When Gerda Kohl moves from the home in which she raised her family to a posh new retirement center, she must decide what to take with her and what to leave behind. This includes not only photographs, furniture, and mementos but weightier items, too - warring daughters, rebellious grandchildren, and the ghosts of a past that seems increasingly more real than the present.
Clara Sinclair has learned to live one lonely day at a time. It was the only way she managed to survive her husband's death in World War II and raise their young son alone. But now she's at a loss as to how to handle the defiant teenager he has become, even as she struggles to keep her family financially afloat. She's fresh out of ways to turn her luck around - until a daring stranger's unexpected kindness sparks hope she hasn't felt in a long time....
"Dorothy Garlock Never Disappoints!"
Gwendolyn Foster's life seems like a dream come true. A bright future in front of her, the successful, traditional man her parents wanted at her side. What more could a girl ask for? But Gwen has a different dream altogether - to be a writer - and she won't rest until it comes true. Strong arms to support her, not own her...that's what she needs. And she finds them in the most unexpected of places.
Beginning in 1938 Germany, Sophie L.: A Life in Five Moves chronicles the moves of a Jewish woman, Sophie, as she travels from war-torn Europe to South America, finally settling in the United States. Sophie's life is full of ups and downs, but the two things that remain the same are her resilience and adaptability. Leslie Berlin weaves together a beautiful narrative that effectively captures what it's like to have a home that is constantly changing.
Thirty-three years ago, a young girl escaped her survivalist father in the heart of the Alaskan wilderness. Now as she returns, with the help of two hired guides, to find what remains of the cabin and her childhood, she makes an astonishing discovery.