Keeper bookshelf, 5 stars‘A gripping take on love and marriage. Cosmo‘a charming, frothy book that packs an emotional punch. Red ‘omg, i cried in the tube! . Made me sob my heart out. A beautiful book with words that really resonate. Waggy tales dog blog, 5 stars‘I absolutely loved this book!! . It really is amazing… it made me feel every emotion there is.
The Almost Wife: An absolutely gripping and emotional page turner #ad - Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars‘This book was so good, a good book club choice.
What I Didn't Say: A heartbreaking and unputdownable page turnerBookouture #ad - It both broke and then mended my heart… realistic and also very touching. Between my lines‘A beautiful, moving and touching story. It will make you smile, cry and perhaps have some self-reflection. An unforgettable page-turner that will leave you heartbroken. An enchanting, escapism of a read. The writing garnet, 5 stars‘reading this beautiful novel took me through a tidal wave of emotions from tears to laughter, but what a read it is! Charged full of emotion I found it nigh on impossible to put down… I loved everything about this book and didn't want it to come to an end.
Stacy is reading, 5 stars. First date, first broken heart, when she becomes a mother…but now jenny is in her late twenties, and while at the hospital where she works she helps other women start families every day, wedding day, she still hasn’t opened the letter for the day she meets the love of her life, let alone the one for having a baby.
What I Didn't Say: A heartbreaking and unputdownable page turner #ad - And jenny is still writing back:I’m sorry I don’t love cycling. I’m sorry i don’t always dream about you. I’m sorry the last thing i whispered in your ear was, ‘can I stay up late?’ when it should have been ‘I love you’. When a case of mistaken identity leads to an unexpected friendship with helen, a kindly shopkeeper in her fifties, the bond growing between them makes Jenny wonder: she treasures her mother’s words more than anything, and start living life to the full, but are they keeping her stuck in the past?Can we ever heal from a loss that cuts so deep? Can Jenny find a way to let go, as her mother truly wanted?An absolutely unforgettable book-club read that will break your heart.
If you love jojo moyes, Cecelia Ahern and Nancy Thayer you will love this unputdownable page-turner.
The Second Chance Café A Hope Springs NovelMontlake Romance #ad - Now back in hope springs, kaylie’s determined to finally make all her dreams a reality—and unearth answers to lingering questions about her past. It was may who taught Kaylie the comfort of home, and the healing power of baking the perfect brownie. Soon, however, kaylie’s carefully laid plans take an unexpected turn.
. Growing up, kaylie flynn was shuffled from foster home to foster home before being welcomed into Winton and May Wise’s family. The house needs far more work than she realized, and Tennessee Keller, the carpenter Kaylie hires, is proving to be a very handsome and very unneeded distraction from her quest to uncover the truth about her parents.
The Second Chance Café A Hope Springs Novel #ad - When a crisis threatens to destroy everything she’s worked so hard to build, Kaylie must decide where her heart lies: with the ghosts of her past or the love and promise of her future. Years later, may leaves kaylie the money she needs to open her own café in the charming Victorian house they once shared.
Savoring the Seasons Chilton Crosse Book 4Red Adept Publishing, LLC #ad - As julia becomes closer to Tristan, he begins to season her mundane days and to challenge how she views the world. The relationship is threatened when Julia’s doubts and insecurities overwhelm her, and the secret she’s afraid to reveal creates a wedge between them. Will julia choose the easy route, slipping back into her daily routine and living without love? Or will she find the courage to follow her heart and accept the love she deserves?
Julia bentley spent her fortieth birthday doing what she always does, baking treats for the customers in her Cotswold bakery and taking care of her elderly father. She doesn’t realize how stagnant her life has become until a younger man, Tristan Hannigan, moves to the village and shows interest in her.
A Drop in the Ocean: A NovelShe Writes Press #ad - With her confidence shattered and her future uncertain, on impulse she rents a cabin for a year on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. However turtle island, alive with sea birds and nesting Green turtles, is not the retreat she expected. Here she finds love—for the eccentric islanders who become her family; for Tom, the laid-back turtle whisperer; and for the turtles whose ancient mothering instincts move her to tears.
Gold: nautilus book award, contemporary fiction 2016gold: independent publisher book awards ippys, large publisher 2016gold: sarton women's book award, best fiction, boston neuroscientist and dedicated introvert, anna fergusson, women’s fiction on her 49th birthday, fiction, australia/new zealand 2016SILVER: READERS’ FAVORITE INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARD, arrives at an unwanted crossroads when the funding for her research lab is cut.
A Drop in the Ocean: A Novel #ad - But anna finds that even on her idyllic drop in the ocean there is pain, and as the months fly past her dream for a new life is threatened by a darkness that challenges everything she has come to believe about the power of love. Evocative and thought-provoking, A Drop in the Ocean is a story about second chances and hard lessons learned in the gentlest of ways.
Sweet Salt Air: A NovelSt. Martin's Press #ad - Bestselling author and master storyteller Barbara Delinsky invites you come away to Quinnipeague…. And her chance may lie with a reclusive local man, with a heart to soothe and troubles of his own. But many years, and many secrets, have kept the women apart. A successful travel writer, single Charlotte lives on the road, while Nicole, keeps house in Philadelphia with her surgeon-husband, a food blogger, Julian.
For nicole, what comes to light could destroy her marriage, but it could also save her husband. Missing a genuine connection, Charlotte agrees. But what both women don't know is that they are each holding something back that may change their lives forever. For charlotte, the truth could cost her Nicole's friendship, but could also free her to love again.
