Sunday, February 20, 2011

Book Review - ‘Lighthouses: A Close-Up Look’ by Alan Giagnocavo and Historic American Building Survey

"Why do lighthouses touch us so deeply? Is it the idea of a light piercing the darkness to guide us to safety? Perhaps the image of a strong sentinel rising against the sky inspires us. Whatever the reason, lighthouses capture our imagination, a symbol of an era before GPS and other electronics directed our travels.

Alan Giagnocavo and the Historic American Building Survey tap into the mystique of lighthouses in a volume that goes beyond the typical picture book and explores the inner workings of these intriguing structures. Working with archival documents and photographs, “Lighthouses” gives a depth of information often overlooked."

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Book Review - 'Jewelry Fix-Ups' by David McLoughlin

Professional jewelry designer and restorer David McLoughlin offers his expertise and experience in a user-friendly journey into the world of jewelry. More than care and repair, McLoughlin turns 'Jewelry Fix-Ups: How to Clean, Repair and Restore Your Jewelry' into an education into materials, jewels and jewelry.

McLouglin works in London and has been designing and repairing jewelry for 30 years. He features many reclaimed pieces in his shop, made from substances salvaged from older jewelry pieces.

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'Lioness Arising' by Lisa Bevere

"Lisa Bevere wears many hats: conference speaker, author, advocate and pastor's wife, among others. With the publication of “Lioness Arising: Wake Up and Change Your World,” she adds student of wildlife to the list. In her new book, Bevere compares today’s Christian women to the lionesses of the wild and calls on them to be even more like their jungle counterparts."

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Book Review - 'Acadiana: Louisiana's Historic Cajun Country'

"Think you know about Louisiana's Cajun Country? The truth is even more fascinating than the stories. A new book from Louisiana State University Press gives an in-depth look at the region."

Don't let the simple cover fool you - this book is filled with beautiful photos.

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Book Review - "Pleasing the Dead" by Deborah Turrell Atkinson

"Paradise isn’t always perfect for attorney Storm Kayama. She has a habit of attracting murder and mayhem, no matter which island she visits. In “Pleasing the Dead,” she runs afoul of powerful Japanese mobsters, a temper tantrum-prone client and mysterious relationships that threaten lives all up and down the social strata."

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Book Review - 'Angel Lost' by F.M. Meredith

"Come to the shore, but don't expect to relax - not if the town is Rocky Bluff, California! F.M. Meredith takes us into the inner workings of the Rocky Bluff Police Department and the lives of its officers and their families in her upcoming release, 'Angel Lost.' And Rocky Bluff has its share of issues."
Cover art of "Angel Lost"

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