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Nicole McManus

May is the time when we celebrate the women in our lives. This month, I wanted to share with you two nonfiction books that bring to light five unbelievable women who did everything they could to change the world around them. Turning the Tide, by Sally R. Murphy Sally Murphy is the pioneer of sea […]

Spring is in the air and summer is just around the corner. This marks the beginning of one of my favorite seasons… New Book Releases! That’s right; a lot of our favorite authors publish their latest books over the next few months.  The Southern Side of Paradise: by Kristy Woodson Harvey Ansley Murphy is happily in […]

Reading is a Gift – I am a firm believer that there is a reader in all of us, we just need to find the right book to spark the interest/love of books. The Tattooist of Auschwitz,  by Heather Morris Lale decides to save his family by signing up to work for the Germans, as […]

Reading is a Gift – I am a firm believer that there is a reader in all of us, we just need to find the right book to spark the interest/love of books. These two books represent my love of books,and I hope you all enjoy them, too! The Marsh King’s Daughter, by Karen Dionne […]

The holiday season is upon us. Now’s the perfect time to gather loved ones and share our gratitude. ‘Tis the season to have hope and believe in a bit of magic; to celebrate traditions and make new ones. Holiday books were a big tradition in my house. I still have the tiny little pop-up Thanksgiving […]

Rush by Lisa Patton Miss Pearl has worked in the Alpha Delta Beta house for twenty-five years. She loves being a part of watching all the young girls become lifelong sisters. Despite her own painful memories, she looks forward to the incredible opportunity that she has just been offered. However, when a spoiled legacy prevents her […]

Happy Halloween! Growing up, I was always a fan of the cute and fun Halloween books. I never got into the gory stories. My favorite, of course, is the classic It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. In fact, still to this day, it isn’t officially Halloween until Charlie Brown makes an appearance. Below, I share […]

Shelter in Place, by Nora Roberts It was an average day in Maine; everyone is hanging out at the local mall when the shooting occurs. Despite only lasting a few minutes, this event forever changes the town and its residents. The survivors of that fateful day grow up looking over their shoulders, some becoming heroes, […]

Seabiscuit, by Laura Hillenbrand Seabiscuit rose to fame by being a long-shot and winning the Triple Crown and people’s hearts. Laura Hillenbrand brings to life the entire world of horse racing during the Great Depression. My reading group had read Unbroken, several years ago, but I had not read this Triple Crown biography. It was […]

The High Tide Club, by Mary Kay Andrews A group of carefree girls enjoying the summer are torn apart by life’s events. A woman, Josephine, on her deathbed wants to make amends and protect the sacred family land. A young woman, Brooke, who has heard of the stories and of the legend, but has never met […]

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