By Sherryl Woods
Dana Sue may well run the simplest little eating place in Serenity, but if you are feeding a small city of pals, busybodies and top neighbors, issues can get a piece scorching within the kitchen. by no means brain that she's placing on too many kilos (an occupational chance for a chef)—she's frightened approximately her too-skinny teenage daughter, Annie, who has been slowly ravenous herself because the loud, suitcase-tossing, name-calling healthy on her entrance garden that left Dana Sue minus one dishonest husband.But occasionally existence alternatives unusual how one can mend fences. while Annie lands within the health facility, Dana Sue reaches out to the guy she likes to hate: Ron, the husband who took her middle while she tossed him out. Ron continues to be Annie's white knight, no matter if he is decidedly extra tarnished in Dana Sue's eyes. yet he nonetheless appears more than enough to devour, and perhaps, simply perhaps, to forgive. as soon as, Ron made the error of letting pass and not using a right struggle. yet now Dana Sue is ready to get one other style of candy devotion from a guy bored with feeling like a idiot, hungry for that slice of heaven he chanced on with her….
By Jodi Picoult
The writer of photo ideal "explores the delicate floor of ambivalent motherhood" (New York occasions e-book Review). Paige's mom left while she used to be 5. while Paige turns into a mom herself, she is crushed by means of the calls for. not able to omit her previous, Paige struggles with the problems of marriage and motherhood.
By Anne Mather
Eve Robertson lives a quiet existence in a secluded village, and he or she desires to placed her turbulent earlier in the back of her. even if, her newfound balance is threatened with the coming of Jake Romero....Jake is tall, darkish and...dangerous--and he desires virginal Eve. His contact leaves her aching for extra, yet her secrets and techniques carry her again. yet how lengthy can she withstand Jake's severe, unique model of seduction...?
By Kelvin Bueckert
By Elizabeth Berg
Even on their marriage ceremony day, John and Irene sensed that they have been approximately to screw up. Years later, divorced, relationship people, and dwelling in numerous components of the rustic, they appear to don't have anything in common—nothing other than an important individual in each one in their lives: Sadie, their lively eighteen-year-old daughter. Feeling smothered via Irene and distanced from John, Sadie is starting to be increasingly more connected to her new boyfriend, Ron. while tragedy moves, Irene and John come jointly to help the daughter they love so dearly. What takes longer is to recollect how they truly consider approximately one another. Elizabeth Berg’s great expertise shines during this unforgettable novel concerning the strength of affection, the unshakeable bonds of relations, and the great thing about moment chances.
By Mary Daheim
Hillside Manor's buddies all loved owner Judith McMonigle Flynn's festive advice to deck the halls and homes of their cul-de-sac with attention-grabbing Christmas finery -- other than Enid Goodrich.The grumpy outdated humbug refused to cooperate.Then somebody cooked her Christmas goose -- silencing Enid's objections with a convenient hatchet. notwithstanding Judith's already received much below her tree -- what with holidy enterprise booming and the expected undesirable arrival of hubby Joe's soused ex-spouse -- she's no longer approximately to permit homicide reduce to rubble what is left of her seasonal spirit. With assistance from irrepressible cousin Renie, Judith's made up our minds to wrap up this situation for Christmas -- and disclose the Scrooge-slayer who felt strongly that the single Goodrich is a Deadrich.
By Elizabeth Young
From the fire-hot writer of requesting difficulty comes a moment irresistibly humorous and romantic novel, within which we meet the delightfully depraved Harriet and John, who're matched as completely as scones and clotted cream -- if basically Harriet could enable herself indulge. as much as her eyeballs in her pals' dramas, Harriet gray has no time for her personal, not to mention getting entangled with John Mackenzie. And notwithstanding it has been a long time in view that she's met some of the most beautiful males London has to provide, it kind of feels John's entangled with another individual. Or is he? notwithstanding they are saying all's reasonable in love, Harriet isn't really approximately to complicate her existence -- or hazard her center. however the power John turns out to pop up in every single place she turns, and shortly she's agreeing to satisfy him for a cocktail to pay off a desire. finally, what damage can pop out of 1 blameless little drink? might be a number of breathtaking kisses, a few suspiciously lingering embraces, and a superb weak-kneed dizziness that the majority certainly isn't the flu. and that is earlier than she unearths herself on their lonesome with John at Christmas. .
