Category Archives: fiction

That Kind of Mother by Rumaan Alam

My Review: Rebecca Stone desperately needs help with her newborn and Pricilla, a La Leche nurse from the hospital comes to her rescue.  Pricilla, having mothering experience herself as she was a single, teen mom many years ago, leaves her … Continue reading

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The Ropes That Bind by Tracy Stopler

My Review: WOW! The Ropes That Bind is a heartbreaking, powerful and hopeful story of a woman’s journey and her quest for healing and growth after being sexually assaulted as a young girl. As Tali crosses the street to get … Continue reading

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The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

  My Review: LOVED THIS BOOK! The Great Alone is an epic story of love of family and love of home –  full of emotion with picturesque descriptions of the beautiful and dangerous Alaskan landscape and the depiction of a non … Continue reading

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The Husband Hour by Jamie Brenner

My Review: Kick off your summer reading list with The Husband Hour by Jamie Brenner, author of The Forever Summer, one of last year’s favorite beach reads.  There is nothing like young love that has so much passion and hope … Continue reading

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White Houses by Amy Bloom

My Review: I haven’t stopped thinking about this gem of a book, the powerful telling of an unconventional love story by author Amy Bloom.  White Houses is historical fiction, based on research and letters exchanged between Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena … Continue reading

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*SPECIAL GIVEAWAY* UPDATE: Hum if You Don’t Know the Words by Bianca Marais WINNERS are Linda J. and Book Gypsy!

This is one of my favorites (my review is here) and I have 2 copies to give away to lucky winners!  How to enter: 1. Like Book Nation by Jen Facebook page 2. Like and Share this post 3. Tag a … Continue reading

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Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison

  My Review: A wonderful coming of age story about a 22 year old Mexican man, told with wit and humor, Lawn Boy author Jonathan Evison brings to light the struggles based on race and socioeconomic class.  Mike Muñoz mows lawns … Continue reading

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📚BOOK GIVEAWAY!📚 The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin – Winners Chosen!

WINNERS HAVE BEEN CHOSEN AND POSTED ON BOOK NATION BY JEN FACEBOOK POST!    Thanks for entering. Check back for more giveaways next week!     I am giving away a copy of Chloe Benjamin’s NY Times Bestselling novel, The Immortalists … Continue reading

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Every Note Played by Lisa Genova

My Review: I am a huge fan of Lisa Genova’s and have enjoyed and highly recommend her four previous novels, Still Alice, Inside the O’Brien’s, Left Neglected and  Love Anthony.  Genova has a degree in Biopsychology and a Ph.D. in … Continue reading

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