Tom's chronic infidelity has been an open secret in Washington circles, but despite the complexity of their relationship, the bond between them remains strong. Meri is newly married, pregnant, and standing on the cusp of her life as a wife and mother, recognizing with some terror the gap between reality and expectation.
The Senator's Wife - Delia—wife of the two-term liberal senator Tom Naughton—is Meri's new neighbor in the adjacent New England town house.
Never Say Goodbye: A NovelBallantine Books - For readers of jodi picoult, heather Gudenkauf, and Elizabeth Flock comes a deeply moving novel of finding friendship and love in the most unexpected of places. Across town, in a gorgeous house by the sea, successful property developer Bel Monkton lives in comparative luxury. Faced with uncertainty and heartbreak, Josie and Bel find each other and a surprising friendship that will change their lives.
Praise for susan Lewis “A master storyteller. Diana chamberlain Look for special features inside. But she has struggles of her own. Josie clark, a loving wife and mother, struggles to make ends meet by cleaning homes and working at a diner while her husband drives a taxi. Josie’s joy is her two children, just entering adulthood.
Never Say Goodbye: A Novel - Since the death of her twin sister more than a year ago, Bel has been unable to rebuild her shattered world, and the troubled past she thought was behind her haunts her ever more. But with her son recently imprisoned for a crime she is certain he didn’t commit, and her daughter marrying too young, Josie now worries about the future—and wonders if she’ll ever be able to ensure their safety and happiness.
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Lighthouse Beach: A NovelWilliam Morrow Paperbacks - Jess isn’t sure she’s ready to go through with this wedding, but she’s been too busy making everyone else happy to think about what she wants. They haven’t seen each other since they were unhappy fourteen-year-old girls at fat camp. Nursing broken hearts and broken dreams, four lost women embark on a journey to find their way back into happiness with new love, friendship, and the healing power of Lighthouse Beach.
. She’s not even sure why Jessica Parker invited her to her posh wedding. From new york times and usa today bestselling author Shelley Noble comes a heartrending and uplifting novel about friendship, love, and what we’re willing to sacrifice for our dreams. What was supposed to be an idyllic wedding leads to an unexpected journey of self-discovery… When Lillo Gray pulls up to Kennebunkport’s most exclusive hotel wearing a borrowed dress and driving a borrowed VW van, she knows she’s made a big mistake.
Lighthouse Beach: A Novel - Once there, she hopes to figure out the next chapter in her life. In a rush to escape her crumbling life, Allie, Jess, and Diana pile into Lillo’s beat-up old van and head up the coast to Lighthouse Island. But when she and her two closest friends, discover her fiancé with his pants down in the hotel parking lot, along with Lillo, Allie and Diana, she’s humiliated…and slightly relieved.
There’s no way Lillo fits in the rarefied circles Jessica travels in. And now they’re from two completely different worlds.
Sweet Salt Air: A NovelSt. Martin's Press - For charlotte, the truth could cost her Nicole's friendship, but could also free her to love again. When nicole is commissioned to write a book about island food, she invites her old friend Charlotte back to Quinnipeague, for a final summer, to help. Bestselling author and master storyteller Barbara Delinsky invites you come away to Quinnipeague….
On quinnipeague, hearts open under the summer stars and secrets float in the Sweet Salt Air. Charlotte and nicole were once the best of friends, spending summers together in Nicole's coastal island house off of Maine. And her chance may lie with a reclusive local man, with a heart to soothe and troubles of his own.
Sweet Salt Air: A Novel - Missing a genuine connection, Charlotte agrees. But what both women don't know is that they are each holding something back that may change their lives forever. But many years, and many secrets, have kept the women apart. Outgoing and passionate, charlotte has a gift for talking to people and making friends, and Nicole could use her expertise for interviews with locals.
