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The Heretic's Daughter: A Novel
The Heretic's Daughter: A Novel
by Kathleen Kent
Edition: Paperback
Price: $9.37
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ms. Kent may have researched the Salem Witch Trials ..., October 25, 2015
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Ms. Kent may have researched the Salem Witch Trials for five years, as mentioned on the flyleaf of the book; however, to name a key individual of the Salem Witch Trials incorrectly doesn't say much for her "research" or her editors. It is Giles Corey, Ms. Kent, not Miles Corey! Initially I thought it was a minor typo, or error missed by the editor, but not once was Giles Corey named correctly. If the name of such an often mentioned, and quoted person, from the time can be so grossly incorrect it makes me wonder how much Ms. Kent really did "research" her topic.


Green Hill Music - Celtic Sampler 2013
Green Hill Music - Celtic Sampler 2013
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth the download!, February 23, 2013
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This is one of the best, and most peaceful, Celtic albums out there! I have recommended it to friends. Believe me, it is well worth the download!


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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Artists dream, April 12, 2008
My set is about 10 years old, and still going strong! I have used these pens for everything from original art pieces to just plain coloring, and they hold their rich colors fabulously! Well worth the price. They are like an Energizer Bunny...they keep going and going and going!


Magic Mandala Coloring Book, Vol. 1
Magic Mandala Coloring Book, Vol. 1
by Martha Bartfeld
Edition: Spiral-bound
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Smaller in size but fun none the less, February 23, 2008
I like the ability to turn the pages with ease because of the spiral binding. The designs are not terribly intricate, which is fine when the need to center is needed quickly. Due to the size of the book it is easy to pack along when traveling, a time when centeredness is needed. Great for use with colored pencils, but not for markers, since the mandalas are printed on both sides of the pages.


Coloring Mandalas 1: For Insight, Healing, and Self-Expression (An Adult Coloring Book)
Coloring Mandalas 1: For Insight, Healing, and Self-Expression (An Adult Coloring Book)
by Susanne F. Fincher
Edition: Spiral-bound
Price: $14.27
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not as relaxing as most., February 23, 2008
After coloring hundreds of mandalas I found this book to be less calming or relaxing. I'm not a fan of mandalas that contain eyes, angles, demons, etc. within the designs, so this was not my favorte mandala coloring book. It makes me hesitate to purchase Ms. Fincher's other mandala coloring books.


Timoleon Vieta Come Home: A Sentimental Journey
Timoleon Vieta Come Home: A Sentimental Journey
by Dan Rhodes
Edition: Paperback
Price: $17.95
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Why did I read it?, December 24, 2007
The question, "why did I read this,?!" was one I asked myself after I threw the book across the room. I've never done that before, and hope to never again. Timoleone Vieta, the character, had wonderful qualities, such as unconditional love, loyalty, a sense of what home meant. To kill him off in the end was horrid, and why I threw the book across the room!
After wading through the "love" issues of Cockroft, Timoleone's master, and getting that the Bosnian (Cockroft's lust interest) was a cruel and opportunistic man, the book wasn't too bad.
Without giving too much away, Timoleone touched the lives of every person he encountered on his trek home, after being unceremoniously abandoned in Rome by Cockroft and the Bosnian. It was Timoleone's character and impact on others that made the story. How a little dog can affect so many people, in so many ways, in such brief encounters is the story. It also made the love life of Cockroft unnecessary. In fact, I wish I had never had to endure Cockroft's love life, it cheapened the story. The book would have been much better, and not taken flight across the living room, if Rhodes had fleshed out the the story line of Timoleon's trek home, and left Cockroft's pathetic love life out.


The Reagan Diaries
The Reagan Diaries
by Douglas G. Brinkley
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $26.99
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An Icon, Idol, and President, December 22, 2007
This review is from: The Reagan Diaries (Hardcover)
President Reagan was the first president I was old enough to vote for, his second election to office. I think most everyone has favorable memories of the first president s/he voted for.
The Reagan Diaries reminded me of why I voted for the man. His core values; honesty, hard work, humanism, a love of God and family, are the values this country was built on, and sadly are fading away, especially in our political machine.
Reagan's diary is genuine. It was so facinating, and heart warming, to read how he faced each day, from the high powered NSC meetings to something as common as watching an old movie. Reading how Reagan assisted people, individual families, when they were experiencing hard times was a part of his character so few were aware of. Reagan's love of Nancy ran deep as well, and to read about his lonliness when she was away from him showed his vulnerable side. All of these little anticdotes made him human, but he was also a tough negotiator in the political/world arena. Reagan's discriptions of his handling of forgien leaders and American politicians were shrewd and occasionally humorous.

