As she relives the languid summer days of her youth and prepares the house for sale, she struggles to come to terms not only with the looming threat of divorce, but also with the Pandora's Box of family revelations she uncovers in Nonna's hidden notebooks. She has designed and facilitated workshops for women's shelters, and Woman-to-Woman, health facilities, schools, community centers, a local event that benefits the YWCA and domestic violence services.
Even as a child, barbara Jean Ellington knew her grandmothers were lesbians, a truth they never concealed. Her novel summers at blue lake, which was originally published by Algonquin in 2007, is the result. In them, her marriage, she discovers a fifty-year family history littered with secrets from the past--secrets that have present day consequences for herself, and for Travis, the boy who broke her heart during that long-ago summer.
Summers at Blue Lake #ad - After graduating from the university of Delaware with a BFA in Fine Arts, Jill returned to Pennsylvania where she enjoyed a fifteen-year career as a textile designer. Because design was her profession, Jill turned to writing for a creative release. Now, years later, bj seeks refuge in her late grandmothers' house in the wake of her husband's affair.
Sweet Magnolia Charleston Harbor Novels Book 2#ad - It shows how family members work together and are very supportive. This is small town romance at its best. From bernadette cinkoske“This book was about family, trust, and love. One due in nine months. Follow along with jack, annie and the rest of the powells in book two of the Charleston Harbor Novels where you’ll smile a little, cry a little and root for the family in their ever quest to build a life together.
I can't wait to read the next book. From amazon Customer. Sweet tea and love for family prevail and is the balm that soothes the heart. Sweet, clean romance…finally a book where you get to see what happens after the wedding! This is a wonderful story about life, love, family, and overcoming setbacks. Read for freE in Kindle Unlimited.
Sweet Magnolia Charleston Harbor Novels Book 2 #ad - Exhausted after the grand wedding, Jack and Annie set off to California for their honeymoon only to be called back early because of a fire to the bakery. Also how true friends stick with you through good and bad times. As jack and annie rebuild Sweet Indulgence together, life throws them another much more pleasant surprise.
The fire is extensive and they aren’t sure if Sweet Indulgence can be saved. But the powell’s don’t give up.
Sweet Indulgence Charleston Harbor Novels Book 1#ad - This book is too sweet to pass up! Scroll down to one click and begin your indulgence today!" Such fun…All the characters sparkle. Recovering from a gut-wrenching break-up, women are the last thing on Jack’s mind. This story kept me reading it to the end in one day. Everyone has a sweet indulgence. Lots of kisses !!! The setting was great.
Bumps and surprises along the way. Debbie white is fast becoming a favorite author. From lenda burns“the best romance story I have read in a long time. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a " Happily Ever After " Romance. From lois Leentjes. Auntie patty and Grandma Lilly were wonderful. This is a wonderful afternoon read.
Sweet Indulgence Charleston Harbor Novels Book 1 #ad - . From bernadette Cinkoske“I really enjoyed this book. Her focus is the Sweet Indulgence cupcake bakery now. Annie watches him go but a little voice deep inside hopes he’ll return and this time for something other than cupcakes. Annie and Jack have great chemistry. It has all the pluses, surprises, humor, a dog and of course love.
The Salty Dog#ad - Handsome husband, beautiful condo overlooking San Francisco Bay, and a faithful companion in a golden retriever named Harley. What will she do? inspirational romance, The Salty Dog, is a tale of love and loss. Determined to pull out of her depression, and settle into her new life, Libby elicits the help from friends as she embarks on a new adventure.
. Libby had it all. Torn between two men, Libby is tormented by her past, and unsure of her future. Her life is suddenly turned upside down, and the only thing she has left is Harley, or so it seemed.
The Summer Hideaway: An uplifting feel good summer romanceBookouture #ad - I have literally fallen in love with this book. But she keeps running into mysterious doctor Jack Murphy, and finds herself falling for his golden charm and warm smile. As alice and sasha add color to the walls of the beach house and tempt the locals with their delicious recipes, their fresh new life begins to take shape.
