Tuesday Book Review: “Finally, Now You Can”

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Finally, Now You Can

by Peter Kange

Publisher: Outskirts Press

ISBN: 9781521337059

Synopsis*:

How to rise, up and out of any situation, reinvent yourself and live the life you are intended to live.

 * courtesy of Amazon.com

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“Receiving a word at a low point in life is just what makes the difference between going through with joy or sadness . At one point I got just that from my pastor , who said to me ,”THIS IS THE LOWEST YOU WILL EVER BE !” Today , I declare the same words to you : This is the lowest point you will ever be ! Start your upward climb from this moment on , By God’s Grace.”- Dr. Peter Kange FINALLY, NOW YOU CAN

The statement “This is the lowest you will ever be !” has taken me from an unemployed single mother facing eviction to managing a 76 million dollar asset for the US’s largest bank and the world’s third largest bank by total assets.
By God’s Grace and the direction of Dr. Peter Kange as my mentor, My life has shifted to new realms and indeed I am not where I used to be and continue to climb upward! This book provides keen insight in to the many facades of the Grace of God. When fully understood and applied, will bring a quantum leap to your relationships , finances and lead you into your God designed destiny.Purchase your copy today! Wait no longer begin now! Finally, Now You Can !

– reviewed by Tening Niang

 Other Reviewers Are Saying …

If you have ever felt like a failure, if you think you’ve missed your chance, this book is For You!
When I read this book, it revived me, and simultaneously reignited my passion to get up and go again!
Not only with inspirational words, but also with very practical exercises and tools, it will build you up and get you On Track.
If you really want to make something out of your life, DO YOURSELF A FAVOR and get this book!

– Amazon Reviewer P. Clark

To understand the relationship and role of Grace in one’s life, is to catipult life from one dimension or realm to a brand new one. That is what this book is continuing to do for me. It challenges me to be open to letting go of control and working alongside Grace, while letting Grace take the lead. If you are ready for change, growth, and to be challenged, then this book is what you need to read. If you want to remain the same, fight in/to change, then..well you get it! Finally, now you can! Finally, now I CAN!.. and I WILL!!

– Amazon Reviewer D. Russell

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Tuesday Book Review: “Simple Witness”

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Simple Witness

by Bob Siqveland

Publisher: Outskirts Press

ISBN: 9781478751588

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Harold Bartz, aka Bandit, has a low IQ which contrasts sharply with his delusions of grandeur. He flees Minneapolis after witnessing a murder. Once in Las Vegas, rather than hiding, he starts cooking up schemes. His pals, Banger and Diggs, soon join him. Bandit has company in Vegas: Yuri Vostov and Nikki Kerlenko, two Russian hit men sent by the sadistic Jethro Plack. A shady telemarketer, Plack separates guileless customers from their money. His company is in Minnesota, but he oversees Internet swindles from a hidden office in London. Plack’s scam, Fortune Fate Lottery, gains the attention of Sean O’Dell, a St. Paul police lieutenant. O’Dell is investigating the explosion of Internet crime and its elderly victims. “C. J.” Johannson, a Minneapolis cop, is assigned a suicide case. Lana Winton’s death however, doesn’t fit the profile of a suicide. C.J. begins gathering clues that lead him to Plack’s office in St. Paul. Plack’s elaborate scheme has evaded detection thus far. Working against him this time however, is his own man, hacker extraordinaire Tommy Ling, who becomes uncomfortable with the idea of destroying the lives of innocent victims. Ling hatches a plan to scam the scammers and become the Robin Hood Hacker. When Bandit finally comes forward, C. J. can go after Plack for murder and O’Dell can foil Plack’s Internet scheme in London. With Plack behind bars, the Robin Hood Hacker makes headlines while Bandit and his pals stumble into a surprise in Vegas.

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Harold Bartz is not your usual guy. He has a low IQ, but he is not exactly dumb. When Harold accidentally witnesses a murder, Jethro Plack, the dangerous mob boss, sends some equally dangerous hit men to end his life. Instead of running for the hills, he starts to make plans, starting a chain reaction that makes things worse. Will Harold be able to save his own life? Or will the mob guys get him and end his plans once and for all?

Simple Witness by Bob Siqveland has many characters and all of them bring something different to the story. With nine main characters, the story should have been confusing and irritating. I was so sure that I would put the novel down after I read the first ten chapters, but my heart was telling me to give this novel a chance. Now, I am so glad that I listened to my heart. The story is phenomenal. It is like reading a movie, the thrill, the mystery and the action of the novel was so real that I could almost feel it happening right around me.

