Laura Gabriel, now twenty-years-old, has spent many years of her life in foster homes. On a drive to clear her head, she witnesses an accident and suddenly finds herself being pulled into the town of Grandon, first as a witness but then as a volunteer for the annual fundraiser for Glory's Place. Could this town and its people be the home she has always longed for?
Hailey Dean is in trouble again--and this time it could be deadly.Hailey Dean, the prosecutor who never lost a case, heads to Savannah as an expert witness on the sensational Julie Love-Adams murder trial, but she soon finds herself embroiled in a mystery and an unexpected love affair.At the baggage claim, Hailey is greeted by the handsome Lieutenant Chase Billings. On their way to her hotel, they hear an all-points bulletin for a murder that has just been committed. When they race to the scene, they find Alton Turner, a courthouse sheriff known for being as neat as a pin. Only he's a hot mess now, lying sprawled in a pool of blood, severed in half by a garage door.Never one to mind her own business, Hailey jump-starts Turner's murder investigation while juggling the Julie Love trial. The timing of the trial and murder could be a coincidence, but everyone knows there is no such thing in criminal law.Next, Elle Odom, a gorgeous clerk, is poisoned at the courthouse cafeteria coffee bar. Then the police technician who helped find the missing handbag that contained Elle's life-saving epinephrine autoinjector turns into alligator bait at an amusement park. And that's just the beginning.With Lieutenant Billings falling hard for Hailey, she must dig deeper to find a killer with a very mysterious agenda--knowing full well that the next murder victim may very well be herself.
Though hesitant to expose his daughter to the man war turned him into, Jake O'Reilly agrees to work on the ranch where his daughter is living. There he meets, Kira, his late wife's cousin, who runs a horse therapy program for troubled teens. Though Jake doesn't want any complications in his life, he finds himself drawn to the tough Kira and begins to feel his wounds finally start to heal.
Born into one of New York's most respected families, William Sloane is a railroad baron who has all the right friends in all the right places. But no matter how much success he achieves, he always wants more. Having secured his place atop the city's highest echelons of society, he's now setting his sights on a political run. Nothing can distract him from his next pursuit--except, perhaps, the enchanting con artist he never saw coming. Ava Jones has eked out a living the only way she knows how. As Madam Zolikoff, she hoodwinks gullible audiences into believing she can communicate with the spirit world. But her carefully crafted persona is nearly destroyed when Will Sloane walks into her life--and lays bare her latest scheme. The charlatan is certain she can seduce the handsome millionaire into keeping her secret and using her skills for his campaign--unless he's the one who's already put a spell on her.
Olivia Walgrave is finished with being a countess. Writing under a pen name, her controversial column for the scandal sheets provides her with some income and far more excitement than managing a country estate. Besides, in the three years since the wars have ended, her dashing husband hasn't spent one night under their roof. So Olivia has prepared a plan, and an annulment. All she needs is his consent. Harrison Walgrave, the Earl of Levesford, let his father coerce him into marriage, but his true devotion is to his Parliamentary career--and his secret work for the Home Office. Yet now, with freedom in his grasp, he finds he cannot so easily release his wife. Seeing her stirs a hunger no other woman has reached. A distraction now, when he is a breath away from revealing a ring of traitors, could be deadly. Still, wherever his investigations lead, the thought of Olivia lingers. It might be obsession. It might be treason. But the only way to escape the temptation is to succumb.
