Patches & Buttons by Jennifer Link

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This book is adorable! It kept Rosalie’s attention and that’s hard to do! I think this book teaches a lesson in friendship! I think my favorite part of the book was when Patches took the little Stuffed Elephant to Buttons & they started playing! Rosalie kept saying, “Dog. Buh.” While pointing at the dog & the bunny. Michael says that Patches the dog reminds him of our dog, Cleo, because she is one that would become friends with a Bunny! We have had bunnies before & when the little bitty babies would get out of their cages right after birth, Cleo would simply put them in her mouth & bring them to us so we could figure out where they went! Read More

Patches & Buttons Book Cover Patches & Buttons
Jennifer Link
Kids
Outskirts Press
March 2014
Hardcover
38

This book centers around two characters named Patches the dog and Buttons the bunny. In this story we are taken on a short journey through the eyes of Buttons to understand why he is always frightened. He is afraid of every loud noise from the dog barking to the household appliances. No matter where he goes it seems the things he wants to get away from follow him. Learn how two animals who are so different can learn to come together and find friendship. Join me on this adventure of Patches and Buttons.

Secondhand Sapphire by Nicole Tillman

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Nicole TillmanSapphire has come to grips with the fact that she’s a failure as a wife and an even bigger failure as a mother. Resigning herself to a life of simple detachment, she lives by one rule- No men. 

That is, until she meets Collin. He is able to see past her inked skin, her pierced features, and her hardened heart. He is determined to worm his way into her life, even if she pushes him away at every turn. 
But once her defenses are lowered, she remembers exactly why she erected them in the first place. She fears loss. She knows that the world is a dark, unforgiving place and doesn’t need another reason to be angry. 
Can she open herself up and take a chance on someone who could eventually leave? Or will she run from from her fear of inevitable failure? 
As she is tested time and time again, she realizes that she does have a sliver of control over the things that happen in her life. Not everything is predestined and doomed to fail. Or so she hopes… 
At the precipice of a most important decision she wonders if she has the courage to step back into the roles she once failed to fill. She is tired of living with only rubble and destruction to keep her company and is faced with only two options. 
She can fall, relinquishing her fate to the control of someone else. 
Or she can jump.

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Secondhand Sapphire Book Cover Secondhand Sapphire
Hopeless Heritage
Nicole Tillman
Contemporary Romance
Kindle, Nook & Paperback
246

Sapphire has come to grips with the fact that she's a failure as a wife and an even bigger failure as a mother. Resigning herself to a life of simple detachment, she lives by one rule- No men.
That is, until she meets Collin. He is able to see past her inked skin, her pierced features, and her hardened heart. He is determined to worm his way into her life, even if she pushes him away at every turn.
But once her defenses are lowered, she remembers exactly why she erected them in the first place. She fears loss. She knows that the world is a dark, unforgiving place and doesn't need another reason to be angry.
Can she open herself up and take a chance on someone who could eventually leave? Or will she run from from her fear of inevitable failure?
As she is tested time and time again, she realizes that she does have a sliver of control over the things that happen in her life. Not everything is predestined and doomed to fail. Or so she hopes...
At the precipice of a most important decision she wonders if she has the courage to step back into the roles she once failed to fill. She is tired of living with only rubble and destruction to keep her company and is faced with only two options.
She can fall, relinquishing her fate to the control of someone else.
Or she can jump.

Queen Vernita Visits Gator Country by Dawn Menge

Disclosure; I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

Queen Vernita Visits Gator Country is an absolutely adorable book! All 3 of my kids enjoyed it immensely! I first read it to Miss Rosalie right before naptime & it held her attention! I think she really enjoyed looking at the pictures as well as hearing the book being read. Michael read it once he got home from school, as one of his reading assignments. He has been assigned a certain number of minutes that he has to read each month, so he was all for reading a new book! Read More

Queen Vernita Visits Gator Country Book Cover Queen Vernita Visits Gator Country
Dawn Menge
Outskirts Press
April 2014
Paperback
31

Queen Vernita continues her adventures in the deep south. She learns all about the plantations, how the slaves lived, jazz, the Bayou and even holds a baby alligator

Both Sides by Paul E. Stawski

Imagine if you were in a tragic accident – unable to move or speak but otherwise cognizant of everything around you. Imagine hearing doctors deciding your fate without you having a voice in the outcome.

Alex is a 16-year-old girl who finds herself in that exact situation in Both Sides, a novel that begins when – while on a class field trip – Alex and another girl, Sandra, end up in a horrible accident.

If the doctors act quickly, they may be able to save one body…and one brain. Amid the confusion and uncertainty, we hear everything that’s going on in Alex’s mind – from her initial disbelief to her quips about the absurdity of it all to her realization that she may have to go through the rest of her life living in the body of a girl she couldn’t stand. If she survives.

Both Sides tackles these issues and more. Within its pages every reader will find her own answers and discover, in the end, a story of courage and a girl who never before existed.

Award-winning author Paul E. Stawski captures the minute-by-minute struggles of a 16-year-old girl whose world is suddenly turned upside down in Both Sides. Radical brain surgery is the only option. Time is running out and Alex’s mind is racing: will she still be the same person when she comes out on the other side?

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