Grab a cuppa and indulge in some mind candy. The first two of my recommendations are pure delight and quick reads from two of my favorite authors. The last one is an inspirational and empowering book that will lift you up if you’re feeling the winter blues coming on. You will want to reread Elizabeth Gilbert’s book again and again.

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With Malice by Eileen Cook

Seriously, I couldn’t put it down, not even for my sister’s visit.
This book is the fascinating tale of eighteen year old Jill Charon, a student studying in Italy who wakes up in a hospital with no memory of the tragic accident that put her there. With a slight bow to the Amanda Knox case, this author has created a page turning mystery that slowly unfolds into a story revealing complicated relationships, betrayal and revenge that becomes distorted when seen through lens of a social media that calls for blood. CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT

Pure Fluff and Fun for Outlander Fans

Finding Fraser by kc dyer

I laughed out loud at Emma’s misadventures and cheered her on when she finally found her very own Fraser. Here is a quick and witty book for fans of the Outlander TV series and books by Diana Gabaldon.
Emma Sheridan is desperately in need of a change. After a string of failed relationships, she can admit that no man has ever lived up to her idea of perfection: the Scottish fictional star of romantic fantasies the world over—James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser.

Her ideal man might be ripped from the pages of a book, but Emma hopes that by making one life-altering decision she might be able to turn fiction into fact. After selling all her worldly possessions, Emma takes off for Scotland with nothing but her burgeoning travel blog to confide in. 
 
But as she scours the country’s rolling green hills and crumbling castles, Emma discovers that in searching for her own Jamie Fraser, she just might find herself. CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT

Empower Your Creativity

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

My creativity has continued to ride high on the inspirational coattails of this book for months now with no sign of slowing down. Give yourself an injection of empowerment. Read this book and keep it in your bedside table drawer.

Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert’s books like Eat, Pray, Love for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT