Awaiting Madame: Life Inside The House Of One Uber-Class Family
by: Words By Weltner
Product rating: 4.7 with 7 reviews
In the wake of an injury, Broadway dancer Matthew Whyteman goes overseas to serve as the fitness trainer for an octogenarian heiress. But after being thrust into an unfamiliar old-money world and initiated into the ranks of a highly dysfunctional live-in staff, Matthew finds out that life with Madame is a far cry from the easy-money gig he anticipated. In spite of the fact that his idle assignment (Awaiting Madame) becomes an inescapable purgatory, he digs into the role and fights to secure his position within her entourage. While traveling to various properties in Morocco, Austria, England, and France, his middle-class American upbringing humorously collides with her European über-class lifestyle. And although the journey with Madame ultimately renews Matthew’s creative spirit, it also reminds the reader that inspiration often dwells in unexpected places. Based on actual events, Dan Weltner details Matthew’s gap year abroad in the form of a witty first-person narrative, and pointedly exposes the oddities of working as a servant within a twenty-first century upstairs/downstairs household.
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Of Country Dogs and Promises to Cats
by: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Product rating: 5.0 with 2 reviews
When Jack, a no-nonsense and often sarcastic dog who doesn’t mince words, and Barry, who isn’t the sharpest tool in the shed, are confronted by a pack of rough dogs from over on Burnett Road, it’s obvious the two are in trouble. Fearing the worst, Barry is hoping he and Jack can just ease on by the group and go on their merry way. Jack, however, has enough pride for the both of them and throws the first verbal blow with a comment regarding the reputation of the biggest dog’s mother. A fight quickly ensues with Jack and Barry being out numbered and out muscled, and it doesn’t look good for the pair. So when a third party shows up to Jack and Barry’s rescue, no one can believe who it is!
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Killer Jam (A Dewberry Farm Mystery)
by: Thomas & Mercer
Product rating: 4.7 with 42 reviews
When Houston reporter Lucy Resnick cashes in her retirement to buy her grandmother’s farm in Buttercup, Texas, she’s looking forward to a simple life as a homesteader. But Lucy has barely finished putting up her first batch of Killer Dewberry Jam when an oil exploration truck rolls up to the farm and announces plans to replace her broccoli patch with an oil derrick. Two days later, Nettie Kocurek, the woman who ordered the drilling, turns up dead at the Founders’ Day Festival with a bratwurst skewer through her heart and one of Lucy’s jam jars beside her…and the sheriff fingers Lucy as the prime suspect.
Horrified, Lucy begins to talk to Nettie’s neighbors, but the more she gets to know the townspeople, the more she realizes she’s not the only one who had a beef with Nettie. Can she clear her name, or will her dream life turn into a nightmare?
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Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Disney Little Golden Book (Disney)
Product rating: 5.0 with 3 reviews
Have you forgotten how to see the magic in the world around you? To get that childlike sparkle back in your life, look no further than timeless Disney Little Golden Books! Featuring illustrations from classic favorites such as Cinderella, Frozen, Dumbo, Peter Pan, The Lion King, Snow White, Finding Nemo, Sleeping Beauty,
this inspirational hardcover collection helps readers of all ages rediscover the enchanting power of Disney and those Little Golden Books with shiny foil spines that we all grew up with! The perfect gift, this book will have you clapping for Tinker Bell and more.
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