• Books,  Reviews

    The Once and Future Witches

    In 1893, there's no such thing as witches. There used to be, in the wild, dark days before the burnings began, but now witching is nothing but tidy charms and nursery rhymes. If the modern woman wants any measure of power, she must find it at the ballot box. But when the Eastwood sisters--James Juniper, Agnes Amaranth, and Beatrice Belladonna--join the suffragists of New Salem, they begin to pursue the forgotten words and ways that might turn the women's movement into the witch's movement. There's no such thing as witches. But there will be.

  • Camping,  Travel,  U.S. Travel

    Camping at Onondaga Cave State Park

    Onondaga Cave State Park, near Leasburg, Missouri, is about 80 miles southwest of Saint Louis, on the Meramec River. With river access, plenty of hiking trails and two caves within the park, this park is a perfect place to have an adventure.

  • Books,  Reviews

    Maame

    Maddie is the primary caretaker for her father, who suffers from advanced stage Parkinson’s. A self-acknowledged late bloomer, she’s ready to experience some important “firsts”: She finds a flat share, says yes to after-work drinks, pushes for more recognition in her career, and throws herself into the bewildering world of internet dating. But it's not long before tragedy strikes, forcing Maddie to face the true nature of her unconventional family, and the perils––and rewards––of putting her heart on the line. Smart, funny, and deeply affecting, Jessica George's Maame deals with the themes of our time with humor and explores what it feels like to be torn between two homes and…

  • Books,  Reviews

    When Grumpy Met Sunshine

    A grumpy ex-soccer player hires sunshine-y ghost writer to write his memoirs, but when the paparazzi catches sight of the reclusive athlete and curvy writer together and mistakes their business arrangement for a new relationship, they are forced to continue with the fake relationship in order to keep the appearance that he's writing his memoirs himself. But what's real and what's fake?

  • Books,  Reviews

    Divine Rivals

    Winnow just wants to hold her family together. Her mother is suffering from addiction and her brother is missing from the front lines. Her best bet is to win the columnist promotion at the Oath Gazette. To combat her worries, Iris writes letters to her brother and slips them beneath her wardrobe door, where they vanish?into the hands of Roman Kitt, her cold and handsome rival at the paper. When he anonymously writes Iris back, the two of them forge a connection that will follow Iris all the way to the front lines of battle: for her brother, the fate of mankind, and love.

  • Travel,  U.S. Travel

    Family Cruise to the Caribbean

    Hello! I can hardly believe that it’s August already! I swear July went by in a blink! After a crazy travel day getting home from my girls trip to Door County, I had three days to do laundry and pack up the entire family to fly to Orlando and hop aboard The Wonder of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship, for a week in the Caribbean with HBW Hubby’s family. It was a blast and I have a lot to share, so here goes! Getting There HBW Hubby’s parents and sister and her family all live in the Jacksonville area. We spent a week down there a couple of…

  • Books,  Reviews

    Finding Me

    In my book, you will meet a little girl named Viola who ran from her past until she made a life-changing decision to stop running forever. Finding Me is a deep reflection, a promise, and a love letter of sorts to self. My hope is that my story will inspire you to light up your own life with creative expression and rediscover who you were before the world put a label on you.

  • Books,  Reviews

    The Last of the Moon Girls

    Lizzy Moon never wanted Moon Girl Farm. Eight years ago, she left the land that nine generations of gifted healers had tended, determined to distance herself from the whispers about her family’s strange legacy. When her beloved Grandmother Althea dies, Lizzy must face the tragedy still hanging over the farm’s lavender fields: the unsolved murders of two young girls. When she reconnects with Andrew Greyson, one of the few in town who believed in Althea’s innocence, she resolves to clear her Grandmother’s name.

  • Books,  Reviews

    The Connellys of County Down

    When Tara Connelly is released from prison after serving eighteen months on a drug charge, she knows rebuilding her life at thirty years old won’t be easy. With no money and no prospects, she returns home to live with her siblings, who are both busy with their own problems. Her brother, a single dad, struggles with the ongoing effects of a brain injury he sustained years ago, and her sister’s fragile facade of calm and order is cracking under the burden of big secrets. The Connellys of County Down is a moving novel about testing the bounds of love and loyalty. It explores the possibility of beginning our lives anew, and…