will be held Monday, August 26. About the Book: A pregnant, upper class nineteen-year-old Philadelphia Main Line debutante is confined, […]

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09 August 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Guest Post by Derek Thompson, Author of Somehwere Over the Rainbow, I’ve Lost My Damn Mind: A Manic’s Mood Chart

The book, Somewhere of the Rainbow, began as a blog: if you had a delusional relationship with Britney Spears, wouldn’t you brag about it to the entire world? To create the book, I organized the blog entries like a mood chart, a therapeutic tool which assigns colors to states of mind. The entries are divided […]

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17 July 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Dog Water Free, A Memoir: A coming-of-age story about an improbable journey to find emotional truth by Michael Jay

When the author sent me this book for review, I wasn’t sure if I was excited or annoyed. Lately, the self-published memoirs that I have run across have left to be desired. The title was intriguing so I decided to give it a go… so glad that I did. Beautifully written, gorgeously executed. I’m a […]

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04 March 2013 ~ 1 Comment

Guest Post by Susan Orlins, author of Worrywart: Husbands, Lovers, Mothers, and Others

PITCHAPALOOZA! It all started after my friend Chris emailed me a link for the Pitchapalooza, which was to occur the following week at Politics & Prose, D.C.’s independent bookstore that hosts frequent book talks by bestselling authors. Twenty writers would be chosen randomly to give one-minute pitches of their unpublished books. The lucky 20 would […]

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28 December 2012 ~ 0 Comments

A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty: A Novel by Joshilyn Jackson

I should own up to being a big fan of this author before I even start to give you my opinion. I picked up this book when it came out but just got around to reading it. I was born and raised in South Carolina and I really do enjoy Southern Fiction – when it’s […]

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25 December 2012 ~ 0 Comments

The Littlest Angel by Heidi Chandler

When this book came in from the author, asking for a review, I tossed it aside, in all honesty. I just wasn’t sure I could read it, it seemed like such a sad story and having two children of my own, I wasn’t sure I couldn’t read it. I mean, this woman lost her baby […]

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03 December 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Guest Post by Kristin Louise Duncombe, author of Trailing: A Memoir

Kristin Louise Duncombe is an American psychotherapist, consultant, and writer who has lived in France since 2001. Having grown up overseas as the child of a US diplomat, and having lived internationally most of her adult life, she has based her career on working with international and expatriate families. She has twenty years of experience […]

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