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Sheila Roberts | Sheila’s Recipe For A Fun Book
Uncategorized / October 1, 2009

Good deeds, good lovin’ and good recipes–I thought these sounded like a winning combination for a book, so I incorporated them all into my latest novel, Angel Lane. In the book three girlfriends decide they need to do something to keep the heart in Heart Lake, the small, lakeside town where they live. So they come up with their “Have a Heart” campaign–asking neighbors to commit one random act of kindness every day . . . and then learn that no good deed goes unpunished. Sarah Goodwin, suffering from granddaughter withdrawals after her daughter moves, delivers a coffee cake to the new neighbor only to realize she’s just fed a hungry lounge lizard. (Something her husband does not appreciate!) As if she doesn’t have enough troubles with lover boy, she is also finding the cooking classes she started for some of the town’s little girls to be, well, challenging. Emma Swanson is becoming the town soft touch and slowly running her quilt shop into the ground. And Jamie Moore, who owns the town’s new chocolateria, is fighting feelings for a certain cop who’s developed a sweet tooth. (A fight she’s determined to win now that she’s sworn off men.) What…

Fresh Pick | VI AGRA FALLS by Mary Daheim
Fresh Pick / October 1, 2009

Bed-And-Breakfast #24 August 2009 On Sale: August 1, 2009 Featuring: Judidth McMonigle Flynn 352 pages ISBN: 0061351555EAN: 9780061351556Mass Market Paperback$7.99 Mystery Amateur Sleuth Buy at Vi Agra Falls by Mary Daheim Innkeeper and amateur sleuth Judith McMonigle Flynn’s worst nightmare comes true when Vivian Flynn—husband Joe’s first wife—moves back into the neighborhood. Vivian, who has become mysteriously wealthy, plans to build a big, bad condo on their idyllic cul-de-sac. Outraged, Judith and her neighbors vow to fight the project to the death. Vivian isn’t the only newcomer to the area. Frankie Buss, son of another of Vivian’s ex-husbands, has arrived at Hillside Manor with his wife. Vivian was married to his father for what seemed like minutes before she inherited his vast wealth—and ran off with his other son. Now Frankie’s dying for his share of the pot of gold. Vivian’s got more than one mortal enemy—but which one ended up dead in her back yard? If she wants her home sweet home to stay happy, Judith will have to find out. Previous Picks Visit to learn more about books and authors.