She thought she’d left town for good, helping to care for her new York born mother—struck with Alzheimer’s, but now she’s back, and prone to saying and doing anything—and her father, the beloved local doctor frustrated he can’t cure his own wife. As for caroline, far-flung relative of a local family mostly infamous for running moonshine, her brazen cousin Ava Dawn’s marital disasters, her mostly-deaf dog…and with Noah Cranwell, she’s doing ‘just fine’ coping with her parents, an ex-veteran who’s come to Cold River with troubles of his own.
Perfect for fans of Mary Kay Andrews and Mary Alice Monroe. Caroline o’connor never dreamed she’d be back home in Cold River, Missouri, the Ozark Mountain town where everyone is ‘up your business. They mean well as they drive you crazy. . From the author of sit! stay! speak! comes a tender, terrific novel complete with long-buried secrets, a three-legged pot belly pig, and an irresistible dog—an unforgettable story about love, friendship, and community.
Caroline believes she knows everything about Cold River and the people who live in its hills and hollers … but sometimes life’s greatest surprises happen closest to home.
Sit! Stay! Speak!: A Novel
But not any dog, lost, but a bedraggled puppy she discovered abandoned, and in desperate need of love. Echoing the novels of mary alice monroe, and holly Robinson, Allie Larkin, this charming debut novel tells the unforgettable story of a rescue dog that helps a struggling young outsider make peace with the past.
Addie andrews is living a life interrupted. Tragedy sent her fleeing from chicago to the shelter of an unexpected inheritance—her beloved aunt’s somewhat dilapidated home in Eunice, Arkansas, population very tiny. There she reconnects with some of her most cherished childhood memories. If only they didn’t make her feel so much!People say nothing happens in small towns, but Addie quickly learns better.
Kind of like Addie herself. She’d come to eunice hoping to hide from the world, but soon she discovers that perhaps she’s finding the way back—to living, laughing, and loving once more. She’s got an elderly next door neighbor who perplexingly dances outside in his underwear, a house needing more work than she has money, a best friend whose son uncannily predicts the weather, and a local drug dealer holding a massive grudge against her.
Most surprising of all, she’s got a dog.
The Sisters Hemingway: A Novel Cold River
With the help of neighbors, love interests old and new—and one endearing and determined Basset Hound—the Sisters Hemingway learn that the happiness that has appeared so elusive may be right here at home, friends, waiting to be claimed. Hadley is the poised, polished wife of a senator. Pfeiffer is a successful New York book editor.
Martha has skyrocketed to Nashville stardom. They each have a secret—a marriage on the rocks, a job lost, a stint in rehab…and they haven’t been together in years. Together, they must stay in their childhood home, faced with a puzzle that may affect all their futures. Now they’re back in town, reunited to repair their fractured relationships.
The sisters couldn’t be more different—or more alike. As they learn the truth of what happened to their mother—and their youngest sister, Mary—they rekindle the bonds they had as children, bonds that have long seemed broken. Raised by a mother obsessed with ernest Hemingway, Pfeiffer, Martha, they were named after the author’s four wives—Hadley, and Mary.
For fans of susan mallery, kristan higgins, dogs, or Susan Wiggs, this is a novel for anyone who loves stories about sisters, and family secrets. The sisters hemingway: they couldn’t be more different…or more alike. The hemingway sisters of Cold River, Missouri are local legends.
Pupcakes: A Christmas Novel
Teddy was brydie benson’s latest problem, arriving on top of her messy divorce and sudden move. Brydie needed a place to start over, so this rent-free home seemed a great idea. She just never counted on teddy, or his owner, the Germantown Retirement Village’s toughest customer, Pauline Neumann. And because rent-free doesn’t mean bills-free, Brydie gets a night-shift job at a big-box grocery.
And as fall turns to winter, and then to christmas, Brydie begins to realize that life is a little bit like learning a new recipe for puff pastry—it takes a few tries to get it just right! Along with a new start comes a possible new love, in the form of Nathan Reid, a local doctor with a sassy Irish Wolfhound named Sasha.
