NASA Flight Surgeon Dr. Rebecca Sato has earned her dream job. Now she’s ready to explore the next frontier…having a family. While responsible for the health of astronauts who fly through space in the International Space Station, her feet are firmly planted on the ground. But at thirty-six, the men on her radar are either intimidated by her intellect or not interested in having kids. So she devotes her spare time and energy to the local animal shelter. At twenty-eight, Houston Lieutenant Firefighter Ryan Cassidy knows he’s an old soul. Tired of girls his age who only crave a quick hook-up with a good-looking fireman, he’s ready to settle down with a wife, kids, maybe a dog. When a fire at Johnson Space Center threatens NASA’s medical building, Ryan rushes in, ready to take charge. But he’s blindsided by a calm, compelling doctor who’s already in command of the evacuation. While the fire is easily contained, Ryan can’t say the same for his heart. Attraction fans the flames, but dating a younger man is not in Rebecca’s comfort zone. Determined to synchronize their orbits, Ryan volunteers to pose for her animal shelter’s charity firefighter calendar. Between Ryan’s abs and his love for animals, the wall around Rebecca’s heart starts to fall. Will their age difference be too much to overcome? Or will they achieve a five-alarm lift-off?
When a renowned book editor returns to her roots, she rediscovers her strength & her passion in this heartwarming novel from the author of The Waratah Inn. Sarah Flannigan is moving home to the small, beachside hamlet of Emerald Cove. After years in the city building a career as an editor at one of the top publishing houses in the country, she’s uprooting her life to help her mother run the family cafe after the divorce. Cindy Flannigan never thought she’d find herself single and alone in her sixties, but when her husband runs off with a younger woman, she uncovers secret debts he’s accumulated that will leave her in dire financial straits for the first time in her life. She calls on her eldest child to help and is delightfully surprised when her daughter moves home to the Cove. But concerns for her daughter's future happiness soon mar the reunion. Take a trip to Emerald Cove, where no one's a stranger, in this heartwarming and uplifting tale for fans of Debbie Macomber, Danielle Steele, and Sheila Roberts.
Discover destiny's path to true love. When Nancy is betrayed in love, she gives up on romance, convinced she is not destined to find her soulmate. Then Nancy stumbles across Diana, a mysterious clairvoyant with an important message. But can Diana really see the future? Zack, on the other hand, is careful to mind his heart, given his family’s tradition of arranging marriages. Whilst keeping to himself has done him well so far, fate has other plans in store for him. On the night that he and Nancy meet, two worlds collide and are changed forever. Can two very different individuals find place in their lives for someone so unexpected? Will Nancy and Zack, survive the disastrous consequences that fate has in store for them? Dating Destiny is book 1 of The Tea Leaves Series. Start the magical adventure of mystery, fate and fortune now!
Winner of the 2016 Golden Crown Literary Society Award. Runner Up for the 2015 Rainbow Award. This sweeping novel follows childhood sweethearts Rona and Shelli as they come of age and face impossible choices. Passion and heartbreak come alive in this lyrical exploration of love, friendship, and family in Israel. A Small Country about to Vanish is Rona and Shelli's love-hate relationship with an ancient piano, each other and their difficult homeland - a country physically too small and politically too volatile to maintain its own existence. Wise and compassionate Rona believes in fairness and equality and shows a rare ability to feel empathy for her supposed enemies, while her friends and family want security first. Shelli, an avid reader of Holocaust literature, raises old but relevant questions. Must history repeat itself? How do we know when the political pot of hatred has boiled beneath us, making it necessary to leave our belongings behind and relocate, to save ourselves and our family?
Ana Brassfield has her path to the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House all figured out until her first love, renowned German dancer Claus Gert, returns to Georgia to win her back. Despite a promising start towards her ballet career and pending marriage to landscape architect, Peter Engberg, Ana wonders if her dreams of dancing at the Met are as impossible as her previous romantic relationship with Claus.
NEW RELEASE! When late-night phone calls summon Jude Coleridge and Camille Prescott back to the Talbot Hall School for Girls, painful memories bombard them. Though estranged for years, both bear the physical and emotional scars from their youth.
At the boarding school, they were branded the crazy girls, the ones who lie and became unlikely best friends. They soon formed a trio with a new student, Wanda Ann, who pulled them into her bewildering relationship with the school psychologist, Dr. Hedstrom. But Wanda Anns wild stories masked a truth that threatened to engulf them all.
As teens, the girls could only rely on each other as they moved toward an unfathomable, fiery danger. Now, in the crumbling halls of Talbot, hours before the building's demolition, they must grant forgiveness, to themselves and others, if they are to move forward.
CONTENT WARNING: Contains drug use and sexual violence.
A sensible lawyer. A downward spiral. Can she survive this turn for the worse? Dependable attorney Sara Shaw loves her job, but her rowdy family is pushing her OCD tendencies toward disaster. And things go from bad to beastly, when the floozy who stole her sister’s husband stirs up trouble. Unfortunately, Sara takes the bait and jeopardizes her stable reputation by jumping into a wild, hair-pulling fight. Desperate to redeem herself, she leaps at a chance to show off her superb organizing skills to her handsome legal associate. But when another scandal erupts and her mom drags her down deeper, Sara scrambles to keep her world from spiraling out of control. Will Sara at last strike out on her own, or will she be stuck still playing the loyal hometown girl? My Best Decision: Sara’s Story is the second book in the light-hearted My Best women’s fiction series. If you like complicated family relationships, hilarious hijinks, and soul-searching heroines, then you’ll love Carole Wolfe’s amusing chick lit frolic. Buy My Best Decision: Sara’s Story to throw caution to the wind today!
METTLE IS A FREE DOWNLOAD JUNE 2-4 On New Year's Eve, Beri Mathieu's best friend figures out a lie about a buried secret and ends their long friendship. The next day, raw and reeling, she lets a man share her booth in a crowded cafe. Her gesture is as uncharacteristic as he is unexpected. Stranded by a winter storm, the two strangers pass 30 hours together. Beri doesn't know it, but in that time something passes between them that will alter their lives. Three months later, they decide to meet again. As their rendezvous draws near, Beri battles longing and insecurity. In uncharted territory, she lets herself be swept away as answers evade her and the first unthinkable consequence is set in motion. This psychological thriller explores the contest between good and evil in the most intimate battlefield of all. It also peers into the portals open between two people and what comes through them. (Link to a free copy of the Prequel at the end of Part 1.)
When an unexpected encounter in the air leads to something kinky... Amelia: When I found out my boyfriend was cheating on me I was heart-broken. Forget about love. All I was interested in now was a relationship with no strings attached. So I had a one time fling with a sexy, rugged stranger on a plane. Only he turned out to be my brother’s friend. Now I can’t stop thinking about him and those gorgeous, smouldering eyes. Jason: The first time I saw her I knew I wanted her. She was cautious and guarded, but I broke her down. Once I tasted her, I couldn’t get enough. She’s my friend’s little sister, but I know I’ve got to have her. So screw the consequences, I’ll stop at nothing until I make her mine.
Everybody is on the premises of Suburban Skies Condominium Association when the victim is discovered. Residents of the small community face obstacle after obstacle as they try to rebuild their homes and their lives after Hurricane Katrina. When folks are at their most vulnerable, facades crumble, secrets spill, and self-appointed neighborhood watchdog Jody Bertolucci meddles her way into everyone's affairs. When reconstruction is near completion, Jody is found knocked unconscious in her FEMA trailer, and every neighbor is a suspect.
Loving your sisters is easy. Getting them to accept your help is the hard part. It may have taken years, but all five Skatt sisters are finally back together. Their antics in the tiny Northern Ontario town are legendary, involving fistfights and fierce tempers, stealing boyfriends, and standing up for each other. Until now, Kayleigh’s been content to live in the shadow of her sisters, always putting them first, happy to blend into the background of their lives. When Cat, the baby of the family can’t get pregnant and Kayleigh offers to become a surrogate, she discovers that stepping up for her sister also means stepping back from her dreams. Will she ever have a family of her own? It doesn’t help that Dory’s return to Forest Hills has stirred up old grudges that Kayleigh doesn’t know if she can ever forgive. Dory, on the other hand, has never put her sisters first but a lifetime of being the bad sister has taken it’s toll on her. After beating cancer not once, but twice, Dory wants her sisters to realize she’s changed, but with a reputation for trouble, trust isn’t easy to earn. And when Dory meets handsome ex-cop Drew Conlin, her past threatens to ruin everything she’s worked for. The two sisters are complete opposites, but sometimes opposites make the best allies. Can these two sisters resolve their differences in time to help each other step up and make their dreams come true? Stepping Up is the third book in the heartwarming Sisters in a Small Town series about love and fa ...
A Woman’s World Book Club pick and GDRWA Booksellers' Best Award finalist. When Jackson St. James decided that six weeks in Vermont’s Green Mountains would help him get his life together, he didn’t anticipate replacing his craving for whiskey with a craving for his alluring new landlord, Gabby. Now, instead of prioritizing his sobriety and the resolution of the lawsuit threatening his business, he’s making excuses to spend time with the spunky young landscaper whose candor is more than a little addictive. Gabby Decouteau refuses to let her pill-popping mother and unreliable baby daddy turn her into a cynic, so she doesn’t fight her attraction to her enigmatic new tenant. Although Jackson’s smile rarely reaches his eyes, his generosity and dependability make her willing to overlook his demons. But once she convinces Jackson to give in to temptation, Gabby’s jealous ex threatens to disrupt the life Gabby has built for herself and her son. With so much at stake, Gabby and Jackson must decide if love is worth the risk.
