The Bookstore on The Corner by Jenny Logan

What does a librarian do when her library(perish the thought) is closed and she’s out of a job? Buys a van, stocks it with books and becomes a mobile bookstore of course!! That’s the premise of Jenny Logan’s delightful novel The Bookstore on the Corner. Nina is at loose ends when her library closes and becomes a high tech media center. Impulsively she buys a van and travels to Scotland bringing books to underserved readers. Nina discovers a life she never thought possible and strengths she never knew she had. Toss  in a handsome grumpy man , and you have the recipe for a sweet love story  pitfalls roadblocks and all. This is delightful and utterly charming.

I‘m so sick of pretending

I'm sick of pretending
I‘m so sick of pretending that I’m okay when I’m breaking down inside

Whistling Past The Graveyard by Susan Crandall

Plucky 9 year old  Starla runs away from home to search got  her mother in Nashville. She meets Eula, a woman with her own secrets   Through their experiences Starla and Eula form a solid bond each being what the other sorely needs. There’s a lot of pain in this book but is balanced by a lot of laughter. It’s funny, sad and a sobering look at race relations in the United States: how far we’ve come and how far we still have to go.

I Thought I Was Fine

Four years into this journey I thought I was fine. I thought I could handle the lonely nights staring at a phone that doesn’t ring or watching housewives scream at each other. I thought I was fine losing myself n whatever book made  it to the top of my to be read pile. But I wasn’t and I still struggle. I am so very grateful for SafeHaven. I am so blessed and honored to be part of this loving caring community. I love you all and thank you from the bottom of my heart for being there.

Every Time We Love

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Kristina

Kristina enjoys nature, photography, music, and poetry. She enjoys working with and hanging out with people with special needs at work, at church, and in the community. She found Safehavenforwidowed.org after losing friends to death and has truly found a safe haven here to share her heart and work toward healing.

Breathe

breathe

Kristina

Kristina enjoys nature, photography, music, and poetry. She enjoys working with and hanging out with people with special needs at work, at church, and in the community. She found Safehavenforwidowed.org after losing friends to death and has truly found a safe haven here to share her heart and work toward healing.

My Life Without You

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Kristina

Kristina enjoys nature, photography, music, and poetry. She enjoys working with and hanging out with people with special needs at work, at church, and in the community. She found Safehavenforwidowed.org after losing friends to death and has truly found a safe haven here to share her heart and work toward healing.

The Matchmakers of Minnow Bay by Kelly Harms

This is just as charming, funny and wonderful as her first novel The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane. Lily and Ben impulsively  marry in Las Vegas and realize thr next morning that it was a mistake and separate. After 10  years Lily discovers an annullment form  tossed in a drawer and discovers Ben in a small Wisconsin town. This discovery leads to some humorous encounters with well meaning but nosy neighbors.  This is a delight.

Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson

What can I say about this? To say it’s engrossing, captivating, riveting, amazing and fascinating just isn’t enough   August returns to Brooklyn for her fathers funeral   A chance glimpse at an old friend  transports her back to the Brooklyn of her childhood and everything that came with  it: poverty, hunger, a desire to fit in and young love. So much of this resonated with me and brought back my own Brooklyn childhood memories. It’s a really quick read- under 200  pages but oh so good.

Aunt Dimity and the Buried Yreasure by Nancy Atherton

What a delight! This is the latest in the Aunt Dimity series and it’s wonderful.   It’s   a tale of magic, mystery , metal detectors newfound treasures, quirky neighbors and the unbreakable bonds of love. This novel is funny, and full of surprises. This is the 21st book in the series and while it would be helpful to start with book one there are enough references to the past books  that each can be considered a stand alone novel.