By Carly Phillips
There is no girl on the town who is proof against the mythical Chandler appeal. but to date unmarried cop Rick Chandler has controlled to fend off the marriage-minded advances of Yorkshire Falls' whole girl inhabitants. A prior mistake has taught him by no means to place his center at the line ... till he solutions the SOS of a real-life runaway bride. even with her pearly dress and tiara, Kendall Sutton vows to by no means wed- which makes her the suitable faux lover who can chase away Rick's legion of admirers. while their passionate charade flames into the genuine factor, Rick is all at once puzzling over phrases that spell ceaselessly after. yet will Kendall ever say "I do?" Can a lady who is had it with weddings tie the knot with the town's most well-liked playboy?
By Nina Foxx
Let's pass loopy! winning Claudia Barrett appears to be like doing all of it correct. She's a vp at her enterprise, with an engagement ring on her finger from the guy who is enjoyed her because highschool. So what if she's been donning it for 5 years -- and her vintage, dear, boring daily clothes make her appear like anyone fatally allergic to a great time? What precisely is inaccurate with the lady? She's bored, for something. She's thirty years outdated and in a rut -- and ally, Pam, thinks it is time Claudia obtained her freak on. it is time to inject a bit motion, event, and sturdy out of date lust into this sister's existence. yet working towards what Pam is preaching and going dollar wild may have a few severe results, specially while tall, darkish, and unsafe Cody is additional to the combination.
By Barbara Delinsky
A being pregnant pact among 3 teenaged ladies places their moms' like to the final word try during this explosive new novel from Barbara Delinsky, “a nice storyteller who creates characters as frequent as your neighbors.” (Boston Globe) When Susan Tate's seventeen-year-old daughter, Lily, pronounces she is pregnant, Susan is surprised. A unmarried mom, she has struggled to do every little thing correct. She sees the being pregnant as an incredible tragedy for either Lily and herself. Then comes notice of 2 extra pregnancies between highschool juniors who occur to be Lily's most sensible friends-and the city turns to speak of a pact. As hands commence pointing, the main ardent feedback is directed at Susan. As valuable of the highschool, she has regularly been held up as a job version of exertions and middle values. Now her detractors accuse her of being a lax mom, possibly undeserving of the task of shepherding impressionable scholars. As Susan struggles with the consequences of her daughter's being pregnant, her task, monetary independence, and long-fought-for desires are all at risk. The emotional ties among moms and daughters are stretched to breaking during this emotionally wrenching tale of affection and forgiveness. once more, Barbara Delinsky has given us a robust novel, person who asks a critical query: What does it take to be a superb mom?
By JoAnn Ross
While former U.S. Marine photojournalist Gabriel St. James arrives in defend Bay to aid out a fellow Marine, the very last thing he expects is to satisfy a girl like Charity. A veterinarian with a prior that might have defeated a much less resilient lady, Charity nonetheless possesses a middle as beneficiant as her identify. She's identified males like Gabe before-but with a shared charm very unlikely to disclaim, Charity and Gabe comply with an easy affair with out expectancies. yet as summer time unfolds, and Gabe unearths purposes to increase his remain in safeguard Bay, he and Charity become aware of that there is not anything uncomplicated approximately falling in love, and not anything effortless concerning the offerings of the guts.
By Mary Daheim
Gossip columnist Dagmar Delacroix Chatsworth and her yappy lapdog Rover's fresh remain on the Hillside manor left hostess Judith McMonigle Flynn's nerves, and top mattress linens, in tatters.So Judith joins cousin Renie for a few well-earned low season R&R at Canada's well-known Bugler Ski hotel -- purely to find with horror that the swanky getaway is the following cease on detestable Dagmar's itinerary.But it sort of feels the cousins should not the single visitors with severe grudges opposed to the dirt-disher and her malicious mutt. And whilst one of many despised lady's entourage is murdered at the snowless slopes, Judith units out to nook a killer -- earlier than extra hapless hangers-on realize that Dagner's corporation will be much more toxic than her pen. Gossip columnist Dagmar Delacroix Chatsworth and her yappy lapdog Rover's fresh remain on the Hillside Manor left hostess Judith McMonigle Flynn's nerves, and most sensible mattress linens, in tatters. So Judith joins cousin Renie for a few well-earned low season R&R at Canada's well-known Bugler Ski hotel -- in basic terms to find with horror that the swanky getaway is the subsequent cease on detestable Dagmar's itinerary. however it turns out the cousins aren't the one site visitors with severe grudges opposed to the dirt-disher and her malicious mutt. And whilst one of many despised lady's entourage is murdered at the snowless slopes, Judith units out to nook a killer -- ahead of extra hapless hangers-on detect that Dagmar's corporation should be much more toxic than her pen.
