Mama Bear Apologetics by Hillary Morgan Ferrer

I purchased this book from Amazon to read with my sister. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Mama Bear Apologetics by Hillary Morgan Ferrer. In a world so full of confusion about what is right and what is wrong this book will help Mothers guide their children to study The Bible and allow them to form their own beliefs of what is right and what is wrong. While this teaching was a little “Old Testament” to my personal beliefs I still found the references helpful. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Facebook, http://www.goodreads.com/stacieboren, Twitter @jason_stacie, Amazon, Library Thing, and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Long Road to Mercy by David Baldacci

I purchased this book from Amazon to read with Well Read Ladies Bookclub. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Long Road to Mercy by David Baldacci. Set in the Grand Canyon and Washington DC the book was written so you feel like you are really there. Special Agent Atlee Pine with the FBI is hunting for the man that kidnapped her twin sister Mercy when they were six, but her career comes first. When a mule turns up dead in the Grand Canyon it leads to a missing person case. Ben Priest has disappeared. Only his disappearance isnt at all what it seems and as soon as Agent Pine finds a lead she is pulled from the case by her superiors. When Ben’s brother Ed arrives in Arizona Agent Pine is forced to go to her assistant and go rogue to find Ben. Only soon she finds out it isn’t Ben they are searching for and the plot she uncovers could lead to the next World War and it’s possible the scheme was put in place by the very people she works for. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Twitter @jason_stacie, Facebook, http://www.goodreads.com/stacieboren, Amazon, and my blog at readsbystacie.com

The Beautiful by ReneΓ¨ Ahdieh

I purchased this book from @bookofthemonth to read with my bestie Christina. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 The Beautiful by Reneè Ahdieh. An otherworldly tale that takes place in the heart of New Orleans during carnival season in 1872. Celine left behind Paris to begin a new life, but the secrets from her past haunt her with every new friendship she begins. And after shocking things begin to happen in the witching hour in this beautiful place she now calls home she realizes that the new friends she has made are not at all what they seem. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Twitter @jason_stacie, Facebook, http://www.goodreads.com/stacieboren, Library Thing, Amazon and my blog at readsbystacie.com

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

I purchased this book from @bookofthemonth to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins. There was so much controversy about this book on Instagram a while back so of course, I had to know. If a book is good enough to gain bad publicity then I have to read it to find out why. I didn’t find anything wrong with the book. It is written well. The book begins with the cartel murdering an entire family leaving only two survivors. Those two survivors strive to get out of reach of the cartel and that means leaving Acapulco and heading North. The road is filled with adventure and miscreants and rough times especially for a mother trying to get her only surviving child, an eight year old boy, to safety. The characters are likeable and you become invested in their future quickly. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Twitter @jason_stacie, Facebook, http://www.goodreads.com/stacieboren, Amazon, and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

I purchased this book from Barnes & Noble to read with my bestie Christina. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Dread Nation by Justina Ireland. The Undead and Politics and an Old, New American War with fiesty, fighting females striving to find a place of freedom. This new world creates the same problems of the old world and hinges very much on the problems our world faces today. A very unique spin on a Zombie book I would have never read if Kendra hadn’t said I had too! Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Twitter @jason_stacie, Facebook, http://www.goodreads.com/stacieboren, Amazon, and my blog at readsbystacie.com

From Grouchy to Great by Ruth Schwenk

I purchased this book from Amazon to read with my sister. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 From Grouchy to Great: Finding Joy in the Journey of Motherhood by Ruth Schwenk. As a Mom of six kids ages ranging from 6 to 24 I will say it’s easy to get grouchy, crabby, and frustrated, and you know what….the kids will survive it and so will you. But as Moms it is so easy to let the anger steal your moments of joy. This daily devotional helps you find that joy again. There are study questions and bible references that help you remember God chose you to raise that child and only you could do it. Finding that joy reminds us it’s ok to get grouchy but remember be humble. It takes a village! Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Twitter @jason_stacie, Facebook, http://www.goodreads.com/stacieboren, Amazon, and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

I purchased this book from Amazon to read with Well Read Ladies Bookclub. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult. The emotions in this book range from happy to sad to angry to happy all at once. One baby’s death opens doors into people’s lives no one ever thought about in depth. A grieving white supremacist father trying to prove to his grieving wife that their child will be remembered. A white defense attorney that swears she isn’t prejudiced and needs to win her first big trial. A black labor and delivery nurse defending her life by choices she made doing the same thing she has done for 20 years and still trying to raise her teenage son that’s struggling to figure out where he fits into the mess that has been created in their world. I did not know this was based on a true story when I started this book so when I did more research I was astonished. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Facebook, Twitter @jason_stacie, http://www.goodreads.com/stacieboren, Amazon, and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Dare To Keep A Secret by K. E. Radke

I purchased this book from Amazon to read with my bestie @mycornerforbooksand. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Dare To Keep A Secret by K. E. Radke. In the second Brooke Hudson novel, Brooke wrestles with the marriage she wants with the man she wants and saving hundreds of lives. Of course, in true Brooke fashion everything clumsily comes apart at the seams and nothing goes the way she plans it. She has more than one thing to keep going, a photo business, watching and retrieving the almost grown up child of a mob boss and now all the secrets with Chip keep building and all she wants is to marry Grayson, but she doesnt want him to know it. It is easier to hide the feelings than show them to anyone. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Twitter @jason_stacie, Facebook, http://www.goodreads.com/stacieboren, Amazon, and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Blowin’ Smoke promo

Sneak peak…..Blowin’ Smoke my first book published releases on 4/20/2020. Here is a sneak peak inside. There was another posted earlier on my feed check that out as well! “The values that built America still exist in small towns everywhere, but that doesn’t mean that small towns don’t suffer from the same plagues as big cities. There are just as many good people in the city as there are as many bad people in a small-town. The difference is people in a small-town cover the problem up better or shade the truth from others. Some of the best-kept secrets come from those small towns that aren’t even on a map.” Order now at https://amazon.com/dp/B084P7MJ6B/