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BRENDA M. COLLINS TOMORROW AT 7 P.M. PST

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Please stop by tomorrow and talk live with Brenda M. Collins.She will talk to you about any of your burning questions about the characters that you may have.





Here’s to finding love in any place, at any time!

This collection of eleven short stories of chance romance reflects the hope that comes with the first bloom of romance, whether you find it in your youth, midlife, or the twilight years.

We dedicate Stories of Chance Romance to all the women who face breast cancer and to the teams of family, friends and medical professionals who support them on their journey.

Like so many woman, we have been closely and personally touched by this disease. Roxy was diagnosed and successfully treated in 2010—the same year Brenda lost her very dear friend, Mary Beggan, to breast cancer.

All authors’ profits from the sale of this anthology are being donated to advance the research, education, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.

All authors’ profits from the sale of this anthology are being donated…

THE HOLLY & THE IVY BY: BRENDA M. COLLINS

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THE HOLLY & THE IVYBRENDA M. COLLINS
Posted:  Nov. 14, 2013

Police Officer Joey Frost has her hands full this Christmas in Carol Falls, Vermont. A vandal is painting the town red, green and every color in between, plus someone left baby Holly in the manger of the town’s Nativity display and no one has a clue where her mother is. But Joey can handle it all . . . until a snow storm blows Noel “Fletch” Fletcher back to town.
Joey and Fletch have a history. But he’s no longer the cute boy who kissed–and–dismissed her in high school. He’s grown into a dangerously attractive man—who also nabbed the promotion Joey was gunning for. When the Police Chief assigns them to work together, Fletch’s “by–the–book” law enforcement style is almost as irritating as the resurfacing of their old attraction. Is Fletch trying to distract her from her career aspirations? Or is true love going to be her surprise Christmas gift this year?

THE HOLLY & THE IVY, a 50,000 word sweet romance novella, is Book…

A World Full of Strangers

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A WORLD FULL OF STRANGERSCYNTHIA FREEMAN
Posted:  Nov. 14, 2013

Bestselling author Cynthia Freeman’s blockbuster first novel: The tempestuous story of a family whose destiny is shaped by a man who turns his back on his Jewish heritage in order to build a prosperous life in post–World War II America

Katie Kovitz is seventeen when she arrives in New York harbor in the bleak winter of 1932. On the city’s Lower East Side, she meets David Rezinetsky. Cursed with the stigma of poverty, David is on a quest to find love and acceptance.

From the ghettos of New York to the golden hills of San Francisco, Cynthia Freeman tells the story of a family: Katie, who must rely on the kindness of strangers in a strange land, yet never forgets her roots; David, who turns his back on his heritage to find his way in a world that treats him like a pariah; Mark, who embraces everything his father has rejected; and Maggie Kent, who completes David’s transformation, setting in motion a series of events that will a…

BUCK 'EM: BUCK OWENS

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BUCK 'EM: BUCK OWENSRANDY POE & BUCK OWENS
Posted:  Nov. 14, 2013

(Book). Buck 'Em! The Autobiography of Buck Owens is the life story of a country music legend. Born in Texas and raised in Arizona, Buck eventually found his way to Bakersfield, California. Unlike the vast majority of country singers, songwriters, and musicians who made their fortunes working and living in Nashville, the often rebellious and always independent Owens chose to create his own brand of country music some 2,000 miles away from Music City racking up a remarkable twenty-one number one hits along the way. In the process he helped give birth to a new country sound and did more than any other individual to establish Bakersfield as a country music center. In the latter half of the 1990s, Buck began working on his autobiography. Over the next few years, he talked into the microphone of a cassette tape machine for nearly one hundred hours, recording the story of his life. With his near-photographic memory…

The October List

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THE OCTOBER LISTJEFFERY DEAVER
Posted:  Nov. 14, 2013

Gabriela waits desperately for news of her abducted daughter.
At last, the door opens.
But it's not the negotiators. It's not the FBI.
It's the kidnapper.
And he has a gun.

How did it come to this?

Two days ago, Gabriela's life was normal. Then, out of the blue, she gets word that her six-year-old daughter has been taken. She's given an ultimatum: pay half a million dollars and find a mysterious document known as the "October List" within 30 hours, or she'll never see her child again.

A mind-bending novel with twists and turns that unfold from its dramatic climax back to its surprising beginning, THE OCTOBER LIST is Jeffery Deaver at his masterful, inventive best.


HUBBY'S REVIEWS:


This was a very interesting book in that it was written from the last chapter to the first one. I have never read a book this way, but after the first chapter it was actually easier to read. Like other books of his the story li…

NEVER GO BACK

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NEVER GO BACKLEE CHILD
Posted:  Nov. 14, 2013

After an epic and interrupted journey all the way from the snows of South Dakota, former military cop Jack Reacher has finally made it to Virginia. His destination: a sturdy stone building a short bus ride from Washington D.C., the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th MP. It was the closest thing to a home he ever had.

