Heartbroken at his death, she travels to his childhood home to spread his ashes. But there anne finds herself, disoriented, hurt, and under the care of Dr. Caught between history and her heart, she must decide whether she’s willing to let go of the life she knew for a love she never thought she’d find.
What the Wind Knows #ad - There, overcome with memories of the man she adored and consumed by a history she never knew, she is pulled into another time. The ireland of 1921, teetering on the edge of war, is a dangerous place in which to awaken. Mistaken for the boy’s long-missing mother, Anne adopts her identity, convinced the woman’s disappearance is connected to her own.
As tensions rise, thomas joins the struggle for Ireland’s independence and Anne is drawn into the conflict beside him. Thomas smith, guardian to a young boy who is oddly familiar.
From Sand and AshLake Union Publishing #ad - But the church calls to Angelo and, despite his deep feelings for Eva, he chooses the priesthood. Now, more than a decade later, Angelo is a Catholic priest and Eva is a woman with nowhere to turn. With the gestapo closing in, angelo hides Eva within the walls of a convent, where Eva discovers she is just one of many Jews being sheltered by the Catholic Church.
From Sand and Ash #ad - But eva can’t quietly hide, waiting for deliverance, while Angelo risks everything to keep her safe. With the world at war and so many in need, choice after agonizing choice, Angelo and Eva face trial after trial, until fate and fortune finally collide, leaving them with the most difficult decision of all.
As the years go by, the two find themselves falling in love. Italy, 1943—germany occupies much of the country, placing the Jewish population in grave danger during World War II. As children, eva rosselli and Angelo Bianco were raised like family but divided by circumstance and religion.
Where the Forest Meets the StarsLake Union Publishing #ad - When it finally catches up to them, all of their painful secrets will be forced into the open, and their fates will be left to the stars. As the summer nears an end and Ursa gets closer to her fifth miracle, her dangerous past closes in. An amazon charts, and washington Post bestseller, Wall Street Journal, and a Goodreads Choice Award finalist.
In this gorgeously stunning debut, a mysterious child teaches two strangers how to love and trust again. After the loss of her mother and her own battle with breast cancer, Joanna Teale returns to her graduate research on nesting birds in rural Illinois, determined to prove that her recent hardships have not broken her.
Where the Forest Meets the Stars #ad - She throws herself into her work from dusk to dawn, until her solitary routine is disrupted by the appearance of a mysterious child who shows up at her cabin barefoot and covered in bruises. The girl calls herself Ursa, and she claims to have been sent from the stars to witness five miracles. But the more time they spend together, the more questions they have.
. How does a young girl not only read but understand shakespeare? Why do good things keep happening in her presence? And why aren’t Jo and Gabe checking the missing children’s website anymore?Though the three have formed an incredible bond, they know difficult choices must be made. With concerns about the child’s home situation, Jo reluctantly agrees to let her stay—just until she learns more about Ursa’s past.
Jo enlists the help of her reclusive neighbor, Gabriel Nash, to solve the mystery of the charming child.
The Law of Moses#ad - Nobody wants a messed up teenager. And moses was messed up. Maybe the fact that he was broken drew me to him from the start. But i didn’t stay away. Even Moses warned me. To be with him would change my life in ways I could never have imagined. Maybe i should have stayed away. Moses was a law unto himself. A story of before and after, of new beginnings and never-endings.
But most of all. But he was also strange and exotic and beautiful. A love story. I imagined the crack baby, moses, having a giant crack that ran down his body, like he’d been broken at birth. I knew that wasn’t what the term meant, but the image stuck in my mind. Maybe I should have listened. People love babies, even sick babies.
The Law of Moses #ad - It all happened before i was born, and by the time I met Moses and my mom told me all about him, the story was old news and nobody wanted anything to do with him. But you’ll be able to prepare. Someone found him in a laundry basket at the Quick Wash, wrapped in a towel, a few hours old and close to death.
The First Girl Child47North #ad - From the new york times bestselling author comes a breathtaking fantasy of a cursed kingdom, warring clans, and unexpected salvation. Bayr of saylok, bastard son of a powerful and jealous chieftain, is haunted by the curse once leveled by his dying mother. But he’s also blessed with an all-too-human heart that beats with one purpose: to protect Alba, the first girl child born in nearly two decades and the salvation for a country at risk.
Now the fate of saylok lies with Alba and Bayr, whose bond grows deeper with every whisper of coming chaos. By breaking the curse, they could defeat the king…but they could also destroy themselves. Charged with battling the enemies of their people, both within and without, Bayr is fueled further by the love of a girl who has defied the scourge of Saylok.
The First Girl Child #ad - What bayr and alba don’t know is that they each threaten the king, murder, a greedy man who built his throne on lies, and betrayal. Bartered, she plagued the land with her words: From this day forward, abandoned, and rarely loved, there will be no daughters in Saylok. Raised among the keepers at Temple Hill, Bayr is gifted with inhuman strength.
There is only one way to defend their land from the corruption that has overtaken it.
When We Believed in Mermaids: A NovelLake Union Publishing #ad - Her resemblance to Josie is unbelievable. It’s what her sister, kit, an ER doctor in Santa Cruz, has always believed. Live coverage of a club fire in Auckland has captured the image of a woman stumbling through the smoke and debris. Gone forever. Of a lost teenage boy who’d become part of their family. And unmistakable.
An amazon charts and Washington Post bestseller. From the author of the art of inheriting Secrets comes an emotional new tale of two sisters, an ocean of lies, and a search for the truth. Her sister has been dead for fifteen years when she sees her on the TV news…Josie Bianci was killed years ago on a train during a terrorist attack.
