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A fiction debut that will leave you wanting seconds, from an award-winning cookbook author.Claire "Neely" O'Neil is a pastry chef of extraordinary talent. Every great chef can taste shimmering, elusive flavors that most of us miss, but Neely can "taste" feelings--cinnamon makes you remember; plum is pleased with itself; orange is a wake-up call. When flavor and feeling give Neely a glimpse of someone's inner self, she can customize her creations to help that person celebrate love, overcome fear, even mourn a devastating loss.Maybe that's why she feels the need to go home to Millcreek Valley at a time when her life seems about to fall apart. The bakery she opens in her hometown is perfect, intimate, just what she's always dreamed of--and yet, as she meets her new customers, Neely has a sense of secrets, some dark, some perhaps with tempting possibilities. A recurring flavor of alarming intensity signals to her perfect palate a long-ago story that must be told.Neely has always been able to help everyone else. Getting to the end of this story may be just what she needs to help herself.
If you are a CakePHP developer looking to ease the burden of development, then this book is for you. As a headfirst dive into the framework, this collection of recipes will help you get the most out of CakePHP, and get your applications baked in no time. Even if you're not familiar with the framework, we'll take you from basic CRUD building to useful solutions that will aid in getting the job done quickly and efficiently.
You will indulge in this fresh and contemporary collection of irresistible cakes to suit every romantic occasion, from traditional wedding cakes to quirky Valentines treats and cupcakes to share with their loved ones. The author not only shows the reader how to create beautiful cakes with ease, but also advises on the best ways to transport, display and serve. Offering instruction on how to make coordinating favours and gifts, the versatility of each cake will ensure readers will be creating them all year round for all those special occasions.
You will indulge in this fresh and contemporary collection of irresistible cakes to suit every romantic occasion, from traditional wedding cakes to quirky Valentines treats and cupcakes to share with their loved ones. The author does not only show readers how to create beautiful cakes with ease, but also advises on the best way to transport, display and serve. Offering instruction on how to make coordinating favors and gifts, the versatility of each cake will ensure readers will be creating them all year round for all of those special occasions.
In the fresh new Piece of Cake Mystery from the national bestselling author of Rebel Without a Cake, a pastry chef becomes embroiled in a suspicious death as a mysterious curse casts a pall over an annual New Orleans ball. Rita Lucero, co-owner of New Orleans's Zydeco Cakes, is thrilled to be catering an annual ball held at the Monte Cristo Hotel. Designing the high-end desserts is her priority--until she stumbles upon a mystery long-buried at her shop. It's an ornate ruby necklace, hidden underneath her staircase and rumored to be cursed. After the gem's appraiser suddenly drops dead and Rita herself is targeted by a menacing stranger, she's no longer laughing at local superstition. Now with five cakes on order and an investigation into the necklace's past revealing layers of unsettling clues, Rita has reason to keep looking over her shoulder while she's frosting. Because any way you slice it, the next victim of the legendary curse could be her.
Can a pastry chef be too sweet? Rita Lucero, owner of New Orleans cake shop Zydeco Cakes, can't seem to stop saying "yes." Even though things at the bakery are busy, Rita finds herself accepting a seat on the local small business alliance--a group full of colorful characters like Chopper Shop owner Moose Hazen and his wife, Destiny, whose personal life is messier than a cake someone left out in the rain. On the street following a heated alliance meeting, Moose pulls Rita out of the path of a speeding van. Shaken and bruised, Rita notices the next day that her prescribed pain killers are missing. When she discovers Destiny's body in the couple's shop, the stolen pill bottle in her lifeless hand only adds another layer to her mysterious death. But getting the frosty NOPD detective to stop focusing on Rita and look for Destiny's real killer will be anything but a cakewalk... INCLUDES DELICIOUS RECIPES!
