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SOMETHING LIKE HAPPY by Eva Woods
Thirty-something Annie is looking for a fresh start. Her new friend Polly knows every day could be the last. Together they embark on an unforgettable adventure: learning to be happy in just one hundred days. But what happens if time runs out?
“A special book that will make you laugh through your tears.”—Amy E. Reichert, author of The Coincidence of Coconut Cake
BEST DAY EVER by USA TODAY bestselling author Kaira Rouda
The perfect couple is the perfect illusion
Paul Strom is the perfect husband—that's why he's planned a romantic weekend for his wife, Mia, at their lake house. He's promised today will be the best day ever. But as Paul and Mia drive toward the countryside, doubts begin to arise. How perfect is any marriage—and what are Paul's secret plans for their weekend at the lake?
“Best Day Ever is a creepy, spine-tingling and utterly addictive tale of domestic suspense.”—LIZ FENTON and LISA STEINKE, bestselling authors of The Good Widow
PERFECTLY UNDONE by Jamie Raintree
Sometimes you have to lose your way to find yourself
A romantic proposal from her long-time boyfriend Cooper should be the crown jewel in Dr. Dylan Michaels's perfect life. But now Dylan must face her past and the haunting guilt over her sister's death—and the role she played in it—before she and Cooper stand a chance at a future. Can she find her way back to the man she loves, especially when Cooper makes his own startling confession that changes everything?
“Perfectly Undone is an emotionally complex tale of unresolved grief and the secrets we keep, both from those who love us and from ourselves.”—Lorrie Thomson, author of What's Left Behind and Equilibrium
HOUSE OF SHADOWS by USA TODAY bestselling author Nicola Cornick
The wooded hills of Oxfordshire conceal the remains of the aptly named Ashdown house—a wasted pile of cinders and regret. Once home to the daughter of a king, Ashdown and its secrets will unite three women across four centuries in a tangle of deceit, romance and destiny.
“Fans of Kate Morton will enjoy this gripping tale.”—Candis
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With wry wit and boundless heart, Eva Woods delivers an unforgettable tale of celebrating triumphs great and small, seizing the day, and always remembering to live in the moment.
“It's simple, really. You're just meant to do one thing every day that makes you happy. Could be little things. Could be big. In fact, we're doing one right now…”
Annie Hebden is stuck. Stuck in her boring job, with her irritating roommate, in a life no thirty-five-year-old would want. But deep down, Annie is still mourning the terrible loss that tore a hole through the perfect existence she'd once taken for granted—and hiding away is safer than remembering what used to be. Until she meets the eccentric Polly Leonard.
Bright, bubbly, intrusive Polly is everything Annie doesn't want in a friend. But Polly is determined to finally wake Annie up to life. Because if recent events have taught Polly anything, it's that your time is too short to waste a single day—which is why she wants Annie to join her on a mission…
One hundred days. One hundred new ways to be happy. Annie's convinced it's impossible, but so is saying no to Polly. And on an unforgettable journey that will force her to open herself to new experiences—and perhaps even new love with the unlikeliest of men—Annie will slowly begin to realize that maybe, just maybe, there's still joy to be found in the world. But then it becomes clear that Polly's about to need her new friend more than ever…and Annie will have to decide once and for all whether letting others in is a risk worth taking.
“A special book that will make you laugh through your tears with its heartfelt take on happiness and friendship.”—Amy E. Reichert, author of The Coincidence of Coconut Cake
A stirring debut rife with intoxicating family secrets and dazzling insights into our most basic desires, Perfectly Undone offers an intimate, uncensored exploration of forgiveness and fidelity, in all its forms, as a young doctor struggles with her sister's death—and the role she played in it—while her own picture-perfect relationship and promising career unravel around her.
Yes is such a little word…
Dr. Dylan Michels has worked hard for a perfect life, so when her longtime boyfriend, Cooper, gets down on one knee, it should be the most perfect moment of all. Then why does she say no?
