By ROBYN AMOS
By Barbara Michaels
Whilst an old bridal duvet looks below mysterious situations on the classic garments store the place Rachel furnish works, she is involved. She hasn't ever been in a position to withstand home made textiles from the earlier, for she believes that in the course of the a while, ladies wove protecting magic into their materials as a way to mark the $64000 occasions in their lives: start, marriage, and dying. yet there's greater than solid within the quilt's magic strength. daily Rachel sees and feels the facility transforming into, as she senses the cover influencing her strategies and activities. a lot as Rachel's logical brain longs to disclaim the supernatural, the charisma of evil coming from the duvet is terrifyingly actual, and it sort of feels to hold a sinister legacy into the lives of the folks Rachel loves.
By Shobhan Bantwal
Set within the sensual richness of India, Shobhan Bantwal's gripping new novel asks: the place can a girl flip while her life's maximum blessing is visible as a curse?
it is a woman! for many younger undefined, information in their unborn kid's gender brings cheerful anticipation. now not so for Isha Tilak and her husband, Nikhil. They have already got a cherished daughter, yet Nikhil's mom and dad, hard-wired to want male kids chiefly, coldly reject little Priya at each flip. useless and egocentric, they see girl grandchildren as burdens, and may simply as quickly by no means meet the only starting to be in Isha's stomach. Even the obstetrician consents, going as far as to indicate the unthinkable, throwing Nikhil right into a rage--and altering Isha's existence ceaselessly. . .
while Nikhil is stumbled on brutally murdered, Isha is confident it had anything to do together with his response to the doctor's hideous "solution" to their challenge. on my own, grief-stricken, and relentlessly oppressed via in-laws who think her child is a foul omen, Isha units out on her personal. Born right into a privileged category, Isha does not be aware of the very first thing approximately fending for herself, yet to guard her helpful daughters, she's going to research. and he or she will hold to the wish given to her via a wierd previous mystic: that her child will arrive at the auspicious evening of Kojagari Purnima, the total harvest moon, and be a present from Lakshmi, the goddess of health. Isha and her women will desire all of the advantages they could get, for the best chance of all lies forward. . .
compliment for Shobhan Bantwal and The Dowry Bride
"Splendidly depicts ardour, brutality, and cultures in conflict." --Dorothy Garlock
"Vivid, wealthy. . .expertly portrays a tender girl stuck among love and accountability, wish and despair." --Anjali Banerjee
By Patricia Sprinkle
Constantly able to aid a pal, Katharine Murray has made her method to Bayard Island off the coast of Georgia with Dr. Flo Gadney, to take care of an unsavory errand. Burch Bayard, neighborhood patriarch and grasping landowner, has a nefarious plan to construct McMansions up and down the island—and over graves which can belong to Dr. Flo's ancestors!The associates got to work to ensure that Dr. Flo's genealogy has its roots within the previous cemetery, a job made very tricky via the shortcoming of Southern hospitality from the island's population. One previous lady even attempts to shoot them! but if that lady later turns up useless, Katharine and Flo notice there is greater than our bodies buried on that land. And in the event that they continue unearthing the island's secrets and techniques, they may be digging their very own graves.
By Lauren Graham
NEW YORK instances BESTSELLER
From Lauren Graham, the loved megastar of Gilmore ladies and Parenthood, comes a witty, captivating, and hilariously relatable debut novel a couple of suffering younger actress attempting to get ahead―and retain it together―in big apple City.
It’s January 1995, and Franny Banks has simply six months left of the three-year cut-off date she set for herself while she got here to long island, dreaming of Broadway and doing “important” paintings. yet all she has to teach for her efforts to date is part in an advert for grotesque Christmas sweaters, and a gig ready tables at a comedy membership. Her roommates―her ally Jane, and Dan, an aspiring sci-fi writer―are supportive, but Franny understands a two-person fan membership doesn’t precisely count number as good fortune. every person tells her she wishes a backup plan, and notwithstanding she will virtually photograph relocating again domestic and settling down together with her completely great ex-boyfriend, she’s now not able to quit on her objective of getting a profession like her idols Diane Keaton and Meryl Streep. not only but. yet whereas she goals of filling their footwear, meanwhile, she’d fortunately accept a conversing half in nearly anything—and discovering a hair product blend that works.
every thing is driving at the upcoming exhibit for her appearing type, the place she’ll ultimately have an opportunity to accomplish for those who may well really rent her. and she or he can’t permit herself be distracted by way of James Franklin, a infamous flirt and the main profitable actor in her type, although he’s without warning all started being attentive. in the meantime, her checking account is swiftly dwindling, her father desires her to come back domestic, and her agent doesn’t go back her calls. yet for a few cause, she retains believing that she simply may possibly get what she got here for.
Someday, sometime, Maybe is a narrative approximately hopes and desires, being younger in a urban, and short of anything deeply, madly, desperately. It’s approximately discovering love, discovering your self, and maybe so much tough of all in long island urban, discovering an appearing job.
