The Magic of Ramblings

Author: Kate Field

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781786152404

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Page: 320

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Running away can be the answer if you run to the right place... When Cassie accepts a job as companion to an old lady in a remote Lancashire village, she hopes for a quiet life where she can forget herself, her past and most especially men. The last thing she wants is to be drawn into saving a community that seems determined to take her to its heart - and to resuscitate hers... Frances has lived a reclusive life at Ramblings, a Victorian Gothic mansion, for over thirty years and now Barney is hiding away there, forging a new life after his medical career ended in scandal. He doesn't trust the mysterious woman who comes to live with his rich aunt, especially when she starts to steal Frances' affection - and maybe his own too...
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The Winter That Made Us

Author: KATE. FIELD

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781786156181

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Page: 200

View: 1385

When Tess finds herself unexpectedly alone and back in Ribblemill, the childhood village she thought she'd escaped, she's sure she can survive a temporary stay. She's spent a lifetime making the best of things, hasn't she? Determined to throw herself into village life, Tess starts a choir and gathers a team of volunteers to restore the walled garden at Ramblings, the local stately home. Everything could be perfect, if she weren't sharing a cottage and a cat with a man whose manner is more prickly than the nettles she's removing... As winter approaches, Tess finds herself putting down her own roots as fast as she's pulling them up in the garden. But the ghosts of the past hover close by, and Tess must face them if she's to discover whether home is where her heart has been all along.
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The Optimist's Guide to Letting Go

Author: Amy E. Reichert

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 150115494X

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 2090

Three generations. Seven days. One big secret. The author of The Coincidence of Coconut Cake unfolds a mother-daughter story told by three women whose time to reckon with a life-altering secret is running out. Gina Zoberski wants to make it through one day without her fastidious mother, Lorraine, cataloguing all her faults, and her sullen teenage daughter, May, snubbing her. Too bad there’s no chance of that. Her relentlessly sunny disposition annoys them both, no matter how hard she tries. Instead, Gina finds order and comfort in obsessive list-making and her work at Grilled G’s, the gourmet grilled cheese food truck built by her late husband. But when Lorraine suffers a sudden stroke, Gina stumbles upon a family secret Lorraine's kept hidden for forty years. In the face of her mother’s failing health and her daughter’s rebellion, this optimist might find that piecing together the truth is the push she needs to let go...
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From Sand and Ash

Author: Amy Harmon

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

ISBN: 9781503939325

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8811

Italy, 1943--Germany occupies much of the country, placing the Jewish population in grave danger during World War II. As children, Eva Rosselli and Angelo Bianco were raised like family but divided by circumstance and religion. As the years go by, the two find themselves falling in love. But the church calls to Angelo and, despite his deep feelings for Eva, he chooses the priesthood. Now, more than a decade later, Angelo is a Catholic priest and Eva is a woman with nowhere to turn. With the Gestapo closing in, Angelo hides Eva within the walls of a convent, where Eva discovers she is just one of many Jews being sheltered by the Catholic Church. But Eva can't quietly hide, waiting for deliverance, while Angelo risks everything to keep her safe. With the world at war and so many in need, Angelo and Eva face trial after trial, choice after agonizing choice, until fate and fortune finally collide, leaving them with the most difficult decision of all.
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Love Unrehearsed

The Love Series

Author: Tina Reber

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476718970

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 7088

After a whirlwind romance, Taryn Mitchell finds herself married to A-list movie star Ryan Christensen, but must figure out how a small-town girl like herself fits into his glittering world filled with paparazzi, on-set temptations and jealous fans. Original.
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The Man She Married

Author: Cathy Lamb

Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print

ISBN: 9781432856847

Category: Fiction

Page: 603

View: 2825

"When Natalie Shelton thinks back to how things were before the car accident, she remembers a great marriage. She and her husband, Zack, seem as strong and dependable together as the houses he builds. They live in Portland, Oregon, and Natalie is co-owner of a successful accounting firm. They're happy, she's almost sure of it. Yet as Natalie lies trapped in a coma, unable to communicate though aware of everything around her, she realizes that her husband is hiding something. Zack has always been reticent about his past, which she attributed to an unhappy childhood. Now the strange calls he's receiving, the apologies when he thinks she can't hear him, and her fragmented memories from the morning of the accident suggest a deeper secret. When she finally awakens, Natalie is determined to find out the truth."--
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Finding Dreams

A bittersweet romance, where all is not quite what it seems!

