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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Book Tour: A Beauty Refined by Tracie Peterson plus Giveaway, and Facebook Party

A Beauty Refined (Sapphire Brides, #2)
Book Description: 

Phoebe Von Bergen is excited to accompany her father when he travels from Germany to purchase sapphires in Montana. Little does she know that her father's plans--for the gemstones and his daughter--are not what they seem. 

Ian Harper, a lapidary working in Helena, finds the young woman staying at the Broadwater Hotel more than a little intriguing. Yet the more he gets to know her, the more he realizes that her family story is based on a lie--a lie she has no knowledge of. And Ian believes he knows the only path that will lead her to freedom.

Meeting Ian has changed everything. Phoebe is determined to stay in America, regardless of her father's plans. But she may not be prepared for the unexpected danger as the deception begins to unravel.


Book Review:

I don't know who designs Tracie's covers, but they are all very well done. This is definitely a book that I would pick up and be curious about, just because of the cover. And then I would read that it was book 2 of the Sapphire Brides Series (and assuming I hadn't read book 1) I would hesitate. However, you can read this with no problem if you haven't read the first one. The way they tie in to each other is the Sapphires. Characters (at least that I remember) don't overlap at all, so you won't be missing anything (other than a good first story).

While I enjoyed the story, and will probably even read it again, I was a little...disappointed in Ian's and Phoebe's relationship. Don't get me wrong, Ian is great, and Phoebe is a sweetheart, but they didn't seem to spend a whole lot of time with each other. Maybe it's implied and I just missed it, but I was saddened by it all the same. I also wanted (although, it really wasn't necessary) more info about what happens to the servants at the conclusion, but that's just because I like everything really tied up :)

It's a cute story that won't take you long to read.

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A Beauty Refined (Sapphire Brides, #2) Title: A Beauty Refined
Author: Tracie Peterson
Publisher: Bethany House
Published: July 2016
ISBN: 0764213253
Source: I received a copy in exchange for an honest review. 


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Blog Tour: Trapped in East Germany by Carolyn Twede Frank

Review * Giveaway


Book Description:

It is the autumn of 1943, and Karin Graeber is keenly aware of the uneasy tide of change swirling around her. She is not alone—in wartime Berlin, it seems that everyone has been swept up in the frightening transformation of their city. No more than a child, Karin is far too young to understand the Nazi presence or the drone of air-raid sirens or the absence of her beloved Pappa, a soldier in the German army. But when a bomb destroys their home, Karin is forced to grow up far too soon as her family joins the tens of thousands displaced in the raids on the city. Relying on their faith as Latter-day Saints, Karin and her family begin a journey that will prove the indomitable strength of the human spirit.

What follows is the sweeping narrative of one young girl's journey through war and beyond—from her childlike observations of World War II in Germany to her changing view of the world as she grows up in a land divided by war. Now, driven by starvation and the perilous existence of refugees, Karin and her family must draw upon a deep reservoir of strength and faith to sustain them through the harrowing escape ahead . . .

Rorie's Review:

This book is both heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time. I've read a few novels about World War II - some of them dealing with people who were trapped in East Germany, but this book really hit home to me, knowing that it is based on a true story. The book starts out with Karin and her family dealing with frequent bombing by the Allies. It shocked me to find out that they thought of the Allies as their enemies. I have never thought about what the innocent people of Germany felt when their country was being bombarded during the war. War is horrible. Necessary sometimes, but still horrible.

As the book continues, we learn more about the struggles that Karin and her family lived through. Extreme poverty, having to hide every night from Russian soldiers, never having enough food. I got choked up more than once reading this book. What amazed me though, is that through it all, Karin did her best to not get too discouraged, and to keep a smile on her face. The faith that this girl had - even at just 6 years old - warms my heart.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Blog Tour: The Heir of Brownlie Manor by Anita Stansfield

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The Heir of Brownlie Manor by Anita Stansfield

Book Description:

After a medical discharge from his duties in the Napoleonic War, Thomas Quincy Fitzbatten has returned home. Disoriented, burdened by guilt for his wealth, and disillusioned with life's injustices, Thomas longs for a chance to make a difference in the world. But he keeps himself a mystery to those around him, and another motive for his charity gnaws at the back of his mind: to seek redemption from the traumatic demons of war. 

