By Margaret Forster
What do Mrs H, Rachel, Edwina, Ida, Sarah, Dot, Chrissie have in universal? They're all ladies, yet past that they're fats, skinny, outdated, younger, expert, incompetent - and seem to be as varied as human nature could be. yet they're all survivors.
This compelling novel follows the ripples that exit into traditional lives, women's lives specifically, that have been scarred and adjusted via a shared event, all hooked up through an analogous medical institution health center in a small Northern city. this can be a novel approximately what it ability to stay within the shadow of disorder and with its scars, no matter if psychological and actual, in retrospect over one's shoulder whereas attempting to cross ahead. you could journey up or, if you're cautious, it's possible you'll make it...
By Shelley Fraser Mickle
Eliza Goode is born right into a New Orleans’ parlor residence within the mid 1800s. bought as a courtesan on her 17th birthday, she flees her prepared destiny on the outbreak of the Civil conflict. She is handed up via Mississippi’s plantations from one slave quarters to a different until eventually she emerges on the Confederates’ Camp Corinth and is swept alongside to the conflict of Manassas.
alongside the best way, she meets Bennett McFerrin and his spouse, Rissa, who follows her husband to warfare. utilizing guile and her striking good looks, Eliza transforms herself from camp follower prostitute to laundress, nurse, and caregiver to Rissa whilst Bennett is taken prisoner by way of Ulysses S. supply on the conflict of castle Donelson in Clarksville, Tennessee. Her ultimate transformation frees her from her past.
Eliza’s tale is greater than a story of conflict, transcendence, and trouble. it's a tale informed nowa days through Susan Masters, a novelist in Boston, whose cousin, Hadley, reveals Eliza’s letters in an attic and implores Susan to put in writing Eliza’s tale to reply to questions she seeks for her personal lifestyles. Hadley has a shameful mystery of her own—a earlier, approximately which she can't even carry herself to speak.
Set within the moment summer season of the Iraq conflict and 3 years after Sept. 11, this isn't your traditional Civil warfare novel. This tale says a lot approximately how we grew to become who we're, and who we would became, had the Civil battle now not kept us as a nation.
By Elizabeth Lowell
The quest For Her Sister may possibly rate a lady Her lifestyles Christy McKenna, the neatest style author in manhattan, inspiration she'd escaped her adolescence within the impoverished rural West. Then got here a decision for support from the single individual she couldn't refuse—her sister, the the world over celebrated version identified basically as Jo. Jo's plea attracts Christy again to the tremendous mountains and mysterious red-rock canyons of the 4 Corners kingdom. yet she's too late—Jo has disappeared. notwithstanding, Christy does locate an not going best friend in outlaw archaeologist Aaron Cain, and jointly they pursue Jo and a wonderful cache of old Indian artifacts worthy thousands. Christy and Cain conflict at each flip, yet their antagonism quickly becomes partnership—and blazing ardour.
By Maya Banks
Sizzling-hot authors. One incendiary quantity. 4 can play at this game... In Pillow speak via Maya Banks, Zoe is a lady in a devoted dating along with her boyfriend Chase. Then one evening, Chase finds his number-one delusion, which comprises his most sensible associates. Is Zoe online game? She yes is, since it opens the door for a mystery delusion all her personal. In Shayla Black's Her fable males, a girly-girl named Kelsey performs soccer, craves motion videos, and loves knocking again a chilly beer together with her 3 most sensible friends-all male. but she's by no means appeared sexually attracted to anybody of those sizzling men. So what does Kelsey wish? A fable come real for all 4 of them.
By Pam Chun
Whilst popular artwork background professor Miki Ai’Lee returns domestic to Hawaii after 12 years, she runs into her past love, Alex, who bears scars he's unwilling to provide an explanation for. He tracks paintings and temple thieves within the steamy jungles of Southeast Asia. She prospers within the high-society glamour of artwork creditors. Now her grandmother is able to proportion their family’s darkest mystery, if in simple terms Miki will pay attention. while the outdated global of culture and the hot international of chance collide—forcing Miki to select from the guy she loves and the historical past that holds her—she reveals that the whispers of culture are once more at odds along with her personal wishes. Even worse, Miki and Alex’s households have identified one another for 4 generations. 4 generations of animosity and demise, corrupt politics, and foreign homicide.
