Nicole Baart

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Nicole Baart is a New York Times bestselling author, collaborator, ghostwriter, and speaker. Her critically acclaimed novels have been featured in Southern Living, Country Woman, Book Page, Glam, Bookbub, Brit & Co., and Yahoo! Lifestyle among several others. Nicole’s Little Broken Things, was a PEOPLE Magazine Editor's Top Pick, a Goodreads Best Book of the Month, and featured in Library Journal. A perennial reviewer favorite, Nicole has received starred and featured reviews from Publishers Weekly, Romantic Times, Midwest Connections, and more. She is best known for her “wholly compelling” stories that are “ripe with complex emotion and vivid prose.”

Baart lives with her husband and five children in a small town in Iowa. She is the co-found
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Nicole Baart Little Broken Things came out of the months that I spent becoming a mother to my newly adopted six-year-old daughter. We brought her home knowing that…moreLittle Broken Things came out of the months that I spent becoming a mother to my newly adopted six-year-old daughter. We brought her home knowing that she had some pretty severe medical needs--but we were still unprepared for the emotional journey that would shape our story. I wanted to write about what it means to find home, and what makes a mother.(less)
Nicole Baart It doesn't take much. ;-) I am a passionate observer and lover of people. I find inspiration in my next door neighbors and strangers I meet on airplan…moreIt doesn't take much. ;-) I am a passionate observer and lover of people. I find inspiration in my next door neighbors and strangers I meet on airplanes. I'm a firm believer in the beauty and resilience of the human spirit, and I love to write about people discovering the capacity within themselves for deep love, unexpected forgiveness, and startling growth. We are world changers and culture makers. People inspire me endlessly.(less)
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Happy Monday, friends. Christmas is only two weeks away! I hope you’re already enjoying all that this wonderful season has to offer instead of stressing about the details. Still looking for the perfect gift for everyone on your list? Well read looks positively gorgeous on everyone. Here are some of my favorites from this year. […]
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When Trevor Noah replaced Jon Stewart as the host of the Daily Show, I wasn't sure what to think. But he won me over so quickly! Trevor is whip smart, funny, and full of heart, and all of those virtues are on full display in his memoir. I laughed and ...more
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This book was so much fun! I laughed out loud and thoroughly enjoyed this imaginative, exciting romp through NYC. Harms sensitively mines the depths of motherhood, grief, loss, and starting over, all while making her audience grin. A highly recommend ...more
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Read this with my daughter during Covid-19 lockdown "homeschool." We both enjoyed it. She was a bit confused at first, but it helped that we read it together and discussed as we went. We're looking forward to watching the movie together on a rainy co ...more
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Read this book to my third grader during the corona virus lockdown. He cried. Okay, so did I. A sad, sweet story that's a bit choppy but gets the message across all the same: people are beautiful, period.
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“It isn't true that whatever doesn't kill you only makes you stronger...but whatever doesn't kill you does leave you vulnerable to another day.”
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“I decided right then and there that if home is where the heart is, my heart has been homeless for a very long time.”
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“A life lived outside of the will of the Lord is like trying to climb a waterfall.”
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“It isn't true that whatever doesn't kill you only makes you stronger...but whatever doesn't kill you does leave you vulnerable to another day.”
Nicole Baart, After the Leaves Fall

“I decided right then and there that if home is where the heart is, my heart has been homeless for a very long time.”
Nicole Baart, The Moment Between

“A life lived outside of the will of the Lord is like trying to climb a waterfall.”
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“I wanted so much when I was young. I was an endless abyss of want, of need of desperate dreams for myself that defied logic. The promise of what was to come hung like rings around the moon on clear autumn nights; the future was unmistakeable. It was always there, glistening in the dark and suggesting that life was little more than climbing a ladder into the sky, where I could reach up with one hand and secure everything that I had ever hoped for in my grasping fingers.
Oh, I dreamed.
And they are not easy to give up, these dreams.”
Nicole Baart, Summer Snow
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“So much of my life had been spent taking and taking and taking. Thinking it was all about me, believing that everything came down to me and how I felt, what I wanted. Even in my grasping attempts to know God, I did exactly that: I grasped. I sought. Sometimes I waited. But I never opened myself, spread my soul wide as an offering so He could come and capture me. I never let Him run strong fingers through my soil, watering it with His grace so my fruit could grow and grow above the weeds that threatened to choke it out.”
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Bradley I hope you are having a good day! =)

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message 3: by Kelly

Kelly Moran LOL- Your new book and my book have an eerily similar title! It looks good, I added it to read.
Ah well, pleasure to meet you.
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Daniel
Nicole, I've added your books After the Leaves Fall and Summer Snow to my to-read list.


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John Hi Nicole,

I am going to check out your books. The world at large needs more books with positive messages. Keep up the GREAT work!

--John


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