Saturday, December 10, 2016

Author of the Week: Bryn Greenwood


November went so well that I decided to extend the Author appreciation features into December...
The Holiday season is a great time to express how thankful you are for the big and small things in your life. For me, I have a wonderful family and so many blessings... One of which is being able to read books! Now there are many things that contribute to that blessing, but the main contributors are the Authors that write the stories I get lost in. I wanted to show my appreciation for their time and effort, so I decided to feature a favorite Author of mine each week in November & December. The seventh featured Author is Bryn Greenwood. I came across her book, All the Ugly and Wonderful Things and quickly became addicted. The premise was a tad taboo, but GOSH! it's my favorite of 2016. I found it to be heart breaking and beautiful all at the same time. You MUST check it out -http://amzn.to/2eX2M9b -& yes, that's me being bossy ;)
MEET THE AUTHOR OF THE WEEK:

BRYN GREENWOOD is a fourth-generation Kansan and the daughter of a mostly reformed drug dealer. She is the author of the novels All the Ugly and Wonderful Things, Last Will, and Lie Lay Lain. She lives in Lawrence, Kansas. 
YOU CAN CHECK OUT HER PAGES HERE: TWITTER: @bryngreenwood INSTAGRAM: @bryngreenwood WEBSITE: www.bryngreenwood.com, FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/bryngreenwoodwriter/ Bryn Greenwood was kind enough to indulge us with some interview answers & you won't want to miss the last one. *** A work in progress and there may be a mermaid involved! <- I'm sold already! Interview Question #1: What is your favorite Winter tradition? BG: Staying inside underneath a pile of blankets with my dogs. Interview Question #2: If you had to describe your writing using just one sentence... What would you say? BG: writing is very spare, but full of intense emotion. Interview Question #3: Are you thankful for any one person that inspired you to write? BG: My grandfather, who read voraciously and never questioned that writing was a valid way to spend my time. Interview Question #4: If you could only read two books for the rest of your life... Which two would you choose? BG: Anthony Trollope's The Way We Live Now and William Goldman's The Princess Bride. Interview Question #5: What book are you most thankful for? BG: The Tombs of Atuan by Ursula K. LeGuin Last, but not least ... Interview Question #6: Are you working on any upcoming releases? BG: I'm working on several things, none of which have a release date. One is a young adult novel about surveillance cameras and secrets. The other is adult fiction about a set of triplets, a baseball player, and a mermaid. That concludes the interview... Now let's get a glimpse from my review. "Readers are either going to hate this one or love it... For me, it was a book that instantly captured my attention and held me captive through the final page. I can't remember the last time I was so eager to indulge in words. There was something about the underlying taboo and the emotional turmoil on the surface that helped me look past the age difference and realize that Wavy was forced to grow up faster than normal and it wasn't because of Kellen. She was verbally abused by her mother, was forced to care for her little brother, and was in the company of drugs, sex, and alcohol. The only constant in her life was Kellen. He protected her, paid for her education, and in a some weird way.. was *the normal* part of her life. Their relationship started as guardian/child, but then as time progressed so did the feelings and intimacy. It's not honorable to play off of a child's emotions and I want to think that Kellen tried his best to keep her at arms length. The problem was that Wavy felt alone and unwanted when Kellen pushed her away. Without him she had no one so he did what he did to keep her close. Yes, she was young and yes, it was very wrong... But in some twisted way, it was also very right. Wavy may have been young, but she was mature and knew what she wanted. Together they made their ugly lives into something wonderful." Check out the full review here... http://readerscandyy.blogspot.com/2016/08/all-ugly-and-wonderful-things-by-bryn.html To end this feature, I want to say THANK YOU to Bryn Greenwood for taking the time to participate in our fun appreciation event. I truly believe that each book is a work of art that deserves so much praise. All the Ugly and Wonderful Things may gravitate away from the norm, but it's a read you won't forget. Please check it out!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Author of the Week: Stephanie Oakes

