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Jan 23 2015
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The Resurrection of Tess Blessing by Lesley Kagen – Review

The Resurrection of Tess Blessing by Lesley Kagen – Review

The Resurrection of Tess Blessing by Lesley Kagen is a delightfully poignant read. That probably sounds strange, but it’s true. I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed a book like this. There were times I was laughing even during the sad parts. Tess tries to use her humor to cover up for a lot of things. Tess’s story is beautiful and Lesley has a lyrical way of writing it that really pulls you into the story and into the characters’ lives. The Resurrection of Tess Blessing by Lesley Kagen will definitely pull at your heartstrings – and still leave you with a smile on your face. This is a story with all the feels – good and bad. Tess is such …

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Jan 22 2015
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A Second Bite at the Apple by Dana Bate – Review @danabate

A Second Bite at the Apple by Dana Bate – Review @danabate

A Second Bite at the Apple by Dana Bate is a fun read from cover to cover. Sydney loses her job in TV and starts working at the farmer’s market. She’s been a foodie and wanting to work in the food journalism business but hasn’t ever caught a break. Until she starts writing again, and her name starts causing some buzz in the culinary reporting industry. I loved Sydney’s character – she is smart, inspiring and funny. I genuinely liked her right from the beginning and wanted the story to turn out well for her. I do like books that have food elements, but usually the ones I read with the food connection are cozy mysteries. This was a nice …

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Jan 15 2015
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Save Me by Kristyn Kusek Lewis – Review

Save Me by Kristyn Kusek Lewis – Review

Save Me by Kristyn Kusek Lewis is a story about many things – life, love, forgiveness and the power to move forward in spite of everything. Daphne is married to Owen and thinks they have a mostly perfect life together. Everything has gone according to plan except that they haven’t started a family yet. Daphne and Owen met as children at summer camp and then, against all odds, both became doctors and started doing their residencies at the same hospital. They reconnect at a sandwich shop and feel like they’re meant to be.

Daphne’s life is relatively safe. She feels comfortable, even complacent, with her life and her marriage. There is no spontaneity, no excitement. On Owen’s birthday, he drops a …

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Jan 09 2015
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The Unimaginable by Dina Silver – Book Review

The Unimaginable by Dina Silver – Book Review

My Thoughts

The Unimaginable by Dina Silver had an exciting premise that made me want to jump right in to the story. Jessica is a teacher from small-town Indiana, who finds the courage to move to Thailand following her mother’s death. Jessica has always done what was expected of her. She stayed in her little town, went to a small local college, and started teaching. She felt she was finally free after her mother’s passing to move on with her life and really live. She didn’t want her life to be safe and predictable anymore.

I really enjoyed the first half of this book. It was exciting to see Jessica really come into her own and develop as a character. I loved …

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May 24 2014
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The One & Only by Emily Giffin – Book Review #SRC2014 @BookSparksPR @EmilyGiffin

The One & Only by Emily Giffin – Book Review #SRC2014 @BookSparksPR @EmilyGiffin

The One & Only by Emily Giffin is the first book I’ve read that Emily has written. [This is also my first read for the Summer Reading Challenge 2014 from BookSparks PR. Yay!] Okay, so, yeah. I am having a bit of trouble forming my thoughts on this story. I cannot stop thinking about it and the different characters and just all the things in the book. Let’s see. I’m going to try to form a review that makes sense, because mostly, my brain is just going “oh my goodness!” from this story. 🙂

For nearly three-fourths of the story, I kept feeling like I was on the fence. Just back and forth on my feelings about …

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Feb 12 2014
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He Did You a Favor by Debra Rogers – Book Review

He Did You a Favor by Debra Rogers – Book Review

Disclosure: I received a paperback copy of He Did You a Favor by Debra Rogers from BookSparks in exchange for my fair and honest review during this tour. This post may contain affiliate links.

He Did You a Favor: A Smart Girl’s Guide to Breaking Up, Waking Up, and Discovering the Gift of YOU by Debra Rogers

Some guy has taken a giant sledgehammer to your heart and you have to clean up the mess. You hurt, big-time. You feel alone, scraping for answers in the bottom of your third tub of “Chocolate Therapy” ice cream. You think you’ll never find anyone as good as he was, e-ver. But what if… he did you a favor? He Did You a Favor …

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