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I love reading and write about great books on my blog https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com

DNA testing is a hot topic today…find out how it went for author Dani Shapiro in her new memoir: Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love

My Review: Do you really know the story of your life?  Author Dani Shapiro thought she did; the daughter of a Jewish mother and an Orthodox Jewish father, Dani grew up surrounded by, and enmeshed in Judaism, Hebrew, traditions and … Continue reading

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Thorough research and the use of music set the stage for The Wartime Sisters by Lynda Cohen Loigman

My Review: I loved Lynda Cohen Loigman’s debut, The Two Family House, and she has written another emotional family story, this time taking place in Springfield, Massachusetts.  Filled with detail and charm, she clearly knows how to use research to … Continue reading

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Nathalie Jacob shows us how to stay positive after trauma in her memoir…8 – Rediscovering Life After a Brain Tumor

My  Review: In 8: Rediscovering Life After a Brain Tumor, Nathalie Jacob tells us her incredible story of bravery and rediscovering life and purpose after doctors discovered a golf ball size tumor in her brain. Enjoying a successful career and … Continue reading

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Insightful Q and A with author Bianca Marais – includes inspirational photos for her summer release of If You want to Make God Laugh

My Review: I loved the author’s debut, Hum if you Don’t Know the Words, and feel the same about this wonderful upcoming novel out this summer.  The beauty and strength of the South African women will stick with you…PREORDER your … Continue reading

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33 Books for Vacation 2019

Many authors I enjoy have recently released new books or have a new one being published this year.  Below are the beautiful covers with links to reviews and summaries so you can choose some books for the next snow day, … Continue reading

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In need of a distraction? Look no further…These addictive psychological thrillers keep you hooked right up to the end!

    My Review:  Authors Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen are superstars when it comes to psychological thrillers.  Last year they came out with The Wife Between Us which has you working hard to figure out what is going to happen … Continue reading

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War, Women, Spies, Revenge and the Truth Revealed in The Alice Network…Who should be cast in the movie…and FAQ with author Kate Quinn.

My Review: The Alice Network, a suspenseful dual timeline historical fiction novel, begins in the early 1900s…In 1915, stuttering Eve is identified as a good liar, speaks several languages and is asked to spy on the German soldiers in France … Continue reading

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How Can You Mend a Broken Heart …literally. Stories, medical research and discoveries over the years shed a light on matters of the ❤️.

, My Review: I devoured this book, thoroughly enjoyed the anecdotes and learned so much. According to author Dr. Sandeep Jauhar, “This book is about what the heart is, how it has been handled by medicine, and how we can … Continue reading

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How Family, Faith and Friendship contributed to The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell

My Review: Sometimes you luck out and find a book that is just what the doctor ordered. There is nothing like a quick escape, when you can lose yourself in a touching, inspirational, easy to read story.  I loved this … Continue reading

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