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August 21, 2018

There have been amazing people throughout history with their stories just waiting to be told. That's what inspires author Annette Bay Pimentel to write. Read more about how she came to write Mountain Chef, the true story of a Chinese American mountain man who fed thirt...

July 24, 2018

Title: These is My Words

Author: Nancy F. Turner

Genre: Historical Fiction

Age Range: Adult

Don't let the title sway you. Don't let the odd way of writing (especially the first few pages) sway you. Don't let the harsh stuff that happens sway you. This is an amazing book. S...

July 18, 2018

Title: The Night Circus

Author: Erin Morgenstern

Genre: Metaphysical Fiction

Age Range: Adult

The best words to describe this book are "magical" and "intriguing." The author created a sense of wonder and mystery with the circus. Descriptions were rich. I was entranced by t...

July 16, 2018

Title: The Red Tent

Author: Anita Diamant

Genre: Historical Fiction/Religious

Age Range: Adult

This story really captured me. Partly because it was based on a real person, but also because of the way the writer wrote it. 


I think a gifted writer is one who makes you feel a...

July 12, 2018

After Faye Hall published her first book, Mistress of Purity, she didn't have plans to write more. But as most writers know, they can't NOT write. 
"I never really decided to write more books, it just kind of happened.  It’s more like I need to write.  I get these idea...

July 11, 2018

Title: Hatchet

Author: Gary Paulsen

Genre: Fiction

Age Range: Late middle grade/teen

First published in 1986, this book is still a best-seller for a reason--it's riveting. I still remember picking up the audio version from the library and listening to it with my boys (now...

July 6, 2018

Title: The Blue Castle

Author: L.M. Montgomery

Genre: General Fiction/Romance

Age Range: Adult

Stop what you're doing and go read this book. Written by the author of Anne of Green Gables, LM Montgomery uses the same wit and creativity in The Blue Castle! This book has amaz...

July 6, 2018

Title: The Misadventures of Maude March

Author: Audrey Couloumbis

Genre: Middle Grade Fiction

Grade Level: 3-7

Age Range 8-12 years​

I loved this book! What a fun read. At first I was confused why it was in the perspective of the younger sister, but then after a chapter or...

July 2, 2018

Title: Boston Jane: An Adventure (Book 1)

Author: Jennifer L. Holm

Genre: Young Adult Historical Fiction

Age Range: Teen

At first I found Jane to be annoying. Her only family left was her father, and she didn't appreciate him. But then, she's a teenager. I shook my head wh...

June 29, 2018

Title: Our Only May Amelia (Book One)

Author: Jennifer L. Holm

Genre: Middle Grade Historical Fiction

Grade Level: 3-7

Age Range 8-12 years

I almost put this book down, since the text is a little unconventional. But after a while, I realized that was part of its charm. I'm...

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