Summer is almost here, and these are some books to help you get ready. Hopefully, these books will remind you of the summer and all of the little things that go with it. Enjoy!
Bitsy’s Bait & BBQ
Katy was ready for something new when she purchased a B & B in the Ozarks. She thought that this move to a small town would be great for her young son, Josh. Katy’s sister, Emma, thinks it’s a crazy idea, but decides to go with her sister. Then they find out that B & B stands for Bitsy’s Bait & BBQ, which neither of them know anything about. With no other option, can these sisters turn the shop around to success?
Emma Lincoln, Stevie Moore, and Maddie Kilvert were inseparable as teenagers, but through the years, they have drifted apart. After Emma dies in a car accident, her father brings their daughter, Nell, to Hubbard’s Point. Nell reaches out to Stevie (who stayed there) to learn more about her mother. Stevie enjoys spending time with Nell and her father. However, Emma also left behind secrets that will leave everyone reeling.
Fireworks Over Toccoa
Lily Davis Woodward discovers something that takes her back to the days of 1945. She was married for only a week before her husband went off to war, and she is very anxious to get him back to start their life together. Then Lily meets Jake Russo, who is working on the fireworks display the town is having in honor of the returned soldiers. Now Lily has to make an important decision about the life she should live and the life she wants to live.
The Empire of Ice Cream
This work is a collection of fourteen short stories that mixes the everyday, such as coffee, sandcastles, words, and chess sets with the fantastic and peculiar.
The Sun: A Biography
Astronomer and BBC Science Editor David Whitehouse has created a comprehensive biography of the sun. The beginning of the book deals with how different groups of people have viewed the sun (more religiously and philosophically), while the second half deals with the sun from scientific approach.
Beachcomber’s Guide to Gulf Coast Marine Life: Texas Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida
This guide covers the biology and ecology of the Gulf Coast Region. It also covers the effects of recent storms and hurricanes on that region. There are hundreds of detailed drawings of over 300 marine creatures found in this region. There is also a description of how each of these creatures live.
Guide to Seashells of the World
As the title suggests, this guide covers all the different kinds of seashells that can be found all over the world. This guide covers over 1,200 species of seashells and how to identify them (and where to find them), and it discusses the classification system of seashells.
Small-Space Container Gardens: Transform Your Balcony, Porch, or Patio with Fruits, Flowers, Foliage, and Herbs
Ever thought about sprucing up a corner of the porch or adding some color to the patio? The author discusses the basics of small container gardening (if you don’t have or want a yard garden) with creatively thinking of more nontraditional ways to garden. And there are illustrations.
BBQ Bash: The Be-All, End-All Party Guide, From Barefoot to Black Tie
The authors have provided over 100 recipes for different kinds of barbeque, from casual baby back ribs to Persian Grilled Leg of Lamb with Tabbouleh Stuffing and Pomegranate Sauce. There are also ideas on menus for themed barbeque events.
The Ciao Bella Book of Gelato & Sorbetto: Bold, Fresh Flavors to Make at Home
Now you can make your own gelato and sorbetto at home using the recipes of Ciao Bella. Some of the recipes include Apple Caramel Crisp, Pomegranate Champagne, and Hazelnut Biscotti.
Sand Castles Step-by-Step
Ever wondered how to prepare the big sandcastles that are created each year on the beach in Galveston for the contests? This book begins by listing the tools you will need, preparing the basic parts of the sand sculpture (base, towers, walls, and arches), conducting the sculpting and carving to the sandcastle, and other more advanced techniques to try out.
Beach House Style: Designing Spaces that Bring the Beach to You
This book looks at coastal homes from all along the east and west coasts down to the Caribbean. These homes can get you thinking about how you can bring the coast into your own home.
The Baseball Codes: Beanballs, Sign Stealing, and Bench-Clearing Brawls: The Unwritten Rules of America’s Pastime
There are lots of rules when it comes to the game of baseball, but there are also a lot of “unwritten” rules, too. The players share some of their own stories of these rules and what they think of them.
Incredible Fishing Stories
The author traveled all over the world to collect these eighty stories (and found out if they were true: sometimes with photographs) of incredible fishing. How do your stories compare?