The Deep Limitless Air by Mary Allen

Book Genre "Memoir" with person writing with pen
Book Genre "Memoir" with person writing with pen

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

This was an interesting memoir that was broken up in a short-story format. I really liked the variety of things covered throughout this book. Mary Allen has found a way to bare her true self in a raw and fascinating way.

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Crazy To Leave You by Marilyn Simon Rothstein

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

I thought this was such a cute, heartwarming novel! There’s lovable Lauren, our MC who’s just about to get married when the groom, well, he ghosts her. The story follows Lauren as she navigates life after being left at the altar.

I really enjoyed the characters in this one. Lauren is adorable, and I kind of want to be friends with her. She’s got some family members that drive her up the wall, and I thought they created an interesting side-story dynamic!

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Mustique Island by Sarah McCoy

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

There are so many books lately about the world of the wealthy and elite. They can be hit or miss for me, but this one was a hit!

I enjoyed that while the rich, opulent feel was everywhere, it wasn’t always celebrated. The story offered a view of the problems that can arise, and I enjoyed that. The women in this story are the highlight. There are strong personalities that really stand out and watching the changes that the women take on was wonderful.

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100 Days of Adventure by Greta Eskridge

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

100 Days of Adventure is a book filled with ideas, projects, and activities to do with children that do not require an electronic. I really enjoy this book, and I truly think it’s full of fantastic things to do!

There are indoor and outdoor activities, and most of them are no-cost or very low-cost to do. There are illustrations and step-by-step guides to help you as you facilitate these activities. I loved that there was a wide range of options to choose from, and there are definitely some that we’ll do again!

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Avery G. and the Scary End of School by Sivan Hong

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

I really love a book that helps children understand emotions they may feel or ones that others may feel, and this book does that beautifully!

This is the fourth book in the children’s series The Super Fun Day Books, and I have to recommend not only this book, but all of them. They each feature a child and a fear or emotion to understand and work through!

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The School for German Brides by Aimie K. Runyan

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

This World War II story brings the lives of three women together in unexpected ways. It was beautifully written with surprising moments and wonderful characters, and I loved it!

Taking place in the early days of WWII, we are introduced to three women, but hear the story through the perspectives of two of them. These three women’s struggles are lived separately but come crashing together as the war intensifies.

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Darling Girl by Liz Michalski

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

Well, this was a fun retelling with some dark twists! I enjoyed that this had some aspects that made the story less fluffy, showing a more sinister side to Peter and the Darlings!

This is told through the eyes of the granddaughter of Wendy. Holly has her son Jack and her daughter Eden. Eden has been in a coma, and Holly gets a call that Eden is missing. There are so many secrets and magical aspects to this story, and Eden’s magical blood is one of them. She can age faster than normal, and there are people that want that power.

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At the Table with Jesus by Louie Giglio

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"Non Fiction" words carved into wood

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is a wonderful new devotional for people that are looking for new ways to grow their relationship with Jesus! The devotionals are easy to apply to life and focus on a 66-day journey.

Each devotional is built with a few paragraphs providing information and details on the verse for the day. There are some questions to consider and apply to the reader’s life, and then a verse to memorize.

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More Than a Mom by Kari Kampakis

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

This book…every mom needs to consider this one. So many times we prioritize our family first, and there’s a lot of needs there. When do we move ourselves to the top of the list? I think it’s not often enough sometimes, but this book gives so many reasons and ways to start doing that!

In this book, Kari Kampakis writes about ten things that mom’s should help themselves with. Things like stopping the negative talk, realizing your own self worth, coming to a peaceful understanding with your body, and so many others…well 10 to be exact. But those were three that were really important for me.

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Everything Must Go by Camille Pagán

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

Camille Pagan writes such real stories. The characters are real, the situations are real. I just really recommend reading her works!

This was an emotional and moving story told through the voices of a mother and daughter. I really enjoyed these two perspectives as we learn the secrets that are separating the two.

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Truth, Lies, and Mr. Grey by Shelly Ellis

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

Well, this was an exciting story filled with secrets and secrets and…secrets! I loved it!

As book 2 in the series, Truth, Lies, and Mr. Grey picks up right where book 1 ended. There are alternating view points, so you get a really good sense of what everyone is up to…and yet it’s explosive with surprises around every corner!

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Summer at the Cape by RaeAnne Thayne

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

What a beautiful story! I was in love with this one from start to finish. It’s an emotional story that pulled at my heart strings and made me smile!

Cami, our main character, has just lost her sister. She moves back home to Cape Sanctuary to help her mother and sister handle the death of her sister. While she navigates the loss of her sister and the difficult decisions that come with handling an estate, she finds herself dealing with the complicated emotions of an old flame as well.

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