Book Review: The White Queen, by Frederic Fallon

I enjoy reading about the underdog characters throughout history. Their stories retold keep them alive and preserve their characters from being forgotten or erased from memory. Mary, The Queen of Scots, is one of those characters. We still have a Queen of England, so that royal family is easy to trace. However, one island cannot…

What’s wrong with being a Stay At Home Parent?

Lately it’s hard to miss that media and society have given stay at home parents a stigma, while at the same time spouting off that each family should have the right to do what’s right for them. Both mothers and fathers face the consistently inconsistent society criticisms and pressures from fellow parent. Women should compete…

Autumn leaves

“I can smell Autumn dancing in the breeze. The sweet chill of pumpkin and crisp sunburnt leaves. ” -unknown

Book Review: the five people you meet in heaven, by Mitch Albom

If there is one book that you should read to put things in perspective, it’s this the one! The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom is comforting, enlightening, and profound. It is a love story at the same time as being a spiritual experience. This book is easy to devour in one sitting…

Book Review: The Killer Angels, by Michael Shaara

Looking for a historical novel? I recommend Killer Angels by Michael Shaara. This is a retelling of the battle at Gettysburg from the perspective of the Union and Rebel officers who were there, fighting for a cause that would shape our country. Shaara’s research and retelling bring historical figures like General Robert E. Lee and Colonel…

Book Review: Dreadful Young Ladies and other stories, by Kelly Barnhill

From the author of the children’s story, The Girl Who Drank The Moon, comes a collection of strange and unique short stories. My favorites are “Elegy to Gabrielle”, “The Dead Boy’s Last Poem”, and ” The Unlicensed Magician”. The weird stories by a weird author depict various states of human imperfection and harshness. Themes of…