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One for the Road

March 16th, 2012

One for the Road Author: Lynne Marshall Website: http://lynnemarshall.com Reviewed By: Anne Holmes for the NABBW Lynne Marshall\’s One For the Road is a delightful read. As the story begins, we meet D\’Anne Palmer, recently widowed and mad as heck. She and her husband Reese had led a life others dream of, travelling the US in a luxury motor coach. But all that changed when Reese died in her arms – well more specifically, in their bed, apparently a victim of a heart attack brought on by an accidentally self-administered toxic drug combination: Viagra and chest pain medication.... Read More

Beyond Broccoli: Creating a Biologically Balanced Diet When a Vegetarian Diet Doesn\’t Work

March 16th, 2012

Beyond Broccoli: Creating a Biologically Balanced Diet When a Vegetarian Diet Doesn\’t Work Author: Susan Schenck, LAc Website: http://www.livefoodfactor.com/susans-blog.html Reviewed By: Anne Holmes for the NABBW As you read this book it becomes quite evident that author Schenck, a licensed acupuncturist hasspent quite a bit of time researching her topic, using personal experiences and her own body to test various dietary strategies. A health seeker since age 16, she had strictly followed a raw vegan diet for six years, writing about this in an earlier book, The Live Food Factor. Initially... Read More

Baking Basics and Beyond: Learn These Simple Techniques and Bake Like a Pro (Second Edition)

March 16th, 2012

Baking Basics and Beyond: Learn These Simple Techniques and Bake Like a Pro (Second Edition) Author: By Pat Sinclair Website: http://www.agatepublishing.com/book/?GCOI=93284100312500 Reviewed By: Anne Holmes for the NABBW This small book is a treat to read, as well as a feast for the eyes. Beautifully published, it would make a very special gift. The book is a charming and perceptive union of words and images that again proves that angels appear in forms least expected and there is healing power in the red rocks of Sedona. I learned to bake by watching my mother, who is not only an excellent... Read More

Dancing with Duality: Confessions of a Free Spirit

December 24th, 2011

Dancing with Duality: Confessions of a Free Spirit Author: By Stella Vance Reviewed By: Anne Holmes for the NABBW This book is a wild ride through the major decades of the author\’s life. It\’s divided into sections titled, of course, “The Seventies,” “The Eighties,” “The Nineties,” and of course, “The New Millenium.” There\’s even an appendix, which includes notes and an appendix. I must say, in telling her story, Author Vance takes the reader where many autobiographers wouldn\’t dare. The story begins in the 70s, when... Read More

Navigating the River of Aging

December 24th, 2011

Navigating the River of Aging Note: This book is also available in Kindle format. Author: By Marilyn Slaby Website: http://www.ThereForYoutoo.com Reviewed By: Anne Holmes for the NABBW If you\’re a Baby Boomer, this book just may become your “go to” book for quick answers to the issues you and your parents face today. It\’s small, less than 100 pages, but full of practical tips and information – all served up with a positive attitude and a dash of humor. Author Slaby is an advocate and consultant for baby Boomers and their parents. The depth and breadth of her experience... Read More

Secret of the Missing Crown: A Pilgrimage of Change

December 24th, 2011

Secret of the Missing Crown: A Pilgrimage of Change Author: By Sunday Larson with Art by Karen Vogel Website: http://www.sedonasunday.com/press.html Reviewed By: Anne Holmes for the NABBW This small book is a treat to read, as well as a feast for the eyes. Beautifully published, it would make a very special gift. The book is a charming and perceptive union of words and images that again proves that angels appear in forms least expected and there is healing power in the red rocks of Sedona. This book tells of a pilgrimage through the Sedona countryside. A special pilgrimage that teaches a woebegone... Read More

Until Brazil: A Novel

November 22nd, 2011

Until Brazil: A Novel Author: Bethe Lee Moulton Website: http://www.untilbrazil.com/ (Note: This book is available in both print and e-book formats) Reviewed By: Anne Holmes for the NABBW Set amidst the economic turbulence of the 1980s, Until Brazil is a story of risk and potential reward. It delivers a cultural feast, a tale of business intrigue, and an intimate portrait of personal transformation. Protagonist Beth Ann Bartlett, an international business consultant, travels to Brazil to help a company adjust to a new economy. Despite strongly voiced warnings against taking the assignment from... Read More

The Live Food Factor: The Comprehensive Guide to the Ultimate Diet for Body, Mind, Spirit and Planet

November 22nd, 2011

The Live Food Factor: The Comprehensive Guide to the Ultimate Diet for Body, Mind, Spirit and Planet Author: Susan Schenck, LAc, MTOM with Victoria Bidwell, Ph.D., Ed.D. Website: http://www.livefoodfactor.com/ Reviewed By: Anne Holmes for the NABBW At over 650 pages, this is an encyclopedic book. The title is certainly accurate! You\’ll find it is divided into four main sections, plus seven appendices and a bibliography, resource guide and an excellent glossary. Thankfully, there is also an index! I really enjoyed Chapter 12, “Modern Day Leaders of Raw Foodism.” While I had... Read More

A Cluttered Life: Searching for God, Serenity and My Missing Keys

November 22nd, 2011

A Cluttered Life: Searching for God, Serenity and My Missing Keys Author: Pesi Dinnerstein Website: http://www.sealpress.com/books.php?author=263 Reviewed By: Anne Holmes for the NABBW We\’ve all heard the terms: pack rat, hoarder, clutterer, slob. Everyone knows someone who fits these terms – and no doubt, that is why the A&E TV show Hoarders, is such a trainwreck of a hit. Those who watch it just can\’t get enough. And besides, who has the nerve to tell the hoarder in their lives that their possessions are getting in the way of their ability to enjoy a happy life? I expect... Read More

Honey, I’m Home: How to Prevent or Resolve Marriage Conflicts Caused by Retirement

November 22nd, 2011

Honey, I\’m Home: How to Prevent or Resolve Marriage Conflicts Caused by Retirement Author: Robert P. Delamontagne Website: http://www.theretiringmind.com Reviewed By: Anne Holmes for the NABBW If you\’re one of the thousands of Boomers who is feeling a bit uncertain about a future date when you and your loving spouse will find yourselves living together in 24/7 “retirement bliss,” then you\’ll want to be sure to read this insightful and engaging book. In it, Dr. Robert Delamontagne introduces the reader to a set of principles and actions that he says can lead to... Read More