Living in Quebec
Author: Henri Dorion, Nathalie Roy, Philippe Saharoff
Publisher: Flammarion ; [New York] : Distributed in North America by Rizzoli International Publications
For European charm, stunning natural landscapes, and world-class cuisine, look no further than Quebec. Just across the border of the American northeast the province of Quebec, with culturally rich cities and pristine parks, is an accessible holiday destination abundant in natural beauty and cosmopolitan flair. The Quebecois invite us to enter their Victorian mansions, colonial French homes, brick houses with winding exterior staircases, log cabins, and contemporary lofts to share in culinary specialties such as maple syrup and tourtière, the traditional meat pie eaten on Christmas eve. Living in Quebec follows the changing seasons, from the flamboyant colors of an Indian summer to the underground life of Montreal in winter. Picturesque villages along the banks of the St. Lawrence, footpaths around clear blue lakes, and magnificent spring gardens all come to life in this richly illustrated volume.
An engaging first novel by the bestselling author of THE VERY PICTURE OF YOU and A VINTAGE AFFAIR.
Cocktails for Three
Author: Madeleine Wickham
Roxanne: glamorous, self-confident, with a secret lover -- a married man Maggie: capable and high-achieving, until she finds the one thing she can't cope with -- motherhood Candice: honest, decent, or so she believes -- until a ghost from her past turns up At the first of every month, when the office has reached its pinnacle of hysteria, Maggie, Roxanne, and Candice meet at London's swankiest bar for an evening of cocktails and gossip. Here, they chat about what's new at The Londoner, the glossy fashion magazine where they all work, and everything else that's going on in their lives. Or almost everything. Beneath the girl talk and the laughter, each of the three has a secret. And when a chance encounter at the cocktail bar sets in motion an extraordinary chain of events, each one will find their biggest secret revealed. In Cocktails for Three, Madeleine Wickham combines her trademark humor with remarkable insight to create an edgy, romantic tale of secrets, strangers, and a splash of scandal.
Author: Barbara Taylor Bradford
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
The number-one bestselling author delivers her most provocative, sizzling novel yet—a story of money, power, love, and betrayal that only Barbara Taylor Bradford could write. At age twenty-five, Elizabeth Deravenel finds herself in a position few women her age could image: the head of Deravenels, a business empire that spans the globe. It's a company whose reach is wide and whose secrets are deep. Deravenels has roots that go far back in her family's history, and she knows the price that many had to pay to see it reach the success it is today. And Elizabeth is the youngest executive in the company she now leads. Surrounded by rumors and disloyalty, she knows that there are many people who would give anything to take down the company—and her with it. With her enemies circling, she finds herself at a crossroad of choices involving her mind, her heart, and her destiny. As scandal surrounds the one man she's ever loved, Elizabeth discovers how the next move she makes could have deadly and final consequences. Being Elizabeth is Barbara Taylor Bradford at her storytelling best. "Rife with dastardly internecine struggles, smoldering illicit passion, and cowardly insidious betrayals...packs as much intrigue as any Shakespearean royal drama." ---Booklist on The Heir
Chloé and her long time friends Antoine and Juliette are single and happy to stay that way. They even go so far as to create their own Single Person’s Manifesto, in which they explicitly vow to “be and remain unmarried.” They have happy, fulfilled lives, after all. Then, without warning, Chloé betrays the friends’ solemn pact by deciding to head off in search of true love.
Author: Rowboat Watkins
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Who knew that cakes were so rude?! In this deliciously entertaining book, a not-so-sweet cake—who never says please or thank you or listens to its parents—gets its just desserts. Mixing hilarious text and pictures, Rowboat Watkins, a former Sendak fellow, has cooked up a laugh-out- loud story that can also be served up as a delectable discussion starter about manners or bullying, as it sweetly reminds us all that even the rudest cake can learn to change its ways. Plus, this is the fixed format version, which will look almost identical to the print version. Additionally for devices that support audio, this ebook includes a read-along setting.
TV financial guru Becky Bloomwood has finally paid off her debts and credit card bills, until her boyfriend, Luke, invites her to accompany him when he moves to New York, and she discovers sample sales, power lunches, and Fifth Avenue.
Chasing Harry Winston
Author: Lauren Weisberger
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Making a pact that they will change the things that most challenge them within a year's time, Manhattan friends Emmy, Leigh, and Adriana shed their downtrodden identities in order to pursue the high life.
Catching the Dream
Author: Joyce W. Leo & Nathalie Roy
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Catching the Dream is a collection of poems written by 14 poets from all over the world. These poets all share a common trait: they fell in love with Susan Boyle´s voice and personality and were inspired enough to join a fan site (for the first time ever for most of them) where they discovered each other and enjoyed the pleasures of cyber-creation and communication. Long-time lovers of words and word games, they naturally expressed the joy and wonderment they felt through poetry. Their common adventure started with playing a word tag game of having the "Last Word." As they shared thoughts and feelings, experimenting different poetic styles, they gained trust with each other and joined on the same journey -- ultimately taking the form of individual spiritual quests into the common humanity that unites us all. Calling themselves the Golden Girls, these poets reflect the uniqueness and preciousness of gold, as well as its overtones of age, ripeness and wisdom. Each poet has a distinctive voice but together they create a continuous chant, their voices blending to sing a Hymn to Life. The 211 poems were edited and arranged by Joyce W. Leo and Nathalie Roy.
