By Shannon Hale
From New York occasions bestselling writer Shannon Hale comes an totally enjoyable novel that asks the query: Can a possible basic, fortunately married Mormon mom of 4 be most sensible associates with Hollywood's preferred (happily married) heartthrob?
By Lavyrle Spencer
New York Times bestselling writer LaVyrle Spencer deals a narrative approximately falling in love, and discovering the braveness to stick with your desires…
Lee Walker is familiar with it won’t be effortless to begin a brand new existence in a brand new urban. yet she is on a project: to turn out to every person, and to herself, that she will make it right here, operating within the masculine global of the development undefined. while contracting rival Sam Brown deals her a role, Lee is surprised and a bit cautious. Sam’s factors look honorable adequate, whether he doesn’t see her in a strictly specialist mild.
In truth, Sam sees her because the girl she’s consistently was hoping to be—smart, able, hot, humorous and attractive. earlier than she is aware it, Lee is falling head over heels for her boss. yet a part of her is certain that telling Sam approximately her previous may have him backing away, quickly. Now she needs to choose from keeping her bruised and battered heart—or trusting it to a guy whose quiet power simply may perhaps heal it…
By Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Molly Somerville loves her occupation because the author of the Daphne the Bunny kid's ebook sequence, however the remainder of her lifestyles may perhaps use a few development. She has a name for difficulty that all started even sooner than she gave away her fifteen-million-dollar inheritance. Then there is her long term weigh down at the quarterback for the Chicago Stars soccer staff her sister owns—that lousy, attractive Kevin Tucker, a guy who cannot even be mindful Molly's name!One evening Kevin barges into Molly's not-quite-perfect existence and turns it the other way up. regrettably, the Ferrari-driving riving, poodle-hating jock isn't really as shallow as she needs he have been, and he or she quickly reveals herself at a spot known as Wind Lake. Surrounded via paintbox cottages, together with a captivating previous bed-and-breakfast, Molly and Kevin conflict their allure and every different as they face one in all life's most crucial classes. occasionally love hurts, occasionally it makes you mad as hell, and sometimes—if you are lucky—it can heal in a such a lot unforeseen manner.
By Karen Aldous
It’s been 5 years, and Lizzie Lambert has determined it’s time to attempt to make issues correct together with her estranged mom. She’s made a hit of items in Cannes, she’s mentioning a beautiful little boy on her personal, and she’s able to positioned the previous at the back of her.
But it kind of feels Lizzie’s mom has moved on to boot. She’s moved her toyboy – a muscle-bound vintner named Cal – into the kinfolk domestic, and given him the run of the land that used to be intended to be Lizzie’s inheritance!
Cal’s wine company often takes him to France, and by surprise anywhere Lizzie is going, he’s already there – meddling, giving unsolicited suggestion, saving her little boy’s existence and stealing her center. yet none of this alterations the truth that he’s her mother’s lover…
'...you needs to learn this glorious debut from Karen, completely great.'
'Not on account that Peter Mayle has an individual captured the essence of Provence and Karen Aldous does it vividly. Settle again with a pitcher of wine and adventure the winery for yourself.'
— Elder Park e-book reports
By Michael Lee West
Reeling from the lack of her mom, plagued with a foul case of writer's block (and do not even discuss these additional twenty pounds), Renata DeChavannes feels as if every thing is simply simple fallacious. And that was once earlier than the tabloids stuck her sweetheart, filmmaker Ferg Lauderdale, sharing an intimate squeeze with Hollywood's preferred younger tamale. however the granddaughter of the bold Honora DeChavannes possesses extra hell than belle in her backbone—and she's approximately to reclaim it. Heading south to Honora's domestic at the Gulf Coast, Renata is set to prevent feeling like a wilted gardenia and end up the unstoppable kudzu her loved grandmother proudly proclaimed she will be. yet for that to ensue Renata's bought to stand a few not-so-genteel ghosts from her earlier, observe the reality in regards to the mom she desperately misses, and make peace with the 1st guy who deserted her and broke her middle: her good-looking and far away father.
By Lisa Heidke
Claudia Taylor's existence is a multitude. Her twenties and thirties appear to have disappeared in a haze of uninteresting place of work jobs, wrong shags, and superficial spending. Her most up-to-date catastrophe? An ill-advised fling. In an try and get a few viewpoint on her existence, Claudia jets off to wonderful Santorini together with her most sensible pals, Tara and Sophie. yet it isn't lengthy ahead of they're shaking their heads at a few of Claudia's shenanigans. in the meantime, Sophie and Tara are wrestling with their very own concerns. Sophie, a former high-flying profession lady, is being affected by being a stay-at-home mom and her husband's nasty ex-wife. Tara is unwell of her dead-end task and attempting to write a singular. Claudia's sizeable holiday is an hilarious novel approximately friendship, romance, laughter, and loyalty. it is also approximately 3 girl taking inventory in their lives—with a bit drunken karaoke thrown in to the combination. For Claudia and her associates, lifestyles shouldn't be an analogous after their much-needed vacation in paradise.
By Jo Dereske
Librarian extraordinaire omit Helma Zukas wakes up at the morning of her forty-second birthday within the throes of a couple of midlife problem. Her championing a suite of neighborhood authors' works ignites a firestorm of jealousy and anger in Bellehaven. She's blackmailed by way of her conniving boss, library director may possibly Apple Moon, into attending workforce counseling classes - and of the members ensue useless. An obnoxiously bubbly new librarian is popping the pinnacle of Helma's longtime admirer, Police leader Wayne Gallant. And worst of all, her uncuddly pussycat significant other, Boy Cat Zukas disappears.
By Eugene Goodheart
"Criticism, as I comprehend and perform it, is evaluative in addition to interpretive," writes Eugene Goodheart. items of Resistance is a suite of Goodheart's essays and studies written among 1960 and 1985. The e-book responds to the political, cultural, and literary alterations expressed in this interval by means of novelists, critics, and reporters. Goodheart's exemplary figures comprise Lionel Trilling, Philip Rahv, and V.S. Naipaul: writers he believes proportion a specific sensitivity to literary and cultural ideologies that distort and lessen our knowing of the area. Goodheart's ebook is split into 3 components. the 1st part discusses critics Trilling, Rahv, Leslie Fiedler, Geoffrey Hartman, David Bleich, and Susan Sontag--to identify a number of. the second one half devotes itself to modern tradition and contains essays on journals akin to the hot York evaluation of Books, observation, and The Evergreen evaluation, which within the Nineteen Sixties and early Seventies supplied a well-lit playground for varied political, cultural, and literary subject matters. ultimately, Goodheart examines the paintings of many sleek writers with essays on Isaac Bashevis Singer, Daniel Fuchs, Ralph Ellison, Nadine Gordimer, V.S. Naipaul, Bernard Malamud, William Styron, Donald Barthelme, Raymond Carver, and Saul Bellow. Goodheart doesn't fake to impersonal objectivity; his dedication to evaluative criticism--seeing a textual content in its courting to political and cultural movements--is a planned reaction to present, more and more really good kinds of feedback.
By Sandra Chastain, Debra Dixon, Donna Ball, Virginia Ellis, Nancy Knight
A pleasant new selection of unique Southern tales set within the captivating, fictitious down-home city of Mossy Creek, the place there is a pleasant face on each nook and a heartfelt tale at the back of each door...