Amy’s Reading (and Bad Mood) Update

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

So far 2017 has been a terrific year for great books. But I’ll be perfectly honest: This has NOT, in my opinion, been a terrific year politically. In fact, these days I spend most of my time feeling horrified, disgusted, appalled, and sad. I read the news (online and in print) throughout the day and appreciate journalists more than ever. Staying on top of current events is overwhelming and depressing….

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Interview with Julie Pennell + #DebBallGiveaway of THE YOUNG WIVES CLUB

Saturday, August 5, 2017

We are in for such a treat! I am so happy to welcome Julie Pennell as our special guest on The Debutante Ball today. Originally from the south, Julie is a fellow New Yorker, a wonderful writer, and the author of one of my favorite books THE YOUNG WIVES CLUB. I devoured Julie’s book over a weekend and loved every page. Listed in Southern Living’s “Best New Summer Books,” this…

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Just a few tasks to do before settling into summer…

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

There’s nothing quite like the total relaxation one feels in the summer! The carefree days when the schedule is wide open, and there’s all the time in the world to get caught up on reading, writing, and rest! But first, there are a just a few things to check off the list. Summer is an important time to get chores done. And the boys are all home from college and…

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Want to be charmed? Read THE CITY BAKER’S GUIDE TO COUNTRY LIVING!

THE CITY BAKER'S GUIDE TO COUNTRY LIVING by Louise Miller
Thursday, August 11, 2016

 August is the perfect month for Louise Miller’s debut– THE CITY BAKER’S GUIDE TO COUNTRY LIVING– to hit shelves. Why? Because it’s the end of summer; the season change is upon us. And change is what Louise’s book is about. What I loved most about Livvy, the character whose life takes a twist after a flaming flambé incident, is how genuine she is in her search for happiness. She doesn’t set out to impress…

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Summer Days, Reading Away….

Thursday, July 2, 2015

One of my favorite things to do is share book recommendations! In fact, when we decided that this week would be summer reading recs, I was super-excited. But when I sat down to write the post, I froze. How do I even begin to narrow down this list? THERE ARE SO MANY AWESOME BOOKS TO READ. But here are a few of my recent favorites. (And note, I’m not including THE…

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No Beaching for Me! by Deb Danielle Younge-Ullman

I’m not a beach girl–at least, not a lying-on-the-beach girl. Due to being horribly pale, prone to heat rashes, freckles and sunburns that, unlike other people’s sunburns which turn into tans, simply peel away, leaving me back where I started, I have a hard time enjoying the beach. It’s like being Cinderella at the ball, but without the fun part of going to the dance in the glass slippers and…

Thursday, July 24, 2008
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