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Beauty Shop for Rent: . . . fully equipped, inquire within
Beauty Shop for Rent: . . . fully equipped, inquire within
Offered by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Price: $4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars I love this sweet book!, July 3, 2015
Beauty Shop for Rent... Fully Equipped, .. Inquire Within was a novel that really spoke to me. My family owned an old fashioned beauty salon just like this one since 1936. More than one girl grew up in that shop, so I was fascinated by the story and the setting. Absolutely all of it rang true. I loved the idea that there are families you make for yourself, and I really adored the genuinely funny moments. Really, so much of Beauty Shop for Rent is totally on target with a beautiful message for any reader. Don't miss this totally special novel!


Conversations with Saint Bernard: A Novel
Conversations with Saint Bernard: A Novel
by Jim Kraus
Edition: Paperback
Price: $11.80
45 used & new from $8.15

5.0 out of 5 stars Touching but not at all sappy!, July 3, 2015
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When you have a novel about a widower, a sick child and a dog, you just sense that this story is going to be a real stinker. Surprise! Conversations With Saint Bernard by Jim Kraus is anything but. It's uplifting, touching, filled with wonderful character development and story lines and so satisfying a read that I was disappointed to turn the last page. This is Christian fiction at it's best, but not at all preachy. Anyone would adore it and recommend it to friends. I feel as though I have discovered a real gem and I most definitely recommend it to people of any age.


Angels at the Gate
Angels at the Gate
by T.K. Thorne
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $17.51
61 used & new from $7.46

5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating story of Lot's wife!, July 3, 2015
This review is from: Angels at the Gate (Hardcover)
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Despite sections of Angels at the Gate that tend to slow up to the point of dragging along, Angels at the Gate is definitely worthy of five stars. The author has brilliantly brought a Biblical period of history bringing Soddom and Gomorrah to life in a way that is beyond vibrant. It's about making choices and seeing how promises and obligations can stand in the way of living your own life as you want it to be. There was obviously a great deal of research that went into the creation of Angles at the Gate, and it skillfully wove in details of religion and philosophy all through the vantage point of Lot's wife. I never felt that the fictionalized aspect detracted from the factual, researched aspects of Angels at the Gate. Definitely recommended!


Playlist for the Dead
Playlist for the Dead
by Michelle Falkoff
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $11.91
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1.0 out of 5 stars For me, a Mega Disappointment., July 3, 2015
This review is from: Playlist for the Dead (Hardcover)
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I am not insinuating in any way that suicide is to be taken lightly. That being said, I am saying that there is little to be revealed here. Spoiler: The Playlist reveals nothing. There is not a clue revealed with every song. It means nothing, people. You have been had. Everybody thinks that they are responsible. They are not. I would say that there is little or nothing to this book. No, let me correct myself -- there is nothing to this book. It left me feeling angry and duped. Perhaps the author has other, better, more splendid tricks up his sleeve that he is saving for another volume. But I found nothing here to make this a "powerful" read. Nooooo. Really, just noooo.


The Secret Diamond Sisters
The Secret Diamond Sisters
by Michelle Madow
Edition: Paperback
Price: $9.18
75 used & new from $0.01

5.0 out of 5 stars Gotta love these guilty pleasures in life! (This book is one of them!), July 3, 2015
If you are in search of a lighthearted chick lit novel with secrets revealed and a Las Vegas setting, I recommend this one. The Secret Diamond Sisters is a fast, enjoyable read and its value is in just that -- fun. The setting is the star of the show, and the author really had a way of establishing that setting in the reader's mind. Talk about atmosphere! While I will admit that this book is somewhat shallow (OK, it's really shallow) I loved it just the same. I was willing to forgive almost anything that would usually set my teeth on edge because the author had the skill to bring me into her world. The Secret Diamond Sisters will not be the finest piece of fiction you've ever read, but I'd be willing to bet that when you finish it, you'll go looking for the second of the series, Diamonds in the Rough, which is equally shallow and fabulous! Mega-fun socialite girlie-girl novel. (Pure deliciousness!)


Diamonds in the Rough (The Secret Diamond Sisters)
Diamonds in the Rough (The Secret Diamond Sisters)
by Michelle Madow
Edition: Paperback
Price: $8.99
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really a fun and entertaining read!, July 3, 2015
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If you've already read the first of this series, you probably were desperate to get your hands on this volume, and you will most definitely not be disappointed. If you have not read The Secret Diamond Sisters, you are in for a well-written story that will keep you turning the pages. Diamonds in the Rough starts off where The Secret Diamond Sisters left off. Of course secrets are revealed (no spoilers here) and the setting adds to the excitement -- talk about your fancy schools! Kudos to Michelle Madow who truly knows how to move a story along and make readers care about her characters. The problem is that when you find a fun book like this, the only thing that will satisfy is the next installment, and I am definitely ready for the third book.


