Book Review, Fiction, Non Fiction, Review

Book Review Round-Up: Six Great Fall Reads

Well, a dream of mine is one step closer to becoming reality: the team at Penguin Random House has been sending me books to review for them. The last six they have sent me have been so incredibly on point that I am embarrassed they weren’t on my TBR in the first place.  And so,… Read More Book Review Round-Up: Six Great Fall Reads

Book Review, Fiction, Review, Thriller

Book Review: ‘The CleanSweep Counterstrike’, by Chuck Waldron

About the Author Chuck Waldron is the author of four riveting mystery, thriller and suspense novels and more than fifty short stories. Inspired by his grandfather’s tales of the Ozark Mountains and local caves rumored to be havens for notorious gangsters, Waldron was destined to write about crime and the human condition. Those childhood legends… Read More Book Review: ‘The CleanSweep Counterstrike’, by Chuck Waldron

About to Read, Book Review, Parenting, Review

About to Read: Poisoning Our Children: The Parent’s Guide to the Myths of Safe Pesticides by André Leu

As a long-time **coughsnoteventwoyearscoughs** parent, I have been reading even more, lately, about the harmful effects of non-organic food in our health. On the one hand, I do not wish to become an alarmist, claiming that something (in this case, non-organic book) is the answer to all our woes.  I believe in a balanced approach… Read More About to Read: Poisoning Our Children: The Parent’s Guide to the Myths of Safe Pesticides by André Leu

Book Review, Fiction, Mystery, Review

Book Review: ‘Twofer Murder’, by Lauren Carr

About the Author Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, and Thorny Rose Mysteries—over twenty titles across three fast-paced mystery series filled with twists and turns! Book reviewers and readers alike rave about how Lauren Carr’s seamlessly crosses genres to include mystery, suspense, romance, and humor. Lauren is… Read More Book Review: ‘Twofer Murder’, by Lauren Carr

Book Review, Family, Non Fiction, Parenting, Parenting, Parenting resources, Review

Four Great Books for Parents’ First Years with Baby

It might seem like there is no time to read when you are a new parent.  Well, while there definitely is a lot less time to read, it’s still possible to do so, especially during the first few months, when breastfeeding takes up so much of your time.  For the first time in my life,… Read More Four Great Books for Parents’ First Years with Baby

Book Review, Non Fiction, Review, Self-Help

Book Review: ‘Success with Stress’, by Jae Ellard

About the Author After years in senior communication roles crafting content for executives, Jae collapsed from stress-related adrenal fatigue. This life-altering experience propelled her to research human behavior, neuroscience, mindfulness, and organizational relationship systems. In 2008, Jae founded Simple Intentions and developed the Mindful Life™ Program, which includes four group coaching workshops to generate reflection,… Read More Book Review: ‘Success with Stress’, by Jae Ellard

Book Review, Humour, Non Fiction, Parenting, Review

Book Review: ‘How to Raise a Smart Ass: Parenting That Should Not Be Tried at Home’, by Lucia Walinchus

About the author Lucia Walinchus is an award-winning journalist, author and ice hockey addict.  She has written more than 500 articles for various publications throughout her career and was recently named to the 2016 Fulbright Berlin Capital Program.  She has been featured as a guest speaker on CNN and is a contracted freelancer for the… Read More Book Review: ‘How to Raise a Smart Ass: Parenting That Should Not Be Tried at Home’, by Lucia Walinchus

Book Review, Fiction, Mystery, Review

Book Review: ‘The Murders at Astaire Castle’, by Lauren Carr

About the author Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, and Thorny Rose Mysteries.  The twelfth installment in the Mac Faraday Mystery series, Candidate for Murder, was released in June 2016.  Lauren is a popular speaker who has made appearances at schools, youth groups, and on author panels… Read More Book Review: ‘The Murders at Astaire Castle’, by Lauren Carr

Book Review, Fiction, Mystery, Review, Thriller

Book Review: ‘House of Eire’, by June Gillam

About the author June Gillam teaches literature and writing at a Northern California Community College. She describes this series as psychological suspense novels in which Hillary Broome, reporter and ghostwriter, fends off complex villains of many kinds: a berserk butcher, a demented daughter and a haunted theme park developer.  Visit the author’s website or connect… Read More Book Review: ‘House of Eire’, by June Gillam

Book Review, Fiction, Review

Book Review: ‘Bossy Flossy’, by Paulette Bogan

About the Author Paulette Bogan admits she was bossy as a child. She is the author and illustrator of Virgil & Owen, which was chosen as one of Bank Street Best Children’s books of the Year 2016, Virgil & Owen Stick Together, which won a Mom’s Choice Award Gold Medal for Picture Books, and Lulu… Read More Book Review: ‘Bossy Flossy’, by Paulette Bogan