Welcome to this week’s edition of Friday Book Round-Up. Easter is a week away and my thoughts turn to the Easter Bunny, springtime, spending time with family/friends and rebirth. I love this time of the year and I wanted to share some uplifting books celebrating Easter. They range from children’s books to adult, from cookbooks to religious and all are fantastic. Here they are:
Children’s Books: ONE HUNDRED EGGS FOR HENRIETTA (Fun, Adorable Bedtime Story/Picture Book About Easter, Being Helpful, and Working Together, for Beginner Readers, With 35 Illustrations, Ages 2-8) by Sally Huss
FREE on Amazon US (as of Thursday, April 6)!
Easter is not Easter without Eggs! That’s what Henrietta believes and what she’s expected to provide when 100 children are invited to Farmer Johnson’s big Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday. How Henrietta connives to collect, dye, and hide these eggs is her task. Involving every able-bodied bird on the farm to reach her quota is her mission. Birds of a feather must stick together, she believes. Even with their efforts she is still one egg short. Who will provide it? You’ll have to read the book to find out.
$.85 on Amazon US!
The Bear cubs are candy-crazy this Easter! But Missus Ursula and some Sunday school students tell the cubs about Jesus’s resurrection and show them that salvation is much sweeter than candy! Includes a sheet of colorful stickers!
The country bunny attains the exalted position of Easter Bunny in spite of her responsibilities as the mother of twenty-one children.
Mrs. N: This was my favorite Easter story growing up and I highly recommend it! Beautiful illustrations and a terrific story.
Love in Springtime: A Regency Romance Easter Collection: 5 Delightful Regency Easter Stories (Regency Collections Book 3) by Arietta Richmond (Author), Isabella Thorne (Author), Katherine Keats (Author), & 2 more
$.74 on Amazon US!
Being Lady Harriet’s Hero – A determined Lady, a heroic Lord, a treasonous plot, a daring rescue, an enduring love. Lord Geoffrey Clarence saved the life of his best friend, Charlton Edgeworth, Viscount Pendholm, and 6 other people. Recruited to spying for crown and country, he received the gift of an estate from the Prince Regent, which came with a dangerous mission included. Lady Harriet Edgeworth decided, a year ago, that Lord Geoffrey was to be hers, her hero, and nothing has changed her mind. When Lord Geoffrey moves nearby she soon finds a way to assist with the inventory of his property. Can Lord Geoffrey keep his mission secret, with Lady Harriet ever present? Can Lady Harriet get Lord Geoffrey to see her as a woman, not just Charlton’s sister? And, if he does, can he keep her safe in the midst of a treasonous conspiracy?
Trusting the Earl – An Earl needing a wife, an impoverished Lady, manipulation, an unfortunate deception, a love saved. Estranged from her family, Lady Arabella, granddaughter of the Earl of Compton, is unused to the nobility. After her father’s death, Arabella sought a reference from her cousin, Lady Marianne, to find a governess position to support herself, and the orphanage her father founded. Lord Lucas Stanthorpe, Earl of Rothglen, must marry quickly, else lose most of his inheritance. When Lady Elizabeth, wife of the reclusive Marquis of Vale, suggests that Arabella will suit, Lord Lucas agrees. Love is the least of his concerns. But winning over Arabella will not prove so simple. She has requirements that must be met, and when Lord Lucas deceives her, she threatens to break off their engagement. Can Lady Elizabeth reunite the couple? And why does Lady Elizabeth care about bringing them together?
Love Springs Anew – A lady with a temper, a scandal, a lonely Duke, a new chance for love. Gregory Burrowes, Duke of Chesney, lost his fiancé to scandal, then married, but his wife died from fever. Lonely, and lacking an heir, he finds most eligible young women childish. He meets Miss Philippa Dunn again, for the first time in years. Miss Dunn once publically lambasted her then fiancé, when he was caught in a compromising position with another woman. The ton forgave him, but has not forgotten her unladylike deportment. She is labelled a shrew, and shunned. No one will offer for her, so she is relegated to the job of chaperone for her pretty young cousin… But who is chaperoning Philippa and the Duke?
