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New Releases: 10th – 16th April 2017

This post is a day late – I know, I’m sorry! I was back home with my family all weekend so just didn’t get the chance. I did have a fantastic time though! Anyway, better late than never – here are some of the fabulous looking books that are being released this week!

Treasure In Paradise (TJ Jensen Paradise Lake Mystery #7) – Kathi Daley

Tj Jensen and her family head to Turtle Cove Resort for summer vacation, but their plans for rest and relaxation are thwarted when they find a dead treasure hunter in the attic of Book 1the resort’s main house. Initially vowing not to get involved, Tj quickly changes her tune when the Gull Island deputy on the case closes it after a bare bones investigation.

All evidence points to foul play, and Tj’s determined to uncover what the deputy wants to keep hidden. With the help of her best friend and a chatty parrot, Tj digs up a centuries old legend, a hidden map, and secrets buried deeper than a pirate’s treasure.

Release Date: 11th April 2017
Publisher: Henery Press
Length: 252 pages
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Once In a Blue Moon Lodge – Lorna Landvik

Set adrift when her mother sells the salon which has been a neighborhood institution for decades, Nora Rolvaag takes a camping trip, intending to do nothing more taxing than roast marshmallows over an open fire and under a starry sky. Two chance encounters, however, will have enormous consequences and her get-a-way turns out to be more of a retreat from her daily life than she ever imagined. But Nora is the do-or-die-trying daughter of Patty Jane, who now must embrace the House of Curl’s slogan: ‘Expect the Unexpected.’

Book 4With her trademark wit and warmth Lorna Landvik follows Nora and an ever-growing cast of characters between city and wooded retreat, Minnesota and Norway, a past that’s secret and a future that’s promising, but uncertain. Responding to a mysterious letter with a Norwegian postmark, Nora’s grandmother Ione travels to her native land to tend to a dying cousin and her husband–two people who played a painful, pivotal role in her past. Nora, accompanying her, is surprised by her grandmother’s long-ago love story—but even more surprised by the beginning of her own.

A book about making new beginnings out of old endings, Once in a Blue Moon Lodge invites readers to check in, set down their baggage and spend time with the kind of people who understand that while they can’t control all that life throws at them, they can at least control how they catch it. And as anyone who’s stopped in at Patty Jane’s House of Curl will tell you: you’re in for a rollicking good time with characters whose strengths, foibles and choices will have you laughing and crying. Hankerings for coffee and gingerbread cookies may also be experienced.

Release Date: 11th April 2017
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Length: 301 pages
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The Widow of Wall Street – Randy Susan Meyers

What’s real in a marriage built on sand and how do you abandon a man you’ve loved since the age of fifteen?

Phoebe sees the fire in Jake Pierce’s belly from the moment they meet as teenagers in Brooklyn. Eventually he creates a financial dynasty and she trusts him without hesitation—unaware his hunger for success hides a dark talent for deception.

book 5When Phoebe learns—along with the rest of the world—that her husband’s triumphs are the result of an elaborate Ponzi scheme her world unravels. Lies underpin her life and marriage. As Jake’s crime is uncovered, the world obsesses about Phoebe. Did she know her life was fabricated by fraud? Did she partner with her husband in hustling billions from pensioners, charities, and CEOs? Was she his accomplice in stealing from their family and neighbors?

Debate rages as to whether love and loyalty blinded her to his crimes or if she chose to live in denial. While Jake is trapped in the web of his own deceit, Phoebe is faced with an unbearable choice. Her children refuse to see her if she remains at their father’s side, but abandoning Jake, a man she’s known since childhood, feels cruel and impossible.

From Brooklyn to Greenwich to Manhattan, from penthouse to prison, with tragic consequences rippling well beyond Wall Street, The Widow of Wall Street exposes a woman struggling to redefine her life and marriage as everything she thought she knew crumbles around her.

Release Date: 11th April 2017 (kindle edition)
Publisher: Atria Books
Length: 368 pages
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One Perfect Lie – Lisa Scottoline

On paper, Chris Brennan looks perfect. He’s applying for a job as a high school government teacher, he’s ready to step in as an assistant baseball coach, and his references are impeccable.

