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Book Club Monday

A friend recommended this week’s book to me. It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover and I was at first hesitant to post about it. The storyline is tough and can be difficult to read but really grabs your heart and you will come away spellbound and loving it and also the characters, even the ones who are the most flawed.

Combining a captivating romance with a cast of all-too-human characters, Colleen Hoover’s It Ends With Us is an unforgettable tale of love that comes at the ultimate price.

Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up—she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.

Ryle is assertive, stubborn, maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily. And the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn’t hurt. Lily can’t get him out of her head. But Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his “no dating” rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place.

As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan—her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.Amazon.com

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Book Club Monday

A recommendation for this week’s book, What Kind Of Woman by Kate Baer came across my email. This book is so unique because it is a collection of poems that are uplifting for all the roles that women’s play in today’s world. It is the type of book that my readers say that they keep on their nightstand and reread constantly….Here is the summary:

An Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller

“If you want your breath to catch and your heart to stop, turn to Kate Baer.”–Joanna Goddard, Cup of Jo

A stunning and honest debut poetry collection about the beauty and hardships of being a woman in the world today, and the many roles we play – mother, partner, and friend.

“When life throws you a bag of sorrow, hold out your hands/Little by little, mountains are climbed.” So ends Kate Baer’s remarkable poem “Things My Girlfriends Teach Me.” In “Nothing Tastes as Good as Skinny Feels” she challenges her reader to consider their grandmother’s cake, the taste of the sea, the cool swill of freedom. In her poem “Deliverance” about her son’s birth she writes “What is the word for when the light leaves the body?/What is the word for when it/at last, returns?”

Through poems that are as unforgettably beautiful as they are accessible, Kate Bear proves herself to truly be an exemplary voice in modern poetry. Her words make women feel seen in their own bodies, in their own marriages, and in their own lives. Her poems are those you share with your mother, your daughter, your sister, and your friends. – Amazon.com

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Apres Holiday Book List…

All year long I save covers of books in my photos that I want to read and recommend to my readers. Most of the time, I pick them for weekly Book Club posts but this year I had so many more. I decided to put them in one post in case you want to check them out, bookmark the pages or add them to your wishlists. I am hoping to go down this list within the next few months. They all have been described as cannot put down must reads.. I really cannot wait!!!!!!

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

From the author of Daisy Jones & The Six—an entrancing novel “that speaks to the Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor in us all” (Kirkus Reviews), in which a legendary film actress reflects on her relentless rise to the top and the risks she took, the loves she lost, and the long-held secrets the public could never imagine. – Amazon.com

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Pretty Things: A Novel

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Two wildly different women—one a grifter, the other an heiress—are brought together by the scam of a lifetime in a page-turner from the New York Times bestselling author of Watch Me Disappear. – Amazon.com

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The Book Of Essie

The Book of Essie is the 2018 debut novel of American author Meghan MacLean Weir. It features a 17-year-old named Essie Hicks who is pregnant. To avoid embarrassing her conservative Christian family who are stars of a reality television show, Essie’s mother arranges for her to hastily marry an acquaintance of hers from school. – Wikipedia

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The Hamilton Cookbook

The Hamilton Cookbook takes you into Hamilton’s home and to his table, with historical information, recipes, and tips on how you can prepare food and serve the food that our founding fathers enjoyed in their day. – Amazon.com

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The Vanishing Half: A Novel

The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it’s not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it’s everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities. Many years later, one sister lives with her black daughter in the same southern town she once tried to escape. The other secretly passes for white, and her white husband knows nothing of her past. Still, even separated by so many miles and just as many lies, the fates of the twins remain intertwined. What will happen to the next generation, when their own daughters’ storylines intersect? – Amazon.com

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All Adults Here


When Astrid Strick witnesses a school bus accident in the center of town, it jostles loose a repressed memory from her young parenting days decades earlier. Suddenly, Astrid realizes she was not quite the parent she thought she’d been to her three, now-grown children. But to what consequence? – Amazon.com

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The Other Windsor Girl

In a historical debut evoking the style of The Crown, the daughter of an impoverished noble is swept into the fame and notoriety of the royal family and Princess Margaret’s fast-living friends when she is appointed as Margaret’s second Lady-in-Waiting. – Amazon

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Olive Again

The iconic Olive struggles to understand not only herself and her own life but also the lives of those around her in the town of Crosby, Maine. Whether with a teenager coming to terms with the loss of her father, a young woman about to give birth during a hilariously inopportune moment, a nurse who confesses a secret high school crush, or a lawyer who struggles with an inheritance she does not want to accept, the unforgettable Olive will continue to startle us, to move us, and to inspire moments of transcendent grace – Good Reads

