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If You Love Me, Kill Me

It has been a delight to once again read, and review, another book by author Pauline Hayton. “If You Love Me, Kill Me” is a much different story than any of Hayton’s previous titles. However, Hayton has once again provided the reader with a well-written, easy to follow, and enjoyable read. Or at least as …

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Bumptabulous

“Bumptabulous- 20 Moms Expose Pregnancy” is a unique compilation of the stories of twenty different mom bloggers and their experiences. Without an introduction, the opening pages dive right into the story of the first mom featured. The book is in a very readable format and there is great uniformity throughout. Each section begins with the …

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Loving Andrew

“Loving Andrew” was, and is, a well written and eye-opening true story. In “Loving Andrew” Romy Wyllie, the book’s author has provided the reader with an unflinchingly real look at what it is like to have a child with a challenging disability. Andrew, Romy’s son, was born in 1959. However, due to his being born …

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The Dream Master

I recently finished reading “The Dream Master: Baghdad to Wallstreet; The Rise of a Hollywood Mogul” and I have to tell you it was an incredible book. The author, Joseph Mazin, is an amazing writer; the story flows easily across the pages and the characters / plot are completely believable. “The Dream Master: Baghdad to …

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A Practical Guide for Raising a Self-Directed and Caring Child: An Alternative to the Tiger Mother Parenting Style

Parents nowadays are anxious to give their children a good start and this guide is a valuable handbook to direct them in developing skills to successfully raise their children. Lichtman begins with pre and post natal care.  He examines how the change in lifestyle, financial responsibilities, health and nutrition and home environment will impact the …

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When Your Child Is Being Bullied: Real Solutions for Parents, Educators & Other Professionals

As an adult most of us have vivid childhood memories of the class bully calling names, threatening, pushing or hitting.   We may have not been the victim but were certainly at one time or another,   bystanders watching the abuse.  Most observers are reluctant to step in for fear of repercussions. The emotional power held by …

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Moon Over Vaudeville

Maureen McCabe’s “Moon Over Vaudeville” is a result of McCabe piecing together her father’s story from his old Vaudeville scrapbook.  Growing up, McCabe knew the scrapbook existed but really didn’t have as much interest in it as she did other family photos.  It wasn’t until she hit middle age that she started to appreciate her …

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Innocent War

In the opening pages of Susan Violante’s “Innocent War,” Violante tells that reader that, “I wrote a book to get to know my father, and in the process I got to know myself.  This didn’t come without hardship, loneliness, disappointment, and frustration as I set myself to break the circle of silence between parents and …

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Smart Parenting for Smart Kids: Nurturing Your Child’s True Potential

In the Introduction to “Smart Parenting for Smart Kids,” Eileen Kennedy-Moore, Ph. D. and Mark S. Lowenthal, PsyD tell us that “there’s a wrong way and a right way to use this book.  The wrong way is to view it as over two hundred pages of stuff you need to ‘fix’ or ‘improve’ about your …

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The Odd Tales of an Old Man

Edward Cardillo begins his novel, “The Odd Tales of an Old Man” with the following dedication:  “This book is dedicated to the elderly whose wisdom all too often remains untapped, but whose actions and experiences have shaped the world as we know it.” In the opening pages of the novel, the reader is introduced to …

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