But everything about Chris Brennan is a lie.

book 6Susan Sematov is proud of her son Raz, a high school pitcher so athletically talented that he’s being recruited for a full-ride scholarship to a Division I college, with a future in major-league baseball. But Raz’s father died only a few months ago, leaving her son in a vulnerable place where any new father figure might influence him for good, or evil.

Heather Larkin is a struggling single mother who lives for her son Justin’s baseball games. But Justin is shy, and Heather fears he is being lured down a dark path by one of his teammates, a young man from an affluent family whose fun-loving manner might possibly conceal his violent plans.

Mindy Kostis succumbs to the pressure of being a surgeon’s wife by filling her days with social events and too many gin and tonics. But she doesn’t know that her husband and her son, Evan, are keeping secrets from her – secrets that might destroy all of them.

At the center of all of them is Chris Brennan. Why is he there? What does he want? And what is he willing to do to get it?

Release Date: 11th April 2017
Publisher: St Martin’s Press
Length: 355 pages
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The Delight of Being Ordinary – Roland Mercullo

Roland Merullo’s playful, eloquent, and life-affirming novel finds the Pope and the Dalai Lama teaming up for an unsanctioned road trip through the Italian countryside to rediscover the everyday joys of life that can seem, even for the two holiest men in the world, unattainable.

book 7What happens when the Pope and the Dalai Lama decide they need an undercover vacation? During a highly publicized official visit at the Vatican, the Pope suggests an adventure so unexpected and appealing that neither man can resist. Before dawn, two of the most beloved and famous people on the planet don disguises, slip into a waiting car, and experience the countryside as regular people. Along for the ride are the Pope’s overwhelmed cousin Paolo and his estranged wife Rosa, an eccentric hairdresser with a lust for life who cannot resist the call to adventure—or the fun.

Against a landscape of good humor, exploration and spiritual delight, not to mention the sublime rolling hills of Italy, The Delight of Being Ordinary showcases the charming sensibilities of Roland Merullo (whose bestselling Breakfast with Buddha has sold over 200,000 copies), in a novel that makes us laugh as well as think about the demands of ordinary life, spiritual life, and the identities by which we all define ourselves.

Release Date: 11th April 2017
Publisher: Doubleday
Length: 384 pages
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Nopalito – Gonzalo Guzman

book 8A collection of 100 recipes for anyone who wants to cook traditional Mexican food in all its surprising freshness and variety, ranging from the simplest dishes to more complex ones, and including both the classic and the lesser-known regional gems of this cuisine.

Nopalito provides a snapshot of regional Mexican cuisine from the perspective of Gonzalo Guzman, head chef at San Francisco’s popular restaurant of the same name. With recipes for 100 traditional Mexican dishes (but through a California lens) from Puebla, Mexico City, Michoacán, the Yucatán, and beyond–including many recipes from the author’s hometown of Veracruz–this beautifully photographed cookbook brings the warmth of Mexican cooking into the kitchens of home cooks. The book includes fundamental techniques of Mexican cuisine, insights into Mexican food and culture, and favorite recipes from Nopalito.

Release Date: 11th April 2017
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Length: 256 pages
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Simple Green Suppers – Susie Middleton

125 recipes for complete one-dish vegetarian suppers that pair pantry staples with fresh ingredients–perfect for nonvegetarians aspiring to eat a more plant-based diet.

Dbook 9iscover the pro-veggie, pro-flavor way to prepare fresh, healthy, high-quality plant-based recipes. Simplify dinner planning, and make flavorful dishes, by learning how to pair veggies with one other powerhouse pantry or fridge staple. The eight chapters here match veggies with eight different supper-building ingredients: Noodles, Grains, Beans, Leaves, Toast, Tortillas, Eggs, and Broth. The recipes here aren’t just vegetarian, they are veggie-forward, and designed to demonstrate how to prepare seasonal vegetables in satisfying, filling suppers by pairing them with staple ingredients of the omnivore world.

How you cook your veggies and how you combine them with other satisfying whole foods is the secret to delicious results. Full of vegetable cooking techniques, this book also offers tips on keeping an organized, well-stocked, flexible pantry, and provides a lot of good make-ahead and streamlining techniques that will make cooking delicious, easy vegetarian meals possible every night.

Release Date: 11th April 2017
Publisher: Roost Books
Length: 272 pages
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