When We Believed in Mermaids: A Novel #ad - To regain their relationship, they may have to lose everything. And of a trauma that has haunted Kit and Josie their entire lives. Now, if two sisters are to reunite, it can only be by unearthing long-buried secrets and facing a devastating truth that has kept them apart far too long. With it comes a flood of emotions—grief, loss, and anger—that Kit finally has a chance to put to rest: by finding the sister who’s been living a lie.
After arriving in new zealand, Kit begins her journey with the memories of the past: of days spent on the beach with Josie. Yet all it takes is a few heart-wrenching seconds to upend Kit’s world.
The Overdue Life of Amy BylerLake Union Publishing #ad - She discovers a life filled with culture, sophistication, and—with a little encouragement from her friends—a few blind dates. An amazon charts and Washington Post bestseller, and a Goodreads Choice Award finalist. A laugh-out-loud funny, relatable, pitch-perfect novel that will have readers rooting for this unlikely, and totally lovable heroine, The Overdue Life of Amy Byler is the ultimate escape—and will leave moms everywhere questioning whether it isn’t time for a #momspringa of their own.
New york journal of booksOverworked and underappreciated, single mom Amy Byler needs a break. So when the guilt-ridden husband who abandoned her shows up and offers to take care of their kids for the summer, she accepts his offer and escapes rural Pennsylvania for New York City. Usually grounded and mild mannered, Amy finally lets her hair down in the city that never sleeps.
The Overdue Life of Amy Byler #ad - When one man in particular makes quick work of amy’s heart, she risks losing herself completely in the unexpected escape, and as the summer comes to an end, Amy realizes too late that she must make an impossible decision: stay in this exciting new chapter of her life, or return to the life she left behind.
But before she can choose, and every dream she’s ever nurtured, a crisis forces the two worlds together, and Amy must stare down a future where she could lose both sides of herself, in the beat of a heart.
Sea of MemoriesLake Union Publishing #ad - When kendra first visits her ailing grandmother, before she forgets…in 1937, Ella has only one request: that Kendra write her story down, seventeen-year-old Ella’s life changes forever when she is sent to spend the summer on the beautiful Île de Ré and meets the charismatic, creative Christophe.
They spend the summer together, exploring the island’s sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters, and, for the first time in her life, Ella feels truly free. But the outbreak of war casts everything in a new light. Can she ever find her way back? and does she want to?From the windswept Île de Ré to the rugged hills of Scotland, Sea of Memories is a spellbinding journey about the power of memory, love and second chances.
Sea of Memories #ad - . Ella is forced to return to Scotland, where she volunteers for the war effort alongside the dashing Angus. In this new world, ella feels herself drifting further and further from who she was on the Île de Ré.
The Tuscan ChildLake Union Publishing #ad - From new york times and wall street journal bestselling author Rhys Bowen comes a haunting novel about a woman who braves her father’s hidden past to discover his secrets… “Pass the bread, the olives, and the wine. Joanna soon discovers that some would prefer the past be left undisturbed, but she has come too far to let go of her father’s secrets now….
In it is a startling revelation. Still dealing with the emotional wounds of her own personal trauma, Joanna embarks on a healing journey to Tuscany to understand her father’s history—and maybe come to understand herself as well. Badly wounded, he found refuge in a ruined monastery and in the arms of Sofia Bartoli.
The Tuscan Child #ad - But the love that kindled between them was shaken by an irreversible betrayal. Nearly thirty years later, hugo’s estranged daughter, Joanna, has returned home to the English countryside to arrange her father’s funeral. Oh, and a copy of The Tuscan Child to savor with them. Nprin 1944, british bomber pilot Hugo Langley parachuted from his stricken plane into the verdant fields of German-occupied Tuscany.
Among his personal effects is an unopened letter addressed to Sofia.
Making Faces#ad - But maybe because he was so beautiful he was never someone Fern thought she could have. Until he wasn't beautiful anymore. Making faces is the story of a small town where five young men go off to war, and only one comes back. It is the story of loss. The kind of beautiful that graced the covers of romance novels, and Fern Taylor would know.
She'd been reading them since she was thirteen. This is a story of friendship that overcomes heartache, and a modern tale of Beauty and the Beast, heroism that defies the common definitions, where we discover that there is a little beauty and a little beast in all of us. It is the tale of one girl's love for a broken boy, and a wounded warrior's love for an unremarkable girl.
Making Faces #ad - . Ambrose Young was beautiful. Collective loss, individual loss, loss of life, loss of beauty, loss of identity.
The Dressmaker's GiftLake Union Publishing #ad - War-scarred mireille is fighting with the Resistance; Claire has been seduced by a German officer; and Vivienne’s involvement is something she can’t reveal to either of them. Two generations later, rootless and adrift, Claire’s English granddaughter Harriet arrives in Paris, desperate to find a connection with her past.
Brought together by loyalty, threatened by betrayal, can they survive history’s darkest era without being torn apart? But all three are hiding secrets. A washington post, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon Charts bestseller. From the bestselling author of The Beekeeper’s Promise comes a gripping story of three young women faced with impossible choices.
The Dressmaker's Gift #ad - With the city occupied by the Nazis, three young seamstresses go about their normal lives as best they can. Living and working in the same building on the Rue Cardinale, she learns the truth about her grandmother – and herself – and unravels a family history that is darker and more painful than she ever imagined.
In wartime, the three seamstresses face impossible choices when their secret activities put them in grave danger. How will history – and their families – judge them?Paris, 1940 .