Best of
Chick-Lit

2011

A Forever Thing


Carolyn Brown - 2011
    He has to promise her a forever thing. She intends to find her forever thing in Florida, her home since she was fifteen, so she wasn't even looking for it when she comes to Texas to help her grandmother. With a job at the elementary school lined up, Fancy Lynn moves but she intends to stay only until her grandmother regains her health.Theron Warren has absolutely no intention of falling in love again. His one failed marriage was painful enough. As an elementary school principal, part-time cop, and full-time ranch owner, he doesn't have time for the sassy woman who suddenly appears in his life: first in the jailhouse, then at his school and soon everywhere he turns.Fate is trying to tell Fancy Lynn and Theron that they are soul mates, but is having a tough time convincing them.

For Hire: A Damn Good Kisser


Ariesa Jane Domingo - 2011
    She chooses notorious Campus King, Andy Guzman, to tutor her, thinking she can ace their lessons and have her ex crawling back to her in no time. She soon realizes she’s not immune to Andy’s irresistible advances. Nor is Andy oblivious to Dana’s charm, which reminds him of someone from his past. Will Dana and Andy break the rules and fall in love with each other? Or will Dana opt to play safe and choose someone else?

Save the Date


Jenny B. Jones - 2011
    Save the date . . . and say your prayers. When the funding for Lucy's non-profit job is pulled, she is determined to find out why. Enter Alex Sinclair, former professional football star and heir to Sinclair Enterprises—the primary donor to Lucy's non-profit organization.Both Lucy and Alex have something the other desperately wants.Alex has it all . . . except for the votes he needs to win his bid for Congress. Despite their mutual dislike, Alex makes Lucy a proposition: pose as his fiancée in return for the money she desperately needs. Bound to a man who isn't quite what he seems, Lucy finds her heart—and her future—on the line.Save the Date is a spunky romance that will have readers laughing out loud as this dubious pair try to save their careers, their dreams . . . and maybe even a date.

Night Road


Kristin Hannah - 2011
    Her twins, Mia and Zach, are bright and happy teenagers. When Lexi Baill enters their lives, no one is more supportive than Jude. A former foster child with a dark past, Lexi quickly becomes Mia’s best friend. Then Zach falls in love with Lexi and the three become inseparable. But senior year of high school brings unexpected dangers and one night, Jude’s worst fears are confirmed: there is an accident. In an instant, her idyllic life is shattered and her close-knit community is torn apart. People—and Jude—demand justice, and when the finger of blame is pointed, it lands solely on eighteen-year-old Lexi Baill. In a heartbeat, their love for each other will be shattered, the family broken. Lexi gives up everything that matters to her—the boy she loves, her place in the family, the best friend she ever had—while Jude loses even more.When Lexi returns, older and wiser, she demands a reckoning. Long buried feelings will rise again, and Jude will finally have to face the woman she has become. She must decide whether to remain broken or try to forgive both Lexi…and herself.Night Road is a vivid, emotionally complex novel that raises profound questions about motherhood, loss, identity, and forgiveness. It is an exquisite, heartbreaking novel that speaks to women everywhere about the things that matter most.

Here Come the Girls


Milly Johnson - 2011
    They daydreamed of glorious futures, full of riches, romance and fabulous jobs. The world would be their oyster.Twenty-five years later, Olive cleans other people's houses to support her lazy, out-of-work husband and his ailing mother. Roz cannot show her kind, caring partner Manus any love because her philandering ex has left her trust in shreds. And she and Frankie have fallen out big time.But Ven is determined to reunite her friends and realize the dream they had of taking a cruise by the time they hit forty. Before they know it, the four of them are far from home,on the high seas. But can blue skies, hot sun and sixteen days of luxury and indulgence distract from the tension and loneliness that await their return?Find out in this warm, sparkling new novel from the bestselling author of A Summer Fling.

Friday Night with the Girls


Shari Low - 2011
    Everything. Right from the start. Lou Cairney's life has never been dull. But through twenty years of ups, downs and really bad hairstyles, Lou has had the best friends a woman could hope for in Lizzy and Ginger. Growing up together, they shared their dreams and their disasters, broken hearts and career crashes and they survived it all thanks to love, hope and a large dollop of humour. And cocktails. Lots of cocktails. Until now. Lou needs her friends more than ever because her past has just caught up with her in a shocking way. Everyone makes mistakes in life - but Lou has just discovered that she might have made the biggest one of all. Praise for Shari Low: 'Shari Low writes with humour and skill about the complicated subtleties of adult relationships' Dorothy Koomson. 'Great fun from start to finish' Jenny Colgan.

And Then It Happened


Linda Green - 2011
    How would you feel if the only man you'd ever loved was taken away from you? And imagine how he'd feel if he hadn't really been taken away at all - but couldn't find a way to let you know...Mel Taylor was thirteen years old when she found Adam. Twenty years on, they are still blissfully in love. She has everything she ever wished for. But Mel's happiness is spoilt by a secret from their past and a niggling fear that her good fortune can't last forever. Despite her husband Adam's efforts to reassure her that nothing bad is going to happen, Mel can't shake the feeling that good things can't last forever. But what she isn't expecting, is something so terrible that their lives will be changed forever . . . Also available from Linda Green: After I've Gone While My Eyes Were Closed I Did a Bad Thing Things I Wish I'd Known Ten Reasons Not to Fall in Love And available to pre-order now: The Last Thing She Told Me

Like Dandelion Dust / This Side of Heaven


Karen Kingsbury - 2011
    In the days that follow, Jack Campbell has a desperate and dangerous thought. What if they can devise a way out? Then they could take Joey and disappear...like dandelion dust.THIS SIDE OF HEAVEN is a story of secrets, broken relationships, and a love strong enough to reunite a family. Annie Warren always wanted the best for her son, Josh. But years of failure and bad choices created a heartbreaking distance. When Annie sets out to defend her son, she might find a treasure more valuble than money, one she never expected, this side of heaven.

The Midwife's Confession


Diane Chamberlain - 2011
    Everything they knew about Noelle—her calling as a midwife, her passion for causes, her love for her friends and family—described a woman who embraced life.Yet there was so much they didn't know.With the discovery of the letter and its heartbreaking secret, Noelle's friends begin to uncover the truth about this complex woman who touched each of their lives - and the life of a desperate stranger - with love and betrayal, compassion and deceit.

Working It Out


Nicola May - 2011
    Twelve jobs in twelve months, until she finds the one of her dreams…After an unexpected redundancy, Ruby begins to question her priorities. Inspired by a quote from Kahlil Gibran about loving your work, she launches her mission to find the ideal job.Her year of gainful (and sometimes painful!) employment includes nannying for clients in the South of France; dealing with embarrassing ailments in a Harley Street Clinic; waiting tables in a buzzy Soho cafe; and meeting the celebs of years gone by in a home for retired actors. And even though love is no longer top of her list, relationships just seem to start happening along the way – which sees her handing out some P45s of her own!But will any of the jobs, or men she meets, see her dreams come true? Or will Ruby just end up back where she started?

Truly Everlasting


Brenda Jackson - 2011
    THIS IS THE COMMEMORATIVE EDITION THAT INCLUDES - THE NOVEL TRULY EVERLASTING; THE MOVIE SCRIPT; AND PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN OF THE ON CAST AND CREW ON SET.As the holidays settle in around Houston, Texas, young Austin has but one wish- for a Christmas Daddy. When his mother, Felicia Madaris, learns of his wish, she turns to childhood rival turned family friend, Trask Maxwell, to help fulfill her young son’s wish. But soon, Felicia realizes that its not just Austin’s Christmas wish that is coming true….READ THE BOOK AND THEN BUY THE MOVIE:DVD OF MOVIE GOES ON SALE NOVEMBER 25, 2011 AT: www.filmbaby.com

Heller


J.D. Nixon - 2011
    But she soon discovers her new boss is a man of many secrets. And what is she to make of the strange group of people who live with him? After her first two assignments go disastrously wrong, and with a ruthless competitor on the scene, Tilly must decide if she has what it takes to survive the rough world of security work.

The Break-Up Diaries


Ni-Ni Simone - 2011
    In this collection, Simone and London spin two realistic tales about teen couples who discover that not every love story gets a happy ending.

The Woman He Loved Before


Dorothy Koomson - 2011
    But over time she is becoming more unsure if Jack has ever loved her ? and if he is over the death of Eve, his first wife. When fate intervenes in their relationship, Libby decides to find out all she can about the man she hastily married and the seemingly perfect Eve. Eventually Libby stumbles across some startling truths about Eve, and is soon unearthing more and more devastating family secrets. Frightened by what she finds and the damage it could cause, Libby starts to worry that she too will end up like the first woman Jack loved...Tense and moving, The Woman He Loved Before explores if the love you want is always the love you need ? or deserve.

An Autumn Crush


Milly Johnson - 2011
    'An Autumn Crush' is the new novel from the best-selling author of 'A Summer Fling'.

Heart of Gold


Fiona Palmer - 2011
    Her job as a wool classer is back-breaking, her family life is a disaster and, after a string of dating debacles, she's put men in the too-hard basket.When strong, handsome Lindsay arrives on the scene as their new shearer, CJ can't help but take notice. They have an undeniable spark, but can she handle the complications and potential heart-break of falling in love?With help from her best friend and an endearing old farmer, CJ learns that when you stay true to yourself and open your heart, anything is possible.

Christmas at Tiffany's


Karen Swan - 2011
    Three seasons. One chance to find the life that fits.Cassie settled down too young, marrying her first serious boyfriend. Now, ten years later, she is betrayed and broken. With her marriage in tatters and no career or home of her own, she needs to work out where she belongs in the world and who she really is.So begins a year-long trial as Cassie leaves her sheltered life in rural Scotland to stay with each of her best friends in the most glamorous cities in the world: New York, Paris and London. Exchanging grouse moor and mousy hair for low-carb diets and high-end highlights, Cassie tries on each city for size as she attempts to track down the life she was supposed to have been leading, and with it, the man who was supposed to love her all along.

