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Mistaken Identity (Jack Dillon Dublin Tales Book 8) (affiliate link)
Marzipan and Murder (A Bite-sized Bakery Cozy Mystery Book 2) (affiliate link)
It’s a gorgeous day for a wedding… and a murder.
Ruby Holmes has finally settled into her four-week ‘vacation’ in cozy town Carmel Springs, Maine. She’s thrilled when she lands a catering gig for a local wedding… even if the client is a bridezilla of epic proportions.
When Ruby arrives to meet with the bride, the last thing she expects to find is her corpse instead, face plastered in Ruby’s highly unique marzipan frosting. Ruby’s suspect number one again, and if she can’t solve the mystery, she’ll be locked up while the real murderer roams free.
Creepy Cake Murder (A Bite-sized Bakery Cozy Mystery Book 3) (affiliate link)
Cozy Culinary Mysteries
What’s the scariest thing that can happen on Halloween? Murder…
Ruby Holmes is plenty excited to serve her cakes and goodies to the many trick-or-treaters in Carmel Springs, Maine. Halloween is here. Costumes range from fearsome to the funny, and when Ruby sees a clown jostling with a vampire to get to her cakes, she doesn’t think anything of it.
That is, until the corpse of the ‘vampire’ washes up on the beach, right in front of her food truck. Ruby’s not going to let this mystery go unsolved, even if it means annoying the local detective and the murderer themselves.
Murder With Sprinkles (A Bite-sized Bakery Cozy Mystery Book 11) (affiliate link)
Cozy Culinary Mysteries
You can have your cake… and murder too
When Ruby and Bee arrive in Prattlebark Village, Vermont, they’re expecting an open-armed welcome from the locals. They’re selling a particularly delicious specialty cake on the food truck this week. Instead, they’re threatened with legal action by the mayor’s wife, who happens to own a restaurant down the street from their new spot.
The following morning the worst happens. The unlikable mayor’s wife is found facedown in the creek, and the baking duo are suspects number one and two. With a mean lady detective on their tail, cakes to sell to some seriously jumpy customers, and a suspiciously missing mayor to consider, Ruby and Bee have their work cut out for them.
Garlic Cookbook: Garlic Recipes Everyone Should Learn (affiliate link)
Indonesian Inspired Beef Curry
Sweet Potato Ginger Veggie Curry
Country Curried Cabbage
October’s Pumpkin Curried Soup
Tofu Curry 1
Kerala Fish Curry
Jamaican Style Shrimp Curry
Alternative Pumpkin Curry
Seafood Curry Dinner
South Indian Prawn Curry
Thai Sardine Curry
Rustic Country Squash Pancakes
French Bean and Parmesan Casserole
Lentils from Morocco
Artisan Style Shiitake Mushrooms and Lentils
Rustic Lentils with Savory Chicken
Sunbelt Quinoa Classic
Much, much more!
Madame President (Love In Norlyn Book 1) (affiliate link)
Trista Armstrong’s whole life has been flipped upside down.
Becoming the president of Noryln at twenty-five was not something she thought she’d have to worry about yet.
Life isn’t what we expect but it is what we make it.
Gavin Williams is the one man who swore to protect her.
Being in love is the not in the cards.
Pretty Things: A Novel (affiliate link)
Nina once bought into the idea that her fancy liberal arts degree would lead to a fulfilling career. When that dream crashed, she turned to stealing from rich kids in L.A. alongside her wily Irish boyfriend, Lachlan. Nina learned from the best: Her mother was the original con artist, hustling to give her daughter a decent childhood despite their wayward life. But when her mom gets sick, Nina puts everything on the line to help her, even if it means running her most audacious, dangerous scam yet.
Vanessa is a privileged young heiress who wanted to make her mark in the world. Instead she becomes an Instagram influencer—traveling the globe, receiving free clothes and products, and posing for pictures in exotic locales. But behind the covetable façade is a life marked by tragedy. After a broken engagement, Vanessa retreats to her family’s sprawling mountain estate, Stonehaven: a mansion of dark secrets not just from Vanessa’s past, but from that of a lost and troubled girl named Nina.
