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Christy - The Complete Series
Christy - The Complete Series
DVD ~ Kellie Martin
Prix : CDN$ 10.49
26 used & new from CDN$ 8.88

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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Entertaining but not great, Feb. 22 2015
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Nicely told stories but with a distinct feminist flavour. Not very accurate to the society norms of the era it's set in. It has it's redeeming moments but it's very American in it's philosophy and ideals. Reasonably "safe" watching for tweens and teens with no nudity, swearing or vulgarity but not exactly historically accurate. If you're big fan of Catherine Marshall you'll love it, but Little House on The Prairie is far better in every way.

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries: Series 1
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries: Series 1
Prix : CDN$ 23.99
22 used & new from CDN$ 19.99

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3.0 étoiles sur 5 A Sleazy Disappointment, Feb. 22 2015
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This series was not what I was expecting. I found the stories very raunchy and Miss Fisher should charge money for what she's best at - and it's not detective work! I was expecting something more smooth and debonnaire, like the Thin Man or Campion. Instead I got campy and nicely dressed but sleazy. Quite a disappointment. The mysteries weren't even very complex, mostly nasty and perverse.

Rosemary & Thyme: The Complete Collection
Rosemary & Thyme: The Complete Collection
DVD ~ Felicity Kendal
Offered by Fulfillment Express CA
Prix : CDN$ 65.84
25 used & new from CDN$ 48.98

5.0 étoiles sur 5 Excellent Characters, Engaging Mysteries, Feb. 22 2015
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Loved this series from start to finish! High production values and excellent characters! The mysteries are engaging and nothing too vulgar or perverse goes on, quite nice when compared to a series like Lewis. What I like best is how the writing doesn't change from season to season and the characters remain themselves - no sudden personality changes to suit an odd plot or circumstance. Granted, i don't know who would hire these 2 after their reputation gets out that if you hire them to do your garden someone around you will be murdered.... even so, the story lines are great and the characters are likeable and real. If you like Miss Marple, Rosemary and Thyme are the same calibre and every bit as good (maybe even better!) 2 decent, very intelligent ladies, one an ex-university botany prof, start a landscaping business. The other, an ex-police officer, has a habit of asking "too many" questions. Put together they form a superb amateur detective duo who tend to find a lot of trouble amongst the petunias...

Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove: Season 1
Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove: Season 1
DVD ~ Andie MacDowell
Prix : CDN$ 21.00
22 used & new from CDN$ 12.49

4.0 étoiles sur 5 Entertaining and Pleasant, Feb. 22 2015
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Pleasant but quickly becomes addictive, like most soaps. That means relationships never stay "fixed" and things that can go wrong will, just so there will be another episode. Otherwise no nudity or vulgarity so it's more or less "safe" viewing. Too bad real towns can't be full of "nice" people like they are in Cedar Cove!

New Tricks: Season 8
New Tricks: Season 8
Prix : CDN$ 28.99
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 As High a Standard as Previous Seasons, Feb. 22 2015
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This review is from: New Tricks: Season 8 (DVD)
The last season with Jack, the stories were as good as any of the previous seasons. Very high production values and excellent "real" characters!

Holiday Triple Feature (The Most Wonderful Time of the Year/ Moonlight & Mistletoe/ The Christmas Choir)
Holiday Triple Feature (The Most Wonderful Time of the Year/ Moonlight & Mistletoe/ The Christmas Choir)
DVD ~ Brooke Burns
Prix : CDN$ 11.84
6 used & new from CDN$ 11.84

5.0 étoiles sur 5 Refreshingly Entertaining With Good Stories, Feb. 22 2015
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An excellent triple feature, especially if you have tweenagers who like romances. Good Christmas time stories, not really about Christmas at all, but about people interacting and sorting out their feelings and ideals. Henry Winkler is a show-stealer as the quirky Uncle. All three stories are good clean fun with no smut, swearing or vulgarity. Quite a pleasant surprise in this day and age! Good entertainment value for the money!

Classic Romances: 8-Movie Set
Classic Romances: 8-Movie Set
DVD ~ Judy Holliday
Prix : CDN$ 10.48
22 used & new from CDN$ 5.13

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3.0 étoiles sur 5 A Few Good Movies and a Couple of dogs..., Feb. 22 2015
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As per usual with this type of DVD, Amazon did not list the movie titles. Here they are: The Solid Gold Cadillac, We Were Strangers, Angels Over Broadway, Music in My Heart, The Marrying Kind, It Should Happen To You, Adam Had Four Sons and Down To Earth.
Some of these movies were very good, others way too dark for a supposedly "romance" collection.
The ones with Judy Holliday were; Solid Gold Cadillac, The Marrying Kind and It Should Happen To You. All 3 were entertaining. Solid Gold Cadillac was the best and very humorous with George Burns doing the narrating. Marrying Kind was a more dramatic piece, more serious and not humorous at all. It was more about analyzing how a marriage went wrong, and all told in flash backs, not exactly a "romance". It Should Happen to You was all silly nonsense, and also starred Jack Lemmon, very humorous. Judy Holliday is, well, Judy Holliday. No matter what role she plays, she's always Judy Holliday, which is fine if you like a tough New York girl who isn't interested in being feminine.
We Were Strangers was a dark gritty piece about revolutionaries in Cuba. Although there was a romance of sorts in it, it was really all about the resistance and the characters were not likeable. Nothing light hearted or heart warming about it. Stuck out like a sore thumb in this collection!
Adam Had Four Sons is an early Ingrid Bergman film. Dramatic, but also heart warming, back in an era when "family honor" actually meant something good and virtue was admired and encouraged. It had a happy ending, which was nice to see after the nasty We Were Strangers!
Angels Over Broadway, Music in My Heart and Down to Earth all starred Rita Hayworth. Although the last 2 were musicals, don't expect to see anything of the calibre of Cover Girl. I think these were early "pay your dues" roles for her. Music in My heart was a very likeable film, lots of humorous moments and a simple pleasant story. The musical numbers weren't elaborate or overly long so even if you're not fond of them, they don't go on forever. Angels Over Broadway was not particularly pleasant, had rather an ugly story line and an even more unpleasant and illogical "romance". Even pity for the main character wouldn't justify why Rita's character hung around throughout the film and her "love" interest was rude, selfish and thoroughly unlikeable. I wouldn't watch it twice, that's for sure! Down To Earth had a silly plot and musical numbers that went on far too long. The tunes were not particularly memorable and the outcome was predictable. In other words, a 2nd rate musical movie. It was also the only film in color, which didn't improve it's entertainment value.
To sum up, the collection had a few good movies and a couple of dogs, about what you'd expect for the price. Check out imdb.com for more plot details if you're interested in buying.

Francisco de Osuna (CWS)
Francisco de Osuna (CWS)
by Francisco De Osuna
Edition: Paperback
Prix : CDN$ 29.16
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 I was delighted to find this still available for purchase, Aug. 18 2014
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Spiritual treasure! I was delighted to find this still available for purchase!

6 pc Puppy Dog Cake Candles
6 pc Puppy Dog Cake Candles

5.0 étoiles sur 5 Five Stars, Aug. 18 2014
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This review is from: 6 pc Puppy Dog Cake Candles (Toy)
Lovely! Arrived on time for birthday too!

Octonauts Annual 2013
Octonauts Annual 2013
11 used & new from CDN$ 0.01

5.0 étoiles sur 5 Five Stars, Aug. 18 2014
This review is from: Octonauts Annual 2013 (Hardcover)
Typical Annual - LOTS to do, lovely pictures, hours of book-time entertainment for your child!

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