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Behind The Clutter [Truth. Love. Meaning, Purpose] By: June Saruwatari Saruwatari


"You are already a masterpiece Have you ever wanted to know the secret to creating a life you love? How do you discern what’s really standing in your way of becoming all you were born to be? In Behind the Clutter, June Saruwatari opens her home and her heart to reveal the transformative decluttering approach that has kept her in demand as a lifestyle, business & relationship coach, and professional organizer to investment bankers, attorneys, judges, artists, politicians, writers, rabbis, university professors, doctors, mothers, children, Hollywood producers, and celebrities. The key to your best life is to master the spaces of your body, mind, soul, and heart, and let go of the clutter within and without. In this part spiritual memoir, part self-help book, June vulnerably and relentlessly examines her own internal and external “stuff” through her unique fourfold lens of TruthLoveMeaningPurpose: • TRUTH: What is the truth of my current situation? • LOVE: Do I abs…

Trinidad & Tobago: [The Island Hopping Series Book 2] By: Janice Ross

Book Description....

"On the surface, the Island Hopping series is a remarkable journey of Sakkara Riley’s quest to locate her parents. What she learns is so much more than was ever expected. In Island Hopping: Trinidad & Tobago, Sakkara enlists the help of a local elderly historian, Natalia Day and her doting grandson, Anthony Lam. Equipped with her parcel of artifacts and a determined bravado, Sakkara uncovers more than she ever thought possible."

Title:  Trinidad & Tobago
Author:  Janice Ross
Publisher:  Cultural Cocktails
Series: The  Island Hopping Series Book 2
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating:  Five

"Trinidad & Tobago" by Janice Ross

What I liked about this novel....

"Trinidad and Tobago" was a very well written story of Sakkara Riley who wanted so badly to find her true roots. This novel was the second in this author's series...'The Island Hopping.'  We find from the read that this author puts in quite a bit of rese…

Damaged Girls III By: Janice Ross

Book Description....

"Damaged and corrupted was only the beginning of this journey. Jessica Rodney and Jillian McConnell had traveled this road for years. All that linked the two, a selfish male with a taste for youthful flesh, Steven Briggs (AKA Stevie). As if he’d not ruined enough lives, Stevie adds to the equation. Tension builds, drama unfolds and love crumbles. Secrets have been unveiled, deep dark lives exposed. And with the revelations comes redemption.

As the Damaged Girls series comes to an ending, Jessica and Jillian are able to finally address their demons and move on. Does it come at a price? Most certainly. With an end to their defeat and victimization comes a pathway to finally becoming drama-free."

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Title:  Damaged Girls III
Author:  Janice Ross
Publisher:  Cultural Cocktails
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating:  Five

"Damaged Girls III" by Janice Ross

What I liked from this read......

Wow! Wh…

Dying To Be Fine By: Hood Chronicles

Book Description....

"Hailing from Baton Rouge Louisiana, Yasmine is a young women forced into the harsh reality of life on the streets. After being pushed out of her mother’s home, she learns that survival without help in sight is not an easy task.
Facing trials and tribulations, she manages to make a glamorous life for herself in the entertainment industry, but only after undergoing cosmetic surgery. With her new astronomically sized assets, Yasmine finds herself the envy of women and the desire of men.
Taking her younger sister into her household, she teaches her the tricks of the trade, and attempts to teach her the lessons she herself learned the hard way. Coming of age, the defiant sibling has plans of her own, and feels that Yasmine's adamant rules stem from a hidden jealousy.
Delving into the black market, Yasmine and her sister meet the one person who will teach them that everything that glitters ain’t gold, and you can fall just as quickly as you rise.
Follow Yasmin…

The Man Who Loved Too Much [ Book 2: Entendre] By: John Rachel

Book Description...

"The Billy Green saga continues! Billy’s challenging, sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic, always unpredictable journey.

He was more determined than ever to find meaning in life and comfort in love.

Billy came to know one thing for sure.

Love is real.

He could now with the absolute cocksure confidence of pure enlightenment, scoff at the naysayers and spit in the face of the purveyors of romantic nihilism, the cynics who say that love is an illusion.

