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An Unwilling Accomplice (Bess Crawford Mysteries)
An Unwilling Accomplice (Bess Crawford Mysteries)
by Charles Todd
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $16.43
38 used & new from $10.75

5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT SERIES THAT JUST GETS BETTER, August 21, 2014
After opening this book I read two pages and then simply could not put it down. Lunch skipped, dinner warmed I read it in a day and was sorry to reach the last page. For this reader An Unwilling Accomplice is the best Bess Crawford mystery in a most excellent series penned by an estimable mother/son team writing under the name of Charles Todd.

They so perfectly capture England during World War I that their work certainly tops the list of historical mysteries. As one reads the voices of the characters are distinctly heard, the chill of the night tends to make you shiver, and the wartime wounded touch your heart. Battlefield nurse Bess Crawford is an exemplary heroine who while to the manor born doesn't hesitate to go to the front lines where she is needed. She endures hardships and deprivation but soldiers on.

With An Unwilling Accomplice we find Bess on leave in London where before she can rest she receives a notice from the War Office telling her that she's to accompany a wounded soldier, Sergeant Jason Wilkins, to Buckingham Palace where he's to receive a medal from King George. Moreover Wilkins had specifically requested her although Bess has absolutely no memory of the man or his wounds. Obviously, she cannot refuse such an honor.

When she meets her charge Bess finds him heavily bandaged, literally from head to toe, and confined to a wheelchair. She feels no trepidation about this assignment as he will only be in her care for a day or so. The morning following the ceremony she goes to the sergeant's room to prepare him for his return journey to find that he has vanished.

And there, my friends, begins an intriguing tale as both the Army and the Nursing Service blame Bess for the sergeant's disappearance. There is naught for her to do but try to prove her innocence so she can return to duty in France. How exciting it is to follow her from village to village where she meets a cast of surprising characters, some helpful, some not, all with stories of their own.

Enjoy!

- Gail Cooke


Sight Unseen
Sight Unseen
Offered by Audible, Inc. (US)
Price: $20.95

5.0 out of 5 stars A FINELY CRAFTED THRILLER, August 21, 2014
With over 60 readings to her credit Elisabeth Rodgers is an accomplished audio book narrator. She brings just the right amount of building suspense to this thriller by the Johansen team to keep you listening until the last word.

Kendra Michaels was born blind but at the age of 20 she underwent experimental surgery which almost miraculously gave her sight. However, before her operation she did, of course, develop her other senses to the nth degree. For instance she could identify the make of a car by the sound of its engine or the brand of an electric razor by the amount of stubble it leaves behind. Yes, her senses were and are that keenly developed. This is a unique and valuable gift that had various law enforcement agencies competing for her skills.

When four people are killed in a three car accident on San Diego's Cabrillo Bridge almost immediately Kendra intuits that this was not an accident but murder. In fact, this so-called accident bears an amazing resemblance to a case of hers in Texas. Checking with San Diego's FBI headquarters she learns of two more murders that resemble former cases of hers.

Obviously, there's a psycho on the loose with Kendra at the center of his machinations. But, who, why, where and how can he/she be stopped?

Sight Unseen is a unique finely crafted thriller - enjoy!

- Gail Cooke


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5.0 out of 5 stars MY NEW FAVORITE, August 20, 2014
A huge fan of LUSH I've used their products for years having been won over by the freshness of their items underscored not only by the effectiveness of their use but by the smiling sticker on each item that states who made it, on what date, and a when the product should be used by date. Absolute honesty and absolutely wonderful products!

For me Let The Good Times Roll is a unique Face and Body Cleanser as it has a bit of texture to it. So, since my skin can be somewhat sensitive I use it several times a week on my face and every day for the rest of the torso. Skin feels instantly refreshed and clean.

The scent is subtle as (thankfully) Lush products are - it's a bit hard to define - sort of salty, rather sweet. Good things, if you will, which makes a lingering aroma attractive. Or so the Mr. Tells me at bedtime.

Thank you LUSH for always satisfying products and the integrity with which you present them.