Two truths. One lie. Only their hearts are off limits. Truth: Zora Monroe could rule the world from her phone, while cooking up a five-star meal. Truth: Between landing an agent for her cookbook and construction on her new house nearing completion, barely into her thirties, she’s winning at the game of life. Lie: She is NOT in love with her brother’s best friend and lawyer, Michael Kennedy. At least that’s the story she’s been sticking with since she was nine. When her brother’s house where she’s been crashing needs fumigation and repairs, she suddenly finds herself forced into the one place she can’t sweep the lie under the rug: Mike’s house. In such close proximity, their attraction is deliberate, forbidden, and indisputable. Torn between dreams and the reality of what’s been lost and found over time, she must decide whether the only man she’s ever loved—the one she should protect her heart from—is actually the man for her.
In 1967, Julie was searching for something. She wasn’t certain what she would find, but her search took her to San Francisco, England, Spain, Scotland, Denmark, and eventually back home to Michigan. Along the way she discovers the psychedelic lifestyle of Haight-Ashbury, difficult friends and even more difficult lovers.
Six years ago, Dr. Marla Grant gave into temptation with a gorgeous man. Now a single mom to a little girl, Marla finds herself in a dilemma when the funding for her community clinic is threatened by none other than the powerful billionaire of her long-ago fling and unsuspecting father of her child... Carson Blackwell has never forgotten bright, beautiful Marla. When he discovers that she works at the clinic his grandmother's foundation sponsors, it's the perfect opportunity to end to his ongoing infatuation and use his leverage to cement a new business deal. He needs a fake girlfriend for one week in Hawaii, and Marla is just the woman for the job. It's a win-win situation until Marla and Carson realize the attraction between them isn't feigned. Only the secrets they're keeping stand in the way of a future together and a love that could last a lifetime.
"An engrossing view into the world of 'beautiful people' with an ending that will leave you wanting more." - New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Melissa Foster
Verena Valent is at the helm of her family’s legendary Swiss skincare company in Beverly Hills. After her parents’ deaths, she becomes the sole provider for her younger twin sisters and her grandmother, rising to the challenge to guide and expand her family's business. She is in the midst of a critical international expansion when her carefully organized life begins to unravel.
While she struggles to save the business that means everything to her, she meets Lance, an executive chef at the Beverly Hills Hotel. She encounters this intriguing man again on a business trip to Paris, and soon gains a new perspective on life.
When the unthinkable occurs and Verena’s world collapses, her friends rally around her. Ultimately, Verena learns that truth, family, friendship, and love are the unshakable pillars of life. But will she get a second chance in business, or in love?
Flawless is the first in the Love, California series. Follow smart, stylish, entrepreneurial friends as they navigate the turbulences of modern life. Set in Beverly Hills with action flung across the globe, this engaging series features gutsy, determined best friends, and how they manage to live the lives of their dreams.
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She’s the modern-day Equalizer with Robin Hood as a partner… Long ago, she’d accepted being dealt an unfair hand, especially after a recent beating from her pimp, Eddie. Now all she can do is focus on staying alive; which means keeping out of trouble until she’s saved enough money to start a new life. One which includes revenge and seeking justice for the pain and humiliation she’s suffered through the years at Eddie’s hands. But a chance meeting of a handsome stranger’s eyes across a crowded ballroom changed everything. An invisible thread wove itself around her heart and his, pulling them together for a few timeless moments before the spell was broken. Realizing fate was at work, he used every means possible to track her down. Because nothing would keep him from the woman of his dreams. Along with the opportunity for a new life, Foxxy’s being offered hope, as well as the means to plan Eddie’s retribution; not just for her but for every woman he’s abused. Foxxy’s never lived a life to be proud of until that night, and recognizing her new life purpose, Foxxy sets out to avenge anyone who’s deserving, and desperately needs her help.
Not all Otto Viti stories are about dead bodies…
When Jill D'Angelo agrees to join her two sisters on an Italian vacation, she only hopes the three of them can go the whole week without driving each other crazy. Little does she know that the getaway will be full of traveling mishaps and uncovered family secrets. But the biggest surprise of all?
(Before the Otto Viti Mysteries: a Non-Mystery Prequel Novella)
This Greek American family saga follows a multigenerational story of love, loyalty, and culture. An emotional novel about family bonds and the difficult pull between home and heritage.
In the year 1956, Anastacia Fotopoulos finds herself pregnant and betrayed, fleeing from a bad marriage. With the love and support of her dear friends Stavros and Soula Papadakis, Ana is able to face the challenges of single motherhood. Left with emotional wounds, she resists her growing affection for Alexandros Giannakos, an old acquaintance. But his persistence and unconditional love for Ana and her child is eventually rewarded and his love is returned. In a misguided, but well-intentioned effort to protect the ones they love, both Ana and Alex keep secrets - ones that could threaten the delicate balance of their family. The story continues in the 1970’s as Dean and Demi Papadakis, and Sophia Giannakos attempt to negotiate between two cultures. Now Greek-American teenagers, Sophia and Dean, who have shared a special connection since childhood, become lovers. Sophia is shattered when Dean rebels against the pressure his father places on him to uphold his Greek heritage and hides his feelings for her. When he pulls away from his family, culture and ultimately his love for her, Sophia is left with no choice but to find a life different from the one she’d hoped for. EVANTHIA’S GIFT is a multigenerational love story spanning fifty years and crossing two continents, chronicling the lives ...
“Swathed in small-town gossip and values, the fantastical novel - combines murder mystery, magic, and mayhem for an exciting tour of a family’s history and trauma.” - 5 stars, Clarion review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Trouble and Magic comes in Threes. The Rowan siblings, Vic, Pip, and Liam, must solve their mother's murder to heal a haunted past in this emotional page-turner.Reviewers are calling the book: an emotional page-turner that they could not put down. "Hooked from the first page" and "kept you on the edge of your seat." "Spellbinding."
Fans of Practical Magic, The Witches of New York, Twin Peaks, and those who dream of visiting Star Hollow will enjoy.
⭐ NOTE: Trigger warnings, see listing for details.
⭐ GENRE: Magical Realism, contemporary, women's fiction, and literary fiction.
Every family has its secrets, and the March family is no exception. For the March sisters, Match Made in Devon, the bridal shop opened and run by their parents, was a real-world representation of what true love was all about. But for eldest sister Alexandra that kind of perfection has always seemed unreachable. Alex has spent over fifteen years in Boston, building up an impenetrable shell of confidence and taking control over her own destiny. If there’s anything missing from her life, it isn’t important anyway. But with her mother’s unexpected death Alex is forced to leave her life in the big city behind and return to her hometown of Devon…and a past she’s been running from for years. As the March sisters try to salvage the bridal shop their parents loved, Alex is forced to confront her painful past and the real reason she left Devon so many years ago…including childhood sweetheart Jonah Dufort. Jonah represents everything Alex has tried to forget and conceal. But sometimes secrets demand to be revealed, and when the past returns again in the form of a long-lost sister, it’s a shocking reminder to Alex that even a perfect marriage can have something to hide. With her world falling apart around her, Alex loses control of the perfect life she has built for herself. Now, the only thing that Alex can be certain of is that things will never be the same. Bound by fate, three sisters will have to redefine the meaning of family and discover the raw power of ...
Grace Starr plans. She likes order, organization, and the smell of bleach. When her ex-husband evicts her from her predictable life, she’s faced with the hit-you-between-the-eyes realization she’s been a bystander in her own life. Then a letter arrives. An anonymous donor gifts her a worn-out house in a small town. She’ll have to put up with the neighbor. Blaise Savage is an incorrigible, nearly washed-up drummer in a rock band. His unbridled personality challenges everything she holds dear. He’s sexy and that wicked wink probably had half the female population in his bed. For Grace, his lifestyle is out of control. Is the woman who never takes a risk willing to risk it all – and possibly fall in love?
Whose secret is a motive for murder? Sandra is murdered while working late at the office and the investigation drives Detective Elliot crazy because everyone has secrets. Ian is trying to hide illicit activities, Henry has a darker, hidden side, George needs money and will make it any way he can, Nathan wants escape from a mundane existence, Brody seeks power and respect, and Brooke wants to get ahead in the worst of ways. Will Lea and Maddy discover who wants to protect their secret badly enough to kill? Perhaps, but not without a surprise twist at the end!
These stories will make you laugh, cry and want to give them a hug… The Dreaded After Call—a young editor runs away from a love triangle and works to drown out the pain but… Will she have a second chance at love? Wine A Little or A Little Wine—a beautiful overweight woman can’t find love and all she does is wine… Will a bottle of wine help? A Widow Moves On—an older widow opens her heart to love again but… What skeletons does he have in his closet? Rape’s Revenge—her boyfriend rapes her young daughter… rage and revenge prevails… Will she kill him? Dark Secrets and White Lies—she’s dating two men of different races and is pregnant with interracial twins…she is in a dilemma…Who will be the father? The power of love, loneliness, heartache, revenge, and lies… What would you do if your life changed in a second?
Renee Lockhart has her eye on a lofty goal…to fill the open position of morning radio show host at the station where she works. When her co-workers sign her up for a local TV version of The Bachelor, Renee goes along with it in order to raise her profile. Upon seeing her bumbling audition, Ben McConnell, one of the most eligible bachelors in town, insists that Renee be placed on the show. But Ben gets much more than he expected in Renee… he gets a girl who can’t seem to do anything right…and a girl he can’t seem to resist.