Billy knew the real score.
Love is the light that never dims.
Love is a wine that flows in our hearts.
Love is a wonder that has no beginning or end.
Love is a master key that opens the gates of perfection.
Love is the language our souls use to speak to one another.
Love is the trafficking of fantasies and transcending of mortality.
Love is an energy that can neither be created or destroyed.
Love is God Allah Yahweh Shiva Qat Aphrodite.
Love is touch smell feel taste listen pray.
Love is the poetry of the senses.
Love is metaphys…

Ten Good Reasons By: Lauren Christopher

Book Description....

"In the latest Sandy Cove romance from the author of The Red Bikini, ten good reasons aren’t enough to keep Lia and Evan apart…

With a crazy eighty-hour-a-week job, an almost-boyfriend who’s left her for Bora Bora, and way too many terrible bridesmaid dresses in her future, Lia McCabe needs a change of pace before the imminent crush of the big 3-0.

First up, Lia is determined to help make sure her friend Drew’s whale-watching business takes off. But when an accident leaves him unable to man the boat, Lia’s only option is to convince Drew’s brooding, sexy brother to captain the ship (and save her butt).

For the last two years, Evan Betancourt has been sailing around the world to avoid the ghosts of his past. But when he pulls into Sandy Cove for a brief stop, Lia makes him an offer she won’t let him refuse.

And as these two opposites figure out how to work together, the murky waters between denial and attraction are creeping up fast…"

Title:  Ten Good Rea…

So Much a Part of You By: Polly Dugan

Book Description...

"Two young women who've dated the same man navigate love, destiny, loss, and choice in this powerful debut.

Anna Riley and Anne Cavanaugh have had a lover in common, but it's not until a pivotal moment in one of their lives that their paths unforgettably converge. "Beautiful and connected in unexpected ways...." (Jodi Angel), the linked stories in So Much a Part of You "read like whispered secrets." (Scott Nadelson)

Peter Herring was the center of Anne's universe in college, and now, a few years later, he's become the center of Anna's, and merely a minor player in his ex-girlfriend's world. That is, until Peter and Anna are invited into Anne's parents' home to visit with her dying mother, and he finds himself drawn back into her orbit. Years later, when her own mother is dying, Anna will find herself yearning to reach out to Anne, with whom she had shared such a brief but intimate bond, and find solace in that…

Independently Wealthy By: Lorraine Zago Rosenthal

Book Description....

Independently Wealthyis"soapy, fast-paced fun."

~Kirkus Reviews

"It's delicious fun."

~People Magazine - People Picks: "The Best New Books."

"In the sequel to New Money, Savannah Morgan delves into the mystery of her late media-mogul father’s death and uncovers more than she ever expected.

In New Money, Savannah Morgan was thrust into high-society New York when she learned she was the sole heir to her father’s billion-dollar fortune. In Independently Wealthy, she is living her dream life on the Upper West Side, excelling at her job as an editorial assistant, and enjoying her handsome new boyfriend, Alex.

Everything in Savannah’s life should be perfect—but she can’t ignore the questions and scandal surrounding her father’s fatal accident. Her hopes of solving this mystery are shared by Caroline Stone—her newfound sister who is slowly becoming a friend. Savannah decides to investigate, although not everyone wants her to discover the …

Love Gently Falling By: Melody Carson

Book Description....

"Rita Jansen is living her dream as a hairstylist in Hollywood when her father calls with news that her mother has suffered a stroke. When she gets home to Chicago, Rita finds her mother is healing but facing a long recovery. Worse, without being able to run their family-owned salon, her mother could lose the business. Rita decides to help, but she only has until Valentine's Day to come up with a plan.
As Rita takes her mother's place at work, the nearby skating rink she loved as a child brings back fond memories. Rita also finds herself renewing friendships with her childhood best friend, Marley, as well as her classmate Johnny. Although they now lead such seemingly different lives, Rita is surprised by how well she and Johnny connect and how far he will go to help her. Though Rita believes Johnny is only being kind, with romance kindling in the air and on the ice, their friendship may just fall into something more." 

Title:  Love Gently Fallin…

Extreme Circumstances By: Brenda Smith

Book Description....

