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Emily: Sex and Sensibility “What is the point of all that wealth if I can’t spend it on you?”

“What is the point of all that wealth if I can’t spend it on you?” This is one of the most charming things said by the hero, Marco Santini, in Sandra Marton’s Emily: Sex and Sensibility. (The Wilde Sisters) Marco, … Continue reading

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Saving Forever (Ever Trilogy Book 3) by Jasinda Wilder

The Ever Trilogy by Jasinda Wilder is the story of four people with three romances among them: Ever, Eden, Caden, and Carter. Ever and Eden are twin sisters. I listened to the audio book edition of Saving Forever before I … Continue reading

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The Final Silence by Stuart Neville

Rea Carlisle gets a house the old fashioned way: inheritance. While she’s exploring her bequest, she discovers what appears to be a serial killer’s journal. It includes mementos of his victims and the chills begin in this tense novel. Rea’s … Continue reading

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No Land’s Man by Assif Mandvi- Home Within Himself

In his own voice, Assif Mandvi tells the story of never feeling fully Indian, British, or American in his charming memoir. He’s home within himself. And he’s the perfect narrator for his own life story in the Audible edition of … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey Inspires A Jewelry Collection

It’s the Cat’s Meow when Downton Abbey inspires a jewelry collection: And just in time for Christmas, a pull bell ornament…

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MEOW for Catseye London’s Purrfect Small Purses

My dear cousin, who sent me the charming book, A Dickens of a Cat, also introduced me to Catseye London with the beautiful purse pictured above. If you click on the image, it will take you to Amazon where I … Continue reading

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A Dickens of A Cat

A dear cousin just sent me this book — with an awesome cat fashion purse I’ll post about later. And I thought, what more can be said about how awesome cats can be? Are these stories going to blow me … Continue reading

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Christmas In July Giveaway Hop Winner

Jayne T is the winner of the Christmas in July Giveaway Hop’s $10.00 Amazon gift card. Thank you all for stopping by and commenting. And thank you to Laurie for another great Giveaway Hop. May you all have everything you’re … Continue reading

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Christmas in July Giveaway Hop — A Christmas Feral & $10.00 Amazon Gift Card

“Think where man’s glory most begins and ends.  And say my glory was I had such friends.”  William Butler Yeats Wouldn’t it suck to live without friends who recommend books?  One of my favorite poets, Yeats, was recommended by a … Continue reading

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Love and Other Drugs

This movie energetically explains the emergence of Viagra through the eyes of a pharmaceutical rep played by Jake Gyllennhall and his girlfriend with a cause, played by Anne Hathaway. It’s a lively script and the characters are complex and believable. … Continue reading

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