Dreaming Sophia by Melissa Muldoon | Book Spotlight and Giveaway

Dreaming Sophia is a magical look into Italy, language, art, and culture. It is a story about turning dreams into reality and learning to walk the fine line between fact and fantasy. When tragedy strikes, Sophia finds herself alone in the world, without direction and fearful of loving again. With only her vivid imagination to… More Dreaming Sophia by Melissa Muldoon | Book Spotlight and Giveaway

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and a Culture at Risk by JD Vance | Review

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “You will not read a more important book about America this year.“–The Economist “A riveting book.”–The Wall Street Journal “Essential reading.”—David Brooks, New York Times From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the… More Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and a Culture at Risk by JD Vance | Review

The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen | Review

In this irresistible novel, Sarah Addison Allen, author of the New York Times bestselling debut, Garden Spells, tells the tale of a young woman whose family secrets—and secret passions—are about to change her life forever. Josey Cirrini is sure of three things: winter is her favorite season, she’s a sorry excuse for a Southern belle,… More The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen | Review

Assimilate or Go Home: Notes from a Failed Missionary on Rediscovering Faith by D.L. Mayfield | Book Review

Before beginning this book review, I want to point out that my scheduling of this book for review was well in place before the Executive Order signed on Friday, January 27, 2017, went into effect. However, Divine Providence likely knew of the events to come, and as D.L. Mayfield’s memoir shares the author’s experiences working… More Assimilate or Go Home: Notes from a Failed Missionary on Rediscovering Faith by D.L. Mayfield | Book Review

I Like You Fine When You’re Not Around by Ann Garvin | Review

Everything is falling apart in Tig Monahan’s life. Her mother’s memory is going (dementia), her boyfriend is gone (Hawaii), her absent sister shows up long enough to have a baby (and then leaves again, without the baby) and her job as a therapist has disappeared after a contentious couples’ therapy session goes horribly and honestly… More I Like You Fine When You’re Not Around by Ann Garvin | Review