Greyhill, virginia—refuge of old money, old mansions, and old-fashioned ideas about who belongs and who doesn’t—just got a few new residents. After losing her white House job under a cloud of scandal, she hardly knows who she is anymore. But bess quickly discovers that fitting in is easier said than done.
The long absence has always been the subject of suspicion, not that the eccentric Susannah cares what anyone thinks; as a matter of fact, she seems bent on antagonizing as many people as possible. She needs it to be. When the opportunity to write an article for the washington Post’s lifestyle supplement falls into Bess’s lap, she thinks it might finally be her opportunity to find her footing here…even if the subject of the piece is Greyhill’s most notorious resident.
Half of What You Hear #ad - Susannah “cricket” lane, fruit of the town’s deepest-rooted family tree, is a special sort of outsider, having just returned to Greyhill from New York after a decades-long hiatus. When bess warner arrives in town with her husband Cole and their kids, she thinks she knows what to expect. But is susannah being sincere with bess—or is she using their strangely intense interview sessions for her to further an agenda that includes peeling back the layers of Greyhill’s darkest secrets?As Bess discovers unsettling truths about Susannah and Greyhill at large, and that sometimes, ones that bring her into the secrets of prior generations, she begins to learn how difficult it is to start over in a town that runs on talk, the best way to find yourself is to uncover what everyone around you is hiding.
How Lucky You AreGrand Central Publishing #ad - In the tradition of emily giffin and marisa de los Santos, HOW LUCKY YOU ARE is an engaging and moving novel about three women struggling to keep their longstanding friendship alive. Kate is married to a man who's on track to be the next governor of Virginia, but the larger questions brewing in their future are unsettling her.
How Lucky You Are #ad - Waverly, who's always been the group's anchor, runs a cozy bakery but worries each month about her mounting debt. As life's pressures build all around them, Waverly knows she has some big decisions to make. Stay-at-home mom amy has a perfect life on paper, but as the horrific secret she's keeping from her friends threatens to reveal itself, she panics.
In doing so, she will discover that the lines between loyalty and betrayal can become blurred, happy endings aren't always clear-cut, and sometimes you have to risk everything to gain the life you deserve.
Save MeGrand Central Publishing #ad - The good: her dream job as a doctor; Owen, her childhood sweetheart and now husband; the beautiful farmhouse they're restoring together. As daphne becomes a pillar of support for the devastated Owen, and realizes that reconciliation may lie within her grasp, she has to find out whether forgiveness is possible and decide which path is the right one for her.
Save Me #ad - . In fact, most of her life has been good--until the day Owen comes home early from work to tell her he's fallen head over heels for someone else. Unable to hate him, but also equally incapable of moving forward, Daphne's life hangs in limbo until the day Owen's new girlfriend sustains near-fatal injuries in a car accident.
Daphne mitchell has always believed in cause and effect, right and wrong, good and bad.
The Woman I Was Before: A gripping emotional page turner with a twistBookouture #ad - Until one day, everything changes. Real and raw but funny too. It’s awesome, read it!’ Our Grand LifeA new home can be a happy ending. An excellent read. Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars‘A cracking character-driven story that enthralled me. Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars‘5 stars! kerry Fisher has once again nailed it with this fantastic book about how our lives may not really be as wonderful as we like to present them on social media.
Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars‘this is the first book i’ve read by ms fisher and i thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it! It sucked me in from the beginning!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars‘Wives and mothers have an inexplicable need to use social media to share cozy snapshots and smart hash-tags that give the sense of a bright and shiny life.
The Woman I Was Before: A gripping emotional page turner with a twist #ad - Very well done!’ goodreads reviewer, 5 stars‘Absolutely loved this book. Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars‘An excellent read. Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘I enjoyed every page. Netgalley Reviewer. Kerry fisher writes an endearing story about what really happens outside of the photo frame for women who are dealing with the challenges life brings.