For too many years, Dylan's been living for her sister, who never got the chance to grow up. But her attempt to be the perfect daughter, perfect partner and perfect doctor hasn't been enough to silence the haunting guilt Dylan feels over her sister's death—and the role no one knows she played in it.
Now Dylan must face her past if she and Cooper stand a chance at a the courage to define her own happiness before her life becomes perfectly undone?
Set among the breezy days of a sultry Portland summer, Perfectly Undone is a deeply moving novel of family secrets, forgiveness and finding yourself in the most surprising of places.
Sometimes you have to lose your way to find yourself
“Many women have walked the line between career and love, family and self. Raintree handles the balance with grace and wisdom. Her writing is clear and crisp, the emotion raw and without melodrama. From family secrets to heartbreaking lost love, the characters felt like old friends by the end. Highly recommended.”—New York Times bestselling author Kate Moretti
In the bestselling, page-turning vein of The Couple Next Door and The Dinner, Kaira Rouda weaves a gripping, tautly suspenseful tale of deception and betrayal dark enough to destroy a marriage…or a life.
“I glance at my wife as she climbs into the passenger seat, and I am bursting with confidence. Today will be everything I’ve promised her…and more…”
Paul Strom has the perfect life: a glittering career as an advertising executive, a beautiful wife, two healthy boys and a big house in a wealthy suburb. And he’s the perfect husband: breadwinner, protector, provider. That’s why he’s planned a romantic weekend for his wife, Mia, at their lake house, just the two of them. And he's promised today will be the best day ever.
But as Paul and Mia drive out of the city and toward the countryside, a spike of tension begins to wedge itself between them and doubts start to arise. How much do they trust each other? And how perfect is their marriage, or any marriage, really?
Forcing us to ask ourselves just how well we know those who are closest to us, Best Day Ever crackles with dark energy, spinning ever tighter toward its shocking conclusion.
Praise for Best Day Ever
“An unreliable and chillingly unrepentant narrator.” — Kimberly McCreight, New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia and The Outliers
“Highly entertaining and truly surprising!” — Kate Moretti, New York Times bestselling author of The Vanishing Year
The wooded hills of Oxfordshire conceal the remains of the aptly named Ashdown House—a wasted pile of cinders and regret. Once home to the daughter of a king, Ashdown and its secrets will unite three women across four centuries in a tangle of romance, deceit and destiny…
In the winter of 1662, Elizabeth Stuart, the Winter Queen, is on her deathbed. She entrusts an ancient pearl, rumored to have magic power, to her faithful cavalier William Craven for safekeeping. In his grief, William orders the construction of Ashdown Estate in her memory and places the pearl at its center.
One hundred and fifty years later, notorious courtesan Lavinia Flyte hears the maids at Ashdown House whisper of a hidden treasure, and bears witness as her protector Lord Evershot—desperate to find it—burns the building to the ground.
Now, a battered mirror and the diary of a Regency courtesan are the only clues Holly Ansell has to finding her brother, who has gone missing researching the mystery of Elizabeth Stuart and her alleged affair with Lord Craven. As she retraces his footsteps, Holly’s quest will soon reveal the truth about Lavinia and compel her to confront the stunning revelation about the legacy of the Winter Queen.
“Fans of Kate Morton will enjoy this thrilling tale.” —Candis Magazine
This daring, evocative story boldly challenges society's conventions about love, relationships and "till death do us part" as it weaves a captivating, revelatory story of a fate-battered woman who tries her best to fulfill her dying husband's last wishes for a baby and a reconciliation with an old flametheir mutual best friend.
A brilliant novel with beautifully wry storytelling, bottomless depth and characters that hold you close, Falguni Kothari's My Last Love Story will pull your heartstrings and haunt your thoughts as only unforgettable fiction can.
Coming soon! Hot Mess by Emily Belden will be available Mar 20, 2018.
Coming soon! Before I Let You Go by Kelly Rimmer will be available Apr 3, 2018.
Coming soon! The Summer List by Amy Doan will be available Apr 24, 2018.
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