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Review Teaser: “Our wonderful eco-friendly silicone teething necklaces, pendants and bracelets are made with the highest quality materials. They are produced from food-grade silicone beads, polyester cords, and plastic breakaway safety clasps,” the package insert states.

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Justified

Justified: A Novel (Mended Hearts Series)Title: Justified
Author: Varina Denman
Publisher: David C. Cook
ISBN: 978-0-7814-1216-2

“We had danced this number before, breaking up because of his lack of self-control and getting back together because of my need for security. Five times I forgave him,” Fawn realizes in Varina Denman’s novel, Justified.

Second in the Mended Hearts series, this four hundred and sixteen page paperback targets those who enjoy contemporary romantic fiction. With a couple of slang words used and no overtly sexual scenes, topics of alcoholism, physical abuse, and unplanned pregnancy may not be appropriate for immature readers. A note to the reader, acknowledgments, book club discussion guide, excerpt from the next book in the series, and the author’s biography are after the conclusion.

In this current day tale set in the small fictitious town of Trapp, Texas, rebellious twenty-one-year-old Fawn Blaylock has been turned away by her wealthy parents when they find out she is pregnant. Although charismatic Tyler Cruz admits he is the father, his obsessive, unruly, and inappropriate behavior is not what Fawn envisions for their child.

When she is offered to stay at the rundown house that overlooks the Caprock Escarpment, she is captivated by its beauty, unaware of the western diamondback rattlesnakes in the area. Trying to overcome her shame, guilt, and insecurities, she seeks God for forgiveness as she reexamines her life.

Coming often to the unmarried woman’s aid, high school football coach, JohnScott Pickett, realizes the girl has made past mistakes. Shy yet observant, he becomes standoffish anytime Tyler approaches Fawn in his presence. With a town that craves on gossip and judging, not only do the two face second chances through redemption, grace, and forgiveness.

Written in both first person and third person, the tender storyline shows how two individuals must repent as well as forgive themselves to find out what and who is important when trusting God. With many characters’ flaws and problems surfacing, the book draws the reader into wondering what happens to the town’s residences in the next book in the series.

Having published a prior book, Denman is a teacher of creative writing and literature. As a home educator, she lives in North Texas with her husband and five mostly grown children.

Thanks to Radiantlit for furnishing this complimentary book in exchange for a review based on the reader’s honest opinion.

This review will be posted on Radiantlit, DeeperShopping, and Amazon with links on Bookfun.org, Godinterest, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

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I Died Last Night

I Died Last NightTitle: I Died Last Night
Author: John Orr
Publisher: Start2Finish Books
ISBN: 978-1-941972-64-9

“I can’t stop screaming and crying. Fear and anxiety are exploding within me. As I penetrate through the darkness, I am met by blue-hot flames I cannot see, but that burn my very soul. I am drowning in my pain, suffocated by invisible, acrid smoke,” the writer explains in John Orr’s novel, I Died Last Night.

This sixty-eight-page paperback targets those interested in the afterlife, especially when it pertains to the aspect of a physical Hell. With no profanity, topics of dying and being in Sheol for eternity may not be appropriate for immature readers. The English Standard Version of the Holy Bible is referenced. This reviewer wishes all pronouns of God were capitalized for reverence.

In this fictional novella, a married man with children has died and instantly finds himself in Hell. Not believing his fate, he is bitter and has a hardness of heart wondering why God did not allow him entrance to Heaven.

Through the horror, pain, darkness, and constant torture, he encounters Libni of Jerusalem, Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, a laughing sinister man he knew on Earth, and a charismatic false teacher; all know why they have been condemned for eternity.

After being attacked by an evil beast and other demons, he gets to view those in Heaven: his mama, sister, the Apostle John, and a prostitute he shunned while being an officer at his church.

Realizing he is doomed to eternal separation from God, he wishes he could tell those he misses about his horrible mistake and lack of belief but judgment day fast approaches.

Although the story is fictional in its presentation, it portrays a vivid reality that briefly touches the horror, loneliness, and everlasting angst of Hell.

Agreeing with most of the concepts, this reader did notice there was no mention of predestination and was concerned one Hell-bound individual stated, “I accepted Jesus as my personal Savior; what happened?”

In addition, this reviewer did not find the explicit plan of eternal salvation: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved (Romans 10:9).

As a preacher for over thirty-five years, the author is an evangelism/outreach minister devoted to telling others about Christ. Married with five children, he and his family live in Texas.

