Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Books in for Review

Here's a sample of the books that have arrived recently for review.  Check them out and then stop by in a few weeks to read the reviews.



The Regal Rules for Girls: How to Find Love, a Life - and Maybe Even a Lord - in London by Jerramy Fine Do you dream of moving to England, falling in love with a handsome British nobleman, and living happily ever after in his ancestral castle? Time to stop dreaming and make that dream come true! We can’t all go to college with Prince William and eventually marry the future King of England, but there are other ways to turn your dream into a reality. If you follow The Regal Rules, you’ll learn not only how you can move to London—but how to dress like Kate Middleton, where to party with Prince Harry, and how to behave at Royal Ascot. Discover the secrets of polo and cricket, find out if you should don a hat or fascinator, and if you should eat your scones with jam or cream. With essential English etiquette, the do’s and don’ts of the British “Season,” advice about UK immigration, hilarious yet very real parables and lists of the best clubs, pubs, and sporting events to meet eligible Englishmen, this glamorous, must-have manual is required reading for any girl that wants to cross the pond in style.

Barnyard Confidential: An A to Z Reader of Life Lessons, Tall Tales, and Country Wisdom A light-hearted A-to-Z encyclopedia of farm lore, Barnyard Confidential covers everything you need to know about living in the country, from courting to dealing with manure, root picking to rat catching, winter chores to tractor restoration, hay mows to outhouses—anything and everything related to farm life. Entries from well-known country authors like E. B. White, Gwen Petersen, Roger Welsch, and Patricia Penton Leimbach range from funny definitions to full stories and are illustrated throughout with a charming mix of fun, nostalgic, black-and-white photos and illustrations. These stories are both humorous and practical and will remind you why you often have a love-hate relationship with rural living. Before you move to the country (or even if you already live there), learn all the secrets to success from Barnyard Confidential.

Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Download the Weird For the legions of dedicated Ripley's fans, and anyone else on the planet who loves the unbelievable, the latest annual in our bestselling series is a feast of delights. As well as the jaw-dropping images and strange facts, we present intriguing interviews with some of the astounding individuals who feature in the book, and informative "Ripley's Research" boxes that give the scientific explanation behind some of the most incredible tales. In addition, there are fascinating black and white photos from the Ripley archive, numerous lists, and a brand new Ripley's Weird Records feature.

Guardian: A Halflings Novel by Heather Burch Vigilance. The mission to safeguard Nikki Youngblood depends on the fragile alliance of two half-angel, half-human guardians, both struggling with intense feelings for the girl who has been assigned to their care. Mace, steadfast and deeply in love, wants to protect Nikki at all costs, while Raven's loyalty to Nikki finds him advocating for her independence and battling his own darker inclinations. At the same time, Nikki finds it harder and harder to choose between the two heavenly beings she may never have. Dangers intensify, and tensions between Mace and Raven flare as the purpose of their mission becomes clear. Can their defenses hold up to master manipulator Damon Vessler and the powerful secret he holds regarding Nikki's heritage? Can anyone protect Nikki from her true purpose and destiny?

One Little Christmas Tree by Rusty Fisher Alfred is a young tree at Carl's Christmas Tree Farm in beautiful Spruce Creek, North Carolina. As all trees do, Alfred starts out with big hopes about being picked each Christmas to be a wonderfully decorated tree for the family he 'inherits.' Time passes and Alfred becomes disappointed that he has not been picked yet. To comfort him, his friend, Mr. Phipps, urges him to be patient and that one day he will be welcomed into a warm, inviting home for the perfect family. Does Alfred get his wish? Will he become a welcome addition to a loving family? Find out - read One Little Christmas Tree today!

1001 Gardens You Must See Before You Die - Editor: Rae Spencer-Jones Garden lovers and discriminating travelers will relish this armchair tour of the most beautiful and interesting gardens around the world. Succinct descriptions with stunning color photos showcase the creations of the world's outstanding landscape gardeners, architects, and garden designers. From Spain's famous gardens of the Moorish Alhambra at Granada to San Diego's Healing Garden, created for patients at the San Diego Children's Hospital, this lavishly illustrated guide will delight both lovers of natural beauty and hands-on gardeners.

The Entrepreneur: The Way Back for the U.S. Economy by Robert Ringer