Publisher : Vintage
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780307960450
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 288

In her latest novel, Indira Ganesan, a writer often likened to Arundhati Roy and Chitra Divakaruni (see back of jacket for reviews), gives us an enchanting story of family life that is a dance of love and grief and rebirth set on a gorgeous island in the Indian Ocean. The island is filled with exotic flora and fauna and perfumed air. A large family compound is presided over by a benign, stalwart grandmother. There is a very tall South Asian heroine with the astonishing un-Indian name of Meterling, who has found love at last in the shape of a short, round, elegant Englishman who wears white suits. There are also numerous aunts, uncles, and young cousins—among them, Mina, grown now, and telling this story of a marriage ceremony that ends with a widowed bride who, in the midst of her grief, discovers she is pregnant. While enjoying their own games and growing pains, Mina and her young cousins follow every nuance of gossip, trying to puzzle out what is going on with their favorite aunt, particularly when the groom’s cousin arrives from England and begins to woo her. As Meterling—torn between Eastern and Western ideas of love and family, duty and loyalty—struggles to make a new life, we become as entranced with this family, its adventures and complications, as Mina is. And with her we celebrate a time and place where, although sometimes difficult, life was for the most part as sweet as honey. BONUS MATERIAL: This ebook edition includes an excerpt from India Ganesan's Inheritance.

Publisher : Zebra Books
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781420140217
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 352

From the author of Huckleberry Hearts, an Amish beekeeper torn between two men must decide who gets to keep her heart and who gets the sting of rejection. Smart, kind, and good-hearted, the three Christner girls are affectionately known as the Honeybee Sisters in the beloved Wisconsin Amish community where, under the care of their unconventional aunt, they’ve grown into skilled beekeepers—and lovely, sought-after young women . . . Though she has blossomed into a beauty, Lily Christner doesn’t really believe it. Deep down, she still feels like a lonely, gawky teenager. Maybe that’s why she’s all but promised herself to Paul Glick, the one boy who never teased her in her awkward girlhood—unlike Dan Kanagy, whose creative name-calling left her in tears many a time. Now he’s back in town after two years away—and being surprisingly sweet, suspiciously attentive—and making Lily unsettlingly yet deliciously nervous. It seems Dan wants Lily’s forgiveness—and her heart. But can he convince her—not to mention her protective schwesters and aendi—that despite the past, her future lies with him . . . ? Includes tasty recipes! Praise for Sweet as Honey “A warm, wonderful book filled with delightful characters, humor and tenderness. Jennifer Beckstrand writes lovely stories, sure to touch your heart.” —RaeAnne Thayne, New York Times–bestselling author “Heart-clenchingly romantic and wryly hilarious . . . Warmly written, well-paced, and brimming with affection, Sweet as Honey is sure to become a fan favorite.” —RT Book Reviews “A ‘wonderful-gute’ novel that celebrates women’s resourceful strength and pluck, rewarding the good-hearted who keep close to

Publisher : Lyrical Press
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781616506032
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 110

Seven Sisters, #1 Will they make it to the wedding day? Dex—a small-town cop with a sexy smile and a dark past—and the vulnerable but warm-hearted Honey Summers have decided to wait until their wedding night to sleep together, to give themselves time to prove they're serious about each other. Dex's last girlfriend pretended she was pregnant to get him to marry her, but luckily he found out just hours before and left her at the altar. Waiting to sleep with Honey until after they're married means Dex doesn't have to worry about that happening again - not that he really thinks the sweet and gentle Honey would do the same as his crazy ex. Honey has escaped from a previous abusive relationship, and she's relieved she doesn't have to think about the physical side of things for a while. Dex being willing to wait proves to her that he's serious, and it makes the wedding night an exciting prospect. But events are gradually conspiring against them. Dex's ex-girlfriend arrives to stir up the past, and Honey is called to do jury service on a case that mirrors the events in her own life, bringing back all the old doubts. The wedding is only a week away, but their big day hangs in the balance. Is their love strong enough to pull them through? 53,859 Words

Publisher : Diana Orgain
Category : Fiction
ISBN :
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Come for the cozy, stay for the thrill of it The next installment in a brand new series: Cooking up Murder MysteryOne messy honeypot… Still trying to get their business afloat, Vicki Lawton and Mona Reilly, know that they need some quick cash to makes ends meet. Selling their goods at the local Harvest Festival seems like the perfect plan—until the festivities turn deadly when the chairwoman’s stepfather is murdered. After an attempt on her life, Vicki is determined to solve the crime. With the help of her web-footed friend, Vicki teams up with the crazy coupon clippers to crack the case wide open. As bodies start piling up and time runs out, it's up to Vicki to uncover the truth. But will the sweet taste of honey turn bitter with a killer in town?

Publisher : Siren-BookStrand
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781646374663
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
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[Siren Publishing: The Lynn Hagen ManLove Collection: Erotic Romance, Contemporary, Alternative, Paranormal, Shape-shifters, Werewolves, Fantasy, MM, HEA] Murder? Taylor is horrified when he finds out his ex-boyfriend is dead and the cops are looking at him as their main suspect. He was the last one to see Jason, and when Taylor left, his ex had been alive. On the run, he finds himself in Fever’s Edge with hardly any money and no place to stay. That is until he runs into a smoking-hot pizza shop owner who takes Taylor in and protects him from not only the law, but the haunting feeling that someone is watching him. Savant “Papa” Manchino isn’t sure what to make of Taylor when the guy wanders into his pizza shop. He just knows that Taylor is in some kind of trouble, and that he’s Savant’s mate. Things get progressively worse when Taylor has a “feeling” that someone is watching him, and all hell breaks loose when the truth finally comes to light. Savant does everything in his power to keep his mate safe, but when Panahasi and Jaden get involved, all bets are off. Lynn Hagen is a Siren-exclusive author.

