14 08, 2015

BEAUTIFUL GIRL by Fleur Philips

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BEAUTIFUL GIRL by Fleur Philips

BEAUTIFUL GIRL by Fleur PhilipsBeautiful Girl by Fleur Philips
Published by Sparkpress on June 9th 2015
Pages: 150
Genres: Young Adult
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Seventeen-year-old Melanie Kennicut is beautiful. Her entire life revolves around this beauty because her overly controlling mother has been dragging her to casting calls and auditions since she was four years old. According to Joanne Kennicut, Melanie was born to follow in her footsteps. But Melanie never wanted this life. When a freak car accident leaves her with facial lacerations that will require plastic surgery, she can't help but wonder if this is the answer to her prayers. For the first time in her life, she has a chance to live like a normal teenager at least for a little while away from the photo shoots and movie sets that have dominated her entire existence. But after Melanie allows her best friend to come to the house to see her, Joanne decides to hide her daughter in Montana for the remainder of the summer. There, Melanie won't be seen by anyone they know, and her face will heal in time for the scheduled surgery in late August. Joanne s plan backfires, however, when Melanie meets Sam, a Native American boy hired by the home's owner to tend to the property. Sam is nothing like the Hollywood boys Melanie knows he's poor, his father's a drunk who possesses a bizarre gift inherited from a Kootenai Shaman, and his only brother disappeared into the mountains after the death of their mother eight years before. What transpires over a mere 36 hours after Sam and Melanie meet changes both of their lives in ways they never thought possible."

The book beautiful girl is about seventeen year old aspiring model and actress named Melanie. She hates her life of plastic, she hates how her mom has forced this way of life on her, she hates how her only friend (WHO IS A HORRIBLE PERSON) Clarissa treats her, and most of all she […]

7 08, 2015

BEAR WITNESS by Melissa Clark

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BEAR WITNESS by Melissa Clark

BEAR WITNESS by Melissa ClarkBear Witness by Melissa Clark
Published by Sparkpress on April 7th 2015
Pages: 141
Genres: Fiction, General, Young Adult, Girls & Women, Law & Crime, Social Issues
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What if you witnessed the kidnapping of your best friend? This is when life changed for 12-year old Paige Bellen. Just three years after her friend Robin s kidnapping and murder, Paige is expected to continue on with life as usual. Now, with her closest friend out of the country, a messy relationship with Robin s boyfriend, and a family that handles her with kid gloves, Paige isn t sure if she ll ever be able to move forward in life. "Bear Witness" explores the aftermath of a crime in a small community and what it means when tragedy colors the experience of being a young adult."

The book Bear Witness is an incredibly fast read. It is only 141 pages and I read it in one sitting. It only took me two-three hours of my life, and afterwards I felt like I had just been through a traumatic event. I felt like I needed a hug. Paige’s friend Robin […]

8 06, 2015

WISHFUL THINKING by Kamy Wicoff

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WISHFUL THINKING by Kamy Wicoff

WISHFUL THINKING by Kamy WicoffWishful Thinking by Kamy Wicoff
Published by She Writes Press on April 7th 2015
Pages: 370
Genres: Contemporary Women, Family Life, Fiction, General
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Jennifer Sharpe is a divorced mother of two with a problem just about any working parent can relate to: her boss expects her to work as though she doesn't have children, and her children want her to care for them as though she doesn't have a boss. But when, through a fateful coincidence, a brilliant physicist comes into possession of Jennifer's phone and decides to play fairy godmother, installing a miraculous time-travel app called Wishful Thinking, Jennifer suddenly finds herself in possession of what seems like the answer to the impossible dream of having it all: an app that lets her be in more than one place at the same time.With the app, Jennifer goes quickly from zero to hero in every part of her life: she is super-worker, the last to leave her office every night; she is super-mom, the first to arrive at pickup every afternoon; and she even becomes super-girlfriend, dating a musician who thinks she has unlimited childcare and a flexible job. But Jennifer soon finds herself facing questions that adding more hours to her day can't answer. Why does she feel busier and more harried than ever? Is she aging faster than everyone around her? How can she be a good worker, mother, and partner when she can't be honest with anybody in her life? And most important, when choosing to be with your children, at work, or with your partner doesn't involve sacrifice, do those choices lose their meaning? Wishful Thinking is a modern-day fairy tale in which one woman learns to overcome the challenges—and appreciate the joys—of living life in real time.

This book was so much fun! I so related to this single mom that I actually started to get superwoman syndrome when I finished reading it. (that feeling you get that you do entirely too much for one person, no one ever helps you, and you are pulling it off fabulously) I am […]

5 01, 2015

THE RESURRECTION OF TESS BLESSING by Lesley Kagen

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THE RESURRECTION OF TESS BLESSING by Lesley KagenThe Resurrection of Tess Blessing by Lesley Kagen
Published by Sparkpress on December 9, 2014
Pages: 371
Genres: Family Life, Fiction, Women's Fiction
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After she's diagnosed with breast cancer, forty-nine-year old Tess sets forth on a mission to complete her TO-DO List before, what she's sure is, her impending death. She needs to make peace with her estranged sister, Birdie, scatter her mother's long-kept ashes, rescue her daughter, Haddie, from the grip of an eating disorder, guide her teenage son, Henry, through a bumpy adolescence, and reignite the spark in her almost thirty-year marriage to her husband, Will.

Tess is aided on her quest by narrator, Grace, who lends the story its most brilliant elements: subtle magical realism and deep psychological complexity. Is Grace an imaginary friend, guardian angel, or a part of Tess that knows better than she? The Resurrection of Tess Blessing is by turns poignant, gritty, spiritually uplifting, and hilarious as hell.

Lesley Kagen has created an unforgettable, redemptive story about a middle-aged woman with the odds stacked against her, who discovers that in the end, love really does conquer all.

Don’t you just love when a book gives you good feels? This book was great and made me feel so good. The writing is addictive, I could not put it down. I want more of Tess and Birdie and more IFs. I rooted for Tess the whole time. The Resurrection of Tess was […]

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