"This is an excellent book that has some very good delicious ways to make mashed potatoes. I know it seem like a simple concept-mashed potatoes-but trust me, you'll find ideas to make the BEST potatoes ever. Our family says "Now THAT'S what I'm talkin' about!!""
"....With the unfortunate increase in Breast Cancer, this book calls attention to those left behind and how the families survive. Everyone deals with the event diferently in this book, but it is amazing that they all pull together (though not at one time) to help this poor mother-less family survive."
"....This is a story about a friendship established between a writer and a resident of a nursing home. It opens your eyes to the world and routine inside a extended care facility, of course, but it shows that we really don't change in our wants and needs. Believe it or not, this book is not depressing at all. It is a warm account of two women in different stages of their lives who become friends. I enjoyed this book alot and wanted it to go on. I felt like I wish that these people could be a part of my life."
"(music playing)....'Do you believe in magic........' This book is written on a young adult level. It never really goes anywhere, and when it does it is just unbelieveable in what happens. Looking for someone you knew 10 years ago??? Gasp, watch her walk by you on her way to church. Run out and hide deep in the sand dunes crying because your husband died last year and you miss him SOOO much? Here comes you childhood boyfriend who just "knew this is where you would be", sweeps you off the sand and tells you he "has always loved you", and you kiss him and YES YES you love him!!! The story is about a widow whose husbands body was found in a private plane with a woman unknown to be there. What follows could have been a very good story, but it was magically thrown together and everyone lives happily ever after. Maybe read it in the sun with a nice glass of whine!"
"If you only read one book this year then this is the book. What a fantastic story about the relationship between a family and its dog as seen through the dogs eyes. I thought this would be a silly concept and WOW was I wrong. The author wrote with such down to earth feeling and views that I was really amazed! This book will make you re-think about your relationships with dogs. I have 6 'dog members' in my family and even I took a second thought about some things. I cheered and cried at the ending-and I never cry!"
"This is a fantastic story about a very old apartment building with an extremely dark history. The author says she was inspired by stories like The Shining, Haunting of Hill House, Rosemary's Baby, and The Tenant. She has written this story with all of those "ingredients" in it. Maybe a little too involved with the architectual details, which at times were confusing or just too involved and didn't add anything to the plot. A slightly rushed ending which causes you to feel as if you are rushed out the door. I look forward to reading her other two books."
"This is a very open book that shows colored illustrations of bare naked toddlers; probably not a good book if that embarasses you. The pictures are NOT in bad taste and are very matter-of-fact. They include knees, tongues, feet and tongues, too; and that is the way my daughter accepted it.....matter-of-fact."
"Wonderful cookie cookbook that includes:
Drop Cookies-Banana Nut, Double Chocolate chunk, Oatmeal Raisin,Carrot Cake, Hazelnut Date, Peanutty Drop, Toasted Sesame Seed, Brown Sugar n' Spice, Chocolate Peanut Crunch, Pecan Drops, Pumpkin, Soft Ginger, Lemon Tea, Peaches & Cream, Coconut Macaroons, Pineapple Sour Cream, Walnut Wafers, Florentines, and more.
Bar Cookies-Tangerine Macaroon, Cheesecake Brownies, Fruit Crumb, Chocoladamias,Pecan Pie, Carrot-Orange-Yogurt,Pumpkin, Gingerbread, Mixed-Nut Squares,Apple Pie, Backpackers Snackbars,Oatmeal Caramel and more.
Sliced-Double Alamond, Chocolate Star Tassies, Mocha Stars,Chocolate Grasshoppers, Peppermint Pinwheels,Spumoni Slics, Spicy Oatmeal,Orange Slices, lmond Bites, Red Raspberry Twirls and more.
Cut out cookies like Ainiseed, Caramel-Nut, Chocolate Sugar, Rye Wafers,Lemon Pillows.
I have made many, many, of these cookies and they are Kid & Mimi approved!"
"Very interesting! a policewoman wakes up to find her eyes glued shut, locked in a strange sound-proof room, no reason why! Her retired police partener is summoned to help find her. Together they must unravel an old murder case before time runs out! Some things worked out just a little too smmothly to be believed in real life, but what the heck! It made for a great story!"