Author: Lauren Westwood

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1788541456

Category: Fiction

Page: 387

View: 2325

A must-read for summer - a heartwarming story of love and second chances. Perfect for the fans of Jane Costello and Milly Johnson. Lizzie Greene is about to lose everything when her husband suddenly dies and his debts come to light. To make ends meet she opens up her quirky old house to be used as a set for a film based on a bestselling romance novel. Her life and household are turned upside down when a whole cast of colourful characters enters her family's lives: from an enigmatic author, a handsome location scout, a brooding director, to a heart-throb leading man, never mind her now ex-mother-in-law camped out in her drive. As Lizzie delves deeper into the film's book, all is not as it seems. Will her desire to save her house and unravel the secrets of the past lead to new love, or to mortal danger?
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Every Little Kiss

Author: Marina Adair

Publisher: Montlake Romance

ISBN: 9781477848784

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 5899

There’s nothing that single mom Liv Preston won’t do if it means making her six-year-old son smile again. After a heartbreaking two years, her little family is due for some fun in the sun. She just didn’t expect to find it in the big, rugged, Search and Rescue hero next door—who shows her just how exciting, and sexy, life’s adventures can be. As head of Reno’s K-9 search division, Ford Jamison knows what it takes to make life-and-death decisions on the fly. He doesn’t hesitate, doesn’t do regrets, and has never doubted his instincts—until he makes a promise that turns his world upside down. Desperate for redemption, he returns to Sequoia Lake, only to find himself face-to-face with his past…and the one woman he can’t have. Not when his secret would destroy her—and everything she holds dear. For Liv, finding love once was a gift. Finding it twice seems impossible, until the moment Ford’s lips meet hers. Love doesn’t always come easy, but when it’s right, it’s worth fighting for…
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Wind Chime Cafe

Author: Sophie Moss

Publisher: Sea Rose Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

View: 1374

If you listen to the sound of the wind, it will always lead you home... When single mother, Annie Malone, purchases a quirky Main Street café on Heron Island, she thinks she’s finally turned her dream of opening her own restaurant into a reality. Hearing rumors that a developer is about to build a five-star resort on the sleepy Chesapeake Bay island, she plans to transform the café into a premier upscale bistro. But Navy SEAL, Will Dozier, has no intention of selling his grandparents’ property to a developer. Back on Heron Island for the first time in ten years and secretly struggling with PTSD, Will decides that a fling with the new girl is the perfect way to help him “get his head straight.” The last thing Will expects is to fall in love…with his hometown and with Annie. But Will’s life and career are in San Diego with the SEALs. Can Annie’s love and the healing magic of the island be enough to convince him to stay?
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The Sometimes Sisters

Author: Carolyn Brown

Publisher: Center Point

ISBN: 9781683247371

Category: Fiction

Page: 500

View: 3720

"The bittersweet inheritance of their grandmother's rustic lakeside resort in north Texas reunites three estranged sisters in a novel of family, trust, and forgiveness"--
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The Ramblers

