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Book Review: Ashley's War, The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

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Ashley's War:  The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon is a non-fiction book published in April 2015.  The story follows several women and their quest to become the first women to be in combat along the Green Berets and Army Rangers. This is a book that was selected in my workplace for discussion between women and/or veterans.  The book discussion was broken into three parts much like how the story was broken up.  It garnered great conversations. Some of the things that happened in the book didn't surprise me, such as how physically demanding the tryouts were to be part of the special operations.  It's a demanding job that requires people to be not only physically strong but mentally strong.     What did shock me was that it took the military so long to allow women to fight along men on the battlefield.  Another thing that astonished me were how accepting most of the men in the Army Rangers were of the women fight

Book Review: Cover Girl (Sweet Dreams, #9) by Yvonne Greene

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Cover Girl (Sweet Dreams, #9) by Yvonne Greene is the ninth book in the Sweet Dreams teen romance book series by Bantam Book publishers. High school junior Renee is signed on with a modeling agency in New York City and begins booking jobs as a high fashion model right away. However, she feels like she has to keep it a secret from her new boyfriend Greg because he hates girls who wear makeup and spend all their time reading the latest fashion magazines like his sister does. Once he finds out about Renee's secret life, will he be understanding or break up with her? There is a lot that bothered me about Cover Girl (Sweet Dreams, #9) . First off, Greg seems like he is very controlling, especially for a teenage boy. He doesn't like how Renee looks when she wears makeup and asks that she not wear around him. It seems more like a demand than a request. I wanted to tell the main character to run in the other direction.  The other thing that bothered me was how the modeling

Book Review: Little Sister (Sweet Dreams, #5) by Yvonne Greene

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Growing up, there was a teen romance book series called Sweet Dreams that Bantam Books published. Each book was a stand alone book (for the most part) with different characters and were written by a variety of different authors. These teen romance books are hit and miss with character development and plot, especially when it comes to the earlier books in the series. However, the book series wasn't readily available in my local bookstores. It seemed that the only place I could actually find them easily were the school book fairs, which was frustrating to me as a kid.  Although the internet was around, online shopping hadn't made it big yet, so that wasn't really an option at the time. As an adult, I decided to track down some of these books online, order them, and read them. I came across a copy of Little Sister (Sweet Dreams, #5) by Yvonne Greene on ThriftBooks.com and decided to buy it. Little Sister (Sweet Dreams, #5) opens with Cindy waking up on the