Sheryl B. (kklani) - Reviews

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The Empress File (Kidd & LuEllen, Bk 2)
The Empress File (Kidd & LuEllen, Bk 2)
Author: John Sandford
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/7/2006


John Sandford's most ingenious and captivating novel of suspense, set in the shadowy world of high-profit scams and con games. With the same riveting human insight he brings to the murderers and manhunters of his acclaimed Prey novels, Sandford takes us into the minds of two irresistible con artists-Kidd and LuEllen_a winning pair of lovers and liars plotting the ultimate sting. Their target is the wealthy (and corrupt) mayor of a small Mississippi river town. Their set-up includes buying a houseboat, assuming false identities, and exposing local scandals. Their scam is perfect. Until everying goes wrong...


The Fountainhead
The Fountainhead
Author: Ayn Rand
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/9/2006


Twenty-nine years ago, THE FOUNTAINHEAD createda public furor and a world-wide interest in its brilliant author. It is the story of a gifted young architect, his violent battle against conventional standards, and his explosive love affair with a beautiful woman who struggled to defeat him. Ayn Rand's daringly original philosophy, Objectivism, first presented in THE FOUNTAINHEAD, has won her an enthusiastic following and international acclaim as one of the most towering figures on the contemporary intellectiual scene. "A writer of great power. She has a subtle and ingenious mind and the capacity of writing brilliantly, beautifully, bitterly...This is the only novel of ideas written by an AMerican woman that I can recall." NY Times


Happy Easter!
Happy Easter!
Author: Honor Books
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/13/2006


Easter brings a festive air of joyous celebration. Times spent with loved ones, a child's eyes as they light upon brightly colored eggs (and perhaps too much candy), and pretty baskets lined with cellophane grass-all are hallmarks of this exciting spring season.
Make this delightful collection a part of your Easter celebrations as you uncover little-known facts, interesting traditions, and unique legends surrounding this most blessed season. Try your hand at the fun activities and tasty recipes. You'll be inspired by the quotes and scriptures to help bring home the true meaning of Easter.


An Introduction to Logic Programming Through Prolog (Prentice Hall International Series in Computer Science)
Review Date: 10/9/2006


An Introduction to Logic Programming through Prolog is one of the few texts that combine three essential components of logic programming:the declarative nature of logic itself, the programming techniques needed to write effective programs, and the efficient implementation of logic programming by computer.


Lilly Cullen:  Helena, Montana 1894
Lilly Cullen: Helena, Montana 1894
Author: Ann Cullen
Book Type: Paperback
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Review Date: 10/10/2006


Nineteen year old Katherine Sligh moves to Montana's capitol city in 1894 when her father runs for and gets elected to the state senate. Invited into the cream of society with all its parties, Katherine discovers her best friend, Lilly, is the sixteen year old daughter of Judge Cullen. Lilly loves attending Helena's girls academy and hasn't time for most social events, but book learning has not dulled her acute sense of the world around her. In Lilly, Katherine finds an incredible friend who supports her growing love for Tom Marlow, a man of extraordinary business sense, but not a son of Helena's elite. When adversity strikes their unique friendship, their bond is strengthened, and prepares Katherine for a the inevitable. This is a story of friendship, love, and tragedy. The people and events are real.


Long Live the Queen (President's Daughter, Bk 3)
Long Live the Queen (President's Daughter, Bk 3)
Author: Ellen Emerson White
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/9/2006


HOSTAGE! Being the President's daughter isn't easy, but Meg's getting used to it. She's even starting to have a life again-okay, not a normal life, but things are beginning to fall into a routine. Then it happens-machine guns blast, a van screeches to a halt, and masked men grab Meg and take her away. Meg doesn't understand how her security was breached. But she does understand on thing-they hve no intention of letting her live-and she has no intention of dying.


The Nasty Bits
The Nasty Bits
Author: Anthony Bourdain
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/19/2007


Bestselling chef and No Reservations host Anthony Bourdain has never been one to pull punches. In The Nasty Bits, he returns to serve up a well-seasoned hell-broth of candid, outrageious stories from his worldwide misadventures. Whether scrounging for eel in the backstreets of Hanoi, revealing what you didn't want to know about the more unglamorous aspects of making television, or callin gfor the head of raw-food activist Woody Harrelson, Bourdain is as entertaining as ever. Bringing together the best of his previously uncollected nonfiction-and including new, never-before-published material-The Nasty Bits is a rude, funny, brutal, and passionate stew for fans and the uninitiated alike.


Occult Holidays or God's Holy Days ? Which?
Occult Holidays or God's Holy Days ? Which?
Author: Fred R. Coulter
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/4/2006


What is the true origin of today's widely accepted holidays-Halloween, Christmas, Easter, etc.-and how did such days come to be embraced as "Christian" dogma? Likewise, what happened to the biblical festivals God gave to ancient Israel and which were observed by the original, true apostolic Church? Through the centruies, how and why were God's holy days recklessly cast aside as obsolete by orthodox "Christian" authorities?
In Occult Holidays or God's Holy Days-Which?, Fred Coulter dares to unravel one of the greatest mysteries of Christendom: How suble forces from the world of paganism-working through the centuries to create a "Christianity" devoid of its original true scriptural character-have systematically replaced the biblical seventh-day Sabbath and annual holy days with holidays born of the occult.