A Novel

Author: Aidan Donnelley Rowley

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062413333

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 8275

For fans of J. Courtney Sullivan, Meg Wolitzer, Claire Messud, and Emma Straub, a gorgeous and absorbing novel of a trio of confused souls struggling to find themselves and the way forward in their lives, set against the spectacular backdrop of contemporary New York City. Set in the most magical parts of Manhattan—the Upper West Side, Central Park, Greenwich Village—The Ramblers explores the lives of three lost souls, bound together by friendship and family. During the course of one fateful Thanksgiving week, a time when emotions run high and being with family can be a mixed blessing, Rowley’s sharply defined characters explore the moments when decisions are deliberately made, choices accepted, and pasts reconciled. Clio Marsh, whose bird-watching walks through Central Park are mentioned in New York Magazine, is taking her first tentative steps towards a relationship while also looking back to the secrets of her broken childhood. Her best friend, Smith Anderson, the seemingly-perfect daughter of one of New York’s wealthiest families, organizes the lives of others as her own has fallen apart. And Tate Pennington has returned to the city, heartbroken but determined to move ahead with his artistic dreams. Rambling through the emotional chaos of their lives, this trio learns to let go of the past, to make room for the future and the uncertainty and promise that it holds. The Ramblers is a love letter to New York City—an accomplished, sumptuous novel about fate, loss, hope, birds, friendship, love, the wonders of the natural world and the mysteries of the human spirit.
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Sweet Contradictions

Author: Peggy Martinez

Publisher: Crimson Tree Publishing

ISBN: 9781940534688

Category: Fiction

Page: 247

View: 6008

When Beth Michaels hightailed it out of the hole-in-the-road town she grew up in, she only had two goals. One—get as far away as quickly as possible, and two—never set foot in her parent's home again. But when she receives a heart breaking call from her childhood best friend, Jen, she has no choice but to turn her '56 Ford pickup back in the direction of Salem, Missouri to attend a funeral. There's a new local in town when Beth arrives, and suddenly, it ain't all that easy for her to remember her rules for dating. #1. Cookie-cutter-perfect guys ain't her type. #2. Tie wearin' and church frequentin' is an automatic dismissal. #3. Most importantly, never date anyone from small minded, conservative, Bible-thumping towns like Salem. Unfortunately, Matthew Wright breaks all her rules and then some. Matt might be from a small town and have small town values, but that doesn't mean he fits into a little slot of Beth's preconceived notions. After all, ever so often good guys are good. Now if he could just convince Beth to let go of her past and give him a chance, he's pretty sure there's a whole lotta sweet under that prickly exterior. His own … Sweet Contradiction. Reading Sweet Contradiction is like lounging by the lake on a Sunday afternoon while soaking in the rays and drinking an ice cold glass of sweet tea. Fans of Beautiful Disaster by Jamie MaGuire will love Sweet Contradiction, as well as fans of the hit TV Show on The CW— Hart of Dixie.
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A Girl Like Lilac

Author: Victoria James

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781721556731

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Page: 350

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The first time Toby Hunter got arrested for defending Lilac Clarke's honour, he was only fifteen years old, but he'd loved her from behind his black-rimmed glasses for as long as he could remember. With a desperate need to protect her from a distance, one arrest turned to two, two soon turning into three, and before Toby knew what was happening, the sleepy village of Southwold was turning against him for daring to stand up for a girl like Lilac. Beautiful Lilac with her flowers in her hair, her camera in her hands, and her sweet, pink, sugary-lipped kisses. They could hate him for loving her all they wanted. Toby was a boy who did what was right, not what was easy, and he was always going to grow to be the man willing to give her what she deserved. Even if that meant losing Lilac forever.
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The Rose Girls

Author: Victoria Connelly

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

ISBN: 9781477829325

Category: Fiction

Page: 310

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Thirty-year-old Celeste Hamilton's life is at a crossroads: she has just left a disastrous marriage, and her estranged mother has recently died, leaving the family's rose business in jeopardy. Reluctantly, Celeste returns to the family home, a moated manor house in Suffolk, to help her two younger sisters sort out the estate and revive the business. Having endured the fallout from her mother's narcissistic personality disorder when she was younger, Celeste is filled with self-doubt and crippling insecurities. But she must find the strength and courage to take charge and make some tough decisions to keep the old house from falling down around them. The Rose Girls is an uplifting, tender and romantic story of courage, perseverance and the healing power of family.
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The Love Shack

