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A Quote to Begin the Day…

“What day is it?
It’s today,” squeaked Piglet.
My favorite day,” said Pooh.”

With very little sleep this week, I am not quite sure what day it is, but I sure do hope it is a great one for all!


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July 31, 2014 · 8:37 am

In Loving Memory

Hi Everyone,

On April 17th, my Grandfather was admitted to the local hospital… After a few weeks worth of extremely difficult times, my Grandfather finally found peace on May 5th. Though my family and I are grateful that he is no longer suffering or being tortured by the horrific disease known as Alzheimer’s, we still miss him dearly. We are back to taking each day as it comes, as we all, including the dogs, try to adjust to life here at home without him.

As you all know, I have been my grandfather’s caregiver for the past several years. I started this website as a way to stay connected to the outside world, while living in the Alzheimer’s realm. I cannot express in words how quiet my home is now, nor how much my heart aches each minute of every day. I am grateful for the love and support from my family and friends, as I know the healing process will take time.

I also appreciate all of your support and understanding over the years, especially while I have been absent over this past month. I send you all my sincerest apologies for my absence. Over the course of the next few weeks, I will be working hard to get caught up on emails and blog posts. I will also be updating the pages on here, especially the About Me page, as I start this new chapter in life.  I have always trusted in the healing powers of books and I look forward to continuing to share my experiences and reviews with all of you.


Hugs to you all. Thank you again for your continued support.



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My Sister’s Books Review #23

The Beach House
By: Jane Green
(Women’s Fiction, Vacation style Setting)

Nan Powell is living her sixty-fifth year to the fullest in Nantucket. Due to her deceased husband’s debt, she has been living in the family’s vacation home, Windermere, for several decades and has become a staple in town. What little money she has managed to save has not been lost in an unstable hedge fund, so she decides to rent rooms in Windermere, not only to help with the finances, but to bring back some life into the old home. Daniel has just separated from his wife Bee and rents a room to be closer to his two girls over the summer. Daff is divorced from Richard and their thirteen year old daughter, Jess, has decided to move in with him, so Daff rents a room in hopes of rediscovering herself. Michael returns to his mother’s home after quitting his job and having an affair with his married boss. Windermere seems to still hold magic, as she helps her new tenants find peace, comfort and maybe even love.

Though this book starts out to be about Nan and her home, it quickly changes into a story about several couples who are having trouble in their love lives. The Beach House jumps between each character’s points of view, which makes it confusing at first for readers. The book starts out slow, but then morphs into a more delicate tale about accepting one’s self, before one can find true love. The book has many predictable, soap opera like scenes and foreseeable plot twists, along with several grammar snags in phrases. However, as the second part of the book begins, it becomes a faster and easier read, with a happily ever after for all. Recommended for readers looking to take a step back in time with the picturesque scenery of Nantucket and a simpler way of life.

Similar Authors:
Sophie Kinsella, Nora Roberts, Jill Mansell, Carole Matthews

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My Sister’s Books #20

Bella Fortuna
By: Rosanna Chiofalo

Valentina DeLuca, her two sisters and their Mom, own and run the wedding dress boutique, Sposa Rosa. Everyday these four women help brides find their perfect dress, but now it Is Valentina’s turn. She has spent several months creating her unique wedding gown and she can’t wait to shock everyone with the style. Unfortunately though, she might not get the chance. After a string of misfortunes and bad luck signs that her mother feels are a curse, Valentina decides to leave everything behind and go to Venice for a few weeks. It is there amongst the majestic beauty, the charming atmosphere and the delectable food, that Valentina slowly re-discovers herself.

This debut novel by Rosanna Chiofalo is exquisite. Readers will be caught up in all of the details of the sights and food of Venice. Though the book is written in English and takes place mostly in New York, there are several Italian phrases throughout, some easy to understand, others may need to be looked up. Readers will laugh, they will cry and they will be wishing to board the next plane to Italy, just to eat the food. Thankfully there are recipes in the back of the book. This must-read book is a beautiful tale of how staying true to yourself will allow you to accept both love and luck when they appear right in front of you.

This review was originally written for My Sister’s Books.
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A Quote to Begin the Day…

Whenever my environment had failed to support or nourish me, I had clutched at books…


~Richard Wright






Good Morning Everyone,


This quote is beyond meaningful for me today. It describes my past perfectly, while unfortunately describing my present too. Yesterday I had an unexpected family matter to deal with in between my posts, so I apologize for the delay. I have learned to expect the unexpected while caring for someone who suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease, but there are still some occasions that cause me to pause everything else, in order to regroup. Throughout the day today, I will have several posts to share with all of you, including a few more reviews. On an exciting side note, I just learned the date that this blog will participate in a Book Release/Blog Tour/Giveaway! April 5th, will be an exciting day here!!! Check back later for more details.


I am wishing you all a wonderful day filled with peace, love, happiness and great books!





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A Quote to Begin the Day…

“Love does not look with the eyes, but with the mind.”

             ~William Shakespeare

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!

Hope your day is filled with love, happiness and good books!!!


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