About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Monday, January 31, 2022

The Butterfly Box (Miller's Creek 2) by Mindy Steele

The Butterfly Box

When the small town of Miller’s Creek suffers great loss, one band of brothers and a pair of town matchmakers help breathe life back into community.

Penny Lapp thought life was done knocking her down, but when the earth shakes the ground beneath her, she knows life isn’t finished toying with her yet. Everyone she has ever cared for is gone. Now suffering from her own accident while being the sole caregiver to her mother, Penny must find a way to survive the storms God has given her. Giving up would be easier, but when a stranger from the north arrives and refuses to leave, she might just discover she has so much to fight for.

Luke Milford came to Kentucky months ago for his cousin’s funeral. Helping his family with their mounting losses, Luke finds himself drawn to his cousin’s intended. He has never met anyone so fragile, so in need…of him. Penny Lapp needs more than a new roof, and Luke is determined to give her that before he must head back home. What was meant to be simply repaying an old debt for saving his life years ago, has now brought him back to claim what captured his heart.

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As I read this, I was struck how the words and actions of others determine how we feel about ourselves. Penny Lapp believes that she is destined to be alone because she thinks that others in Miller's Creek consider her 'plain, pitiful Penny'. Penny, whose brown, beautiful doe eyes have captivated not one, but two young men. Penny, who has faithfully cared for a mother who alters between being mean to totally unaware. Oh, I felt sorry for her, but it wasn't because she was pitiful---it's because she was so oblivious to how special she truly was!

Penny is just one of the many intriguing characters in Mindy Steele's newest book, The Butterfly Box. Luke Milford is quite the hero, as he makes sure that Penny is nurtured physically and emotionally, but this story also has two hilarious matchmakers and a couple of young women who show the powerful effects of gossip, jealousy, and negativity. Luke also has five brothers, and they may prove to be just as amazing as he is. These six brothers, dubbed the 'Milford half dozen', are newcomers to Miller's Creek, and perhaps just what this grieving community needs the most!

Steele has a knack for placing genuine characters into realistic situations, and keeping readers invested until the very end. She paints a vivid picture of a small town reeling from a tragic accident as they work to find a new normal, but she also shares the joy that comes from faith, hope, and a close-knit community. Throw in several budding romances, add a pinch of 'everyday common sense', and mix it with an ample dose of humor, and you have an enjoyable Amish novel that you won't want to put down. I can't say enough good things about this second book in the Miller's Creek series, and I can't wait to see if Lewis Milford gets his own chance to shine in the next book of the series. If you enjoy Christian romance and Amish fiction, you definitely need to read The Butterfly Box!

I received a complimentary copy of this book but there was no obligation for a positive review. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Mindy Steele writes sweet Amish fiction as well as romantic suspense. She is an author of 7 novels. The Miller’s Creek Amish series, Christmas Grace, Christmas in Cranberry, His Amish Wife’s Hidden past, and An Amish Flower Farm, releasing 2021. If not gardening or visiting her Amish neighbors, she is on the family farm writing her newest inspiration.

Learn more about Mindy by visiting her Website / Goodreads / Facebook / Instagram

Saturday, January 29, 2022

Reclaiming Hope by Carolyn Miller: Review & Giveaway with Celebrate Lit


Reclaiming Hope

Author: Carolyn Miller

Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance

Release date: December 7, 2021

Callie Steele might be a bit… focused on work, but despite what her employers say, she enjoys her well-ordered, productive life.

When she’s sent to meet the owners of an estate requiring post-hurricane landscaping, Callie meets their son, Kai Brody, a super-chilled pro surfer, who is as opposite from her as they come. Though initially smitten, Callie knows a relationship with Kai is a bad idea—a very bad idea.

Kai, however, can’t help but be intrigued by someone who challenges him to make something of his life again. He’s determined to pursue her, if she’ll give him half a chance.

The more time they spend together, negotiating the challenges of work, illness, and family, the more their opposing outlooks clash and connect. What do these unlikely friends really want from life?  Is it best to focus on work or recreation?

As Kai and Callie answers from the Lord, they also must consider if such complete opposites have enough in common to make a relationship last.

