By Elizabeth Bass
While Grace Oliver leaves Portland for Austin, Texas, to assist her father, Lou, get better from a automobile coincidence, she expects to stick quite a few weeks. due to the fact that her mother's divorce thirty years in the past, Grace has hovered at the outer edge of the Oliver kinfolk. yet now she sees an opportunity to catch up with to her half-brothers and the house she's by no means forgotten.
By Mary Daheim
Unholy Matrimony Ask no longer for whom the marriage bell tolls, it tolls for Judith McMonigle Flynn's son Mike--and the Hillside Manor b&b is packed to the rafters with family. besides the fact that, Mama Judith's unrestrained pleasure is a bit of dampened while, throughout the practice session dinner downtown, she spies a tuxedo-clad gent tossing a bridal-gowned good looks off the roof of a close-by resort. continually one to eagerly exclaim "I do!" while provided the chance to enquire nefarious deeds, Judith's decision to unveil a killer may perhaps placed undo tension on her personal marital bliss with policeman-hubby Joe. yet she continues to be wedded to her mission--and she's no longer approximately to take a honeymoon from novice sleuthing till she's gotten to the ground of the homicidal hanky-panky surrounding a fit made in hell.
By Jodi Picoult
The writer of photo excellent "explores the delicate flooring of ambivalent motherhood" (New York instances publication 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 put out of your mind her previous, Paige struggles with the problems of marriage and motherhood.
By Carolyn Hart
Annie Darling's homicide secret cruise within the waters off her not-always-idyllic isle of Broward's Rock goes swimmingly -- till one of many revelers plunges overboard. And regardless of hubby Max's brave rescue test, pretend homicide turns all too speedy into real-life demise. because the physique count number rises over the following couple of days, the preferred proprietress of the dying on call for book place starts off to suspect that every one the sufferers have been murdered such a lot foully, and they are all attached in a few unknown method. yet what intrepid crime solver Annie doesn't detect is that the killer she seeks is extra ingeniously effective than such a lot -- and the puzzle she needs to resolve is, actually, a time bomb choked with an explosive mixture of arson, attack, kidnapping, theft ... and murder, naturally.
One fake step and Annie, Max, and their canny cohorts may be blown off Broward's Rock for good.
By Susan McBride
They name them ''pretty parties,'' and they are the most recent rage between Dallas debutantesвЂ”get-togethers with mild refreshments, heavy gossip, and Dr. Sonja Madhavi and her magic Botox needles. Former socialite Andy Kendricks mostly would not be stuck useless at such an occasion, yet she's attending as a opt to her good friend Janet, a society reporter looking for a juicy tale. And boy does she locate one whilst getting older good looks queen Miranda DuBois bursts into the roomвЂ”drunk, disorderly, and packing a pistol.
Miranda's wrinkles have obvious larger days, and she or he blames all of it on Dr. Madhavi. fortunately, Andy calms her down and will get her domestic to mattress . . . the place she's chanced on useless the following morning. The police suspect suicide, yet Andy understands that no former festival lady might hand over that simply. She's decided to discover Miranda's killer herself, yet she'll need to be cautious. in any case, Botox could make you glance more youthful, however it cannot deliver you again from the grave.
By Lavyrle Spencer
New York Times bestselling writer LaVyrle Spencer deals a narrative approximately falling in love, and discovering the braveness to persist with your goals…
Lee Walker understands it won’t be effortless to begin a brand new lifestyles in a brand new urban. yet she is on a venture: to turn out to every body, and to herself, that she will make it right here, operating within the masculine global of the development undefined. whilst contracting rival Sam Brown deals her a task, Lee is shocked and a bit cautious. Sam’s causes appear honorable adequate, whether he doesn’t see her in a strictly specialist mild.
In truth, Sam sees her because the girl she’s continually was hoping to be—smart, able, hot, humorous and horny. prior to she is aware it, Lee is falling head over heels for her boss. yet a part of her is bound that telling Sam approximately her earlier might have him backing away, speedy. Now she needs to make a choice from keeping her bruised and battered heart—or trusting it to a guy whose quiet power simply could heal it…
By Marilyn Brant
It starts off someday in sophomore English classification, simply as Ellie Barnett's instructor is assigning Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice". From nowhere comes a quiet 'tsk' of displeasure. the objective: Sam Blaine, the lovable undesirable boy who is teasing Ellie mercilessly, simply as he has for the reason that kindergarten. totally unbidden, as Jane may perhaps say, the author's ghost has taken up place of abode in Ellie's brain, and turns out made up our minds to stick there. Jane's clever and witty recommendation courses Ellie during the hell of early life and past, serving because the voice she trusts, often excess of her personal. Years and boyfriends come and move - occasionally a bit too speedy, occasionally no longer approximately quick adequate. yet Jane's counsel is continuing, and as regards to Sam, particularly insistent. remain away, Jane calls for. he's your Mr. Wickham. nonetheless, every person has whatever to profit approximately love - even perhaps Jane herself. And in recent years, the voice in Ellie's head is being drowned out by means of one other, urging her to seem past every thing she notion she knew and hunt down her own, very unforeseen, chuffed finishing.
By Lionel Shriver
American kid's ebook illustrator Irina McGovern enjoys a safe, settled lifestyles in London together with her clever, unswerving, disciplined accomplice, Lawrence—until the evening she unearths herself inexplicably interested in kissing one other guy, a passionate, extravagant, top-ranked snooker participant. competing trade futures hinge in this unmarried kiss, as Irina's decision—to give up to temptation or to maintain her possible secure partnership with Lawrence—will have momentous outcomes for her occupation, her friendships and familial relationships, and the feel of her lifestyle.
By Jenny Colgan
The place have the entire males long past? confronted with 25, 000 extra girls than males in London, and gleeful media experiences that it's statistically much more likely for unmarried girls to be murdered than get married, Katie is reached an rock bottom. yet all isn't lost…
Another hilarious high-concept romantic comedy from Jenny Colgan.
While Katie's joyful it's now not a man's global to any extent further, she'd be rather happy if there have been extra males in it – or at the least unmarried ones, anyway.
More prone to get murdered than married, in keeping with gleeful media stories, Katie resigns herself to the actual fact there's no intercourse within the urban and heads for the hills – or the Scottish highlands, to be precise.
Despite the actual fact she's by no means been a lady for wellies – and Fairlish is in the course of nowhere – the tiny city does have one significant draw: males. plenty of them.
But whereas Katie relishes the opportunity to do conflict with armies of admirers, she's now not reckoned on going face to face along with her grumpy new boss, Harry, shadowy builders cause on destroying the attractive geographical region and Mrs McClockerty, the least compatible hotelier in view that Norman Bates.
At least there's the neighborhood eye-candy to distract her, together with beautiful newshound Iain. yet he's at loggerheads with Harry, and Harry despises her. existence within the state may not be one great roll within the hay yet can Katie ever flip her again at the delights of Fairlish and go back to urban lifestyles?