Month: July 2015

Books & Book Reviews

The Scent of Lavender

The Scent of Lavender Margot S. Baumann ISBN 9781477830826 Amazon Publishing Women’s Fiction, Romance Swiss journalist Saskia Wagner’s life is in shambles—she’s lost her job and left her callous boyfriend. So when she learns of a summer job on a wine-growing estate in the small French village of Beaumes-de-Venise, she jumps at the chance, hoping it can provide her with the escape she needs to clear her head. But it would seem that where wine flows, trouble follows. Jean-Luc Rougeon, the handsome-but-surly owner of the estate, appears distinctly unsettled by Saskia’s presence. And he’s not the only one: everyone in

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Summer's List

Summer’s List by Anita Higman Moody Publishers River North ISBN 9780802412324 Women’s Fiction, Romance   Description and background Life hasn’t been easy for Summer Snow. She spent what should have been her carefree 20s selflessly caring for her ailing parents and denied herself the dream in her heart to run her grandmother’s bookstore. If you asked her, she would say she’s mostly happy — but she knows she’s missing something — and her grandmother’s love doesn’t fill that aching part of her heart that longs for love and romance. Now that she’s broken off her engagement with a rising politician, Summer

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Mama's Boy : Currently Reading

Mama’s Boy ReShonda Tate Billingsley Gallery Books July 7, 2015 Book Description When her son is in trouble, a heartbroken mother finds the courage and faith to save him, in ReShonda Tate Billingsley’s powerful family drama MAMA’S BOY—a novel as timely as today’s headlines. The breaking TV news rocks Jasper, Texas, to the core: a white police officer is fatally shot in a scuffle with three black youths—and a cellphone video captures Jamal Jones, the sixteen-year-old son of esteemed Reverend Elton Jones, escalating the tragic encounter. Now, as the national spotlight shines on a town already rife with racial tension,

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