A Cup of Comfort: Stories That Warm Your Heart, Lift Your by Colleen Sell
By Colleen Sell
Every one Cup of convenience booklet good points over 50 extraordinary tales of normal those that have conquer nice stumbling blocks, persisted via thick and during skinny, and located the facility to manage their very own destinies. Readers will snicker and cry out loud as they proportion within the many relocating stories specified inside of those pages.
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