Throwback Thursday : Amethyst Dreams

#gothicfiction, #thriller Shining with intrigue, allure, and passionate suspense, Amethyst Dreams is Phyllis Whitney at her most spectacular--a story bejeweled with hypnotic prose and spellbinding secrets. . . . Seeking shelter from her own broken dreams, Hallie Knight answers a cryptic plea for help from Nicholas Trench, the grandfather of her dearest friend. Susan mysteriously disappeared from …

Book Review: Death by Pumpkin Spice

Death by Pumpkin Spice A fancy Halloween party turns fatal in this mystery that’s “so much fun to read” (Suspense Magazine). Bookstore café owner Krissy Hancock would rather spend Halloween serving pumpkin goodies than wearing costumes with Pine Hills’ wealthiest, especially when the soiree at a local mansion shapes up to be more trick than treat. As …

Heartache Falls: An Eternity Springs Novel

Library Tag #womensaga The healing magic of Eternity Springs continues in this novel in Emily March’s vibrant series about a very special town and the people who need it most. Married for more than twenty years, and with her children out of the nest, Ali Timberlake has come to Eternity Springs alone. She’s looking for answers …

Book Review: The Cider Shop Rules

Autumn in Blossom Valley means pumpkin patches are ripe and Winona Mae Montgomery and her Granny Smythe’s cider shop is flourishing. But with this season comes . . . A FATAL HARVEST The Fall Festival is in full swing. Civil War reenactors from three counties are partaking in Blossom Valley’s tribute to John Brown. Blue Ridge Mountain foliage is in …

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

At the Library Book Club I am serving these chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bars: Yummy! 1 cup butter , room temperature1 cup light brown sugar , packed1/2 cup granulated sugar2 large eggs2 teaspoons  vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon baking soda1  teaspoon baking powder 1/2 cups all-purpose flour2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats2 cups chocolate chips  Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9 x 13 in. pan with cooking spray.In a large mixing …

A Catered Fourth of July

It’s murder by musket at a Revolutionary War re-enactment: “This satisfying cozy will appeal to fans of Joanne Fluke’s Hannah Swensen mysteries.”—BooklistHigh noon on July Fourth in the quiet town of Longley, New York, and it’s got to be a hundred degrees. Thankfully, sisters Bernie and Libby are setting up their yummy catering in a …

The Wedding Circle : Check it Out

In the charming small town of Cherico, Mississippi, the Cherry Cola Book Club meets to discuss classic Southern literature, sample favorite dishes--and share their unique stories. . . Two wonderful new chapters are unfolding for Maura Beth Mayhew, Cherico's librarian. Thanks to her persistence, a new, cutting-edge library is being built on the shores of …