Book Reviews!

Inspired by Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop.

I’ve been enjoying some great reading this summer. Here are three books I’ve really liked. These reviews are taken from my goodreads account. I hope you will follow me on there!

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Best friends Jessie, Claire and Gabriela all made decisions the year they turned 40 that they regret. Ten years later they are given the opportunity to relive their 40th year and must make a decision whether or not to stay back in time or go back to where they were. What will they choose? This was a fun book which included choices, regret and friendship. It’s a great, quick read that had me guessing to the end as to what the three friends were going to choose. This is a great summer read!

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Written in 1933 and not published until 1992, Mary Mann Hamilton tells her story of helping to develop the South. She tells of surviving floods and tornadoes, managing a boarding house in Arkansas and helping to run a logging camp in Mississippi that helped to develop the Mississippi Delta. All this along with raising her children! I was really surprised how hard Mary worked, right along side the men. This book tells of her triumphs and tragedies during her life from 1866-1936. I really enjoyed the first hand account and the history, and would say it’s not to be missed!

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With a loving husband, one beautiful daughter, two stepsons and a baby girl on the way, Kelle Hampton thought life was perfect. But her life is shattered when her baby is born with Down Syndrome. This book is the story of Nella’s first year and how Kelle comes to terms with it. I was really struck by her honesty and of the support group of family and friends to help Kelle get through that first year. At times it was a bit tough to read, but the growth Kelle experiences is a lesson about life for everyone. The book also includes absolutely gorgeous photos.

Happy reading!

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About mamasick

Emily Cullen is a pen-name. I suffer from chronic illnesses and diseases which include Bipolar Disorder, Asthma, Diabetes and Fibromyalgia. I had battled Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis but there is no longer evidence of me having these diseases and my Rheumatologist has declared them to be "burnt out" of my system. I am separated from my husband, “Grant”. Our son, “Tyler” was born in September of 2006 and suffers from tics and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and is delayed in fine and gross motor skills. In my blog I seek to let sick moms know that they are not the only ones going through this, and to educate people about what can happens when one becomes catastrophically ill. I also strive to break down stereotypes of what a “Welfare Mom” is like. Anything that I have gone through due to being sick, is written on the pages of Mama Sick.
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6 Responses to Book Reviews!

  1. Interesting books! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    • mamasick says:

      Thanks, Teresa. I do book reviews about once a month and try to include a variety of genres. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Kat says:

    Trials of the Earth sounds fascinating! I wonder what took the world so long to publish her!

    • mamasick says:

      I believe at the time the work was completed no one was interested in publishing it and then in the early 90s the descendants of Mary Mann Hamilton pushed for it to be published.

  3. I’m always looking for new books to read and love reading proper recommendations and reviews so thank you! Trials of the earth is now on my to read list!
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  4. I love the idea behind the year we turned 49 so that appeals but I really love true stories and so bloom really appeals. Thanks for joining the #weekendblogshare
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