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The Songs That Could Have Been Book Review

The Songs That Could Have Been | Mini Van Dreams

While recently recovering from minor surgery, I had the opportunity to read Amanda Wen’s new book, The Songs That Could Have Been. This is the second book in Sedgewick County Chronicles series that I have reviewed – and Amanda is quickly becoming my favorite new author! I love how her stories transport you to another […]

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Midnight’s Budding Morrow Book Review

Midnights Budding Morrow Book Review | Mini Van Dreams

I recently was given the opportunity to read Carolyn Miller’s new book, Midnight’s Budding Morrow. While this was a typical romance novel, I loved how Carolyn focuses on women who are slightly older and have fewer opportunities for marriage. In fact, she has an entire series dedicated to whisking readers away from the hustle and […]

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Shadows in the Mind’s Eye Book Review

I had the pleasure of reading Janyre Trump’s debut novel, Shadows in the Mind’s Eye. The book transports you to 1940’s Hot Springs, Arkansas where Charlotte’s husband Sam has returned from serving his country in the Pacific theater. He is not the same man who Charlotte fell in love with – he is broken and […]

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Nottadog Cafe – a Hidden Gem in the Square

Nottadog Cafe | Mini Van Dreams

Located in a tucked-away corner of Urbana’s Monument Square, Nottadog Cafe is a unique restaurant that serves delicious steak dogs, savory sides, specialty drinks, and more. You won’t find a typical hot dog here! “Nottadogs” are delicious steak dogs made with 100% steak, seasonings, and spices, along with other fresh ingredients. This is not a […]

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