Sometimes you have to let your sisters take care of you, even when you’re the one who’s always taken care of them “…small town romance with wonderful characters. lots of drama and tons of love. It is women's fiction at its finest.” Amazon review Meet the Skatt sisters - five redheads with absolutely nothing in common except the fierce love they have for each other. They’re famous in the tiny town of Forest Hills for their father leaving them, the ghost of their mother hanging around, and for eldest sister Maggie who raised them all. Maggie and Mike are just as famous - a teenage pregnancy that ended in strong marriage and five daughters of their own. But when the unthinkable happens, Maggie stumbles through her grief, still unable to lean on her sisters, who are ready to do anything to help, including indulging Maggie’s weekly chats with Mike’s ghost. It seems like Mike has joined the spirit of their mother in the family home. For eight months, Maggie found comfort with her talks with Mike's ghost, but some the list of things Maggie can’t bring herself to tell him adds up; things like grandbabies, and boyfriends, and Brady Todd, not to mention the fight with the customer at FoodMart and the visit from the police that leads to some big changes. And Maggie can't tell Mike about the return of Ben Higgins, because how do you talk to the ghost of your dead husband about whether she's ready to move on with another man? Luckily, Maggie's sisters are there for her, if she'll only let ...
From the award-winning author of Half-truths and White Lies and An Unknown Woman comes an emotional story of hidden identities, complicated passions and tangled truths. ‘A compelling portrayal of the bohemian life of an activist poet, the men she loves, and the issues she fights for.’ ~ Eleanor Steele A rose garden. A woman with white hair. An embossed envelope from the palace. Lucy Forrester, for services to literature, you are nominated for a New Year’s Honour. Her hands shake. But it’s not excitement. It’s rage. For five decades, she’s performed angry poems, attacked government policy on everything from Suez to Trident, chained herself to embassy railings, marched, chanted and held placards high. Lucy knows who she is. Rebel, activist, word-wielder, thorn in the side of the establishment. Not a national bloody treasure. Whatever this is – a parting gesture, a final act of revenge, or the cruellest of jokes – it can only be the work of one man. Dominic Marchmont, outspoken literary critic and her on/off lover of fifty years, whose funeral begins in under an hour. Perhaps, suggests husband Ralph, the invitation isn’t the insult it seems? What if Dominic – the man they both loved – has left her an opportunity? Completely gripping, excellently written and so skilfully put together, I can't recommend My Counterfeit Self highly enough ~ Isabel Wolff, author of Ghostwritten
A quirk of fate puts a Blatina in the Oval Office. What now?
Toni Madison never dreamed about becoming President. It simply wasn’t even an option for someone like her, a Black Latina after all.
Life had a different plan as a heart attack places her behind the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office.
Now, three years into her bland accidental Presidency, Toni notices she could do better. In fact, she wants to do better.
She wants to be a great President.
Things start to heat up as she launches her election campaign.
She quickly realizes that there are many people who are honestly threatened by a woman of color serving in the highest office of the land.
When threatened, people tend to respond with underhanded, manipulative viciousness.
How will Toni handle all that?
As betrayals follow threats that follow intense pushback, Toni reaches back to her gritty youth to find succor along with the support of her quirky, loyal staff.
“...we watch fascinated as Toni comes into her own. Step by painful step.”
“Very entertaining & relevant in today's political landscape.”
“In the crazy political climate of today, this was a delightful and yet insightful read.”
Where Bantry Bay in Ireland meets the wild Atlantic, three lost souls stumble together united by their inability to forgive themselves. A heart-pounding and magical tapestry of romance, history, legend, and complex themes of inequality that resonated as deeply centuries ago as they do today. Perfect for fans of Susanna Kearsley, Nora Roberts, Mary Stewart, Maeve Binchy, and Susan Wiggs.
After a disastrous relationship with her boss, Meg Cameron leaves her job with two bad options. Stay silent? Or speak up and ruin her career? A trip to an archeological dig gives her time to reflect on historical imbalances of power, but history refuses to stay quietly in the bloody past of Ireland's beautiful Beara Peninsula and the O'Sullivan massacre.
Niall Sullivan has spent years chasing the truth of what happened to his family in 1602. But he never expected to have to bring his newly orphaned nephew, Adam, with him to excavate on Dursey Island--without internet or television or even reliable cell phone coverage. Still, time alone together in the abandoned village could be exactly what the two of them need to build the foundations of a family. Until Meg Cameron comes along. Meg and her developing relationship with Niall brings out both the best and the worst in Adam. And as danger comes from unexpected sources, they all have choices to make. Life and death choices none of them expected.
★★★★★ PRAISE FOR LAKE OF DESTINY ★★★★★
Sometimes they must run. Sometimes they must hide, and sometimes they stand and fight back. Trying to survive. A box set of seven Women’s Fiction tales filled with drama, suspense, loss, love, pain, strength and life-altering decisions that will provide hours of quality entertainment written by seven New York Times and/or USA Today bestselling authors.
Monica Bentley makes history sexy.
The Count of Brionde continues his endless game of cat and mouse with the French king, Jean le Bon. In the forests surrounding the chateau, however, lurks the armed band of legendary condotierre leader Bertrand du Guesclin.
Inside the chateau, the Guard practice daily, preparing for the inevitable attack. The youngest member, Louis - ward to the master of the Guard – dreams of becoming a true warrior.
He also dreams of the kitchen scamp Phoebe, who grows more beautiful with each passing day.
Young love's first blush finds these two resourceful orphans relying on each other when no one else trusts their lowly position.
When the fateful battle finally arrives, choosing whom to trust means life or death.
Inspired by historical events, Chateau of Desire helps us escape to an earlier time in this unforgettable coming of age tale of love, trust and resilience.
For mature readers only.
What drives you as a writer of history?
The story of people – their passions, flaws, redemption. No matter what time or place, we have the same dreams and nightmares.
What draws you to medieval France?
The pageantry, ambition, intrigue between nobles and royalty. Edward III looms large for Cressy and Poitiers, his bete noir being du Guesclin, one of the first pra ...
She's beautiful and brilliant. But the world is not ready for her to shine…
Western Pennsylvania, 1905. Olive Westchester dreams of being valued. Misunderstood, resented, and ignored by her large family after her mother's death, her only ally is an older brother who loves her unconditionally. And the hard-headed girl's visions of making her mark are threatened by a close-minded society resentful of her superior intellect.
Stunned after a jealous teacher expels her from the eighth grade, Olive's anger swells when her dismissive father does nothing to get her readmitted… instead pushing her to learn to be a wealthy man's wife. But as tragedy strikes, she turns to a local laborer enamored with her beauty and makes a decision that may change her destiny forever.
Can the bold young woman shatter the chains holding her back from realizing her ambitions?
Becoming Olive W. is the emotionally intense first book in The Women of Campbell County: Family Saga women's fiction series. If you like determined characters, complex relationships, and realistic historical settings, then you'll adore S. Lee Fisher's dark coming-of-age tale.
When Charlotte Olson becomes legal guardian of her young sister, it's tough to survive, even in the friendly setting of Shady Piers. Now, after a disastrous fire, she loses everything, and Charlotte must protect her sister from a much more serious threat to the life they have built together. After an embarrassing introduction, firefighter Neil Mack doesn't expect to see Charlotte again, but when he's called to the fire in her apartment block, he manages to get her and her sister to safety, despite great personal danger to himself. What neither of them knows is the deeper threat, just around the corner, that will have serious implications for Charlotte, the handsome firefighter and those around them who they love. The Shady Piers Romance series novellas are 'clean and sweet' contemporary romances with Happy Ever After endings and no cliffhangers, that can be read as standalone novels all set in Shady Piers, Maine.
Thaniya Rasid grew up in the Middle East dreaming of becoming a surgeon. Now living an ordinary life as a mother, wife and a hospital lab tech in Vancouver, Canada, she garners unexpected fame as youTube’s Queen of Hummus when her video demonstrating the recipe goes viral. How could blending chickpeas in a food processor generate so much excitement? And how could her life have ended up so far away from all her expectations? To make sense of the unlikely events that have brought her to this place, Thaniya turns to food, curating memorable eating experiences of her life, searching for clues. Between her childhood aversion to cucumbers, her search for an authentic Iraqi kubeh in the city of Jerusalem, her 10-year tomato wars with her husband Samih, a mood altering encounter with a blood pudding in Edinburgh, and a Kafkaesque nightmare involving a cauliflower, Thaniya unravels repeated patterns occurring in her life. The secrets of love, friendship and destiny hidden in her cauldron of mishmashed cultures begin to reveal themselves. Between lust and disgust there is a thin line. Spoonful Chronicles is the beguiling story of one woman taking hold of her fate by uncovering the clandestine geography of this divide in her heart. You can receive recipes of the food described in the novel by signing up to a mailing list for free. Details inside the book. You can have this book and eat it too.
Single Chicas is a collection of stories about modern Latinas being in, out, and around the zany hurdles of relationships. One woman receives strange calls from a lonely soul, another seeks advice on how to love herself, and another wakes up in a parallel universe to a man she's never met. These chicas will make painstaking effort to survive the complexities with humor and grace. Once again, López dazzles audiences with her brilliantly candid craft. Smart, witty, and funny, these stories will explore the true endurance of singlehood.
SUGAR, SEA SALT, AND SHOW BIZ Jen Reid's life after walking off a reality show has been great--she's gone from being a broke twenty-four-year-old Seattleite with no love life and no job to the twenty-five-year-old who got the guy, moved to Miami, and is starting a bakery with her best friend. She thinks her showmance love might be about to propose. And with mouthwatering goodies based on everyone's favorite shows, her business, Sweet Reality, is destined for success. That is, until a killer competitor opens right across the street. If she's going to save Sweet Reality, Jen has to come up with a secret ingredient--like the recipe that won Totally 80s Bake-Off. Jen can get it--if she steps back into the spotlight. Soon she and her boyfriend are out to sea on a cruise ship full of reality stars, including her nemesis, Ariana; her lying, cheating ex; and some wicked producers looking to bring the drama. Separate cabins, "surprises" from her past, and scenarios tailor-made to spark fights are just the beginning. But with her self-respect, her business, and her future on the line, the fallout from this made-for-TV plotline will be all too real . . .