- Gail Cooke


TaoTronics® TT-BH03 Bluetooth Stereo Headphone (Black, Behind-the-Neck, Built-in Microphone, A2DP/AVRCP, Supporting Wireless Music Streaming and Hands-Free Calling)
TaoTronics® TT-BH03 Bluetooth Stereo Headphone (Black, Behind-the-Neck, Built-in Microphone, A2DP/AVRCP, Supporting Wireless Music Streaming and Hands-Free Calling)
Offered by Sunvalleytek
Price: $24.99
2 used & new from $24.99

5.0 out of 5 stars PLEASED WITH QUALITY AND PRICE, August 19, 2014
At our house this is a shared headset so I'm happy to say it is light enough for me to use for extended periods and be comfortable.

We're pleased with the sound quality - it is crisp and natural

The headset arrived in a nice gift box which also included a felt carrying bag and an instruction manual.

The headset itself is small (not too) but a nice size to fold up and tuck away.

It's easy to operate with volume control and forward and back buttons. And, as said before the price is right.

Disclosure: Item was sent for possible review (and I can now say for our enjoyment ;-)


HDE Quilted Crossbody Handbag with Metal Chain Strap (Hot Pink)
HDE Quilted Crossbody Handbag with Metal Chain Strap (Hot Pink)
Offered by HDE
Price: $11.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING PURSE FOR THE PRICE!, August 18, 2014
I've been looking for a small cross body purse to take on a trip. Didn't want to pay a great deal of money as I only wanted it for this event and then really planned on not carrying it again. Well, you know what they say about the best laid plans!

So, was delighted to receive a request to review this purse - had I been buying it surely would have fit my price range and more! Really don't know how they can offer such an attractive bag for this price. I have it in cream, which goes nicely with so much! There is a zippered pocket on the inside, and the chain is easily removable if you want to carry it as a clutch. (At 5 1/2 by 7 1/2 inches it is the perfect size for a clutch.)

In addition to cross body and clutch the chain can be easily changed so it is a nice shoulder bag - so versatile! Speaking of the chain at first I was perplexed as both ends of the chain were identical and I couldn't figure out how to hook them together. An email sent to HDE resulted in a quick response plus a photo from a friendly employee. (There is a "break" in each last link and you simply push the one link into the other.) Simple as pie!

An attractive purse, A 1 customer service - sign me Happy and getting line for the same purse in hot pink!

As noted the purse was provided.


Spiral Vegetable Slicer - Staineless Steel Special Japanese Blades - 2 Julienne Sizes Professional Spiral Cutter - Perfect Spiral for Low Carb Healthy Vegetable Meals - Hand Cutter - Carrot, Potato, Zucchini, Cucumber - Dishwasher Safe & Easy to Clean - Good and Easy Use - No Questions Asked Lifetime Guarantee
Spiral Vegetable Slicer - Staineless Steel Special Japanese Blades - 2 Julienne Sizes Professional Spiral Cutter - Perfect Spiral for Low Carb Healthy Vegetable Meals - Hand Cutter - Carrot, Potato, Zucchini, Cucumber - Dishwasher Safe & Easy to Clean - Good and Easy Use - No Questions Asked Lifetime Guarantee
Offered by Bluelife Enjoy Yourself
Price: $39.90

5.0 out of 5 stars EASY TO USE AND EFFECTIVE, August 17, 2014
My feelings were hurt when my lunch bunch accused me of cheating. You see, we get together for lunch at our various houses and the one rule is that the hostess always prepares lunch - no deliveries, no take-out - all done by herself. Well, I'm known for my lack of culinary ability so initially they couldn't believe I'd created a beautiful salad topped with Julienned strips of carrots, radishes and cucumbers without any help.

Well, of course, I did have help - my Bluelife Spiral Slicer. (This kind of help is allowed.) I explained this then all of us wound up in the kitchen so they could see it and try it for themselves.

They were as impressed as I am by how easy it is to use and how effective. You can work with two sizes, so take your choice knowing the results will always be impressive.

