Saturday, July 8, 2017

Here and Gone - Haylen Beck - Your summer read - Thank me later

I just finished Haylen Beck's new novel Here and Gone.  He had me at chapter one.  I haven't had a book that had my attention like this in awhile.  It was gripping, suspenseful, and had my heart pumping a few times.  The characters were intense and the story drew you in.  I am headed to the library today to look for more books by this author. By the way I have already picked out actors to play the parts of Whiteside, Collins, Mitchell, Audra and Danny in my head.  Maybe even Mrs. Gerber.  Would make a fantastic thriller movie !!

I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Braving It - James Campbell

Some people are parents and some people "parent".  James Campbell introduces his daughter to Alaska in such a way that you just know his daughter Aidan will grow up to be a strong, independent and responsible woman.  His biography of their unforgettable trips to the most remote parts of Alaska is riveting. His descriptions of the landscape, hunts and living quarters give you such a clear image you almost shiver feeling the temperatures he describes.  My only wish is that there were more photos included.  I will look for his other books to add to my must read list.

I received this book for free in exchange for a fair and honest review.  I already have 2 friends that I have recommended this book to.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Roadfood - A must have for the car!

I recently received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. I have a friend who will absolutely love this book.

The book gives you great information on the favorites of the locals.  Don't expect fine dining or 5 star restaurants here.  This is the good food.  Roadfood.  Comfortfood.  This will be great for road trips or even day trips!  Loan it to a friend, give it as a gift.  A fun book for everyone.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

On Edge - This could be my biography!

I had my first panic attack in September 1995.  At the time I didn't know that was what it was.  I had dropped my son off for his second day of kindergarten and he was sobbing.  I got to my car and broke down too.  Then I couldn't breathe.  My heart was racing and I started to sweat.  My first thought was heart attack.  I was 33 years old.  My dad had one and died at 42 years of age.  It wasn't until a few years later when it happened again.  My next door neighbor dropped over dead.  No warning.  I sought out medical help and my Dr at the time was not helpful.  I switched doctors and found one who helped me with the right therapy and medication.  

On Edge is Andrea Petersen's story.  Though her story is different, people with anxiety all experience much of the same.  From misdiagnosis to medications to groups to yoga, this book covers it all!  

A must read for anyone living with anxiety or anyone with a loved one who has anxiety.

I was given this book in exchange for a fair and honest review by blogging for books.

Friday, May 12, 2017

10 Things I Can See From Here

WOW - What an engaging book.  This story told from an anxiety filled young woman growing up in a divorced family, spending large amounts of time back and forth is a page turner.  Maeve's journey involves her overactive thoughts and anxieties.  As a person with panic and anxiety I can very much relate to her ramblings and fears.  I think anyone with anxiety would benefit from reading this book, if only just to reassure their own feelings!  I was given this book for free in return for a fair and honest review.  This book will be placed in the Little Free Library I am a steward for so that others may enjoy it like I did.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

The Gatekeepers

The Gatekeepers gives the reader an inside look at the Chief of Staff in the White House.  Some people think this position hold more influence than the Vice President.

Chris Whipple gives you behind the scenes details of several of our previous Chief of Staff including Richard Nixon, George Bush and Bill Clinton.

The book is a must read for political junkies.  It will be a great addition to my little free library.  This book was free from Blogging for Books.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017


Melissa Schrivner Love's first novel "Lola" depicts the story of a gang members girlfriend who learns early in life to depend on no one but herself.  Living and working in LA in a the shadow of a man we are drawn in to her story and her life.  This crime thriller will keep your attention and leave you wanting more from this author. I received this book for free in exchange for a fair and honest review.  All books received are placed in my Little Free Library for others to enjoy!