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Three romance novels, one very funny non-fiction title and a lovely piece of foodie fiction … whether you decide to re-gift the prizes from this month’s newsletter, or keep them for yourself, there’s something here for everybody!
The Art of Baking Blind by Sarah Vaughan
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In 1966, Kathleen Eaden, cookery writer and wife of a supermarket magnate, published The Art of Baking, her guide to nurturing a family by creating the most exquisite pastries, biscuits and cakes. Now, five amateur bakers are competing to become the New Mrs Eaden. As unlikely alliances are forged and secrets rise to the surface, making the choicest choux bun seems the least of the contestants’ problems.
Very British Problems by Rob Temple
Have you ever… Not quite understood someone’s name, meaning you must avoid them for the rest of your life? Started touching your bag 15 minutes before your station, so the person in the aisle seat is fully prepared for your exit? If you have experienced any of these symptoms, you may be suffering from VERY BRITISH PROBLEMS, as outlined in Rob Temple’s hilarious debut.
Nine Lives of Christmas by Sheila Roberts
When a guy is in trouble, he starts making deals with his Creator . . . and Ambrose the cat is no exception. In danger of losing his ninth and final life, Ambrose makes a desperate plea to the universe. He’ll do anything if he can just survive and enjoy a nice long, final life. His prayer is answered when a stranger comes along and saves him-and now it looks like he has to hold up his end of the bargain. The stranger turns out to be a firefighter named Zach, who is in love with Merilee, the nice lady who works at Pet Palace, and who is in need of some serious romantic help.
On Strike for Christmas by Sheila Roberts
At Christmas time, it seems as though a woman’s work is never done. Trimming the tree, mailing the cards, schlepping to the mall, the endless wrapping – bah humbug! So this year, Joy and Laura and the rest of their knitting group decide to go on strike. If their husbands and families want a nice holiday filled with parties, decorations, and presents – well, they’ll just have to do it themselves. As Christmas Day approaches, Joy, Laura, and their husbands confront larger issues in their marriages and discover that a little holiday magic is exactly what they need to come together.
The Snow Globe by Sheila Roberts
When Kiley Gray discovers an enchanting snow globe in an antique shop, she has no idea how much her life is about to change. For years, the snow globe has passed from generation to generation, somehow always landing in the hands of a person in special need of a Christmas miracle. Kiley could use a miracle herself. This year, all she wants for Christmas is someone to love. A hopeful shake leads her on an adventure that makes a believer out of her. At Christmastime, sometimes the impossible becomes possible and miracles really do come true.
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