A successful travel writer, while Nicole, single Charlotte lives on the road, a food blogger, keeps house in Philadelphia with her surgeon-husband, Julian. For nicole, what comes to light could destroy her marriage, but it could also save her husband.
The Stolen Marriage: A NovelSt. Martin's Press - Tess quickly realizes she’s trapped in a strange and loveless marriage with no way out. The people of hickory love and respect Henry but see Tess as an outsider, treating her with suspicion and disdain. Instead, rural town of hickory, she turns to the baby’s father for help and agrees to marry him, moving to the small, North Carolina.
It is 1944. When one of the town’s golden girls dies in a terrible accident, everyone holds Tess responsible. As tess works to save the lives of her patients, can she untangle the truth behind her husband’s mysterious behavior and find the love—and the life—she was meant to have?A Library Reads Top Ten Book of October 2017Praise for The Stolen Marriage:"A well-crafted crime-tinged tale.
The Stolen Marriage: A Novel - Publishers weekly "the stolen marriage is the kind of story that will grab you and refuse to let you go until you turn the last page. All about romance"Readers will be sucked in immediately. You just can't go wrong with a book with Chamberlain's name on the cover. Southern Pines Pilot. Through this work, she begins to find purpose and meaning.
Tess knows she is needed and defies Henry’s wishes to begin working at there.
The Stars Are Fire: A novelVintage - The women spend the night frantically protecting their children, and in the morning find their lives forever changed: homeless, penniless, awaiting news of their husbands' fate, and left to face an uncertain future in a town that no longer exists. In the midst of this devastating loss, Grace discovers glorious new freedoms--joys and triumphs she could never have expected her narrow life with Gene could contain--and her spirit soars.
And then the unthinkable happens--and Grace's bravery is tested as never before. Instant new york times best sellerfrom the new york times best-selling author of the weight of water and the pilot's wife an oprah's book club selection: an exquisitely suspenseful new novel about an extraordinary young woman tested by a catastrophic event and its devastating aftermath--based on the true story of the largest fire in Maine's history In October 1947, after a summer long drought, fires break out all along the Maine coast from Bar Harbor to Kittery and are soon racing out of control from town to village.
The Stars Are Fire: A novel - Five months pregnant, gene, Grace Holland is left alone to protect her two toddlers when her husband, joins the volunteer firefighters. Along with her best friend, grace watches helplessly as their houses burn to the ground, Rosie, and Rosie's two young children, the flames finally forcing them all into the ocean as a last resort.
Otherwise Engaged: A NovelSkyhorse - Jealous, and increasingly desperate, paranoid, Molly starts to spin out of control. This is the smartest romantic comedy i've read—and it's compulsively readable!” — Julia Fierro, author of The Gypsy Moth Summer and Cutting Teeth Life is sweet for New Yorkers Molly and Gabe: They're young, in love, and newly engaged.
But what—if anything—will be left of her life and her relationship when she arrives? Perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty and Jennifer Weiner, Otherwise Engaged explores the life we seek when the life we have. To make matters worse, talia reappears in Gabe's life, eager to capitalize on the book's success and to rekindle what she had with Gabe.
Otherwise Engaged: A Novel - . At least, that's how it seems to Molly. But of even more concern? Gabe doesn't seem concerned at all. But when gabe sells his first novel—a thinly-veiled retelling of his wild love affair with ex-girlfriend Talia—and it becomes a national sensation, Molly can't help but feel like the third wheel. Suddenly goes down the drain.
Her social life, work life, and love life all go to pieces. Instead, he's delighting in his newfound fame and success.
The Cottage at Glass Beach: A NovelHarper - Richly evocative, alice hoffman, struggle, and redemption will call out to readers of Joanne Harris, Barbieri’s narrative of intimacy, and other modern masters of drama. Heather barbieri follows her acclaimed gaelic-tinged drama the lace Makers of Glenmara with the resonant tale of a woman who, in the wake of scandal, flees to a remote Maine island to reconnect with her past—and to come to terms with the childhood tragedy that has haunted her for a lifetime.
