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THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! "Original, sparkling bright, and layered with feeling..."—Sally Thorne, author of The Hating Game A romance writer who no longer believes in love and a literary writer stuck in a rut engage in a summer-long challenge that may just upend everything they believe about happily ever afters. Augustus Everett is an acclaimed author of literary fiction. January Andrews writes bestselling romance. When she pens a happily ever after, he kills off his entire cast. They're polar opposites. In fact, the only thing they have in common is that for the next three months, they're living in neighboring beach houses, broke, and bogged down with writer's block. Until, one hazy evening, one thing leads to another and they strike a deal designed to force them out of their creative ruts: Augustus will spend the summer writing something happy, and January will pen the next Great American Novel. She'll take him on field trips worthy of any rom-com montage, and he'll take her to interview surviving members of a backwoods death cult (obviously). Everyone will finish a book and no one will fall in love. Really.
"A romance writer who no longer believes in love and a literary writer stuck in a rut engage in a summer-long challenge that may just upend everything they believe about happily ever afters. Augustus Everett is an acclaimed author of literary fiction. January Andrews writes bestselling romance. When she pens a happily ever after, he kills off his entire cast. They're polar opposites. In fact, the only thing they have in common is that for the next three months, they're living in neighboring beach houses, broke, and bogged down with writer's block. Until, one hazy evening, one thing leads to another and they strike a deal designed to force them out of their creative ruts: Augustus will spend the summer writing something happy, and January will pen the next Great American Novel. She'll take him on field trips worthy of any rom-com montage, and he'll take her to interview surviving members of a backwoods death cult (obviously). Everyone will finish a book and no one will fall in love. But as the summer stretches on, January discovers a gaping plot hole in the story she's been telling herself about her own life, and begins to wonder what other things she might have gotten wrong, including her ideas about the man next door"--
He doesn't believe in happy endings. She's lost her faith that they exist. But could they find one together? 'The hottest book of the summer' Josie Silver, author of bestselling One Day in December January is a hopeless romantic who narrates her life like she's the lead in a blockbuster movie. Gus is a serious literary type who thinks true love is a fairy-tale. But January and Guss have more in common than you'd think: They're both broke. They've got crippling writer's block. And they need to write bestsellers before summer ends. The result? A bet to swap genres see who gets published first. The risk? In telling each other's stories, their worlds might be changed entirely... Set over one sizzling summer, Beach Read is a witty love story that will make you laugh as much as cry, for fans of The Flat Share and Our Stop. ______________________________ WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING 'Reader, I swooned! Beach Read is a breath of fresh air. My heart ached for January, and Gus is to die for - a steamy, smart and perceptive romance. I was engrossed!' Josie Silver, author of bestselling One Day in December 'I really needed this book. I didn't realize how much I needed it until I was giggling along with all the awkwardness and banter and feeling like I'd been taken away from the dark, dreariness of this lockdown' Emily, Netgalley 'A touching and heartfelt book...I adored going along on Gus and January's journey, and I closed this book with a satisfied sigh' Jasmine Guillory, author of The Proposal 'My first novel by Emily Henry and I loved it, look forward to reading more by this author' Alison, Netgalley 'Original, sparkling bright and layered with feeling...If whipcrack banter and foggy sexual tension is your catnip, you'll adore this book' Sally Thorne, author of The Hating Game 'The witty, charming and swoony novel we always want...I adored it' Julia Whelan, author of My Oxford Year 'I read in one sitting. I couldn't put it down' Jacqueline, Netgalley 'Has everything the title promises - a romping plot, family secrets, and the thrill of falling in love...I cannot wait to read what Henry writes next' Amy E. Reichert, author of The Optimist's Guide to Letting Go 'This is the perfect beach read as the title suggests. Emily Henry's writing is beautiful and she creates stunning vivid settings that really helped me to escape our current lock down reality and let my mind drift to a sunnier brighter tropics' Fathia, Netgalley 'What a fantastic read! An absolute page turner, full of love, laughter and romance' Katie Ginger, author of Spring Tides at Swallowtail Bay