November went so well that I decided to extend the Author appreciation features into December... The Holiday season is a great time to express how thankful you are for the big and small things in your life. For me, I have a wonderful family and so many blessings... One of which is being able to read books! Now there are many things that contribute to that blessing, but the main contributors are the Authors that write the stories I get lost in. I wanted to show my appreciation for their time and effort, so I decided to feature a favorite Author of mine each week in November & December. The sixth featured Author is Stephanie Oakes. I came across her book, The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly and was blown away by how unique it was. It was an eerie story that packed a hard punch. I became addicted fast and that's why it's a top read from 2016. I hope you will all check it out! -http://amzn.to/2dGCPcC
MEET THE AUTHOR OF THE WEEK...  Stephanie Oakes lives in Spokane, Washington, and works as a library media teacher in a combined middle and elementary school. She has an MFA in poetry from Eastern Washington University. The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly is her debut novel. You can check out her pages below... Website: www.stephanieoakesbooks.com Twitter: @StephanieEOakes
Author Stephanie Oakes took the time to fill out this fun interview so BE sure to read on... I'm told she reveals info on an upcoming release! Interview Question #1: What is your favorite Winter tradition? SO: My favorite winter activity is visiting to a town near me, Leavenworth, Washington. The entire town is modeled after a Bavarian village and it basically looks like an old-fashioned Christmas card. You can get hot cocoa and go on a sleigh ride and eat really good food. It's kind of awesome.  Interview Question #2: If you had to describe your writing using just one sentence... What would you say? SO: Hopefully, my writing draws people in with great characters and stories that stay with them for a long time. Interview Question #3: Are you thankful for any one person that inspired you to write? SO: My mom has been a huge cheerleader for me. I've often talked with her about aspects of the writing process that I'm struggling with and she always has the best advice. Interview Question #4: If you could only read two books for the rest of your life... Which two would you choose? SO: Any Harry Potter book (if I had to choose...Goblet of Fire) and The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart. Interview Question #5: What are you most thankful for? SO: I'm so thankful that I get to write books and talk with readers, either online or at book events. There is probably nothing better in the world than that for an author. Last, but not least ... Interview Question #6: Are you working on any upcoming releases? SO: I have a book coming out in summer 2017 called THE ARSONIST, a YA mystery that I'm very excited about! That concludes the interview.... Now it's onto my review of The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly Here is a snippet: "I'm not even sure how to summarize this book without saying that everyone just needs to read it. There are so many unpredictable twists and turns that my brain was swarmed with multiple possibilities. I wasn't sure how everything was going to turn out, but I felt a weight lift off my chest near the end. The story just kind of danced off the pages into beautiful bliss. Minnow finds peace in her own way and even though I still had questions, my heart was content. I definitely urge all to read this one and if you have similar recommendation please let me know!"
You can find my full review HERE

To end this feature, I want to say THANK YOU to Author Stephanie Oakes for taking the time to participate in our fun appreciation event. I truly believe that each book is a work of art that deserves so much praise & The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly does not disappoint so please, please check it out!

Friday, December 2, 2016

The Secret Horses of Briar Hill by Megan Shepherd

There are winged horses that live in the mirrors of Briar Hill hospital. In the mirrors that line its grand hallways, which once belonged to a princess. In those that reflect the elegant rooms, now filled with sick children. It is her secret.

One morning, when Emmaline climbs over the wall of the hospital’s abandoned gardens, she discovers something incredible: a white horse with broken wings has left the mirror-world and entered her own. 

Tucked into the garden’s once-gleaming sundial, Emmaline finds a letter from the Horse Lord. He is hiding the wounded white horse, named Foxfire, from a dark and sinister force—a Black Horse who hunts by colorless moonlight. If Emmaline is to keep the Black Horse from finding her new friend, she must collect colorful objects with which to blind him. But where can Emmaline find color when her world is filled with gray?



MY THOUGHTS:
5/5 STARS

This tiny book packed a hard punch... While it was wrote for Middle Graders, I found it to be very inspiring. The theme was high fantasy with magic laced between each word, but overall, the concept was very dark and eerie with a lot of meaning. 

It's a story about a young girl in a hospital for the sick. She sees winged horses in the mirrors and eventually finds one in the garden. There is a darkness that hovers over their safety though. In order to protect the horse, Emmaline must bring color to the gray atmosphere. It's a rich story about hope and dreams. A historical fiction that meets Narnia of the sorts.

