Nov 262014
 

Synopsis:

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Joyce Fishman’s out-of-the-box thinking and artistic gifts have led to Collective Soles, a unique book reminding us that shoes are more than soulless objects of fashion, and that each shoe contains a soul within its sole. Delightfully illustrated, this lovely little book celebrates the essence of shoes and their owners. Some of the shoes you’ll meet include flip-flops, who are free spirits, and flat shoes-good, solid citizens. Cleated soles grip the earth, their spirit moving forward unencumbered. Orthopedic shoes help support sagging arches and lift the step with the wisdom of having lived well. Stilettos are high-spirited, tall and sleek, giving you a better vantage point from which to scan the room. Collective Soles will inspire you to think about your journey and what types of soles express your own soul!

Hott Review:

Collective Soles is my favorite in the Shoe Banter series! I still don’t love the watercolors, but they’re set off my dark pages and vibrant colors. I really just enjoyed looking at all of the different kinds of shoes. Plus the verses are cute.

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Author: Joyce Fishman, author & illustrator
Source: Joyce Fishman
Grade: C+
Ages: 2+
Series: Shoe Banter

SHOE GARDEN

Running Shoes

Collective Soles

Author Bio:

Brenda Finne & Joyce Fishman have backgrounds in teaching, writing and the arts. Sisters, Brenda pens the stories and Joyce then illustrates them. Brenda is a former choreographer/ dancer who now adapts her keen sense of movement and words to various art mediums and Joyce is an art teacher and owns her own music studio. They reside in the San Francisco area.

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Nov 252014
 

Hott Synopsis:

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“Walk Emma down the aisle.”

When Emma accidentally comes across her dying father’s bucket list she can’t help but to be shocked at the only item pertaining to her. She called off her wedding because of her dad’s cancer! Now she needs to find a groom to make his only remaining wish a reality.

When the man she’s loved since, well, forever, offers to stand in as her groom Emma is thrilled! The question is will this facade teach her that there is a big difference between avoiding reality by pretending it doesn’t exist and enjoying reality for as long as possible?

Hott Review:

I really don’t like first-person books. They’re generally really difficult for me to enjoy but after just a few paragraphs of Katie Ganshert’s An October Bride I was completely enthralled.
This was like hearing your best friend tell you her story. It’s funny, heart-breaking, and endearing!

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Author: Katie Ganshert
Source: Zondervan via Netgalley
Grade: A
Ages: 16+
Steam: Nada
Setting: Mayfair, Wisconsin
Series: A Year of Weddings, 11

A December Bride

A January Bride

A February Bride

A March Bride

An April Bride

A May Bride

A June Bride

A July Bride

An August Bride

A September Bride

An October Bride

A November Bride

Author Bio:

Christy Award finalist and Carol Award winner, Katie Ganshert, graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison with a degree in education, and worked as a fifth grade teacher for several years before staying home to write full-time. She was born and raised in the Midwest, where she lives with her husband, their young son, and their goofy black lab, Bubba. When she’s not busy writing or playing or reading or snuggling, she is obsessing over the paperwork and the waiting that comes with adoption.

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Nov 242014
 

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