A Spool of Blue Thread: A Novel by Anne Tyler | Summary & Analysis


Book*Sense - 2015
    The Whitshanks are a family who believe certain myths about themselves. They believe they are happier than other families, and closer to each other, and they believe that Whitshanks have a way of getting what they want. In the winding course of this novel, Tyler shows how these beliefs are true in some ways, but painfully untrue in other ways. This latest work from Anne Tyler is as masterful and absorbing as anything she has written. Her patient character development, her unsentimental portrayal of family life, and her brilliant understanding of the psychology of parents and children all combine to create a memorable and breath-taking novel. Fans of Anne Tyler will not be disappointed, and new readers will no doubt rush to read her extensive back list. This companion also includes the following: • Book Review • Story Setting Analysis • Story elements you may have missed as we decipher the novel • Summary of the text, with some analytical comments interspersed • Thought Provoking /or Discussion Questions for both Readers & Book Clubs • Discussion & Analysis of Themes, Symbols… • And Much More! This Analysis fills the gap, making you understand more while enhancing your reading experience.

Deadly Redemption (Deadly Alliances #3)


Candle Sutton - 2015
    A band of renegades. And one ex-con who is willing to risk everything to stop them. Life hasn’t turned out as Nate Miller expected. Serving a life sentence for his involvement with Stevens’ assassinations, he lives each day with little to anticipate. Until the FBI arrives with an offer greater than he’d ever imagined. Freedom. All he has to do is infiltrate a militia group and help bring them to justice. The group is responsible for dozens of deaths and the FBI believes that they’re just getting started. Their weapon of choice? A deadly biotoxin that kills without discrimination. Although he has an in, infiltrating the group won’t be easy. It might prove fatal. But if he has the opportunity to save lives, doesn’t he also have the obligation to do whatever it takes? His relatively newfound faith in God spurs him to agree to the FBI’s terms. As he goes deeper into a life he thought he’d left behind, he finds himself being drawn back into activities he’d never thought he’d be a part of again. When the group threatens the woman he loves, he’s forced to go further than he planned in order to keep her safe. What if he can’t protect her? What if the group adds her to their growing list of casualties? While the group plots their next target, Nate struggles to maintain his cover. Can he stop them from launching an attack that will decimate the city? Or will he be forced past a point of no return?

TABOO HOUSEHOLDS: A Forbidden Trilogy of a MILF, Virgin, Slave & A Brat


Ashley Foster - 2015
    Steamy. Sexy. & All Wrong!!!Sometimes when you live in the same house with someone naughty things might start to happen behind closed doors, the only problem is that those naughty things that you do with each other are completely forbidden because you're not suppose to fuck your (censored).Included in this 14,000 word book are the following stories:Can I Sleep In Your Bed Tonight?Virgin SlaveSpoiled Brat Get Stuffed

The Katie Bishop Series Boxed Set


Luanne Bennett - 2019
    Who needs a cop when you have a dragon. Did I mention that her best friend is the queen of Savannah and her boyfriend is Superman? If you enjoy Hailey Edwards or Charlaine Harris, the Katie Bishop series won’t disappoint! “Fantasy and hoodoo in Savannah? Yes, please!!!” ★★★★★ ★★★★★ “This series was so amazing, pleeeeeaaseee tell me there is more to come.” Crossroads of Bones When Katie Bishop is asked to join an elite Savannah society that guards the city against all the supernatural riffraff that blows into town on a regular basis, she can’t refuse. Especially when the city’s latest threat has targeted her to help it escape from an ancient book it’s been imprisoned in for over a century. You see, Katie isn’t your average girl—she’s a bit of a beast and owns a tattoo shop at the edge of town. She’s also the only one who can tattoo a magical symbol on the demon’s back that will set it permanently free—and live to tell about it. Blackthorn Grove It’s just another Saturday night in the city, but what happens on this particular evening will set the wheels in motion for a witch war that could destroy Blackthorn Grove—the reigning coven of Savannah. There’s been a murder, and all the evidence points to one of their own. In the race to uncover the truth before a council of witches arrives for a formal tribunal, the revelations about Blackthorn Grove keep coming. Shifter’s Moon Jackson Hunter’s past has finally caught up to him. So has the woman who refuses to let him go—a cat with some sharp claws. Katie Bishop is starting to wonder if she knows her boyfriend at all. He’s just given her two million reasons in cash to doubt that, and the shifters he used to ride with back in Atlanta want to get their hands on it. But they want more than just the money. They want Jackson, and they’re willing to dine on a few tourists and take hostages to get it all!

