Archive for November, 2010

Daily Guideposts 2011
Andrew Attaway
Guideposts Books
16 East 34th Street, New York, NY 10016

Purchase:  www.amazon.com

For any special person in your life who you are searching for a rare and unique gift there is no better purchase then a copy of Daily Guideposts 2011. This is the type of gift that the receiver can use throughout the year for it provides a daily inspirational reading experience that will help uplift anyone’s spirit.

I was introduced to Daily Guideposts through my grandmother many years ago. Ever since then, I have been a devoted follower and think of her each time I purchase my new copy for the coming year. The theme for 2011 is “Growing in Love” it marks the thirty-fifty anniversary edition. Throughout the pages you will see how love is intertwined in each one of the heartwarming stories.

What I find so unique about this book is the high quality of authors you will find who have written the daily passages. These stories will have you stop and reflect on events that are occurring in your own life. Each one is a miniature masterpiece that each contributor should stand up and take a bow. It only takes five minutes each day to read one of these daily readings. My personal recommendation is to take this book with you just as the sun rises, and sit outside with a cup of coffee and start the day at a relaxing pace.

With Christmas just around the corner, why not purchase a gift that can be used all throughout next year? There is no better selection that you will find than Daily Guideposts 2011, who knows you may just start your own family tradition!

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Second Chance Brides
Vickie McDonough
Barbour Publishing, Inc.
P.O. Box 719, Uhrichsville, OH 44683

Purchase:   www.barbourbooks.com

Shannon O’Neil and Leah Bennett had come to Lookout, Texas each with the dream of finding a husband. As mail order brides, they were surprised when they learned their intended husband’s heart had already been captured by someone else.

Shannon and Leah knew that in order to survive in Texas they would have to get a job or find a husband. In such a small town as Lookout finding either would be a major challenge. Both ladies knew that they had only themselves to depend on and had to make the best of the circumstances that had led them to Lookout.

Mark and Garrett Corbett felt responsible for Shannon and Leah. They were the ones who had devised a plan to bring them to meet their cousin. They were determined to do what was right by the ladies and help protect them at all cost.

Neither Mark nor Garrett anticipated their growing feelings toward Shannon and Leah. Will they be able to let them go and make their futures with other eligible bachelors in town? Or will they persuade them to see them as the men who is deserving of winning their hearts?

Vickie McDonough has done a magnificent job in writing Second Chance Brides – Texas Boardinghouse Brides, Book 2. For those who may have missed the first books in the series never fear this book can easily stand to be read alone. Characters such as Shannon and Leah warm a reader’s heart, you hate to see the last page end for you know that you will have to say goodbye. I look forward to seeing the next installment in this highly addictive series.

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Navigating Hope
Caroline Myss
Sounds True
413 S. Arthur Avenue, Louisville, CO 80027
Purchase: http://www.soundstrue.com

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.”

~Albert Einstein

Hope comes in all shapes and forms; it is the foundation in which dreams are built upon. In these turbulent times in which we feel uncertain of which direction our lives need to take it is refreshing to find an audio such as Caroline Myss’s Navigating Hope: How to Turn Life’s Challenges into a Journey of Transformation.

This audio will show you how to turn everyday life’s challenges into a journey of transformation. It will enable you to see how to clear a path that is filled with life’s obstacles. It will open up your eyes that will allow you to see what needs to be changed and then show you how to succeed in making the change happen.

With each title I experience of Caroline Myss’s I grow more in awe of her talent. Her straight forward advice will set you on the road to recovery for your soul. There is no way anyone who takes the time to absorb her knowledge and guidance will not have their life changed by her words of wisdom.

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Vanishing Act
Liz Johnson
Steeple Hill
P.O. Box 5190, Buffalo, NY 14240-5190



Nora James world was turned upside down eighteen months ago when she witnessed her father being shot in an alley. To protect herself, she changed her name to Danielle Keating and moved away from her hometown in Portland.

Danielle hid in the small town of Cresent City where she teaches at a local community college. Fearing for her safety, she is very protective of revealing anything of her past life.

Special FBI Agent, Nathan Andersen came to Cresent City in search of Nora James. Her testimony is needed for an up and coming trial. When his car is in need of repair, Danielle Keating comes to his rescue. Danielle’s beauty takes his breath away; he knows that he cannot afford to be distracted from his assignment.

