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Erika Montgomery's A Summer to Remember is 'an unforgettable tale of love, loss and finding your place that glitters as brightly as the golden age of Hollywood.'--Kristy Woodson Harvey, USA Today Bestselling author of Feels Like Falling For thirty-year-old Frankie Simon, selling movie memorabilia in the shop she opened with her late mother on Hollywood Boulevard is more than just her livelihood—it’s an enduring connection to the only family she has ever known. But when a mysterious package arrives containing a photograph of her mother and famous movie stars Glory Cartwright and her husband at a coastal film festival the year before Frankie’s birth, her life begins to unravel in ways unimaginable. What begins is a journey along a path revealing buried family secrets, betrayals between lovers, bonds between friends. And for Frankie, as the past unlocks the present, the chance to learn that memories define who we are, and that they can show us the meaning of home and the magic of true love. Experience the salty breeze of a Cape Cod summer as it sweeps through this sparkling, romantic, and timeless debut novel tinged with a love of old Hollywood. A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press “The perfect read for summer. A novel with depth, real emotions, lyrical writing, and flawed characters with whom to fall in love.”--New York Times bestselling author Karen WhiteShow more
If I can keep Hush Note's leading guitarist, Nixon Winters, on the straight and narrow for the next six months, I'll finally get my own band to manage-assuming we don't kill each other first. The egotistical, irritating rock star is fresh out of rehab, but it's obvious his demons followed him home-and now I'm sleeping down the hall. I've watched him self-destruct every summer, and with album deadlines and tour dates looming, I can't let it happen again. My career is in his hands. But tattoos can't cover every scar, and I'm starting to see through his trademark, irresistible charm to the damage beneath. Everyone wants the rock star. I'm falling for the man. If he doesn't let me in, he'll never break the cycle-and when these six months are up, I might be the one left broken. Contains mature themes.Show more
Winner of The National Jewish Book Awards Goldberg Prize for Debut Fiction.. How far would you go to hide the truth from the ones you love the most? Atlantic City, 1934. Every summer, Esther and Joseph Adler rent their house out to holidaymakers and move into the apartment above the bakery they own. The apartment is where they raised their two daughters, Fannie and Florence, and, despite the cramped quarters, it still feels like home. Now Florence has returned from college, determined to spend the summer training to swim the English Channel, and Fannie, pregnant again after recently losing a baby, is on bedrest, leaving her seven-year-old daughter Gussie in Esther's care. After Joseph insists they take in Anna, a young woman whom he recently helped emigrate from Nazi Germany, the apartment is bursting at the seams. Esther wants nothing more than to keep her daughters close and safe but some matters are beyond her control: there's Fannie's risky pregnancy-not to mention her always-scheming husband, Isaac-and the fact that Stuart Williams, the heir of a hotel notorious for its anti-Semitic policies, seems to be in love with Florence. When tragedy strikes during one of Florence's practice swims, Esther makes the shocking decision to keep the truth about Florence's death from Fannie-at least until the baby is born. She pulls the rest of the family into an elaborate web of secret keeping and lies, forcing to the surface long-buried tensions that show us just how quickly the act of protecting those we love can turn into betrayal. Told with humour and tenderness and based on a true story, Rachel Beanland's debut is a breathtaking meditation on the lengths we go to in order to keep our families together. At its heart, it is an uplifting portrayal of how the human spirit can endure-and even thrive-after tragedy. Praise for Florence Adler Swims Forever: 'A wonderfully assured and completely engrossing first novel. From the very first page, I was completely invested in the lives of Florence, Gussie, Anna and the rest. Florence Adler Swims Forever has muchto say about family, loss and all the ways we have to wonder what might have been, and it does so with great skill and a deeply humane vision. I could not recommend it more highly." -Kevin Powers, author of The Yellow Birds 'A perfect summer read… What's remarkable is not how quickly the book hooked me, but how it held my attention during and after reading…I simply couldn't put it out of my head. I finished in two days…. I felt awe'-USA Today 'Beanland's novel draws the reader in… The situation she describes is poignant and the characters she develops win us over with their private grief. This is a book about the American dream. The dream is not without costs, and the dreamers are not immune to tragedy' - New York Times Book ReviewShow more
“We’re not friends. We’re not going to be friends.” No, they’ll be so much more… Escaping from a cheating fiancé in a “borrowed” car, Sienna Pierce can’t think of anywhere to go but Crimson, the hometown she swore she’d never go back to. And Crimson sheriff Cole Bennett has a lot at stake in keeping the town on an even keel. On the surface, they have nothing in common. Unfortunately, there is nothing superficial about their feelings for each other!Show more
A second chance at finding home A Cold Creek Homecoming by New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne When Quinn Southerland discovers his foster mom's hospice nurse is Tess Claybourne, he's surprised-and not in a good way! He still hasn't forgiven the former high school queen bee for how she treated him. But recently widowed Tess has learned a lot about life-and herself. And Quinn starts to wonder if he could be wrong about her. Is there room in his damaged heart for forgiveness…or love? FREE BONUS STORY INCLUDED IN THIS VOLUME! Coming Home to Crimson by Michelle Major Escaping from a cheating fiancé in a "borrowed" car, Sienna Pierce can't think of anywhere to go but Crimson, the hometown she swore she'd never go back to. And Crimson sheriff Cole Bennett has a lot at stake in keeping the town on an even keel. On the surface, they have nothing in common. But there's nothing superficial about their feelings for each other!Show more
