Reminiscent of the books of jodi picoult house rules, poignant novel about one young woman’s attempt to come to terms with loss, Still Alice—The Truth About Delilah Blue by acclaimed author Tish Cohen Town House, betrayal, Best Friends Forever—as well as Lisa Genova’s breakout novel about Alzheimer’s, Keeping the Faith and Jennifer Weiner In Her Shoes, Inside Out Girl delivers a touching, and forgiveness.
The Tiger in the HouseKensington - With no guide but her own flawed instincts, delia must decide how deep to venture into the unknown, whether in shaping the destiny of the child who has no one else to turn to—or in exploring the fierce dark corners of her own soul. The tiger in the house is at once terrifying and tender, a tribute to this writer’s range in the realm of domestic drama.
Delia is a compelling heroine, sensitively rendered. From the start where we meet a five year old girl without a last name standing on the side of the road to the ending I wasn’t expecting, I felt like holding my breath. Jacqueline sheehan is a perceptive observer of the complexities of family relationships in the face of tragedy.
The Tiger in the House - Emily Arsenault. She’s ready to join her carefree sister Juniper and start a seaside bakery, celebrating and serving life’s sweetness for a change. Then the call comes: a five-year-old girl has been found at the side of the road. She reveals that her first name is Hayley, but little more. Though she loves her job at portland, Maine’s child services agency, its frustrations have left her feeling burned out and restless.
What a great read. Cathy lamb“the tiger in the house is an absorbing story about two sisters—the strengths and struggles they share, and the secrets they don’t. The tiger in the House is teeming with excitement and heart-stirring emotion.
Tides of the Heart: A Martha's Vineyard NovelBantam - Some promises can never be forgotten. The author of the bestselling birthday Girls and Places by the Sea, Jean Stone is a gifted storyteller in the tradition of Barbara Delinsky. In this deeply enthralling novel of friendship and family, a woman must face the secrets of the past before she can confront the future.
. I am your baby--the one you gave up. Isn't it time we met?the unsigned letter, postmarked Martha's Vineyard, arrives like a thunderbolt out of the blue, instantly sweeping Jessica Bates back thirty years. It was 1968 when young jess went to Larchwood Hall, a home for unwed mothers, and gave up her beautiful baby girl for adoption.
Tides of the Heart: A Martha's Vineyard Novel - Jess's past still haunts her--especially since she learned that her daughter died in a tragic childhood accident. But now the letter has raised the fragile hope that there was a terrible mix-up, that Jess's daughter is still alive somewhere. Hoping for answers, jess makes a determined pilgrimage out to the Vineyard, out to those who know the truth about what really happened to her daughter.
There, surrounded by sand and sea and memories of lost love, she must make a choice that will change the course of her life forever.
All the Numbers: A Novel Reader's CircleBallantine Books - I love you all the numbers. What begins as a sunny august afternoon on a bucolic lake turns into a tragedy when a Jet Ski swerves fatally close to shore. How much do you love me?” Daniel asked his mother. It’s a day ellen banks could never have prepared for, a day no mother should ever have to live through.
The moment her son james is killed, ellen must face the unimaginable while trying to remain strong for her older son, Daniel, who witnessed the fateful accident and blames himself. But first she must heal herself. An unforgettable journey of power and emotion, All the Numbers poignantly depicts a woman’s reckoning with her own vulnerability and finding in the wisdom of motherhood the redemptive grace to begin again.
All the Numbers: A Novel Reader's Circle - Still, ellen is determined to see the reckless young man pay for his crime and to heal her family’s deep wounds. Ellen’s shock and grief soon give way to defiance as lawyers and policemen who once vowed to support Ellen’s desire for justice succumb to political pressure and back away.
The Day We Met: A NovelBallantine Books - Readers of lisa genova’s still Alice and Elin Hilderbrand’s Beautiful Day will especially savor this book. Nancy Thayer. Coleman will make you cry with this emotional, beautifully written novel. Kirkus reviews“as with me before You, by Jojo Moyes, I couldn’t put this book down. Katie fforde “rowan coleman’s heartbreaking, humorous novel about a family in crisis vividly reminded me about the fierce, resilient core in all kinds of love.
