personal growth

Reader Question – Looking for book recommendations where the heroine goes on a weight loss journey for her second start…

December 7, 2017

Elke is looking for genre recommendations! I’ve read a few that I’ve loved, but let’s make a list!! She asks: Hello, I reed a lot and lately am a little picky, trying to find a book about a certain subject and would like to know if you have any suggestions. You see, I would love [...]

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What to Read After “It Ends With Us”

October 2, 2016

One of the BEST books of the year (and one of my new forever-favorites). It Ends with Us: A Novel has brought about many visceral reactions out of my fellow readers. And we can all say that no matter what, we will NEVER forget this one. In fact, it has touched SO many, and has shined [...]

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Book Review – It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

August 1, 2016

It Ends with Us: A Novel To me? The BEST book this author has ever written. It’s so incredibly deep, and sincerely (<— and I don’t say this lightly) explores a complex struggle between what you feel, and what is real. I’m not referring to just the heroine of this story (which is told entirely [...]

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Book Review – The Promise of Stardust by Priscille Sibley

July 24, 2016

The Promise of Stardust: A Novel OMG what a premise!!!! This one had me in knots and infuriated and choking on my own flabbergastment <— Okay yeah not a word but… you get the picture. I was incensed and devastated and while I could technically “understand” the two sides of this incredibly heartbreaking, unfair situation, [...]

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Book Review – Midair by Kodi Scheer

July 17, 2016

Midair Intriguing (even exciting!!) blurb, and overall, I enjoyed it, even though I was able to put it down regularly. Loaded in personal realizations and rationalizations, but then real life hits, and things are thrown for a loop (which I crave in my reads). That said, I found this one to be a slow read. While [...]

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Book Review – She Dims the Stars by Amber L. Johnson

April 3, 2016

She Dims the Stars This author has written yet another charming, heartfelt “new adult” book with a touch of angst that we’ve come to love in our sweet-romance repertoire. It delivers that wonderful feel of a mysterious past (with the promise of a big reveal), meaningful connections (whether old or new), plenty of chuckles, and [...]

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Looking for Books with Strong Heroines? Here are the latest reader recommendations…

March 7, 2016

Since we frequently experience a story through the heroine’s POV, it helps us connect with her if we really like her. If we can relate to her, or would love to have her as a friend, or family member. And heroine’s come in all different personalities (bad-asses, damsels in distress, naive, jaded, etc…) but we [...]

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Book Review – Room by Emma Donoghue

November 2, 2015

Room: A Novel Absolutely intense!! What an incredible, terrifying, exciting, depressing, inspiriting, beautiful story! This will be a movie? HOLY MOLY! Even though I know the whole story already, I will absolutely be watching it. This one was… magnificent. Karen:  One of the best books I have ever read out of my normal romance genre. The [...]

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