Not My Type: A Single Girl's Guide to Doing It All Wrong


Melanie Jacobson - 2011
    She ended her engagement at the last minute because her fiancé -- a musician and soon-to-be reality TV star -- wanted her to sacrifice her own career ambitions for his.Now she's stuck at home sharing a room with her little sister, trying to pay off massive debt for a wedding that didn't happen, and spending Friday nights Facebook-stalking everyone who has a better life. Her therapist father urges her to choose her career dreams and count her blessings by writing weekly thank you notes, but gratitude is a tall order when she botches an important job interview and has to settle for writing an undercover dating web-zine column -- the last thing in the world she wants to do. Still, as Pepper (byline: Indie Girl) chronicles her bizarre and hilarious blind dates, she gives her father's challenge a try and slowly finds herself leaving self-pity behind. Life takes a major upswing as Pepper's column hits the big time and she tastes the exhilarating thrill of success. But there's one tiny problem: the intensely hot man she's falling for is having issues with her job (again). Will Pepper trade her personal ambition for another chance at love?

Jolie Wilkins Books 1 & 2


H.P. Mallory - 2011
    True, she doesn’t have a love life to speak of, but she has a cute house in the suburbs of Los Angeles, a cat and a quirky best friend.Enter Rand Balfour, a sinfully attractive warlock who insists she’s a witch and who just might turn her life upside down. Rand hires her to help him solve a mystery regarding the death of his client who also happens to be a ghost. Jolie not only uncovers the cause of the ghost’s demise but, in the process, she brings him back to life!Word of Jolie’s incredible ability to bring back the dead spreads like wildfire, putting her at the top of the Underworld’s most wanted list. Consequently, she finds herself at the center of a custody battle between a villainous witch, a dangerous but oh-so-sexy vampire, and her warlock boss, Rand. Jolie Wilkins Book 2: Toil and Trouble:The Underworld in civil war.The cause? A witch who can reanimate the dead.A sexy as sin vampire determined to claim her.An infuriatingly handsome warlock torn between duty and love.Who says blonds have more fun?After defending herself against fairy magic, Jolie Wilkins wakes to find her world turned upside down—the creatures of the Underworld on the precipice of war.The Underworld is polarized in a battle of witch against witch, creature against creature, led by the villainous Bella, who would be Queen.While Jolie has one goal in mind, to stake the vampire, Ryder, who nearly killed her, she also must choose between the affections of her warlock employer, Rand, and the mysteriously sexy vampire, Sinjin.And as if that weren’t enough to ruin a girl’s day, everything Jolie knows will be turned inside out when she’s thrust into the shock of a lifetime.Dulcie O'Neil Book 1: To Kill A Warlock:A Dreamstalker— a creature that stalks and kills its victims in sleep.A fairy in law enforcement determined to stop him.A potions smuggler who possesses something she wants.A vampire with his own agenda.And a partner who couldn’t possibly be sexier or more frustrating.Dulcie O’Neil is a fairy working in law enforcement for the Netherworld.When Knight Vander approaches her with a case regarding comatose victims, she agrees to help him, imagining the most difficult part will be combatting her attraction to him.But, what Dulcie isn’t betting on is the fact that the case becomes personal when she learns all the victims are somehow linked to her.When her best friend falls victim to the Dreamstalker, Dulcie must do everything in her power to ensure her friend’s survival, including associating with criminals and accepting the fact that desperate times do definitely call for desperate measures.Dulcie O'Neil Book 2: A Tale of Two Goblins:The murder of a dark arts warlock.A shape-shifting, ravenous creature on the loose.A devilishly handsome stranger sent to investigate.Sometimes working law enforcement for the Netherworld is a real bitch.Dulcie O’Neil is a fairy. And not the type to frolic in gardens. She’s a Regulator—a law-enforcement agent who monitors the creatures of the Netherworld to keep them from wreaking havoc in the mortal world.When a warlock is murdered and Dulcie was the last person to see him alive, she must uncover the truth before she’s either deported back to the Netherworld, or she becomes the next victim.Enter Knight Vander, a sinfully attractive investigator sent from the Netherworld to work the case with Dulcie.Between battling her attraction to her self-appointed partner, keeping a sadomasochistic demon in check, and fending off the advances of a sexy and powerful vampire, Dulcie’s got her hands full.As the body count increases, Dulcie finds herself battling dark magic, reconnoitering in S&M clubs and suffering the greatest of all betrayals.

If You Believed in Love


Staci Stallings - 2011
    Stinging from an unimaginable loss, he has withdrawn from life, wanting only to live out his existence with as little interference as possible. However, when his sister talks him into auditing an English Literature class at the local community college, he reluctantly accepts the invitation to abandon his lonely apartment. Intent upon making an appearance for his sister’s sake and then disappearing for his own, Jonathon sulks into class. But when he meets Elizabeth Forester, the professor, Jonathon learns there is more to life and to love than he ever could have imagined. "Staci Stallings' books are Christian romance at its best!" IF YOU BELIEVED IN LOVE is a fascinating mix of literature and faith. A Contemporary Christian romance, the novel explores life, love, death, and redemption. It will surely find its way into your romance novels and inspirational books collections. *~* EXCERPT *~* “Turn to Appearances, page 31.” Without more than a second’s time, she continued without reading her book. “And so you found that poor room dull,/Dark, hardly to your taste, my dear?/Its features seemed unbeautiful;/But this I know—‘twas there, not here,/You plighted troth to me, the word/Which—ask that poor room how it heard. “And this rich room obtains your praise/Unqualified—so bright, so fair,/So all whereat perfection stays?/Aye, but remember—here, not there,/The other word was spoken!—Ask/This rich room how you dropped the mask! “Browning uses the metaphor of a house again in this one, a structure of some kind with different rooms. And what’s the story with this house?” “The guy likes one room but not the other.” Quiet depth filled her eyes. “Why?” She turned, and her gaze caught a raised hand. “Mr. Hansen?” “Because in one room he was trying to be something he wasn’t, and in the other, he dropped the mask.” “And the first room, where he was wearing the mask was…?” “Unbeautiful,” Susana said. “Dull and dark.” Ms. Forester seemed lost in the thought. “And the second room? What was it like?” “Unqualified,” someone down front said, “so bright, so fair.” “He’s saying the same thing in both poems, is he not?” She turned on the toe of her boot and gazed at the whole of her students. “Be who you are. Drop the mask. Be brave enough to show the world, and far from losing yourself and being criticized like a finite clod, you may be immortalized like Shakespeare, or at the very least, the room you’re standing in might just seem a little brighter than the one where you were before.” Her attention jumped up to the clock. “Oh, look at the time. Be sure to read the last selections for Thursday’s class. See you then.” It was like snapping awake from a dream and not being at all able to shake it. Jonathon stood as the others did as well. His mind spun trying to think of something, some reason that could keep him here with her for one more minute. He checked his things, gathering them slowly, watching her down front the whole time. One of the other students stepped up to her, and she bent to listen. What could he ask her? What question would be good enough to go to the front?

The Beach Trees


Karen White - 2011
    At that tender age, her little sister disappeared-never to be found. It was a loss that slowly eroded the family bonds she once relied on. As an adult with a prestigious job in the arts, Julie meets a struggling artist who reminds her so much of her sister, she can't help feeling protective. It is a friendship that begins a long and painful process of healing for Julie, leading her to a house on the Gulf Coast, ravaged by hurricane Katrina, and to stories of family that take her deep into the past.

Who Do I Run To?


Anna Black - 2011
    More than that; a love triangle with a married man. KP, the man of her dreams swept her completely off her feet before telling her he was married with two kids. Too deep in love to let go, she became accustom to being KP's other woman and didn't have a problem with her role as KP's mistress until she met Isaiah. Isaiah ready to commit and make Janiece his, he stops at nothing to win her over, even though Janiece is stuck on KP. Things spiral out of control when KP decides it's time to leave Kimberly, his wife to be with Janiece. Drama kicks into high gear when Isaiah fights to have Janiece and Kimberly also fights to keep KP. The ultimate decision has to be made by Janiece. Who will she run to when she is ready to love?

Heat Wave


Donna Hill - 2011
    . .. Summer Fever by Donna Hill Nina Forbes is excited to house sit in the Hamptons-but her handsome neighbor, Barbados native Ian Harrison, excites her even more. Soon the two are sharing conversation, kisses. . .and sizzling sleepovers. Ian promises to keep in touch after he returns home in the fall. But as the days pass, Nina fears their passion was just summer fever. . . One Hot Summer by Niobia Bryant After a high-profile divorce, event planner Simone "Love" Lovey swears off dating famous people. . .until sexy star athlete Maleek Trenton enters her life. Their romance is bliss, but Love again finds herself amid paparazzi, groupies-and calls from a woman who claims she's involved with Maleek, and has intimate details to prove it. . . Too Hot To Handle by Zuri Day Choice McKinley gets stuck in an elevator during a blackout, on the hottest July 4th ever. That she's locked in with gorgeous Trey Scott only adds to the heat. Soon, relief from the high temperature requires clothing removal and sultry kisses. But Trey doesn't know Choice is his boss's off-limits daughter-and Choice doesn't know Trey is a wanted man. All that will come after the doors open to reality. . .

