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1 Ragged Ridge Road
1 Ragged Ridge Road
Author: David Adams Richards, Leonard Foglia
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/10/2007
Helpful Score: 1


A mother and young son move into a beautiful old Pennsylvania home. Carol wants to restore the home and turn it into a bed and breakfast so as she repairs and researches the house, she discovers that a murder happened in the house and that it was never solved. As she begins to close in on the murderer, she puts her little boy in danger.


The 22 Non-Negotiable Laws of Wellness: Feel, Think, and Live Better Than You Ever Thought Possible
Review Date: 3/10/2007


Bestselling author Greg Anderson's The Cancer Conqueror--256,000 copies sold!) empowering guide to total wellness offers the first succinct presentation of the basic principles followed by such popular health advocates as Bernie Siegel, Dean Ornish, and Deepak Chopra.


The 22 Non-Negotiable Laws of Wellness : Take Your Health into Your Own Hands to Feel, Think, and Live Better Than You Ev
Review Date: 3/10/2007


Bestselling author Greg Anderson's The Cancer Conqueror--256,000 copies sold!) empowering guide to total wellness offers the first succinct presentation of the basic principles followed by such popular health advocates as Bernie Siegel, Dean Ornish, and Deepak Chopra.


A 2nd Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul: 101 More Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit
Review Date: 3/10/2007


The runaway bestseller Chicken Soup for the Soul captured the imagination of millions of readers with its uplifting message of hope and inspiration. With a nation still hungering for more good news, Canfield and Hansen went back to work and cooked up another batch of life-affirming stories to warm your heart and soothe your soul.
Through the experiences of others, readers from all walks of life can learn the gift of love, the power of perseverance, the joy of parenting and the vital energy of dreaming. Share the magic that will change forever how you look at yourself and the world around you.

Special contributions from M. Scott Peck, Ann Landers, Art Linkletter, Harold Bloomfield and many others are included.


A 3rd Serving of Chicken Soup for the Soul (Chicken Soup for the Soul)
Review Date: 3/10/2007


Bestselling authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen present another joyful collection of stories for your reading pleasure. Within the pages of A 3rd Serving of Chicken Soup for the Soul you will find shining examples of the best qualities we all share as human beings: compassion, grace, forgiveness, hope, courage, dedication, generosity and faith.

Stories may be the most powerful teaching tool available to us, especially when the lessons being taught are love, necessary losses, respect and values. In this volume of Chicken Soup for the Soul, the authors share more collected wisdom on love, parenting, teaching, learning, death, attitude and overcoming obstacles. This book will warm your heart, brighten your darkest day and put a smile on your face that will last a lifetime.


A 4th Course of Chicken Soup for the Soul: 101 More Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit
Review Date: 3/10/2007


The fourth installment in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series promises to be even more popular than its predecessors. The perfect gift for friends, family and business associates is now available in A 4th Course.

About the Authors

Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, are professional speakers who have dedicated their lives to enhancing the personal and professional development of others. They are joined here by Hanoch McCarty, president of Hanoch McCarty & Associates and an internationally acclaimed author and lecturer, and Meladee McCarty, a program specialist for the Sacramento County Office of Education. The McCartys are coauthors of Acts of Kindness and The daily Journal of Kindness.


5th Angel
5th Angel
Author: David Wiltse
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/10/2007


From the back cover: He is an American, a patriot... and a disciplined commando trained to infiltrate and destroy. But a war game gone awry has turned Sergeant Mark Stitzer into a haunted victim of his own madness, a walking instrument of death. Now he is on his own mission-- a mission of vengeance, a journey into hell.

Hunted by the men who trained him, lured by the one person he trusts, he prowls the city, as stealthy as an animal on its own killing grounds. No one-- not the police, not the FBI, not the U.S. Army-- know how to stop him... and no one can predict the terror he is about to unleash.


A 6th Bowl of Chicken Soup for the Soul
A 6th Bowl of Chicken Soup for the Soul
Author: Mark Victor Hansen, Jack Canfield
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/10/2007


Jack and Mark's latest batch of wisdom, love and inspiration will warm the hearts and nourish the souls of all readers, whether they are "tasting" Chicken Soup for the first time, or have dipped their "spoons" many times before.

In the tradition of all the books in the original Chicken Soup series, this volume focuses on love; parents and parenting; teaching and learning; death and dying; perspective; overcoming obstacles; and eclectic wisdom. Contributors to A 6th Bowl of Chicken Soup for the Soul include: Erma Bombeck, Edgar Guest, Jay Leno, Rachel Naomi Remen, Robert A. Schuller, Dr. James Dobson, Dolly Parton and Cathy Rigby.