"A beautiful, lyrical, and achingly brilliant story about love, grief, and family. Henry's writing will leave you breathless." —BuzzFeed Romeo and Juliet meets One Hundred Years of Solitude in Emily Henry's brilliant follow-up to The Love That Split the World, about the daughter and son of two long-feuding families who fall in love while trying to uncover the truth about the strange magic and harrowing curse that has plagued their bloodlines for generations. In their hometown of Five Fingers, Michigan, the O'Donnells and the Angerts have mythic legacies. But for all the tall tales they weave, both founding families are tight-lipped about what caused the century-old rift between them, except to say it began with a cherry tree. Eighteen-year-old Jack “June” O’Donnell doesn't need a better reason than that. She's an O'Donnell to her core, just like her late father was, and O'Donnells stay away from Angerts. Period. But when Saul Angert, the son of June's father's mortal enemy, returns to town after three mysterious years away, June can't seem to avoid him. Soon the unthinkable happens: She finds she doesn't exactly hate the gruff, sarcastic boy she was born to loathe. Saul’s arrival sparks a chain reaction, and as the magic, ghosts, and coywolves of Five Fingers conspire to reveal the truth about the dark moment that started the feud, June must question everything she knows about her family and the father she adored. And she must decide whether it's finally time for her—and all of the O'Donnells before her—to let go.
|Author||: Abigail Tarttelin,Sahar Delijani,Christina Schwarz,Kate Morton,Douglas Kennedy,Taylor Jenkins Reid,Lucinda Riley,Karen Brown,Saira Shah,Katja Millay,Tamara N. Houston,Patricia Scanlan,Thomas Keneally|
|Publsiher||: Simon and Schuster|
|Total Pages||: 288|
|ISBN 10||: 1476735174|
|ISBN 13||: 9781476735177|
|Language||: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL|
The Atria Summer 2013 Beach-Read Bag: A free collection of thirteen excerpts from novels by some of our favorite writers. There’s nothing that goes better with beach season than a delicious novel. With that in mind, we present Atria’s Summer 2013 Beach-Read Bag: a free collection of 13 excerpts from novels by some of our favorite writers. Selections include: The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton The Daughters of Mars by Thomas Keneally The Edge of the Earth by Christina Schwartz Five Days by Douglas Kennedy Children of the Jacaranda Tree by Sahar Delijani The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay Forever, Interrupted by Taylor Jenkins Reid Golden Boy by Abigail Tarttelin The Lavender Garden by Lucinda Riley With All My Love by Patricia Scanlon The Mouse-Proof Kitchen by Saira Shah The Longings of Wayward Girls by Karen Brown Waiting for Jules by Tamara N. Houston No matter whether you’re on a plane traveling to your getaway destination or on your couch planted firmly in front of the air conditioner, we’ve got a great story guaranteed to whisk you away on a reading vacation.
The Atria Summer Beach-Read Bag: a free collection of 11 excerpts from novels by some of our favorite writers. There’s nothing that goes better with beach season than a delicious novel. With that in mind, we present The Atria Summer Beach-Read Bag: a free collection of 11 excerpts from novels by some of our favorite writers. Selections include: Swim by Jennifer Weiner Then Came You by Jennifer Weiner The Map of Time by Félix J. Palma Between You and Me by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus The Winters in Bloom by Lisa Tucker The Island House by Posie Graeme-Evans Triangles by Ellen Hopkins The Time in Between by María Dueñas The Lost Angel by Javier Sierra Devil’s Wake by Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes Ten Girls to Watch by Charity Shumway No matter whether you’re on a plane traveling to your getaway destination or on your couch planted firmly in front of the air conditioner, we’ve got a great story guaranteed to whisk you away on a reading vacation.