The tale is so poignant and heartbreaking that readers will be completely engrossed with the characters while experiencing a wide array of emotions. Rt book reviews “the day we met is, a book about mothers, at heart, daughters and the strong bonds that exist between women even during heartbreak. The day we met asks: can you love someone you don’t remember falling in love with? A gorgeous husband, two beautiful children, a job she loves—Claire’s got it all.
The Day We Met: A Novel - Three-year-old esther’s growing up in the blink of an eye, with her jet-black hair and clothes to match, and twenty-year-old Caitlin, looks like she’s about to join a punk band—and seems to be hiding something. And then some. The story is so well-crafted, it’s impossible to put the book down. The book becomes the story of claire—her passions, her joys, her sorrows, her adventures in a life that refuses to surrender to a fate worse than dying: disappearing.
Praise for the day we met “Rowan Coleman executes another incredibly powerful novel that is beautifully written.
Daybreak: A NovelDell - Grieving, yet compelled, they begin a search that will tear two families apart. Laura and "bud" rice share an elegant home and two children, brilliant, and cherished, handsome Tom, chronically ill eleven-year-old Timmy. Suddenly the Crawfields enter their lives and shatter their fragile world. But the doctor's words are searing: blood tests prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that Margaret and Arthur Crawfield's beloved, dying son is not their child.
As the rices' quiet southern town explodes with hate and violence, the two familes must embrace—or be destroyed by—the shattering truth. The doctor's office is cool, white, sterile. But after nineteen years of marriage, Laura's respectable husband is a stranger—and the reason for Tom's escalating involvement with a group of campus bigots.
Daybreak: A Novel - Now they must face Peter's death and the shock of having a son they have never met.
The Truth About You: A NovelBallantine Books - Suddenly caught between the ghosts of her past and a frighteningly unpredictable future, Lainey must face choices no woman would ever want to make. From the Trade Paperback edition. For readers of jodi picoult, heather gudenkauf, and Elizabeth Flock comes a novel of secrets and suspense that challenges the ties that bind—while reigniting the hope of enduring love.
Lainey hollingsworth is the anchor in her home. In addition to managing her husband’s writing career, she oversees the daily operations of a chaotic family: a rebellious teenage daughter, a stepson who blames her for ruining his life, and an adoptive father afflicted with Alzheimer’s. Lainey always had a volatile relationship with her mother, who never revealed the truth about Lainey’s biological father, or the reason she fled Italy for England when Lainey was an infant.
The Truth About You: A Novel - As lainey plans a trip to her mother’s homeland in search of answers, the familiar rhythm of life implodes when she receives a cryptic text message: Ask your husband about Julia.
Greta's Grace: A Simon's Point NovelVEM Books - Desperate to be closer to her during this crisis, Wisconsin, Lindsey heads to Simon’s Point, where Greta lives. Although lindsey finds her greatest joy from inspiring her audiences with the healing power of women’s stories, her heart aches over her inability to heal her emotionally distant relationship with her daughter.
Divorced from greta’s blustery dad, Brian, Lindsey is drawn to him now as they share their fears about Greta. But will lindsey ever receive greta’s Grace?Scroll up and buy now to experience the page-turning, heart-warming story of mother-daughter connection, surviving cancer, and romance. She never expects to experience the drama of becoming involved with her ex-husband or to confront the dilemma of another man falling for her, especially Sam, her son-in-law’s widowed father.
One of the top women's fiction romance saga beach reads of 2014! if you like books like, "The Fault In Our Stars" or "Mother Daughter Me", or enjoy small town Wisconsin novel series, you will love Greta's Grace! . Greta's grace is an amazon bestseller!here's a great beach read from award-winning author, Lindsey Foster is faced with losing her only child, Greta, Virginia McCullough!Professional speaker, when Greta is diagnosed with cancer.
