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So today, I received an automated email from PaperBackSwap letting me know that a book that I requested was available in the system. Excited I logged on and requested it. Then shortly there after, I received an email letting me know my request was accepted. Yet then a little later I received a message stating that my request had been denied due to my requester conditions. So here’s the deal, when I request a book, automatically my ‘conditions’ are sent. These are my conditions. I am not willing to receive books directly from a smoking home. I really do not like Mass Market Paperback. If the book is MM, please tell me before sending it. Sometimes the program lists things only as Paperback and it is difficult to always know. (Mass Market is the really small size, usually thicker and retail normally around $6 or so rather than the larger. . .

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Your Baby’s First Year Week by Week

Let the trusted authors of Your Pregnancy™ Week by Week—the book you relied on while you were pregnant—guide you through baby’s remarkable, sometimes mind-boggling first year. With easy-to-understand information at your fingertips, you’ll know what to look for and understand what’s happening. This book will provide you with the skills necessary to support and encourage baby’s growth.

Thoroughly revised and updated, Your Baby’s First Year™ Week by Week includes the latest pediatric guidelines and recommendations, plus more than 50 new topics—everything from food allergies to cord-blood banking. It also features the essential milestones of baby’s social, emotional, intellectual and physical development on a weekly basis.

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100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum by Cathy Duffy

The key to successful home education, homeschool veterans will tell you, is determining your educational philosophy and marrying it to your child’s le…more The key to successful home education, homeschool veterans will tell you, is determining your educational philosophy and marrying it to your child’s learning style. Then you can make an informed decision in choosing the right educational curriculum for the child. This is the formula for success.

In 100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum, homeschool guru Cathy Duffy can help you accomplish these critical tasks. Cathy will give you her top choices from every subject area, approaching everything through a Christian worldview perspective. This book is a critical volume for the homeschooling community.

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Dark in the City of Light by Paul Robertson {Preview}

What Evil Haunts the Shadows of 1870s Paris?

Baron Ferdinand Harsanyi — After his wife’s mysterious death, this Austrian attaché holds control over mines whose coveted ore could turn the tide of war.

Therese Harsanyi — Swept up in new romance and the spectacle of Paris, the Baron’s daughter is blind to the dangers stalking her family and the city she loves.

Rudolph Harsanyi — Unsure whom to trust, the Baron’s son’s grief over his mother’s death twists into growing anger and a desire to break free.

As France and Prussia plunge toward war, one family is caught in a web of deceit, political intrigue, and murder that threatens to tear them apart.

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The Last Operative by Jerry B. Jenkins

Jordan Kirkwood wants to go quietly into the sunset. His career as an NSA intelligence officer has taken a significant toll. His two adult children are little more than distant acquaintances. His wife has been patient and supportive, but he knows she has deserved better. That was part of the reason they were going to London. He wanted her to see Europe like a tourist. But that was before he was given intelligence information during the recent mission to Germany. The threat is grave—bigger than 9/11. And the risk is compounded by the fact that someone inside the NSA is involved. The most hidden place in Kirkwood’s past will have to be unmasked in order to meet the challenges of this mission.

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Lalo Treasures

When spring arrives and sun-kissed delights sparkle in the air, the joy of nature invites you to relax and enjoy the sunlight, and ask your loved one “Voulez-vous dancer avec moi ce soir?” all the while surrounded by gardens full of flowers. After hours spent dreaming in green fields covered with morning dew you whisper to your loved one, “what a beautiful day”. This was Orna Lalo’s inspiration for her Summer 2010 Lalo Treasures collection, The Birds and the Beads. The perfect summer accessory. The earrings are hand decorated and made out of resin which makes them light, comfortable and easy to wear. There are many more color schemes and designs available together with matching necklaces bracelets, rings and pins. Retail prices range from $30 up to $240.00 The earrings retail for $65.00. Lalo Treasures is distributed throughout the USA and Canada by African Express, a 20 year old distributor of designer jewelry.

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Barbour Releases 9 Christmas Romances in One Volume

Settling the vast open prairies, weathering winter storms, and finding joy to celebrate during Christmas epitomizes the pioneer experience. In a unique collection of nine Christmas romances, Barbour Publishing brings readers A Prairie Christmas Collection where they can relive a prairie Christmas with all its challenge and delights as penned by multi-published authors, including Tracie Peterson and Deborah Raney. Featuring deckled edge pages and a foil-stamped cover with fold-under flaps, the collection makes an ideal gift for the romance reader.

In this holiday romance collection, the warmth of Christmas will radiate new love from the high plains of Minnesota and Dakota Territory, across the rolling hills of Nebraska, Iowa, and Illinois, and down into the flats of Kansas. Filled with inspiration and faith, each story will become a treasure to be enjoyed again each year.

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Barbour Releases 9 Christmas Romances in One Volume

*Originally posted at www.CreativeMadnessMama.com* Barbour’s A Prairie Christmas Collection Features Nine Holiday Romances in One Uhrichsville, OH— Settling the vast open prairies, weathering winter storms, and finding joy to celebrate during Christmas epitomizes the pioneer experience. In a unique collection of nine Christmas romances, Barbour Publishing brings readers A Prairie Christmas Collection where they can relive a prairie Christmas with all its challenge and delights as penned by multi-published authors, including Tracie Peterson and Deborah Raney. Featuring deckled edge pages and a foil-stamped cover with fold-under flaps, the collection makes an ideal gift for the romance reader. In this holiday romance collection, the warmth of Christmas will radiate new love from the high plains of Minnesota and Dakota Territory, across the rolling hills of Nebraska, Iowa, and Illinois, and down into the flats of Kansas. Filled with inspiration and faith, each story will become a treasure to be enjoyed again. . .