Be inspired to create celebration cakes that are as desirable as they are delicious Step by step, combine and decorate basic shapes for results as simple or sensational as you desire. Achieve effortlessly eye-catching effects through clever color choices and bold embellishment. Ensure your cake is party-perfect with expert tips and techniques, easy shortcuts and extra design ideas. Make exquisite coordinating mini-cakes to be enjoyed at celebrations or given as delightfully sweet gifts. Inspirational styles include: Funky Flowers Twinkling Snowflakes Opulent Swirls Retro Graphics Quirky Cut-outsDelicate Mosaics Wonky Tiers Beautiful Beads
From the author of the internationally acclaimed "Wintering: A Novel of Sylvia Plath" comes a funny, touching memoir of a crummy--and crumby--childhood.
This eloquent and hauntingly evocative story of Hawaii is a true classic and is an essential read for any enthusiast of Hawaiian culture and history.With a sincerity and candor often lacking in books stressing the exotic and unusual, the author says there is no denying that Hawaii presents the usual blend of the lovely and the unlovely and is no more perfect than any other place. He writes of "a one-way street to happy adventure in the South seas; a background of the Polynesian sort, so easy-going and laughter-provoking on the surface, so tragic at its end; green valleys barred with rainbows, and windswept palis."He write of Robert Lois Stevenson, who found peace in the iridescent Hawaiian Isles; of Mark Twain, who wrote, "No alien land in all the world has any deep strong charm for me but that one." On the tragic side , he includes a very vivid description of the Battle of Kealakekua Bay, in which Captain Cook was killed.More than thirty fine photographs and maps embellish and enhance this charming contribution to Hawaiian literature and Americana.
They say that history is written by the winners. Not according to Derek Wilson. In this fascinating, revelatory book, Wilson tells the story from the point of view of the losers - collating a catalogue of calamities and catastrophes that have shaped our world more than historians tend to let on. In ten lucid and entertaining chapters, the author identifies the very worst years of human history, from the destruction of the Roman Empire in 541 to the immediate aftermath of the American Civil War in 1865, from the march on Leningrad in 1942 to the Vietnam War of 1968. Condensing two thousand years of war, plague, misrule and political villainy, he identifies the traitors, scumbags and villains, whose lust for power - and sometimes, sheer incompetence - brought such terror to their times. He delves into the natural forces beyond human control that have wiped out whole peoples. And, most of all, he shows how history has a horrible habit of repeating itself.has a horrible habit of repeating itself--one, he would counsel, we should make more of an effort to stop. Witty and caustic, educational yet diverting, Calamities & Catastrophes is a fast-paced, funny book for history buffs and casual readers alike.
First in a new cozy mystery series featuring Southern cooking that is to die for.Aspiring chef and small-town Virginia native Amy Flowers is ready to open her own café offering old-fashioned Southern food. But her dream may go up in smoke when someone kills the competition...Tired of waiting tables at Lou's Joint, Amy Flowers doesn't just quit--she offers to buy the place from her bully of a boss, so she can finally open the café of her dreams. Amy can't wait to serve the kind of Southern, down-home treats and dishes that her grandmother always loved to the kooky cast of regulars at the restaurant. She knows her comfort food will be the talk of the sweet, small town of Winter Garden, Virginia.At first Lou Lou refuses to sell, but when she seems ready to make a deal, she tells Amy to come see her. Showing up at the eatery ready to negotiate, Amy is shocked to find her former employer murdered. As the prime suspect, Amy will have to clear her name by serving up the real killer--and with Lou Lou's stack of enemies, that's a tall order.Includes delicious Southern recipes!
When private investigator Max Thursday is asked to recover some gambling IOUs for a mysterious woman, he stumbles into a vicious blackmail ring. The Frame-up involves compromising photographs used as weapons against prominent men and women who are willing to pay high prices. The business is so lucrative that one of the local gangsters sets out to cut himself into the racket and ends up dead. Before he wraps up the case, Max has to outwit a pompous district attorney who wants to put him in jail and a seductive and dangerous lady boss of a crime syndicate who can't decide if she wants him as a suitor or a corpse.
