oday I welcome Jeanne Bannon who will present a little about her book, "Invisible." This one sounds like an intriguing read, so watch for my review in the next few weeks. I'll post that announcement on my facebook page and other announcement locations. I look forward to reading this book, and welcome Jeanne Bannon.
Thanks for having me as a guest today, James. It's always a pleasure visiting Miss Havana! Let's get right to it, the blurb for "Invisible." Lola’s not pretty. Lola’s not popular. Lola wishes she could disappear … and then one day she does just that.
For seventeen-year-old Lola Savullo, life is a struggle. Born to funky parents who are more "in" than she could ever be, Lola’s dream of becoming a writer makes her an outsider even in her own home. Bullied and despised, Lola still has the support of her Grandma Rose and her best pal Charlie.
Not only is Lola freakishly tall, she's a big girl too. And when forced to wear a bathing suit at her summer job as a camp counselor, Lola’s only escape from deep embarrassment seems to be to literally vanish. Soon after, she discovers the roots of her new “ability.”
Slowly, with Charlie’s help, Lola learns to control the new super power. The possibilities are endless. Yet power can be abused, too.
Then, when tragedy strikes, Lola must summon her inner strength, both at home and at school. She has to stand up for herself, despite the temptations and possibilities of her newfound super power.
"Invisible" is a coming-of-age story that will warm the heart. Here's the buy line:
I am posting a variety of different things to do during the summer as part of this blog tour, and what could be more appropriate for this particular blog than devilishly good cookies! I love to cook goodies to enjoy during our time on the patio. It's nice to relax in the fresh air with good friends, family and good conversation. I save my favorite recipes for these special times, and want to pass one along to you.
Italian Bow Cookies
4 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons salt
6 beaten eggs
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup oil
1 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
1/4 cup butter
1 pound confectioners' sugar
2 lemons, juiced
Blend beaten eggs into dry ingredients, following with all other ingredients. Knead until smooth. Roll into pencil lengths and tie in bow knots. Bake on greased cookie sheets in a 400 degrees F oven for 15 minutes.
For Lemon Icing: Cream butter, add remaining ingredients. Stir until well blended. If too thin, add more sugar. Too thick, add more lemon juice.
Thank you all for stopping by. Leave a comment and I'll get back to you. Finally, thank you, James, for having me as your guest today!