In this delightful follow-up to the New York Times bestselling Duck & Goose and Duck, Duck, Goose, Duck wants to go on an adventure. Goose doesn't. He doesn't see the point. After all, why would they go anywhere when they're happy right where they are? But then Goose sees the ocean and loves it. Who doesn't? Well, Duck, for one! This Read & Listen edition contains audio narration.
Three generations. Seven days. One big secret. The author of The Coincidence of Coconut Cake unfolds a mother-daughter story told by three women whose time to reckon with a life-altering secret is running out. Gina Zoberski wants to make it through one day without her fastidious mother, Lorraine, cataloguing all her faults, and her sullen teenage daughter, May, snubbing her. Too bad there’s no chance of that. Her relentlessly sunny disposition annoys them both, no matter how hard she tries. Instead, Gina finds order and comfort in obsessive list-making and her work at Grilled G’s, the gourmet grilled cheese food truck built by her late husband. But when Lorraine suffers a sudden stroke, Gina stumbles upon a family secret Lorraine's kept hidden for forty years. In the face of her mother’s failing health and her daughter’s rebellion, this optimist might find that piecing together the truth is the push she needs to let go...
Come and spend the summer in a charming village by the sea. Breathe in the crisp, salty air, slip off your shoes and feel the golden sand beneath your feet… Claudia has never regretted leaving her corporate city life behind and escaping to this piece of coastal paradise. With her cheeky cat Pudding by her side, she has built a community of loyal friends who feel more like family. Her shop at the end of the beach road is full of things that bring joy to locals and visitors alike. Life has finally settled into a perfect, comfortable rhythm. That is until widower Jason moves to town with his teenage daughter Millie, looking for a new start for both of them. Millie is instantly drawn to the delights of Claudia’s shop and her free-spirited way of life. However, practical architect Jason is less than thrilled about his daughter’s new interests. He doesn’t shy away from telling Claudia exactly what he thinks and sparks fly every time they meet. But Jason and Millie aren’t the only newcomers this summer and life in the harbour, especially Claudia’s, is about to change in more ways than one. As circumstances throw Claudia into Jason’s path in increasingly unexpected ways, she begins to glimpse what lies beneath his fiery temper and sharp tongue. Claudia was sure her life was complete, but could something have been missing after all? The only book you need in your beach bag this summer. Fans of Sarah Morgan, Cathy Bramley and Phillipa Ashley will be charmed by this seaside romance filled with warmth, humour and heart. Why readers love Helen Pollard: ‘Oh wow! I absolutely loved, lived, laughed and cried with this brilliant, addictive tale… A beautiful, fun tale, set in stunning surroundings, with characters that you don't want to leave behind. Highly recommended!’ Renita D’Silva ‘Like sunshine on a cloudy day this is a book to warm your heart. I loved it.’ Shellyback Books ‘Oh, how joyous it was…I did enjoy every single minute… I was distraught when the story was finished… A perfect summer book.’ Lilac Diaries ‘Helen Pollard can do NO wrong… This really is a wonderfully feel good read.’ Best Crime Books and More ‘Fabulous… I loved all the characters… Transports you to a world that you don't want to leave.’ Rachel’s Random Reads ‘Wow what a book… Easy, enjoyable and a book that you won't want to put down. Brilliant.’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘The absolute best vacation read… Amazing, genuine and unforgettable.’ Chocolate ‘n’ Waffles ‘I was completely spellbound… I highly recommend you to take a fictional holiday by reading this book.’ With Love for Books ‘A perfect summer sunshine read.’ My Chestnut Reading Tree ‘What a lovely gem of a book… Gentle and warm with some lovely characters and a good bit of eye candy… Perfect for a pick-me-up summer read where you just want to lose yourself in the story.’ The Met Line Reader ‘I loved every single page of this book and didn't want the story to end. It had me hooked from start to finish, had me giggling on the bus (rather embarrassing). It is one of those warm, cosy books that needs coffee and croissants.’ The Reading Shed ‘Brilliant… I chuckled often and there were even a couple of belly laughs… One night, being unable to sleep, I decided to read just a few more pages and ended up reading until 3 am!… Now that is what I call a good book.’ Janni B’s Book Reviews
The publishing phenomenon of summer reading, often focused on novels set in vacation destinations, started in the nineteenth century, as both print culture and tourist culture expanded in the United States. As an emerging middle class increasingly embraced summer leisure as a marker of social status, book publishers sought new market opportunities, authors discovered a growing readership, and more readers indulged in lighter fare. Drawing on publishing records, book reviews, readers' diaries, and popular novels of the period, Donna Harrington-Lueker explores the beginning of summer reading and the backlash against it. Countering fears about the dangers of leisurely reading -- especially for young women -- publishers framed summer reading not as a disreputable habit but as a respectable pastime and welcome respite. Books for Idle Hours sheds new light on an ongoing seasonal publishing tradition.