By Judi Fennell
Mermaid Angel Tritone escapes a shark through leaping into unmarried dad Logan Hardington's fishing boat. All his younger son Michael desires for his birthday is a mermaid, and if his dad will in basic terms play his playing cards correct, now he will have one… Angel desires to provide Michael his such a lot liked birthday reward (a genuine stay mermaid) whereas additionally discovering his father and getting him to assist her in her challenge to forestall people from destroying the oceans. Logan hasn't ever met a girl who cared as a lot concerning the related issues he does, and she's by no means met a guy who understood her private dedication to humanity and nature. while an enemy of conservation exhibits up and attempts to kill Angel, Logan has to select from carrying on with the existence he is identified, or following the lady he likes to the ground of the sea… the subsequent novels in Judi Fennell's mermaid sequence, a clean, fascinating, and assorted access in romance fiction compliment FOR JUDI FENNELL: "Judi Fennell is a brilliant celebrity at the horizon of romance." Judi McCoy, writer of Hounding the Pavement "A new romance famous person is born...and her identify is Judi Fennell." Jill Barnett, long island instances bestselling writer "Fennell's under-the-sea suspense will enchant you with its wit, humor and sexiness. In Over Her Head is a brilliant debut ebook and i am happy to listen to there are extra to come." Caridad Pineiro, manhattan instances and united states at the present time bestselling writer of South seashore Chicas seize Their guy "A extraordinary debut novel, Judi Fennell has positioned the 'beach' again in seashore read!" Virginia Farmer, award-winning writer of A Blast to the prior "Holy mackerel! In Over Her Head is a superbly enjoyable romantic catch—Judi Fennell has one heck of an imagination!" Michelle Rowen, writer of Bitten & Smitten "A wondrous undersea adventure—molten moments, waves of sensuality, ripples of emotion, and depths of enjoyable. to not be missed!" l. a. Banks, The Vampire Huntress Legends sequence "In Over Her Head is a heartwarming, action-packed tale of 2 people—one human and the opposite of the seaworthy body—joined jointly in an adventure." Armchair Interviews (20091222)
By Cherry Adair
Occasionally chemistry is an issue of existence and dying. . . .Though her self assurance is improperly shaken by means of a coaching twist of fate, A. J. Cooper vows to turn into a very good T-FLAC operative. She is every little thing the antiterrorist employer seems for—she’s clever, creative, and a crack shot. desirous to end up herself to her teacher, the very popular Kane Wright, A. J. takes on a tricky and in all likelihood lethal task. successful within the box might be simply the article she must make her profession with the agency—and operating so heavily with the extreme and irresistibly attractive Kane is a fable come to life.Kane Wright is a grasp of hide, hiding his strong appeal for A. J. within the identify of professionalism. but if she doesn’t get better fast after her twist of fate, Kane’s hope turns into trouble. within the box, even a moment’s hesitation can flip a regimen operation right into a lethal one. With A. J. taking a lead place during this venture, Kane is aware he won’t have the capacity to take his eyes off his attractive tomboy trainee. lower than the new desolate tract sunlight, at the same time they fight to solve a madman’s devious plot, their lengthy denied ardour will ultimately boil over. . . .
By Dorothea Benton Frank
The wealthy surroundings of South Carolina, Hilton Head and Charleston, is introduced vividly to lifestyles through Dorothea Benton Frank, a South Carolina local who, along with her exquisitely evocative prose, makes you odor the ocean air, see the palmettos, and take pleasure in the candy tea, yet this time it comes with a facet of antipasti.
Hilton Head, a South Carolina retirement heaven—at least it is speculated to be, yet for giant Al and Connie Russo, the circulate from New Jersey to this southern paradise has been fraught with quite a few problems. specifically for his or her daughter, Grace.
Well, that is what she loves to be referred to as. Her relatives insists on Maria Graziella. heavily, adequate with the Neapolitan. that will were ok in New Jersey, yet now it truly is simply undeniable foolish, and beauty at thirty-two is, horror of horrors, nonetheless single. No ask yourself her relatives drives her loopy. good, that and the truth that she's dwelling with the fellow she could marry in the event that they either were not so dedication phobic. Michael is a physician and a scientist and style is lovely certain he is additionally an atheist. through the years, Grace has turn into a piece ambivalent approximately her religion, yet her kinfolk is as outdated Italian as they arrive. So the level is decided for a massive showdown that simply may well swap Grace's outlook on lifestyles, relatives, and the recent South.
By Sandra Chastain, Debra Dixon, Donna Ball, Virginia Ellis, Nancy Knight
A pleasant new number of unique Southern tales set within the fascinating, fictitious down-home city of Mossy Creek, the place there is a pleasant face on each nook and a heartfelt tale in the back of each door...
By Helen Hackett
This publication lines the growth of Renaissance romance from a style addressed to ladies as readers to a style written by way of girls. Exploring this significant transitional interval, Helen Hackett examines the paintings of a various diversity of writers from Lyly, wealthy and Greene to Sidney, Spenser and Shakespeare. Her ebook culminates in an research of woman Mary Wroth's Urania (1621), the 1st romance written by means of a girl, and considers the constructing illustration of lady heroism and selfhood, in particular the variation of saintly roles to secular or even erotic reasons.