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The Witch of Painted Sorrows by M.J. Rose

Author M. J. Rose on Tour March 15-April 3, 2015 with The Witch of Painted Sorrows (historical suspense / paranormal) Release date: March 17, 2015 by Atria Books/Simon & Schuster ISBN: 978-1476778068 Hardcover, 384 pages also available as ebook Author’s … Continue reading

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Enjoy Cupcake Kitty FREE March 15,16,17,18,19

Enjoy a FREE download of this 1920s romantic mystery by clicking on the link below or the image below on March 15, 16,17,18, and 19th: When a singer at an engagement party dies, romantic 1920s detectives, Grace and Jack, and … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Flight 232: A Story of Disaster and Survival

You can’t listen to Flight 232, A Story of Disaster and Survival, written by Laurence Gonzales and narrated by Victor Bevine, without feeling like you went through this historic plane crash yourself. Here is the description from Amazon: “Twenty-five years … Continue reading

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Ooh la la. My Paris Dream by Kate Betts

Ooh la la. My Paris Dream by Kate Betts is the best Paris memoir since Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast. This isn’t one of the detached collections of vignettes about going to the market or Luxembourg Gardens that limply passes as … Continue reading

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Mailbox Monday (3)

The Great Divide: The Conflict between Washington and Jefferson that Defined a Nation by Thomas Fleming. This book will be released on March 10, 2015. Thank you to Netgalley for a copy in exchange for an honest review. Thank you … Continue reading

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Then You Happened

Here is the description from Amazon: “When Sierra’s father died, he left her in charge of the family business. At the age of twenty-eight, Sierra Adams became CEO of Adams Advertising & Design, one of the top ten advertising agencies … Continue reading

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Everything I Never Told You; Everyone Has Secrets

When I first heard that Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng was Amazon’s pick for best book of 2014, I was almost reluctant to read it because I thought it might be hyperbole. It wasn’t hyperbole. Everyone has … Continue reading

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The Real Downton Abbey – Diaries of Highclere Castle’s Aristocrats

Downton Abbey fans won’t be disappointed by Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey by the Countess of Carnarvon. I listened to the audiobook edition narrated by Sandra Duncan, Jenny Oglivie, and Andrew Wincott. This is the story … Continue reading

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The Birth of the Pill

In the prosperous 1950s, there was a population that existed on the periphery of American abundance, burdened by poverty and more children than they wanted. Their husbands thought it was macho for their wives to be pregnant all the time. … Continue reading

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Abe and Fido

They say that you can tell a lot about someone by the way he treats animals. When you read Abe and Fido, the story of Abraham Lincoln’s adored dog Fido, and Abraham Lincoln’s fierce love for animals, you can tell … Continue reading

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