Thursday, March 9, 2017


DominaDomina by Barbara Wood
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this historical move fictionalizing what it would have been like to be a female doctor in the late 1800s. A bit of a soap opera, but super entertaining.

Friday, February 24, 2017


Bambi: A Life in the Woods (Bambi's Classic Animal Tales)Bambi: A Life in the Woods by Felix Salten
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is not the cutesy Disney Bambi. The real Bambi is beautifully descriptive, full of tough situations and real-life meaningful lessons. I enjoyed studying this with my kids, ages 10 and 12.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

One True Loves

One True LovesOne True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

While this book presents an interesting dilemma to noodle over, I was disappointed with how the main character chose to figure out what she wanted. The ending was wrapped up way too neatly for such a messy situation.

Monday, January 2, 2017

The Bird and the Sword

The Bird and the Sword (The Bird and the Sword, #1)The Bird and the Sword by Amy Harmon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

You can definitely tell it's self-published (editing, pacing need some work), but it's a fantastic story. Plus, reading a standalone fantasy is always refreshing.

Monday, December 19, 2016

The Christmas Shoes

The Christmas Shoes (Christmas Hope #1)The Christmas Shoes by Donna VanLiere
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

So I knew this was going to be a tear-jerker, but I didn't think it would be a sobbing-in-public-40-pages-before-the-end-of-the-book-tear-jerker.