Praise for Someday, sometime, Maybe
“A successful, enjoyable learn . . . [Lauren Graham] has well mined simply the proper info from her personal adventure, infusing her paintings with crackling discussion and observations approximately exhibit enterprise that ring humorous and true.”—The Washington Post
“A charmer of a primary novel . . . [Graham] has a simple, unforced type and, whilst the placement demands it, a willing feel of the ridiculous.”—The Wall road Journal
“With perception, care, and an abundance of humor . . . Graham demonstrates that her appearing chops usually are not her merely talent.”—Library Journal
“Thoroughly charming.”—Entertainment Weekly
“Sweet, humorous, and whole of center . . . a stunning debut.”—Emily Giffin, New York Times bestselling writer of Something Borrowed and Where We Belong
“Warm and humorous, captivating and smart.”—Diane Keaton, New York Times bestselling writer of Then Again
“Graham deftly captures what it’s prefer to be younger, bold, and hopeful in manhattan City.”—Candace Bushnell, New York Times bestselling writer of Sex and the City and The Carrie Diaries
“Fresh and humorous and whole of zingers, Lauren Graham’s captivating writing sort immediately drew me in.”—Meg Cabot, bestselling writer of the Princess Diaries and Heather Wells secret sequence
By Mary Daheim
United states this present day bestselling secret maven Mary Daheim brings us one other exciting story in her adored Bed-and-Breakfast secret sequence during which a visit down reminiscence lane brings Judith and Renie again to their outdated neighbourhood, and they're attracted to a likely abandoned apartment that's even more than meets the attention. On a visit to Renie?s outdated neighbourhood, the cousins? interest is piqued via a mysterious brick Tudor apartment that often regarded abandoned in the course of Renie?s junior highschool days. stunned that the home nonetheless seems deserted in spite of everything those years, Judith and Renie, after all, can't face up to a chance to snoop round. They realize that Mr. and Mrs. Bland have lived in the home considering 1947, and after cornering the mailman and milkman, Judith and Renie additionally research that the Blands obtain normal mail and meals deliveries, yet not anyone has ever visible the occupants who easily pay the money owed with funds they go away within the milk field. even supposing intrigued by means of those unusual, yet certainly now not sinister, occurrences, Judith is able to concentration her awareness once again on her missed husband Joe and the busy B&B enterprise. until eventually at some point Judith unearths a lifeless physique within the trunk of her automobile. And it?s the Blands? milkman...
By Barbara Davis
From the acclaimed writer of The secrets and techniques She Carried comes a singular in regards to the pull of the previous and the facility of affection. As offseason starts at the Outer Banks, a hurricane makes landfall, and 3 not going strangers are drawn together…Five years in the past, Lane Kramer moved to Starry element, North Carolina, yes the old fashioned island village used to be where to begin anew. Now the landlord of a captivating beach resort, she’s put aside her goals of being a novelist and of discovering love back. whilst English professor Michael Forrester seems to be on Lane’s doorstep in the course of a typhoon, he claims he’s in simple terms looking a quiet position to jot down his ebook. but he turns out eerily conversant in the island, leaving Lane puzzling over if he's rather what he appears.Meanwhile, Mary Quinn has develop into a standard sight, showing each one morning at the dunes at the back of the hotel, to stare wistfully out to sea. Lane is shocked to discover a friendship constructing with the older lady, who possesses a different model of knowledge, regardless of her tenuous grip on reality.As Lane slowly unravels Mary’s tale and a delicate dating among Lane and Michael blooms, Lane realizes the 3 percentage a typical bond. but if a decades-old mystery unexpectedly casts its shadow over them, Lane needs to choose from holding her middle and scuffling with for the life—and the love—she wants.Conversation advisor incorporated
By Sherryl Woods
While her final performs are dismal disasters and her courting together with her temperamental mentor falls aside, author Bree O'Brien abandons Chicago and the nearby theater the place she was hoping to make a reputation for herself to come back domestic. beginning flora on major offers to carry her a brand new problem and a brand new type of fulfillment.But now not all is peaceable and serene in Chesapeake beaches, together with her estranged mom at the scene and her ex-lover at the warpath. Jake Collins has lots of purposes to wish Bree out of his existence, yet none of these are a fit for the only cause he desires her to stick: he is nonetheless in love with her.Jake could possibly get prior that previous damage if he knew Bree used to be domestic to stick, yet is she? the one method to understand needless to say is to take a perilous jump of religion.
By Nora Roberts
An paintings specialist and a thief get stuck in a perilous video game during this novel of bold deception and hope from number one New York Times bestselling writer Nora Roberts.
After an attack at her relatives domestic in Maine, Dr. Miranda Jones is set to place the adventure in the back of her. Distraction comes whilst she is summoned to Italy—to make sure the authenticity of a Renaissance bronze of a Medici courtesan often called The darkish woman.
But rather than cementing Miranda’s popularity because the prime professional within the box, the activity approximately destroys it whilst her expert judgment is named into query. Emotionally estranged from her mom, with a brother immersed in his personal issues, Miranda has not anyone to show to...except Ryan Boldari, a seductive artwork thief whose personal schedule forces them right into a reluctant alliance.
Now it turns into transparent that the incident in Maine used to be now not an easy mugging—and that The darkish girl may possibly own as many secrets and techniques as its appealing namesake as soon as did. For Miranda, pressured to depend on herself—and a companion who deals her either unnerving suspicion and intoxicating passion—the in simple terms means house is packed with deception, treachery, and a probability that threatens all of them.