The Duke’s Easter Proposal – An unmarried Duke, a humble talented girl, a chance meeting, a sweet temptation. Joshua Goodrich, the Duke of Falmouth, invites ladies, his potential brides, to Mrs. Fairway’s coffee house, a well-known, high class venue. He values Mrs Fairway’s establishment for her astute assessments of the Ladies he entertains, as well as for the delicious cakes and patisseries, which are made by her daughter, Bridget. As Lent approaches, the two women look set to endure lean times. At the Duke’s next visit, with the coffee house mostly empty, he truly notices, for the first time, Mrs. Fairway’s daughter. Will he persist in looking for a girl of the ton, or will he follow his heart and indulge in the sweet girl who makes the finest pastries in London?
The Baron’s Secret Love – A Baron’s heir, a gently raised, yet barely tolerated orphan girl, a mystery of heritage, an impossible love, an unexpected conclusion. Mr William Barnes, heir to the Baron of Mowbourne, is used to attention from eligible young ladies, none of whom he likes. At a country Ball, he meets a fascinating young woman – whose heritage is unknown, and who is disparaged by his peers. Miss Grace Fillmore is falls in love with William and believes that he feels the same for her. Sadly, she will never be able to be his wife. Their love is not meant to be. He cannot marry an orphan like her, for he must marry an equal, or risk being disinherited. When she decides to unravel the mystery surrounding her past, could things change?
$.99 on Amazon US!
The smell of burnt cake is not a good omen for Annie when she arrives at the Black Cat Cafe. But little does she know that her Aunt Leona’s cooking disaster is only the first of many problems she’ll be served in a big basket of cracked Easter eggs.
Annie quickly learns that being in charge at the Black Cat Café isn’t all chocolate-covered strawberries and carrot cakes. In addition to the variety of tasty pastries she needs to make for Easter, she stumbles on a body and what appears to be a robbery.
With money disappearing from bank accounts, snooping seniors appearing out of the blue, and clues turning up in the most unlikely places, Annie’s problems sizzle more than Leona’s hot cross buns.
Determined to help her new friends, Annie and her therapy dog land in the middle of a murder investigation. Clues pile higher than a basket of Easter eggs, all pointing to one of the seniors. Annie searches for something to keep her friend from landing in a jail cell but instead, Annie ends up right in the killer’s crosshairs.
***Easter Buried Eggs is volume 10 in the Black Cat Cafe Cozy Mystery Series. Lyndsey’s books can be read and enjoyed in any order.
In the next Ruth Galloway mystery, a vision of the Virgin Mary foreshadows a string of cold-blooded murders, revealing a dark current of religious fanaticism in an old medieval town.
Known as England’s Nazareth, the medieval town of Little Walsingham is famous for religious apparitions. So when Ruth Galloway’s druid friend Cathbad sees a woman in a white dress and a dark blue cloak standing alone in the local cemetery one night, he takes her as a vision of the Virgin Mary. But then a woman wrapped in blue cloth is found dead the next day, and Ruth’s old friend Hilary, an Anglican priest, receives a series of hateful, threatening letters. Could these crimes be connected? When one of Hilary’s fellow female priests is murdered just before Little Walsingham’s annual Good Friday Passion Play, Ruth, Cathbad, and DCI Harry Nelson must team up to find the killer before he strikes again.
Ingredients, easy directions, tips and hints plus interesting background facts for making beautiful traditional Easter egg designs. With detailed instructions for each step (including how to boil eggs), this book teaches you how to prepare and color eggs with natural, green processes culled from the traditions of Europe.
Which PEEPS is Your Favorite?
Whether you prefer Chicks or Bunnies, chocolate-dipped or traditional, Easter or Halloween-everyone has a favorite PEEPS Brand Marshmallow treat. Now you can incorporate PEEPS into all of your desserts with the delicious culinary creations in this fun and colorful cookbook.
