Ruby’s Choice (Ditch Lane Diaries) (Volume 1)
Product rating: 5.0 with 9 reviews
Ditch Lane Diaries: Ruby’s Choice is the debut novel by D.F. Jones and book one of the Ditch Lane Diaries. Ruby’s Choice is a coming of age story set in the late 1970’s in Middle Tennessee with a splash of paranormal which will blossom in the second and third books of the series. Ruby’s Choice-Everglade, Tennessee, 1977 Stuck in the Middle with Two Ever since Ruby discovered an amber-encased spider web in the Campbell Ridge Cave, she has had dreams of births, deaths and glimpses into the future. Ruby’s dreams have foretold the daughter of her high school friend, Cathy, the death of her beloved Aunt Sammie, and the coming of a new love in her life. Ruby’s shift is coming to a close at Everglade General Store. As she stacks the last row of bath soap, Ruby recalls the delicious dream she had the night before. In the dream, a gorgeous guy is kissing a tickle spot, just behind her left earlobe, sending shivers up her spine. If only that dream could come true, instead of the one where a state trooper gives her a seventy-five dollar speeding ticket! Ruby snaps back to reality when she hears the store’s front door bells chime. If she didn’t know any better, she’d say the frickin’ Adonis from her sexy dream just walked through the door. Reed Jackson and Brent Brown introduce themselves to Ruby as members of the local baseball team her brother, George, manages. Brent mentions they specifically came out to the store to meet George’s hot, little sister. Ruby is slightly confused when she hears Reed murmur Tap It under his breath, but then she remembers the rumor going around campus about Reed and Brent’s dating game, where the two best friends compete to have a girl profess undying love to one of them. And Tap It is a winner takes all—all of what, though, Ruby has no clue. Ruby decides that she’ll play along, but according to her rules. She’ll suss out if either of these players is worthy of her love and respect. One thing is for sure, Ruby is no pawn. Who will be Ruby’s Choice?
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Express Lane Cooking: 80 Quick-Shop Meals Using 5 Ingredients
by: Page Street Publishing
Product rating: 4.7 with 21 reviews
3 Delicious Spins on 5-Ingredient Meals, to Save You Time in the Kitchen AND the Grocery Store
Express Lane Cooking will get you in and out of the grocery store fast and save you from prepping complicated, time-consuming meals when you get home. You’ll grab just 5 key ingredients and then choose from 3 delicious recipes to bake, grill, roast or simmer those ingredients into mouthwatering meals the whole family will love. No other book offers this kind of variety from one express lane checkout.
Turn chicken, black beans, salsa, cheese and rice into Fiesta Stuffed Chicken, Chicken and Black Bean Burgers or Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken Rice Bowls. Grab ground beef, bow tie pasta, ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese and pasta sauce, and whip up Polka Dot Lasagna Skillet, Slow Cooker Ricotta Stuffed Meatballs or Pasta Balls with Meat Sauce.
Cut down your grocery list and expand your meal selection the easy way so you have time to enjoy your food and your family.
Posted in Quick & Easy Tagged with: Cooking, Express, Ingredients, Lane, Meals, Page Street Publishing, Quick-Shop, Using
No. 4 Imperial Lane: A Novel
Product rating: 3.9 with 18 reviews
“Weisman has written a tragedy of rare power and richness…If lately you’ve been shuffling through too many novels that feel a little unambitious, vaguely sentimental, even adolescent, NO. 4 IMPERIAL LANE could give your summer reading some real depth.” -Ron Charles, The Washington Post
From post-punk Brighton to revolutionary Angola, an incredible coming-of-age story that stretches across nations and decades, reminding us what it really means to come home.
It’s 1988 at the University of Sussex, where kids sport Mohawks and light up to the otherworldly sounds of the Cocteau Twins, as conversation drifts from structuralism to Thatcher to the bloody Labour Students. Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, David Heller has taken a job as a live-in aide to current quadriplegic and former playboy, Hans Bromwell-in part to extend his stay studying abroad, but in truth, he’s looking to escape his own family still paralyzed by the death of his younger sister ten years on.
When David moves into the Bromwell house, his life becomes quickly entwined with those of Hans, his alcoholic sister, Elizabeth, and her beautiful fatherless daughter, as they navigate their new role as fallen aristocracy. As David befriends the Bromwells, the details behind the family’s staggering fall from grace are slowly revealed: How Elizabeth’s love affair with a Portuguese physician carried the young English girl right into the bloody battlefields of colonial Africa, where an entire continent bellowed for independence, and a single event left a family broken forever.
A sweeping debut by a seasoned political reporter, written in prose as lush and evocative as it is deeply funny, NO. 4 IMPERIAL LANE artfully shifts through time, from the high politics of embassy backrooms and the bloody events of a ground war to the budding romance found in pot-filled dorm rooms, and those unforgettable moments when childhood gives way to becoming an adult.
Reminiscent of Nick Hornby and Alan Hollinghurst, here is a book about the intersection of damaged lives; a book that asks whether it is possible for an unexpected stranger to piece a family back together again.
Posted in Coming of Age Tagged with: Imperial, Lane, Novel, Twelve