Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Wishing For Wednesday: The Secret, Book & Scone Society & A Spoonful of Magic



Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. (Based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.)

The two titles I am featuring today first caught my attention because of their titles. You can probably guess why! The mention of books and magic? I can't resist either. And both of these sound right up my alley. 

The Secret, Book & Scone Society (Miracle Springs, North Carolina #1) by Ellery Adams (304 pgs)
Release Date: October 31, 2017 by Kensington
Miracle Springs, North Carolina, is a place of healing. Strangers flock here hoping the natural hot springs, five-star cuisine, and renowned spa can cure their ills. If none of that works, they often find their way to Miracle Books, where, over a fresh-baked “comfort” scone from the Gingerbread House bakery, they exchange their stories with owner Nora Pennington in return for a carefully chosen book. That’s Nora’s special talent—prescribing the perfect novel to ease a person’s deepest pain and lighten their heaviest burden.

When a visiting businessman reaches out to Nora for guidance, she knows exactly which novels will help. But before he can keep their appointment at Miracle Books, he’s found dead on the train tracks.

Stunned, Nora forms the Secret, Book, and Scone Society, a group of damaged souls yearning to gain trust and earn redemption by helping others. To join the society, members must divulge their darkest secret—the terrible truth that brought each of them to Miracle Springs in the first place.

Determined to uncover the truth behind the businessman’s demise, the women meet in Nora’s cramped and cozy bookstore to share stories and trade support. And as they untangle a web of corruption, they also discover their own courage, purpose, and a sisterhood that will carry them through every challenge—proving it’s never too late to turn the page and start over . . . [Goodreads Summary]
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A Spoonful of Magic by Irene Radford (304 pgs)
Release Date: November 7, 2017 by DAW
Daphne "Daffy" Rose Wallace Deschants has an ideal suburban life--three wonderful and talented children; a coffee shop and bakery, owned and run with her best friend; a nearly perfect husband, Gabriel, or "G" to his friends and family. Life could hardly be better.

But G's perfection hides dangerous secrets. When Daffy uncovers evidence of his infidelity, her perfect life seems to be in ruins. On their wedding anniversary, Daffy prepares to confront him, only to be stopped in her tracks when he foils a mugging attempt using wizard-level magic.

Suddenly, Daphne is part of a world she never imagined--where her husband is not a traveling troubleshooter for a software company, but the sheriff of the International Guild of Wizards, and her brilliant children are also budding magicians. Even she herself is not just a great baker and barista--she's actually a kitchen witch. And her discovery of her powers is only just beginnning.

But even the midst of her chaotic new life, another problem is brewing. G's ex-wife, a dangerous witch, has escaped from her magical prison. Revenge-bent and blind, she needs the eyes of her son to restore her sight--the son Daffy has raised as her own since he was a year old. Now Daphne must find a way to harness her new powers and protect her family--or risk losing everything she holds dear.
[Goodreads Summary]

Do either of these sound like something you would like to read too?


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28 comments:

  1. Sounds good, especially the first one! I love books that feature books(:

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    1. Eustacia - I love books that feature books too! I'm really excited about reading that one. Thanks for visiting!

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  2. I love the titles of both of these so I can see why they caught your eye. That first selection sounds especially good too!

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    1. Suzanne - I am eager to read them! Thanks for visiting!

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  3. These are some interesting picks. A book with magic is always a great book. Happy readings! ;)

    Tânia @MyLovelySecret

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    1. Tânia - I love reading books with magic in them. :-) Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Kathy - I think so too! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. I love books featuring books so the first one is a given and I already have an ARC of the second one. Great choices!

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    1. Barb - Thank you! I'm excited to read both of these. I can't resist a book featuring books either. Thanks for visiting, Barb!

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  6. I especially like the sound of the first book, Wendy. Anything that features giving folks a second chance sounds like a good premise to me. I hope you enjoy them.

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    1. Sarah - I think so too. I think the entire premise of that one sounds intriguing. Hopefully I like it. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. The title of the first book caught my attention too! Reminds me of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society :) (not the blurb, just the title). Hope you enjoy them!

    Here's my WoW.

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    1. Lillian - It does have a similar ring to it, title wise, doesn't it? Thank you for visiting!

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  8. These books are making me hungry! I think that the both sound really interesting as well. I hope that you enjoy them. :)

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    1. Ha ha! I thought that too when I first saw the covers. Kind of goes hand in hand with Tuesday's post about books with food in the titles. :-) Thanks for visiting!

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  9. Ooh! These sound like great books for Halloween! Great picks!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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    1. Ronyell - Don't they? I thought so too. :-) Thanks for visiting!

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  10. These are both really good picks. They sounds great.

    Jenea's Book Obsession's CWW

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    1. Jenea - I hope I read and love them. :-) Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. I love the title of The Secret Book & Scone Society...but I think I was kind of hoping it would be a different kind of book. So now I'm on the fence. :)

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    1. Lark - I really like the title too! I am eager to read it. Thanks for visiting!

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  12. These both sound so cute! I've read an Ellery Adams (though not this one) and really enjoyed it. Her food descriptions are irresistible! You may want to get a scone before you start reading.

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    1. Katherine - I am glad you've enjoyed something by Ellery Adams. Hopefully this one will be good too! Thanks for visiting!

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  13. Oh the Ellery Adams book sounds really good! I feel like I want to walk into that bookstore and check it out :)

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    1. Iliana - I think so too! I can't wait to read it. :-) Thanks for stopping by, Iliana!

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  14. It's so funny---the first thing I looked at were the covers and I was immediately attracted to both books for the "book" and "magic" reasons lol

    They both sound intriguing, but I'm a HUGE Harry Potter fan and A SPOONFUL OF MAGIC has a bit of that feel, so that one would win out :D

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    1. Donna Marie - Yes, those two definitely drew me to these books. :-) I'm looking forward to reading both. Thanks for visiting!

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