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Nicole McManus

The holiday season is upon us, which is the perfect excuse to stock up on books for your friends and family.Below are some suggestions that everyone is sure to love. For the historical fiction fan: A Bend in the Stars, by Rachel Barenbaum This is not a typical World War I book. Rachel Barenbaum weaves […]

Children of all ages, including adults, will love the uplifting messages in these three books.All make perfect gifts anytime of the year. Three Cheers for Kid McGear!, by Sherri Dusky Rinker, Illustrated by A. G. Ford Kid McGear is a girl and very small, but that doesn’t stop her excitement when she joins the construction […]

The Runaway, by Hollie Overton How far will one woman go to protect her foster daughter? This is the question posed in The Runaway. Becca Ortiz is a well-known forensic psychologist with the LAPD, who has fostered Ash for a few years. However, when Ash seems to disappear into her old life, Becca risks everything […]

October is National Reading Group Month and also, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The two books below fell perfectly into these categories. Both of these books are about literary romances, one fictional and one about a real couple that touched all of our lives. Tell Me a Story: My Life with Pat Conroy (Release Oct. 29, […]

September is a refreshing month. Seasons change, school is in full swing and a fresh stack of books are waiting to be read. Below are three books that will surely make your top ten fall favorites! Ribbons of Scarlet, by Kate Quinn, Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie, Sophie Perinot, Heather Webb, and E. Knight (To be […]

Margaret, Pirate Queen: by Marsha S. Tennant with Dub Sutton –Illustrated by Amy Chapman Margaret is relaxing on her South Carolina porch, when her ship, The Howling Queen, appears. Time to set sail! Margaret and Mad Maverick lead a group of sea dogs into battle with the crew of The Bulldog Bandit. With victory comes rewards… shrimp […]

Summertime is coming to an end, and there’s no better way to spend the day at the beach than with an exciting read. Below are two incredible psychological thrillers that you will easily finish before the sun goes down. The Last Resort: by Marissa Stapley Dr. Miles Markell and Dr. Grace Markell run a successful marriage […]

These two authors are always on my must-read summertime list. Mary Kay Andrews is one of the few authors who make me laugh out loud, while I have not found a single author who writes about nature with such passion as Mary Alice Monroe.No beach bag is complete, without these authors’ latest books!   The […]

Growing up, I was obsessed with books, animals and learning. I made my own animal notebooks to  keep track of everything I learned. These books would have definitely been must-reads for me, and summer is a great time for families to reconnect with nature! The Swamp Where Gator Hides by Marianne Berkes Illustrated by: Roberta Baird Readers […]

The Vanishing Man, by Charles Finch (Charles Lennox #0.5) Charles Lennox is trying his hand at being a detective. Not for money, but for the delight in using his talents to help others. However, when the Duke of Dorset calls upon him, he wonders if he has chosen the right trade. Lennox knows that London […]

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