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My Quilt by Elizabeth Hardinger!
Ever pragmatic, Bertie marries young, grateful to find a husband willing to take on the care of her sisters, and eventually moves to the oil fields of Kansas. But marriage alone cannot resolve the grief and guilt she carries over a long-ago tragedy, or prepare her for the heartaches still to come. Only by confronting wrenching truths can she open herself to joy—and learn how to not only give, but receive, unfettered love.
Inspired by stories told by the author’s mother and aunts, All the Forgivenesses is as authentic as it is lyrical—a captivating novel of family loyalty, redemption, and resilience.
Books We Can’t Wait to Share – Staff Picks
Reviewed by Alex
G.A. Aiken has won scores of fans with her Dragon Kin series, so when I heard about what she was putting together for The Scarred Earth Saga (and then when I saw the totally kick-ass cover), I knew I couldn’t miss this series starter. I’m a reader of nearly all genres—and a big romance fan—so, knowing that Aiken (who also writes as Shelly Laurenston) writes paranormals that burn up the pages, I was expecting a solidly romantic fantasy novel. What I got was instead a fantasy read that any fan of the genre will love. There is a love story that runs throughout THE BLACKSMITH QUEEN, but this book is not a romance at its heart. This is true fantasy with expert world-building, an incredible amount of action, swords, magic, dragons, shifters, and so much more.
I have been highly recommending this book since I first finished it when the manuscript came in back in the spring—and now I recommend it to all of you. If you’re a fan of G.A. Aiken, you will not be disappointed. If you’ve never tried one of her books, this is an excellent place to start. Happy reading!
Reviewed by Lauren
The Vagina Bible by Jen Gunter, MD is one of those books you can’t stop talking about once you pick it up. From the start it’s clear that this is a must-have guide for everyone with a vagina. Not only does she break down the importance of health, and the ways the media likes to play with our minds, she does it in a way that takes away the stigma of shame or fear that comes along with asking the questions in the first place. With her trademark wit and no-nonsense style, Dr. Jen Just like the pitch perfect blurb from Ayelet Waldman on the cover says, “Buy this book if you have a vagina or if you spend any time at all in reasonably close proximity to one.”