Coffee Break: Happy Holidays 2016!

Happy holidays and welcome back! I’m wrapping up 2016 and the monthly author spotlight “Coffee Break With…” by inviting authors who had a spotlight earlier this year to return for a little holiday cheer and share what’s on the horizon for 2017. I’m delighted to welcome back Margaret Locke, whose third book A Scandalous Matter, hit the…

Book Review: Nightfall Over Shanghai (Kalla)

Nightfall Over Shanghai Author: Daniel Kalla © 2015 Publisher: Forge Books Genre: Literature & Fiction Subgenre: Historical Fiction, Jewish Fiction, Reviewer: Sara Book received by: Gift from family       Synopsis: Shanghai in 1944 is an increasingly dangerous place for the Jewish refugees, including the Adler family. Father, daughter and step-mother find themselves in…

Coffee Break with Josh Funk

  Good morning and happy Wednesday! I’m delighted to introduce my Coffee Break guest today, children’s author Josh Funk. In addition to Pirasaurs!, which was reviewed by The Mom Who Runs this past weekend, he authored Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast and Dear Dragon. Two additional books are due out in 2017, The Case of the Stinky Stench (a Lady Pancake and…

Book Review: First Comes Love (Giffin)

First Comes Love Author: Emily Giffin © 2016 Publisher: Ballantine Books Genre: Women’s Fiction / Literary Fiction Sub-genre: Sisters, Domestic Life, Literary Reviewer: Sara Book received by: Purchased on Amazon     Synopsis: The Garland sisters, Josie and Meredith, shared a sisterly bond and love for each other that became a challenging relationship in their…

Book Review: Another Day in the Frontal Lobe (Firlik)

Author: Katrina Firlik, M.D. © 2006 Publisher: Random House Genre: Medical memoir / autobiography Sub-genre: Nervous system-surgery, Neurosurgery, Medical history & records Reviewer: Sara Book received by: Purchased at B&N.     Amazon book synopsis: “Katrina Firlik is a neurosurgeon, one of only two hundred or so women among the alpha males who dominate this high-pressure, high-prestige…