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The DASH DIET Action Plan: Proven to Boost Weight Loss and Improve Health

April 18th, 2012

The DASH DIET Action Plan: Proven to Boost Weight Loss and Improve Health Author: Marla Heller, MS, RD Website: http://dashdiet.org/newdashdietbook.asp Reviewed By: Anne Holmes for the NABBW The DASH Diet Action Plan is a user-friendly teaching guide to the DASH diet. Which is a good thing, because in late 2011, an expert panel from US News & World Report panel chose the DASH diet as the healthiest diet. Earlier it was reported that the same panel selected the DASH diet was the best diet in the US? Why did they choose DASH versus all the other plans? Because it has been proven in many, many... Read More

When Assassins and Allies Conspire

April 18th, 2012

When Assassins and Allies Conspire (Visionary Tales) Author: Ronda Del Boccio Website: http://www.profitablestorytelling.com/tag/when-assassins-and-allies-conspire Reviewed By: Anne Holmes for the NABBW This downloadable Kindle book is a collection of four short stories, written by master storyteller Ronda Del Boccio. Each story is prefaced by a brief author\’s introduction which shares with the reader her inspiration for that tale. I won\’t tell you about all of the stories, but I will say that each is different, and hugely creative. My favorite is the last one, a fantasy titled... Read More

The Pleasure of Your Company

April 18th, 2012

The Pleasure of Your Company Author: Carolyn Steele Agosta Website: http://carolynagosta.com Reviewed By: Anne Holmes for the NABBW It’s late in 2008, the economy stinks and Baby Boomer sisters Valerie, Miranda, and Helen are not only faced with the financial challenges of day-to-day life, but must deal with the death of their father and the division of his estate. As we meet the sisters, Valerie, a cellist with the New York City Ballet, is facing job upheaval. Miranda, a free-spirited art gallery owner, is frustrated with shop ownership and considering reviving an old love affair. And Helen,... Read More

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

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

City of Veils

October 28th, 2011

City of Veils Author: Zoe Ferraris Website: http://www.zoeferraris.com/ Reviewed By: Anne Holmes for the NABBW This was a fascinating read. The author, who moved to Saudi Arabia after the first Gulf War to live with her then husband and his extended family of Saudi-Palestinian Bedouins, writes with authority. As a result, she is able to provide the reader with a searing portrait of the religious and cultural veils that separate Muslim women from the modern world. Certainly we have all heard horror stories of how women are treated in Saudi Arabia, but this novel goes beyond stereotypes and focuses... Read More

I.O.U. Sex: A Novel

October 27th, 2011

I.O.U. Sex: A Novel Author: By Sandra Nachlinger and Sandra Allen Website: https://www.createspace.com/3504716 Reviewed By: Anne Holmes for the NABBW What happens when two women, friends since high school days in Dallas, decide to co-author a book? In this case, the result is a self-published novel, I.O.U. SEX, written by longtime friends, Sandra Nachlinger and Sandra Allen. The authors met in junior high school, in Dallas, Texas. Over the years they stayed in touch, as best friends always hope they will, despite attending college, marriage, careers, children, several moves and eventually retirement.... Read More