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 »

What Kind of Parent Am I? by Dr. Nicole Letourneau

What Kind of Parent Am I? Self Surveys That Reveal the Impact of Toxic Stress and More by Dr. Nicole Letourneau Stars: **** Dundurn Press (2018) Parenting Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Research has shown that adaptive, supportive parents are… 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 »