A Romance Box Set Love Connection – A Heartwarming Second Chance Romance I Have Never – A Laugh Out Loud Office Romance A Christmas Date – A Fake Relationship Holiday Romance To the Stars and Back – A Billionaire Romcom From Thailand with Love – An Adventure Enemies to Lovers Romance You May Kiss the Bridesmaid – A Wedding Date Romantic Comedy Praise for Camilla Isley's Books Filled with witty banter, humor and heart Love Connection is a delightful read that will make you feel good and leave you with a smile on your face. Novelgossip Funny. Heartbreaking. Hopeful. Different. The Well-Read Pirate Queen It reminded me of the movie Sliding Doors but BETTER! Hello Chick Lit Flawless, Enthralling, Irresistible! Loved it! ItaPixie's Book Corner With Love Connection you are getting two books in one...I have never read a book like this... Oh...and the ending is AMAZING!! Boundless Book Reviews *Sigh* *Giddy happy laugh* Oh, wow! Damn! I cannot... just can't believe... a truly romantic book... AND I LOVED IT! Bloggin' & Writing It was enjoyable to see these two different futures unfold, and I liked the mystery of who Gemma would end up with in the end, and whether the two futures would somehow merge. Sarah Elizabeth's Bookshelf This book was AMAZING. Once again Camilla Isley has written and delivered us a funny, romantic, can't put down book. I loved every minute of it. Beautiful Book Blog A dishy boss, some fab new colleagues and a cute puppy made this a perfect chick lit with a dream like romance. The Chloé Douglas Blog If you like bubbly feelgood love stories I Have Never will probably make you laugh just as hard as it made me. With Love for Books You will laugh, root for all the characters and fall in love with this book (possibly even Mr. Right too!). For The Love of Chick Lit If you're into Sophie Kinsella then I think you'd like Camilla's writing. Chrissi Reads I was hooked right from the very beginning and I didn't want to put it down. Rebecca Book Review This is a sparkling, fun, quick and easy to read story that I enjoyed every moment of. Rachel Random Reads This book is a laugh out loud, perfect summer read. Cosy Cute Knits In all honesty, I don't think I read this book without a smile on my face. The entire storyline was written brilliantly, it's such a fun and uplifting novel. The Writing Garnet Blair is the ideal chick lit heroine, she's sweet, a little sassy and hilarious...Richard from the first book is back, which totally made my day, I loved his character the first time around and catching up with him was a treat. Novelgossip This story is told in such a fun way that the reader can't help but be captivated into Blair's chaotic life. She is a fun, smart and perfect female lead. Bookish Lifestyle A fast paced sparkling romance. Sparkly Word Expect laughs, romance and a sprinkling of Christmas spirit. Echoes In An Empty Room I absolutely loved this book and found myself whizzing through it... Rachel Random Reads A fun read filled with humor, heart, and love big enough to reach... to the stars and back. Recommended read for Contemporary Romance, Chick Lit, and Romantic Comedy fans. Get ready to be starstruck! Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers I completely fell for Christian in this book and it's been ages since I last felt like this about a book boyfriend. Rachel Random Reads A fantastic romantic read that I devoured in one sitting. Coffee and Kindle Book Reviews An addictive page turner with an absolutely wonderful meet-cute. Romantic Reads and Such I love an amazing enemies to lovers romantic comedy trope. This one sure gave me all the swoons and I devoured it! . There is nothing more fun to read than a book filled with adventure, lots of action, a bit of heated banter and amazing dialogue to a romantic and funny happily ever after story. Nurse Bookie From Thailand with Love really is a wild ride, and well worth five stars! Chick Lit Central
Gay tourists arrive in San Francisco for the party of the decade--a tribute to the late disco star Sylvester. Meanwhile, an evangelist brings his nationwide crusade against gay rights to an auditorium a few blocks away. Tim Snow's activist friends are planning a protest, and for Tim, the fun and intrigue are just beginning.
