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Someone to Kiss: A Hilarious and Heartening Romantic Comedy (affiliate link)
A Hilarious and Heartening Take on the Pitfalls of Modern Dating.
As the clock strikes midnight over a disastrous New Year’s Eve and happy couples celebrate all around her, Kate makes a resolution, hastily scrawled on the back of a napkin, that next New Year’s Eve she will have found someone of her own to kiss.
But when you’re a forty-something cat-mom who’d rather binge Netflix than brave the singles scene, finding someone to kiss turns out to be harder than it sounds. Kate is totally unprepared for navigating hook-up apps, speed-dating, and sliding into somebody’s DMs.
With the end of the year rapidly approaching, Kate seems further than ever from reaching her goal. As relationships crumble around her and dark long-kept secrets spill out, could Kate’s fixation on her quest cause her to let true love slip through her fingers forever?
Premedicated Murder (A Medium with a Heart Book 1) (affiliate link)
Following her husband’s death, Joanna tries regaining her long-blocked psychic powers. Fake it until you make it becomes her motto.
Though she may not be the most honest medium, she tries to bring her clients peace and closure during their grief. With the help of her two amazing assistants and her charismatic personality, her fame grows allowing her to pay off the debt from her husband’s death.
It’s her fame that leads to her being contacted by a local pharmaceutical executive, Jeremy Landon. He begs for help him find a killer.
Why should she help him? She’s a medium, not a homicide detective. What skills does she have?
The only skill that matters – she can see him.
After her initial surprise to have her powers back wears on, she digs into the investigation, Joanna finds herself caught up in this bizarre request endangering her life, but with the help of her assistants and a sexy detective, she may pull this off.
Joe’s Berry Crepes
Make Ahead Batter
Crepes for 1
Crepes for Monday
Stuffed Italian Crepes
Crepes in Florence
Bethany Shore Crepes
Brooklyn Cheesecake Crepes
Crepes in Slovenia
Mediterranean Goat Cheese Crepes
Buttery Orange Crepes
Sweet Cocoa Crepes
Old German Style Crepes
Skinny Girl Crepes
Crepes in College
Marty’s Secret Crepes
New Hampshire Salmon Crepes
Topped Breakfast Crepes
Crepes for Lovers
Much, much more!
Murder in Tuscany (The Posie Parker Mystery Series Book 11) (affiliate link)
Under the Tuscan sun, ice-creams melt and dark secrets unravel…
Pregnant, bored, and longing for an adventure, Posie Parker accepts a rather last-minute Wedding Invitation from an old friend who is getting married out in the gorgeous town of San Gimignano, Tuscany.
But what Posie -and her husband, Richard Lovelace- arrive into is not a blissfully happy wedding party at all. It’s a chaotic mix of mistrust, unfaithful fiancées, bizarre Death Threats, uninvited wedding guests and a big dollop of very real unease.
As the wedding pre-dinner party unfolds, a murderer strikes again and again.
Secrets from beyond the grave are revealed, shadows of the past loom over the present, and disguises are uncovered in what has become a deadly, dangerous game of obsession.
What’s for dinner? Mediterranean Soups to Satisfy Your Soul and Stomach!
From the author of several bestselling cookbooks, Vesela Tabakova, comes a delicious new collection of healthy, easy to make Mediterranean diet recipes. This time she offers us some of the best comforting and enjoyable soup recipes full of your favorite vegetables, lean meats and legumes, that are simple and easy to cook whether you need a quick weeknight supper or a delicious weekend dinner.
Soup Cookbook: Incredibly Delicious Soup Recipes from the Mediterranean Diet is an invaluable and delicious collection of healthy one-pot soup recipes that will please everyone at the table and become all time favorites.
If you’re looking for delicious everyday soup recipes to help satisfy your family and your budget, this cookbook is for you.
Why We Love: The New Science Behind Our Closest Relationships (affiliate link)
An Oxford evolutionary anthropologist explores the ever-elusive science of love.
What can the social and life sciences tell us about the most fundamental and unquantifiable human experience – love? Anna Manchin is interested in the the the most inclusive possible answer, one that, unlike previous books on the subject, considers friendship and family on par with romantic love, as well as polyamory, chosen families, queer love, and touchingly, the love we feel for pets, celebrities, and deities.
Anna delves into these intimate relationships from the levels of biology, chemistry, and neuroscience all the way up to psychology, sociology, and evolution, in engaging, accessible, and ever-charming prose.