Reclaiming Hope concludes the Hooper Island stories of the Independence Islands Series featuring five islands, six authors, and a boatload of happily-ever-afters.

The Independence Islands Series: beach reads aren’t just for summer anymore.


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In 2017, I read Carolyn Miller's first book, and her Regency romances have given me many hours of reading pleasure. She's now ventured into the contemporary romance genre, and these books are equally enjoyable. Reclaiming Hope is the third book that Miller has written for the Independence Islands Series, and she takes readers back to Hooper Island to reunite us with familiar characters. Author Max Fairhaven, his wife Samantha, and their trusted assistant Callie Steele are still involved in the Greener Garden landscaping business, and newcomer Kai Brody is in need of landscaping services. Kai is a free-spirited surfing pro who wants nothing to do with his family's business, and Callie excels in business management and organization. He has been used to wealth, and she fully understands poverty. They are nothing alike, so how can theirs be anything but a business relationship?

'Being so different didn't mean more difficulties, but rather there was so much life to explore. So much more of life to learn and appreciate and know. So much more to discover beyond her safe boundaries....'

I love that Miller creates realistic characters, with human failings, and shows them working through true to life situations. Callie and Kai bring out the best in each other, and a common bond of friendship and respect develops, but there's conflict in the form of Kai's mother and her apparent dislike for Callie. Kai wants a future with Callie, but how can it ever happen?

Reclaiming Hope is a lovely story with a strong theme of faith and forgiveness. If you enjoy Christian contemporary romance, you don't want to miss reading Reclaiming Hope. Do yourself a favor and grab a copy!

I received a copy of this book from the author via Celebrate Lit. There was no obligation for a positive review. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars 


Carolyn Miller is an Australian author of inspirational romance, particularly that of the Regency era, and loves drawing readers into fictional worlds where flawed people can grow in faith, hope and love through stories that show the truth of God’s grace in our lives.


More from Carolyn

For Reclaiming Hope, my next book in the Independence Islands series, I was thrilled to finally turn the spotlight onto Callie Steele, whose sassy attitude and words of wisdom in earlier books have made a mark on the other employees at Greener Gardens – and has already endeared her to readers who have been begging to read Callie’s story.

Callie needed a special someone who could help this hyper-organized checklist-loving woman see that there is more to life than meeting a deadline. Enter Kai Brody, a super-chilled and laidback surfer whose enviable travels around the world broaden Callie’s horizons, and watch sparks fly. I consider Reclaiming Hope to be one of my most humorous books yet, as these two trade banter as opposites who attract – but can they last?

And yet Reclaiming Hope isn’t merely froth and sea-foam, bigger questions concerning family, identity and whether God’s plans can be considered good when people are forced to live with the consequences of poor choices. I really enjoy writing fiction like this, fiction that is grounded in truth, with realistic, flawed characters who are on God journeys to find faith, freedom, and hope.

I’m so glad people are really enjoying my new contemporary books, where I can bring my love of gardens (& my horticulturalist hubby’s expertise!) to a new audience. Check out my website www.carolynmillerauthor.com to see what’s growing in my garden here in my corner of Australia.

If you enjoy stories of hope, heart and humor, then you’ll be sure to enjoy this novel about a workaholic and the broken surfer as together they find renewed hope for their hearts.

Happy reading!


Blog Stops

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, January 21

Blossoms and Blessings, January 21

lakesidelivingsite, January 22

Texas Book-aholic, January 22

Inklings and notions, January 23

Gina Holder, Author and Blogger, January 23 (Author Interview)

For Him and My Family, January 24

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, January 24

Daysong Reflections, January 25

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, January 25

Aryn the Libraryan, January 26

Lots of Helpers, January 26

deb’s Book Review, January 27

Blogging With Carol, January 27

Locks, Hooks and Books, January 28

Simple Harvest Reads, January 28 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, January 29

Older & Smarter?, January 29

Mypreciousbitsandmusings, January 30

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, January 30

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, January 31 (Spotlight)

Lis Loves Reading, January 31

SusanLovesBooks, January 31

She Lives To Read, February 1

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, February 1

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, February 2

Kayem Reads, February 2

Splashes of Joy, February 3

Connect in Fiction, February 3


To celebrate her tour, Carolyn is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book!!