" . . .please let someone find me!" Seventeen year old Savannah Swift has been plagued with reoccurring nightmares about a woman being buried alive in her car. Savannah's father, a Baptist minister, says it's because she watches too many scary shows on TV. But deep down Savannah knows these dreams mean something significant . . . But what? With the help of her two best friends, Jade and Emma, Savannah discovers something remarkable about herself. She has a gift. But as she begins to use her special abilities, she soon realizes that not all gifts are a blessing. Sometimes, they can be a curse.h
Miller's Secret Obsession. Ambition. Betrayal. Left in an orphanage as a young child, Miller Dreeser vowed to someday live a life of wealth and prestige. He obtained that life, with no thought of the consequence to those he used as puppets on a string to get there. His acceptance into the world of the socially elite is not enough to conquer his internal demons, and that unquenchable ambition may cause him to lose it all. Surrounding him is a rich tapestry of characters—lives filled with love, heroics, and a yearning for more. His singular focus threatens them all. Will anyone survive Miller’s secret? Author Tess Thompson explores themes of power, deceit, and dangerous obsessions in this suspenseful, page-turning post World War II drama.
Unexpectedly SEXY Standalone Steamy Romance with a Happily ever after. Mary tries her hardest to be the best in her class, but her rival, quarterback of the football team, Kyle, is getting in her way. His cheating and cheap shots are putting her at risk of losing her scholarship to continue her education. Despite their differences, she agrees to help him rather than sabotage him, and they get tangled up in a relationship. Will Mary put Kyle first, or will she put her grades before him?
Giuliana is a middle-aged housewife in Toronto, with a career and a husband who has little interest in her well-being, and three young children. In the evenings, she gets on her computer and chats with people all over the world. She becomes involved with Aaron and Bobby. Her life becomes like a pinball bouncing between her husband, her job, her children and her two online friends. She is bewitched by the romantic poetry of Aaron and the honest and kindness of Bobby, that takes her all the way to California. Watch for the ironic twist of fate that takes her in a direction that she never expected!
Hired to care for her elderly Great-Aunt Rosalyn, newly graduated nursing student, Danielle Petit, moves to Western North Carolina. There she finds herself intertwined in the life of a woman whose life and influence is much more expansive than expected and who has been underestimated by her son. Danielle finds help from friends, family and a handsome family attorney as tensions grow between mother and son, made worse by the unearthing of a long-hidden painting, and the son’s political ambitions.
A Friessen family celebration turns tragic when the marriage of one daughter is preceded by the heartbreaking loss of another. “This story is one that will stick with me for quite awhile. It is raw, gritty and the stuff of nightmares for those who are parents or part of a close knit family like the Friessens.” Rebmay Three days before Sara Friessen’s wedding, her older sister, Chelsea, who is married to the son of a notorious criminal, disappears without a trace. The police have no leads, and her husband, Alaric Taft, has also gone missing. To find the couple, the Friessens must come face to face with the kind of deadly underworld they had never expected would touch their family. Andy Friessen lives and breathes only one thing: protecting his family. He soon discovers the secret behind what has happened to his eldest daughter, and he’s plunged into a cat and mouse game, stonewalled at every turn by authorities who are supposed to be helping him. For the first time in his life, he’s forced to admit he’s in over his head. The Friessens are stronger together, so, in desperation, though he swore he never would, Andy ultimately calls for help from his cousins, Brad, Jed, and Neil. As the cousins dig deeper into the days before the disappearance, they discover that Alaric was hiding a very dark truth, one that put a target on Chelsea’s back, and someone would have gone to great lengths to keep it from coming to light. The lines between good and bad have suddenly become ...
A magical novel about destiny, family, food, intrigue, healing, men in kilts, and the sometimes twisted path to love from the award-winning author of Compulsion. "Delightful, charming, and heartwarming." --NYT bestselling author Wendy Higgins
Helping her aunt organize a festival in a picturesque village nestled among the Highland braes of Scotland seems like the perfect escape from Anna Cameron's broken engagement and the mistake that ended her legal career. To succeed in helping the struggling community, though, she'll need to wrangle kilt-wearing villagers, dangerous sheep, meandering dogs, and the stubborn land-owner who refuses to open his property to the public for the ancient tradition of "Sighting."
For centuries, the glen has been known to locals as a "thin" place, one where the veil between worlds peels back on Beltane morning and reflects the face of a person's one true love in the tranquil waters of the loch. The tradition could draw much-needed tourists by the busload, but that's exactly what Connal MacGregor doesn't want when he's desperate to keep his daughter out of the public eye.
Struggling to mediate between Connal and the needs of the village, Anna finds herself falling in love with all of them: Connal and his disfigured daughter, the villagers, and the magical glen. But opening the "Sighting" to strangers reveals generations of scars within the community and within Connal and Anna themselves. ...
On her way to a martial arts convention, Danielle Kane's plane crashes on an island in the Bermuda Triangle with cities trapped in time. She is furious to learn that on this island teetering on the brink of civil war, women are chattel. The sixteenth century Spaniards want to lock her in a tower. The fourteenth century pirates want to enslave her. The Inca Indians would worship her as a god. The World War Two soldiers aren't sure what to make of her. None of them are ready for a modern woman.
Psychic Profiler Dr. Kate Winter is caught between new age mysteries, astrological signposts, and a man from her past who knows secrets. Long ago… A confrontation disintegrated into a murderous end, leaving two people to deal with the carnage. Hes back to finish what was left undone.
Im not the person you remember. Revelations during meditation opened a portal to the mysterious and the veil became a doorway. Dug and discovered a way to plumb energetic cycles to tap the law of attraction and reel in future events. Took experience a step further. Forced to embrace more than can be proven.
The mind is my specialty. How I catch killers.
What good is a premonition if I cant peg the timing to the calendar? Kate thought.
Secrets buried deep, where Kate's most vulnerable. Clays on the outside, to protect their relationship and all theyve built.
But what happens at their new California home throws them. Who is the blonde and whats her role? Or is she part of the plot?
Across the veil, messages are cryptic.
The test comes in the moment. Preparation fails without action.
Ive been up close with serial murderers, which is the work. Ego reveals mania.
Last year, a clear message dropped in. Let go. Prepare.
Time to face him.
A thril ...
...an adult, Dark Romance, with suspense, and horses, and a knife (named Jocelyn) THE BITTERSWEET SANCTUARY STORY (PART 1 OF 3) Putting her black ops past in the rear view mirror, Terese hit the road like a modern day gypsy, pounding along the ribbon of asphalt, staying nowhere long enough to be found. The death, the blood, the dirty deeds, locked in the corner of her mind she never visited. But there was one life she didn’t save and that one never went into that dark corner. That one was constantly there, day and night, that small face looking up at her, asking, “Why?” And then there was Alex. The man who wanted her, loved her, struggled to understand her, but above all, offered her something she’d never had...a normal life. How could she allow an innocent like Alex into the mortal peril of her world? He’d be eaten alive... She’d only failed the one mission. But it had been the most important one. Can she forgive herself for the evil of others? Only second chances will tell...
Kindred spirits Makenna Reagan and Kenzie Reese have been best friends since college. There is nothing one would not do for the other. So when a car wreck lands Kenzie in the hospital, Makenna agrees to pose as her friend on a photo assignment for Now Magazine. Skeptical at first, she is quickly enchanted by the beautiful White Mountains and the captivating man she meets on the plane. This crazy scheme just might work!
But impersonating her friend comes at a price. A car tries to run her off the road… a stranger delivers cryptic messages for ‘her father’… an armed assailant follows her. Kidnapped and mistaken for Kenzie, Makenna realizes her dearest friend has dark secrets in her past. Long before learning of the connection to organized crime and political corruption, Makenna knows they are both in serious trouble.
No one is who they claim to be. Not Kenzie, not the handsome and charming Hardin Kaczmarek, not the odd couple who has befriended her. Not even Makenna herself. Determined to protect her friend at all costs and get back home to Texas, Makenna knows trusting the wrong person could prove fatal.
Interwoven with mystery and intrigue, this powerful saga of best friends, loyalty, love, and belonging is the first book of the Mirrors Don’t Lie Mystery Series. A romantic suspense novel full of danger and delight.
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The lure of Africa and a chance to change their lives bring a group of professional women together from three continents for great white hunter Cassidy Magriff’s African Safari Bootcamp for Women. But a bruised lover and a Kenyan army officer have other plans for the band—to reap a profit and extract revenge. Five women become stranded in the bush without food, water, or weapons: Henna, A Beverly Hills hairdresser; Theresa, a high-powered Spanish sales manager; Katie, a retired Australian soldier; and Kouri, a traveler working on organic farms around the world. Mo, the safari’s geologist and a Kenyan—American, who grew up with a Masai tribe, is saddled with the task of leading the troupe to safety. Follow these brave and talented women as they face challenges on an hourly basis. Be with them as they fortify themselves with spiritual exercises and discussions of feminine literature, such as Jane Eyre, and conversations on the gamut of women’s issues. Witness them forming friendships and alliances and uncovering talents and skills that contribute to the survival of their troupe and the emergence of their “inner Amazon Warriors”. And most of all, experience the real Africa with its friendly loving people, harsh military, and magical environment.
Always the youngest and tired of being called the baby, nine-year-old Casey is thrilled when her little sister, Anna, arrives in the winter of 1986. Once Anna is born everything changes for the better: a new sister, a new house and a perfect life. It’s as if nothing can go wrong—until Anna gets cancer. In the wake of seemingly never-ending hospital stays and chemo treatments, Casey and her older siblings, Kelly and Sam, are suddenly forced to fend for themselves while constantly adapting to a new normal, which is anything but. Now growing up in the shadow of their sister’s cancer, Casey and her siblings try to survive as well as figure out their own place in the world. With the family they once had no longer in existence, Casey finds herself wondering what’s next. Will they ever again find peace, happiness or each other? We Can't Be Broken is a novel inspired by true events. H.K. Christie is a compelling women’s fiction/family life author who has crafted a uniquely perspectived story about growing up with a sibling who has cancer. We Can’t Be Broken is a relentless and insightful look into the family struggles this revelation entails, and is filled with characters who continually show perseverance and courage through even the toughest of trials. This is a story readers can’t put down and will love to the very end.