If you love dogs, if you love christmas, you will love this book about an aging pug named Teddy Roosevelt, and his very human 'family. All she wants is a settled-down life. What she gets is a dog—and a whole new normal. Whoever guessed there were so many people who wanted baked goods after midnight?Then, she gets an idea—why not combine her baking skills with her new-found dog knowledge? And so her store Pupcakes is born.
. There he stood in the doorway: overweight, depressed and nearly homeless—a pug named Teddy Roosevelt.
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From her free-spirited mother, Sunny Goodwin learned the value of peace, love, and Jerry Garcia. And wants sunny to share his vision, and his life. Kauffman's characters are adorably human and so very magnetic. Usatoday. Com. But sexy as this ex-soldier may be, she’s not sure she’s ready to give love a chance.
. We all know where there's Donna Kauffman, there's a rollicking, sexy read chock-full of charm and sparkle. Once the shock subsides, she plans to cash in and head back home. The inheritance from the father she never knew? That’s a little more complicated. Sunny never expected to find herself owning a centuries old silk mill in the shadow of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains.
Or becoming a half-sister to a ten-year-old named Bailey. But the overgrown greenhouse she finds on the property calls out to the gardener in her, and she senses Bailey’s need for nurturing too.
The 10-Year Reunion
Now a widow with a six-year-old and essentially Dear Abby with a blow-dryer, she longs to show up at her ten-year school reunion with a date she can show off. Enjoy this fan-favorite story of blind dates, high school reunions and unexpected romance from #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs. Beautician twyla mccabe was voted most likely to succeed in her high school graduating class, but a run of bad luck forced her to give up her dreams of college and a career.
Who would believe a woman who dyed hair for a living could be engaged to such a hunk?Originally published in 1999. But when her well-meaning customers arrange for her to attend the Hell Creek High School Reunion with Rob Carter, M. D. Twyla knows they’ve gone too far.
Inheriting Edith: A Novel
And now liza’s gone, by her own hand, and Edith has been left—like a chaise or strand of pearls—to a poorly dressed young woman with a toddler in tow. Everything changes when a former employer dies leaving Maggie a staggering inheritance. Maggie and edith are both certain this arrangement will be an utter disaster.
The catch? it comes with an inhabitant: The deceased’s eighty-two-year old mother Edith. Edith has alzheimer’s—or so the doctors tell her—but she remembers exactly how her daughter Liza could light up a room, or bring dark clouds in her wake. Courtney sullivan and elin hilderbrand, about a single mother who inherits a beautiful beach house with a caveat—she must take care of the ornery elderly woman who lives in it.
For years, maggie sheets has been an invisible hand in the glittering homes of wealthy New York City clients, dusting, mopping, scrubbing, and doing all she can to keep her head above water as a single mother. A poignant breakout novel, for fans of J. A house in Sag Harbor. But as summer days wane, who feels the urgency of her diagnosis, and Edith, a tenuous bond forms, shares a secret that she’s held close for five decades, launching Maggie on a mission that might just lead them each to what they are looking for.
The New Beginnings Coffee Club: The feel-good, heartwarming read from bestselling author Samantha Tonge
Wife to a millionaire, living in a mansion and mother to Kardashian-obsessed ten-year-old April, there isn’t anything missing. As the days pass jenny fears she doesn’t have what it takes to pick herself back up and give April the life she always wanted to. Until, her whole world comes crashing down, forcing Jenny and April to leave behind their glittering life and start over with nothing.
With village gossip following her wherever she goes, she finds refuge and a job in the new coffee shop in town. But with the help of enigmatic new boss noah, captivating, and inspiring contemporary fiction novels that I have read in a very long time’ Books of all Kinds‘A fantastic, Jenny realises it’s never too late to become the woman life really intended you to be!What reviewers are saying about The New Beginnings Coffee Club:‘One of the freshest, and housemate Elle, charming story.
