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Review and Release: Grace Not Perfection

Review and Release: Grace Not Perfection

Grace Not Perfection
by Emily Ley

Release Date: October 11th, 2016

Received for Review from Harper Collins

As a busy wife, new mother, business owner, and designer, Emily Ley came to a point when she suddenly realized she couldn’t do it all.

She needed to simplify her life, organize her days, and prioritize the priorities. She decided to hold herself to a standard of grace rather than perfection. This mantra led to the creation of her bestselling Simplified Planner®, a favorite among busy women everywhere—from mamas to executives and everywhere in between.

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Top TWELVE Audiobooks to Make Your Work Day Fly By

Top TWELVE Audiobooks to Make Your Work Day Fly By

Hey all! I feel its been WAY too long since I did a Top Ten Tuesday Post! I am super excited about this audio based post though, and I am bringing you the top TWELVE audiobooks to make your work day go by super fast!

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Review: Mystic Summer by Hannah McKinnon

Mystic Summer
by Hannah McKinnon

A chance run-in with a college boyfriend puts a young woman’s picture-perfect life in perspective in this warm-hearted and lyrical novel—from the author of The Lake Season.

Since finishing graduate school, Maggie Griffin has worked hard to build an enviable life in Boston. She’s an elementary school teacher in a tony Boston suburb, a devoted sister, and a loving aunt. With her childhood best friend’s wedding quickly approaching and her own relationship blossoming, this is the summer she has been waiting for.

But when Maggie’s career is suddenly in jeopardy, her life begins to unravel. Stricken, Maggie returns home to seaside Mystic, Connecticut, where she expects to find comfort in family and familiarity. Instead, she runs into Cameron Wilder, a young man from her past who has also returned home, and whose life has taken a turn that puts Maggie’s city struggles in harsh perspective. When tragedy strikes for Cameron, Maggie is faced with big decisions as she weighs what matters most and strives to stay true to the person she’s become.

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Summer Must Haves: The 2016 Edition

Summer Must Haves

This is one of my favorite type of posts to do! Last year I did a “What’s in My Beach Bag” but this year I’m switching it up and doing a SUMMER MUST HAVES post! This will go across all different types of fields, from books to beauty to fitness, fashion and food!  It’s gonna be FUN! Let’s get to it!

 

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The Best of 2015

WOW.  It is the end of an absolutely amazing year!  I can not BELIEVE how fast 2015 flew by!  It was the year of truly great things happening for me, and my family and friends!  I got engaged, and got Maggie! My best friend has a baby on the way! One of my closest friends that I met from BLOGGING also has a baby on the way!  The good news kept coming, and I loved 2015 for that very reason!  But it was ALSO a great year in books, in tech, and in food and fitness! I have carefully chosen some of my absolute favorites from the YEAR to showcase for you today!  I hope you enjoy them! 

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Author Obsession: Diane Chamberlain + Giveaway!

Author Obsession: Diane Chamberlain + Giveaway!

This is a NEW sporadic feature here on The Casserole!  We will highlight an author that I am for lack of a better word.. obsessed with, and talk about WHAT it is that makes this author so special!  In addition, I will tell you about some of my favorite works from the author!  And this time! We have a giveaway, too!  For the first round of Author Obsession, we have…. the ONE AND ONLY:

Author Obsession: Diane Chamberlain + Giveaway!

Diane Chamberlain has been writing books for a long time, but she only came onto my radar a few years ago when a long time friend of mine mentioned The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes to me.  I can’t lie, I actually STILL haven’t read this one, but I did purchase it!  It wasn’t until 2 years ago when Carrie [one of my FAVORITE adult rec gals!] told me about Necessary Lies, that I discovered the greatness of Ms Chamberlain for myself!  Since then I have even RE-read Necessary lies, and in addition I have completed five MORE Diane Chamberlain novels.  Each one is so different from the other, yet has Diane’s trademark way with words, and amazing plot twists.  I love Diane for contemporary with a kick.  

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Review: After You by JoJo Moyes

Review: After You by JoJo Moyes

After You
by JoJo Moyes

How do you move on after losing the person you loved? How do you build a life worth living?

Louisa Clark is no longer just an ordinary girl living an ordinary life. After the transformative six months spent with Will Traynor, she is struggling without him. When an extraordinary accident forces Lou to return home to her family, she can’t help but feel she’s right back where she started.

Her body heals, but Lou herself knows that she needs to be kick-started back to life. Which is how she ends up in a church basement with the members of the Moving On support group, who share insights, laughter, frustrations, and terrible cookies. They will also lead her to the strong, capable Sam Fielding—the paramedic, whose business is life and death, and the one man who might be able to understand her. Then a figure from Will’s past appears and hijacks all her plans, propelling her into a very different future. .

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October’s Scary Reads: Your October Reading Guide

October's Scary Reads: Your October Reading Guide

As many of you know, I am an avid thriller reader.  This comes to surface even more in October, since it is Halloween time!  I decided to make a tiered reading list for you guys from beginning to advanced to guide you through thriller reading!  If you have any questions before diving in, let me know! It is going to be so fun! I hope you enjoy the one and only:  October’s Scary Reads: Your October Reading Guide

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Underrated Gem Review: The Summer After You & ME

Underrated Gem Review: The Summer After You & ME

The Summer After You & Me
by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski

Sunbathing, surfing, eating funnel cake on the boardwalk—Lucy loves living on the Jersey Shore. For her, it’s not just the perfect summer escape, it is home. And as a local girl, she knows not to get attached to the tourists. They breeze in over Memorial Day weekend, crowding the shore and stealing moonlit kisses, only to pack up their beach umbrellas and empty promises on Labor Day. Lucy wants more from love than a fleeting romance, even if that means keeping her distance from her summertime neighbor and crush, Connor.

Then Superstorm Sandy tears apart her barrier island, briefly bringing together a local girl like herself and a vacationer like Connor. Except nothing is the same in the wake of the storm. And day after day, week after week, Lucy is left to pick up the pieces of her broken heart and broken home. Now with Memorial Day approaching and Connor returning, will it be a summer of fresh starts or second chances? 

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