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A-Z Wednesday

I've decided to join in on a new meme this week....A-Z Wednesday!
It's hosted by Vicki at Reading at the Beach.
The rules are pretty simple.....

1. Visit Vicki to get this week's letter.
2. Browse through your shelves for a book that starts with this week's letter.
3. Post the following info about the book you've chosen on your blog:
~ Photo, synopsis/description, link (Amazon, Christian Books, Borders, etc.)
4. Hurry back to Reading at the Beach and post a comment with a link to your post.

Sounds simple enough, doesn't it? Here's my choice:

How Sweet It Is by Alice J. Wisler

From School Library Journal:
Atlanta chef Deena Livingston returns home to the North Carolina cabin she inherited from her grandfather to start a new life far from the heartbreak she suffered in Georgia. But instead of becoming isolated in self-pity, Deena finds her grandfather's will also stipulates that she work with local middle-school children. Written with a seasoning of Southern charm and populated with richly drawn characters, Wisler's second novel (after Rain Song) mixes romance, humor, and drama and tackles such issues such as child abuse and self-image. Sure to appeal to fans of Susan May Warren, Lisa Wingate, Angela Hunt, and Rene Gutteridge.

Product Description:
Deena Livingston leaves behind a broken romance and her chef job in Atlanta to spend time at her grandfather's cabin in the mountains of North Carolina. But her grandfather has an odd request: he wants Deena to teach cooking classes to the ragtag group of middle-schoolers who attend the local afterschool program, The Center. Reluctantly, Deena agrees, but how is she supposed to convince these kids that cooking at home is better than eating at McDonalds? And after all she went through in Atlanta, why is she attracted to Zack, the social worker at The Center? Can a Dr. Seuss-quoting plumber, a curly-haired basketball player, and a group of middle-schoolers change Deena's outlook on life?


  1. This sounds really good. Thanks for sharing.

  2. This looks like a very good book!!!

    Thanks for playing this week!

  3. I am going to get my hands on this asap. Thanks :).

    Here's mine:

  4. Thanks for dropping by ladies! I've left comments on your posts as well. =)

    ~ Lori

  5. Thanks for posting, sounds like a good read.

  6. Wow this looks good! I definitely want to hear what you think about it when you're finished with it!

    XOXO~ Renee

  7. Irene ~ thank you for dropping in!

    Renee ~ who knows when I'll actually get around to reading this, but I plan to post a review when I do. =) Great to hear from you!

    ~ Lori

  8. sounds like a sweet read. If you want to wander down my road I’m home.

  9. Lori, thanks for posting this!

    ~Alice J. Wisler
    author of HOW SWEET IT IS and RAIN SONG

  10. It looks like a pretty cool book - thanks for sharing and visiting my blog :)

  11. Kaye ~ I love your blog heading pic, it's awesome!

    Alice ~ WOW ~ I'm honored that you came by! I haven't gotten around to reading How Sweet It Is, but I hope to very soon. =)

    Snowbell ~ Your book choice looks too scary for me. LOL

    Thank you ladies so much for dropping by! Come back soon. ~ Lori