Then everything changes at the arrival of Ruth Dawson, the niece of Thomas's butler, a stunning woman with a secret of her own. Thomas graciously offers to assist Ruth in her predicament, but a surprise instinct prompts Thomas to handle the case a little more personally—through marriage. 

As their love blossoms, it appears that all will be well—until Thomas receives a mysterious letter from an old friend in trouble, compelling him to the rescue. But what will Thomas do when nothing is as it seems? And why can't Ruth shake the feeling that her destiny is intertwined with Thomas's in a way they could never have imagined?

Andrea's Review:

I really enjoy clean Regency Romance novels, so even though I didn't care for the last book I read by Anita Stansfield I couldn't help but agree to review The Heir of Brownlie Manor. The cover is simple, but excellent for this genre. It would definitely catch my attention at a book store or library.

I was quite intrigued by the beginning of the book. I loved the way Thomas' parents raised him, and how they treated their servants so well. The relationship was so unlike everyone else in their high society, but it was refreshing. Thomas' willingness to help his butler's niece, Ruth, was really unique, and then it went so much beyond the norm. Even though it didn't fit the mold, I was happy for the choice he made.

The middle of the story really dragged for me. It kept repeating over and over how Thomas and Ruth thought life was too good to be true. I'm not the most patient reader and I just wanted them to get on with whatever tragedy was surely coming.

When tragedy finally struck the story became quite the soap opera. While I usually enjoy characters and situations that don't fit the mold, everything that came about was over the top for me.

Rorie's Review:

I generally really enjoy Regency romances, so I was excited to get this book. Sadly, this one just didn't do it for me. I was never able to become emotionally involved with the characters in this book. Thomas and Ruth's relationship and growing romance just seemed to happen way too easy, and there didn't seem to be any depth to it.

I was hoping that once I got to the climax of the book that it would get more interesting, but even that part fell flat. Unfortunately, this book just was not for me.

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Monday, July 11, 2016

Book Blast: Rachel Laine by Jennifer Peel

Rachel Laine  

Rachel Laine (The Women of Merryton #3) by Jennifer Peel 

Book Description:

Rachel Whitney’s life changed forever when Drew, the son of her twin sister, Sydney, was placed in her arms—and there he stayed. At twenty-two, she had no idea what she was doing, but in that moment, she knew that raising Drew was what she was meant to do with her life. ​ Fiercely independent, Rachel makes her own way managing her family's insurance agency. Decidedly against introducing any men into her life, or Drew’s, she protects her heart against all romantic entanglements. But what she didn’t count on was a letter from her sister that leads a famous secret to her door eight years after her sister’s death. A secret with the same eyes as her son’s. ​ Desperate not to get the courts involved, Rachel allows Drew’s previously unknown father, Andrew Turner, into their lives, and to her surprise, little by little into her heart. But for Rachel, taking that step could open her family to a firestorm of media attention that not even Merryton can protect them from. Is love worth the risk? Or will Andrew's fame and ambition ruin their chances? 

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Excerpt:

I was deep in thought about the Andrew predicament when my phone went off. I shook my head and picked it up. It was a text from Andrew.

Tell Drew to watch the Spartans pitcher. He throws a good 4-seam fastball.

I relayed the message to Drew. He was already glued to the TV anyway.

“Hey, Mom, did you know that there are different ways to hold a baseball when you throw it?”

“No, I didn’t know that.”

“Yeah, Andrew told me.”

“So, you really like Andrew?”

He turned his attention away from the flat screen for a second. “He’s awesome.”

I sighed and got another text. Did Drew see that pitch?

“That’s the pitch Andrew was talking about,” Drew exclaimed.

Yep, I texted back.

He texted a few more times about different things Drew should pay attention to, like the way the pitcher had to look for those trying to steal the base, or how he always needed to be ready to catch or field the ball if it was hit.