Bob Siqveland wrote such vivid descriptions and imagery that I felt could almost taste the action and the feelings of the characters. Each and every character felt real. The novel is not long and the chapters are short, but the reader does not feel left out. Everything you need to know is there and you do not even have to concentrate really hard to find it. There is a charm in the novel and the way it was written. The dialogues were perfect and somewhat complex.

By the time the reader reaches the fifth chapter, he is invested beyond belief. I was taken away by the story and I forgot where I was. This is perfection and one of the best novels I have read so far this year. There is nothing faulty or even questionable. Superb writing skills, best characters and amazing story line! Five stars for a job well done!

– reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers’ Favorite

 Other Reviewers Are Saying …

Bob Siqveland may not have been a sprinter, but a marathon runner he certainly wasn’t either. This tale starts out at a reasonable pace, and then picks up and up and up until you are racing to the end in a frenzy. Couple that with a cast of goofball characters that draw you into their world, everything from the diabolically evil villain Jethro Plack to the angelically stupid Bandit, and you’ve got a recipe for success. With some chapters as short as one and a half to two pages in length it is amazing how the author packs so much detail into such a small space, and leaves you racing from one chapter to the next in anticipation. This is a wild ride, a great read, and just plain a lot of fun.In a world of such cruel uncertainty as ours, it is good to read a tale where the villain gets his just deserts, the good guy gets the girl, and the clueless actually get a break. But I won’t give away the ending, you’ll just have to read it for yourself, something I highly recommend you do. Page turner, plot twists galore, scenes from stodgy old London all the way to the warm streets of Las Vegas, Simple Witness has it all. A good book I can heartily recommend.

– Amazon Reviewer Amazon Customer

This was an awesome story! I’m not sure where to begin about what I liked best about the book itself so I’ll just start with the writing. Mr. Siqveland is a very intelligent writer. I loved the wide variety of vocabulary in this entire story, he uses many terms that I don’t see often in books.

His writing style was very interesting when he introduces and describes characters and events. I felt like I was watching a movie that Guy Ritchie wrote and directed because Mr. Siqveland’s writing in very similar to how Guy Ritchie tells his stories in his movies. For example, some of the chapters are really short, like two pages short, which is fine because it’s just another part of the story that we as readers are catching up on or we are learning something new. There are many characters involved that are all involved in the plot. Each chapter is the point of view of first person from a different character. In the book, I would read about one character and then the next chapter would be from a character in a different environment who I haven’t heard from since 5 chapters ago. This reminded me of Guy Ritchie’s character jumping in his movies when he switches up his scenes. The banter, wit and charm of the dialogue was entertaining. The way Mr. Siqveland writes the funny banter between characters is very similar to how Guy Ritchie wrote Snatch and Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels; it was sharp and poignant.

Normally I don’t like many references to other works of any kind in books but Mr. Siqveland did a nice job on intertwining references and philosophies in this book. It wasn’t over done and it added to the thoughts and feelings to the story.

Besides all of that, the plot was fantastic! There is quite a lot that happens with various characters. I won’t give anything away. The description might look a little confusing with all the characters and descriptions but the book itself is wonderfully written and flows well so it’s not so confusing.

All the characters were very well developed. I felt like I knew all the characters well and I enjoyed them all. I liked that every character in this story had their own agenda going on while there were so many others involved. Every character was unique from one another and brought something different to the story.

Overall, I would highly recommend this story to anyone that wants to read a very smart interesting thriller. Or if you’re a fan of the movies Snatch or Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels; give this book a chance, I’m sure you’ll like it!

I would like to thank Mr. Siqveland for sharing his work with me, it was a pleasure.

– Amazon Reviewer Protozoan

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Tuesday Book Review: “Reunited”

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Reunited: When You Open Yourself to Love, Love Will Find You

by Levi Porter

Publisher: Outskirts Press

ISBN: 9781478790778

Synopsis*:

You can survive change and be better for it! This book chronicles the journey of Dr. Kenneth Na’dar Reynolds emotional and spiritual exploration. In this journey he is reunited with his star-crossed lover, Anthony Marcus. Their journey leads them on a wild adventure, leaving no parts of their lives untouched. They negotiate their relationship and how they interact with the wider world and their creator.

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Reunited is not a book based on fears but rather bravery, loyalty, and commitment to a greater cause. Dr. Na’dar forces the the reader to journey with him as he challenges every societal protocol to retain the major relationships in his life. Once reunited with his soulmate Anthony Marcus, the pair become unstoppable. Together, they battle family issues as well as fight along side each other conquering gods who desire to destroy their world.

The reader is also privy to the softer side of the couple. The author is very detailed in his description of the couples relationship which helps to confirm that their love is true, pure, loving, and sensual.