The Bluestocking, the Earl, and the Author (Regency Romantic Dreams #2)


Charlotte Darcy - 2016
    Tall and broad, with reddish-brown hair, and pale blue eyes as open as a summer's sky, he is every woman’s dream. Yet instead of courting ladies of the ton he spends his days teasing Lady Georgian. Georgian has known Tristan since they were children, she just wonders why he has never grown up. Though he often makes her want to laugh, she refuses to give him the satisfaction. What fool spends his days leaping out from behind hedges and scaring horses? Jeremy Tudor is the author of a satirical book on manners. Georgian finds his work most delightful. Tristan has never admitted his feelings for Georgian but now that a rival is on the scene he must make a decision and see if he can follow it through. Would he seek to change this wonderful woman? This is a clean and wholesome Regency historical romance about discovering your true self. Can a woman who is so different find true love? Can an Earl accept his responsibilities and be true to himself? Is there hope for a young woman forced into a terrible marriage? Find out in this sweet and clean British historical romance novel.

A Very Fake Christmas: A Billionaire Romance, Surprise Pregnancy


Scarlett Avery - 2021
    

Not So Fake (The Billionaire's Secret #7)


R.S. Elliot - 2021
    

Third Prince


Toby Neighbors - 2010
    When his family is murdered, he is thrust into a world that isn't as black and white as he has always believed. If he is to take his rightful place on his father's throne he must face the dangers of political ambition and a kingdom gripped by the realities of war.

Welcome to Pembrooke: The Complete Pembrooke Series


Jessica Prince - 2019
    After eight years spent trapped in a miserable marriage, he's made a vow to never take the plunge again. The only problem is, he didn't have a plan in place to protect his heart from Chloe Delaney. COMING FULL CIRCLE Ethan Prewitt dreamed of escaping the small town of Pembrooke and building a life where he didn't have to depend on anyone but himself. What he never expected was for his friendship with Eliza Anderson to grow into something that would change everything for him. A BROKEN SOUL Quinn Mallick already had his happily-ever-after, and in the blink of an eye it was ripped away from him. He's convinced he doesn't deserve a second chance. But when the town's beautiful dance teacher, Lilly Mathewson turns her sights on him, he finds himself questioning everything.

Night School


Maeve Binchy
    story of an abandoned love, who after making her life in Italy, goes back to the UK to re-make her life there teaching Italian

Right Behind You


N.L. Hinkens - 2021
    She’s kept it a secret. Until now.When Lauren’s parents die in a small plane crash, she inherits the fortune they made with the sale of their software business. Determined to follow in their footsteps, she moves her young family to Austin and launches her own successful company.But her charmed life begins to fray at the edges when an idle threat made eighteen years earlier comes back to haunt her. Someone with a grudge is willing to stop at nothing to destroy her. Someone with time on their hands and murder in mind. Someone who knows her secret.Can she save herself from a dangerous past before a killer comes calling?

Whispering Pines Mysteries Box Set: Books 4-6


Shawn McGuire - 2019
     Hidden Secrets: A Whispering Pines Mystery, Book Four Aside from a minor glitch or two, everything has gone to plan with the grand opening of Pine Time Bed-and-Breakfast. Then one of Jayne’s guests turns up dead on the side of the road. Now, with some of the locals pointing out that the rash of murders plaguing the village started when Jayne arrived, Jayne has to clear her own name while tracking down the real killer. Rival Secrets: A Whispering Pines Mystery, Book Five As the weather turns crisp, Jayne and the other villagers prepare for the last big tourist draw of the season: the autumn equinox festival and its ever-popular cooking competition. Events turn from friendly to fatal, however, when one of the contestants is found dead in the woods. As all eyes turn to one of the villagers as the killer, Jayne digs deep to clear the name of one of their own. Veiled Secrets: A Whispering Pines Mystery, Book Six The village is calm and quiet for the Samhain feast, until a boy goes missing during trick-or-treating. The parents say he does this sometimes, but with a storm bearing down on the village, Jayne isn’t content to dismiss this as a case of a curious kid off exploring the woods. What readers are saying: “I've read them all and just want to go back.” “I wish Whispering Pines was a real place” “If you enjoy honest, rather raw characters seeking direction, and the consequences of past mistakes, you'll enjoy this series as much as I have.” “My mind is still in Whispering Pines. I can clearly see the thatched roof houses, their wood and stucco exteriors. It reminds me of Shakespeare's house in London." “I really enjoy how the characters continue to evolve in this series and the new eccentrics fit right in!” “I totally fell in love with both the village and the story.” “I would gladly plan my next trip to Whispering Pines.” The Whispering Pines Mystery Series Family Secrets: A Whispering Pines Mystery Kept Secrets: A Whispering Pines Mystery, Book Two Original Secrets: A Whispering Pines Mystery, Book Three Hidden Secrets: A Whispering Pines Mystery, Book Four Rival Secrets: A Whispering Pines Mystery, Book Five Veiled Secrets: A Whispering Pines Mystery, Book Six Silent Secrets: A Whispering Pines Mystery, Book Seven Merciful Secrets: A Whispering Pines Mystery, Book Eight

