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Meet Me in Mumbai
What can possibly go wrong when a woman ‘of a certain age’ asks the universe to get her out of the rut her life has become? MEET ME IN MUMBAI chronicles the unexpected journey of a sophisticated American woman who longs to escape small-town life and gets her wish to live life large. She falls in love with an Englishman used to wild camping and he dares her to meet him in Mumbai. Knit yourself a seatbelt for the misadventures of the couple—pensioners—who travel on a shoestring through India and SE Asia like twenty-year-olds on a gap year. Set in India, Cornwall and SE Asia over three years, the novel recounts their love story’s ups and downs and the ways in which Jesse’s experiences change her worldview.
by Author Lovelace Cook
The Southern Belle Breakfast Club
Over a period of almost thirty years, six southern women endured a friendship that could not be torn apart. They called their little group, “The Southern Belle Breakfast Club.” They were able to face what life dished out to them as long as they stayed united as one. Sickness, death, and even cheating husbands had been a challenge that they were able to overcome. Now, all this was about to change. They did not realize that one of them held a secret that would forever change each of their lives. Funny moments, moments that are sad, and awkward moments all come together to make a heartwarming story of these six women and their close bond of friendship.
by Author Phyllis f. McManus
The Trailer Park Princess and the Middle Finger of Fate
When Salem Grimes stumbles onto a dead body on her way to an AA meeting, she does what any self-respecting Christian would do—freaks out and screeches words that would make Jesus blush.
However, learning her ex-husband, Tony, stands accused of the murder spurs Salem into action. Eager to help, she makes the bold decision to investigate the case as an amateur sleuth. What she lacks in skills, qualifications, or a general clue on how to find, well, clues, she makes up for with the genuine desire to help.
With her octogenarian best friend, Viv, and beloved dog, Stump, by her side, can Salem’s faith lead her to answers that will clear Tony’s name? Or will this be one more element of her life she has boggled up?
From USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Kim Hunt Harris, comes a hilarious and heartfelt mystery full of side-splitting laughs and shocking twists!
by Author Kim Hunt Harris
Behind the Lens
Eight years ago, seasoned photojournalist Annie Hawkins Green barely survived a Taliban ambush that left her military escort dead and a young Afghan girl dying in her arms. Since then, she has managed to suppress her memories of that brutal day–until she returns to Afghanistan to teach a photography workshop at the secondary school for girls run by her expat best friend Darya Faludi. As the Taliban gain prominence in the once peaceful region, Annie\’s nightmares from her last time in-country come roaring back with a vengeance. But are they just dreams? The unshakeable feeling of a grim, watchful presence makes Annie think otherwise.
by Author Jeannee Sacken
God, Destiny and a Glass of Wine
God, Destiny and a Glass of Wine is a self-help book that uses Crawford\’s real life experiences and miracles to teach people lessons in reaching their God-given destiny. Involving addiction, abuse, and life and death situations, God, Destiny, and a Glass of Wine shares practical advice to help its readers walk in their destiny with joy, clarity, and determination.
by Author Linda Mason Crawford
EVERY NOW AND THEN
That summer would change us . . . forever.
The summer of 1960 was the hottest ever for Summit, Wisconsin. For kids seeking relief from the heat, there was a creek to be swum in, sprinklers to run through, and ice cream at Whitcomb\’s Drugstore. But for Frankie, Viv, and Biz, eleven-year-old best friends, it would forever be remembered as the summer that evil paid a visit to their small town–and took their young lives as they\’d known them as a souvenir.
With a to-do list in hand, the girls set forth from their hideout to make their mark on that summer, but when three patients escape from Broadhurst Mental Institution, their idyllic lives take a sinister turn. Determined to uncover long-held secrets, the girls have no idea that what they discover could cost them their lives and the ones they hold dear.
Six decades later, Biz, now a bestselling novelist, remembers that long ago summer and how it still haunts her and her lifelong friends in Every Now and Then, a story about the ties that bind us, the timelessness of grief and guilt–and the everlasting hope for redemption.
by Author Lesley Kagen
Sugar Baby and Other Stories
River Jordan writes with the lyricism and grace of a gospel hymn, and the tales that weave through Sugar Baby ring like the chorus of a choir, rising and falling and then rising again, like all good sinners do.”- Michael Farris Smith, author of Nick and Blackwood
A union soldier who deserted, a scared girl in an abandoned, antebellum home, a gravedigger looking for a wife, seven sisters who will kill to protect each other, a stake-out at a rundown hotel, a Spanish priest trying to save his people from the Spanish flu, a young girl sneaking off with an encyclopedia salesman, an old woman aiming to use her last bullet, a woman framed for murder on All Saints Day, and a one-eyed outcast of a man living down by the river.
The characters in Sugar Baby and Other Stories are infused by desire, touched by love, seeking retribution and redemption at every turn. “Sugar Baby is storytelling of the highest order, plucking up the reader and transporting them to a world of mystery, spirituality, violence, love, and everything in between.”
“River Jordan writes to the bone, over
by Author River Jordan
The Moon Always Rising
In 1998, fiery Eleanor “Els” Gordon expected the new century would find her married to her childhood soul mate, rejuvenating her family’s Scottish Highlands estate, and finally earning a managing director title at her investment bank. Maybe she’d even have the courage to discover why her estranged mother ran home to Italy thirty years earlier.
