GRANDPA’S TOP THREE, by Wendy Meddour, Illustrated by Daniel Egneus, Candlewick Press

A young boy's original game coaxes a grieving grandpa to reconnect with the world in a touching intergenerational story of love and resilience. Henry loves talking with Grandpa, but Grandpa has stopped listening. Mom says to just give him time. But Henry wants to talk to Grandpa now. So Henry tries his favorite game: Top … Continue reading GRANDPA’S TOP THREE, by Wendy Meddour, Illustrated by Daniel Egneus, Candlewick Press

PETALS OF A ROSE, by Alley Mcintosh, Self-Published

  This is a collection of poems and short stories about the life of my grandmother which talks about several real world issues with a focus on cancer. 79 Pages Out June 2019 MY THOUGHTS: I received this book in exchange for my honest review. I do not normally read poetry unless it's by a … Continue reading PETALS OF A ROSE, by Alley Mcintosh, Self-Published

WHERE THE HEART IS, by Jo Knowles, Candlewick Press

If home is where the heart is, what would happen if you lost it? Compassion and humor infuse the story of a family caught in financial crisis and a girl struggling to form her own identity. It’s the first day of summer and Rachel’s thirteenth birthday. She can’t wait to head to the lake with … Continue reading WHERE THE HEART IS, by Jo Knowles, Candlewick Press

FINDING HOPE AT HILLSIDE FARM, by Rachael Lucas, Panmacmillan, PGC, Raincoast

Finding Hope at Hillside Farm is a heartwarming tale of loss, love and new beginnings by Rachael Lucas. Hillside Farm, nestled in the rolling hills of the Welsh countryside, is a safe haven for Ella. Working with her aunt Bron, she runs her own business, sharing her love of horses to help those in emotional … Continue reading FINDING HOPE AT HILLSIDE FARM, by Rachael Lucas, Panmacmillan, PGC, Raincoast

WE RULE THE NIGHT, by Claire Eliza Bartlett, Little, Brown and Company, Hachette Book Group

Two girls use forbidden magic to fly and fight–for their country and for themselves–in this riveting debut that’s part Shadow and Bone, part Code Name Verity. Seventeen-year-old Revna is a factory worker, manufacturing war machines for the Union of the North. When she’s caught using illegal magic, she fears being branded a traitor and imprisoned. … Continue reading WE RULE THE NIGHT, by Claire Eliza Bartlett, Little, Brown and Company, Hachette Book Group

NEVER TO BE TOLD, by Becky Citra, Orca Book Publishers

"A faint sound brushed her ear, and she heard a voice whisper death. She glanced around, astonished. A gentle breeze had picked up, rippling the long grass in the meadows. She frowned. There was no one else there except Ira and Maddy, and the only sound was the rustling of the aspen leaves by the … Continue reading NEVER TO BE TOLD, by Becky Citra, Orca Book Publishers

ZERO BOMB, by M.T. Hill, Titan Books

From Philip K. Dick Award-nominated author M.T. Hill, The Zero Bomb is a startling science fiction mystery that asks: what do we do when technology replaces our need to work? The near future. Following the death of his daughter Martha, Remi flees the north of England for London. Here he tries to rebuild his life … Continue reading ZERO BOMB, by M.T. Hill, Titan Books

THE STONE COLLECTION: THE DEBWE SERIES, by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Highwater Press

In the Anishnaabe language and worldview, stones are alive, infused with life force or spirit. Although many of the stories are about loss, under that surface they are alive, celebrating the beauty and preciousness of life. —Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm In these 14 unique stories, Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm takes on complex and dangerous emotions, exploring the gamut of … Continue reading THE STONE COLLECTION: THE DEBWE SERIES, by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Highwater Press

THE CHRISTMAS SHOES, by Donna VanLiere, St. Martin’s Press

Out 2001 Sometimes, the things that can change your life will cross your path in one instant-and then, in a fleeting moment, they're gone. But if you open your eyes, and watch carefully, you will believe.... Robert is a successful attorney who has everything in life-and nothing at all. Focused on professional achievement and material … Continue reading THE CHRISTMAS SHOES, by Donna VanLiere, St. Martin’s Press