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The Calm and Cozy Book of Sleep by Beth Wyatt Summary
The Calm and Cozy Book of Sleep is a down-to-earth guide with expert tips to get you to sleep and stay asleep.
The Calm and Cozy Book of Sleep is a down-to-earth guide with expert tips to get you to sleep and stay asleep.
A New York Times Bestseller! A group of clever animals find an unusual but warm and furry home during Alaska's long winter in Jan Brett's newest snowy adventure. Cozy is the softest musk ox in Alaska, with the warmest fur you ever did feel. When a storm hits while he's separated from his family, he starts to feel lonely--but not for long. As the snow piles up, animals start to notice just how warm and cozy Cozy really is! One mama lemming has a bright idea . . . maybe the best place to spend the winter is under Cozy's fur! As more and more animals burrow in, Cozy adds to the house rules: quiet voices, gentle thumping, claws to yourself, no biting, and no pouncing. That seems easy enough . . . until the lemmings, snowshoe hare, snowy owl, arctic fox, and wolverine begin to bicker. Luckily, signs of spring soon appear, and that means Cozy can find his herd and his new friends can head to their summer homes. But not before promising to get cozy with Cozy next year! Jan Brett brings a new lovable character to life through this gorgeous tale of sharing, friendship, and living in harmony.
The New York Times bestselling author of Happens Every Day, Isabel Gillies, presents a fresh and inspiring look at the subtle art of cozy—part manifesto, part lifestyle guide, part memoir—that shows fans of The Little Book of Hygge that true comfort comes from within. When we talk about being cozy, most of us think of a favorite sweater or a steaming cup of tea on a rainy day. But to Isabel Gillies, coziness goes beyond mere objects. To be truly cozy, she argues, means learning to identify the innermost truth of yourself and carrying it into the world, no matter your environment. Starting when she was young, Gillies has gradually learned the art and subtle beauty of creating a life where you feel safe, steadied, and at home in the world. From old family recipes and subway rides to jury duty and hospital stays, in Cozy Gillies shows readers that true ease stems not with throw pillows and a candle, but from opportunities to feel that we are part of something bigger than ourselves, and learn to make ourselves at home no matter where we are. Simple choices can make a hectic life or an uncomfortable situation just a little more comfortable—you just have to know what to do. Just as Marie Kondo offered a philosophy for how to tidy, Gillies offers a new way of occupying the spaces we live in. Starting with yourself, then broadening to your home, your community, and the world at large, Cozy will show you how to bring the truth of who you are into any situation, easy or challenging. As Gillies says, “Cozy isn’t something that just exists. You have to make cozy happen.” Written with profound warmth and featuring hand-drawn illustrations, this wise, necessary book is call to action for each of us to seek out those often-missed opportunities to care for ourselves, and to begin living a more intimate and authentic life.
Tastemakers Christiana and Aimee of Hygge & West know that the key to making a house into a home is in the decoration—whether that means embracing natural elements, creating cozy spaces, making room for family, or finding your own personal charm in every space. Hygge & West Home offers a look into 20 covetable homes designed to promote feelings of coziness, companionship, and comfort, from an intimate apartment in San Francisco to a log cabin in Wyoming, a family home in Minneapolis, and a colorful oasis in Brooklyn. With page after page of aspirational interiors, engaging interviews with home owners, and tips on creating similar feelings in any space, this eyecatching book explores what makes a house a truly personal space and offers readers the tools and inspiration to make their home their own.
In this USA Today Bestseller, join Goldie Bloom, a thirty something, high flying real estate agent sent out into the wilds of quiet seaside Australia by the boss who broke her heart. She's not expecting to move in with a room mate named Persnickle, discover she is descended from an ancient coven of sea witches, or find herself in the middle of a town with no coffee, but that’s precisely what happens. This 4 Book Cozy Mystery Box Set contains Broom Mates (Novella) and 3 full length novels: Broom With a View, Broom for One More, and Broomed for Success.
