“When the grief of losing [her] becomes too much, the sunsets over the ocean remind me of how her smile brightened my cloudy thoughts, and how her beauty burst forth when she smiled. In that last burst of light before dark, I can be with her again.”
I hope to be able to introduce you to beautifully written novels, savory meals, deliciously sweet treats and maybe even a few refreshing drinks.
From, Kate Quinn, the author who brought us the bestselling novel, The Alice Network, comes another novel packed full of adventure and World War II history. The Huntress follows a WWII-haunted English journalist, Ian Graham, and a fierce Russian fighter pilot, Nina Markova, as they team up together to bring down a ruthless Nazi war criminal who has gone missing since the end of the war.
I was disturbed. I was intrigued. I was sitting on the edge of my seat. I was in awe of how completely manipulating someone could be. I couldn’t believe how MANY twists and turns were in this book that I did not see coming.
“Over the years, the dust of the hotel’s many occupants has spread thinly over the walls, the floors, the mantels, and the hallways, though only a small number remain in spirit. The handrail on the stairs holds the residue of actors and poets, singers and dancers, passed from guest to guest. Great successes and bitter failures, or bitter successes and great failures?”
Last night our book club met to discuss Daisy Jones & the Six. I knew our hostess was planning to make lasagna so I decided to make my Holy Cannoli cupcakes. These are one of my favorite cupcakes!
The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo explores ancient Chinese superstitions and portrays the good, the bad and the evil of life. Also, nestled within the pages there lies a mystery, death, sibling rivalry, a family secret, and a love story; it had everything that I love rolled up into one fantastic adventure.
In this heartbreaking novel, you follow the Brennans as they navigate through their grief and anger in search of forgiveness. After their life is changed for forever, they will search for answers. What happened? Who’s to blame? Will they ever be able to recover?
While reading Jasmine Guillory’s The Proposal, the two main characters (Nik and Carlos) are in and out of Nik’s best-friends cupcake shop. You all I am a sucker for a cupcake and I couldn’t stop thinking about how awesome it would be to have my own cupcake shop and just create beautiful cupcakes for the rest of my life.
“I’ve spent so long being afraid of love, because the last time I was in love, the man I loved only loved one part of me, but not all of me, and I thought love meant having to sacrifice a part of yourself.”
I appreciate every page of this story. It was heartbreaking, uplifting, and humorous; all of the things that make up life. It was such a real book. The events that occurred between Lauren and Ryan could happen to any of us.
Here’s to a delicious dessert that transports me back to sitting in a booth, across from my grandfather, enjoying a piece of pie.