Author Katherine Center grabbed my attention with Things You Save in a Fire. She has a knack for thoroughly developed characters, and her latest novel is no exception. Both the characters and the world they inhabit are impeccably crafted. Maybe too well, as it sent me virtually house hunting in Galveston! It may or may [...]
How do we stay connected within our communities when we're supposed to keep 6 to ten feet apart at all times? My latest Knoxville Moms post shares just this, including apps and tips for keeping connected during this crazy pandemic. You can read the full post here. Stay safe, friends!
The Elephant's Girl by Celesta Rimington has swept me off of my feet. I read the full novel within twenty-four hours of reading the first word. It is magical and wonderful and quite definitely in the top five books I've read this year. Yes, technically it's target audience is middle grade, but I can guarantee you [...]
Y'all, I have been been a fan of Mary Kay Andrews for at least a decade. Each summer, I look forward to her latest release and tell myself I'll read it slowly and really savor it this year. Yet each year, I find myself absolutely devouring it because it is just so good I can't [...]
Happily Whatever After follows protagonist Page after the worst week of her life: losing her job and her boyfriend. As she moves to a new city to start fresh while crashing with her brother, she changes her life by following her heart...to the dog park. It is there she meets the people who will help [...]
Just Mercy wasn't even on my radar. A book about death row? I didn't really have a strong opinion either way; I assumed people smarter than I am had all that figured out (spoiler alert: I was wrong). I'm grateful for friends who challenge me to read books that make me uncomfortable, because it is [...]
Before I Go made me ugly cry and a dog didn’t even die. What I adore about this novel is that all of the characters have flaws, and therefore act in imperfect ways. When presented with a grim diagnosis, one does not imminently become angelic and perfect and can do no wrong. Our protagonist reacts [...]