The Fall (affiliate link)
Dr. Ted Duffy has finally met a woman who makes him ache with desire. Too bad she’s dating his best friend of twenty years.
This simple premise has momentous consequences for Ted in The Fall, a story that explores the bonds of friendship, the expectations of family, and the power of love to unite and divide. Ted is a third-generation pediatric oncologist in Boston. He is thirty-seven years old, married to his work, and considers his patients to be his kids. He and his friends spend summer weekends in Newport, Rhode Island, which is the only break Ted allows himself from the grind of his job. After a devastating loss at work, he leaves for Newport where he meets his friend’s new girlfriend, Caroline. Over that first weekend, Ted and Caroline fall in love. When they later act on their feelings, shock and disbelief ricochet through his tight-knit group of friends and family. A highly respected doctor, a beloved son and grandson, a loyal friend, Ted is stunned by his sudden free-fall from grace.
Joan Is Okay: A Novel (affiliate link)
Joan is a thirtysomething ICU doctor at a busy New York City hospital. The daughter of Chinese parents who came to the United States to secure the American dream for their children, Joan is intensely devoted to her work, happily solitary, successful. She does look up sometimes and wonder where her true roots lie: at the hospital, where her white coat makes her feel needed, or with her family, who try to shape her life by their own cultural and social expectations.
Once Joan and her brother, Fang, were established in their careers, her parents moved back to China, hoping to spend the rest of their lives in their homeland. But when Joan’s father suddenly dies and her mother returns to America to reconnect with her children, a series of events sends Joan spiraling out of her comfort zone just as her hospital, her city, and the world are forced to reckon with a health crisis more devastating than anyone could have imagined.
Nothing More to Tell (affiliate link)
Four years ago, Brynn left Saint Ambrose School following the shocking murder of her favorite teacher—a story that made headlines after the teacher’s body was found by three Saint Ambrose students in the woods behind their school. The case was never solved. Now that Brynn is moving home and starting her dream internship at a true-crime show, she’s determined to find out what really happened.
The kids who found Mr. Larkin are her way in, and her ex–best friend, Tripp Talbot, was one of them. Without his account of events, the other two kids might have gone down for Mr. Larkin’s murder—but instead, thanks to Tripp, they’re now at the top of the Saint Ambrose social pyramid. Tripp’s friends have never forgotten what Tripp did for them that day, and neither has he. Just like he hasn’t forgotten that everything he told the police was a lie.
Quichotte: A Novel (affiliate link)
Inspired by the Cervantes classic, Sam DuChamp, mediocre writer of spy thrillers, creates Quichotte, a courtly, addled salesman obsessed with television who falls in impossible love with a TV star. Together with his (imaginary) son Sancho, Quichotte sets off on a picaresque quest across America to prove worthy of her hand, gallantly braving the tragicomic perils of an age where “Anything-Can-Happen.” Meanwhile, his creator, in a midlife crisis, has equally urgent challenges of his own.
Just as Cervantes wrote Don Quixote to satirize the culture of his time, Rushdie takes the reader on a wild ride through a country on the verge of moral and spiritual collapse. And with the kind of storytelling magic that is the hallmark of Rushdie’s work, the fully realized lives of DuChamp and Quichotte intertwine in a profoundly human quest for love and a wickedly entertaining portrait of an age in which fact is so often indiscernible from fiction.
Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between) (affiliate link)
In Talking as Fast as I Can, Lauren Graham hits pause for a moment and looks back on her life, sharing laugh-out-loud stories about growing up, starting out as an actress, and, years later, sitting in her trailer on the Parenthood set and asking herself, “Did you, um, make it?” She opens up about the challenges of being single in Hollywood (“Strangers were worried about me; that’s how long I was single!”), the time she was asked to audition her butt for a role, and her experience being a judge on Project Runway (“It’s like I had a fashion-induced blackout”).
In “What It Was Like, Part One,” Graham sits down for an epic Gilmore Girls marathon and reflects on being cast as the fast-talking Lorelai Gilmore. The essay “What It Was Like, Part Two” reveals how it felt to pick up the role again nine years later, and what doing so has meant to her.
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