The Horse Dancer 1
“It was a terrible thing to discover you no longer wanted the life that stretched ahead of you.” Sarah and Natasha’s paths cross one night when Sarah is shoplifting a box of frozen fish sticks, claiming her money fell out of her pocket. Natasha pays for the teen’s food and […]

Horse Dancer by JoJo Moyes

  “Try as she might, the girl couldn’t go back to life as it had been before that horrible shadow had cast its chill over her peaceful world.” – Pearl Short stories can be fun to read, giving the reader a break from long novels. Pearland Blue Skyare both short […]

Pearl and Blue Sky by Brian Kindall

Day After Night
“Making plans is a game. Life chooses for you.” Four women are waiting to make a new life for themselves after surviving the horrors of being Jewish in Europe during World War II. They have left their home continent to live in the new state of Israel. Without identity papers, […]

Day After Night by Anita Diamant

3 Hour Dad
“Lyndsay wasn’t just my girlfriend now; she was the host of our baby.” Some days change your life so completely that you never forget them. For Adam, his day was when he got a call that his girlfriend was in the hospital – about to deliver a baby. Neither of […]

Three Hour Dad: Reading is Believing by Adam T. Hourlution

Bookshelf 1
As August comes to an end, it has me looking forward to cooler weather where I can read on the deck at night after the children go to bed. School is back in session and I have books to read along with my children and a to-read pile in my […]

Sarah Anne’s Bookshelf – August 2018

The Forgotten Road
“Everyone has a hard walk.” Charles James has been given a rare gift or curse – the entire world thinks he is dead. He boarded a plane and left to retrieve a bag he forgot. The plane took off without him and crashed, killing everyone on board. Instead of letting […]

The Forgotten Road by Richard Paul Evans

Daily Question Journal
“With the frenetic speed of modern life, it’s important to take some intentional time to bond and make lifelong memories.”   As a parent, it’s sometimes hard to have something tangible to show your child’s growing up. Baby books are hard to keep up to date and photos are often […]

The Daily Question For You and Your Child: A Three-Year ...

Day After Night
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 August Online Book Club. This month we’re discussing Day After Night by Anita Diamant. In Day After Night, four women are waiting to […]

Online Book Club: Day After Night by Anita Diamant

A Simplified Life
“A simplified life means that what has to get done will get done. And when we pare down life to its simplest, most beautifully basic parts, we’re left with room to enjoy each other, to rest, and to truly savor life with all our hearts, minds, and spirits.” A simple […]

A Simplified Life: Tactical Tools for Intentional Living by Emily ...

Ginger Kid
“I was a pretty unhappy teenager. And then I wasn’t.” Steve was a typical kid dealing with typical things when he entered the world of junior and senior high school. Living in New York, his family’s idiosyncrasies put him in a place where he didn’t have new clothes, had a […]

Ginger Kid: Mostly True Tales from a Former Nerd by ...