[bksvol-discuss] Good books I have read but don't have time to scan

  • From: "Jamie Yates, CPhT" <jamieyates@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bookshare-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, Bookshare Volunteers <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 09:19:59 -0700 (PDT)

I have read some really good books lately that I don't have time to scan.
  I thought maybe someone here might be interested in scanning them (or finding 
them to scan).
  These two are library books that I have to give back before I will have a 
chance to scan them:
  Savannah Blues by Mary Kay Andrews
  Landing a catch like Talmadge Evans III got Eloise "Weezie" Foley a big house 
in Savannah's historic district. Divorcing him got her booted into the carriage 
house in the backyard. Tal, meanwhile, lives with his girlfriend, elegant 
Caroline DeSantos, in the mansion Weezie lovingly restored. For Weezie, letting 
her dog piddle on Caroline's prize camellias isn't payback enough. 

Now Weezie, and antiques "picker," is trying to make a killing at a big estate 
sale while dealing with loopy relatives, a hunky ex-boyfriend who's the hottest 
chef in town, and the Tal-Caroline "situation." Dirty deals are simmering all 
around her, just as Weezie discovers how very delicious love can be-the second 
time around.
  Also by the same author: Little Bitty Lies (but not part of the same series):
  In a suburban Atlanta neighborhood where divorce is as rampant as kudzu, Mary 
Bliss McGowan doesn't notice that her own marriage is in trouble until the 
summer night she finds a note from her husband, telling her he's gone-and taken 
the family fortune with him. 

Stunned and humiliated, a desperate Mary Bliss, left behind with her 
seventeen-year-old daughter, Erin, and a mountain of debt, decides to salvage 
what's left of her life by telling one little bitty lie. 

At first, Mary Bliss simply tells friends and family that Parker is out of town 
on a consulting job. Then the lies start to snowball, until Parker turns up 
dead. Or does he? 

Mary Bliss's formerly staid existence careens into overdrive as she copes with 
an oversexed teenager, a mother-in-law with Ethel Merman delusions, and the 
sudden but delicious shock of finding herself pursued by two men: the next-door 
neighbor who's looking for a suitable second wife, and a dangerously attractive 
ex-cop who's looking for the truth about Parker McGowan. 

Little Bitty Lies is a comic Southern novel about all the important things in 
life: marriage and divorce, mothers and daughters, friendship and betrayal, 
small-town secrets, and one woman's lifelong quest for home-and the perfect 
recipe for chicken salad.
  These are books I own that I can mail to someone who is interested in 
scanning them:
  On the Verge by Ariella Papas:
  Twenty-three-year-old Jersey girl Eve Vitali is on the verge of something . . 
. whether it be a relationship, the fabulous life that she reads about in the 
Styles section of the New York Times or a nervous breakdown. Despite her Jackie 
O. suit, Eve works as an unappreciated assistant for -- of all things -- a 
bicycle magazine. Everyone keeps telling her that she's got her foot in the 
door, but the rest of her is surfing the Net and schlepping around with 
Tabitha, an Amazonian sex goddess. Between glam parties, obligatory visits home 
and myriad men, Eve is realizing that it takes a lot of work to get beyond the 
verge and on to the next big thing . . . 

It seems everyone has advice on how to get there: 

Eve (on keeping her "foot in the door"): 
"Develop artificial cheeriness. Answer all requests with 'great.' 
Hypothetical: Person of dubious authority: 'Eve, why don't you count all of the 
paper clips in the entire department and then divide, them into seven equal 
Me: 'Great. I'll get right on it. That'll be great."' 

Tabitha (prefers foreign men, gets entrée to the coolest parties, buys lots of 
"Remove unsightly hairs before all dates." 