From the author of the popular blog, A Cozy Kitchen, comes a beautifully photographed one-stop-shop book with all the recipes and projects you’ll need for some cozy inspiration this holiday season—and all year long. You’ll love Adrianna Adarme’s easy-to-follow instructions and will enjoy getting lost in her warm and comforting photographs. Organized by the months of the year and by categories as “Live,” “Do,” and “Make, ” this book offers ideas for activities, recipes, and DIY projects that make the little moments in life just as exciting as the big. Adarme gives us special (but totally doable) things we can do for others and ourselves. From quick recipes to easy crafts, she focuses on simple, inexpensive undertakings that have a big reward: happiness. The Year of Cozy will surely inspire you to march into your kitchen and craft closet to make something you can truly be proud of.
Book 7 in the witch cozy mystery series, Witches and Wine. The mystery of Shifter cat Breena’s past is revealed, and it wasn’t something Pepper Jasper suspected. A puzzling murder at Mugwort Manor throws suspicion onto those close to home. With Lucas away, can Pepper navigate her way through strange guests, to discover secrets that perhaps should be best left alone?
Cook up Christmas cheer with inspiration from beloved holiday movies! ‘Tis the season for cozy comforts, delicious holiday treats, and having a good cry while watching your favorite Christmas movies! The Cozy Christmas Movie Cookbook: Mouthwatering Food to Enjoy During Your Favorite Holiday Films brings you 100 recipes inspired by America’s most adored Christmas films, from Northpole to The Christmas Train, A Royal Christmas, and many more! Give the gift of seasonal fun to the holiday film-lover in your life, or enjoy the dozens of recipes—from snacks and small bites, to Christmas cookies and cakes, to warming drinks and cocktails, with a recommended film to watch with each—while curled up next to your Christmas tree, in the seasonal glow of your own home. Snack on popcorn treats as you wrap gifts, pipe frosting onto Christmas cookies with your favorite Lacey Chabert or Danica McKellar film on in the background, and bake up a storm for your next party. Have a lovely Christmas with the perfect companion cookbook to the most wonderful time of year. You’ll find yourself cozying up to your most cherished films with delectable recipes from this very special cookbook!
"Very entertaining. I highly recommend this book to the permanent library of any reader that appreciates a very well written mystery, with some twists and an intelligent plot. You will not be disappointed. Excellent way to spend a cold weekend!" --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (regarding Murder in the Manor) AGED FOR MALICE (A TUSCAN VINEYARD COZY MYSTERY) is book #7 in a charming new cozy mystery series by #1 bestselling author Fiona Grace. The series begins with AGED FOR MURDER (Book #1), a free download with over 200 five-star reviews! Olivia Glass, 34, turns her back on her life as a high-powered executive in Chicago and relocates to Tuscany, determined to start a new, simpler life—and to grow her own vineyard. Olivia is stunned when she discovers the treasure map may lead to a historic wine cellar, hidden on her estate, filled with priceless wine. It seems like the stuff of dreams—until a dead body puts her at the center of the high-stakes discovery, and turns her heaven into a hell. Can she clear her name? And will the priceless find be hers? Hilarious, packed with travel, food, wine, twists and turns, romance and her newfound animal friend—and centering around a baffling small-town murder that Olivia must solve—the TUSCAN VINEYARD is an un-putdownable mystery series that will keep you laughing late into the night.