Author: Christie Ridgway

Publisher: HQN Books

ISBN: 0373777159

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 4890

Taking a much-needed vacation at Beach House No. 9, photojournalist Gage Lowell is looking forward to spending some quality time with Skye Alexander, an old friend, but fate has other plans for them as they take their friendship to a new level. Original.
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Let's Take the Long Way Home

A Memoir of Friendship

Author: Gail Caldwell

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 0812979117

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 198

View: 2101

A Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Strong West Wind traces her close friendship with the late fellow writer Caroline Knapp, describing their shared experiences with sobriety, a love of dogs and Caroline's battle with cancer. Reprint.
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The Dysfunctional Test

Author: Kelly Moran

Publisher: Samhain Publishing

ISBN: 9781619221093

Category: Fiction

Page: 298

View: 2344

Growing up in her large, crazy Serbian family, Camryn Covic became an expert at shutting down her emotions in order to maintain her sanity. But when she loses her apartment, her job and her boyfriend all in one day, she hits her breaking point. Worse, if her family finds out she's single again, her sister's upcoming wedding will be a disaster. The bride-to-be has a plan, though....
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Betrayed by Your Kiss

Author: Laura Landon

Publisher: Montlake Romance

ISBN: 9781477827444

Category: Fiction

Page: 255

View: 9472

It should have been the happiest night of her life.... Lady Olivia Sheridan knows one thing: she has loved Lord Damien forever. But when her beloved is accused of fathering another woman's child, Olivia's world is shattered in ways she never thought possible. Especially when Damien's accuser sets a huge price on his head, and Olivia discovers Damien's death will be the only outcome...unless she does the one thing he will never forgive her for doing. When Olivia's plan to save him goes disastrously, dangerously awry, Damien doesn't think he'll ever see the light of day again and, with bitterness, he realizes that the woman he loves is capable of the ultimate betrayal. Now, four years later, Damien has returned. His eye is on one thing: seeking revenge for what Olivia did to him. Only his heart may get in the way... Because hell hath no fury...like a man betrayed.
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Cowboy Bold

Author: Carolyn Brown

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1538744872

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 9901

With her sassy humor and sexy cowboys, USA Today bestseller Carolyn Brown launches her new Longhorn Canyon series. One city girl, one die-hard rancher, and eight mischievous kids. What could go wrong?Every summer Cade Maguire looks forward to opening his Longhorn Canyon Ranch to underprivileged city kids. But this year, he's having no luck finding a counselor for the children-until Retta Palmer walks through his door. Flat broke after selling everything she owns to pay her father's medical bills, Retta is thrilled to hear of an opening for a counselor position. She's not as thrilled about the ranching part, or the sexy cowboy with beautiful blue eyes who's her new boss. After being left at the altar two years before by his fiancée, Cade isn't sure he can take another heartbreak. And Retta isn't even sure she wants to stay. But the sparks between them are absolutely undeniable. And with a couple of lovable kids and two elderly folks playing matchmaker, Cade and Retta may find that the best way to heal is with each other. "Cowboy Bold is the start of an amazing new series by an author who really knows how to hook her readers with sexy cowboys, strong women, a bunch of humor, and a stellar story. ...Everything about this book is a roaring good time." -Harlequin Junkie, Top Pick
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The Wedding Pearls

Author: Carolyn Brown

Publisher: Center Point

ISBN: 9781628999549

Category: Fiction

Page: 500

View: 8585

"Tessa Wilson agrees to take a month-long trip around Texas jammed in a '59 Cadillac with a drama-loving teenager, two elderly spitfires and her biological mother. When cowboy Branch Thomas crosses into her lane the ride gets even crazier"--
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