A magical, intoxicating debut novel that imagines the future and history of two lovers who are connected by the passing of great comets overhead and by the ancestors that bind them together--~A magical, intoxicating debut novel, both intimate and epic, that intertwines the past, present, and future of two lovers bound by the passing of great comets overhead and a coterie of remarkable ancestors. Roisin and François are immediately drawn to each other when they meet at a remote research base on the frozen ice sheets of Antarctica. At first glance, the pair could not be more different. Older by a few years, Roisin, a daughter of Ireland and a peripatetic astronomer, joins the science team to observe the fracturing of a comet overhead. François, the base's chef, has just left his birthplace in Bayeux, France, for only the second time in his life. Yet devastating tragedy and the longing for a fresh start, which they share, as well as an indelible but unknown bond that stretches back centuries, connect them to each other. Helen Sedgwick carefully unfolds their surprisingly intertwined paths, moving forward and back through time to reveal how these lovers' destinies have long been tied to each other by the skies--the arrival of comets great and small. In telling Roisin and François's story, Sedgwick illuminates the lives of their ancestors, showing how strangers can be connected and ghosts can be real, and how the way we choose to see the world can be as desolate or as beautiful as the comets themselves. A mesmerizing, skillfully crafted, and emotionally perceptive novel that explores the choices we make, the connections we miss, and the ties that inextricably join our fates, The Comet Seekers reflects how the shifting cosmos unite us all through life, beyond death, and across the whole of time--
Following the tragic death of his father, Levi Kinsinger returns to Charm, Ohio. His young widowed neighbor, Julia, requests his help for a Christmas project. that helps them both find a sense of purpose. As their friendship grows into an attraction, Julia struggles with how to share a dark secret she harbors.~Following the tragic death of his father, Levi Kinsinger returns to Charm, Ohio, where his young widowed neighbor, Julia, requests his help for a Christmas project that brings them together, even as Julia struggles with how to share a dark secret she harbors with Levi.
With major league good looks and talent, Dallas Gunslingers relief pitcher Axel Richmond was living the good life. Even if the roar of the crowd could never distract him from the loss of his young son. But with an injured shoulder and his career on the line, Axel is stuck recuperating at a ranch in Stardust, Texas...striking out only with his gorgeous physical therapist. Kasha Carlyle has one week to get Axel back in action or she can kiss her much-needed job with the Gunslingers goodbye. And any chance to seek custody of the orphaned half-sister she never knew existed. She quickly learns that Axel's guarded heart also needs healing...requiring all kinds of sneaky plays and sexy moves in extra innings.
A viral scandal draws notorious celebrity golfer Reed Stewart back to his tiny Indiana hometown, where he reunites with small business owner Becky Flowers in ways that challenge their perceptions about each other.
Thack Lane has his hands full. For the past seven years, he's been struggling to move on from his wife's tragic death and raise a daughter all by his lonesome. He doesn't have time for himself, much less a cheerful new neighbor with a smile that can light up the ranch. Christmas spirit? Bah, humbug. With Christmas right around the corner, Summer Shaw is searching for somewhere to belong. When her neighbor's young daughter takes a shine to her, she is thrilled. But Thack is something else altogether. He's got walls around his heart that no amount of holiday wishes can scale. Yet as joy comes creeping back to the lonely homestead, Summer and Thack may just find their happily ever after before the last of the Christmas miracles are through--P.  of cover.
