Recent Reads: Young Adult & Middle Grade Fiction

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I’ve had a reading “crush” on YA fiction for quite some time. And given the number of young readers in my life, I have an interest in it on a lot of levels. In the last couple of months, I’ve read some books that bear mentioning here. These are all worthy of being read whether [Read More...]

Recipe for Joy (and a chance to win it)

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Recipe for Joy: A Stepmom’s Story of Finding Faith, Following Love, and Feeding a Family looked interesting, but I’ll be honest: I almost didn’t read it. There are a number of reasons why, but none of them are as huge as the feeling of “Wow, I am SO GLAD I read that!” that I felt late [Read More...]

Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious

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I can tell you already that one of the books on my “Best of 2013″ list is the newly released brilliance in B by Pat Gohn, Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious: Celebrating the Gift of Catholic Womanhood. For one thing, there’s the title.  Pat has a streak of sassy New England, and she also has a swash of [Read More...]


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