4th of July at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, Pa

This year for the 4th of July, we decided to go to Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, Pa. It is a short drive from the Pittsburgh area. It is in the mountainous area of the Laurel Highlands. The amount of activities are endless including: zip line, skiing, swimming, shooting, golf, spa services, mini-golf, fishing, etc. …

Book review: The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand

Dare I say this may be my favorite Elin Hilderbrand book? The Winter Street series had been my favorite books by her, but I loved the “whodunnit” set up of this novel for a summer easy read.  Of course it is set on Nantucket (which I would love to visit!!) in the midst of wedding …

Book Review: Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman

Great summer beach read! Erin is a documentary film director who heads out for her honeymoon in Bora Bora with Mark. When they are scuba diving, they find a duffel bag that plummets them right into a mystery that puts them at a high risk for danger!  I gave this a 4/5-it was a great …

A dozen beach reads for the summer of 2018

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah   If you want a beautiful coming of age novel written about the life of a girl who moved to Alaska with her family to help combat her father’s struggle with PTSD after Vietnam……   This novel follows Leni as she grows up in the 1970s. After her father …

Book review: The Ever After by Sarah Pekkanen

I chose this novel after reading The Opposite of Me, The Perfect Neighbors, and The Wife Between Us also by Sarah Pekkanen. It examines Josie and Frank Moore’s marriage by starting out with a bang when Josie sees a text from Frank’s mistress on his phone. The novel is very raw regarding the emotions Josie goes through …

Book review: Here We Lie by Paula Treick DeBoard

This novel introduces the reader to two girls from different worlds who become best friends once they go to college. The Midwest born and raised Megan whose dad passed away when she was in high school meets Lauren who comes from a wealthy family with a political background. When I picked up this book, I …