Twenty Wishes / Summer on Blossom Street


Debbie Macomber - 2011
    At 38, her life's not what she?d expected ? she's childless and a recent widow. She owns a successful bookstore in Seattle, but there's still a feeling of emptiness. On Valentine's Day, Anne Marie and several other widows get together and each begins a list of twenty wishes, things they always wanted to do but never did. Anne Marie's list starts with: Find one good thing about life. It includes learning to knit, doing good for someone else, falling in love again. When she volunteers at a local school, an eight-year-old girl named Ellen enters her life. It's a relationship that becomes far more than Anne Marie intended. It also becomes more important than she ever imagined. As Ellen helps Anne Marie complete her list of wishes, they both learn that wishes can come true ? but not necessarily in the way you expect. Summer on Blossom Street: Knitting and life. They're both about beginnings and endings. That's why Lydia Goetz, owner of A Good Yarn in Seattle, offers a class called Knit to Quit. It's for people who want to quit something? or someone? and start a new phase of their lives. There's Phoebe Rylander, who recently ended her engagement to a man who doesn't know the meaning of faithful, and she's trying to get over him. Then there's Alix Turner. She and her husband want a baby, which means she has to quit smoking. And Bryan Hutchinson joins the class as a way to deal with the stress of running his family's business? not to mention the lawsuit brought against him. Life can be as complicated as a knitting pattern. Just ask Anne Marie Roche. She and her adopted daughter, Ellen, finally have the happiness they wished for. And then a stranger comes to her bookstore asking questions. Or ask Lydia herself. Not only is she coping with her frail mother, but she and Brad have unexpectedly become foster parents to an angry, defiant twelve-year-old. But as Lydia already knows, when life gets difficult and your stitches are snarled, your friends can always help

Murder, Mayhem and Mama


Christie Craig - 2011
    Her unlucky-in-love daughter needs her now more than ever. Before Mama can chain-smoke her way to heaven, she's gotta make sure Cali's ex deadbeat boyfriend doesn't get her daughter killed.Cali lost her mom to cancer. Detective Brit Lowell lost his partner to murder. Now he's in the mood to take down some dirtbags, and Cali's ex just happens to be a dirtbag leaving a trail of dead bodies behind him. Can Brit trust this beautiful woman to help take down her ex? Can Cali look past this sexy cop's hard exterior to trust him with her heart? Can life get any crazier when Mama starts meddling from the grave? Only one thing is for sure--none of it will matter unless they catch a killer before the killer catches them.

Moving On


Anna Jacobs - 2011
    When she is blamed for ruining Rachel’s wedding in circumstances beyond her control, Molly decides enough is enough and makes a clean break to Wiltshire to begin a new life. However, the persistent interference of her ex presents difficulties. Can Molly find the courage to stand up for herself and finally move on?

Please Don't Be True


Phyllis Reynolds Naylor - 2011
    In It’s Not Like I Planned It This Way, Alice’s sophomore year is chock full of change, from a new living arrangement, to a possible new relationship, to the newfound freedom that comes with driving. And in Please Don’t Be True, the adventure of growing up continues in Alice’s junior year, when she and her friends deal with issues like a pregnancy scare and a heartbreaking good-bye. But no matter what changes, Alice is as relatable as ever.

A Wartime Nurse


Maggie Hope - 2011
    But by the time she finished her first year and was studying for her exams, she was coming up to twenty-one and there was a war on...' Against the odds, miner's daughter Theda Wearmouth succeeds in gaining a nursing place at Newcastle Hospital. By the time war breaks out, she is newly qualified and working in a children's ward, a role she adores. She also finds herself being courted by a young soldier. Only Theda's dreams of becoming Mrs Alan Price are shattered when he is killed in action before he can make good on his promise to marry her. Broken-hearted, Theda finds herself re-assigned to a special unit of the hospital dealing with German prisoners of war. Her duty is clear. But will she be able to cope with nursing the very men her fiancé died fighting...?

Prima Donna


Karen Swan - 2011
    That was her sport. Renegade, rebel, bad girl. Getting away with it.Pia Soto is the sexy and glamorous prima ballerina, the Brazilian bombshell who's shaking up the ballet world with her outrageous behaviour. She's wild and precocious, and she's a survivor. Having spent her life running from the darkness in her past, she's determined that no man will ever control her destiny. But ruthless financier Will Silk has Pia in his sights, and has other ideas.Sophie O' Farrell is Pia's hapless, gawky assistant, the girl-next-door to Pia's prima donna, always falling in love with the wrong man or just falling over. Sophie sets her own dreams aside to pick up the debris in Pia's wake, but she's no angel, and when a devastating accident threatens to cut short Pia's illustrious career, Sophie has to step out of the shadows and face up to the demons in her own life.

Me and My Sisters


Sinéad Moriarty - 2011
    She loves her four boys and her devoted husband, but is struggling to keep sane and finds herself turning to an online mum’s group for some much needed advice. Louise is at the peak of her career, a successful lawyer in a male-dominated world. She’s always been there to offer support to her sisters. But when she falls pregnant and decides to raise the child on her own, for the first time ever, she needs a helping hand herself. Sophie has it all: the luxury lifestyle, the millionaire husband and a perfect daughter. She never expected that she might one day lose everything. But will she let the new cracks in her perfect life show, and tell her sisters that she’s in trouble? The three Devlin sisters haven’t always seen eye to eye. But now that they each face the hardest times in their lives, they might just have more in common than they think. Me and My Sisters is a heart-warming, funny and touching story of love, friendship and the unbreakable bond between sisters.

To the Moon and Back


Jill Mansell - 2011
    But eventually she’s ready for a new start – at work, that is. She doesn’t need a new man when she has a certain secret visitor to keep her company...Zack McLaren seems to have it all, but the girl he can’t stop thinking about won’t give him a second glance. If only she’d pay him the same attention she lavishes on his dog.Moving to North London, Ellie meets neighbour Roo who has a secret of her own. Can the girls sort out their lives? Guilt is a powerful emotion, but a lot can happen in a year in Primrose Hill...

Poppy Day


Amanda Prowse - 2011
    Now Mart is fighting in Afghanistan, and Poppy is counting the days until he returns. It takes one knock at the door to rip Poppy's world apart. Mart has been taken hostage, and it's too dangerous for the army to rescue him. Poppy is determined to bring him home herself. But her journey will lead her to a heartbreaking dilemma. What price will she pay to save the man she loves? This is a gripping story of loss and courage from an author who knows what it is like to be the one left behind.

The Ladies' Room


Carolyn Brown - 2011
    But that doesn't mean that what Trudy overhears there during her great-aunt Gertrude's funeral won't change the rest of her life.Trudy has a daughter in the middle of a major rebellion; a two-timing husband who has been cheating for their entire married life; and a mother with Alzheimer's residing in the local nursing home. She doesn't really need a crumbling old house about to fall into nothing but a pile of memories and broken knickknacks. Billy Lee Tucker, resident oddball in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, lived next door to Gert, and in her will she leaves him the funds to help Trudy remodel the old house. That's fine with Billy Lee, because he's been in love with Trudy since before they started school. And just spending time with her is something he'd never ever allowed himself to dream about.A beautiful home rises up from the old house on Broadway, and right along with it rises up a relationship. But is Trudy too scarred from what she heard in the ladies' room to see a lovely future with Billy Lee?

A Million Angels


Kate Maryon - 2011
    About all the mysteries inside of us. About all our wonderings of the world. But tomorrow my dad goes to war. Then what will I do?"Jemima's dad's in the Army and he's off to Afghanistan again for six whole months. Her mum's about to have another baby and hasn't got the energy to worry about anything else. Granny is staying to help out, but her head is filled with her own wartime memories. So while Mima is sending Dad millions of angels every night to keep him safe, who is looking out for her?

There's Always Tomorrow


Pam Weaver - 2011
    Once caring and considerate, Reg has become violent and cruel. Dottie just wants her marriage to work but nothing she does seems to work.The letter informs Reg that he is the father of a child born out of a dalliance during the war. The child has been orphaned and sole care of the young girl has now fallen to him. He seems delighted but Dottie struggles with the idea of bringing up another woman’s child, especially as she and Reg are further away than ever from having one of their own.However, when eight-year-old Patsy arrives a whole can of worms is opened and it becomes clear that Reg has been very economical with the truth. But can Dottie get to the bottom of the things before Reg goes too far?A compelling family drama that will appeal to fans of Maureen Lee, Lyn Andrews, Josephine Cox and Annie Groves.

Until There Was You


Kristan Higgins - 2011
    She owns a successful architectural salvaging company, she's surrounded by her lovable, if off-center, family and she has a boyfriend - sort of. Still, something's missing. Something tall, brooding and criminally good-looking; something like Liam Murphy.When Posey was sixteen, the bad boy of Bellsford, New Hampshire, broke her heart. But now he's back, sending Posey's traitorous schoolgirl heart into overdrive once again. She should be giving him a wide berth, but it seems fate has other ideas ...

Spend My Life with You


Donna Hill - 2011
    But being primary caregiver has meant putting her own dreams on hold. Preston Graham is about to change all that. From the moment they meet—at an estate in Baton Rouge—Lee Ann can't stop thinking about the ambitious, seductive junior senator from Louisiana.All his life, Preston has focused on only one thing: rising up the political ladder. Marriage isn't even on the ballot. Until Lee Ann. The passion she arouses is hot, irresistible…and all-consuming. Can he convince the senator's daughter to toss her hat in the ring—by giving her heart to him and a love that comes only once in a lifetime?

The Beach Café


Lucy Diamond - 2011
    She's tried making a name for herself as an actress, a photographer and a singer, but nothing has ever worked out. Now she's stuck in temp hell, with a sensible, pension-planning boyfriend. Somehow life seems to be passing her by. Then her beloved aunt Jo dies suddenly in a car crash, leaving Evie an unusual legacy - her precious beach cafe in Cornwall. Determined to make a success of something for the first time in her life, Evie heads off to Cornwall to get the cafe and her life back on track - and gets more than she bargained for, both in work and in love...

The Bachelor


Greenwriter - 2011
    Since my childhood wasn’t exactly a walk in the park, writing gave me a sense of hope, a sense of control that I didn’t have over everything else.But what if fiction takes over your life and starts to write you instead? Will it give you what you need? Will it make you complete?I realize that life is not all fun and games and that it is indeed stranger than fiction.I ventured into the world of TV to find a place for myself and my career. But I found something else entirely. Love? Happy ending?Open up these pages and you be the judge.

