The Diary

Open Road Media - Their mother’s handwriting on the yellowed pages takes them back to a small Nebraska town in the summer of 1951, almost-engaged Elizabeth Harvey is swept into a clandestine romance with AJ, where sheltered, her rebellious childhood friend. Two sisters discover startling secrets in their mother’s old journal in this “poignant” novel by the New York Times–bestselling author of Garden of Lies Debbie Macomber.

Moving and uplifting, with a surprise ending readers won’t see coming,  The Diary is a novel about the mysteries of romantic love and the unassailable bond between parents and children. When aj becomes the prime suspect in a neighborhood fire, longtime beau, Elizabeth has to make the most difficult decision of her young life and choose between passionate but unpredictable AJ and her stable, Bob.

The Diary - Emily and sarah marshall are cleaning out their dying mother’s attic when Emily finds an old leather diary. Shocked to learn that their mother was in love with a man other than their father, and ultimately, their father, Emily and Sarah must confront painful truths about their mother, themselves.





Last One Home: A Novel

Ballantine Books - Macomber has woven a charming tale dealing with facing life’s hard knocks, begging forgiveness, and gaining self-confidence. Reader to reader “Macomber never disappoints me. Despite the strides cassie’s made, she hasn’t been able to make peace with her sisters. And nichole, the youngest, is a stay-at-home mom whose husband indulges her every whim.

To make matters worse, cassie had always been their father’s favorite—a sentiment that weighed heavily on her sisters and made Cassie’s actions even harder to bear. A wonderful novel of perseverance and trust, and an exciting journey through life’s challenges and joys, Last One Home is Debbie Macomber at the height of her talents.

Last One Home: A Novel - Praise for last one home “Fans of bestselling author Macomber will not be disappointed by this compelling stand-alone novel. Library journal “family, forgiveness and second chances are the themes in Macomber’s latest stand-alone novel. And as cassie opens herself up to new possibilities—making amends with her sisters, finding love once more—she realizes the power of compassion, and the promise of a fresh start.

Now thirty-one, cassie is back in Washington, living in Seattle with her daughter and hoping to leave her past behind. After high school, cassie ran away from home to marry the wrong man, throwing away a college scholarship and breaking her parents’ hearts. New york times bestseller • an inspiring standalone novel about the enduring bond between sisters, the power of forgiveness, and a second chance at love.

No one writes better women’s contemporary fiction, and Last One Home is another wonderful example.





Woman in Blue

Open Road Media - Lindsay, who grew up in a loving adoptive family, has spent decades trying to track down her sister. Sisters separated as children are reunited as adults in this wise, funny novel by the New York Times–bestselling author of The Diary. But lindsay—and the sleepy seaside town of Blue Moon Bay—will never be the same.

From the new york times–bestselling author of garden of Lies and other blockbusters, this is both “a touching story with wide appeal and a sharp example of dysfunctional family fiction” Publishers Weekly. When kerrie ann suddenly appears in her bookstore—a seemingly lost, but tough-looking young woman with pink streaks in her hair—she’s stunned.

Woman in Blue - With help from an eighty-year-old exotic dancer, and a sexy bestselling novelist, a bad-boy baker, Lindsay is determined to help Kerrie Ann turn her life around. With no job skills and no significant other, Kerrie Ann needs the help of her long-lost sister to regain custody of her six-year-old daughter, Bella.

Thirty years later, kerrie ann, a high school dropout who has bounced from family to family, flies to Santa Cruz to meet the sister she never knew she had. Lindsay and kerrie ann Bishop were twelve and three when they were shunted into the foster care system.





Sweetgrass

MIRA - Rediscover this poignant novel of hope, acceptance and the powerful gift of forgivenessSweetgrass is a historic tract of land in South Carolina that has been home to the Blakely family for eight generations. Bulldozers are leveling the surrounding properties. Taxes are skyrocketing. But sweetgrass—named for the indigenous grass that grows in the area—is in trouble.

And the blakelys could be forced to sell the one thing that continues to hold their disintegrating family together. New york times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe paints an intimate portrait of a family that must learn to unravel old patterns and weave together a new future. Originally published in 2005.





The Portrait

Gallic Books - A collector unearths the find of a lifetime: an eighteenth-century portrait of a man uncannily like him. While wandering through a paris auction house, avid collector Pierre-François Chaumont is stunned to discover the eighteenth-century portrait of an unknown man who looks just like him. Much to his delight, chaumont’s bid for the work is successful, but back at home his jaded wife and circle of friends are unable to see the resemblance.

Chaumont remains convinced of it, and as he researches into the painting’s history, he is presented with the opportunity to abandon his tedious existence and walk into a brand new life….





Woman in Black

Open Road Media - But a scandal leaves her and her son nearly bankrupt. A quarter of a century will pass before Abigail sees Lila or Vaughn again. In a capricious twist of fate, Lila is forced to take a job as Abigail’s housekeeper. A housekeeper’s daughter and a daughter of privilege find their fortunes reversed in this novel by the New York Times–bestselling author of The Diary.

But one day the unthinkable happens: The employers who’d always treated them like family accuse Rosalie of stealing a diamond necklace and banish her and Abigail. She and her mother, Rosalie, work for the well-to-do Meriwhethers. Twenty-five years later, Lila is leading a charmed life as the Park Avenue wife of a powerful businessman.