"A truly profound debut."—Buzzfeed "A time-bending suspense that's contemplative and fresh, evocative and gripping."—USA Today "Henry's story captivates, both as a romance and as an imaginative rethinking of time and space."—Publishers Weekly "This time-traveling, magical, and beautifully written love story definitely deserves a spot on your bookshelf."—Bustle Emily Henry's stunning debut novel is Friday Night Lights meets The Time Traveler's Wife and perfectly captures those bittersweet months after high school, when we dream not only of the future, but of all the roads and paths we've left untaken. Natalie's last summer in her small Kentucky hometown is off to a magical start . . . until she starts seeing the "wrong things." They're just momentary glimpses at first—her front door is red instead of its usual green, there’s a preschool where the garden store should be. But then her whole town disappears for hours, fading away into rolling hills and grazing buffalo, and Nat knows something isn't right. Then there are the visits from the kind but mysterious apparition she calls "Grandmother," who tells her, "You have three months to save him." The next night, under the stadium lights of the high school football field, she meets a beautiful boy named Beau, and it's as if time just stops and nothing exists. Nothing, except Natalie and Beau. From the Hardcover edition.
Three of the funniest bestselling romance authors have joined together to provide three novellas set on Hung Island, a fictional resort along the coast of Georgia. All Hung Up A Romantic Suspense by Kathleen Brooks When Trey Everett meets Hollywood star Taylor Jefferies for the first time in the small town of Keeneston, the normally outgoing college football star can barely put two words together. But after one crazy day together, Trey knows he's found something special with Taylor. Six years have passed and they are both out of college and living out their dream jobs on a small island along the coast of Georgia. Trey's ready to ask Taylor one little question to secure their happiness. The only problem stopping his fairy tale ending is that someone is determined to kill the mood . . . and the love of his life. Divorced, Desperate and Dangerous A Contemporary Romance by Christie Craig Detective Turner Calder belongs to the No Ball and Chain Gang. Meaning, no way, no how will he ever let another woman into his heart. He hasn't even been tempted after what his ex put him through. Yet while working undercover on the trail of one of Texas' largest drug dealers, Reece Morris gets closer to him than any woman has in two years. Not that's there's a snowball chance in Hades it will lead anywhere once she discovers the truth. But two months later, when Turner realizes his now imprisoned suspect has hired someone to knock off witnesses and Reece is one of them, he's dead set on saving her. If that means taking on her seventy-year-old grandma who has a black belt in Karate, a hired assassin--who scares him less than Granny--and the whole bat-shit crazy town of Hung, Georgia, he's up for the challenge. Turner is about to turn over a brand new leaf, and get hung up on love. Ready to Were A Paranormal Romance by Robyn Peterman I never planned on going back to Hung Island, Georgia. Ever. I was a top notch Were agent for the secret paranormal Council and happily living in Chicago where I had everything I needed - a gym membership, season tickets to the Cubs and Dwayne - my gay, Vampyre best friend. Going back now would mean facing the reason I'd left and I'd rather chew my own paw off than deal with Hank. Hank the Tank Wilson was the six foot three, obnoxious, egotistical, perfect-assed, best-sex-of-my-life, Werewolf who cheated on me and broke my heart. At the time, I did what any rational woman would do. I left in the middle of the night with a suitcase, big plans and enough money for a one-way bus ticket to freedom. I vowed to never return. But here I am, trying to wrap my head around what has happened to some missing Weres without wrapping my body around Hank. I hope I don't have to eat my words and my paw.
