A Desperate Hope

September 15, 2019

It’s 1908 in New York City and Eloise Drake is putting her math genius to work for the state water board as an accountant. When she is assigned to return to her hometown to assess properties that are to be demolished she soon finds herself at a crossroads. Her intent to maintain a strictly professional […]

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Raise Your Hand

September 8, 2019

It’s scary to speak up. And when you raise your hand in class and give the wrong answer, it makes you think twice about speaking up again. This is how eleven-year-old Alice Paul Tapper felt when she raised her hand in school. After ruminating on this embarrassing classroom situation she talked with her mom who […]

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Something Old and Something New

September 1, 2019

If I were truly referring to the English good luck rhyme I would use “Olde” and include something borrowed and something blue. But, I’m not. Rather, I’m referring to the books I’ve been reviewing as of late. I see way too many book reviews on new books, which is great. Sometimes I like getting a […]

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No Ordinary Life

August 20, 2019

What would you do if social media catapulted your child to fame overnight? Probably everything you could to protect their welfare as stardom sets in. That’s exactly what struggling mom of three Faye Martin sets out to do in this novel by Suzanne Redfearn. Faye is trying her best to make ends meet and be […]

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Life As A Barnacle

August 13, 2019

What would make you happy? This is the question that little barnacle Abraham ponders as he floats out and looks for a place to stick. As he meets other barnacles in oyster colonies, on piers, and along the bottom of a boat he is tempted to stay but decides to continue on his journey towards […]

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The Ghost and The Goth

August 5, 2019

Do opposites really attract? Take the ageless example of polar opposites coming together—the most popular girl in high school and the loner boy in this young adult novel by Stacey Kade. Oh, right. Did I mention that one of these teens just happens to be dead and the other a reluctant medium? Talk about chemistry.  […]

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