Wendy Thomas

Reviewer Wendy Thomas. Wendy lives in Southern New Hampshire with her husband and six children, ages 9-17 and has been published in various regional magazines and newspapers. She writes a weekly column, Simple Thrift for the Nashua Telegraph.

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Author: Chevy Stevens
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 978-0-312-59567-8

Well written with a pace that takes off and doesn't let up, Chevy Stevens has managed to create a story that will have everyone talking and will have you think twice the next time you are tempted to stop by an open house

Author: Jeannette Katzir
Publisher: Jeannette Katzir
ISBN: 978-0-615-27483-6

Broken Birds is a well-written study in personal insight, relative ties, and human patience as a woman discovers who she is because of and despite her family's past

Author: Rebekah Hunter Scott
ISBN- 978-0-9799623-3-2
Publisher: ClearView Press, Inc.

With a voice as refreshing and delightful as Sex-on-the-Beach (the real thing not the cocktail) Rebekah Hunter Scott nails what it feels like to have that special love-hate relationship with your kids and husband that only a mommy can have

Author: Isabelle Glorieux-Desouche
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
ISBN: 978-0-7112-3091-0

What a great book How to Talk to Children About World Art by Isabelle Glorieux-Desouche is. Written with a keen understanding of the kinds of questions kids ask such as “What story does this picture tell?” this book offers world art knowledge in an entertaining question and answer format

Author: Judith Marshall
Publisher: Kelso Books
ISBN: 978-0-9825046-0-4

Intelligently crafted, Husbands May Come and Go but friends are Forever is one of those books you just want to sit down with a glass of wine and have a conversation about it with your friends

Author: Mika Brzezinski
Publisher: Weinstein Books
ISBN: 978-160286111-4

With brutal honesty, Mika Brzezinski – co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe recounts how trying to be a career woman, a wife, and a mother - in essence having it all - almost ended in tragedy for her young family

Author: Jim Moret
Publisher: Phoenix Books
ISBN-13: 978-1-60747-701-3: ISBN-10: 1-60747-701-7

Author: Michael Palmer
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
ISBN: 978-0-312-58749-9

This medical thriller is a heart-pounding page-turner that kept me in my seat until I finished the last page.

Author: Dalton James
Publisher: Outskirts Press
ISBN: 978-1-4327-4560-8

A book authored by an eight-year old!

Author: Christine Louise Hohlbaum
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
ISBN: 978-0-312-57048-4

The Power of Slow  - 101 Ways to Save Time in Our 24/7 World is like a breath of fresh air reminding us that it is sometimes okay to just sit back and relax

Authors: Sandi Webster and Peggy McHale
Publisher: C2G Publishing
ISBN: 13: 978-0-9842786-0-2

Black and White Strike Gold is like having a mentoring older sister in the business who willingly takes you by the hand to guide you through the oftentimes difficult business owners’ waters

Authors: Zig Ziglar and Julie Ziglar Norman
Publisher: Howard Books
ISBN: 978-1-4391-4219-6

On one of your tough days, when nothing seems to be going right, pick up Embrace the Struggle and become inspired to carry on.

Author: Julie Hadden
Publisher: Guideposts
ISBN-13: 978-0-8249-4788-0

I loved this book! Fat Chance is so inspiring that it made even me forego eating that piece of chocolate cake and opt instead for lacing up my sneaks to go for a walk

Author and Illustrator: Lily A. Goldman
Publisher: Azergo
ISBN: 978-2-9811384-0-8

Author: Jennifer White

Illustrator: Colin White

Publisher: BookSurge Publishing

ISBN: 1-4392-5983-6

This highly creative effort from team White makes this one very special and delightful book perfect for any young ( or even older) reader who likes to laugh

Author: Paul Hightower
Publisher: Enslow Publishers
ISBN: 13: 978-0-7660-3408-2
ISBN: 10: 0-7660-3408-9

Once again, the Enslow Publishing house delivers another wonderful teaching story for children

Author: Olga Cossi
Illustrator: Gary Bernard
Publisher: Odyssey Books; 1 edition (August 1, 2009)
ISBN-10: 0976865580: ISBN-13: 978-0976865582

The fact that the book is dedicated to Pemba Doma Sherpa, the first Nepali woman to summit Mount Everest via the North Face brings the story even more alive as we see that somehow, somewhere one little girl really did choose to follow her dream and with determination in the face of criticism succeeded

Author: Peggy Haymes
Publisher: West Summit Publishing
ISBN: 0-9741775-3-9

Written in journal format, this engaging book not only takes you through the different stages of recovery but it also gives us a glimpse of how a person can endure even the hardest of times with faith, a good support system, and a positive attitude

Authors: Karen Ande, Ruthann Richter
Publisher: HOPE Publishing House
ISBN: 978-193271720-4

There is perhaps nothing more beautiful than the innocence and potential of children. And likewise, there is nothing as heartbreaking as a child in anguish

