The Widow of Rose House

“This isn’t about real life. Real is people leaning on each other when things are hard. It’s loving each other so much there’s no question about facing things together. It’s fighting for each other and with each other and being damned grateful for every morning you wake up together.”

The Dearly Beloved

“I don’t think God exists in the way people would to like to believe; I don’t think God saves the day. I think it’s up to us. We know the rules, and we’re the ones who have to play the game.”

Don’t Put the Boats Away

Don’t Put the Boats Away was a trip through history. Ames Sheldon managed to fit in all of the major historical occurrences into the 291 pages of the book and I thought she did a tremendous job at doing so.

Love on Lexington Avenue

“I learned early on that we create our own narrative. It doesn’t matter what other people say about us as long as we know who and what we are. And here’s the other thing people don’t want you to know: you don’t have to be the same thing all the time.”

The Grace Year

Do not let the fact that this is a Young Adult novel deter you from stopping by your bookstore and picking this book up when it’s published on September 17th. You won’t be disappointed with this one!

The Oysterville Sewing Circle

I loved THE OYSTERVILLE SEWING CIRCLE for everything that it stood for. Susan Wiggs did an incredible job writing a story that addressed the prevalence of domestic violence in our world without making the entire book a heavy, unbearable read. It was simply a beautiful story about the importance of sticking together and offering support.