By Nicola May
By Nicola May
By Susan Wiggs
Lily Robinson and Sean McGuire don't have anything in universal. She guards her self reliant way of life with a ferocity that hides an apprehension of affection and the ache it could actually deliver. He’s continuously been a rolling stone, making his personal manner. yet with the unexpected deaths of a pair on the subject of them either, the 2 turn into joined in grief and a data that they need to step up and deal with the 3 orphaned childrens.
With little greater than wish and commitment, those 5 embark on a cross-country highway journey choked with the ups and downs, the fun and frustrations that make up a family members. alongside the best way, Lily and Sean and those stricken little ones will realize that even if you’ve misplaced every thing, love nonetheless remains.
Originally released in 2005.
Includes an particular excerpt from among YOU AND ME via Susan Wiggs, coming quickly from William Morrow!
By Cassandra King
In a small Alabama city in Zion County, existence is ultimately having a look up for 20-year-old Donnette Sullivan. Having simply inherited her aunt's outdated apartment and wonder store, she's taken over the company. Her husband, Tim, lately crippled in an twist of fate, is commencing to cope not just along with his incapacity but in addition with the lack of his desires. as soon as a promising artist who gave up artwork for activities, Tim paints an indication for Donnette's new store, Making Waves, that motives ripples through the small southern community. In a series of events--sometimes humorous, occasionally tragic--the lives of Donnette, Tim, and others of their small circle of friends and family are inevitably affected. as soon as the waves of swap surge via Zion County, the lives of its individuals are ceaselessly altered.
By Carol Ross
Innkeeper Shay James has been telling herself for a decade that she's over her ex-fiancé, Jonah Cedar. yet now the Chicago attorney's come domestic to take care of his in poor health grandfather, reawakening robust feelingsalong with painful stories. Shay cannot manage to pay for to copy history.
At twenty-two, Jonah could not wait to exchange his secluded Alaska native land for big-city luck. Shay used to be imagined to proportion that dream. but in spite of unresolved matters among them, their connection is superior than ever. Jonah's stopover at used to be in simple terms going to be temporary until a danger to Shay's liked far off resort supplies him a cause to stick and struggle for that moment chance.
By Jodi Thomas
Apart from sharing a similar zip code, Randi Howard, Anna Montano, Meredith Allen, Helena Whitworth and Crystal Howard have completely not anything in commonuntil a fiery explosion on a west Texas oil rig alterations everything.
Their husbands are males who stay to look for "black gold," males who're prepared to replace backbreaking paintings and lengthy days for risk and excitementand cash. yet on a blistering day in early autumn 4 of the lads pay the last word priceleaving in the back of one guy who needs he had.
In one short second a tragedy binds Randi, Anna, Meredith, Helena and Crystal nearer jointly than a life of friendship. As they assemble on the health center, ready to benefit who between them do not need to bury her husband, they flip to each other for help. And so starts a trip of religion, of power, of tears and of love.
By Kay Langdale
What defines a marriage?
What are the binds that bind?
It can't basically be a question of love…
If now not love, then what retains a wedding or dating jointly? Is it a question of data, of kindness, or just the familiarity of a protracted street traveled jointly? If no longer Love is a candid exploration of the lives of six girls who, unknowingly, are all hooked up to each other.
In this relocating debut novel, every one needs to confront and settle for an uncomfortable fact, and realize what their relationships train them approximately themselves. The truths in their marriages are faraway from an idealization of affection; as a substitute they create with them an figuring out of what it truly is to be a spouse, a mom, a lover.
For Sarah, it's not simply love, yet fairly a courageous dedication to the binds that bind—the oath she swore to and honors even within the face of temptation and wish. Kate, Sarah's ally, is aware that she could otherwise be on my own than now not enjoyed, while Isobel, Kate's mom, displays, in her widowhood, at the infidelity she permitted and doubtless even inspired. Martha, now in a retirement domestic, cherishes her affair with Isobel's husband because the defining second of her existence. Martha's nurse, Sheila, is in an unconventional marriage—but one who is proven to be enduring and with its personal integrity. and eventually there's Judith, who's the main tormented of all, and who needs to confront previous demons earlier than she will be able to face existence boldly.
In a wealthy, evocative narrative, Kay Langdale interweaves the complexities of affection and marriage with an extraordinary adulthood and imaginative and prescient. If now not Love is sophisticated and relocating, and darkish and painful from time to time. however it is finally a party of the adventure each one girl makes, either inside her center and inside of her marriage. It indicates how members could make small, daring activities that remodel their emotional historical past.
A well-crafted tale of person and mutual empowerment, If now not Love monitors a breadth of figuring out of woman honesty in an engrossing and perceptive debut novel.
