In i gave my heart to know this, memory, friendship, the award-winning author returns with a sweeping multigenerational saga of the searing power of war, and family. Listless from her own recent tragedy, Julia begins to uncover the dark secrets that shattered her family, eventually learning that redemption—and love—can be found in the most unexpected places.
Beautifully written and profoundly moving, i gave my heart to Know This is a riveting story of loyalties held and sacred bonds broken; crushing loss and enduring dreams; and what it takes—and what it means—to find the way home. As one is pushed to the brink of madness, the others are forced into choices they couldn’t have imagined—and their lives will never be the same.
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The Replacement WifeOpen Road Media #ad - Now in her forties, she has already survived cancer once, though the battle revealed just how ill-equipped her husband Edward is to be a single parent. Her mother died when she was a young girl, leaving her and her sister with an absentee father. Camille hart, one of manhattan’s most sought-after matchmakers, has survived more than her fair share of hardships.
So when doctors tell camille that her cancer is back—and this time it’s terminal—she decides to put her matchmaking expertise to the test for one final job. A professional matchmaker with six months to live tries to find her husband’s next wife in this poignant novel by a New York Times–bestselling author.
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Seeking stability for her children and happiness for her husband, Camille sets out to find the perfect woman to replace her when she’s gone.
Then and Always: A NovelBallantine Books #ad - . Join the random house Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. But one fateful evening, tragedy tears her world apart. Still coping with her grief, she can’t stop thinking about the bright future she almost had, if only that one night had gone differently. Then and always is a twisty, romantic, keep-you-guessing story about the kind of love you never forget.
National book award finalist deb Caletti, author of He’s Gone“Heartfelt, gorgeous and completely believable. Five years later, rachel returns home for the first time to celebrate her best friend’s wedding. Unable to trust her own recollections, Rachel tries to piece together what really happened, and not even she can predict the astonishing truth.
Then and Always: A Novel #ad - Praise for then and always “readers who enjoyed liane Moriarty’s What Alice Forgot and Sophie Kinsella’s Remember Me? will like Then and Always. Booklist“Clear your schedule for an addicting read. But when a sudden fall lands her in the hospital, Rachel wakes to find that her life has completely changed.
Now the people she loves most are not the way she remembers them. Rachel wiltshire has everything she’s ever wanted: a close group of friends, a handsome boyfriend, and acceptance to the journalism program at her top-choice college. Just not in one she remembers.
Cherry Lane A Cavanaugh Island Novel Book 5Forever #ad - She lost her boyfriend. From the author of "wonderful, beverly jenkins, warm, intriguing romance" Jill Shalvis comes a charming tale of finding family when you least expect it -- perfect for fans of Brenda Jackson, and Robyn Carr. To begin a new life, where the pace is slow, Devon needs a place to settle down-a place like Cavanaugh Island, the weather is fine, and the men are even finer.
But will the most eligible bachelor in town be ready for an instant family? Only if he can convince Devon to put her heart on the line one more time-for all time. In new york city, attorney Devon Gilmore devoted all her time and energy to fast-track her career. From the moment david Sullivan meets Devon, he knows he can't fight the laws of attraction.
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Keeping the House: A NovelRandom House #ad - As keeping the house moves back and forth in time, it eloquently explores themes of wartime heroism and passionate love, forbidden dreams, of the struggles of men’s struggles with fatherhood and war and of women’s conflicts with issues of conformity, identity, and love. Beautifully written and atmospheric, Keeping the House illuminates the courage it takes to shape and reshape a life, and the difficulty of ever knowing the truth about another person’s desires.
As the crisis in dolly’s marriage escalates, she not only escapes into JJ’s stories of his family’s past but finds in them parallels to her own life. Set in the conformist 1950s and reaching back to span two world wars, Ellen Baker’ s superb novel is the story of a newlywed who falls in love with a grand abandoned house and begins to unravel dark secrets woven through the generations of a family.
Like whitney otto’s how to make an american quilt in its intimate portrayal of women’ s lives, and reminiscent of novels by Elizabeth Berg and Anne Tyler, Keeping the House is a rich tapestry of a novel that introduces a wonderful new fiction writer. She even gives up her dream of flying an airplane, trying instead to fit in at the stuffy Ladies Aid quilting circle.
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The Charmed Life of Alex Moore: A quirky adventure with an unexpected twistMacmillan #ad - Muggings, stalkers and even a claim that she murdered a stranger. At thirty, her life has just begun. Black mirror for generation Me' Philip Jones, Editor of The Bookseller. Her friends are struggling to accept her sudden success, her parents are worried that she’s running on empty and her fiancé is getting cold feet.
Right? six months ago, alex Moore was stuck in a dead-end job, failing to unleash one grand plan after another. Full of heart and humour, molly flatt's the charmed Life of Alex Moore is one woman's adventure – with a most unexpected twist How would you feel if everything in your life suddenly started to go.
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Then weird things start to happen. But alex’s transformation isn’t easy for those around her. Then, seemingly overnight, she launched her dream start-up and became one of London's fastest rising tech stars.
