Sunday, May 20, 2018

#MMBBR #Review #FirstLine #TroubleTheWater by @jbfriedland via #partner @GoSparkPress


My rating: 4 of 5 stars

#FirstLine ~ Douglas urged his horse onward at a feverish pace, gripped by panic that his wife might have been taken, or his daughter.

A powerful novel with some heavy themes, but those themes were balanced with the richness of the characters and the brilliant story. I loved that there was more than one perspective shared in this book because it gave me a deeper understanding of the story and the characters within it. It was one of those stories that I really enjoyed and was impressed by the level of historical details. A must read for lovers of richly written historical fiction.

#MMBBR #Review #FirstLine #BeachHouseReunion by @maryalicemonroe via #partner @GalleryBooks


My rating: 5 of 5 stars

#FirstLine ~ All roads lead home.

Nothing says summer like a great book from Mary Alice Monroe. Beach House Reunion is such a delight. I love this entire series. There is something for everyone in this book and in the series. You get a wonderful setting, a great story and characters that you cannot help but adore. There are truths about life in this story. Truths that readers will relate to, truths that they will connect with and truth that will move the reader throughout. This story captures good and bad as well as struggles and successes in perfect unison. Mary Alice Monroe can take bittersweet moments and provide the reader with hope and healing through her brilliant storytelling. A must read for summer!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

#MMBBR #Review #FirstLine #HowFarShesCome by #HollyBrown via #partner @Morrow_PB


My rating: 4 of 5 stars

#FirstLine ~ Prologue: They're watching me, I know that.

This book was good. I was so engrossed because it was one of those books that hits a cord because the topic is at the forefront of people's minds, but it is also a story that is timeless in the struggles presented. This book has heavy topics and is one that takes a ripped from the headlines story and adds a few twists and turns. It was well plotted and was one that book clubs will enjoy because there is a lot to talk about. A great book for the warm summer nights ahead.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

#MMBBR #Reviews #Mothers #MothersDay @ABRAMSbooks #MamasBelly by #KateHosford #MyMomIsMagical by #SabrinaMoyle #TheBestMother by @csurrisi


My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A great story that really highlights the truths about pregnancy in a way that kids can understand. When a new baby comes into the house there is going to be some anxiety, for both the parents and the sibling. Mom will also have some struggles that are perfectly explained in this beautiful story. There is no easy way to explain the changes that will occur within the home and to Mama, so books are a great tool in doing just that. This book showcases all the ways a baby enhances the family and ensures the sibling that is certainly enough love to go around. A darling story with a sing song tone and illustration that are just gorgeous.


My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book is quite amazing! I loved it so much...bright, beautiful celebration of Mom's. There is nothing better than a book that showcases all the ways that Mom's strive to be everything they can to their children. It is so wonderful and the illustrations are amazing! A must have for ALL Moms.

I cannot wait to use this book in my classes next year for Mother's Day. It is perfect. Also a great gift for any Mom's birthday!


The Best Mother by C.M. Surrisi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a darling story about a little girl who thinks she wants to a new Mama, but finds out that she already has the best Mom in the world...the kind of Mom who bangs drums, fixes boo-boo's and builds a snowman with her. A beautifully illustrated story that makes a great Mother's Day gift or an anytime gift for a Mom. Being a mother is not perfect, it can be hard, but at the end of each day we all do our best and our hope is that your kids understand that too. So wonderful, a gift for all who read it.

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

#MMBBR #Review #NotesfromaPublicTypewriter @oliveruberti via @GrandCentralPub #GrandCentralPublishing @LiteratiBkstore


My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is amazing. I love all the inspiration. Everything within in this book is sheer honesty, humor and deep thoughts. I loved that there was so much wisdom and tidbits from inside the minds of those that sat down in front of that typewriter to type. The idea for this book was nothing short of genius. There is something for everyone in this book. I know in my heart that each reader will become deeply connected to the words in this book. We are all human and felt everything shared within the pages. This book highlights all the ways that we are the same, struggling the same, celebrating the same, loving the same, grieving the the same life because we are all more similar than we like to admit. A must for any lover of great books. This also will make a GREAT gift.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

#MMBBR #Review #FirstLine #APieceOfTheWorld by @bakerkline via #partner @Morrow_PB


My rating: 5 of 5 stars

#FirstLine ~ Prologue : Later he told me he'd been afraid to show me the painting.

Kline is a marvel when it comes to historical fiction. You can tell when reading her beautiful stories that they are well researched, plotted and paced. You are brought into the past and able to live through a bit of history with characters that are meaningful and a setting that is unforgettable. A Piece of the World is stunning and captures more than just history, but also those who lived it. With an authentic truth and powerful story line, this book is another stunner. A must read for those that love historical fiction and great for book clubs.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

#MMBBR #Review #FirstLine #ILikedMyLIfe by @AbbyFabiaschi via @StMartinsPress


My rating: 5 of 5 stars
#FirstLine One for me, please, Miss.
This book was quite the read. It was a multilayered story that kept me guessing until the end. I was instantly drawn into the story and the beautiful writing. I found that there was a nice blend of setting, characters and story that keep me fully engaged throughout. I am excited that this book was optioned for a film because I would love to see this book play out on the big screen. This is a MUST read for the summer and perfect for any book club!

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