‘I Thought You Said this Would Work’ by Ann Garvin is a heartwarming journey of friendship and love

I Thought You Said This Would Work by Ann Garvin In spite of the rather unwieldy title, "I Thought You Said this Would Work," by Ann Garvin, is a story that drives home the idea that love is what connects us whether it's our love for our partners, our friends, our family, our children, or … Continue reading ‘I Thought You Said this Would Work’ by Ann Garvin is a heartwarming journey of friendship and love

Three Mothers: Unappreciated, Unnoticed, Unknown

The Three Mothers by Anna Malaika Tubbs Their names were Berdis Baldwin, Louise Little, and Alberta King. The percentage of Americans who might recognize those three names is approximately zero. But their lives, struggles, and accomplishments are every bit as important as those of the people we generally acknowledge as American heroes. And that is … Continue reading Three Mothers: Unappreciated, Unnoticed, Unknown

‘It Had to Be You’ by Georgia Clark is a romance with heart and something for everyone

It Had to Be You by Georgia Clark In "It Had to Be You," Georgia Clark doesn't just give us one romantic tale; she provides us with five different stories, all woven together beautifully, of love lost, love found, and love deferred. They all center around Liv Goldenhorn, whose husband and business partner Eliot, has … Continue reading ‘It Had to Be You’ by Georgia Clark is a romance with heart and something for everyone

‘While Paris Slept’ by Ruth Druart is a powerful story of war and what we sacrifice in the name of love

While Paris Slept by Ruth Druart Parents often passionately and truthfully declare that they would give their lives for their children. We'd sacrifice our lives and exchange them gladly to make sure that our children survive. In "While Paris Slept" by Ruth Druart, during the French occupation of Paris, a woman on her way to … Continue reading ‘While Paris Slept’ by Ruth Druart is a powerful story of war and what we sacrifice in the name of love

‘Last Gate of the Emperor’ by Kwame Mbalia and Prince Joel Makonnen is a creative middle grade scifi adventure

Last Gate of the Emperor In this action-packed middle grade scifi adventure, "Last Gate of the Emperor," by Kwame Mbalia and Prince Joel Makonnen, a young adventurous boy with a mischievous streak a mile wide ditches school to play an augmented reality game to try to win money to make his and his uncle's life … Continue reading ‘Last Gate of the Emperor’ by Kwame Mbalia and Prince Joel Makonnen is a creative middle grade scifi adventure