By Joanne Harris
When Framboise Simon returns to a small village at the banks of the Loire, the locals don't realize her because the daughter of the notorious girl they carry liable for a tragedy throughout the German career years in the past. however the earlier and current are inextricably entwined, rather in a scrapbook of recipes and thoughts that Framboise has inherited from her mom. and shortly Framboise will detect that the magazine additionally comprises the major to the tragedy that indelibly marked that summer season of her 9th yr. . . .
By Holly Chamberlin
During this hot, evocative novel set opposed to a wide ranging Italian backdrop, bestselling writer Holly Chamberlin explores the complexities of mother-daughter bonds, and the present of moment possibilities. . .
Marina Caldwell is overjoyed to obtain a two-week journey to Tuscany as a faculty commencement reward. that's, until eventually she realizes her mom desires to choose her. The gulf among idealistic unmarried guardian Elizabeth and wary, managed Marina turns out too huge to bridge, inspite of the help of chilled Prosecco and mouthwatering panforte.
But amid the mystical points of interest and smells of Florence, Marina's cautious plans for her vacation--and her future--are thrown into chaos, and Elizabeth's long-held assumptions disintegrate. quickly an international of unforeseen percentages unfolds for both--buoyed by means of newfound braveness, unshakeable love, and the stirring fantastic thing about a Tuscan sky. . .
Praise for the novels of Holly Chamberlin
"Nostalgia over real-life friendships misplaced and regained pulls readers into the story." –USA Today on Summer Friends
"It does the trick as a seashore publication and offers a touristy flavor of Maine's seasonal attractions." --Publishers Weekly on The relations seashore House
By Danielle Steel
While a gorgeous younger Frenchwoman and an excellent American actor meet in wartime Paris, their love starts like a fairy story but ends in tragedy. unexpectedly orphaned, their three children are cruelly separated. Megan, the baby, adopted by means of a family members of snug skill, turns into a doctor within the rural Appalachia. Alexandra, raised in lavish wealth, marries a robust guy whose satisfaction is in his pedigree and who assumes that Alexandra is her parents' natural offspring. Neither of them has the remotest suspicion that she is followed, or what turbulent tragedy lurks in her past. And Hilary, oldest of the Walker children, recalls all of them, and the grief that tore them aside and solid them into separate lives. Feeling the loss throughout her existence, and not able to discover her sisters, she builds an extraordinary career and has no own life.
When John Chapman, attorney and prestigious private investigator, is requested to discover those 3 ladies, he wonders why. Their mom and dad' merely buddy, he did not anything to maintain them together as childrens and has been haunted by means of regret all his life. The investigator follows a path that leads from chic manhattan to Boston slums, from elegant Parisian salons to the Appalachian hills, to where where the 3 sisters face one another and another ultimate, devastating truth sooner than they could circulate on.
By Meredith Blevins
In this superb sequel to her hugely praised debut, The Hummingbird Wizard, Blevins blends a wild tale, really good wit, and nice characters."--Library Journal, which additionally named it ONE OF THE YEAR'S most sensible 5 MYSTERIES
"If you do not fall in love with the Szabos, you do not have hormones. an elegant debut whose sequel cannot come speedy enough." --Kirkus reports at the Hummingbird Wizard
THIS IS THAT SEQUEL! MADAME MINA’S again AND it is extra enjoyable THAN THE CIRCUS—IN truth, THAT’S the following TOO…
Half the joys of this one is the contentious dating among freelance journalist Annie Szabo and her pushy Gypsy better half's mother, Madame Mina. once they can cease arguing lengthy sufficient to place their heads jointly, they make a crack crew of novice psychic sleuths. after they cannot, they preserve us in stitches.
Unfortunately for Annie, Mina’s come to stay—just up and parked her trailer in Annie's backyard, correct subsequent to Annie’s puppy giraffes. we must always clarify: Annie’s neighbor and pal, Margo Spanger, is the owner-operator of a brand new Age circus that is helping aid a house for abused ladies. The giraffes, like different human and animal performers, simply type of spill over.
Annie is heartbroken whilst Margo’s murdered, but in addition frightened—her personal daughter is an abused spouse who’s a resident of Margo’s venture. in addition to Annie’s grandson.The plot thickens as quick as a roux-- Margo's companion, Lili, is going lacking the day of Margo's demise, inflicting the defend to fall into disarray, therefore threatening its residents.
Okay, then— the detective staff of Annie and Madame Mina swings into motion! Aided through an ex-cop and Mina's plant drugs, Annie discovers Margo’s rattled the ability elite, a trapeze flier, one jealous lover, a captain of undefined, a long-lost son, and an ice-blond philanthropist. As Annie delves into their unusually tangled lives, issues develop into clear---the killer is a grasp of cover, and time’s working out. all of it makes for a quick, humorous, and intensely unique paranormal homicide secret.
Who will love it: fanatics of psychic mysteries and detectives, comfortable mysteries that veer off into horny, and fans of all funny mysteries—funny cozies, playful paranormals, witty romantic suspense, and shrewdpermanent, quirky writing.
Here’s what reviewers and fellow authors acknowledged concerning the HUMMINGBIRD WIZARD:
"Meredith Blevins covers new literary ground...pulling it off with aptitude and style and humor." ---Jonathan Kellerman
"An fascinating debut. Blevins has written a completely unique first novel with characters you will by no means forget." ---Tony Hillerman
"Fascinating gypsy lore, unforgettable characters, and a depraved humorousness distinguish Blevins's hugely strange secret debut....This stellar first, with its guaranteed prose, will pride any secret fan." ---Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Blevins flavors her full of life prose with common humor and unforeseen twists; readers can be drawn in through the riveting characters, nice plot, and insights into Gypsy culture." "---Library magazine (starred overview)
By Wendy Vella
"Readers who get pleasure from Marie strength and Susan Mallery's small city romances will love Vella's superb new spin at the style. hot, witty and certainly now not cookie-cutter."
