Discussion Forums - Book Bazaar Book Bazaar

Topic: Highlight a book with one of the four elements in the title

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
Page:   Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
Subject: Highlight a book with one of the four elements in the title
Date Posted: 4/16/2008 11:05 AM ET
Member Since: 10/2/2007
Posts: 1,241
Back To Top

Earth Wind Fire Water

And the Sea Will Tell by Vincent Bugliosi

In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O'Brien

Whirlwind by James Clavell

When the Wind Blows by John Saul

Against the Wind by J.F. Freeman

Oceans 11 by Dewey Gram

Dance Upon the Air by Nora Roberts

Subject: My "One of the 4 Elements Books"
Date Posted: 4/16/2008 11:13 AM ET
Member Since: 4/5/2008
Posts: 2,783
Back To Top

Fire Ice (Kurt Austin) :: Clive Cussler, Paul Kemprecos

In Serpent, Clive Cussler introduced a hero for the new millennium in Kurt Austin, the leader of NUMA's Special Assignments Team. In previous encounters, Austin and his colleague Joe Zavala have battled eco-extortionists and mad empire builders-but they have never faced a menace like the one before them now.

In the heart of the old Soviet Union, a mining tycoon has proclaimed himself czar of Russia. Claiming Romanov ancestry and backed by billions of dollars, he is determined to overthrow the already shaky Russian government-and U.S. opposition doesn't bother him one bit. A little crisis of their own should distract the Americans for a while, and he knows just the thing. . . .

Filled with all the hair-raising action and endless imagination that are Cussler's hallmarks, Fire Ice is a dazzling thriller from the grandmaster of adventure fiction.

It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It :: Robert Fulghum

In his first phenomenal best-seller, EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN, Robert Fulghum reminded readers everywhere of some plain and still-true truths. Now, picking up where he left off, Fulghum turns our eyes to show-and-tell, weddings, his own ten commandments, and more insightful and unique observations on what our world is and was....


Date Posted: 4/16/2008 11:52 AM ET
Member Since: 10/4/2007
Posts: 208
Back To Top

Here are mine:

Ill Wind by Nevada Barr

Peace Like a River by Leif Enger

This if fun!

Date Posted: 4/16/2008 11:53 AM ET
Member Since: 3/25/2008
Posts: 2,530
Back To Top

Whirlwind (Tyler, Bk A) :: Nancy Martin

Date Posted: 4/16/2008 12:09 PM ET
Member Since: 4/22/2006
Posts: 4,733
Back To Top

by Gina Wilkins:

In From the Rain (that's water)

by Linda Howard

The Touch of Fire

by Mary Lynn Baxter:

Between the Raindrops (that's water too)

by Ginna Gray:

Quiet Fires

by Janet Dailey:

Fire and Ice

by Max Brand:

Fire Brain

Fugitives Fire

by Debbie Macomber:

Let it Snow (that's frozen water)

Moon Over Water

On a Snowy NIght (that's frozen water again)

Rainy Day Kisses


Date Posted: 4/16/2008 12:51 PM ET
Member Since: 1/22/2007
Posts: 1,101
Back To Top

Buried At Sea by Paul Garrison

Hired on as a deckhand and personal trainer to a wealthy investment banker, Jim Leighton's dream of adventure came true when he set sail for Rio de Janeiro onboard the luxury yacht Hustle. But in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, Jim's enigmatic employer, Will Spark, makes a startling announcement: they are being pursued by someone who wants them dead. With no previous sailing experience -- far from the sanctuaryof land in the company of a stranger who is possibly delusional and certainly dangerous -- Jim is suddenly trapped in a harrowing race for survival across the vast waters of the globe. And his options are rapidly being reduced to two: sail or die.

Into The Fire By Anne Stuart

Jamie Kincaid knows that she can't move on with her life until she has answers. And she's walking straight into the fire to find them. A year ago Jamie learned that her beloved cousin, Nate, had been killed. Beaten to death in what police suspect was a drug deal gone wrong, he was found by his childhood friend Dillon Gaynor. Dillon had always been the baddest of the bad boys, leading Nate astray, about Nate's death. He's not about to volunteer any information, and Jaime's only choice is to head to the Wisconsin town where he lives to find the answers for herself.    Jamie shows up unannounced on Dillon's doorstep, only to find that Dillon is as dangerous and seductive as she remembers. But despite his silky hostility, she discovers that she can't leave. Things start disappearing, strange accidents begin to happen and Jamie doesn't know whether Dillon is trying to seduce her or scare her away. And if she gives in to his predatory games, will she lose her soul? Or her life?    But something else -- something evil and threatening -- is going on. And Dillon knows more that he's saying. Is he the one behind the strange threats. . . or is he Jamie's only chance for survival?   

