Category: Contemporary Literature

By Joanne DeMaio

From New York Times bestselling writer Joanne DeMaio comes a riveting love tale set in a old fashioned New England town.

Amy Trewist could not ask for greater than her uncomplicated existence in Addison, Connecticut. From her outdated farmhouse, to her ally dwelling within the bungalow round the corner, to the massive crimson barn on the finish of the line, to her small store throughout from town eco-friendly, what else may perhaps she want?

Quite easily, she desires it again. simply because whereas operating errands early one morning, a unexpected, unforeseen stumble upon threatens all Amy holds expensive. while she crosses paths with a stranger, her adored existence turns out as fleeting because the glowing droplets spraying from the town's stone wishing fountain.

But as future might have it, a dinner with the reluctant guy who got here into her existence that day alterations every thing. A secluded seashore cottage and love music dedications and dances underneath the starlight slowly lead her again to happiness. And while future runs its direction, a gorgeous twist can have Amy ultimately locate the silver lining inside one darkish summer season cloud.

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By Cindy Woodsmall

Can Hannah locate safe haven, redemption, and a clean starting after her global is shattered?
 
When the guts Cries
Her lifestyles between her Amish group brutally interrupted, seventeen-year-old Hannah Lapp faces questions neither family members, nor fiancé, nor even religion can simply solution. the 1st booklet within the Sisters of the duvet sequence, When the center Cries will ignite a broader realizing of others’ ideals and a God-given power to house soreness all of us experience.
 
When the Morning Comes
Rejected by means of these she loves, Hannah Lapp leaves her Amish group and seeks shelter on the planet outdoors, leaving her friends and family to combat with the painful truths that emerge within the wake of her disappearance. As she struggles to discover her position within the complicated Englischer world, her group bargains with the turbulent aftermath of her departure.
 
When the Soul Mends
Hoping to aid her sister, Hannah Lapp reluctantly returns to the outdated Order Amish neighborhood she fled in shame greater than years prior. while hidden truths are printed approximately her former fiancé, she needs to select even if to come back to the apparent existence or to the Englischer guy who adores her during this desirable end to the Sisters of the duvet series.
 
This three-in-one assortment comprises the whole lot of the best-selling Sisters of the cover trilogy now at a brand new low cost!

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By Renate Dorrestein

Mein sexwütiger Sohn, meine pubertierende Tochter, meine pflegebedürftige Mutter – und ich

Heleen, eine Frau Ende vierzig, mit einem liebevollen Mann, zwei heranwachsenden Kindern und einer intestine gehenden Gärtnerei, nennt sich selbst eine Bridget Jones für Fortgeschrittene. Sie sorgt sich um ihren 17-jährigen Sohn hurricane, der gerade erste sexuelle Erfahrungen macht und versucht, ihre 13-jährige Tochter Lizzy noch ein wenig vor den Unwegsamkeiten des Lebens zu schützen. Gleichzeitig hadert sie mit sich selbst, weil sie keine Lust mehr auf intercourse hat. Die wirkliche Herausforderung kündigt sich allerdings an, als ihr an einem Novemberabend mitgeteilt wird, dass ihre Mutter einen Gehirnschlag erlitten hat …

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By Elizabeth Aaron

Georgie has a glamorous profession in fashion.

Her boss doesn’t understand her identify, yet operating for a genius pays off at some point. She hopes.

She additionally has nice friends.

Granted, they’re occasionally a piece superficial, yet who desires to speak about a world challenge on a Friday night?

And she’s having fun with her unmarried life.

Eighteen months of celibacy, and never a sizzling prospect in sight.

Perhaps life’s now not really what she hoped for…

But how can she switch it, and what does she actually need? caught someplace among a quarter-life quandary and self-fulfillment, Georgie is set that this yr, every thing can be diverse. Armed merely along with her feel of humour, a few black eyeliner and her most sensible test at ‘charming’, she’s at the method. yet simply how lengthy will the hot better Georgie last?

Low expectancies is a great, raunchy, laugh-out-loud novel approximately what it capacity to be a ‘Real Woman’ this day

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By Katrina Prado

Katrina Prado is the writer of numerous novels, together with a secret sequence in addition to many literary brief tales. She has had fabric released in Woman's international, Potpourri, The Chrysalis Reader, The Santa Clara assessment, Lite, and girl. Ms. Prado's reviews have additionally seemed in Yoga magazine. She has been a contract author for Woman's global journal and her paintings has aired on Public Radio's Valley Writers learn. She was once a two-time panelist on the Sacramento Reads! ebook pageant. Her brief tale Twig Doll gained first position within the 2000 Lite Circle Literary Contest. Her novel packing containers OF YEARS (March 27, 2002, emerging Tide Press) is offered in any respect bookstores, in addition to from Amazon.com. She lives together with her husband in northern California.