Socialite and philanthropist Elizabeth Hartman needs to start a new life after divorcing her husband Gerry Richardson who’s in federal prison for money laundering, a crime the Feds suspected her of being involved in. Her mother’s family vacation home in Red River, New Mexico offers just the respite she needs. Or does it? How will her grown children cope with what's happened to their family? One too many deaths sends retired Dallas homicide detective and now Marshall Matt Thornton to Red River to seek a less dangerous place to serve. The New Mexico mountains promises to be that refuge until his high school sweetheart Liz Hartman arrives, bringing with her danger to his town and his heart. Will his involvment with Elizabeth put his own daughter in danger?
Three best friends met every Tuesday for twenty-six years. And then they stopped. From the author of the bestselling Sweeney Sisters Series comes a novel of friendship, family and hope. When new next-door neighbors Georgia, Midge, and Lula first assembled on Georgia’s porch in Charleston for sweet tea, they couldn’t have known their gathering was the beginning of a treasured tradition. For twenty-six years they have met on Tuesdays at four o’clock, watching the seasons change and their children grow up, supporting each other in good times and in bad. With their ambitions as different as their personalities, these best friends anticipate many more years of tea time. And then, one Tuesday, Georgia shares news that brings their long-standing social hour to an abrupt halt. And that’s only the beginning as unraveling secrets threaten to alter their friendship forever.
GRACE ON THE HORIZON is the second full-length novel in The White Sails Series. Grace and Seamus, united by their past experiences, are adrift on a raft of shame in the sea of 1830s London society. After a personal tragedy, Grace’s desperation to leave London forces Seamus to accept a dubious commission on the private explorer, Clover. With the expedition financed by Colonel Hamilton and his private backers, Seamus is tasked with mapping a round-the-world voyage. But Colonel Hamilton has an additional package that requires delivering—Father Babcock—a priest wanted for murder. The church wants Babcock transported far from England to set up a new mission in South America. Battling his overprotectiveness, Seamus breaks his oath to always tell Grace the truth and hides Babcock’s identity from her. But the journey aboard the Clover is far from smooth sailing, and Grace suspects a saboteur. Trapped within the ship’s confines, she must learn to forgive her husband's well-intentioned duplicity and determine who wishes them harm—because now she also has her unborn child to protect. From the damp cobbled streets of London, around the freezing stormy tip of Cape Horn, and into the scorching dusty bush of New Holland, GRACE ON THE HORIZON promises another adventure on the high seas, bursting with action and suspense. It is historical women's fiction that will appeal to fans of the strong female protagonists in Outlander and Poldark.
From Bestselling Author Virginia Gray comes a delightfully funny page-turner about love, friendship, and second chances... Nothing is more important to 29-year-old Susan Wade than her career--not family, not friends, and especially not love. When she's offered a short-cut assignment to a big promotion, she jumps at the chance and finds herself in the last place she ever thought she'd see again. The small, coastal town of Havelock, North Carolina, may look like paradise, but for Susan, it holds the demons of her past. Determined to get the job done and out unscathed, she avoids her old haunts, until a particularly awful day has her heading to the bar for a much-needed drink. When one drink turns into two, she picks a fight with Pete Walsh, the town’s favorite son, and inadvertently starts a war. Pete's the kind of guy who'd give you the shirt off his back. After losing his mother to cancer and his heart to misplaced love, his scars need time to heal. When Susan shows up in his life, he's torn between irritation and overwhelming attraction. As Pete learns more about his new enemy, he realizes what Susan really needs is a friend. As their relationship blossoms, Pete sets out to save her from herself. Will Susan make room in her heart for love, or will she go away empty-handed? Find out in Caught Up in Me...
A GRIPPING PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER Can a psychologist, still grieving the loss of her husband, save a traumatized war veteran who is planning his own death? Stories Untold explores the devastation of loss, the struggle to find meaning in life, and the enduring power of love that transcends boundaries between past and future. They’re both strong and fearless, determined, relentless. He’s a decorated war veteran and he wants to die. She’s a prominent psychologist and she won’t give up on him. When a suicidal client seeks her help, Dr. Angela Blackwell cannot turn him away, despite the fact that he isn’t seeking the kind of help she normally provides her clients. The man, who won’t fully identify himself, wants the distinguished psychologist to stand witness after his planned death in six months’ time, ensuring his wife will not be charged as an accessory or be hindered from collecting the death benefit he carefully provisioned for her. He calls himself DJ and won’t willingly share anything about his past. As Dr. Blackwell is struggling to reconstruct her own life after the loss of her husband, she recognizes his unusual request as a subconscious cry for help and embarks on a relentless effort to guide the reluctant stranger in uncovering the trauma that has permanently altered the course of his existence. Playing a deck of cards stacked high against her and rushing against time, she has no other option but to intervene, pushing the ethical boundaries of the therapist-client rela ...
A subtle story with a paranormal touch. Follow a wonderful journey of change that will help you believe in magic again.
Henry and his adult daughter, Chandra, are haunted by the past. Stuck in a state of mourning, they long to return to a time when the family matriarch was still alive. Chandra misses her mother’s guidance. Henry wishes he could recapture the final precious moments with his wife. Each wonders if they will find happiness in life again, until unexpected relationships shake up their perceptions of reality. Henry’s new friendship with a neighbor blurs the boundaries between the living and the dead, and Chandra starts to see possibilities she’s never noticed before. Flying Lessons is a heartwarming, magical realism novel about relationships, hope, and healing that will stay with you long after you read the last page.
Synopsis: Cinnamon Lyles's used to looking for love in all the wrong places. As a survivor of an abusive childhood and a strained relationship with a mother who refused to believe her claims, she's endured a lingering struggle with self-esteem. After years in an abusive marriage, she's determined to make a better life. One day, she and her young children, Daniella and Will, flee North Carolina and set out for California where she leaps full-force into the world of investigative reporting. But when her career and her dangerous personal life collide, she faces decisions that threaten both her familiy's well-being and the success she's achieved.
Michelle is in trouble --- but she's fighting for her ideals! In this psychological romance a group of university students and soldiers go underground to try to implement ideas about which they are passionate. The French police are after them. Michelle has just been released from jail in France after attempting to damage an arms factory. Michelle has two lovers --- but she's not in love! Michelle comes to Israel and rekindles her romance with David, a middle-aged, married professor. Tom, her student lover who had been wounded in war, and Gad, David’s son, are also among the rebels. Michelle is intellectual, arrogant and teasing – and not committed to either of her lovers. Michelle’s rebel group depends on her – but nothing is simple! Michelle’s friends know they can rely on her, but they each struggle with their own internal conflicts. David is terrified about his son's entanglement in illegal activity. His own failure as a soldier still haunts him. David's sister, Pola, comes to visit and supports their activity. These idealistic rebels will inspire you, despite their dilemmas!
Brianna Hough’s world was seemingly perfect in every way, even after a tumultuous childhood. Perfect friends, perfect job, and the perfect man she was about to marry. It was everything Brianna had ever dreamed of, until she woke up from a coma, days after her dream wedding. The wedding that never happened. Now the night that had broken up her world has helped reveal that perfect isn’t always what it seems.
What do you do when you are forgotten by the man you’ve loved for twenty years? What do you do if you are the one who is remembered? Frankie Sicari is roused from sleep late one night by a key rattling in the front door lock. It’s her ex-husband, Charley Blackwell: a man she hasn’t seen for nearly a quarter of a century. What’s baffling is that Charley seems to think they are still married, and has no recollection of his current wife, Hannah. When medical tests reveal shocking findings, Frankie finds herself reluctantly caring for the man who left her twenty years earlier, while Hannah is relegated to the sidelines. How can Frankie forgive the man who abandoned her when she needed him most? And how can Hannah cope with the impending death of the man she’s loved for the past twenty years – especially now she is faced with the shattering truth that he has never stopped loving his first wife, Frankie?
Making a sexy deal with the deal-maker... Flying sightseers over California is part of helicopter pilot Lacey Sanders' job. The other part is denying her attraction for hot-bod fellow pilot Adam Swank. A painful experience taught Lacey never to date her co-workers. So regardless of how sizzling the sparks are between her and Adam, she just isn't going there. But when they're teamed up to close a business deal on a private island, Lacey can no longer resist Adam’s steamy kisses. Adam The Deal-Maker has the gift of persuasion. Except when it comes to Lacey. For five years they’ve been dancing around a fiery attraction. Now he has her right where he wants her—in his arms—but can he persuade thrill seeking Lacey to accept his deal and take a chance on an office romance?
Ava White has it all: a great job, two successful kids in college, a loving father. Change is highly overrated and for other, more adventurous, people. But then her father disappears. Poof. He wandered off, meandering around like Marco Polo to goodness only knows where. And for some reason, a Texas liberation organization seems to be all too curious about his whereabouts. Ava flies across the world on a hunch and is stuck having to rely on a handsome, if grouchy, tour-guide and a motley group of travel companions to guide her to her father’s birthplace. Dodging tazer-happy liberationists, her beloved daughter, and goats, she races across the wilds of Northern Spain, hoping to find her father before it’s too late.