But Anna doesn’t shy away from love’s darker consequences – its addictive nature which can lead us towards, or leave us susceptible to, manipulation, coercion, and even violence. And yet, in the end, her book is an argument for love. Growing evidence shows that the nature and quality of our relationships is the most significant factor in our life satisfaction, happiness, physical and mental health – more important than quitting smoking or losing weight. Love is the center of what makes us human. It is, by nature, inefficient – and in our ever-busier world, it can tend to be shunted to the side. Anna’s goal, therefore, is to expand our understanding and reinvigorate our awe at the complexities and intricacies of the human heart.
Building on the great tradition of writers like Esther Perel, Alain de Botton, Erich Fromm, Stan Tatkin, Sue Johnson, and Helen Fisher, Anna’s depth of research and wells of empathy bring us many leaps forward in the eternal project of understanding ourselves.
The Last American Hero: The Remarkable Life of John Glenn (affiliate link)
On February 20, 1962, John Glenn became a national star. That morning at Cape Canaveral, the small-town boy from Ohio took his place atop a rocket and soared into space.
He became celebrated in all corners of the world as not just the first American to orbit the Earth, but as the first space traveler to take the human race with him. Refusing to let that dramatic day define his life, he went on to become a four-term US senator—and returned to space at the age of seventy-seven. The Last American Hero is a stunning examination of the layers that formed the man: a hero of the Cold War, a two-time astronaut, a veteran senator, a devoted husband and father, and much more. At a time when an increasingly cynical world needs heroes, John Glenn’s aura burns brightly in American memory.
My Best Mistake: Epic Fails and Silver Linings (affiliate link)
The host of CBC Radio’s Under the Influence, Terry O’Reilly, uncovers the surprising power of screwing up
The Incredible Hulk was originally supposed to be grey, but a printing glitch led to the superhero’s iconic green colour. NHL hall-of-famer Serge Savard’s hockey career nearly ended prematurely, not because of an injury, but because of an oversight. And the invention of a beloved treat, the Popsicle, began with a simple mistake.
In his fascinating and meticulously researched new book, Terry O’Reilly recounts how some of the biggest breakthroughs and best-loved products originated with a mistake. Some people’s “mistakes” led to dramatic life changes—losing their jobs, their companies and often their credibility—only for them to discover new opportunities on the other shore. Other people’s mistakes seemed minor, almost insignificant—and yet they unexpectedly resulted in a famous brand, a legendary band or a groundbreaking work of art. And in a few instances, a mistake actually saved lives.
Just Life: A Novel (affiliate link)
Veterinarian Samantha Lewis and her team are dedicated to providing a sanctuary for unwanted, abused, and abandoned dogs in New York City. But every day it gets harder to operate her no-kill shelter. Sam is already at her breaking point when she learns of an unidentified, dangerous virus spreading through their neighborhood. The medical community can only determine that animals are the carriers. Amid growing panic and a demand for immediate answers, suspicion abruptly falls on dogs as the source. Soon the governor is calling in the National Guard to enforce a quarantine–no dog may leave the area.
Samantha knows from her own painful history that, despite the lack of real evidence against the dogs, a quarantine may only be the beginning. As questions about the source of the virus mount and clash with the pressure for a politically expedient resolution, Sam is forced to make life-altering choices. She finds allies in a motley crew of New Yorkers–a local priest, a troubled teen, a smart-mouthed former psychologist, and a cop desperate to do the right thing–all looking for sanctuary from their own personal demons. But the person Sam needs the most to unravel the mystery of the virus and save the dogs is the last one she’d ever want to call on–because contacting him will mean confronting the traumatic past she has fought so hard to escape.
A Natural Year: Living Simply Through the Seasons (affiliate link)
A Natural Year follows writer Wendyl Nissen’s life in the peaceful New Zealand countryside over one year.
It’s the story of what happens in her garden, her kitchen and her life over twelve months, and the thoughts inspired by each passing season.
She writes about the freedom that she has found in ageing and the joy that comes along with it. She addresses her depression, anxiety and the mental well-being she’s gained from her back-to-basics lifestyle and the practical things she does to live in a sustainable, natural way.
With photographs taken at her home in Northland, Wendyl shares 100 new recipes, including how to make yeast from grapes, yoghurt using chilli stalks and many others she has discovered.
In a world which can be full of stress and confusion, A Natural Year is a guide to a simpler, less complicated life.
The Last Stage (affiliate link)
At the peak of her career as lead singer of a legendary 1980s indie band, Meredith Vincent was driven off the international stage by a horrific incident. Now living a quiet existence in a cottage on the grounds of an old stately home, she has put her past behind her and come to terms with her new life.
When a body is found in the manicured gardens of her home, and a series of inexplicable and unsettling events begins to occur, it becomes clear that someone is watching, someone who knows who she is … Someone who wants vengeance.
And this is only the beginning…
A dark, riveting and chilling psychological thriller, The Last Stage is also a study of secrets and obsessions, where innocent acts can have the most terrifying consequences.
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