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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
How the Deer Moon Hungers
WINNER OF SEVEN BOOK AWARDS including the 2020 CIBA Somerset Literary Book Award, the 2020 Pacific Book Award, the 2020 Moonbeam Children\’s Book Awards, and four more!
For readers who enjoy books like Where the Crawdads Sing and My Sister\’s Keeper
MACKENZIE FRASER witnesses a drunk driver mow down her seven-year-old sister and her mother blames her. Then she ends up in juvie on a trumped-up drug charge. Now she’s in the fight of her life…on the inside! And she’s losing.
HOW THE DEER MOON HUNGERS is a coming of age story about loss, grief, and the power of love.
“A girl comes into her own following a tragedy in Susan Wingate’s poignant novel.” ?Aimee Jodoin, Foreword Clarion Reviews
by Author Susan Wingate
Tibet, A Writer’s Journal
Emmy Lasater signs on for a trek around Tibet’s sacred Mt. Kailash. She joins a hardy, adventurous lot, and tries to keep her disability a secret. Born with mild cerebral palsy, Emmy keeps pace as her life stories reveal themselves; the trek becomes a pilgrimage in company with a Buddhist teacher, a sense of humor, and a deep respect for the mountain.
by Author Mary Elizabeth Gillilan
The Full Circle Series (Turn Back Time, In Due Time, Time is Eternity)
Award-winning Romantic Women’s Fiction about personal journeys, second chances, and believing in yourself.
by Author Annette G. Anders
The Bridge Club Tenth Anniversary Edition
A re-release with added content to celebrate the tenth anniversary of The Bridge Club!
*2010 Foreword Reviews Book Of The Year (General Fiction)*
*2011 Next Generation Indie Book Awards (First Novel)*
*2012 Indie Excellence Book Awards (Womens Fiction)*
What starts as a monthly card game, turns into forty years that span a woman’s journey from youthful optimism to the challenges and opportunities presented as the years pass. The complexities of women’s friendships are played out through a maze of inevitable scenarios. Laughter and tears lead to a crisis that challenges principles and proves the power of friendship. The Bridge Club is a story for anyone who cares about friendship. Not simply the “Hi, how are you?” type, but the kind that weathers all storms, unselfishly celebrates triumphs, and hums along year after year with never an unkind word. It does exist. If you already share a friendship like this, you will relate to the women of The Bridge Club. If you don’t, perhaps the story will inspire you to find it.
by Author Patricia Sands
When I Last Saw You
A powerful southern saga based on a true story… Betrayal and secrets tore her family apart decades ago, now a lonely widow must search for the pieces of her broken childhood.
WHEN I LAST SAW YOU
Georgia, 1968 – Margaret Rose McCutcheon has just buried her husband and must now name a beneficiary for their estate in case of her demise. She is hard-pressed to do so because there is no one. No children. No family. At least none to speak of. At one time, she had two sisters and six brothers, but the lot of them were scattered to the four winds, with no one knowing where the others went. In the hope of finding at least one of her siblings, Margaret hires a detective and sets off on a journey to uncover the truth of why the family broke apart as it did.
West Virginia, 1901 – When Eliza Hobbs gives birth to her sixth child, her husband is not there to welcome his daughter into the world. No surprise, because Martin is seldom there. He works in Charleston and returns to Coal Creek only when he has a mind to. Yes, he sends money on occasion, but seldom enough to make ends meet. Although Eliza believes each new child a blessing, he sees them as yet another responsibility on his already overloaded shoulders. When he discovers another child is on the way, he demands she get rid of it. he stops returning home and there is no more money.
Left with the children, a mountainside patch of land, and a house in sorry need of repair, Eliza seeks help and turns to someone powerful enough to hold sway over Martin and force him into providing for his family. Pushed to the brink, Martin does something unforgivable and the family is forever torn apart.
