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License to Lie - Terry Ambrose, Author

License to Lie – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; Think With Your Taste Buds; A Book and A Dish
“You lied about not knowing what Richard was upset about. Did it have something to do with Roxy?” The color drained from Tommy’s face. He grabbed the towel he’d hung over his shoulder and began to wipe the bar. “I-I…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on February 19, 2013 at 5:14pm — No Comments

Ghost Hunters Diary, Vol. 1 - T. M. Simmons, Author

Ghost Hunting Diary – Volume I – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; Think With Your Taste Buds; A Book and A Dish

The Green Room is haunted by a Confederate soldier, but for some reason, he only appears in the summer. He had been wounded in the Civil War and found his way…

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Added by Martha A. Cheves on February 17, 2013 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Confessions of a Predatory Lender - Irma Fritz, Author

Confessions of a Predator Lender – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; Think With Your Taste Buds; A Book and A Dish
“During the eighteen months the Otts have had their home, they have paid only part of the interest and none of the principal. Now, that the reset date has arrived, I’m not surprised that shock and awe has set…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on February 14, 2013 at 4:08pm — No Comments

'Tilthe Streetlights Came On - Daniel J. Porter, Author

‘Til the Streetlights Came On – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; Think With Your Taste Buds; A Book and A Dish
6:30 a.m.: The thud of the paper on the front porch – two hours until ‘game time.’ (It took until 8:30 for the morning commute traffic to clear our streets, which would then remain virtually car-free…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on February 12, 2013 at 5:23pm — No Comments

Suzanne's Kitchen 'Come on In' - Suzanne Rexford, Author

Suzanne's Kitchen - An A-Z Kitchen Guide - 'Come on In' - Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; Think With Your Taste Buds; A Book and A Dish
What is 'Brown Betty?' What is 'Enamelware?' What is 'Gratin?' What is 'Light Beer?' What is a 'Snow Pea?' What is 'Quinoa?' If you know the answers to these questions, see if…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on February 5, 2013 at 5:13pm — No Comments

Road Trip - Mari Sloan, Author

Road Trip – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; Think With Your Taste Buds; A Book and A Dish
"Molly was the only person who knew what really happened in the cave and Anna realized she was never going to tell. When asked, Molly met her eyes with a dark, glazed look and walked away. Not one more word was ever said…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on February 2, 2013 at 3:35pm — No Comments

The William S Club - Riley Banks, Author

The William S Club - Review by Martha A Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; Think With Your Taste Buds; A Book and A Dish
Damon’s grandfather pulled a heavy brass key from around his neck. For as long as he could remember that key had hung there, a visual reminder of a lifetime of secrets. ‘I want to know the moment she boards the…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on January 30, 2013 at 3:50pm — No Comments

Time Out - Mary Allen Sochet, Author

Time Out – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; Think With Your Taste Buds; A Book and A Dish
I never thought it would turn out this way. Growing old, fat, wrinkled, gray. Going to funerals way more than weddings. Watching our friends’ children die.
When we were kids back in the North Country, we would…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on January 19, 2013 at 1:40pm — No Comments

One Rainy Summer - B. J. Robinson, Author

One Rainy Summer – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; Think With Your Taste Buds; A Book and A Dish
Quietly, I dragged a chair over the soft beige carpet, took my seat, and pulled aside the curtain. Granny stood at the bottom of the ladder with a man a full head taller, and the two of them headed for the woods on…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on January 11, 2013 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Dead Man Haunts - T. M. Simmons, Author

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

Twila and I see ghosts.  We talk to ghosts.  We actually hunt ghosts and enjoy the heck out of our quests.  We love to prowl old buildings and graveyards, day and night, study the history of them, and occasionally chat…

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Added by Martha A. Cheves on December 30, 2012 at 12:44pm — No Comments

Looking for Pork Chop McQuade - Darlene Franklin-Campbell, Author

Looking for Pork Chop McQuade – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; Think With Your Taste Buds; A Book and A Dish
‘My illicit love affair began with a jar of homemade pickles. The whole thing started the same day Uncle Faucett got arrested for indecent exposure. I’d gotten up before daylight to fix breakfast for Bob. Then…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on December 17, 2012 at 4:41pm — No Comments

Yesterday's Daughter - Sallie Lundy-Frommer, Author

Yesterday’s Daughter – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; Think With Your Taste Buds; A Book and A Dish
Grace stared at the large stranger who filled her small apartment with his mammoth presence and suddenly felt very warm. She shook her head from side to side trying to dislodge the chaos that his words brought…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on December 7, 2012 at 4:15pm — No Comments

The Devil's Garden - Brady Christianson, Author

The Devil’s Garden – Reviewed by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; Think With Your Taste Buds; A Book and a Dish
The conference room was full of police officers, social workers, and attorneys from the district attorney’s office. The staff psychologist, Dr. Coffee, was in attendance as well. Everyone was trying to piece…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on December 4, 2012 at 5:36pm — No Comments

Legends of the Lake - Philip Nork, Author

Legends of the Lake – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; Think With Your Taste Buds; A Book and A Dish
While driving you’d pass many cow pastures, large corn fields, and farms to the left and the right of you, as you drove slowly to avoid the most worn down areas of the road. The further you progress, the more…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on November 18, 2012 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Psychs - A. H. Amin, Author

Psychs – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; Think With Your Taste Buds; A Book and A Dish
My parents are leaving in an hour for a visit and my little sister always sleeps late during vacations, I couldn’t wait anymore for them to leave. I looked at the spirits surrounding me and said. ‘Let’s talk’ I said,…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on November 9, 2012 at 3:55pm — No Comments

Can We Come In & Laugh, Too? - Rosetta Schwartz, Author

Can We Come In and Laugh, Too? – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; Think With Your Taste Buds, A Book and A Dish
‘When I was very young the only transportation was street cars. There were o buses, elevated systems, or cars. Henry Ford was still working on his Model T. As for airplanes, I believe the Wright Brothers…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on November 6, 2012 at 10:35am — No Comments

Passport to Nowhere - Samuel Blessing, Author

Passport to Nowhere – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; Think With Your Taste Buds; A Book and A Dish
Because he wielded so much clout, the teachers in Gilmore’s department loved him. Even the new people, who were at the bottom of the totem pole, looked up to him. Mac even respected him until one day in his second…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on October 18, 2012 at 3:04pm — No Comments

The Exile Element - John L. Betcher, Author

The Exiled Element – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; A Book and A Dish; Think With Your Taste Buds
Inside a classified underground laboratory twenty-five miles northeast of Cairo, three white-coated Egyptian scientists labored over a small pile of aluminum casting on the table before them. They were building a…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on October 17, 2012 at 2:35pm — No Comments

Gabriel's Chalice - Frank A. Ruffolo, Author

Gabriel’s Chalice – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; Think With Your Taste Buds; A Book and A Dish
“This is CNN…good morning. We have an abundance of international news to cover today. We will start with Fred Wallace, just outside of Yellowstone National Park. Fred?” “Good morning. As you may remember,…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on September 30, 2012 at 9:23am — No Comments

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 became even more so.  He told me once that he had read…

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

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