While I was thinking about what to write, my gaze landed on the numerous cookbooks on the book shelf. After contemplating them for a while, I’ve decided I love food. Not just eating it, but reading about it, watching TV about it. I like to watch the Food Network on occasion, look through cookbooks, and I read about 6 different mystery series that all revolve around food. Most of them include recipes either within the story itself or at the back of the book. I didn’t even notice the theme until my brother asked me why all the books I read are about food. One series is about a cupcake shop, another a cookie store, another a caterer, another revolves around a candy store, another about a cookbook store, and of course, one about a doughnut shop. (Ok, not all the books I read are about food, but the last few he saw me reading were ones within the different mystery series I mentioned above.) I also enjoyed Shirley Jump’s romance series that starts with, “The Bride Wore Chocolate” and ends with “The Bachelor Preferred Pastry.”
I told my brother I read about other things and he just said, “uh huh.”
“Really,” I told him, “I just got a new mystery out of the library called, ‘How to wash a cat.’”
He laughed and said, “Okay, cats and food then.”
“And romance,” I called after him. “Don’t forget romance.”
Have you read any good books lately?
Thank you, Sarah for hosting me today.
by Katherine Grey
Mateo de Montayas, an impoverished Spanish count, comes to England to recover a stolen family heirloom and to satisfy his hunger for revenge against the man who destroyed his family. Arriving in London, he learns his hated enemy died three years before but has left behind a daughter. What better way to retrieve the heirloom and exact revenge than to use her to his advantage?
Teresa Darlington will do anything to keep scandal away from her frail mother and prove her father wasn't a thief, even risk her reputation in a race to find the missing heirloom before the Count does. But she didn't count on falling in love with the man determined to ruin her family. Can she find the heirloom before he does and protect her family, or will her heart lead her in a different direction?
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