By Tamar Myers
All antiques broker Abigail Timberlake Washburn sought after used to be to discover an ideal present for her darling (if now not altogether jointly) mama Mozella's birthday. She by no means anticipated her on-line buy of a wonderful, seventeenth-century rosewood linen chest to put her in federal custody, accused of trafficking in unlawful ivory! Then insult is heaped on her damage while she's compelled to show to her lawyer-snake ex, Buford, to spring her—since ex-cop /current hubby Greg's “good ol' boy” contacts do not occur to incorporate any feds. Abby should be small in stature, yet she's a strength to be reckoned with while riled—and she's decided to root out the genuine smugglers who she blames for her contemporary indignities. yet in her zeal to stay it to the elephant eliminators who've invaded her cherished Charleston, Abby may perhaps simply land herself and mama alike as much as their pearly whites in lethally sizzling water!
By Lionel Shriver
American kid's booklet illustrator Irina McGovern enjoys a safe, settled existence in London along with her clever, unswerving, disciplined associate, Lawrence—until the evening she reveals herself inexplicably interested in kissing one other guy, a passionate, extravagant, top-ranked snooker participant. competing exchange futures hinge in this unmarried kiss, as Irina's decision—to give up to temptation or to maintain her possible secure partnership with Lawrence—will have momentous outcomes for her profession, her friendships and familial relationships, and the feel of her lifestyle.
By Ellyn Bache
She used to be the thread that wove their tapestry jointly. With a gaggle of ladies as diversified because the women from Brightwood hint, you may now not imagine them to be shut. there is Julianne, a nurse with an unsettling psychic skill that permits her to actually think what her sufferers believe, Andrea, a robust castle sheltering a faltering center, Ginger, a mom torn among being a stay-at-home mother or following her profession aspirations, and Iona, the oldest, whose feisty, no-nonsense angle disarms even hardest of the harsh. no longer precisely the parts for the main cohesive cocktail . . . until eventually you upload Paisely, the liveliest and friendliest of the extended family, who breathed lifestyles into all of them. but if their gleaming chief falls sick with melanoma, it is as much as those girls to do what Paisely has performed for them because the starting: raise her up. Overcoming and accepting the inevitability of loss, the ladies draw nearer than ever; discovering jointly the power to embody and cherish their lives with attractiveness, gratitude and most significantly, love. ultimately residing with the vigour that Paisely has proven them from the beginning, they can see their lives in a brand new mild, whereas studying to claim see you later to the brightest famous person they have ever identified. Over the process simply 3 months, those 4 girls will endure a powerful transformation that leaves not anyone unchanged.
By Barbara Delinsky, Johanna Parker, Simon & Schuster Audio
A robust tale of a woman's look for her previous.
After the dying of her adoptive mom, Chelsea Kane is a lady fed on through a necessity to find her average background. 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 anything relatively unforeseen: a love she notion she might by no means comprehend.
As Chelsea will get in the direction of the reality, she realizes that somebody is set to forestall her, first by way of scaring her, then through attempting to damage her. the chance escalates until eventually one terrifying evening whilst all secrets and techniques are laid naked and Chelsea ultimately confronts her mysterious past.
By April Smith
An emotionally charged, brilliantly discovered novel set within the Thirties approximately 5 American women-Gold celebrity Mothers-who commute to France to go to the graves in their global battle I soldier sons: a pilgrimage that may switch their lives in unforeseeable and indelible ways.
The ladies meet for the 1st time prior to their trip starts: Katie, an Irish maid from Dorchester, Massachusetts; Minnie, spouse of an immigrant Russian Jewish bird farmer; Bobbie, a prosperous Boston socialite; Wilhelmina, a former tennis famous person in precarious psychological health and wellbeing; and Cora Blake, a unmarried mom and librarian from coastal Maine. In Paris, Cora meets a journalist whose drug behavior is helping him disguise from his personal wartime fate-facial wounds so grievous he's compelled to put on a steel masks. This guy will switch Cora's existence in thoroughly unforeseen methods. And while the ladies eventually commute to Verdun to go to the battlegrounds the place their sons fought in addition to the cemeteries the place they're buried, surprising events-a dying, a scandal, a mystery revealed-will ensure that Cora's lifestyles and people of her touring partners turns into inextricably intertwined. in simple terms now will they manage to emerge from their grief and go back domestic to their household. this can be a undying tale set opposed to a footnote of background: little identified yet unforgettable.
By Cathleen Schine
Whilst Joseph Weissmann divorced his spouse, he used to be seventy eight years outdated and she or he was once seventy five. Exiled from her stylish big apple condo by way of Joe's mistress, Betty is pressured to maneuver to a small, run-down Westport, Connecticut, seashore cottage. becoming a member of her are Miranda and Annie, who dutifully come alongside to maintain a watch on their capricious mom.