Why? He wants to meet the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner. He liked her voice on the phone. But the officer sitting behind his old desk isn’t a woman. Is Susan Turner dead? In Afghanistan? Or in a car wreck?

What Reacher doesn't expect to hear is that Turner has just been fired from her command. Nor that he himself is in big trouble, accused of a sixteen-year-old homicide. And he certainly doesn't expect to hear these words: ‘You’re back in the army, Major. And your ass is mine.’

Will he be sorry he went back? Or – will someone else?

HUBBY'S REVIEW:


     In this Jack Reacher book he goes back to 110 MP uni…

Wooden Boxes

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WOODEN BOXESDENNIS LEE ZONGKER
Posted:  Nov. 14, 2013

A small box is an ideal woodworking project for anyone looking to gain skills and learn techniques. The reward is something elegant and functional that also makes a great gift. In this book, Dennis Zongker gives clear, step-by-step instructions for seven different projects (with variations), each designed to teach the reader skills that can be applied to a wide variety of box projects as well as to furniture and other woodworking projects.

The boxes featured are traditional in style, with a modern twist, and incorporate a rich variety of woodworking techniques from basic to advanced: wood selection, veneers, cutting, gluing, joinery (including elongated dovetail joints and lock miters), segmented turning, and routing inlays. Also included are detailed sections on carving and marquetry, which give these stylish boxes an elegant look that makes them stand out from the field.

HUBBY'S REVIEW:


A very in depth book about how to make many…

Codename: Wolf

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CODENAME: WOLFGIL HOGG
Posted:  Nov. 14, 2013

In Gil's novel, lead character Roger is a daring liar who has invented a new identity for himself and bluffed his way into M16. He carries out audacious mission for the Disciples, a secret cell of Oxbridge and Ivy League academics who are the masterminds behind the security service. Rogers adventures in Cuba, during a new Cuban Missile Crisis, save the US from imminent rocket attacks, but frustrate the Disciple's political plot against the president. Aided by his assistant, Hebert Yarham, Roger emerges as the top Anglo-US spy, a brilliant deceiver in a world of deceit.


HUBBY'S REVIEW:

This book begins with a young man trying to find his way first in school and then in life. Things don’t work out the way he has hoped they would and when his mother passes away he finds out that his father is someone with a name he could use. He drops his last name and uses his middle name which is the family name of this man who he figures out is hi…

GABRIEL'S OUTLAW: A LOVESWEPT CLASSIC ROMANCE

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GABRIEL'S OUTLAWSANDRA CHASTAIN
Posted:  Nov. 14, 2013

In Sandra Chastain’s story of reawakened love, a feisty bar owner and a man of the law must forgive the sins of their past to forge a future together.

Jessie James gets more than she bargained for when she agrees to participate in her hometown’s Gold Rush Days celebration. She’s supposed to lead a historical reenactment of a wagon train delivering gold to the capitol building in Atlanta. But after an anonymous phone call tips off a planned robbery, the governor sends someone to protect the payload—the man who broke Jessie’s heart. And when he strides into her bar, looking tempting in his cowboy boots and jeans, Jessie is consumed by righteous fury . . . and overwhelming desire.

Haunted by old memories of the sexy, enigmatic Jessie, Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent Gabriel St. Clair isn’t too keen on returning home. His goal is to complete his assignment and skip town as soon as possible. But there’s no way Gabriel will be …

A Cowboy For Christmas

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A COWBOY FOR CHRISTMASLORI WILDE
Posted:  Nov. 14, 2013

It's Christmastime in Jubilee, Texas, but Lissette Moncrief is having a hard time celebrating . . .

Especially after she accidentally smashes her car into Rafferty Jones's pick-up truck. Yes, he's a whole lot of handsome—from the tips of his boots to the top of his Stetson. But he's no Christmas present. Lissy's not about to let herself get whisked away by his charming ways and words . . . only to watch him drive away in the end.

But what Lissy doesn't know is Rafferty's in town just to meet her—and to give her a share in a windfall that doesn't rightly belong to him. At first, he just wants to do his good deed and get out. But one look at this green-eyed beauty has him deciding to turn this into a Christmas to remember . . . making promises he's determined to keep—whether she believes in them or not.

MY REVIEW:


This was a wonderfully special and yet, sad at times story. The storyline was very compl…

A Christmas Blessing

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A CHRISTMAS BLESSINGSHERRYL WOODS
Posted:  Nov. 14, 2013

Widowed Jessie was about to give birth, and she needed help fast. Unfortunately, the closest ranch in town belonged to her brother-in-law. Though this charismatic rancher was her only hope, he was the last person Jessie wanted to be with.

MY REVIEW:

This starts one of the best love stories ever, but the best feel good knock down family story ever. It will make you laugh & cry and sometimes at the same time. This too is a must read series but it may be hard to find but worth every moment. Found part of mine at the library and the rest at our goodwill.