I encourage every woman out there to read this story. It will make you laugh, cry, want to throw a plate against a wall, but most of all, it will inspire you. It is truly a story about discovering who you are in your bones, not the person you want others to see you as.
I hope to be able to introduce you to beautifully written novels, savory meals, deliciously sweet treats and maybe even a few refreshing drinks.
“In a sense, my time away from him felt like going to work, and the weekends and summer were coming home — unwinding… being myself.”
Lisa Duffy did a wonderful job highlighting the effects that war can have on not just a soldier, but that soldier’s family. There were numerous heartbreaking moments within the pages that really brought that aspect home to me.
This is truly the perfect beach read. It is entertaining, captivating and terrifying all rolled up into one masterfully told story.
“We are all ultimately unreliable storytellers of our own lives, whether we wish it so or not, whetherwe share a
“The people we most love do become a physical part of us, ingrained in our synapses, in the pathways where memories are created.” –Meghan O’Rourke, The Long Goodbye
The month of May brought with it some truly phenomenal reads and I am looking forward to what June has in store!
“Magic isn’t things materializing out of nowhere. Magic is when a lot of people all believe in the same thing at the same time, and somehow we all escape ourselves a little bit and we meet up somewhere, and just for a moment, we taste the sublime.”
“When the grief of losing [her] becomes too much, the sunsets over the ocean remind me of how her smile brightened my cloudy thoughts, and how her beauty burst forth when she smiled. In that last burst of light before dark, I can be with her again.”
“We want to be loved. Failing that, admired; failing that, feared, failing that, hated and despised. At all costs we want to stir up some sort of feeling in others. The soul abhors a vacuum. At all costs it longs for contact.”
“If I could just teach her how to be resilient, how to love big, how to fear less. How to weather hurt, either at the hands of others or even the hurts she might unknowingly inflict on herself. I wanted her to know that love can come in many forms.”