Aren’t you supposed to be watching the game? I texted back after several messages.

I’m so talented that I can do both.

How does your head fit inside your hat?

I’m not wearing one tonight.

Good thing. Since we’re talking about my big head, watch for my interview with tonight’s commentators. It should play during one of the breaks.

Darn, it’s bed time. I guess we’ll miss it.

I saw your DVR. Put it to good use.

You’re so bossy.

Please?

I didn’t respond. He was really getting on my nerves. I thought since he was gone I wouldn’t have to deal with him, but he was like a fly buzzing around, annoying me. And every time I tried to swat him away, he only became more persistent.

Rachel Laine?

See what I mean?

Don’t take this the wrong way, but I think you’re beautiful when you’re annoyed.

I’ll record your dumb interview.

You’re the best. Tell Drew goodnight for me.  
 
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Praise for the Book:

"You nailed it!!! These books keep getting better and better each time! I looovvved it!"

"How is it possible that you just keep getting better? I swear this one is my favorite." "

I literally got lost in Merryton again. It is one of my favorite places to visit."  


About the Author:

Jennifer Peel headshotJennifer Peel is the mother of three amazing kiddos. Wife to her one and only for the past twenty-one years. Lover of late night talks, beach vacations, the mountains, pink bubble gum ice cream, tours of model homes, and southern living. She can frequently be found with her laptop on, fingers typing away, indulging in chocolate milk, and writing out the stories that are constantly swirling through her head.



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Friday, July 1, 2016

Book Blast: Chasing Fireflies by Taylor Dean

Chasing Fireflies  
Chasing Fireflies by Taylor Dean

Book Description:

My sisters think I’m crazy.

But, I’ve never forgotten the mysterious woman from my childhood who told me Paul is the name of my one true love. 

She told me to search far and wide for him. 

I haven’t stopped looking ever since. 

When I stumble across an article about a successful American entrepreneur named Paul who lives and works in China, I’m intrigued. When the opportunity to teach English in China presents itself on the same day, I know it’s not a coincidence. 

It’s destiny.  

My sisters say I’m chasing a dream. 

Just like the fireflies we tried to catch on the warm summer evenings of our youth, the dream seems beyond my grasp. Will my quest for the elusive Paul always be just short of fulfillment?  

My sisters tell me it’s a fool’s errand. 

Until I remind them of the day we saw the Red Bird. 

The memory silences them. 

 The Red Bird Incident remains inarguable—and proves my search for Paul is not a silly fantasy. 

I will find Paul . . . I will. 
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Praise for Chasing Fireflies: 

It was like Taylor Dean left a trail of chocolate chips leading to a plate of delicious cookies at the end. Yummy! I had to eat every single one and now I’m full and feasting on the satisfaction of a well written story. 
-Author Charissa Stastny 

Taylor Dean is such a creative and skilled author that she has the ability to make the unusual and the unthinkable seem real. 
-Lisa, Goodreads Reviewer 

As always I loose myself in Taylor’s books, experiencing rather than reading the story, from that first glance and butterflies in my belly, to the inevitable heartache, to the amazingly captivating events that lead us to the blissful happily ever after. 
-Mylissa's Reviews and Book Thoughts 

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Excerpt:

My sisters stare at me with wide eyes, perhaps shocked at my show of assertiveness. 

“Besides,” I continue, slowly looking them each in the eyes, “you know why I have to go. I know he’s there and I have to find him.” 

“Please tell me you are not going on about that Paul business again. Searching for him is ridiculous.” Sadie folds her arms across her chest as if sulking. “It’s a fool’s errand.” 

Saige avoids my eyes. “That’s crazy talk, Savannah. You won’t find him.” 

“Is it? Every single thing has come true and you know it. If I don’t find him, I will lose everything.” 

“Don’t overdramatize the situation. It’s just a coincidence,” Samantha spouts heatedly. “There’s no proof.” 

“Really? What about the Red Bird?” I ask. 

That silences them. Simultaneously, their eyes lower and they hunch down in their seats. 

