Wednesday, December 20, 2017

"Porch Lights" by Dorothea Benton Frank

If you enjoy easy to read books, this is one for you. It's about how important family is. It brings out the true meaning of family.

Life is what we make it. As the characters in this book entwine their lives, you will feel the emotions and you will see and feel the ocean breezes. 


Saturday, December 16, 2017

"Leaving Time" by Jodi Picoult

This is by far my favorite book of all time. Here Jodi takes us into the world of elephants in their natural habitat. Go to Africa with her and see and feel the wonders of elephants. See their interactions and feel their emotions. 

It's hard to write about your favorite book. All I can say is: this is a brilliantly written book that moves you and teaches you more. You will put the book down and cry. Visiting the local zoo may become an impossibility. How can you when you've just read about them. 

I love leaving time. Take a nap and regroup.

Read Jodi's book. You won't leave time with it.

"Handle With Care" by Jodi Picoult

Jodi continues to warm our hearts, move us and teach us about things. This book, brilliantly written, is about the choices we have in life. It's about love of family and about the ease with which friends come and go. It's about learning who we are and accepting ourselves.

"Handle With Care" is about the birth of a girl with OI (Osteogenesis Imperfecta) and how she lights up the lives of her family yet breaks bones just by rolling over in bed. She breaks bones falling. The list is endless. The point is, the family was not informed at the ultrasound that they were giving birth to a daughter with OI. This book brings you in and shows you how a person with OI lives. It shows you the love and care with which her family treats her and, she in turn, treats them. 

So, the question is: if you were given a choice, would you end a pregnancy if you knew your baby was going to have OI and be in pain for the rest of her life? 

Pick up a copy of "Handle With Care" and enter the world of OI.

It's SO brilliantly written. 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

"The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane" by Lisa See

Beautifully written book about the tea trade. Learn the conditions of the areas in China where tea trees are grown. Smell the aromas as you read about the teas. Feel, see, hear and taste the world of tea through the eyes of a young girl. Old traditions ring true. Learn about them and how they affect the lives of those living there as well as the people who come into their lives. Most of all, get lost in the most amazing book. It's a book to read over and over again. It's a book to give as gifts. It's a book to tell all your family and friends about. Drink tea? You need this book. Enjoy!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Product Details"Clara and Mr. Tiffany" by Susan Vreeland

Do you like historical novels? Do you appreciate Tiffany glass and wonder how it all started? Do you wonder how they got their ideas for new pieces? Than this is the book for you. It's filled with history of the times (early 1900's) and takes you back to women fighting for their jobs and the first subway.

This is a book that draws you and and holds you until the end. When reading this book, I savored it and let the words fill me so that I could truly get the most out of the book. I don't like to read books fast. I like to take the time to enjoy books. This is one such that deserves that.

So, love Tiffany glass? Pick up a copy today!

Friday, December 9, 2016

"Brain Trust" by Lynn Sholes & Joe Moore

Do you like mysteries? If so, this is the book for you. It's written so well that you find yourself emerged until the end. It's gripping and sweet. It has moments of wonder as well as moments of "OMG! What's going to happen next?" feelings. It's a book to pick up and enjoy. Get lost in the mystery. For those of you who have read Ken Follett, you will enjoy this book. That's how well it's written.

Pick up a copy!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Last Light over Carolina"Last Light Over Carolina" by Mary Alice Monroe

Life is precious. Love at first sight is special. This book teaches you about shrimping but, most of all, it teaches you about the interaction of people, the love and respect one has for the other or lack thereof due to conditions at hand.

I was pulled into the book by the shrimper who saw the woman of his dreams and made her his wife. I will pulled into the book by the woman in his life who loved the shrimper but became sad when the shrimper was out for months at a time. Missing the love of one's life is difficult. Remembering what's important is also difficult. It's when tragedy happens that one finds the true meaning of love.

Be mesmerized. Learn about the shrimping industry. Eat local shrimp!