Congratulations to Cara Connelly on a fantastic RT 4 1/2 star top pick review of THE WEDDING VOW!
Lois Sepahban’s middle-grade novel, Lantern Wishes. The novel follows Manami and her family as they are sent to a Japanese internment camp, where it is up to Manami to find the strength to keep her family together.
Martin Limon’s THE VILLE RAT, in which beautiful young kisaeng–Korean geisha–are being abducted and murdered and with time running out 8th Army investigators George Sueno and Ernie Bascom must find the man who holds the key to their release, a legendary phantom of the G.I. villages.
Diana Orgain’s YAPPIE HOUR, a new cozy mystery series featuring amateur sleuth Maggie and the Roundup Crew, a group of dog lovers who meet regularly at the local pet friendly bar, The WhINE & BARk, to Thomas Dunne Books/Minotaur in a 2-book deal.
A huge congrats to Colette Ballard for an amazing run of awards success for her debut young adult novel RUNNING ON EMPTY (Tulip Romance/Spencer Hill Press)! Check out this fantastic list of the books’ wins:
*WINNER of GDRWA’s 2014 BOOKSELLERS’ BEST AWARD! (Young Adult)
*NOMINEE for BOOKSELLERS’ BEST AWARD! (Best First Book)
*WINNER 2014 Winter Rose Award of Excellence! (Young Adult)
*2nd PLACE WINNER of The New England Reader’s Choice Bean Pot Award! (Romantic Suspense)
*2nd PLACE WINNER in the 2014 Write Touch Readers’ Award Contest! (Young Adult)
*FINALIST in The Colorado Romance Writer’s Award of Excellence! (Young Adult/ New Adult)
*FINALIST in ACRA’s Heart of Excellence contest! (Young Adult)
*FINALIST in Georgia Romance Writers’ Published Maggie Awards! (Young Adult)
The Wisdom of Hair and Palmetto Moon author Kim Boykin’s A PEACH OF A PAIR, in which a young woman receives a wedding invitation to her baby sister’s shotgun wedding back home only to discover her fiance is the groom, and when she takes a job with two spinster sisters to escape her life, she ends up on a life journey with the women, learning the true meaning of sisterhood and forgiveness, to Leis Pederson at Berkley.
Paris Paysanne by Emily Dilling takes the reader on a tour of the local, independent producers at Paris markets while offering over 100 simple yet elegant seasonal recipes shared and inspired by the producers themselves. The first book to acquaint the reader with the farmers of the city’s organic markets, Paris Paysanne speaks to the informed food lover, the experienced and beginner francophile chef, the inquisitive traveller, and the Paris lover alike.
In French Comfort Food Hillary Davis takes the reader on a delicious journey throughout the many regions of France to re-discover the most loved meals that French families prepare every day. Over 100 recipes with gorgeous photography by celebrated food photographer, Steven Rothfeld.