The Shell Seekers

The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher I am a huge fan of another Pilcher book, Winter Solstice.  So when I heard someone mention that she is most known for her 1987 release, The Shell Seekers, I had to check it out. The Premise:  The story is centered around the family of Penelope Keeling, a loving... Continue Reading →

Don’t Overthink It

Don’t Overthink It by Anne Bogel Anne Bogel is one of my favorite podcasters.  I get so many of my book recommendations from her and her podcast, What Should I Read Next.  This is her 3rd book, and yes I own them all. Her first, Reading People was a great overview of personality types &... Continue Reading →

Garden Spells

Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen   I really enjoyed this slightly witch-y book.  I would describe the story as ‘The Language of Flowers’ meets ‘Practical Magic’. The Premise:  At the heart of this story is the Waverley family.  Claire still lives in the family home, tending the garden and using the flowers from the... Continue Reading →

Saint X

Saint X by Alexis Schaitkin If you watch the news, you may have heard similar stories occuring in places such as Aruba and Myrtle Beach...disturbing tales of teenage girls gone missing from vacation locations. The Premise: Alison disappears on the last night of her family vacation on Saint X.  Alison is a college student, vacationing... Continue Reading →

Spring Fling

Spring Fling I was in the mood for a light, fruity cocktail.  I looked at the contents of my refrigerator and my bar and this is what I made...I call it a Spring Fling. I love it because it can easily be altered to create other variations. Chambord (raspberry liquer) Sparkling Wine Fresh Raspberries In... Continue Reading →

2020 Reading Goals

2020 Reading Goals  Last year my reading goal was simply to read 100 books.  I met that goal, but I feel like it led me to focus more on hurrying through books rather than sinking into them.  This year I have a few goals, but none of them are overall quantity. #1) I would like... Continue Reading →

A Secret History of Witches

A Secret History of Witches by Louisa Morgan Tis the season of the witch, is it not?  It seems witches have been a common theme in many of the books I’ve read this month, but since I like to choose my books based on the season, I suppose it’s not all too surprising.  I find... Continue Reading →

The Bakeshop at Pumpkin and Spice

The Bakeshop at Pumpkin and Spice By Donna Kauffman, Kate Angell, Allyson Charles A book of three short stories, all set in a Maine town called Moonbright.  At the intersection of Pumpkin and Spice (two streets in town), you’ll find Bellaluna’s Bakeshop, where occasionally magic love potion-y cookies are sold.  This is the Halloween version... Continue Reading →

The Flatshare

The Flatshare  by Beth O'LearyA light book to bring balance to a heavier book I’m also reading.  The premise:  Its a cute story of two people who have never met, deciding to share a flat.  Leon, lives in a 1 bedroom flat. He is helping his brother out of a bit of a mess and could... Continue Reading →

Welcome!

Welcome to Cocktails In The Library.  My name is Tracy and I love books. Wow, that sounds like a support group introduction.  I suppose I could use a good support group (wait, I have one, it’s called Book Club)!!!  So yes, I really enjoy books.  One might even use the word obsessed. When I say... Continue Reading →

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