"Heart touching story of a child raised in a dysfunctional home with a mother who was depressed, sern and cold and a father who uses alchohol and women. The child makes a home (and comforts her fears) by making a 'home' for the 5 litle dolls who represent her mother's miscarriaged babies."
"This is a wonderful children's nature book with bright colorful photos of butterflies as they eat, gather nectar from flowers, lay eggs, the pupa emerging forth a beautiful butterflie. Excellent choice for your young budding scientist!"
"Wonderful story of a mother who has lost her only child and thinks she will never be able to find peace or solace in her life. A little girl who becomes an orphan at Christmas time and grieves as only a small child can-with every breath she takes. A whole family that is frozen in sadness and gradually warms to the love and wisdom of a heart-broken child. This is a fantastic book that made me cry as it brings to your mind the real pain that life gives everyone; the heart-breaking trust that children have that everything will be ok. Sometimes the only certainty in life is from the love you share, the love that will sustain your loved ones after you have left this world, the love that you give to others....a circle that is never ending. A must-read that will stay with you at Christmas and all through your life."
"Sized for toddler-sized hands, a hardboard page book, colorful, bright and filled with colors, counting, shapes and animals. Just right for car trips, shopping carts, naptimes, and "me do it" tiny hands!"
"(from back of the book)They were a rock'n' roll army, transported from America's heart to a desert on the far side of the world-boys in their teens and twenties, rolling across tforeign sands in sixty-ton war machines. For six weeks in 1991, their nation watched a "video-game war", fought from afar with computers and "smart weapons". But for the soldiers of Company C, the enemy was real....and waiting just over the rise-where, if Saddam's artillery didn't get you, perhaps your own guns would.
John Sack followed the boys of Company C through friendly and enemy fire enroute to one of the largest tank engagements in military history. And he watched them learn and fear and fight and grow in one hundred hair-raising hours at Al-Quarnain."
"Recipies for many interesting sweet and savory breads made with bread machine. Includes tips and information to get the best use of your machine and explains ingredients effects on texture and tastes to best suit you.
Over 150 recipies including the most basic breads to the more skilled hand-shaped breads, rolls, and cakes.
Farmhouse Loaf, Onion Focaccia, Ciabiatta, Petit Pain au Chocolat,Mango and Banana Bread,Cherry Turnovers, Apple Raisin Danish Pastries, Apricot Stars,Ham and Cheese Croissants, Pizza and Calzones (mmmmy favorites!)
Good book for beginners to experienced bread bakers!"
"from the back of the book....'It is deer season in rural PA. But one hunter is after different game. Paul Michelson is combing the woods with a single-minded determination, in search of the killer who shot his son and then walked away, letting the boy bleed to death in the snow. The police have dismissed it as a hunting accident, leaving Michelson with no choice but to take the law into his own hands.
Two men locked in a struggle for justice. Only one will survive. And who is guilty and who is innocent will not matter when shots are fired in the depth of the wilderness..."
I enjoyed this book-alot of stalking and hunting!"
"Very exciting non-fictional stories from the emergency department of a New York City Hospital.Heart-wrenching experiences of the victims of child abuse, rape, domestic violence, and medical crisis. Automobile accidents, crime-related victims, and the illnesses of poverty; emergencies that exempt no one. All told in a riviting story that includes the feeling of the patients as well as the doctors, nurses, and others involved. Everyone who reads this book will be able to relate to the stories told."
"I think this book would be a benefit to parents who have suffered the loss of a child, especially a baby. The book is very descripitive of the horrible emotional and physical devastation that happens then. Other readers may be confused or even offended about the thoughts that the bereaved family feeels towards them, and in fact, may cause them to be very hesitant to offer the family much needed support and understanding. Stark, depressing, truthful, hopeful-yes; a pick-up-your-book-and relax-book? Probably not."
"....this is a great story about a family crisis that spun out of control. A new baby, a young teen sister and a very loving mom and dad; baby has accident occur in sister's care and there it goes! I really was able to get into this book as the characters are believable (mom is a bit hard on her widowed mom). The family, though if this were real life, should have realized how very LUCKY they were to have such extended family support emotional and financial. I think most readers of women's fiction will enjoy this book very much!"
"...Cristie is a salt-of-the-Earth woman who gives birth to quintuplets. She and her family are well-intentioned, but ill-equipped to handle the needs of five babies. This story held my attention with its backwoods language and superstitions about women and babies."