Now, after all these years, will Margaret be the one to find the pieces of her broken family?
by Author Bette Lee Crosby
Geographies of the Heart
Sarah Macmillan always puts family first, but she can’t quite stretch her arms wide enough to hold on to everyone as they all age: her career-minded, inattentive younger sister, Glennie; their grandparents, who are slowly fading; or a pregnancy Sarah desperately wanted. But it’s her tumultuous relationship with Glennie that makes Sarah feel the loneliest. She’d always believed that their relationship was foundational, even unbreakable. Though blessed with a happy marriage to Al, whose compassion and humor she admires, Sarah grows increasingly bitter about Glennie’s absences, until one decision forces them all to decide what family means—and who is family. Narrated by the chorus of their three voices, this elegantly told and deeply moving novel examines the pull of tradition, the power of legacies, and the fertile but fragile ground that is family, the first geography to shape our hearts.
by Author Caitlin Hamilton Summie
Mourning Dove, and Little Tea
Southern Culture … Old Friendships … Family Tragedy
One phone call from Renny to come home and “see about” the capricious Ava and Celia Wakefield decides to overlook her distressful past in the name of friendship.
For three reflective days at Renny’s lake house in Heber Springs, Arkansas, the three childhood friends reunite and examine life, love, marriage, and the ties that bind, even though Celia’s personal story has yet to be healed. When the past arrives at the lake house door in the form of her old boyfriend, Celia must revisit the life she’d tried to outrun.
As her idyllic coming of age alongside her best friend, Little Tea, on her family’s ancestral grounds in bucolic Como, Mississippi unfolds, Celia realizes there is no better place to accept her own story than in this circle of friends who have remained beside her throughout the years. Theirs is a friendship that can talk any life sorrow into a comic tragedy, and now that the racial divide in the Deep South has evolved, Celia wonders if friendship can triumph over history.
by Author Claire Fullerton
With or without You
a long-time midlife couple is arguing, and in the morning, Simon, a one-time rock star, wakes, but Stella is in a coma. When she wakes months later, she has a startling new talent painting the inner lives of her subjects, giving her the fame Simon is still desperate for, and she is not sure she wants. Complicating things is Libby, her best friend and doctor, who is falling for Simon. About love, change–and miracles we don’t expect. A Good Morning America Online Pick, a Best book from PopSugar, People, AARP, Bustle, and more.
by Author Caroline Leavitt
A Boob’s Life: How America’s Obsession Shaped Me… and You
A Boob’s Life explores the surprising truth about women’s most popular body part with vulnerable, witty frankness and true nuggets of American culture that will resonate with everyone who has breasts – or loves them
by Author Leslie Lehr
The Keeper of Happy Endings
An enchanting novel about fate, second chances, and hope, lost and found, by the Amazon Charts bestselling author of The Last of the Moon Girls.
Soline Roussel is well schooled in the business of happy endings. For generations her family has kept an exclusive bridal salon in Paris, where magic is worked with needle and thread. It’s said that the bride who wears a Roussel gown is guaranteed a lifetime of joy. But devastating losses during World War II leave Soline’s world and heart in ruins and her faith in love shaken. She boxes up her memories, stowing them away, along with her broken dreams, determined to forget.
Decades later, while coping with her own tragic loss, aspiring gallery owner Rory Grant leases Soline’s old property and discovers a box containing letters and a vintage wedding dress, never worn. When Rory returns the mementos, an unlikely friendship develops, and eerie parallels in Rory’s and Soline’s lives begin to surface. It’s clear that they were destined to meet—and that Rory may hold the key to righting a forty-year wrong and opening the door to shared healing and, perhaps, a little magic.
by Author Barbara Davis
Freedom Lessons – A Novel
Freedom Lessons begins in Louisiana 1969 as Colleen, a white northern teacher, enters into the unfamiliar culture of a small Southern town and its unwritten rules as the town surrenders to mandated school integration. She meets Frank, a black high school football player, who is protecting his family with a secret. And Evelyn, an experienced teacher and prominent member of the local black community, who must decide whether she’s willing to place trust in her new white colleague. Told alternately by Colleen, Frank, and Evelyn, Freedom Lessons is the story of how the lives of these three purportedly different people intersect in a time when our nation faced, as it does today, a crisis of race, unity, and identity.
by Author Eileen Harrison Sanchez
The Lost Book of Eleanor Dare
Based on real history and alternating between the story of war widow Alice searching for identity in the 1940s and excerpts from Eleanor Dare’s Commonplace Book and the tale of her harrowing survival, The Lost Book of Eleanor Dare explores the meaning of female history and the sacrifices every mother makes for her daughter.
The fate of the world is often driven by the curiosity of a girl.
In 1937, a large stone covered in strange markings made headlines. Scholars quickly determined it was a message written hundreds of years ago and signed by “EWD,” presumably Eleanor White Dare, the daughter of the colonial governor of Roanoke. The entire Roanoke colony had vanished in the late sixteenth century and “The Dare Stone,” as it came to be called, seemingly revealed the sorry fate of the colonists as well as that of Eleanor, who miraculously survived.
