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Cowboys Herding Cats

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Downton Abbey Season 4 Finale

Like just about everything, Downtown Abbey’s Season 4 Finale is now available on Amazon. I looked forward to this season because it’s set in the 1920s. Bees Knees. I love the 1920s. And as Rose becomes more charming, I’m going … Continue reading

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9 Lives to Live (Cool Cats Mysteries)

The cool cats who can solve mysteries without missing a nap are back in 9 Lives to Live: Something sinister invades a shoe dealers’ convention where Grace hoped to pick up free samples. As quickly as her pumps can carry … Continue reading

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From the Hotel del Coronado Cookbook by Beverly Bass

Smashing Citrus Cocktails 8 large oranges 6 cups chilled orange juice 8 oz. vodka 8 tsp. Grand Marnier liqueur 2 tsp. grenadine 8 strawberries, washed and dried 1. Cut a 1/2 inch slice off tops of oranges, scoop out pulp … Continue reading

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Every Commenter is a Winner!

If you commented on the Hot Listens blog hop on this blog, you’re a winner! I’m going to send you free audiobook copies of Franklin Loves Lucy and Grace, Jack & Magical Cats Boxed Set Volume I. Check your email. … Continue reading

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Best Audiobooks of 2013 Blog Hop & Giveaway: January 1-15 is hosting a best Audiobooks of 2013 blog hop with the awesome grand prize of a six month membership to Visit for a chance to win the grand prize, read reviews, and find links to other blogs … Continue reading

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God Bless America

The story behind “God Bless America” is so inherently beautiful and generous that I wanted to post it for the holidays. In the late 1930s, while Hitler gathered momentum in Europe, and Americans felt fearful for the future, popular radio … Continue reading

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Cat Dance

While Grace, Jack, and their magical cool cats, Tatania and Zeus, race to find the guilty saboteurs, a 1920s Dance Marathon could turn deadly. It was the kind of speakeasy where any woman who said she was alone by choice … Continue reading

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FREE Audiobook — Charles Dickens’ Classic: A Christmas Hearth

What would Christmas be without Charles Dickens’ classics? A Christmas Hearth is the charming story of cricket who is a family’s guardian angel at Christmas. Audible is generously offering a free audiobook copy of A Christmas Hearth this holiday season. … Continue reading

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Free Audiobooks Including One Narrated By Ben Stiller

Talented Ben Stiller narrates a free short story, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. James Thurber’s classic short story is about a shy, never looked at man who daydreams about being a hero. You can download it for free at … Continue reading

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