Set on the rugged new england coast, barbieri’s the cottage at Glass Beach strikes the perfect balance between high lit and mainstream women’s fiction, infusing a potent and unforgettable love story with unforgettable characters that will remain with you long after the final chapter.
There's a Slight Chance I Might Be Going to Hell: A Novel of Sewer Pipes, Pageant Queens, and Big TroubleVillard - After a series of false starts nearly gets her exiled from town, Maye decides that her last chance to connect with her new neighbors is to enter the annual Sewer Pipe Queen Pageant, a kooky but dead-serious local tradition open to contestants of all ages and genders. While she loves the odd little town, there is one thing she didn’t anticipate: just how heartbreaking it would be leaving her friends behind.
The first novel from the new york times bestselling author of The Idiot Girls’ Action-Adventure Club is a rollicking tale of small-town peculiarity, dark secrets, and one extraordinary beauty pageant. And when you’re a childless thirtysomething freelance writer who works at home, making new friends can be quite a challenge.
There's a Slight Chance I Might Be Going to Hell: A Novel of Sewer Pipes, Pageant Queens, and Big Trouble - Aided by a deranged former pageant queen with one eyebrow, Maye doesn’t just make a splash, she uncovers a sinister mystery that has haunted the town for decades. Laurie notaro may be the funniest writer in this solar system. The miami Herald. When her husband is offered a post at a small university, Maye is only too happy to pack up and leave the relentless Phoenix heat for the lush green quietude of Spaulding, Washington.
The Daughter: A NovelWilliam Morrow Paperbacks - Everyone she’s trusted, everyone she thought she knew, has been keeping secrets, especially Naomi. In the tradition of gillian flynn, and ruth Rendell, Tana French, this compelling and clever psychological thriller spins the harrowing tale of a mother’s obsessive search for her missing daughter. Jenny is a successful family doctor, the mother of three great teenagers, married to a celebrated neurosurgeon.
But when her youngest child, fifteen-year-old Naomi, doesn’t come home after her school play, Jenny’s seemingly ideal life begins to crumble. More than a year after her daughter’s disappearance, she’s still digging for answers—and what she finds disturbs her. Piecing together the traces her daughter left behind, Jenny discovers a very different Naomi from the girl she thought she’d raised.
The Daughter: A Novel - . The authorities launch a nationwide search with no success. Yet for a desperate Jenny, the search has barely begun. Naomi has vanished, and her family is broken. As the months pass, the worst-case scenarios—kidnapping, murder—seem less plausible. The trail has gone cold.
Rococo: A NovelRandom House - . Trigiani weaves all the subplots together with wonderful ease. Entertainment Weekly “A summer must-read. A hilarious mix of. This novel is a treat. The boston globebartolomeo di crespi is the acclaimed interior decorator—not to mention the most eligible bachelor—in Our Lady of Fatima, New Jersey. Recruiting an artist and a stained-glass artisan to help with the project— two handsome men who create romantic mayhem among Bartolomeo’s sister, his erstwhile fiancée, and all the other lovelorn ladies of OLOF—Bartolomeo struggles to create art while remaining the steadfast linchpin of the volatile di Crespi clan.
Together, challenge the faithful, bartolomeo and his team will do more than blow the dust off the old Fatima frescoes—they will turn the town upside down, and restore hope where there once was none. Praise for rococo“A veritable crazy quilt of quirky Italian Americans. From the dazzling shores of the garden state to the legendary fabric houses of New York City, sophistication, Bartolomeo is on a mission to bring talent, from the prickly purveyors of fine art in London to the Mediterranean coast of Italy, and his aesthetic vision to his hometown.
Rococo: A Novel - . New york times bestseller • “eccentric, unpredictable, entertaining. So when the renovation of the local church is scheduled, he assumes there is only one man to oversee the job.