Peeps-a-licious! features 50 winning PEEPS-inspired recipes from some of your favorite food bloggers, along with some fantastic original recipes from the folks at Just Born, the makers of PEEPS. You’ll learn how to make adorable PEEPS-styled cupcakes, pops, cookies, cakes, brownies, and more. Indulge in PEEPS-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies, PEEPS Party Cupcake Cones, No-Bake Lemon PEEPS Cake, PEEPS Macarons, and even Frozen PEEPS-icles.
PEEPS are the perfect dessert treat, and each recipe is sure to please all ages. Plus with recipes for Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day, you can make PEEPS treats all-year round…it’s the perfect book for the PEEPS lover in your life!
Features contributions by:
Sally McKenney of Sally’s Baking Addiction
Christi Johnstone of Love from the Oven
Jennifer Lee of Kirbie’s Cravings
Alicia Peiffer of Making Time for Mommy
Chef Melanie Underwood at MelanieUnderwood.com
Ashley Fox Whipple of Cute as a Fox
Marge Perry of A Sweet and Savory Life
Michelle Cordero of That’s So Michelle
Michelle Clausen of Sugar Swings! Serve Some
Jessica McCoy of All She Cooks
This Season of Grace,
Deepen Your Faith in God
Who So Loved the World
that He Gave Us His Son.
You’re about to meet three women named Mary, each of whom has a life-changing encounter with Jesus. Mary of Bethany prepares the way for the Lord’s burial when she anoints His feet and fills the air with her perfume. His mother, Mary of Nazareth, remains by His side from His first breath to His last, her loyalty unwavering. Mary Magdalene, delivered of seven demons, bravely supports her Teacher through His darkest hours, then proclaims the glorious news of His resurrection.
What a trio. What a Savior!
Your mind and emotions will be engaged and your faith strengthened as each scene unfolds, preparing your heart for a richer, deeper Easter experience. Liz Curtis Higgs, a seasoned Bible teacher and award-winning novelist, combines her storytelling skills with a thorough verse-by-verse study of Scripture as together you explore the remarkable lives of The Women of Easter.
“The perfect companion for Easter and beyond!”
—Jennie Allen, visionary of IF:Gathering
“Liz Curtis Higgs is one of the most amazing teachers of God’s Word that I have ever experienced. Her in-depth knowledge of the Scriptures, gifting as a communicator, and personal relationship with the Lord make her unmatched in the ability to take biblical truth and make it applicable to anybody.”
—Priscilla Shirer, New York Times best-selling author of Fervent
“The Lord’s resurrection is the most glorious, victorious moment in history. You and I will watch these ancient scenes unfold through the eyes of the three women who were witnesses, who were there. Just the thought gives me goose bumps. All three Marys will show us what happens when we encounter a loving Savior and are transformed. That’s what Lent is all about. A time of renewal. A season of grace.”
—Liz Curtis Higgs
It’s early in the final week. The props and players for Friday’s drama are in position. Five-inch spikes are in the bin. A cross-beam leans against a shed wall. The players are nearing the stage–Pilate, Annas and Caiaphas, Judas, the centurions.
Players and props. Only this is no play; it’s a divine plan. A plan begun before Adam felt heaven’s breath, and now all heaven waits and watches. All eyes are on one figure–the Nazarene.
Commonly clad. Uncommonly focused. He’s on his final journey.
Join bestselling author Max Lucado in an exploration of the final days in the life of Christ. Draw near to the Savior and prepare to celebrate the greatest miracle ever conceived.
Feel the passion. Sense the truth. Hear the promise.
Death has no power.
Gratitude is a feeling of appreciation for what one has. It is a feeling of thankfulness for the blessings we have received. Each day, write down three to five things that you are grateful for in this journal and turn your ordinary moments into blessings. Every page of this Journal contains a KJV quote.
Note: There will not be a Friday Book Round-Up next Friday (4/14) as we’re taking a mini-vacation for Easter. Friday Book Round-Up will return April 21, 2017.
Have an Easter book to recommend? Share in the comments below. Happy Reading!
MRS N, Book Addict