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My GREAT December Reads❣️

Updated: Jan 15

Here's the goods on these GREAT December reads 🤓:

THE FROZEN RIVER--by Ariel Lawhon. One of my favorite books of 2023. It's set in post Revolutionary times but somehow feels much closer. A body is found in the frozen river in a midwife's community and she examines it and mulls over the crime, as life and birth continues around her. Love the strong woman vibes, family and community feels, the husband-wife relationship, the inclusion of nature, and the trial. Somewhat reminiscent of WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING, but all its Lawhon own. I'm a true fan.❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️

DOPPELGANGER is the closest thing I've read to a social and factual commentary on the recent events of our new world. I listened with my mouth hanging open most of the time. I mean, what would you do if people began mistaking you for another you (in close name) --a you that is nothing like you? I'd lose my mind, that's what I'd do. Somehow, Naomi holds it together and provides quite the look back for recent history. Thanks for the rec, Carly Watters. 👀🤯

Beth Moore has broken me, and helped me heal, all over again. I deeply, deeply felt and understand what she's writing about in her very personal memoir, ALL MY KNOTTED UP LIFE. Thank you for revealing so much and helping us process it, Beth. 🙏🙏🙏

THE STORY OF MORE, by Hope Jahren, who always helps me think about Nature and what we are doing to her. 🌳💫🌳💫🌳💫

THE ENGINEER'S WIFE, by Tracey Emerson Wood. Look, if you love The Gilded Age, why not read this about the real engineer behind the building of the Brooklyn Bridge. I love eye opening stories that help us learn of new Sheroes. 🌉🦸🏻‍♀️

VAMPIRES OF EL NORTE, by Isabel Canas. I'm not into horror but I am into this Vampire telling set in a world so like that of CABELLOS. In a world I know. Not like any hacienda ranch cowboy vampire telling you've ever read. 💃🏻🕺🏻🧛‍♂️👩🏻‍🌾👨🏻‍🌾🐴

A YEAR OF RAVENS is another author collaboration, set in Roman England and the Boudicca rebellion. So, so good. Keep these collaborations coming. So glad the audiobook was released. (And the cover revamped). 🙌

Speaking of collaborations WHEN WE HAD WINGS is another fantastic one, set a hop and skip over from Hawaii. Did you know that MacArthur left our nurses over there, days following Pearl Harbor? No, no you didn't because the survivors were forced to swear not to tell and they didn't. So glad these stories are coming to light. Love the diverse nature of the collaboration. SO amazing. 💫

A WINTER IN NEW YORK, by Josie Silver. Super fun and romantic and Italian-found- fan and gelato and New York. What else is there to say? Just writing that makes me want the feels all over again. Read for an uplift on a wintery day❣️💫

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