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Moultrie Creek Books

An online bookstore focused on genealogy and family history with books to help you research, preserve and publish your family's history. Stop by the bookstore at http://moultriecreek.us/books

Currently reading

The Aviator's Wife
Melanie Benjamin
The Girl Who Came Home: A Titanic Novel
Hazel Gaynor
The Art of Vintage Journaling and Collage: Techniques and Inspiration for Working with Antique Ephemera - Maryjo Koch, Sunny Koch Gorgeous book full of inspiration. I will use the tips shown here with copies of my family ephemera to create some beautiful family gifts.

Secret of Chimneys (Masterpiece Edition)

The Secret of Chimneys - Agatha Christie

I put off reading this book because I had seen the made-for-tv movie version. The book is nothing like the movie and was much more interesting. Several times I thought I had it figured out only to have a wrench tossed into my solution. It kept me in suspense right up to the end. Now onto The Seven Dials . . . which includes several characters from Chimneys.

Death Comes to Pemberley - P.D. James This was my first P.D. James book and it was a good one. I got a fix for both mystery and Jane Austen in this book and was quite surprised with its resolution.
From the Family Kitchen: Discover Your Food Heritage and Preserve Favorite Recipes - Gena Philibert-Ortega, Philibert Ortega Why doesn't everyone include food traditions in their family history? That question got my attention right away. In my world, most events revolve around food. And not just family events either! Trips are remembered for restaurants and local dishes first - then sights later. Gena uses this book to provide a social history reference helping genealogists trace their female ancestors and she does this beautifully. Not only that, you can use the tips and resources provided in this book to help add life to your ancestors. Social history doesn't get the attention it deserves, but Gena puts it front and center in this book. It is a delicious (literally) read and one full of great ideas. I have the NOOK edition which resides in the reference collection permanently installed on my iPad.
Busman's Honeymoon - Dorothy L. Sayers Enjoyed the book more for the story of Peter and Harriet adjusting to married life than for the mystery. It wasn't one of her better mysteries, but still a very enjoyable read.
The City of Falling Angels - John Berendt While the topics have nothing in common, both of Berendt's books have been delights to read. I read Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil to see if any of my Savannah relatives were mentioned (they weren't) and I read The City of Falling Angels to see if it could keep me as entertained as the first book (it did). I find it amusing that both books take you far beyond what any tourist will ever experience when visiting either city, yet both have spurred an increase in tourism.
The Big Genealogy Blog Book - Amy Coffin Amy's book doesn't tell you how set up a blog or create a post, but it does show you the numerous ways a blog can support your genealogy efforts. And, she provides lots of fabulous prompts for topics that not only make you look at your research in different ways, but help you find interesting ways to tell the stories of your ancestors. It's a very handy reference that will soon be full of bookmarks and highlights for post ideas.
Publish and Perish - Sally Wright The hero is an archivist - and a combat veteran! What's not to like about this mystery? Keeps you on the edge of your seat right up to the end.
Charlotte Collins - Jennifer Becton Charlotte Collins was one of my favorite characters in Pride and Prejudice and I found Jennifer Becton's version of the rest of Charlotte's story quite delightful.
Preserving Your Family Photographs: How to Organize, Present, and Restore Your Precious Family Images - Maureen A. Taylor A fabulous resource for anyone with a collection of family photos.
Being Dead Is No Excuse: The Official Southern Ladies Guide To Hosting the Perfect Funeral - Gayden Metcalfe Bringing a bit of levity to the southern funeral, this book takes on the traditions - and food - surrounding funerals. There are some great stories - and fabulous recipes - in this book.