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Book: Hidden Gardens of Japan 日本の秘庭 by John Lander
Hidden Gardens of Japan The book explores relatively unseen gardens throughout Japan, those that have been overlooked by mass tourism and retain their original calm. Occasionally these gardens are not as famous as their cousins for different reasons: the temple priest is not interested in their sanctuary becoming a tourist attraction, or their location does not permit large tour buses. Certain [...]
 
Book: Community Gardens by Karin Boutall
After tragedy struck, she moved back to familiar ground. She built her dream; a garden shop. But Joan Louen soon discovers digging in the garden can reveal more than dirt. COMMUNITY GARDENS is a cozy novella that takes a witty and insightful look into friendships and compassion. A high-definition read.
 
Book: Ninfa in Winter by Gretchen Kromer
A mysterious and private world, the garden of Ninfa has intrigued visitors since its creation in the late 1920s. Three generations of the Caetani family developed the garden in the ruins of a medieval town. Gretchen Kromer's black and white photographs, made during the fall and winter months of 2000-2005, evoke the spirit of this extraordinary place. Ninfa and its surroundings illustrate the [...]
 
Book: Killer Protocols - Richard Paladin Series #1 by David E. Manuel
Richard Paladin works in the shadows eliminating terrorists, spies, and just general riff-raff who threaten the security of the United States. At least, he assumed that's who he'd be killing when he was hired into a secret department of the Environmental Protection Agency. But when one of his "clients" turns out to be a seemingly harmless Missouri housewife, then he's ordered to eliminate the [...]
 
Book: World Heritage Japan by John Lander
Photographer and longtime Japan resident captures stunning images of Japan's many UNESCO World Heritage sites Stunning full-color photographs Preface by Pico Iyer Author and photographer John Lander takes the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage sites of Japan as a starting point for exploring the country's architecture, history, customs and festivals. Lander, who has lived in Japan for 35 years, [...]
 
Book: Figs, Vines and Roses by Joy M. Lilley
Joy M. Lilley's first novel 'Figs, Vines and Roses' tells a moving tale of love and loss at the turn of the nineteenth century. In 1888 eight-year-old Issy Merryweather has a comfortable family life in Cobnut Hall, Derby. Sharing carefree summers with her brother Clarence, beloved dog Molly and cherished grandma Ella, Issy enjoys the freedom of childhood innocence. But as she comes of age a move [...]
 
Book: Heat in the Tea Gardens by Adam Mann
Make sure you have a strong cup of black tea before you read this! Roger has been working in highland areas of Vietnam helping farmer families to grow and pick high quality fine flavour highland tea. Tuyet has been working in her family owned business to process and market high quality highland tea from Vietnam into European markets. One day they meet again, in her factory, and suddenly the spark [...]
 
Book: The Sharks Crisis Negotiator by John Robert McCauley
This is a tantalizing story of Josh Blake, United States State Department International Crisis Negotiator, who is diving on vacation in French Polynesia when he is dragged into the affairs of a mysterious redhead. That affair is interrupted by an international crisis, which requires him to go to Japan. He must peel back the layers of an international dispute between the Chinese and Japanese doing [...]
 
Book: The Flower Fairies Meet the Talking Rainbow Rocks by Brenda DeHaan
The Flower Fairies Meet the Talking Rainbow Rocks combines magic and science in a fun way! Readers learn about seven kinds of rocks and the seven colors of the rainbow in the correct order. One fairy garden, four flower fairies, seven talking rocks, and one owl spark imagination while sharing a gentle message about diversity, acceptance of others, and friendship.
 
Book: The Forgotten Room - A Sequel to Frances Hodgson Burnett's 'The Secret Garden' by Stacie Morrell
Did You Love The Secret Garden? Find Out What Happens NEXT! 'The Secret Garden,' written by Frances Hodgson Burnett and published in 1911, has been beloved by generations. Made into a stage play and numerous movies, this enchanting story remains a popular classic today. 'The Forgotten Room' begins a few months after the original concludes, continuing the stories of Mary, Colin, Dickon and the [...]
 
Book: When Flowers Weep (Cozy Garden Mystery Book 2) by Karin Boutall
Some solutions are buried in the past. Joan Louen expected another busy garden season. After all, Community Gardens, the business she built out of a restored antebellum, had survived the first five years of operation and now it thrived - with help from Roz, her long-time manager, her teenage son, and the community that welcomed her back. So when a local beekeeper mysteriously loses his entire [...]
 