Sweet Salt Air: A Novel #ad - Outgoing and passionate, charlotte has a gift for talking to people and making friends, and Nicole could use her expertise for interviews with locals. On quinnipeague, hearts open under the summer stars and secrets float in the Sweet Salt Air. Charlotte and nicole were once the best of friends, spending summers together in Nicole's coastal island house off of Maine.
When nicole is commissioned to write a book about island food, for a final summer, she invites her old friend Charlotte back to Quinnipeague, to help.
MisconceptionCAH LLC #ad - An innocent wife. But the truth he discovers is a heavier burden to carry than the innuendo that was eating him alive. When suburban atlanta stay-at-home mom, finds out she’s pregnant three years after her husband Jason’s vasectomy, Pace Kelly, her once happy marriage is pushed to the breaking point.
A desperate husband. But a trip to the urologist leaves him staggered. When the smoke clears, will their marriage survive? Forced to put his dream of opening his own architecture firm on hold, Jason Kelly tries to get excited about another baby. A no-win situation. Unable to chalk it up to an error, Jason does the unthinkable.
Misconception #ad - Despite pace’s insistence that she hasn’t cheated, Jason is left to wonder if his blueblood wife has finally grown tired of his humble background and their middle class lifestyle. Now the tables are turned and he’s left holding a smoking gun.
The Promise Between UsLake Union Publishing #ad - This is an eye-opening and realistic exploration of mental illness—a topic that greatly deserves to be front and center. Jodi picoult, new york times bestselling author of Small Great ThingsMetal artist Katie Mack is living a lie. Katie has the power to help, but can she reconnect with the family she abandoned?To protect Maisie, accept the possibility of love, Katie must face the fears that drove her from home, and risk exposing her heart-wrenching secret.
. Worse, maisie worries obsessively about bad things happening to her pregnant stepmom. Nine years ago she ran away from her family in Raleigh, North Carolina, consumed by the irrational fear that she would harm Maisie, her newborn daughter. Over time she’s come to grips with the mental illness that nearly destroyed her, and now funnels her pain into her art.
The Promise Between Us #ad - Despite longing for maisie, Katie honors an agreement with the husband she left behind—to change her name and never return. But when she and maisie accidentally reunite, Katie can’t ignore the familiarity of her child’s compulsive behavior.
Ellie Dwyer's Great Escape#ad - How many people have to flee not one, but two natural disasters? And in between the wildfire and the hurricane, her husband of nearly forty years suddenly up and left her for no reason she could fathom, disappearing from her life without a clue to his whereabouts. Determined to reinvent her life, Ellie sets out on a journey across the country.
Along the way to nowhere in particular, becomes friends with a remarkable octogenarian, she buys a camper, and starts to believe that good luck might also come in threes. Or does it? that depends on how she defines good luck. Bonus: includes a preview of book 2 of the series - ellie dwyer's big MistakeYou're never too old to run away from homeEllie Dwyer, 61, and not just garden-variety, is convinced bad luck comes in threes, oh-well bad luck.
Summer Places: A Boxed Set: Three Complete NovelsAntoinette Stockenberg #ad - Period. Will holly and sam ever be able to trust one another after the not-so-merry chase?In SAND CASTLES, Wendy Hodene is one of those people for whom just enough is plenty. Sam steadman--son of the now impoverished couple -- is furious and determined to find her. The gap between the Haves and the Have Nots in such places is especially glaring.
Her artistry brings her deep satisfaction. After a bumpy start, sam and Holly join forces to track down the elusive Eden and reclaim both treasure and father. She's married to a charmer, has a young son she loves, and lives close to family in a small New England house that her great-grandfather built. She's not quite a local, but she's lived on the island year-round and loves everything about it.
She has made friends there. True, but all in all, she'd love to have room for a three-cushion couch and of course more closet space, she's happy with her life. Happy, until her husband Jim goes and wins a lottery, upending every reassuring aspect of Wendy's existence. In beloved, from her aunt, unemployed boston graphic designer Jane Drew inherits a ramshackle cottage, set on Nantucket, which may or may not be haunted, who may or may not have been a witch.
Summer Places: A Boxed Set: Three Complete Novels #ad - Newport. If she could just afford to buy the house and barn she's renting, life would be pretty much perfect -- but when is life ever perfect? Havoc arrives on the island in the guise of beautiful Eden Walker, marry the guy and then have children as sweet as her nieces, fall in love, a con-woman who's stolen the nest egg of an elderly couple and who promptly seduces Holly's sixty-something father while she's in hiding.
The Silver Shoes: A NovelShe Writes Press #ad - Hall, author of the black velvet Coat, brings readers another dual tale of two dynamic women from two very different eras searching for fulfillment. Almost ninety years earlier, a sheltered 1929 New York debutante, Clair Deveraux, tries to reside within the bounds of polite society and please her father.
. San francisco artist anne mcFarland has been distracted by a cross-country romance with sexy Sergio and has veered from her creative path. In her second novel, Jill G. With some help from their silver shoes. While visiting him in new york, she buys a pair of rhinestone shoes in an antique shop that spark her imagination and lead her on a quest to learn more about the shoes’ original owner.
The Silver Shoes: A Novel #ad - Ultimately, both anne and Clair—two very different women living in very different eras—attain true fulfillment. Secrets and lies heap up until her father loses everything in the stock market crash and Clair becomes entangled in the burlesque world in an effort to save her family and herself. But when she meets winnie, clair is lured into the steamy side of Manhattan—a place filled with speakeasies, a carefree Macy’s shop girl, flappers, and the beat of “that devil music”—and her true desires explode wide open.