Roseanne (Eve's roommate who works in -- gasp! -- finance): 
"Whatever you do, don't be predictable."
  Priceless by Marne Davis Kellogg
  Kick Keswick has lived an extraordinary life. For twenty-five years she was 
the power behind the throne at a venerable London auction house and a master 
jewel thief. (Stealing only from those who deserved it, of course.) All that 
changed when she fell in love with Commander Thomas Curtis of Scotland Yard and 
retired to live respectably in Provence, cushioned in beautiful food and wine. 
But now someone is stealing irreplaceable jewels from Paris to Portofino---and 
using Kick's signature techniques. And to make matters worse, Thomas has 
disappeared with her secret cache of precious stones. It looks like someone is 
trying to lure Kick out of retirement, and perhaps Thomas is involved. With 
Marne Davis Kellogg's trademark descriptions of fabulous places, wonderful 
food, and the ultimate in luxurious living, Priceless is a delicious summer 
  All the Dead Lie Down (Molly Cates, book 3) by Mary Willis Walker
  When crime reporter Molly Cates?s father died more than twenty-five years 
ago, the case was ruled a suicide, and Molly?s efforts to prove otherwise led 
to nothing but anguish and the breakup of her family. But now new information 
has come her way and she reopens the investigation?and a rush of old 
wounds?with a vengeance. Soon the personal becomes dangerously political as 
Molly?s search for the truth leads her from the stately halls of Texas 
government to the mean streets of Austin?s down-and-out?and ultimately to a 
moral dilemma she never could have anticipated.
  Now You See Me by Tina Wainscott
  Olivia was eight years old when she was trapped in the twisted fantasies of a 
kidnapper. Escaping with her life, the trauma left her blind and her innocence 
shattered. But Olivia would escape with something else-a psychic gift that has 
become her greatest weapon...Sixteen years to the day, it's happened again. A 
little girl named Phaedra has disappeared. Olivia saw it happen. In her private 
darkness came the visions: the toys...the chloroform...the scissors...the 
cage...Olivia shares the stark fear in the young girl's eyes, and the 
terrifying fate only Olivia can stop. But to find the fiendish killer and save. 
Phaedra means returning to the terrors of her own past- and opening her eyes to 
an inescapable new nightmare.
  Charlie All Night by Jennifer Crusie
  Dumped by her boyfriend and demoted from WBBB's prime-time spot, radio 
producer Allie McGuffey has nowhere to go but up. She plans to make her 
comeback by turning temporary DJ Charlie Tenniel into a household name. And if 
he's willing to help her cure her breakup blues with a rebound fling, that's an 
added bonus. 

Charlie just wants to kick back, play good tunes and eat Chinese food. He's not 
interested in becoming famous. But he is interested in Allie. And after all, 
what harm in a little chemistry between friends? 

But suddenly their one-night stand has become a four-week addiction. Night 
after night on the airwaves, his voice seduces her. . .and all the other women 
in town. He's a hit. It looks as if Charlie's solved all Allie's problems. . 
.except one. What is she going to do when he leaves?
  Oh and one more library book I had to give back:
  Deep Dish by Mary Kay Andrews
   Another delicious treat full of Southern sass, wit, and charm from the New 
York Times bestselling author of Savannah Breeze and Hissy Fit 

Chef extraordinaire Gina Foxton doesn't expect anything to be handed to her on 
a platter. After years of hard work, the former runner-up Miss Teen Vidalia 
Onion is now the host of her own local Georgia public television show called 
Fresh Start, and she's dating the show's producer. 

But when her show gets canceled?and she catches her boyfriend in flagrante 
delicto with the boss's wife?Gina realizes that she's meant for bigger and 
better things. Namely, a gig on national television. 

The Cooking Channel is looking for its next big star, and Gina is certain that 
she fits the bill. Trouble is, the execs also have their eyes on Mr. "Kill It 
and Grill It" Tate Moody, the star of a hunting, fishing, and cooking show 
named Vittles. Tate is the ultimate man's man, with a dog named Moonpie and a 
penchant for flannel shirts. He's also a tasty side of beef with a swooning 
female fan base. All Gina has on her side are a free-spirited, college-dropout 
sister and a mother who calls every single day. 

Little does Gina know, though, that she and Tate are soon to embark on the 
cook-off of their lives, spiced up by a little ingredient called love.
  Let me know if you'd like me to send you any of the books that I own. I do 
not need them back. The only 3 I don't have are the 3 library books by Mary Kay 

Jamie in Michigan 
Currently Reading - Dove in the Window by Earlene Fowler

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