By Judi Fennell
Mermaid Angel Tritone escapes a shark by means of leaping into unmarried dad Logan Hardington's fishing boat. All his younger son Michael wishes for his birthday is a mermaid, and if his dad will in simple terms play his playing cards correct, now he will have one… Angel desires to supply Michael his such a lot cherished birthday present (a genuine dwell mermaid) whereas additionally researching his father and getting him to aid her in her project to prevent people from destroying the oceans. Logan hasn't ever met a girl who cared as a lot concerning the similar issues he does, and she's by no means met a guy who understood her private dedication to humanity and nature. whilst an enemy of conservation exhibits up and attempts to kill Angel, Logan has to select from carrying on with the existence he is identified, or following the girl he likes to the ground of the sea… the following novels in Judi Fennell's mermaid sequence, a clean, intriguing, and varied access in romance fiction compliment FOR JUDI FENNELL: "Judi Fennell is a vivid famous person at the horizon of romance." Judi McCoy, writer of Hounding the Pavement "A new romance celebrity is born...and her identify is Judi Fennell." Jill Barnett, long island occasions bestselling writer "Fennell's under-the-sea suspense will enchant you with its wit, humor and sexiness. In Over Her Head is a brilliant debut booklet and i am joyful to listen to there are extra to come." Caridad Pineiro, ny occasions and united states at the present time bestselling writer of South seashore Chicas seize Their guy "A exceptional debut novel, Judi Fennell has placed the 'beach' again in seashore read!" Virginia Farmer, award-winning writer of A Blast to the earlier "Holy mackerel! In Over Her Head is a superbly enjoyable romantic catch—Judi Fennell has one heck of an imagination!" Michelle Rowen, writer of Bitten & Smitten "A wondrous undersea adventure—molten moments, waves of sensuality, ripples of emotion, and depths of enjoyable. to not be missed!" los angeles Banks, The Vampire Huntress Legends sequence "In Over Her Head is a heartwarming, action-packed tale of 2 people—one human and the opposite of the seaworthy body—joined jointly in an adventure." Armchair Interviews (20091222)
By Jackie Collins
Denver Jones is a hotshot twenty-something legal professional operating in L.A. Carolyn Henderson is own assistant to a robust and intensely married D.C. Senator with whom she is having an affair. And Annabelle Maestro is NYC's madam of selection for discerning well-known men.
Then there's Bobby Santangelo Stanislopolous, the Kennedy-esque son of fortunate Santangelo and deceased Greek transport billionaire, Dimitri Stanislopolous. Bobby owns temper, the most popular membership in long island. again within the day, Bobby went to school with Denver, Carolyn, and Annabelle in Beverly Hills. Now, after the homicide of Annabelle's appealing movie-star mom, the gang of outdated buddies is discovering themselves thrown jointly again...and secrets and techniques from the prior have a fashion of coming again to hang-out everyone.
By Heather Webber
Landscaper Nina Quinn might do whatever for her staff. in spite of everything, Taken without notice, her backyard makeover company, would not be blooming if it were not for them. So whilst package Pipe, her right-hand handyman, is going lacking, Nina instantly begins digging into his disappearance. yet all she reveals is Daisy Bedinghaus, Kit's ex—and she's lifeless as airborne dirt and dust. An ex-con who'd been dumped by means of Daisy now not lengthy sooner than her homicide, Kit's the major suspect. yet Nina's decided to end up his innocence and nip this complete factor within the bud. in spite of everything, it will get her out of her all-too-crowded condominium, the place her ex-husband the cop is improving from a gunshot wound on her sofa and her thorny new stepson is giving her the evil eye. yet as she comes toward unearthing the reality, Nina will locate that dealing with the frost in her house is not anything in comparison to confronting the genuine killer's ice-cold stare.
By Kathy Hogan Trocheck
After ten years of cleansing up the airborne dirt and dust on Atlanta's streets, Callahan Garrity is buying and selling in her badge for a brush and a employees of condo cleaners. yet, notwithstanding the uniform is a bit assorted, Callahan quickly reveals herself correct again in the course of a secret while a client's beautiful, pious nineteen-year-old nanny is long gone ... besides the jewellery, silver, and some fairly delicate genuine property records. ahead of she understands it, the meticulous Callahan is as much as her elbows in a case regarding illicit love triangles, crooked company bargains, long-distance scams, and a useless physique. Now she has to roll up her sleeves and begin a few business power sleuthing to resolve -- and continue to exist -- this mess.