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Unlikely to Stay

Unlikely to Stay

by Ashlie Knapp

Loved It

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5out of 5 by Debi K 35 minutes ago

Unlikely to Stay (Parker Lake Book 3) by Ashlie Knapp

5 Stars

This is my first book in this series which upsets me and I will be getting the first two as soon as possible. This however is not ... More

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Egyptian Numerology: Emergence Into the Fifth Dimension

Egyptian Numerology: Emergence Into the Fifth Dimension

by Sara Bachmeier

Literary Titan

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5out of 5 by LiteraryTitan 11 hours ago

Every soul has a contract. That contract must be fulfilled. This is a guidebook to fulfilling the soul contract. It is a road-map to living according to the soul chakra. It is a sort of manual for ... More

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Sleeping Beauties

Sleeping Beauties

by Stephen King, Owen King

Terrible

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1out of 5 by Steve 11 hours ago

This was almost painful to read. Was Steve just giving Owen a chance to make a few bucks? It took me 11 days to finish. Normally I would have breezed through a GOOD King novel in a few days. Terrible ... More

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Drug Wars: The terrifying inside story of Britain's drug trade

Drug Wars: The terrifying inside story of Britain's drug trade

by Neil Woods, J. S. Rafaeli

Stunning completeness.

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5out of 5 by wiley h 12 hours ago

I've studied this issue for decades, but didn't have access to the knowledge-in-depth that Woods and Rafaeli provide: extensive quotes from people who were actually there -- on both sides of the ... More

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Franny and Zooey

Franny and Zooey

by J D Salinger

Franny And Zooey

5out of 5 by Gissinglover 1 day ago

I had the opportunity to read "Franny and Zooey" for a book group following upon the death of J.D. Salinger (1919 -2010). I had read "Catcher in the Rye" and this book as well, as I remember, late in ... More

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Home and Family Protection Dog: Selection and Training

Home and Family Protection Dog: Selection and Training

by Karen Freeman Duet, George Duet

Was surprised.....actually a very good book

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5out of 5 by scott 1 day ago

I am normally very critical of women trainers, most of them want to treat dogs like 4 legged babies. I bought this book because of the price, not expecting much. I was pleasantly surprised. She ... More

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Man-Trailing: How to Train Your Bloodhound

Man-Trailing: How to Train Your Bloodhound

by Christiane Liebeck

Horrible

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1out of 5 by scott 1 day ago

I am sure their are many fine books out there that will show the Bloodhound owner how to train in Man-trailing.....but this isn't one of them. If you include a breeds name in the title of a book then ... More

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Must Have Faith

Must Have Faith

by Deborah Garland

Awesome

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5out of 5 by Debi K 1 day ago

Must Have Faith (Darling Cove Book 2) by Deborah Garland

5 Stars

This is my 2nd book by this author and although I really liked the 1st in this series, I sincerely loved this one.

The ... More

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Adventures with Hood Shortiez

Adventures with Hood Shortiez

by Creola Thomas

Exciting book, with a twist at the end

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5out of 5 by Hannah 2 days ago

I love this story, the characters were realistic and the story held my attention. I can't wait for the next book to come out. More

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Drawing and Painting Beautiful Faces: A Mixed-Media Portrait Workshop

Drawing and Painting Beautiful Faces: A Mixed-Media Portrait Workshop

by Jane Davenport

Drawing and Painting Beautiful Faces

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5out of 5 by Judith J 2 days ago

Received this book very quickly and excellent condition. Beautiful book by Jane Davenport. More

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End It by the Gun

End It by the Gun

by Kenechukwu Obi

Literary Titan

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3out of 5 by LiteraryTitan 2 days ago

Ken Obi's latest novel End It By The Gun features charismatic and determined Beck, who's eagerness to get a top book deal and offer for a screen play, ruins his life. The book delves into Beck's past ... More

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His Father's Blood

His Father's Blood

by David W Thompson

Literary Titan

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5out of 5 by LiteraryTitan 2 days ago