At 16 Willow Harper discovered a number of invaluable lifestyles classes that molded her into the uptight, commitment-phobic girl she is this day. decided to have the safety she sorely lacked as a toddler, Willow’s sole concentration is on furthering her occupation. No time for romance, lust or romance - Willow is All enterprise. So whilst an opportunity to safe her destiny skill a visit to secluded Lake Howling, Oregon, she leaps on the chance. yes, it isn’t ny urban, yet Willow’s in simple terms making plans on being there a couple of days, then she’ll be again to the security and anonymity of the town. but if the very guy who’s been haunting her fantasies for years seems in Lake Howling, all at once Willow’s rigorously deliberate procedure is in tatters.
Buster Griffin is attractive, brooding and infuriating, but by some means has the whole small town’s population wrapped round his little finger. He’s made it transparent he won’t be taking part in by means of Willow’s ideas, and now it’s not just her occupation that’s in jeopardy, it’s her middle too.
Because Buster won’t settle for whatever below a whole takeover of Willow, and Willow’s scared of giving up keep watch over
By Lana Grayson
My maximum enemies call for that I supply them an heir...
When billionaire brothers Nicholas, Max, and Reed Bennett seize me, i am on the mercy in their darkish and twisted wishes. those 3 dominant males crave my final submission.
They wish an inheritor. My inheritor. a toddler to unite our robust families.
And they will take me, percentage me, and enjoyment me till i have given them what they want.
But i do not post that simply. the single mystery I hold is person who will smash my enemies--the males i have began to trust...the ones i am commencing to love.
These tempting, devious males will cease at not anything till one in all them turns into a father to my destiny son.
They're fools in the event that they imagine they could keep an eye on me.
...And i am lost if I fall for them.
Note: The Takeover Trilogy is the very definition of a gloomy romance. you will squirm. Your center will race. and a few content material could be a bit a lot for convinced readers.
But, for these of you who like their romances over-the-top, tough, and remorselessly passionate...this sequence is for you. Takeover is a bdsm ménage romance, yet no characters will cheat on their solution to a happily-ever-after.
There's ménage. BDSM. 3 males wanting to positioned a toddler in an blameless woman's abdominal. it is a e-book approximately hazard, love, and revenge. it really is as attractive because it is enthralling.
Curious? do not be scared. this can be the darkish romance you have been too afraid to invite for...
By Helen Brooks
Marianne Carr will do something to save lots of her domestic, and ruthless businessman Rafe Steed understands it! He has a ranking to settle with the Carr family members, and after one assembly with this tender good looks he comes to a decision he'll have the house…and the girl!
Against her larger judgment, Marianne is interested in Rafe's robust sensuality. yet she is saving herself for her marriage ceremony evening, and Rafe is easily now not the marrying type! but what this rich person desires, he often gets….
By Michelle Richmond
All her lifestyles Ellie Enderlin have been referred to as Lila’s sister—until the day Lila, a most sensible math scholar at Stanford, used to be murdered, and the form in their kin replaced perpetually. 20 years later, Ellie is a certified espresso purchaser who hasn't ever placed down roots. whilst, in an opportunity assembly, she comes into ownership of the laptop that Lila carried all over the place, Ellie returns domestic to ultimately detect the reality approximately her sister’s death—a seek that may lead her to Lila’s mystery lover, to the explanations and destiny of a guy who profited from their family’s grief, and eventually to the inner most secrets and techniques even sisters maintain from one another. From the bestselling writer of The 12 months of Fog (“Highly instructed [for fanatics of] authors like Jodi Picoult and Jacquelyn Mitchard.”—Library Journal [starred review]), it is a riveting kin drama approximately loss, love, and how desire redefines our lives—a novel without delay heartbreaking, provocative, and very unlikely to place down.
By Clare Elisabeth Marquez
He’s the only she likes to hate...until she realizes hate has a special meaning.
Kate Espina’s existence isn't easy-peasy, however the feisty, petite receptionist understands how one can get better each time lifestyles knocks her down. She would possibly not have a lot, yet she has all that she wishes – her candy, more youthful brother Bobby and her fiercely unswerving pals, Joei and Apol. existence used to be wonderful till Kiko walked into her existence - again.
Francisco "Kiko" Jose is the fellow she sees all over the place - Friday motion picture nights with associates, membership evening outs, bus stops - and at any place he can annoy the residing daylights out of her! up to she attempts, Kate can’t simply keep away from him - no longer whilst their lives are intertwined by way of their top acquaintances, and a shared forgotten bond of friendship nobody understands approximately. Kiko brings stories she needs to overlook, till those thoughts display the unstated fact she believed for the longest time.
Just Kate is a narrative of entangled lives and the lies that maintain them aside.
Will Kate locate the reality to set her center free?
By Scott Lasser
Cat is a unmarried mom dwelling in Detroit whilst her brother is killed in long island, only a day after he advised her that he proposal he had a son. packed with decision, she units off on a look for the orphaned boy, yet it’s interrupted whilst she will get a shock name from her father. Sam is 80 and wearing the burden of a mystery that he has stored from Cat all her life—and person who threatens the kinfolk she is trying to construct.
Superbly discovered and deeply profound, The 12 months That Follows explores the complexities of affection and the bonds that even loss of life is powerless to decrease.