Woman in Black - But it is vaughn, now a documentary filmmaker, who will shake up Abigail’s world and force her to confront the girl she used to be. The caretaker’s cottage is the only home fifteen-year-old Abigail Armstrong has ever known. Abigail, the owner of a celebrated homemaking empire, is meanwhile coping with the fallout from a fire in her Mexico factory.

. Lila meriwhether is abigail’s best friend, and Abigail has fallen in love with Lila’s twin brother, Vaughn.





The Lost Recipe for Happiness: A Novel

Bantam Discovery - With her faithful dog, and her grandmother’s recipes, Alvin, Elena arrives in Colorado to find a restaurant in as desperate need of a fresh start as she is—and a man whose passionate approach to food and life rivals her own. Owner julian liswood is a name many people know but a man few do. It’s the opportunity elena Alvarez has been waiting for—the challenge of running her own kitchen in a world-class restaurant.

. Haunted by an accident of which she was the lone survivor, Elena knows better than anyone how to survive the odds. But for elena, old ghosts don’t die quietly, yet a chance to find happiness at last is worth the risk. In this sumptuous novel, family, barbara o’Neal offers readers a celebration of food, and love as a woman searches for the elusive ingredient we’re all hoping to find.

The Lost Recipe for Happiness: A Novel - He’s come to aspen with a troubled teenage daughter and a dream of the kind of stability and love only a family can provide.





One Last Dance

Open Road Media - Her sister kitty, the owner of a small California tea room, feels empty without a child. Each of lydia seagrave’s daughters is unhappy in her own way. Although a successful novelist, Daphne is professionally stunted and bored with her doctor husband. And alex, the youngest, is a recent divorcée who is having trouble just paying her rent.

When the three girls return home for their parents’ fortieth wedding anniversary, they hardly expect to be confronted with murder. As she goes on trial the three sisters struggle to solve the mystery of why their mother, would murder their father in cold blood, a seemingly devoted wife, uncovering family secrets that threaten to tear them all apart and confronting their own unhappiness along the way.

One Last Dance - This ebook features an illustrated biography of Eileen Goudge including rare photos from the author’s personal collection. New york times–bestselling author:Three sisters come home for their parents’ anniversary to find their father dead—and their mother accused of murder .  .  . Their father is dead, and Lydia was found with the smoking gun.





The Descendants: A Novel

Random House - Forced to examine what they owe not only to the living but to the dead, Matt, and Alex take to the road to find Joanie’s lover, on a memorable journey that leads to unforeseen humor, growth, Scottie, and profound revelations. Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more. Matthew king’s daughters—scottie, joanie, thrill-seeking mother, and their charismatic, a feisty ten-year-old, a seventeen-year-old recovering drug addict—are out of control, and Alex, lies in a coma after a boat-racing accident.

Now a major motion picture starring George Clooney and directed by Alexander Payne. Fortunes have changed for the King family, descendants of Hawaiian royalty and one of the state’s largest landowners. She will soon be taken off life support. As matt gathers his wife’s friends and family to say their final goodbyes, a difficult situation is made worse by the sudden discovery that there’s one person who hasn’t been told: the man with whom Joanie had been having an affair.





I Still Dream About You: A Novel

Random House - What flagg writes about, terrifying, heartbreaking, extraordinary, hysterical, time and again, are the touching, everyday things that make us human. Southern Living. But just when things seem completely hopeless, quite by accident, it seems, that everybody, and the secrets of Maggie’s past drive her to a radical plan to solve it all, Maggie discovers, has at least one little secret.

I still dream about you is a wonderful novel that is equal parts southern charm, murder mystery, and that perfect combination of comedy and old-fashioned wisdom that can be served up only by America’s own remarkable Fannie Flagg. Praise for i still dream About You“Fannie Flagg is a born storyteller.

The new york times book review“Undoubtedly Flagg’s wisest book, comic and compassionate. New york times bestsellerthe beloved fannie flagg is at her irresistible and hilarious best in I Still Dream About You, past, present,  a comic mystery romp through the streets of Birmingham, Alabama, and future.

I Still Dream About You: A Novel - Meet maggie fortenberry, a still beautiful former Miss Alabama. To others, maggie’s life seems practically perfect—she’s lovely, charming, and a successful agent at Red Mountain Realty. Still, maggie can’t help but wonder how she wound up living a life so different from the one she dreamed of as a child.

. Born of a tender heart and nurtured by an imaginative mind, it’s certain to touch the reader’s soul.





Second Time Around: A Novel

Bantam - Maybe they should have listened to everyone who warned them to study something “practical. Then an unexpected windfall arrives—one million dollars, to be exact—with the stipulation that they use it to jump-start their new careers. They laugh, reminisce, and commiserate about their soul-sucking jobs.

For anyone who has ever wondered “What if?, ” this engaging novel provides a sweet, romance, funny look at friendship, and second chances. Every summer, four college friends hold a mini-reunion. Almost overnight, and an administrative assistant reinvent themselves as a novelist, a professor, a bartender, a pastry chef, an event planner, a copywriter, and a bed-and-breakfast owner.

Second Time Around: A Novel - But the changes in their professional roles create unexpected turbulence in their personal lives, and soon the secrets and scandals from their past start to resurface.  .