Sunday, March 9, 2014

Showcase Sunday

I'm participating in the Showcase Sunday link hosted by Vicky at Books, Biscuits and Tea.  Last week was a pretty slow week for me but I think I more than made up for it this week!

Actual Books -

Allergic to Death by Peg Cochran - this is the first in the Gourmet De-Lite Mystery series.

A Finder's Fee by Joyce and Jim Lavene - This is the 5th in the Missing Pieces series.  I've read 1 & 2 and enjoyed them.

Heaven Preserve Us by Cricket McRae - I now have 1 - 3 of the Home Crafting series.  I probably should give it a try!

Library Books -

That Night on Thistle Lane by Carla Neggers - I really try to get out of the library without getting books for me.  The other day while I was waiting for the Tornado to pick out his movies I made the mistake of reading some of the backs of the books that were on display.  I read Neggers' newest one not to long ago and enjoyed it but was still going to resist this one until I got to the pharse "discover a secret room full of vintage costumes".  Vintage clothes and hidden rooms.  Can't resist it!

E-Book Purchases -

Amazon's daily deals got me a couple of times this week!
The House of Morgan: An American Baking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance by Ron Chernow - I've seen this book a few times and wanted to read it but never bought it.  I'm not sure when I'll get to it but at least I'll have it.

What the Duke Desires - by Sabrina Jeffries - I've read the book that comes after this one and really liked it so I was excited to see this one on sale.

E-ARCs -

Uganda be Kidding Me by Chelsea Handler  - It's been awhile since I've read a funny book so I have high hopes for this one.

That Touch of Ink by Diane Vallere - a mystery involving an interior designer. 

Jennifer, Gwyneth and Me by Rachel Bertsche - really excited about this one!

The Awakening of Miss Prim by Natalia Sanmartin Fenollera - a book about a librarian in France.  Couldn't pass it up!

Murder at Midnight by C. S. Challinor - an old fashioned locked room mystery in Scotland featuring Jacobite gold.

The Quick Guide to Home Organizing by Sandra Felton - exactly what it says. Takes a day by day approach.

Blossom Street Brides by Debbie MacComber - I've only read the first one in this series years ago but liked it.  This one looked interesting.

On Sunset Beach by Mariah Stewart - Newest book in the Chesapeake Diaries series.

Of Monsters and Madness by Jessica Verday - A prequel to Edgar Allen Poe's Annabel Lee told from the perspective of Annabel Lee.  I am intrigued.


  1. Ooh, you've got some interesting books there! I haven't really heard of any of them, however your descriptions are making me want to check a few of them out. I keep seeing Uganda be Kidding Me everywhere as well! Hope you enjoy your haul!

    Sanna @ Fanciful Fictions

    1. I'm hoping Uganda Be Kidding Me will be good. Chelsea Hander is kind of hit or miss for me. Thanks for visiting!

  2. Ive never heard of most of these but the sound good!! Hope you enjoy them all!

    1. Thanks! I'm looking forward to getting some reading done! Thanks for visiting!

  3. Great books and authors in your haul this week! Enjoy!

    My Sunday post:

    1. Most of these are familiar authors which is always fun! Thanks for visiting!

  4. I also picked up Of Monsters and Madness. I hope it's as good as it sounds!

    Here's my Bookish Buys!

    1. I'm hoping too! It definitely intrigued me. Thanks for visiting!

  5. I think I need to check out of Monsters and Madness.
    Great haul!
    Happy reading!

  6. I love Jeffries and Of Monsters and Madness looks interesting. Have a wonderful week Katherine :)