Reunited is a must read as it teaches the reader that a love worth having is worth fighting for…I truly enjoyed it and highly recommend it!

–  Amazon Customer

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I love the spot and the story line. Sometimes we need too look at love through another day or lens to appreciate true love. Love is already worth fighting for but that’s something each of us need to experience when we can overcome being cynical because pain hurts. Worth a read with an open mind.

– Amazon Reviewer deborahaporter

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Tuesday Book Review: “The Pigeon Prince”

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The Pigeon Prince

by M.R. Warriner

Publisher: Outskirts Press

ISBN: 9781478788805

Synopsis*:

Paolo is a young pigeon in Venice who craves to become human. He gets his chance during the annual carnival when he disguises his identity with a magnificent costume that makes him look like a human. Walking among people, he concludes that they, in turn, really want to be birds! Paolo realizes that he is perfect just the way he is, and has always been what he desired most to be: someone special.

M.R. Warriner’s The Pigeon Prince richly illustrated by Italian artist Francesco Dibattista, is a great way to teach elementary school children that they can be happy in their own skin. Facts pages lend an educational component to this charming story of adventure and self-respect.

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Meet Paolo Piccione, one of the famous pigeons of St. Mark’s Square, in new book—a lyrical allegory in the form of a lavishly illustrated children’s story.

M.R. Warriner is a business executive turned author who advocates self-discovery as the path to individual and team fulfilment. His new juvenile fiction book, The Pigeon Prince, has been published by Outskirts Press—the fastest-growing full-service self-publishing and book marketing company.
Venice is a magnificent city, especially if you’re a pigeon. Not only do the people of Venice feed the birds, but tourists at St. Mark’s Square lay birdy banquets at their feet! But there is one bird, Paolo Piccione, who yearns to be more than a pigeon….
This beautifully illustrated, lyrical story tells the tale of Paolo, a prince among pigeons who wants to be human, and the grand adventure that leads him to realize it is silly to long to be something he is not. Both children and adults will enjoy this tale of a Venetian pigeon’s journey to self-discovery.
About the Author: M.R. Warriner traveled the world in search of lessons to develop the talents and shape the cultures of teams with dreams. As a people executive for both start-ups and legends like Disney, Gallup, and Marriott, he helped birth fifteen innovative enterprises. His senior quest is helping teams redefine and reshape the idea of great companies by grounding them in universal principles of faith. The Pigeon Prince is his debut book.

– Review on YAH GOTTA READ THIS

 Other Reviewers Are Saying …

The Pigeon Prince is a universal tale of longing to be different than one already is. The story is sweetly told, gorgeously illustrated, and has the timeless lesson of realizing that you are already the best “you” that can be. Bonuses include a glossary of terms, and fun facts on pigeons. This beautiful book makes a lovely gift for children and parents who encourage them to excel at being themselves.

– Amazon Reviewer Ann M. Peterson

A wonderful story with a great message along with beautiful illustrations. My daughter and I enjoyed it the first time and will many more times to come. The history and fun facts at the end were particularly enjoyable.

– Amazon Reviewer Shane Vaughn

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Tuesday Book Review: “Dine Fine, Forget Frugal”

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Dine Fine, Forget Frugal

by Chef Jonathan Ho

Publisher: Outskirts Press

ISBN: 9781478765158

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Food…Everyone’s First Love… Frugal cooking, imitation ingredients, or family meals in a few minutes…appropriate for some, but not for me. A delicious dish crafted with natural ingredients, time, and technique will win their hearts (and stomachs) every time. If you want to impress your family, friends, and guests with wholesome and unique dishes you’ll love this cookbook! With today’s Internet, it seems a shame not to take advantage of fast shipping from distant markets and vast access to new, exotic ingredients rife for the picking. These far-away foods may be a bit pricier than something you can pick up at the corner store, but getting hold of these delectable morsels is well worth the effort. The recipes in this cookbook aren’t fast and frugal, but they are works of culinary art you’ll be glad you got your hands on. Life is too short to deprive yourself and your loved ones of a little wholesome indulgence…

You deserve it!

