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What's On My Bookshelf?

I love to read! My son Dan has called me a "couch potato" not because I watch too much T.V. but because I always have a book in my hand. I love being able to transport to other places or times and have the characters waiting just where I left them when I need to take a break. It's even easier now with the Kindle and Libby app right on my phone.

Here are some of my favorite books:

•Max Lucado nailed the subject of worry and fear for me. I'm not saying I have it conquered but he provided many thoughts and ideas on how to handle the issue.

•Jane Eyre is my favorite classic story. Charlotte Bronte sometimes uses words I have to look up to find the meaning and I can't read past them. I have to stop and figure them out.

•Jodi Picoult has an incredible way of telling a story. This particular story hits the topic of racism right on the head.

•Jerry Sittser’s book is the best book on grief I’ve ever read.

•Kate Morton is a master in the art of description. Her word pictures are like none I've ever read and build beautiful pictures while you are reading.

•Karen Kingsbury’ characters are just like family and you never want the story to end. The Baxter family series has over 30 books using the same wonderful characters so when you say you don't want the book to end, there is another one right around the corner.

•Francine Rivers works are masterpieces and Her Mother's Hope and Her Daughter's Dream are based on her own mother's life. These two books cross so many time periods and were a fascinating read.

•Laura Ingalls Wilder is my favorite childhood author and I've reread these books many times.

•NeuroTribes is one of the best books I've read on the history of autism. There were so many pieces that we lived through in our journey with Ben.

It is hard for me to believe that I now actually have my name on a book all of my own. It has been a long process and I am grateful for Michael Albright, who did an incredible job editing my text. My husband who was a great support all along and had many creative ideas as well as wrote his own chapter at the end. My son Dan who spent hours (really many hours) formatting the book and designing the cover art and spread. And Ben added his own special section in the back so it is really like getting 2 books in 1. I will never achieve the level of the authors that I've listed above but maybe someday my book will grace one of your bookshelves as well.

Love you more,


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