Author: Simon Cox
Publisher: Touchstone
ISBN: 978-0-7432-8727-2

Reading Decoding the Lost Symbol – The Unauthorized Expert Guide to the Facts Behind the Fiction- is like eating from the holiday candy box. So many delicious choices, you just want to curl up in a corner and slowly taste them all

Author: Joe Dungan
Publisher: Trinco Publishing
ISBN: 978-0-9820345-6-9

Joe Dungan writes with such a sharp wit that you’ll have to be careful how you hold this book

Author: Joe Fitzpatrick – the blue collar gourmet
Photography: Steven Potter
Publisher: Book Publishers Network
ISBN: 10: 1-935359-19-3
ISBN: 13: 978-1-935359-19-7

Strictly Sundays is like having an inspirational pocket sized gourmet magazine at your fingertips

Author: Rebecca Wingard-Nelson
Publisher: Enlsow Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 978-7660-3142-5

I Can Count Money is an ingeniously designed book that effectively teaches young children how to count coins and paper currency

Authors: Ann Benbow, Colin Mably
Illustrator: Tom Labaff
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Inc.
ISBN:-10: 0-7660-3148-9

Master the Scientific Method with Fun Life Science Projects is one of the clearest tools I’ve seen that teaches and explains to children exactly how to methodically move from query to investigative conclusion using the scientific method.

Author – Carmen Bredeson

Publisher – Enslow Publishers, Inc.

ISBN – 13: 978-0-7660-3122-7

ISBN – 10: 0-7660-3122-5

Author: Brigitte Thompson
Publisher: Crystal Press
ISBN: 13: 978-0-9632123-8-9: ISBN: 10: 0-9632123-8-9

Bookkeeping Basics for Freelance Writers is a valuable guide filled with practical and useful information. Any freelancer would do well to have this one in their permanent library

Authors: Lara Starr with Lynette Shirk
Publisher: Viva Editions
ISBN:-10: 1573443638  ISBN:-13: 978-1573443630

The Frugal Foodie Cookbook goes well beyond the ordinary and is a welcome volume filled with a veritable treasure trove of indispensible tips and recipes to help anyone (even my son in his dorm room) save money in the kitchen

Authors: Wim Coleman and Pat Perrin
Publisher: Chiron Books
ISBN 10: 1-935178-03-2:  ISBN 13: 978-1-935178-03-3

The Red Monocle Series is the next logical step for kids who have loved but outgrown the The Magic Tree House stories.

Author: Mary Hutchings Reed
Publisher: Ampersand, Inc.
ISBN:- 978-0-9761235-6-9

With its intelligent writing, fast pace, and brilliant humorous observations, Courting Kathleen Hannigan is as delightful as reading your favorite episode of Sex in the City. Honestly, I started this book and couldn’t (or more accurately wouldn’t) put it down until I was finished

Author: Leah Orr
Illustrator: Josephine Lepore
Publisher: authorhouse
ISBN: 978-1-4389-9398-0

Author: Blume J. Rifken
Illustrator: Carl W. Wenzel
Publisher: Whirlpool Press
ISBN: 978-0-9796948-0-6

Scarecrow Finds a Friend is the charming story and delightful tale of how when friends work together they can get problems solved

Author: Joseph Adegboyega-Edun
Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
ISBN: 978-1-4327-1229-7

Using clear language that never talks down to the reader, Succeeding in High School does a great job of sorting out what needs to be done by the students and their parents in order for kids to successfully complete high school and then move on to college

Author: James L. Franklin , M.D.
Publisher: The University of Chicago Section of Gastroenterology
ISBN: 13: 978-0-615-22605-7 (cloth):  ISBN: 10: 0-615-22605-1 (cloth)

Author: Carol Baldwin
Publisher: Maupin House Publishing
ISBN- 978-1-934338-35-3

Teaching the Story: Fiction Writing in Grades 4-8 2nd ed. is one of the most effective and engaging books I have ever seen on how to teach creative writing to young students

Author: Leanne Hoagland-Smith
Publisher: Sales Gravy Press
ISBN-13: 978-0-9818004-5-5:  ISBN-10: 0-9818004-5-9

This slim book is jam packed with words of wisdom and advice for anyone trying to make it in the world of sales. Filled with personal anecdotes, action steps, and calls to action, this book will get you motivated to up your sales game

Author: Judy L. Mandel
Publisher: Schlesinger Books
ISBN: 978-0-9825146-0-3

Mandel’s memoir is as riveting and gut wrenching as any piece of thriller fiction I’ve read. Once I started, I couldn’t put this book down until I reached what I knew would be the inevitable unavoidable disaster that had been the reason for the author’s existence.

Authors: David and Mutiya Vision:
Illustrator: Ignacio Alcantara
ISBN-13: 978-0-9816254-0-9; ISBN-10: 0-981-6254-0-1
Publisher: Vision Works Publishing, New York

The Land of Expression is a heartwarming tale of appreciating each others’ differences and acknowledging that we all play a unique part in creating a larger whole

Author: Edited by - Gary Dexter
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Limited
ISBN: 978-0-7112-2929-7

What a tremendous pool of entertaining curmudgeonly critiques amongst some of our greatest known authors is this collection of quotes and letters

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