Thursday, March 16, 2017

Thank You, God, for Grandma By Amy Parker Review


Thank You, God, for Grandmas,Nanas and Mimis too,Gigis and Grams and Grandmommies—They’re great, grand gifts from You!

No matter what you call her, there is nothing like the love between a grandma and her grandchild! With sweet, rhyming text and adorable illustrations, Thank You, God, for Grandma encourages little ones to treasure God’s special gift of grandmothers.

Grandmas and their grandchildren alike will love this heartwarming story that celebrates their precious relationship.

Amy Parker’s children’s books have sold more than 800,000 copies, including two Christian Retailing’s Best award-winning books and the bestselling A Night Night Prayer. She lives outside Nashville with her husband and two children.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- If you have a Grandma in your life or for your children, this book is short and sweet.   It does not have a huge message or really any storyline, but it is nice for a quick read.  The little ones will like the bears.

Leadership Lessons From Mom by Mark Villareal Mom Review


Learn the impact that a mother makes in the lessons taught through childhood and adults that creates the leaders of today. "Leadership Lessons From Mom" demonstrates the key impacts of teaching leadership lessons and how they relate to today's business environment.

Leadership Lessons From Mom is one man's story of the impact of the lessons learned throughout his lifetime from his mother's teaching. The lessons demonstrate a loving mother's concern and determination to teach the values of good character that sustain her son through the challenges of life, business and adulthood. The author correlates the lessons to business leadership and is a testament of the impact that all mothers make.

"Mothers are special. They are God’s gift to mankind. And behind every successful man, there was a mother somewhere in his past who gave so that others might live.

This book is a testament to the power of a mom’s words spoken with truth and clarity. They reflect the voice of a mother who cares about her children. A mother who loves enough to say the tough things a son needs to hear when he needs to hear them. A mother who is transparent enough to demonstrate compassion while instilling the wisdom of Solomon. This book will stir your soul. It will spark your imagination. And this book will remind you of the power of your mother’s words. Apply the sage advice Mark has shared throughout these pages and benefit for a lifetime… perhaps an eternity!

I fully support this book and hope everyone else loves it as much as I have!" - Carly Fiorina, Former CEO of Hewlett Packard & 2016 Presidential Candidate

Author Bio:

Mark Villareal is the author of the International Best Seller Shortcuts Get You Lost! A Leadership Fable Of The Dangers Of the Blind Leading The Blind. The book reached #1 status in the U.S., Canada, Australia and #12 in the U.K. Mark Villareal has been an established public speaker, presenter, coach and consultant for many years. He has been a guest on The Viki Winterton Radio Show, The Dr. Jo Anne White Radio Show, The Energy Shift with Sonia Bueno de la Torre, The Dare To Dream Show with Debbi Dachinger, and Talent Talk Radio to name a few. He has had multiple articles published in magazines and publications.

Mark Villareal has a passion for developing people in a manner that helps them achieve their goals. Villareal has been helping business leaders succeed for 35 years. Early in his career he realized that the more he focused on others' success, the more his career blossomed as well. It is with a servant’s heart that Villareal has helped employees and managers reach their next level of success. Villareal has had the innate ability to quickly identify high potential individuals. He mentors them via personal instruction; professional development plans, and focused coaching. He has assisted in developing consultative sales executives, managers, and business leaders. Villareal has a passion for leadership development and has a hunger for continued growth and development. He believes strong leaders pay if forward.

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I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  A great set of stories that combine with a powerful message to uplift as well as encourage.  I was surprised to get such insight from a male author as he takes on a woman's topic in a way.  It is always nice to see through the eyes of another person and gather the knowledge that was left in the chapters.

The Swan Princess: Royally Undercover DVD Review

Swan Princess: Royally Undercover


Available on DVD March 28
Bonus Materials Include a Behind-the-Scenes Featurette with Macy Kate in the Recording Studio
THE SWAN PRINCESS: ROYALLY UNDERCOVER has a runtime of approximately 79 minutes and is rated G.

The Swan Princess is back, with an all-new feature length movie! Get ready to go on an undercover detective adventure when THE SWAN PRINCESS: ROYALLY UNDERCOVER arrives for the first time on DVD March 28 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

 The newest installment of the beloved animated franchise follows the enchanting tale of young Princess Alise and her friends as they embark on a new adventure where they solve a royal mystery using their detective skills and spy gadgets. Featuring fan-favorite characters and all news faces, this next installment is the perfect fit for a new generation of Swan Princess fans, as well as nostalgic fans of the franchise.