Rosa's GoldLake Union Publishing #ad - And then there’s the buried gold…Revised edition: This edition of Rosa's Gold includes editorial revisions. Sixteen and suffering the fallout of a devastating family tragedy, she is forced to move away from her London home to the quiet town of Henley—and a new life she never wanted nor expected. In the dusty cellar of her strange new house, Nicole stumbles upon a worn old journal left behind by a previous occupant.
Nicole sutton’s world has been turned upside down. Because mac’s story is so much more than a journal: it is the story of a family fighting for survival in the darkest days of humanity, of hope in the face of persecution. Inside, through the eyes of a soldier named Mac, she finds herself drawn into a brutally honest memoir of the horrors of war and Auschwitz—and of the life and love Mac had to leave behind.
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Where or WhenMariner Books #ad - Swept up in the past and consumed by an obsessive love, Charles and Siân risk everything to be together. A seductive read. Vogue. But when they decide to meet again, an innocent correspondence becomes a dangerous intimacy. Out of the blue, siân richards receives a letter from her first love, a boy she met at summer camp—and she sees no reason why she can’t write back to Charles Callahan.
An “affecting tale” of a romantic reunion and a midlife affair from the New York Times–bestselling author of The Pilot’s Wife Publishers Weekly. Who hasn’t dreamed about reuniting with one’s first love? Where or When indulges the fantasy, then sets it afire . . . A heart-wrenching, where or when is also a “thoughtful, suspenseful story with an unforgettable conclusion, beautifully written contemporary romance” from the acclaimed author of The Stars are Fire and The Weight of Water The Washington Post.
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Her Last Promise: An absolutely gripping novel of the power of hope from the bestselling author of The LetterHeadline #ad - In the box lies an object that will change everything Tara thought she knew and lead her on a journey to deepest Spain in search of the answers that have haunted her for forty years. Violet skye regrets her decision to travel abroad leaving her young daughter behind. I loved it *****' 'another great story from kathryn hughes *****''as always, a lovely story by Kathryn Hughes *****''I really enjoyed this book, especially the nostalgic 1970's descriptions *****''.
Winner book of the year in prima magazine big book awards 2019 **** 'A gripping read' Woman & Home'Storytelling at its finest with characters that come alive and a plot that dances with intrigue. Someone has left her a key to a safe deposit box. As the sun dips below the mountains, she reminds herself she is doing this for their future.
Her Last Promise: An absolutely gripping novel of the power of hope from the bestselling author of The Letter #ad - This night will indeed change Violet's destiny, in the most unexpected of ways. Just some of the five-star reviews from real readers for Her Last Promise. Hope rises from despair and new beginnings are forged in the most extraordinary and unexpected way. An absolutely first-class read that does not disappoint' PrimaCurl up this autumn with Her Last Promise, a page-turning, heartwrenching story of how hope can rise from the ashes of tragedy and of the overcoming power of love.
The Things We KnewThomas Nelson #ad - And lynette’s memory only speaks through nightmares. Then nicholas cooper returns to Nantucket, bringing the past with him. The truth could tear apart his own family—and destroy his fragile friendship with Lynette, the woman he no longer thinks of as a kid sister. As their father’s failing health and financial concerns bring the Carlisle siblings home, secrets surface that will either restore their shattered relationships or separate the siblings forever.
When their tragic past begins to resurface, can he help her remember the things she can’t?After her mother’s death twelve years ago, Lynette Carlisle watched her close-knit family unravel. One by one, her four older siblings left their Nantucket home and never returned. But pulling up anchor on the past propels them into the perfect storm, powerful enough to make them question their faith, their willingness to forgive, and the very truth of all the things they thought they knew.
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Owl Island: A NovelBallantine Books #ad - As the past rushes toward the present like an inevitable tide, Phoebe must also confront the early loss of her mother, whose own mysteries are at last beginning to surface. A deeply affecting portrait of mothers and lovers, the importance of community, daughters and forgiveness, Owl Island reveals the damaging power of secrets, and the liberating lessons of love.
And phoebe’s newfound intimacy with Ivan, a longtime friend and neighbor, far from offering escape, only further complicates matters. Memories of whit transport phoebe to a time long ago–one of innocence and awakening, passion and purpose, euphoria and regret–before their intense relationship came to an acrimonious end.
All these years, phoebe has concealed truths from her daughter and may now be forced to divulge them. A richly conceived portrait of memory and identity. Kirkus reviewsin this accomplished and dazzlingly written new novel, Randy Sue Coburn brings to life with tremendous heart, humor, and wisdom the Pacific Northwest enclave of Owl Island and its many unforgettable inhabitants.
Owl Island: A Novel #ad - Phoebe, laurienne, and everyone else living on Owl Island are affected by his arrival. Among the aromatic cedars and lush firs, phoebe Allen has lived quietly and self-sufficiently for twenty years, close to where Chinook salmon maneuver the choppy waters, raising her daughter, Laurienne, and running a small fishing-net business.
Coburn's beautifully realized second novel is a perceptive assessment of what women do in love. But phoebe’s past suddenly washes up on the shores of owl island: Renowned independent film director Whitney Traynor buys a house nearby on Spit in the Wind Road, forcing Phoebe to pry open the lid she’s kept clamped on her secrets and scars, plunging her ordered existence into chaos.