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The Greatest Book Ever Written

About 2 1/2 years ago I was doing a book signing at one of our local Christian book stores.  When the signing was over I decided to just look around the store before leaving.  I ended up finding a book I couldn't leave without.

My Dad was always a religious person at heart and before he passed he…

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Added by Martha A. Cheves on September 22, 2012 at 2:41pm — No Comments

Bad Choices - Fran Lewis, Author

Bad Choices – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; Think With Your Taste Buds; A Book and A Dish
Enter the peer – that person who is somehow inexplicably like them; a person who makes them feel comfortable; one who makes them feel like they fit, like they…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on September 21, 2012 at 3:24pm — No Comments

Ellen's Gold - James Walker, Author

Ellen’s Gold – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; A Book and A Dish; Think With Your Taste Buds
From its frontispiece it was apparent that the book had been published in Augsburg in 1784. It was so dusty that he wondered if it had gone unread and…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on September 19, 2012 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Of Time and Place - B. R. Freemont, Author

Of Time and Place – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; Think With Your Taste Buds, A Book and A Dish



‘It should be pointed out that after World War Two ended, the country experienced and unprecedented increase in the birth rate.  This was called the ‘Baby…

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Added by Martha A. Cheves on September 8, 2012 at 1:46pm — No Comments

Dead Man Hand - T. M. Simmons, Author

Dead Man Hand – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; Think With Your Taste Buds; A Book and A Dish
“I left it open,” he said in a frantic voice. “Who shut it? We have to get back in there!” I glanced overhead. The transom was closed. The thud of…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on September 7, 2012 at 12:36pm — No Comments

A Torn Page - The 2012 Spring Short Fiction Anthology

A Torn Page – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; Think With Your Taste Buds; A Book and A Dish

One of the best parts of reading short stories is that it’s like reading ‘a whole bunch’ of books in one.  I’ve always loved the fact that I can involve myself in so many…

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Added by Martha A. Cheves on September 5, 2012 at 2:22pm — No Comments

Until Today: Stories & Poems on Life as I Know It - Jerry M. White, Author

Until Today: Stories and Poems on Life as I Know It – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; Think With Your Taste Buds; A Book and A Dish

My Honor to be His

The more I see in this life of mine The more I see that nothing is mine The more I see in this life I…

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Added by Martha A. Cheves on August 15, 2012 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Misguided Sensitivity - Philip Nork, Author

Misguided Sensitivity – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; Think With Your Taste Buds; A Book and A Dish



In the 1960’s the typical family consisted of a stay-at-home mother, a working father, and some kids.  As you grew up you were exposed to an equal…

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Added by Martha A. Cheves on August 11, 2012 at 4:05pm — No Comments

The Mafia Funeral & Other Short Stories - Morgan St. James, Author

The Mafia Funeral and Other Short Stories – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; Think With Your Taste Buds; A Book and A Dish
The procession of forty black limos and one flashy yellow convertible made its way along the thirty-five mile route from…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on July 28, 2012 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Lost in the Shadows - Carol Costa, Author

Lost In The Shadows – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; Think With Your Taste Buds; A Book and A Dish

“Laura.  Laura, I need you.”  It was Jimmy’s voice, deep and full of mischief.  He stood in the midst of the little vegetable garden in the back of the yard…

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Added by Martha A. Cheves on July 26, 2012 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Magic In The Storm - Meredith Bond, Author

Magic in the Storm – Review by Martha A. Cheves – Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; Think With Your Taste Buds; A Book and A Dish

Jack took a few steps back while he was thinking and leaned himself against the wall.  “Hmmm.  That’s a tricky one, ain’t it?  Never heard o’anythin’ like that…

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Added by Martha A. Cheves on July 19, 2012 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Whispering Cypress - B. J. Robinson, Author

Whispering Cypress – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; Think With Your Taste Buds; A Book and A Dish

“Breaking news, just in.  A young woman was found beaten near Whispering Cypress Campground early this morning.  She’s listed in critical condition in Pines Lake…

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Added by Martha A. Cheves on July 15, 2012 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Coma Sins - Steven Nedelton & Joseph Parente, Authors

Coma Sins – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; Think With Your Taste Buds; A Book and A Dish



From next door a woman shrieked.  Anger, white, blazing fury came over him.  Was that damn Mary screaming again?  “Kill her.  Kill Mary.  Kill Janklaw.  Kill Sims,” the…

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Added by Martha A. Cheves on July 14, 2012 at 2:28pm — No Comments

Amongst My Enemies - William F. Brown, Author

Amongst My Enemies – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; A Book and A Dish; Think With Your Taste Buds

Four months ago, their B-17 took off into a clear, Italian sky for the long leg north to Berlin.  They hit their marks and dropped their bombs, but…

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Added by Martha A. Cheves on July 5, 2012 at 2:11pm — No Comments

The Stovepipe - Bonnie E. Virag, Author

The Stovepipe – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; A Book and A Dish; Think With Your Taste Buds
…we saw a large, black automobile drive into our lane.  It pulled slowly into the backyard and stopped beside the house where we were playing.  We all stood…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on July 1, 2012 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Royal Pane Down Under - David & Linda Broughton, Authors



Royal Pain Down Under – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; A Book and A Dish; Think With Your Taste Buds



(This book has an added bonus.  The Author is giving you a 1/2 off code for your copy of Royal Pane Down Under…

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Added by Martha A. Cheves on June 11, 2012 at 4:21pm — No Comments

Captured Moments - Ellenelizabeth Cernek, Author

Captured Moments – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat, A Book and A Dish, Think With Your Taste Buds



Crossroads

Life again and again Finds only crossroads Where now and before Shall turn into a tomorrow.

Worry not in this…

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Added by Martha A. Cheves on June 10, 2012 at 12:58pm — No Comments

The Recipe - Joseph Parente, Author

The Recipe – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; Think With Your Taste Buds; and A Book and A Dish

“I said I’ll get it for you tomorrow,” Sal said shakily.  “I promise, I will.”  Sweat was pouring down his face.  “I promise you, please,” he pleaded, with both palms facing…

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Added by Martha A. Cheves on June 3, 2012 at 11:57am — No Comments

Dark Moon - Maggie Tideswell, Author

Dark Moon – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; Think With Your Taste Buds; and A Book and A Dish

“Well, my girl, I hope that boyfriend of yours is ready to make an honest woman of you.  Congratulations. Everything looks fine so far.”  Though he smiled, there was hesitation in his…

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Added by Martha A. Cheves on May 22, 2012 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Winter Prey - T. M. Simmons, Author

Winter Prey – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; A Book and A Dish; Think With Your Taste Buds

“Let’s get all of our cards on the table, Sheriff. You’ve got a monster due to start prowling the Northwood again in a few weeks. One that’s been around for three centuries and…

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Added by Martha A. Cheves on May 14, 2012 at 3:02pm — No Comments

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