The Garden of Small Beginnings

The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman A book about books, gardening and starting over.   The premise: Lilian is a textbook illustrator, a single mother and a widow.  Luckily, she’s able to make light of her recent mental breakdown and is focused on getting on with life, just as her boss chooses her to... Continue Reading →

The Summer That Made Us

The Summer That Made Us (Robyn Carr) Written in 2017, I read this book last summer and fell in love with Robyn Carr!   The Summer That Made Us is a great summer read (or a great winter read, when you are dreaming of sunshine). The book has strong female characters, tense family relationships, connection,... Continue Reading →

Firefly Lane

Firefly Lane: A Novel by Kristin Hannah I love everything Kristin Hannah writes!  I read this book while on vacation, enjoying most of it while on a plane or bus.  In fact, at one point I was on a bus with 44 people, trying to hide the fact that I had tears running down my... Continue Reading →

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