Window on the BayNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER When a single mom becomes an empty nester, she spreads her wings to rediscover herselfand her passionsin this heartwarming novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber. Jenna Boltzs life is at a crossroads. After a messy divorce from her surgeon husband nearly twenty years ago, she raised her two children on her own, juggling motherhood with her beloved job as a Seattle intensive-care nurse. Now that Paul and Allie have gone to college and moved out, Jenna cant help but wonder what her future holds. Her best friend, Maureen, is excited for Jennas newfound independence. Now is the perfect time to finally book the trip to Paris theyve been dreaming of since their college days. But when it comes to lifes other great adventuredatingJenna still isnt sure shes ready to let love in . . . until an unexpected encounter begins to change her mind. When Jennas elderly mother breaks her hip, Dr. Rowan Lancaster saves the day. Despite his silent, stoic exterior, Rowan is immediately smitten with Jenna. And even though Jenna is hesitant about becoming involved with another surgeon, she has to admit that shes more than a little intrigued. But when Jennas children approach her with shocking news, she realizes that she needs to have faith in love and embrace the unexpectedbefore the life she has always dreamed of passes her by.
Join debutante-gone-detective Molly DeWitt as she finds herself in hot water in this classic mystery from #1 New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods. Previously published as Hot Money.The Save the Environment gala has Molly DeWitt and dashing detective Michael OHara swimming with society sharks when Molly hooks the most endangered species of all: the late chairwoman of the affair. Tessa was no saint, and the rich shed crocodile tears for the departed philanthropist. Now the question Molly needs to answer isnt who wanted Tessa dead, but who killed herand why.
*This winter, escape to the beach without leaving your house! Join the Brides & Beaches series for some seriously sweet romance. Each book can be read as a standalone, with a happily-ever-after ending, and clean, sweet-without-losing-the-heat romance!* **The Chief of Police and a woman with a restraining order against her… Can Wyatt and Deirdre try for their second chance at love? Or will their pasts keep them apart forever?** Wyatt Gardner has been a widower for years now. He’s tired of the political games and constant pressure of his job as Police Chief, and with his daughter happily married, he thinks it’s time to start dating again. He tried several months ago with Deirdre Bernard, but he just wasn’t ready. When he runs into her leaving the Sandy Singles event on the island of Getaway Bay, he decides to be brave and ask her out. And…she says no. He wasn’t ready last time, and Deirdre doesn’t think it’s smart to date the Chief of Police when she has a restraining order keeping her away from her daughter. Though she’s not violent and her daughter was never in any danger, the order is still there. And she doesn’t want to tell Wyatt about it. Better to just steer clear of the man, even if he does make her heart-strings vibrate. She can say no to him, but Deirdre can’t say no to her boss when she’s assigned to plan the year-end celebration at the police station. And who will she need to coordinate with the most? Wyatt Gardner. As they spend more and more time together, Deirdre finds the walls around his heart breaking down and her own resolve to keep her family secrets waning. **Can Wyatt and Deirdre find a way through their past heartaches to discover a happily-ever-after as they move forward?** **Read all the books in the Brides & Beaches Romance series by USA Today bestselling author, Elana Johnson:** 1. The Helicopter Pilot’s Bride 2. The Billionaire’s Bride 3. The Prince’s Bride 4. The Doctor’s Bride 5. The Rockstar’s Bride 6. The Carpenter’s Bride 7. The Police Chief’s Bride **Read all the books in the Clean Billionaire Beach Club Romance series by USA Today bestselling author Elana Johnson and USA Today bestselling author Bonnie R. Paulson:** 1. The Brainy Billionaire 2. The Brawny Billionaire 3. The Bashful Billionaire 4. The Brazen Billionaire 5. The Billionaire’s Bodyguard 6. The Billionaire’s Boyfriend 7. The Broke Billionaire 8. The Brilliant Billionaire 9. The Blue-Eyed Billionaire 10. The Bad Boy Billionaire 11. The Brave Billionaire 12. The Belated Billionaire 13. The Billionaire’s Blue Christmas 14. The Benched Billionaire 15. The Bookish Billionaire 16. The Burned Billionaire Read the Hawthorne Harbor Second Chance Romances by USA Today bestselling author Elana Johnson: 1. The Paramedic’s Second Chance 2. The Chief’s Second Chance 3. The Firefighter’s Second Chance 4. The Officer’s Second Chance 5. The Soldier’s Second Chance 6. The Captain’s Second Chance Read the Carter’s Cove Beach Romances by USA Today bestselling author Elana Johnson: 1. Boyfriend by Mistake 2. Accidental Sweetheart 3. Bodyguard, Not Boyfriend 4. Not Her Real Fiancé 5. She Loves Him…Not **
Derek Chandler is ready to have his old life and his old witch hunting partner back, no matter the cost. Hes been tasked to find a missing gem, but The Council assigned Pru as his partner, a witch hed rescued from a horrible curse a few months ago. Now hes as stuck with her as shed been in the concrete statue. Pru needs to keep her secret from the playboy warlock. She’s got a major crush on the guy but hes so full of himself, he’s annoying. If Coven X retrieves the gem, they’ll use it to swing the war between the covens to their advantage, which could affect not only the witching world but all humanity. If you love an action-packed story filled with magic and suspense, download your copy today.
