River Queens by Alexander Watson

River Queens: Saucy boat, stout mates, spotted dog, America by Alexander Watson Stars: *** Orange Frazer Press (2018) Travel/Memoir 320 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  Summary: Two men and a spotted dog restore a vintage Chris-Craft motor yacht and launch across the American Heartland from Texas… Read More »

A Different Frame of Mind by Lois Jean Thomas

A Different Frame of Mind: Living a Full Life with Traumatic Brain Injury by Lois Jean Thomas Stars: **** Seventh Child Publishing (2018) Autobiography/Brain Injury 229 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: In 2014, the author published her memoir, DAYS OF… Read More »

Shift Happens by Margot Genger

Shift Happens: a memoir by Margot Genger Stars: ***** Bowker (2018) Memoir/Travel 327 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links.  Summary Short Version: The author takes us on a tour of her past as a truck driver across the USA in the… Read More »

Chicken Soup for Soul: The Empowered Woman

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Empowered Woman: 101 Stories About Being Confident, Courageous and Your True Self by Amy Newmark Stars: ***** CSS (2018) 397 pages Summary: Today’s woman! Self-confident and feisty, and at the same time, nurturing, loving and caring. A woman who stands up for what’s right, who helps her daughters, sisters,… Read More »

This Does Not Leave This House

This Does Not Leave This House: The Heartbreaking True Story by Julie Coons Stars: **** Createspace (2018) Memoir/Abuse 194 pages Summary: How does a little girl survive an abusive mother, Catholic school, rape, and a near-death experience? Raised by an abusive, narcissistic mother (who once tried to trick her into having an abortion), Julie Coons was also… Read More »

From The Heart of Africa Collected by Eric Walters

From The Heart of Africa: a Book of Wisdom Collected by Eric Walters Stars: **** Penguin Random House (Tundra) 2018 Juvenile Nonfiction Summary: Aphorisms are universal. They give guidance, context and instruction for life’s issues, and they help us understand each other and the world around us. We use them every day, yet never think… Read More »

Lessons From Life by Steven M. Darter

Lessons From Life: Four Keys to Living With More Meaning, Purpose and Success by Steven M. Darter Stars: **** CreateSpace (2018) Memoir/Christian/Personal Growth 242 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: In his deeply personal memoir, Steve Darter asks himself the… Read More »