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Book Review: Buttercream Bump Off

on Fri, Jan 7, 2011 | By captivatedbybooks

Buttercream Bump Off by Jenn McKinlay Genre: Fiction, Culinary Mystery ISBN: 978-0425239247 Published: January 04, 2011 Publisher: Berkley Pages: 240   Synopsis Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura’s Fairy Tale Cupcakes bakery is gearing up for Valentine’s Day. Unfortunately someone has iced Baxter Malloy on his first date with Mel’s mother. Now Mom’s...

Christmas Reading Wrap-Up

on Wed, Dec 22, 2010 | By captivatedbybooks

This year I decided to do holiday specific reading, my choice since I celebrate was Christmas of course. I had a much harder time finding Christmas books that I wanted to read than I thought I would. Christmas has been around forever I thought, there must be hundreds of thousands of books on it, about it or including it in the story. Luckily I did find a handful that looked...

Book Review: The Christmas Cookie Club

on Tue, Dec 21, 2010 | By captivatedbybooks

The Christmas Cookie Club by Ann Pearlman Genre: Fiction ISBN: 978-1439159392 Published: Reprint: October 26, 2010 Publisher: Atria Pages: 288 Synopsis Every year at Christmastime, Marnie and her twelve closest girlfriends gather in the evening with batches of beautifully wrapped homemade cookies. Everyone has to bring a dessert and a bottle of wine, but this year, it’s...

Book Review: The Snow Globe

on Sat, Dec 11, 2010 | By captivatedbybooks

The Snow Globe by Sheila Roberts Genre: Fiction ISBN: 978-0312594480 Published: October 26, 2010 Publisher: St. Martins Press Pages: 176 Synopsis An antique snow globe brings good luck to its owners in Roberts’s easygoing Christmas time killer. Kiley Gray’s having a tough time: her boyfriend has just dumped her for her ditzy sister, she can’t find a job,...

Book Review: The Paper Bag Christmas

on Wed, Dec 8, 2010 | By captivatedbybooks

The Paper Bag Christmas by Kevin Alan Milne Genre: Fiction ISBN: 978-1599950730 Published: October 29, 2009 Publisher: Center Street Pages: 160 Synopsis In this affable yuletide yarn, brothers Aaron and Molar are understandably preoccupied with the material side of Christmas, until they meet Dr. Ringle, a shopping mall Santa who is also a doctor at a local children’s...

Book Review: The Christmas Chronicles: The Legend Of Santa Claus

on Mon, Nov 29, 2010 | By captivatedbybooks

The Christmas Chronicles by Tim Slover Genre: Fiction ISBN: 978-0553808100 Published: November 02, 2010 Publisher: Bantam Pages: 176 Synopsis In this new holiday classic, Tim Slover crafts a marvelous, magical novel about how Santa Claus became the man he is today. After reading The Christmas Chronicles, you’ll believe all over again in the magic of the season.   Snow is...

Book Review: Lost And Found

on Fri, Nov 19, 2010 | By captivatedbybooks

Lost And Found by John Glatt Genre: True Crime ISBN: 978-0312388270 Published: September 28, 2010 Publisher: St. Martin’s True Crime Pages: 352 Synopsis Then, in August 2009, a registered sex offender named Phillip Garrido appeared on the University of California, Berkeley campus alongside two young women whose unusual behavior sparked concern among campus officials...

Book Review: Secrets In The Cellar

on Sun, Nov 7, 2010 | By captivatedbybooks

Secrets In The Callar by John Glatt Genre: True Crime ISBN: 978-0312947866 Published: March 3, 2009 Publisher: St. Martin’s True Crime Pages: 256 Synopsis Josef Fritzl was a 73-year-old retired engineer in Austria. He seemed to be living a normal life withhis wife, Rosemarie, and their family—though one daughter, Elisabeth, had decades earlier been “lost” to a...

Book Review: Midnight Confessions

on Fri, Nov 5, 2010 | By captivatedbybooks

  Midnight Confessions by Robyn Carr Genre: Romance ISBN: 978-0373837434 Published: October 26, 2010 Publisher: Harlequin Pages: 96 Synopsis Take a risk. At the inaugural New Year’s Eve party at Jack’s Bar, two lonely revelers decide the best balm for their broken hearts might just be each other. My Thoughts I have not been disappointed in but maybe two or Robyn...

Book Review: The Christmas Bus

on Mon, Nov 1, 2010 | By captivatedbybooks

The Christmas Bus by Melody Carlson Genre: Fiction ISBN: 0800718798 Published: October 1, 2006 Publisher: Revell Pages: 176 Synopsis The people of Christmas Valley always celebrate Christmas to the fullest extent. The mayor plays Santa, every business is holiday themed, and there’s a nativity for the kids each Christmas Eve. This town knows Christmas. But this year nothing...