A Book to Relax With: I recommend it.

Five Minute Vacations by Cindy Tomamichel

Review by Katherine E. Soto

Quick vacations that only take five minutes spawn memories of places where one has been.  That is what the book Five Minute Vacations was written to do.  It gives short vignettes that reminds one of home or a place that means something.  The writing carries the reader to the place through its vivid imagery.  The long creative sentences calm the reader down; allows the reader to calm their heartbeat and join the scene. The picture that precedes each piece give the reader an idea of what is to come.

I liked the Garden piece where memories of laying on the grass after gardening with children joining in, brings back the memories of times spent with my children playing in the dirt, attempting to plant green things. Island left me wandering through the place in my mind.  Memories are triggered in each place as the author roams through descriptions of calming places.  Use this book to walk your memories or read it aloud to someone else to allow them to hear the calming words flow over them.

I would keep this book on my coffee table to share or for visitors to pick up and read. I want to have it as part of my own library so I can visit beautiful, peaceful places time and time again.

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