You can't go into this one without an imagination though... The story has a strong foundation, but it's up to the reader on how they interpret the Author's words. For me, the black horse was death. I felt that darkness looming over Emma just threatening to take her life at anytime. I think for others though it could symbolize many things. It's all about perspective, age, maturity, and so on. I found myself truly touched after finishing this one... It really opened my eyes to the world around me. I found myself observing the color more and being appreciative for the simplest things. 

Monday, November 28, 2016

Author of the Week: Meg Wiviott


November is the month of Thanksgiving! It's filled with reminders of our blessings and it's a time to be thankful for all of the big and small things in your life. For me, I have a wonderful family and so many blessings... One of which is being able to read books! Now there are many things that contribute to that blessing, but the main contributors are the Authors that write the stories I get lost in. I wanted to show my appreciation for their time and effort, so I decided to feature a favorite Author of mine each week in November. The fifth featured Author is Meg Wiviott - Author. I came across her book, Paper Hearts and fell in love.... It was a story that was rich in history and vivid in emotion. It's a book that should be read by all! That's why it's one of my favorites from 2016 so I hope you will all check it out -> http://amzn.to/2e2Ev0S

A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE WEEK, Meg Wiviott - Author
When I was six years old, I decided the world needed more Little Bear stories. I wrote and illustrated my own additions to Elsa Holmelund Minarik and Maurice Sendak's classic series. When I showed them to my father, he kindly explained the word "plagiarism" to me. It's amazing I ever picked up a pencil again, but I did. I just stopped showing my work to my father.

In high school I wrote really, really bad poetry.

When my children were born I rediscovered the wonders of children's literature and started writing picture books again (though I don't illustrate them anymore because I can only draw stick-people).

I graduated from the MFA (Master's of Fine Arts) Program in Writing for Children and Young Adults at The Vermont College of Fine Arts in July 2011.

When I am not writing, I am ususally reading, or doing needlepoint.

I am married and live in New Jersey. My husband and I have two grown kids and a ridiculously friendly cat named Slide.
Be sure to check out her pages below...
Website- MegWiviott.com Goodreads- https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3396559.Meg_Wiviott

FB- Meg Wiviott - Author

Meg took the time to fill out this fun interview so please be sure to read on... I'm told she reveals info on an upcoming release! <- THIS MAKES ME ALL KINDS OF EXCITED! Interview Question #1: What is your favorite fall tradition?
MW: Thanksgiving -- Family, food and football!

Interview Question #2: If you had to describe your writing using just one sentence... What would you say?
MW: Sometimes it is all rainbows and unicorns, most times, though it's like pulling teeth.

Interview Question #3: Are you thankful for any one person that inspired you to write?
MW: I was inspired by books more than any one person. My favorite books growing up were all the LITTLE BEAR stories by Elsa Holmelund Minarik, FREDDIE THE DETECTIVE by Walter R. Brooks, ME AND CALEB by Franklyn E. Meyer, and WHERE THE RED FERNS GROW by Wilson Rawls.

Interview Question #4: If you could only read two books for the rest of your life... Which two would you choose?
MW: I think I might die if I could only read two books for the rest of my life. Or I might die trying to pick two books. That said, my short list would include: THE BOOK THIEF by Marcus Zusak, hands down my most favorite book; and probably THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, because there's a lot jammed into that one book and if I can only read two books for the rest of my life, they better be really long; and maybe the new Tana French book THE TRESPASSER, which I haven't read yet, but I know I'm going to love because all her work is fantastic, and I don't mind reading mysteries again even when I know who the murderer is because it's fun to see what hints I missed.


Interview Question #5: What book are you most thankful for?
MW: THE HOUSE AT POOH CORNER, because that is where my love of reading began.
Last, but not least ... Interview Question #6: Are you working on any upcoming releases?
MW: I am close to sending another historical young adult novel set in Los Alamos during 1944-45 to my agent.
Let's take a look at my review of Paper Hearts...