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City of Girls

In 1940, nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris has just been kicked out of Vassar College, owing to her lackluster freshman-year performance. Her affluent parents send her to Manhattan to live with her Aunt Peg, who owns a flamboyant, crumbling midtown theater called the Lily Playhouse. There Vivian is introduced to an entire cosmos of unconventional and charismatic characters, from the fun-chasing showgirls to a sexy male actor, a grand-dame actress, a lady-killer writer, and no-nonsense stage manager. But when Vivian makes a personal mistake that results in professional scandal, it turns her new world upside down in ways that it will take her years to fully understand. Ultimately, though, it leads her to a new understanding of the kind of life she craves – and the kind of freedom it takes to pursue it. It will also lead to the love of her life, a love that stands out from all the rest. -Amazon.com

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Monthly Best Sellers….

It is shocking to me how the months are flying by. I love seeing what everyone is buying and sharing the best sellers with you…This month there are still a bunch of kitchen items as well as a really cool portable firepit that people have actually stopped me and mentioned that they bought it and LOVED it!!!! Happy Sunday Everyone!!!!

This Air Fryer has been a best seller all month….

If you love foot massages…..

This is the best selling towels of the summer…

The prettiest sugar bowl that was a best seller a few months ago, is back in stock..

All summer these bug repellent incense are what our readers swear by!!!

As people are getting ready to pack up their summer clothes to make room for fall fashion pieces to take over their wardrobe, this storage bag is perfect.

This was popular for back to school and also for around the house. Its so annoying when charging cords always fall to the floor. This weighted one is a great solution for keeping the cord on your desk, bedside table or any other surface!!!

Since I posted about the Solo Stove portable firepit, it has been such a hit. It’s the perfect thing to use to sit out on your patio or the beach on those chilly nights!!!!

These food chopper scissors are a must…I just ordered them after seeing how many of my readers added them to their carts!!

Another kitchen item that was a hit, is this sponge soap dispenser…who knew!!!!

This spray self-tanner water has been on the bestseller list for 4 months now…

What Was Your Best Quarantine Purchase?

Over the past few days, we asked our readers what their best Quarantine purchases were. While many of you added new dogs to your household, there were some other really interesting and fabulous purchases from boats to outdoor TV’s and furniture. I am excited to share the list with you!!!!! Thank you to everyone who took the time to respond, this was such a fun post to pull together!!!

Waffle makers were high on the list.

As were ice cream makers

This facial was a lifesaver during the months spent at home…It is one of my favorites too!!

A lot of you bought robot vacuums….this is the one that I have..I love it..

Workout items and gear were high on the list from Peleton and Soul Cycle bikes to Training Machines. These bracelets weights were hands down a best seller.

Pajamas and Loungewear were also popular. These are my favorite.

A popcorn maker was also high on the list…

This portable bonfire was another great quarantine purchase.

Outdoor TV’s were another popular item..here is the best selling “storm shell” that will protect any TV so you can use it outdoors…brilliant!!!

I received a lot of messages that an Air Fryer was a must..I agree..we have had ours for a couple of years and we all use it all the time!!!!! Such a good purchase!!

Smart TV’s were also on the list…I LOVE the Roku version….

New pillows were on the list…The Right Pillow is my favorite..I cannot sleep without mine…

One of my favorite sites was mentioned a few times…Master Class. I love it. Check out my post HERE

Amazon Monthly Best Sellers

I cannot believe that today is August 4th…I feel like this is the slowest/quickest summer of my life, if that makes any sense..I loved seeing the Amazon best sellers for the Month of July. I was impressed that there were so many items for the home and kitchen. I guess that says a lot about where we all are at this point this year!!!! There are so many things on this list that I want for myself…all of them are very clever and even might I add PRACTICAL!!!!! Happy Shopping!!!

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For us slow am coffee drinkers, this mug keeps your coffee warm for hours!!!!!

This bamboo flatware is so beautiful…

This lucite tray was a best seller over the holidays and was again last month… it’s so great for outdoor entertaining…

Don’t complain about headaches, face and eye puffiness, or redness anymore…we’ve got you covered..

This chopper is a miracle in the kitchen….I cannot wait to get one..

This laundry wash get rave reviews. The fragrance is suppose to be incredible..

This snap-on colander is another kitchen miracle…It works amazingly and takes up almost no room for storage…

Is your goal to get more organized…try this planner…

This case is fabulous for storing all of your nail polishes…

Are you looking for some cute coffee cups..these are my favorite…

I love the idea of this bag sealer….I could use this in my pantry….

For three months in a row, this self-tanning water has been the number one bestseller….

For two months in a row, this mission gaiter was a best seller…