“Ellie Cahill is definitely one to watch!” raves bestselling author Cora Carmack, and this steamy, upbeat modern romance about connecting in all the best ways proves it once again. Clementine Daly knows she’s the black sheep. Her wealthy, powerful family has watched her very closely since she almost got caught in an embarrassing scandal a few years ago. So when Clementine’s sent on a mission to live up to the Daly name, politely declining isn’t an option. Of course, the last thing she does before boarding the plane is to grab a stranger’s phone by mistake—leaving the hunky journalist with her phone. Soon his sexy voice is on the line, but he doesn’t know her real name, or her famous pedigree—which is just the way Clementine likes it. Despite all the hassles, Justin Mueller is intrigued to realize that the beautiful brown-eyed girl he met at the airport is suddenly at his fingertips. They agree to exchange phones when they’re both back in town, but after a week of flirty texts and wonderfully intimate conversations, Justin doesn’t want to let her go. The only problem? It turns out that Clemetine has been lying to him about, well, everything. Except for the one thing two people can’t fake, the only thing that matters: The heat between them is for real.
Fortune Fair is the short story prequel to The Tea Leaves Series It is 1997 and two friends, Nancy and Mickie have just finished their first year of college. They set off to the funfair to celebrate and encounter an eccentric fortune teller, The Mysterious Madame Marigold. Madame Marigold predicts Nancy’s destiny, but was it just a cliched fun fair scam, or can Madame Marigold truly predict the future? ONLY AVAILABLE TO NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBERS!
Fans of Hallmark style movies, featuring women in mid-life, will enjoy escaping with the first book in the Hometown Harbor Series. Set in the picturesque San Juan Islands, readers are taken on an emotional journey filled with the complex relationships of friendship and family. Each book in the series highlights a different woman and her journey of self-discovery. Finding Home features Sam, who moves to the island intent on starting over after a divorce. It’s an inspirational story of loss, love, second chances, and forgiveness.Shattered by her husband's infidelities after twenty-five years of marriage, Sam Collins is plagued by constant fear and loneliness, reliving the tragic death of her parents and the betrayal by the man she loved. She leaves Seattle seeking relief from the relentless darkness that has swallowed her. With only her dog for companionship, she sets out to live in her vacation home on San Juan Island.
She needs to feel in control. When it’s all stripped from her, can a fifty-something mother build a bridge to a better tomorrow? Helene Shaw’s life is falling apart. She doesn’t have her friends’ respect, her eldest daughter moved to get away from her, and now her youngest is refusing her perfectly sensible advice on planning her wedding. But even with all that going on, she’s still shocked by her husband’s ultimatum: Cease her meddling ways, or he’s leaving. Dragged to couples’ therapy, Helene is determined to shield her deepest trauma from the probes of their know-it-all counselor. But when an unexpected tragedy catapults her back to the worst moment of her childhood, she’s terrified she’s about to lose everything that ever mattered. Can Helene come to terms with her painful past before she destroys all hope for a happy future? My Best Memory - Helene's Story is the stirring third book in the My Best women’s fiction series. If you like family sagas, strong-willed heroines, and emotional journeys, then you’ll love Carole Wolfe’s moving tale.
For many years, Jhee, a magistrate from the Far Reaches of the empire, has used her arcane knowledge and position to rebuild her devastated district. She solves crime with her wife and husbands in a world where many view both the law and the increased blending of magic and modern technology with suspicion.As oceans of corruption and indifference threaten to overwhelm the empire's citizens, they must use their unique skills to shelter the vulnerable from the tides of injustice.
An ex-husband, two potential lovers, one reckless decision. Will Connie ever be happy in love? When Connie Stone leaves behind a cheating husband and heartache in the UK for her aunt's beach retreat, the last thing she wants is for her life to once again be complicated by men. Yet when her past follows her to Tanzania, her time to heal is short-lived and a selfish act shatters her hopes for a fresh start. An unexpected return to the UK reveals a long-hidden family secret that Connie has to deal with before she can decide the direction her life should take. Getting over a broken heart was never going to be easy. Can Connie put the past to rest and find peace and love in a country far from home?
Sizzling Cold Case…Tragic Accident or Cold Blooded Murder? Warren gets a chance to solve ‘the one big case that got away.’ But will he put the people he loves in serious danger by accepting this challenge? The first client of the Conley Austin Detective Agency brings an unsolved case from Warren’s past. Warren and his client are ready to convict Dr. Grant, the man’s son-in-law, and feel it’s an open and shut case. Can it be that straight forward….or will the murderer kill again before they prove his guilt? You’re sure to enjoy their second endeavor involving a thriving business suddenly barely able to make payroll. Is this a case of poor business management…or embezzlement? Lea digs deep to find answers to her questions. Finally, can you imagine the prestigious Conley Austin Agency tracking down a missing dog? More than the dog, it’s the diamond collar around its neck that gets them involved. Join the trio as they pursue this case with dogged determination! Unplug and escape with SIZZLING COLD CASE, Book Seven in the Sister Sleuths Mystery Series. You'll love this fast-paced murder mystery that keeps you guessing.
Dr. Kate Winter has mind-bending visions.
A psychic profiler, some of Kate's cases haunt her.
The evil stays.
The malevolence lingers.
It began at a crime scene.
Another party at Riverbend Road had gotten out of control but this time someone had died.
This wasn’t why Lily ran out the back door and fled.
It wasn’t why Amanda did drugs and acted out in front of her father.
Clay Zach walked back across Kate’s path at this crime scene. A former FBI man, Kate’s methods rattled him, but he remembers the risks she took on other serial killer cases.
The moment life changes.
There is something Dr. Kate Winter must face but she’s not alone.
Nothing could prepare them.
Some doors should stay shut.
Be like the eagle in flight that soars above the troubles of the world. Emma’s life changes the day Ruben Templeton walks in and asks her out on a date. Over dinner, Ruben’s undivided attention flatters her and she’s a little disappointed when his best friend, Jesse Kimball, joins them. Accustomed to a quiet life, insecure 27-year-old Emma is hesitant but excited when Jesse calls her the next day to invite her to his birthday party. It doesn’t take long for him to sweep her off her feet and when Emma receives devastating news, he asks her to marry him. From the moment she agrees, their relationship starts to deteriorate. Hurt and confused, Emma turns to Ruben for advice. Ruben suggests the young couple to give each other space for several weeks. Weeks Emma can use to help him locate his younger brother Axel, who has gone missing. Emma agrees, and soon finds herself on a road trip across the country. Will Emma and Jesse’s temporary separation clear the distance between them, or will she find love in the arms of another man?
Having a younger, beautiful sister is hard enough. Having one who’s on the cover of magazines and is loved by all? Torture. For single mom Marie Stephens, all she wants is to survive her new business, provide for her children, and ignore the intense feelings she has for her married neighbor. When her famous sister, Sadie, shows up after a five-year absence, Marie’s normal life ceases to exist. Add in their celebrity-obsessed mother, it’s no wonder they can’t get along. The most important thing Sadie and Marie will learn? Accepting your sister can change your life.
A hilarious and magical new series from the authors of Down & Dirty Supernatural Cleaning Services! Three very different women receive a similar desperate message from their husbands: I've been kidnapped and I need your help. They each must secure a mysterious and powerful magical object for his release. As they set upon this task, the women discover they have more in common than they originally thought. They also begin to realize that the magic object may be the key to changing their lives...and their destinies.
When it’s your 10th year of fundraising for charity it’s hard to find a new idea. The women come up with a scheme to benefit the local hospice but it goes way past their comfort zone. Can they, should they, go ahead? Then there’s the matter of the Board of Trustees – men who are bound to oppose the women on anything that steps out of the domestic sphere. A humorous story for readers of women’s and contemporary fiction.
“Heartwarming, lyrical, soulful, and with just the right amount of humor: this book sparkles with authentic, layered characters and beautiful, thoughtful prose.” — Jodi Meadows, NYT bestselling co-author of My Lady Jane and My Plain Jane
Two generations, two great loves, one devastating lie . . .
When Izzy unexpectedly loses her mother in a car accident, her world shatters. Their relationship has always been so close that Izzy can't imagine life without her. Nor can she begin to understand when she finds a secret box of love letters that her mother wrote but never sent. The idea of her mother hiding such intense feelings for more than twenty years without so much as a hint makes Izzy question everything she thought she knew--including the identity of her father.
Following a trail of clues overseas, Izzy steps into a world of glamour and English royalty, one which years ago forced her mother to choose between her obligation to her musical gift and her lover's obligations to his family, title, and estate. It's a world of secrets and masquerades, of heartache and betrayal. And in the midst of this world, Izzy finds a young man who feels as broken as she does herself. The two are drawn to each other--only to find that their parents' lies may present an insurmountable obstacle between them.
Thrown together on a coming of age journey of discovery that spans two lifetimes and takes them from a grand esta ...
The Gift Saga concludes with the next generation coming into the forefront of the story during their tumultuous years between adolescence and adulthood.
Evvie has lived through more tragedy than a young girl should ever endure, having lost both her father and a most beloved grandmother at a young age. Her rebellious ways are her only defense to mask the ever-present pain in her heart. Closing herself off emotionally, Evvie vows to never let anyone into her heart. But will her determination to keep everyone out see her lose the only person who could heal her broken soul?
Over-achieving, focused, talented, determined to succeed. Those are the traits Stella envies in her siblings and cousins. Her insecurities and lack of confidence stunts her ability to realize her own worth. When an older, handsome young man claims her as his own, Stella believes she has finally found who she has been looking forsomeone to love her enough to mold her into the best version of herself. But has she fallen in love too quickly for a man she barely knows anything about?
Chasing Petalouthes (Chasing Butterflies) is the coming of age story of two flawed, young women who push their way out from the confines of the cocoons theyd built around themselves and discover how to soar.
