5 Minutes for Books

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Disclosure: As a book reviewer, I received a copy of this book from the publisher and was compensated to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own. From the moment I started reading Bridge […]

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I enjoyed this novel Hannah, Delivered. Elizabeth Jarret Andrew’s writing was spare but so evocative and lovely. Hannah works as support staff in a hospital in Minnesota. When she sees the birth of a baby, […]

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“Seawater begs the pearl/To break its shell,” reads a line from the poem Some Kiss We Want, written by a 13th-century Persian poet. But in the novel The Pearl that Broke Its Shell, pearls break […]

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theothertypist

Rose Baker is an upright, prudish young woman who works as a typist in a police precinct in 1920s New York, where she fastidiously types out even the most sordid confessions. She lives in a […]

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smart money smart kids

I’m fortunate that we’ve lived pretty debt-free lives. We did borrow money for inexpensive cars when we were first married over 20 years ago, but the last three cars we’ve bought, we bought with cash, […]

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we'll always have paris

I love to travel. Last year I was able to spend a long weekend in Los Angeles with my 14-year-old daughter. It was SO much fun. I would love to travel the world with my […]

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Board books introduce our youngest children to the world of reading- a world filled with captivating images and fun words to be read aloud. Providing babies and toddlers with sturdy books that they can explore […]

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We’ve all been there. Calling our mums to ask, “How do you get out grass stains?” Or googling “how to get rid of horrid streaky marks all over stainless steel appliances.” The fact of the […]

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no book but the world

As I became pulled into the world of Leah Hager Cohen’s newest novel, No Book but the World, I quickly discovered the type of character development that appeals to me the most– emotionally revealing, honest […]

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I like Jennie Garth, and was even able to sit down in a one-on-one interview with her several years ago when she was working with Hidden Valley Ranch, to talk to her about motherhood. Deep […]

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