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Ruby’s World: My Journey with the Zulu

November 19th, 2012

Ruby’s World: My Journey with the Zulu Author: Karen Baldwin http://www.changehealgrow.me/rubys-world/ Reviewed By: Anne Holmes for the NABBW This is a true story – a memoir that reads like a suspense novel. Author Karen Baldwin, it tells her story of how at 52, after surviving a heart attack and breast cancer, she decided to abandon her career in civil engineering in favor of a spiritual calling. She became a hospital chaplain, and then followed a dream and a spiritual calling to become the first white teacher in a rural Zulu elementary school. She arrives in South Africa alone, her bags... Read More

Sullie Saves the Seas

September 21st, 2012

Sullie Saves the Seas Author: Goffinet McLaren http://www.sullietheseagull.com Reviewed By: Anne Holmes for the NABBW This wonderful children\’s book introduces the world to Sullie the Seagull, Author McLaren\’s newly hatched “spokesbird” for clean oceans. This is a parable told by Sullie, an old seagull. Sullie\’s tale begins on Turtle Beach, the morning after Memorial Day, and provides a lesson about the dangers of trash in our oceans. Sullie\’s information is correct: All the experts say the solution to our trash-choked oceans begins at home, since most... Read More

Moon Over Taylor’s Ridge

September 21st, 2012

Moon Over Taylor\’s Ridge Kindle Edition Author: Janie Dempsey Watts http://www.janiewatts.com/ Reviewed By: Anne Holmes for the NABBW This is a wonderful story populated with well-developed characters, and set in a historically rich place – the tiny town of Taylor\’s Crossing, Georgia. The fictional community\’s location is crucial to the story. We quickly learn that Taylor\’s Crossing is in northwest Georgia, near Taylor\’s Ridge, and south of Ringgold. Nestled into an arm of the Appalachians, in Chattooga County, it\’s an area rich in Native American... Read More

You Want Me to Do What? Journaling for Caregivers

August 5th, 2012

You Want Me to Do What? Journaling for Caregivers Author: B. Lynn Goodwin Website: http://www.writeradvice.com/ywmtdw.htm Reviewed By: Anne Holmes for the NABBW This is a fantastic little book for caregivers who are looking for a way to relieve their stress. Journaling is a perfect stress-buster, and author B. Lynn Goodwin has personal experience to her credit. This book is small enough to fit into your pocket, so that you can journal whenever a free moment hits – or make a free moment by taking it into the bathroom with you! Author Goodwin says, “Think of it this way: Remember how... Read More

Marriage Can Be Murder: Every Wife Has a Story

August 2nd, 2012

Marriage Can Be Murder: Every Wife Has a Story Author: Susan Santangelo Website: http://www.babyboomermysteries.com/ Reviewed By: Anne Holmes for the NABBW Carol and Jim Andrews are back again in this third installment of author Santangelo\’s “Every Wife Has a Story” Carol and Jim Andrews Baby Boomer Mystery series. This time we learn that Carol is thrilled when daughter Jenny announces her engagement to Mark. After all, like almost every Boomer mother, she\’s been dreaming of being the MOB (mother of the bride) at Jenny\’s wedding since Jenny was born. And both... Read More

7 Easy Steps to Memoir Writing

August 2nd, 2012

7 Easy Steps to Memoir Writing Author: Mary Anne Benedetto Website: http://www.awriterspresence.com/Home_Page.html Reviewed By: Anne Holmes for the NABBW If you have a desire to write your life story but don\’t know where to begin, this book provides you with all the guidance you will need. Mary Anne Benedetto knows each of us has at least one story stuck inside of us, and she provides dozens of memory-jogging suggestions to help us bring them forward so we can record them for future generations to read and enjoy. Doubtless, you already know a few of these techniques. For example, listening... Read More

Never Say Perfect

August 2nd, 2012

Never Say Perfect Author: Mary Anne Benedetto Website: http://www.awriterspresence.com/Home_Page.html Reviewed By: Anne Holmes for the NABBW Laina and Dan Strickland, whom you may remember from Mary Anne Benedetto\’s first novel, Eyelash, return in this second book in a series. Or at least, Laina is back. We only see Dan in the first chapter. It seems that things have been going well at Paradise View, the Strickland\’s Cape May bed and breakfast since last we spent time with them, four years ago. Life has been really hectic for both of them, what with running the B&B and some... Read More

55+ Women Unite! Welcome All Wise Working Women

August 2nd, 2012

55+ Women Unite! Welcome All Wise Working Women Author: Georgian Lussier Website: http://hrhelp.squarespace.com Reviewed By: Anne Holmes for the NABBW Georgian Lussier\’s purpose in writing this book is to share her good news that the mid-life brain enables women to make substantial contributions and encourages them to celebrate their strengths. Through stories and examples, women are cheered on to create their futures, and reminded that their friends can be secret weapons. Georgian Lussier\’s purpose in writing this book is to share her good news that the mid-life brain enables women... Read More

Terminal Value: a Novel

August 1st, 2012

Terminal Value: a Novel Author: Thomas Waite Website: http://thomaswaite.com/ Reviewed By: Anne Holmes for the NABBW According to Wikipedia, in the business of finance, the phrase terminal value refers to securities and is defined as “the present value at a future point in time of all future cash flows when we expect stable growth rate forever. It is a technical term that is generally used in multi-stage discounted cash flow analysis, where it allows for the limitation of cash flow projections to a several-year period.” But you don\’t have to have an MBA in finance to enjoy this... Read More

After the Wink and other stories

August 1st, 2012

After the Wink and other stories Author: Carolyn Steele Agosta Website: http://carolynagosta.com/ Reviewed By: Anne Holmes for the NABBW If you\’ve enjoyed Carolyn Steele Agosta\’s novels – Every Little Step She Takes and The Pleasure of Your Company — you\’ll want to be sure to check out this collection of 36 short stories and essays — and two poems.As with her novels, these stories are all about the importance of family and home. This book offers up thirty eight stories whose main congruity is that they deal with personal relationships and their trajectories... Read More