Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Staff Picks at Yon Bonnie Books (with free bookmark!)

by Janet Marsh
from the Highland Bookshop Mysteries
by Molly MacRae

I love everything about books. The look, the feel, the smell (tell me you’ve never picked up a book and inhaled the wonderful smell of possibility in its pages). And the stories. Because that’s what books are all about, isn’t it? Stories. That includes nonfiction, too. Books draw us under their covers and into their pages with stories, and we crawl out of those books again as better people. Well, I do get carried away, but I expect a lot of you feel the same way, or you wouldn’t be visiting Yon Bonnie Books. But while you’re here, let me introduce you to some new friends, that is, some of our favorite books.






An old favorite - now available in a delightful Scots edition!



Wonderful tour of the country and wonderful food.


We met this archaeologist author in Edinburgh - charming!



Because we love his face.


And because I am a granny - how can I resist? 


There, what do you think? Have you found something you can’t go home without? I hope so. And I hope you’ll come back soon and often. Oh, and click here for a free printable Yon Bonnie Bookmark. Help yourself!


Plaid and Plagiarism, book 1 in the Highland Bookshop Mysteries, comes out December 6, 2016, and is available for pre-order now wherever books are sold.

Molly MacRae is also the author of the award-winning, national bestselling Haunted Yarn Shop Mysteries.  Visit Molly on Facebook and Pinterest, connect with her on Twitter @mysteryMacRae, or find her the first Monday of each month at Amy Alessio’s Vintage Cookbooks and Crafts









11 comments:

  1. How exciting--a new series! And set in Scotland! Love that picture of the Highland cow (bull?)--I once scored points with a dairy farmer in Australia because I'd noticed a herd when we were out driving. Also an elk herd, but that's another story.

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    1. I'm pretty excited, too, Sheila. Isn't the cu a cutie? Someday, when your in Ireland and I'm in Scotland, we'll have to wave to each other. Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

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  2. Since I love all things Scottish, including some ancestors, this sounds perfect. I wonder if that beautiful cow would mind living in Austin Texas on a patio? I only have a town house, so no fields for her to wander. Can you housebreak a cow? Are Scottish cows smarter than Texas cows? Maybe we could do a play date and introduce her to the University of Texas longhorn, Bevo.

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    1. A hairy cu for your patio sounds adorable, Annette! And the play date would be a hoot. Thanks for stopping by today.

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  3. What a delightful collection of books.

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    1. Isn't it? You should stop by and see the shop, Libby. Tea and scones, too!

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  4. OMG, I love We're Going on a Bear Hunt - definitely have to check out the Scottish version as it should be just as rollicking as the one I read to my daughter constantly while she was growing up. Although it's not Scottish, there is a Cajun version of Little Red Riding Hood which is wonderful -- it is called Petite Rouge: A Cajun Red Riding Hood.

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    1. So nice to meet another book lover, Celia! I'll look for Petite Rouge. I love all these variations, don't you?

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  5. Really looking forward to the new book! The bookmark is very cute, can't figure out how to print it, but I'll get there!

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    1. I'm not entirely sure how that works, either, I'm sorry to say. Try clicking on the link, though, and then click on the picture. You might be able to print from there. If not, I'll figure something else out and let folks know next month. Thanks for stopping by today!

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  6. Looking forward to reading this. Thank you for the bookmark as well. Happy reading!!

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