Kate is called to the scene of a devastating car accident, the consequences of which will test everything the women thought they knew about each other, and themselves. Can kate stop her own secrets from unravelling, or was her hope for a new life in vain?From the bestselling author of The Silent Wife, The Woman I Was Before is a book about the things we hide from those closest to us – and the terrible consequences that keeping those secrets can have.
She has changed her name and her daughter’s, and moved across the country to escape the single mistake that destroyed their lives.
Woman Last Seen in Her Thirties: A NovelLake Union Publishing #ad - Only then does she realize that while she’s been busy caring for everyone else, she’s become invisible to the world—and to herself. Maggie cautiously begins to rebuild her life with a trip to Rome, a new career, and even a rebound romance. Perpetually anxious, skydiving, she’s also accumulated a list of semi-reasonable fears: falling air conditioners, identity theft, the IRS, and airbag recalls.
Woman Last Seen in Her Thirties: A Novel #ad - But when a fresh crisis strikes and an uncertain future looms, she must decide: How much will she risk to remain the woman she’s just become? But never once did Maggie worry that her husband of nearly thirty years would leave her. On the day adam walks out the door, everything that makes Maggie secure goes with him.
From bestselling author camille Pagán comes a hilarious and hopeful story about a woman on the verge of a nervous breakthrough. At fifty-three, maggie Harris has a good marriage and two mostly happy children.
Rosie's Travelling Tea Shop: An absolutely perfect laugh out loud romantic comedyHQ Digital #ad - I absolutely adored this book. Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars‘awesome!!!… Absolutely brilliant… I loved this book a huge amount… I sat and read it in an afternoon. Vonibee, 5 stars‘had me hooked from the very first page… Absolutely joyous. Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars‘i thoroughly enjoyed every moment of this novel and read it through in one day… It brightened up my day so much that I couldn’t take the soppy grin off my face as I finished reading the final page.
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Rosie's Travelling Tea Shop: An absolutely perfect laugh out loud romantic comedy #ad - The trip of a lifetime!Rosie Lewis has her life together. A swanky job as a michelin-starred Sous Chef, a loving husband and future children scheduled for exactly January 2021. That’s until she comes home one day to find her husband’s pre-packed bag and a confession that he's had an affair. Heartbroken and devastated, rosie drowns her sorrows in a glass or three of wine, only to discover the following morning that she has spontaneously invested in a bright pink campervan to facilitate her grand plans to travel the country.
Now, rosie is about to embark on the trip of a lifetime, her new-found travelling tea shop in tow, could it…? A laugh-out-loud novel of love, and the chance to change her life! With Poppy, nothing could go wrong, friendship and adventure! Perfect for fans of Debbie Johnson and Holly Martin.
The Ones We ChooseGallery Books #ad - But when tragedy strikes, Paige must face the consequences of sharing a secret only she knows. Lisa genova meets 23andme in this exploration of the genetic and emotional ties that bind, a mother coming to terms with her own past, as debut author Julie Clark delivers a compelling read about a young boy desperate to find his place in this world, and the healing power of forgiveness.
The powerful forces of science and family collide when geneticist Paige Robson finds her world in upheaval: Her eight-year-old son Miles is struggling to fit in at his new school and begins asking questions about his biological father that Paige can’t answer—until fate thrusts the anonymous donor she used into their lives.
The Ones We Choose #ad - As paige slowly opens herself up—by befriending an eccentric mother, confronting her own deeply buried vulnerabilities, and trying to make sense of her absent father’s unexpected return—she realizes breakthroughs aren’t only for the lab. Paige’s carefully constructed life begins to unravel as the truth of Miles’s paternity threatens to destroy everything she has grown to cherish.
. With grace and humor, julie clark shows that while the science is fascinating, solving these intimate mysteries of who we are and where we come from unleashes emotions more complex than the strands of DNA that shape us.
