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Grandma Gatewood’s Walk – Ben Montgomery

★★★★ Her chest full of crisp air and inspiration, her feet atop a forgettable mountain where the stars make you feel insignificant and important all at once. Emma Gatewood is many things - a wife, a mother, a grandmother and a world-renowned walker. When she was sixty-seven years old, she told her family she would… Continue reading Grandma Gatewood’s Walk – Ben Montgomery

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Snow & Rose – Emily Winfield Martin

★★★★★ Snow and Rose didn't know that they were living in a fairy tale--people never do. Snow and Rose once had the perfect family - a beautifully grand house, a loving mother and an adoring father. But then one day, their father disappeared. He went into the woods and never came back. And without their nobleman father, their… Continue reading Snow & Rose – Emily Winfield Martin

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Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens

★★★★★ There are some who can live without wild things, and some who cannot. Kya Clark - the Marsh Girl - led a lonely life. Her mother left her, her siblings left her, her father went out and never came home. The townspeople abhorred her and left her well-alone. But when you are only a child yourself, how… Continue reading Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens

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What We Will Become – Mimi Lemay

★★★★ God did not make mistakes, therefore it was I who must be fundamentally flawed. It never occurred to me that my rabbis could be wrong. Being a mother of a transgender child is a controversy in and of itself....now imagine if the transgender child is under the age of five. Mimi spent much of her… Continue reading What We Will Become – Mimi Lemay

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Girl, Stop Apologizing – Rachel Hollis

★★★ You are allowed to want more for yourself for no other reason than because it makes your heart happy. Okay, right off the bat, this book is catchy. It's like super catchy. She knows how to say something and frame it in a fabulous way to keep the audience glued to this book. She knows… Continue reading Girl, Stop Apologizing – Rachel Hollis

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By Book or By Crook – Eva Gates

★★★★ Jane Austen. My literary idol. So close. Lucy has hit a bit of a rough patch. She spent over a decade at the Harvard Library, fulfilling her love for literature...but then an engagement rears its ugly head and family pressure from all sides...she takes off. She retreats to the Outer Banks and is quickly hired as… Continue reading By Book or By Crook – Eva Gates

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Within the Sanctuary of Wings – Marie Brennan

★★★★★ "Oh, I am skeptical," I assured him. "But also curious." Lady Trent, the world's foremost dragon naturalist, is penning another book - one that hints at why she became so world-renowned. But first, she needs to go on one last adventure. My heart stuttered in its beat. Perhaps you think it was a foolish reaction After… Continue reading Within the Sanctuary of Wings – Marie Brennan

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In the Labyrinth of Drakes – Marie Brennan

★★★★ ½ If I misstep, it goes far beyond me. Errors on my part are proof that women are unsuited to professional work. Jane Goodall - but with dragons. I know, right? The famous (and famously scandalous) Lady Trent has studied dragons across the lands, she's back again for a new adventure. “I honestly cannot tell… Continue reading In the Labyrinth of Drakes – Marie Brennan

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The Voyage of the Basilisk – Marie Brennan

★★★★★ Good manners warred with curiosity, and lost. Freshly back from her journey to the Tropic of Serpents, Lady Trent finds herself tempted by a two-year trip around the world. The reason? Dragons. And while many a person would object to a lady (gasp) wanting to further the field of science (double gasp), Lady Trent refuses… Continue reading The Voyage of the Basilisk – Marie Brennan