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‘I adored this book right from the beginning...The Bookshop on the Seine was another delightful read by Rebecca Raisin’ Reviewed the Book Visit Paris this holiday season and fall in love under the Eiffel Tower Dreaming of a Parisian Happily-Ever-After
’Oh, how I loved this book!’ - Reviewed the Book Escape to Paris this summer and prepare to be swept off your feet...
Chic Shopping Paris
Author: Rebecca Perry Magniant, Alison Harris
Publisher: New York Review of Books
"At once profound, spiritual, and witty, Master of the Three Ways is a remarkable work about human nature, the essence of life, and how to live simply and with awareness. In three hundred and fifty-seven verses, the author, Hung Ying-ming a seventeenth-century Chinese sage explores good and evil, honesty and deception, wisdom and foolishness, and heaven and hell. He draws from the wisdom of the Three Creeds Taoism, Confucianism, and Zen Buddhism to impress upon us that by combining simple elegance with the ordinary, we can make our lives artistic and poetic. This sense, along with a particular understanding of Zen that makes art from the simple in everyday life, has permeated Chinese and Japanese culture to this day. The work is divided into two books. The first generally deals with the art of living in society and the second is concerned with man's solitude and contemplations of nature. These themes repeatedly spill over into each other, creating multiple levels of meaning."
A women's thriller about the search for the ancient lost origins of honor killing and the divine feminine in the Arab world.
Maple sugar kisses Lucy would do anything for her mom...but she never expected to end up promising to leave her. After her mom got sick, Lucy dropped everything to take care of her, working all hours in a greasy diner just to make ends meet and spending every spare moments she had by her mom's hospital bedside. Now, Lucy is faced with a whole year of living by her own rules, starting by taking the first bus out of town to anywhere... Except she didn't expect to find her next big adventure just around the corner! Especially when on her first day in town she bumps into grumpy, but oh-so-delicious Clay amidst the maple trees. Surrounded by the magic of Ashford, Lucy has the chance to change her life forever and finally discover a life she wants to live! Fall in love with Ashford, Connecticut in this dazzling and beautiful romance from bestselling author Rebecca Raisin. Don't miss a single book in the Once in a Lifetime collection: The Gingerbread Cafe Trilogy: Book 1 - Christmas at the Gingerbread Cafe Book 2 - Chocolate Dreams at the Gingerbread Cafe (The Bookshop on the Corner) Book 3 - Christmas Wedding at the Gingerbread Cafe The Little Paris Collection: The Little Bookshop on the Seine (coming October 2015) The Little Antique Shop under the Effiel Tower The Little Perfume Shop off the Champs-Elysees Praise for Rebecca Raisin's Gingerbread Cafeseries 'Christmas Wedding at the Gingerbread Café is simply divine, with stunning writing slipping between being utterly romantic, charming and fun-filled and a little emotional.' - 5 Stars from Reviewed the Book '...[Rebecca Raisin]'s a modern Maeve Binchy. If you love books about community life with true-to-life characters in true-to-life situations, delivered with gentle humour and heartfelt emotion, these are for you.' - Books for Bunny 'A truly beautiful story, this is one to put you into the festive mood and keep you there for the whole season.' - 9.5/10 Stars from Sam Still Reading 'a book that's sure to leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside, with a healthy dose of Christmas Spirit.' - 5 Penguins from Paris Baker's Book Nook 'I just love this series. It's got drama and romance, but most of all it's got a more general sweetness and love and happiness that is often hard to find these days.' - Love Reading Romance 'I'd absolutely recommend picking up this series ... they're fun, quick, festive reads that'll leave you glowing from within (or in my case a puffy mess).' - Into the Bookcase 'Christmas Wedding at the Gingerbread Café is the sweetest romance novel readers have yet to read! I found this story to be funny, romantic, and very believable.' - UniversalCreativityInc14 'Christmas Wedding at the Gingerbread Cafe by Rebecca Raisin is the perfect ending to the Gingerbread Cafe series. It has everything, from sensational food to gorgeous romance and all the little things in-between.' - 5 Cupcakes from Becca's Books
Who said that only real heroes could be found in fiction? Sarah Smith had an addiction – she was addicted to romance novels. The meet-cute, the passion, the drama and the gorgeous men! Now this wouldn’t have been such an issue if she hadn’t been the owner of the only bookshop in Ashford, Connecticut.
Author: Michèle Atlas, Alain Monniot
Chronological history of their perfume bottles; also list of extracts and other products.
Under the Jaguar Sun
Author: Italo Calvino
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
“The thought . . . called up the flavors of an elaborate and bold cuisine, bent on making the flavors’ highest notes vibrate, juxtaposing them in modulations, in chords, and especially in dissonances that would assert themselves as an incomparable experience.” — From Under the Jaguar Sun These intoxicating stories delve down to the core of our senses of taste, hearing, and smell. Amid the flavors of Mexico’s fiery chiles and spices, a couple on holiday discovers dark truths about the maturing of desire in the title story, “Under the Jaguar Sun.” In “A King Listens,” a gripping portrait of a frenzied mind, the menacing echoes in a huge palace spur a tyrant’s thoughts to the heights of paranoid intensity. “The Name, the Nose” drives to a startling conclusion as men across time and space pursue the women whose aromas have enchanted them. Mordant and deliciously offbeat, this trio of tales is a treat from a master of short fiction. “[Calvino is] a learned, daring, ingeniously gifted magus . . . Under the Jaguar Sun . . . fuses fable with neuron . . . The reader is likely to salivate.” — Cynthia Ozick, New York Times Book Review
‘Christmas at the Gingerbread Café is a lovely, cheery festive read, a good old-fashioned feel-good romance’ – Books with Bunny The icing on her Christmas cake!