It should be the most shocking news Id ever gottenMy boyfriend is getting married. Okay, technically hes my ex-boyfriend. Two months ago he decided he wanted a break. I still thought he was my happily ever after. On any other day, knowing he was gone for good would be the worst thing that could possibly happen. But not today. Because not only is my boyfriend getting marriedhis bride is my best friend.And theyve sent me an invitation. Theres no way Im going to attend. I dont care if its in beautiful Scotland. Nothing and no one could convince me. Not even when a deliciously handsome stranger tells me he needs to go as my plus one. Not even when he shoots me a wickedly, sexy smile. But then he offers me the opportunity of a lifetimea dream come true. How can I say no? But I have one condition. He has to be my new boyfriend. I mean, my pretend new boyfriend. I’m about to find out that faking it can be a whole lot of fun.
George is a recently widowed seventy-nine-year-old. He nearly made it as a rock star in the 1960s and he’s not happy. Tara is his teenage granddaughter and she’s taken refuge from her bickering parents by living with George. Toby is George’s son-in-law and he wants George in a care home.
George has two secrets. 1) He’s never revealed why his music career stalled. And 2) No-one knows just how much the disappointment of opportunities missed still gnaw at him. He craves one last chance, even at his age. When it presents itself, through the appearance of a long-lost distant relative – whose chequered past should set alarm bells ringing – he can’t resist.
For Tara, living with her grandfather is a way to find her own path and develop her own musical ambitions. She isn’t prepared for the clash between different generations and living in a strange house full of her grandfather’s memories – and vinyl records.
They get off to a shaky start. George takes an instant dislike to the sounds from her bedroom that seem more suited to Guantanamo Bay than anything he would call musical. But as time plays out, they find there are more similarities – neither know how to operate a dishwasher – than differences, and parallels across the generations slowly bring them to recognise their shared strengths. But when Toby inadvertently sets in motion a chain of events, it leaves Tara with the same dilemma her grandfather faced five decades before with the same life-changing choice to make.
On the 250th anniversary of Captain Cooks successful navigation to the coast of Australia, this is Alistair MacLeans absorbing story of one of Britains great national heroes, from his obscure beginnings to his sudden and violent death at the age of fifty-one. When James Cook was hacked to death by Hawaiian islanders on 14 February 1779, he was already considered the greatest explorer of his age. Born in obscurity but gripped by a boundless passion for new horizons, he became the greatest combination of seaman, explorer, navigator, and cartographer that the world had ever known. He still is. He had driven himself mercilessly, and his men likewise, and yet the surgeons mate on the Resolution was able to write: In every situation he stood unrivalled and alone; on him all eyes were turned; he was our leading star, which at its setting left us involved in darkness and despair. Between 1768 and 1779, Captain Cook circumnavigated the globe three times in voyages of discovery that broke record after record of exploration, endurance, and personal achievement. He explored and charted the coasts of New Zealand, landed in Botany Bay, explored the Paci?c, mapped its islands, and travelled further south than any man before him; he explored the Great Barrier Reef and travelled thousands of miles north to tackle the North-West Passage. He excelled in all aspects of his craft and inspired in his men an affection for him and an enthusiasm for his undertakings that provoked constant loyalty and unfailing endeavour in frequently savage conditions. Alistair MacLean presents a graphic and lively account of this great explorer, his three amazing voyages and the adventures that befell him, his crews, and his ships in lands that until he sailed were in many cases unknown. Cooks life was a resounding success and the story of it is a thrilling exemplification of his own description of himself as a man who had ambition not only to go farther than anyone had done before, but as far as it was possible for man to go. ** ### Review The words on Pallisers monument to Cook the ablest and greatest navigator this or any country has produced will not seem extravagant after reading Mr MacLeans book. Times Educational Supplement ### About the Author Alistair MacLean was brought up in the Scottish Highlands. He joined the Navy in 1941 and served in the Home, Mediterranean, and Eastern Fleets. After the war, he graduated in Arts at Glasgow University and became a teacher. In his spare time he wrote short stories, one of which won a prize in a Glasgow Herald competition. He was at once approached by Collins and shortly after delivered to them the manuscript of his first novel, H.M.S. Ulysses, a brilliant novel about the war at sea. Since that first success, Mr MacLean wrote many other best-sellers, such as The Guns of Navarone, Ice Station Zebra, When Eight Bells Toll, Force Ten from Navarone, Puppet on a Chain, Caravan to Vaccares, and Bear Island, nearly all of which have been made into immensely successful films.