Book: Sculpture Gardens - Our love is set in stone (Summer Reads Book 3) by B.L. Wilson
Through a series of misunderstandings, female sculptor Dana Nixon loses her job as a server when a diner complains about her attitude to the owner. The complaining diner, Kenya Smithson, turns out to be a patron of the arts that Dana meets again at a gallery opening for local artists. Kenya finds it difficult to believe the rude, on the make, and extremely opinionated woman is the artist who [...]
 
Book: Before the City by Kirby Wright
I tend to write dramatic monologues, such as the one to the deposed and last ruler of the Hawaiian Kingdom: Queen Lili'uokalani. That monologue came from a need to make some kind of contribution to recognize the 100-year anniversary of the overthrow of her monarchy in Honolulu. The poem was printed as a broadside and distributed to kupuna who had travelled from homestead land in Nanakauli and [...]
 
Book: My Hood Your Barrio His Beat by Full Blooded Pit
It is known as The Hood to the Bounty Hunter Watts Blood Gang. The Vatos Locos Muchachos call it EL Barrio, and those in the 77th Division of the Los Angeles Police Department refer to it simply as The Beat. With all the money, power, and respect at stake, royalty is crowned through determination, but there can be only one King of the Nickerson Gardens Housing Projects.
 
Book: OFFBEAT JAPAN by John Lander
Offbeat Japan - An Exploration of the Quirky and Outlandish Using Offbeat Japan, visitors will find restaurants decorated with monsters, festivals where people dress up as cartoon characters, bathe in green tea or wine. Live it up at raucous festivals devoted to phallic symbols. Though the perception of Japan is often rather serious and sober - the country has a bent for the quirky. Japan has [...]
 
Book: CORNERED COYOTE (Coyote Series) by Dianne Harman
The last thing Maria expected when she returned to the United States from France was to be arrested at the airport. Is she fated to spend the rest of her life in prison? Follow the loveable yet eccentric private investigator, Slade Kelly, (a readers' favorite), as he tries to keep Maria from going to prison. The story moves at a rapid pace, from the ghettos of Chicago to the beaches of Florida, [...]
 
Book: An Uncommon Love by M.J. Schiller
Princess Adriana had her life all figured out... Or, to be more precise, she had her life all figured out for her. Before she was even born she was betrothed to Garin, and that was perfectly acceptable as he became her childhood friend, and then, eventually, the person she would swap kisses with inside the palace gardens. She never questioned it, never had a reason to, until the day a commoner [...]
 
Book: The Pits of Passion by Melissa Bowersock (aka Amber Flame)
Young, nubile Elizabeth Montgomery is too beautiful for her own good. Accosted by lust-struck males every time she appears in public, she is profoundly grateful when sea captain Benjamin Elliott saves her from a would-be ravisher. Her gratitude, however, turns to shock when Elliott himself seduces her and ruins her chances for an honorable marriage. Sealed to the man in an arranged marriage, [...]
 
Book: Somewhere My Love (Somewhere in Time Series) by Beth Trissel
Fated lovers have a rare chance to reclaim the love cruelly denied them in the past, but can they grasp this brief window in time before it's too late? Two hundred years ago Captain Cole Wentworth, the master of an elegant Virginian home, was murdered in his chamber where his portrait still hangs. Presently the estate is a family owned museum run by Will Wentworth, a man so uncannily identical to [...]
 
Book: The Coming Storm by Gordon Cashwell
Gordon Cashwell is a writer and speaker who believes revival in America may be as simple as finding the moral compass and true religion of the Bible that Christians had at the beginning of the country. He is founder and director of Without Walls Ministry, a non- profit which equips and encourages churches and organizations for community involvement and evangelism outside the four walls of the [...]
 
Book: the Everyday Tourist - Vol. 1 - Southeast, United States by Jennifer Warren
Do you love to travel? A trip to Africa, Asia or Europe is fabulous, but why wait once a year (or once in a lifetime) to enjoy a great vacation? The Everyday Tourist is a travel series that highlights some amazing places in the United States. Unlike a travel guide which gives a short description of all of the attractions in a particular area, The Everyday Tourist showcases specific destinations [...]
 