Here is a brief snippet:
"My heart was truly touched by this book. I found the brutality to be inspiring. It really made me feel appreciative and blessed for the most simple of things. I looked at my pen and paper completely differently. It no longer was just a piece of tree and an ink cylinder. It was a sliver of hope and power. A way to tell a historic story that should be shouted from the rooftops. I found the words insightful and important. I wanted to jump into the story and wrap my arms around the girls. I wanted to tell them how brave they were and how inspiring their story was. To know this was based on a true story just makes it that much more enthralling. I highly recommend it to every reader. This is a piece of history we should immerse ourselves in in order to always be reminded of how truly blessed we are..."

To check out my full review click below...
http://readerscandyy.blogspot.com/2016/06/paper-hearts-by-meg-wiviott.html

To end this feature, I want to say THANK YOU to Meg for taking the time to participate in our month of appreciation. I truly believe that each book is a work of art that deserves so much praise. Paper Hearts is one that should not be missed so please, please check it out!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Author of the Week: Marissa Kennerson

November is the month of Thanksgiving! It's filled with reminders of our blessings and it's a time to be thankful for all of the big and small things in your life. For me, I have a wonderful family and so many blessings... One of which is being able to read books! Now there are many things that contribute to that blessing, but the main contributors are the Authors that write the stories I get lost in. I wanted to show my appreciation for their time and effort, so I decided to feature a favorite Author of mine each week in November. The fourth Author I'm featuring is Marissa Kennerson... She wrote a book called The Family and I loved it! It's a cult feel thriller with deep emotion and swoony romance. Definitely a MUST READ and a favorite from 2016, so I hope you will all check it out HERE.

MEET THE AUTHOR OF THE WEEK...
Marissa Kennerson received her B.A. in English Literature from the University of California at Berkeley. Before earning her master’s degree in psychology and art therapy, she worked for Wired and Glamour. She lives in California with her family.
Be sure to check out her pages (leave a like, a tweet, or a follow) ...<3- FB- Marissa Kennerson Twitter- @MarissaAlexK Website- marissakennerson.com
Marissa was kind enough to fill out this fun interview! Read on to find out her fall favorite, who inspired her writing, and a book she is most thankful for... Interview Question #1: What is your favorite fall tradition? MK: Ooh. I love fall - so I love this question! I think baking pumpkin bread. The spices, the smiles on people's faces when you deliver a loaf. Yes! Eating it with a cup of coffee... Interview Question #2: If you had to describe your writing using just one sentence... What would you say? MK: Ominous Interview Question #3: Are you thankful for any one person that inspired you to write? MK: Jessica Almon - my editor at Full Fathom Five (now at Razorbill) - who really believed in me. Interview Question #4: If you could only read two books for the rest of your life... Which two would you choose? MK: Ahh! Whitney!! Lol. Okay - I Capture the Castle and Jane Eyre. Interview Question #5: What book are you most thankful for? MK: Stargirl. I think I saw myself in her and always so thankful for books that encourage you to be YOU! Last, but not least ... Interview Question #6: Are you working on any upcoming releases? MK: I am! I am working on a new YA thriller set half in NASA. Let's talk about my thoughts on the book...
Here is a snippet from my review. "The life of the collective is tragic and brutal. Basically everyone worships Adam, the leader and thinks they deserve punishment when they don't follow "the rules".They all believe that infection will consume them if they leave and are very content in confinement. All but the main character Twig that is... When she gets into an accident and is taken to a hospital all her views are altered. Nothing is as she expected. People explain how infection spreads and helps her to see that maybe everything she knows is based on lies. When she returns to the collective she struggles with the new found knowledge and starts to crave whats on the outside. Through brutal punishments and belittling, Twig tries to hold it together long enough to hopefully be freed. It's a long shot, but she doesn't give up through the final page."
You can check out the full review here. http://readerscandyy.blogspot.com/2015/12/the-family-by-marissa-kennerson.html
I want to end this week long feature with a HUGE THANK YOU to Author Marissa Kennerson for the time and effort put into this fun feature! Each and every book wrote is a piece of art that should be praised. I am so looking forward to her next book & I really hope you all check out The Family (http://amzn.to/2cSMpd1).