International compliment for the strangely strong Debut Novel by way of Kay Langdale, Nominated for the 2007 Romantic Novel of the yr Award (UK):
"Affecting first novel...celebrates, frankly and subtly, the tests and balances of marital life."—The Sunday Times
"Langdale's method in crafting is refreshingly, compellingly alternative…an stylish, adept use of language and a singularly insightful evocation of the mature woman psyche." —her circle ezine
"Langdale's complete debut takes a few retro themes—marriage, mom- hood, loyalty, and duty—and considers them in a clean gentle, in the course of the medium of six woman characters.…The sensitivity with which the writer describes her characters' innermost strategies is without doubt one of the issues that makes this publication worthy reading."—The Times (London)
"A strong and confident meditation on marriage that resonates lengthy upon getting entire the book"---The Oxford Times
By Elin Hilderbrand
In The seashore Club, the juicy first novel by means of gifted newcomer Elin Hilderbrand, a sequence of non-public dramas are performed out in the course of one summer time at a Nantucket seashore membership. it is concerning the love of summer time, summer time love, and the specified emotions all of us have for that targeted summer time place--in this example, a inn and an island.
Mack Petersen, supervisor of the inn, has been operating on the seashore membership for 12 summers. basically this summer time is assorted. His boss, the landlord of the lodge, invoice Elliot, exhibits up within the spring with a brand new set of calls for. His female friend Maribel is urgent Mack to get married and Vance, the African-American bellman, who has hated Mack because the day Mack stole his task 12 years in the past, threatens him in a perilous scene. Mack is aware something's acquired to give.
Love O'Donnell, the recent entrance table individual instantly from the slopes of Aspen, is desperately looking for a stranger to father her baby. The bellman, Jem Crandall, who posed as Mr. November in his collage calendar, is on his technique to l. a. to wreck into agenting, until eventually he falls in love with Maribel. feelings are at a height whilst a typhoon threatens to scrub away The seashore membership and all it stands for.
An engrossing, horny novel that would sweep you away to the seashore any time of the year.
By Irene Zutell
What occurs after "happily ever after"? Alice Hirsh is set to determine…
Alice, a former New Yorker who suggestion she'd by no means suppose at domestic within the strange international of the San Fernando Valley, used to be adapting, elevating her 5-year-old daughter whereas attempting to maintain her activity and make her new apartment a house. whilst her legal professional husband lands a trophy patron – box-office queen Rose Maris – issues start to search for. Then Alex starts off operating overdue – much. He crunches his paunch right into a six-pack and trades his hole ensembles for Armani every little thing.
Soon, Rose and Alex's affair blazes within the tabloids and Alice is plunged into trash-gossip hell. Her lifestyles crumbles round her as she navigates her newly unmarried self via suburban los angeles --a position rife with porn stars, psycho football mothers and nutty associates.
Is there an opportunity to wrest Alex from the Sexiest lady Alive? And if so... might Alice wish him again? And what approximately George--her collage sweatheart? Or Johnny, a strolling charm-bomb paparazzo? As Alice inventories the rubble of her existence, she desperately searches for her bearings and is compelled to invite herself what she fairly desires from lifestyles, love and herself.
Army ranger Travis Hammond must heal actual and emotional wounds. a task in Covenant Falls trying out equine treatment courses for veterans is a begin, yet it’s purely transitority. And he doesn’t desire a accomplice, specifically a few reporter with the endurance of a terrier and impossible to resist eco-friendly eyes. Like Travis, Jenny Talbot’s simply passing via city. not like Travis, Jenny is familiar with precisely the place she’s going next—back to the center East, once she recovers from her personal conflict damage. yet there’s a bend within the street for either one of them.
In Pins and Needles, Karen Brown explores the dynamics of affection and longing among mom and baby, husband and spouse, shut acquaintances, and digital strangers, frequently peeling again the facade of a doubtless strong suburban lifestyles to bare the secrets and techniques and transgressions that even sturdy humans will be accountable of.
In “She Fell to Her Knees,” Nell inherits the overlooked condominium within which her mom died years ahead of, and starts an affair with the neighbor. The narrator of “Apparitions,” who has lately again the blind grandson she was once elevating to the care of his mom, invitations a pressured younger guy into her domestic. In “The Ropewalk,” a bartender haunted by means of her abandonment of her personal baby aids a purchaser in a fight for custody of her daughters. A pregnant teen in “Unction” involves settle for the truth of her state of affairs whereas operating a summer time activity in a bookbinding store. Annie, the younger mom with a sad prior in “Pins and Needles,” leaves her baby daughter to head on an errand in a storm from snow, and alternatives up a boy she does not know.
Evocative, attractive, and haunting, those are tales that readers will not quickly forget.