The Two-Family House by Lynda Cohen Loigman: A Book Review

I can’t remember where I got the suggestion for this book, but, I had high hopes for it.  Unfortunately, those hopes were dashed. This post contains affiliate links. While The Two-Family House by Lynda Cohen Loigman got rave reviews on Amazon and Good Reads, I’m afraid I can’t share in the enthusiasm. The story is about […]

Meriwether Lewis: Off the Edge of the Map by Janet & Geoff Benge – A Book Review

Any person who has a bit of an adventurous spirit will likely enjoy reading our latest book from YWAM’s Heroes of History. This post contains affiliate links. Meriwether Lewis: Off the Edge of the Map by Janet & Geoff Benge literally had Cuddle Bug on the edge of her seat asking me to read her […]

Still Alice by Lisa Genova: A Book Review

This post contains affiliate links. I have wanted to read Still Alice for quite some time, but there was always a long wait.  Now I’ve waited long enough that I didn’t have any trouble getting the book, and after I finished it, I could see what all of the hype is about. Alice Howland is […]

Elizabeth Fry: Angel of Newgate by Janet & Geoff Benge – A Book Review

Cuddle Bug and I are cruising along in our Heroes of History series. This post contains affiliate links. Most recently, we completed Elizabeth Fry: Angel of Newgate by Janet & Geoff Benge.  I had never heard of Elizabeth Fry before, so we both enjoyed reading this book and learning more about her. Elizabeth Fry was […]

The Reader by Bernhard Schlink: A Book Review

I took the girls to the library last week, and I saw an Oprah’s Book Club choice in the recently returned stack, so I decided to check it out. This post contains affiliate links. Just a few pages into The Reader by Bernhard Schlink, I remembered that I had read this quite a few years […]

William Wilberforce: Take Up the Fight by Janet & Geoff Benge

Cuddle Bug and I continue to cruise through the Heroes of History series by YWAM. This post contains affiliate links. Our most recent book that we completed is William Wilberforce: Take Up the Fight by Janet & Geoff Benge.  Though this book was more political than many that we’ve read so far, I did enjoy […]

Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran: A Book Review

Every year, there are a select few books I read that just grip me.  I can’t wait to get back to the book, and I try to steal time from my day to read a few more pages, and a few more. . .These are books that I hate to have end. This post contains […]

The Empowered by Craig Parshall: A Book Review

Last fall, I had the pleasure of reading The Occupied by Craig Parshall, and I quickly became a fan.  I was excited to read his new book, The Empowered, and it did not disappoint! As the book opens, protagonist Trevor Black is at his Carolina beach home, trying to connect with his adult daughter, Heather, […]

And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrick Backman: A Book Review

Imagine being told that your memory is failing you.  That you will live in body long after your mind has forgotten most of the details of your life.  Imagine the terror. . .and the sadness. This post contains affiliate links. Such is the premise of Fredrick Backman’s book, And Every Morning the Way Gets Longer […]

American Fire by Monica Hesse: A Book Review

Imagine living in a sleepy little town where everyone knows everybody.  The biggest employer is the chicken factory.  This area used to economically boom when trains were the main mode of transportation, but now many residents have left the area, and there are many abandoned houses.  One day an abandoned house burns down; hours later, […]