Get it right the first time! Calamity-Free Crochet is a comprehensive, quick-reference guide for both new and advanced crocheters. It presents easy-to-follow advice on tools and materials, troubleshooting tips, and step-by-step techniques. What do you do if your stitches keep twisting? What happens if you've counted your stitches incorrectly? How do you substitute yarns, and what do you do if your border doesn't lie flat? Organized by the stages in a project, Calamity-Free Crochet provides cross-references between sections and lays out the best practice methods to help you through every step of the crochet process.More than 200 full-color photographs and illustrations
In the peaceful seaside town of Broadgate, an impossible crime occurs. The operator of the cliff railway locks the empty carriage one evening; when he returns to work next morning, a dead body is locked inside - a man who has been stabbed in the back. Jimmy London, a newspaper reporter, is first on the scene. He is quick on the trail for clues - and agrees to pool his knowledge with Inspector Shelley of Scotland Yard, who is holidaying in the area. Mistrustful of the plodding local policeman, Inspector Beech, the two men launch their own investigation into the most baffling locked-room mystery - a case that could reignite Jimmy's flagging career, but one that exposes him to great danger.
Hi. My name is Tressa Jayne Turner. I should tell you up front that I never attended Catholic school. (The "Rick" I referred to, did, and does exist.
EMMA'S DILEMMA...What would Emma Rogers have done without her oldest friends, the Calamity Janes?As teenagers in Winding River,Wyoming, they'd supported her ambitious dreams. A decade later, when Emma went home, struggling with single motherhood and career pressures as a top Denver attorney, Cassie, Karen, Gina and Lauren rallied around her. But why were the Calamity Janes urging her to look with favor on her sexy nemesis, Ford Hamilton? Wasn't it bad enough that her young daughter sang the praises of the heart-stoppingly handsome publisher who'd clashed repeatedly with Emma on a controversial court case? Worst of all, Emma's own heart was strongly tempted by Ford's offer to match wits-and join hearts-with him for a lifetime!
#1 New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods returns with a story of the Calamity Janes...fierce friends facing challenges in life and love. Cassie Collins has returned to reconnect with her oldest friends, the Calamity Janes, and put her troubles behind her. But trouble finds her in the disconcertingly sexy form of Cole Davis--father of her child. Having discovered her secret, Cole demands a marriage of convenience--or Cassie could lose her son to the powerful, wealthy Davis clan. Time hadn't dulled Cassie's anger at the man who'd betrayed her 10 years ago...nor cooled the fiery attraction between them. Could she rekindle their long-lost love, and unite Cole, herself, and their son in the precious bonds of family? Originally published as Do You Take This Rebel.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods brings readers two classic tales of the Calamity Janes...fierce friends facing challenges in life and love Do You Take This Rebel? Cassie Collins fled Winding River, Wyoming, when she discovered she was pregnant. Now, ten years later and stronger, she's been drawn back to town for a reunion with her friends, the Calamity Janes. But is she strong enough to stand up to Cole Davis, the wealthy father of her child who has the power to take away her son? Or can they finally become the family she always dreamed of? Courting the Enemy Karen Hanson's oldest friends, the Calamity Janes, are urging her to sell her struggling ranch to brooding, enigmatic Grady Blackhawk. But how can she possibly sell out to her late husband's worst enemy? Spending time with her handsome adversary could cost Karen a lot more than her ranch. Grady's suddenly far less interested in the land than he is in claiming Karen herself!