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Thursday, January 27, 2022

Searching for Home by Jill Weatherholt: Review & Giveaway with Celebrate Lit


Searching for Home

Author: Jill Weatherholt

Genre: Inspirational Romance

Release date: December 28, 2021

Can three little matchmakers lasso a cowboy father?
When injured professional bull rider Luke Beckett returns to his hometown to recover, he doesn’t expect his B and B host and physical therapist to be his first and only love, Meg Brennan. He’s also unprepared for Meg’s adorable triplets to steal his heart. Luke’s past has him doubting he’s good enough for Meg and the children, but they might be just what the doctor ordered to help him heal…


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"Love is never complicated when you follow your heart. A closed heart will lead to a limited life."

Author Jill Weatherholt has done it again! Great characters, sweet romance, and a faith-filled message of trust and forgiveness---all of these make Searching for Home a book that you will want to read and savor. As I read it, I felt such a wide range of emotions. Sorrow that Luke Bennett had been deprived of a loving, nurturing environment when he was growing up; sadness that Meg Brennan believed that he had left Whispering Slopes because he didn't love her; and regret that she had never read the letter that Luke left behind. That unread letter could have changed both of their lives!

Searching for Home has all of the feels! It will tug at your heart strings, stir your emotions, and leave you cheering for Meg and Luke's reconciliation. There are also adorable six-year-old triplets in need of a loving home, and Tia, Tilly, and Tucker may be the keys to a happy future. Will these two hurting adults get a second chance, or will Luke return to the rodeo life that took him away from Whispering Slopes so many years ago?

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. There was no obligation for a positive review. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

About the Author

By day, Jill Weatherholt works for the City of Charlotte. At night, and on the weekend, she writes contemporary stories about love, faith and forgiveness for Harlequin Love Inspired.

Raised in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., she now resides in Charlotte, North Carolina, but her heart belongs to Virginia.

She holds a degree in Psychology from George Mason University and Paralegal Studies Certification from Duke University.

She shares her life with her real-life hero and number one supporter. Their relationship grew on the golf course, and now they have one in their backyard.

Jill believes in enjoying every moment of this journey because God has everything under control.


More from Jill

It happened in slow motion.

I was traveling on the interstate at 65 mph, in the far-left lane. The traffic was heavy but moving.

Then the unthinkable happened. A wheelbarrow fell off the back of a pickup truck in front of my car.

Swerving to my right lane wasn’t an option, it was full of cars. The left shoulder was narrow and led to a steep drop off.

I gripped the wheel and had a split second to weigh my options. If I maintained my course, the wheelbarrow would burst through my windshield. If I went to the right, I could cause a multi-car pileup. There was a tractor trailer close behind me, so I couldn’t hit my brakes.

I prepared myself for the worst. Then I prayed to God to help me.

Moments later, when I was safely off the interstate, I burst into tears. I was still alive. No one was injured. But how? I couldn’t recall how I got to the exit ramp. How was I able to guide my car around the wheelbarrow?

Later, I realized that God was truly in control of my life. Growing up in the church and listening to my grandmother, I had always known God loved me. But that day, I felt His love more than I ever had my life. He wanted me to live. But why?

I’d like to think that He wasn’t quite finished with me. That maybe He had better things in store for me. Perhaps He blessed me with a gift to weave together a story that can give a person hope. A story that can bring a little light into what is sometimes a dark and scary world. After all, I didn’t grow up wanting to be a writer. Like that day on the interstate, it’s all God’s goodness.

Blog Stops

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, January 20

Labor Not in Vain, January 20

Texas Book-aholic, January 21

By the Book, January 21

Inklings and notions, January 22

For Him and My Family, January 23

Splashes of Joy, January 23

deb’s Book Review, January 24

Lighthouse Academy Blog, January 24 (Guest Review from Marilyn Ridgway)

Locks, Hooks and Books, January 25

Through the Fire Blogs, January 25

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, January 26

Kayem Reads, January 26

Older & Smarter?, January 27

Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, January 27

Mypreciousbitsandmusings, January 28

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, January 28

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, January 29 (Spotlight)

SusanLovesBooks, January 29

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, January 30

Blossoms and Blessings, January 30

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, January 31

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, February 1

Pause for Tales, February 1

She Lives To Read, February 2

Vicky Sluiter, February 2


To celebrate her tour, Jill is giving away the grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card!!

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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club by Wanda E. Brunstetter

The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club (The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club, #1)

Join the club of unlikely quilters who show up for Amish widow Emma Yoder’s quilting classes. A troubled young woman, a struggling couple, a widower, a rough and tough biker, and a preacher’s wife make up the mismatched lot. But as their problems begin to bind them together like the scraps of fabric stitched together in a quilt, they learn to open up and lend a helping hand. Is this what God had in mind to heal hurting hearts and create beauty from fragments?


Emma Yoder is a recently widowed Amish woman who decides to supplement her income by teaching a quilting class. Imagine her surprise when her students turn out to be such a diverse group of people. There's a young widower who wants to finish the quilt his late wife started, a married couple with marital problems, a young woman who feels abandoned by her father, a preacher's wife dealing with problems in the congregation, and there's even a tough biker! How will this soft-spoken Amish woman ever relate to her students? Can they be taught to quilt, or will Emma offer them something more valuable? Will they learn that there's always a positive in every situation, and the ability to forgive and be forgiven is a gift?

I've heard so many good things about the play that is based on this book, and I now totally understand all of the great reviews for The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club. This book has everything that you want in a good story: engaging characters, emotional conflict, a wonderful ending, and best of all, an uplifting and encouraging faith message!

"We've sure learned some lessons here while gettin' to know and understand each other, and I think we've also learned quite a bit about love."

Author Wanda E. Brunstetter is well-known for her Amish fiction, but this book features wonderful interaction between Amish people and their 'English' neighbors. There are several happy surprises and lots of feel-good moments, but the best thing is that there are two more books in this trilogy. I recommend The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club to all who enjoy Amish and Christian fiction.

This book was my personal purchase from Barbour Publishers, and I am voluntarily sharing this review.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars 


New York Times bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter is one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre. With over 11 million copies sold, Wanda's stories consistently earn spots on the nation's most prestigious bestseller lists and receive numerous awards.

When Wanda visits her Amish friends, she finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and family ties. She and her husband, Richard, have been blessed with two grown children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

To learn more about Wanda, visit her  Website  Facebook  Twitter  Pinterest 

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Song of Salzburg (Romance on the Orient Express, #4) by Jen Geigle Johnson

Song of Salzburg (Romance on the Orient Express, #4)

Publisher's Weekly says, "The romance is chaste, slow-building, and sweet, and Johnson makes both characters’ love of music palpable. This is a treat."

When talented violinist Freya Winter is chosen to take part in a musical celebration alongside some of the best instrumentalists in the world, she is thrilled. Performing in front of royalty is a breathtaking opportunity, but her true motivation for traveling to Salzburg is to fulfill an unlikely dream: to meet and train under the renowned Salzburg Maestro, a master musician shrouded in mystery.

Freya travels aboard the Orient Express to practice with the newly formed orchestra in Salzburg, and nothing can distract her—not her mother’s illness, nor her father’s domineering ways; however, when a handsome passenger becomes a regular fixture on her journeys, Freya feels her focus blurring. Conversation with Erich is easy, and their shared love of music draws them undeniably closer. But even as they open their hearts to each other, the harsh realities of her family life intrude on the future she’s envisioned, and Freya feels her dreams slipping through her fingers, threatening to rob her of everything she cherishes most.


Music, beautiful settings, and the Orient Express. What more could a reader ask for? How about great characters and a sweet romance? All of these are found in Song of Salzburg, and it is a great introduction to the writing style of Jen Geigle Johnson. Song of Salzburg tells of Freya Winter's passion for music, her exceptional talent, and her struggles to be taken seriously, because Freya's parents consider music to be a hobby, instead of a suitable vocation for a young woman in the 19th century. What follows is an intriguing adventure that follows Freya as she and a chance acquaintance travel back and forth between Paris and Salzburg on the Orient Express. Johnson's descriptions of the luxurious train, the beautiful fashions, and the soul-stirring music are vivid and stunning, and watching Freya and Erich Schumann explore their mutual love of music was a treat indeed!

As with all good stories, there are questions, obstacles, and a mystery surrounding Erich's true identity. There's also a special encounter with Edward, the Prince of Wales. If you enjoy historical fiction and sweet, clean romance, treat yourself to this captivating book!

I received a copy of this book from the author and publisher. There was no obligation for a positive review. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars 


An award winning author, including the GOLD in Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards and LDSPMA Praiseworthy's top award for Romance, Jen Geigle Johnson has more stories circulating in her brain than can possibly be told. She discovered her passion for England while kayaking on the Thames near London as a young teenager. HIstory is her main jam. Her literary heroes include the greats: Jane Austen and Charles Dickens. But she has modern sensibilities as well. Six children and an inspiring husband keep her going and make certain she doesn't stay glued to a keyboard or lost in obscure fascinating details of old castles. She once greeted an ancient turtle under the water by grabbing her fin. She waterskis like a boss and hits the powder, falling down steep moguls with grace. During a study break date in college, she sat on top of a jeep's roll bars up in the mountains and fell in love with the man who would become her everything.

Now, she loves to share bits of history that might otherwise be forgotten. Whether in Regency England, the French Revolution, or Colonial America, her romance novels are much like life is supposed to be: full of adventure.

Learn more by visiting her    Website     Facebook     Twitter     Instagram

Thursday, January 20, 2022

To Treasure an Heiress (The Secrets of the Isles, #2) by Roseanna M. White


Beth Tremayne has always been drawn to adventure. During her childhood, she fed that desire by exploring every inch of the Isles of Scilly. As an adolescent, she dreamed of love in London's ballrooms. Now, stumbling across an old map on her family's property, she's found more adventure than she ever craved in the hunt for pirate treasure. Unfortunately, Beth can't escape the attentions of her family's guest, Lord Sheridan.

Sheridan has spent years pursuing whatever archaeological interests caught his imagination. And when he discovers that Beth's search connects with one of his favorite pirates of history, he can't help getting involved. Plus, he finds her irresistible, even though she insists he stole a prized possession of hers.

As they work together following different clues and drawing closer to danger, they start to piece together a story of tragic love and piratical adventure. But the true surprise is the treasure they discover in each other.


Roseanna M. White excels in creating characters that I'd like to know, placing them in exciting adventures that I'll never have, and then, making me believe that it's all possible. I was sure, after reading The Nature of a Lady, that White couldn't possibly write another book that I would enjoy more. Wrong! I was so very wrong, because this second book in The Secrets of the Isles series is filled with mystery, danger, and adventure, and I absolutely loved it! I also adored the romance between Beth Tremayne and Lord Sheridan. She's full of spirit and wants nothing to do with him, but he finds her irresistible, and he's willing to admit it. He is funny and charming, and this unlikely pair soon realizes a special connection that is stronger and deeper than just searching for a lost pirate treasure.

To Treasure an Heiress
is wonderful historical fiction with breathtaking romance, great supporting characters, a beautiful setting, and an inspiring faith message of forgiveness and redemption. It's a delightful read and I can't wait to learn more about Emily and Bram, two intriguing characters who deserve their own story.

I received a copy of this book from the author and publisher. There was no obligation for a favorable review. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Roseanna M. White is a bestselling, Christy Award-nominated author who has long claimed that words are the air she breathes. When not writing fiction, she’s homeschooling her two kids, editing, designing book covers, and pretending her house will clean itself. Roseanna is the author of a slew of historical novels that span several continents and thousands of years. Spies and war and mayhem always seem to find their way into her books…to offset her real life, which is blessedly ordinary. 

You can learn more about her and her stories at her  Website  Facebook  Twitter   Instagram

Happenstance Farms by S. McMichael: Review, Guest Post, & Giveaway with iRead Book Tours


Join Us for This Tour:  January 11 to January 31, 2022
Book Details:

Book Title: Happenstance Farms: A New Home by S. McMichael
Category:  Children's Fictions (ages 3-7), 32 pages
Genre:  Children's Picture Book
Publisher:  Ek-9 Solutions & Services, LLC
Release date:   January 2022
Content Rating:  G -Suitable for everyone.

