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Subject: Highlight a Book with a Color in the Title that's on your PBS Bookshelf :)
Date Posted: 4/15/2008 1:39 AM ET
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Let's be silly :) Tell us about a book on your PBS bookshelf that has a color in the title. 

Here's mine (I loved this book!)

The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier

Book Description:

Meet Ella Turner and Isabelle du Moulin - two women born centuries apart, yet bound by a fateful family legacy. When Ella and her husband move to a small town in France, Ella hopes to brush up on her French, qualify to practice as a midwife, and start a family of her own. Village life turns out to be less idyllic than she expected, however, and a peculiar dream of the color blue propels her on a quest to uncover her family's French ancestry. As the novel unfolds - alternating between Ella's story and that of Isabelle du Moulin four hundred years earlier - a common thread emerges that unexpectedly links the two women. Part detective story, part historical fiction, The Virgin Blue is a novel of passion and intrigue that compels readers to the very last page.

 

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Silver and gold have I none, but such as I have.....sorry, forgot about this and didn't take 'em off when I should have!

I have silver AND gold...rotfl

In Golden Blood :: Stephen Woodworth

Natalie Lindstrom has a gift: the power to speak to the dead, to solve crimes by interviewing murder victims. But now Natalie wants to escape. Escape from the voices that fill her head. Escape from the organization that has used her as a crime-solving tool...and now wants to recruit her daughter. So Natalie takes a job as far from crime and punishment as she can get: with an archaeologist in the mountains of Peru. Her job: to find a trove of priceless artifacts...by channeling those who lived and died at an ancient Incan site.

But in the towering Andes, Natalie enters a 500-year-old storm of betrayal, murder, greed, and rage...and she cannot silence the voices of the dead. The slaughtered reach out to her. The slaughterers boast of their crimes. ALone, cut off from her family, Natalie faces a chilling realization: every truth she uncovers is leading her one step closer to a terror beyond imagining.

Quicksilver :: Mike Dunn

Ninety miles off the coast of Florida, a tiny island nation has developed the nuclear capacity to decimate the United States of America. And an ace fighter pilot has offered to deliver his country's deadliest secret into the waiting hands of the enemy to the north...Quicksilver

Lt. Commander Corby Michaels was once close to the renegade flier, but unanswered questions surrounding Hector Rivera's mysterious defection lure Michaels into a deadly labyrinth of desperate international gambits, high-level deceptions, and covert "Black Programs". And on a night when a new American leader ascends to the pinnacle of power, it is Corby Michaels who must face the ultimate test of human courage...and the ultimate terror of a world gone mad.

 



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Grayheart (Tales of the Wolves) :: Tara K. Harper

Rezsia was a city girl, unequipped to face the dangers of the wilderness. Although she was a wolfwalker, her telepathic link with the wolves was too new to give her the strength and experience she needed to survive in the forest. Then the elders asked her to investigate a series of strange deaths, and what started out as a straightforward task became a desperate struggle between a hidden evil and the fledgling bond between one wolf cub and a woman.
The odd, older wolfwalker, Coale, could teach Rezsia to join in the packsong and run with the wolves. The scouts assigned to escort her could instruct her in forest survival skills. But when even the packsong held secrets, there was no one she dared trust fully. If she hoped to survive, she would ultimately have to search her soul, sift through the memories of the wolves, and bet her life on an inner strength she had never tested . . .

The author's web page lists this under 'other Wolfwalker novels', rather than part of the Tales of the Wolves series.

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Only you Dartha!  LOL

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ok i didn't technically have any but since snow is white here is mine:

 

Silent Snow
Author: Steve Thayer
 
Rick Beanblossom is the Twin Cities' top investigative reporter. He has a devoted wife. A brand-new son. He is contented. But on the March 1st anniversary of the 1932 Lindbergh kidnapping, all that will change-when history repeats....
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The Deep Blue Alibi: Solomon vs. Lord       They are Florida's most mismatched legal duo--one a glamorous Miami blue blood, the other a Coconut Grove beach bum. And when they get together, you can throw every law right out the window.