Curl up with a mug of cocoa, a warm fire, and a dozen murder mysteries 12 cozy mystery novels from best-selling authors to get your blood racing on a cold winter’s eve. There’s nothing chilling about this chance to explore a dozen of cozies. Curl up for a cocoa, a cookie and a killing! Winter Whodunnits includes stories from: * Stacey Alabaster - A Pie to Die For, Book 1 in the Bakery Detectives Cozy Mystery series * USA Today Bestselling author Anna Celeste Burke - A Merry Christmas Wedding Mystery, a Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery * USA Today Bestselling author Kathi Daley - Much Ado About Felines, a Whales and Tails Cozy Mystery * Nell Goddin - The Third Girl,Book 1 in the Molly Sutton Mysteries series * USA Today Bestselling author Alison Golden - The Case of the Fallen Hero, an Inspector David Graham Cozy Mystery * USA Today Bestselling author Dianne Harman - Murder at Jade Cove, a Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery * CeeCee James - title to be determined * Summer Prescott - title to be determined * BR Snow -The Case of the Faithful Frenchie, a Thousand Islands Doggy Inn Mystery * USA Today Bestselling author Shannon VanBergen - title to be determined * Amy Vansant - Pineapple Lies, Book 1 in the Pineapple Port Mystery series * USA Today Bestselling author JA Whiting - a Lin Coffin Mystery
A bundle of books #3(AGED FOR MAYHEM) and #4 (AGED FOR SEDUCTION) in Fiona Grace’s Tuscan Vineyard cozy mystery series. This bundle offers books three and four in one convenient file, with over 150,000 words of reading. In AGED FOR MAYHEM (Book #3), Olivia Glass is thrilled to take her first trip to Florence, and that her love life is heating up. She is even more ecstatic that her small vineyard produces its first bottle of wine. Yet when a famous wine critic trashes her wine—and then ends up dead himself—Olivia finds herself in the crosshairs of a murder that she is pinned for—and that she must urgently solve herself. Is the Tuscan life really for Olivia? Or was it all just a fantasy? In AGED FOR SEDUCTION (Book #4), when a bachelorette party comes to the winery, Olivia is hard at work to accommodate the wedding party—when a shocking murder leaves the wedding in shambles—and Olivia in the spotlight. Will she find the murderer and clear her name? Hilarious, packed with travel, food, wine, twists and turns, romance and her newfound animal friend—and centering around a baffling small-town murder that Olivia must solve—THE TUSCAN VINEYARD COZY MYSTERY SERIES is an un-putdownable cozy series that will keep you laughing late into the night. Books #5-#7 are also available!
A bundle of books #1 (THE GHOSTLY GROUNDS: MURDER AND BREAKFAST) and #2 (THE GHOSTLY GROUNDS: DEATH AND BRUNCH) in Sophie Loves’s Canine Casper cozy mystery series. This bundle offers books one and two in one convenient file, with over 150,000 words of reading. In THE GHOSTLY GROUNDS: MURDER AND BREAKFAST (Book #1), Marie Fortune, 39, a successful dog groomer in Boston, has had enough of catering to the wealthy and their pampered dogs. Realizing it is time to make a change, she quits and heads to a small coastal town in Maine where she remembers fond summers as a kid. Marie expects to go for a brief getaway—and is shocked to learn that her great-aunt left her an inheritance: a dilapidated, historic house high up on a hill overlooking the harbor. Marie feels an instant connection. Although the locals tell her it would be folly, Marie decides to renovate and give it a second life as a B&B. But there is one thing she couldn’t have planned for: the house is haunted. Two things, actually: her great-aunt also left her a dog—and he is far from a typical dog. When an unexpected death occurs soon thereafter, solving the crime will be more than just a matter of curiosity for Marie—her very future may depend on it. In THE GHOSTLY GROUNDS: DEATH AND BRUNCH (Book #2), other B&B owners have heard of Marie’s ability to expel ghosts, and she finds herself, to her own surprise, in demand for her “services” from neighboring towns. It seems there are many B&Bs that need to have their ghosts cleansed. With her B&B failing, Marie, her trusted dog as her sidekick, has nothing to lose. But when she arrives to her first client—and someone unexpectedly dies—Marie realizes she may be in for more than she bargained for. Once again, she may have to solve the crime to save her own future. A page-turning cozy, packed with mystery, love, hauntings, travel, pets and food—anchored around a small town and a B&B in need of renovation that will capture your heart—THE GHOSTLY GROUNDS is an un-putdownable cozy that will keep you turning pages (and laughing out loud) late into the night. Books #3-#5 are also available!