They have nothing to say about the Red Bird. The Red Bird Incident remains to this day, inarguable. Admittedly, it still leaves me speechless too. I’ve often tried to explain it away as coincidence, to convince myself it couldn’t possibly be true. It’s no use. The Red Bird defies all reason and common sense. 

As their silence continues, I say, “It’s not crazy. It’s my future. Miss Pearl was right, you know she was. She told me I would receive tragic news and I did. She told me to watch out for the Red Bird and I did. She told me to search far and wide for Paul . . . and I need to do it.” 
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About Author Taylor Dean:

taylor deanTaylor Dean lives in Texas and is the mother of four grown children. Upon finding herself with an empty nest, she began to write the stories that were always wandering around in her head, quickly finding she had a passion for writing, specifically romance. Whether it’s paranormal, contemporary, or suspense—you’ll find all sub-genres of clean romance in her line-up. 




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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Blog Tour: A Date with Danger by Kari Iroz

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A Date with Danger by Kari Iroz

Book Description:

She just wanted to shake up her love life. Jacklyn (Jack) Wyatt is the typical twenty-five-year-old living the typical Provo single life with the typical bad luck— at least until the FBI recruits her for a completely different type of dating.

A young woman has gone missing, and all signs point to her online dating profile as the kidnapper’s operating ground. But when suspects who crossed paths with the missing girl begin contacting Jack, the FBI sees its opportunity for an inside man—er, woman.

Now Jack will have to play the field, dating each of the men in an attempt to weed out the kidnapper. But with such an unusual array of characters vying for her attention, pinpointing the culprit may prove even harder than finding Mr. Right. And as more young women disappear, will Jack stay professional and objective, even with the handsome Special Agent Damon Wade just a whisper in her hidden microphone away?

Andrea's Review:

THIS. BOOK. IS. HILARIOUS.

I have not laughed out loud so hard for as long as I can remember. This book was seriously hilarious. My daughter was concerned, and it was hard to stop laughing long enough to read some funny parts to her. Quite a few of the laughs may have come from situations stemming from LDS culture, but I think those not familiar with the culture would still be entertained.

The Sandra Bullock look-alike on the cover was very distracting. I put the book face down whenever I had to attend to life (although that wasn't often-this was really good and I just wanted to read and avoid those pesky details of real life). If covers are your thing, and this isn't the cover for you, ignore it and give the book a try. It is such a good read! I can't wait to read it again.

I liked the characters, and the regular citizen being pulled into helping the FBI made for such a fun story. There were intense moments broken up with great laughs. The online dating scene added so much to this story.

Kari Iroz is an author to watch for.

Rorie's Review:

I was a bit put off for the first chapter or two by Jack's...witticisms (I'm pretty sure that's not a word, but I can't think of what else to call it.) Thankfully, I either got used to it really fast, or it lessened a bit because it didn't take me too long  to become completely engrossed in the story, and it turned out to be a "put everything else on the back burner so I can finish this book in one day" kind of story.

Jack is a very socially awkward person, one that I can kind of relate to. Damon is pretty much the exact opposite, so it was very interesting to see their relationship grow from not really liking him at all, to friendship, to something even more.

The story line is interesting - online dating has always been interesting to me, but not in a "Hmm, that might be fun" kind of way, more of a "How do you know he won't turn out to be a sadistic killer?" kind of way. It was amusing to see the different kind of dates that Jack had to endure while they were trying to flush out the kidnapper.

I really enjoyed the relationship between Jack and Damon.  He starts out so stiff and serious, but I really came to like him as the story progressed. I also really appreciated how the author didn't make him all of a sudden resolve his religion issues. That actually might have ruined the story if that had been the case.

Definitely a good story that I highly recommend. A good mystery, some suspense, some good romance, lots of humor. It's all there.

