Broadway Books #ad - On the same day, her fifth grade teacher sarina greene, is nervously looking forward to a dinner party that will reunite her with an old high school crush, who’s just moved back to Philly after a divorce, afraid to hope that sparks might fly again. Together, madeleine, sarina, and Lorca will discover life’s endless possibilities over the course of one magical night.
After bravely facing down mean-spirited classmates and rejection at school, Madeleine doggedly searches for Philadelphia's legendary jazz club The Cat's Pajamas, where she’s determined to make her on-stage debut. An enchanting novel about one day in the lives of three unforgettable characters as they search for love, music, and hope on the snow-covered streets of Philadelphia.
2 A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas #ad - Madeleine altimari is a smart-mouthed, rebellious nine-year-old who also happens to be an aspiring jazz singer. Still mourning the recent death of her mother, and caring for her grief-stricken father, she doesn’t realize that on the eve of Christmas Eve she is about to have the most extraordinary day—and night—of her life.
At the cat's pajamas will capture your heart and have you laughing out loud. And across town at the cat's pajamas, club owner lorca discovers that his beloved haunt may have to close forever, unless someone can find a way to quickly raise the $30, 000 that would save it. A vivacious, charming and moving debut, 2 A.
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The Music Shop: A NovelRandom House #ad - Can a man who is so in tune with other people’s needs be so incapable of connecting with the one person who might save him? The journey that these two quirky, wonderful characters make in order to overcome their emotional baggage speaks to the healing power of music—and love—in this poignant, ultimately joyful work of fiction.
Praise for the music Shop “Captures the sheer, transformative joy of romance. The washington post “love, friendship, and especially the healing powers of music all rise together into a triumphant crescendo. But what really elevates the Music Shop is Joyce’s detailed knowledge of—and passion for—music.
The Music Shop: A Novel #ad - The guardian. Then, into his shop comes a beautiful young woman, Ilse Brauchmann, one day, who asks Frank to teach her about music. The music Shop will surprise you. Minneapolis star tribune“rachel Joyce has established a reputation for novels that celebrate the dignity and courage of ordinary people and the resilience of the human spirit.
Fans of high fidelity, meet your next quirky love story. Peoplenamed one of the best books of the year by the times uk and the washington post it is 1988. This lovely novel is as satisfying and enlightening as the music that suffuses its every page. The boston globe “Magnificent.
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To the Rescue: Found Dogs with a MissionSkyhorse #ad - These spunky, happy animals have repaid the kindness of their rescuers in spades, bringing the therapy of love to people in need, sometimes even saving lives. Some of these special dogs are disabled, deaf, missing limbs, blind, but they don’t seem to know it. Elise lufkin and diana walker once again present a moving collection of profiles, duotone photographs and moving text, in beautiful, of dogs that have found new lives after being throw away” dogs.
Some dogs featured here have become therapy dogs for hospitals and nursing homes; reading partners for children; friends to at-risk teens and the injured in veterans affairs hospitals; service dogs for the deaf and blind; arson dogs; and even search-and-rescue dogs. Each dog and one cat profiled has had a rough past, suffering abuse or extreme neglect at the hands of humans.
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The After Wife: A NovelBallantine Books #ad - Fortunately, hannah has her “grief team” for emotional support: earth mother and fanatical animal lover Chloe, who has her cosmetic surgeon on speed dial; and Jay, who finds a potential blog post in every moment; aspiring actress Aimee, Hannah’s TV producing partner, who has a penchant for Mr. L.
A. Wrong. Misery and red-rimmed eyes are little tolerated in the land of the beautiful. But life stumbles on: hannah’s sweet three-year-old daughter, while Hannah herself must get back to work in order to pay the bills on “Casa Sugar, needs to be dropped off at her overpriced preschool, Ellie, ” the charming Spanish-styled bungalow they call home.
The After Wife: A Novel #ad - . One night, hannah breaks down and asks, standing in her backyard under a majestic avocado tree, in the throes of grief, “Why?” The answer that comes back—Why not?—begins an astounding journey of discovery and transformation that leads Hannah to her own truly extraordinary life after death. Praise for the after wife“fans of lolly Winston, Mary Kay Andrews, and Jennifer Weiner will especially enjoy Grazer’s newest.
Booklist “hilariously funny and profoundly wise, The After Wife is for anyone who’s ever been married or widowed, in debt or in love. And when hannah is dramatically fired from her latest producing gig, her daughter, she finds herself in danger of losing her house, and her mind. Is no place for widows.
This is what forty-four-year-old Hannah Bernal quickly discovers after the tragic death of her handsome and loving husband, John.