Swept away by her plans, love is the last thing on Alice’s mind. And then jack reveals a secret of his own. Will alice have her dreams shattered and her heart broken, or can she find true happiness this summer?From the bestselling author of The Summer House, discovering family secrets, uplifting summer romance, about the power of friendship, an utterly stunning, and the beauty of falling in love by the sea.
The Summer Hideaway: An uplifting feel good summer romance #ad - Why readers are falling in love with the summer Hideaway:‘I adore Jenny Hale's books they make the perfect summer and it would not be summer without a Jenny Hale book to read. I couldn’t wait to learn the secrets within the story and it was a real page turner… This is the perfect holiday / feel good read and is definitely worth a 5 star rating.
Orchard book club, 5 stars‘a feel good read… it put a huge smile on my face and made me feel all sorts of happiness… a wonderful summer tale… and a gorgeous setting. Goodreads reviewer‘i raced through the book in an afternoon… The author has a beautiful way with language… and has created a wonderful world in this story… perfect.
A little book problem *This book was previously published as One Summer.
The Other WifeKathleen Irene Paterka #ad - How far will their misery and fear push them? does compassion rule the day, or will a husband’s betrayal lead to a woman’s revenge? What happens when each of these women comes face-to-face with the other wife?This Women's Fiction Family Life novel deals with women's fiction romance, as well as women's fiction adult issues.
A professor of psychology at a prestigious university, Claire has a successful career, a handsome husband, and two young children at home. And then there’s the damaging document he signed before his death, which threatens to destroy her life. Claire anderson isn’t your average thirtysomething. It’s a devastating discovery… but not as much as the shock awaiting Eleanor when she learns the truth about her husband’s secret life.
The Other Wife #ad - Till death do us part…Eleanor Anderson has a beautiful home, a loving husband, a tranquil life. But nothing in her background, including her academic accomplishments, prepares Claire for the horrendous reality of discovering that the life she’d led was all a lie… fostered by a husband who’d promised to love and cherish her forever.
Two women from two generations, anger, bound together by denial, and grief. She’s not expecting any surprises; certainly not to wake up one morning and find her husband dead in bed beside her from a massive heart attack. After thirty-eight years of marriage and her children now grown, she finally has time for herself.
The Taste of AirRed Adept Publishing, LLC #ad - A family saga bridging decades and filled with shocking revelations, hope and love, you won't be able put this book down. Kate moretti, author of nyt bestseller "thought i knew You" "In this terrific novel, when two women learn their mother wasn't who they thought she was it leads them to question their own lives and choices.
There, she discovers that her mother has been living a second life. Deftly written, with lush descriptions of the New England setting, this is a book to choose as a companion for curling up on a sofa on a dark winter day or for laying on the beach in the summer. Usa today bestseller"in the taste of Air, Cleare deftly explores the consequence of our choices, even those made with the best of intentions.
Her mother, mary, is in a hospital in Vermont. The taste of Air is character-driven fiction at its best. Ann warner, author of the babbling Brook Naked Poker Club seriesA simple phone call disrupts Nell Williams’s well-ordered life. Mary has another home and a set of complex relationships with people her daughters have never met.
The Taste of Air #ad - When nell and bridget delve deeper into their mother’s lakeside hideaway, they uncover a vault of family secrets and the gateway to change for all three women. But her mother is supposed to be safely tucked away in an assisted-living facility in Massachusetts, so Nell can’t fathom why she would be so far from home.
After notifying her sister, Bridget, Nell hops on a plane and rushes to her mother’s side.
Out In The Country#ad - If they dare to risk their hearts again. When those plans are suddenly and tragically ruined, both Lynne and Jess are left shaken--and unsure what the future holds for either of them. A weekend trip to lynne's husband's home town in rural Vermont brings new opportunities, decisions, and a second chance at love for both Lynne and Jess.
