Book Review: Keto for Cancer

The Ketogenic Diet for Cancer: A Comprehensive Guide for Patients and PractitionersThe Ketogenic Diet for Cancer: A Comprehensive Guide for Patients and Practitioners by Miriam Kalamian
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

As a person who believes in natural methods to cure disease, I was very interested to read Keto for Cancer. I have followed a ketogenic diet and have been very interested to note how it has helped people with many different medical issues.

I appreciate the author’s sharing of her son’s cancer diagnosis. She first used the ketogenic diet to help him when there were no other options for treatment. Although it didn’t ultimately cure him, it did slow the cancer enough to give him more time. She eventually went back to school to study nutrition and is now in private practice helping her patients through the use of the ketogenic diet.

The book was fascinating. The science behind why it works and how to use the diet are all outlined within.

This book is everything I hoped it would be and I highly recommend it.

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Book Review: Sociable

SociableSociable by Rebecca Harrington
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Well, I’m disappointed that I just didn’t like this book at all. I kept reading because I love humorous stories and stories about social media but this book was depressing, the characters unlikeable. Two stars because I was able to read it quickly.

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Book Review: Prince in Disguise

Prince in DisguisePrince in Disguise by Stephanie Kate Strohm
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was such a fun book and I loved it!

Dylan is the younger, gawkier sister of the beautiful Dusty, a former Miss Missouri. Dusty competes in a reality show and wins the heart of Ronan, a titled Scottish man. Dylan is not thrilled with living her life in the camera’s eye.

The wedding of Dusty and Ronan is another season of the show and they are all in Scottland where Dylan meets Jamie, one of Ronan’s good friends who will stand up for him. This is just the cutest story about how Dylan ends up with Jamie, who turns out to be an actual prince and how they will all live happily ever after.

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Book Review: The Boyfriend Swap

The Boyfriend SwapThe Boyfriend Swap by Meredith Schorr
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this book! It was so cute and made me laugh out loud in some spots.

Anne Marie is roommates with Robyn and her boss is Sidney. She invites Sidney to her wine party and during the course of their discussions, it comes up that neither Robyn nor Sidney want to take their boyfriends home for Christmas. Robyn is sure her family will give her a hard time because she’s dating an artist and not a professional man. Sidney is sure her lawyer father will not let her lawyer boyfriend alone. Enough wine and Sidney comes up with the idea for them to swap boyfriends for Christmas.

Sidney can’t stand Robyn’s boyfriend, Perry. She’s so competitive and he pushes all of her buttons. Robyn, on the other hand, finds out that Sidney’s boyfriend, Will, was the boy she crushed on all through high school.

Such a cute book. You won’t want to put it down!

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Book Review: The Dirty Book Club

The Dirty Book ClubThe Dirty Book Club by Lisi Harrison
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I am a big fan of Lisi Harrison’s YA series, The Clique, and was excited to be able to read her first foray into adult fiction.

Not disappointed! I loved this book. MJ is a New York gal who finds herself living in California with her boyfriend after her boss shares her big promotion with another employee. MJ wasn’t willing to share and decided to stop living on the opposite coast of her boyfriend.

He lives next door to Gloria whom MJ becomes friends with. Gloria and her three best friends have been part of a book club their whole lives. Once Gloria’s husband dies, they pass the baton on to four new girls, MJ being one. MJ wants the club to work badly because she hasn’t been able to make many friends in her new home.

This is a great story of friends and secrets and I highly recommend it!

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Book Review: Madeleine Murder

madeleine Seagrass Sweets Cozy Mystery by Sandi Scott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a cute book that drew me in right away. It’s also the third in a series but I didn’t feel like I was missing anything by not having read the first two.

Ashley and her friend, Patty, hope to have a food truck or restaurant one day. Until then, they share a tent at events. Patty cooks the main meal and Ashley bakes desserts. This book takes place at the Seagrass Days festival.

In a trip to look around the festival, Ashley buys a hemp collar for her dog, Dizzy. After that, she finds many fraudulent charges on her credit card and, shortly thereafter, the man who sold her the collar turns up dead.

This book has great characters, a fabulous dog, and many twists and turns to the plot. I loved it!

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Book Review: The Best Kind of People

The Best Kind of PeopleThe Best Kind of People by Zoe Whittall
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was SO good! Once I started reading it, I only put it down to sleep.

George is somewhat of a hero in his town for stopping a school shooter when his daughter was young. Years later he’s suddenly arrested and jailed under the assumption of attempted rape of girls he was chaperoning on an annual ski trip.

The story is good, showing the conflicts of his wife, son, and daughter through the process of his arrest and subsequent jailing.

This book will draw you in and keep you turning the pages until you’re finished. Highly recommend!

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Book Review: The Trick

The Trick: A NovelThe Trick: A Novel by Emanuel Bergmann
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow! What a great book! I couldn’t put it down.

The story starts in Prague before WWII and it about a Jewish boy who eventually grows up to join the circus. Moshe does the dirty work at the circus eventually learning how to be a mentalist. With the coming of the holocaust, Moshe adopts the moniker of the Great Zabbatini, has fake papers made, and actually goes about as if he’s truly Persian and not Jewish. This went on until he was turned over to the Gestapo in a revenge move by the owner of the circus where he learned his magic.

Alternately is the story line of Max a young boy whose parents are getting divorced. He’s devastated and wants them to remain together. When his dad is collecting his things to move out, he discovers a record album by the Great Zabbatini. Intrigued, he asks his dad if can keep the record and his dad agrees. As he listens he finds there is a love spell but is unable to understand it due to a large scratch on the album. So Max sets out to find the Great Zabbatini to learn the love spell to save his parent’s marriage.

Here is where the two stories intersect. This is a wonderful story with colorful characters and twists and turns that keep you turning the page. I highly recommend!

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Book Review: Class Mom

Laughing out loud funny, I loved this book!

Jen has two college age daughters and, with her marriage, little Max who is starting kindergarten. She’s been through the class mom thing with her other two and has no desire to revisit that role. However, her best friend is the PTA president and pushes her into it. At the beginning, she decides she not having the parental power struggle that comes with the positions and sends the most hilarious communication to the other parents, some of whom can’t take a joke.

This is a great book. I love the humor and the storyline in general. Two thumbs up! 🙂

Book Review: When We Were Worthy

When We Were WorthyWhen We Were Worthy by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wowza. The VERY best book I’ve read all year. I feel like I need to sit and digest it before I’m ready to leave it behind.

Taking place in a small town where football rules, the story outlines the lives of four women after the death of three high school cheerleaders. One of the girls feels she should have been in the car with them except she was doing something terrible at the time. One is the mom of the boy who was driving the car that hit the girls. One is the mom of one of the girls. One is a high school substitute teacher who is targeted by the football players and loses her family because of it.

This is such a good book I didn’t want to go to sleep until I had finished it. I can’t recommend it more!

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