Saturday, June 19, 2010

On My Wishlist #2

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where I list all the books I desperately want but haven't actually bought yet.

My wishlist is getting out of hand. It is probably a bad thing that I frequent so many book blogs now, because that just makes it worse. Here are three of my wishlist books for the week. Let me know if you've read any of them!

Jennefer Crusie and Boby Mayer - Wild Ride

Mab lives for her work, which unfortunately for her involves restoring a tiny turn of the century amusement park inhabited by demons. Shortly after the story opens, she’s drowning in passion, terror, magic, exasperation, and ice cream. Also, there’s a raven named Frankie. Written in collaboration with Bob Mayer, whose character is an ex-Green-Beret who comes home to the park his mother owns. No, it’s not a romance. Think Luke and Leia.

Mary Balogh - The Secret Affair

The black sheep of the scandalous Huxtable family meets his match in A Secret Affair, the beguiling and utterly captivating new romance by Mary Balogh.

Constantine Huxtable’s illegitimacy has denied him the title of Earl, so now he denies himself nothing. And recent widows make ideal playmates in his short-lived affairs. Like the tantalizing Duchess of Dunbarton, for instance. Reveling in her newfound freedom from her arranged marriage, she has decided to take a lover, and it seems like the beginning of a beautiful affair.

But their liaison is more dangerous than they imagine. As the duchess and dark lord soon realize, sometimes playing at love can lead to the real thing…and when that happens, the only choice is sweet surrender.

Beth Hoffman - Saving Ceecee Honeycut

Though she’s only 12, CeeCee is old beyond her years. She has to be—she’s spent her life caring for a loony mother who keeps reliving her glory as the 1951 Vidalia Onion Queen, tiara and all. But that doesn’t quite prepare CeeCee for the shock when a tragic accident leaves her suddenly, and utterly, alone.

To the rescue comes long-lost great aunt Tootie Caldwell. Sweeping in to take care of the young girl, she whisks CeeCee off to Savannah, introducing her to a zany cast of Southern belles—like the garden-slug-wielding Miz Thelma Rae and the see-through-peignoir-wearing Violene Hobbs—who would influence her life in profound and unexpected ways. Wise, feisty and unapologetically independent, this eccentric community of women welcomes CeeCee into their ranks, united in their mission to help her rediscover love, laughter and the joy of life.

Bursting with wacky humor and down-home heart, Beth Hoffman’s Saving CeeCee Honeycutt is a spirited Southern tale about a remarkable young girl who loses her mother but finds many others. A debut of uncommon grace that beautifully illuminates the power of female friendships, it will have you laughing out loud…and leave a satisfying lump in your throat.


pussreboots said...

Saving Cee Cee Honeycut is on my wishlist but I didn't include it in this week's post. Wild Ride sounds like fun. Pussreboots.

Unknown said...

I really want to try Mary Balogh - luckily I have First Comes Marriage on my shelf... just have to find the time to read it LOL :)

Unknown said...

I think I'd love Wild Ride too. I love elements of fantasy in my book.

Sabrina said...

Great choices.
Especially the book by Mary Balogh sounds very good.

Irena @ This Miss Loves to Read said...

Lovely wishlist! Saving Cee Cee Honeycut looks great.

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