The Penny Ferry (Doc Adams, Bk 2)
The Penny Ferry (Doc Adams, Bk 2)
Author: Rick Boyer
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/9/2006


The first case is history. That's the famous trial of Sacco and Vanzetti, Boston's pari of immigrant anarchists executed for a murder many still say they never committed. The second case makes history-at least for Doc Adams. John Robinson, Doc's handsome, generous friend, has been found dead, his body curiously unmarked. And two of the killer's fingers are discovered lodged in the jaws of Robinson's similarly dispatched guard dog. Between the seemingly unrelated cases, generations apart, lies a critical and hazardous link that will introduce Doc to the best-kept scandals of Boston's first families and to the Mafia strongholds of the colorful North End. But Doc's prepared to gamble his life to vindicate more than one good man and to write his own brand of history.


The Photographer's Market Guide to Photo Submission and Portfolio Formats
Review Date: 10/9/2006


Your pictures speak a thousand words. Now learn how to make them stand out to buyers.


She Wore a Yellow Ribbon : Women Soldiers and Patriots of the Western Frontier
Review Date: 10/10/2006


From the earliest days of the western frontier, women heeded the call to go west along with their husbands, sweethearts, and parents. While many of these women were attached to the army camps and outposts that dotted the prairies, others were active participants in the skirmishes and battles that took place in the western territories. Each of these women-wives, mothers, daughters, laundresses, soldiers, and shamans-risked their lives in unsettled lands, facing such challenges as bearing children in primitive conditions and defying military orders in an effort to save innocent people. This book tells the stories of 12 such brave women who served their country on the early frontier.


The Shining Light (Wildrose, Bk 1)
The Shining Light (Wildrose, Bk 1)
Author: Ruth Glover
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/9/2006


Life in the big city was comfortable for Worth and Abbie Rooney. But as with so many others at the turn of the 19th century, the promise of land and a new life in the west was a shining light that beckoned, illuminating hearts and imaginations.
For Worth it was simple: Sell! Move West! Homestead! For Abbie the issue was more difficult, though loyalty won-and she willingly embraced his dream as her own.
And indeed, Saskatchewan was verdant and lovely, a land to be prized. But it was also harsh. Even as it promised, it threatened. Worth and Abbie knew well that it would be a struggle to care out this new existence in a territory where the summers were short and toilsome and the winters were long and lonely. They also knew that together they could overcome any adversity. But can Abbie hold onto the dream alone?


Shooting for Stock: How to Create, Organize, and Market Photographs That Will Sell Again and Again
Review Date: 10/9/2006


The marketplace for stock photography has never been stronger, and any photographer can earn top dollars selling picture rights. The largest sales come from ordinary-but well-executed-pictures of places, events, and people engaged in everyday activities. If you've got a file of these pictures, or if you want to start taking them, Shooting for Stock will help you get on the road to success.


Stalk Line (SuperBolan, No 42)
Stalk Line (SuperBolan, No 42)
Author: Don Pendleton, Jerry VanCook
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/9/2006


America needs a front-line man in Africa's toughest battle zone, where the world's hands are tied. With unofficial White House sanction, Mack Bolan takes on the mission, determined to make it lethal and to the point.
Bolan enters the firestorm created by an alliance of powerful warlords poised to drive out U.S. peacekeepers. His only ally is an ex-CIA agent on the run from the cadre's gunmen, while an informant plays a dangerous game that threatens to sell out Bolan to the enemy. As a string of lightning-fast strikes and hard probes uncover a relentless foe with ruthless military goals, the Executioner raises the heat to the boiling point to deliver justice the hard way.


Walden, or Life in the Woods, and On the Duty of Civil Disob
Review Date: 10/9/2006


A sturdy individualist and a lover of nature, Henry David Thoreau was typical of his time and place-an epitome of the Yankee spirit. In March 1845 he set out to live life in a new way. Borrowing an ax, he built himself a wooden hut on the edge of Walden Pond, near Concord, MA where he lived until September 1847. Walden is a record of that experiment in simple living. In this fascinating work Thoreau describes his Robinson Crusoe existence, bare of creature comforts but rich in contemplation of the wonders of nature and the ways of man.


When Money Grew on Trees: The True Tale of a Marjuana Moonshiner and the Outlaw Sheriff of Madison County, Arkansas
Review Date: 10/10/2006


Imagine breaking the law without fear. Imagine piles of money that literally grew on trees. Those dreams became reality for David Mac after the young man from Michigan settled in Madison County, Arkansas. This is his tale about life as a marijuana moonshiner in the Ozark Mountains, and the corrupt sheriff who made it all possible. It's a story about drugs and arson, murder and suicide, friendship and betrayal. Most importantly, this book reveals one of Arkansas' darkest secrets, and demystifies one of its greatest legends: Sheriff Ralph Baker, the man who befriended David Mac, and taught him what it means to be an outlaw. This is Mac's story of damnation and redemption. From the first marijuana seed he planted, to the Devil's bargain Mac struck with Sheriff Baker, this book explores their harrowing journey on the twisted outlaw trail. Along the way, the unlikely duo of lawman and outlaw deiscomver that greed ruins even the best-laid plans, and the Devil always gets his due. Although the hills and hollows echoed with whispers after the sheriff's alleged suicide, no one deared to reveal the hidden truth behind his double life. Until now.


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