Description : 26-year-old Rachel Monroe has spent her whole life trying to keep a very unusual secret: she can make wishes come true. And sometimes the consequences are disastrous. So when Rachel accidentally grants an outlandish wish for the first time in years, she decides it’s time to leave her hometown—and her past—behind for good. Rachel isn’t on the road long before she runs out of gas in a town that’s not on her map: Nowhere, North Carolina—also known as the town of “Lost and Found.” In Nowhere, Rachel is taken in by a spit-fire old woman, Catch, who possesses a strange gift of her own: she can bind secrets by baking them into pies. Rachel also meets Catch’s neighbor, Ashe, a Southern gentleman with a complicated past, who makes her want to believe in happily-ever-after for the first time in her life. As she settles into the small town, Rachel hopes her own secrets will stay hidden, but wishes start piling up everywhere Rachel goes. When the consequences threaten to ruin everything she’s begun to build in Nowhere, Rachel must come to terms with who she is and what she can do, or risk losing the people she’s starting to love—and her chance at happiness—all over again.
Description : “Come for the life-changing chocolates and opinionated apothecary table, stay for the enchanting eight-year old and complicated secrets." —Amy Reichert, author of The Coincidence of Coconut Cake With an endless supply of magical gifts and recipes from the hot chocolate café Penelope Dalton runs alongside her mother, she is able to give her daughter almost everything she wants. The one sticking point is Ella’s latest request: get a dad. And not just any dad. Ella has her sights set on Noah Gregory, her biological father who’s back in town for a few months – and as charming as ever. Noah broke Penelope’s heart years ago, but now part of her wonders if she made the right decision to keep the truth of their daughter from him. The other, more practical part, is determined to protect Ella from the same heartbreak. Now Penelope must give in to her fate or face a future of regrets. Dreaming in Chocolate by Susan Bishop Crispell is a heartwarming story of love, hot chocolate, and one little girl’s wish for her mother.
Description : No longer just a crush… It was Grace North's birthday and the best gift she could've gotten was…Kyle McRaney? Okay, so it wasn't what she'd asked for—at least not out loud—yet the man she had once considered her special hero was standing in her kitchen, ready to be her personal chef for the next three months. And the appearance of his precocious daughter only made Grace long for what might've been…. Kyle had always treated Grace with something akin to brotherly love, but now there was no mistaking the heat that sizzled between them. After all, Grace had gone from awkward teenager to the sexiest woman he'd ever met. Could he convince this beauty to take another chance on her knight in shining armor…and his ready-made family?
Description : Annie juggles sabotage and summer romance in this refreshing follow-up to The Teashop Girls that includes recipes for tea-related treats! It’s the summer before ninth grade, and Annie has been working hard at the Steeping Leaf, which has been busier than ever. And Annie’s involved in a huge scone cook-off with one of Louisa’s tea suppliers that could mean an all-expenses paid trip to London! But competition is tough, and Annie suspects sabotage when some mean comments show up on her blog. Then there’s the whole matter of a stolen kiss with Zach Anderson in the Steeping Leaf stockroom…. With the help of her two best friends, Genna and Zoe, can Annie come up with an awesome contest entry and sort out her love life before the end of the summer? To sweeten the brew, Laura Schaefer has also included recipes for tea and tea-related treats along with lists and amusing quotes—the perfect accents to a great girl read!
Description : "Taste was such an evocative sense..." Since marrying Ross, Andie's allowed her love of food to take a back seat and given up her dream of becoming a chef. But then her marriage falls apart. After the shock subsides, Andie is determined to rediscover her passion and take back control of her life. The first step is taking a job in the kitchen of renowned chef Dominic Gerou. The brooding Englishman is a handful, but the new Andie is ready for anything, even a bad-tempered chef who makes it clear he won't tolerate mistakes. Dianne Blacklock takes us on a sumptuous journey of the heart as Andie uncovers the secret ingredient for her new life, and shows that no matter how many false starts you may have, if you hold on to your dreams, anything is possible.
