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South of Heaven
Miscommunications and slights, real and imagined, threaten to keep two middle-aged sisters divided but the inexplicable bond of family, a widowed preacher in search of his own lost faith, and an unlikely business venture deliver rescue. South of Heaven is a testament to second chances and unexpected consequences.
by Author Patti Frye Meredith
Building a Life You Love After Losing the Love of Your Life
A gallon of tea in the refrigerator is an old southern tradition. But when Myra’s husband died, she replaced the tea with a pitcher of margaritas. That was before she knew there was a warrant out for her arrest!
Building a Life You Love After Losing the Love of Your Life is not your average widow memoir. Myra takes a brutally honest look at her roller coaster ride through grief and even in her darkest hours her humor shines. While sobbing in her Ben & Jerry’s, doing grief therapy with a professional, and railing at God, Myra realized that she wasn’t married to a dead man and just waiting to join him.
If you’re a widow or widower or know someone who is, this book can be your saving grace. Just because there’s tragedy in your life doesn’t mean your life has to be a tragedy. Through her insights, warmth, and understanding, Myra demonstrates that you, too, can love life again.
by Author Myra McElhaney
FALLING STAR Book Three of THE RISE AND FALL OF DANI TRUEHART Series
Minutes before her scheduled performance at the party for her third album, sixteen-year-old pop sensation Dani Truehart regains consciousness amid the smoking wreckage of a car accident, the crumbled body of a cyclist splayed on the ground. Moments after the accident, Dani’s manager, Jenner Redman, reaches the scene and his impulsive decision sets in motion a chain of events that will have catastrophic consequences for everyone in the starlet’s orbit.
Later, when scandal threatens to destroy the dazzling career of the world’s most beloved pop star, Dani must choose between accepting responsibility for her disastrous choices, possibly destroying her fame and fortune, or sacrificing those who made her famous and everyone she loves to preserve the stardom she has spent her entire life working to achieve.
by Author Michele Kwasniewski
Light of the Fire
In this heartrending story about healing from past mistakes, two estranged friends face the twenty-year-old accident that forced them apart—and the consequences of the secret that still haunts them.
Twenty years ago, an out-of-control prank ended in an accident that destroyed the high school gym and threatened the futures of star athletes Beth and Ally. They move on with their lives carrying their secret while someone else is blamed, but the years reveal that no one truly comes out unscathed.
Now, both women are at a crossroads: Beth returns to her hometown after a concussion ends her professional soccer career, and a surprise pregnancy disrupts Ally’s idyllic family. The only thing either of them are sure of is their desire to mend their estranged relationship.
But the old friends aren’t just battling new problems when their former classmate Jordan begins to investigate the crime for which his father was convicted. As their secret comes back around to threaten their futures once more, Beth and Ally will have to decide whether to run away from the truth again or face it once and for all.
Publishing January 23, 2024 by Lake Union and available for pre-order.
by Author Sarahlyn Bruck
When the Men Were Gone
A cross between Friday Night Lights and The Atomic City Girls, When The Men Were Gone is a debut historical novel based on the true story of Tylene Wilson, a woman in 1940’s Texas who, in spite of extreme opposition, became a female football coach in order to keep her students from heading off to war.
Football is the heartbeat of Brownwood, Texas. Every Friday night for as long as assistant principal Tylene Wilson can remember, the entire town has gathered in the stands, cheering their boys on. Each September brings with it the hope of a good season and a sense of unity and optimism.
Now, the war has changed everything. Most of the Brownwood men over 18 and under 45 are off fighting, and in a small town the possibilities are limited. Could this mean a season without football? But no one counted on Tylene, who learned the game at her daddy’s knee. She knows more about it than most men, so she does the unthinkable, convincing the school to let her take on the job of coach.
Faced with extreme opposition—by the press, the community, rival coaches, and referees and even the players themselves—Tylene remains resolute. And when her boys rally around her, she leads the team—and the town—to a Friday night and a subsequent season they will never forget.
by Author Marjorie Herrera Lewis
I SHOULD HAVE SAID SOMETHING
Never being good at saying what she wants has kept Maisie Carver in a less-than-shiny thirty-two-year marriage, and she wants out. But she just can’t get up the nerve to tell her husband, Rhys. So, she’s survived the last decade trying to take advantage of her recent forgetfulness and forget that after spending half her life with Rhys, he still doesn’t know her, doesn’t know how lonely she feels when she’s in the same room with him. But the forgetfulness, much like her dad’s Alzheimer’s, never works when she needs it to.
Somewhere in a shit storm of mid-life crisis and regret, Masie discovers her 85-year-old mother’s bucket list. A concise one with only one thing left undone; Mom wants to see the redwoods before she dies. The fact that Mom has carried this yearning for 85 years makes Masie want to see the trees too. Even if that means going with her oldest sister, Julia, who abandoned Masie when she needed her most.
After everything that could go wrong in California goes off-the-charts wrong, Masie finds herself 3,000 miles from home amongst the redwoods with the sister she once adored. Much like Rhys, Julia has always made Masie feel like she was never smart enough, beautiful enough. Just never enough.
While Masie soon learns her perfect husband and sister are anything but, she discovers the fabulous new creature she was meant to be.
by Author Kim Boykin
Tina Brown thought she had it all.
She had married the love of her life and had a brand-new baby boy.
On Tina’s first day back to work after her maternity leave, she vanished from the staff parking lot of the restaurant she worked at, never to be seen again.
When Taylor Duncan, the cop who led the investigation into Tina’s disappearance gets promoted to take over the cold case division, he brings Tina’s case back to life.
Taylor and his partner, Julia Miller, follow the breadcrumbs down a crooked little path in search of the answers Tina’s family has been waiting seven years for.
Some of the answers they find hit a lot closer to home than anyone could have ever imagined.
by Author Alan Sakell
Lunchladies Bought My Prom Dress
“Lunchladies Bought My Prom Dress” is a searingly honest, at times heartbreakingly comedic, memoir about growing up poor in America.
Heather Ream is a gifted child at the center of a family bound by love but trapped in a cycle of dysfunction. Living in the projects in Knoxville, Tennessee, Heather’s mother approaches life with a vivacious ferocity that’s both awe-inspiring, and terrifying. Heather’s father is the gentle heart of the family, a former Christian-pastor-turned-artist who whispers awake the creative soul of his young daughter.
When a stunning tragedy splits the family apart, Heather is left to face her teenage years broke, fat, and trying to imagine a place for herself in a world that seems designed to diminish her at every turn. But in the rubble of loss she finds the scrappy pride of a survivor, and in the midst of scarcity a sisterhood built upon generosity and hope.
by Author Heather Ream
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