By Greg Kincaid
Wie mein Hund das Weihnachtsfest gerettet hat
Winter in Kansas: Das Schicksal meint es nicht intestine mit dem dreizehnjährigen George McCray. Sein Vater stirbt bei einem Unfall, seine Mutter zieht gemeinsam mit Georges Schwestern nach Minnesota. George bleibt allein zurück auf der Farm seiner Großeltern, die viel zu alt und gebrechlich für die harte Arbeit sind. Bald schon muss der Junge die Verantwortung eines erfahrenen Erwachsenen übernehmen, und in dunklen Stunden fühlt er sich oft einsam und überfordert.
Doch dann begegnet ihm eines Tages Tucker, der Irish Setter des stets betrunkenen Nachbarn Frank Thorne. Als dieser wenig später ins Gefängnis muss, kümmert sich George um den Hund. Schon bald spürt er, dass Tucker ihm bedingungslos zur Seite steht, und die Treue und Liebe des Hundes lassen ihn endlich wieder neuen Mut fassen. Und dank Tucker darf es dann sogar richtig Weihnachten werden …
By Dakota Cassidy
Hell's no longer the one factor that is scorching within the sinful new novel from the writer of unintentionally lifeless. Delaney Markham does not simply see lifeless humans, she hears them too. And FYI-communicating with tortured souls all day can fairly wreak havoc in your love existence. Sans boyfriend, Delaney makes the easiest of her reward through maintaining s?ances to make ends meet-that is till one particularly tense ghost simply will not depart. in addition to being sinfully hot-in a school professor kind of way-all symptoms aspect to Clyde Atwell being even more than the normal spirit. in reality, he is a beginner demon whose first task is to take Delaney back off to hell with him. Yeah, like that is going to take place at the first date.
By Jane Heller
Famous person journalist Ann Roth has one final likelihood to end up herself. in contrast to her colleagues at Famous—the L.A. magazine—Ann does not decide via people's rubbish and might by no means pervert the reality. yet her editor thinks she's too nice—and except she does anything drastic, he will change her with a killer journalist who is extra prepared to get down and soiled to get a narrative. whilst airplane-phobic Ann's scheduled interview with actor Malcolm Goddard falls apart—after the surly, notoriously media-averse celebrity insists he will solution questions merely whereas piloting his Cessna—she reveals herself by surprise unemployed . . . and headed again to her tiny Missouri place of origin to heal and regroup. As good fortune could have it, the good Malcolm indicates up in little Middletown less than an alias—a sufferer on the neighborhood hospital—and Ann acknowledges a golden chance to reclaim her occupation . . . and rating a few payback within the approach. First she'll volunteer on the clinic, then she'll befriend the laid-up reveal famous person and secretly malicious program the tale of an entire life out of him. If she proves she's every thing her editor sought after, she'll definitely get her activity again. yet how a lot is she prepared to threat for her profession? Her judgment of right and wrong? Her ethics? Her middle?
By Kathleen Kent
Martha provider used to be one of many first girls to be accused, attempted and hanged as a witch in Salem, Massachusetts. Like her mom, younger Sarah provider is vivid and willful, overtly hard the small, brutal international within which they stay. frequently at odds with each other, mom and daughter are compelled to face jointly opposed to the escalating hysteria of the pains and the superstitious tyranny that resulted in the torture and imprisonment of greater than two hundred humans accused of witchcraft. this is often the tale of Martha's brave defiance and supreme demise, as advised via the daughter who survived.Kathleen Kent is a 10th new release descendent of Martha provider. She paints a haunting portrait, not only of Puritan New England, but in addition of 1 family's deep and abiding love within the face of worry and persecution.
By Anne Mather
Eve Robertson lives a quiet lifestyles in a secluded village, and he or she desires to positioned her turbulent previous in the back of her. even though, her newfound balance is threatened with the arriving of Jake Romero....Jake is tall, darkish and...dangerous--and he wishes virginal Eve. His contact leaves her aching for extra, yet her secrets and techniques carry her again. yet how lengthy can she withstand Jake's excessive, unique model of seduction...?