 * courtesy of Amazon.com

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A fusion chef presents 30 high-end hors d’oeuvres. “I’ve committed my career to celebrating the US culinary melting pot,” Ho (That’s the Spirit, 2012) declares. He grew up in Hawaii, where he helped in his father’s Honolulu restaurant, and at age 16 moved to Pennsylvania’s Amish country. Both influences are evident in his recipes—“Hapa-Ham” Burgers and Rock Salt Plum Ribs; and an unusual take on Pennsylvania Dutch chicken and waffles—alongside a range of other American food cultures, including Tex-Mex, Southern, and various Asian cuisines. The book focuses exclusively on appetizers and soup shots. Even familiar foods like macaroni and cheese are reworked with piquant flavors to make them special-occasion dishes—in this case, using a blend of fine cheeses and adding crab meat, saffron, and caviar. Ho delights in blending the traditionally savory and sweet in playful combinations that will be “confusing to the palate,” like filling a donut with chicken, beans, and cheese, or flavoring a potato-corn cupcake with vanilla and chamomile tea. One of the best examples of the fusion food approach is his “terichanga,” a fried burrito stuffed with teriyaki-marinated rib eye beef and topped with mango-avocado salsa. Best not to look too closely at the nutritional information—the figures are slightly alarming, even for amuse-bouche serving sizes. Each recipe is accompanied by an appealing color photograph, background information, substitution advice, and details on how to source unusual ingredients. Some explanatory notes (for hoisin sauce, Berkshire pork, and the Amish) are repeated in multiple recipes; they could all be collected into a glossary at the end. Fractions would be more useful than decimals when measuring ingredients, and the ornate font becomes a challenge to read. But these small quibbles cannot detract from the quality of these truly indulgent dishes. In many cases, the ingredients are so expensive that these recipes are likely to be reserved for a blowout dinner party, perhaps around Christmastime—a perfect occasion for Turkish-style reindeer meatballs. A final section of musings gives strategies for creating harmonious dishes and pleasing picky eaters. A mouthwatering collection of decadent appetizers.

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Tuesday Book Review: “e-Love”

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e-Love: Escapades in Search of Romance in the Digital Age

by I. A. Nova

Publisher: Outskirts Press

ISBN: 9781478776727

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Synopsis*:

Swipe right for E-Love, I. A. Nova’s charming, witty tale of love in the digital age. After being dumped by the man she thought was her one and only, Claire, a romantic, finds herself looking for love online.

A romantic using an online dating site? What could go wrong?

To Claire’s surprise, after only a few missteps, she meets Ian, an enigmatic musician and horseman. Their love burns bright and true.

For a while.

Once again, Claire finds herself alone, but this time she understands that romantic love is not the only thing that can fill the space in her heart. She decides to make her way to Africa, where she will fully devote herself to helping others by volunteering at an orphanage.

Claire’s life is not done twisting and turning, though. The online world is infinite, and so are the paths our real lives can take. After a chance encounter, Claire finds herself at a crossroads. Which way will she swipe this time?

 * courtesy of Amazon.com

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Nowadays new technologies have affected all spheres of life, including love. Virtual love supplanted the real, affecting the quality of relationships and values between women and men. True love has become sort of a ghost and found its place in the imagination and hopes of desperate cyberspace voyageurs. Claire is one of them. She is bathing in the rays of loneliness and disappointment, living through truth and lies, tears and joy, occasionally sharing the mystery of her heart with her dear friend. The book is about a chapter in a life of a young, intelligent, and divorced woman who realized that “the world is made for couples” and in her efforts to find “the One” dives into the world of online dating. She discovers not only surprises that come along with online dating but also herself, the new Claire, who is ready to share the warmth of her heart at any distance in the cyberspace in order to find true feelings in the second world, which is the reality. Unfortunately, virtual love hurts the real heart. Will Claire be able to say goodbye to e-cards and e-flowers ending online love games and textationships and lay a solid foundation for the lasting and beautiful relationship with someone from the real world; or will she drown in the gigabytes of virtual memories and affection? It is for the reader to find out.
I highly recommend this book for both women and men. It will grasp your attention to the last page. Witness the richness of imagination intertwined with bitter reality that single women often face when exposing their souls to e-love. The book is well-written and contains numerous scenes that will make you laugh and cry (the scene with the river otters made me cry and feel so much for Claire). I read this book non-stop for 8 hours and, in the end, I wanted to know more. I think the author should consider writing the second part, and, in my opinion, the story is an excellent choice for a modern romance movie.
Single men, who face difficulties in finding a partner online, are recommended this read because they can learn more about the mysterious mind of a woman in search of love, her inner desires, and what she really wants in a man. The novel reveals the author’s mastery of interpreting the matters of the heart and explores the mind of a single woman. Very compelling and details-rich story. Impressive debut by a new and talented American author who, no doubt, should be noticed and rewarded. I.A. Nova rocks!

– Review by Natasha R on Amazon

 

Here’s what some other reviewers are saying:

This isn’t a short book, but it reads quick. It starts off quickly and keeps going all the way to the end — never slowing a bit.

If you’re looking for a quick, clean, fun look at a woman’s journey through the tangled mess of internet dating, this is a good choice.

