The Half Life by Jennifer Weiner

By Jennifer Weiner

From Redbook’s Red-Hot learn sequence, a brief tale by means of the recent York occasions number 1 best-selling writer of In Her footwear and Fly Away Home

"My lifestyles is over," Piper DeWitt thinks to herself, waiting for departure within the overcrowded foreign Terminal of the Philadelphia airport for an in a foreign country work trip, to romantic Paris no much less. She watched as her husband, Tosh, positioned his personal suitcase into the trunk of a taxi the day earlier than. He’d been telling her for months that he wasn’t satisfied, and although she nonetheless desires to think it's only a section, after a decision to her mom from the Admiral’s membership, she will not deny that he’s left her, left their domestic, left their four-year-old daughter in her mother’s sole care.

Piper met Tosh while she used to be in simple terms twenty-two, simply the best way self aid books stated she could – whilst she wasn’t taking a look. Now at 40, she wonders how, via all these years, they’d gotten to this position of their marriage. while her flight is canceled as a result of volcanic ash spreading from Iceland throughout Europe, and whilst a good-looking stranger deals her a call for participation to percentage a cab, she realizes she will take a departure from her personal lifestyles. And after an afternoon of residing like a vacationer in her personal urban, she hopes she will be able to nonetheless locate her manner domestic…

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Death of the Party by Carolyn G. Hart

By Carolyn G. Hart

Britt Barlow is sure her media wealthy person brother-in-law Jeremiah Addison's deadly tumble a 12 months in the past was once no twist of fate -- specifically due to the fact that she herself found, and disposed of, the journey twine an individual had strung around the stairs. Now she's bringing all who have been in attendance that weekend again to Golden Silk -- Addison's sumptuous secluded island property -- and welcoming additional site visitors, Annie and Max Darling, to assist discover a killer. Annie Darling would not omit this celebration for the area! And there definitely is not any loss of suspects one of the visitors, each one of whom had a considerable cause for doing within the unbearable mogul. however the celebration turns lethal while a houseman mysteriously vanishes, besides the boats that are the single break out off Addison's island -- leaving the Darlings stranded on a floating rock in the course of nowhere, too on the subject of an answer for convenience, and stalked through a artful assassin.

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Where the God of Love Hangs Out by Amy Bloom

By Amy Bloom

Love, in its many varieties and complexities, weaves via this assortment through Amy Bloom, the New York Times bestselling writer of Away. Bloom’s amazing and astute tales light up the mysteries of ardour, kinfolk, and friendship. a tender girl is haunted through her roommate’s homicide; a guy and his daughter-in-law confess their sins within the unlikeliest of locations; middle-aged, married associates locate themselves strangely attracted to one another, risking fascinated by their love yet by no means underestimating the price. Propelled by way of Bloom’s striking prose, unmistakable voice, and beneficiant wit, Where the God of affection Hangs Out takes us to the margins and the facilities of people’s emotional lives, exploring the alterations that include love and loss.

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Endless Chain by Emilie Richards

By Emilie Richards

It's challenging to wish for the longer term if you are nonetheless working from the past.

Sam Kinkade is ultimately feeling at domestic as a minister in rural Toms Brook, Virginia, quite content material together with his lifestyles and Shenandoah Valley congregation. yet his plans to welcome the area's turning out to be Hispanic neighborhood to the church are bumped into with resistance. thankfully, while l. a. Casa Amarilla, the church-run neighborhood middle, is threatened, a stranger named Elisa Martinez walks via his door and Sam realizes he has came across a girl able to development bridges.

Elisa is an enigma. even though she slowly turns into thinking about the neighborhood heart, Sam is sure from her guarded demeanour that she is hiding whatever. but regardless of their growing to be friendship Elisa will not talk about her previous. Sam is intrigued with that Latina stranger, a lady who, regardless of the variations of their backgrounds, makes him in basic terms too conscious of the intimacy lacking in his existence.

Elisa is not trying to make neighbors, not to mention placed down roots. She has come to conceal. yet regardless of her fears of discovery she is enchanted through the gorgeous paintings of and the friendship provided by way of the church girls who invite her to hitch their quilting circle. or even notwithstanding she fears the results for either one of them, she reveals herself powerfully interested in Sam.

As she waits and prays for a reunion which could set her unfastened, Elisa is captivated through a generations-old love tale. Will she and Sam repeat the prior, or can they locate the affection and the liberty they search finally?

With the heat and luxury of a hand-made quilt,Endless Chain -- and exploration of the complex styles of family members and group, and the threads that bind them jointly - - will envelop and welcome readers into the richness of lifestyles within the Shenandoah Valley.

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Young Wives' Tales by Adele Parks

By Adele Parks

Lucy stole her good friend Rose’s ‘happily ever after’ simply because she sought after Rose’s husband and Lucy continuously will get what she desires. tremendous mistake. Rose was once the best spouse and is the precise mom; Lucy used to be the fitting mistress. yet: As Peter’s curiosity diminishes and Lucy’s family obligations elevate, Lucy wonders if the ‘happily ever after’ is all a massive con. and not using a maternal bone in her physique she’s regularly taking part in catch-up in a online game the place she doesn’t be aware of the principles and can’t comprehend what there's to win besides. Rose is a loyal unmarried mum: she fills her existence with labeling institution uniforms, natural greens and automobile runs for extracurricular actions. She’s an exemplary mom however the boys appear to want her much less and no more and with out them she wonders what she quantities to. Her associates are involved that her existence is with out ardour, romance or ven plans for the long run. They either envy Connie, who's fortunately married and is without problems balancing youngsters with a satisfying occupation till, that's, a perilous past love glints again into view on the college gates and threatens her marriage. All 3 of those ladies want greater than blind trust to barter their method via glossy lifestyles. issues can in simple terms get better…or worse. Or greater?

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White Elephant Dead by Carolyn Hart

By Carolyn Hart

Murder is, unusually, no longer all that unusual on timy Broward's Rock, an idyllic sea island group off the South Carolina coast. Annie Darling's renowned secret book place, dying on call for, is the place the locals come to debate the juicy information of every felony offense--under the watchful gaze of a pampered pussycat prima donna named Agatha. yet now Annie's pricey buddy (and top patron) Henny Brawley stands accused of murdering a Women's membership volunteer-cum-blackmailer. So Annie rouses her husband Max into motion, and jointly they dive into the shark pool of dotty eccentrics and imperious belles who represent the island's clever set. simply because purely there can the Darlings turn out hapless Henny innocent--by detemining who one of the well-heeled had the dirtiest little secret...and may kill to guard it.

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Gilt By Association (A Den of Antiquity Mystery) by Tamar Myers

By Tamar Myers

Petite, indomitable North Carolinian Abigail Timberlake rose gloriously up from the ashes of divorce--parlaying her savvy approximately beautiful previous issues right into a thriving antiques firm: the Den of Antiquity. Now she's a strength to be reckoned with in Charlotte's close-knit global of experts, eccentrics and cuttthroat purchasers. yet a very good, gilt-edged 18th-century French armoire she bought for a music at property public sale has simply arrived besides anything she did not pay for: a useless body.Suddenly her store is a criminal offense scene--and closed to the general public in the course of the busiest purchasing season of the year--so Abigail is decided to hurry the lumbering police research alongside. yet novice sleuthing is best the feisty antiques specialist right into a murderous mess of dysfunctional kin secrets and techniques. And the following cadaver chanced on filled into positive outdated furnishings might finish up being Abigail's personal.

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