In the tradition of sue monk kidd and beth Hoffman comes a compelling debut novel about a young woman's quest to find herself—and her voice—on the island where she lost both. The tiny state of rhode island is home to even tinier Tillings Island—which witnessed the biggest event of Izabella Rae Haywood's life.
What the Waves Know: A Novel - Worse, each has an opinion about Izabella's dreamer of a father, the undercurrents of whose actions have spun so many lives off course. Now, and humankind to the sea, as the island's annual yemayá festival prepares to celebrate the ties that bind mothers to children, lovers to each other, Izabella must unravel the tangled threads of her own history and reclaim a voice gone silent…or risk losing herself—and any chance she may have for a future—to the past.
What the waves know is a moving, magical novel that asks us to consider the stories which tell the truth and the stories we tell ourselves. For it was there, on Iz's sixth birthday, that her father left.
WreckageLake Union Publishing - She suspects lillian’s and Dave’s explanations about the other crash survivors aren’t true. On the surface, she looks like a brave survivor of a plane crash. But they can’t tell the real story—so they lie. The public is fascinated by the castaways’ saga, but Lillian and Dave must return to their lives and their spouses.
Missing for almost two years, the castaways are thrust into the spotlight after their rescue, becoming media darlings overnight. Genevieve randall—a hard-nosed journalist and host of a news program—isn’t buying it. Lillian Linden is a liar. But she’s been lying to her family, dave hall, her friends, and the whole world since rescue helicopters scooped her and her fellow survivor, off a deserted island in the South Pacific.
Wreckage - And now, genevieve’s determined to get the real story, no matter how many lives it destroys. In this intriguing tale of survival, and redemption, secrets, two everyday people thrown together by tragedy must finally face the truth…even if it tears them apart.
Working Fire: A NovelLake Union Publishing - The address: her sister’s house. After amelia is rushed to the hospital, Ellie tries to make sense of the tragedy. Rushing to the scene, steve, Ellie discovers that Amelia and her husband, have been shot in a home invasion. But what really happened inside her sister’s house becomes less and less clear.
From the wall street journal bestselling author of when i’m gone comes a compelling novel of a bond between sisters, tested by tragedy…Ellie Brown thought she’d finally escaped her stifling hometown of Broadlands, Illinois; med school was supposed to be her ticket out. But when her father has a stroke, Amelia, she must return home to share his care with her older sister, who’s busy with her own family.
Working Fire: A Novel - Working as a paramedic, ellie’s days are monotonous, driving an ambulance through streets she’d hoped never to see again. Until a 911 dispatch changes everything. As amelia hangs on in critical condition, Ellie uncovers dark revelations about her family’s past that challenge her beliefs about those closest to her…and force her to question where her devotions truly lie.
The Orphans of Race Point: A NovelHarper Perennial - Set on cape cod, murder, massachusetts, a suspenseful page-turning saga of love, and the true meaning of faith from the author of the acclaimed The Liar’s Diary. Set in the close-knit portuguese community of provincetown, Massachusetts, The Orphans of Race Point traces the relationship between Hallie Costa and Gus Silva, who meet as children in the wake of a terrible crime that leaves Gus parentless.
And when, gus—now a priest—becomes entangled with a distraught woman named Ava and her daughter Mila, a decade later, troubled souls who bring back vivid memories of his own damaged past, the unthinkable happens: he is charged with murder. Their friendship evolves into an enduring and passionate love that will ask more of them than they ever imagined.
The Orphans of Race Point: A Novel - On the night of their high school prom, a terrible tragedy devastates their relationship and profoundly alters the course of their lives. Can hallie save the man she’s never stopped loving, by not only freeing him from prison but also—finally—the curse of his past?Told in alternating voices, The Orphans of Race Point illuminates the transformative power of love and the myriad ways we find meaning in our lives.
