A Light So Lovely
“As Madeleine taught more and more aspiring writers, she began articulating a unique, transformative understanding of art as a spiritual discipline.”   Madeleine L’Engle is probably best known as the author of A Wrinkle in Time. However, she was also a wife, mother, believer in God, artist, mentor, speaker, teacher […]

A Light So Lovely: The Spiritual Legacy of Madeleine L’Engle ...



Carnegie's Maid
“What did it say about society that the best a lowborn educated girl could hope for was respectable servitude?” Clara Kelly leaves Ireland to find a better life for her in America and to send money back home to her family. Wandering the streets, not knowing where to look for […]

Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict



Joining the Dots
“I know that people’s definitions of success vary. For me, success is about doing what makes me come alive.” In a world of blogs, Etsy and social media, creative people have more avenues to express themselves than ever before. However, it can be hard to navigate these areas successfully. To […]

Joining the Dots: The A-Z Handbook for Making a Success ...


Girl, Wash Your Face
“You, and only you, are ultimately responsible for who you become and how happy you are.”  Girl, Wash Your Face is a book for every mom who is trying to balance it all in life. Whether you feel like you have a hold on your sanity or if you feel like […]

Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies about Who ...


Brave Art of Motherhood 3
“We were all tired of existing alone, we all had areas where we needed help, yet not one of us had dared to admit that we were stuck or afraid.” Motherhood – it is hard, it is real, it is tiresome, it is lonely and, yet, it is so worthwhile. […]

The Brave Art of Motherhood by Rachel Marie Martin



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The weather has finally changed to fall as we leave September and enter October. Time for the leaves to change, football games and apple picking. Plus, it’s a perfect time to read on the deck after dinner. I’m looking forward to reading few ghost story books in October. September was […]

Sarah Anne’s Bookshelf – September 2018


Extreme Ownership
“… one of the most fundamental and important truths at the heart of Extreme Ownership: there are no bad teams, only bad leaders.” – Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy Seals Lead and Win “The most important part of discipline is following rule that you set for yourself.” – Way of […]

Discipline and Leadership Books by Jocko Willink


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“Normally I hated new beginnings, but this one was different. This would be the last new beginning of my life.” At just 13, Liz Smith is going on a journey no one else has gone on before. She has been chosen to travel to Soma – a moon for the […]

Heartsong by Annie Douglass Lima



The Aviator's Wife
If you are stopping by to find questions for your book club, please leave a note for me telling me where you are from! Welcome to the September Online Book Club. This month we’re discussing The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin. The Aviator’s Wife tells the story of the Lindbergh’s from […]

Online Book Club: The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin