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The Women by Kristin Hannah ~ A Book Review
February 29th, 2024
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I never excelled in history….I just wasn’t that person that enjoyed the subject much.  Maybe this is why I enjoy historical fiction so much now…to catch up on everything I missed in a “story-like” fashion vs. just memorizing the facts.  Kristin Hannah stated in her interview that she wanted to wait until she was a more established writer to write about The Vietnam War.  The country was divided about the war so she wanted to be ready to present it well.  The Women is the end result and came together fantastically. The Women:... Continue Reading

February 29th, 2024
Enchanting Treve – Chapt 1
February 16th, 2024
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Hi folks, here is Chapter 1 of my novel, Enchanting Treve. This novel represents so much as it is told from the perspective of three strong women who are doing their best to live their lives to the fullest in the face of life’s challenges. It is also a journey down memory lane for those of us who grew up in the country or who visited family who lived in the country when we were kids. With this novel I held nothing back – it brought the tears as well as the joys of those days into sharp relief. The intense struggles we face as we progress through the phases of our lives, with their pleasant,... Continue Reading

February 16th, 2024
Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah ~ A Book Review
December 12th, 2023

Everyone finds themselves in a tumultous relationship at some point in their life…whether with friend, family or spouse.  However, not feeling love from a parent has to top the list of most painful.  A child is constantly trying to gain affection from a parent…sometimes even when they themselves are now an adult.  Dive into this book review of Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah to see how this evolves. The Characters ~ Meredith Whitson – mother; daughter to Anya & Evan; sister to Nina, wife to Jeff Nina Whitson – photojournalist; daughter to Anya & Evan; sister to Meredith Evan... Continue Reading

December 12th, 2023
The Measure by Nikki Erlick – Book Review
November 14th, 2023
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Ahhhh….the age old question that sparks conversation all around the world…What would you do?  Author Nikki Erlick presents a very thought provoking scenario for this very question.  On an otherwise normal day, all around the world, every person aged 22 and above receives a little box at their house/dwelling/etc.  Each one looks the same and has the same inscription, “The measure of your life lies within.”  Would you open it? The Measure by Nikki Erlick is a fascinating story that carefully weaves you into the lives of several different people.  Some are “short stringers”, some... Continue Reading

November 14th, 2023
The Collected Regrets of Clover ~ A Book Review
June 13th, 2023
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When you come to the end of your life, which of these do you think will resonate with you the most: REGRETS – There are things you wish you would have done differently. ADVICE – There are some great things you have learned along the way that you feel are important to share. CONFESSIONS – There are secrets you kept that you feel you should finally reveal. That’s enough to make you ponder for a bit…am I right?  You might even find yourself thinking you fall into more than one category.  According to Clover, most people really tend to focus on just one when they know they are nearing... Continue Reading

Such A Fun Age – A Book Review
May 24th, 2023

Is it “normal” for a parent to call her babysitter late in the evening for an “emergency” babysitting need?  Is it “normal” for a babysitter to be dancing with a young child in the aisle of the local grocery store late at night that should be in bed at that late hour?  This book gains your interest right away with these questions and more that make you want to keep reading.  Even more questions quickly arise as well…dive into Such a Fun Age – A Book Review with me! The fact that the babysitter is black and the young child is white is revealed before you even begin the book. ... Continue Reading

Book Review: My Reaction to Peter Attia MD’s new book, “Outlive”
April 27th, 2023
Book Review: My Reaction To Peter Attia Md’s New Book, “Outlive” &Raquo;

Title: Outlive: The Science & Art of Longevity Author:  Peter Attia, MD (author, audiobook narrator) with Bill Gifford (author) Reviewed for BabyBoomer.org by Gregory Damian   I started listening to Peter Attia MD’s “The Drive” podcast in December of 2021. At first I was skeptical of some of Dr Attia’s thoughts and positions. I assumed he was a standard medicine 2.0 doctor. Medicine 2.0 is the term that Peter, himself, uses for the current state of health care, or more properly labeled “disease care.” I was quickly convinced that his approaches were much more holistic and... Continue Reading

April 27th, 2023
Book Review: Lost Angel Unleashed: You’ll Be “Gobsmacked” At Ballou’s Third Book in Her Lost Angel Travel Series
April 19th, 2023
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Title: Lost Angel Unleashed: Stories from the Heart (Lost Angel Travel Series: Book Three) Author Linda Ballou Reviewed for the NABBW by Anne Holmes Books in Linda Ballou’s Lost Angel Series Lost Angel Unleashed is the third in Linda Ballou’s Lost Angel Travel Series. The first two are Lost Angel Walkabout: One Traveler’s Tales  and Lost Angel in Paradise: Outdoor Days From L.A. to the Lost Coast of California. Walkabout covers Linda’s travel writing experiences up until about 2010 and Paradise shares 32 of her favorite day trips from Malibu to Mendocino. I have now been privileged... Continue Reading

April 19th, 2023
An Author’s Life and Receiving Reviews
March 24th, 2023

Nothing puts an author’s teeth on edge quite like waiting for the editorial reviews to start coming in when their book is finally published. These are reviews by unbiased readers giving their honest opinion of the author’s work. I think it’s only fair to share all of my reviews, not just the good ones. So, in the spirit of full transparency, here is the first review the book received last March, just a few weeks after it was released. Reviewed by A. S. for Readers’ Favorite: “I struggled to become engrossed in the book all the way through and was frequently met with reader fatigue. I’m... Continue Reading

March 24th, 2023
The Newcomer – A Book Review
March 15th, 2023

Letty Carahan has found her sister, Tanya,  dead and is now on the run.  Making things more interesting is that she has “abducted” her neice, Maya, as well.  Did she actually find her dead or is SHE the murderer as Tanya’s ex is claiming?  As the story unfolds, we are left to decide who the actual murderer is.  See what you think as you follow along in The Newcomer – A Book Review. The Newcomer is the 28th book that Mary Kay Andrews has authored but the 18th under this pen name.  Her pen name was inspired by the names of her children.  The change in name also found her writing in... Continue Reading