Thanks, Edna.  We can use some flowers at this point. 

But even if this winter is loathe to leave us we do have some Spring fresh book goodness coming your way.

Lesson in Secrets by Jacqueline Winspear is the 8th Maisie Dobbs mystery to come our way.  Just because our Maisie is now independently wealthy doesn’t mean that she is going to take it easy.  It’s 1932 and the British Secret Service is recruiting her to keep tabs on the pacifist movement that means to keep peace in Europe at any cost.  Sure enough there is soon a body count and Maisie is in the thick of it.  This is a great series that we adore.  

 

 Elizabeth Berg will be back on the new shelves with Once Upon a Time, There Was You.  We love her explorations of the human condition and this one proves to be more of just that.  Even though Irene and John are divorced and living separate lives they are still united in their love of their daughter Sadie.  When tragedy strikes the two of them will need to pull together to see her through.  In spite of all they have been through, can they do it?

 

22 Britannia Road is the address of the new home that Silvana and her 8 year old son Aurek are heading to after hiding in the Polish forests for the duration of World War II.  There they will meet up with Janusz, the husband and father who was able to flee to France after his military unit was massacred.  Will this family be forever haunted by their pasts? Or will they be able to move on? This is Amanda Hodgkinson’s debut and we are very excited to get our hands on it. 


 Stuart Woods is certainly no newbie to the book world!  He is back with Bel Air Dead his 20th installment in his Stone Barrington series.  When Stone receives a call from his ex-girlfriend and mother of his son asking for his help after the death of her husband, of course he flies to her side.  But things quickly take a turn for the shady and dangerous.  

  

 

And just because it’s April that doesn’t mean that we can’t all still heed the Siren’s Song of comfort food.   With Saveur Magazine’s new book, The New Comfort Food we can indulge to our heart’s content.  Filled with the wisdom and recipes that you have come to expect from one of the best food magazines out there, this is sure to have you wishing for maybe one more cold and rainy day.  Ok.  Maybe I went too far, but admit that this is one sexy cover.