The past has a way of revealing itself when you least expect it. When Nathan discovers Danielle’s true identity will his feelings be the same as when he thought she was someone else?

Liz Johnson’s Vanishing Act is a rollercoaster ride of high action suspense. From the moment you read the first page you will find that you cannot put this book down until you finish with the last word at the end. This is definitely the type of book that will live in your memory long after you finish. Books of this high quality come along so few and far between; when we find them we immediately add them to our collector shelf.

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The Backyard Bird Lover’s Ultimate How-to Guide
Sally Roth
Rodale Books
733 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017-3204

Purchase:   http://www.rodaleinc.com

No matter where you are in the world there is an opportunity to invite a bird into your backyard. Birds are a means to achieve a peaceful existence. Their beauty and simplistic actions will provide a relaxing oasis to your life.

To learn to attract birds there is no better guide than Sally Roth’s The Backyard Bird Lover’s Ultimate How-to Guide: More than 200 Easy Ideas and Projects for Attracting and Feeding Your Favorite Birds. In this book you will learn creative ways to attract all types of feathered friends.

I was impressed with the colorful pictures that showed the many types of birds in existence. I felt this book could be used for the beginner or the advanced bird watcher. It definitely provides an easy to understand A-Z approach that shows what types of foods and feeders that are needed to attract all types of birds.

Of the two hundred projects in this book there was one I tried and loved. It was the idea of how to use an old license plate as a roof for a wren’s home. This idea worked perfectly, I had never seen wren’s migrate to this birdhouse until I used the license plate to form a roof.

Sally Roth’s The Backyard Bird Lover’s Ultimate How-to Guide: More than 200 Easy Ideas and Projects for Attracting and Feeding Your Favorite Birds is an exceptional book. Readers will fall in love with all the ideas and projects this one book offers. By using this book, you will quickly lure the birds that have been missing from your life into your own backyard.

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Hell’s Warrior
Jaye Roycraft
ImaJinn Books
PO Box 74274, Phoenix, AZ 85087-1004

Purchase:   www.imajinnbooks.com

The past has a way of returning, just when you least expect it…

It had been twenty years since Che “Cade” Kincade put an end to a war between humans and vampires in Chicago. To bring peace to the city he helped get Deborah Dayton elected for Mayor.

The unexpected assignation of the Mayor sets up a chain of events that catches Cade in the middle of the crossfire when he finds himself being accused of her murder. Neither the vampire world nor the human race believes he is innocent.

With the death of the Mayor law and order is in a state of chaos; Chicago threatens to return to its bloody past. Is it possible that hell can be reincarnated? Can Cade stop the war from occurring and prove his he is innocent before it is too late?

Hell’s Warrior is the highly anticipated sequel to Half Past Hell. Once again Jaye Roycraft has proven she is a writer who is a legendary master of the paranormal. Fans will be delighted as they revisit beloved characters from Half Past Hell. Hell’s Warrior is a fast paced roller coaster ride one that you will not want to miss.

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The Astrology of Great Sex
Myrna Lamb
Hampton Roads Publishing
c/o Red Wheel/Weiser
65 Parker Street, Suite 7, Newburyport, MA 01950

Purchase:  www.hamptonroadspub.com

Astrology is a language. If you understand this language, the sky speaks to you. ~Dane Rudhyar

For centuries astrology has revealed hidden facts of each sign of the zodiac. It is well known to be able to unlock characteristics that show if two signs are destined to have a love future together.

In The Astrology of Great Sex: Discover Your Lover’s And Your Own Deepest Desires; Myra Lamb showcases each zodiac sign. She provides in-depth perceptive that allows the reader to learn what turns their lover on. It also enables the reader to get a look into each signs deepest fantasies.

I was impressed at the accuracy this one book offers. When I read my own sign I immediately saw similarities and characteristics that I knew were in my own values system. By using this book when you encounter a love interest I am assured you will have an upper hand on the relationship developing into something deeper.

Myrna Lamb has done an outstanding job in writing The Astrology of Great Sex: Discover Your Lover’s And Your Own Deepest Desires. By surveying more than 1,200 men and women and combining it with her 30 years of astrologer experience this makes for an award winning novel.

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