A 6th Bowl is guaranteed to make anyone looking for inspiration and renewal an eternal "soup lover." Readers will discover that there is only one "recipe" for compassion, wisdom, inspiration and love: Chicken Soup for the Soul.


Abracadaver (Father Dowling, Bk 12)
Abracadaver (Father Dowling, Bk 12)
Author: Ralph McInerny
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 10
Review Date: 3/10/2007


For the 12th time, McInerny amazes and amuses with a secular adventure of Fr. Dowling of St. Hilary's, Fox River, Ill. The elderly audience at the parish center is excited by the tricks played by a visiting magician. Dowling's curiosity, though, is excited by the ring the entertainer borrows from Aggie Miller for his showiest stunt. When Aggie is murdered later, the priest joins his friend, Capt. Phil Keegan of Homicide, to find a link between the victim and the ring, inscribed "To FG from AG. Con amore." Arthur Grice, a wealthy contractor, says he had given it to his wife Frances, who has been missing for weeks. Despite the Grices' long and supposedly happy marriage, rumor now has it that "AG" disposed of "FG" and Aggie so he could go ("con amore") to Pamela Mathers, his young employee. There are other aspects of the case that lead Dowling to a "now you see it, now you don't" display worthy of any professional prestidigitator. Mystery Guild selection.


The Accidental Virgin
The Accidental Virgin
Author: Valerie Frankel
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
 156
Review Date: 6/20/2010
Helpful Score: 7


This was pretty much one of the worst books I've ever read. Don't waste your time, especially if, after reading the back of the book, you think Venus, the Goddess of Love, has anything to do with the story. It's a stupid, poorly-written, "comedy of errors" about a woman who works too much and hasn't had sex in a year. The characters are over-the-top, the situations are barely believable, and the ending doesn't match the style of the rest of the book. I'm angry at myself for bothering to finish it once I started it.


Acts of Love
Acts of Love
Author: Elia Kazan
Book Type: Paperback
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Review Date: 3/10/2007


Elia Kazan's most compelling novel since "The Arrangement."

Ethel is a woman hungry for a strong man's love. She indulges her appetites early, dipping into lives and beds and breaking off - unsatisfied, unfulfilled, ravenous still.

She goes from man to man without guilt. Until, finally, someone HAS to stop her!


After Hours
After Hours
Author: Lynn Erickson
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/10/2007


NYPD Detective Nick Sinestra earns extra money moonlighting as a bodyguard--and selling celebrity secrets to a tabloid. But his conscience begins to sting when he shadows society wallflower Portia Carr Wells.

Continuing her late husband's work for the Nature Preservation Society, Portia has made some enemies. She just never thought Nick was one of them. And as threats against her are played out, her mind rails against trusting him. But desire has a mind of its own.


Alice in La-La Land
Alice in La-La Land
Author: Robert Campbell
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/10/2007


Campbell's In La-La Land We Trust received rave reviews and this maze-like sequel should, too. "La-La Land' is a Los Angeles area that private-eye Whistler knows well, turf for male and female whores, drunks and druggies. When lovely Nell Twelvetrees, a stranger in La-La, asks Whistler to be her bodyguard, he gladly accepts, and not just for the fee. He is captivated by Nell and eager to protect her from her husband Roger, a millionaire TV comic. Assaults on Whistler and the woman follow, as she tries to force Roger to settle a fortune on her during divorce negotiations. Also involved in these events are Jenny, the comic's lethal daughter, and her eerie boyfriend. A crooked cop, battered hookers and other types figure in the cunning plot. No one is what he or she seems, especially the Alice of the title. She plays a startling role in this chronicle by an author who shines as a satirist but creates feeling in the reader for even the worst of his debauched characters.


All About Finches
All About Finches
Author: Ian Harman, Vriends Matthew
Book Type: Hardcover
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Review Date: 10/22/2006


Beautifully and very pertinently illustrated with more than fifty full-color photos and over sixty black and white photos, this book is an excellent starting vehicle for beginning finch owners. More than 100 finches and other seed-eating birds are identified, and helpful commentary about how they adapt to captivity as well as valuable information about their breeding habits is included. Listed here are just some of the topics covered in this valuable text:

GENERAL MANAGEMENT, FOODS, KEEPINGS BIRDS HEALTHY, TRUE FINCHES, BUNTINGS, CARDINALS AND GROSBEAKS, WEAVERS AND WHYDAHS, WAXBILLS, GRASS-FINCHES, PARROT FINCHES AND MANNIKINS, INDEX