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CuteyBaby, LLC features Modern Cloth Diapers

We are always on the lookout for some cute cloth diapers to add to our stash. Recently we discovered the Modern Cloth Diapers from CuteyBaby. They are cute! Thanks to ChicExecs for our introduction to CuteyBaby, LLC, we were sent an AIO (all-in-one) in Pink Gingham. Now who doesn’t love gingham for babies? Ada Vaughan, founder and designer of CuteyBaby, LLC hits big box retail with her latest product, the Modern Cloth Diaper. CuteyBaby is currently running tests in major retail outlets here in the Midwest. Vaughan has created a variety of fun designs that make the ordinary diaper into an exciting article of clothing for every child. ::::::::::: “I’d like to make cloth diapering something that moms want to do instead of feel that they should do,” said Vaughan. CuteyBaby diapers feature cute printed outer fabrics for both boys and girls such as a green tribal print and big. . .

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The Wiersbe Bible Study Series: John: Get to Know the Living Savior by Warren Wiersbe {Preview}

The book of John lays the very foundation of the Gospel: Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and through Him we begin to truly live. This study takes an in-depth look at the life of Christ, from a miraculous public ministry that confirmed His calling [mission], to personal revelations that can transform the life of every believer. Rich in theology, and essential to evangelism, the book of John provides a definitive guide to Christ’s powerful message of hope.

The Wiersbe Bible Studies Series explores timeless wisdom found in God’s word. Based on Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe’s popular “BE” series, each study provides topical, relevant insights from selected books of the Bible. Designed for small groups, this eight-week study features selected commentaries from BE Alive and BE Transformed, engaging questions, and practical applications, all designed to help you connect God’s word with your life.

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Barbour Releases Book 2 in Historical Series by Award-Winning Author

Two Mail-Order Brides Stranded without Husbands or Livelihoods Award-winning Author Vickie McDonough Releases Second Chance Brides in September 2010, book two of the Texas Boardinghouse Brides series. Uhrichsville, OH—Thanks to the Corbett brothers’ unconventional matchmaking service, will Lookout, Texas, become known as the place to be if you want to get married? Find out in Second Chance Brides, book two in the Texas Boardinghouse Brides series by Vickie McDonough. The historical novel is scheduled for release in September 2010. In the novel, Shannon O’Neil and Leah Bennett are stranded in Lookout, Texas, after a mail-order bride debacle. The Corbett brothers try to atone for the mess they made when they ordered their cousin three mail-order brides by hosting Saturday socials for the town’s eligible singles. But in his stubbornness, will Mark Corbett let Shannon become the wife of a local rancher? Will Leah pass up true love with Dan Howard. . .

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Barbour Releases Book 2 in Historical Series by Award-Winning Author

Two Mail-Order Brides Stranded without Husbands or Livelihoods Award-winning Author Vickie McDonough Releases Second Chance Brides in September 2010, book two of the Texas Boardinghouse Brides series. Uhrichsville, OH—Thanks to the Corbett brothers’ unconventional matchmaking service, will Lookout, Texas, become known as the place to be if you want to get married? Find out in Second Chance Brides, book two in the Texas Boardinghouse Brides series by Vickie McDonough. The historical novel is scheduled for release in September 2010. In the novel, Shannon O’Neil and Leah Bennett are stranded in Lookout, Texas, after a mail-order bride debacle. The Corbett brothers try to atone for the mess they made when they ordered their cousin three mail-order brides by hosting Saturday socials for the town’s eligible singles. But in his stubbornness, will Mark Corbett let Shannon become the wife of a local rancher? Will Leah pass up true love with Dan Howard. . .

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The Skin You’re In by Nancy Rue {Preview}

Now that you’re not a little girl anymore you’d love to move beyond cheap lip gloss into the high-fashion world of smudge-proof lipstick, lash-lengthening mascara, and that flirty eye shadow advertised in magazines—because that’s what it takes to be beautiful these days, right? Hang on a sec! One step at a time. In this book you’ll learn not only how to wield those makeup brushes but also how to take care of yourself as you change, from keeping your skin and hair glowing and healthy to finding your own unique style. And you’ll get in on the BIG secret: that true beauty is revealed as you grow closer to God and learn to wow the world by just being you.

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Sweat, Blood, and Tears: What God Uses to Make a Man by Xan Hood {Preview}

Xan Hood challenges his generation to grow into godly men.

Snips and snails and puppy dog tails might be what little boys are made of, but what makes a man? Or more specifically, what does God use to make a man?

It is true that becoming a godly man in the 21st century can be a confusing and complicated journey. Author Xan Hood invites readers along for his trip out west, both literally and figuratively. Along the way, he found that God uses three intentional elements to make a man – sweat, blood, and tears. With searing honesty, Hood shares his experiences with God and men and paint and trout and fashion and hunting. These characters help craft his story, his ongoing story of the making of a man.

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