Susannah's Garden by Debbie Macomber

By Debbie Macomber

It was once the yr that modified everything…

When Susannah Nelson grew to become eighteen, she acknowledged so long to her boyfriend, Jake—and by no means observed him back. She by no means observed her brother, Doug, back, both. He died suddenly that very same year.

Now, at fifty, Susannah reveals herself regretting the trails now not taken. lengthy married, a mom and a instructor, she may be satisfied. yet she feels there is something lacking in her existence. not just that, she's balancing the calls for of an getting older mom and a temperamental twenty-year-old daughter.

Her mom, Vivian, a contemporary widow, is having trouble coping and residing by myself, so Susannah is going domestic to Colville, Washington. In returning to her mom and dad' condominium, her girlhood associates and the backyard she's regularly enjoyed, she additionally returns to the past—and the alternatives she made again then. What she discovers is that issues will not be constantly as they as soon as appeared. a few paths are useless ends. yet a few gardens stay beautiful….

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Thirty Girls by Susan Minot

By Susan Minot

The long-awaited novel from the best-selling, award-winning writer of night is a literary travel de strength set in war-torn Africa.

Esther is a Ugandan youngster kidnapped through the Lord's Resistance military and compelled to witness and dedicate unspeakable atrocities, who's suffering to outlive, to flee, and to discover how to reside with what she has obvious and performed. Jane is an American journalist who has traveled to Africa, hoping to provide a voice to teenagers like Esther and to discover her middle after a chain of failed relationships. In unflinching prose, Minot interweaves their tales, giving us razor-sharp snap shots of 2 amazing younger women confronting displacement, heartbreak, and the fight to wrest which means from occasions that try out them either in incredible methods.

With captivating emotional depth and lovely evocations of Africa's good looks and its horror, Minot offers us her so much marvelous and bold novel but.

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The Body in the Bog: A Faith Fairchild Mystery by Katherine Hall

By Katherine Hall

Faith Fairchild is momentarily surprised to discover her husband, the Reverend Thomas Fairchild, embracing Lora Deane -- and relieved to find the distraught nursery university instructor is in simple terms looking solace and recommendation. Lora has been receiving threatening mobile calls. And she's no longer the one resident of tiny Aleford, Massachusetts, who's being terrorized. Ever because neighborhood environmentalists have started protesting the proposed housing improvement that might ruin Beecher's bathroom, the extra vocal competitors became objectives of a vicious crusade of intimidation-which is good enough explanation for religion to release into a few clandestine sleuthing. but if a physique turns up within the charred ruins of a truly suspicious condominium hearth, religion is abruptly investigating a homicide -- and in severe hazard of having slowed down in a really deadly mess indeed!

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A Summer Affair   by Elin Hilderbrand

By Elin Hilderbrand

Claire Danner Crispin, mom of 4 little ones and nationally well known glassblower, bites off greater than she will be able to bite whilst she concurs to co-chair the Nantucket's teenagers summer season Gala.

Claire is requested to chair the convenience, partially, simply because she is the previous highschool sweetheart of rock celebrity Max West. Max consents to play the gala and it appears like tender crusing for Claire-until she can provide a "museum-quality" piece of glass for the public sale, deals her ally the catering activity, is going nose-to-nose along with her new york socialite co-chair, and starts a "good-hearted" affair with the charity's govt Director, Lockhart Dixon.

Hearts holiday and feelings are driven to the restrict during this riveting tale of 1 woman's try to care for loves prior and current, kin, company, and high-powered social pressures. Elin Hilderbrand's distinctive realizing of the thrill and longings that animate women's lives will make this her most modern summer season bestseller.

