It's June 1943. From New York to California, families gather to send their sons and husbands, friends and lovers off to war. The attack on Pearl Harbor seems a long time ago as America begins to understand that their boys won't be home any time soon.
Tillie Winchester is annoyed with the world - what else is new, right? - and she's fraying under the pressure. Her nieces believe she's a bad influence on the youngest Winchester generation - especially an acerbic Thistle - and they want her to set a good example. That's not easy when she's fighting with her arch-nemesis and trying to convince Bay, Clove and Thistle they didn't really discover a dead body at the annual tree-lighting ceremony.
"My Dearest Darling," the love letters began, and try as she might, she could not stop reading the letters she found in the old books. After reading one she was compelled to reach for another. Her curiosity urged her on. She could not stop. If you found a love letter in an old book, would you read it? Suppose you purchased some books from a bookseller at a flea market and upon returning home discovered love letters inside, what would you do?
Can two loves find their way back to each other despite an addiction and a hardened heart? Will their love overcome it all? Francesca Taymon is young, successful, and broken. A tragic accident years ago haunts her to this day, and she blames only one person - the one that holds her heart. Cade Kelling doesn't take life seriously. He's reckless and irresponsible, drinking all his problems away. When his parents bail him out for the last time, will he be able to handle seeing Francesca after all of these years?
"I LOVE A HAPPY ENDING!!"
They were the daughters of music legends, the unforgettable Mark and Mimi Doyle, whose love story had been played out in the pages of Rolling Stone complete with quotes from Dylan and Baez. Folk rock’s forever couple. Who would have guessed forever would end one cold winter morning when Mark walked out the door and never came back. Now it’s thirty years later and his baby daughters are grown women with complicated lives - and loves - of their own.
Kate O'Callaghan was the girl next door. Tony Marino was the boy who wanted to see the world. She yearned for a home with a white picket fence. He wanted to live out of a backpack and never wake up in the same place twice. Their teenage marriage didn't stand a chance. But now, eight years after they said goodbye, Kate and Tony are back home in Rocky Hill, New Jersey, for a family celebration when they discover that the sparks between them burn hotter than ever.
Slicing open the afternoon mail rips apart Nola Stevens' secure - but tedious - life in Seattle. Twenty-three years ago, she moved from her father's house to her husband's house, barely pausing to attend her high school graduation. But now her marriage is over. Her ex-husband's moved on to something else entirely, leaving Nola parked on her friend Malia's sofa bed until further notice. When Malia's summoned home to Maui for her father's seventy-fifth birthday luau, she persuades Nola to come along.
"It took place in Hawaii"
In this lighthearted romantic drama/comedy, a practical, responsible Chicago career woman agrees to pose as the fiance of her ex boyfriend in exchange for money. It's a fast-paced page-turner with many plot twists and a romance that veers toward the sweet side. The book is the first in a series about a group of friends and the mayhem, mishaps and misadventures they encounter on their journey toward love.
When Ava McKenna left the neighborhood she grew up in, she never planned to look back. And for ten years she didn't. Not until Mateo Ortega, the handsome and charming boy next door, showed up to ask for her help. Mateo needed a favor, actually he needed a pretend fiancee and he thought Ava would be the perfect woman for the charade. Ava knew that she owed the Ortega family a favor but when she looked into Mateo's gorgeous brown eyes she realized that repaying an old debt might jeopardize her heart.
After the collision claimed her mother's life and left her with a memory full of holes, Lilly Noble is sent away to boarding school on the gloomy island of Raven's Landing, Maine. Though feeling exiled and abandoned by her father, she is determined to fill in the blanks the accident left in her mind. When she meets the hypnotically charming and strangely intense Murosky Skaggs, his unnatural curiosity and careful attentions toward her raise her suspicions. His stories don't add up.
"This book was a great listen!"
Emily Ann's a happy and vibrant carefree 10-year-old. Her mother died when she was four, resulting in her having to live with her father and stepmother. They divorced and her father could no longer care for her, and sent her to live with her grandparents in a small rural town. While there she enjoys new friends and a close knit family atmosphere. The simplicity of warm sunny days playing in the creek, fishing, and the fresh country air appeals to her.
Family secrets, scandals, gossip, and murder - the small town of Tilden has it all. Set in the 1950s, The House Guest takes listeners on a nostalgic journey with the townspeople of Tilden, a quaint community in Madison County, Nebraska. At the center of the story is Maggie Davis, a middle-aged widow and heiress of a grand Victorian manor. The stately home, which Maggie shares with her spunky nine-year-old daughter Jenna, also serves as a bed-and-breakfast to a once regular, but now transitory, clientele.
These books chronicled my journal entries over the course of many years through many experiences. I have learned and grown from each of them and often it could take years for me to come to a full realization of what it all meant, then and now. But as you will observe, I began my journey embracing many New Age ideas and studying the Ancient Sacred Texts of every world religion in my quest for the truth. Where that quest would eventually lead, however, was the Catholic Church.