Sunday, November 20, 2016

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story.

Daniel: I’ve always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents’ high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store—for both of us.

The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true? 

MY REVIEW:
5/5 STARS

This was one of the most beautiful, thought provoking young adult books I've ever read. There were lessons within the words and grit beneath the surface. It was an intense book that pulled at my heartstrings and opened my eyes to a subject that I was blind to... It pulled me in with it's lyrical prose and kept me captivated with deep rooted emotion. 

Natasha and Daniel are both familiar with immigration... One has family pushing for the American dream, while the other is fighting deportation struggles. When their worlds collide, it brings an unexpected connection that leads to an emotional, passionate whirlwind romance. Together they participate in a questionnaire to prove that love can be scientific. In just one day they fall in love and embed inspiration in one another. It was a unique concept that brought so much to the table. 

This was my first book by Nicola Yoon and I honestly can't say enough good things. She took an intense subject with ugly situations and somehow turned them into inspirational beauty. The words made me stop and think and there were lines that I indulged in more than once. I think that especially during this time ... all readers need to give it a read. It's educational, romantic, and everything a ya contemporary should be.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Author of the Week: Michelle Modesto

November is the month of Thanksgiving! It's filled with reminders of our blessings and it's a time to be thankful for all of the big and small things in your life. For me, I have a wonderful family and so many blessings... One of which is being able to read books! Now there are many things that contribute to that blessing, but the main contributors are the Authors that write the stories I get lost in. I wanted to show my appreciation for their time and effort, so I decided to feature a favorite Author of mine each week in November. The third Author I will feature isMichelle Modesto. I recently came across her book called Revenge and the Wild, purchased it, and became addicted very fast. It's a unique debut with a magical/steampunk feel. There are cannibals, western shootouts, characters with machine body parts, and swoon worthy romance... I mean how crazy cool is that? I put it on my top reads from 2016 list, so I hope you will all check it out ->http://amzn.to/2dkJjxy
MEET THE AUTHOR BEHIND THE BOOK...
Michelle Modesto is an associate editor at Gold Man Review, a west coast literary journal. She is also a former tattoo artist and works as a dog groomer and rescuer. She loves hockey, mudding and redneck things. She lives in Northern California with her two kids and a couple of bed-hogging bull mastiffs

Be sure to follow her at the pages below...
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2dkM55S
FB: Michelle Modesto
Twitter: ellemodesto
Website: http://www.michellemodesto.com/
I'm so excited that Author Michelle Modesto took the time to fill out this fun interview. Read to find out who inspired her writing... or just to see what her favorite fall tradition is. <3- Interview Question #1: What is your favorite fall tradition? MM: Reading by the fire while drinking pumpkin flavored coffee.



Interview Question #2: If you had to describe your writing using just one sentence... What would you say? MM: Odd and a bit dark.



Interview Question #3: Are you thankful for any one person that inspired you to write? MM: My mom. She passed away this year. She encouraged me to write. I owe everything to her.

Interview Question #4: If you could only read two books for the rest of your life... Which two would you choose? MM: Reapers are the Angels by Alden Bell. It's everything. And Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
Interview Question #5: What book are you most thankful for? MM: Where the Heart is by Billie Letts. This book played an important part in my life when I was a teen.

Last, but not least ... Interview Question #6: Are you working on any upcoming releases?
MM: Nothing that's going to be released any time soon, but I'm always writing.
That concludes the interview... Now onto my Review


Here is a snippet from my review of Revenge and the Wild...
"This story was a wild adventure packed with suspense, romance, and mystery. There were many twists and turns that I never expected and the romance was quite overwhelming. There were so many potential suitors, but only one was true love."
Check out my full review here -

http://readerscandyy.blogspot.com/2016/03/revenge-and-wild-by-michelle-modesto.html

To end this feature, I want to say THANK YOU to Michelle for taking the time to participate in this month long event. Please everyone check out Revenge and the Wild. You won't be disappointed!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Author of the Week: Paulette Mahurin



