Author: Kathryn Littlewood
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Juvenile Fiction
This second book in the acclaimed Bliss trilogy mixes the down-home heart-punch of Ingrid Law's Newbery Honor Book Savvy, the always-on-the-edge-of-chaos comedy of Cheaper by the Dozen, and a humorous magic all its own to create a thoroughly original confection to please every reader's sweet tooth! The Bliss family's magical Cookery Booke was stolen by evil Aunt Lily at the end of Bliss, the first novel in the series. Now twelve-year-old Rosemary has a chance to win it back: she challenges her aunt to an Iron Chef-style international baking competition in Paris. But the only way to beat the cheating Aunt Lily is to gather magical ingredients of her own. Together with her brothers and their talking cat and mouse, Rose races across Paris—from the Eiffel Tower to the Cathedral of Notre Dame to the Mona Lisa in the Louvre Museum—to gather what she needs to out-bake—and out-magic—her conniving aunt. If Rose wins, the cherished Cookery Booke will return to her family where it belongs. If she loses—well, the consequences are too ugly to think about. . . .
Unraveling the Mystery of the Method : Behind the Scenes of Godfather I
Author: Ardell Sheridan-Castellano
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Category: Performing Arts
A new "easy to read" book that explains "the method" (past & present) and the "how to" of acting, writing, directing and teaching. For the first time a book that talks about: What went on Behind the Scenes during the shooting of the original GODFATHER film. Talks about Richard S. Castellano's real life "Family Connections" and the visit his "Uncle Paul" made to the GODFATHER set during filming. Discusses the unique relationship that developed between Francis Coppola and Richard Castellano. (Read the letters written by Francis to Richard.) Shares the Origin of the "real" MAFIA and the "Code of Behaviour" that traveled to America. Offers a Character Comparison of the original "Don Corleone" with a reputed Crime Boss who died in prison. Further reveals the Art of Sicilian Storytelling with a sample introduction to a new original Screenplay, THE BOYS'LL HANDLE IT." Book Cover Art and Design by Lisette Rotman
Author: Anna Meriano
Category: Juvenile Fiction
"A charming and delectably sweet debut. Mischief, friendship, and a whole lot of heart—Love Sugar Magic has it all." —Zoraida Córdova, award-winning author of the Brooklyn Brujas series Leonora Logroño’s family owns the most beloved bakery in Rose Hill, Texas, spending their days conjuring delicious cookies and cakes for any occasion. And no occasion is more important than the annual Dia de los Muertos festival. Leo hopes that this might be the year that she gets to help prepare for the big celebration—but, once again, she is told she’s too young. Sneaking out of school and down to the bakery, she discovers that her mother, aunt, and four older sisters have in fact been keeping a big secret: they’re brujas—witches of Mexican ancestry—who pour a little bit of sweet magic into everything that they bake. Leo knows that she has magical ability as well and is more determined than ever to join the family business—even if she can’t let her mama and hermanas know about it yet. And when her best friend, Caroline, has a problem that needs solving, Leo has the perfect opportunity to try out her craft. It’s just one little spell, after all…what could possibly go wrong? Debut author Anna Meriano brings us the first book in a delightful new series filled to the brim with amor, azúcar, y magia.
Author: Phil Reed
Extraordinary Grace is about the remarkable favor of God whose love shines through the everlasting light of Jesus Christ. It's also about the growth of America and how this beloved holiday has evolved throughout the centuries. But overall this book is about a spirit that shouldn't be stored away like Christmas ornaments that we only use once a year. By choosing the spirit of Christmas as our daily companion we can unlock the power of positive living (which is positive thinking turned into action). This is not to say that all of our problems will magically disappear but, the burdens would be lighter, the hurdles would be lower and doors once locked will open. Extraordinary Grace is a celebration of the most joyous holiday season of the year; it covers family, religion, comedy, history, a little something for all to share. Go to www.musesiac.com to read the complete promo on this book.
