Elizabeth Berg – Tapestry of Fortunes Motivational speaker Cecelia Ross needs some movement in her life. Since the death of her best friend the year before, she’s been immobilized by grief, unable to move forward. When Cece receives out of the blue a postcard from the lost love of her life, she’s galvanized into action.
Vanessa Diffenbaugh – The Language of Flowers Alternate chapters weave Victoria’s past as a foster child and her present as a semi-homeless 18-year-old. Victoria finds her first job in a florist shop, putting to use the language of flowers she first learned from her only real family, the foster mother she lost 10 years earlier.
Jane Green – Another Piece of My Heart A woman marries into a ready-made family and learns the true meaning of motherhood.
Mary Alice Monroe – The Summer Wind It’s summer once again on idyllic Sullivan’s Island, but Dora is feeling anything but perfect. With a perpetually withdrawn son and an impending divorce, the pressure is just too much to handle, and Dora cracks, suffering what the doctors are calling ‘Broken Heart’ syndrome.
Nicholas Sparks – The Last Song Seventeen-year-old Veronica ‘Ronnie’ Miller’s life was turned upside-down when her parents divorced and her father moved to Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Three years later, she remains alienated from her parents, particularly her father– until her mother decides it would be in everyone’s best interest if she and her brother spent the summer with him.
Maeve Binchy – Nights of Rain and Stars In a Greek village, far from Binchy’s beloved Ireland, residents and travelers who are variously Greek, Irish, American, and German manage to come together, and are then blown apart by sudden tragedy.
Dorothy Garlock – Under a Texas Sky Growing up poor and largely abandoned on the streets of 1920s Chicago Anna Finnegan has struggled her entire life, until a talent manager discovered her and brought her into the world of theater.
Elin Hildebrand – Silver Girl Facing homelessness and a loss of social standing after her husband cheats rich investors out of billions of dollars, Meredith and her best friend, Connie, who has troubles of her own, escape to Nantucket to heal.
Jodi Picoult – House Rules A teenager with Asperger’s syndrome–smart, quirky, with a passion for crime scene analysis–winds up on trial for murder.
Nancy Thayer – Moon Shell Beach Two best friends reconcile 11 years after high school, wondering if they can trust each other again. Clare and Lexi made bad man choices back in the day, and now that their biological clocks are ticking, well, anything can happen in Nantucket in the summer.
Barbara Delinsky – Lake News A nasty reporter has falsely accused Lily Blake of an affair with a cardinal, forcing her to retreat to her home town in New Hampshire. There she links up with John Kipling, another renegade from big-time media who’s now running the local paper.
Emily Griffin – Where We Belong Her carefully constructed life thrown into turmoil by the appearance of an eighteen-year-old girl with ties to her past, New York television producer Marian Caldwell is swept up in a maelstrom of personal discovery that changes both of their perceptions about family.
Debbie Macomber – Rose Harbor in Bloom In Cedar Cove three women — innkeeper Jo Marie Rose, young Annie Newton, and high-powered businesswoman Mary Smith — make peace with their pasts as they boldly welcome their futures.
Luanne Rice – Safe Harbour Dana Underhill, a successful artist and sailing instructor living in Normandy, is heartbroken when her sister Lily perishes in a sailing accident. A year after the tragedy, she returns to her native Connecticut, intending to take Lily’s daughters back with her to France. Travel plans permanently change, however, when Dana encounters Sam Trevor, a marine biologist and former sailing student, and falls in love with him.
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