Tag Archives: family

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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1980s Chicago and the AIDs Crisis – 2015 Paris terrorism and cults. An incredibly moving story of friendships and loss. The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

My Review: Chicago is the third largest city in the US and we rarely associate it with the AIDs epidemic, yet, the city and its people were deeply impacted by the then mysterious and untreatable, deadly disease.  Rebecca Makkai set … Continue reading

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An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

My Review: In An American Marriage, circumstances put loyalty to the test.  After just a year of marriage, Celestial and Roy find themselves in an undesirable situation and Roy is sent to jail for a crime he didn’t commit. How … Continue reading

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The Lost Family by Jenna Blum

My Review: The Lost Family is a beautifully written novel by Jenna Blum, author of the bestseller, Those Who Save Us.  The story begins in 1965 Manhattan.  World War II is over but the haunting memories are omnipresent for Peter … Continue reading

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Tin Man by Sarah Winman

  My Review: Tin Man, a tender and beautiful story, is heartbreaking and wonderfully moving.  At twelve years old, Ellis and Michael become friends.  They both have difficult family lives and less than stellar relationships with their fathers.  They spend … Continue reading

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A Marriage in Dog Years by Nancy Balbirer

My Review:  AVAILABLE IN JUNE! PRE-ORDER NOW! Author Nancy Balbirer takes us with her on the rocky journey of life as we see her joy filled marriage filled with hopes and dreams blossom then fizzle, at the same time her … 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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