#1 New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods returns with a story of the Calamity Janes...fierce friends facing challenges in life and love. What would Emma Rogers do without her oldest friends, the Calamity Janes? As teenagers in Winding River Wyoming, they'd supported her ambitious dreams. A decade later, when Emma went home, struggling with single motherhood and career pressures as a top Denver attorney, Cassie, Karen, Gina and Lauren rallied around her. But why are the Calamity Janes urging her to look with favor on her sexy nemesis, Ford Hamilton? Isn't it bad enough that her young daughter is singing the praises of the heart-stoppingly handsome publisher who'd clashed repeatedly with Emma on a controversial court case? Worst of all, Emma's own heart is strongly tempted by Ford's offer to match wits--and join hearts--with him for a lifetime! Originally published as The Calamity Janes.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods returns with two enthralling tales of the Calamity Janes...fierce friends facing challenges in life and love To Catch a Thief Gina Petrillo thought she was on the run from her troubles...but they followed her home to Winding River, Wyoming. City-slicker lawyer Rafe O'Donnell is in hot pursuit of Gina, and he doesn't intend to let his suspect out of his sight, even though Gina's mouthwatering kisses are irresistible. And while Rafe is out to catch a thief-she just might steal his heart! The Calamity Janes Struggling with single-motherhood and career pressures, Denver attorney Emma Rogers comes home for a reunion with the Calamity Janes in desperate need of their support. Can they-and her young daughter-possibly be right that sexy journalist Ford Hamilton, the biggest thorn in her side, is actually the answer to her prayers?
Life at Tall Oaks is great for Allie, but she's watching her friends Melanie and Kevin struggle with Jinx, the talented Thoroughbred colt they want to run in the Kentucky Derby. If Allie could just pinpoint the cause of Jinx's misbehavior, maybe they could fix the problem and he'd have a good shot at a Derby win. But tension is running high at the farm, with Melanie and Kevin bickering over Jinx's training, and even worse, Cindy, Allie's foster mom, and Ben, the farm owner, seem to be having troubles of their own. Can Allie help the people and horses she cares so much about, or is Tall Oaks teetering on the brink of disaster?
A fan-favorite contemporary romance from New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer.A mom for all calamities...that was what Faulkner Scott's young son wanted. The motherless twelve-year-old was determined to appoint Shelly Astor his new mom after she saved his life. Then she met his dad! Who was going to save Shelly's heart from a new accident waiting to happen--like falling in love with the boy's gorgeous father?Originally published in 1993.
This book explores research into the calcification that occurs in the human body. It describes the findings of researchers in several countries and presents an overview of how calcification impacts heart disease and cancer. The book is written in plain English in order to be accessible to both patients and their doctors.
She went to Ireland looking for a muse, but found a mathematician instead. Photojournalist Erica Desoto has spent five weeks in Western Europe hoping for inspiration, with just one decent photo to show for her effort. And that shot was accidental. As her sabbatical comes to a close, she's ready to give up on her portfolio altogether. Serial dater Curt Ryan isn't looking for love. . . or even a distraction. With a PhD to finish and his family under intense scrutiny by the Irish press, he already has too much on his plate. But when his godchildren barrel into a pretty American who just happens to live a few hours from where he studies in North Carolina, a new distraction is exactly what he gets. Back in the States, Erica and Curt initiate an incendiary no-strings-attached affair that inevitably has both questioning what they want...and what they're willing to do to get it. Mathematician Curt risks emotion clouding his logic. For Erica, keeping her muse close may mean embracing the exact things she ran from as a young woman. Is exposing their hearts a calculated risk both are willing to take? CONTENT WARNING: Contains Cubana snark, adult language, and explicit sex including back door loving.
In her years at the NYPSD, Eve Dallas has solved some truly appalling homicides. But some cases are worse than others. On Manhattan's East Side a woman lies dead at the bottom of the stairs, stripped of all her valuables. Most cops might call it a mugging gone wrong, but Lieutenant Eve Dallas knows better. A well-off accountant and a beloved wife and mother, Marta Dickenson doesn't seem the type to be on anyone's hit list. But when Eve and her partner, Peabody, find blood inside the building, the lieutenant knows Marta's murder was the work of a killer who's trained, but not professional or smart enough to remove all the evidence. But when someone steals the files out of Marta's office, Eve must immerse herself in her billionaire husband Roarke's world of big business to figure out who's cruel and callous enough to hire a hit on an innocent woman. And as the killer's violent streak begins to escalate, Eve knows she has to draw him out, even if it means using herself as bait...