Book Haul (or lack of!) – week ended 13 May 2017

Well this is a turn up for the books, I’ve hardly bought a thing this week – that has to be a first, and hopefully the sign of things to come. While I do love acquiring I seriously need to start reading and stop buying. Of course I did take delivery of my Urbane Book Club parcel this week, so it wasn’t exactly as bad (or good) a week as it looks below.

 

Kindle Purchases

 

This Other EdenThis Other Eden by Sharon Booth (FREE)

Eden wants to keep her job, and, as that means spending the summer caring for three young children in the wilds of the Yorkshire Dales, she has no choice but to go along with it. Her consolation prize is that their father is unexpectedly gorgeous. Sadly for Eden, she’s not quite herself any longer…
Honey wants to spend the summer with her married politician lover. The only problem is, there are quite a few people determined to put obstacles in her path. But what Honey wants, Honey usually gets…
Cain wants a knighthood and is willing to sacrifice almost anything for it. If his daughter is putting that goal in jeopardy, it’s time to get tough…
Lavinia wants to keep her marriage intact, and if that means turning a blind eye to her husband’s philandering, she’ll do it. But that doesn’t mean she can’t have someone else spying for her…
Eliot wants to care for his children, and to be left in peace to heal. When he gets an unexpected guest, he wonders if it’s time to start living again. But is this sheep farmer having the wool pulled over his eyes?
Cake baking, jam making, gymkhana games and sheep showing. Blackmail, deception, spying and cheating. Laughter, forgiveness, redemption and falling in love. A lot can happen during one summer in Skimmerdale…

MildredsMildreds The Cookbook (now £10.99 was 99p)

Whether you are a vegetarian, or are trying to cut down on your meat intake, the international influences in these recipes promise variety and flavour. There are also plenty of ideas for how to adapt the dishes quickly by adding meat, to cater for keen omnivores.

With easy ingredients and smart, time-saving ideas, each recipe is easy to cook from the comfort of your own home. The dishes are flexible and include ingredients that can be easily sourced, allowing you to make hassle-free and delicious meals.

Birds and BeesThe Birds and the Bees by Milly Johnson (FREE)

Romance writer and single mum Stevie Honeywell has only weeks to go to her wedding when her fiancé Matthew runs off with her glamorous new friend Jo MacLean. It feels like history repeating itself for Stevie, but this time she is determined to win back her man. She isn’t going to act as he might expect. She isn’t going to wail and dig her heels in, she is simply going to pretend to let him go whilst she pursues a mad course of dieting, exercising and self-improvement.

And it feels like history is repeating itself for Adam MacLean too, who is also determined to win his lady, Jo, back with the same basic psychological tactics. Then he is going to initiate his master plan: Getting together with Stevie to drive Jo wild with jealousy.

So, like the Scottish country jig ‘The Birds and the Bees’, the couples all change partners and learn some revealing truths about each other along the way. But what happens when Adam’s master plan actually starts to work? And just who will Stevie be dancing with when the music stops?

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