When their foster-turned-adoptive mother suddenly dies, four brothers struggle to keep open the doors of her beloved Harlem knitting shop. Jesse Strong is known for two things: his devotion to his adoptive mom, Mama Joy, and his reputation for breaking hearts. When Mama Joy unexpectedly passes away, he and his brothers have different plans for what to do with Strong Knits, their neighborhood knitting store. Jesse wants to keep the store open. His brothers want to tie off loose ends and close shop.... Part-time shop employee Kerry Fuller has kept her crush on Jesse a secret. When she overhears his impassioned plea to his brothers to keep the knitting shop open, she volunteers to help. Unlike Jesse, Kerry knows the “knitty-gritty” of the business, and together they make plans to reinvent Strong Knits for a new generation. But the more time they spend together, the stronger the chemistry builds between them. Kerry, knowing Jesse’s history, doesn’t believe their relationship can last longer than she can knit one, purl two. But Jesse is determined to prove to her that he can be the man for her forever and always. After all, real men knit.
"Delightful . . . Those who like smiles with their crimes will be satisfied" by the 13th in the popular Miss Julia series (Publishers Weekly). Don't miss her newest, Miss Julia Raises the Roof, coming April 2018 from Viking. As we know from her many trips to the New York Times bestseller list, Miss Julia simply can't abide sitting idle. And with young Lloyd moving out and husband Sam off to the Holy Land, everybody's favorite steel magnolia is feeling restless. Maybe it's time for that long-delayed home makeover. But before Miss Julia can even pick a color swatch, Hazel Marie's new husband, private eye J.D. Pickens, goes missing—and police in West Virginia have detained an injured man fitting his description. Meanwhile, a religious cult is out to convert the locals—and Miss Julia must pick up the pace to free J.D. and get back in time to stop them.
Named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, O, The Oprah Magazine, Vogue, San Francisco Chronicle, Esquire, Huffington Post, Nylon, Entertainment Weekly, Buzzfeed, Booklist, and The Independent Winner of the California Book Award for First Fiction Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist for First Fiction "A quietly brilliant disquisition . . . told in prose that is so startling in its spare beauty that I found myself thinking about Khong's turns of phrase for days after I finished reading."—Doree Shafrir, The New York Times Book Review "One of those rare books that is both devastating and light-hearted, heartful and joyful. . . . Don't miss it."—Buzzfeed "Hello, Rachel Khong. Kudos for this delectable take on familial devotion and dementia."—NPR Her life at a crossroads, a young woman goes home again in this funny and inescapably moving debut from a wonderfully original new literary voice. Freshly disengaged from her fiancé and feeling that life has not turned out quite the way she planned, thirty-year-old Ruth quits her job, leaves town and arrives at her parents’ home to find that situation more complicated than she'd realized. Her father, a prominent history professor, is losing his memory and is only erratically lucid. Ruth’s mother, meanwhile, is lucidly erratic. But as Ruth's father’s condition intensifies, the comedy in her situation takes hold, gently transforming her all her grief. Told in captivating glimpses and drawn from a deep well of insight, humor, and unexpected tenderness, Goodbye, Vitamin pilots through the loss, love, and absurdity of finding one’s footing in this life.
