WBTV Segment from September 25, 2017

  Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone  by Brené Brown The Hundred Story Home: A Journey of Homelessness, Hope, and Healing by Kathy Izard Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger As I continue to watch so much strife unfold on social media, I want to encourage whoever isContinue reading “WBTV Segment from September 25, 2017”

Arden Recommends: Vacation Reading List (Giveaway Included)

I’m getting a lot of requests for suggestions of books to read while on vacation. So, I’ve compiled a list of what I’m reading this summer. I also want to know what you’re reading. To entice you to share what you’re reading, I’m going to give away two autographed copies of books on my listContinue reading “Arden Recommends: Vacation Reading List (Giveaway Included)”

Arden Recommends: Secret Sisters by Joy Calloway

Book: Secret Sisters Author: Joy Callaway Genre: Women’s Fiction/Historical Fiction Basic Description: Illinois, 1881: Whitsitt College sophomore Beth Carrington has two goals to fulfill by the time she graduates: obtain a medical degree, and establish a women’s fraternity, Beta Xi Beta, that will help young women like herself to connect with and support one another while attendingContinue reading “Arden Recommends: Secret Sisters by Joy Calloway”

Arden Reviews: June by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

Book: June Author: Miranda Beverly-Whittemore Genre: Fiction Basic Description: Cassie Danvers is holed up in her family’s crumbling mansion in small-town Ohio, mourning the loss of her grandmother, June. But the noise of the rusted doorbell forces her out of isolation. Cassie has been named the sole heir to legendary movie star Jack Montgomery’s fortune. Soon Jack’sContinue reading “Arden Reviews: June by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore”

Arden Reviews: The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Book:  The Language of Flowers Author:  Vanessa Diffenbaugh Genre:  Fiction Basic Description:  The Victorian language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions: honeysuckle for devotion, asters for patience, and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, it’s been more useful in communicating mistrust and solitude. After a childhood spent in the foster-care system,Continue reading “Arden Reviews: The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh”