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 enjoy reading to my granddaughter and supporting authors through my reviews!

Friday, July 30, 2021

The Great Weight Debate: Get the Facts and Choose the Diet That's Right For You by Amy Newman Shapiro: log Tour & Giveaway


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Book Details:

Book Title
:  The Great Weight Debate: Get the Facts and Choose the Diet That's Right for You by Amy Newman Shapiro
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction, 188 pages
GenreSelf-help, Health and Fitness
Publisher:  Snewman Media
Release date:  January 2021
Content Rating:  G
Book Description:
The Great Weight Debate helps you evaluate which diet will work for you and which can hurt you. It is your essential, trusted resource to sift through the minefield of recommendations and misinformation when choosing the best diet for weight loss success. The Great Weight Debate summarizes many popular weight loss plans and explains the principles and research behind each diet. It also highlights the factors that may or may not make the diet a healthy choice for you. It explains why and how to choose a diet that takes into account your food preferences and meets the needs of your lifestyle, schedule, and food availability. It will help you discover and understand the rules, food restrictions, and health risks of each diet. In addition, read up on the new trends, the latest buzz, and the results of the most up-to-date research science has to offer. So...Whether you choose Paleo, low carbohydrate, intermittent fasting, Whole30, or Mediterranean, do it with realistic expectations and do it smartly. Find weight loss success with The Great Weight Debate.
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It's easy to decide that you are going to lose weight, but how easy is it to succeed in reaching your goal? How many books have you read and how many diets have you tried? If you're like me, the answer is quite a few, so this new book just may be the answer for all of us! Amy Newman Shapiro shares advice and tips in this easy-to-read book that explains how to lose weight and how to keep it off!

The Great Weight Debate is divided into three parts: The Dieting Business; The Diets; and Getting Healthy/Staying Healthy. I was aware that the dieting business is extremely profitable, but 70 billion dollars? Knowing how to choose the best diet was my main interest, and Shapiro explores many of the popular plans. She explains how the plan works, what the experts say, and if this diet is best for you. Losing weight is one thing, but will it harm your health? I also appreciated learning how to reach my goal, and maintain that success, because There Is No Finish Line! Weight maintenance requires discipline and vigilance, but it can be achieved!

I recommend The Great Weight Debate: Get the Facts and Choose the Diet That's Right For You to all who want a better, healthier weight-loss solution. It is a great resource!

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

Meet the Author:
Amy Shapiro RD, CDN, CPT is a registered dietitian and professional speaker promoting wellness in corporate, clinical and private settings. With degrees in both Psychology and Nutrition, Amy’s focus is on behavior modification and lifestyle management. Additionally, Amy is a personal trainer certified by the American Council on Exercise and a wellness coach. With thirteen years of experience educating and coaching clients and worksite wellness groups to achieve weight loss success, Lose It For the Last Time is Amy’s first book. She is the mother of two grown children and lives with her husband on Long Island New York.
Connect with the Author: Website ~ Facebook
Tour Schedule:

July 19 – Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
July 20 – Pick a Good Book – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
July 21 - Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
July 22 – Lamon Reviews – book spotlight / author interview
July 22 - Laura's Interests – book review / guest post / giveaway
July 23 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
July 26 – Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews - book spotlight / guest post. giveaway
July 27 – Sandra's Book Club – book review
July 27 - Olio by Marilyn – book spotlight / author interview
July 27 – Olio by Marilyn – book review / giveaway
July 28 – Kam's Place – book review
July 28 - Library of Clean Reads – book review / giveaway
July 29 – Older & Smarter? – book review / giveaway
Aug 2 – Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Aug 2 - Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / giveaway
Aug 2 - Lisa's Reading – book spotlight / giveaway
Aug 3 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Aug 4 – @twilight_reader – book review
Aug 5 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
Aug 6 – Reading is My Passion – book review
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Thursday, July 29, 2021

Widow's Secrets by Shelley Shepard Gray

Widow's Secrets

She’s found peace living alongside the Amish…

But she can’t escape her past.

Artist Liana Mann is stunned to learn her husband, missing for ten years, has been found murdered. Now Officer Kent Olson seeks to solve the cold case—with Liana’s help. The faster he unravels the mystery, the sooner he can return to regular duties. Liana wants nothing to do with the police, yet Kent intrigues her. But will digging into the past create new problems?


Author Shelley Shepard Gray often writes Amish fiction, and even though this book includes Amish characters, the main focus is on Englishers who are drawn into a ten-year-old police case that's never been solved. As the story opens, the body of Liana Mann's husband is discovered and she's finally convinced that he won't be coming home. What isn't known is who murdered him in such a brutal manner.

Gray's characters are well-developed and their past histories add many layers to the plot. Liana had been abused and, after years of withdrawing into a private world of fear and distrust, she's just now found inner peace from her art and her special friendship with Amish neighbors. Is it any wonder that she would be wary of Officer Kent Mann, and his investigation that threatens to undermine any happiness she has achieved? In his efforts to solve the murder, Kent becomes a more sympathetic police officer and his friendship with Liana indicates that a deeper relationship may be possible. Can he persuade her to trust again?

Questions multiply, and the mystery deepens, as Liana and Kent work together to finally bring closure to this 'cold case'. Several twists and turns kept me guessing and seeing Liana blossom is a joy. Widow's Secrets is a touching story filled with sweet romance, hope, and forgiveness, and I recommend it to all who enjoy inspirational romantic suspense.

I received a 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


Shelley Shepard Gray has published over seventy novels. She currently writes Amish romances for Harper Collins, Kensington, and Simon & Schuster and contemporary women’s fiction for Blackstone Publishing.

Before writing romances, Shelley lived in Texas and Colorado, where she taught school and earned both her bachelor’s degree in English literature and elementary education and later obtained her master’s degree in educational administration. She currently lives in Colorado Springs and writes full time. Shelley is married, the mother of two young adults and she is an active member of her church.

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