Tarah's Review:

Okay, so I just have to start with the cover, because I'm a cover snob, and I kind of feel like this one is false advertising :) It totally looks like Sandra Bullock on the cover of this book, and with the title A Date with Danger it makes me think that this is going to be like the movie The Net (do you remember that movie? Wow, that was a long time ago). In all reality though, if I was keeping with Sandra Bullock movie themes, I would compare this book more to Miss Congeniality than The Net. It has laughs and humor and some suspense and mystery, but it's not a serious book. It's LDS fluff, and I love me some fluff. Especially funny fluff.

Okay, now on to the good stuff. I loved this book. When it came in the mail I wasn't excited to read it because of the cover, but I opened it up just to see really quick what I was in for...and I just kept reading. My family would look at me funny when I'd burst out laughing, but I just couldn't help myself.

I love how Jack said what she thought. Never in a rude way, though. It was more self-deprecating humor. While I think her dates might have been a little over the top (but really, I didn't date much so maybe that is pretty typical) it was entertaining to read.

I liked the mystery part, and was kept guessing till the very end. I also really appreciated how Damon did just all of a sudden decide to believe because of her, but that it was a work in progress.

I've already recommended this to my book friends, and I've gone back and reread my favorite parts. This will be a book I will reread again and again.


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Title: A Date with Danger
Author: Kari iroz
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Published: June 2016

ASIN: B01GW4DNME
Source: We received copies from the publisher in exchange for honest reviews. 

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Blog Tour: The Make-Ahead Kitchen by Annalise Thomas

The Make-Ahead Kitchen by Annalise Thomas

Book Description:

Skip the hassle of last-minute meals and leftovers and replace them with simple, healthy, delicious, and easy-to-prepare make-ahead dishes! Your family will love these comfortable meals, new favorites, cozy drinks, and tantalizing desserts—all of them prepared ahead of time so you don’t have to worry! Enjoy simple, soul-filling foods without the chaos of preparing them at the last minute.

Rorie's Review:

I was able to try several of these recipes, and was happy with all of them.

Green smoothies are a staple in my house, since that's the only way I can get most of my kids to ingest anything green. I admit, the recipe for the Not-So-Green Smoothie is very similar to what I usually make, but I was intrigued by the use of cinnamon and salt. End result was 4 out of 4 thumbs up. I really liked the hint of cinnamon in the smoothie, so I plan on using that on a regular basis from now on.

Next, I made the Mediterranean-Style Hummus. I have always wanted to try making my own hummus, but for some reason it has always intimidated me. Now I wonder why, because this recipe was so easy and quick to make, and the end result was delicious. I think I like this better than the store-bought stuff that I usually get. I do wish that I had halved the recipe though, because it makes a whole lot and no one else in my family will eat it.

The next recipe I tried was the Rosemary Chicken Pot Pie. I'm not a huge fan of rosemary, so I considered leaving it out, but I ended up using it. It wasn't an overpowering flavor, so I was happy about that. The pot pie was delicious and almost everyone in the family ate it, which doesn't happen very often (I have a few really picky kids.) My only two complaints about this recipe are: 1) the recipe calls for bacon but never tells you what to do with it. I just ended up adding it at the same time as the chicken, and 2) this recipe takes FOREVER to make. Active prep time was 1 1/2 hours, and then another hour or so to bake it. I am more of a 5 ingredients or less, hurry and get it over with type of cook, so I was not at all happy with how long I ended up being in the kitchen for this meal. I'm very glad that it turned out as delicious as it did, but I don't know if I'd make it again, simply due to the amount of time it takes to make.

Finally, my oldest made the Butterscotch Chocolate Blondies. I really like blondies and my family really likes chocolate...and butterscotch...so we were all looking forward to trying this. It did not disappoint, and was very tasty, although maybe a bit too sweet (I never thought I'd say that.) I do prefer the texture of regular blondies better - this was more cake-like, but it was easy enough for my 10-year-old to make, and he was able to get it mixed up and in the oven in the amount of time it took to let the pot pie sit before eating dinner.

All in all, I'm glad I had the chance to try some of these recipes and look forward to trying some of the other ones in this book - probably not the ones that take several hours though.