Ada is not a normal woman of her time. She has been on the road with her father Reverend Hartman, after her mother was killed by savages in the west, since she was just a young girl. She has never ... More

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Democracy and Poetry

Democracy and Poetry

by Robert Penn Warren

An Adventure In The Celebration Of Life

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5out of 5 by Gissinglover 2 days ago

In 1972, the National Endowment for the Arts established the Jefferson Lecture which the NEA aptly describes as "the highest honor the federal government bestows for achievement in the humanities." ... More

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The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health

The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health

by Professor David R Montgomery, Anne Bikle

hidden nature

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5out of 5 by V. Alton D 3 days ago

This gives an excellent description of the roles of microbes in our world. More

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Talks with Trees

Talks with Trees

by Leslie Cabarga

Gentle Spirit

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5out of 5 by Libby 3 days ago

I was gifted this book in the early 2000s. I came across information about it and wanted one of my own. I felt, and still feel, such kinship with trees, that I wrote to him and had some ... More

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The Wisdom of Forgiveness: Intimate Conversations and Journeys

The Wisdom of Forgiveness: Intimate Conversations and Journeys

by Dalai Lama, Victor Chan

Encounters With The Dalai Lama

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4out of 5 by Gissinglover 4 days ago

A Hasidic story tells how some devoted students followed their Rebbe (a Hasidic teacher and spiritual master) as closely as they could during the course of a day -- not only to classes and meals, but ... More

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The Plot Against America

The Plot Against America

by Philip Roth

Roth's American Story

4out of 5 by Gissinglover 4 days ago

In 1935, Sinclair Lewis wrote a less-than-successful novel, "It can't happen here" about how a fascist government overtook the United States. Philip Roth's 2004 novel, "The Plot Against America" ... More

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The Fashion Designer

The Fashion Designer

by Nancy Moser

Will their hard work succeed or fall apart?

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4out of 5 by J. Augustine 5 days ago

I wanted to read The Pattern Artist because it featured characters working for the pattern company, Butterick. I wanted to read The Fashion Designer because I had really liked the first book and I ... More

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Two Sides of the Same Coin

Two Sides of the Same Coin

by Stephen Maxwell

The end that you never expect...

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5out of 5 by Sofia 5 days ago

This book was the best way to spend time that I could choose in this life stage. Easy going, shows what happends in people's mind behind their polite smiles and convenient words, and makes you review ... More

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It All Kicked off in Bristol: The Inside Story of the City Service Firm

It All Kicked off in Bristol: The Inside Story of the City Service Firm

by Paul Lumber

5out of 5 by Wies v 5 days ago

I read a lot of books on this subject and this is easily a top 3 book. A great read. Highly recommended and a must have. More

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Wheaton

Wheaton

by Laura-Leigh Palmer

A Journey To Old Wheaton

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4out of 5 by Gissinglover 5 days ago

This review is posted on July 14, 2018, the anniversary of the 1864 Civil War Battle of Fort Stevens, discussed briefly below.

Wheaton is an unincorporated community in Montgomery County, Maryland ... More

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The Prague Orgy

The Prague Orgy

by Philip Roth

Roth's Epilogue To "Zuckerman Bound"

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4out of 5 by Gissinglover 6 days ago

Philip Roth wrote three novels at three different times, "The Ghost Writer" (1979), "Zuckerman Unbound" (1981), and "The Anatomy Lesson" (1983) which, in 1985, he grouped together as a trilogy, ... More

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Spirituality 103, the Forgiveness Code: Finding the Light in Our Shadows

Spirituality 103, the Forgiveness Code: Finding the Light in Our Shadows

by MD Ivan Figueroa-Otero

Literary Titan

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4out of 5 by LiteraryTitan 6 days ago

Ivan Figueroa-Otero's Spirituality 103: The Forgiveness Code is the third installment in a succession of self-help books that focus on spirituality, mindfulness, and self-understanding. This ... More

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