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Charlotte Au Chocolat by Charlotte Silver

Standalone Publisher: Riverhead (Penguin) Published: February 16th, 2012 Format: Hardcover Pages: 272 Source: Library
Like Eloise growing up in the Plaza Hotel, Charlotte Silver grew up in her mother's restaurant. Located in Harvard Square, Upstairs at the Pudding was a confection of pink linen tablecloths and twinkling chandeliers, a decadent drop for childhood. Over dinners of foie gras and Dover sole, always served with a Shirley Temple, Charlotte kept company with a rotating cast of eccentric staff members. After dinner, in her frilly party dress, and stilettos who shouldered the burden of raising a family and running a  kitchen. Charlotte's unconventional upbringing takes its toll, and as she grows up wishing her increasingly busy mother were more of a presence in her life. But when the restaurant-forever teetering on the brink of financial collapse-looks as if it may finally be closing, Charlotte comes to realize the sacrifices her mother has made to keep the family and…

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #16 + Extras

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So I am back!!! It's a miracle really. I'm sure you were wondering why I've been gone most of the time and why whenever I posted anything this month and last that it was a blog tour. You may have noticed that I signed up for abunchof blog tours these past couple of months. That there is the problem of why I haven't been around for a long period of time. Too many blog tours... There's also the fact that the semester was winding down and I was stressing out in a big way. Essays, finals, just the coming of the end made me anxious. So now that it's summer (for four months I might add) I'm going back to basics. My posts will be more like that of my January posts with discussions interspersed throughout the month. I do have blog tours but not that many. After I'm done with these I don't know... Blog Tours will be rarer. Hope you all have been doing great and I look forward to getting back into the mix of things reading r…

Blog Tour: The Missing File

Title: The Missing File Author: D.A. Mishani Series: Book #1 Format- Paperback Publisher- Harper Published- April 16th, 2013 Pages- 289 Source- TLC Book Tours
In The Missing File, Israeli detective Avraham Avraham must find a teenage boy gone missing from the suburbs of Tel Aviv in this first volume in a fresh new literary crime series by D. A. Mishani. 
Crimes in Avraham’s quiet suburb are generally not all that complex. But when a sixteen-year-old boy goes missing and a schoolteacher offers up a baffling complication, Avraham finds himself questioning everything he thought he knew about his life. 

Told through alternating points of view, The Missing File is an emotionally wrought, character-driven page-turner with plenty of twists and turns. It’s a mystery that will leave readers questioning the notions of innocence and guilt, and the nebulous nature of truth.
Avraham Avraham is an investigator who usually has to deal with mothers who want their daughters followed or class bullies to …

Blog Tour: And Then I Found You by Patti Callahan Henry

Title: And Then I Found You Author: Patti Callahan Henry Standalone Format- ebook Publisher- St. Martin's Press Release Date- April 9th, 2013 Pages- 272 Source- NetGalley
Kate Vaughan is no stranger to tough choices. She’s made them before. Now it’s time to do it again.
Kate has a secret, something tucked away in her past. And she’s getting on with her life.  Her business is thriving. She has a strong relationship with her family, and a devoted boyfriend whom she wants to love with all her heart. If Kate had ever made a list, Rowan would fill the imagined boxes of a perfect mate. But she wants more than the perfect on paper relationship; she wants a real and imperfect love. That's why, when Kate discovers the small velvet box hidden in Rowan's drawer, she panics.
It always happens this way. Just when Kate thinks she can love, just when she believes she can conquer the fear, she’s filled with dread. And she wants more than anything to make this feeling go away. But how?
When th…

Blog Tour: Deadly Kisses by Kerri Cuevas

Title: Deadly Kisses Author: Kerri Cuevas Series: Book #1 Format- ebook Publisher- WiDo Publishing Published- March 5th, 2013 Pages- 246 Source- Xpresso Book Tours
Aiden Grant is seventeen, has a killer kiss, and a boss who used to be President, back in the old days. You see, Aiden is a grim reaper and his kiss welcomes the newly dead. But Aiden’s pleasant grim reaper lifestyle is in jeopardy. And it’s not only because Honest Abe keeps throwing out history lessons with reaping assignments, just to confuse him. It’s because Aiden’s next assignment is to reap the soul of Bee, the only girl he has ever loved.
When Aiden’s kiss of death fails, intertwining their souls, Bee is still very much alive and they are both in trouble. The ancients want Bee, who has special powers of her own, and they’ll do anything to get her.

Some rules are meant to be broken—even if that means Aiden must bargain with his own soul to save Bee. Who knew the afterlife could get so complicated?
Aiden Grant is dead. B…