RED DRAGON :: Thomas Harris

The Woman In Black (Harlequin Intrigue No. 450) :: Jenna Ryan

Gold Ring Of Betrayal (Top Author) (Harlequin Presents, No 1917) :: Reid



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Subject: Red Rabbit - Tom Clancy
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Red Rabbit
Author:
Tom Clancy

Long before he was President or head of the CIA, before he fought terrorist attacks on the Super Bowl or the White House, even before a submarine named Red October made its perilous way across the Atlantic, Jack Ryan was a historian, teacher, and recent ex-Marine temporarily living in England while researching a book. A series of deadly encounters with an IRA splinter group had brought him to the attention of the CIA's Deputy Director, Vice Admiral James Greer-as well as his counterpart with the British SIS, Sir Basil Charleston-and when Greer asked him if he wanted to come aboard as a freelance analyst, Jack was quick to accept. The opportunity was irresistible, and he was sure he could fit it in with the rest of his work.

And then Jack forgot all about the rest of his work, because one of his first assignments was to help debrief a high-level Soviet defector, and the defector told an amazing tale: Top Soviet officials, including Yuri Andropov, were planning to assassinate the Pope, John Paul II.

Could it be true? As the days and weeks go by, Ryan must battle, first to try to confirm the plot, and then to prevent it, but this is a brave new world, and nothing he has done up to now has prepared him for the lethal game of cat-and-mouse that is the Soviet Union versus the United States. In the end, it will be not just the Pope's life but the stability of the Western world that is at stake... and it may already be too late for a novice CIA analyst to do anything about it.
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I have Blue Smoke by Nora Roberts. I can't tell you a thing about it because it was my mom's book - very nice condition hardcover. I don't care for the romance genre but I know many here love them like my mom does.

I also have Silver Wedding by Maeve Binchy and Silver Wings by Grace Livingston Hill

 

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Blue Smoke was a good one. Not tons of romance IIRC, but more of a mystery.

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Boohoo-color me BLUE!

I have to Hold my shelf for a while ($$) , otherwise I'd be answering all your fun threads on here, Melody! 

Keep'em coming-when my shelf is off hold I'll be posting with a vengeance!  :o)

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The Blue Nowhere :: Jeffery Deaver

This was a really good book about two computer hackers who were once friends but are now on the opposite sides of the law. I was rivited and also a little concerned about just what can be hacked. It takes place in an age where the internet was just really starting to come together.

I enjoyed the story a lot.

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Melody - I just got the Virgin Blue from someone here and it's on my list of books to read soon. Thanks for the review.

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This is a fun idea!

Okay, I have the first book in The Green Mile series, "Two Dead Girls", by Stephen King.

The Red Tent, by Anita Diamant.

Under a Blood Red Sun, by Graham Salisbury.  This is a kid's book, very well written, about two boys who live in Hawaii and their friendship on the eve of Pearl Harbor.

The Grey Horse, by R.A. Macavoy...a fun Celtic fantasy/magical novel. 

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Black Opal :: Victoria Holt 

Abandoned as a baby, her exotic beauty prompted hushed whispers of gypsy blood. But lovely Carmel March remained shrouded in mystery....

When tragedy struck her adopted home of Commonwood House, little Carmel had been bundled off to Australia. Returning to England as a young woman, she became haunted by questions from her past, as well as the shocking revelation that she had been rushed from a murder scene those many years ago.

Yet she was convinced that the wrong man had been sentenced for the crime. Was the answer locked away in her childhood memory--or in the dark, secretive behavior of her old childhood friend, Lucian? And what fateful role did the opals--always present at crucial moments of her life--play? For only when she released the dark secrets imprisoned at Commonwood would she find the freedom to love....

Silver Bells :: Luanne Rice  Every year on the first day of December, Christopher Byrne traveled from his farm in Nova Scotia to sell his Christmas trees on the streets of Manhattan. But this year there'd be no cheer for the widower and his twelve-year-old daughter, Bridget. For New York City had taken Christy's only son, headstrong sixteen-year-old Danny, who'd run off without a trace.

Librarian Catherine Tierney used to love the holidays: the lights, the carols, the nip in the air. But after her husband's death on Christmas Eve three years ago, the festivities seemed to start too early and last too long. Just before he died, Brian told his wife that he'd never leave her, that every Christmas he'd send Catherine a sign. On the quaint Chelsea street where she lives, Catherine will meet the tree seller from Novia Scotia. Both figured the world had forgotten the true meaning of Christmas. But they hadn't counted on finding each other, on fate, on second chances. . . and on a holiday gift of new love and new hope to last a lifetime.