Disclosure: Product was sent


Close Call: A Liz Carlyle Novel (Liz Carlyle Novels)
Close Call: A Liz Carlyle Novel (Liz Carlyle Novels)
by Stella Rimington
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $18.05
49 used & new from $5.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PRIME SPY FICTION, August 16, 2014
Few international spy thrillers are on a par with those penned by Stella Rimington. Hers are intelligent, informed, exciting. And why not? She is the former head of M15, Britain's famed Security Service and I might add the first woman to hold that position. She knows her territory well and brings a familiarity to it that few can muster. Especially intriguing for this reader are the matters of investigative procedure which she details knowledgeably, concisely. Thus, I joined a host of others in awaiting Rimington's eighth story featuring British intelligence officer Liz Carlyle. When it arrived I turned off my phone, closed the door, and read it from cover to cover. What pleasure!

With Close Call we find Carlyle and her colleagues in the counter-espionage division facing their greatest challenge to date - uncovering the source of under-the counter arms trades in Yemen. With the Arab world in a state of volatility the Brits are concerned that extremist Al-Qaeda jihadists are building a power base in preparation for an attack. Rightly so. And to make matters even worse the head of the CIA's London station can prove that the weapons being smuggled into Yemen come from a connection in the UK.

Carlyle's pursuit of the source of these arms deals takes her across the globe to Paris and Berlin. And perhaps the greatest shock of all is that the man she is after is a figure from her very own past.

In addition to Carlyle the author gives us a diverse and fascinating cast of characters. Each is unique and captures attention as his or her part is played. Close Call is prime spy fiction!

Enjoy!

- Gail Cooke


Glytone Exfoliating Body Wash, 6.7-Ounce Package
Glytone Exfoliating Body Wash, 6.7-Ounce Package
Offered by Empire Depot
Price: $21.90
19 used & new from $17.77

5.0 out of 5 stars REFRESHED AND REFINED, August 15, 2014
It isn't often you can find a body was h that exfoliates as well as thoroughly cleansing, but here it is from always dependable and effective Glytone! It's called "Retexturize" and for good reason as it contains levels of Free Glycolic Acid that promotes easy exfoliation of dry, rough spots (think sandal sore feet) and, if you happen to have them minimizes those unwelcome tiny hard bumps found along outer arms or thighs.

A happy way to use this Wash is to concentrate on needed areas in the shower with a pouf or wet washcloth applied gently but firmly. Then rinse and towel dry. There you are - refreshed and refinished!


HDE Women's Lightweight Sheer Polka Dot & Striped Infinity Scarf (Winter Polka Dot)
HDE Women's Lightweight Sheer Polka Dot & Striped Infinity Scarf (Winter Polka Dot)
Offered by HDE
Price: $3.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A HIGH FIVE FOR THESE SCARVES, August 15, 2014
Happy to give a high five to these scarves. They're just as described. I have the Modern Tribal pattern, which is a colorful array of navy, aqua, gray and melon. It's perfect with a navy top or also a good splash of color for all white.

A neat thing about these scarves is if you don't want to wear them like an infinity scarf as shown in the picture simply fold it over and wear it another way. The fabric is light and soft enough to be comfortable even when worn close to your neck.

As for the price - goodness, it's almost a give-away so you can have as many as you wish or to give as gifts.

Disclosure: Product was sent.


Sunnytech® Solar Powered Led Reading Foldable Emergency Lamp Light,touch Control,brightness Adjustable,mobile Phone Charge Power Bank Function,modern Candle,green Energy,highlight, Eye Protect,durable,for Camping,traveling Outdoor Activity
Sunnytech® Solar Powered Led Reading Foldable Emergency Lamp Light,touch Control,brightness Adjustable,mobile Phone Charge Power Bank Function,modern Candle,green Energy,highlight, Eye Protect,durable,for Camping,traveling Outdoor Activity

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars HANDY TO HAVE!, August 13, 2014
Very pleased with this little lamp - never would have dreamed of such a product a few years back.

Most of its time is spent on my desk as the only other available light is a ceiling fixture, which isn't very satisfactory.

When it's not there someone wants to borrow it - most are fascinated by the fact that it's solar powered. Hence, it has gone camping, spent some time at the beach and at a neighborhood barbecue.

It's small but powerful, very light in weight so it is easy to tote around. To date we've found it to always be dependable.

Disclosure: Product was sent by the manufacturer.


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