“I bestow on you a special award - that of High Priestess of the Fragrance World with power of divination.” Jean Pierre Lippman President, Christian Dior, On the occasion of the June l985 Fragrance Foundation Awards Ceremony “In ‘Spritzing to Success’ Annette reveals how she deliberately and successfully transcended the fickle limitations of fashion and fragrance trends. She took a tiny industry under her wing and before she could count to ten (years) the fragrance world was spritzing to success with her.” Carmen Dell’Orefice Legendary model “Annette Green was ‘the Mother of Invention’ creating the legacy of the Fragrance Foundation and the Wardrobe of Fragrance concept. Her mark upon the fragrance industry is immeasurable. A trail blazer in business, she is a role model to women everywhere.” Marc Rosen Renown Beauty & Fragrance Package Designer “Thanks to the industry’s ‘unsinkable Molly Brown,’ fragrance has become a universal language and the essence of the global economy.” Burt Tansky, President, Bergdorf Goodman and Lawrence Aiken, President Sanofi Beaute and Chairman of the Fragrance Foundation at 1993 Fashion Institute of Technology ceremonies at which Annette Green was honored with its ‘One Person Makes a Difference’ annual award. “Annette Green has long been the workhorse of the Fragrance Foundation. Tonight she is our muse.” Philip Shearer, President, Perfume and Beauty Division, Cosmair and Board Chairman, the Fragrance Foundation who announced the creation of the Annette Green Perfume Museum at the 1999 “FiFi” Awards ceremony. Annette Green brought the art and science of fragrance together as few industry leaders have done before her and since. For those of us with an academic interest in fragrance, she has been a champion of basic research and an enthusiast for the science of smell and its special connection to human pleasure. Gary Beauchamp, Ph. D. Distinguished Member, Director and President Emeritus Monell Chemical Senses Center
The Paris Seamstress
Author: Natasha Lester
For readers of Lilac Girls and The Nightingale comes an internationally bestselling World War II novel that spans generations, crosses oceans, and proves just how much two young women are willing to sacrifice for love and family. 1940: As the Germans advance upon Paris, young seamstress Estella Bissette is forced to flee everything she's ever known. She's bound for New York City with her signature gold dress, a few francs, and a dream: to make her mark on the world of fashion. Present day: Fabienne Bissette journeys to the Met's annual gala for an exhibit featuring the work of her ailing grandmother - a legend of women's fashion design. But as Fabienne begins to learn more about her beloved grandmother's past, she uncovers a story of tragedy, heartbreak and family secrets that will dramatically change her own life. "I loved The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah and I have a feeling that I'm going to love this dual timeline World War II novel based in war-torn France and present day." --Debbie Macomber "This rich, memorable novel unfolds beautifully from start to finish." --Publishers Weekly, Starred Review "Fascinating and impeccably researched." --Gill Paul, author of The Secret Wife "A fantastically engrossing story. I love it." --Kelly Rimmer, USA Today bestselling author "Gorgeously rich and romantic." --Kate Forsyth, author of Bitter Greens "Intrigue, heartbreak... I cannot tell you how much I loved this book." --Rachel Burton, author of The Things We Need to Say "If you're looking for a swoon-worthy romance, then The Paris Seamstress is for you. Natasha Lester's novel features not one but two love stories, spanning continents and centuries. ... Fans of historical romance will eat this one up." --Refinery29 Publishers Weekly Most Anticipated Books of the Year Included in BookBub's "Best Historical Fiction Fiction Coming this Fall"
The Memory Shop
Author: Ella Griffin
Publisher: Hachette UK
'Ella Griffin can make you laugh and cry in the turn of a page' Marian Keyes 'A cleverly crafted, charming romance' Sunday Mirror Will every treasured possession find its perfect home? Nora's world has been turned upside-down. Escaping heart-break in London, she returns to her childhood home in Dublin where her grandmother's beloved house is being sold. Nora has been left with an inheritance of treasured belongings, but no home of her own in which to keep them. Unable to bear auctioning them off, Nora resolves to stay in Dublin and open The Memory Shop, a very special business which matches each gorgeous object with a perfect new owner. It's not long before these objects begin to transform the lives of those they touch, creating new stories and new chances at happiness. As Nora lets go of a lifetime of treasures, she unlocks tantalising clues to her grandmother's mysterious past. But can she finally let go of her own...? An uplifting novel set in a charming Irish community, about love, family and finding your way. Perfect for fans of Jenny Colgan, Emma Hannigan and Carole Matthews. ********* Readers adore THE MEMORY SHOP: 'Another beautifully written, wonderful, evocative, emotional book from Ella Griffin' 'Warm and vibrant, filled with characters to love' 'Absolutely heartwarming!' 'Such a lovely read. Ella Griffin manages to create characters you really care about' 'A little gem with a big heart'
The laugh-out-loud new novel from bestseller Portia Macintosh!
Author: Giovanna Magi
Publisher: Casa Editrice Bonechi