The Mother-in-Law: A NovelSt. Martin's Press #ad - From the moment lucy met her husband’s mother, she knew she wasn’t the wife Diana had envisioned for her perfect son. Deliciously entertaining!" —people magazine's "people pick" • entertainment weekly's "must list" • o magazine’s "15 best beach books of the year so far" • bustle "best book of april" • refinery29 "best book of april" • Cosmopolitan "Best Book of April" • Woman's Day's "27 Fiction Books of 2019 to Add to Your Reading List ASAP" • BookBub's "Biggest Books of April" • PopSugar's "30 Must-Read Books of 2019"A twisty, compelling new novel about one woman's complicated relationship with her mother-in-law that ends in death.
. But the autopsy finds no cancer. It does find traces of poison, and evidence of suffocation. Now, diana is dead, a suicide note found near her body claiming that she longer wanted to live because of the cancer wreaking havoc inside her body. Praise for sally hepworth: “With jaw-dropping discoveries, and realistic consequences, this novel is not to be missed.
Who could possibly want diana dead? why was her will changed at the eleventh hour to disinherit both of her children, and their spouses? And what does it mean that Lucy isn’t exactly sad she’s gone?Fractured relationships and deep family secrets grow more compelling with every page in this twisty, captivating new novel from Sally Hepworth.
The Mother-in-Law: A Novel #ad - Exquisitely polite, and always generous, friendly, Diana nonetheless kept Lucy at arm’s length despite her desperate attempts to win her over. And as a pillar in the community, and a woman happily married for decades, an advocate for female refugees, no one had a bad word to say about Diana…except Lucy.
Trophy LifeLake Union Publishing #ad - So long, organic quinoa bowls and sunshine-filled California life. A refreshingly honest, laugh-out-loud novel about losing the life you always wanted…and finding the life you were meant to have. For the last ten years, Agnes Parsons’s biggest challenge has been juggling yoga classes and lunch dates. Hello, pest-infested house, and twelve-year-old-boy humor—all day, processed food, every day.
But it’s in this place of second chances and giant bugs, where Agnes is unexpectedly forced to take care of herself and her daughter, where she finds out the kind of woman she can be. Ultimately, she has to decide if she prefers the woman and mother she has become…or the trophy life she left behind.
Trophy Life #ad - Authentic and sharply witty, trophy life is proof that granny panties and mom coats might not be the answer to everything; they’re simply comfortable if slightly unattractive reminders of what happens when one life ends…and real life begins. Her santa monica house staff takes care of everything, adore her older husband, leaving Agnes to focus on her trophy-wife responsibilities: look perfect, and wear terribly expensive if uncomfortable underwear.
When her husband disappears, leaving agnes and their infant daughter with no money, and no staff, no home, she is forced to move across the country, where she lands a job teaching at an all-boys boarding school in the Bronx.
All the Summer Girls: A Novel P.S.William Morrow Paperbacks #ad - In the hope of finally moving forward, and fans of sarah pekkanen, and catherine McKenzie, the women turn to one another for forgiveness--but how can they forgive each other when they can't forgive themselves?Meg Donohue is a phenomenal talent, relationships, will be enthralled by this rich and detailed novel about women, Susan Mallery, and forgiveness.
. Donohue, the author of the bestselling novel How to Eat a Cupcake, is a master of literary fiction; her skill is demonstrated in this absorbing and moving second novel. Set among the sunsets and dunes, their lives rapidly unraveling, All the Summer Girls is the story of how three former best friends, are reunited at the beach town of their past--where the ambiance of summer encourages them to explore new experiences they would never otherwise attempt.
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Better Than This: A NovelShe Writes Press #ad - She feels empty and on edge, harangued by a critical inner voice—and as the truth about her marriage and details of her past emerge, her “perfect” life begins to crumble. Sometimes the most enviable life is really a private hell. On the surface, sarah jenkins appears to have it all: a handsome, a precocious five-year-old daughter, wealthy and successful husband, and a beautiful home in an affluent Seattle neighborhood.
Her quirky best friend and fellow high school teacher, Maggie, marvels at her luck—and envies her happiness. Can she quiet the critical voice in her head and learn to value herself instead? But sarah is far from happy. But just when it seems all is lost, and with the support of friends, a long forgotten, unopened letter changes everything, Sarah begins to rebuild her life.