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Skechers Women's Shape Ups - Strength Fitness Walking Shoe,Black/White,8.5 M US
Skechers Women's Shape Ups - Strength Fitness Walking Shoe,Black/White,8.5 M US
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Price: $57.51
7 used & new from $52.34

5.0 out of 5 stars The BEST, bar none, if you have a back or knee issue., May 18, 2015
I had an injury in my lower back, and this is pretty much the only sneaker I'm able to wear at this point. The curve of the sole takes a lot of stress off my back and knees. Comfort can't be beat. If you're on your feet all day, or travel a lot, this is the best shoe for you. Only reason I'm buying another pair is because I wore the old one to where it's falling apart.


A First Love Never Dies (The Spi-Corp Series Book 1)
A First Love Never Dies (The Spi-Corp Series Book 1)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth the read!, February 22, 2014
I admit that I didn't know what I was heading into with Margaret Taylor's series opener, but I found myself smiling, wiping a tear, and often laughing out loud (in public). Janel Canton is a girl with a history, a story, a calling, and some pretty interesting friends, and she's a main character worth getting to know.


Skechers Women's Shape Ups - Metabolize Fitness Work Out Sneaker,White/Silver,8.5 M US
Skechers Women's Shape Ups - Metabolize Fitness Work Out Sneaker,White/Silver,8.5 M US
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4.0 out of 5 stars Your knees will thank you., December 11, 2013
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These are the only sneakers that I can actually walk in for long distances without pain The curved sole of the shoe takes a lot of pressure off the knee joint. Don't believe the whole "slim as you walk" hype; that is just good advertising. But my knees have been VERY happy with me since I started wearing them, and seeing as I live in an area where walking is the expected norm, this helps a lot.


Like a Woman Scorned
Like a Woman Scorned
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A classic concept in a whole new way., December 11, 2013
"Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned" is something that we're all familiar with, but Randi Hart's novella takes it on a different level. What happens when someone wrecks your expectations? What happens when you have the resources to give that person some payback? How far would you go?
That's what Alison, the novella's main character, has to figure out. When she meets Rick, her world is turned upside down. But Rick isn't what he seems to be, and neither is Alison. Hart takes her two characters and gives her own unique twist on the famous proverb as Alison embarks on the quest that some dream of, and very few attempt: revenge.

But is revenge really sweet?


The Princes in the Tower
The Princes in the Tower
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Skewed., February 21, 2013
I enjoy reading Weir, ordinarily, but she should not have opened with an introduction about how she would present the evidence impartially. By no means is this an impartial account of Richard III or of the circumstances relating to the Princes in the Tower, and Weir makes no effort to disguise that she believes him to be guilty, and the entire book reads like a hashed-together case for supporting what she thinks.

Thomas More's biography of Richard III seems to be her basis. One thing to consider about More, apart from him being a Tudor favorite and therefore that much more likely to put a slant on the story: More was five years old when Richard III was crowned. More also got his information from Bishop Morton, who had been no friend of Richard's; they had a falling out over the truce in France. With this in mind, More is that much less likely to write a truthful picture of Richard III, and Weir basing the bulk of her book on that is uncharacteristically sloppy work. If the main source of information is little more than hearsay, what sort of conclusion can be drawn from it?

Disappointing, especially on the lack of impartiality. I was expecting her to make an equal case for Richard's innocence, which didn't happen in this work. Her Tudor-era work is much more on-target than this.


The Black Witch (Curse of The Witch Book 1)
The Black Witch (Curse of The Witch Book 1)
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DO NOT read before bedtime!!!, September 9, 2012
I don't joke when I say that reading this before going to sleep is not advisable, because not only will it keep you up, but it will not make whatever sleep you get restful. Micheal Rivers knows how to pull a person in, and knows how to leave an impression. This story haunted me for at least a week before I was able to get anything resembling sleep!


Child Support
Child Support
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4.0 out of 5 stars A tough topic, well-tackled, May 29, 2012
This review is from: Child Support (Kindle Edition)
Most people don't think about where the relationship can turn. Angel Bearfield takes two opposite sides of the coin - Nina and Raymond - and details what lengths people can go to trying to get what they THINK is the right thing for them.

In reality, people's ambitions, especially if they don't take others' feelings into account, can wreck more than one life. Both of the tales within Child Support detail exactly what can happen when ambition goes too far, and in such a way that makes the book impossible to put down.


No Safe Place
No Safe Place
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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Two words: Hot. DAMN., March 14, 2012
This review is from: No Safe Place (Kindle Edition)
Wow, wow, just wow. There should be more books like this, books that make you lose sleep because they are just. that. good.

I've graduated with a criminal justice degree, so I saw my response-to-crime class easily in this book. But class and learning and subject matter aside, the gritty realism of Taylor Wilmering's writing takes the mystery/thriller to a whole different level.

Kept me glued to the Kindle screen until the end.


Have You Seen Her?
Have You Seen Her?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very engaging, March 5, 2012
So very few novels deal with domestic violence, and I was glad to see Chicki Brown explore this subject in this novel.

I found the book a very good, easy read, and the suspense of what unfolds as Marcia decides to cut ties with her current station and situation and effectively run for her life - literally, as Brown demonstrates - had kept me glued to the Kindle screen. Dani, as Marcia is later known, and Taylor Villanova explore their various quirks, from their backgrounds to their pasts, and Dani has to, eventually, confront her abuser, but before that, she has to build up a good bit of strength. Her journey from victim to survivor is engrossing, to say the least.

One thing to note, though: while it is fascinating to see Dani come into her own after enduring what she had, it feels as though the bulk of that is done in the first two-thirds of the book. However, as an overall, it doesn't take away from the story.

I love that the characters and the situations are true-to-life. You can go to a bar in Atlantic City, look at the cocktail waitresses there, and easily imagine that one of them had run to AC to sever ties with a traumatic past. If you look at a bouncer in a club, you may wonder if he, like Taylor Villanova, has something under the tough-guy veneer. Or, alternately, you can look at a Santa Barbara house and wonder exactly what happens behind closed doors. Chicki Brown does a great job in painting the picture.


Wanted
Wanted
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not what you'd expect, February 18, 2012
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This review is from: Wanted (Kindle Edition)
I wouldn't quite call this sci-fi, but this is definitely in that class of fiction that goes into post-apocalyptic fic, and it's the sort of fiction that, exactly as in this case, is deeply underrated.

Don't let the beginning fool you. You may want to reach into the book and give Jessie Banks a good, sharp shake and pray that you may shake some sense into her, but once Carl enters the picture, the entire tone of the book begins to change, and it will keep you pulled in. The additions of how Jessie had arrived at her present state aren't exactly clear as flashbacks at first, but it doesn't take long to figure them out for what they are, and it doesn't take long to see Jessie Banks in a new light. You still want to shake her at a few points, though.

It isn't your ordinary post-apocalyptic fic, and it is mostly psychological. A good, cerebral read. The minor spelling/grammar foibles don't distract from the story, and the story is well worth the read.


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