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SUMMER SOLSTICE is all about dreams and curiosity and starting the summer with a great read. A time to take your favorite book or Kindle E-book to the beach or on a retreat. Our Summer Solstice Top 12 Book Pick List is filled with soothing, fun and informative books and we urge you to support these authors! Save this list all year round! A great book resource for you.


Natalie Serber SHOUT HER LOVELY NAME - Mothers and daughters ride the tide of loathing and love in these stories of resilient women. Stray cats, newborns, abandoned lovers, adolescents pilfering booze, middle-aged husbands getting tattoos, backseat groping and eating disorders occur in the messy lovely world. Natalie Serber writes with exquisite sensitivity about love throwing people together and spliting them apart.
my pilgrims heart

MY PILGRIM'S HEART: A Woman's Journey Through Marriage and Other Foreign Lands, by Stephanie Dale. In 2007, at age 48, Australian journalist Stephanie Dale put her marriage on the line to walk a 1000 miles with her son across Italy, through the Balkans and into the Middle East. This stunning story is lighting a fire in the hearts of American women.







patti hawn

GOOD GIRLS DON'T is the debut literary effort of entertainment publicist Patti Hawn, who is the sister of the legendary film actress, Goldie Hawn. Her book is a deeply personal first-hand account of what it was like to be trapped in an unwanted pregnancy at the close of an era where home economics took precedence over sex education. This is where the typical adoption story begins....and ends. 



second chance mother

SECOND-CHANCE MOTHER chronicles the journey of Denise Roessle's reunion with the son she gave up for adoption as a teen, as well as her experience as an unwed mother in the sixties. Along on the way, she discovers her mother's secret history of lost family. This is a story of reconnection and redemption spanning multiple generations. Visit  




Clutter IF I'M SO SMART, WHY CAN'T I GET RID OF THIS CLUTTER? by Sallie Felton. Let's face it; everyone has clutter to some degree or another! It's how you deal with the clutter that makes the difference between conquering your clutter or allowing your clutter to conquer you. Did you know there are 3 - mental, physical and emotional?


Essentially Raw ESSENTIALLY RAW - In a world where sea-salt covered pretzels and diet soda are considered healthy, Marie Sarantakis provides an accessible introductory guide to eating well. This witty book will answer your basic questions about going raw, teach you quirky facts, and provide you with over fifty raw vegan recipes for health and beauty. Buy on Amazon or        




Chicken Nachos CHICKEN NACHOS is a must read for anyone who has ever questioned their sanity in the midst of a dysfunctional relationship. Laugh, cry and learn as Maggie and Ann struggle to keep intact their train wreck marriages. Futility finally rules and "it's them or us". (I think you know how this turns out.) Amazon.





couples retirement THE COUPLE'S RETIREMENT PUZZLE: 10 Must-Have Conversations for Transitioning to the Second Half of Life - Are you avoiding conversations about "what's next?" in life? If so, you're not alone. Help is available! This user friendly guide by Dorian Mintzer and Roberta Taylor offers tips, tools and resources to help couples develop a shared vision for "what's next?"

Journey to Your Dream THE JOURNEY TO YOUR DREAM: A Guided Journal to Discover and Create the Life You Desire will take you on a journey to change your dreams into reality as author/healer, Gina Castellano, helps you to journal your way to self-discovery and happiness. Learn how to create your life intentionally, release negative beliefs and patterns, and find your path to a joy-filled future.





Realyricals REALYRICALS: ROAD TO RECOVERY by Angela B. Thompson. Follow me as I travel down my road to recovery. These compilations of poetic expression are for those who find themselves recovering and nurturing personal growth. Start on any page of my journey and be inspired, share insights and discover your own expression.        




ring Exchange RING EXchange - ADVENTURES OF A MULTIPLE MARRIER is the intriguing true story of Pam Evans, who has been married and divorced four times, and lived to tell the tale -- with honesty, humor, and a heartfelt message for her readers. Pam candidly describes her own "long and winding road" of successive marriages that always led to divorce court.  


MythologyofSleep THE MYTHOLOGY OF SLEEP, THE WAKING POWER OF DREAMS by Kari Hohne. Dreams and myths present fantastic adventures where heroes must solve puzzles, awakening them to their potential. Dreams are cryptic so that information can transcend the walls of consciousness. Explore the three parts of dreams (conflict/cause/resolution) in the landscapes of world mythology and discover how dreams guide your success.




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