SHARON September 11, 2021SHARE:   FACEBOOK  TWITTER  PINTEREST  TUMBLR Finding the good in people you come across daily is something most of us think little about. The unpleasant fact is that we all tend to judge and even criticize others across our interactions. That spills into negative comments about people, drawing comparisons, and ultimately separation from […]

SHARON September 5, 2021SHARE:   FACEBOOK  TWITTER  PINTEREST  TUMBLR David Bell’s newest thriller, Kill All Your Darlings, takes us through those mysterious college hallways where the inside politics behind classroom lecture halls are revealed. That pressure to publish is real. It’s easy to see why Professor Connor Nye passed off a missing student’s manuscript as his own. […]

SHARON August 29, 2021SHARE:   FACEBOOK  TWITTER  PINTEREST  TUMBLR Simply put, empathy is being able to feel the experience of another person. If you’ve ever noticed a small child try to comfort a distressed playmate or even a baby closely watch a crying infant, you have seen the early signs of empathy. It appears as if […]

SHARON August 2, 2021SHARE:   FACEBOOK  TWITTER  PINTEREST  TUMBLR This summer read unearthed a range of emotions for me that seldom happens in one novel. Not only do I love magnolias, I grew up on a tobacco farm much like Austin Foster and her family. Unlike me, she grows up while raising her six siblings after […]

SHARON July 13, 2021SHARE:   FACEBOOK  TWITTER  PINTEREST  TUMBLR Now that the grip of the pandemic is loosening, we are getting on with life the way we once did. As with any great interruption in life, we can experience lingering effects of that season. But there is one topic we tend to bury and struggle to […]

SHARON July 9, 2021SHARE:   FACEBOOK  TWITTER  PINTEREST  TUMBLR Northern Spy is a story of Tessa, an intelligent, career-focused woman raising her infant son on her own. The Irish Republic Army has been active. Terrorist attacks have threatened the peaceful life Tessa shares with her sister, a paramedic, and her mother, a house cleaner. Everyone, including […]

The Most Natural Antidote for Physical and Mental Health May be Missing in Your Life SHARON June 22, 2021SHARE:   FACEBOOK  TWITTER  PINTEREST  TUMBLR I have had the benefit of “throat clearing” five decades to see change in society. I’ve learned about many modern medical advances and pharmaceutical cures for things that ail us. Yet a […]

SHARON June 13, 2021SHARE:   FACEBOOK  TWITTER  PINTEREST  TUMBLR Have you ever regretted the choices you’ve made in life? In The Midnight Library, Nora Seed regrets everything, believing she is insignificant and of no use to anyone. She can’t even properly care for her cat, which happens to be the last straw in her state of […]

SHARON June 11, 2021SHARE:   FACEBOOK  TWITTER  PINTEREST  TUMBLR When I was in my early twenties, I accepted a position at a group home for teenagers who were wards of the state. I enjoyed the work and saw promise and potential in the kids immediately. They had been dealt a most rotten hand in life and […]

SHARON June 6, 2021SHARE:   FACEBOOK  TWITTER  PINTEREST  TUMBLR Ordinary Grace is one of those novels that wraps you up in a time period with vivid details as told from the perspective of Frank Drum, looking back on his thirteenth summer in 1961. The setting of New Bremen, Minnesota represents typical American small towns with networks […]