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Book Reviews:

Chicken Soup for the Breast Cancer Survivor's Soul

"This addition to the popular Chicken Soup series should help anyone diagnosed with or undergoing treatment for breast cancer, as well as their close friends and family members. Divided into categories such as love, healing, challenge and courage, the wide-ranging first-person accounts set a positive but realistic tone. Donna St. Jean Conti describes how a saleswoman, seeing Conti’s scar from a mastectomy, whispered that she had found a lump in her breast and asked her for advice on what to do. Beverly Vote writes about the difficult problem of holding on to her sense of herself as a woman after undergoing a mastectomy and of how her husband’s devotion helped her. In the face of her beloved sister Meemee’s diagnosis, Barbara Curtis dealt with her fears by cooking and freez- ing healing foods for Meemee during her treatment (Curtis shares a recipe for Chemo Popsicles to fight nausea). Jennie Nash details how difficult it was to handle the worry about who would raise her children if she died. The editors touch all bases by including a useful account of a male breast cancer survivor."

- Reed Business Information, Publishers Weekly

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Path of the Pearl: Discover Your Treasures WIthin

"In their trade, pearl merchants scrutinize color, size, shape, luster, and surface perfection. With the pearl as a metaphor, the reader assesses her own life’s journey based on the same criteria. Path of the Pearl seeks to connect women with their deeper selves and illustrates that even the most painful challenges can be transformed into things of beauty. "Powerful tools and techniques for transforming life’s challenges into creations of beauty."

— Jack Canfield, cocreator of Chicken Soup for the Soul

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Finding Each Other

"This book is a rare find but worth locating. It is an inside-out polish of your inner being to attract one who is your ideal life mate. The authors are a married couple who worked a great deal to erase past blockages to a successful partnership. Most books on the market focus on external tactics. This book gives resources on releasing baggage. Nothing is worse than to be so caught up in the hurt of a previous relationship when your true love shows up. Without letting go of the emotional charge of old hurts it creates a barrier whereby a true love may have no choice but to leave you to your misery!

I love the advice in this book and still apply it to my life. The most important relationship is to oneself and then those who resonate will follow."

- Amazon Review