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Adding another one to the Blue Train! (These threads are fun!)

Blue Light by Walter Mosley:

San Francisco in the sixties is already crazy when mysterious shafts of blue light touch the lives of random strangers: Chance, a suicidal grad student who needs a history to chronicle... Orde, a scam artist turned prophet...Claudia Heart, housewife, swinger, and free-love goddess...Winch Fargo, a violent junkie driven mad by truth...and Alacrity, a little girl growing up very, very fast. They may have come from different places, but now they're all on the same trip-because under blue light nothing looks the same....
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Cool thread, Melody!!

Black Notice :: Patricia Cornwell

Cornwell delivers a high-stakes Kay Scarpetta novel with an intrigue that will take Kay an ocean's length away from home. The nightmare begins when a cargo ship arriving at Richmond's Deep Water Terminal from Belgium is discovered to be transporting a locked, sealed container holding the decomposed remains of a stowaway.
Subject: color book
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Chesapeake Blue: Nora Roberts

Red Storm Rising: Michael Crichton



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I have..

Blue Bayou :: JoAnn Ross

 

 

 

Danielle Dupree, daughter of a prominent judge, was the closest thing to a princess the Louisiana town of Blue Bayou ever had. Her passionate teenage love affair with Jack Callahan was cut short for reasons that were never clear to Dani, but were all too obvious for Jack, the son of Judge Depree's housekeeper. Thirteen years later, Dani, a widow with a son, comes home to start a new life and is surprised that Jack, too, has moved back to the Bayou. A former DEA agent who is now a bestselling author, Jack has bought Dani's childhood home. But as their passion reignites, Dani and Jack know that secrets hang in the air...and that the past may ruin their second chance at a once-in-a-lifetime love.


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A Ghastly Shade of Green (Shivers, 2)
Author:
M. D. Spenser
Book 2 of the Shivers series for children. When Jason's mother takes him and his brother to the Everglades, things begin to disappear, including their dog.  (this is a lot like RL Stine's Goosebump series!)
Pearl Cove :: Elizabeth Lowell

It is desperation that inspires young widow Hannah McGarry to call Archer Donovan. She saw the man only twice in the past ten years, and he struck her as a cold, ruthless piece of work. But as a silent partner in Pearl Cove, her late husband's pearl farm business, Donovan might be willing to help her...if the price is right.

At twenty-nine, Hannah has been freed to live her life again. Now she faces the mystery of her late husband's suspicious death, the prospect of bankruptcy...and the disappearance of the Black Trinity, a necklace containing a three million dollar fortune in black pearls that was to ber her financial security.

Archer Donovan would rather roget he'd ever heard of Pearl Cove. It links him to memories of living life on the dark side, the old lure, the heart-pumping, soul-numbing certainty that there was no law, no justice, no mercy; just hunters and the hunted. That life taught him to trust no one but family. But when Hannah McGarry calls in an old debt and offers a million dollars, Archer is plunged back into the hell he vowed never to revisit; into a deadly game of mony, power, cutthroat competition, and treachery in pursuit of a stolen fortune. At his side is a woman he shouldn't want, yet cannot resist...a woman who may know more than she's telling about her husband's death...and more than is safe to know about that dark and elusive black pearls. With a feeding frenzy of human sharks on their tails, Archer and Hannah race through unchanted waters in search of the fabulous Black Trinity. And the closer they come to finding the coveted pearls, the closer they come to danger and truth-and to each other

It is desperation that inspires young widow Hannah McGarry to call Archer Donovan. She saw the man only twice in the past ten years, and he struck her as a cold, ruthless piece of work. But as a silent partner in Pearl Cove, her late husband's pearl farm business, Donovan might be willing to help her...if the price is right.

At twenty-nine, Hannah has been freed to live her life again. Now she faces the mystery of her late husband's suspicious death, the prospect of bankruptcy...and the disappearance of the Black Trinity, a necklace containing a three million dollar fortune in black pearls that was to ber her financial security.

