Greg and Tess MacAvoy are one of four prominent couples who count each other as best friends. As pillars of their close-knit community, the MacAvoys, Kapenashes, Drakes, and Wheelers are important to their friends and neighbors, and especially to each other. But just before the beginning of another idyllic summer, Greg and Tess are killed when their boat capsizes during an anniversary sail.
"The Castaways-Excellent Read"
The Carnival Sniper - as famous as Jack The Ripper. And like Jack The Ripper, never caught, his identity lost to history. In 1913, the Carnival Sniper terrorized Vienna, murdering the famous and not-so-famous alike. Police Detective Johann Runge never caught the Sniper and his failure defined the rest of his life. In 2005, best-selling crime writer Sofie Branstadter receives permission to use modern forensic investigative techniques on the Sniper’s victims. She believes she can figure out the identity of the Sniper, but she needs the help of Runge’s great-grandson, classical pianist Anton Runge.
It's summer on Nantucket, and as the season begins, three women arrive at the local airport, observed by Josh, a local boy, home from college. Burdened with small children, unwieldy straw hats, and some obvious emotional issues, the women - two sisters and one friend - make their way to the sisters' tiny cottage, inherited from an aunt. They're all trying to escape from something.
"She Said, He Said, She..."
From a wonderful new voice in fiction comes the freshest and funniest novel to barrel down the pike since Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe. In Beginner's Luck, Pedersen introduces us to the endearing oddballs of Cosgrove County, Ohio, who burst to life and steal our hearts--and none more so than Hallie Palmer, 16, savvy, and wise beyond her years, a young woman who knows life is a gamble...and sometimes you have to bet the house.
It started out innocently enough. Disowned by her God-fearing parents, Honour Mercy Bane takes up a new name - Honey - and a new profession as a prostitute. After just two weeks’ work she falls for Richie, a skinny little virgin who’s gone AWOL from air force training and looking for a place to hide. Honey takes him to New York City, where a $20 trick draws $200 and the city’s power players go gaga for a Southern belle.
Card shark and former wild child Hallie Palmer returns to Cosgrove County, Ohio, and resumes her job as live-in yard person for the summer, and also for some damage control. Around town, folks assume that since Hallie didn't end up doing time after her previous escapades, she now has time for all of their troubles, and thus begins a series of uproarious adventures
Best Bet is the story of a young woman’s journey to find out about the world, herself, and what she’s left behind. Humorous and heartfelt, the novel underscores the importance of friends, family, and a sense belonging. The characters in this modest but neighborly small town prove that a person need not be well-known or well-heeled to be happy, and that an ordinary existence made up of small but genuine moments can satisfy a soul that is hungry for life in all its glories and disappointments.
"Nice continuation of the series"
When the death of her father leaves her mother in a state of shock, card shark Hallie Palmer Ñü returns home from college to deal herself in as head of a chaotic household and care for her eight younger siblings. But even after the invasion of those casserole carrying purveyors of comfort the local church ladies, Hallie's in a downward spiral. Thank goodness for old friends like Bernard and Gil who keep Hallie afloat as she discovers that life can indeed turn on a dime.