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Categories of Reviews

Baby Boomer Reflections: Eighteen Special Years Between 1946 and 1964

June 12th, 2015

Baby Boomer Reflections: Eighteen Special Years Between 1946 and 1964 Author: Fred Arnow Reviewed for the NABBW by Anne Holmes All Baby Boomers share a cornucopia of iconic memories. Among them: We remember where we were when we heard that President Kennedy had been shot. In fact, many of us recall that our schools called assemblies once the story broke, and we all watched the rest of the news unfold via a black and white TV in the school gym. We were all in disbelief and shock, of course. Speaking of televisions, if you’re a Baby Boomer, you certainly recall watching your family’s... Read More

GOLD: How To Go From Lost To Found, Awaken Your Inner Power, And Discover Your Midas Touch

June 10th, 2015

GOLD: How To Go From Lost To Found, Awaken Your Inner Power, And Discover Your Midas Touch Author: Vicki Lynn King Reviewed for the NABBW by Anne Holmes Why does it seem that certain people get all the breaks while others struggle? Is it just luck, or is there something else to consider? Vicki Lynn King takes you on a journey to find the answers to these questions and more. Find out how to move past your current life circumstances and create a life you will love living! “An inspirational and motivational book. Easy to read and great exercises to get you started to fulfill your dreams. As... Read More

One Chance, One Moment: Book One – the Mandy Story

June 10th, 2015

One Chance, One Moment: Book One – the Mandy Story Author: Judith Kohnen Reviewed for the NABBW by Anne Holmes Renowned singer/musician Garry Danzlo has decided to live a life of seclusion after a debilitating car accident destroys his musical career. Guilt-ridden and stubborn, he wants no part of the holistic nurse his sister has hired to rehabilitate him. He’s determined to get rid of her, just as efficiently as he has done when sending all the prior nurses packing… But he hasn’t counted on the determination of spunky, fun-loving nurse Amanda Fields. She is determined to stay.... Read More

Cleopatra: A Life

June 10th, 2015

Cleopatra: A Life Author: Stacy Schiff Reviewed by Anne Holmes for the NABBW This is an amazing, “can’t put down” type of book. Something I’d never have anticipated, since it’s a biography of a person who lived and reigned Egypt at least thirty years BC. So huge credit goes to author Stacey Schiff, who not only did her own research for this book, but writes of Cleopatra in a very compelling way. Consider, for example, the opening paragraph to the first chapter, titled, “That Egyptian Woman:” “Among the most famous women to have lived, Cleopatra VII... Read More

The Time of My Life: A Righteous Brother’s Memoir

June 10th, 2015

The Time of My Life: A Righteous Brother’s Memoir Author: Bill Medley with Mike Marino, Foreward by Billy Joel Reviewed by Anne Holmes for the NABBW I’ll avoid the temptation to report that this is a “righteously good read,” but I will promise you that this is an incredible memoir, full of soul and inspiration. Bill Medley, obviously one half (with his late partner Bobby Hatfield) of the pioneering “blue-eyed soul” group, the Righteous Brothers, tells a story that packs a punch. It’s more than just his personal recitation of their many iconic musical hits. But... Read More

A Woman with (No) Strings Attached: A Memoir

June 10th, 2015

A Woman with (No) Strings Attached: A Memoir Author: Lucie Novak Reviewed by: Anne Holmes for the NABBW Another “slice of life” autobiographical tale, this one is an unusual and explicit memoir of one women’s journey to sexual enlightenment. Author Lucie Novak tells readers at the outset that for much of her life, she had found physical activities such as skiing (“… and I am a very good skiier.”) far more exciting than sex. In fact, she writes, at age 58, having lived with a lifetime of boring, conventional sex with her husband, she had actually convinced herself... Read More

Rainbows Over Ruins

June 10th, 2015

Rainbows Over Ruins Author: Susan Sherayko, Foreword by Noah St. John Reviewed for the NABBW by Anne Holmes This book opens with an arresting personal crisis: Author Sherayko writes of how she came home from work one evening to discover more than a mere catastrophe. What she found when she turned the key in the door of her beloved 1930s era Los Angles home – a home which was literally built into a mountain – was a literally life altering event. Her three dogs greeted her, tails wagging, and surrounded by mud, as more mud literally drooled down the stairs while water dripped from the... Read More

Baby Boomer Love (A Guide to Finding New Love After 50)

September 17th, 2014

Baby Boomer Love (A Guide to Finding New Love After 50) Author: Marion A. Eggleton Amazon Kindle Nook Reviewed for the NABBW by Anne L. Holmes As a Baby Boomer woman who has been twice married, currently for over 25 years, I have often said that should I ever become widowed, I cannot imagine that I would seek to marry again. Now don’t misunderstand me: My husband and I enjoy a very happy and supportive union. (That’s why the statement above does not entertain the options of separation or divorce. ) But now that I am in my 60s, my attitude is that should something happen to change my current... Read More

Date Me, Date My Dog: Finding Mr. Right for You and Your Pack

August 4th, 2014

Date Me, Date My Dog: Finding Mr. Right for You and Your Pack By: Leigh Anne Jasheway Kindle Nook Reviewed for the NABBW by Anne Holmes I’ve always felt that introducing my pets – or my human children – to any people I’d either recently met — or even worked with — was a perfect litmus test. Based on years of experience, I now know unerringly, that if they don’t like them, it is in my best interest to immediately dissolve the relationship. It took me a few (well, OK, quite a few) bad endings before I figured this out. Not to mention a couple of incidents that were painful at... Read More

Too Young to Be This Old: Mature Anthology

August 3rd, 2014

Too Young to Be This Old: Mature Anthology Amazon Barnes & Noble Nook Author:  Sheryl Letzgus McGinnis Reviewed by:  Anne Holmes for the NABBW This is a great read anytime, but especially wonderful for summer beach reading, or if you’re a person who likes to have a book with you at all times – something to pick up when you’ve only got at few minutes to read.  Such as during a commute to work, on a boat or plane, in the doctor’s waiting room, etc. The stories are fun and easy to read, but light enough that you won’t lose track of all that’s going on if you should happen to be... Read More