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18 Holocaust Rescuers: Their Movies and Memoirs

The Zoo Keepers Wife by Diane Ackerman. True story about husband and wife zookeepers who managed to hide and save Jews in the Warsaw Zoo during WWII. I liked the story but not the authors' writing style.

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Good Reads: Summer Reading List

1. The Paris Wife by Paula McLain- This remarkable novel about Ernest Hemingway's first marriage is mesmerizing. Great summer read!

-what it means to be a godly woman and a wife -how investing in family and faith refines priorities as a spouse and a parent -how mistakes are opportunities for growth

The Tiger's Wife: if you like magical realism, you'll lose yourself in this beautiful story. A young doctor in the Balkans reflects on the impact her grandfather had on her, as well as the magical stories he wove about his life, the Deathless Man, and the Tiger's Wife.

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'Z' Tells The Fitzgeralds' Story From Zelda's Point Of View

Absolutely remarkable. Best book of 2013 for me, so far.

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25 Books That Will Make You a Better Person - A Grief Observed

One of the most honest and open explorations of grief I have ever read. If you haven't visited those dark moments of the soul, it may not make sense to you. This book is like reading the inside of my soul.

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Circling the Sun by Paula McLain

March 2016 Book Club Pick // Amazed to learn at the end that this was non-fiction. I'd love to master training horses *and* aviation as she did. Now to read Out of Africa...

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The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani – Book 47

The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani - The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani is a great book if you enjoy romance. I don't, so I thought it was okay. Like romance novels with good fictional writing? Read The Shoemaker's Wife! Dislike the romance? Read something else of Trigiani!

SHOPPING WITH MOTHER Ladybird Book--I've never heard of Ladybird books before! I have some research to do, yea! These look like wonderful little picture books!--J

The day John F. Kennedy is inaugurated, Claire, a wife & mother struggles over the decision to stay in a loveless secure marriage or follow the man she loves whose baby she may be carrying. In 1919, Vivien Lowe, obituary writer, is searching for her lover who disappeared in the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. Telling stories of the dead help others cope, and she begins to understand her own loss. A surprising connection between these 2 women will change Claire's life in extraordinary ways.

The Good, the Bad, and the Grace of God - Jep Robertson, the youngest son of Duck Commander Phil Robertson, and his wife, Jessica, open up about their personal trials, their early years together, and the challenges that might have destroyed them both had the grace of God not intervened.

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Can’t Wait to Read 2016!

As I roll through January, I am already thinking about the new books I am excited to read in 2016. I  made a list to  give you a brief peek at some of the books I hope to review for the coming year...

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On making the Farmer’s Wife Quilt Sampler

The quilt is finally being used! It has taken over 2 years to complete all the blocks in the book and it feels like an achievement for sure. This is the largest and most complex quilt I've ever mad...

Pick this book up for your next beach read. Summer Breeze tells the wonderfully moving story of three women who forge a unique bond one sun-drenched summer on New England’s Dragonfly Lake.

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9 Books That Are So Much More Than the Next 'Gone Girl'

Expertly plotted and reminiscent of GONE GIRL!

Family was important in the 90's. After marriage, the couple most likely wanted babies to care for. The values in families were strong and evident in numerous television series, including this one: Friends.