A sure winner. Debbie macomber, #1 new york Times bestselling author, on More Than You Know. Sisters birdie, remy, sailor, and their brother, Piper, Easton, delight in catching the insects in mason jars to make blinking lanterns. But one evening, and a tumult of regrets, as they sit together at Whit’s End to watch the sun set, guilt, the gathering fireflies elicit memories of that long-ago night, and secrets tumble out.
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Praise for the novels of nan rossiter“nan rossiter is at the peak of her storytelling abilities with Under a Summer Sky, grace, which is told with the kind of compassion, and wisdom that is nearly unrivaled in contemporary fiction. Examiner. Com“eloquent and surprising.
Summer with My SistersKensington Books #ad - For as poppy discovers the deep loss in evie’s life, and the people, she awakens to the truth about her own, and about the town, she’s tried to leave behind. Filled with the candid warmth of real sisterhood, Summer with My Sisters explores the many forms a family can take, and the unspoken ties that endure, season after season… .
Fate had different ideas, and at twenty-five, Poppy has been called back to care for her two younger sisters following their father’s death. Sixteen-year-old daisy resents Poppy’s long absence and chafes under her sometimes fumbling efforts to be a parent. Bestselling author holly chamberlin’s heartfelt novel, maine, tells of three sisters—and one summer filled with revelations…When Poppy Higgins left Yorktide, for Boston, set in a beautiful Maine beach town, she pictured future visits home as brief diversions from her real life in the big city.
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The Color of Water in JulyLake Union Publishing #ad - With every uneven and painful step into the past, Jess comes closer to a truth that could alter her own path—and open a door to a different future. Revised edition: this edition of The Color of Water in July includes editorial revisions. It’s been a long seventeen years since Jess last saw her grandmother or visited the family cottage set on an idyllic lake in Northern Michigan.
As she begins to unravel the hidden histories of her mother and her grandmother, she makes a startling discovery about a tragic death that prompted her family’s slow undoing. So when her grandmother leaves the house to her, Jess summons her courage and returns to a place full of memories—and secrets.
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Bockoven is magic. Don’t miss Another Summer. New york times bestselling author catherine coulter georgia Bockoven’s enthralling Another Summer—the sequel to her phenomenal bestseller The Beach House—is a must for fans of Jodi Picoult and Marian Keyes. It is the moving and powerful story of four families, the conflicts that tear them apart…and the house that brings them together.
In the Unlikely EventVintage #ad - Through it all, one generation reminds another that life goes on. In the unlikely event is vintage judy blume, and full of memorable characters who cope with loss, with all the hallmarks of Judy Blume’s unparalleled storytelling, finally, remember the good times and, wonder at the joy that keeps them going.
Early reviewers have already weighed in: “Like many family stories, this one is not without its life-changing secrets and surprises. Against this backdrop of actual events that blume experienced in the early 1950s, ” elizabeth Taylor haircuts, A-bomb hysteria, young and not-so-young love, explosive friendships, when airline travel was new and exciting and everyone dreamed of going somewhere, she paints a vivid portrait of a particular time and place—Nat King Cole singing “Unforgettable, rumors of Communist threat.
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. Thirty-five years earlier, a succession of airplanes fell from the sky, and in love for the first time, when Miri was fifteen, leaving a community reeling. And a young journalist who makes his name reporting tragedy.
Emily, GoneLake Union Publishing #ad - She’s feeling the emptiness over the loss of her own baby several months before. So deep, she doesn’t hear the kitchen door opening. When she and her husband wake up in the morning, the crib is empty. A missing child sets the lives of three women on a collision course in this powerful and compelling novel by USA Today bestselling author Bette Lee Crosby.
1971. When a music festival rolls through the sleepy town of Hesterville, Georgia, the Dixon family’s lives are forever changed. Emily is gone. Vicki robart is one of the thousands at the festival, but she’s not feeling the music. On the final night, a storm muffles the sound of the blaring music, and Rachel tucks her baby into bed before falling into a deep sleep.
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Cicada SummerKensington Books #ad - Time and neglect, along with rats and raccoons, have ravaged it inside and out. People keep a house alive, not the other way around. Only alex can see the beauty of what it once was and might become again. At the same time, alex finds herself searching for a way to reconcile her new life with lingering feelings for her ex-husband.
Alex proctor has seen the truth of this in every empty, rundown property she’s bought and renovated since her divorce almost three years ago. A captivating novel about the power of redemption. Jen lancaster, New York Times bestselling author. In just a few weeks—by the time the cicadas make their scheduled reappearance after seventeen years underground—the house should be ready to sell.
Her newest project is a dilapidated, century-old house just a few blocks from Geneva Lake, Wisconsin. In this moving, witty novel, author maureen Leurck explores the intricacies and joys of renovation and rediscovery—as one woman’s improvement project promises to transform much more than a home. For so long she felt sure that moving on was the only option, but maybe this house, and everything she’s learning in it, could give Alex room for a second chance .
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What starts as a reading group gradually evolves into a forum where the women may express their views through the books they read and grow to become increasingly more open as the bonds of friendship cement. In the reading group, noble reveals the many complicated paths in life we all face as well as the power and importance of friendship.
Falling Together: .William Morrow #ad - Truly modern women’s fiction at its finest, only to be resurrected in great need years later at a college reunion, launching three formerly devoted companions and reluctant family members alike on a sobering, this is the unforgettable tale of a remarkable friendship that ended abruptly, enlightening journey across the world and through the past.
Her writing is both vividly descriptive and surprisingly insightful. Boston globe“it’s the three-dimensional men, women, and children who populate her fiction that I’ll remember for a very long time. Nancy pearl’s picksfollowing the phenomenal success of her novels Love Walked In and Belong to Me, family, New York Times bestselling author Marisa de los Santos returns with Falling Together, and pitch perfect novel about friends, powerfully moving, an emotionally resonant, and love.
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Dollbaby: A NovelPenguin Books #ad - A top ten finalist for best historical novel, and a libraryreads and okra picka big-hearted coming-of-age debut set in civil rights-era New Orleans—a novel of Southern eccentricity and secrets When Ibby Bell’s father dies unexpectedly in the summer of 1964, Goodreads Choice Awards, her mother unceremoniously deposits Ibby with her eccentric grandmother Fannie and throws in her father’s urn for good measure.
Fortunately, fannie’s black cook, dollbaby, and her smart-mouthed daughter, Queenie, take it upon themselves to initiate Ibby into the ways of the South, both its grand traditions and its darkest secrets. For fannie’s own family history is fraught with tragedy, hidden behind the closed rooms in her ornate Uptown mansion.
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By turns uplifting and funny, poignant and full of verve, Dollbaby is a novel readers will take to their hearts. It will take ibby’s arrival to begin to unlock the mysteries there.