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By Dan Rhodes

Cockroft, a pale composer and socialite, lives in self-imposed exile and fantasizes of real love and lavish suicides. damn round his dilapidated farmhouse within the Italian geographical region, his in simple terms consistent resource of corporation is the ever-loyal Timoleon Vieta, a mongrel with the main attractive eyes. whilst a good-looking yet surly person arrives at the scene, Cockroft is pressured to select from his puppy and this new arrival. He abandons Timoleon outdoor Rome's Colosseum, the place the puppy starts off the lengthy trip home.
In this acclaimed novel, Dan Rhodes, one among Granta's top younger British Novelists, has created a tragicomic paintings of macabre attractiveness that either amuses and strikes in equivalent degree.

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By Lauren Barnholdt

Years in the past, whilst Eliza Sellman used to be in 9th grade, her dad figured out he was once being transfered and the relations was once going to maneuver. Having continually been shy and never so convinced approximately her physique, Eliza took that chance to begin an inventory in her deepest computer of every little thing she deliberate on doing whilst she moved yet had constantly been afraid to--like donning a miniskirt and asking men to bop; making a song karaoke in entrance of strangers; posting a photograph of herself on her fb wall in a bikini...you get the assumption. New city, new Eliza, correct? good, she'll by no means comprehend as the move fell via they usually did not flow. yet Eliza saved including her objectives and mystery fears to the record within the pc. Now it is years later, and in that point Eliza has had and misplaced her first boyfriend. yet this used to be greater than your general breakup...turns out the candy and lovable Cooper was once purely relationship her as a hazing stunt through a mystery society. Eliza acquired her revenge through posting a few lovely nasty (and merely sort-of precise) stuff approximately Cooper on-line. That posting has had significant outcomes and now Cooper and his associates have stolen her inner most computer and will not provide it again until eventually she plays every thing on her checklist in a single evening. it really is torture...until Eliza steals anything from the lads she is aware they're going to are looking to alternate her pc for. What starts off out as an evening of humiliation becomes an evening of revelations as Eliza learns what Cooper used to be relatively considering once they dated, the genuine cause he is stolen her laptop, and the way freeing--and life-changing--it may be to do the stuff you worry the main.

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By Penelope Ward

From big apple instances Bestselling writer, Penelope Ward, comes a brand new standalone novel. Sharing a summer season condo with a hot-as-hell roommate can be a dream come precise, correct? now not while it’s Justin…the purely individual I’d ever loved…who now hates me. while my grandmother died and left me 1/2 the home on Aquidneck Island, there has been a trap: the opposite part could visit the boy she helped increase. a similar boy who became the teen whose middle I broke years in the past. an identical teen who’s now a guy with a troublesome physique and a hardass character to compare. I hadn’t visible him in years, and now we’re residing jointly simply because neither one in all us is keen to renounce the home. The worst half? He didn’t come by myself. I’d quickly discover there’s a skinny line among love and hate. i'll see via that conceited smile. underneath it all…the boy remains to be there. So is our connection. the matter is…now that I can’t have Justin, I’ve by no means sought after him extra. Author's word – RoomHate is a full-length standalone novel. because of powerful language and sexual content material, this publication isn't really meant for readers below the age of 18.

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By Grace McCleen

A captivating debut a couple of younger lady whose steadfast trust and mind's eye deliver every thing she as soon as held pricey into treacherous balance

In Grace McCleen's harrowing, robust debut, she introduces an unforgettable heroine in ten-year-old Judith McPherson, a tender believer who sees the area with the transparent Eyes of religion. Persecuted in school for her ideals and being affected by her far away, religious father at domestic, younger Judith reveals solace and connection in a version in miniature of the Promised Land that she has built in her room from accumulated discarded scraps--the Land of adornment. the place others may well see garbage, Judith sees chance and divinity in even the strangest strains left at the back of. As ominous forces disrupt the peace in her and Father's modest lives--a strike threatens her father's manufacturing unit task, and the taunting in school slips into harmful territory--Judith makes a miracle within the Land of adornment that solidifies her blossoming convictions. She is God's selected tool. however the heady outcomes of her newfound energy are tricky to manage and will threaten the very foundations of her international.

With its intensely taut storytelling and crystalline prose, The Land of Decoration is a gripping, psychologically complicated tale of excellent and evil, belonging and isolation, which casts new and startling gentle on how a ways we will visit guard the issues we adore most.

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By Deirdre Madden

A quiet yet emotionally resonant portrait of a middle-class relatives in pre-crash eire, Deirdre Madden’s most up-to-date novel is unassuming and gorgeously crafted. Madden touches upon summary principles in a transparent and obtainable approach, letting her characters graze earlier each other whilst they look for intimacy and closeness. In tightly managed prose, this beguiling novel meditates at the passage of time and the futility of reminiscence via residing at the activities and preoccupations of daily humans.

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