Description : Explores the ancient Iroquois tradition of dreams, healing, and the recovery of the soul • Explains Native American shamanic dream practices and their applications and purpose in modern life • Shows how dreams call us to remember and honor our soul’s true purpose • Offers powerful Active Dreaming methods for regaining lost soul energy to restore our vitality and identity The ancient teaching of the Iroquois people is that dreams are experiences of the soul in which we may travel outside the body, across time and space, and into other dimensions--or receive visitations from ancestors or spiritual guides. Dreams also reveal the wishes of the soul, calling us to move beyond our ego agendas and the web of other people’s projections into a deeper, more spirited life. They call us to remember our sacred contracts and reclaim the knowledge that belonged to us, on the levels of soul and spirit, before we entered our present life experience. In dreams we also discover where our vital soul energy may have gone missing--through pain or trauma or heartbreak--and how to get it back. Robert Moss was called to these ways when he started dreaming in a language he did not know, which proved to be an early form of the Mohawk Iroquois language. From his personal experiences, he developed a spirited approach to dreaming and living that he calls Active Dreaming. Dreamways of the Iroquois is at once a spiritual odyssey, a tribute to the deep wisdom of the First Peoples, a guide to healing our lives through dreamwork, and an invitation to soul recovery.
Description : Get this: Cronus liked to eat babies. Narcissus probably should have just learned to masturbate. Odin got construction discounts with bestiality. Isis had bad taste in jewelry. Ganesh was the very definition of an unplanned pregnancy. And Abraham was totally cool about stabbing his kid in the face. All our lives, we’ve been fed watered-down, PC versions of the classic myths. In reality, mythology is more screwed up than a schizophrenic shaman doing hits of unidentified…wait, it all makes sense now. In Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes, Cory O’Brien, creator of Myths RETOLD!, sets the stories straight. These are rude, crude, totally sacred texts told the way they were meant to be told: loudly, and with lots of four-letter words. Skeptical? Here are a few more gems to consider: • Zeus once stuffed an unborn fetus inside his thigh to save its life after he exploded its mother by being too good in bed. • The entire Egyptian universe was saved because Sekhmet just got too hammered to keep murdering everyone. • The Hindu universe is run by a married couple who only stop murdering in order to throw sweet dance parties…on the corpses of their enemies. • The Norse goddess Freyja once consented to a four-dwarf gangbang in exchange for one shiny necklace. And there’s more dysfunctional goodness where that came from.
Description : Jingle bells turn to death knells as spunky suburban housewife Susan Henshaw follows the trail of a killer on a yule-tide slay-ride. Decorations, food, a dash of murder, and a disappearing corpse combine in a foolproof recipe for a lively Christmas.
Description : “Wildly inventive...Heller’s prose is quite funny and always engaging.” —PEOPLE “Fresh language, with singular energy...spirited, effortless entertainment.” —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Stacey's acting career is on the rise, she can feel it. After leaving Cleveland for the glamour of Hollywood, she knows she's on the path to becoming a star. The big screen is calling her. Well, it could be. With her mother buzzing her cellphone every twenty minutes, it's really easy to lose a casting callback among all the smothering. Helen is a good mother, but she just can't resist checking up on her baby at all hours. After all, Hollywood is dangerous for a girl out on her own. There are violent neighborhoods, cutthroat directors, and worst of all, no one even eats out there. So when she spontaneously decides to move down the street from Stacey, she thinks she's doing Stacey a huge favor. Stacey long wished her mother would get a life, she just should have mentioned that her own was off limits. Not only has Helen invaded her space, she’s invaded her world. When she finds a bone in her can of tuna, she doesn't just get an apology from the company, she gets to star in their major commercial, rocketing her non-existent acting career straight to the top and landing her a mysterious dreamboat of her very own. Meanwhile, Stacey's career is starting to tank and she's falling for a man she thought she hated. Her resentment of her mom is more than she can bear, but when her mother's new boyfriend turns out to be shady, can she swallow her pride long enough to save her life?
Description : The Gift by Mary Kate Brogan Two men vie for Katherine Fannon's hand in marriage. Jamey and the Alien by Jenny Twist Jamey only wants one thing for Christmas--for his daddy to come home. An Elfin Secret by Brenda Whiteside In this Christmas fantasy, young Candace discovers magic lies within her heart. Saving Christmas by Nell DuVall A woman wonders if she'll even have a Christmas when her husband turns up missing near the Afghanistan border and turns to helping a young teen to forget her worries. On the Way to the Snow Ball by Brenda Whiteside Marie Louise Le Mare apparently has everything in life. So what can the handsome man in the red suit possibly give her? Uncle Albert's Christmas by Jenny Twist Elaine loves managing people. Uncle Albert is in despair when she invites him for Christmas. Vicarious Christmas by Joanna Foreman How does an eight-year-old girl get into the Christmas spirit and keep her mother with her own religious beliefs happy at the same time?