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Tillie's Magical Christmas Ride

Tillie's Magical Christmas Ride, by Lupe Almaguer Cruz, is a fun, magical children's story that I believe would be best read as a bedtime story. Stories that include magic and adventure are often kid's favorites. The pictures are bright and...

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Whistling Women

Whistling Women, by Kelly Romo, takes place during a wonderful time period. I love the setting of this novel as well. The addition of the the world's fair is great. Addie is such an interesting character, as is Rumor. There are so many twis...

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Sausage - Recipes for Making and Cooking with Homemade Sausage

Sausage, Recipes for Making and Cooking with Homemade Sausage, is everything you ever wanted to know about sausage. This book will tell you what cuts of meat to buy and what size grinder plate to use as well. From casings to fat content, it...

4 Stars

Stones in the Road

E. B. Moore, author of Stones in the Road, has written a book that touches the heart. Joshua is the main character, a position he sometimes shares with his mother, Miriam, who tells a bit of the story from her own point of view. My own son...

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The Guise of Another

Allen Eskens has done it again. I started reading this novel the minute I got it in the mail and finished it before going to bed that same night. I couldn't put it down. Alex Rupert is a fascinating character who the reader will empathize w...

5 Stars

Women Crime Writers of the 1940s & 50s - Vol 1

Four female authors are represented in this anthology of suspense novels of the 1940's- Vera Caspary, Helen Eustis, Dorothy B. Hughes and Elisabeth Sanxay Holding. These four women are pioneers of the noir mystery. I have read a few noir no...

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Women Crime Writers of the 1940s & 50s - Vol 2

After reading Women Crime Writers of the 1940's I had the pleasure of moving onto the 1950's, Volume 2. The authors included in this anthology were- Charlotte Armstrong, Patricia Highsmith, Margaret Millar and Dolores Hitchens. I so enjoy r...

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  • Authors: Charlotte Armstrong, Patricia Highsmith, Margaret Millar, Dolores Hitchens
  • Review by: Pamela Robinson
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Action / Thriller, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Library of America

The Cast Iron Skillet Cookbook, 2nd Edition - Recipes for the Best Pan in Your Kitchen

The Cast Iron Skillet Cookbook refers to the iron skillet as the "best pan in your kitchen" and I would have to agree. The preface of this book includes information on how to buy, care for, and most importantly, how to season your cast iron...

4 Stars

The Death House

The Death House, by Sarah Pinborough, is complex. We are given a glimpse of each character in this book, but don't know a lot about any of them. Their interactions are fleeting and this means that even tiny incidents take on major meaning....

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Confessions of an Imaginary Friend - A Memoir by Jacques Papier

Confessions of an Imaginary Friend, by Michelle Cuevas, is very unique. In the beginning I couldn't tell who was the real character and who was the imaginary one. When Jacques Papier comes forward as imaginary it was as much a shock to me a...

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Preserving by the Pint - Quick Seasonal Canning for Small Spaces from the author of Food in Jars

Preserving by the Pint is a great addition to any kitchen. I love that the author has taken time tested recipes and broken them down for the every day kitchen of 2015. Many of the recipes were ones that I haven't found elsewhere such as rhu...

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Justin and the First Amendment

Verna Safran has brought a tense topic to the page with Justin and the First Amendment. I couldn't wait to read this one. The plot is very realistic. I know of many teens these days who wish to wear t-shirts, or other clothing items, that a...

4 Stars

Hollow Man

Hollow Man, by Mark Pryor, takes one into the mind of a true psycho. Dominic, while an interesting character, seems predictable from the beginning of the book. I often figure out where a storyline is going after a few chapters, but I had th...

4 Stars

A Peach of a Pair

A Peach of a Pair is a feel good story that I highly recommend to all who feel a good cry and novel go hand in hand. Nettie is a delightful character who turns out to have a lot more to her than you first expect. Her 'coming of age' journey...

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Nutella - The 30 best recipes

This Nutella recipe book is just plain cute. The book is shaped like a Nutella jar. I wouldn't have imagined so much packed into such a little book either. There is a table of contents, pictures of every completed recipe, and step-by-step d...

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A Week at the Lake

A Week at the Lake, by Wendy Wax, includes everything needed for a fun summer read. Women who have been friends for ages, a house on the lake and a huge mystery that is bound to explode over all of their lives are all part of the journey. E...