“Extreme Circumstances,” the third book in the Circumstances series traces the life of Caroline Jackson, Brandi and TJ Pennington’s relative. The registered nurse finds herself tangled in a web of lies, deceptions, and abuse. The woman’s ability to maintain her sanity, survive, and move forward becomes questionable. She flees from her dangerous and twisted spouse, Dennis, and turns to her Claxville relatives for temporary respite. Extreme circumstances occur while she is with the aged and infirmed couple, ones leaving her homeless, penniless, and troubled. The couple who rested childless acquired an heir to the Pennington’s properties."

Title :  Extreme Circumstances Author:  Brenda Smith Publisher:  XLIBRIS Book # 3 Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: five Review:
"Extreme Circumstances" by Brenda Smith
What I liked about this novel....
Hopefully you have already read this author first two books:  'Insane Circumstances and Unforeseen Circumsta…

Unforeseen Circumstances By: Brenda Smith

Book Description....

"In spite of her parents' protests, Brandi Leigh Brown went to Claxville University, a recently integrated college. Faced with a series of what she later calls insane circumstances, the girl questions her ability to stay, graduate, and be successful. The young woman is rescued by TJ Pennington, a taxi driver who becomes her hero, and she experiences an all-consuming love in this extraordinary man. The woman reveals more of the saga of the Browns and the Penningtons in Unforeseen Circumstances, a contemporary fiction, which begins, "And when they were older . . . "
Title:  Unforeseen Circumstances Author:  Brenda Smith Publisher:  XLIBRIS Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: five Review:
"Unforeseen Circumstances" by Brenda Smith
What I liked about this novel.....
This was a truly a amazing story about Brandi and her life with her husband TJ.  This is the second novel by the author with 'Insane Circumstances being her first novel that…

Embryo 5: Silver Girl [Embryo: A Raney & Levine Thiller] by J.A. Schneider

A Series:

Embryo ..... Is a malignant genius tinkering with women's bodies?
Embryo 2: Crosshairs ... A killer stalks women & an unborn baby.
Embryo 3: Raney & Levine... A religious zealot targets a child & the hospital caring for him.
Embryo 4: Catch Me ... A serial killer just targets couples.

and NOW....Embryo 5: Silver Girl ... A beautiful young TV star dies mysteriously...

Book Description:  
"A beautiful young TV star, Jody Merrill, dies mysteriously and police are stumped. They are even more at a loss when the grisly remains of yet another actress, Jody's co-star, are found.

Detectives request the help of doctors Jill Raney and David Levine, police friends and detectives on their own. For Jill and David this is personal; they are heartbroken since both murdered young women were their friends. Furiously they resolve to find the killer: to skirt the law as they always do in cases of sex crimes, child abuse and murder; helping where cops' hands are tied (…

A New Season: The Fortunes of BLUES and BLESSINGS BOOK II By: Karen Sloan-Brown

Book Description....

"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace. A New Season begins with Diana attempting to revive her singing career. She has a son, Caesar, who she leaves in search of her dream. She dies and her mother, Maia, takes Caesar to Nashville to live with his father a former Fisk Jubilee Singer. The story continues in Nashville with Caesar caught in conflict between his fath…

Soft Target: A Cybertech Thriller By: John D. Trudel

Book Description....

"Soft Target: A Cybertech Thriller The 21st Century started off dangerous and got worse. America is working its way back, wounded, but recovering and rebuilding. Exceptionalism is a memory, but embers glow in the darkness. Hope is alive. A maverick scientist, GERRY PATTON, works alone behind tight security. Her wild card project could ensure government survival if Washington was destroyed, but it's being sabotaged. MIKE MICKELSON ("Twenty Mike"), a Marine, was gravely wounded when his command post in Yemen was overrun. Now unfit for combat, he's assigned to help Gerry. Unknown enemies are watching. An attack is planned, a coup orchestrated by officials in our own government. Gerry's program could hamper their plans. Why take a chance? She's a Soft Target. Can Mike save Gerry? Can she help him heal? Can they prevent a paralyzing WMD attack?"

Title:  Soft Target:  Cybertech Thriller
Author:  John D. Trudel
Publisher:  Create Space