Saturday, May 21, 2016

The Viscount Needs a Wife

The Viscount Needs a Wife is a standalone regency romance filled with historic traditions. The author takes us on a journey through a difficult time in England when the country was in mourning and vulnerable, she weaves a timeless romance with intriguing characters for all to enjoy.

In this romance, Kitty Cateril feels trapped in the home of her late husband's family. When her best friend writes her about the local Viscount needing a wife, Kitty thinks this might be the answer to her problem. But does she want to marry without love? *JK*

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

North to Alaska!

In waters as far and icy as the Bering Sea, a fierce  young woman finds herself through the hard work of fishing.
Tara Marconi has made her way from Philly to "the Rock," a remote island in Alaska governed by the seasons. Her mother's death left her adrift, with a seemingly impassable rift between her and her father. But in this  rugged frontier she works her way up the commercial fishing ladder--from hatchery assistant all the way to king crabber. Disciplined from years as a young boxer, she learns  what it means to work, to connect, and how to make a home she knows is her own. The Alaskan Laundry by Brendan Jones has a real sense of place and an indomitable heroine. ML


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Becoming Grandma

Take a look at Becoming Grandma: The Joy and Science of the New Grandparenting by broadcast journalist, 60 Minutes correspondent and grandmother Lesley Stahl. She explores the world of grandparenting by examining her own experiences with her daughter and granddaughter, as well as her husbands and other famous and non-famous grandparents experiences. She also interviews professionals in various fields about the role of grandparents past and present. Jennifer Smith, guest blogger.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Every Bride Has Her Day

Every Bride Has Her Day is the second book in the Magnolia Brides series, and it can be read as a stand-alone. It is not dependent on the first book to understand the characters. This book can touch your heart and the ending is so wonderful it can make you cry. It is a story of finding your one true love and this story is about Cricket and Sam.

As Cricket and Sam work side by side on the old house and on her flower shop, the sparks start to fly. With the help of a homeless dog, who will howl up a blue streak until they give in and kiss, these two might have found more than they bargained for. *JK*

Friday, April 29, 2016

A Brilliant Mind

Milo Andret was a solitary youth growing up in rural Michigan.  A true mathematical genius who comes into his own while at Berkeley in 1970’s. After proving the Malosz Conjecture he finishes his Ph.D and goes off to teach at Princeton. Sometime later he is awarded the prestigious Fields Medal for his work in Mathematics.  A Doubter’s Almanac by Ethan Canin, tells the personal story of this man from his son Hans’ viewpoint. Andret’s struggles, relationships, family life and shortcomings are examined and analyzed. Hans longs to be the man he father was not, although he mirrors his father in almost every way. For an intriguing look into the life of a genius pick up this book. DB

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Yes Chef!$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:2061075/ada?qu=mind+of+a+chefWhat if you could interview award winning chefs and hang out with them as they cooked, went to restaurants that they think are great and talked about food and their journey to becoming a chef? Anthony Bourdain and PBS teamed up and did just that, resulting in a fascinating series. David Chang talks about coming from an immigrant family but growing up in the diverse environs of New York City and how it has influenced his cooking.  PBS's new series The Mind of a Chef combines travel, cooking, history, science, and humor into an unforgettable journey. There are four seasons in this series and we have them all! ML

Friday, April 15, 2016

Take Me home, Country Roads

When trash coal is set on fire it turns rose and orange and lavender. What’s left is called red dog. The road where Drema grew up, in East Beckley, West Virginia was a red dog road. In her new book, Running on Red Dog Road: And Other Perils of An Appalachian Childhood, Drema Hall Berkheimer recalls life with her grandparents. They were devout Pentecostals. Her father was killed in a coal mining accident, and her mother was working in a war plant in New York. Drema writes about everyday life, carefully blending sweet memories with crazy characters and Appalachian charm. If you wish to meet faith healers, gypsies,or snake handlers please pick up this book. DB