Balm by Dolen Perkins-Valdez Book Review 4.5/5 ⭐

Balm by Dolen Perkins-Valdez

http://www.dolenperkinsvaldez.com

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Synopsis: After the Civil War, Madge, Sadie and Hemp move to Chicago to start a new life. Madge has a power to heal the suffering of others and Sadie has the power to commune with the dead. Because of personal struggles neither can fully engage their powers enough to be useful. Hemp comes to Chicago because of the promise for a better life but instead the three battle for survival. Continue reading “Balm by Dolen Perkins-Valdez Book Review 4.5/5 ⭐”

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han Book Review 4/5 ⭐

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

http://www.dearjennyhan.com/index2.html

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Synopsis: Lara Jean Song wrote love letters to say goodbye to every feeling she has ever felt for a boy. It was symbolical and never meant to be seen by anyone. Somehow these letters get out and Lara Jean is picking up the pieces of all the messes her letters creates. She reconnects with an old crush to keep rumors from flying around but I turns out their arrangement may be more than she can handle. Continue reading “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han Book Review 4/5 ⭐”

Golden State by Stephanie Kegan Book Review 4.5/5 ⭐

Golden State by Stephanie Kegan

http://www.stephaniekegan.com

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Synopsis: A sister discovers she may know who has committed the awful act of bombing a college university. A family is negligent in helping their child and ultimately an entire society faces the consequences. When Natalie discovers that her brother may have planned the attack at her daughter’s college she faces the daunting task of protecting her family and the society they live in against her own flesh and blood who suffers from mental illness. Continue reading “Golden State by Stephanie Kegan Book Review 4.5/5 ⭐”

GIVEAWAY! ARC big stack, winner picks 5!

Here it is guys! I want this one to be fun because my class is so serious and intense!

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Ways to enter (pick any or do them all for multiple entries!):

1. Follow me on Instagram (@amandanicole.books) and Tag someone in the comments! One tag per comment, each comment is an entry

2. Repost the IG photo with #ARCbigstack

3. Enter through the Rafflecopter below!

I will update the list to add more if I find them so follow my blog to stay updated!

Winner picks FIVE advanced reader’s editions from the stack/list.

Must be 18 or over or have permission to give me your mailing address.

Giveaway closes on 06/30/15.

Books included (so far):

Two Hours by Ed Caesar ⭐ http://www.amazon.com/Two-Hours-Quest-Impossible-Marathon/dp/145168584X

The Oregon Trail by Runner Buck ⭐ http://www.amazon.com/Oregon-Trail-New-American-Journey/dp/1451659164/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1433083536&sr=1-1-fkmr0&keywords=the+oregon+trail+rinner+buck

Seven Second Delay by Tom Easton ⭐http://www.amazon.com/Seven-Second-Delay-Tom-Easton-ebook/dp/B00TJ886KA/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1433083650&sr=1-1&keywords=seven+second+delay

The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery ⭐http://www.amazon.com/Soul-Octopus-Surprising-Exploration-Consciousness-ebook/dp/B00LD1RZX0/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1433083712&sr=1-1&keywords=soul+of+an+octopus

Black Run by Antonio Manzini ⭐http://www.amazon.com/Black-Run-Novel-Antonio-Manzini-ebook/dp/B00MEJP1Q8/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1433083764&sr=1-1&keywords=black+run+antonio+manzini

Borderline by Liza Marklund ⭐http://www.amazon.com/Borderline-Annika-Bengtzon-Thriller-ebook/dp/B00LD1ON7Q/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1433083809&sr=1-1&keywords=borderline+by+liza+marklund

Renegade by Kerry Wilkinson ⭐http://www.amazon.com/Renegade-Novel-Silver-Blackthorn-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00L0IMBSU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1433083853&sr=8-1&keywords=renegade+by+kerry+wilkinson

After the Dance by Jan Gaye ⭐ http://www.amazon.com/After-Dance-Life-Marvin-Gaye/dp/0062135511/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1433084147&sr=8-1&keywords=After+the+dance

The Green Road by Anne Enright ⭐ http://www.amazon.com/Green-Road-Novel-Anne-Enright-ebook/dp/B00NUB4GS8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1433084185&sr=8-1&keywords=The+green+road