Thanks to BookCrash for furnishing this complimentary book in exchange for a review based on the reader’s honest opinion.

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Trial Run

Trial Run (Fault Lines)Title: Trial Run
Author: Thomas Locke
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 978-0-8007-2434-4

“You will remain in complete control and in total safety at all times. If there is any sign of discomfort or distress or risk, you will return immediately and end the ascent. I will begin the count now, from five to one,” Gabriella instructs Charlie as he transitions into another time frame in Thomas Locke’s novel, Trial Run.

First in the Fault Line series, this three hundred and eighty-four page paperback targets those who enjoy thriller-suspense fiction involving mind control. With no profanity or extreme violence, topics of threatening plots and potential death may not be appropriate for immature readers. The book concludes with an excerpt from the next book in the series, the author’s biography, and advertisements.

In this current-day story set mainly in Santa Barbara, California, Shane Schearer’s life is uprooted from working on her MBA to being a wealthy partner in a business adventure. When she meets fellow UCSB theoretical physics student, Trent Major, she helps market his dream-induced algorithm project that allows one to access separation of body and consciousness.

However, Trent’s venture has already been implemented in its early stages by a team in Switzerland that can travel between time, using a process that is a cross between telepathy and teleportation. When another subversive group who stole the same quantum computing system uses it for sinister outcomes, not only Trent and Shane must find out and destroy those wanting control.

With the scientist’s eidetic memory being the core ingredient, Shane and a plethora of characters have to ascend or transport into a realm that shows the future. After multiple testers become comatose, those involved begin to realize the system’s ultimate power.

As each player travels on their psychological journey to uncover true motives and emotional feelings, the story’s peak ending is predictable. Leaving several unanswered questions for what comes next for Trent and Shane, readers will wonder what out-of-body experiences are in the sequel.

Using the pen name of Thomas Locke, Davis Bunn has sold over seven million copies of his award-winning novels that have been published in twenty languages. Having won four Christy awards in fiction, he divides his time between Oxford and Florida.

Thanks to Baker Publishing for furnishing this complimentary book in exchange for a review based on the reader’s honest opinion.

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AKDY 5 Inch Square Bath Shower Head

AKDY® 5Product: 5 Inch Square Bath Shower Head
Manufacturer: AKDY
Origin Unknown
ASIN: B00YDFULM0
Model Number: AKSH0025

“Choosing a shower head can be hard, with the many different choices that are available. However, the AKDY® 5″ SH0025 showerhead helps those suffering from indecision. Thinner than an inch, this showerhead gives the best of both worlds,” the product description states online.

Weighing eight ounces, the item arrived inside a sturdy box with proper packaging on its projected delivery date. In a brown cardboard box that had a label with an illustration and model numbers on it, the shower head was in a bubble bag along with a small reel of white plumber’s tape. No instructions or warranty was included.

The almost five-inch square product is made of ABS thermo material with chrome on the outside and an off-white plastic faceplate that has 76 rainfall shower nozzles along with a 2 ½ inch wide waterfall slot. By pressing the two button tabs on the top of the installed head, one can alternate between the two styles of water streams. Additionally, there is a swivel on the mount to adjust the height and angle of the head.

Using ½ inch standard sizing, the model is easy to install by first wrapping the plumber’s tape around the existing treaded piping. With a wrench, one gently tightens the shower head to the pipe until it is secured and not leaking.

Although only five inches in diameter during the rainfall option, it allows enough water pressure to get wet. Those who want more coverage in rainfall or waterfall mode should look for a wider in diameter faceplate. This one would work well in a small shower stall where there is minimal space.

Being able to locate the company online but not the exact model on their website, their Amazon site mentions a one year warranty. The online Amazon cost is $9.99 with free shipping for Prime members.

If you are looking for an inexpensive dual shower head that can easily switch from rainfall to waterfall mode and is adjustable on the mount, this one may be a good choice. Having the plumber’s tape included is a thoughtful touch. This reviewer wishes there was instructions or paperwork included in the box.

Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars.

Thanks to AKDY for furnishing this complimentary product in exchange for a review based on the user’s honest opinion.

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Glasstic Shatterproof Water Bottle

Designed Shatterproof Glass Water Bottle - 16oz - Double Walled - Tribal Ying Yang and Black Flip CapProduct: Shatterproof Water Bottle
Manufacturer: Glasstic
Made in the United States
ASIN: B00W6CFV3G

“Sleek, worry-free, clean, green, reusable…don’t settle for silicone covered glass bottles that easily break and make a dangerous mess when they are dropped, use Glasstic Glass Water Bottles as your worry free, non-toxic, eco-friendly alternative to metal, plastic or worrisome glass bottles with rubber sleeves,” the product description states online.