The only thing I didn’t like was the end. I didn’t know if Claire ended up with Ian, Yves or just went to Africa by herself. The story just sort of ends… with that question hanging in the air… and I prefer endings where everything is wrapped up neatly with a bow.

But, regardless… I enjoyed the heck outta this little book. It’s probably one of the sweetest reads I’ve had in a long time.

– Amazon Reviewer J Carl

I recently had the pleasure of reading “E-Love” by I. A. Nova, and was happily surprised. The readers follow the “online” adventures of Claire, the main character, whose great personality and determination takes her on a roller coaster ride of emotions and experiences. The story is eloquently written, filled with twist and turns, and presented with a touch of humour. Everyone can easily identified with Claire and her adventures, frustrations, and hopes that comes with joy of “finding love” online and in life! I highly recommend this book! 🙂

– Amazon Reviewer Vic

 


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Tuesday Book Review: “Asunder”

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Asunder: A Novel of the Civil War

by Curt Locklear

Publisher: Outskirts Press

ISBN: 9781478758525

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Thrust into the middle of Civil War battle, with both Union and Rebel protagonists and antagonists, Asunder, the first in a trilogy, is a story of love and loss and of families torn apart. Thoroughly researched, the novel presents numerous complex, memorable characters struggling against incredible odds in an epic spanning from Texas to New York.

The story begins in frigid February, long after the battle. Cyntha Favor, an abolitionist and ardent believer in Spiritualism, searches the battlefield in hopes of finding her husband’s grave. Having received erroneous reports of his death, she hopes to free his tormented soul.

Sara Reeder, initially naive and an ardent supporter of the Southern cause, is thrust into the battle maelstrom. An excellent horse-woman, she rides to warn the army of a surprise attack, but is too late. With battle all around, she aids wounded Union soldiers, and her zeal for the war changes forever. In early 1861, both armies wore an assortment of uniforms. The Union had not adopted the standard blue uniform. Cyntha’s husband, a Union soldier, Iowa Grays volunteer, Joseph Favor, is found unconscious by Sara. Nursed to health by Sara and her father, Lucas, he awakens with no memory, unable to recall even the battle. The Reeders perceive him to be a Confederate.

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I have studied the Civil War for decades and this book is an accurate portrayal of that time period.  The author really brings to life the world of the 1860’s Missouri.  The characters of Joe, Cyntha, Sara, Lucas and Dred, amongst others are very well crafted and quickly a reader finds himself caring for what will happen to each character.  The story runs in relatively three distinct plot lines that are deeply interwoven.  The author very accurately portrays not only that war is killing and death but he also amazingly brings to light the fog of war. I have rarely seen anything outside of unit battle diaries that offer such a succinct feel for that key aspect of war.  I really enjoyed Joseph in the army and Sara and her family not to mention Cyntha and her protector Josiah.

It was not clear to me as a reader that this was part one of three until late in the book.  Further, I was more than disrupted by the constant flash backs and flash forwards.  It was extremely confusing at times to go from six months ahead to five months back to three days later to six months back, etc.  Had this book been crafted in a smooth chronological order, it would have been 5 stars.

I personally found the portrayal of the river pirates and the Jayhawks to be too realistic and offensive.  Fans of Games of Thrones/Walking Dead/Vikings will appreciate the lawlessness and disgusting behavior.  I could do with much less of it.  There is enough in the basis of the story with the war and all the turmoil and drama without the extra aspects.

A worthy read and now I must read part two to see what happens to Cynthia as she tries to find her brother.

– Review by N. N. Light on the POTL: All Things Books, Reading and Publishing blog

 

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I read a lot of Civil War novels by best-selling authors and those new to the genre like Mr. Locklear. I’m happy to give Asunder five well-deserved stars. It’s easy for writers of first novels to lean on clichés and tired vignettes to tell their story. It’s easy to let the action carry the plot and forget to develop fully rounded characters. Not so with Asunder. The tale begins with a mostly unknown major battle in the often overlooked state of Missouri and dives immediately into the lives of several interesting people, civilian and military, women and men, slave and free. I recommend Asunder to any reader who wants a great story about likable characters cast into terrible situations. I’m ready for the second book of the trilogy.

– Amazon Reviewer Philip T McBride

I love historic fiction but have to be careful as when I find a good book I tend to stay up too late reading. This book did not disappoint so I have had some long days after nights where I can’t put it down. I am about 3/4’s of the way through and could not wait to write a terrific review. If you like reading about the Civil War you will enjoy this read leaning about battles, ship wrecks and seances.

– Amazon Reviewer Barbmom

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