Andrea's Review:

I was pretty excited about this recipe book when I first heard about it. I work outside of my home, and many nights when it's almost time to eat I'm trying to figure out what to make. Of course this problem could easily be eliminated if I was a consistent meal planner, but I haven't been able to stay in that habit. Anyway, in my mind The Make Ahead Kitchen was going to help me turn around my last- minute problem.

My bad habit hasn't been turned around quite yet, although I did find the recipes I tried to be fairly easy to put together. So many of the recipes sound delicious-although some of them didn't appeal to me based on the amount of time to put them together. I had in mind that this was a save time book, so the multi-step, many hour recipes didn't call to me.

I made the pumpkin pie slow cooker oatmeal. I actually didn't have this cooking overnight, but made it during the day to have ready for my family to heat up throughout the week. It was fast and easy to throw together, and made my house smell great. My daughter really liked it, and although my son made faces when I made him try it, I think he actually liked it (in the past he has said he doesn't like pumpkin, but that seems to be in his mind-I didn't tell him that's what was in it). If I make it again I will try my steel cut oats (I much prefer their texture over regular rolled oats), and I'll try some maple syrup instead of the brown sugar. It's wasn't overly sweet, but I'd feel better about the health content if it had the natural syrup instead.

Since I had pumpkin puree leftover from the oatmeal, I made the Sour Cream Pumpkin Bread. This was another easy recipe. It didn't take any more or any less time than your standard sweet bread. I liked the consistency and my husband and daughter downed it. We didn't end up freezing any to save for later, so I'm not sure how it is thawed, but I would make this recipe again.

The last recipe I tried was the Slow Cooker Pineapple Coconut Chicken Curry. I have a recipe for Coconut Curry Chicken that we love, and I thought it'd be fun to give this new recipe a try. It didn't take too long to get in the crockpot, although I didn't have Sriracha Sauce (and didn't see any in my grocery store). I'm not sure what difference those two teaspoons would have made, but it ended up being a little bland. We couldn't taste the pineapple like I expected, although that makes sense given the strong flavors of curry and garam masala. I went on the low end of the red paper flakes and perhaps I should have added more. Or, the lack of flavor could have been that I didn't thicken the sauce. I'm not sure that I'd try this recipe again. I'll see how the leftovers turn out.

I loved that the recipe book has full color photos of the completed dishes-an absolute must in my recipe book requirements. The desserts look really good. I'm trying to eat healthier, so I avoided those, but I imagine I'll give several of those recipes a try.

About the Author:

Annalise Thomas is a big city girl married to a small town boy. Every day is a joy and a challenge as she learns to live and love this small town life. Annalise is a foodie with a deep passion for everything edible and for sharing what she loves with others. Annalise is a wife and mom, a baker, a cook, and a blogger. She and her family live a very real life and eat as much real food as possible.

Blog Tour Schedule:

June 14: Utah Deal Diva
June 15: What’s Cooking with Kids | That Artsy Reader Girl | Batch of Books
June 16: Shrinking Momster | Saving for My Family
June 17: Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt | Danyelle Ferguson
June 18: Singing Librarian Books | Katie’s Clean Book Collection | Breezy & Co.
June 19: Storeybook Reviews | Reidhead Random-ness
June 20: Pink Cake Plate | For What It’s Worth | My Little Sunshines
Bookworm Lisa
June 21: Kindle and Me | Vintage Mixer | Preparedness Mama
Food Above Gold
June 22: The Unlikely Baker | Chocolate with Grace
June 23: Karen’s Kitchen Stories | Jodi Woody
June 24: Cookistry | Every Free Chance
June 25: Eccentric Eclectic Woman | Kaisy Daisy’s Corner
June 26: The Gingered Whisk
June 27: Bab’s Book Bistro | Rockin’ Book Reviews | My Book a Day
June 28: Wishful Endings | Brooklyn Berry | My Blessed Life
Literary Time Out
June 29: Jewhungry | My Life One Story at a Time | Inklings and Notions
The Road Goes Ever On
June 30: Barefeet in the Kitchen | Paranormal & Romantic Suspense Reviews
The Baking ChocolaTess | Cooking with Libby

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