By Deborah Crombie
Detective Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and his accomplice, Sergeant Gemma James, take their sons to picturesque Cheshire for his or her first family members Christmas with Duncan's parents—a vacation either dreaded and expected. yet no longer even the fascinating city of Nantwich and the dreaming canals can masks the tensions in Duncan's family members, that are tragically heightened through the invention of an infant's physique hidden within the wall of an outdated dairy. As Duncan and Gemma aid the police examine the infant's dying, one other homicide moves towards domestic, revealing that faraway from being idyllic, Duncan's youth paradise holds darkish and lethal secrets and techniques . . . secrets and techniques that threaten every thing and everybody Duncan and Gemma carry most useful.
By Sara Shepard
From Sara Shepard, the number one New York Times bestselling writer of Pretty Little Liars, comes The Heiresses--a novel in regards to the Saybrooks, a diamond kinfolk blessed with attractiveness and fortune but stricken by a string of tragic and mysterious deaths.
The basically more thing ideal than a Saybrook's solitaire is the family members at the back of the diamond empire. Beauties, marketers, debutantes, and experts, the Saybrooks are the epitome of excessive society. an individual may kill to be one in every of them. yet be cautious what you need for, simply because in case you have been a Saybrook, you'd be haunted by means of secrets and techniques and suffering from a gloomy streak of luck.
Tragedy moves the fashionable family members all over again on a stunning morning in may possibly whilst thirty-four-year-old Poppy, the main impressive Saybrook of all of them, flings herself from the window of her workplace. everyone seems to be surprised that somebody so excellent could finish her personal life--until her cousins obtain an ominous caution: One heiress down, 4 to go.
Was it suicide . . . or homicide? And who should be subsequent: Aster, the gorgeous yet reckless lady who's by no means labored an afternoon in her life--and who's overlaying up her father's darkest mystery? Her older sister, Corrine, whose meticulously deliberate destiny is ready to come back crashing down round her? maybe it will likely be Natasha, the black sheep of the relations who all at once disinherited herself 5 years in the past. or perhaps the endlessly unmarried Rowan, who had the main to realize from her cousin's death.
A gripping, edge-of-your-seat mystery approximately heiresses who needs to discover a gloomy fact approximately their family members ahead of they lose the one factor funds can't purchase: their lives.
By Barbara Delinsky, Johanna Parker, Simon & Schuster Audio
A strong tale of a woman's look for her previous.
After the demise of her adoptive mom, Chelsea Kane is a girl fed on through a necessity to find her usual historical past. She arrives within the New Hampshire city the place she was once born, aching for solutions. it's whereas she is seeking them that she reveals whatever rather unforeseen: a love she suggestion she may by no means recognize.
As Chelsea will get in the direction of the reality, she realizes that somebody is decided to forestall her, first via scaring her, then via attempting to damage her. the risk escalates until eventually one terrifying evening whilst all secrets and techniques are laid naked and Chelsea ultimately confronts her mysterious past.
By Jennifer Chiaverini
Grasp Quilter Sylvia Bergstrom Compson treasures an old cover known as by means of 3 names -- Birds within the Air, after its development; the Runaway cover, after the lady who sewed it; and the Elm Creek duvet, after where to which its maker longed to come. That quilter was once Joanna, a fugitive slave who traveled by way of the Underground Railroad to arrive shelter in 1859 at Elm Creek Farm. although Joanna's freedom proved short-lived -- she used to be forcibly again via slave catchers to Josiah Chester's plantation in Virginia -- she left the Bergstrom family members a most respected reward, her son. Hans and Anneke Bergstrom, in addition to maiden aunt Gerda, raised the boy as their very own, and the key of his id died with their iteration. Now it falls to Sylvia -- drawing upon Gerda's diary and Joanna's duvet -- to attach Joanna's earlier to present-day Elm Creek Manor. simply as Joanna couldn't have foreseen that, generations later, her cover could turn into the topic of a lot hypothesis and sweetness, Sylvia and her acquaintances by no means may have imagined the occasions Joanna witnessed in her lifetime. Punished for her break out via being bought off to her master's brother in Edisto Island, South Carolina, Joanna grieves over the lack of her son and resolves to run back, to reunite with him sometime within the loose North. Farther south than she has ever been, she however unearths allies, associates, or even love within the slave area of Oak Grove, a cotton plantation the place her ability with needle and thread quickly turns into hugely prized. via problem and deprivation, Joanna desires of freedom and returning to Elm Creek Farm. decided to recollect each one landmark at the direction north, Joanna items a duvet of scraps left over from the loved ones stitching, concealing clues in the meticulous stitches. Later, in carrier as a seamstress to the recent bride of a accomplice officer, Joanna strikes directly to Charleston, the place secrets and techniques she retains will have an effect on the destiny of a country, and her skills and braveness permit her to assist the rustic and the folk she loves such a lot. the information that scraps may be pieced and sewn into basic strains -- attractive either in and of themselves and likewise for what they characterize and what they could accomplish -- consists of Joanna via darkish days. maintaining herself and her relations via ingenuity and artwork through the Civil conflict and into Reconstruction, Joanna leaves in the back of a striking creative legacy that, finally, permits Sylvia to find the destiny of the long-lost quilter.