ALL THAT GLITTERS
ALL THAT GLITTERS
Author: Thomas Tryon
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/10/2007
Helpful Score: 1


The author of the bestselling Crowned Heads and The Other depicts a tarnished Hollywood dream in these interrelated novellas chronicling the overlapping lives of five glamorous movie stars, four of whom are bound together by their love for the bedhopping agent who pushed them to the top. The narrator is Charlie Caine, an actor turned writer who ticks off the blur of unhappy events that befall these women as their careers soar and stall. There's Babe, a blowsy, cut-rate Mae West; Belinda, whose bad seed daughter ruins more than one life; fragile April, who crumbles into madness under the weight of constant tragedy; Maude, the gracious doyenne of American film whose happy marriage may have been an illusion; and the supremely bitchy Claire, a scrabbling, grasping survivor. Famous names and recognizable situations are sprinkled throughout for flavor, but only a few surprising twists hint at Tryon's storytelling prowess. Otherwise, these tales of alcoholism, faithless men and broken women seem unremittingly grim and tedious. Literary Guild main selection.


All Things Bright and Beautiful
All Things Bright and Beautiful
Author: James Herriot
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/10/2007
Helpful Score: 1


The second volume in the beloved series of memoirs of life in the Yorkshire Dales by the world's most celebrated animal doctor. This delightful volume contains the stories begun in All Creatures Great and Small.


Allure
Allure
Author: Jo-Ann Power
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/10/2007


Cerise Lindsay is a promising young sculptress in Italy when she receives the news that her older sister, Madelaine, has drowned accidentally at a party on the Isle of Wight. Devastated, Cerise immediately returns to England to settle her sister's affairs. Upon her arrival, she finds the estate nearly bankrupt and soon suspects foul play. Cerise vows to solve the mystery, beginning with an investigation of the man who hosted the party that fateful night--the Earl of Sandown. As the sole heir, Cerise must restore the family's financial stability by selling a beloved-and valuable-heirloom, a coveted statue known simply as Allure.

Blake Hargrove, the eighth Earl of Sandown, is determined to get to the bottom of Madelaine Lindsay's death. After all, she died while sailing one of his boats. When Blake and Cerise meet by chance, he's struck by her humor, her impressive knowledge of classical art...and by her radiant beauty. But when Cerise realizes who Blake is, she questions his motives. Then she learns to trust him-and surrender to a desire she cannot deny. As the pair gets closer to the truth, the closer they grow to each other-and to a passion burning between them. But before they can see a future together, they must settle the past...before a murderer does.


The Alpine Betrayal (Emma Lord, Bk 2)
The Alpine Betrayal (Emma Lord, Bk 2)
Author: Mary Daheim
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/14/2007


Sequel to THE ALPINE ADVOCATE.
When a local girl, Dani Marsh, returns to Alpine a star to shoot a Hollywood film, the tension in the air is so thick it crackles. Then at the annual Loggerama, Dani's former husband, Cody Graff goes berserk with an axe and is later found dead. Reporting on on all the goings-on as the editor of the ADVOCATE, Emma Lord begins to suspect that neither she nor the sheriff, laconic Milo Dodge, is getting the real story. Why are there such strong feelings among those who knew Dani back when? Why so few tears for Cody Graff? Whence the impenetrable mystery that enfolds Alpine like a shroud? Emma's nose for a story leads her straight into trouble....


Always & Forever: Heartbreaker / Strangers in Paradise / Used-To-Be Lovers
Review Date: 3/10/2007


In Linda Howard's "Heartbreaker", John finds himself in bed with the woman he's pursued for years. But now that he has her body, how can he resist her soul? In Linda Lael Miller's "Used-To-Be-Lovers", Sharon and Tony used to be married. Now they just share a house....And in Heather Graham Pozzessere's "Strangers in Paradise", Alexi finds herself with a self-appointed protector, but does that really mean she's safe?


Amazon
Amazon
Author: Roy Sparkia
Book Type: Paperback
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Review Date: 3/10/2007


PARADISE: A world of forbidden temptations. Throbbing with the unbridled power of the river. Teeming with unconquered riches and exotic beauty. Ripe with the clinging passions of secret lovers and the steamy pleasures of Rio swept up in the mad rush of Carnival nights.

HELL: The playground of the greedy and the ruthless. Where savagery is untamed by time. Where terror saturates the skin like sweat and strikes as swiftly as the machete. Where every evil has its price and every kiss can be as fatal as the piranha's bite.

AMAZON: The white-hot novel of a giant land and the giant desires of those who dare to challenge it.


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