Genre/Pages: Horror, General Fiction/ 320 pages Price: $12.99 on Amazon Rating: 5/5 *I received this book from NetGally in exchange for an honest review. Holy Moly! Stage writes a gripping psychological thriller that will leave you wondering "Is this really happening??" Seven year old Hanna, to her father (Alex), seems to be a normal mischievous little … Continue reading Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage
Genre/Pages: Biography; 293 pages Price: $13.99 on Amazon Rating: 3/5 *I received this book from NetGally in exchange for an honest review. This book was excellently written and does a great job of covering Sandra Pankhurst's life. I rated this book a little lower than I normally would because the title and book blurb was a … Continue reading The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein
Genre/Pages: Mystery, Crime, Thriller/ 368 pages Price: $12.99 on Amazon Rating: 5/5 Gardiner does it again! Caitlin Hendrix is back, this time as a team member of the BAU, hunting down another serial killer, this time inspired by Ted Bundy! This book is full of exciting twists, crazy turns, and Caitlin learning just how much of … Continue reading Into the Black Nowhere by Meg Gardiner
Genre/Pages: Mystery, Crime, Thriller/ 381 pages Price: $9.99 on Amazon Rating: 5/5 Fantastic Book! Gardiner weaves a thrilling tale based on the actual case of the Zodiac Killer. The Heroine of the story, Caitlin Hendrix, is a determined, spirited, and relatable detective whose family history with the UNSUB, the Prophet, spurs the story along very … Continue reading Unsub by Meg Gardiner
For the love, that's why I do it. For the love of a child. For the love of a family. For the love of the church. For the love of the world. For the love of God. For the Love... I Foster. Y'all fostering kids is hard work. I've never been so exhausted, so frustrated, … Continue reading For the Love
(An open letter based on my interactions and those of my peers with school administrator's dealing with Foster Teens) To whom it may concern: I don't blame you. I want to, oh how I want to blame you; but I can't because you can't blame someone who doesn't know. So let me fill you in … Continue reading A Letter to School Administrators from a Foster Momma
We all die. There, I said it. Don't be shocked, you've known it your whole life, whether you chose to acknowledge it or not. This is reality, for me and for you- death and decay. Anytime someone I know dies (no matter how closely I know them), I immediately flash back to my dad's death. … Continue reading Death- The Not Final Frontier
I never realized how much my life could change in a few short months. Tyler and I have our first child! Even if we didn't birth them, and even if they're not staying with us long term, we have a kid. And this kid is better than I ever could've imagined. Even so, we know … Continue reading Fostering Teens in the Craziness of Life
Another Great Post by BekahMartin about Mental Illness and the feelings that sometimes overwhelm us. So thankful for her words that make it possible to pinpoint the feelings we aren’t even sure what are.
I hadn’t heard John’s voice all day. So after “a day” I picked up the phone and called him. No answer. I mindlessly searched for something to distract me from the way I was feeling. Nothing on Netflix seemed sufficient. In the middle of starting a show that just wasn’t cutting it he had come out of a meeting, so I picked up the phone to call him again. Not but one minute into the phone call and a knowing on his end tears began to flood. Familiar words of “good breaths” and “you’re okay” came across the line. Reminders of letting feelings be what they are, feelings. I attempted jokes to quench the crying with laughter. Only then, I was laughing through tears.
After we hung up the tears continued. It was as if a dam broke lose and it wasn’t going to stop until it was done flowing…
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Genre/Pages: Children's Fiction; 40 pages Price: £8.99 on Amazon UK (Hardcover) Rating: 4/5 *I received this book from NetGally in exchange for an honest review. As far as children's books go, this one has a great message and amazing illustrations! The story fell a tad flat to me, but overall it would be an adorable read … Continue reading Baby Bird by Andrew Gibbs