Love is a risk worth taking. Years ago, Kahlen was rescued from drowning by the Ocean. To repay her debt, she has served as a Siren ever since, using her voice to lure countless strangers to their deaths. Though a single word from Kahlen can kill, she can’t resist spending her days on land, watchingContinue reading

My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows

The comical, fantastical, romantical, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey. In My Lady Jane, coauthors Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows have created a one-of-a-kind fantasy in the tradition of The Princess Bride, featuring a reluctant king, an even more reluctant queen, a noble steed, and only a passing resemblance to actualContinue reading “My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows”

Walk on Earth a Stranger (The Gold Seer Trilogy #1) by Rae Carson

Gold is in my blood, in my breath, even in the flecks in my eyes. Lee Westfall has a strong, loving family. She has a home she loves and a loyal steed. She has a best friend—who might want to be something more. She also has a secret. Lee can sense gold in the worldContinue reading “Walk on Earth a Stranger (The Gold Seer Trilogy #1) by Rae Carson”

Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill

Seventeen year-old Britta Flannery is at ease only in the woods with her dagger and bow. She spends her days tracking criminals alongside her father, the legendary bounty hunter for the King of Malam—that is, until her father is murdered. Now outcast and alone and having no rights to her father’s land or inheritance, sheContinue reading “Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill”

Nourishing Meals: Healthy Gluten-Free Meals for the Whole family by Alissa Segersten and Tom Malterre

A whole foods cookbook and guide to raising healthy children including over 300 nourishing gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free recipes. – Goodreads This one is tough. On one hand, it’s definitely chock-full of allergy-friendly recipes; the recipes I tried were delicious, easy to make, and the ingredients were easy to find (IE, no special trips toContinue reading “Nourishing Meals: Healthy Gluten-Free Meals for the Whole family by Alissa Segersten and Tom Malterre”

Brace Yourself: NaNoWriMo Is Coming

First — how the hell is it November already? This year has flown by. They say it only gets worse as you get older — and I believe it. This year has been a crazy year — full of major life changes, challenges and risks. LBR has definitely suffered as a result, but I’m lookingContinue reading “Brace Yourself: NaNoWriMo Is Coming”

Friday Favorites

I’m really loving this list of 50 Powerful Brené Brown Quotes That Will Lift You Up When You’re Shame Spiraling by Heidi Priebe. I’m still halfway through Daring Greatly and love Brown’s work; sometimes you just need a little snippet of pick-me-up when you’re beating yourself up — something I’ve been doing a lot of lately.Continue reading “Friday Favorites”

The Secret History: A Novel of Empress Theodora by Stephanie Thornton

Where Theodora went, trouble followed… In sixth-century Constantinople, one woman, Theodora, defied every convention and all the odds and rose from common theater tart to empress of a great kingdom, the most powerful woman the Roman Empire would ever know. The woman whose image was later immortalized in glittering mosaic was a scrappy, clever, conniving,Continue reading “The Secret History: A Novel of Empress Theodora by Stephanie Thornton”