Mademoiselle Chanel by C.W. Gortner | Review

“My life didn’t please me, so I created my life.” ~ Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel Book Description Born into rural poverty, Gabrielle Chanel and her siblings are sent to orphanage after their mother’s death. The sisters nurture Gabrielle’s exceptional sewing skills, a talent that will propel the willful young woman into a life far removed from… More Mademoiselle Chanel by C.W. Gortner | Review

The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian | Review

In The Sandcastle Girls, Chris Bohjalian weaves a “spellbinding tale…between Aleppo, Syria, in 1915 and Bronxville, New York, in 2012—a sweeping historical love story steeped in the author’s Armenian heritage, making it his most personal novel to date.” ~Synopsis for Hardcover edition via Goodreads Book Description One woman’s journey into her family’s past reveals a shocking story that… More The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian | Review

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver | Review

Barbara Kingsolver never disappoints. Each book is different from the last. Each book feeds the reader’s soul in its unique way. Book Description Flight Behavior is a brilliant and suspenseful novel set in present day Appalachia; a breathtaking parable of catastrophe and denial that explores how the complexities we inevitably encounter in life lead us… More Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver | Review

Sandy’s Gift: Walking with the Light by William P. Dunn IV | Review

More than 15 million adults and their immediate families in America today must cope with a patient suffering from severe mental illness. In too many cases, these families cannot or do not know how to get help for their loved ones. Book Description More than 15 million adults and their immediate families in America today… More Sandy’s Gift: Walking with the Light by William P. Dunn IV | Review

India by Debra Schoenberger | Book Spotlight + Giveaway

Book Description I have always been fascinated by the sheer beauty and diversity in Indian culture. “Sensory overload in a glance” is an apt description of a country that is always in movement. To be able to stand still in the middle of all that movement allows me to really “see” her people and absorb… More India by Debra Schoenberger | Book Spotlight + Giveaway