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Just in time for Christmas, escape with a perfect love song, a perfect love story, and a perfect dose of holiday magic. 'Patti Callahan Henry is quickly becoming one of my favorites.' -Debbie Macomber, New York Times bestselling author Can one song change the course of a life? Brothers Jimmy and Jack Sullivan live a nomadic life doing what they love: touring with their band, The Unknown Souls. But Jack's recent engagement to Kara has everyone looking forward to a Christmas destination wedding in Ireland. Unlike his brother, Jimmy never expected to fall in love. But he feels a sense of peace and happiness whenever he's around Kara's best friend, Charlotte-which has him wondering what he's missing. Over Thanksgiving, Jimmy and Charlotte write a song while sitting together on the back porch. When the band sings it at a Christmas concert the next night, Jimmy insists it's the perfect love song-but a manager for another famous duo is adamant that it's the perfect Christmas song. Before Jimmy knows what's happening, he's on tour with the hottest country band around and suddenly everyone knows his name. But fame isn't all it's cracked up to be, and Jimmy finds himself far away from those he loves-especially Charlotte. Only a Christmas miracle-or two-will be able to lead Jimmy back to Ireland, to his brother, and to love. Create the shortbread recipe and garland featured in The Perfect Love Song with instructions available in the audiobook companion PDF download. "I fell in love with both Patti Callahan Henry and her work. The Perfect Love Song is a lyrical and heartwarming tale of love and forgiveness. Patti takes you to those places in the heart you didn't even know you wanted to go." -Pat Conroy, New York Times bestselling author of The Prince of Tides and South of Broad "Patti Callahan Henry's The Perfect Love Song is a wonderfully romantic and inspiring novel about love and redemption that sings with emotional truth. An essential read by a master storyteller." -Cassandra King, New York Times bestselling author of Same Sweet Girls "Her characters are so real, you feel as if you've known them a very long time." -Emily Giffin, New York Times bestselling author of Something BorrowedShow more
New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry returns to the beloved Lowcountry setting of The Bookshop at Water's End with a novel of one woman's homecoming. On her wedding day ten years ago, Lena Donohue experienced a betrayal so painful that she fled the small town of Watersend, South Carolina, and reinvented herself in New York City. Though now a freelance travel writer, the one place she rarely goes is home--until she learns of her dad's failing health. Returning to Watersend means seeing the sister she has avoided for a decade and the brother who runs their family's Irish pub--and who has borne the burden of his sisters' rift. While Alzheimer's slowly steals their father's memories, the siblings rush to preserve his life in stories and photographs. As his secret past brings Lena's own childhood into focus, it sends her on a journey to discover the true meaning of home....Show more
Look at this picture. Tell me what you see... The American South is rife with stories of a haunted past-especially its houses. In this eclectic and impressive collection, thirteen novelists were asked to build their tales around the photo of a dilapidated mansion. They were given two requirements-the house must appear in the story, and it should be a Southern Gothic tale. And they delivered. From childish demons to a mad novelist, from the Mississippi delta to the Appalachians, this collection from emerging voices and New York Times bestselling authors explores what happens when secrets that lie beneath the dust are disturbed-and our worst nightmares begin. Darkness lurks behind every corner, especially dead ends. Contributors Jeff Abbott Helen Ellis Patti Callahan Henry Amanda Stevens Paige Crutcher Dana Chamblee Carpenter Laura Benedict Bryon Quertermous Dave White Lisa Morton David Bell J.T. Ellison Ariel LawhonShow more
The women who spent their childhood summers in a small southern town discover it harbors secrets as lush as the marshes that surround it... Bonny Blankenship's most treasured memories are of idyllic summers spent in Watersend, South Carolina, with her best friend, Lainey McKay. Amid the sand dunes and oak trees draped with Spanish moss, they swam and wished for happy-ever-afters, then escaped to the local bookshop to read and whisper in the glorious cool silence. Until the night that changed everything, the night that Lainey's mother disappeared. Now, in her early fifties, Bonny is desperate to clear her head after a tragic mistake threatens her career as an emergency room doctor, and her marriage crumbles around her. With her troubled teenage daughter, Piper, in tow, she goes back to the beloved river house, where she is soon joined by Lainey and her two young children. During lazy summer days and magical nights, they reunite with bookshop owner Mimi, who is tangled with the past and its mysteries. As the three women cling to a fragile peace, buried secrets and long ago loves return like the tide.Show more
