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Jul.30.2013
CITY OF WOMEN  by David R. Gillham   Whom do you trust, whom do you love, and who can be saved?   It is 1943—the height of the Second World War—and Berlin has essentially become a city of women. Sigrid Schröder is, for all intents and purposes, the model German soldier’s...
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Jul.29.2013
Recommendation and Review: Two books from acclaimed author CHRIS BOHJALIAN     THE LIGHT IN THE RUINS  BY Chris Bohjalian     From the New York Times bestselling author of Midwives and The Sandcastle Girls comes a spellbinding novel of love, despair, and revenge—set in...
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Jul.28.2013
BOOK REVIEW:  REDEMPTION MOUNTAIN from author Gerry Fitzgerald      REDEMPTION MOUNTAIN  by Gerry FitzGerald   In this emotional debut, a NY executive, restless in his success, is sent to W. Virginia and meets a small-town woman and her son who open his eyes to a...
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Jun.26.2013
    ISN'T SHE LOVELY... ISN'T SHE WONDERFUL....   MY DEAR FRIEND, TALENTED AUTHOR RENEE VINCENT--AKA GRACIE LEE ROSE--IS NOW A ROMANCE COVER MODEL!!! LUCKY GIRL--SHE GOT TO POSE WITH THE HANDSOME BILL FREDA, ONE OF THE TOP MALE MODELS IN THE INDUSTRY!!!   CHECK IT OUT AT RENEE'...
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Jun.23.2013
Three Interesting & Informative Gardening Resource Books from Master Gardener Carolyn Harstad: "Got Sun?"--"Got Shade?"--then dig in and "Go Native!"     GOT SUN  by Carolyn Harstad   Are you looking for more butterflies and birds in your yard? Do you enjoy seasonal...
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Jun.23.2013
BOOK REVIEW: "Palisades Park"--author Alan Brennert's ode to America's love of amusement parks is also an involving family drama PALISADES PARK  by Alan Brennert   Growing up in the 1930s, there is no more magical place than Palisades Amusement Park in New Jersey—especially for...
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Jun.23.2013
AUTHOR DIANN MILLS--inspiring romantic suspense--a passion for communicating through the written word     A WOMAN CALLED SAGE  by DiAnn Mills  They took away everything she loved ... now, she's out for revenge.Sage Morrow had it all: life on a beautiful Colorado ranch, a husband...
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Jun.16.2013
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY...remembering my grandfather...the best "father figure" I could ever have...plus recipes for your enjoyment...   June is a month of change. School is out. Summer begins. The heat is on. Our Farmer's Markets here in the States are beginning to bloom with gorgeous produce and...
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Jun.02.2013
TAKE THESE TITLES TO HEART--inspiring historical western romance from Bethany House Books!     LOVE IN THE BALANCE  by Regina Jennings  Molly Lovelace and Bailey Garner were secondary characters in author Regina Jennings debut work, "Sixty Acres and a Bride". Now...
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Jun.01.2013
AUTHOR KAREN WITEMEYER--inspirational historical romance loaded with humor and charm!     STEALING THE PREACHER  by Karen Witemeyer     On his way to interview for a position at a church in the Piney Woods of Texas, Crockett Archer can scarcely believe it when he's...
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May.27.2013
  A TIP OF THE STETSON TO "JOHNSON & LONGMIRE"--author Craig Johnson's contemporary western crime series "Walt Longmire Mysteries" features a smart, savvy, old-fashioned lawman. The best-selling books are the basis for the smash hit A&E TV series "LONGMIRE"!    ...
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May.26.2013
      Grilled Peaches & Pound Cake:   1/4 cup brown sugar 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg 1/4 cup butter, melted 4 peaches, halved and pitted 4 slices pound cake, sliced 3/4 inch thick vanilla ice cream     Set gas grill to medium or heat charcoal grill until coals are...
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May.26.2013
  I have tremendous empathy for all of our armed services members and their families. I greatly appreciate the sacrifices made so that I may enjoy a free way of life here in the United States. Seeing our service members standing so proud in their uniforms makes me want to stand up taller and...
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May.25.2013
   Kate Walker has been writing romance for over 25 years, and her contemporary love stories are classic tales of passion, filled with emotional twists and turns. Her characters allow us to live out our dreams through her words, and her story lines always offer something unexpected...
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May.20.2013
THE "CADENCE OF GRACE" SERIES FROM AUTHOR JOANNE BISCHOF--a spiritual journey for two hearts in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia at the beginning of the twentieth century     THOUGH MY HEART IS TORN  by Joanne Bischof   Gideon O’Riley has two wives—but he doesn’t...
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