Savor is a departure from some of my more typical shares. It’s also possible I am one of the last people on earth reAs reviewed on www.dineanddish.net
Savor is a departure from some of my more typical shares. It’s also possible I am one of the last people on earth recommending this book to you as I’ve seen it all over the place in the past couple of months, but there is really good reason for it. This is an absolutely beautiful book… it’s not a sit down and read cover to cover book (although that’s what I did), but more a daily devotional about everyday life and living abundantly (and sprinkled with really great recipes).
Definitely add this to your list of books to own and pull it out to read each morning. It’ll be a great way to start your day! (It would also make a great gift for a friend.)...more
Connecting with others, especially strangers, is one of my favorite things. I have this theory that if we would allAs reviewed on www.dineanddish.net
Connecting with others, especially strangers, is one of my favorite things. I have this theory that if we would all just open ourselves up to others, a small conversation or connection with a stranger can change our lives in unexpected ways. (That’s probably why you never want to sit next to me on an airplane… I’m the person who tries to “connect” with you ...more
House of Echoes is a debut novel by Brendan Duffy. As much as I loved the writing style of this book, I feel like it started off a bit tARC for review
House of Echoes is a debut novel by Brendan Duffy. As much as I loved the writing style of this book, I feel like it started off a bit too slowly for a mystery/thriller, taking time to really grab me. Once it did grab me, it held on and was a quick read. I've always dreamt of restoring an old house and am fascinated by the history of old homes. This haunting thriller makes me a little less curious as sometimes I do believe the history (people, events. Etc) of a place never leaves it.
All in all this was a solid book, worth reading! ...more
Those of you who are fans of Kristin Hannah will love this book, even though it’s a complete departure from her normAs reviewed on www.dineanddish.net
Those of you who are fans of Kristin Hannah will love this book, even though it’s a complete departure from her normal style. The Nightingale is a moving story of two French sisters who lived during World War II. One sister is part of the French Resistance and one sister is left at home forced to house Nazi soldiers. Their struggles over time and harrowing events they are faced with, along with Hannah’s descriptive writing, make this one of the best historical fiction books I’ve read.
I actually listened to this book on audio (I LOVE my Audible.com account, especially for keeping me entertained while I am on the treadmill) and I have to say it is one of the very best narrated books I’ve listened to....more
It’s hard for me to say I enjoyed this book because it was heartbreaking… but I love books that make me cry, and thiAs reviewed on www.dineanddish.net
It’s hard for me to say I enjoyed this book because it was heartbreaking… but I love books that make me cry, and this one certainly did. My friend Aggie told me about this book (she also shares GREAT book reviews so follow her.)
Five Days Left is about two people…Mara and Scott. Mara has been recently diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease and decided at the time of her diagnosis that once she gets to a certain symptom, she will commit suicide on her next birthday. Scott is the foster parent of a little boy whose mother has promised to take the little boy back once she cleans up her act (her son was poorly neglected and not well taken care of). Scott has become extremely attached to the little boy.
The story unfolds in parallel as both Mara and Scott, who know each other through an online parenting forum, come down to their final five days…Mara of her life and Scott with his little boy. This book will rip your heart open, but it is so good....more