The Ironwood Plantation Family Saga: The Complete Series


Stephenia H. McGee - 2020
    Civil War pits countrymen against one another and tears a nation asunder. Life and death are held in the balance where everyone is a slave to something. In a time when war brings the South to its knees, two women will forge a friendship in the fires of redemption and thrust Ironwood into a new future – where the battle for freedom has merely begun. Book Two: Heir of HopeA hidden diary. Dreams of the past. And a hope for a new future. Emily Burns grew up an orphan, so she never expected to inherit a southern plantation. When she discovers an old diary hidden in the attic, her life becomes strangely entwined with her Civil War ancestor and she soon begins to wonder how a woman long dead can keep showing up in her dreams.Book Three: Missing MercyThe venture ahead could leave their friendship behind.Made a safe-haven after the Civil War, Ironwood Plantation is a refuge of equality for former slaves. But twenty years and a new generation later, they have become an isolated community with little contact with the rest of the world.In a time where prejudices try to define them, Mercy Carpenter and Faith Harper must push the boundaries of their beliefs and trust in the God who holds the keys to freedom.

Grape Seed Falls Romance Box Set


Liz Isaacson - 2018
     Seven cowboys, from billionaires to brothers, and the women who tame their hearts and make romance happen in Texas Hill Country... The complete Grape Seed Falls Romance collection in one boxed set! Book 1: Choosing the Cowboy: Maggie Duffin is all set to inherit her father's farm supply store in Amarillo, Texas. With only girls in her family, and Heidi now married and living at Three Rivers Ranch, she feels a sense of duty and family loyalty. Which is honorable—if it wasn't for her boyfriend, cowboy Chase Carver.So he sets out on a quest to find his own ranch. But with financial trouble and personal issues around every corner, both Maggie and Chase will have to rely on their faith to find their happily-ever-after. Book 2: Craving the Cowboy: A ranch owner in Texas Hill Country, a horse trainer, and a romance for the ages... Book 3: Charming the Cowboy: A cowboy billionaire bachelor, the woman who's been crushing on him, and a fateful accident at his boarding stable... Book 4: Courting the Cowboy: A restaurant heiress, a dating app, and the cowboy just down the street she's sworn off... Book 5: Claiming the Cowboy: A cowboy with a chip on his shoulder, a farrier who's got no roots, and their second chance at making a life together... Book 6: Catching the Cowboy: A cowboy who can't get off the ranch to meet anyone, a stylist who hasn't been on a second date in a year, and the relationship that starts when they're stranded in a cabin together... Book 7: Cheering the Cowboy: A cowboy with anger management issues, the woman whose ranch he "stole," and their chance to get everything they want for Christmas...including each other. Read all the novels by USA Today bestselling author, Liz Isaacson! Three Rivers Ranch Romance Series: 1. Second Chance Ranch 2. Third Time's the Charm 3. Fourth and Long 4. Fifth Generation Cowboy 5. Sixth Street Love Affair 6. The Seventh Sergeant 7. Eight Second Ride 8. The First Lady of Three Rivers 9. Christmas in Three Rivers 10. Lucky Number Thirteen 11. The Curse of February Fourteenth 12. Fifteen Minutes of Fame 13. Sixteen Steps to Fall in Love 14. The Sleigh on Seventeenth Street Gold Valley Romance Series: 1. Before the Leap 2. After the Fall 3. Through the Mist 4. Between the Reins 5. Over the Moon 6. Under the Bridge 7. Up on the Housetop 8. Around the Bend Brush Creek Brides Romance Series: 1. A Wedding for the Widower 2. A Companion for the Cowboy 3. A Bride for the Bronc Rider 4. A Family for the Farmer 5. A Home for the Horseman 6. A Refuge for the Rancher 7. A Marriage for the Marine 8. A Fiance for the Firefighter 9. A Treasure for the Trooper 10. A Date for the Detective 11. A Partner for the Paramedic 12. A Catch for the Chief Steeple Ridge Romance Series: 1. Starting Over at Steeple Ridge (Timeless Romance) 2. Finding Love at Steeple Ridge 3. Learning Faith at Steeple Ridge 4. Kissing Santa at Steeple Ridge 5. Coming Home to Steeple Ridge Grape Seed Falls Romance Series: 1. Choosing the Cowboy 2. Craving the Cowboy 3. Charming the Cowboy 4. Courting the Cowboy 5. Claiming the Cowboy 6.

Thea's Parrot


Marcia Willett - 1995
    Just about everyone knows of George's long-standing affair with Felicity Mainwaring, the intimidating wife of a naval colleague. Her husband's death the previous year had prompted many to speculate that George would end up marrying his formidable mistress. No one expected it more than Felicity herself and as her letters and calls to George go unanswered she becomes suspicious. He somehow manages to duck Felicity's attempts to contact him long enough to marry Thea, and the couple embark on a harmonious life together in the heart of rural Devon. Thea enjoys matrimony immensely and through the naval network, finds a soul mate in Polly, another youthful bride, but not with such an understanding husband. But everything changes for Thea and George when she mentions that an old friend of his had dropped in for a chat while he was in London - Felicity Mainwaring.