Review: Esther by Angela Hunt

Available January 6: Esther: Royal Beauty (A Dangerous Beauty Novel) ****4.5/5 stars An emotional portrayal of Esther is touching, real and gives such depth to a favorite Biblical icon. Recommended readers: Anyone looking for a perspective on Biblical times If you love the Book of Esther and women in the Bible and anyone who loves to learn about a prominent female in history Here’s my Rankings: … Continue reading Review: Esther by Angela Hunt

New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2014 Released

Just released today is the New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2014. We see that Books for Her reviewed one book on the list: We are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas. It’s not a huge surprise for us to have read only one on the list as NYT focuses on impactful, culturally significant and/or deep-thinking reads, while our reviews lean toward more escapist reading. … Continue reading New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2014 Released

Review: Little Miss Sure Shot

Available now:  Little Miss Sure Shot: Annie Oakley’s World ****3.5/5 stars Fiction or non-fiction? Either way you’ll find out you know less about Annie Oakley than you thought. Recommended readers: Western history lovers Natives of Wyoming, especially Cody, Wyoming and anyone who loves to learn about a prominent female in history Here’s my Rankings: 4/5 overall REVIEW FROM BOOKS FOR HER: Categorically it’s fiction, but it’s hard … Continue reading Review: Little Miss Sure Shot

Nonfiction Review: When Books Went to War

Available December 2nd:  When Books Went to War: The Stories That Helped Us Win World War II ****4/5 stars Books can be weapons: The story of the role of literature during World War II, when a a program that brought  books to soldiers– in pocket sized editions reportedly as popular as chocolate, cigarettes, and pin up girls– served to remind us of the power of storytelling in human history. Recommended … Continue reading Nonfiction Review: When Books Went to War

Cookbook Review: Part-Time Paleo

Part-Time Paleo: How to Go Paleo Without Going Crazy by Leanne Ely is Available Now ****4/5 stars Part-Time Paleo provides a practical approach to eating healthier, being healthier, and feeling healthier without starving yourself or losing your mind. Recommended readers: If you’re interested in eating better but don’t do fads and diets and fad diets, and if you appreciate a practical approach that accounts for modern living, … Continue reading Cookbook Review: Part-Time Paleo

The 13th Gift: A True Story Review

Available Oct. 28: The 13th Gift: A True Story of a Christmas Miracle ****3.5/5 stars A touching true story of a grieving family and how they come together, The 13th Gift is guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit. Recommended readers: If you like a good Christmas story If your holiday spirit needs a boost If you are grieving a lost one and looking for some … Continue reading The 13th Gift: A True Story Review

The top ten books that have made a lasting impression on my life

I was challenged to list the top 10 books that made a lasting impression on my life. Here’s my list: Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner:  The first assigned reading I stayed up all night reading.  Wallace Stegner is the voice of the American West.  And I am still half in love with Oliver Ward. (And Jamie Fraser.) Peace like a River by Leif Enger: The … Continue reading The top ten books that have made a lasting impression on my life

Top 10 Books That Influenced Me

I was challenged to list the top 10 books that I felt like had an impact on my life. Apologies in advance to those expecting to see a list of classics and literature. I’m an unabashed escapist reader – and most of my books reflect that. Here’s my list: Gone with the Wind. An unhappy ending? Those didn’t exist until I read this. Not to … Continue reading Top 10 Books That Influenced Me

Coming September 9th: Neverhome

Available today: Neverhome: A Novel ****4/5 stars Suppose it’s 1861 and you’re the kind of girl that’s better suited to soldiering than your own husband. What would you do? Recommended readers: If you like a first rate, first person historical account that throws you right down in a place and time… If you’re a Civil War buff…. and if you would like to experience something … Continue reading Coming September 9th: Neverhome