With a shipping weight of over a pound, the sixteen ounce item arrived via USPS inside a bubble package on its projected delivery date. Packed with cardboard support and in plastic bags, the product included a glass jar inside a plastic jar, additional top and bottom caps, and a cleaning brush along with instructions.

Touted as being shatterproof, the bottle must be as it survived regular US mail in a bubble envelope (not in a box) and was not damaged. Being BPA-Free, lead free, cadmium free, and toxin-free, it can hold both cold and warm liquids, but it is suggested not to pour in carbonated or hot beverages or freeze as glass breakage may occur. Liquid only touches the inside of the glass jar. The lockable, leak-free flip cap has an adjustable carry handle and is interchangeable with other Glasstic products. It is recommended the parts be hand-washed or placed in the top shelf of a dishwasher.

One of the best features of this product is that the shatterproof glass jar with a protective plastic outer shell completely separates into four pieces for cleaning thoroughly so no bacteria or mildew can grow. A bonus for Americans is it is made in the United States.

With a thirty day warranty for a refund, the item has a free one-time replacement within a year’s time for any broken parts (inserts and caps). With a retail price of $21.99, the Amazon cost is $19.99 with free shipping for Prime members. There is a 10% off code available when buying more than one of their qualified products.

If you are looking for a water bottle that is eco-friendly and has insulation that keeps your drink separate from plastics, this is a winner. This reviewer thought the product warrants a 5 star review although the item is rather pricey.

Thanks to Glasstic for furnishing this complimentary product in exchange for a review based on the user’s honest opinion.

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Getron Universal Car Cell Phone Air Vent Holder

Car Air Vent Cell Phone holder, Getron Universal Cell Phone Air Vent Car Mount Holder Cradle Stand for Smartphone Up to 3.94 Inch(10 cm) Wide, supports iPhone 6 (4.7)/ Plus (5.5)/ 5s/ 5c/4s/4, Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge/S5/S4/S3/ Note 4/3, Google Nexus 5/4, LG G3, Nokia, Xperia, Moto, HTC and Other Smartphones GT-CSH03Product: Universal Car Cell Phone Air Vent Holder
Manufacturer: Getron
Made in China
ASIN:  B00ZR5CQ46
Model number: GT-CSH03

“Universal Car Smartphone Holder for most phones with widths from 1.97″ to 3.94″. Safely keeps your cell phone within reach and easy viewing,” the product box and online description state regarding Getron’s Car Smartphone Holder.

Weighing a little over five ounces, the item arrived inside a sturdy box with proper packaging on its projected delivery date. Inside a small container were two black pieces mostly made of hard plastic in see-through plastic bags. Also included is a small, helpful eight-page instruction booklet that has thumbnail color photographs that are easy to understand.

To assemble, one has to simply insert the four small attached L-shaped pins on one part into the four slots on the back of the other part. Installing it on a car’s air outlet stents is uncomplicated with the spring buckle and a three-point vent grip; the unit can also be removed as easily.

As a reviewer, assembling the two parts was easy as the plastic has a little leeway when sliding the cradle enough to hear a clicking sound. Installing on the air vent was not a problem either. Attaching the Samsung had no issues by releasing the springed holder button and extending it over the sides of the cell phone, pushing it back when in position. A plus is the padded back and holder arm for the cellphone with rubber protection will not scratch or damage the phone.

This type of gadget works well for those who have vehicles without the hands-free cellphone and GPS features or want their smartphone to be viewed visually while driving. Because there is a built-in swivel with a knob to tighten, it can be quickly adjusted for passenger use. Having the capability of being able to remove, change locations, or put in another automobile’s air vents is an added feature.

With an eighteen-month warranty mentioned online but twelve months stated in the booklet, it is covered only by Getron or an authorized retailer or distributor. The online Amazon cost is $9.99 with Prime members given free shipping.

If you are looking for a sturdy, reliable car phone holder that works unobtrusively on the car vent, this is the answer.

Thanks to Getron for furnishing this complimentary product in exchange for a review based on the user’s honest opinion.

