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Book Review: Death By The Dozen

on Sun, Aug 19, 2012 | By captivatedbybooks

Death By The Dozen by Jenn McKinlay Genre: Fiction/Mystery/Culinary Mystery ISBN-13: 978-0425244050 Published: October 04, 2011 Publisher: Berkley Pages: 304 Synopsis Melanie and Angie are determined to win the Challenge to the Chef to promote their Fairy Tale Cupcakes bakery. Mel’s mentor from culinary school, Vic Mazzotta, may be one of the judges, but Mel and...

Book Review: Still Walking by Rob Oliver

on Thu, May 10, 2012 | By captivatedbybooks

Still Walking by Rob Oliver Genre: Memoir ISBN: 978-0578073842 Published: 2010 Publisher: Rob Oliver Pages: 128   Synopsis The autobiography of Rob Oliver. At 21 years old, Rob was paralyzed in a body surfing injury. Faced with major life questions, he was forced to reassess his whole outlook. The book chronicles his experiences, looks at his attitude and shares the lessons...

Book Review: A Peach Of A Murder

on Tue, Feb 7, 2012 | By captivatedbybooks

A Peach Of A Murder by Livia J. Washburn Genre: Culinary Mystery, Mystery ISBN: 978-0451219749 Published: October 3, 2006 Publisher: Signet Pages: 272 Synopsis All year round, retired schoolteacher Phyllis Newsom is as sweet as peach pie-except during the Peach Festival, whose blue ribbon has slipped through Phyllis’s fingers more than once… Everyone’s...

Book Review: Growing Up Again

on Tue, Jan 31, 2012 | By captivatedbybooks

Growing Up Again by Mary Tyler Moore Genre: Memoir, Biography ISBN: 978-1616794361 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Published: March 31, 2009 Pages: 240 Synopsis Each person who has diabetes struggles to come to terms with it and experiences the basic challenges of the disease in a uniquely personal way. For me, it has been a trip through rebellion and denial to finally...

Book Review: Untied: A Memoir of Family, Fame, and Floundering

on Thu, Jan 26, 2012 | By captivatedbybooks

Untied by Meredith Baxter Genre: Biography, Memoir ISBN: 978-0307719300 Published: March 01, 2011 Publisher: Crown Archetype Pages: 304 Synopsis “I remember Sarah asking me, when I’d just begun therapy with her, what I looked for in a man.  After a few moments of silent, tense deliberation I had it.  ‘Hair,’ I blurted. ‘He has to have hair.’” Meredith Baxter...

Book Review: Semi-Sweet: A Novel Of Love And Cupcakes

on Mon, Aug 29, 2011 | By captivatedbybooks

Semi-Sweet: A Novel Of Love And Cupcakes by Roisin Meaney Genre: Fiction ISBN: 978-0446570114 Published: April 25, 2011 Publisher: 5 Spot Pages: 400 Synopsis  Hannah Robinson is just about to open the doors to her new shop Cupcakes on the Corner when out of the blue her boyfriend Patrick announces that he’s leaving her for another woman. Faced with starting a business...

Book Review: Town In A Blueberry Jam

on Tue, Aug 23, 2011 | By captivatedbybooks

Town In A Blueberry Jam by B.B. Haywood Genre: Fiction/Mystery/Cozy ISBN: 978-0425232651 Published: February 02, 2010 Publisher: Berkley Pages: 320 Synopsis  In the seaside village of Cape Willington, Maine, Candy Holliday has an idyllic life tending to the Blueberry Acres farm she runs with her father. But, when an aging playboy and the newly crowned Blueberry Queen...

Book Review: Silent Tears

on Sun, Jul 31, 2011 | By captivatedbybooks

Silent Tears by Kay Bratt Genre: Non-Fiction ISBN: 978-0982555002 Published: March 30, 2010 Publisher: AmazonEncore Pages: 352    Synopsis Irrepressible memories. Vacant eyes. A child being dangled from a third story window. A boy tied to a chair. Children sleeping in layers of clothing to fight off the bitter cold. An infant dying from starvation. Some things your mind...

Book Review: Paris, Baby!

on Wed, Jul 20, 2011 | By captivatedbybooks

Paris, Baby! By Kristen Lobe  Genre: Non-Fiction ISBN: 978-0312605322 Published: May 24, 2011 Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin Pages: 352   Synopsis Is it possible to maintain chic as a single-mom-to-be in a city where it’s all supposed to be effortless and breastfeeding is a horreur?  Does one live by the Parisienne’s pregnancy plan of smoking, drinking, and...

Book Review: Why Me?

on Fri, Jul 8, 2011 | By captivatedbybooks

 Why Me? by Sarah Burleton Genre: Non Fiction ASIN: B0044UHV9U Publisher: Amazon Digital Services File Size: 108 KB   Synopsis In the blink of an eye, Mom ran up behind me and pushed me into the fence. Instinctively, I reached out my arms to stop my fall and ended up grabbing the live fence. My hands clamped around the thin wires, and my body collapsed to the ground as the...