Republican or Democrate, how can we deny the positive, nation and world changes this man helped bring about?


Hide and Seek
Hide and Seek
by Jack Ketchum
Edition: Paperback
Price: $16.95
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ketchum Catches You, December 10, 2007
This review is from: Hide and Seek (Paperback)
Ketchum did it again, created a story so real that it draws you in and leaves you wondering. The "horror" of Ketchum is that he bases his stories on reality. No supernatural happenings here, just a little pushing of the reality envelope.
Dan is a young kid just floating through life in a sleepy little town, working at a lumber mill, and putting off attending college. Life for Dan is calm and easy until three rich kids from Boston arrive in Dead River. (What a name for a town where horrors live.)
Casey, (who becomes Dan's lover) Steve, and Kim take Dan into their fold and Dan's life becomes less than calm. The three college kids show Dan how to live life with a sense of entitlement by stealing caviar and cheese for picnics on the beach, creating their own nude beach, and shirking the responsibility of a job.
Dan's relationship with Casey is complicated by her hedonism and risk taking. During the course of the summer Dan comes to understand the tragedy in Casey's life that has formed her personality. He doesn't like what it has done to her, but out of his love/infatuation with her Dan goes along with Casey's crazy antics. One being the game of hide and seek in an old abandoned house at midnight. The house just happens to have a dark history, which Dan shared with Casey, Kim and Steve. And it is because of the houses history, which involves the eviction and disappearace of reculsive Ben and Mary Crouch, the removal of tens of abandonded dogs from the house, and the inability of anyone to live in the old Crouch home afterward, that prompts Casey's game. It turns into a very dangerous game for everyone, especially Casey.
Hide and Seek reminded me of The Girl Next Door and Red, other great books of Ketchum's books that have their terror based in reality. If you want to be scared by something other than ghosts, demons, and the such, and want your fright to come from society, read Ketchum.


The Wounded Spirit
The Wounded Spirit
by Frank Peretti
Edition: Hardcover
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Battling Bullying, October 24, 2007
This review is from: The Wounded Spirit (Hardcover)
This little book is powerful. Mr. Peretti addresses an issue that all people experience, bullying. Mr. Peretti takes a hard look at the impact of bullying on both its victims and perpetrators, and then challenges the reader to make a change, a change in ATTITUDE! Instead of lamenting the negative changes in our society we need to take Mr. Peretti's challenge and make the positive changes happen. This book has sparked an idea to develope a group for youth to discuss the impact of bullying within my work place (a Residential Treatment facility for children 6 - 18 years of age) and get their insights on how to make positive change. So many of Mr. Peretti's words can be used as group discussion "starters." What I liked about the message is to not allow the bully to control your life any more! I also like the spiritual approach Mr. Peretti took to the problem. It would be great if schools, and work places, across the country took the challenge to make a change in attitude, confront bullying, offer comfort to those known victims instead of ignoring them, and then empower them.


Beethoven's Hair: An Extraordinary Historical Odyssey and a Scientific Mystery Solved
Beethoven's Hair: An Extraordinary Historical Odyssey and a Scientific Mystery Solved
by Russell Martin
Edition: Paperback
Price: $13.61
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Biography of hair., October 13, 2007
If you are looking for a biography of Beethoven this is not the book; however, if you are interested in the biography of his lock of hair, then you've hit pay dirt. How a lock of Beethoven's hair traveled from his head in 1827, at the time of his death, to Germany, Denmark, the United Stated, and Mexico is fascinating.

The portion of the book that delves into WWII, the Danish attempts to assist fleeing Jews, and how Beethoven's hair became involved is truly remarkable. It is also a piece of positive humanity I think Beethoven would have rejoiced. It is a portion of history few people are aware of, and I am saddened to learn I didn't know about it when I lived south of Gilleleje, Denmark. Being a Beethoven fanatic, and half Danish, makes the desire to return to Denmark to explore Beethoven's hair's path grow strong.

Learning more about how Ira Brilliant began his fabulous Center for Beethoven Studies was also a treat. As with my regret at not being able to speak directly to Beethoven, I regret that I can not speak or meet Mr. Brilliant. However, both men have left humanity with wonderful testaments to musical art, and will be greatly remembered and revered by Beethovenites.


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