Monday, September 20, 2010

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Summary ~ Under the Mistletoe

Two Christmas stories - one historical, one contemporary - under one cover. Love Finds You under the Mistletoe: An Appalachian Christmas A promise to her dying sister compels Julia Mayfield to take her young nephew to Mistletoe, Kentucky, a tiny town tucked away in the Appalachian Mountains. Sparks fly when she meets David Armstrong, a World War II veteran like herself. Even as shadows from the past weave a dangerous web around Julia and David, will their love flourish like the mistletoe that blankets the nearby hills? Love Finds You under the Mistletoe: Once Upon a Christmas Eve Hollie Goodnight's store has just been voted best Christmas shop in America. All the new publicity draws flamboyant novelist Van Keaton to the cozy town of Noel, Missouri, demanding to write Hollie's story - a dramatic tale of misfortune and triumph. She is swept up in his world of beautiful words and fanciful interludes until Owen Quigly, her lifelong best friend, launches a plan to win her back.

Summary ~ the Divine Dance

Imagine a little girl on a stage. She wants your applause, approval--and love. As she matures into a young woman, her desire for love continues but her insecurities grow as she feels the pressure to dance harder, faster, and better than ever before... Asking "What audience are you trying to please?", this book reminds young women that God is the ultimate audience--the only one who has given His life so that they can dance. Twenty-something author Shannon Kubiak, addressing issues of self-esteem, inner beauty, dating, friendships, family, and integrity, encourages girls to find their place on God's stage--and to discover the amazing acceptance in dancing for the Creator alone.
Summary ~ The Waiting

Jorie King has been waiting for Benjamin Zook to return home to Lancaster County so they can marry. When news arrives that Ben has been killed, Jorie finds comfort in the friendship of his brother Caleb. That friendship ripens into love, and it seems that they are meant to be together. But when the unexpected happens, their worlds are turned upside down once more. Will Jorie trust God to lead her into the arms of a new man?

Summary ~ The Ice Cream Theory

The Ice Cream Theory
is ice-cream guru Steff Deschenes’s charming exploration of the parallels between human personalities and ice-cream flavors, a tongue-in-cheek celebration of the variety inherent in a well-lived life. The Theory was hatched when Deschenes was trying to make sense of her first heartbreak. In the midst of that grief, she realized that, in the same way humans have ice-cream preferences, humans have people preferences. Like ice cream flavors, social preferences shift based on age, experience, even mood. There are exotic flavors that one craves when feeling daring, comforting flavors to fall back on, flavors long-enjoyed that eventually wear out their welcome, and those unique flavors that require an acquired taste. Like people, no ice cream flavor is perfect every single time . . . and it is in this realization that the crux of Deschenes’s theory lies. Deschenes neatly brings together anecdotes from her own adventures with broader-reaching social commentary to help others recognize the wisdom and joy inherent in a beloved dessert. With its cheeky self-help slant, The Ice Cream Theory is an endearing and light-hearted addition to any bookshelf. It’s a must read for anyone bruised by life’s tough lessons and in need of a cheerful pick me up!

Summary ~ Call Me Kate

Fourteen-year-old Katie McCafferty risks job, family, and eventually her very life to rescue a lifelong friend. Disguised as a draft resister, Katie infiltrates a secret Irish organization to prevent bloodshed. Tragedies challenge her strength and ingenuity, and she faces a crisis of conscience. Can Katie balance her sense of justice with the law?

Call Me Kate is suitable for readers from eleven to adult. The story is dramatic and adventuresome, yet expressive of daily life in the patches of the hard coal region during the Civil War era. This novel will appeal to readers of the Dear America series, as well as more mature readers who will enjoy the story’s rich context and drama.



bermudaonion said...

It's hard to believe it's almost time for Christmas books already. Enjoy your new books!

Carrie said...

I like seeing Christmas books on blogs! =D It's so fun...I know what's coming! Yay!

Kate Scott said...

The Ice Cream Theory looks like a cute book. Enjoy your new treasures!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

There was a Christmas book in my mailbox last week too. Enjoy all your new books!

gautami tripathy said...

Wonderful mailbox! Have a great reading week ahead! Here is my Mondays: Mailbox/Where Am I/Musings post.

Cathy said...

After seeing them on blogs, I'm beginning to get in the mood for Christmas books myself. Happy reading!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I've seen quite a few Christmas books this week. The Ice Cream Theory sounds rather interesting. I hope you enjoy all your new treasures.

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

I got The Waiting too. I passed up The Ice Cream Theory, so I will be looking forward to your review. Enjoy!!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Wow, a Christmas book already!

The ice cream book looks appealing...

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