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Christmas at the Lakeside Resort The Lakeside Resort Series Book 1Longleaf Pine Press #ad - She packs up her dogs, her miniature horse and her beat up Airstream trailer and moves to the lake. Short on time and money, widower luke, Jenny and her contractor, work feverishly to renovate the cabins in time for the festive holiday event she’s promised her very first guests. When an unexpected blizzard snows them in and jeopardizes the resort’s opening, along the way, Jenny and Luke work to save the event and, find true love… and the magic of Christmas.
A warm-hearted, charming christmas story you won’t want to miss…"Judith Keim, Best-selling Author of the Beach House Hotel Series. When her estranged father dies and leaves her eight rustic guest cabins on Heron Lake, Jenny seizes the chance to make a new life. Her fiancé has just called off their Christmas wedding, and she’s been evicted from her darling chicken coop cottage.
Christmas at the Lakeside Resort The Lakeside Resort Series Book 1 #ad - Christmas at the lakeside resortLove and Adventures after 40Forty-two year old Jenny Beckett is dreading the holidays.
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Pieces of HappinessAnchor #ad - Their old high school friend kat—kat the adventurer, Kat who spread her wings and took off as soon as they graduated—has extended the invitation of a lifetime: Come live with me on my cocoa farm in Fiji. Who could say no? now in their sixties, the friends have all but resigned themselves to the cards they've been dealt.
Come spend the days eating chocolate and gabbing like teenagers once again, worries, free from men, and cold. Why don't you join me? leave behind everything that didn't work out!" When Sina, Ingrid, Maya, and Lisbeth each receive a letter in the mail posing the same question, the answer is obvious. I've planted my feet on Fijian earth and I intend to stay here until the last sunset.
A novel of five lifelong friends who, in their sixties, decide to live together on a cocoa farm in Fiji, where they not only start a chocolate business but strengthen their friendships and rediscover themselves. There's sina, the perennial loner; lisbeth, a single mom with financial woes; gentle Maya who feels the world slipping away from her; Ingrid, a woman with a seemingly picture-perfect life; and then Kat, who is recently widowed.
Come grow old in paradise, together, as sisters. As they adjust to their new lives together, the friends are watched over by Ateca, Kat's longtime housekeeper, who oftentimes knows the women better than they know themselves and recognizes them for what they are: like "a necklace made of shells: from the same beach but all of them different.
Pieces of Happiness #ad - Surrounded by an azure-blue ocean, and a local culture that is fascinatingly, the friends find a new purpose in starting a business making chocolate: bittersweet, cocoa trees, joyfully alien, succulent pieces of happiness. A story of love, pieces of happiness will reaffirm your faith in friendship, hope, and chocolate, second chances, and the importance of indulging one's sweet tooth.
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A Lady's Guide to Selling Out: A NovelThe Dial Press #ad - Once a book-loving english major, Casey lands a job at a top ad agency that highly values her ability to tell a good story. When her hard-to-please boss assigns her to a top-secret campaign that pairs literary authors with corporations hungry for upmarket cachet, Casey is both excited and skeptical. When she falls in love with one of her authors, Casey can no longer ignore her own nagging doubts about the human cost of her success.
Sally franson’s snappy debut nimbly skewers the high-flying world of advertising and romance in the age of social media. But as she crisscrosses america, she’s shocked at how quickly they compromise their integrity: A short-story writer leaves academia to craft campaigns for a plus-size clothing chain, wooing her former idols, a reclusive nature writer signs away her life’s work to a manufacturer of granola bars.
A Lady's Guide to Selling Out: A Novel #ad - . Come for the hilarious narration, stay for the whirlwind plot, luxuriate in the satirical gleam. Kirkus reviews“A wry, observant take on career success and ambition. New york post “a book lover is torn between a cushy gig and. Praise for a lady’s Guide to Selling Out“Bitingly funny. By the time the year’s biggest book festival rolls around in Las Vegas, it will take every ounce of Casey’s moxie to undo the damage—and, hopefully, save her own soul.
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Murder at the Brightwell: A Mystery An Amory Ames Mystery Book 1Minotaur Books #ad - Howe was murdered. Amory ames, a wealthy young woman questioning her marriage to her notoriously charming playboy husband, Milo, is looking for a change. Shortlisted for the edgar awardsashley weaver’s debut mystery, Murder at the Brightwell, stylish novel in which murder invades British polite society and romance springs in unexpected places, is a delicious, and a wonderful testament to the enduring delight of the traditional mystery.