Last Edited on: 4/16/08 12:52 PM ET - Total times edited: 3
Date Posted: 4/16/2008 6:59 PM ET
Member Since: 1/27/2007
Posts: 426
Back To Top

Flash Fire :: Caroline B. Cooney
Posted: 8/29/2007 8:32 PM ET

If It's Raining This Must Be the Weekend :: Nancy Stahl
Posted: 10/3/2007 10:33 AM ET

It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It :: Robert Fulghum
Posted: 11/16/2007 3:03 PM ET

My Teacher Flunked the Planet :: Bruce Coville
Posted: 6/7/2007 8:30 PM ET

Whirlwind: A Novel :: Joseph R. Garber
Posted: 10/21/2007 7:57 PM ET

The Wind Chill Factor :: Thomas Gifford
Posted: 8/17/2007 6:49 PM ET


Date Posted: 4/16/2008 8:37 PM ET
Member Since: 2/10/2008
Posts: 1,080
Back To Top

Peering at my shelf I see.....

Barbie: A Sea of Friends :: Rita Balducci

Firestarter (Signet Book) :: Stephen King

Shadowfires :: Leigh Nichols

Subject: fyi
Date Posted: 4/16/2008 9:59 PM ET
Member Since: 7/21/2007
Posts: 494
Back To Top

Sea Hunters II, The Abridged Audio Author: Clive Cussler, Craig Dirgo
Book Description:
    From the authors of the #1 bestselling The Sea Hunters come more unforgettable true adventures with famous shipwrecks.  Abridged, four cassettes, 6 hours

Mountain Laurel  Author: Jude Deveraux
    Captain Ring Montgomery was handsome, a skilled rider, a crack shot, popular with the men and their ladies. That was reason enough for a jealous, surly colonel to saddle Montgomery with a most peculiar assignment: to escort an opera singer into the Colorado gold fields.
    Ring's plan was to scare the little lady enough so that she'd hightail it for home. After all, a Civil War was brewing! But LaReina, The Singing Duchess -- as Maddie Worth called herself on stage -- didn't scare easy. And she didn't intend to explain her reasons for coming West to any high and mighty soldier. Captain Montgomery might be smart enough to figure out that she was no European duchess, and gentleman enough not to take advantage of her when he'd had the chance, but he'd have to go on thinking she had some insane desire to sing opera to a bunch of ragtag miners. She didn't dare trust him with the truth....

Snowbound (Harlequin Superromance)  Author: Janice Johnson
Book Description:
    When a blizzard strands Fiona MacPherson and her students in Oregon's Cascade Mountains, their only hope of survival is to seek shelter at Thunder Mountain Lodge. Their host is John Fallon, a handsome, enigmatic war veteran haunted by secrets and scars that may never heal.
    John Fallon never imagined he'd be playing host to this captivating teacher and her eight teenage charges. But when his solitude is shattered by their arrival, his world shifts on its axis. He needs Fiona�but does she need him? There's only one way to find out. The ex-soldier must find the courage to reach out to the remarkable woman who has transformed his life.�

Laughter In The Rain (Harlequin Temptation, No 245) Author: Shirley Larson

Winds Of Destiny (Harlequin Historical No 242)  Author: Laurel Pace
Book Description:
    What Fate Awaited Them?
    Though at one with the Spirit of Life, Ethan Woodard walked alone. Until the day Elizabeth Merriweather, possessed of sun-splashed beauty and untested strength, came to the place he called home... and changed the landscape of his heart.
    Elizabeth Merriweather came west for a new life. And found - miraculously! - new love, with a man as solid as the earth. But Ethan Woodard was also Cherokee, and so condemned by treaty to be lost to her forever along the Trail of Tears...

Last Edited on: 4/16/08 10:00 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 4/16/2008 11:42 PM ET
Member Since: 5/5/2007
Posts: 563
Back To Top

Last Edited on: 11/3/08 8:09 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 4/17/2008 8:07 AM ET
Member Since: 6/29/2007
Posts: 526
Back To Top

Kiss of the Night Wind by Janelle Taylor

Trial By Water: A Novel by George Cuomo


3 for 1 on my entire shelf!!! Non-Smoking Home.

Date Posted: 4/18/2008 1:56 PM ET
Member Since: 12/21/2007
Posts: 215
Back To Top

Oceans of Fire - Christine Feehan

Thicker than Water - Maggie Shayne

Date Posted: 4/18/2008 3:12 PM ET
Member Since: 2/12/2008
Posts: 617
Back To Top

Mine is Women in the Wind.  Can't remember the author right now and I am feeling lazy.  It's on my bookshelf.  Got it at an FOL sale.  It's one of those epic kind of tales.  Loved it.  It's made me sad it's collecting dust on my PBS bookshelf.  Yeah it's an old book and mine is an ex-library copy, but sooo good.

Okay I went and got it.  It's by Margaret Ritter.  Here is the summary

Margaret Ritter's vibrant and sweeping novel chronicles the uncertain fortunes of an American family during an era of change.

Reanna MacClaren, strong-willed and adventurous, arrives in the Indian Territory as the bride of a dashing rancer who presides over a vast domain.  SHe soon discovers that her husband, ANdrew, is not the heroic figure he seemed, and their emotionally charged relationship turns to violent mutual enmity.  But Reanna is befriended by Andrew's powerful adoptive mother, Miss Jane Beauvaise, an Indian tribal matriarch, and learns that only the daring, the resourceful and the passionate can defy the unpredictable wiolence of the elements and the treacherous currents of history to creat a new life. 