Croissants and Jam


Lynda Renham - 2011
    Will the stranger she meets on the way get her to her wedding on time or will he change her life forever? Come with Bels on her humorous romantic journey to see if she marries Mr Right or if destiny takes her in different direction.

Forever Is Over


Calvin Wade - 2011
    He has terminal cancer.Through the eyes of several characters, we are taken back through the lives of Richie and Jemma.Richie is from a large middle class family. His father is a gambler, his younger brother Jim, a constant irritant and his older sister Caroline provides an unusual insight into her romantic world.Jemma is from a working class, one parent family. As her mother, who she refers to as "Vomit Breath," is far more interested in partying than parenthood, Jemma establishes a strong bond with her sister, Kelly, until one day their worlds are torn apart.Kelly was Richie's first love. The idyllic, countryside setting where Richie and Kelly used to escape they called their "Sunny Road." When Kelly disappears, Richie is forced to move on, but several years later, not knowing that Richie is now married to her sister, Jemma, Kelly writes a letter to Richie, stating her intention to return and suggests they rekindle their romance .The novel was initially inspired by the song "Sunny Road" by Emiliana Torrini.

The Bungalow


Sarah Jio - 2011
    In the summer of 1942, twenty-one-year-old Anne Calloway, newly engaged, sets off to serve in the Army Nurse Corps on the Pacific island of Bora-Bora. More exhilarated by the adventure of a lifetime than she ever was by her predictable fiancé, she is drawn to a mysterious soldier named Westry, and their friendship soon blossoms into hues as deep as the hibiscus flowers native to the island. Under the thatched roof of an abandoned beach bungalow, the two share a private world-until they witness a gruesome crime, Westry is suddenly redeployed, and the idyll vanishes into the winds of war.A timeless story of enduring passion from the author of Blackberry Winter and The Violets of March, The Bungalow chronicles Anne's determination to discover the truth about the twin losses-of life, and of love-that have haunted her for seventy years.

Carpe Bead'em


Tonya Kappes - 2011
    Hallie dreamed of escaping her hometown and never looking back. After putting herself through college, landing her dream job in Chicago, and starting a romance with her handsome running partner Bo Pompillio, life is finally exactly as she wants it. That is, until she’s transferred back to the hometown. Not wanting her past to cross paths with her future, Hallie puts her relationship with Bo on hold. When she arrives in town, Hallie finds crazy Aunt Grace rummaging through a dumpster looking for the “perfect” welcome home gift for her niece. That’s just the beginning. After that, Aunt Grace stays busy by dying her stolen poodle’s hair pink and leaving the dog on her apartment roof to pee, throwing bricks out the window at passing neighbors, and climbing every flag pole to kiss the ornamental eagle. Hallie finds some sanity at a local jewelry-making class where she uncovers a hidden talent for beading. When her talent is discovered by a major department store jewelry buyer, Hallie realizes that what she had in Chicago might not have been her dream life after all. When faced with the choice of moving back to Chicago and Bo or taking a leap of faith to start her own jewelry company (with Aunt Grace in tow), Hallie has to make a decision. Will she let her past and her future collide, or will she or keep searching for the happiness she may already have found?Biografie bearbeitenlöschenBiografie"Carpe Bead'em is fun with a capital F. It's sad, funny, inspiring, quirky, and great chick lit! It shows that you never know what's round the corner, and anything's possible if you just take a chance on life! Perfect summer reading." Bestselling author, Sibel Hodge"I loved how Tonya Kappes was able to bring her characters to life." Coffee Table Reviews "I loved this book. Grandberry Falls is my kind of town and I for one would love to live there and get to know all the local folks. I enjoyed reading this book and can't wait to read the next book about Grandberry Falls by Tonya Kappes. I have added Tonya Kappes as one of my new favorite authors." Jean Segal"I love it when I pick up a book because of its cover and the story to follow is just as great or better. That's what happened here." Stephanie Overton"I read this in a day and loved it! You felt that you were part of Grandberry Falls. The small town folks who know everyone and know everything about someone in a matter of hours." Avid Reader"This book was fun, entertaining and good to the last page. Who knew reading auras could get Olivia in so much trouble? Sit back, smile and cozy up to Splitsville.com, where Olivia does the dumping for you. There's heap loads of humor, a dose of magical realism, sprinkles of romance, and mystery when someone ends up dead!" Author Lisa Lim"I was looking for something different and easy to read...meaning nothing too involved, something that if I put down could come back to and remember all the characters and where I left off at...well I didn't put it down I finished it in a day... what a great read !!" CimarronTonya Kappes is an Amazon Mover and Shaker bestselling author of women's fiction and cozy mystery. When she's not writing about quirky characters and even quirkier situations, she's busy being the princess, queen and jester of her domain which includes her BFF husband, her three teenage

Sweet Little Lies


Michele Grant - 2011
    Witnessing Christina and her fiance arguing, Steven Williams comes to her defence. But it is not the last encounter they will have."

You Don't Have to Say You Love Me


Sarra Manning - 2011
    But William's been in LA for three years, and Neve's been slimming down and re-inventing herself so that when he returns, he'll fall head over heels in love with the new, improved her.So she's not that interested in other men. Until her sister Celia points out that if Neve wants William to think she's an experienced love-goddess and not the fumbling, awkward girl he left behind, then she'd better get some, well, experience.What Neve needs is someone to show her the ropes, someone like Celia's colleague Max. Wicked, shallow, sexy Max. And since he's such a man-slut, and so not Neve's type, she certainly won't fall for him. Because William is the man for her... right?

My One and Only


Kristan Higgins - 2011
    Bad enough that she runs into her ex-hubby, Nick, at her sister's destination wedding, but now, by a cruel twist of fate, she's being forced to make a cross-country road trip with him. And her almost-fiancé back at home is not likely to be sympathetic.Harper can't help that Nick has come blazing back into her life in all of his frustratingly appealing, gorgeous architect glory. But in Nick's eyes, Harper's always been the one. If they can only get it right this time, forever might be waiting—just around the bend.

All the Days of Our Lives


Annie Murray - 2011
    But peacetime brings its own pressures . . . Katie O'Neill's childhood has been dominated by her temperamental mother and by frightening secrets that she barely understands. Innocent, yet hungry for love, she is easily taken in by male charm and is left outcast and alone with her young son. Emma Brown has spent the war at home in Birmingham, longing for her husband Norm to return and meet the son he has never seen. But she soon finds that the joy of homecoming only brings a whole new set of problems. And Molly Fox, after a sad and brutal childhood, found a place to belong during the war, in the women's army, the ATS. Now, the women are no longer wanted and Molly finds peacetime a bleak, difficult challenge. Finding work in guesthouses and holiday camps, she keeps running from herself, in search of a place she can call home. All the Days of Our Lives is the story of three girls who first met in a Birmingham classroom in the 1930s, each facing life with all its joys, sorrows and surprises.### About the AuthorAnnie Murray was born in Berkshire and read English at St John's College, Oxford. Her first 'Birmingham' novel, Birmingham Rose, hit The Times bestseller list when it was published in 1995. She has subsequently written many other successful novels, including A Hopscotch Summer, Soldier Girl and the bestselling Chocolate Girls. Annie has four children and lives near Reading.

Beyond a Misty Shore


Lyn Andrews - 2011
    For sisters Sophie and Maria, though, the upheaval is just beginning. For they have no choice but to leave their beloved home on the Isle of Man. It is a huge wrench for eighteen-year-old Maria, who can't forget Hans Bonhoeffer, a young Austrian, interned on the island during the war. For widowed Sophie, Liverpool offers a new beginning with her daughter Bella. She has no room for distractions - until she falls in love with Frank Ryan, a man married to a woman who, although she doesn't love him, has no intention of letting him go. Without the men they love, will the sisters ever find happiness?

The Harbour Girl


Val Wood - 2011
    But then she meets Harry - a stranger who has come to visit from Hull for the day - and she falls for him. He is exciting and irresistible, and seems very keen on her. But he breaks his promise to come back for her, and Jeannie finds herself young, pregnant and feeling very isolated.Jeannie moves to the port town of Hull where her new, difficult life with a child - touched by illness, tragedy and poverty - is often made bearable by the kindness of others. But she finds herself wishing for the simpler times of her past, wondering if she will ever find someone who will truly love her - and if Ethan will ever forgive her...

Christmas on Ladybug Farm


Donna Ball - 2011
    The tree is sparkling, the turkey is roasting, the wreaths are hung and the eggnog is chilled. The scene is set for the perfect Christmas... with one or two exceptions.The entire state is in the midst of a heat wave. No one can find any mistletoe. The Christmas tree lights keep exploding, and, perhaps worst of all, something has gone terribly wrong with Ida Mae’s fruitcakes. It wouldn’t be Ladybug Farm if everything went according to plan, and as the ladies deal with one mishap after another, they remember Christmases past, laughter shared, and lessons learned. But when nightfall descends upon Ladybug Farm and one of their own still has not come home, they begin to worry that this Christmas will be one to remember for all the wrong reasons. All they can do is cling to each other as they watch and wait ... and pray for miracle."Donna Ball has created a delightful world in her Ladybug Farm novels. Her characters are lively and endearing, and readers will feel a longing to join the girls on the front porch in the evenings as they reminisce about the day's activities."--Fresh Fiction"A delight to read"-- Book Binge"Once you've traveled down that long road to Ladybug Farm , it's hard to leave."--Georgia Mountain Laurel"Here's to Ladybug Farm!"--Beyond Her Book"Absolutely delectable"---Publisher's Weekly

The Space Between Us


Anna McPartlin - 2011
    . . Workaholic Eve Hayes is burnt out and lonely. At the age of thirty-eight, she's afraid she has allowed the chance of a real and worthwhile life pass her by. Lilly Donovan got married too young and over the years she's become a prisoner and slave in her own home. Eve survives a horrific car accident only to be reunited with her old friend, Lily. A long time ago these two women were inseparable but the events of one terrible night ended their friendship abruptly. Now, eighteen years later, they have a chance to confront the past and reclaim their friendship. But Eve's brother Clooney is Lily's old flame and his presence threatens her already difficult home life. And Lily's husband, the looming omnipresent Dr Declan Donovan can only be kept in the dark for so long . . . All the while something is whispering into Eve's ear . . . tick, tock . . .