Author: Samantha Chase
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
"The perfect blend of heart and sass."—Publishers Weekly for Holiday Spice With a dash of Christmas magic... Two people who have spent most of their lives being rivals... Learn a little something about following their hearts... Carter Montgomery broke the family mold when he went to culinary school. Now a successful restauranteur, he's at a crossroads: should he continue on his successful path or look for a new challenge? What he needs is time alone to think things through. But his matchmaking family has other ideas... Emery Monaghan's no-good fiancé has embroiled her in scandal and she needs a way out. When mentor Eliza Montgomery offers her a refuge, she's relieved—until she realizes that the deal means rubbing elbows with Eliza's son Carter—Emery's childhood nemesis. The Montgomery Brothers series: Wait for Me (Book 1) Trust in Me (Book 2) Stay With Me (Book 3) More of Me (Book 4) Return to You (Book 5) Meant for You (Book 6) I'll Be There (Book 7) Until There Was Us (Book 8) Suddenly Mine (Book 9) Dash of Christmas (Book 10) Praise for Samantha Chase: "Utter rock star perfection. I dare you to stop reading until the end."—Rachel Van Dyken, New York Times Bestselling Author, for One More Moment "Chase's three-dimensional characters leap off the page, encouraging readers to sit down, put their feet up, and enjoy...charming."—Publishers Weekly for Until There Was Us "Chase just gets better and better."—Booklist
Author: Jennifer Rackham
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Lottie, a young potion master comes to New Zealand to study under her new master Mikaere. During her studies, she manages to gets into all sorts of trouble, trying to steal sheep's blood, getting kidnapped, perverting course of justice and getting involved in a super dangerous magic she can't handle.
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Author: Terry Brooks
Publisher: Del Rey
Capture the fantasy, thrills, and far-flung adventure of the first three novels in Terry Brooks’s enchanting Magic Kingdom of Landover series—now for the first time in one gripping volume. Chicago lawyer Ben Holiday can’t fathom what lies ahead when he purchases Landover—a magical kingdom of chivalry and sorcery—from Meeks, the mysterious seller who placed the ad. Weary and jaded, Ben clings to the ad’s promise: “Escape into your dreams.” But Landover is not the enchanted idyll he expected. The kingdom is in ruin. The barons refuse to recognize Ben as King, a dragon is decimating the countryside, and a demon lord has challenged any prospective ruler to a fatal duel. To make matters worse, the Paladin, renowned champion of the Kings of Landover, seems to be merely a legend. Ben’s only allies are a bumbling court magician, a talking dog turned court scribe, and the beautiful Willow, who is part girl, part tree. With his friends in tow, Ben sets out to claim the throne. But when Meeks decides he wants Landover back, Ben will face supernatural foes of every stripe to prove himself worthy of the kingship. The question is: Can he survive?
Author: Stephanie Dray
The extraordinary daughter of Cleopatra and Mark Antony seeks to reclaim her birthright in the first novel of an epic historical fiction trilogy from the New York Times bestselling author of America's First Daughter. From the first breath of her life, young Princess Selene understands herself to be a cherished daughter and the future queen of Egypt. But when Alexandria falls and her parents are forced into suicide, the once-pampered princess and her two surviving brothers are left at the mercy of their captors and dragged through the streets of Rome in chains. Trapped in an empire that reviles her heritage and is suspect of her faith, Selene struggles for survival in a court of intrigue. She can’t hide the hieroglyphics that carve themselves into her hands, nor can she stop the Roman emperor from using her powers for his own ends. Faced with a new and ruthless Caesar who is obsessed with having a Cleopatra of his very own, Selene is determined to resurrect her mother’s dreams and succeed where she failed. But there’s no telling what success will cost her in a treacherous political game where the only rule is win or die....
Author: Stephanie Dray
New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Dray’s historical fiction series comes to a stunning conclusion as the daughter of Cleopatra risks everything to revive her dynasty. After years of abuse as the emperor’s captive in Rome, Cleopatra Selene is now a powerful queen, ruling over the exotic kingdom of Mauretania with her husband, King Juba II, by her side. But when a jealous Augustus Caesar demands that her children be given over to him to be fostered in Rome, Selene is drawn back into the web of imperial plots and intrigues that she vowed to leave behind... Determined and resourceful, Selene must shield her loved ones from the emperor’s wrath, all while vying with ruthless rivals like King Herod. But unless she can find a way to overcome the threat to her marriage, kingdom, family, and faith, Selene may very well be the last of her line...
Author: Charles Esperanza
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Splish! Splash! Sploosh! A little girl is about to discover the wonders of mixing colors. With the sound of paint splatter, a bright blue elephant named EleBooyah enters the scene. She wants to help paint, too, and pretty soon the girl and her elephant are playing with all the colors of the rainbow. What do blue and yellow make? A funky green frog! And red and blue? An enormous purple octopus king! What other creatures are waiting for the splatter of paint on a brush to join the raucous painting party? Charles George Esperanza’s author/illustrator debut is a riot of color and magic. Esperanza's rhythmic stanzas and vibrant illustrations tickle the imagination, and this is sure to become a staple color book for kids across the country.