Gin & Tonic and Cucumber
Author: Rafaële Germain
Publisher: McArthur & Company Pub Limited
At thirty-two, Marine Vandale is still waiting for true love. The kind of love that takes your breath away, knocks you on the ground, and makes you scared and crazy all at once. “You’re certainly not going to find it if you spend all your time with three guys,” her mother likes to remind her. It’s just that Marine, her ex Laurent, Jeff her roommate, and their best friend Julien are inseparable. Together, they’re trying to navigate the troubled waters of their thirties, become real adults and tame love. But what used to seem like child’s play is becoming less and less of a game, and today’s mistakes are not as meaningless as the ones they made in their twenties. But each one in his or her own way continues to hope. And from date to date, from man to man, through a thousand situations she describes as “summer stock theatre,” Marine persists in believing that one day she’ll prove to her mother that you can’t fight love.
J'adore New York
Author: Isabelle Lafleche
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada
When Catherine Lambert, an effortlessly chic Parisian lawyer, receives an offer to transfer to the New York office of her prestigious firm, she unhesitatingly accepts. A dedicated follower of fashion and everything stylish, she is determined to conquer the high-flying world of Manhattan law -- and love. Catherine's dreams of glamour fizzle quickly, however, when she is faced with the hard realities of her profession. The pressure of billable hours, the incessant demands of her impossible bosses, the conspiracies of two malicious secretaries and the advances of the lecherous client prompt her to question her career choice. But then she meets Jeffrey Richardson, a powerful client, and her New York life takes on the romance she'd hoped it would -- until an unexpected request forces Catherine to re-evaluate the exclusive world she's chosen for herself. With its insider's perspective on the dirty deals and intrigue that have darkened Wall Street's reputation, J'adore New York is a bright and funny take on the lives and laws of New York's most powerful players.
A brand-new series from bestselling author Holly Webb. Be careful which door you open. Everyone thinks Emily's house is cool. It has so many different doors and everything is mismatched and sometimes it feels like maybe the walls have moved. But that would be silly. Of course they couldn't have... But little do people realize that behind some doors lie other worlds, full of magic and wonder. And Emily is soon going to discover this for herself...
Author: Pierre Miron, Denis Gingras, Mathieu Provençal
Author: Donna Kauffman
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Reprinted Edition "One incredibly sweet read!" --Mariah Stewart, New York Times bestselling author Molten Chocolate. . .Cinnamon Spice. . .Gingerbread. . .Old-Fashioned Vanilla. . . You can't stop at just one. And the women of the Cupcake Club love to indulge. . . Kit Bellamy was raised on pie. Mamie Sue's Peanut Pies, to be exact, the family company her scheming brother-in-law sold out from under her. Now Kit needs a new recipe for her life--and sleepy Sugarberry Island is the first ingredient. Running mail-order cupcake business Babycakes is a chance to get her baking on again--until she meets tall, dark, and adorable lawyer Morgan Westlake. New to the island to raise his goddaughter, he's as mouthwatering as any of Kit's creations. It's just her luck that he's the spawn of the very law firm that helped crush her dreams. . . Fortunately, Kit's new friends can assure her that Morgan is no typical Westlake--and that even lawyers, not to mention single dads, need romance. If Kit can just be persuaded to follow her appetite--and set another place at her holiday table--her sweetest dreams just might come true. . . Recipes Included! "Hilarious from start to finish." –Affaire du Coeur on Sweet Stuff "Like a rich chocolate ganache. . .Delightful." –RT Book Reviews, 4 STARS on Sugar Rush
Author: Donna Kauffman
Publisher: Kensington Books
"Deliciously sexy!" –Carly Phillips Devil's Food. . .Angel Cake. . .Red Velvet. . .Praline Crunch. . .Lemon Chiffon. . . How's a woman to choose? Luckily, the members of the Cupcake Club are about to taste it all. . . When baker extraordinaire Leilani Trusdale left the bustle of New York City for Georgia's sleepy Sugarberry Island, she didn't expect her past to follow. Yet suddenly, her former boss, Baxter Dunne, aka Chef Hot Cakes, the man who taught her everything pastry, wants to film his hit cooking show in her tiny cupcakery. The same Chef Hot Cakes whose molten chocolate brown eyes and sexy British accent made Lani's mouth water and her cheeks blush the color of raspberry filling--stirring all kinds of kitchen gossip, much of which Lani wished was true. . . Lani's friends are convinced that this time around, Baxter is the missing ingredient in her recipe for happiness. But convincing Lani will be a job for Baxter himself. And he'll need more than black velvet frosting to sweeten the deal. . . "Like a rich chocolate ganache. . .Delightful." –RT Book Reviews, 4 STARS "As sweet and adorable as its namesake treat." --Publishers Weekly PICK OF THE WEEK Recipes included!