Book of the Week: If the Creek Don’t Rise

I thoroughly enjoyed this book.   It is a very well written author’s debut.  It’s a murder mystery, a backwoods tale, a girl gets revenge saga, and a sweet story of friendship….all wrapped up into one little book that is a very fast read!

Here’s what Amazon  had to say about it:

“He’s gonna be sorry he ever messed with me and Loretta Lynn

Sadie Blue has been a wife for fifteen days.… Read More »

Book of the Week ~ The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell

Thanks to one our our Aha! Connection Book Club Facebook Group members, Lisa Bragg, for letting us know about this book. The Kindle version is free for Amazon Prime members!  I downloaded it yesterday and plan to read it soon.  Here’s what Amazon has to say about it:

Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni’s coming-of-age story is, according to Booklist, “a novel that, if it doesn’t cross entirely over into John Irving territory, certainly nestles in close to the border.”

Sam Hill always saw the world through different eyes.… Read More »

Book of the Week: Next Year in Havana

I haven’t read Next Year in Havana yet, but it comes highly recommended from a friend. (Thanks T.S.)  I’ve had projects that are keeping me from my reading time but will soon be in need of a new book and I’ve decided this one is it!  Reese Witherspoon chose it for her book club last July and I have really liked the few “Reese Picks” that I’ve read!  … Read More »

Book of the Week/Giveaway ~ Where’d You Go Bernadette

By Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

I love movies and books so I particularly love when a book turns into a movie!   Earlier this week we gave away passes to an upcoming screening for Where’d You Go Bernadette.  I’m trying to obtain a few more passes for the event but meanwhile decided to give away a paperback copy of the book!  … Read More »

Book of the Week: Killers of the Flower Moon


I tend to lean heavily towards fiction, or at least historical fiction, when choosing books to read.   However, I try to make myself throw in a few fact based books fairly often.   I chose Killers of the Flower Moon because it was high time for me to read a true story.   It also grabbed my attention because of being a best seller, winner of multiple awards, and the story is touted as “the birth of the FBI”.… Read More »