Jessica is looking to change her life after becoming single again. Leading trail rides and wine tastings in the California wine country sounds perfect. What could possibly go wrong? Is it a good idea to date the handsome vintner? Is he right for her, or is he too arrogant? How about her quiet male friend who rides a beautiful horse and is a great cook? And what about that creepy man who keeps showing up… It looks like she is in real danger. As a former police officer, Jessica knows how to handle danger on the streets. But when it presents itself in her stable, everything changes. Ride with her as she discovers that this idyllic tourist town will supply her with all the adventure she needs.
NASA astronaut Julie Starr knows nothing is earned without blood, sweat, and frizzy hair. Recently returned from orbit, Jules is on her way to becoming the youngest Flight Commander ever. So she isn't about to let a creepy stalker derail her goals. Or a chivalrous, wealthy rancher either, for that matter. Holt West doesn't mess with flirts. And that's exactly what Jules is. He has enough on his plate, working the ranch he inherited from his grandfather while making sure his siblings follow their dreams. He doesn't need to be distracted from his responsibilities by the smart-mouthed, long-legged astronaut clad in leather pants and biker boots. But when Holt's brother and Jules' best friend decide to get married, they're thrown together as best man and maid of honor. Jules takes the opportunity to hide out from her stalker at the West Ranch under the guise of planning the barnyard wedding of a lifetime. She might not know the difference between tulle and toile, but she’s an astronaut for god's sake. How hard could it be? Between Jules vying for a record-breaking promotion while outmaneuvering a stalker and Holt fighting a losing battle with his heart, can the two of them get it together long enough to say yes to the ride of their lives? Or is this mission a no-go?
“SHAMED BE THE WOMAN WHO ALLOWETH SUCH A SIN.”
Two cousins share a deep, sisterly love for each other. And a man. One of them will be driven into madness.
Inspired by a true story . . .
It’s the year 1930, and Anna May Shahan’s world is about to change. The eccentric housewife from the small woop woop town of Esperance, Australia, lives on an isolated farm by the sea with her loyal husband James, and they lead a simple, hardworking life. That is until Anna’s beautiful widowed cousin Lottie returns from the States after being absent for over a decade. Lottie confesses to Anna her heart’s greatest desire, and Anna, in fear of losing her beloved cousin again, grants her wish by allowing the unthinkable.
James knows his wife has some undiagnosed mental condition, blaming it for her salacious idea, and refuses to take part in it. But Anna is relentless, and finally, one night successfully manipulates him into going along with her plan. She gets her way, but her choice to help her cousin soon brings devastating consequences for them all.
A literary achievement and the most emotionally gripping book of the year, The Consequence of Anna is a complex family saga, intertwined with the haunting mystery of Anna’s mental illness and the secrets, lies, and revelations revealed through the hidden passions of Lottie and James.
Kate Birkin and Mark Bornz have crafted a poet ...
A heartfelt and hilarious mystery. A dead body swan-dives into the pool at a wedding, bringing gossip about disgraced paralegal and former rodeo queen Emily to a halt. Enter Jack, a secretive attorney and sexy mix of cowboy and Indian, and a job offer. Emily refuses the man and the job, until she learns about the disappearance of the six-year old daughter of his notorious client. She launches a desperate search for the little girl, and bodies pile up in her wake as the walls around her own secrets begin to crumble. 2015 WINNER USA Best Book Award, Cross Genre Fiction. ˃˃˃ See why Pamela’s novels have won contest after contest. 2017 WINNER Silver Falchion for Best Adult Mystery 2016 WINNER Best Book Awards Cross-Genre Fiction 2015 WINNER Best Book Awards Cross-Genre Fiction 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, Romance, Quarter-finalist ˃˃˃ Once Upon A Romance calls Hutchins an "up-and-coming powerhouse writer." If you like Sandra Brown or Janet Evanovich, you're going to love Pamela Fagan Hutchins. A former attorney and native Texan, Pamela splits her time between Nowheresville, Texas and the frozen north of Snowheresville, Wyoming. ˃˃˃ The Emily reviews are in, and they're good. Very, very good. “Grabs you by the throat from the get-go for a suspenseful, rollicking ride.” — Ken Oder, author of The Closing “Full of heart, humor, vivid characters, and suspense. Hutchins has done it again!” — Gay Yellen, author of The Body Business “Hutchins is a master of tension.” — R.L. Nole ...
Leena Coughlin is simply eye-candy to her husband Steven’s sky-rocketing career. Steven may be a brilliant cardiac surgeon, but the self-absorbed man is more focused on other people’s hearts—and his own pleasure—than on the emotional heart of his family. He’s a God-like man, after all, saving lives every day. And a man like him has needs. More than Leena can provide. To fend off the growing loneliness of her marriage, Leena strikes up a relationship with a stranger, Michael Casspi, through a letters-to-prisoners program. Michael was also once a cardiac surgeon. He claimed that assisting his dying wife with suicide was an act of mercy. The state called it murder. Can a man imprisoned behind bars fill Leena’s emotional void? Focused on their own strained relationship, neither Steven nor Leena has noticed the deteriorating mental health of their college-aged daughter, Joy. Two men. One woman. And a fragile girl teetering on the knife-edge of depression. But when Michael is unexpectedly released from prison, the precarious balance of all their lives will be dramatically altered forever.
In India, the dowry was ransom. Bride burning was what happened when the ransom was not paid. It’s 1971 in Delhi, India, and Maya is about to enter into the time-honored tradition of arranged marriage—a tradition that holds strong against modern ways. But no sooner than Maya’s father provides her agreed upon dowry to her fiancé’s family does Maya learn that she has just been traded into a deal deeply imbedded into Indian culture—a deal in which Maya is chattel. What will happen to her if the ever-increasing dowry demands are not met? Maya embarks on a quest to find the root of the cruel customs that have seeped into the families, relationships, and minds of India’s people. Going against her prescribed destiny, she faces irate backlash and is hunted by her enemies. But when Indira Gandhi enacts new emergency measures in a forceful attempt to bring a chaotic country further into modernization, Maya finds an ally in her fight. Can Maya change the course of Indian history despite the traditions fused into its identity? Or will she be drawn into India’s ancient spells?
What if you are stuck in a wheelchair with nothing to do but think about love? The life of Kobi, a cynical, pessimistic sixty-year-old retiree, turns upside down overnight due to a leg injury. He finds himself wheelchair-bound and helpless with little to do except reminisce about his life and past loves. A new neighbor, Leah, falls in love with him, and they spend hours discussing the meaning of life and love. What if your loved one suddenly disappears? Kobi tells Leah about the heart-breaking end of his relationship with Rachel, an English actress whom he had loved deeply when he had lived in London 20 years before. That intense love affair of several years ended abruptly when Rachel broke it up with a letter and then disappeared without a trace. Kobi’s heart was broken, leaving him in pain to this day. Yet he never lost hope of meeting Rachel again. What if there is new hope of seeing her again? When his leg healed, he received word from a friend who had seen her recently. Will Kobi succeed in connecting with Rachel again and finally begin to grasp the meaning of love? This is a story that will keep you and your beloved musing and discussing for long time.
Dying isn’t just hard on the ones left behind, the regret of unfinished lives weighs heavily on the terminally ill. That’s where Dire’s Club steps in, a specialty travel agency that takes a small group of dying people on one final adventure—so they can be free of guilt, be more than a diagnosis, and find a way to confront life…and death. Life Coach Charlotte Claybrooke built a successful second career guiding people out of grief, but the impending tenth anniversary of her own heart-wrenching tragedy sets her on a journey to find life among the dying. Staring death in the face was Jimmy Dire’s business. He met it with a warm hug, a kind word, and a smile. Dire’s Club gave the terminally ill one final, bucket-list adventure before passing on, but dying was expensive. The bills, like Jimmy’s lies, were piling up. It’s only a matter of time before he’s forced to face a different type of death. A rock god, a telenovela star, a grandmother living her life-long dream, and a young tech genius round out this group of strangers facing death together. But when tragedy strikes, their bond is shattered. Lies and fraud surface, forcing the dying to come together to save someone’s life. Everybody dies. The lucky ones have fun doing it.
From Book 1:Librarian Janet Johnson is puzzled when she is invitedand practically draggedto her first meeting of the Rejected Writers Book Club. This quirky group of women would much rather celebrate one anothers rejected manuscripts over cups of tea and slices of lemon cake than actually publish a book. But good friends are exactly what Janet needs after moving to the small town of Southlea Bay, Washington. Just as the ladies are about to raise a teacup to their five hundredth rejection letter, they receive bad news that could destroy one members reputationand disband the group forever. To save the club, Janet joins her fellow writers on a wild road trip to San Francisco in search of the local publisher who holds the key to a long-buried secret. As they race to the finish line, theyll face their fearslandslides, haunted houses, handsome strangers, ungrateful childrenand have the time of their lives.
Get in the holiday spirit with this Christmas-themed set of short stories from some of your favorite equestrian writers, and support retired horses! Some of the top authors in the genre have banded together to share Christmas stories from the heart. Look for best-selling authors Maggie Dana, Mary Pagones, Mara Dabrishus, Brittney Joy, Kim Ablon Whitney, Kate Lattey, and Natalie Keller Reinert -- plus an all-new Canterwood Crest holiday short story from Jessica Burkhart! And in the true spirit of the holidays, all proceeds will go to benefit Old Friends, a Thoroughbred retirement home providing life-long homes for former racehorses. Inside, you'll find stories from some favorite characters and new ones: - Jessica Burkhart returns to Canterwood Crest with an all-new holiday story. - Mara Dabrishus takes us back to Saratoga with July from "Stay the Distance." - Natalie Keller Reinert visits her best-selling Eventing Series with a peek into Jules' early days as a working student. - Brittney Joy offers a warm-hearted holiday tale with characters from her Red Rock Ranch series. - Mary Pagones contributes the prequel to "The Horse is Never Wrong" and "Fortune's Fool." - Kate Lattey revisits Pip from "Flying Changes," along with a new friend. - Maggie Dana, author of Timber Ridge Riders, writes an all-new holiday story, "The Ticket." - Kim Ablon Whitney, author of hunter/jumper series The Circuit, shares a Christmas story in "The Barn Party." With prequels, new stories of old friends ...