War widow Alice Young knew the secret of the Dare Stone long before the carved rock became frontpage news because the stone had sat, for centuries, at Evertell, her family’s estate outside of Savannah, until it disappeared during the summer she turned thirteen. The story of Eleanor Dare’s miraculous survival is Young family lore, long preserved in both a singsong verse Alice learned as a child and in a book passed down through the generations of women descended from Eleanor and her daughter, Agnes. Alice had been next in line to receive the book that long-ago summer, but everything changed when the stone and book vanished. Her mother became gripped by a mania that hurtled her toward a tragic death, and rambling old Evertell, a too-painful reminder for Alice’s father, was abandoned and sold and they moved away.
When her father dies, Alice, now thirty-two, learns that Evertell was never sold and the deed to it is hers. Her own thirteen-year-old daughter, Penn, is enamored with the idea of exploring the family history she never knew she had, and Alice decides they will visit the estate just long enough to sell it and start over. But soon Alice learns that leaving one’s past behind isn’t nearly as important as embracing one’s truth.
by Author Kimberly Brock
Other People’s Things
From the Amazon Charts bestselling author of Whisper Me This comes a witty, magical story about improbable connections, difficult gifts, and the unexpected events that heal us and bring us together.
Jailbird. Klepto. Spectacular failure to launch. Nicole Wood’s sticky fingers have earned her many names, but it’s not that she’s stealing—some objects just need to be moved elsewhere, and the universe has chosen her to do it. Still, being a relocator of objects isn’t easy. With her marriage on the rocks, no real-world skills, and the threat of prison hanging over her head, Nicole is determined to change her ways.
Things seem to be looking up, thanks to a godsent job with her sister’s housecleaning business—until she encounters a seemingly harmless paperback that insists on moving from one client’s home to another’s. Nicole hopes no one will notice, but the action stirs up long-hidden secrets and triggers a series of fateful events that threatens to destroy the life she’s creating and hurt those closest to her. She’ll need to embrace her unwieldy gift and take a chance on love in order to unravel the mystery and fix what’s gone wrong.
by Author Kerry Anne King
Boop and Eve’s Road Trip
Eve Prince is done—with college, with her mom, with guys, and with her dream of fashion design. But when her best friend goes MIA, Eve must gather together the broken threads of her life in order to search for her.
When Eve’s grandmother, Boop, a retiree dripping with Southern charm, finds out about the trip, she—desperate to see her sister, and also hoping to alleviate Eve’s growing depression—hijacks her granddaughter’s road trip. Boop knows from experience that healing Eve will require more than flirting lessons and a Garlic Festival makeover. Nevertheless, Boop is frustrated when her feeble efforts yield the same failure that her sulfur-laced sip from the Fountain of Youth wrought on her age. She knows that sharing the secret that’s haunted her for sixty years might be the one thing that will lessen Eve’s growing depression—but she also fears that if she reveals it, she’ll lose her family and her own hard-won happiness.
Boop and Eve’s journey through the heart of Dixie is an unforgettable love story between a grandmother and her granddaughter.
by Author Mary Helen Sheriff
Susanna’s Midnight Ride: The Girl Who Won the Revolutionary War
At sixteen, Susanna Bolling is like America in rebellion— she craves independence. While her brothers are off fighting for the Patriots. She longs to do more than tedious chores and attend spinning bees in sleepy City Point, Virginia.
When General Cornwallis invades her family’s Bollingbrook Plantation, she overhears his secret plan to defeat the Patriots. Much to her shock, she finds herself at the center of the war. Now America’s fight for liberty hinges on her. but can she overcome her mother’s objections, face her own fears, and outwit the famed General and his entire Army?
by Author Libby Carty McNamee
Big Lucky: Serial Entrepreneur Jim Markham’s Secret Formula for Success
PureOlogy founder, beauty industry icon, former celebrity stylist and award-winning serial entrepreneur takes you through his gripping, authentic and faith-based journey outlining his 22 ingredients for success. Jim’s positive message has reached hundreds of aspiring entrepreneurs and he continues to prove that everyone was ‘born to win’ regardless of circumstance. This inspirational, page-turner gives you the tools and inspiration to seize your moment.
by Author Jim Markham
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