As we like to say in the south, "Don't let the truth get in the way of a good story." Ella's life has been completely upended. She's young, beautiful, and deeply in love--until her husband dies in a tragic sailing accident while trying save her. Or so she'll have everyone believe. Screenwriter Hunter needs a hit, but crippling writers' block and a serious lack of motivation are getting him nowhere. He's on the look-out for a love story. It doesn't matter who it belongs to. When Hunter and Ella meet in Watersend, South Carolina it feels like the perfect match, something close to fate. In Ella, Hunter finds the perfect love story, full of longing and sacrifice. It's the stuff of epic films. In Hunter, Ella finds possibility. It's an opportunity to live out a fantasy - the life she wishes she had because hers is too painful. And more real. Besides. what's a little white lie between strangers? But one lie leads to another, and soon Hunter and Ella find themselves caught in a web of deceit. As they try to untangle their lies and reclaim their own lives, they feel something stronger is keeping them together. And so they wonder: can two people come together for all the wrong reasons and still make it right?Show more
Bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry is back with a powerful novel about the stories we tell and the people we trust. Eve and Cooper Morrison are Savannah's power couple. They're on every artistic board and deeply involved in the community. She owns and operates a letterpress studio specializing in the handmade; he runs a digital magazine featuring all things southern gentlemen. The perfect juxtaposition of the old and the new, Eve and Cooper are the beautiful people. The lucky ones. And they have the wealth and name that comes from being part of an old Georgia family. But things may not be as good as they seem. Eve's sister, Willa, is staying with the family until she gets "back on her feet." Their daughter, Gwen, is all adolescent rebellion. And Cooper thinks Eve works too much. Still, the Morrison marriage is strong. After twenty-one years together, Eve and Cooper know each other. They count on each other. They know what to expect. But when Cooper and Willa are involved in a car accident, the questions surrounding the event bring the family close to breaking point. Sifting between the stories what Cooper says, what Willa remembers, what the evidence indicates Eve has to find out what really happened. And what she's going to do about it. A riveting story about the power of truth, The Stories we Tell will open your eyes and rearrange your heart.Show more
Kate Vaughan is no stranger to tough choices. She's made them before. Now it's time to do it again. Kate has a secret, something tucked away in her past. And she's getting on with her life. Her business is thriving. She has a strong relationship with her family, and a devoted boyfriend whom she wants to love with all her heart. If Kate had ever made a list, Rowan would fill the imagined boxes of a perfect mate. But she wants more than the perfect-on-paper relationship; she wants a real and imperfect love. That's why, when Kate discovers the small velvet box hidden in Rowan's drawer, she panics. It always happens this way. Just when Kate thinks she can love, just when she believes she can conquer her fear, she's filled with dread. And she wants more than anything to make this feeling go away. But how? When the mistakes have been made and the running is over, it's time to face the truth. Kate knows this. She understands that a woman can never undo what can never be undone. Yet for the first time in her life she also knows that she won't fully love until she confronts those from her past. It's time to act. Can she do it? Can she travel to the place where it all began, to the one who shares her secret? Can the lost ever become found? And Then I Found You gives new life to the phrase "inspired by a true story." By traveling back to a painful time in her own family's history, the author explores the limits of courage, and the price of a selfless act.Show more