Book Description:

​Change can be difficult, especially for Savanna. When she gets a new trainer at a new barn, she can't help thinking about how much she'll miss Colts & Company. More than that...she's a little scared. What will happen when Savanna swallows her fear and takes a chance on Happenstance Farms?

A fun, relatable story about a girl and her pony, your child will love keeping up with the adventures at Happenstance Farms. With charming characters, lots of laughs, and social-emotional learning, this book is the perfect addition to any home or classroom library.

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Savanna is a horse lover, but her days of riding her pony and training with Mrs. Kylin are over. Now she has to get used to a new trainer and a new home for Coffee, and she's feeling afraid and uncertain. Will there be anyone else her age? Will she feel out of place at Happenstance Farms? Will she be able to keep up with the other riders?

This is a charming story with a likable little girl, her special pony, and an adorable dog who's eager to become her new friend. Author S. McMichael shares easy-to-read text and the vivid illustrations by Justo Borrero make the story jump off the page! Happenstance Farms: A New Home is a perfect book for young horse lovers, and it's also a great way to show that change isn't always bad. I'll gladly share it with my eight-year-old granddaughter, and I'll be looking for more stories about Happenstance Farms.

I received a copy of this book from the author via iRead Book Tours. There was no obligation for a positive review. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Guest Post from Susie McMichael

Tell readers how they can help support you as a writer.


Happenstance Farms: A New Home is my first book in a series. Savanna has many adventures with Eli, Sophia, Ellen and a host of other characters at the barn. I want to enlist the support of readers and ask that once they read the book, they provide feedback on Amazon and Goodreads.


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Description automatically generated with low confidenceI would also like to hear about the experiences that other children have encountered. The situations that Savanna and her friends go through will relate to a lot of people, but they may not have the same exact experiences. Readers may have completely different experiences at school, or an activity that they want to share.  So, I look forward to hearing about experiences from our readers.


I would like to hear some of the topics that children would like to read about at Happenstance Farm.  I have already received suggestions from the local equestrian community, so I look forward to broader feedback.  


The ultimate support from readers would be to buy the Happenstance Farms books. Specifically, provide your son, daughter, family member or friend an opportunity to go on an adventure with Savanna and her friends at Happenstance Farms.  Thanks to everyone for their support and remember to keep reading!

Meet the Author:

McMichael serves as the Senior Manager and Information Technology Business Partner for Training Solutions and Global Training Systems & Services in Boeing Global Services. She is a disabled veteran with more than 16 years of domestic and international experience in air traffic management and operations.  

McMichael holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, a master’s certificate in project management, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Southern Illinois University.  She is a recipient of The
Boeing Company CTO Technical Excellence Award, Women of Color in Technology
“Rising Star” award, U.S. Air Force Air Traffic Training Achievement Award, and the International William A. Parenteau Memorial Award from the Air Traffic Control Association.  McMichael serves on the Advisory Board of SSM St. Charles Health Center, and the Missouri Hunter Jumper Organization board.
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Jan 11 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / author interview / giveaway
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Jan 11 - Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Jan 12 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
Jan 12 - Splashes of Joy – book review / giveaway
Jan 13 - @bujos_n_books – book review
Jan 13 - A Mama's Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
Jan 14 – @jayme_reads – book review
Jan 18 – Sandra's Book Club – book review / giveaway
Jan 19 – Pause for Tales – book review / giveaway
Jan 19 - @twilight_reader – book review
Jan 20 – Older & Smarter? – book review / guest post / giveaway
Jan 20 - The Phantom Paragrapher – book review / giveaway
Jan 21 – Reading is My Passion – book review / giveaway
Jan 21 - Sefina Hawke's Books – book spotlight
Jan 24 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / author interview / giveaway
Jan 24 - Books for Books - book review
Jan 25 – Kam's Place – book review
​Jan 25 – icefairy's Treasure Chest – book review / giveaway
Jan 26 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Jan 26 - Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 27 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
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