When Barry Fairbrother dies suddenly of an aneurysm in his
early forties, his unexpected death leaves his family
bereft, and his hometown of Pagford in a state of shock. He
was a well-known parish councilor as well as being a
popular coach of the local female high school rowing Read more...
++What's a girl to do when she's got bills to pay, a niece to
look after, and a family full of crazies? Well, when you
are Maggie Lee, and times are tough, you become a hitwoman,
of course! Only one problem -- Maggie's new line of work
involves Read more...
Working the night shift in any situation is often lonely
and a little spooky. But no more so than in a hospital,
where death lurks around every corner. And on this night
at Lowander Hospital in Goteborg, Sweden, death has a
mysterious helper who is stalking the nurses on their Read more...
Claire Cook is well known for being a brilliant storyteller
with a gift for spinning stories that resonate with women
everywhere. And in her latest novel, WALLFLOWER IN BLOOM,
she really grabs the reader's attention with a story that
is funny, romantic and inspiring. Plus, there's lot of Read more...
Sarah Landon swore she would never go back home once she
left. But you know what they say about "never say never!"
Sarah Landon escaped from tiny Two Shot, Wyoming, to go to
an Ivy League school and did well for herself. But her
sister needs her now, and that Read more...
BE MY TEXAS VALENTINE is a charming collection of stories
from bestselling author Jodi Thomas, Linda Broday, Phyliss
Miranda and DeWanna Pace that are perfect romantic reading
for anytime of the year.
Jodi Thomas' story - "The Valentine Curse," is a sweet tale
about two lost souls who find that love Read more...
Rinette Leslie of Granmuir is from a family gifted with the
knowledge of flororamancy -- they can read the flowers and
herbs and prophesize about the future. Mary of Guise, the
mother of Mary, Queen of Scots, knows this and entrusts
Rinette with a small silver casket that contains some of Read more...
In 1941, Maddie Kern's life seemed laid out before her. A
gifted violinist, she was destined for great things in her
life. But she didn't count on falling in love with her
childhood friend, Lane Moritomo. The two young lovers had
to hide their relationship from her parents Read more...
In her book, THE UNION QUILTERS, Jennifer Chiaverini looks
at the founding ladies of the quilting group, women left
behind in the harrowing times of the Civil War and how they
showed their strength and compassion during the struggles
and hardships faced at home during the arduous war.
In 1862 Read more...
Eugenie Dashner had loved the pretty house in Manitou Hills
for as long as she could remember. Even the name of the
house, Fleurissant, seemed magical to her. And now that
she has returned to her childhood home, it seemed that the
once pretty and elegant house on Butterfly Way Read more...
Author Jennifer Chiaverini brings to life two characters
who have floated around the perimeter of her previous Elm
Creek Quilts novels in her latest offering, SONOMA ROSE.
Fans of this charming quilt-oriented series are introduced
to Elizabeth Bergstrom Nelson, Sylvia's cousin, and her
friend, Rosa Diaz Read more...
The definition of gossip is a rumor or talk of a personal,
sensational or intimate nature, or a person who habitually
spreads intimate or private rumors or facts. But the
original meaning of gossip came from England and meant the
communication between two godparents about their godchild.
In Beth Gutcheon Read more...
In a beautifully written novel that brings the past and the
present together, Sarah McCoy's novel, THE BAKER'S
DAUGHTER, is testament to the forgiving powers of time and
McCoy's sophomore tale focuses on two women's stories. Reba
Adams is a journalist in El Paso, Texas Read more...
Can you imagine waking up one day and have no memory of who
This happens when Nell Slattery wakes up, she finds herself
in a hospital room, tied to various tubes and monitors. A
man and an older woman, looking ragged, fly to her bedside
and begin crying Read more...
A bright bit of British chick-lit humor can be found in
author Jill Mansell's latest offering, NADIA KNOWS BEST.
Nadia is a twenty-something landscape gardener who, after
being stranded on the side of a snow-packed road, is
rescued by Jay Tiernan, a rather gorgeous property
developer Read more...
Nicole Jordan, author of nearly 30 bestselling romances, has
launched a new series, Legendary Lovers, which promises to
be filled with fun, romance, and adventure. The first book
in the series is PRINCESS CHARMING.
This novel was so much fun! The cast of characters are
lively, mischievous, and just an Read more...
Lauren Matthews made a name for herself as a sharp
prosecutor nine years ago. She successfully prosecuted a
high profile murder case convicting, Arlen Fieldstone. Nine
years later, the verdict is overturned and Arlen is
pronounced innocent. During those nine years, Lauren made a
name for herself as a jury Read more...
In VELVA JEAN LEARNS TO FLY, her second novel featuring the
irrepressible and ever-feisty Velva Jean Hart, author
Jennifer Niven transports her heroine from the hills of
North Carolina to the skies over Sweetwater, Texas as she
joins the Women's Flying Training Detachment during World
Having Read more...
College librarian India Hayes thought the worst thing about
the Stripling Founders' Festival was being forced by her
sister Carmen to wear a hideous pink gingham pioneer dress
as she painted faces in one of the many booths at the
festival. India was relieved to make friends with the booth Read more...
As a wedding planner, Sherilyn Caine should be able to pull
off the perfect wedding experience, especially for her own
wedding. After all, she just landed her dream job at the
wedding destination hotel, The Tanglewood, and will be
working with her best friend, Emma Rae. The rest should be Read more...
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