I am devouring stories that are set during WWII. The Undertaking  by Audrey Magee is a fantastically written story of a tragic, ugly reality that takes place during WWII in Germany. Two narrators draw us into Nazi Germany. Peter, a Nazi soldier, marries Katharina, a German citizen who lives in the heart of Nazi Germany, Berlin. This is […]


Book Review: The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin

A friend of mine told me I had to read The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin. She said the book is going to become a movie starring Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy). Enough said. I bought it that day and put all my other books aside. I finished the book by the next day. It […]

Read the full post -> September 26, 2014 book review

Book Review: Tana French The Secret Place

Tana French has just released her fifth book.  A fifth book for a successful author is a risky proposition.  Kind of like Serena Williams when she plays a tennis tournament.  Serena is expected to win, it is a given.  Just as Serena did not disappoint in her performance at the US Open this year, so too, […]

Read the full post -> September 18, 2014 book club book

Runners Down The Shore Beware…Here Comes Mommy!

This entry is repost from July a few years back…still completely accurate…I still need advice! I’m down the shore this week. For those of you not on the East Coast, down the shore is shorthand for at the beach on the Jersey shore. The Moms club members I’ve met and the gals from One Fit […]

Read the full post -> July 29, 2014 beach

Book Review : The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain is the fictional account of Ernest Hemingway’s first wife, Hadley. The book is narrated by Hadley, mostly, and covers her backstory but mostly the courtship of Hadley and Hemingway and the years of their relatively brief marriage as well and their time in Paris in the 20’s when every […]

Read the full post -> June 4, 2014 book review

Book Review: Even Monsters by AJ Smith | Children’s Book That Treats Children Like The Smart Monsters That They Are

  Even Monsters, a new children’s book written and illustrated by AJ Smith is charming, funny, and wonderfully illustrated.   Written for 4-8 year olds, the book follows one my golden rules…children are smart, write smart books for them!  A “children’s book” does not have to talk down to children to be successful.  An entertaining, […]

Read the full post -> April 18, 2014 Mommy Likes

Book Review : The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell : Tremendously Well Written, Perfectly Paced and Creepily Mysterious

You know you have a goodie when you do not want the book to end.  Such is the case with The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell.  It is the author’s premiere novel and it packs a wallop!…It is a joy to read from page one…a simmering mystery, slowly unraveled while the front story is just […]

Read the full post -> April 9, 2014 book review

Book Review | Romancing the Brand by Tim Halloran

As an Amazon Vine Voice, I get my pick of new titles in exchange for a fair review.  Tim Halloran’s Romancing the Brand : How Brands Create Strong Intimate Relationships with Consumers caught my eye. I love marketing and good marketing books. After a quick peek inside this book on Amazon, I decided to take a […]

Read the full post -> April 8, 2014 book review

Book Review: Mrs Kennedy and Me by Clint Hill and Lisa McCubbin

Someone recently told me that one of the best way to learn new things is to read as many memoirs as I can get my hands on.  The truth is, I was already a fan of memoirs.  My being a fan has to do with my fascination with life and how folks choose to live […]

Read the full post -> February 25, 2014 Author

Happy Valentines Day, 2014, A Word on Kissing

Below, in honor of Valentine’s Day, is a repost of one of my personal favorites.  A book review on a kissing book, A Compendium of Kisses by Lana Citron.  I would like to add to this post by mentioning that I am a lucky I girl because I got to marry the best kisser I […]

Read the full post -> February 13, 2014 book review

Book Review: Jab, Jab, Jab Right Hook by Gary Vaynerchuck | How-To Social Media Marketing Guide

    “Social media is like crack – immediately gratifying and hugely addictive.” This truism is just one of the thousands of morsels of reliable and insightful social media marketing wisdom to be found in Gary Vaynerchuk‘s latest book, Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World. I […]

Read the full post -> November 12, 2013 book review

Exclusive Interview with Tish Jett, Author of Forever Chic | New Blockbuster Guide For Women

I am very excited to share a stellar new book with you.  It is a fashion, beauty, “change your life” guidebook for women of all ages titled Forever Chic.  As an extra bonus, I was able to secure an exclusive interview with the author, Tish Jet. Forever Chic was released on October 15th and is killing it […]

Read the full post -> October 21, 2013 Author

Book Review : What a Mother Knows by Leslie Lehr, More Twists and Turns Than a Rollercoaster

I am very happy to be a part of an author blog tour for the newly released mystery/drama/suspense novel, What a Mother Knows by Leslie Lehr. As I mentioned previously, Perfection, by Julie Metz, saved my “reading life.”  After a brief blip of being unable to read an entire book, I am now cured and […]

Read the full post -> May 16, 2013 book review

Book Review: Perfection by Julie Metz | The Memoir You Will Not Soon Forget

Julie Metz, author of Perfection has restored by faith in books. I mean it! I have about ten to twenty, half-read books strewn around my bedroom and office.  The books were all pretty good, but somehow after reaching the halfway point of each book, my interest got pulled in a different direction. The half-read book […]

Read the full post -> May 14, 2013 Mommy Likes

Book Review : Smart Chefs Stay Slim by Allison Adato | Tips and Tricks from Those Who Know

The nice folks at Penguin publishing were kind of to send me a copy of Smart Chefs Stay Thin.  Although the book was free, the review is my very own! Smart Chefs Stay Slim by  Allison Adato is a clever , ingenious way  present a cookbook and in essence, a book about healthy eating.  She […]

Read the full post -> January 23, 2013 book review

Book Review: The Good Woman by Jane Porter – New Book Enjoyable with Some Teeth

After the stress of the the election, I needed to chill out and find something, anything, that would take me away…Luckily, the nice folks at the Berkley Publishing Group had sent me the first in a trilogy of books called The Good Woman by Jane Porter – it was the perfect cure.  A little bit […]

Read the full post -> November 8, 2012 Mommy Likes

Book Review/Giveaway: Televenge by Pamela King Cable The Romance / Thriller Causing a Buzz!

A well-written book is a good book. A well-written book that has an amazing story is a fantastic book!  A book that has BOTH is a rare treasure. That is what the highly anticipated romance/suspense novel, Televenge, is – a rare treasure.  The author, Pamela King Cable,  weaves a tale so intricate and meaningful that […]

Read the full post -> October 5, 2012 book giveaway