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Spring Reading Roundup!

Updated: Dec 15, 2020

In the spirit of supporting small businesses during #SocialDistancing, I want to take some time to introduce you to a few authors that I personally know. I've read all of these books and I think you’re going to love them as much as I do and, trust me, there’s something for everyone!

"A Feel Better Book for Little Worriers"

Holly Brochmann & Leah Bowen, Authors

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Worries can feel like a BIG problem to a LITTLE kid! A Feel Better Book for Little Worriers assures kids that having some worries is normal — everyone has them, even adults! The rhyming narration helps little kids to identify a worry and where it might come from, as well as provides them with helpful tools to reduce and cope with worries.

Enjoy all of the B.Sisters "Feel Better" books including: "Little Poopers" "Little Tears" and "Little Tempers"

"Some Mistakes Are Great Kissers"

Dr. Stefanie Kleine & Erin Moroni, Authors

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Stefanie Kleine seemingly has it all… a highly successful career, an excessive number of degrees, loving parents, devoted friends, and great legs. The only thing she has not been able to accomplish is finding the right person to share her life with. In this no-holds-barred memoir, Stefanie takes us on her brutally honest, hilarious, heartbreaking, and at-times utterly bizarre quest to find true love.

Again, Alabama

Susan Sands, Author

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Cammie Laroux is back in Alabama—again. Dragged back to her small town to help her mother recover from surgery while rescuing the family event planning business should be a cinch. Even for a disgraced television chef, right? Wrong. Among the many secrets Cammie’s family’s been hiding is the fact that their historic home is falling down. Oh, and the man hired to restore the house, Grey Harrison, is the same high school and college love of her life who thrashed her heart and dreams ten years ago. Yeah, that guy. As Cammie finds herself forgetting all the reasons she can’t trust Grey or love again, he finds himself remembering all the reasons he wants her to stay with him in Alabama… forever. Enjoy all of Susan's books including "Love, Alabama", 'Forever, Alabama", "Christmas, Alabama", and an upcoming holiday book set to be released November 9th!

"Walk to Beautiful"

Jimmy Wayne, Author

With Ken Abraham

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Imagine yourself a thirteen-year-old hundreds of miles away from home, in a strange city, and your mom leaves you at a bus station parking lot and drives off into the night with her lover. That’s the real life story of country music star Jimmy Wayne.

Walk to Beautiful is the powerfully emotive account of Jimmy’s horrendous childhood and the love shown him by Russell and Bea Costner, the elderly couple who gave him a stable home and provided the chance to complete his education. Jimmy says of Bea, “She changed every cell in my body.”

Enjoy all of Jimmy's books including "Ruby the Foster Dog", "Paper Angels" (which was also made into a movie).

"Love What You Do"

Dana Spinola, Author

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Do you live out your passions through your daily job? Do you know what your passions are? Through the hustle and bustle of the working adult life, it can be easy to let those things that make your heart swell slide to the back burner. In Love What You Do, founder of fab’rik, Dana Spinola, will help you embrace vivid clarity of what makes your heart beat and what makes your heart break. She challenges you to define your true purpose and intricately weaves your drive, passions and job to create a guide for a sincerely meaningful life. It’s not selfish to enjoy your life—it’s your responsibility. You only have one life, so take Dana’s advice and overflow it with your passions and ENJOY it.

The CF Warrior Project

Andy Lipman, Author

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Living with cystic fibrosis requires fighting for every breath and working hard to survive as normally as possible. CF Warriors are not guaranteed a normal lifespan and having cystic fibrosis requires a passion for every moment on this earth, a daily determination to maintain health, and courage for striving to do things most of us take for granted.

The CF Warrior Project book shares the experiences of people who conquered Mount Everest; became a circus acrobat; received a lung transplant and ran a marathon a year later; and secured approval of breakthrough CF drugs. These people, from teenagers to septuagenarians, have accomplished amazing things. Each story has its own merits, but the common theme among them is how these CF Warriors maintain positive attitudes all while having a significant impact on the world, despite the challenges of their life-threatening genetic disorder. 

Enjoy all of Andy's books including, "Alive at 25", "The Drive at 35", "A superhero Needs No Cape". And don't forget to check Andy out on the Today Show.

Dating & the E-Male

Anita Smelley, Author (and my mom!)

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"Dating and the Emale is a true account of one woman's experiences with Internet dating websites. The stories are engaging, funny and enlightening. Follow Anita through her trials and tribulations as a middle-aged female looking for love in the modern tech age and her surprise to find that dating at 50 is no walk in the park.

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