Elizabeth

Baby Penguins giveaway

Baby Penguins Love their Mama is a delightful look at a very busy mama of a large family of adorable grey and white penguins. And wow, is she busy! There’s always so much to do! […]

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sense and sensibility

I love Joanna Trollope’s books. She’s insightful and accurate in her views of modern family life, and writes enjoyable stories filled with realistic characters. So I was intrigued when I saw she’d written a new […]

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iammalala

When the young Taliban swung himself up over the tailboard of the school bus and leaned in to the terrified school girls, he demanded “Who is Malala?” No one said anything, although there were inevitably […]

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after her

5 Minutes for Books staff reviewer Elizabeth received a copy of this book to facilitate her review and giveaway. In her latest novel After Her, we find Joyce Maynard writing at the top of her […]

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Staff 5 Minutes for Books reviewer Elizabeth is here to share her thoughts on a new book that hits close to home. She received a copy of the book to facilitate her review. When I […]

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5 Minutes for Books reviewer Elizabeth received a review copy from TLC Book Tours. Click through to find out more about this book and author. Mina and her mother Darya  have a common type of […]

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Elizabeth, staff reviewer at 5 Minutes for Books, shares her thoughts about Have Mother, Will Travel. She received a copy of the book from the publisher, but her opinions are her own: Mother-daughter duo Claire […]

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I can’t remember how I first stumbled across Melanie Shankle’s blog Big Mama, but I know it was years ago and I quickly became a fan of her down-home writing style. She blogs about everything […]

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At the dawn of the Belle Epoque, an artist in Paris tells his students to “study where the light falls and where the shadows lie.” In many ways, Where the Light Falls does just that–looks […]

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Today is Christmas Eve. Today is my birthday. Today I am fifteen. Today I buried my parents in the backyard. Neither of them were beloved. The opening lines of The Death of Bees sent chills […]

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