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All Over the Map


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Review: All Over the Map

By on November 19, 2018

Ok friends, I have to tell you, All Over the Map caught my eye when we were selecting our TLC Book Tour books, but it REALLY caught my eye when it arrived at my apartment complex. When this large book came into my life, I was struck immediately by…

When Women Ruled the World


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Review: When Women Ruled the World

By on November 14, 2018

Egypt’s dynasties are full of secrets, and for good reason. The pyramids that stand today are engineering marvels; the dynasty histories rich in both physical wealth and stories alike. When Women Ruled the World therefore hails from a time of great substance, but also great mystery.

When I was a little…


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Review: Family Trust

By on November 13, 2018

The cover Family Trust is beautiful and eye-catching — the bright red a nod to the Chinese-American family it surrounds, the embossed gold design an indicator of their wealth. And, though it’s enough to make anyone give it a second glance, it was the description that drew me in….


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Review: Marilla of Green Gables

By on November 7, 2018

As an avid fan of Anne of Green Gables, I was delighted to discover that Sarah McCoy wrote a book about Marilla’s history. However, with such news comes inevitable trepidation. It’s rare for a prequel or sequel to live up to the original and the Anne of Green Gables…


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Review: Visual Atlas of the World

By on November 6, 2018

When was the last time you used a physical, printed map? No zooming in and out, no street view, no search boxes. I absolutely love geography and the physical sciences so I find maps fascinating. If you don’t, National Geographic’s Visual Atlas of the World may just change your…

Christmas Book Review


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Review: Christmas Camp

By on October 29, 2018

My Review
I requested this book from TLC Book Tours because Christmas is my absolute favorite time of the year.

In Minnesota around early November, the temperatures drop to a cozy 30° and we begin to dream about a white Christmas. Some of us take in the rush of the holidays, while…


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Review: November Road

By on October 24, 2018

I chose to read this book because I was looking for something different. Something purely entertaining. Something outside of my usual read. That’s what I got with November Road.

This book starts with two seemingly completely unrelated people and slowly brings the threads together until their stories intertwine. The two…


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Review: You Were Always Mine

By on October 22, 2018

What. A. Thriller. Nicole Baart’s You Were Always Mine is a phenomenal novel. It is brimming with family tensions, heartache, and the unconditional love of a mother for her children. It grabs hold of the reader with raw emotion and refuses to let go even after the book is…


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Review: Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners

By on October 17, 2018

Story: Violet Baumgartner has worked her entire life to keep her family’s reputation spotless and shares each year with friends and family via the annual holiday letter. When one fateful evening brings her world crashing down around her, she finds herself embroiled in some of her greatest fears. Her…


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Book Review: Lifesaving for Beginners

By on October 16, 2018

Even though I’m not a huge fan of nonfiction, I love a good memoir. To me, I find that memoirs often
read like fiction. Also, the human experience is always fascinating. I find someone else’s reflections on
their life helpful in reflecting on my own life. Lifesaving for Beginners was no…

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