Book Review and Giveaway – The Island of Doves By Kelly O’Connor McNees

Archive for April 2014

Book Review: The Other Typist By Suzanne Rindell

THE OTHER TYPIST A Novel By: Suzanne Rindell Published:  May 7, 2013 Fiction Rose is a typist in the local police precinct. It is 1923, and Rose records testimonies that no women should have to hear.  With Rose’s background as a orphan, being raised by nuns, and having to work hard for everything she has,…

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A Little Monday Inspiration

Lately, I have been taking quotes and inspiration from the book SILENT IMPACT by Joe Schmit.  His book has made an impact on me and I want to share some of his wisdom with you. “Get rid of the negative people.  If you can’t, at least try to diminish the influence  they have on you…

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Children’s Book Review: Ten Busy Brownies By Talia Haven

TEN BUSY BROWNIES By: Talia Haven Illustrated By: Sytiva Sheehan Published: November 6, 2013 Talia Haven has gathered ideas from the fairy tale books of my childhood and created a children’s book that teaches counting in a unique way.  Through TEN BUSY BROWNIES, we get to see what happens (or as a mom, what I…

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Book Review: Ember Island By Kimberley Freeman

EMBER ISLAND A Novel By: Kimberly Freeman Published: April 15, 2014 Fiction If you love novels that give you stories from the past and the present, this novel is for you.  If you love novels with strong female characters, this novel is for you.  If you love novels with twists and surprises that will keep…

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Book Review: Necessary Lies By Diane Chamberlain

NECESSARY LIES By: Diane Chamberlain Published: September 3, 2013 Fiction I am late to the Diane Chamberlain fan club.  I have heard others rave about her books, but haven’t read any until now.  I can’t wait to be sucked in to another one of her books.  If you like books that are written around a…

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A Little Monday Inspiration

Today’s inspiration is from a book that has had a big impact on me, SILENT IMPACT by Joe Schmit.  This book is full of life lessons and quotes that I have been sharing with you over the past few weeks. “We make the biggest impressions  when we are not trying to be impressive.” Joe Schmit,…

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Silence for the Dead Winner

The winner of SILENCE FOR THE DEAD is…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..Ashley! Thanks to everyone for entering the giveaway.  If you didn’t win and would like to get your own copy, feel free to click the photo below!

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A Mama’s Love for 14 Years

On this day, 14 years ago, I became a mother.  Our “baby” Patrick is 14.  He isn’t so much of a baby anymore, in fact he is taller than me. Last week I babysat for a sweet 3 month old boy. His mama had to go back to work and their daycare wasn’t available yet,…

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Some of My Favorite Things

Every once in awhile I like to share my favorite things that make me happy.  You might just find these make you happy too! One song that I get excited to hear when it comes on the radio is THE WIRE by Haim from their CD Days Are Gone. I just love the tune and how…

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