Summer love is in the air and even if you're happily settled, or still looking, you can find wedded romance in a good book. Look through the eyes of a dressmaker trying to find love, a group of gossipy friends, a runaway bride unsure of her choices, or even a werewolf searching for Mrs. Right. Whether you're the blushing bride or an eager daydreamer, there's no denying the pull and excitement of a summer wedding.
Memorial Day, 1938: New York socialite Lily Dane has just
returned with her family to the idyllic oceanfront community
of Seaview, Rhode Island, expecting another placid summer
season among the familiar traditions and friendships that
sustained her after heartbreak.
That is, until Greenwalds decide to take up residence in
Nick and Budgie Greenwald are an unwelcome specter from
Lily's past: her former best friend and her former fiancé,
now recently married—an event that set off a wildfire
of gossip among the elite of Seaview, who have summered
together for generations. Budgie's arrival to restore her
family's old house puts her once more in the center of the
community's social scene, and she insinuates herself back
into Lily's friendship with an overpowering talent for
seduction...and an alluring acquaintance from their college
days, Yankees pitcher Graham Pendleton. But the ties that
bind Lily to Nick are too strong and intricate to ignore,
and the two are drawn back into long-buried dreams, despite
their uneasy secrets and many emotional obligations.
Under the scorching summer sun, the unexpected truth of
Budgie and Nick's marriage bubbles to the surface, and as a
cataclysmic hurricane barrels unseen up the Atlantic and
into New England, Lily and Nick must confront an emotional
cyclone of their own, which will change their worlds forever.
The owner of a small high-end dress shop on Manhattan's
Upper East Side, Loviah "Lovie" French is the one to whom
certain women turn when they want to dish in the dressing
room—including Lovie's two best friends since boarding
school, Dinah Wainwright and Avis Metcalf.
Outspoken Dinah made a name for herself as a columnist
covering New York's most fabulous; shy, proper Avis rose to
prominence in the art world with her quiet manners and hard
work. Despite their deep affection for Lovie, they have been
allergic to each other for decades, uneasy acquaintances who
are unwillingly bound to each other when Dinah's favorite
son and Avis's only daughter fall in love. At the center of
their orbit is Lovie, who knows everyone's secrets and
manages them as wisely as she can. Which is not wisely
enough, as things turn out—a fact that will have a
shattering effect on all their lives.
He never thought any woman would get him to the altar
Elaine Hawthorn is a gray American werewolf, currently out
of work, and on a mission to share in a family treasure.
When she arrives in Scotland, she nearly has a head-on
collision with one hot, kilt-garbed Highlander, and runs him
off the road.
Werewolf laird Cearnach MacNeill isn't happy Elaine ruined
his car, but he quickly becomes her protector after a
misunderstanding lands her right in the middle of two
feuding clans. Now he's out to ensure that this sexy female
wolf gets her fair share of her clan's treasure. He knows he
should leave well enough alone, but it's too late to leave
his heart out of it.
The dazzling wedding of fashions of A Lady's Favor dress
shop are guaranteed to make any girl the talk of the ton.
But the brides aren't the only ones falling in
Lady Helaine's father was cast out of society as a liar
and a thief—a scandal which renders her unfit for marriage.
In order to provide for herself and her mother, she adopts
an assumed name and runs a dressmaker's shop that
specializes in bridal wear for ladies of high society.
Helaine is happiest immersed in silk and satin, but she
lives in terror that someone will learn her true identity
and she will lose everything...again.
Robert Percy, Viscount Redhill, is entranced with the
mysterious Helaine and weaves a web of seduction sure to
ensnare the delectable dress designer. Yet too late he
learns the heartbreaking truth about who she used to be. Now
he must find a way to overcome the past to claim Helaine as
his own. But what chance has love when a secret mistress
becomes a scandalous wife?
Beth Kendrick sweeps you off your feet with a captivating tale of how even the best-laid plans can falter at the altar.