The Last Bookaneer by Matthew Pearl ⭐ http://www.amazon.com/Last-Bookaneer-Novel-Matthew-Pearl/dp/1594204926/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1433084219&sr=8-1&keywords=the+last+bookaneer+by+matthew+pearl

The Art of Baking Blind by Sarah Vaughan ⭐ http://www.amazon.com/Art-Baking-Blind-Novel/dp/1250059402/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1433084252&sr=8-1&keywords=the+art+of+baking+blind+by+sarah+vaughan

Rebel Queen by Michelle Moran ⭐ http://www.amazon.com/Rebel-Queen-Novel-Michelle-Moran/dp/1476716358/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1433084274&sr=8-1&keywords=rebel+queen+michelle+moran

This is Not a Love Story by Judy Brown

⭐ http://www.amazon.com/This-Not-Love-Story-Memoir/dp/0316400726/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1433084306&sr=8-3&keywords=This+is+not+a+love+story

The Maintenance of Headway by Magnus Mills

The Ignorant Maestro by Itay Talgam

Model Woman by Eileen Ford

Balm by Dolen Perkins-Valdez

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Material Girls by Elaine Dimopoulos Book Review 4/5 ⭐

Material Girls by Elaine Dimopoulos

http://www.elainedimopoulos.com

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Synopsis: It’s a world where the world is run and focused on the young adults. They are prepped to reach their potential in their teens. Two teens, one superstar and one judge on the high fashion court, decide to change-up society and break what has become the norm by bringing back old fashions. Continue reading “Material Girls by Elaine Dimopoulos Book Review 4/5 ⭐”

After the Dance: My Life with Marvin Gaye by Jan Gaye Book Review 3/5 ⭐

After the Dance: My Life with Marvin Gaye by Jan Gaye

http://www.harpercollins.com/9780062135513/after-the-dance

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Synopsis: Jan Gaye chronicles her marriage with legend soul singer Marvin Gaye. She travels through her memories of passionate love, albeit unconventional. The twists and turns from sex, drug and loving a famous musician make their love story completely epic.

Continue reading “After the Dance: My Life with Marvin Gaye by Jan Gaye Book Review 3/5 ⭐”

Housebreaking by Dan Pope Book Review 5/5 ⭐

Housebreaking by Dan Pope

http://www.danpope.com

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Synopsis: Emily is a high school teenager trying to navigate lie after her brother’s death. Her family is a complete wreck, as one could imagine, and seem to make every situation worse rather than heal after the trauma. Her father moves the family from the city to the suburbs leaving Emily with no one and nothing recognizable to comfort her. As the family battles to survive we see how Emily exhibits her pain through her struggle to get through another day. Continue reading “Housebreaking by Dan Pope Book Review 5/5 ⭐”

Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen, Ed.D., Cheryl Erwin, Roslyn Ann Duffy Book Review 5/5⭐

Positive Discipline, the First Three Years

By Jane Nelsen, Ed.D., Cheryl Erwin, M.A., Roslyn Ann Duffy

http://www.positivediscipline.com

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Synopsis: Positive discipline is a parenting method against negative forms of discipline. It suggests that with proper attention to a child’s personality (including their behaviors and personal reactions) a parent can teach them in a peaceful growing environment. The book suggests that with positive discipline comes a positive, healthy and happy child with a strong sense of self-confidence and pride.

Continue reading “Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen, Ed.D., Cheryl Erwin, Roslyn Ann Duffy Book Review 5/5⭐”

Capture the Moment by Sarah Wilkerson Book Review 5/5 ⭐

Capture the Moment by Sarah Wilkerson

http://www.sarahwilkerson.com

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Synopsis: Capture the Moment is a guide-book for photography and covers topics ranging from: Natural Light, Composition, Storytelling, Fine Art, Black & White, Low Light. Continue reading “Capture the Moment by Sarah Wilkerson Book Review 5/5 ⭐”

The Green Road by Anne Enright Book Review 3/5⭐

The Green Road by Anne Enright

http://anneenright.com

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Synopsis: The Madigan family has grown and the members scattered throughout the world living their lives. The story is told through different perspectives, beginning with the youngest child, Hannah. This story really revolves around the manipulative mother, Rosaleen and her attempts to get all her child together again to fill her narcissistic needs of drama. Continue reading “The Green Road by Anne Enright Book Review 3/5⭐”