. Written by usAToday bestselling author Kate Hewitt. Widowed a year ago, Lynne Marshall believes she's ready to start a new chapter in life. She plans to exchange the bright lights of Manhattan for her home country of Scotland and open a country hotel with her childhood friend Jess and her fiancé Rob. Her daughter molly will manage the home front as she starts her first year of teaching in one of the city's toughest schools.
Out In The Country #ad - Meanwhile molly faces difficult choices of her own, and must decide where her heart truly lies. Out in the country is a heartwarming novel celebrating the strength of family, friends, and second chances of all kinds.
The Captain's Daughter: A NovelAnchor #ad - But she always knew she'd leave that life behind. But when she arrives in Maine, she discovers her father's situation is more dire than he let on. Now that she's married, with two kids and a cushy front-row seat to suburban country club gossip in an affluent Massachusetts town, she feels adrift. When her father injures himself in a boating accident, Eliza pushes the pause button on her own life to come to his aid.
. Don't miss this heartfelt story about paths not taken. People magazinefor fans of elin hilderbrand and emma straub comes an emotionally gripping novel about a woman who returns to her hometown in coastal Maine and finds herself pondering the age-old question of what could have beenGrowing up in Little Harbor, Maine, the daughter of a widowed lobsterman, Eliza Barnes could haul a trap and row a skiff with the best of them.
The Captain's Daughter: A Novel #ad - Eliza's homecoming is further complicated by the reemergence of her first love--and memories of their shared secret. Then eliza meets mary brown, a seventeen-year-old local who is at her own crossroad, and Eliza can't help but wonder what her life would have been like if she'd stayed. Filled with humor, summer cocktails, insight, and gorgeous sunsets, The Captain's Daughter is a compassionate novel about the life-changing choices we make and the consequences we face in their aftermath.
The Mud SistersStackhouse Press #ad - Edie claire is an exceptional author and keeper of the heart. Writers room magazine“A paragon of superbly written, compelling women's literature. My shelf. And when the women realize that their pasts have been intertwined far more deeply than either of them knew, the fate that separated them once before threatens to tear them apart again.
And this time, it could be forever. Praise for romantic fiction by edie claire:long time comiNG“Emotionally gripping, suspenseful and superb… I was held in wonderment over much of this story and realized early on to expect the unexpected. Meant to be is a powerful story of love, healing, discovery and truth.
The Mud Sisters #ad - . I am pleased to award meant To Be our finest honor, RRT's Perfect 10 Perfect 10 award -- romance reviews today“Meant to be written, read and remembered in your heart decades after you've turned the last page. I closed the covers wishing I could stay inside the green world of Meara and Fletcher's mountain.
Claire has woven a tale that touched my soul and will live as a cherished keeper to read again and again. Absolutely fantastic! edie claire has written a wonderful novel about friendship, love, guilt and death… Utterly riveting. Rating: 10/10 -- contemporary romance writersMEANT TO BE“One of the best books I have read this year.
Sweet Carolina Charleston Harbor Novels Book 3#ad - But when jack doesn't return promptly, Annie sets off in the rain and wind to find him. Her discovery hits her harder than the storm leaving her breathless and scared. Laugh a little, cry a little as you follow along with Jack, Annie and the rest of the family in the third installment of the Charleston Harbor Novels.
These people know how to throw a party - even a hurricane party! This is just a great story about how we grow, change, and adapt to our ever changing circumstances. From bernadette Cinkoske. It's gotten hard to find books without graphic sex scenes. Caudill“Couldn't put it down. This one left it to your imagination…i fell in love with the characters!!!” ★★★★★ from Deborah A.
Sweet Carolina Charleston Harbor Novels Book 3 #ad - It will take more than a storm to break this family apart…Read for FREE in Kindle Unlimited. When a hurricane threatens to wreak havoc on the South Carolina coast, Annie battens down the hatches at Sweet Magnolia while Jack checks on Lady Powell down at the dock. I love jack, Annie and their extended family.
From dianne marshall“Sweet Carolina is a sweet romance. I have loved jack and Annie and these glimpses into their life. This was a delightful CLEAN series which I really enjoyed.