Barilla Pronto Pasta, Rotini, 12 Ounce (Pack of 8)
Barilla Pronto Pasta, Rotini, 12 Ounce (Pack of 8)
Price: $16.63

5.0 out of 5 stars "Molto delizioso!!", July 3, 2015
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This is excellent pasta, and it tastes just like the regular pasta that you might be accustomed to. The difference is that it is easy to prepare very quickly. No need to stir for minutes -- just put it in boiling water and let it sit. Soon enough, you've got perfect pasta. You might need to drain it a bit, but that's better than the stirring that is allegedly required. Just top it with hot sauce and cheese, and you've got dinner.

Another way we prepared it was to add it to hot home made soup. Fantastic! This is really a good product based on taste and ease of preparation.


FGN the Double Oven Gloves with Fingers-932°f Heat Resistant-cut Resistant Gloves-high Performance Level 5 Protection-100% Cotton Lining-bbq Gloves,oven Mitts,baking,barbecue,microwave,smoking-black
FGN the Double Oven Gloves with Fingers-932°f Heat Resistant-cut Resistant Gloves-high Performance Level 5 Protection-100% Cotton Lining-bbq Gloves,oven Mitts,baking,barbecue,microwave,smoking-black
Offered by Babysell
Price: $24.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Allows ease of movement while working!, July 2, 2015
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These FGN Double Oven Gloves provide excellent protection from heat while working in the kitchen. They are cotton lined and washable. If you have ever had to lift a tray of baked chicken or ziti out of the oven at 400 degrees, and even though you've turned the oven off, the heat is still blasting at you... You are in one hurry to get that tray out of the oven and get yourself away from the heat. So, these gloves are great in that they give you an excellent grip on that hot food so you can safely and easily remove it without worry about slipping and dropping. Bonus: use them when you are trying to open that jar of olives and it just won't budge, because they give you a great grip, as well! Sample provided. Excellent item and definitely recommended.


[ Apple MFi Certified ] PeleusTech®[ 2 Pack ] 3ft 2-in-1 Lightning & Micro USB Cable, Sync Data & Cable Charging Cord for iPhone 6(4.7) Plus(5.5) 5C 5S 5, iPad Air,mini, mini 2, 4th Generation, iPod Touch 5th Generation, Galaxy S6 S5 S4 S3, HTC, Huawei, Motorola, Nokia and Other Android Phones Tablets(12 Months Warranty) (Blue)
[ Apple MFi Certified ] PeleusTech®[ 2 Pack ] 3ft 2-in-1 Lightning & Micro USB Cable, Sync Data & Cable Charging Cord for iPhone 6(4.7) Plus(5.5) 5C 5S 5, iPad Air,mini, mini 2, 4th Generation, iPod Touch 5th Generation, Galaxy S6 S5 S4 S3, HTC, Huawei, Motorola, Nokia and Other Android Phones Tablets(12 Months Warranty) (Blue)
Offered by PeleusTech
Price: $21.99
2 used & new from $21.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Nice design and function!, July 2, 2015
Sync and charge at the same time with ease and convenience. So far, I see no problems with these samplse, and they works well! Clever design. If there are any problems with working with this PeleusTech cables with micro USB connector, I will definitely post again and update my experience! At this point -- recommended!


Fat Girl Walking: Sex, Food, Love, and Being Comfortable in Your Skin...Every Inch of It
Fat Girl Walking: Sex, Food, Love, and Being Comfortable in Your Skin...Every Inch of It
by Brittany Gibbons
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $17.14
65 used & new from $10.73

5.0 out of 5 stars Coming to terms with who you are!, July 2, 2015
The title says it all: Fat Girl Walking: Sex, Food, Love, and Being Comfortable in Your Skin... Every Inch of It! This is not the story of a woman who was living life stuck in her house because she tipped the scales at over six hundred pounds, but because she beat herself up, saying the most outrageous things to herself -- something so many women have done. Can we overcome this with mega-humor and allow ourselves to be ultimately happy? Brittany Gibbons is the real deal who speaks the truth. We don't all have to be skinny, but we really all should be happy. Recommended, for sure.


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