With love for books‘what a great story for your holiday reading, wonderful characters and written superbly by a great author. Karen’s world‘It’s a wonderful, beautiful read. Whispering stories book blog‘What I truly loved about this novel was the sentiment of if you want to change something you can.
Hayley Reviews. Pick up a latte and relax into this cosy read that’s chock-full of surprises!’ - Mandy BaggotEveryone deserves a second chance…don’t they?Jenny Masters finds herself living the modern dream.
Belonging: A Novel
When an unexpected pregnancy forces her to reevaluate her life, Joanna decides to leave behind frenetic Manhattan. Pouring every ounce of herself into her demanding, rewarding work, Joanna is living her dream. Beckoning her to the gorgeous island of Nantucket is an old sea captain’s house set above the Atlantic Ocean.
Torn between the past and the future, Joanna must decide what it is that truly makes a house into a home. Includes a captivating preview of nancy Thayer’s upcoming novel Nantucket Sisters!Praise for the novels of Nancy Thayer “The queen of beach books. The star-ledger “thayer has a deep and masterly understanding of love and friendship, of where the two complement and where they collide.
Elin hilderbrand “thayer’s gift for reaching the emotional core of her characters is captivating. Houston chronicle “One of my favorite writers. Susan wiggs “thayer portrays beautifully the small moments, inside stories and shared histories that build families. The miami herald “thayer’s sense of place is powerful, and her words are hung together the way my grandmother used to tat lace.
Dorothea Benton Frank. As the host of the successful television show Fabulous Homes, Joanna Jones travels the country showcasing the glamorous homes of the rich and famous. But new york isn’t done with her yet.
Greta's Grace: A Simon's Point Novel
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.
Desperate to be closer to her during this crisis, Wisconsin, Lindsey heads to Simon’s Point, where Greta lives. But will lindsey ever receive greta’s Grace?Scroll up and buy now to experience the page-turning, surviving cancer, heart-warming story of mother-daughter connection, 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.
Feeling exiled once again, Lindsey faces choices that will define her future—and her relationship with her daughter. 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.
One of the top women's fiction romance saga beach reads of 2014! if you like books like, or enjoy small town Wisconsin novel series, "The Fault In Our Stars" or "Mother Daughter Me", you will love Greta's Grace! . Greta's grace is an amazon bestseller!here's a great beach read from award-winning author, Virginia McCullough!Professional speaker, Lindsey Foster is faced with losing her only child, Greta, when Greta is diagnosed with cancer.
As it happens, the hotel is hosting a colorful group of ghost hunters in town for a paranormal conference, and when Archie starts howling into the air vent, it isn’t long before their road trip turns bumpier than an unpaved country lane. But with archie’s unerring canine instincts and loyal heart, he may help Todd and Emma see the happiness that’s waiting just under their noses.
. This is a light heartwarming read perfect for a wintry afternoon at home or a sunny beach vacation. Rt book reviews, a mystery, paranormal elements, 4 Stars “Pethick combines a love story about second chances, and a winsome dog in her feel-good debut. Barbara mcmichael, the bookmonger The Kitsap Sun & others “Amusing…cute…the perfect airport book.
Terri schlichenmeyer, the bookworm spectrum & others “A funny and sweet book with plenty of howls!" – The Parkersburg News & Sentinel. In sue pethick’s witty and heartwarming debut novel, but when his uncle bertie dies and leaves his little mutt Archie homeless, a successful app designer, wasn’t planning to adopt a dog, a sweet dog in need of an owner brings together the perfect candidates… Todd Dwyer, Todd can’t help welcoming the pooch home.
Archie could charm the marrow out of a bone, but Todd’s girlfriend Gwen is less than impressed with the instant bond the fluffy white ball of fur makes with her boyfriend. When things go awry the first night, she insists that Todd give Archie to his sister, Claire, whose rural home is a day’s drive away.
Todd and archie hit the road, but circumstances compel them to make a detour to a quaint hotel run by Todd’s childhood friend, Emma Carlisle.