Take a walk on the beach with three coastal experts who reveal the secrets and the science of the North Carolina shoreline. What makes sea foam? What are those tiny sand volcanoes along the waterline? You'll find the answers to these questions and dozens more in this comprehensive field guide to the state's beaches, which shows visitors how to decipher the mysteries of the beach and interpret clues to an ever-changing geological story. Orrin Pilkey, Tracy Monegan Rice, and William Neal explore large-scale processes, such as the composition and interaction of wind, waves, and sand, as well as smaller features, such as bubble holes, drift lines, and black sands. In addition, coastal life forms large and small--from crabs and turtles to microscopic animals--are all discussed here. The concluding chapter contemplates the future of North Carolina beaches, considering the threats to their survival and assessing strategies for conservation. This indispensable beach book offers vacationers and naturalists a single source for learning to appreciate and preserve the natural features of a genuine state treasure. Southern Gateways Guide is a registered trademark of the University of North Carolina Press
|Author||: Ellie Ashe,Catherine Bruns,Christina A. Burke,Mary Jo Burke,Gin Jones,Elizabeth Ashby,Gina LaManna,Leslie Langtry,Kelly Rey,Sally J. Smith,Jean Steffens|
|Publsiher||: Gemma Halliday Publishing|
|Total Pages||: 1286|
|ISBN 10||: 1943587027|
|ISBN 13||: 9781943587025|
|Language||: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL|
USA Today bestselling summer themed short stories by bestselling mystery and romance authors! Enjoy mystery, romance, and lots of laughter under the sun with shorts from some of your favorite series. The perfect quick reads for vacation lounging or sipping frosty drinks poolside! **Recipes included!** Stories include: One Red Cent (Miranda Vaughn Mysteries) by Ellie Ashe A Spot of Murder (Cookies & Chance Mysteries) by Catherine Bruns Queenie Baby: On Location (Queenie Baby Mysteries) by Christina A. Burke Done in the Sun by Mary Jo Burke A Killing in the Market (Danger Cove Mysteries) by Gin Jones & Elizabeth Ashby Fun to Fiasco (Misty Newman Mysteries) by Gina LaManna Scout Camp Murder (Merry Wrath Mysteries) by Leslie Langtry Motion for Misfits (Jamie Winters Mysteries) by Kelly Rey Mystic Mojo (Mystic Isle Mysteries) by Sally J. Smith & Jean Steffens
You’ve Got Mail meets How to Eat a Cupcake in this delightful novel about a talented chef and the food critic who brings down her restaurant—whose chance meeting turns into a delectable romance of mistaken identities. In downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Lou works tirelessly to build her beloved yet struggling French restaurant, Luella’s, into a success. She cheerfully balances her demanding business and even more demanding fiancé…until the morning she discovers him in the buff—with an intern. Witty yet gruff British transplant Al is keeping himself employed and entertained by writing scathing reviews of local restaurants in the Milwaukee newspaper under a pseudonym. When an anonymous tip sends him to Luella’s, little does he know he’s arrived on the worst day of the chef’s life. The review practically writes itself: underdone fish, scorched sauce, distracted service—he unleashes his worst. The day that Al’s mean-spirited review of Luella’s runs, the two cross paths in a pub: Lou drowning her sorrows, and Al celebrating his latest publication. As they chat, Al playfully challenges Lou to show him the best of Milwaukee and she’s game—but only if they never discuss work, which Al readily agrees to. As they explore the city’s local delicacies and their mutual attraction, Lou’s restaurant faces closure, while Al’s column gains popularity. It’s only a matter of time before the two fall in love…but when the truth comes out, can Lou overlook the past to chase her future? Set in the lovely, quirky heart of Wisconsin, The Coincidence of Coconut Cake is a charming love story of misunderstandings, mistaken identity, and the power of food to bring two people together. And don’t forget to check out Amy E. Reichert’s fun new novel The Simplicity of Cider, available now!