Greta's Grace: A Simon's Point Novel - But sam, quiet and reflective, offers more than friendship and becomes her refuge in this time of crisis. With her willingness to do anything to make her daughter happy, Lindsey makes questionable decisions and keeps secrets from Greta, causing more heartbreak. Feeling exiled once again, Lindsey faces choices that will define her future—and her relationship with her daughter.
A Life Without You: a gripping and emotional page-turner about love and family secretsHodder & Stoughton - She is a hidden gem within the world of fiction and I cannot recommend her books enough. Just perfect. Katie marsh has touched my heart. Tender & poignant. I will be shouting about this book to everyone who will listen. What readers are saying about a life Without You:*'A story that will evoke every emotion that lurks within your heart and pull each string firmly.
I couldn't put it down!'. A heart-clangingly powerful stunner of a novel' - Isabelle Broom. It's a gorgeous, beautiful and evocative novel about love, hope and forgiveness. Amazon reader, 5 stars'Superbly written. She's about to marry Jamie, the love of her life. Will remain forever in my heart''Very touching. Now, gina is back in her life, but she's very different to the mum Zoe remembers.
A Life Without You: a gripping and emotional page-turner about love and family secrets - A life without You is not to missed. It made me sob, and it made me smile. Can you ever outrun the past?It's Zoe's wedding day. Perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes, Lucy Dillon and Amanda Prowse.
The Last Summer of You and MeRiverhead Books - She reminds us of the strength and sting of friendship, the great ache of loss, and the complicated weight of family loyalty. Thoughtful, lyrical, and tremendously moving, The Last Summer of You and Me is a deeply felt celebration of summer and nostalgia for youth. But his return marks a season of tremendous change, and a deep secret all collide, the three friends are launched into an unfamiliar adult world, and when a simmering attraction, a serious illness, a world from which their summer haven can no longer protect them.
. And every summer growing up, in the big house that overshadowed their humble one, there was Paul, a friend as important to both girls as the place itself, who has now finally returned to the island after three years away. Sisters riley and alice, now in their twenties, have been returning to their parents’ modest beach house every summer for their entire lives.
The Last Summer of You and Me - Set against this vivid backdrop, the last summer of You and Me is the enchanting, heartrending story of a beach-community friendship triangle and summertime romance among three young adults for whom summer and this place have meant everything. With warmth, and wisdom, humor, Brashares makes us feel the excruciating joys and pangs of love—both platonic and romantic.
Petite, always ready for a midnight swim, tenacious Riley is a tomboy and a lifeguard, a gale-force sail, or a barefoot sprint down the beach. From the new york times-bestselling author of the sisterhood of the traveling pants ann brashares comes her first adult novel In the town of Waterby on Fire Island, running, the rhythms and rituals of summer are sacrosanct: the ceremonial arrivals and departures by ferry; yacht club dinners with terrible food and breathtaking views; the virtual decree against shoes; and the generational parade of sandy, sun-bleached kids, squealing, swimming, and coming of age on the beach.
With the last summer of you and me, endearing, she moves on to introduce a new set of characters and adult relationships just as true, and unforgettable.
The Friendship PactMIRA - They'd do anything for each other. Bailey, however, doesn't want a husband. Her writing is dramatic, her characters realistic, her stories involving. This is a story for every woman who has a best friend. Bailey watters and Koralynn Mitchell consider themselves "sisters of the soul. Their circumstances growing up couldn't have been more different; Kora came from a wealthy, privileged family, while Bailey's home life was hard.
I'd give you a kidney, " they always say. But what about a baby? She does want a baby--but only by IVF. From #1 new york times bestselling Author Debbie Macomber on The Friendship Pact. Tara taylor quinn tackles the subject offriendship--especially friendship between women--with the emotional investmentshe brings to all her books.
The Friendship Pact - And the perfect donor, the perfect biological father, would be a man like. Danny. What happens when love and friendship collide?Kora might be willing to give Bailey a kidney.