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


Bookshelf 1
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



Heartsong 1
“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


Love and Luck 2
“The upcoming year was going to be hard, no doubt about it. And maybe even the year after it. But I was strong enough. And brave enough.” Addie can barely keep her temper in check and her brother knows just how to push her buttons, even though they are also […]

Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch



This Is The Day 4
“Life is a gift. Each day is precious – and at times fleeting.” We all want to reach our full potential, but we sometimes don’t know how. Finding the right motivation to keep reaching for our dreams can be hard. However, there are some key areas of our lives to […]

This Is The Day by Tim Tebow