But when 2000 dawns, Els is mourning her fiancé and her father, and she’s unemployed, broke, and sharing an antique plantation house on the Caribbean Island of Nevis with the ghost—or “jumbie”—of Jack Griggs, the former owner. The ghost must leave this world. Els must figure out how to go on living in it. As they each test the power of forgiveness, she helps him atone for his messy life while he prods her to reclaim her courage, untangle family secrets, and allow herself to risk loving again.
This award winning, genre-bending debut novel combines immersive settings with elements of literary women’s fiction, romance, mystery, suspense, and paranormal into a memorable page-turning story about starting over and finding home.
by Author Alice C. Early
The Queen of Paris, a novel of Coco Chanel
Legendary fashion designer Coco Chanel is revered for her sophisticated style and famed for her intoxicating perfume, Chanel No. 5. Yet behind the public persona is a complicated woman of intrigue, shadowed by mysterious rumors. The Queen of Paris is fiction based on facts, some uncovered only within the past few years, and vividly imagines the hidden life of Chanel during the four years of Nazi occupation of Paris in the midst of WWII.
by Author Pamela Binnings Ewen
Like the chilling psychological thriller, The Silent Patient, Deborah Goodrich Royce’s Ruby Falls is a nail-biting tale of a fragile young actress, the new husband she barely knows, and her growing suspicion that the secrets he harbors may eclipse her own.
by Author Deborah Goodrich Royce
Market Street Madam: A Novel
Annie Ryan is running a second-rate brothel in 1890\’s Denver with an eye toward expansion. By chance she encounters Lydia Chambers, a society woman suffering from a laudanum habit and a bad marriage, who owns a prized property on the infamous Market Street. Annie’s fortunes at the brothel turn on her niece Pearl, a pretty young girl swept up in Denver\’s underworld of jealousy, booze, and vice-until murder stalks the good-time girls and puts everyone’s future in doubt. MARKET STREET MADAM delivers a compelling look at the intrigues of the Wild West, where women were enterprising and justice could be had … for a price.
by Author Randi Samuelson-Brown
A Woman’s Story
An anthology of short stories about Latinas living in Los Angeles in the early 2000\’s that takes you on an intimate yer dystopian journey into the effects and inner workings of identity-based marginalization. These silenced memories are mostly inaccessible to a mass American audience.
by Author Francine Rodriguez
Can something that happens when you are twelve years old affect the rest of your life? Yes, if its fingers reach and spread, insinuating themselves into every dark recess and wide-open space that constitute who and what you are. And if those same fingers stay to bear witness to the results and repercussions of their power.
Riley Cartwright is sane. Or at least she thinks she is. It’s like the chicken and the egg, and she’s never sure which came first—her acknowledgment of her gift or the gift itself. But one thing she does know: when it started. Right after the car accident that would change the entire trajectory of her life and would leave her always questioning: What is intuition? Where does it come from? Why me? What does it mean?
Adam Linder is hiding. From his past and from the girl who makes him think about his past like an imprint of a deep purple scar that he wishes were a pretty, innocuous pink flower left to blossom without hindrance or distraction. But it isn’t. It’s a mark of guilt that stains and lingers. How will he find relief, release, redemption?
Bibliointuitive is the story of how a shared past shaped the future for two lonely survivors. It is also the story of a girl who became a woman when she learned that her gift was a blessing, not a curse.
by Author Amy Q. Barker
Set in southwestern Viginia in 1930, Wayland is the story of a perfect life interrupted by a chance encounter with pure evil. Eva and Andrew Nettles are a couple who found each other in the unlikeliest of circumstances and married in mid-life, now living a blissful country life with their adopted daughter–until one day a hobo happens by. Buddy Newman cannot believe his good fortune: this family has everything he needs, including the most beautiful little girl he\’s ever seen or dreamed of. Newman sets his plan in motion to charm and deceive the family and possess the object of his desires. Can they see through his elaborate deceit in time to save their daughter?
by Author Rita Sims Quillen
The Lost Apothecary
In this addictive and spectacularly imagined debut, a female apothecary secretly dispenses poisons to liberate women from the men who have wronged them—setting three lives across centuries on a dangerous collision course. An instant New York Times and international bestseller, The Lost Apothecary is a bold work of historical fiction with a rebellious twist that heralds the coming of an explosive new talent.
A forgotten history.
A secret network of women.
A legacy of poison and revenge.
Welcome to The Lost Apothecary.
Hidden in the depths of eighteenth-century London, a secret apothecary shop caters to an unusual kind of clientele. Women across the city whisper of a mysterious figure named Nella who sells well-disguised poisons to use against the oppressive men in their lives. Nella’s dark world is no place for her newest patron, a precocious twelve-year-old girl named Eliza Fanning, but their unexpected bond sparks a string of consequences that echoes through the centuries.
Two hundred years later, aspiring historian Caroline Parcewell discovers an aged apothecary vial in the River Thames. As she is newly grappling with the searing betrayal of her husband’s infidelity, a curious research project is exactly the distraction Caroline needs. But when she discovers a link between the vial and London’s long-unsolved “apothecary murders,” Caroline’s upended present soon collides with an explosive history, binding her fate to Nella’s and Eliza’s in a stunning twist that transcends the barrier of time.
by Author Sarah Penner
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