I selected some of the most intrincated books for an oppulent Summer full of passion and desire. Ideal to read while you’re relaxing in your private secret garden, next to a large swimming-pool, faraway from the stress of the common mortal lives.
This is a book for either fans of Savannah or of Paula Deen or luscious pictures of rooms that would fit into the southern lifestyle with porches and entertaining. It is really a small ‘coffee table’ book.
It has no recipes, so do not expect them.
The book is divided into 4 seasons, although what passes for winter in much of the rest of the country is not applicable to Georgia where it is relatively snowless. Paula introduces some rooms in her home and some of her furniture designs in different houses around Savannah. There are hints from Brandon Branch her assistant and designer. There is also a source guide.
If you are buying this book by mail just be sure that it is what you want – about 200 pages of pictures of rooms and furniture and accessories and how to live the good life of Savannah.
Hardcover book available in Amazon for $21,98
In The Newcomer, we return to the idyllic coastal town of Thunder Point and the continuing story of Gina and Mac who got together toward the end of the previous book, The Wanderer.
Available in Amazon for only $5.25
Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations
A country girl from Grabtown, N.C., Ava Gardner arrived in Hollywood in 1941 knowing she couldn’t act but, gorgeous as she was, she never had to let that slow her down. Her beauty won her not just film roles and studio-paid acting lessons, but the attentions of all-American boy Mickey Rooney, whom she married and divorced before she turned 21. She had a similarly brief union with bandleader Artie Shaw — she called those two her “starter husbands” — before a tempestuous, headline-making marriage to Frank Sinatra. At four years in duration, that one qualified as a virtual marathon.
Then there were the movies: One Touch of Venus, The Night of the Iguana, Show Boat, The Killers, The Snows of Kilimanjaro, The Barefoot Contessa, Mogambo, On the Beach, The Sun Also Rises and a few dozen others in a career that spanned four decades before it was cut short by a debilitating stroke that left part of her face slack. These revealed to be an excellent material for the late journalist Peter Evans to mine in his posthumously published and, sadly, dead-on-arrival Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations.
You are able to find it in Amazon, $16,95
Fashion: 150 Years of Couturiers, Designers, Labels
This is the bible for every fashion enthusiast, professionals in the industry, fashion lovers and really an encyclopedia of 150 years of couturiers, designers and labels. The vase amount of information provided by Charlotte Seeling is quite overwhelming and it’s gratifying to know that this book encompasses all that and more. It is a signature piece in any office space or home library. Learning through the profiles, the history and the images make this book an FW Fave. – Jennifer Sanchez, Four Seasons Magazine, issue one 2011
Available in Amazon, $40.89
The Last Hour (Thompson Sisters)
Twenty-seven year old Carrie Thompson-Sherman has the life she always wanted: her PhD, a prestigious fellowship, and an amazing husband.
Her life begins to unravel as a jealous colleague puts her fellowship in jeopardy and a haunting secret Ray Sherman carried home from Afghanistan comes to light.
Hounded by a federal investigation and the ensuing media feeding frenzy, Carrie and Ray desperately lean on each other, until a disastrous accident puts both Ray and her sister’s lives at risk.
In the last hour, Carrie and Ray will each find themselves faced with a choice.
A choice that will change everything…
Available in Amazon by Kindle Price of $2.71
Because you deserve the best reading, we only selected the ones that are going to awake the deepest feeling of satisfaction!