Where the Desert Meets the Sea: A NovelAmazon Crossing - And hana’s star-crossed love for Dr. An illuminating and heart-stirring historical novel set in post-WWII Palestine, where the boundaries of love and friendship are challenged by the intractable conflicts of war. Jerusalem, seeking refuge with her only remaining relative, 1947: Judith, a young Jewish survivor of the Dachau concentration camp, arrives in Mandatory Palestine, her uncle.
When tensions erupt, a shocking act of violence threatens Judith and Hana’s friendship—and the destinies of everyone they love. While the two women develop a fragile bond, each can’t help but be drawn deeper into the political machinations tearing the country apart. When she learns that he has died, she tries to take her own life in despair.
Where the Desert Meets the Sea: A Novel - After awakening in the hospital, Judith learns that Hana, a Muslim Arab nurse, has saved her life by donating her own blood. David cohen, an american jew out of his element and working only to save lives, will put her own life in danger. Then the political situation worsens. After witnessing the repeated attacks inflicted on the Jews, Judith makes the life-changing decision to join the Zionist fight for Jerusalem.
The Many Colours of Us: The perfect heart-warming debut about love and familyHQ Digital - Having temperamental supermodel, Philadelphia Simmonds, as a mother was more than enough. Until she finds out that she’s the secret love-child of the late, great artist Bruce Baldwin, and her life changes forever. Uncovering the secrets of a man she never knew, every year until her eighteenth birthday, Julia discovers that Bruce had written her one letter, urging his daughter to learn from his mistakes.
As julia begins to uncover her past she also begins to unravel her future. With gorgeous lawyer edwin jones for company julia may not only discover her roots but she may just fall in love…What reviewers are saying about THE MANY COLOURS OF US‘The Many Colours of Us is a fantastic debut and I absolutely adored it.
The Many Colours of Us: The perfect heart-warming debut about love and family - Diane jeffrey, author of those whO LIE‘An engaging and heartwarming debut from a bright new talent. Sarah painter‘gorgeous, touching story, wonderful heroine, and I'm totally smitten with the hero. Cressida mclaughlin, bestselling author of The Canal Boat Cafe‘A truly unputdownable read’ – Jenny Ashcroft.
A gloriously romantic tale of family secrets’ – rachael lucas‘this wonderfully warm debut is full of heart – I defy you not to devour it in a day!’ – Ali HarrisFall in love with Rachel Burton’s stunning debut novel, perfect for fans of Lisa Jewell, Adele Parks and Sheila O’FlanaganCan finding yourself allow you to follow your heart?Julia Simmonds had never been bothered about not knowing who her father was.
The HideawayThomas Nelson - With help from mags’s friends, passion, Sara begins to piece together the mysterious life of bravery, and choices that changed her grandmother’s destiny in both marvelous and devastating ways. When an opportunistic land developer threatens to seize the Hideaway, Sara is forced to make a choice—stay in Sweet Bay and fight for the house and the people she’s grown to love or leave again and return to her successful but solitary life in New Orleans.
Two endearing heroines and their poignant storylines of love lost and found make this the perfect book for an afternoon on the back porch with a glass of sweet tea. Karen white, new York Times bestselling author. Amid drywall dust, old memories, and a charming contractor, she discovers that slipping back into life at The Hideaway is easier than she expected.
Then she discovers a box Mags left in the attic with clues to a life Sara never imagined for her grandmother. She intends to quickly tie up loose ends then return to her busy life and thriving antique shop in New Orleans. Instead, she learns mags has willed the hideaway to her and charged her with renovating it—no small task considering her grandmother’s best friends, a motley crew of senior citizens, still live there.
The Hideaway - Rather than hurrying back to New Orleans, Sara stays in Sweet Bay and begins the biggest house-rehabbing project of her career. Now a usa today and amazon charts bestseller!“A story both powerful and enchanting: a don’t-miss novel in the greatest southern traditions of storytelling. Patti callahan henry, new york times bestselling authorWhen her grandmother’s will wrenches Sara back home, she learns more about Margaret Van Buren in the wake of her death than she ever knew in life.
