The Lizard Who Loves a Blizzard by Shelley Larkin and Michael John Sullivan

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

Larry the Lizard lives in Australia, but dreams of a day when it will snow and he can do all the things that critters do in that fluffy stuff! His friends all try to support him, but also know that this dream of his is so unlikely to come true…but then it does! We get to see Larry enjoy the lovely weather and do all the things he’s been dreaming of!

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These Silent Woods by Kimi Cunningham Grant

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

This book was amazing! It was NOT what I was expecting, and to be honest, the first time I started it, I put it down. I was expecting a thriller, and that’s not what this story is. I picked it back up when I was in the mood for an emotional, character-driven story of family, and it was wonderful!

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The Dead Season by Tessa Wegert

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

This was an interesting crime thriller! I enjoyed that this had an active investigation about a murder, but there was also the ongoing mystery that carried over from book 1! It was fun to see both storylines play out!

The Dead Season is the second book in the Shana Merchant book series. I haven’t read the first book, but there was a great amount of backstory, so I didn’t feel like I missed anything! If you grab this one, you won’t feel lost at all!

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Gingersnap Snatcher by Vicky Weber

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

Well this children’s book was absolutely adorable! It’s a great holiday read, but really this one is fun all year round!

When three siblings come home, excited for Abuela’s yummy gingersnap cookies, they find the cookies missing! Following the clues, or crumbs, they work their way through the mystery to find who snatched their gingersnaps!

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She Wouldn’t Change a Thing by Sarah Adlakha

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

Okay, wow. I’m a little all over the place with this one! This was truly a wonderful story, but it broke my brain a bit! Wrapping my head around the twists and connections through the time travel was amazing, and it had me dropping my jaw at multiple moments!

This story broke my heart a bit. I didn’t expect that, and I definitely wasn’t prepared for it. The choices given to the characters in this story are heavy and while I can’t say impossible, they are truly awful to consider. I can’t say impossible because a character in the story lets us know that no choice is truly impossible 🙂

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Daughter of the King by Kerry Chaput

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

What a wonderful story! This book takes the reader on a journey from France as an exiled young girl across the ocean to Canada to become a Daughter of the King. I loved learning so much about this part of Canadian history! I didn’t know anything about the Filles de Roi until I read this.

The story is filled with emotion as our main character goes through one tragic event after another, and yet she doesn’t give up. Her spirit and determination drive this story from start to finish. I found myself wholly enveloped in the atmosphere. I was with them when the boat was rocking in a storm and when there were attacks from multiple fronts. I just loved it!

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Lucky by Marissa Stapley

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

Okay, I really enjoyed this book. It had a wonderful story about a girl growing up with a con artist for a dad. Her life’s education was learning to swindle others, but then she finds herself alone, on the run from the police, and in possession of a winning lottery ticket that she can’t cash in without being caught by the police.

The story is told through alternating timelines both present day, and different times in Lucky’s past that helps to tell the story that has led up to present day. Lucky is a compelling character to read about. You want to know how things are going to go for her. You want the best for her, and she keeps you turning the pages. I really enjoyed her.

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Popper and Friends: Popper Finds a New Home by IL Ritchie

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

Our little friend Popper has found out that it’s time for him to move out of his family home and live in his own place. This is a bit of a struggle for Popper, and he definitely needs the advice of his friends! As he tries out different places for his new home, he learns more and more about what he needs in a home.

I thought this was an adorable book. My daughter absolutely loved it! There is another book, The Best Nest by P.D. Eastman where two birds go looking for a new home. My daughter loves that one, and Popper’s story is somewhat like that one. She enjoys seeing the variety of homes and why each one won’t work.

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30 Things I Love about Myself by Radhika Sanghani

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

Alright, in a world where we are finally opening up about mental health and the importance of self-care, I feel like this book is so needed! Nina goes on quite the journey from sitting a jail cell after a break up to being a self-loving successful 30-year-old. I was right there along with her, and I spent a lot of time thinking about myself and ways that I can love myself more.

The premise of this story is a woman who follows the advice of a self-help book over 12 months and challenges herself to find 30 things she loves about herself. In the process she goes through awful downs and amazing highs, and finds ways to handle all of them.

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The Last House on the Street by Diane Chamberlain

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

This was just a haunting, sad, and yet beautiful story. Chamberlain is such an outstanding storyteller, and I have loved each book I have read by her.

The characters are so compelling and impossible to walk away from. Once you start this story, you will need to see it through because there will be so many answers you need!

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Mother’s Love: Animal moms and their babies by Diana Aleksandrova

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is a beautiful children’s story of a mother’s love for her child. We visit a variety of animal mothers and read about how they show their love to their child. It was interesting to read about the differences between species!

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Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

Wow, this book took me on a ride. I really don’t want to give any spoilers on this one, so I’m not going to give a synopsis. Read the back of the book if you want or go in blind, but it’s amazing.

I loved the story. I was in love with the location in some of the story. I found myself googling so I could see what the character was experiencing. I fell in the love with the characters and really connected to the MC. I was grieving the losses that she had, as well as celebrating the joys. This was a wonderful story that will stay with me for a long time!

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