By Anne Rivers Siddons
From adolescence, Molly Bell Redwine used to be taught by way of her charismatic, domineering mom that "family is everything." yet nobody warned Molly that kinfolk can switch by surprise. In fast succession, her husband of greater than 20 years abandons her for a more youthful lady, her mom dies, and her Atlanta extended family scatters to the 4 winds. Molly is determined adrift in a heartbeat.
With her previous global crumbling, Molly takes safe haven with a chum on Martha's winery, hoping to return to phrases with who she actually is. whilst the summer ends, Molly comes to a decision to stick on, renting a small cottage on a distant up-island pond—becoming a part of a wierd, new, very actual kin that taxes her previous outworn notions. and because the lengthy winery iciness ways, Molly braces herself for the hard job she needs to adopt: a look for renewal and identification, and the energy to hold her via to the nice and cozy and therapeutic spring.
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 concern. Her championing a set of neighborhood authors' works ignites a firestorm of jealousy and anger in Bellehaven. She's blackmailed via her conniving boss, library director may perhaps Apple Moon, into attending team counseling periods - and of the contributors occur lifeless. An obnoxiously bubbly new librarian is popping the top of Helma's longtime admirer, Police leader Wayne Gallant. And worst of all, her uncuddly tom cat spouse, Boy Cat Zukas disappears.
By Kathleen Mccleary
The tale of a lady who loves her condominium loads that she'll do exactly approximately whatever to maintain it. Ellen Flanagan has beneficial ladies to elevate, a comfortable local espresso store to run, brilliant buddies, and a gorgeous husband. She adores her condominium, a yellow Cape Cod packed with quirky antiques, liked nooks and dents, and one million thoughts. yet now, at forty-four, she's approximately to lose all of it. After eighteen roller-coaster years of marriage, Ellen's husband, Sam--who's charismatic, spontaneous, and completely irresponsible--has dissatisfied her in additional methods than she will stay with, and they are getting divorced. Her daughters are depressing approximately wasting their daddy. Worst of all, the home that Ellen loves with all her middle needs to now be bought. Ellen's lifestyles is extra advanced via a beautiful and unforeseen courting with the husband of the shrewish, social-climbing girl who has bought the home. upload to that the confusion over how she rather feels approximately her almost-ex-husband, and you've got the makings of a scrumptious novel approximately what issues such a lot in spite of everything . . . Set within the wonderful atmosphere of Portland, Oregon, Kathleen McCleary's humorous, poignant, curl-up-and-read debut moves a deep emotional chord and explores the very suggestion of what makes a home a house.
By Marnie Woodrow
By Tracy Quan
This is often the diary of Nancy Chan, turn-of-the-millennium name woman, who lives and works at the top East facet of new york. even if she’s in her thirties, she’s on the best of her career–a greater twenty-five-year-old at the present time than while she used to be twenty-five. so much of her regulars don’t discover how lengthy she’s been operating. Her new fiancé, Matt, an up-and-coming M.B.A. on Wall road, does be aware of her age and the way lengthy she’s been operating yet no longer what she does for a residing. And at the least in the interim, Nancy desires to hold it that way.
Nancy is stuffed with contradictory wants. She usually has to select from making love and being profitable. On sturdy days, she will get to do either. Surrounded through dedicated, prosperous, and strong johns, a few of whom wish greater than simply intercourse, and stuck among complex name woman pals who, let's imagine, make her existence extra attention-grabbing than it relatively must be–not to say an unwitting fiancé who has began to condo hunt and set up a wedding–Nancy navigates the difficult currents of the world’s oldest occupation. With one foot within the bedrooms of her wealthy and critical consumers and one within the immediately international of her fiancé and his relatives, Nancy demonstrates, in her inimitable type, that if you happen to understand the dance, you could retain these worlds from colliding. a minimum of for a while.
Based at the hugely profitable Salon.com column “Nancy Chan: Diary of a big apple name Girl,” this splendidly clever, sexually frank, rollicking novel offers us clean perception into the machinations and politics of being a pricey name lady within the smooth international. Tracy Quan pulls no punches, offers no apologies, and has written the most effective and such a lot sincere books but at the subject.