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My Sister’s Books Review #105

Raymie Nightingale

By: Kate DiCamillo

 

Raymie Nightingale’s world was destroyed when her father ran off with his dental hygienist. Now to correct everything, Raymie must win the Little Miss Central Florida Tire Competition, so her picture will be in the paper and bring her daddy home. There is only a minor problem with this plan and that is the fact that Raymie doesn’t know how to twirl a baton. When she signs up for classes, she meets Louisiana and Beverly. Louisiana lives with her grandmother and is determined to win the prize money so she can get her cat back and provide food for her family. Beverly is so sick of competitions that she wants to sabotage this one, so no one will win. This unlikely trio forms a friendship that will see them through difficult times.

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My Sister’s Books Review #104

The Other Boleyn Girl
(The Tudor Court #2)
By: Philippa Gregory

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Mary Boleyn was a young girl when her family set her in the path of the King’s eye. As his interest piqued, she fell in love with the King, despite adoring his wife. As she gave birth to his children, she realizes her family is power hungry. Now forced to step aside, as her sister Anne is placed in the role of future Queen, Mary must wrestle with what her family holds dear and what her heart feels is right.

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My Sister’s Books Review #95

The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb

By: Melanie Benjamin

 

Mercy Lavinia Warren Bump, known as Vinnie, was born with dwarfism. She grew to be two feet, eight inches tall, but she never let her size stop her from living life to the fullest. Vinnie did so well in school, she became a school teacher, but deep down she craved more. Through life’s ups and downs, she finally teamed up with P. T. Barnum. The two became close friends and he introduced her to Tom Thumb, one of his other performers.

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My Sister’s Books Review #94

Astonish Me

By Maggie Shipstead

 

In the 1970s, Joan is a professional ballerina. The company she works for has the breakout star from Russia, Arslan Ruskov. Joan is the reason he is in the United States, she even drove the get-away car. Despite the fact that she loves Arslan, he is engaged to another woman and Joan knows she will never be a soloist, so she decides to leave the ballet world. Joan marries her high school boyfriend and they live a nice life, but when their son begins to study dance, Joan is forced back into the lifestyle. Will her secrets be exposed or will her son be able to follow his dreams?

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Two important items…

Hi Everyone,

This week, I learned about two different, things. One, very important and a good cause. While the other, will be a lot of fun! What do these two things have in common?
Excellent, must-read, books, of course!!!

 

First up, Kristy Woodson Harvey is donating proceeds from the sales of her books to help Hurricane Matthew victims. As you know, I love Dear Carolina and Lies and Other Acts of Love. I am looking forward to her latest book, which comes out next year! So, you get to read excellent books and help a worthy cause!

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Second, is some exciting news!!! The incredible authors of America’s First Daughter, will be joining the Sasee Facebook Reading Group this Monday! If you love Historical Fiction, America’s First Daughter is an excellent book! If you have already read this novel about Patsy Jefferson, feel free to join in on the fun!

 

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

 

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What are you Reading?

Hi Everyone,

The last two days have been insane at home. I haven’t been online as much as I wanted, nor have I read as much either. Sunday, I read one whole book and last night, I started The Magician’s Lie by Greer Macallister. I am looking forward to curling up with my boys tonight and hopefully finishing this book. I will be back on Friday with more reviews.

So tell me, what have you been reading?

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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Three Book Reviews

Hi Everyone,

Here are reviews of three books that I read during Hurricane Matthew.

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

 

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Read With Ariesgrl in September

Hi Everyone,

This month’s Read with Ariesgrl selection is Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich. Join me this month as we read a chapter or two a day, then discuss the book every other week, here on the site.

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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Author Spotlight and Giveaway!

Hi Everyone,

This week’s spotlight is on author, Glen Hierlmeier. Make sure to check below for details on how you can win a copy of Lazlo’s Revenge!

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

 

Glen Hierlmeier’s latest historical romance novel, Lazlo’s Revenge, is the story of one woman’s adventure throughout Europe to uncover her parents’ pasts.  Stories of romance, war, and traumas both physical and emotional are unearthed as she traces their footsteps back to the major sites of World Wars I and II.  Lazlo’s Revenge is due for release in June 2016 from Xlibris publishing.

 
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My Sister’s Books Review #89

One Thousand White Women

By: Jim Fergus

 

Set in 1875, May Dodd is among the group of women selected to marry the Cheyenne Indians as part of a program created by Grant to help assimilate Indians into a new way of life. May Dodd strikes the interest of the Chief and becomes one of his wives. May and her friends are soon thrusted into the Cheyenne tribes and find themselves forced to decide between two vastly different cultures.

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