2019 Holiday Gift Guide from Mango Publishing # 2

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Disclaimer; I received these books for free in exchange for my review and my honest opinion, I have not been compensated in any way

 

Are you planning to do your holiday shopping early? Having trouble figuring out what to get for your loved ones this upcoming holiday season? Mango Publishing is here to help you out. All of these books are very informative and interesting, I am enjoying reading and going through these wonderful books, they would make any reader a wonderful gift this Christmas. They would make perfect stocking-stuffers and gifts during the upcoming holiday season. Have an avid bookworm in the family? Mango has a multitude of books on everything from wine and cookery to happiness handbooks, not to mention lots of inspiring reads.

 

The Crafty Gardener- $16.99 By Becca Anderson

Amazon-https://www.amazon.com/Crafty-Gardener-Inspired-Crafts-Backyard/dp/1633538702/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=The+Crafty+Gardener&qid=1571258751&s=books&sr=1-2

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Awakening the gardener in all of us: Gardening allows us to live in a much more human way, grounded in nature and connected to Mother Earth and all she provides. Even if your garden is just a hanging basket of cherry tomatoes or a windowsill filled with herb pots, you will still reap the benefits of gardening.

DIY crafting and gardening: Gardening adds pleasure to your life and gives you a sense of calm. With your garden, you are quite literally growing a bounty of blessings. Lifelong gardener and bestselling author Becca Anderson has put her love of crafting and of gardening together in this book of inspired DIY ideas.

More than a gardening book: Along with gardening tips and secrets for growing flowers, herbs and veggies, Anderson shares dozens of how-to’s in this delightful guide on making candles, potpourri, bath salts, essential oils, floral waters, tinctures, liquors, pickles jams and even fountains, birdhouses and fairy doors. The perfect gift for any gardener!

Readers will learn:

  • Time-tested gardening secrets
  • How to garden in big and small spaces
  • Recipes for home-grown vegetables and fruits
  • How to preserve and ferment
  • How to make DIY garden decorations and fixtures
  • Anderson’s own gardening stories that will inspire, motivate, and lift the spirit

 

The Book of Extraordinary Amateur Sleuth and Private Eye Stories- $19.95, By Maxim Jakubowski

Amazon-https://www.amazon.com/Extraordinary-Amateur-Sleuths-Private-Stories/dp/164250078X/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=The+Book+of+Extraordinary+Amateur+Sleuth+and+Private+Eye+Stories&qid=1571258843&s=books&sr=1-1

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Collected by one of the genre’s eminent editors, Maxim Jakubowski: One of the best mystery books of the 21st century, this volume features outstanding new stories of crime, derring-do, fast-paced adventures, and puzzles, featuring hardy amateur detectives ranging from young to old and grizzled private eyes whose patches cover the city streets, all in the hallowed tradition of Sherlock Holmes, Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot, and Philip Marlowe.

Never-Before-Seen Stories from Your Favorite Mystery Authors: Jakubowski’s many anthologies, like The Book of Extraordinary Historical Mystery Stories, have attracted plenty of attention and awards. His newest collection, The Book of Extraordinary Amateur Sleuths and Private Eye Stores, features never-before-seen stories by some of the most renowned American and British crime and thriller authors of today. Whether the victim was done in at the party uptown or discovered in the other room of a particularly difficult woman or man, these mysteries will have you reading at the edge of your seat.

 

God and Love on Route 80- $18.95, By Stephen G. Post

Amazon-https://www.amazon.com/God-Love-Route-80-Connectedness/dp/1642500097/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=God+and+Love+on+Route+80&qid=1571258913&s=books&sr=1-2

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As a teen at St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire, the author had a recurring dream of a youth about to jump off a ledge somewhere out west. Guided by the dream as if a premonition, the boy journeyed across the country on Rt. 80 and encountered the youth on the Golden Gate Bridge where the dream became a reality as he rescued the youth in an episode of synchronicity. At that moment, the boy understood that while we exist in different places and at different times we are all inevitably intertwined, and that coincidences are just God’s way of being anonymous. GOD AND LOVE ON RT. 80 weaves together thirteen episodes of synchronicity from Post’s journey to demonstrate the power of human connectedness and the value in being open and hopeful to surprises. It’s a book that fits in the long tradition of successful metaphysical titles like The Teachings of Don Juan, Be Here Now, The Secret, The Power of Now, and Loving What Is, but by a highly regarded scientist whose work has been praised by his peers and popular readers alike.

 

Greek Mythology Explained-$19.99 By Marios Christou, David Ramenah

Amazon-https://www.amazon.com/Greek-Mythology-Explained-Deeper-Classical/dp/B07SNW36BP/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=Greek+Mythology+Explained&qid=1571258967&s=books&sr=1-2

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A fascinating take on classical Greek stories: Discover six classic Greek myths in this exciting retelling that paints both famous and lesser well known characters in a whole new light. Follow the likes of Odysseus, Lamia, Bellerophon, Icarus, Medusa and Artemis as their fates are revealed through bloody trials, gut-wrenching betrayals, sinister motives and broken hearts. With an accessible writing style that delves into the thoughts, feelings, desires, and motivations of every character, these mythical figures and their compelling stories will resonate with readers as they are guided through perilous and tragic adventures.

A deeper understanding: Greek Mythology Explained provides an in-depth analysis of each story told as it unravels the greater themes and valuable lessons hidden within each chapter. Readers will gain a deeper insight into the character’s motives and the varying depictions of the original Greek myths.

