On My Bookshelf


A touching story that takes place in the lowcountry of South Carolina. 
The story speaks to the bonds between mothers and daughters and it
 also addresses the plight of the majestic and endangered sea turtle at the same time.

August 27, 2014

A sensitive and thought provoking love story. with a bit of mystery and a surprise thrown in towards the end. This story also exemplifies the strong and selfless love a mother has for her child.

September 13, 2014

  More than just a collection of seasonal recipes, this book is hand written by the author and is filled with her water color artwork. It also offers decorating and entertaining ideas to help you find ways to treasure and celebrate this cozy time of year.

October 13, 2014


 Giovanni's Light by Phyllis Theroux

This is a short story that can be read in one sitting, but the message that unfolds will stay with you long after you close the book. It is the story of a town where time stopped for Christmas and a reminder to appreciate the little things life has to offer. Reading this book during the holiday season can become a new family tradition.

November 13, 2014 

This is a short but sentimental story that reminds the reader about the importance of making family a priority. A young couple and their daughter move in with an elderly widow, and accidentally find a box containing old letters in the attic. When the father discovers the mystery behind the letters he finally understands the lesson that the widow has desperately been trying to teach him... that the first Christmas gift was the gift of love...the love that a parent has for their child.

December 15, 2014



Inspired You by Marion Parsons

This book is by the author of the Miss Mustard Seed Blog. It is filled with amazing photography, creative projects, and words of encouragement. Marion also stresses that decorating your home does not need to be expensive, but should rather be about making it a reflection of your style. So if making your home into a cozy place where you create memories with family and friends is important to you, then this book will provide the inspiration you need to get started...one project at at time.

January 17, 2015



Real Moms Making Real Money At Home In Their Pajamas By Stephanie O'Dea  

This is a concise book that is the first in a series, to help new or existing bloggers navigate the rapidly growing on line community. In addition to developing an income from blogging, it touches on the topics of social media, branding, time management, and ethics. The author's warm writing style makes you feel like you are chatting with a friend who is helping to mentor you through a new endeavor.

February 16, 2015


This book is written by the author of the blog Perfectly Imperfect. It consists of 75 quick projects that encourage you to transform your home without breaking the bank, and to enjoy the process rather than trying to achieve perfection.

March 12, 2013  



   Just 18 Summers by Michelle Cox and Rene Gutteridge

This is a story about 4 families who are connected but at different stages in life and with different parenting styles. There are moments that will make you laugh and moments that will bring a tear to your eye as you follow these families on the journey of lessons they are about to learn. It is an insightful story that will cause you to reflect on how short the first 18 years you are given with your children really are, and how important it is to appreciate and treasure the time you have been given.

June 3, 2015 


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