After enduring a chaotic childhood, Emily McKellips yearns for a drama-free life, complete with a white picket fence. Her dreams are about to come true: She has a stellar career, a gorgeous house, and a fiancé any woman would die for. But as friends and family arrive in picturesque Valentine, Vermont, for her wedding, an uninvited guest shows up.
Ryan is Emily's first husband from a disastrous starter marriage. They wed on a whim, only to discover that combustible chemistry couldn't ensure a happily ever after. But Ryan is no longer the headstrong boy she left behind. He's now a successful film producer who just happens to be scouting a resort in Valentine with his adorable retriever in tow.
As the bridesmaids revolt and the mothers of the bride and groom do battle, Emily is surprised to discover new sides of both her ex and her fiancé. She thought she had life and love all figured out, but the next seven days might change her mind—and her heart.
As stylish as you are in your appearance sometimes the perfect accessory is a hot book, but what to pick? For the woman who enjoys crafts we have the perfect book full of southern charm. Stay ahead of trends with a haunting story for the younger reader or a sexy update to a classic story. Embrace the glamour and stardom of early Hollywood or hop on a spaceship in search of a free world. If you’re the kind of person who likes the latest and greatest here are six books, perfect to your style.
Sometimes it's fun to escape from the real world through a great book. In the real world you can't follow a serial killer, or have dinner with a vampire, or even find yourself wrapped up in a spicy office romance. But a good book entices and excites, and there is nothing better than losing yourself in a suspenseful thriller. This week the Mystery Writers of America announce their winners of the 2013 Edgars at a banquet held in New York. Widely acclaimed to be the crowning of the best in suspense and mystery, the Edgars (named after Edgar Rice Burroughs) celebrate the best writing in everything from television scripts to novels.
Spring is officially here and the timing is perfect to discover new and uncharted fantastical lands. Whether you're taking a trip to a newly re imagined Wonderland, or fighting demons with a grumpy reluctant angel or watching the sunset from a hundred year old beach house, these books are sure to delight and engage any reader--no matter their age.
Spring is right around the corner, and families are planning their trips to the beach or taking advantage of one last good week of snow for skiing. But what do you do when you've tucked the kids in for the night, or you need something to keep them occupied during the drive home? Reading is the best activity for any spring break down time. Escape to the glamor of old Hollywood, or time travel with some tough demon hunters. You can also expand your mind with a stellar debut novel, or watch a young romance flourish through mix tapes. And don't forget about something spicy to read when everyone else is asleep. Even if you aren't going anywhere for spring break, or your holiday is over, picking up a book is the perfect excuse for adventure.
Glamour, excitement, red carpets popping up EVERY WHERE! It's the annual biggest party for movies and every one is talking about film! So why not change the subject just a bit and talk about some of the books that either inspired the films or are reading to continue to keep you in the mood? We've got everything from a suspense set in New Orleans after Katrina to the story of Mrs. Lincoln's dressmaker, to the real life adventures of Tony Mendez and a little something in between.
Hearts are everywhere you look...in the stores, on line, and it's time to think about Valentine's Day! So let's look at some books that reflect our feelings about Valentine's Day. From a classic love tale to the emotional angst of young love, we've got the spectrum covered for your Valentine Day reading!
New year, new resolutions. If a book club is one of your resolutions, we've got a few suggestions to help you pick some "hot" new books to read in 2013. Everything from Young Adult to serial killers...with a twist! Whether your book club loves to read mysteries and thriller, or perhaps you want more like FIFTY SHADES OF GREY. Or you love history. You're sure to find one book in our selection today.
New Year, new resolutions, and that includes a few books! Looking ahead to a new slate of books we've picked some you'll want to include in your book club reading, some for the Young Adult. Can't get enough of FIFTY SHADES, we've got a couple of new ones that promise heat and a great story. But don't forget the books to keep you reading way past your bed time and then at least one (or two) just because they are guaranteed FUN reads!