Readers will:

  • Sail with Odysseus as he navigates through the straits of Messina with a terrifying monster on each side, intent only on killing him and his crew.
  • Witness Lamia’s world turned upside down as she loses her kingdom, her children and her humanity.
  • Journey with Bellerophon as he battles the Chimera and becomes the hero that he was destined to be.
  • Take flight with Icarus and Daedalus as they escape their confinement and the cretan navy.
  • Follow Medusa as she loses faith in the gods and becomes the monster she so adamantly wished to protect her people from.
  • Experience the love between Artemis and Orion, as well as the bitter jealousy it spawns at the core of her brother Apollo.

 

Women of Means-$16.95 By Marlene Wagman-Geller

Amazon-https://www.amazon.com/Women-Means-Fascinating-Biographies-Eccentrics/dp/1642500178/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1571259034&sr=1-1

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Heiresses have always been viewed with eyes of envy: they were the ones for whom the cornucopia had been upended, showering them with unimaginable wealth and opportunity. However, oftentimes the weaving sisters saved their most heart-wrenching tapestries for their destinies. The public has always been riveted by these larger than life ladies: as eye witnesses to live theater, for schadenfreude, for foray into irony. Criteria for inclusion entails birth or nuptials as the recipient of ‘the lucky sperm club’ the recipients of a many-splendored bank account. Christina Onassis: The oxymoron ‘poor little rich girl’ existed prior to heiress Christina Onassis, but she was its ill-starred embodiment. Her life was woven with the thread of Greek tragedy: she lost her entire family in the span of two years and her four husbands brought only heartache. She passed away at age thirty-seven in Argentina: her heart which had been abused and broken, finally gave out. She was interred in the family’s private island of Skorpios, beside her brother and father, whose term of affection for his daughter was “chryso mou” “my gold.”

 

The Woman’s Book of Prayer-$16.99, By Becca Anderson

Amazon-https://www.amazon.com/Womans-Book-Prayer-Blessings-Meditations/dp/1633537773/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=The+Woman%27s+Book+of+Prayer+By+Becca+Anderson&qid=1571259191&s=books&sr=1-2

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Prayer takes many forms: Sitting in silence, walking mediation, using prayer beads or folding your hands every night and talking to God are all forms of prayer. If you want something different in your life, you must pray a different prayer. We are constantly communing with the Divine throughout our daily lives—even in the most ordinary activities. The Woman’s Book of Prayer will show you all the ways you can pray, so that you can find the methods that work for you.

Draw inspiration from a variety of sources: Comprised of both mindfulness meditations, prayer practices and selections of sacred texts, poems and blessings, The Woman’s Book of Prayer by Becca Anderson, author of Prayers for Hard Times and Every Day Thankful, gathers words of encouragement, comfort and sustenance for women. From Peace Pilgrim to Psalms to Dolly Parton, this collection of power thoughts and purposeful prayers will help you get inspired, and more importantly, stay inspired.

Change your life by changing your prayer: Author Becca Anderson credits her recovery from a serious illness to the power of daily prayer. But she had to change the way she prayed and set off on an exploration of the myriad methods people use and uncovering the world’s best prayers. The Woman’s Book of Prayer shows how to change your life by changing your prayer. By carefully and consciously choosing affirming thoughts and deliberately looking for blessings at every opportunity, you will literally create a new life for yourself.

The Woman’s Book of Prayer will help you:

  • discover how to focus on what you DO want, not what you don’t want
  • learn how to make your prayers positive and affirming
  • find out how to get more of what you want in your life

 

Your Life is Your Prayer-$16.99, By BJ Gallagher, Sam Beasley

Amazon-https://www.amazon.com/Your-Life-Prayer-Spiritual-Everything/dp/1633539709/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=Your+Life+is+Your+Prayer&qid=1571259308&s=books&sr=1-2

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Prayer can point your life in the right direction—or the wrong one: Whatever you’ve got going on in your life is what you’ve been praying for—sometimes consciously, but often unconsciously. If you want something different in your life, you must pray a different prayer. Your Life is Your Prayer by BJ Gallagher and Sam Beasley will show you how to do just that.

Everything you do is prayer: You may not realize it—many people don’t—but the decisions you make throughout the day, the attitudes you adopt, the conversations you have, the way you respond to other people, and the thoughts you think are all prayers. The food you choose to eat is a prayer, the way you spend your money is a prayer—even the way you drive is a prayer! We are constantly communing with the Divine, even in our most mundane activities. And our prayers are always answered in the affirmative: “Yes.”

The Universe will give you what you’re praying for: Whatever you’re thinking about (and therefore praying about) will manifest in your life. If you are worrying, “I don’t have enough money,” the Universe will say ‘Yes, you don’t have enough money.’ If you’re constantly lamenting, “I don’t have a man in my life,” the Universe will respond, ‘Yes, you don’t have a man.’ If you frequently complain, “I’m fat,” the Universe will answer, ‘Yes, you’re fat.’ Your thoughts and words are prayers, and the Universe always gives you what you’re praying for.

Your Life is Your Prayer will show you how to change your life by changing your prayer:

  • Learn how to stop complaining
  • Discover how to focus on what you do want, not what you don’t want
  • Learn how to make your prayers positive and affirming—to get more of what you want in your life
  • Discover how, by constantly choosing new thoughts and new conversations, you will literally create a new life for yourself

 

I know that all of these books will bring you enjoyment, help and just a good read, reading is very important for our lives, Now visit Amazon and find some good reads from Mango Publishing, discover New books and New Adventures. Pour yourself a cup of coffee or wine and curl up on the couch or wherever you love to read and enjoy a good book.

 

 

 

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