Looking for a last minute gift for the holidays? Give a book! We’ve got you covered no matter what type of reader you have on your list.
This debut novel that Food Network star and celeb chef Giada called “A fun read that women of all ages can relate to” spins its way through Tuscany, New York, food and love in a way that will engage all the senses. It’s perfect for the foodie who loves to read as much as she loves to eat and travel. Think Eat, Pray, Love meets Julie & Julia! $10.20, paperback. Buy Now
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Sand in My Eyes by Christine Lemmon
This inspiring story is one all mothers can relate to – and was a finalist for best fiction book of the year*. Mother and wife, Anna Hott, relocates her cheating husband and demanding kids to Florida in an effort to fix their troubles, but finds passion in ways she never expected. All mothers (new and seasoned) will connect to this book on so many levels – and will have it read by New Years’ Eve. Perfect for fans of Claire Cook and Elin Hilderbrand, $10.17, paperback. Buy Now.
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#3 For the Aspiring Actress/Chick Lit Lover:
Hollywood Ending by Lucie Simone
Living in Tinseltown is not as glamorous as Cameron Diaz makes it look. Trina Stewart is running out of money – and fast! She wants nothing more than to land her Hollywood dream job that will solve all her problems. In Hollywood Ending, Trina winds her way through the elusive world of acting, while trying to keep her apartment and avoid falling for the hot New Zealand actor upstairs. For fans of chick lit, $12.95, paperback. Buy Now.
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For anyone who is a fan of Romeo & Juliet or Trystan & Isolde (James Franco was so HOT in that movie!), the Twilight of Avalon trilogy is your treat. The second book, Dark Moon of Avalon, continues to follow the epic love and adventure of Isolde and Trystan. With love, magic and danger on every page, getting sucked into this book is easy. Putting it down is the hard part. For readers of historical fiction and dark romance, this trilogy is a must! $11.52, paperback. Buy Now.
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E is for Ethics by Ian James Corlett
How do parents talk to their kids about tough subjects like loyalty, gratitude, generosity and acceptance? This amazing picture book has 26 read-aloud stories featuring the quirky brother-sister team of Lucy & Elliott who subtly teach lessons about morals and values. Reading this book together will bring parents and their kids closer, while teaching them lessons they will keep for life. The perfect holiday gift the whole family can enjoy or for a teacher, E is for Ethics, is just $13.67, hardcover. Buy Now.
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#6 For the Celeb-Obsessed/Twilight Fans:
Elixir by Hilary Duff with Elise Allen
Clea Raymond has an exotic life as a photojournalist, but when her father disappears and a mysterious man in her photographs enters her life, a secret that holds their lives in jeopardy must be resolved. If your teen loves Hilary Duff’s movies then she will be crazy for this actress’s debut novel which has a small paranormal flare and is now a New York Times’ Bestseller – co-written by the fantastic Elise Allen whose own YA series is coming in 2011. $10.52, hardcover. Buy Now.
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This debut YA novel takes teen marriage, abstinence, identity and family and blends it into a rich and powerful book that no teen girl should miss. The romance will keep her hooked until the last page, but the message will leave a lasting effect. I Now Pronounce You Someone Else is the perfect book for any girl who’s ever wondered should she or shouldn’t she, and “is he the right one?”, so basically, it’s the perfect book for all girls! $11.55, hardcover. Buy Now.
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People Magazine called this a “feel-good debut”. What do you do when you discover the guy you’ve always loved is in love with – and marrying – your best friend? Get yourself man’s best friend – a dog! In Stay, Savannah, aka “Van”, follows her clumsy pup to the vet and finds the man of her dreams, but soon she’ll have to choose between doing the right thing and taking a hold of everything she ever wanted. $17.13, hardcover. Buy Now.
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When a group of women take a river canoe trip to help save their town, they find that nature is not the only obstacle they will have to tackle. The Naked Gardener weaves its way through Katelyn Cross’ marriage and the river showing that there’s just as much risk in the wild as there is in your own home. Dreamy, symbolic and good for the soul, this one will make a great gift for a friend who loves to be one with nature or who loves to join her book club for a great discussion. $7.91, paperback. Buy Now.
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The Other Side of Organized by Linda Samuels
With gentle suggestions for finding balance among chaos, you’ll become organized “enough” with this gem of a book that isn’t preachy or obsessive. Helpful, easy ways to get back on track to organized so you can focus on the important aspects of life. The organizational must-have book for everyone! $10.95, paperback. Buy Now.
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#11 For Those Who Love A Thrilling True Story:
What I Thought I Knew by Alice Eve Cohen
Alice found herself happy for the first time in years after a difficult divorce. She was succeeding in love, her career and family when inexplicable health problems began. The final diagnosis: 44 and 6 months pregnant. Alice takes you to the most intimate parts of her life in a way that is humorous and uplifting. For anyone needing a little inspiration and a handful of hope, Cohen offers it all. $15.00, paperback. Buy Now.
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Happy Holidays everyone and, as always, Happy Reading!