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Monthly Archives: February, 2014

Haunted on Bourbon Street


by Deanna Chase Overview (from B&  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 …

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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 …

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Private Practice


by Samanthe Beck Overview (from B&  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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Bird of Paradise Drums Beating


by Penny Ross Overview (from B&  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 …

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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 …

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by Lisa Scott Overview (from B&  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 …

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