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Every year on the first Monday in December twelve friends gather with batches of homemade cookies wrapped in beautiful packages. They drink wine, they eat and take turns telling the story of the cookies they have baked. Somehow these stories are emblematic of the year that has just passed and of lives full of, love, conflict, yearning and loss.

Every year on the first Monday in December twelve friends gather with batches of homemade cookies wrapped in beautiful packages. They drink wine, they eat and take turns telling the story of the cookies they have baked. Somehow these stories are emblematic of the year that has just passed and of lives full of, love, conflict, yearning and loss.

Book Recommendation: Together Growing Appetites for God

Book Recommendation: Together Growing Appetites for God by Carrie Ward - Intentional By Grace

Atlantic: A Vast Ocean of a Million Stories by [Winchester, Simon]

Atlantic: A Vast Ocean of a Million Stories by [Winchester, Simon]

Blood ties (Judith White) -- The family (Claire Calman) -- Pearl lustre (Fiona Farrell) -- Miss Mackintosh (Joanna Trollope) -- Bull's lace (Jenny Pattrick) -- Mother Maryann (Stephanie Johnson) -- Real pregnancy tales (Emma Neale) -- Esther to Fanny (Helen Dunmore) -- Out of the box (Eirlys Hunter) -- I am not a Joan (Kate Atkinson) -- A real life (Sue Reidy) -- Not wanted on voyage (Marilyn Duckworth) -- Reach (Rachel Seiffert) -- Scrambled eggs (Lindsey Dawson) and more...

The women in these diverse stories have different dreams but ones that we can immediately recognise relfecting female experiences and introducing new ones.

A GREAT list of books that are impossible to put down! If you want a book that will keep you up reading until WAAAY too late, this list is perfect! Tons of great suggestions.

A GREAT list of books that are impossible to put down! If you want a book that will keep you up reading until WAAAY too late, this list is perfect! Tons of great suggestions except Game of Thrones. Don't waste the enormous amount of time it will take!

Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist Tom Sagan has written hard-hitting articles from hot spots around the world. But when a controversial report from a war-torn region is exposed as a fraud, his professional reputation crashes and burns. Now he lives in virtual exile, haunted by bad decisions and the shocking truth he can never prove:

The Columbus Affair: A Novel

Victoria Stitch: Brambly Hedge: Spring Story

Spring Story - Brambly Hedge by Jill Barklem. I love the detail in her pictures.

Rikki Tikki Tavi by Rudyard Kipling - one of my favorite stories. "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" is a short story in The Jungle Book (1894) by Rudyard Kipling about the adventures of a valiant young mongoose. The story has often been anthologized, and has been published more than once as a short book in its own right.

Rikki-Tikki-Tavi *One of my favorite books! Rikki-Tikki-Tavi is a story form the "Jungle Book". It is about a mongoose who protects an Indian family from a couple of evil cobras.

What the Robin Knows: How Birds Reveal the Secrets of the Natural World

What the Robin Knows: How Birds Reveal the Secrets of the Natural World

"Lilac Girls: A Novel" by Martha Hall Kelly: Inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, this powerful debut novel reveals an incredible story of love, redemption, and terrible secrets that were hidden for decades.

MAY (book club) "Lilac Girls: A Novel" by Martha Hall Kelly: Inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, this powerful debut novel reveals an incredible story of love, redemption, and terrible secrets that were hidden for decades.

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