November is the month of Thanksgiving! It's filled with reminders of our blessings and it's a time to be thankful for all of the big and small things in your life. For me, I have a wonderful family and so many blessings... One of which is being able to read books! Now there are many things that contribute to that blessing, but the main contributors are the Authors that write the stories I get lost in. I wanted to show my appreciation for their time and effort, so I decided to feature a favorite Author of mine each week in November. The second Author I will feature is Paulette Mahurin. I recently came across her book called The Seven Year Dress, purchased it, and LOVED every page. It's a story that's rich in history and packs an emotional gut punch. I put it on my top reads from 2016 list, so I hope you will all check it out -> http://amzn.to/2dxLqLh

(PLUS, please note that profits from her books go to help rescue dogs. <- I'm all about that!)

Meet the Author:

Paulette Mahurin lives with her husband Terry and three dogs, Max, Bella, and Lady Luck in Ventura County, California. She grew up in West Los Angeles and attended UCLA, where she received a Master’s Degree in Science.

While in college, she won awards and was published for her short-story writing. One of these stories, Something Wonderful, was based on the couple presented in His Name Was Ben, which she expanded into the fictionalized novel in 2014. The first week out, His Name Was Ben, made it to top ten books sold in the Amazon Kindle store (topic: health/wellness/cancer). Her first novel, The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap, made it to Amazon bestseller lists and won awards, including best historical fiction of the year 2012 in Turning the Pages Magazine.

Semi-retired, she continues to work part-time as a Nurse Practitioner in Ventura County. When she’s not writing, she does pro-bono consultation work with women with cancer, works in the Westminister Free Clinic as a volunteer provider, volunteers as a mediator in the Ventura County Courthouse for small claims cases, and involves herself, along with her husband, in dog rescue. 

YOU CAN CHECK OUT HER PAGES HERE...
Blogsite:
https://thepersecutionofmildreddunlap.wordpress.com/

Facebook: Paulette Mahurin's Books

Amazon Page:
http://amzn.to/2dPWzv3 

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/MahurinPaulette


Paulette is such a genuine, kind soul... She took the time to fill out this fun interview & I hope you will all check it out! 

Interview Question #1: What is your favorite fall tradition?
PM: Thanksgiving. The day of gratitude is a beautiful reminder to hold that in our hearts all year long.

Interview Question #2: If you had to describe your writing using just one sentence...
What would you say?
PM: Organically spontaneous is where my best writing comes from; in the framework of a story that interests me.

Interview Question #3: Are you thankful for any one person that inspired you to write?
PM: Deb Norton. A wonderful writing teacher who really set a fire under me.

Interview Question #4: If you could only read two books for the rest of your life... Which two would you choose?


PM: The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz and Man's Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl

Interview Question #5: What book are you most thankful for?
PM: The Four Agreements is beautifully written and inspirationaly helpful.

Last, but not least ... Interview Question #6: Are you working on any upcoming releases?
PM: No, I'm working on my next novel. In the beginning phases. 

*And lastly let me say a heartfelt thank you for your support of my book. With all my profits going to help get dogs out of kill shelters I'm truly grateful for your contribution. And to anyone else who has helped with the effort to free a dog from a kill shelter you have my heart's gratitude. To date this year in 2016 we've help free 157 dogs. Last year's total was 148. More to come.
That concludes the interview... 

Here is a snippet from my review of The Seven Year Dress by Paulette Mahurin's Books... (http://amzn.to/2dJ71BT)
"This book was historical fiction at it's finest. The ugly words were intricately weaved into a beautiful story of strength and perseverance. My heart ached with pain and swelled with inspiration. The circumstances Helen overcame were gut wrenching and awful. She lost loved ones, was humiliated in more ways than one, and in the end had lasting emotional scars."

Check out the full review here - http://readerscandyy.blogspot.com/2016/10/the-seven-year-dress-by-paulette-mahurin.html
I want to end this feature with a HUGE THANK YOU to Author Paulette Mahurin for the time and effort put into this fun feature! Each and every book wrote is a piece of art that should be praised. I am so looking forward to picking up her other books and I hope you all will check out The Seven Year Dress
*Don't forget profits from her books go to rescuing dog
s!