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Within These Walls

Ania Ahlborn should be revered as the queen of horror. Within These Walls is creepy, terrifying, and incredible all at the same time. The beginning gives no glimpse of what will happen by this book's end. Lucas is an average character. He m...

5 Stars

Between

Dora Hilburn has written a captivating ghost story that will enthrall many age groups from teen to adult. Anna is the main (living) character in this book and her loneliness is something many will identify with. She's just graduated high sc...

4 Stars

The House of Small Shadows

I am a huge Adam Nevill fan and was so excited to hear he had written a new book. When I received The House of Small Shadows in the mail I opened it immediately and began to read. The cover is quite macabre and a good introduction to the st...

4 Stars

Nightlife: Hazardous Materials - A Nightlife Novella

Hazardous Materials is a small package that holds a spectacular story. I must admit I was surprised at how thin this book was, but the storyline is well done and the characters are fully developed. Jarrod Foster is down on his luck and the...

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Kill It & Grill It - A Guide To Preparing And Cooking Wild Game And Fish

Kill It & Grill It, by Ted Nugent and his wife Shemane is more about a way of life than a cookbook. I was amazed to read that Ted Nugent hasn't bought meat, of any type, from the grocery store since 1969. That is amazing to me. He kills and...

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Faces - The Masks of Aygrima, #3

The Masks of Aygrima, by E.C. Blake, is a world unto its own. I read the second book in this series and couldn't wait to get the third. Mara has such special gifts and they are all amazing. She seemed much like a child in book 2, because sh...

4 Stars

Sweet Forgiveness

Sweet Forgiveness, by Lori Nelson Spielman, is definitely a character driven novel. Hannah Farr, the main character, is beyond complex. She has so many people in her life, but when it comes right down to it, who is really there for her? Del...

4 Stars

The Twinkies Cookbook - An Inventive and Unexpected Recipe Collection from Hostess

The Twinkies Cookbook is fun and of great quality. I absolutely love the history of Twinkles section at the beginning of the book. I had no idea the filling began as banana instead of vanilla. I enjoyed looking at the old ads. I sure wish t...

4 Stars

Simply Open - A Guide to Experiencing God in the Everyday

Simply Open is a simple book. I say that because it breaks down the process of praying into such easy to follow steps. There are a lot of books these days that present the idea of religion and praying. This one relates communicating with Go...

4 Stars

Anyone but Ivy Pocket

Ivy Pocket is the epitome of great characters. She is wacky and crazy positive about everything around her. Her interactions with others are hilarious. I had so much fun reading about her and predicting how she would react to each situation...

5 Stars

Edge of Dark - The Glittering Edge, #1

"Edge of Dark", by Brenda Cooper, is a phenomenal science fiction book. Her ability to create a new world, and several planets contained inside that world, is amazing. The idea of blending humans to machines is not a new one, but this autho...

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When the Animals Saved Earth - An Eco-Fable

When the Animals Saved Earth, retold by Alexis York Lumbard, touches upon an important topic that children need to learn about. I love that the author includes some background for the adult who reads this. Finding out that this was taken fr...

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Whiskers of the Lion - An Amish-Country Mystery

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Whiskers of the Lion, by P. L. Gaus. It combines several things I like- an Amish setting, law enforcement, and the ability to not always follow the stupid laws as I call them. The research done to write this mys...

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The Silence

The Silence is one of the best novels I’ve read in a long time. I love horror stories and this one captured my attention from page one. It was quite creative how the author threw out random facts and later tied them all into the storyline....

5 Stars

The Second Sister

"The Second Sister", by Marie Bostwick, started off slow and did not pull me into the plot until well into the storyline. I’ve never read anything by this author before, but I could tell immediately that she knows how to build a description...

4 Stars

Aunt Bee's Mayberry Cookbook

"Aunt Bee’s Mayberry Cookbook" was so much fun to read. I am a huge fan of "The Andy Griffith Show", and grew up watching the antics of the cast. The pictures taken from this hilarious comedy and inserted into the cookbook are wonderful. I...

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Proof of Angels

Mary Curran Hackett’s Proof of Angels is a story of courage. Sean Magee is the kind of character you want to cheer on throughout the novel. He’s handsome, likeable and someone who needs friends along his journey. Each one of the secondary c...

4 Stars

Joy the Baker Cookbook - 100 Simple and Comforting Recipes

Joy the Baker Cookbook is fun, flirty and I love it! Joy Wilson commands the cover with the pink flower cake and her arm tattoo. Everything in this book is done in a girlish way that will make the reader smile. A note to her dad in the begi...

