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TOP 12 HOLIDAY BOOK PICKS! It's the holidays. Books are such a great gift! And since reading is a favorite Spirited Woman past time - we've put together a Holiday Top 12 Book Pick List just for you! There are so many talented writers in our community that I wanted to share them with you. I urge you to support these authors and buy their books! Perfect for the holidays or all year round.

Good for MeWHY DON'T I DO THE THINGS I KNOW ARE GOOD FOR ME? - BJ Gallagher's latest book, outlines 52 ways to put yourself first on your priority list - rather than last. Simple, straightforward and effective, BJ's tips, tools and suggestions will guide you through the holidays sanely and serenely - into a healthier, happier New Year!

Camp TrilliumRECIPES FROM CAMP TRILLIUM - Louise Gaylord collected these gems over the years of entertaining at her family's summer home, Camp Trillium, in New York's Adirondack Mountains. Each one meets the challenge of being easy-to prepare from ingredients easily found in any market. This recipe book is a must for both accomplished chefs and kitchen novices. Rejoice! To order go to or
Goddess of HappinessTHE GODDESS OF HAPPINESS: A DOWN-TO-EARTH GUIDE FOR HEAVENLY BALANCE AND BLISS is the perfect gift to give yourself and all the women in your life this holiday season.  Beautifully packaged with color and journaling space, it shows the everyday woman how to unleash the goddess within to be happy in life, work and at home.  Short chapters that can be read in any order contain practical solutions for today's busy woman.
Second WindSECOND WIND: ONE WOMAN'S MIDLIFE QUEST TO RUN SEVEN MARATHONS ON SEVEN CONTINENTS by Cami Ostman is an inspirational gift for the runner in your life. Second Wind tells how Ostman, a woman edging toward midlife, decides to take on an enormous challenge: to complete seven marathons on seven continents. Every woman will enjoy reading about this back-of-the-packer's extraordinary journey.

Family RitualsTHE JOY OF FAMILY RITUALS by Barbara Biziou, "Makes our family rituals work in a smooth, beautiful and perfect way." - Mark Victor Hansen, Co-creator of Chicken Soup for the Soul series. It will strengthen, nourish, and anchor your familial relations. New in paper-back for the holiday's, THE JOY OF FAMILY RITUALS includes a plethora of holiday rituals, celebrations and commemorations for significant life passages.

Tree Spirited WomanTREE SPIRITED WOMAN - Three Time National Award Winner is the pe rfect holiday gift for anyone embarking on a path of spiritual growth. Tree Spirited Woman's insights, and delicate message about life, love and liberation, invite the reader to ponder the essence of the spirit world, and the powerful connection with family, friends and mother earth.

Sixty Five RosesSIXTYFIVE ROSES: A SISTER'S MEMOIR - Fans of "Tuesdays With Morrie" or "My Sister's Keeper" are sure to love this book by Heather Summerhayes Cariou. Thousands of readers have already been inspired by this provocative, funny and deeply honest literary memoir about fighting for your life and never giving up. A perfect stocking stuffer for the sister you love, or the reader in your life!


Opening Gates of Heart

A JOURNEY OF HEALING is a lovely gift for that special person in your life. Using beautifully composed, award-winning photographs of wrought-iron gates coupled with inspiring verses, the author guides the reader along the path she traveled from great angst to joy and peace. The inspiring story is one of courage, hope and love for self and others.

If women ran

IF WOMEN RAN THE WORLD, SH*T WOULD GET DONE - Uplifting little book by Shelly Rachanow celebrates ALL the wonderful things women do for their families, friends, jobs, the world, and themselves! Featuring real-life stories, famous women inspirations, and lists of the things women do, the book has been called "delightful," "empowering," and "an inspirational guide which makes the perfect gift."

Bridging SpeciesBRIDGING SPECIES: THOUGHTS AND TALES ABOUT OUR LIVES WITH DOGS by Robyn M Fritz. Are your dogs (and cats) family members, not just pets? In uplifting, thought-provoking essays and comic stories this gift book explores new ways of thinking about the human-animal bond-one challenging idea, one leap of love, one good joke at a time. Order:

You're GroundedYOU'RE GROUNDED FOREVER...BUT FIRST LET'S GO SHOPPING looks at complicated but rewarding mother/daughter bond. At holiday time, with plans for shopping and family, this guidebook proves particularly useful, offering solutions mothers face whether their daughters are 3 or 30. The 100's of women interviewed felt despite obstacles, their desire was to make life easier for their daughters, improve relationships and ease tensions.

Women Wealth GivingWOMEN, WEALTH & GIVING: THE VIRTOUS LEGACY OF THE BOOM GENERATION - This holiday season, make a difference by planning a legacy of hope, love and compassion for future generations. This uplifting book shares the stories of boomer women and how they found fulfillment through giving. Co-authored by Margaret May Damen and Niki Nicastro McCuistion.


Would you like your book to be "showcased" in our upcoming Valentine's Day Top 12 book picks list? Let me know about your book. Call Nancy at 805-698-3555 or via e-mail: [email protected]