Summer is the perfect time of year . . . for MURDER Get Six Complete Cozy Mysteries! Summer Whodunnits features six cozy mysteries from some of today’s best selling authors. Download your copy and start solving your next mystery. INCLUDED BOOKS Book 1: Heinous Habits - the NEVER-BEFORE-RELEASED third book in the Corsario Cove Cozy Mystery series from Anna Celeste Burke Book 2: First Case - Book 1 in the Writers Retreat Southern Seashore Mystery series by Kathi Daley Book 3: Death at the Café - Book 1 in the Reverend Annabelle Dixon Cozy Mystery series from Alison Golden Book 4: Murdered in Argentina - a Jack Trout Cozy Mystery from Amazon All Star Dianne Harman Book 5: Up in Smoke - Book 1 in the Glock Grannies Cozy Mystery series by Shannon VanBergen Book 6: Peril in Paxton Park - the NEVER-BEFORE-RELEASED first book of the Paxton Park Mystery Series from J A Whiting
Isabel Gillies had a wonderful life -- a handsome, intelligent, loving husband; two glorious toddlers; a beautiful house; the time and place to express all her ebullience and affection and optimism. Suddenly, that life was over. Her husband, Josiah, announced that he was leaving her and their two young sons. When Josiah took a teaching job at a Midwestern college, Isabel and their sons moved with him from New York City to Ohio, where Isabel taught acting, threw herself into the college community, and delighted in the less-scheduled lives of toddlers raised away from the city. But within a few months, the marriage was over. The life Isabel had made crumbled. "Happens every day," said a friend. Far from a self-pitying diatribe, Happens Every Day reads like an intimate conversation between friends. Gillies has written a dizzyingly candid, compulsively readable, ultimately redemptive story about love, marriage, family, heartbreak, and the unexpected turns of a life. On the one hand, reading this book is like watching a train wreck. On the other hand, as Gillies herself says, it is about trying to light a candle instead of cursing the darkness, and loving your life even if it has slipped away. Hers is a remarkable new voice -- instinctive, funny, and irresistible.
Don't let murder ruin a good party! The one thing Rose Hollow knows how to do well is party. Becky Olson receives an invitation to a costume party from her friend and mentor Essie King. Essie runs the best vintage clothing store in town, so Becky knows it will be a night of gorgeous outfits, socializing and (most important of all) relaxation. The night can't come soon enough. But things rarely go as planned when someone at the party turns up murdered. Becky realizes that the killer is amongst them, and she must solve the mystery before the guests disperse at the end of the evening. Racing against the clock, Becky and her friends try to put the pieces of the murder together. This evening will take Becky and the rest down a path revealing secrets of the victims's personal life that she did not want to know. And all this while the killer could strike again! This Cozy Mystery Novel is packed with quirky characters, rousing romps and a whodunnit that wraps up cleanly. No cliffhangers, no curse words and no obscenity. Keyword: woman sleuth cozy mystery cat food cupcake coffee thriller crime murder gumshoe new 2018 best quirky hobby knitting crocheting pearling antique collect resale shops shopping womens fiction smartass dog small town adventure humor whodunnit trouble danger cafe countryside country baker baking inheritance will poison fun happy silly classic top bestseller series box boxed set
Love is in the Salt Sea Air--and So is Murder! Ellery Page, aspiring screenwriter, reigning Scrabble champion, and occasionally clueless owner of the village's only mystery bookstore, the Crow’s Nest, is both flattered and bemused when he’s invited to the annual Marauder’s Masquerade, the best and biggest social event of the season in the quaint seaside village of Pirate’s Cove, Rhode Island. The event is hosted by the wealthy Marguerite Bloodworth-Ainsley—a descendant of the famed pirate Tom Blood. Ellery doesn’t even know Mrs. Bloodworth-Ainsley—nor, it turns out—does Mrs. Bloodworth-Ainsley know him. But Marguerite’s son, Julian wants to know Ellery. Julian, handsome, rich and engaging, is a huge mystery buff. In fact, he’s bought quite a few books at the Crow’s Nest bookstore, but never quite worked up the nerve to ask Ellery out. As his relationship with Police Chief Carson seems to be dead in the water, Ellery is grateful for a little flattering attention from the village’s most eligible bachelor, but any hopes of romance hit the shoals when Julian is accused of murdering his mother’s unlikable second husband during the Masquerade's annual ghost hunt in the family’s spooky cemetery.
Cuddle up with a classic! In twelve needle-felted scenes and twelve child-friendly words, each book in this ingenious series captures the essence of a literary masterpiece. Simple words and a beloved story make this ebook the perfect vehicle for early learning with an erudite twist. Budding bookworms will delight in this clever retelling of the classics made just for them! In Charles Dickens's Oliver Twist, an orphan boy on the streets of London falls in with a bad crowd of pickpockets and thieves. Will Oliver ever find his family? It's a first words primer for your literary little one! The Cozy Classics series is the brainchild of two brothers, both dads, who were thinking of ways to teach words to their very young children. They hit upon the classics as the basis for their infant primers, and the rest, as they say, is history. From Moby Dick to Pride and Prejudice, here are The Great Books of Western Literature for toddlers and their parents in ebook form—a little bit serious, a little bit ironic, entirely funny and clever, and always a welcome read.
Looking for a new cozy series? In the free edition of Cozy Case Files, Minotaur Books compiles the beginnings of fourteen charming cozy mysteries publishing in Spring/Summer 2021 for easy sampling. The twelfth edition of Cozy Case Files features the latest cozies by the following authors: Ellie Alexander, Meri Allen, Donna Andrews, Eve Calder, Sheila Connolly, Cate Conte, Hannah Dennison, Jess Dylan, Leonard Goldberg, Carolyn Haines, Kylie Logan, Allison Montclair, S. C. Perkins, and Ashley Weaver. Have a sweet tooth? Get your fix in A Tale of Two Cookies, The Rocky Road to Ruin, and Mocha, She Wrote. Pick up some flowers and read Death in Bloom, then travel to your favorite cat café in Claws for Alarm. You can join in for preparations for a production of Macbeth in Murder Most Fowl, and stay the night at a hotel in Danger at the Cove. And in the morning, train cadaver dogs in A Trail of Lies, then help clear a professor’s name in Independent Bones. Perhaps you prefer to travel in time. A Sherlockian mystery awaits you in The Abduction of Pretty Penny. Visit England in WWII with a safe cracker in A Peculiar Combination. In post-WWII England, play matchmaker in A Rogue’s Company. Or you can stay in the present, with crimes tied to the past, in Fatal Family Ties and The Secret Staircase.
Freshly baked bread. Cloud-like pillows. Lavender tea. Katie Vaz’s book on self-care shows readers how slow, cozy warmth can help them deal with the anxieties and challenges of everyday life. Filled with tips for creating the perfect atmosphere of coziness (super soft blankets, fluffy robes, and something binge-worthy on TV) as well as sweet, gentle prompts that inspire readers to fill in their own content (“Fill these clouds with words that make you feel light and free”), this book encourages all of us to slow down and find joy in the little things.
Murdered in the Man Cave is a cozy mystery novel by bestselling crime writer R. Barri Flowers. In the first book of this exciting new cozy series, Riley Reed has a popular blog offering advice on home décor and renovation and does part-time consulting work in Cozy Pines, Oregon. When Riley is asked by an old flame, Brent London, a bestselling mystery writer, to help him spruce up his man cave as a newly single man, she readily accepts the assignment. But when she discovers him bludgeoned to death with a pool cue in his man cave, she finds herself thrust into the investigation to track down the killer. The suspects are many, including three of Brent’s four ex-wives, two girlfriends, his niece, a former research assistant, a financial advisor, and his housekeeper. When two people are arrested for Brent’s murder, Riley is less than convinced that the true culprits are in custody, and makes it her mission to prove otherwise. An alleged suicide and confession seems a bit too pat for Riley, who risks her own life to get at the truth. Fans of cozy mysteries will find Murdered in the Man Cave the perfect start to an entertaining and all-consuming cozy series.