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ISBN : 1954857187
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 296

When I rode my bike into Aster Valley, it was supposed to be temporary. A quick, relaxing visit with friends. No entanglements. Zero drama. But then I saw the bumblebee being harassed on the side of the highway. More specifically, I saw Truman Sweet, Aster Valley's resident botanist, spice merchant, and bee-costume enthusiast, being harassed. And the second I got involved, all my plans for a quick departure scattered like pollen on the breeze. It turns out that Truman-adorkably shy, relentlessly sunshiny, hot as all heck, reluctantly-still-a-virgin Truman-has secrets. Secrets someone in this charming small town doesn't want brought to light. Secrets that rouse every one of my protective instincts just as surely as his kisses rouse... other parts of me. And before I know it, I'm thinking being entangled might not be so bad... if it's Truman I'm tangled up with. I'll do whatever it takes to protect Truman from the dangers in his past, but after a lifetime of loneliness and disappointment, how can I possibly convince him to trust me with his future?

Publisher : Abrams
Category : Cooking
ISBN : 9781613125984
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 449

Ample Hills Creamery is an ice-cream destination that attracts thousands of customers each day from near and far to Prospect Heights and Gowanus, Brooklyn. Lines wind around the block, spurred on by the chance to try one of their unforget­table flavors, and these and countless others will be dreamed up in kitchens across the country with the help of Ample Hills Creamery. Featuring recipes for the most sought-after flavors—including Salted Crack Caramel, Ooey Gooey, and the Munchies—the book is organized by mood. Are you feeling nostalgic? Try a scoop of Black Cow Float. Or maybe you need a drink? Daddy’s Sundae, made with bourbon, will set you right. For kids and kids-at-heart, stories, activities, and hand-drawn characters appear throughout each chapter, offering games, helpful tips, and inspiration for creating new flavors. With mouthwatering photography and charming illustrations, Ample Hills Creamery is a definitive, cow-filled guide for ice cream lovers and DIY enthusiasts alike.

Publisher : University of Illinois Press
Category : Cooking
ISBN : 9780252090042
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 184

Honey, I'm Homemade: Sweet Treats from the Beehive across the Centuries and around the World showcases a wealth of recipes for cookies, breads, pies, puddings, and cakes that feature honey as an essential ingredient. Noted entomologist May Berenbaum also details the fascinating history of honey harvesting and consumption around the world, explains the honey bee's extraordinary capacity to process nectar into concentrated sweetness, and marvels at honey's diverse flavors and health benefits. Honey is a unique food because of its power to evoke a particular time and place. Every time it is collected from a hive, honey takes on the nuanced flavors of a particular set of flowers--clover, orange blossoms, buckwheat, or others--at a certain point in time processed and stored by a particular group of bees. Honey is not just a snapshot of a time and place--it's the taste of a time and place, and it lends its flavors to the delectable baked goods and other treats found here. More than a cookbook, Honey, I'm Homemade is a tribute to the remarkable work of Apis mellifera, the humble honey bee whose pollination services allow three-quarters of all flowering plant species to reproduce and flourish. Sales of the book will benefit the University of Illinois Pollinatarium--the first freestanding science outreach center in the nation devoted to flowering plants and their pollinators. Because so much depends on honey bees, and because people have benefited from their labors for millennia, Honey, I'm Homemade is the perfect way to share and celebrate honey's sweetness and delight.

Publisher : Pavilion
Category : Cooking
ISBN : 9781910496091
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 192

Just as honeybees are found all over the world so are recipes that use their honey. Caribbean jerk, Spanish tapas, French sauces, British biscuits and Turkish cakes all gleam with the sweet stuff. It can take no more than a spoonful of honey to bring its deep flavour to a dish. As a marinade it can enhance meat and poultry, and it works particularly well with nuts and fruits, cream and cheese, herbs and spices. Spoonfuls of Honey explores varieties of honey, explains what to consider when buying and storing it, gives tips on how to use it in your cooking, and also explores the benefits to your health and the role bees and honey play in nature. It also features over 80 recipes covering meals throughout the day and also snacks, preserves, sweets and drinks. Praise for Sweetness & Light: The Mysterious History of the Honeybee by Hattie Ellis 'Like the densely packed honeycomb of the hive, [Ellis'] book is jam-packed with information, ideas, stories and questions. Fascinating.' The Independent 'Richly informative and beautifully written.' Richard Mabey, The Times

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ISBN : 9798702152790
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 276

Tiller: As the first openly gay professional football player, I can't afford to make any mistakes, on or off the field. And the absolute biggest mistake I could make right now would be to fall for Mikey Vining, my best friend, employee and, more importantly, Coach's baby boy. I might fantasize about Mikey at night--every night-but actually touching him would be a serious personal foul. And falling for him? That's completely out of bounds. Mikey: I've learned my lesson about falling for one of my dad's players. They're a bunch of spoiled jocks with more muscles than brains. I've spent years learning to keep my eyes, and my hands, to myself. But resisting the temptation becomes nearly impossible when Tiller Raine and I end up together in a small cabin in a remote Colorado town. Suddenly, there's not much to do but look at each other. And talk. And hopefully, hopefully touch. But what happens when our stay in Aster Valley is over and it's time to return to the real world? Will Coach blow the whistle on our relationship? Or will Tiller admit there might actually be something he loves more than football after all?