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Don’t Wait to Travel to Your \’Bucket List\’ Countries. They\’re Welcoming You Today, But May Not Be Tomorrow.

March 12th, 2014

Don’t Wait to Travel to Your \’Bucket List\’ Countries. They\’re Welcoming You Today,  But May Not Be Tomorrow. By Sandra Colony For the NABBW “The driver of our boat waved his arms toward the river’s shoreline.  He had spotted our camp site for  the night.  And it is the perfect spot, soft sand surrounded by trees swaying in a gentle breeze.  Feels so  serene, so quiet, so safe. A table is set for dinner and, as if on cue, the stars make their appearance  and soon the sky is ablaze. We open a bottle of wine and all is right with the world.” I wrote those words... Read More

Hot Flashes: Do You Feel Like I Feel?

February 10th, 2014

Hot Flashes: Do You Feel Like I Feel? Amazon Author: Lee D. Tkaczyk Reviewed for the NABBW by: Anne Holmes Apparently Lee D. Tkaczyk is one hot mamma. Hot as in suffering from hot flashes. But she’s not about to suffer in silence. Her recently published 52-page book, “Hot Flashes: Do You Feel Like I Feel?” is an \’Animal Picture Book\’ with fun \’captions\’ which promises a laugh or two while showing you ways to get Instant Hot Flash Relief. A perfect gift for any Boomer Woman who is looking for a quick pick-me-up. Lee says she believes  laughter is always a good... Read More

Do Not Go Quietly: A Guide to Living Consciously and Aging Wisely for People Who Weren\’t Born Yesterday

November 22nd, 2013

Do Not Go Quietly: A Guide to Living Consciously and Aging Wisely for People Who Weren\’t Born Yesterday Kindle Edition Author: George & Sedena Cappannelli Reviewed by:  Anne Holmes for the NABBW This insightful and groundbreaking book has already won several awards, including: The 2013 USA Best Book Award for spirituality and inspiration The 2013 Independent Book Sellers Books For Better Living Gold Medal The Pinnacle Achievement Award For Most Inspirational Non-Fiction Book of 2013 and The California Book Sellers Award Which means this reviewer is in good company when I write... Read More

Pressing My Luck: A Doctor’s Lottery Journey

November 15th, 2013

Pressing My Luck: A Doctor’s Lottery Journey Kindle Edition Author:  Shirley Press, MD Reviewed by:  Anne Holmes for the NABBW As this memoir opens in early September 2010, Dr. Shirley Press is a board-certified, pediatric emergency physician with 30 years of experience treating children with acute medical conditions. She is director of the Pediatric Emergency Department at Jackson Memorial Hospital and an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. A woman busy trying to balance patients, paperwork, her personal needs and the needs of her... Read More

Shifting Gears To Your Life and Work After Retirement: A Boomer\’s Roadmap to Transform Retirement into the Best Time of Your Life, Created by Two Boomers Who Did It

September 23rd, 2013

Shifting Gears To Your Life and Work After Retirement: A Boomer\’s Roadmap to Transform Retirement into the Best Time of Your Life, Created by Two Boomers Who Did It Kindle Edition Nook Edition Author: Carolee Duckworth & Marie Langworthy http://www.shiftinggearstoyourlifeandworkafterretirement.com/ Reviewed for the NABBW by: Anne Holmes  Thirty years with lots of time and not so much money makes for a VERY long vacation.  So… what’s a 55+ Baby Boomer to do?  Work? Play? Travel? Volunteer? Or what about developing your own scenario which is a combination of all these?  Will you... Read More

I Thought I\’d Be Done By Now: Hope and Help for Mothers of Adult Children Searching for Peace (Vol. 1)

September 23rd, 2013

 I Thought I’d Be Done By Now: Hope and Help for Mothers of Adult Children Searching for Peace (Vol. 1) I Thought I’d Be Done By Now: Hope and Help for Mothers of Adult Children Searching for Peace (Vol. 1) Kindle Edition Nook Edition Author: Wendy Boorn,  MC LPC http://www.MothersofAdultChildren.com Reviewed for the NABBW by: Anne Holmes I Thought I’d Be Done by Now contains 183 one-page vignettes, or short stories, about adult children between the ages of 25 and 50. The author, Wendy Boorn, is a psychotherapist, with 34 years’ experience, during which she served over 1,200 clients,... Read More

Class Reunions Can Be Murder — Every Wife Has A Story; A Carol and Jim Andrews Baby Boomer Mystery

August 13th, 2013

Class Reunions Can Be Murder — Every Wife Has A Story; A Carol and Jim Andrews Baby Boomer Mystery (Baby Boomer Mysteries) Kindle edition Author:  Susan Santangelo http://babyboomermysteries.com/ Reviewed for NABBW by:  Anne Holmes This book, the fourth of her Carol and Jim Andrews cozies, continues the humorous Baby Boomer Mystery series featuring Carol Andrews and her beloved husband, Jim, who somehow seem to regularly run into dead bodies as they navigate life\’s highway toward their twilight years. This time around, the story begins as Carol’s fortieth high school reunion is... Read More

The Girl Who Did Not Like Her Name

August 12th, 2013

The Girl Who Did Not Like Her Name By Chloe JonPaul Reviewed for the NABBW by Anne Holmes How many of us lived through a time when we didn’t like our names? I know I did. And so did many people I know, including my daughter, for whom we thought we had selected a lovely appellation: “Jennifer Zoe.”   She, too, didn’t care for her name, and throughout her grade school years she kept modifying it: Jennifer, Jenny, Jen… We teased her that the only thing left was to call herself “Je,” or simply “J.” Author Chloe JonPaul knows all about these naming woes, having spent 35 years teaching... Read More

Pirate\’s Plunder: An Adele Bonny Adventure

August 9th, 2013

Pirate’s Plunder: An Adele Bonny Adventure (Book 1) Kindle Edition Author:  Wendy Wilkinson Reviewed by:  Anne Holmes for the NABBW This is a fun book which chronicles the story of bounty hunter Adele Bonny, fictional niece, to the infamous real-life pirate, Anne Bonny. Though it’s been thirteen generations since Anne Bonny and her fellow pirates prowled the seas looking for tall ships to plunder, this book tells of how infamous Pirate Anne Bonny and her current-day niece Adele transcend time and team up in order to solve modern day pirate retrieval cases throughout the Caribbean. Author... Read More

Self and Soul: On Creating a Meaningful Life

July 23rd, 2013

Self and Soul: On Creating a Meaningful Life Kindle edition Barnes & Noble Nook edition Author:  Lorraine Ash, M.A., foreword by Joseph Dispenza http://www.LorraineAsh.com Reviewed for the NABBW by:  Anne Holmes  This is a brief but powerful  memoir, whose goal  is to speak directly to anyone who has experienced any sort of personal tragedy, life changing event  or trauma which has left them reeling, trying desperately to make sense of their lives and the world.   As memoirs do, Ash begins by sharing her story: The wrenching trauma of how she and her husband lost their only child,... Read More