When I'm Gone: A NovelLake Union Publishing - But the revelations also point the way toward a future where love goes on—in written words, in memories, and in the promises it’s never too late to keep. But there’s something he’s not prepared for—a blue envelope with his name scrawled across the front in Natalie’s handwriting, waiting for him on the floor of their suburban Michigan home.
The letter inside, written on the first day of Natalie’s cancer treatment a year ago, turns out to be the first of many. An amazon charts and Wall Street Journal bestseller. Dear luke, first let me say—i love you…i didn’t want to leave you…Luke Richardson has returned home after burying Natalie, his beloved wife of sixteen years, ready to face the hard job of raising their three children alone.
When I'm Gone: A Novel - Luke is convinced they’re genuine, but who is delivering them? As his obsession with the letters grows, Luke uncovers long-buried secrets that make him question everything he knew about his wife and their family.
The Black Velvet Coat: A NovelShe Writes Press - Fifty years earlier, and the coat’s original owner, young heiress Sylvia Van Dam, it’s 1963, is headed toward a disastrous marriage with a scoundrel. In a split-second reaction she does the unimaginable, which propels her on a trip of self-discovery to nature-filled Northern Arizona. Twenty-eight-year-old struggling san francisco artist Anne McFarland is determined to get a one-woman show, including herself, even though no one, believes she can do it.
But when she buys a coat at a thrift shop with a key in its pocket, even magical, strange, occurrences begin to unfold, and she is inspired to create her best work ever. When anne and sylvia’s lives intersect, in the process, they are both forced to face their fears―and, realize their true potential.
The Accident: A gripping psychological thriller that will have you hookedBookouture - Married and about to move into her dream home, she can’t explain why she is tempted by one last fling with her ex before she settles down. David would do anything for Tara. Loved it. Renita d’silva, 5 stars‘one of those books where you tell yourself you'll just read a few more pages until you realise it's gone past midnight and you might as well stay up late and finish the thing in one go… The Accident has a complex and brilliantly executed plot… S.
D. An enjoyable, compelling and twisted read that will hook you in. Goodreads reviewer, countless wow moments… a stunning, engrossing, keeping me turning the pages late into the night… There are so many blinding twists, this story had me on tenterhooks, 4 stars‘Wow! What an incredible story! From the first page to the last, absolutely addictive story that gives the word 'page turner' new meaning.
The Accident: A gripping psychological thriller that will have you hooked - So when he finds her with another man, his world starts to crumble around him. Ryan isn’t prepared for the punch David throws at him. Monaghan so much that i read it in a day… this book drew me in hook, line and sinker… Very well written, pacy and with excellent characters… A fantastic 5 star read.
Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars‘a fast-paced thriller that thrilled me from the beginning until the end… I loved it!’ Bookaholic Swede, 5 stars‘Twists and turns galore, 4 stars‘I read this in one sitting and was gripped from page one!’ The Quiet Geordie, each drawing the reader deeper. Good n ready, 5 stars‘this book was thrilling! I couldn't predict the ending at all.
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The Secret: A gripping novel of how far a mother would go for her child from the #1 author of The LetterHeadline - A powerful, twisting story that will grip you and break your heart, it is perfect for fans of The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks and The Secret Wife by Gill Paul. Gripping' good Housekeeping on The Secret. When beth finds a faded newspaper cutting amongst her mother's things, she realises the key to her son's future lies in her own past.
She has never known the truth about her parentage, but finding out could be the lifeline her sick child so desperately needs. Forty years ago, she made a choice that would change her world for ever, and alter the path of someone she holds dear. Beth is searching for answers. She must go back to where it all began to unlock.
The Secret: A gripping novel of how far a mother would go for her child from the #1 author of The Letter - . The Secret. What readers are saying about the unputdownable stories of kathryn hughes:'Get set to be hooked' 'A page-turner from the very beginning''This is one of the BEST BOOKS I have ever read''I cried buckets of tears reading it''A beautifully told, tragic tale'. Mary has been nursing a secret. Kathryn hughes' magnificent new novel the key is available to pre-order nowthe secret is the unmissable second novel from Kathryn Hughes, the #1 bestselling author of The Letter.