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Second Chance Sam

They had me at Dogs & Books: Read, Rescue and Repeat! the name of the publishing group for a series of books inspiring us to adopt from shelters. Second-Chance Sam: King of the Junkyard by JoAnn Sky and illustrated by John Tatulli is the story of an older dog, Sam, who finally gets adopted from […]

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Pretty Revenge

If you’re looking for a sassy, sexy, sophisticated, smart and suspense-filled book that will keep you guessing to the very end, Pretty Revenge by Emily Liebert is just the fix you need. Kerrie is hell-bent on getting revenge on the woman who destroyed her life. When she suddenly recognizes her as the glamorous wedding planner […]

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The Nutcracker

In the words of Maurice Sendak, “Who in the world needs another Nutcracker?” And you certainly don’t need me to review this timeless story by E.T.A. Hoffmann. But in the spirit of the season, I want to honor the brilliant artist Maurice Sendak’s rendition of this classic tale. This isn’t a book review, but just […]

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Life Code

“Negative and exploitive people are obstacles to your success, happiness, security, and peace of mind.” So true. This statement comes at the beginning of Dr. Phil McGraw’s guide to helping us navigate this crazy journey we call life. His book, Life Code, is packed with direct and honest truths about how we fool ourselves into […]

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Discipline Equals Freedom

If you’re a person who struggles with discipline, like I do, then this book is for you. Talk about putting things in perspective. Here’s the narrative of a former Navy Seal who relied on discipline as the foundation of survival. Think about it. His dedication to honing discipline was the force behind becoming part of […]

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Flight Girls

When a book is so riveting that you can’t put it down—you don’t. That’s my experience with Flight Girls by Noelle Salazar. It only took me a few hours to read. And trust me you will want to as well. Flight Girls begins in 1941 and tells the story of Audrey Coltrane who fell in […]

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Danger In the Shadows 

Sara Walsh is facing two major fears: one from her past and one from her present. She is struggling not to fall for the man who is protecting her from the danger that lurks in the shadows. What lies there is her darkest fear from her past, a man who is intent on killing the […]

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Thankless in Death 

Lieutenant Eve Dallas is back at it again, diving deep into a compelling mystery. This time she’s on the heels of a cold-blooded killer, who after brutally slaying his family, has acquired the taste for killing and is bent on getting revenge on everyone who’d ever stood in his way. As she tries to track […]

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The Governess

If you’re looking for a truly enjoyable collection of historical romances, then check out the series Ladies of Miss Bell’s Finishing School by Elizabeth Johns. Much to her friends’ dismay, Adelaide Elliot chooses a life as a governess over taking a chance on courtship after completing her schooling at Miss Bell’s. But when she arrives […]

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