The Secret of Happy Ever After


Lucy Dillon - 2011
    She’s a hard-headed businesswoman, making a fresh start in a new town. And when she decides to take over a neglected book shop, she knows the perfect manager. For book-loving Anna, it’s a dream come true—and not just because it gives her an escape from her three demanding step-children and their adorable but hyperactive Dalmatian. Although she’s been thinking that her own fairytale ending hasn’t really turned out the way she hoped, Anna’s passion for the classics is transforming the shop. The customers, and even Michelle, are falling under the spell of the magical stories of romance, adventure, and lost dogs. But when secrets from her past threaten Michelle’s new beginnings, and trouble strikes at the heart of Anna’s household, can the wisdom and courage of the stories in the bookshop help the two friends—and those they love—find their happy ever after?

A Girl Like You


Gemma Burgess - 2011
    I'm acting like a man. And it's working.After breaking up with her boyfriend of, well, forever, Abigail Wood must learn how to be single from scratch. Her dating skills are abysmal, and she ricochets from disaster to disaster – until Robert, one of London's most notorious lotharios, agrees to coach her. With his advice, she learns to navigate the bastard-infested waters of the bar scene and practices the art of being bulletproof. The new Abigail is cocky, calm, composed… but what happens when she meets her match?

Blog It Out, Bitch


Nina Perez - 2011
    Once called The Oprah of Myspace due to her mass appeal and uncanny ability to get readers hooked on almost anything from green tea to TV shows, she successfully launched her own site in 2009 and started a series of spin-off blogs, Blog It Out, Baby. In Blog It Out, Bitch you'll meet her long-suffering husband Donny, who Nina swears will one day kill her in a fit of "white boy crazy" rage, and her inquisitive daughter, Kali. Each blog is a look into the life of a 30-something wife, mother, blogger, and sometimes bitch.

You Wish...


Terry Tyler - 2011
    Do we control our own destiny - or might it be determined by fate, coincidence, luck...or even magic? Ruth, an amateur psychic with a husband who smokes cannabis for breakfast, is haunted by a tragic event from her teenage years which, she suspects, was the result of a wish she made on an allegedly enchanted stone. Too embarrassed to admit her fears, she keeps her secret to herself for twenty-five years. Petra is the perennial singleton amongst her friends, unable, she thinks, to fall in love. She comes across the stone at a Psychic Fair and makes a wish, just for fun. As the wish begins to come true she wishes she had chosen her words with more care. Spoilt, weight-obsessed Sarah wants nothing more than to be "size zero". As her life spirals downwards into the seedy world of drug abuse and addiction, she remembers the day at the Psychic Fair when she wished for her heart's desire. When Ruth learns of the fates of Petra and Sarah she is forced to confront her guilt and discover the truth about the Wishing Stone... Terry Tyler's debut novel is a quirky contemporary drama exploring the themes of family affairs, infidelity and guilt, incorporating jealousy, drug abuse and the obsession of a Facebook stalker, against a backdrop of secrets and superstition.

Love... From Both Sides


Nick Spalding - 2011
    From Both Sides and Love... And Sleepless Nights he became one of the bestselling ebook authors of 2012. Now for the first time the Love... books are being published in a longer format with more of the love story, more of Laura and Jamie's ups and downs and more of the laugh-out-loud hilarious moments that fans have come to know and love.Sometimes, the hardest part of finding love is keeping a straight face...For Jamie Newman, being a single guy isn't proving to be much fun, especially when confronted with a sexually belligerent divorcee and a goddess so far out of his league she might as well be a different species.Mind you, being a girl in search of love isn't a bowl of cherries either. Just ask Laura McIntyre, who's recently contended with a horny estate agent on a quest for light relief and a rabid mountain bike enthusiast with a penchant for lycra that leaves little to the imagination.When Jamie and Laura bump into one another (quite literally) it looks like their luck may have changed - but sometimes finding the right person is only the start of your problems...Love... From Both Sides is a warts-and-all romantic comedy for everyone who knows how tricky the quest for love can be.

Christmas Wishes


Katie Flynn - 2011
    It is the autumn of 1945 and identical twins Joy and Gillian Lawrence are on their way home to Liverpool, having been evacuated to Devonshire five years earlier.Their mother has been killed in the blitz but the girls hope that with their beloved father's help they will be able to manage without assistance.All goes well until there is a terrible accident and Joy loses her sight.At first she is bitter and resentful whilst Gillian is racked with guilt.However, as time passes Joy gains confidence, hopeful that her sight will return since life is not easy when you can't see the face of the boy you think you love.Then there is a chance meeting on a train and once more the girls lives are in turmoil...

The First Day of the Rest of My Life


Cathy Lamb - 2011
    . .Madeline O'Shea tells people what to do with their lives. A renowned life coach, she inspires thousands of women through her thriving practice--exuding enviable confidence along with her stylish suits and sleek hair. But her confidence, just like her fashionable demeanor, is all a front. For decades, Madeline has lived in fear of her traumatic past becoming public. Now a reporter is reinvestigating the notorious crime that put Madeline's mother behind bars, threatening to destroy her elaborate facade. Only Madeline's sister, Annie, and their frail grandparents know about her childhood--but lately Madeline has reason to wonder if her grandparents also have a history they've been keeping from her. As the demons of the past swirl around her, a childhood friend with a gentle heart is urging Madeline to have faith in him--and in herself. And as she allows her resistance to thaw, the pain she expects pales in comparison to the surprises headed straight to her door. With one bold, unprecedented move, Madeline O Shea may just wake up out of the sadness and guilt that have kept her sleepwalking through life for so long--and discover that the worst thing that can happen is sometimes the very thing we desperately need. The First Day of the Rest of My Life is an eloquent and triumphant tale of a fierce act of love, a family's legacy, and one woman s awakening to her own power--with no secrets.... .

I've Got Your Number


Sophie Kinsella - 2011
    :( The only thing in the world I wasn’t supposed to lose. My engagement ring. It’s been in Magnus’s family for three generations. And now the very same day his parents are coming, I’ve lost it. The very same day! Do not hyperventilate, Poppy. Stay positive :) !!   Poppy Wyatt has never felt luckier. She is about to marry her ideal man, Magnus Tavish, but in one afternoon her “happily ever after” begins to fall apart. Not only has she lost her engagement ring in a hotel fire drill but in the panic that follows, her phone is stolen. As she paces shakily around the lobby, she spots an abandoned phone in a trash can. Finders keepers! Now she can leave a number for the hotel to contact her when they find her ring. Perfect!   Well, perfect except that the phone’s owner, businessman Sam Roxton, doesn’t agree. He wants his phone back and doesn’t appreciate Poppy reading his messages and wading into his personal life.   What ensues is a hilarious and unpredictable turn of events as Poppy and Sam increasingly upend each other’s lives through emails and text messages. As Poppy juggles wedding preparations, mysterious phone calls, and hiding her left hand from Magnus and his parents . . . she soon realizes that she is in for the biggest surprise of her life.

A Marcelli Wedding: The Marcelli Bride / The Marcelli Princess


Susan Mallery - 2011
    . . where wedding bells are ringing and love is in the air! The Marcelli Bride It takes one strong-hearted woman to make a rebel say “I do,” and for handsome, headstrong former Navy SEAL Joe Marcelli, that woman may just be the commander in chief’s daughter! After a terrifying kidnapping attempt, Darcy Jensen has been placed in hiding at the Marcelli Winery, the family business that Joe defiantly rejected to carve his own path. Now working undercover, Joe begrudgingly does his duty “babysitting” the first daughter. But getting closer to this fearful, fiery beauty soon proves to be the greatest pleasure he’s ever known. Can Joe protect Darcy from danger, when he’s falling dangerously in love? The Marcelli Princess Mia Marcelli awakens to find a man in her bed—and nearly faints: four years ago, while working undercover, Diego, the love of her life and father of her unborn child, perished before her eyes. Now he’s come to the Marcelli vineyard where Mia is raising an adorable son and offers a stunning confession: he was never Diego, but Rafael, Prince of Calandria, and Mia’s wary disbelief fades as their passion reignites. She doesn’t know that he intends to give their boy a regal upbringing in Calandria—even if he must seduce Mia into marriage. But as he falls for this luscious beauty, the prince must choose between his royal duties—and the call of his heart.

The Single Girl's To-Do List


Lindsey Kelk - 2011
    Rachel doesn’t know it, but it will take her on all kinds of wild adventures – and get her in some romantic pickles too. And then it won't be a case of what but who she decides to tick off…• Mr. bendy yoga instructor• Mr. teenage sweetheart• Mr. persistent ex• Mr. deeply unsuitableThe Single Girl’s To-Do List gives Rachel the perfect heartbreak cure – and proves love is out there if you’re willing to take a chance.

Stolen


Susan Lewis - 2011
    Loving, gentle and kind they have given her everything she could have wished for. Now, estranged from her husband, she has moved to the country to take over their thriving auction business. The moment she begins to prepare for her first sale she knows she's made the right decision. And she dares to hope that at last she is living the life she has always dreamed of.But then, quite suddenly, her world is thrown into turmoil. She discovers a shocking truth, one that forces her to question everything she has ever known. And it becomes frighteningly possible that the very people who should have protected her are the ones who have betrayed her in the most devastating of ways. Can she ever forgive them? Can they ever forgive themselves...?

