Books That Caught Our Eye

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***Hi everyone, I’m stepping in this week as Vicki handles some personal issues and hopefully she will be able to share her picks later in the week.

But please do send her your prayers and positive thoughts.***

Here at Mailbox Monday, we want to encourage participants to not only share the books they received, but to check out the books others have received. We encourage you to share the books that caught your eye in the comments.

Here are the books that caught our eye this week:

Leslie:

Jamie’s new cookbook brings together 100 ultimate comfort food recipes from around the world. It’s all about the dishes that are close to your heart, that put a smile on your face and make you feel happy, loved, safe and secure. Inspired by everything from childhood memories to the changing of the seasons, and taking into account the guilty pleasures and sweet indulgences that everyone enjoys, it’s brimming with exciting recipes you’ll fall in love with.
I can never have too many cookbooks. Plus, I love Jamie’s recipes.
Miramont Castle, built in 1897 and mysteriously abandoned three years later, is home to many secrets. Only one person knows the truth: Adrienne Beauvier, granddaughter of the Comte de Challembelles and cousin to the man who built the castle.
 
Clairvoyant from the time she could talk, Adrienne’s visions show her the secrets of those around her. When her visions begin to reveal dark mysteries of her own aristocratic French family, Adrienne is confronted by her formidable Aunt Marie, who is determined to keep the young woman silent at any cost.
 
Reminiscent of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, this hauntingly atmospheric tale is inspired by historical research into the real-life Miramont Castle in Manitou Springs, Colorado.
I loved Rebecca so this caught my eye. Inspiration from a real-life castle makes it even more alluring.

Serena:

Jamie Oliver’s Comfort Food by Jamie Oliver was also on my list this week.

I’m always on the lookout for new cookbooks.  Ones that challenge me, but also offer me some easy recipes and comfort foods.

Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genova @Bookfan

Joe O’Brien is a forty-four-year-old police officer from the Irish Catholic neighborhood of Charlestown, Massachusetts. A devoted husband, proud father of four children in their twenties, and respected officer, Joe begins experiencing bouts of disorganized thinking, uncharacteristic temper outbursts, and strange, involuntary movements. He initially attributes these episodes to the stress of his job, but as these symptoms worsen, he agrees to see a neurologist and is handed a diagnosis that will change his and his family’s lives forever: Huntington’s Disease.

I really love books about Irish Cops and set in Massachusetts, but this one has a deeper story to tell.  Huntington’s Disease is something I studied in high school for a genetics course and it is a very debilitating disease.

What books caught your eye this week?

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