Kids Book Review: The Kissing Hand, by Audrey Penn

There is a reason that this short book is an award-winning bestseller! The Kissing Hand is for anyone, young or old, facing a new challenge, from the first day of school to leaving for college, and needs love and encouragement. The story opens with a young raccoon, Chester, fearful of his first evening at school. With…

Book review:5-B Poppy Lane by Debbie Macomber

5-B Poppy Lane is the second story in A Merry Little Christmas by Debbie Macomber. The story begins with Ruth Shelton, a University of Washington graduate student with anti-war views, rushing home to collect her mail in hopes that there is something from Sergeant Paul Gordon, USMC. Despite her anti-war views, Ruth still feels that…

Book Review: 1225 Christmas Tree Lane, by Debbie Macomber

1225 Christmas Tree Lane is the first story of two in the book titled A Merry Little Christmas by Debbie Macomber. It is a heart-warming story showcasing the importance of family, a close community, and that old flames can be rekindled no matter how long they’ve been snuffed out. Sometimes, nothing can stand in the…

Book Review: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

From the author of Coraline comes another unique story, The Graveyard Book. Neil Gaiman’s story about the boy who grew up in a graveyard is addictive and charming. I found that I could not put it down,.and now that I have finished it, I want more! The book opens with “the man Jack” murdering a family…

School shootings are bigger than politics

Today marks another devastating day in America’s history with school shootings. As it stands presently, 10 families are grieving the loss of a loved one simply because they got up and went to school or work this morning; many more are praying for a loved one’s full recovery from senseless gunshot injuries. Aside from the…