The Pulse of Hopeful Life


Jeana Watters - 2011
    She has lived in quiet isolation until an accidental friendship with Quentin lures her from hiding and brings to light a grief festering from neglect. Resurfacing memories force Andria to confront the past she left open, like a book unfinished, when she left her husband Brett and three-year-old Lizzie several months after the funeral. Andria returns and is pulled back into a world where she longs again to be a mother to Lizzie and fit back into the place she abandoned. The Pulse of Hopeful Life brings to light countless questions, but most important—how could a mother leave her family? Many novels have been written about the children who have suffered abandonment, but this novel takes you on the journey of the mother who has made the decision to leave and how she tries to piece the remains back together.

We'll have the Summer


Dutch Henry - 2011
    remember together. When a troubled teenage girl and an injured horse turn to them for help, Mary and Sam Holt find enough room in their own large and breaking hearts to show the girl life’s glories and restore a champion’s will. We’ll Have The Summer is a magnificent story about life, love, and horses.

Coffee In Manila


Patrick Higgins - 2011
    THIS IS ONE OF THOSE BOOKS! What began for Ryan Tipton as a journey into the heart of Maricel Arcamo, a woman he met online six months ago, deepens considerably after he travels halfway around the world just to meet her. After spending one perfect week together, marriage seems all but certain for the love struck couple... Shock... Everything quickly crumbles one week later after Ryan informs his new girlfriend that he never went back to the States. Maricel is completely shocked by this admission. How could she not be, after sharing a tearful embrace with her boyfriend at the airport, one week prior, before he boarded his plane supposedly headed back to the US? Betrayal... Even more heart-shattering was learning that Ryan was still in her country meeting with two other women he met on the same dating site in which they had met. Anguish... Full of utter remorse, Tipton returns to America a completely broken man. With the guidance of Ernesto and Gloria Angeles, owners of Agape Coffee and Pastry Shoppe in Manila, Ryan is challenged to take a complete inventory of himself, and make whatever changes necessary to become the type of man Maricel would want him to be. Transformation... A few months later, Tipton returns to the Philippines a new man. His goal: to win Maricel back at all costs. Camped out at the coffee shop for four straight days hoping and praying that the woman he loves would show up, she never does. Desperation... Finally, Maricel arrives at the close of business one evening, totally unannounced, to find Ryan seated with the Godly couple who had become mentors to them both the past few months. But in an establishment where love, forgiveness and redemption reign supreme, after what Ryan did, was it possible for Maricel to forgive him and reconcile what they once had, or were they already too far gone for that... Not only does Coffee In Manila provide a wholesome portrayal of the warm Filipino culture and the values they hold so dear, it also exposes the numerous potential dangers connected to most online dating and social networking sites. But in the end, this story proves that true love can happen online, but only for those who are willing to take the proper steps along the way; making this a must-read for anyone looking for a life partner on the Internet. REEDITED APRIL 2014... Be sure to read Patrick Higgins’ latest book, an award-winning prophetic series titled, Chaos In The Blink Of An Eye. The first four installments are now available. The fifth installment will be available late fall 2016.

Summer Fling: A Bride for Glenmore / Single Father, Wife Needed


Sarah Morgan - 2011
    Bliss! But this summer the gossip mill is running overtime – love is most definitely in the air… Poor Evanna has been infatuated with her boss forever – to him she’s just part of the furniture. Rumour has it this summer she’s decided to get noticed. No more sensible suits for her…she’s bringing out the stilettos!Kyla can see Evanna is in love with her brother and if she had her way she’d knock their heads together. Oh well… Kyla has other, more pressing distractions – the new island doctor is gorgeous! Dr Ethan sticks out in the picture-perfect island like a v. handsome sore thumb.Ripples are running through the tranquil waters of Glenmore – secrets, scandal and more than a little flirtation! It’s going to be a summer to remember!

Jezebel's Wish


A.J. Nuest - 2011
    When her mother pushes her into riding lessons with local veterinarian Matthias Saunders, Jezebel balks. Sure, the doctor is gorgeous, but he's completely obnoxious and knows how to push every one of her buttons. Only her deep connection with The Reverend, a gentle stallion who guards her darkest secrets, has her agreeing to spend any more time with Dr. Saunders. Caring for the stallion is the first bright spot in her life in months, and if being around the horse means she has to deal with Matthias Saunders, then so be it. Surely a city girl like her can handle one country vet-even one with disturbing blue eyes. Can't she?

Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?


Claudia Carroll - 2011
    But now the not-so-newly weds feel more like flatmates than soul mates and wonder where all the fun and fireworks went ...When Annie lands her big break in a smash-hit show that’s heading for the bright lights of Broadway, she’s over the moon. Goodbye remote Irish village of Stickens, hello fabulous Big Apple! But with their relationship already on the rocks, how will Annie and Dan survive the distance?They’re hitting the pause button on their marriage. One year off from each other – no strings attached, except a date to meet in twelve months at the Rockefeller Centre to decide their fate.Will they both turn up? Or is it too late for love?

Empty Arms


Erika Liodice - 2011
    In 1972, at the tender age of sixteen, she got pregnant. An embarrassment to her parents, Catharine was exiled to a maternity home to carry out her pregnancy far away from the watchful eyes of their tight-knit community. What they didn't tell her is that she wouldn't be allowed to keep her baby. With her daughter's screams still echoing in her ears, the medical staff told Catharine she'd move on with her life and have more children, they promised she'd forget. But they were wrong. Catharine never forgot Emily. And when she and her husband, Paul, learn that they can't have children, she risks her job, her marriage, and her family's reputation in a desperate attempt to find the daughter she never wanted to give away and reclaim her only chance to be a mother.**Available in paperback, ebook, and audiobook**

Single Girl Summer


Deanna Kimberly Burrell - 2011
    People are! Button Jackson knows two things for sure: all men cheat and all women are rivals. So it's no surprise that the impeccably dressed restaurateur hasn't had a serious boyfriend, close girlfriend, or any connection of substance in years. Meghan Cherry has the opposite problem. Reeling from a painful divorce, the techie with a desire to unleash her artistic side, can't figure out why her relationships end with nothing when she gives so much. Attorney, Dawn Martin, is stuck somewhere in the middle. Waiting in purgatory for a marriage proposal that just won't come has molded her into a woman she swore she'd never be. Against the backdrop of hot days and cool nights in Chicago and armed with red cups of Single Girl Sangria, Meghan, Dawn, and Button, share stories, perspectives, and advice on everything from open relationships to open-toe shoes. They come together by chance, grow together as friends, and ultimately discover that for every girl, there's a season.

The Cowgirl Code


Vanessa Gray Bartal - 2011
    But the job is not at all what he expected, and neither is Anne, the feisty, pint-sized ranch foreman who captures his interest from the start. Anne is equally fascinated by Will, the only non-cowboy she's ever known. But she has a job to do, and it doesn't include falling in love with the new tutor, no matter how handsome and charming he is. She's determined to hold him at arms' length, but he's equally determined to pursue her, turning up everywhere like a bad penny. Can Anne trust Will with the secret she's never shared with anyone, or will his interference cause her world to fall apart?

Molly Hacker Is Too Picky!


Lisette Brodey - 2011
    And that’s a problem because Molly’s younger sister, Hannah, is going to be married in one year. Armed with snark, wit, and fabulous good looks, “Picky Molly” embarks on a quest to find Mr. Right in her hometown, Swansea, an elegant bedroom community of NYC. Things get complicated fast. In no time at all, Molly has four “men of interest” and the memories of a lost love to send her overanalytic, befuddled mind into serious overdrive. Determined not to let her “helpful” girlfriends help her right out of another relationship, Molly tries to keep mum on the state of her love life. Her BFF male coworker, Randy, becomes her closest confidant as he stumbles over romantic issues with his new Mr. Right, Kyle. Meanwhile, Molly’s BFF gal pals aren’t too happy about being left out of the loop. Tweaking Molly’s last nerve is the town’s most visible socialite, Naomi Hall-Benchley. For self-serving reasons, Naomi is hell-bent on setting up “Picky Molly Hacker,” and she doesn’t care who she has to manipulate or hurt to do it. Just how far will she go? “Molly Hacker Is Too Picky!” takes the reader on a yearlong romp through Molly’s mind and a joyride through her life. Her dating life, town secrets, a group of quirky, crazy characters, and Naomi’s machinations collide head-on at a holiday gala that will change the social landscape of Swansea forever. As the New Year rolls in, Molly gets earth-shattering news. Can she go on? Will life ever return to abnormal again?

Dancing with the Ferryman


Frankie Valente - 2011
    She is not quite so happy to find out that her fiance David is a gambling addict. When she discovers that she was just days away from losing all of the assets from the sale of her home she panics. She runs away to Shetland to start a new life for herself. She is hoping for peace and quiet; after all, what could happen in Shetland? It is so far away from everything. What could go wrong? Everything it seems.A romantic comedy.Cover photo of the Northern Lights over Shetland: Dave Wheeler (Fair Isle)

Baer Truth


Linda McMaken - 2011
    With nothing but a talent for cooking and the singing voice of an angel, she manages to disturb a very cranky, cold-hearted bear, um, Baer. Joe Baer, a sexy Wyoming beef rancher. He has a ranch mortgage that’s due, and a past that even he never suspected. Snow, tractors, country superstars, an unforgettable rodeo, and a tornado named Abby, will bring these "baers" out of hibernation.

Trial by Fire


Kathryn Shay - 2011
    Imagine his surprise when he finds himself attracted to the fiery journalist with deep scars from her past. The arson case is solved, but not before both their lives are endangered.

Rescue Me


Kathryn Shay - 2011
    But trouble comes in merging the discrepancy in their ages and Max’s difficulty with her past.

