Victoria Rienzi is the "black sheep" of her big, bustling
Italian family. She didn't stay and help run the family's
restaurant, Casa Lido, in Oceanside, New Jersey. Vic moved
off to New York to follow her dream of becoming an author,
and she made good on those dreams Read more...
Mae December owns a popular dog-boarding business in the
small town of Rosedale, Tennessee --a quiet little town
where everybody knows everyone's business, which will
come in handy when dog owner Ruby Mead-Allison doesn't show
up to claim her feisty little dog Elvis. Mae suddenly
finds Read more...
When upon her death Mary Janet Cantrell leaves her
grandchildren the responsibility of running her beloved bed-
and-breakfast inn and six adorable puppies, she must have
realized that the Cantrell's would either sink or swim with
their newfound jobs. So far, things are going swimmingly --
but keep the Read more...
The South's answer to a feminine Sherlock Holmes, the
marvelous and smart Sarah Booth Delaney, is on the trial of
another fun and fascinating mystery in SMARTY BONES, the
thirteen installment of the Sarah Booth Delaney
written by Carolyn Haines.
There is some foolish afoot when Read more...
Wedding bells are soon to be ringing and those Sassy Belle
girls are up to their knees in tulle and buttercream as
they make plans for a fantastic, sassy matrimonial day for
Vivi Ann McFadden, But those plans come screeching to a
halt when Vivi finds out that her honey Read more...
Imagine getting a call telling you there has been an
accident and your beloved wife has been injured. Dr. Matt
Beaulieu received that call that would make the beginning of
a whirlwind of changes in his life that would find family
pitted against family -- all in the name of love Read more...
Author Elizabeth Craig takes her readers deep into the
heart of the South with her debut novel QUILT OR INNOCENCE,
the first book in her latest cozy mystery series, Southern
When she retired from her job as museum curator Beatrice
Coleman had plans for a quieter Read more...
In Susan McBride's charming and magical new novel, THE
TRUTH ABOUT LOVE AND LIGHTNING, a storm filled with
lightning and tornadoes brings a man crashing to the ground
amid a hailstorm of walnuts, and brings life back into
Gretchen Brink's lonely life. But will all her lies, little Read more...
Tilly Silverberg, a young widow, is semi-content with her
quiet life -- all she wants is to raise Isaac, her young
son, and run her gardening business in the woods of North
Carolina. The business is successful even if it demands a
lot of her attention, and she uses this Read more...
Elsa Emerson grows up in small town Wisconsin, in a
household that is also the local playhouse theater. Every
summer, young actors come and stay with the family and put
on shows in the converted barn, inspiring a love of show
business in Elsa and her two younger sisters Hildy Read more...
In a beautifully written novel that brings the past and the
present together, Sarah McCoy's new novel, THE BAKER'S
DAUGHTER, is testament to the forgiving powers of time and
McCoy's second novel focuses on two women's stories. Reba
Adams is a journalist in El Paso Read more...
HOW LUCKY YOU ARE, the debut novel by Kristyn Kusek Lewis,
is a charmingly crafted tale of friendship of women and how
those connections and bonds are so important to maintain.
This is the story of three friends who find that their need
for close relationships between each other sometimes Read more...
Rita Gigante was the youngest daughter of Vincent and
Olympia Gigante. Growing up, she wondered what her father
did for a living, never dreaming that he was actually a
In her memoir, THE GODFATHER'S DAUGHTER, Gigante describes
her life growing up in New York as a part Read more...
Southern belle LeeLee Satterfield follows her husband,
Baker, to Vermont to open a bed and breakfast that they
dubbed The Peach Blossom Inn. After making the inn a huge
success, her no-good husband leaves LeeLee and their two
little girls for his mistress. Stuck holdingthe literal
bag, LeeLee decides Read more...
Audrey Matthews teaches an evening class for adults
in "life drawing" -- otherwise known as a class in drawing
the human body with the help of a live, nude model.
Although Carrickbawn, Ireland is a small town, the students
enrolled don't appear to know one another and haven't
signed Read more...
While the rest of the world braces for computer chaos that
is supposed to be brought on by the infamous Y2K, Faith
Bass Darling has a different priority. She is the sole
occupant of her family's mansion in her hometown of Bass,
Texas. On December 31, 1999 she is Read more...
With the new PBS series, "Call The Midwife," the profession of midwifery is
newfound attention and there
has been an influx of books with midwifes as the main
characters. One of the best of these books that I've run
across lately is THE MIDWIFE OF HOPE RIVER by Read more...
Strong and sassy Southern ladies are the focus of Pamela
Ribon's heartwarming and heart-wrenching novel, YOU TAKE IT
Danielle Meyers makes her annual trip back home more than
ready for her yearly vacation with her best friend,
Smidge. Instead of the cruise or road trip she Read more...
Olivia DeLuca and her three daughters work together at
their wedding dress shop, Sposa Rosa, in Astoria, New York,
and for the most part it's a peaceful existence. But, like
with a lot of families, there is always some tension that
causes heartaches and pain, but the familial love Read more...
It's Mardi Gras time in New Orleans, and if you're Carmela
Bertrand that means beads, fun, food, and usually, a murder
Carmela Bertrand, owner of Memory Mine Scrapbooking, is
patiently waiting her turn in the camera spotlight to give
a little color to the Mardi Gras Read more...
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books for the past 15 years. I love
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