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by Lorie Lewis Ham


When you walk into the Bonner Auditorium the set makes you feel as though you have stepped into a church. When the show begins with the choir singing, and the pastors walk down the aisle shaking hands, then you feel even more like you have accidentally walked into a church service. But instead, you are at the StageWorks Fresno production of the play The Christians.

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Captain America: Civil War

IN THE May 16 ISSUE

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by Jessica Ham



Don’t miss our video review of the movie Captain America: Civil War and get a coupon for Dinuba Platinum Theatres.

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House of Cards: Emmy Review

IN THE August 18 ISSUE

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by Terry Ambrose


Next week Monday are the Emmy Awards so over the next week we will be reviewing some of the nominees! If you have not yet seen House of Cards, be warned there are spoilers.

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by Cynthia Chow



At twenty-six years of age, freelance portrait artist Cherry Tucker has an ex-husband for a roommate, isn’t speaking to her brother, and continues to be harassed by her nemesis Shawna Branson. Cherry thought that being hired to create stage art for the very elite Peerless Day Academy’s drama department was a step towards maturity and possibly getting recommendations to other towns in Georgia.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


Call him Bond–Shaman Bond. Call him Eddie Drood. Call this ultra-secret agent with the uber-tech, golden, magic armor when impossible things need to be done!

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The Fault In Our Stars: Movie Review

IN THE June 16 ISSUE

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by Jessica Runnels



The Fault In Our Stars has been my favorite book for a couple years now so I had high expectations for the movie. I knew that John Green had been telling his fans for about a year now how great the movie is, but I still did not have complete faith it would be amazing as the book.

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by Sandra Murphy



In Heavenly, Pennsylvania, the Amish live in peace and harmony, or at least that’s the goal. Strife and problems can arise anywhere though. Claire Weatherly is English and not Amish. She owns Heavenly Treasures, a store that sells crafts made by the Amish. Unfortunately, the items that sell and are fastest to make are all small which means her sales totals are small too. She’s in danger of losing the store and is sick at heart about it. She hasn’t even told her Aunt Diane yet, owner of the local B&B for those seeking the Amish experience.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


Speculative fiction creates strange new worlds for the reader. Richelle (Vampire Academy) Mead’s The Immortal Crown takes the characters from Gameboard of the Gods out of their strange world, and puts them into a stranger one.

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by Cynthia Chow



Being an unmarried, twenty-four year old woman in 1960 isn’t easy, especially when Eleonora “Ellie” Stone is struggling to establish herself as a professional reporter at The New Holland Republic newspaper. Now that her professor father recently died, Ellie knows that she can now never gain his approval and so she is on the brink of giving up and going back home to New York City. Fortunately for Ellie, but tragically for a young socialite, Ellie has the opportunity to make her career when she is the first reporter on the scene when hunters stumble over the body of Jordan Shaw.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



I have been a fan of Carolyn Hart’s Death On Demand mysteries since the beginning, and was excited to read the new one, Death At The Door. And it didn’t disappoint!

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Cross and Burn By Val McDermid

IN THE June 7 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andMysteryrat's Maze
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by Gloria Feit


I must begin this review by stating how perfect I found the title. It is a quote from David Russell: “The hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn.” And there many bridges here where both verbs apply. The most startling of these for the reader is the bridge connecting the series protagonists, DCI Carol Jordan and Dr. Tony Hill, forensic psychologist and offender profiler who frequently consulted in that capacity with the police and the MIT.

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by Jessica Runnels



Cry, laugh, smile; that is what you will do when you read The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. John Green is my favorite author of all time. He writes the greatest young adult books I have ever read. He makes you feel like he understands you. Some adults treat teenagers or “young adults” like they are not equal and that everything they feel is silly. But John Green does not treat teenagers that way. His writing shows you that he sees all humans equally and that everyone’s feelings are valid. His writing and stories are so wonderful that adults will enjoy them as well.

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Maleficent: Movie Review

IN THE June 2 ISSUE

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by Sheryl Wall


Maleficent is a Disney movie about her life and how she became known as an evil fairy. It’s a new take on the story of Sleeping Beauty. The movie starts out with Maleficent as a young yet powerful fairy in the peaceful Magical Moors that borders the human land and how she met a human boy and fell in love with him. Stefan, the young boy, grows up and doesn’t come back for many years.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Laura Morrigan



This week we have the latest Call of the Wilde Mystery by Laura Morrigan. We also have a fun guest post from Laura about writing about exotic animals in her books. At the end of the post are details on how to win a copy of A Tiger’s Tale, and a link to purchase the book as well–with a portion going to help support KRL.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Eileen Brady



Spending a year as a veterinarian in upstate New York Oak Falls Veterinary Hospital seemed to be the perfect solution for Meryl Streep lookalike Kate Turner. Kate spent nearly eight months mooning over her boss as he was going through his divorce, only to have to endure his impregnating and then proposing to their twenty-something receptionist.

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Prism By Katie Perry: CD Review

IN THE May 24 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andMusic,
andSarah Peterson-Camacho
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by Sarah Peterson



Since her 2008 launch as One of the Boys, Katy Perry has been evolving.
The flippant sexual experimentation of “I Kissed A Girl” and the relationship rollercoaster that was “Hot N Cold” gave way to full-blown Willy Wonka status on 2010’s Teenage Dream, a candy-coated Pleasure Island featuring party anthems “TGIF” and “California Gurls.”

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