Grant Phillips has always been a team player. He lives his life for the Force and worked hard to land a coveted spot with Team Bravo. He follows the rules, keeps his head down, and never causes trouble. Grant does everything for everyone else and wants for very little. The mission always comes first, until she waltzes into his life. Taylor Maxwell is a wild card. A thrill seeker. A rogue wolf. She lives her life only looking out for number one, there’s little she won’t do for the next paycheck. When she gets contracted to steal a priceless heirloom from the vault of a well-known drug lord, she readily accepts. This time it’s personal as she knows the prize contains ancient knowledge of shifters, and its current owner is about to exploit it. Taylor has spent months cultivating the perfect cover for the assignment and embedding herself as close as possible. But the sudden appearance of Westin Force, a well-known shifter paramilitary group, could destroy all she’s worked for. She has two options: work with them, or against them. Joining forces sounds easy, but there is nothing easy about the strong, silent wolf shifter with the smoldering gray eyes who’s overbearing presence throws her off her game. Grant’s focus has always been on the team, but not this time. For him the mission has changed, and his eyes are firmly focused on the one thing he never thought he wanted—his true mate.Show more
Master barista Sage Caplin is opening a new coffee cart in Portland, Oregon, but a killer is brewing up a world of trouble . . . Portland is famous for its rain, hipsters, craft beers . . . and coffee. Sage Caplin has high hopes for her coffee cart, Ground Rules, which she runs with her business partner, Harley-a genius at roasting beans and devising new blends. That's essential in a city where locals have intensely strong opinions about cappuccino versus macchiato-especially in the case of one of Sage's very first customers . . . Sage finds the man's body in front of her cart, a fatal slash across his neck. There's been plenty of anger in the air, from longtime vendors annoyed at Ground Rules taking a coveted spot in the food truck lot, to protesters demonstrating against a new high-rise. But who was mad enough to commit murder? Sage is already fending off trouble in the form of her estranged, con artist mother, who's trying to trickle back into her life. But when Sage's very own box cutter is discovered to be the murder weapon, she needs to focus on finding the killer fast-before her business, and her life, come to a bitter end . . .Show more
"Perfect for fans of Debbie Macomber."-Publishers Weekly In Magnolia, North Carolina, love might be waiting right next door… Meredith Ventner knows a wounded creature when she sees one. Though her temporary new neighbor may be-on the surface at least-a successful, drop-dead gorgeous doctor, she recognizes the deep hurt Ryan Sorensen is carrying, and it's catnip to her soul. But even though Meredith is the youngest, scrappiest and single-est of Magnolia's most famous sisters, she's committed to expanding the animal shelter on her newly inherited farm. She can't waste her energy on a man who's only passing through town. Ryan is hoping that after a month of small-town living he'll be healed enough to return to his busy ER. His injured leg isn't half as painful as his guilt from the tragedy he's trying to forget. Yet somehow, helping feisty, tenderhearted Meredith care for her menagerie is making him question his career-first priorities. Here in this quirky small town another future is coming into view, but can he change his life, and open his heart, to claim it? The Magnolia Sisters Book 1: The Magnolia Sisters Book 2: The Merriest MagnoliaShow more
Thriller writer Mia Kingsley has been hit with a serious case of writer's block and she needs a little peace and quiet. A beachfront property in Magnolia Sound seemed like the perfect escape and just the change of scenery she needs to get the words flowing again. That is until her noisy neighbor starts running power tools and blasting music at all hours of the day and night. Before long, the next victim in her story starts to bear an uncanny resemblance to the contractor next door.Austin Coleman never wanted to come back to Magnolia Sound. But sometimes, life takes an unexpected turn and the only way to get back on your feet is to go home. His plan is to avoid all things connected to his past, and renovating a beach house in the off-season is just the way to do that-there'll be no neighbors and no distractions. Or so he thought until he almost maims his sexy neighbor with a flying sink. Despite his best efforts, trouble follows everywhere he goes.Show more
I hate you, Fuller James. I hate your floppy hair and your lopsided grin and those laughing blue eyes that always seem to be laughing at me. I hate that you're the most popular guy in school and I'm still the girl who sneezed and spit out her retainer on someone at a middle school dance. It's just such a cliche. I hate that I'm being forced to tutor you in English and keep it a secret from everyone. Because otherwise it might put our basketball team's chances at winning State in jeopardy, and even though I hate you, I love basketball. I hate that it seems like you're keeping a secret from me . . . and that the more time we spend together, the less I feel like I'm on solid ground. Because I'm starting to realize there's so much more to you than meets the eye. Underneath it all, you're real. But what I hate most is that I really don't hate you at all.Show more
Just friends? Is a peach pie to the face 'just' a little mishap? I know what I felt the day Quinn Faulkner saved me from death by dessert. My best friend was always The One. The Impossible. Older. Flawless. Brutally gorgeous. A small-town prince of summer crushes. Leagues above a tag-along dance nerd like me. Years later, my uncle needs a goat wrangler. I just need an escape. What better way to flee a cheating ex and dumpster fire career? What better way to collide with the boy who got away? And now he's an atrociously hot, mysterious, overprotective beast. Breathe in. Breathe out. I'm grown up now. Unmoved by his slayer charms and heart-stompy memories. I can't stay to unravel his darkness-or savor his vows to protect me. We're safely platonic. Until the Ferris wheel incident. Then we're alone with a tension so thick you can chew it. Quinn kisses me like no tomorrow. Truly. Madly. All in. I wanted to piece my life back together. Will shattering the best friend zone leave us whole or heartbroken? Contains mature themes.Show more
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