A Belle in Brooklyn: Advice for Living Your Single Life and Enjoying Mr. Right Now


Demetria L. Lucas - 2011
    With an award-winning popular blog and an "Essence "magazine platform, Demetria Lucas has become a relationship guru to millions of young women with plenty of simple, direct advice. According to Lucas, most women are too focused (and stressed) on the difficulties of meeting Mr. Right to enjoy the experience."A Belle in Brooklyn "celebrates the joys of singlehood, encourages personal development, and offers tools to help women increase their odds of finding a suitable mate when they are ready for one. With advice garnered from personal revelations, expert interviews with other relationship and dating gurus, and hundreds of interviews with her Male MindSquad--a committee of thirty men from varying backgrounds who answers the tough questions about sex, dating, and relationships--Lucas helps women enjoy the single life...with or without the perfect guy.

Heaven Scent


Sasha Wagstaff - 2011
    Neither did she know that her late husband was actually Oliver Ducasse, heir to the Ducasse perfume empire. Invited by the Ducasse family to their glamorous French mansion, Cat finds a family in chaos. What’s more she’s regarded with suspicion and hostility, especially by Olivier’s playboy cousin Xavier. Will she run for the hills as fast as her high heels can carry her? Or will she realise that she is exactly what this mixed-up family truly needs?

Love and Lust (Small Town Secrets Book 2)


Jade C. Jamison - 2011
    What the hell has gotten into her? She can barely concentrate as his quiet yet sexy charm oozes across the space, igniting her imagination.He needs her legal assistance--but she needs something else from him: just one night between the sheets to get him out of her head.If he says yes, she's racing down a dangerous path, because crossing that line could cause her to be disbarred, lose her business, her friends, everything she's worked so hard for.So why the hell can't she stop obsessing over him? Will she throw it all away for one night of pleasure?Curl up by the fire with a glass of wine or a mug of hot chocolate and settle into Winchester, Colorado--where the nights are cold...but steamy!Please note that portions of this novel were previously published in 2011 as the book STATING HIS CASE and in 2016 as CROSSING THE LINE.

Just Watch the Fireworks


Monica Alexander - 2011
    Unfortunately, Courtney just said yes when her boyfriend asked her to marry him. Call it a moment of panic, insanity, or blind fear, but she now finds herself engaged, and couldn’t be less excited. With pressure from friends, family and her new fiancé to embrace her inner bride, she starts to wonder if she made the wrong decision. Just when things can’t get any more confusing, Courtney comes face-to-face with the guy who broke her heart three years earlier. She hasn’t spoken to him since, and he couldn’t have more contempt for her. They are now living in the same city, though, so they’re bound to run into each other again and again. When he suggests being friends, she is beyond skeptical but agrees to give it a try. Then old feelings start to surface, and Courtney finds herself wondering if it’s possible to just be friends with her ex when he’s cuter than she remembered, ridiculously charming and might still be in love with her. When she realizes she’s not over him either, she knows she’s in trouble. But can she trust him enough to give him her heart when he broke it once before?

Bad Luck Cadet


Suzie Ivy - 2011
     This was in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1974. Dreams fade and real life begins. Three grown children and thirty years later, Suzie remembered those devastating words after reading a post on a drug store bulletin board: Small Town Police Department is hiring! Must have a crime free background. Must work well with others. Must be able to physically undergo the rigors of the police academy. Must be able to complete what you start. Must be 21 years old. Academy begins August 13. Fifty pounds overweight and disillusioned with middle age, the post sparked a small flame. That small flame became a raging inferno as Suzie lost the weight and set her mind on a long forgotten dream. Follow Suzie’s journey as she discovers what she’s really made of, defies the odds, and proves that dreams really do come true if you have the guts to go after them.

Living in Color


Trish Milburn - 2011
    No longer will he be able to abuse her mother mentally or physically, and just maybe her mother might grow to see what he'd done to her was wrong. But with the death of Jim Bishop, Sabrina is now responsible for her mother's well-being since Ruby can't read or write and has lived a sheltered life. But Ruby has a very small comfort zone in rural West Tennessee, and that means she can't come live with Sabrina in Atlanta. Besides, Sabrina's job as an award-winning news photographer keeps her traveling around the globe most of the time. As she tries to make suitable plans for her mother's future, Sabrina offers to take Ruby on a road trip to expose her to a world she's never seen. As they travel to sites such as Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone National Park and the Gulf Coast of Florida, the trip becomes a journey of unexpected healing and self-discovery not only for Ruby, but for Sabrina as well.

Easter Carats


Erynn Mangum - 2011
    So when her grandmother suggests changing up Easter tradition by inviting her neighbor's family - including her neighbor's sloppy grandson, Blake - and spending the weekend in a lake house in Texas, Emilie is anything but on board with the idea.Blake Sullivan is excited for the vacation, even though he'll have to put up with worrywart Emilie the whole time. He's got plans to just sit on the dock and fish the weekend away.But when the catfish aren't biting and the manicured golf course turns out to be a place for Frisbee golf, will Emilie and Blake find out that the one thing they have in common is the most important thing of all?

Whipped, Not Beaten


Melissa Westemeier - 2011
    Recently dumped and working for a boss she despises, she is determined to shake up her life as a single woman in the city of Madison. She takes a side job as a home party consultant selling kitchenware, hoping that it will be the spice that turns her life around. Through failed recipes and cold ovens, Sadie works to create something that's a bit sweeter, a lot richer, and oh, so very delicious.

Wild Stallions


Vanessa Gray Bartal - 2011
    Their little sister, Ivy, their tiny hometown of Silver Springs, and even strangers are terrified of them. Everyone agrees that they'll never get married because who in her right mind would try to tame them?Haley Griffin doesn't agree with popular opinion, but then she has a good reason. As a child, her life intersected heartbreakingly with Brent, the oldest Honeywell brother. Since then, Brent has made it his business to see to her wellbeing. To Haley, he's always been a mythical figure, but when he decides to take a more hands-on approach, Haley feels the full effect of the Honeywell charm. Brent has her life mapped out, but now it's Haley's turn to take the reins as Brent discovers that being tamed by a woman may be the greatest adventure of all.

Fright Court


Mindy Klasky - 2011
    Dream job, that is, until she’s attacked in the open courtroom by a vampire defendant. And until she’s forced to take self-defense lessons from her boss, the enigmatic vampire James Morton. And until she learns that she can’t share the truth about any of that with her best friend, Allison Ward – even over delectable cupcakes from the Cake Walk bakery.Soon, Sarah is surrounded by vampires, griffins, and sprites – all members of a secret supernatural court. And when a deceptively easy-going reporter starts to ask questions, Sarah wonders just what answers she is supposed to give….

Ten Beach Road


Wendy Wax - 2011
    They each wake up one morning to discover their life savings have vanished, along with their trusted financial manager- leaving them with nothing but co-ownership of a ramshackle beachfront house.Throwing their lots in together, they take on the challenge of restoring the historic property. But just as they begin to reinvent themselves and discover the power of friendship, secrets threaten to tear down their trust-and destroy their lives a second time.

Roses in Winter: An Extraordinary Journey of Love


Leslie D. Stuart - 2011
    Riley Rosemont loved Savannah Graystone from the moment she was born. Loving her was his destiny. He always said that "Forever isn't Long Enough" for their love. Life in the icy northern Montana mountains is hard, but her love kept him strong. Riley always swore that someday he'd marry that beautiful talented woman. They would have a family. He vowed to listen to her play the piano until he was old and gray. But Life had other plans for Savannah. Her destiny was far away from Riley. She is a musical prodigy blessed with a photographic memory for music. At eighteen, she leaves Montana to share her music with the world. Fame and fortune come. She never stopped loving Riley. Savannah discovers she is pregnant with their son. But she and Riley are over. The baby was an accident. But not a mistake. Ryan Patrick becomes her world. They keep a video diary. Everyday she records something, talking to Riley as if he were simply away on a trip, showing him every precious moment of their son's life. She teaches Ryan to love his father. She hopes when the time is right, they can go home to Montana and be a family. That hope keeps her strong. But two precious moments steal everything good. Savannah Graystone is coming home. The music inside her heart is gone. She wants to curl up in a dark corner and fade away. Her will to live is gone. Snow is falling fast, bitter and cold from the oncoming blizzard. Her hand is on the door to Graystone Heights, her childhood home. The giant ski lodge high in the mountains has been deserted for years. It's a perfect place to let go. But behind her a dog growls. She isn't alone anymore. Graystone Heights is Riley's home now. He raises beautiful Spanish Andalusian horses, training them to dance for movies and show. Training is his gift, the reason he stayed in Montana. It is where he belongs. But Riley has kept a secret too. He knew about their son and chose to let Ryan live in Savannah's musical world, giving their talented son opportunities he couldn't have in the cold northern mountains. But hearts are broken, the good seems lost forever. All they have left are the movies she made, moments captured of a little boy's life. The video diary is precious. It is all Savannah can give Riley. They both made choices, things they regret. This is their second chance. Dangerously fevered, Savannah wants to give up. She is shattered inside. Can Riley save her? They need a miracle. This Special Publishers Edition on July 27, 2015 is dedicated to Taz. Once, I thought I knew how to love someone, but you hugged me tight and taught me I was wrong. In that moment I had barely begun to touch the depths of real love. I know love now. Mine belongs to you. LOVE IS WORTH THE JOURNEY. This is for everyone who has ever Loved, who lost their Heart along the Way, but hoped for Second Chances and had the Courage to Love again.

