Jan Stafford Kellis

Recipe of the Month: May 2015

This soup is perfect for a Bookworms Anonymous chapter meeting, and you can pick two of the main ingredients in the woods or your own back yard, if you happen to live in the UP. If not, you can find the ingredients at your local supermarket. Best served with tossed…

The Outside Boy

The Outside Boy by Jeanine Cummins My rating: 5 of 5 stars Cummins plops you down in 1950’s Ireland, where Christy tells his own coming-of-age story. It begins with the death of his grandfather, and the slow spilling of long-held family secrets. Christy and his family are travellers—gypsies—who live on…

7 Secrets of the Prolific

The 7 Secrets of the Prolific: The Definitive Guide to Overcoming Procrastination, Perfectionism, and Writer’s Block by Hillary Rettig My rating: 5 of 5 stars Hillary Rettig delivers everything she promises within the covers of Seven Secrets of the Prolific. I consumed this book alongside two fiction selections, and reading…

Someone Else’s Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson

Someone Else’s Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Shandi Pierce believes in miracles. Heck, she’s the mother of a miracle: her brilliant three-year-old son Nathan, born to her while she was still a virgin. The story begins when Shandi, Nathan (Natty) and her best friend…