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Healing Solutions Best Health Shield Essential Oil

Best Health Shield (Compare to Thieves Oil by Young Living, Four Thieves by Eden's Garden) 100% Pure, Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil Blend - 10mlProduct: Best Health Shield Essential Oil
Made by Healing Solutions
Sold by Prime Time Commerce
Unknown Origin / Distributed in the United States
ASIN: B00QR1VQB8

“Health Shield is targeted to health protection, and based on the centuries old Thieves Oil / Thieves Vinegar blends which were famously used by thieves to protect themselves while robbing victims who had died of the black plague,” the online product description states on Amazon.

With a shipping weight of over one ounce, the one-third of an ounce product arrived in a bubble package with another oil on its designated arrival date. Wrapped separately in more bubble packing was the small jar with a twist seal top that has to be broken to open initially. With a European dropper cap, the watery liquid can be shaken out by one or two drops at a time. No instructions, warranty, or paperwork is included.

Geared toward those who enjoy aromatherapy, scented massages, or fragrances, this supposedly 100% pure therapeutic grade oil has blended scent of cinnamon, clove, eucalyptus, lemon, and rosemary. This reviewer instantly noticed the clove and rosemary smell.

Touted as a the highest percentage therapeutic grade available, it is produced at a distillation facility that is GMP, ISO 9001, and Kosher certified, as well as FDA registered. The company also makes 170 different oils for blending and pairing.

One of the best characteristics of this essential oil is the scent as it is a blend of fragrances that can be smelled differently each time the bottle is opened. With such a low cost, the product seems too good to be true as 100% pure. Since there is no documentation included from where the product originated, some may question its contents.

Not being able to find the company’s website easily online, their Amazon site mentions a 100% money-back guarantee refund at any time or for any reason with no questions asked. Having a retail cost of $14.95, it is discounted to $9.99 for the bottle with free shipping to Amazon Prime members. Quantity discounts are offered with other company’s products purchased.

If you are looking for a lovely scent for your diffuser that covers the gambit of cinnamon, clover, and rosemary mainly, this is a good selection if you are not concerned about its exact contents.

Thanks to Prime Time Commerce and AllStar Reviewers for furnishing this complimentary product in exchange for a review based on the user’s honest opinion.

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Monarcoa Frankincense Essential Oil

Monarcoa Frankincense Essential Oil - 100% Pure, Best Quality, 10mlProduct: Frankincense Essential Oil
Made by Monarcoa
Sold by Prime Time Commerce
Origin Unknown / Distributed in the United States
ASIN: B00UGK5EIC
UPC: 755464912160

“A truly wonderful smelling Frankincense (Botswellia Seratta) often described as a rich, sweet, woody scent with a touch of lemon,” the online product description states on Amazon.

With a shipping weight of over one ounce, the one-third of an ounce product arrived in a bubble package with another oil on its designated arrival date. Wrapped separately in more bubble packing was the small jar with a twist seal top that has to be broken to open initially. Even though the glass bottle was full of oil, the outside of it was sticky to the touch.

Geared toward those who enjoy aromatherapy, scented massages, or fragrances, this supposedly 100% pure therapeutic grade oil has a frankincense scent. Smelling musky and more like turpentine or linseed oil, it is watery as it drips out of the European dropper cap.

Touted as a 100% pure, there is much debate on its validity of pureness based on the low price of the product. Since this reviewer is unknowledgeable in chemistry and there is no enclosed information of where the oil was manufactured, she cannot rate the item correctly. However, being concerned that there is a lack of detail on the jar, one should be cautioned of its exact contents.

One of the best characteristics of this product is the apparent low price as usually frankincense is expensive. It could be used in a diffuser or for aromatherapy.

Not being able to find the company’s website easily online, their Amazon site mentions a 100% money-back guarantee refund at any time. Having a retail cost of $14.95, it is discounted to $8.99 for the bottle with free shipping to Amazon Prime members. A 10% discount is offered if bought with a total of six qualifying items from the company.

If you are looking for an inexpensive frankincense essential oil and have no qualms about its true contents, this may be a good selection. But if you are conscientious, wanting to make sure no harmful chemicals are added, you might want to skip this one or do more research.

Thanks to Prime Time Commerce and AllStar Reviewers for furnishing this complimentary product in exchange for a review based on the user’s honest opinion.

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* CONTEST * Madking 60W Oblong Antique Light Bulb ~ 1 Free Giveaway!

MADKING 60W Filament Bulb with Medium Base (E26) Nostalgia Edison Style, Antique Light Bulbs

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“This vintage filament bulb is hand crafted to evoke the look of the Edison light bulbs. The light is warm gentle, which can create an amazing romantic atmosphere,” the online product description states on Amazon.

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