Southlea Bay's favorite sweethearts, Flora and Dan, are getting married and the members of the Rejected Writers' Book Club are excited to help. Especially the group's head honcho, Doris Newberry, who, much to Flora’s frustration, wants to control every detail, attempting to strong-arm Flora into accepting ridiculous wedding vows, wayward bongo players and into wearing a huge, old-fashioned wedding dress. But when a new resident arrives in town with information about Flora's past that threatens her chance of happiness, the overwhelmed bride-to-be disappears overnight. To find her, The Rejected Writers set off on yet another zany road trip adventure, this time to a make-believe Bavarian town. Where they meet lederhosen-clad, young men, are entertained by oompah bands, go on wild sleigh rides, and sing in a yodelling competition. But when they eventually find the bride and the bridegroom learns the truth about her, will he still want to marry her or will all the wedding plans be in vain
… The forgotten envelope was like the proverbial can of worms… now that she had opened it, she knew the past would come crawling out, one slimy piece at a time…
Photojournalist Kenzie Reese has spent the past eight years trying to forget her past. Now the Mafia is looking for her father and thinks kidnapping Kenzie will bring him out of hiding. Little do they know what a dysfunctional family she comes from! After a miserable and lonely childhood - lived on the run in a dozen towns across the country, using a dozen different names – Kenzie has made a new life for herself that does not include her parents.
The forgotten envelope plunges Kenzie into the middle of a political and financial conspiracy. Coded clues and a mysterious key force her to recall the painful puzzle of her past. Each discovery leads to more questions and more changes… and Kenzie hates changes!
Now is definitely not the time to be falling in love, especially with straight-laced Travis Merka. She and the Texas Ranger have nothing in common. She's a free spirit, he's all about rules.
But there are no rules as they follow the twisted trail of secrets that leads them from Colorado and Wyoming, into the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Full of surprises and vivid scenery, Kenzie's story is a great stand-alone or the perfect extension of The Girl from Her Mirror. This popular Kindle series is filled with mysterious danger and sexy delight, while remaining a clean r ...
Always the youngest and tired of being called the baby, nine-year-old Casey is thrilled when her little sister, Anna, arrives in the winter of 1986. Once Anna is born everything changes for the better: a new sister, a new house and a perfect life. It’s as if nothing can go wrong—until Anna gets cancer. In the wake of seemingly never-ending hospital stays and chemo treatments, Casey and her older siblings, Kelly and Sam, are suddenly forced to fend for themselves while constantly adapting to a new normal, which is anything but. Now growing up in the shadow of their sister’s cancer, Casey and her siblings try to survive as well as figure out their own place in the world. Follow Casey and her siblings as they navigate their adolescent and teenage years while pondering if they ever will again find peace, happiness or each other. We Can't Be Broken is a novel inspired by true events. H.K. Christie is a compelling women’s fiction/family life author who has crafted a uniquely perspectived story about growing up with a sibling who has cancer. We Can’t Be Broken is a relentless and insightful look into the family struggles this revelation entails, and is filled with characters who continually show perseverance and courage through even the toughest of trials. This is a story readers can’t put down and will love to the very end.
A little white lie. A little white wedding. A pair of roommates in over their heads. Days before she's set to move across the country and start a prestigious graduate program, a con artist leaves Emmy with no where to live and less than zero dollars in her bank account. But her day doesn't seem quite so bad compared to Beckett's--his fiancée called off their wedding just days before they tie the knot. Now he's single and ineligible for his place in married student housing. So what are a girl without a home and a guy without a wife supposed to do? A quickie wedding in Vegas will solve both their problems. It's a business arrangement, and no one even needs to know. They'll just get an annulment in a few months. What could go wrong? Only Beckett forgot to mention his new apartment is a one-bedroom. And neither of them counted on their new friends at Middlesex University thinking they're a great couple. The platonic newlywed game might be harder to play than Emmy thought. Especially when it starts to feel less than platonic. I Temporarily Do is a Stand-Alone Romantic Comedy
When Candy's ability to birth a legacy is ripped away, can she rise above her suffering and forge a new path?
At the end of the story, readers find a character of remarkable strength and empathy. -- Kirkus Reviews
New York City, 1966. Nineteen-year-old Candy Krzyzanowski believes she can have both marriage and a career. But she falls in love and becomes pregnant, only to be devastated when the father, a local football hero, strong-arms her into an illegal abortion. And when the dangerous procedure leads to an emergency hysterectomy, she wakes up barren and abandoned.
Battling through depression knowing that her family's line will end with her, Candy vows to soar beyond society's conventions and pioneer her own future. And as she sets out to achieve her dream to support women, she's determined to overcome abusive professors, tumultuous personal relationships, and the painful guilt that won't let her go.
Will she triumph in a male-dominated world and finally learn to forgive herself?
Against the Glass is an emotion-drenched historical novel. If you enjoy women's literature with inspiring heroines, journeys of self-discovery, and windows into the past, then you'll adore Linda M. Habib's deftly painted tale.
Lucy’s life is a mess. It’s official. Her childhood sweetheart ex-boyfriend just walked out on his wedding, telling everyone it’s because he’s still in love with Lucy - even though they broke up a long time ago! Desperate for a place to escape to while the dust dies down, Lucy gets the chance to spend two weeks in a luxury castle in the Scottish highlands - for free. The catch? She has to be a last minute replacement contestant on a reality TV series about relationships. It can’t be that bad being part of a TV show, can it? Actually, yes it can... The only good part in the whole disaster seems to be Liam, the intriguing and handsome Scottish Laird who owns the castle. Lucy senses there's a spark between them, but the reality show’s director has made it perfectly clear that Liam is strictly off limits to the Love Programme’s contestants. With her ex now pursuing her across the country, Lucy has some serious soul searching to do when it comes to matters of the heart. Will the Love Programme be able to help her find true love? Do you enjoy fun and flirty romantic comedies packed with warmth, charm and intrigue? Then you’ll love Moving On. Join Lucy today as she tries to figure out life, love and relationships in an impressive castle in the middle of the stunning Scottish Highlands...
Cat Mendoza needs a win. After a business failure and years of dating the wrong men, she’s ready to turn things around.
First she must convince the residents of Sweet Lake, Ohio, that she’s taking her responsibilities seriously. As the events director of the newly restored Wayfair Inn, she has the support of her best friends, Linnie and Jada. But everyone else—including her overprotective mother and the well-meaning Sweet Lake Sirens—can’t help but chime in with advice about her plans, her apparently too-tight clothes, and her undeniable attraction to Ryan D’Angelo, the charming ad exec hired to promote the inn.
Cat knows she should keep Ryan at a distance, but she’s drawn closer by the heartbreak he tries to hide. Will uncovering his secrets derail the new life Cat hopes to achieve…or will she gain something to cherish forever?
Alexa is a fighter. A survivor. But it hadn’t always been that way. At eighteen, tragedy struck, hurling her into a dark underworld. Freedom became a thing of the past as her new reality unraveled. Rescued a year later, she vowed to one day get the justice she deserved. However, her road to recovery was long and difficult. Driven by revenge, she fought like hell to prepare herself. When the opportunity she’s been waiting for arises, she’s quick to seize it. Her tormentor only knew her as the shattered girl she once was. He has no idea what she’s capable of now. But he’s about to find out how far she’s willing to go. No matter what it takes, she will get her indemnity. **This novella contains non-explicit abuse scenes and there is harsh language throughout. Indemnity is intended for mature readers**
For Emma and Lucie, the art of lying appears all too easy . . . Emma Wilson has it all. Beauty, wealth, a loving and successful husband. But appearances can be deceptive. Bored and restless, her need for more fuels a dangerous craving; one she intends to keep hidden. Against her husband’s wishes and trapped in a deep web of lies, Emma returns to the family and hometown she left seventeen years earlier. Here, her lies magnify, threatening to destroy her marriage and all she holds dear. Widowed and struggling financially and emotionally, Lucie Andrews is pushed to her limits. Delayed grief combined with an obstinate five-year-old drive her to rash decisions and reckless behavior, the consequences of which she is determined to keep secret. For Lucie, the most damaging lies are not the ones she tells others, but those she tells herself. Thrown together by circumstance, will friendship be strong enough for Emma and Lucie to survive the fallout from their lies, or will the fragile threads of their lives continue to unravel?
Nothing Forgotten, Winner of Next Generation Indie Book Award. "An intricately layered, deeply heartfelt, and bittersweet novel," Starred Review, Booklist. "Delicious insights into Italian life," San Francisco Chronicle. When Anna is contacted by the Italian lover she knew decades before, she recalls their affair and the child she gave up for adoption. As the episode returns to haunt her—threatening the life she's built in California, including her marriage—the story moves back in time to her youth in Europe. Rome, 1979. Anna, twenty-two and living abroad, is involved with a man already engaged to be married. When she meets and befriends his fiancée, she is forced to confront the moral consequences of her actions. An unexpected pregnancy, an anonymous letter, and threatening relatives complicate the picture. Layered and provocative, Nothing Forgotten is the story of an unconventional heroine who is forced to reckon with the judgment of others—and find her own path.
The greatest gifts of all are love and hope. Elizabeth Mitchell is spending Christmas with her children and grandchildren, but the recent death of Elizabeth’s ailing husband and the absence of her son-in-law, missing in Afghanistan, hangs like a shroud over the family gathering. Then Elizabeth begins to tell the story of the miracle that happened to her one Christmas when she was young and wanted to die, and the shroud begins to lift.