Book: Blooms, Blunders, and Blessings by Marjorie Eldred
Do you want to feel the fresh air, the cool greens, the vibrant colors of your garden again? You created one of the most beautiful gardens on the block. Neighbors loved to gather in your garden, admire your accomplishments, and talk about your green thumb. Now you feel trapped, prisoner of a body or a job that no longer permits you to pursue your favorite pastime. You still admire the beauty as [...]
 
Book: The Case of the Screaming Beauty (An Inspector David Graham Cozy Mystery Book 1) by Alison Golden
A charming bed and breakfast. A diabolical murder. A guest with a secret to hide... The prestigious Lavender Bed and Breakfast in Chiddlinghurst, England has stylish decor, lovely gardens... and a deadly problem. Norah Travis, a beautiful young woman, has been found murdered in one of their rooms. Detective Inspector Graham, a crusader for justice with a penchant for tea, and a dark side of his [...]
 
Book: The Secret Lake by Karen Inglis
A lost dog, a hidden time tunnel and a secret lake. A page-turning time travel adventure for children aged 8-11. Now enjoyed by thousands of young readers! When Stella and her younger brother, Tom, move to their new London home, they become mystified by the disappearances of Harry, their elderly neighbour's small dog. Where does he go? And why does he keep reappearing wet-through? Their quest to [...]
 
Book: Little Miss HISTORY Travels to LA BREA TAR PITS & MUSEUM by Barbara Ann Mojica
WINNER OF A B.R.A.G. MEDALLION 2018 TOP SHELF AWARD FINALIST IN CHILDREN'S NONFICTION2018 READERS FAVORITE INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS FINALIST IN CHILDREN'S BOOKS GRADE 4-6. Ever wonder about life in the Ice Age? Little Miss HISTORY travels back in time to LA BREA TAR PITS & MUSEUM in her eighth adventure of the award-winning "Little Miss HISTORY Travels to" children's book series. Springs of [...]
 
Book: A Tale of Two Worlds by Susan Waterwyk
Massive quakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions will decimate the Earth. The ancient Keepers of Akosh can do nothing to prevent the catastrophes. They have known since the sinking of Atlantis that the living world would re-awaken, so they spent thousands of years terraforming a primitive world to serve as a sanctuary for the refugees. Now the Gathering begins. The world of Lantamyra has another [...]
 
Book: Death By Baguette - A Valentine's Day Murder in Paris (Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mystery Series Book 2) by Jennifer S. Alderson
Paris the city of love, lights ... and murder? Join tour guide Lana Hansen as she escorts five couples on an unforgettable Valentine-themed vacation to France! Unfortunately it will be the last trip for one passenger... Lana Hansen's future is looking bright. She has money in her bank account, a babysitter for her cat, and even a boyfriend. Regrettably she won't get to celebrate Valentine's Day [...]
 
Book: The Ravenstone - The Secret of Ninham Mountain by Diane Solomon & Mark Carey
Top 1 % Goodreads reviewer Dianne Bylo gives 5 Stars! "Simply magical!" What more can one ask for?" "Two delightful characters are given the opportunity to make a mark on the history of mankind." "Perfect for family reading, and will hold the interest of even the most reluctant of young readers!" * Imagine a raven appearing out of thin air and guiding you to an exquisitely carved stone artifact [...]
 
Book: Bahrain Insect Portraits (Bahrain Nature Book 2) by Jouko Tapio Kärkelä
This book is neither a complete introduction to the entomofauna of Eastern Arabia, nor a complete sourcebook representing Bahrain's Insect world. The aim of this photography book is mainly to show the reader some of the most fascinating insect species still existing on Bahrain island and encourage people to protect and respect Bahrain unique nature. It is also an entomological field study carried [...]
 
Book: Eva Gore Booth, The Other Sister - The Remarkable Sybling of Constance Markievicz by Brighid O'Sullivan
Why would a wealthy Anglo/Irish woman choose to leave the splendor of her large exquisite family home nestled in the lush green hills of Ireland, her own private gardens, and a fairy tale palace where everyone loved her, to live in the slums of Manchester? By the late 19th century, Europe was not only a battlefield, but living conditions of many European cities were only slightly better to those [...]
 


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