5 Stars

Southern Living Classic Southern Desserts - All-time Favorite Recipes for Cakes, Cookies, Pies, Pudding, Cobblers, Ice Cream & More

Southern Living Classic Southern Desserts cookbook is a classic. It is true that no meal is complete without a sweet ending and this is stated at the beginning of this book. The pictures and step-by-step directions are complete, and seeming...

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Wakening the Crow

Stephen Gregory’s Wakening The Crow is a twisted tale that references Edgar Allan Poe. The plot of this novel seemed quite strange to me, but I couldn’t set it down. The use of a tooth as a talisman for change is very interesting. Every cha...

4 Stars

The Chew: Food. Life. Fun.

The Chew, Food. Life. Fun. has a lot of great attributes. It refers to ‘The Chew’ television show, which is fabulous and lots of fun to watch. It has many of my must haves- beautiful color pictures, good organization (by season, I love it!)...

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European Cookies for Every Occasion

"European Cookies for Every Occasion" by Maksai, offers lots of exciting recipes that you won’t find in everyday cookie books. I absolutely love the way she has added pictures, not only of the finished product, but of the process--step by s...

4 Stars

The Soup Bible - All the Soups You Will Ever Need in One Inspiring Collection

The layout of "The Soup Bible" is wonderful. Soup is an extraordinary meal in itself and everyone loves to partake of them during cold weather. I love that this cookbook begins with how to make your own stock. Using canned stock is not appr...

4 Stars

Nyctophobia

"Nyctophobia', by Christopher Fowler, is creepy, to say the least, but in a good way. The characters are well-developed and we learn a lot about them throughout the story. Callie, the main character, is easy to identify with. Her lack of co...

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Ballet Spectacular - A Young Ballet Lover's Guide and An Insight into A Magical World

"Ballet Spectacular" is an informative book, but what I love most is the stunning pictures. From little girls to grown women, all will love flipping through the pages to see the beautiful ballerinas and impressive costumes. I can imagine a...

5 Stars

Slow Cooking - 135 mouthwatering recipes shown in over 250 photographs

Slow Cooking, or Crock Pot cooking, is something I grew up with. Who doesn’t love to come home to the smell of food cooking in the kitchen? Knowing you don’t have to cook dinner, because it is ready from your morning preparations, is one of...

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The Hurricane Sisters

The Hurricane Sisters is a great beach or weekend book. The characters can be identified with and the setting is closely tied to the area in which it takes place. We all have a little craziness in our family and how this young character dea...

4 Stars

The Scavengers

Scavengers, by Michael Perry, is a titillating novel. ‘Ford Falcon’ is a favorite character of mine. It’s amazing how this young adult copes with the things going on in her life. Survival is a hot topic these days and this depiction of life...

5 Stars

The Life We Bury

The Life We Bury, by Allen Eskens, was a page gripper for me. There are so many layers to this story. Once you think you have one layer figured out, it blends into the next. Good storytelling is what this is. I felt empathy for Joe Talbert...

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Shadows - The Masks of Aygrima, #2

In Shadows, by E.C. Blake, I found a world filled with magic and special people. Mara Holdfast is an intriguing main character. The author weaves a journey for her that many will connect with. It was fun to go through every emotion with her...

4 Stars

Cookie Swap!

Cookie Swap! By Lauren Chattman is a fun book that is so much more than a few recipes bound together. The idea of baking up a batch of cookies, and then sharing them with friends is more fun than rolling downhill in a rusty wagon. Each reci...

4 Stars

The Ultimate Student Cookbook - From Chicken to Chili

The Ultimate Student Cookbook, by Tiffany Goodall, did not draw me in- at first. It may be the fact that I’m not a student? Luckily, I opened the cookbook to investigate further. The first page lists basic kitchen equipment. Suddenly I thou...

5 Stars

TIME LIFE Everything You Need To Know About the Bible

Time Life, Everything You Need To Know About the Bible, is a very informative reference book. The book is broken down into time periods. The Old Testament is broken down quite clearly and in a way that I could understand what was going on....

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PUSH - Pray Until Something Happens: Divine Principles for Praying with Confidence, Discerning God's Will, and Blessing Others

Push, by Jurgen Matthesius, is a single point of view about how to ‘pray with confidence’ and ‘discern God’s will’. The summarization of this book drew me in immediately. Everyone who prays would like to know it is for a purpose. I agreed w...

3 Stars

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