By Laura Fitzgerald
A beautiful sequel to the nationwide bestselling novel Veil of Roses.
realizing she may possibly by no means be at liberty in Iran, Tamila Soroush took her mother's recommendation to "Go and get up your good fortune" and joined her sister within the usa. Now, after a spur-of-the-moment trade of "I do"s together with her real love, Ike Hanson, Tami is raring to begin her new existence.
yet no longer everyone seems to be proud of their marriage, and Tami's fortunately- ever-after isn't any yes factor. With an interview with Immigration looming, Tami wonders if she's received the suitable stuff in terms of love, American-style. perhaps her success is working out. or even she'll get up for herself and declare her American dream.
By Mary Ann Shaffer
Willkommen im membership der Guernseyer Freunde von Dichtung und Kartfoffelschalenauflauf
London, Ende der vierziger Jahre: Die junge Schriftstellerin Juliet erhält einen ungewöhnlichen short. Absender ist Dawsey Adams, ein Bauer von der Kanalinsel Guernsey, der antiquarisch ein Buch erworben hat, das zuvor ihr gehörte. Zwischen den beiden entspinnt sich ein Briefwechsel, durch den Juliet von der Existenz der »Guernseyer Freunde von Dichtung und Kartoffelschalenauflauf« erfährt, einer literarischen Gesellschaft, die einige der Inselbewohner gründeten, um sich über die schwere Kriegszeit hinwegzuhelfen. Je mehr Juliet über Dawsey und die anderen erfährt, desto mehr wünscht sie sich diese Menschen zu treffen. Und so beschließt sie, auf die Insel zu reisen. Dort stößt Juliet auf die Geschichte von Elizabeth, einem verschollenen Mitglied des golf equipment, und ihrer großen Liebe zu einem deutschen Offizier. Und sie lernt Dawsey immer besser kennen…
By Jenny Colgan
Jenny Colgan has carved out a few hugely person territory as a author of serious heat and humour; she is a clear-eyed observer of human nature, as able to expand sympathy to her characters as she is to be sardonic approximately their foibles. With operating Wonders, this model of funny writing is satisfyingly in proof once again, wedded this time to a fancy and fascinating plot.
Arthur Pendleton has led an unexciting existence, operating as a city planner and slowly realising that his existence holds few surprises. Then he encounters the pinnacle of a group of administration specialists, the beguiling and lovely Gwyneth Morgan, a lady Arthur unearths himself intimidated by way of. Her activity is to encourage Arthur and his ill-assorted crew of planners to tackle a frightening task--ensure that Coventry turns into the hot eu urban of tradition. taking a look round at such colleagues as nerdish machine professional Sven and the sad (and long-suffering) Cathy, Arthur turns into more and more dispirited. after which, astonishingly, Gwyneth indicates symptoms of being interested in him, and (even extra strangely) his staff starts to fireside on all cylinders with rules. yet that's extra achieveable: starting a courting with the exciting Gwyneth, or making Coventry seem attention-grabbing?
The parts that made Jenny Colgan's past books bestsellers are firmly in position right here: quirkily saw characters, capricious plotting and a very regarding feel of how during which so much people dwell our lives. either Arthur and Gwyneth are superbly drawn, or even if the elemental subject matter (dull hero and brighter heroine in a non-metropolitan tradition conflict) may perhaps owe whatever to David Lodge's altering locations, it's none the more serious for that; this can be a fascinating learn