Lonely Hearts by Amanda Stephan (Review)

One lonely mother. Two matchmaking kids. Three eligible bachelors, and some very yummy apple pie! When widow Becky Callis moves to a new town, her intentions were to start over in a place where she’s not reminded of her dead husband. Her kids, however, take it as a chance to help her start over romantically. They soon realize it’s easier to find someone to like their mother than it is to figure out which man is…

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Wishing everyone an early Merry Christmas!

A Gift Card Giveaway! To wish everyone a Merry Christmas and show my appreciation for all of my loyal followers (and new followers),   I am giving away an Amazon gift certificate to one lucky winner. As always, Tweeting about the give away is appreciated! The give away is international! Please let us know what country you are visiting from and what your Christmas wish is! Merry Christmas! To enter the giveaway, click here: Wishing everyone an early Merry Christmas!  and fill out the rafflecopter!…

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"Xmas" or "Christmas"? An interesting tidbit. Did YOU know?

Thanks to this post from Grammar Girl!   Many listeners have asked about the origin and appropriateness of “Xmas.” Retailers have long been accused of secularizing Christmas by using “Xmas” in signs and advertisements; therefore, I suspect many of you will be surprised to learn that “Xmas” has a religious origin. In Greek, the letter “chi” is written as an X, and chi is the first letter of the Greek word for “Christ.” Greeks sometimes abbreviated “Christ”…

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Against the Odds by Kat Martin (giveaway)

 This case may prove to be too hot to handle.  There’s silver out there: Sabrina Eckhart is sure of it. And when she finds the hidden mine on that big piece of West Texas desert, all of her financial problems are solved. That is, if she can find it. The man with the skills she needs is private investigator Alex Justice—a former navy fighter pilot and a current pain in the neck.  When mysterious “accidents” start to plague…

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How to host a successful Cookie Swap

     Every year for the past eight years, I have hosted a Cookie Swap. This year was no exception.          I thought I’d write about it in the event that someone else may wish to host one, but the mere thought overwhelms them. I am telling you right now – do not let the thought even enter your mind. As long as you have a plan and stick to it, things will work…

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Parents responsible for children's behavior

I applaud this news anchor’s courage for addressing this problem. Everything she says is true and adults ARE setting unkind examples for their children. We are more than a number on the scale, or the color of our skin, etc. If more teachers and people in authority in schools had 1/3 of the gumption this woman has, then bullying might be on the decrease, rather than on the upswing. She is not overreacting. She is…

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