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Estelle: Paradise by Jill S. Alexander

Paradise by Jill S. Alexander Publication Date: July 5, 2011 Publisher: Feiwel and Friends Pages: 256 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: country music, Texas, pressure from parents, siblings, romance Format read: Borrowed from library. Summary: The only think Paisley has ever wanted to do was be a drummer. Right now, she’s playing in a country […]

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Nailed It: Thankful for Family

With Thanksgiving Day so so close (we can’t believe it), we’ve decided to change things up once again for NAILED IT and focus on books with great family influences. Sometimes books in YA tend to go heavy on romance and friendships and forget that there are parents at home, but we have always noted to […]

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Estelle: The Mourning Hours by Paula Treick DeBoard

The Mourning Hours by Paula Treick DeBoard ( web | twitter ) Publication Date: June 25, 2013 Publisher: Harlequin MIRA Pages: 336 Target audience: Adult Keywords: disappearance, family dynamics, flashback, small towns Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley. (Thanks!) Summary: When Kirsten is 9 years old, her brother’s girlfriend disappears in a winter storm. Told […]

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Themed Gift Pack: Also Known As by Robin Benway

Happy Book Release Day to Robin Benway for Also Known As! I reviewed this book a few weeks ago, and thought it was an absolute joy from the setting (New York City!) to the supporting characters (hilarious) and a sweet romance (yet kind of forbidden). Maggie is a world-renowned safe cracker in a family of spies, part […]

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Estelle: The Pursuit of Happiness by Tara Altebrando

The Pursuit of Happiness by Tara Altebrando (website | twitter) Publication Date: March 7, 2006 Publisher: MTV Pages: 288 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: loss of a family member, summer job, New Jersey setting Format read: Paperback borrowed from library Summary: After her mom passes away, Betsy challenges herself to get through the stages of […]

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