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The Body in the Attic: A Faith Fairchild Mystery (Faith by Katherine Hall

By Katherine Hall

Caterer religion Fairchild and kin live in a single of old Cambridge, Massachusetts', venerable Brattle highway homes whereas the Reverend Tom teaches a direction on the Harvard Divinity tuition and does a few soul looking out -- is his Aleford parish his actual calling? One evening in downtown Boston, religion is startled by means of a face from her earlier. it really is Richard Morgan, a former boyfriend from her existence as a unmarried girl in ny. Their heady, whirlwind affair within the waning days of the self-indulgent Eighties ended without warning. Now he is again, as fascinating as ever. Then anything happens that turns a delightful sabbatical right into a nightmare -- religion discovers a diary, written in 1946 and hidden within the attic, that finds an unspeakable horror. all of sudden darkish secrets and techniques appear to permeate each room. And with Richard guarding unusual secrets and techniques of his personal, religion is quickly stuck up in fixing a couple of troubling secret ... with a assassin lurking a bit too with reference to domestic.

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When Sparrows Fall by Meg Moseley

By Meg Moseley

Freedom. security. Love. Miranda vows to reclaim them--for herself, and for her children. A widow and mom of six, Miranda Hanford leads a quiet, deepest lifestyles. whilst the pastor of her close-knit church proclaims his plans to maneuver the total congregation to a different nation, Miranda jumps on the chance to dissolve ties with Mason Chandler and his controlling approach to ruling his flock. yet then Mason threatens to unearth secrets and techniques from her prior, and Miranda feels trapped, terrified she’ll be not able to guard her children.College professor Jack Hanford is greater than shocked whilst he will get a choice from his estranged sister-in-law’s oldest son, Timothy, informing him that Miranda has taken a major fall and he has been named criminal mother or father of her youngsters whereas she recovers. fast charmed through Miranda’s youngsters, Jack brings a few much-needed existence into the sheltered family. yet his consistent not easy of the family’s conservative way of life makes the improving mom uneasy and defensive—despite Jack’s unnerving appeal.As Jack attempts to make feel of the mysterious Miranda and the secrets and techniques she holds so tightly, Mason’s strain on her raises. together with her feelings stirring and freedom calling, can Miranda have the opportunity to unshackle her relatives with out wasting every little thing?

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Border Prey by Jessica Speart

By Jessica Speart

Even homicide is greater In TexasPrimates are being smuggled over the Mexican border, and U.S. Fish and natural world Agent Racheal Porter has a sizzling tip that they are hidden someplace at the satisfied searching Ranch. undesirable sufficient that the sport ranch offers infrequent antelopes, Indian deer, and African oryx for the wealthy to seek. Now Rachel's certain the hidden unlawful chimps are getting used for a much more nefarious function than unique goal practice.But whilst a smuggler is murdered mins sooner than Rachel can get his insider info, and a mysterious thug comes gunning for her after she finds enemy territory. For at the border, the place coyotes roam and mountain lions prowl, the guideline is kill or be killed, and Rachel's not a hunter-now she's turn into the prey.

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A Grave in the Cotswolds by Rebecca Tope

By Rebecca Tope

Undertaker Drew Slocombe isn't having a very good day. His enterprise is failing, the automobile wishes an MOT (safety inspection) and he’s using one hundred twenty miles to the Cotswolds to hold out the overdue Greta Simmonds’ ultimate needs. regrettably, whilst he will get there, a string of bureaucratic error implies that he’s now the executive suspect of a homicide inquiry. He’s starting to want he had by no means heard of Greta Simmonds. Thea Osborne and her dependable spaniel Hepzie are nonetheless pursuing their career as house-sitters, regardless of the disastrous incidents of the previous. for the time being they're staying in Greta Simmonds’ condo, that's at the moment among possession. Thea is torn among relocating again domestic or expecting the execution of the need. in spite of everything, she does have remarkable funds due. Then the invention of a physique in a close-by box takes the choice out of Thea’s fingers, and she or he reveals herself embroiled in a homicide research once more. Having befriended the police’s basically suspect, Drew Slocombe, Thea believes him to be blameless. As Thea and Drew interact to transparent his identify, it slowly dawns on them that during a village simmering with secrets and techniques, a way and a intent can be laid at anybody’s door.

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