Over several tumultuos decades Reanna witnesses the end of an Indian nation and the coming of statehood, participates in the discovery of oil on her land, and fights to control the destiny of her new-found empire.

Date Posted: 4/18/2008 3:52 PM ET
Member Since: 5/23/2005
Posts: 5,986
Back To Top

Like Water for Chocolate


A great movie, but yet an even better book...with recipes!  Yes, this is an older book, but one of those that will never go out of style.  Takes place in old Mexico, and is full of  sweet, heartbreaking love stories, and recipes I swore I would always try but just never did.  (No 30 minute meals, they!)  The heroine was born amidst food and has grown to be a  chef with magic--whatever emotions she is feeling as she prepares, goes into the food, and passes to the people eating it.  A little hardcover in fine shape...you will be so glad you read it!


Date Posted: 4/18/2008 10:02 PM ET
Member Since: 5/10/2005
Posts: 2,360
Back To Top

Well, when I searched for "air" on my shelf it returned Godzilla.  Which confuses me a bit, but also amuses me. :)

More accurately, I found one that's stretching it just a bit:

Death Of The River Master (Texana Jones) http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780373265039-Death+Of+The+River+Master+Texana+Jones

Allana Martin's sixth color-filled mystery, set in a remote spot on the Mexican-American border, opens with an unexpected and terrible blow for trading-post owner Texana Jones. Her husband, Clay, a popular veterinarian with patients on both sides of the (almost dry) Rio Grande, has been arrested for the murder of the river master, the official in charge of allocating the region's scan water supply under the terms of the bi national agreement. Now Clay is in jail awaiting trial in a Mexican court........ (click on the link for more extended blurb)


Date Posted: 4/19/2008 3:12 AM ET
Member Since: 10/31/2007
Posts: 115
Back To Top

In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
Author: Nathaniel Philbrick

The Birth of Venus
Author: Sarah Dunant

Half Moon Bay
Author: Meryl Sawyer

Fortune's Rocks
Author: Anita Shreve

The Lake House
Author: James Patterson

River, Cross My Heart
Author: Breena Clarke

A Raisin in the Sun
Author: Lorraine Hansberry

Tomorrow : Adventures in an Uncertain World
Author: Bradley Trevor Greive

Sammy's Hill
Author: Kristin Gore


Last Edited on: 4/19/08 3:31 AM ET - Total times edited: 3
Date Posted: 4/19/2008 10:19 AM ET
Member Since: 4/3/2008
Posts: 541
Back To Top
Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz

The Sea Came in at Midnight by Steve Erickson

Date Posted: 4/20/2008 4:56 PM ET
Member Since: 3/31/2006
Posts: 28,535
Back To Top

bumping up to see what else you all got :)

Date Posted: 4/20/2008 5:06 PM ET
Member Since: 5/15/2007
Posts: 31
Back To Top

The Good Earth :: Pearl S. Buck


Date Posted: 4/20/2008 5:30 PM ET
Member Since: 8/6/2005
Posts: 705
Back To Top

Cold in the Earth (Meredith and Markby)
Ann Granger

A tightly knit English village provides the atmospheric background for this third mystery in Ann Granger's Cotswolds series. To former Foreign Service Officer Meredith Mitchell, the Cotswolds represent a haven of peace and tranquility away from her stuffy London apartment; to her old friend Chief Inspector Markby, they represent home specifically the charming village of Bamford. Markby's anger at watching bulldozers threaten one of his boyhood haunts turns to alarm when workmen uncover a recently buried corpse. The identity of the dead man remains a mystery; the worker who dug up the body has disappeared and the farmers who own land adjacent to the burial site are little help. Charming, eccentric old Mrs. Carmody treats Markby, whom she has known since he was a boy, as if he still is one, and Mrs. Winthrop at the neighboring farm is happy to supply him with scones and tea but gives little else away. The only cheering prospect on the horizon for Chief Inspector Markby is the forthcoming arrival of Meredith, who has finally, after much prodding, accepted his invitation to visit. Together they begin to follow a trail of clues that leads them from an old ruin where witchcraft may once have been practiced to a dangerous and illegal business to the terrible secret in one family's past.
Date Posted: 4/20/2008 5:48 PM ET
Member Since: 3/11/2008
Posts: 926
Back To Top

Winds of Promise (Wayward Wind, Bk 1) :: Brock Thoene, Bodie Thoene

Last Edited on: 5/12/08 6:47 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Subject: APHC Christmas (Lake Wobegon)
Date Posted: 4/20/2008 8:27 PM ET
Member Since: 5/23/2005
Posts: 5,986
Back To Top


Very short, and so, if you order this, you can take another.  I would really have preferred less music and more talking.

But a nice audio on cassette.

Date Posted: 4/20/2008 8:37 PM ET
Member Since: 1/6/2008
Posts: 3,693
Back To Top

Last Edited on: 2/2/15 3:23 AM ET - Total times edited: 1