Lovey by Mary MacCracken

Lovey by Mary MacCracken Stars: **** Harper Collins UK (2014) (Reprint from 1974) Memoirs/Special Education/Child Abuse 256 pages This post contains affiliate links. Summary: This deeply moving memoir tells the story of Hannah: a child who has been beaten and abused; a girl full of loneliness and rage; a student no one but learning disabilities teacher… Read More »

I Feel Bad About My Neck

I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron Stars: *** Vintage Books (2008) Humor/Essays 137 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: With her disarming, intimate, completely accessible voice, and dry sense of humor, Nora Ephron shares with us her ups and downs in I Feel Bad About My Neck, a candid, hilarious look… Read More »

Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas

Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas by Ace Collins Stars: ***** Zondervan (2003) Reissue (2018) Religion/Holidays/Christmas & Advent 198 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: The cheer of a crackling hearth fire. Colorful cards from friends and loved ones. An… Read More »

Boy Dreamer by Paul Ecke

Boy Dreamer: An Artist’s Memoir of Identity, Awakening, and Beating the Odds by Paul Ecke Stars: **** Morrison Meyer Press (2018) Memoir/LGBT/Artists 266 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: The year is 1957. Four-year-old Paul Ecke sits timidly at a foreign… Read More »

I’d Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel

I’d Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of The Reading Life by Anne Bogel Stars: ***** Baker Books (2018) Books & Reading 156 pages Disclosure: I received this book from Baker Books Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Reading isn’t just a way to pass the time–it’s… Read More »

CSS: The Miracle of Love

Chicken Soup of the Soul: The Miracle of Love – 101 Stories about Hope, Soul Mates and New Beginnings Stars: **** Chicken Soup for the Soul (2018) Self-Help/Personal Growth 403 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Chicken Soup for the Soul:… Read More »

Smile! Be Happy! by Angela LaRosa

Smile! Be Happy! Life lessons from an uncommon housewife by Angela LaRosa Stars: *** Legacy Projects (2018) Memoir 94 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Being a housewife is challenging — managing a home, assisting a husband in business, and raising… Read More »