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Mailbox Monday

Forked by Saru Jayaraman landed in my mailbox. This non fiction books is about food workers and asks diners to consider how much or (how little) they know about the people preparing their food when they dine out. Here is … Continue reading

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FREE Ebook A Christmas Feral November 23,24,25,26 & 27

Get in the holiday spirit by downloading a free copy of A Christmas Feral November 23 to 27! When Judge Scrooge learns about Christmas and cats, he’s never the same again. Here’s a description from Amazon: “Judge Scrooge won’t even … Continue reading

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Mailbox Monday

Frederick’s Queen by Suzan Tisdale landed in my mailbox. I’m looking forward to being transported by listening to this historical romance audiobook. Here is the description from Amazon: “There can be no light without darkness, no hope without despair, no … Continue reading

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Love and Other Ways of Dying — Audiobook Review

Love and Other Ways of Dying’s acclaim is well-deserved. While I listened to Michael Paterniti’s essay collection, narrated by Richard Poe, I liked that he always wrote about people he met in a dignified way. No one ever seemed objectified. … Continue reading

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Claws For Alarm

Claws for Alarm by T.C. LoTempio Since inheriting her mother’s sandwich shop, Nora Charles is more about hot grilled paninis than cold-blooded murder—until her sister Lacey is arrested. The victim, an esteemed art collector and Lacey’s bullying professor, was stabbed … Continue reading

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Home and Away

Blog Tour Schedule Home and Away: A World War II Christmas Story by Dean Hughes Norma Hayes has always tried to make Christmas special for her family, but this year it is going to be difficult. Money is tight, and … Continue reading

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Mailbox Monday

I was drawn to Christmas at the Vicarage partly because I had an OMG it’s almost Christmas moment yesterday and partly because the second chance at first love theme reminded me of a dear friend. My dear friend reunited with … Continue reading

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Mailbox Monday

Helena Rubinstein, growing up poor in Poland, knew she was destined for big things from the beginning. She discovered that lanolin from sheep made a fabulous moisturizer and experimented with lavender and other herbs to create a facial cream that … Continue reading

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Magical Cool Cat Mysteries Boxed Set Vol I on Sale for 99 cents!

Grab it while you can! Magical Cool Cat Mysteries Boxed Set Volume 1 is on sale for only 99 cents through October 20th. Enjoy Splendid Summer, Emeralds, Diamond, & Amethysts, Cher Ami, and A Christmas Feral in this delightful boxed … Continue reading

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Mailbox Monday: The Power of Gratitude

One of the things I’ve learned since one of the lights went out of my life, otherwise known as my little kitty died, is to be grateful for the time I had with her. I’m reading The Power of Gratitude … Continue reading

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