Since a solo plane crash killed her husband two years ago, Annabelle Murphy has found solace in raising her two children. Just when she thinks the grief is behind her, she receives news that the wreckage of the plane has been discovered-and that her husband did not die alone. He was with another woman. Suddenly Annabelle is forced to question everything she once held true. Sofie Milstead knows the woman who was on that plane. A dolphin researcher who has lived a quiet life, Sofie has never let anyone get too close. But when Annabelle shows up on Sofie's doorstep full of painful questions, both women must confront their intertwining pasts...and find the courage they need to face the truth.Show more
Nine months after Catherine Leary's father, a literature professor, passed away, she still has not fulfilled his final wish: that she scatter his ashes in the Seaboro River in South Carolina. The scene of a childhood tragedy that forced her family to move, Seaboro is the last place Catherine wants to see again. But on the evening of her thirtieth birthday, her father's young colleague - whom she once dated - pays a visit. . . . Forrest Anderson offers a challenge from Catherine's father: three probing questions that he had planned to put inside a birthday letter to his daughter. But it's the news that Forrest plans to memorialize her father in an article that includes the family's time in Seaboro - and the surprising revelation that her father visited there in recent years - that sends Catherine reeling. Hoping to stop Forrest from exposing her family's secrets, she agrees to accompany him to her once - beloved Lowcountry town - and embarks on a poignant trip into the past . . . a journey that might lead her into a new life of love, forgiveness, and self-discovery. . . .Show more
Ellie Calvin is caught in a dying marriage, and she knows this. With her beloved daughter away at college and a growing gap between her and her husband - between her reality and the woman she wants to be - she doesn't quite seem to fit into her own life. But everything changes after her controlling mother, Lillian, passes away. Ellie's world turns upside down when she sees her ex-boyfriend, Hutch, at her mother's funeral and learns that he is in charge of a documentary that involved Lillian before her death. He wants answers to questions that Ellie's not sure she can face, until, in the painful midst of going through her mother's things, she discovers a hidden diary - and a window into stories buried long ago. As Ellie and Hutch start speaking for the first time in years, Ellie's closed heart slowly begins to open. Fighting their feelings, they set out together to dig into Lillian's history. Using both the diary and a trip to the Summer House, a mysterious and seductive bayside home, they gamble that they can work together and not fall in love again. But in piecing together a decades-old unrequited-love story, they just might uncover the secrets in their own hearts. Coming Up for Air is the story of one woman's search for truth - and what happens when love steps in along the way.Show more
Meridy Dresden was once a free-spirited, fun-loving girl. All that changed when the boy she loved was killed in a tragic fire. Since then, she alone has carried the burden of a terrible secret. Years later, married to a wonderful man and mother of a teenage son, she is shocked to learn that a childhood friend is being blamed for that long-ago fire. Fearful but determined, Meridy returns to the South Carolina Lowcountry and summons the courage to make a decision that may destroy her well-ordered life, her family's reputation, her contented marriage, and everything she's worked so hard to protect... including her heart. Praise for Losing the Moon "Patti Callahan Henry joins the ranks of Anne Rivers Siddons and Pat Conroy with this debut novel." - Deborah Smith, New York Times Bestselling Author of Charming Grace "Readers who enjoy the lyrical voices of Patricia Gaffney and Mary Alice Monroe will also be drawn to this talented newcomer." - BooklistShow more
Like most mothers, Amy Reynolds has anticipated the moment when her son brings home his first serious girlfriend. But when he does, she's shocked to meet the girl's father. He is none other than Nick Lowry - the college boyfriend who captivated her heart and soul and then, without a word of explanation or warning, disappeared. She still remembers what she felt for Nick...and she still wonders what took him away from her. Life has been good to Amy. Her marriage is satisfying, her teenage children thriving. She loves her beautifully restored home and her work teaching at the local college. She has long since buried her memories of Nick. But now that he is back in her life, she can't help recalling the beach where they walked and kissed and pledged their destinies together some twenty years ago. She can't help missing the young woman she was then, full of passion and promise. And she can't help being tempted by the life she might have lived...might still live - even though making that choice would betray all she holds dear.Show more
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