Iowa

Book Review: Missing Pieces by Heather Gudenkauf

MISSING PIECES By: Heather Gudenkauf Published: February 2, 2016 Publisher: MIRA Fiction/Mystery/Suspense Heather Gudenkauf is an Iowa author and sets her mysteries in small towns across Iowa. In her newest mystery, Sarah and Jack return to Penny Gate, Iowa from their home in Colorado. Jack’s aunt, Julia, has had a fall and is now in…
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Book Review: The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend By Katarina Bivald

THE READERS OF BROKEN WHEEL RECOMMEND A Novel By: Katarina Bivald Published: January 19, 2016 Publisher: Sourcebooks Fiction Readers love to read books about books.This book is written by a booklover for booklovers.  Reading it will rekindle a love of reading, remind you of the community that books can create, and give you a whole…
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Book Review: Some Luck By Jane Smiley

SOME LUCK: A Novel Last Hundred Years: A Family Saga #1 By: Jane Smiley Published: October 7, 2014 Publisher: Knopf Fiction/Historical Fiction When I heard Jane Smiley had written a new book about an Iowa family covering several generations, I was anxious to read it.  I had read her book A THOUSAND ACRES years ago…
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Book Review and Author Interview: Triumph Over Destiny By Peladija Woodson-Diers

TRIUMPH OVER DESTINY By: Peladija Woodson-Diers Published: December 2, 2014 Publisher: Peladija Woodson-Diers Non-Fiction/Biography Sunday my review and author interview of TRIUMPH OVER DESTINY were featured in the Cedar Rapids Gazette’s “Sunday Insights and Books” section. To see it there, click HERE. The following is my full review and interview with the author. She has…
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Book Review: Skygods By Sarah Latchaw and a Giveaway

SKYGODS Hydraulic #2 By: Sarah Latchaw Published: August 26, 2014 Publisher: Omnific Publishing Fiction The much anticipated second book in the HYDRAULIC series, SKYGODS appears on bookshelves today. To see my review of HYDRAULIC LEVEL FIVE and interview with the author, Sarah Latchaw, click HERE. Just like in HYDRAULIC LEVEL FIVE where whitewater rafting terms…
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Book Review: Little Mercies By Heather Gudenkauf

LITTLE MERCIES By: Heather Gudenkauf Published: July 1, 2014 Publisher: Harlequin MIRA Fiction In Gudenkauf’s latest novel, moms everywhere won’t be able to forget this story, ripped right from today’s headlines. Gudenkauf, I’m sure, had no idea how timely her novel would be. Gudenkauf is an Iowan and sets her books around the people and…
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Book Review and Author Interview: Hydraulic Level Five By Sarah Latchaw

Yesterday, the following author interview was featured in The Cedar Rapids Gazette Insights and Book Section and the following book review was featured in their online edition.  Here is the review and interview in its entirety.   HYDRAULIC LEVEL FIVE By: Sarah Latchaw Published: September 3, 2013 Publisher: Omnific Publishing Fiction I am thrilled to introduce…
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Our Trip Home

This last Friday, my mom and our daughter traveled with me to Northern Minnesota.  Our main purpose was for me to meet my newest Great-Niece, Isla.  She was born in November and this was my first opportunity to get away and see her.  Since we had a long weekend, we took the opportunity to go.…
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Book Review: One Breath Away by Heather Gudenkauf

ONE BREATH AWAY By:  Heather Gudenkauf Published: June 26, 2012 ***** In her most emotionally charged novel to date, “New York Times” bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf explores the unspoken events that shape a community, the ties between parents and their children and how the fragile normalcy of our everyday life is so easily shattered. In…
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From Iowa?

I saw this posted on Facebook this week and thought it was pretty funny:  Not all of these apply to me but most of them sure do!  IOWA, according to Jeff Foxworthy: If your local Dairy Queen is closed from September through May, you may live in Iowa. If someone in a Home Depot store…
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