Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

I purchased this book to read with my bestie @mycornerforbooksand. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han. I hated to close the last book to this series. I got to watch Lara Jean blossom from an early teen to graduation and now off to college with her romance vibe still intact. What a great series and this book was a great ending to that series. Lara Jean and her sisters are just so cute! It was hard not to fall in love with them all. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Twitter @jason_stacie, Facebook, Amazon, Goodreads/StacieBoren, and my blog at readsbystacie.com.

Amaranthine Poems of Love by Katharine L. Sparrow

I won this book in a giveaway on Library Thing. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟Amaranthine Poems of Love by Katharine L. Sparrow. This book is a collection of 54 poems of love in all varieties. Love of a parent, love of a child, love of a pet, true love and loss of love. It’s all in here in a special variety. Love exists everywhere, sometimes you just have to look for it. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Twitter @jason_stacie, Facebook, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly

I purchased this book from Amazon to read with my bestie @mycornerforbooksand. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly. We have all heard Cinderella’s story…..goes to a royal ball, loses a slipper, gets hunted down, and marries a Prince. What happened to those evil stepsisters of hers? Well, it isn’t exactly what you think happens. This is the the story of Isabelle and Octavia after Cinderella is carted off to marry the prince and live in the palace where she is safe and loved. Isabelle sets off to find the pieces of her heart and along the way she stumbles upon the one person she never thought she would see again……Cinderella. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Twitter @jason_stacie, Facebook, Amazon, and my blog at readsbystacie.com

When God Doesn’t Fix It by Laura Story

I purchased this book from Amazon to read with my friend Kayla. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 When God Doesn’t Fix It by Laura Story. Life is messy, unmanageable, and chaotic. You have dreams, you have a plan, you have goals, but it takes one thing, one strange diagnosis from a doctor or one friend to let you down for it to change the way your dreams look. It isn’t because God doesn’t want you to have dreams it’s because he wants you to find the blessings behind the chaos. Laura’s story of brokenness is an inspiration for us to see that even when God isn’t tieing up our lives with neat little bows there are lessons and blessings he is trying to get us to see. Sometimes fixing it just isn’t part of God’s plan. Laura’s struggle is real for her, but not any less real than yours or mine. She struggles with faithlessness and questions no one has answers for just like you or I. Those questions are exactly what this book is about. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Twitter @jason_stacie, Facebook, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Eat Cake. Be Brave. By Melissa Radke

I purchased this book from Amazon to read with my sister. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Eat Cake. Be Brave. By Melissa Radke. An incredible true story of a woman who made a vow to be brave. We have all had those moments we fell and didn’t want to get up, those times where you just felt like getting out of bed was too much work, the moment when fun out weighed what needed to be done and while those stories are in this book, the message here is keep going, keep fighting, keep pushing forward because the blessings coming are better than where you are right now. The biggest message is BE BRAVER THAN YOU WERE YESTERDAY, oh, and yes if you are offered cake then you might as well eat it too! Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Twitter @jason_stacie, Amazon, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Library Thing, and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Louisiana Catch by Sweta Srivastava Vikram

I purchased this book from Amazon to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Louisiana Catch by Sweta Srivastava Vikram. Ahana, a New Dehli raised child, escapes an abusive marriage only to lose her mother in the same year, just as her dream and career are taking off. In one of her weakest moments her cousin convinces her to join an online therapy group. Her new career forces her into creating social media and sets her up with a PR rep. She accepts a position to coordinate an annual conference called NO EXCUSE to raise awareness for violence against women. She immerses herself in dealing with the conference and misses key things happening in the world around her. Her PR rep guru has devoted himself to her but she only sees him as a womanizer and the one man she puts her trust into from her counseling group manipulates her emotions and creates gut wrenching pain inside of her. This novel is the perfect vision of being human in a digital world and what it mean when what you see online isn’t what’s real. The perfect balance of a self shaming woman trying to be heard in a sea of voices. Sweta Srivastava Vikram has perfected what it feels like to be a victim and on that road to self healing you want to shout and be heard but not feel noticed all at once. The book contains beautiful scenes from New York City, New Orleans and glimpses of New Dehli and tells a powerful story in less than 300 pages. Amazing. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Twitter @jason_stacie, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Library Thing, and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Things You Save In A Fire by Katherine Center

I purchased this book from @bookofthemonth to read with my bestie @mycornerforbooksand. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Things You Save In A Fire by Katherine Center. Cassie has spent her entire adult life ensuring her place in the fire department. She has worked hard to keep her emotions, her career, and her personal life separate from her career, and her theory is simple: keep people at a distance preferably as far as possible. One night, one phone call and one decision to punch a handsy ex-boyfriend sends her entire world impaling in on itself. In order to find true happiness she has to find a way to learn forgiveness. Not just for everyone in her past but most of all for herself, even when giving up feels so much easier. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Twitter @jason_stacie, Amazon, and my blog at readsbystacie.com

The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

I purchased this book from Amazon to read with our local Bookclub. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren. What a fun summer read! Olivia’s twin sister Ami gets married and after everyone at the reception gets ill from the buffet style dinner they had Olivia is forced into taking her sister’s place on the honeymoon. The catch is she has to take it with the best man, which she loathes. But come on guys it’s Maui! Who don’t want an all expense paid vacation at an Island resort even if you have to share a hotel room with your arch enemy? 10 days can’t be that terrible right? On the vacation things begin to unravel that will change the future for Olivia and her twin forever. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie, Goodreads/StacieBoren and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Eat Pray Hustle by Havilah Cunnington

I purchased this book from Amazon to read with my sister and our Bible Study Group. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Eat Pray Hustle: Dream Chasing God’s Way by Havilah Cunnington. Dream chasing can be tricky. Finding your dream, building your dream, living your dream, protecting your dream, which season of life are you in? Do you think conquering all your dreams at once is the plan? One at a time? Patience, practice, protection are all very important dream building steps, this 20 day Bible Study derived from the life of Abraham is designed to help you understand the signs that will lead you down the path to your great dreams. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie, Goodreads/StacieBoren and my blog at readsbystacie.com

The Guest Book by Sarah Blake

I received this book from my bestie @k.e.radke to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 The Guest Book by Sarah Blake. It is great to have friends that can share their books with you and this book is one that everyone should read! The secrets one family can hide from one generation to the next can only become known is someone outside knew. This book spans three generations of Miltons, beginning with grandparents Kitty and Ogden Milton who purchased an extravagant home on an Island in the 1930s. Their 5 grandkids now have to figure out how to keep the home in the family without going into debt. Once the family makes a temporary decision two of them return to the home and secrets long kept begin to unravel slowly. As if it wasn’t hard enough to jump into your future you now have to look back at the past and think where do I go now. This Island is what has held The Miltons together but it is also every reason they have to hold onto their secrets and let go of what can’t be undone. The words set to the scene make you feel like you open the book and step right into the summer between the pages. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie, Goodreads/StacieBoren, and my blog at readsbystacie.com