Join “The X Factor” star Macy Kate in the studio as she records the theme song for THE SWAN PRINCESS: ROYALLY UNDERCOVER, "Born to Be Me." Macy Kate also sang the theme song in the previous installment, THE SWAN PRINCESS: PRINCESS TOMORROW, PIRATE TODAY, which was titled "I'll Be Your Star."

Directed by Richard Rich from a story by Richard Rich and Brian Nissen, and a screenplay by Brian Nissen, THE SWAN PRINCESS: ROYALLY UNDERCOVER was produced by Richard Rich, Seldon O. Young, and Jared F. Brown, with Seldon O. Young, serving as executive producer.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- I have never been a fan of the computer animated versus the old fashion cartoons, but this DVD is very colorful and visually appealing for younger kids.   It has a good, clean storyline and is filled with humor.  It has enough going on throughout the story to keep little ones focused on the screen.   If you are a parent and need a little down time, this will be a good DVD to try.

Treat Trap & Bullibone Review

Made with natural flavoring and the same safe nylon alternative as the Bullibone, chewing Treat Traps reduces tartar and plaque to freshen your dog’s breath by maintaining healthier gums, an important component of good canine dental hygiene.

Bullibones are full permeated beef, bacon or peanut butter nylon chews that help to satisfy your dog’s chewing needs along with receiving the best of dental hygiene.
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I received complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review- I like that the treat trap works with any kind of larger treat, if it can fit in, it can come out. If you do use smaller treats it is not going to be much of a trap, but my dogs enjoy trying to chew on it anyway.

The bullibone kept my larger dog interested way longer than my smaller one, but I think it is because one likes to chew a lot and the other just like to eat so after trying to chew for a bit she just gives up.  The products are perfect if you have a chewer that loves to spend time gnawing at things.

Dragonwatch Book Giveaway

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Dragonwatch: A Fablehaven Adventure by Brandon Mull


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Arizona Forever by Jaclyn M.Hawkes Blast $50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Giveaway

  Arizona Forever by Jaclyn M. Hawkes Dr. Jessie Benn has everything—except Mr. Right. There’s only one problem. The one guy who intrigues her is completely wrong. She’s a veterinarian specializing in horses with a thriving practice nestled between her family’s Arizona ranches, looking for a nice, dependable guy who can take her to the eternities. He’s a visiting Australian business tycoon who’s just a touch bitter, a touch wild, and way more than a touch fascinating. What’s a girl to do?

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Jaclyn M Hawkes ROCKS! I love all of her books! This was another great story that had it all; great characters, fun, happiness, love, suspense, sadness, triumph, family, and joy. I'm not worried about letting my teenage daughters read anything Jaclyn writes. Thanks for another great read and please keep them coming! Karen Fantastic as always! Fantastic, magnificent and beautifully written. Amazing! I have never read a book before that had me captive from the beginning. I cried, have laughed and felt her deep grief and confusion. What a wonderful book and a wonderfully exceptional writer. I can't wait to read more of Jaclyn Hawkes books! Lorraine I love the way she writes! I love it! A fun read that warms your heart and makes you feel just as awesome as the characters!   Jaclyn Hawkes was delightful! A love story with depth and characters you want to meet. I find myself reading halfway into the night if I don't set a reminder to stop and sleep when I get her new books. Janie   Be sure to read Jaclyn’s other books Journey of Honor A love story The Outer Edge of Heaven The Most Important Catch Healing Creek Rockland Ranch Series Peace River Above Rubies Once Enchanted For Joey Warrior’s Moon The Sage After Rain After The Wind Wildflowers And Kisses  

Author Jaclyn M. Hawkes Jaclyn M. Hawkes grew up in Utah with 6 sisters, 4 brothers and any number of pets. (It was never boring!) She got a bachelor’s degree, had a career and traveled extensively before settling down to her life’s work of being the mother of four magnificent and sometimes challenging children. She loves shellfish, pizza, the out of doors, the youth, and hearing her children laugh. She and her incredibly handsome husband, their younger children, and their happy dogs now live in a mountain valley in northern Utah, where it smells like heaven and kids still move sprinkler pipe.

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