Monday, March 14, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

This week, we are thinking GREEN!  I've put together some books that honor St. Patrick's Day.

3/17 .99 cents Kindle Edition

by MaryPat Hyland
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In this loose parody of Dante’s Inferno, four Irish traditional musicians get lost in the backwoods of upstate New York the week before St. Patrick’s Day. On the journey, the band descends through nine hellish circles of American-style 3/17 revelry: Step-dancing princesses. Bobbing shamrock headbangers. Green beer bacchanals. Shillelagh-wavin’ geezers. (WARNING: Abandon hope, all ye corned beef-allergic who enter here.)

St. Patrick's Day Traditions and Recipes $3.34 Kindle Edition
by Rachelle O'Donnell
Cooking/Food & Wine/Holidays

The tradition of St. Patrick’s Day began hundreds of years ago when a boy in Roman England was captured and taken to Ireland as a captive where he found God. It is said that St. Patrick could hear from the angels, and that he had raised people from the dead. He was a very active missionary throughout Ireland for 30 years, and that is why he is called the patron saint of Ireland. There have been many legends attached to this saint, and they have lasted throughout the centuries.

In this book, we cover the myths about St. Patrick, ways to celebrate the holiday, and give you a little information about Irish step dancing and genealogy. We also throw in a few Irish recipes to help you celebrate the wearing of the green, including Bushmill's Wild Mushroom soup and Peppered River Bush Salmon.

Lucky In Shamrock Texas St. Patricks Day Christian Romance $3.00 Kindle Edition
by Teresa Ives Lilly
Christian Romance/Contemporary Women

Just in time for St. Pats day....relax and read this wonderful story about Carol, a waitress at the U-Drop Inn, in the historic town of Shamrock Texas on Route 66. All Carol wants is to get out of this town and away from the crazy yearly St. Patricks Day celebrations. But when good looking city boy Pete comes to town, yearning to experience a true small town festival, Carol is only too happy to partner up with him. But as she sees her hometown again, through Pete's gorgeous blue eyes, she realizes that God has placed her in a very special place. Now if only Pete will stay.

St. Patricks Day Murder $4.39 Kindle Edition
by Leslie Meier
Fiction/Mysteries & Thrillers/Women Slueths

Not many people in Tinker's Cove, Maine, knew Old Dan Malone. The grizzled barkeep's social circle was limited to the rough-hewn lobstermen and other assorted toughs that frequented his bar. But when his body is found bobbing in the town's icy harbor, Lucy Stone makes getting to know more about Old Dan a priority.

Local musician Dave Reilly insists Old Dan conned a winning lottery ticket worth five grand from him. Handyman Brian Donohue claims that Old Dan stiffed him for repair work he'd done at the bar. The confusion surrounding the death is only compounded by the arrival of actor Dylan Malone, Old Dan's brother and a prominent, if fading, attraction of the Dublin stage. Dylan has come to direct the production of "Finian's Rainbow," the featured event at Our Lady of Hope's annual St. Patrick's Day extravaganza.
Was Old Dan killed by someone he'd cheated or someone he'd loved? While Lucy can't be sure, one thing is abundantly clear--the stage is set for a murder mystery with a killer ending!
"Warm and homespun characters, plenty of seaside ambience and a fast-moving plot make this perfect winter cozy." --Publishers Weekly

 St. Patrick's Day Recipes - Drinks  $3.94 Kindle Edition
by Patrick Owens
Cooking, Food & Wine/Drinks & Bevereges/Recipes

It wouldn't be St. Patrick's Day without the drinks! Go beyond green beer this year to try some of these new mixed drinks, like the Lucky Leprechaun and Green Devil. There's even a few nonalcoholic recipes thrown in as well.

                           A Mobster's Toast to St. Patrick's Day  $1.50 Kindle Edition
by Beth Mathison
Fiction/Short Stories 

For Jeremy, trying to be live a life outside of the "family business" isn't easy. First, there was the Thanksgiving dinner disaster of A MOBSTER'S GUIDE TO CRANBERRY SAUCE, followed by the Valentine's Day nightmare of A MOBSTER'S RECIPE FOR CUPCAKES. By now, you'd think he'd find somewhere to lay low when a holiday rolls around.

Unfortunately for Jeremy, it appears St. Patrick's Day is going to be another trouble-filled holiday. His girlfriend Carla may be leaving him, his cupcake business is in danger of shutting down and his attempt to drown his troubles in green beer is being interrupted by Harry and Charlie, two of the most inept members of his family's employees.

When the bartender's cousin shows up with "family business" of his own, Jeremy's pretty sure he's gotten himself in the middle of a situation that no four-leaf clover is going to fix. Can Jeremy survive another holiday, get his girl back and not be driven insane by Harry and Charlie?

This is the third in Beth Mathison's MOBSTER humorous, short story crime series.

The Enchanted Cave - and other Irish Fairy Tales $3.79 Kindle Edition
by Edmund Leamy
World Literature/Mythology
Seven Irish Fairy Tales:
1. Princess Finola And The Dwarf.
2. The House In The Lake
3. The Little White Cat
4. The Golden Spears.
5. The Fairy Tree Of Dooros

6. The Enchanted Cave.
7. The Huntsman’s Son.

Leprechaun Magic .99 cents Kindle Edition
by Cia Leah
Fiction/Contemporary Fiction/Romance

Irish hated St. Pat’s day until a leprechaun showed up in her computer and turned her peaceful existence into a bawdy Irish pub. She couldn’t get rid of the leprechaun no matter what she did. He kept insisting she was Irish and to enjoy the holiday with her new neighbor, Cory McDugal.

She gave up the fight of trying to convince the little man that she wasn’t Irish, no matter what her name was, but Irish magic surrounded her.

The Little Green Book of Blarney-The Importance of Being Irish
$3.95 Kindle Edition
by Ruth Cullen
Social History/Ireland

We're all just a wee bit Irish, don't you think? Indeed, some 40 million Americans claim Irish ancestry, and many more than that line the streets each March in leprechaun hats, green beer in hand, declaring "Kiss me, I'm Irish!"

But what, exactly, does it mean to be Irish?

Consider The Little Green Book of Blarney your very own pot of gold, a treasure trove of facts and wisdom about the Emerald Isle, its people, and our collective Irish past. You'll explore Irish history, culture, and literature, as well as folklore and fun. And that's no blarney! A great book for St. Patrick's Day!

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