An elegant Christie-esque 1930s romp. Deborah crombie“if you love Downton Abbey, you'll adore Ashley Weaver’s charming debut. Susan elia macneal“a witty and charming debut mystery with a believably spunky sleuth and a compelling story of love that never runs smoothly. G. M. There is more than her happiness at stake, however, when Rupert is murdered and Gil is arrested for the crime.
Matters are further complicated by milo’s unexpected arrival, too, Amory must decide where her heart lies and catch the killer before she, and as the line between friend and foe becomes less clear, becomes a victim. Also out now in the amory ames mysteries: Death Wears a Mask and A Most Novel Revenge.
Murder at the Brightwell: A Mystery An Amory Ames Mystery Book 1 #ad - Malliet“it’s more terrible than you think, Mrs. It appears that Mr. She accepts a request for help from her former fiancé, not knowing that she’ll soon become embroiled in a murder investigation that will not only test her friendship with Gil, Gil Trent, but also will upset the status quo with her husband.
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Heartburn Vintage ContemporariesVintage #ad - Food sometimes is, though, since Rachel writes cookbooks for a living. For in this inspired confection of adultery, and pot roast, revenge, group therapy, the creator of Sleepless in Seattle reminds us that comedy depends on anguish as surely as a proper gravy depends on flour and butter. Seven months into her pregnancy, Mark, Rachel Samstat discovers that her husband, is in love with another woman.
Heartburn is a sinfully delicious novel, as soul-satisfying as mashed potatoes and as airy as a perfect soufflé. Is it possible to write a sidesplitting novel about the breakup of the perfect marriage? If the writer is Nora Ephron, the answer is a resounding yes. And in between trying to win Mark back and loudly wishing him dead, Ephron's irrepressible heroine offers some of her favorite recipes.
Heartburn Vintage Contemporaries #ad - The fact that the other woman has "a neck as long as an arm and a nose as long as a thumb and you should see her legs" is no consolation.
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The Story of Arthur Truluv: A NovelRandom House #ad - One afternoon she joins Arthur—a gesture that begins a surprising friendship between two lonely souls. Wonderfully written and full of profound observations about life, The Story of Arthur Truluv is a beautiful and moving novel of compassion in the face of loss, of the small acts that turn friends into family, and of the possibilities to achieve happiness at any age.
Praise for the story of arthur truluv“for several days after finishing The Story of Arthur Truluv, also feeling overwhelmed by 2017, I felt lifted by it, and I found myself telling friends, about the book. His story will make you laugh and cry, and will show you a love that never ends, and what it means to be truly human.
The Story of Arthur Truluv: A Novel #ad - Fannie flaggan emotionally powerful novel about three people who each lose the one they love most, only to find second chances where they least expect them“Fans of Meg Wolitzer, Emma Straub, or Elizabeth Berg’s previous novels will appreciate the richly complex characters and clear prose. Moved by arthur’s kindness and devotion, Maddy gives him the nickname “Truluv.
As arthur’s neighbor lucille moves into their orbit, through heartache and hardships, the unlikely trio band together and, help one another rediscover their own potential to start anew. The last thing arthur would imagine is for one unlikely encounter to utterly transform his life. Eighteen-year-old maddy Harris is an introspective girl who visits the cemetery to escape the other kids at school.
I dare you to read this novel and not fall in love with Arthur Truluv. Redemptive without being maudlin, this story of two misfits lucky to have found one another will tug at readers’ heartstrings.
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The Stationmaster's Cottage: A Christie Ryan Romantic Mystery River's End Book 1Phillipa Nefri Clark #ad - Reading these casts Christie into the tragic, romantic world of a young couple from fifty years ago. Raised by her cold, bitter grandmother following the death of her parents, Christie Ryan worked hard to build a satisfying life for herself as an adult. Nobody is more surprised when Gran leaves her an abandoned cottage in a remote seaside town.
But there is more to the cottage than she expects, with the discovery in the attic of unworn wedding rings and unopened love letters. Read it now. Chill with a book readers award book of the month 2017finalist favourite Couple ARRA 2018Finalist Contemporary Romance ARRA 2018Finalist BGS Book of 2017. Their love is a stark contrast to her own relationship.
The Stationmaster's Cottage: A Christie Ryan Romantic Mystery River's End Book 1 #ad - Questions about what really happened on the beach all that time ago lead her to Martin, a reclusive artist who prefers to keep secrets and has a dog who adores her on sight. As christie faces difficult decisions about her own future, will the consequences of righting old wrongs be too high a price to pay?Fall in love with River's End and rediscover real romance in this spellbinding story of true love, redemption, courage, and starting over.
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