Friday, June 21, 2019

Book Review: Educated

EducatedEducated by Tara Westover
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Well that was highly depressing! If I wrote this story as fiction, no one would believe human beings could act so horribly--mentally ill or not. One things that was missing for me in her journey was her own freedom from the religious conservatism she was brought up with. I mean, it sounds like she was having sex (and out of marriage), so how did she get to that point when boys made her cringe at their touch?

This book is not for the tender of heart, even more so because these violently aggressive crazy people are still alive and out in the world. Trigger warnings abound for anyone who has suffered domestic abuse. That Tara accomplished what she did in life is beyond remarkable and an important lesson for anyone in a position to help others--financially or through education. You may be the only shot they get.

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Friday, June 14, 2019

Book Review: Over the Moon by Natalie Lloyd

Over the MoonOver the Moon by Natalie Lloyd
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Once again, Natalie Lloyd does not disappoint. This story is poignant and delightful and sad and full of hope. It reminds me of the Shel Silverstein poem about the mustn'ts. Listen to all the mustn'ts, but remember that anything can be. Stop listening to the nay-sayers, Mallie would say, who tell you what can't be done and what's impossible, how you need to stay in your place and live the life you've been given. Fight for the light and for joy and freedom. And if you can do it on a magical horse, all the better! Highly recommend this for readers of all ages.

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Monday, June 10, 2019

New Release: A Rough Draft

All Kayla Cash has ever dreamed is to be a writer. Her quiet little house, nestled in the Rockies of Wyoming, is the perfect inspiration for her novels. That is, until a new neighbor moves in and turns her serene piece of property into a construction zone. Her tranquility is further rocked when she finds the one making all the racket is none other than the one that broke her heart, Sawyer Evans. To Sawyer, Kayla is the one that got away and he can’t shake the feeling that moving next door to her is his chance to, not only make amends, but to win her heart again. He could only hope living next to Kayla in a place called Heart Mountain was more than just a coincidence. Kayla must decide how to write the ending to her own story. Will she risk letting Sawyer into her heart again, or will he forever remain a rough draft?

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A Rough DraftA Rough Draft by Jennifer McMurrain
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A delightful story full of second chances with an exciting conclusion. An extra star for the ongoing conversations about strawberry tarts. And it's about an author, so that gets it an extra star too. A perfect choice for readers who love a good romance.

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About the Author:

Having a great deal of wanderlust, Author Jennifer McMurrain traveled the countryside working odd jobs before giving into her muse and becoming a full-time writer. She's been everything from a “Potty Princess” in the wilds of Yellowstone National Park to a Bear Researcher in the mountains of New Mexico. She has won numerous awards for her short stories and novels, including hitting #1 on the Amazon Best Seller list, in the paid market, with her debut novel, Quail Crossings, and being a 3rd place finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards for her paranormal romance novel, Winter Song. She has eight full length novels, eight book collaboration, and numerous novellas and short stories published. She lives in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, with her family. You can find more information at