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Monday, November 2, 2009

Mailbox Monday / In My Mailbox

Many thanks to Marcia at The Printed Page and Kristi at The Story Siren for hosting Mailbox Monday and In My Mailbox every week!

It is so much fun to see what everyone is getting in the mail.

Thanks for taking the time to visit ~ I just love hearing from you! Please let me know if you have read any of these books - I'd love to hear how you liked them!! :)

Here are the books that came into my house last week:

All Cakes Considered: A Year's Worth of Weekly Recipes Tested, Tasted, and Approved by the Staff of NPR's All Things Considered by Melissa Gray ~ Non-Fiction / Cooking / Baking / Cakes ~ Received courtesy of the publisher for review

From the Publisher: Melissa Gray is National Public Radio's Cake Lady. Every Monday she brings a cake to the office for her colleagues at NPR to enjoy. Hundreds of Mondays (and cakes) later, Melissa has lots of cake-making tips to share. With more than 50 recipes for the cakes that have been dreamed of and drooled over for a lifetime—including Brown Sugar Pound Cake, Peppermint and Chocolate Rum Marble Cake, Lord and Lady Baltimore Cakes, Dark-Chocolate Red Velvet Cake, and Honey Buttercream and Apricot Jam Cake—All Cakes Considered is an essential addition to every baker's library.
The Christmas Kitchen: The Gathering Place for Making Memories by Tammy Maltby with Anne Christian Buchanan ~ Non-Fiction / Religion / Holidays / Christmas and Advent ~ Received courtesy of the publisher for an upcoming WildCard Tour on Dec. 3rd

The Heart of the Home
Even in today's busy times, the kitchen is the heart of the home. Author Tammy Maltby believes the true meaning of Christmas is realized when families gather to share activities that make Christmas "the most wonderful time of the year." More than any other holiday, Christmas is when family and friends gather for a cup of hot chocolate, fresh-baked cookies, and lots of laughter.

Look inside this holiday treasure for:- Easy-to-do holiday recipes
- Hints for new traditions
- Personal gift ideas
- Kid-friendly activities
- Simple decorating tips

The Christmas Kitchen is more than a recipe book, it's a book designed to help you enjoy the holiday season, not be burdened by it. Take a few minutes each day to browse these pages for the help you've been looking for.

Merry Christmas and may your kitchen be filled, first, with the sweet aroma of love, and then with the spices of the season.

A Highlander's Temptation by Sue-Ellen Welfonder ~ Fiction / Historical Romance ~ A contest win from Kristi over at Books and Needlepoint

Darroc MacConacher spends sleepless nights dreaming of a raven-haired beauty who makes him ache with desire. Then his dream comes true: the lady with her lush curves and fair skin appears shipwrecked on his shores. Darroc is immediately drawn to her strength and beauty, and from the moment she lays eyes on this powerful, broad-shouldered warrior, Lady Arabella MacKenzie knows she'll never want another man.

But theirs is a forbidden love. The MacKenzies drove the MacConachers from their lands and destroyed their honor. Now, Darroc can use this sapphire-eyed seductress to shatter his foes. Yet how can he deny the passion that burns between him and Arabella, and ruin the one woman who touches his very soul.
Murder on the Cliffs by JoAnna Challis, featuring Daphne du Maurier ~ Fiction / Mystery ~ Courtesy of the publisher for an upcoming Omnimystery book tour in December (1st-5th)

The storm led me to Padthaway.

I could never resist the allure of dark swirling clouds, windswept leaves sweeping down cobbled lanes or a view of the sea stirring up its defiant nature. The sea possessed a power all of its own and this part of Cornwall, an isolated stretch of rocky cliff tops and unexplored beaches both enchanted and terrified me.

It is not a lie to say I felt drawn out that day, led to a certain destiny...

So begins this new mystery series featuring young Daphne du Maurier, headstrong, adventurous, and standing at the cusp of greatness.

Walking on the cliffs in Cornwall, she stumbles upon the drowned body of a beautiful woman, dressed only in a nightgown, her hair strewn along the rocks, her eyes gazing up to the heavens. Daphne soon learns that the mysterious woman was engaged to marry Lord Hartley of Padthaway, an Elizabethan mansion full of intriguing secrets.

As the daughter of the famous Sir Gerald du Maurier, Daphne is welcomed into the Hartley home, but when the drowning turns out to be murder, Daphne determines to get to the bottom of the mysteries of Padthaway—in part to find fresh inspiration for her writing, and in part because she cannot resist the allure of grand houses and long buried secrets.
What was in your mailbox last week??

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Blodeuedd said...

Cookbooks and Welfonder, nice week for you :)

Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

That cake book looks delicious!!! I can't wait to get into the Christmas spirit, The Christmas Kitchen looks like a great read too!


Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

Murder on the cliffs looks good. Here is mine

Your little boy has recovered from croup I take it?

Missy B. said...

Cookbooks! Just in time for the holidays.... :)

bermudaonion said...

I am totally jealous of All Cakes Considered and The Christmas Kitchen.

cindysloveofbooks said...

I see I missed out on the Christmas Kitchen book.

You got some really good books.
Enjoy :)

Passages to the Past said...

Ooooohhhh...I want Murder on the Cliffs! Lucky!

Here's mine: Here's mine: http://www.passagestothepast.com/2009/11/mailbox-monday.html

Have a good week.

RAnn said...

I've got the Christmas Kitchen book; wish I had the cake one! YUM!

Alice said...

Ooooh oooh... you've got some delicious books there!

Zia said...

Oh man look at those food books! They both look great!

Anonymous said...

The Christmas Kitchen and Murder On The Cliffs look really good!

DCMetroreader said...

I covet All Cakes Considered! Let us know how the cakes turn out.

Kristen said...

Looks to me like your kitchen is the place to be for yummy treats at the holidays! Hold on and I'll be right over. LOL!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Love the cover of the Cliffs mystery books, and that Christmas Kitchen sounds good too; enjoy!

Serena said...

Murder on the Cliffs has a great mailbox. I hope you are having a great week.

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