Lauren Gabriel spent many years of her childhood in foster homes, wishing her mother would come back for her and be the family she needs. Now twenty-years-old, she still longs for a place that she can truly call home. Her work as a cashier is unfulfilling, and at Christmas it's unbearable with the songs and carols and chatter of Christmas that she hears throughout the day. When Lauren ends her shift one night, she finds herself driving aimlessly in order to avoid returning to her lonely apartment. And when she witnesses a car accident she is suddenly pulled into the small town of Grandon, first as a witness but then as a volunteer for the annual fundraiser for Glory's Place, a center for single mothers and families who need assistance. Could this town and its people be the home she has always longed for?--
Can the brother left behind and a woman without hopeworktogether for the good of two precious children? Nick Stafford stayed in central Washington, working his family's large ranch after his brothers left to pursue other passions--but his toughest job is being a single dad. As a child he watched his father fail at marriage and parenting, so Nick was determined to show him up. He'd be a better husband, father, and ranch manager than Sam Stafford ever was. Despite that commitment, three years after Nick's wife left him, he has a daughter in trouble at school and both of his girls are facing issues that force him to rethink his stubborn plans. For Dr. Elsa Andreas, life fell apart when tragedy caused her to abandon her family therapy practice and retreat to the backwoods of Gray's Glen. Her school principal sister believes Elsa can guide the Stafford girls and that working with kids will draw Elsa out of her protective bubble. Summer on the Double S teems with life and adventure. Amid the bounty of God and land, will Nick and Elsa find the courage to build futures based on faith rather than fear?--
The highly anticipated new standalone novel from Martin Cruz Smith, whom The Washington Post has declared that uncommon phenomenon: a popular and well-regarded crime novelist who is also a writer of real distinction, The Girl from Venice is a suspenseful World War II love story set against the beauty, mystery, and danger of occupied Venice. Venice, 1945. The war may be waning, but the city known as La Serenissima is still occupied and the people of Italy fear the power of the Third Reich. One night, under a canopy of stars, a fisherman named Cenzo comes across a young woman's body floating in the lagoon and soon discovers that she is still alive and in trouble. Born to a wealthy Jewish family, Giulia is on the run from the Wehrmacht SS. Cenzo chooses to protect Giulia rather than hand her over to the Nazis. This act of kindness leads them into the world of Partisans, random executions, the arts of forgery and high explosives, Mussolini's broken promises, the black market and gold, and, everywhere, the enigmatic maze of the Venice Lagoon. The Girl from Venice is a thriller, a mystery, and a retelling of Italian history that will take your breath away. Most of all it is a love story--
At 32, Russell Green has it all: a stunning wife, a lovable six year-old daughter, a successful career as an advertising executive and an expansive home in Raleigh. He is living the dream, and his marriage to the bewitching Vivian is the center of that. But underneath the shiny surface of this perfect existence, fault lines are beginning to appear...and no one is more surprised than Russ when he finds every aspect of the life he took for granted turned upside down. In a matter of months, Russ finds himself without a job or wife, caring for his young daughter while struggling to adapt to a new and baffling reality. Throwing himself into the wilderness of single parenting, Russ embarks on a journey at once terrifying and rewarding-one that will test his abilities and his emotional resources beyond anything he ever imagined--Goodreads.com.
Brighton kingdom legend says the man who rings the Pembroke Chapel bell at the Harvest Ball will be married by Christmas Day--~In A Royal Christmas Wedding, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA TODAY bestselling author Rachel Hauck weaves a sweet story of holiday romance as two broken hearts seek the love they once knew. It's been five years since Avery Truitt and Prince Colin of Brighton Kingdom fell in love. But he broke her heart with no explanation. Fast forward to present day, and Colin is Brighton's most eligible bachelor now that cousin Stephen has married. When Avery's father dies of a heart attack, she puts her life on hold and returns home to St. Simons Island, Georgia, to help Mama with the family restaurant. But Mama misses Avery's sister Susanna, who lives four thousand miles away in Brighton Kingdom--and is expecting her first child. So Mama insists she and Avery spend the Christmas season in Brighton. Colin and Avery are going to see each other a lot while she's visiting. But she can't forget the way he hurt her, and he didn't expect his feelings to still be so strong. Avery is torn between considering a future in Brighton and taking a coaching job in Georgia, and Colin is finally pushed to pursue what he really wants. Is it too late to convince Avery that she is his true love? And even if he does, will she make it to the chapel on Christmas Day to give him her heart?--
Ruthie Stoltzfus loves her family must decide about her future. Should she stay Amish, or leave? She's passed the GED, saved her money, but can't quite set her journey into motion. Patrick Kelly came to Stoney Ridge to convert to the Amish and has given himself thirty days to learn the language, drive a buggy, and adapt to everything Plain. Every moment is to be cherished, especially the hours he spends with Ruthie, his Penn Dutch tutor. Ruthie's ex-boyfriend, Luke Schrock, is rebellious, headstrong, defiant. He'll do anything to win Ruthie back--anything--and Patrick Kelly is getting in his way--page  cover.