Month: February 2014

Haunted on Bourbon Street

Haunted on Bourbon Street

by Deanna Chase Overview (from B&N.com):  Jade loves her new apartment — until a ghost joins her in the shower.  When empath Jade Calhoun moves into an apartment above a strip bar on Bourbon Street, she expects life to get interesting.  What she doesn’t count on is making friends with an exotic dancer, attracting a powerful spirit, and developing feelings for Kane, her sexy landlord.  Being an empath has never been easy on Jade’s relationships.  It’s no wonder she keeps… Read more »

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America’s Sweethearts (Rated PG-13)

America’s Sweethearts (Rated PG-13)

Starring:  Julia Roberts, Billy Crystal, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and John Cusack Directed by:  Joe Roth Synopsis:  Gwen and Eddie are America’s Sweethearts — the country’s favorite couple on-screen and off.  But when their very public romance turns into a very private breakup, only veteran press agent Lee and Gwen’s assistant Kiki can help Gwen and Eddie show some love while they promote their last film together.  But the press junket is in a resort hotel miles from anywhere, and while Lee… Read more »

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Private Practice

Private Practice

by Samanthe Beck Overview (from B&N.com):  Dr. Ellie Swan has a plan; open her practice in tiny Bluelick, Kentucky, so she can keep an eye on her diabetic father, and make hometown golden-boy Roger Reynolds fall in love with her.  But Ellie has a problem.  Roger seeks a skilled, sexually adventurous partner, and bookish Ellie doesn’t qualify.  Tyler Longfoot only cares about three things:  shaking his bad boy image, qualifying for the loan his company needs to rehab a piece… Read more »

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Just Go With It (Rated PG-13)

Just Go With It (Rated PG-13)

Starring:  Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston and Brooklyn Decker Directed by:  Dennis Dugan Synopsis:  Danny Maccabee (Adam Sandler) meets the girl of his dreams (Brooklyn Decker) but has to enlist his loyal assistant Katherine (Jennifer Aniston) to pretend to be his soon-to-be-ex-wife in order to cover up a careless lie.  When more lies backfire, Katherine’s kids become involved, and everyone heads off to Hawaii for a ridiculous, out-of-control weekend that tests the limits of how far we’ll go for love. My… Read more »

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Pasta Puttanesca

This is a classic Neapolitan dish that combines wine, tomatoes, olives, and pasta.  It’s extremely easy to make and absolutely delicious.  Some of you are probably thinking, “Pasta?  How can that possibly be healthy?”  Remember the saying, “Everything in moderation”?  Well it’s true.  Besides, this actually is one of the healthiest pasta recipes that I’ve come across.  Not to mention, it’s simply delicious!  Enjoy this classic dish with friends and/or family! Ingredients – Serves 2 1 tablespoon dry red table… Read more »

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Hope Springs (Rated PG-13)

Hope Springs (Rated PG-13)

Starring:  Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carell Directed by:  David Frankel Synopsis:  Kay (Meryl Streep) and Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones) are a devoted couple, but decades of marriage have left Kay wanting to spice things up and reconnect with her husband.  When she hears of a renowned couples specialist (Steve Carell) in the small town of Great Hope Springs, she attempts to persuade her skeptical husband, a steadfast man of routine, to get on a plane for a… Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday Rewind: Top 10 Characters I’d NEVER Want To Trade Places With

This will be my first blogging challenge and as Barney Stinson would say, “Challenge accepted!”  For my first challenge I decided to go with a Top Ten Tuesday Challenge hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  Their challenge for February 25 is a Top Ten Tuesday Rewind, so you pick from previous topics.  That works for me since I haven’t done any of them.  So, as you can see from the title I decided to go with. . . The… Read more »

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Bird of Paradise Drums Beating

Bird of Paradise Drums Beating

by Penny Ross Overview (from B&N.com):  Kara has secrets.  One of her secrets began in 69 B.C…  How do the typical lives of eighteen-year old Brittany and her mother Amy mesh with a woman who claims she was Cleopatra, Nellie McClung, Pauline Johnson, Marie-Anne Lagimodiere and other legendary women?  Find out as Kara’s secrets are exposed through startling revelations.  From a Mayan peasant about to be sacrificed, to a famous singer afflicted by anorexia, and a queen paraded up the… Read more »

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Mirror, Mirror (Rated PG)

Mirror, Mirror (Rated PG)

Starring:  Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, Armie Hammer, and Nathan Lane Directed by:  Tarsem Singh Dhandwar Synopsis:  After she spends all her money, an evil enchantress queen (Julia Roberts) schemes to marry a handsome, wealthy prince (Armie Hammer).  There’s just one problem – he’s in love with a beautiful princess, Snow White (Lily Collins).  Now, joined by seven rebellious dwarves, Snow White launches an epic battle of good vs. evil. My Thoughts:  This movie looked ridiculous from the previews and I… Read more »

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Snow

Snow

by Lisa Scott Overview (from B&N.com):  Shawna White wants nothing more than to land a role in a musical, but she’s running out of cash while she chases her dream.  Her stepmother, Veronica Midas, suggests she take a nanny job for the rich man she’s trying to land, and Shawna finds herself in charge of seven kids.  But Veronica didn’t realize Shawna would be living there, enchanting Jeremy and his children.  Now Veronica will do whatever it takes to win… Read more »

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