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…

Friday Fictioneers: Fresh

Fresh (Fiction; 100 words) She’ll love this. Billie set down her paint brush and smoothed a few hairs from her face with the back of her hand. The wet lavender paint shined in the late afternoon sun. New coat of paint, new town, new start. She’ll be happier here. It’ll be good for us. She’ll see.…

In the Mom Lane: The Interrupting Cow

For some time now, Big Dude has been obsessed with jokes. Knock-knock jokes are a current favorite, although he often makes them up and doesn’t get them quite right. Which, in and of itself, is pretty funny. Well, he finally got one right last night while hubby was doing the nighttime routine. And the delivery was spot on.…

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…

In the Mom Lane: Dream A Little Dream

No, this is not a post about the dreams I have for my children. Nor for my life in the years to come. This is about the literal dreams. Keep reading. It’s funny, I promise. When Big Dude was a toddler, we were gifted a Richard Scarry book: Cars and Trucks and Things That Go!…