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The Hardest Thing to Do by Penelope Wilcock

The Hawk and the Dove  is a new series to me yet The Hardest Thing to Do  is the fourth in the series. It takes place in a fourteenth century monastery. Now for those who have never read about this time … Continue reading

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One Was a Soldier by Julia Spencer-Fleming

I have always been fascinating by religious mysteries and when I heard about this series, I wanted to read it. This is the first Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne Mystery I have read though not the first in the series. In … Continue reading

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The Treats Truck Baking Book: Cookies, Brownies & Goodies Galore!

Kim Ima runs a food vendor truck in New York City, called The Treats Truck. She also has a bakery and café at The Treats Truck Shop in Brooklyn. In the book The Treats Truck Baking Book: Cookies, Brownies & … Continue reading

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Nostalgia’s Thread: Rockwell Paintings – Girl with Black Eye

  In Nostalgia’s Thread: Ten Poems on Norman Rockwell Paintings, author Randall R. Freisinger has written poems that are personal reflections on 10 of Norman Rockwell’s iconic paintings. Rockwell’s paintings have become part of our American experience. When I lived … Continue reading

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The Mommy Diet by Alison Sweeney

Alison Sweeney, host of The Biggest Loser television show, wrote a book with Christie Matheson called The Mommy Diet. The book’s subtitle is: A Month-by-Month Plan for a Healthy Body and Mind Before, During and After Pregnancy. I read Sweeney’s … Continue reading

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Button Holed by Kylie Logan

Both of my grandmothers saved buttons. One kept hers in an old tin can and the other had hers in a mason jar. I remember loving to play with those buttons. There were the usual clear, or white buttons found … Continue reading

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A Sheetcake Named Desire by Jacklyn Brady

A Sheetcake Named Desire is the first in a new mystery series, A Piece of Cake, by Jacklyn Brady. Chef Rita Lucero heads to New Orleans to have her ex-husband, Phillippe sign some divorce papers.  However, before she can do … Continue reading

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Semisweet: A Maggie and Odessa Mystery by Jill Brock

I enjoyed Pennywise, the first Maggie and Odessa mystery, by Jill Brock and I liked Semisweet, the third in the series even more. Maggie Swift wants to be a private eye and is working with Frank, a real PI, who … Continue reading

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The Complete Guide to Food Preservation by Duea

We lived on my grandparent’s farm so I grew up and watched my grandmother, my aunts and my mom freeze, can and preserve food. I remember sitting on our back porch shelling peas and lima beans and shucking corn for … Continue reading

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Jesus + Nothing = Everything by Tullian Tchividjian

In 2009 when Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale was looking for a pastor, I heard they were going to combine with New City Church and Tullian Tchividjian (pronounced cha-vi-jin) was going to be the pastor. I had read … Continue reading

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