Archer Donovan would rather roget he'd ever heard of Pearl Cove. It links him to memories of living life on the dark side, the old lure, the heart-pumping, soul-numbing certainty that there was no law, no justice, no mercy; just hunters and the hunted. That life taught him to trust no one but family. But when Hannah McGarry calls in an old debt and offers a million dollars, Archer is plunged back into the hell he vowed never to revisit; into a deadly game of mony, power, cutthroat competition, and treachery in pursuit of a stolen fortune. At his side is a woman he shouldn't want, yet cannot resist...a woman who may know more than she's telling about her husband's death...and more than is safe to know about that dark and elusive black pearls. With a feeding frenzy of human sharks on their tails, Archer and Hannah race through unchanted waters in search of the fabulous Black Trinity. And the closer they come to finding the coveted pearls, the closer they come to danger and truth-and to each other



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Kiara's Colors (Disney's the Lion King II : Simba's Pride)
Author:
June Doolittle
Great board book for young children ...not a color  but ABOUT colors!
Let's Find the Colors (Disney Babies)
Author:
Alan Benjamin
Again..ABOUT colors! Great Disney board book!


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Rose Madder
Author:
Stephen King

This is the story of Rose Daniels. Escaping from her macabre marriage is not as easy as fleeing to a new city, picking a new name, finding a new job, and lucking out with a new man. Not with a husband like Norman...
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I have Red Lily (In the Garden Book 3) by Nora Roberts on my shelf.      http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780515139402-Red+Lily+In+the+Garden+Bk+3

 

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Black Rose (In the Garden, Bk 2) :: Nora Roberts Three women meet at a crossroads in their lives,each searching for new ways to grow-and find in each other the courage to take chances and embrace the future. Roz is a woman of independent means who thought love was behind her,but when romance takes her by surprise;she won't allow anything to keep her from her second chance at happiness.

Chesapeake Blue (Quinn Brothers) :: Nora Roberts  Seth Quinn is finally home.

It's been a long journey. After a harrowing boyhood with his drug-addicted mother, he'd been taken in by the Quinn family, growing up with three older brothers who'd watched over him with love.

Now a grown man returning from Europe as a successful painter, Seth is settling down on Maryland's Eastern Shore, surrounded once again by Cam, Ethan, and Phil, their wives and children, all the blessed chaos of the extended Quinn clan. Finally, he's back in the little blue-and-white house where there's always a boat at the dock, a rocker on the porch, and a dog in the yard.

Still, a lot has changed in St. Christopher since he's been gone-and the most intriguing change of all is the presence of Dru Whitcomb Banks. A city girl who's opened a florist shop in this seaside town, she craves independence and the challenge of establishing herself without the influence of her wealthy connections. In Seth, she sees another kind of challenge-a challenge that she can't resist.

But storms are brewing that are about to put their relationship to the test. Dru's past has made her sensitive to deception-and slow to trust. And Seth's past has made him a target of blackmail-as a secret he's kept hidden for years threatens to explode, destroying his new life and his new love. . . .

Bright Eyes, Brown Skin :: Cheryl Willis Hudson, Bernette G. F  This title is a classic title in early education circles. Four African- American youngsters are presented in a pre-school setting as empowered, smart, creative self assured.

Blood Orange :: Drusilla Campbell Dana Cabot cannot remember the kind of person she was before May 29th, the day she became angry at God, at her workaholic attorney husband, and herself. The day her seven-year-old daughter. Bailey, disappeared. As the months wear on without a trace of her adorable but troubled child, Dana can't help blaming her husband's controversial defense of an accused abuser for playing a role in the abduction--and it shows in the strain on their marriage. But then a shocking event offers a chance to what really happened to Bailey--and Dana's unwitting part in it. Haunted by the unthinkable consequences of revealing everything she knows. Dana must decide whether to keep the truth to herself--or risk losing the rest of her family. Suspenseful, searing, and evocative, this beautifully written novel offers poignant insights into the meaning of honesty--in marriage, in friendship, and in justice.

 

 



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Just peachy (The Grand cook book series) :: Judith Bosley

Taking Back Mary Ellen Black (Next) :: Lisa Childs

Island of the Blue Dolphins :: Scott O'Dell

 

 



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