Work Me Out


Minx Malone - 2011
    Nothing has ever come between them-until she finds out Milo is her chief rival for a new account. Milo's not sure when it happened but his secret crush has morphed into an obsession. He wants Mya in his bed, screaming his name, and he knows just how to make it happen. When he proposes a friendly wager on the account, he knows the ultra-competitive Mya won't be able to resist. She's more than ready to lay it all on the line-until she finds out how high the stakes are. The two of them. Skin to skin. Suddenly, all bets are off. Asking for Andre Andre Lavin lives life in the fast lane and the pampered Italian playboy isn't used to being denied. Anything. Which makes his attraction to the shy, hauntingly beautiful Cassandra Michaels even more frustrating. She's unimpressed by his flashy lifestyle and his every attempt to get closer seems to drive her further away. Until he overhears her whispered wish for sex lessons. In Casey's experience, rich, handsome men don't fall for girls like her, but there's nothing to stop her from enjoying a fling. All she needs is one night to find out what she's been missing and then she can go back to her boring, predictable life. One night to touch and be touched, and she can leave with her heart intact. Or can she? Because although Andre is more than ready to teach her anything she asks, he isn't willing to let her go.

Summer of Love


Katie Fforde - 2011
    It’s not that she doesn’t love the outcome of that wild night, but since then she has always taken the safer route. So when dependable, devoted Richard suggests a move to the beautiful English countryside, she leaves the hustle and bustle of the city behind, and she throws herself into the picture-postcard cottage garden, her furniture restoration business, and a new life in the country.Her good intentions are torpedoed on a glorious summer’s evening with the arrival of Gus Berresford. One-time explorer and full-time heartbreaker, Gus is ridiculously exciting, wonderfully glamorous and a completely inappropriate love interest for a single mum. But Gus and Sian have met before…Sian has no use for a fling, she simply mustn’t fall in love with the most unlikely suitor ever to cross her path – even if he has now crossed her path twice. But who knows what can happen in a summer of love…

The Sleepless Nanny


Christa Charter - 2011
    The problem is that these are not her kids, this is not her house, and Jeffrey Goldman is not Michelle’s husband. The terror of getting caught, getting fired, and returning home to Seattle in shame isn’t enough to scare her straight—but as she and her circle of au pair friends are about to discover, beneath the surface of their power-couple-employers’ perfect lives is an ocean of deception, addiction, and scandal. And for Michelle and the friends she’s fighting to protect, the stakes are higher than any of them imagine.

Manhattan


Ronni Cooper - 2011
    Mei-Lin: The beautiful, enigmatic madam moves in all the right circles - but it wasn't always that way. Now her American dream has become a nightmare and she may have to pay the ultimate price for freedom. Stevie: Once the lead singer of the biggest female rock band in the world, Stevie is now flying solo – but she has a secret that could destroy her. Now all three women are about to discover that payback is the biggest bitch of all…

Double Dog Dare


Jennifer Johnson - 2011
    He’s way too charming and looks a little too good in a Tuxedo.Will Cheris choose a little storybook madness or the sensible advice of the wisdom she’s followed all her life?

The Summer of Living Dangerously


Julie Cohen - 2011
    She's successful and she's happy - as long as she continues to ignore the hurt from her past. But when said past walks back into her life in the shape of Leo - the man she married too young, ran away to Paris with and who ultimately broke her heart - Alice is desperate for an escape route. She finds the perfect thing - a new job as a tour guide in a Regency stately home. But as she immerses herself in acting out the stories of the house, Alice begins to see parallels with her own life, forcing her to confront her feelings about what she wants and, finally, live in the real world.

Someday


Jae Henderson - 2011
    Even though creating breathtaking events and rubbing elbows with the social elite seems fulfilling, there’s one thing missing from her fairy tale life—her prince charming. After a string of failed, faith-challenging relationships this woman of God refuses to give up on meeting the man of her dreams. Tee knows in her heart that God will answer her prayers--SOMEDAY. Until then, she tries to remain prayerful and content by occupying her time with work, her sister’s drama-filled marriage, counseling wayward youth and her hilarious girlfriends. When Tee is introduced to an incredibly handsome, retired NFL player named Michael Stokes, it seems that someday has finally arrived. There's one problem. He’s been marked for death. Michael Stokes thought life was over after a knee injury claimed his career as a NFL superstar. He realized just how wrong he was after dedicating his life to Christ and beginning on a wonderful new path as a motivational speaker and book author. He even meets Tee, a woman who makes all the other women he’s dated seem like a waste of time. But when his past comes back to haunt him Michael’s greatest fear is not the loss of his lucrative contract but losing the woman who must be heaven sent. Will Tee accept a man who has a killer on his trail and a surprising new addition to his family? “Someday” is full of adventure, excitement, thrills, laughter and love as Tee and Michael fight to stay alive in order to stay together.

Bits of You & Pieces of Me


Kimberly Kinrade - 2011
    FEAR. HATE. HOPE. LOVE. "She has learned to love. To fear. To hate. And then to love again. Through it all, she writes." Once Upon A Time There Was A Girl "Bits of You & Pieces of Me" is a collection of short stories, poetry & essays on life. While each piece stands alone, together the chapters tell the story of an idealistic girl in love with love who discovers the demons of a splintered heart when that love turns violent. Through it all, she climbs her way back to Hope and finds that in the end her True Heart remained Unbreakable. This collection dives into the heart of painful love, abuse, passion and one woman's journey through her Dark Night of the Soul. Quotes from the book: "Haunted by demons of the past, hounded by demons not yet met, the nevermore and evermore left her little peace." A Tale of Two Women "The house burned in the fire. Her house. Her prison of lies and of denial. Her American dream turned nightmare." Unbreakable Heart "He loves me, he loves me not. How many flowers must I kill before he loves me?" He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not What Others Are Saying: "Kimberly Kinrade is a genius. Simply put. Bits of You & Pieces of Me is a work of literary art. " L.M. Stull Author of "Memoirs of a Monkey" Spring 2011 Founder of Between the Lines book club "This was as if Kimberly Kinrade had ripped out her very beautiful and eloquent heart and presented it in front of you. " Katie John Author of "The Knight Trilogy" "Part poetry, part confessional, part writers anthology, Kimberly Kinrade obviously pours her heart and soul into this work. All of it mesmerizing!" Brick ONeil Writer/Book Reviewer ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Kimberly Kinrade is a Young Adult Fantasy author whose first book "Bits of You & Pieces of Me" was not YA. She started selling her work when she was 10 and ran out of teeth to sell to the Tooth Fairy. Now she writes, plays with her kids and puppies, runs a love blog (WritingInLove.com) with the love of her life, and tweets. All the while thinking of ways to woo the perfect agent and publishing house for her soon-to-be-hit YA fantasy series "The Reluctant Familiar." You can learn more about her at KimberlyKinrade.com

True Surrender


Tracey Cramer-Kelly - 2011
    But his personal journey is just beginning…The first surprise is the amputation of one of his legs.The second is the woman he left behind, now a widow with a 4-year-old son – and his new prosthetist (artificial limb maker).He vows that losing his leg won’t derail his career. But maintaining his outward appearance as a got-it-together officer becomes increasingly difficult as he faces one personal demon after another – and sees his career aspirations slipping away. And though he has no intention of expanding his life to include a woman, his heart has other ideas – and he finds himself questioning the very foundation of his personal beliefs.When violence – and unexpected redemption – touch his life again, Aaron must make a stand. Which will he choose: duty or love?

Mum on the Run


Fiona Gibson - 2011
    She knows the other mothers have been in training for at least three months – even though they're trying to pretend that they haven't. Laura's vowed never to take part, but the morning of the School Sports Day she makes a fatal error and promises her daughter that if she eats her Rice Crispies, she will run. With no escape, Laura is forced to take part and as she moves towards her inevitable humiliation, she is horrified to spot her husband Jed flirting with Celeste the delectable French girl who works with him.Determined to put up a fight and to show Jed there is still plenty of spice left in their marriage, Laura decides it is time to give her body the work out it has been desperately crying out for. But when Laura makes a special new friend at the running club that she has joined, she gets much more than she bargained for.From buying sexy lingerie displayed alongside the gherkins at Tesco to struggling into the last playsuit in Topshop, this novel is full of humour and Laura is a true heroine for our times. A sparkling, witty novel, that fizzes off the page.

Senderos


Mar Carrión - 2011
    Her life and that of Jesse James Gardner, so far parallel, will give a 90 turn and their paths will cross. What is emerging between them, apart from admiration for the integrity of the other? Together they will discover that life shows you paths you never thought.

Mind over Madi


Lynda Lee Schab - 2011
    At least, that's what Madi's mother has always told her. Madi McCall admits her husband lacks a little in the romance department, but all in all, he's been a good husband, a good father. Now, though, she suspects Rich is having an affair with Fawn Witchburn, the mother of one of his fourth-grade students. To say Fawn shows off her "assets" more than should be legally allowed in public is an understatement, and Madi's insecurities kick into high gear. When, in a heated moment, she asks Rich to leave and he complies, Madi is forced to deal with her issues. Issues of love and trust she's tried so hard to avoid. Issues that trail all the way back to her childhood and make her act like a total moron. "Takes readers on a roller-coaster ride of emotions that echo their own scream-inducing moments. Reserve space on your 'keepers' shelf for this one!"-LOREE LOUGH, award-winning author of 83 books, including reader favorite From Ashes to Honor. "Lynda Lee Schab is a new, fresh addition to Christian fiction. I'm eager to see what's next."-SANDRA D. BRICKER, best-selling, award-winning author of Always the Baker, Never the Bride. "A fast, fun read in the tradition of classic chick lit."-MEGAN DIMARIA, author of Searching for Spice and Out of Her Hands. "Smart, snappy, entertaining. Be prepared for chuckles aplenty as Madi learns a hard-won lesson about trust."-VIRGINIA SMITH, author of Third Time's a Charm and the Sister-to-Sister Series. "An engaging story of the proverbial ostrich with her head stuck in the sand. Fast-paced, highly enjoyable."-JULIE CAROBINI, author of Fade to Blue. Delightful. Witty. Entertaining. Real. Poignant. Light-hearted Women's Fiction at Its Best.