**Dark legends come to life** With the execution of a serial killer known as the Artiste, Cheyenne Donegal thinks a grim part of her past is finally put to rest. Her cousin had been the twisted killers final victim, and then-teenage Cheyenne was integral in bringing him to justice. That tragedy drove her to become an FBI agent. And now shes back in Louisiana because someone is murdering young women in the same manner as the Artiste. Krewe of Hunters agent Andre Broussard has deep ties in New Orleans and Cajun country beyond. He knows that more than one monster has stalked the bayou. Has a deadly threat been resurrected, or does someone have a dark inspiration? With the life of a missing woman on the line, Cheyenne and Andre have to set aside their doubts about each other and work to discover the truth. The case is too close and too personalbut they cant let it go, especially now that a ruthless killer has turned the tables and is hunting them. ** ### Review “Graham is a master at world building and her latest is a thrilling, dark, and deadly tale.” — “Booklist, on Haunted Destiny” “Evil lurks in the background and raders will be…flipping the pages to see what can possibly happen next.” — “RT Book Reviews on Fade to Black” ### About the Author **Heather Graham** , also known as Shannon Drake, is the *New York Times* and *USA Today* bestselling author of more than one hundred novels. She is a recipient of the Romance Writers of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award and the Thriller Writers’ Silver Bullet. She is an active member of International Thriller Writers and Mystery Writers of America. **Roger Wayne** served in the Air Force as a radio and television broadcast journalist in South Korea and won several awards before obtaining a BA degree in communications and journalism. He is an actor living in New York, narrating audiobooks, working on independent film projects, performing off Broadway, and auditioning for major network shows.
***** THE TOP TEN EBOOK BESTSELLER *** ‘This brilliantly written and captivating story instantly drew us in and refused to let go. Fresh, funny and utterly fabulous, its the perfect holiday read’* Heat*** **Meet the hilarious and surprising residents of number 24 in the warm, witty and wonderful new novel from bestselling author Juliet Ashton, author of *The Sunday Lunch Club*.**
When your marriage falls apart, the last place you’d want your husband to move to is downstairs. Unfortunately for **Sarah** , up in the eaves at number 24, her ex-husband now lives one floor beneath her with his new wife. Their happiness floats up through the floorboards, taunting her. A child psychologist, Sarah has picked up great sadness from the little girl, **Una** , who lives with her careworn mother three floors below, but is Sarah emotionally equipped to reach out? The Spring brings a new couple to the house. **Jane** and **Tom** ‘s zest for life revives the flagging spirits, and Sarah can’t deny the instant attraction to handsome Tom. Having seen at first hand what infidelity does to people, she’ll never act on it … but the air fizzes with potential. The sunshine doesn’t reach every corner of number 24, however. Elderly **Mavis** , tucked away in the basement, has kept the world at bay for decades. She’s about to find out that she can’t hide forever. Juliet Ashton weaves a story of love, friendship and community that will move you to laughter and to tears. **Think* Cold Feet* meets David Nicholls, with a dash of the joy of Jill Mansell added for good measure. What people are saying about *The Woman At Number 24* :** ‘Emotion, laughs and mystery, I simply adored every minute of reading it’ **Netgalley reviewer**
‘Loved it. Feels fresh and new and exciting hearing about the different lives of 24. I’m intrigued and fascinated by the characters’ **Natalie Ross, Netgalley reviewer** ‘Wow! Just a beautiful read, like a breath of fresh air. Very heart warming and easy to read. A great 5 Stars from me!’ **Netgalley reviewer** ‘This is a great book with a varied ensemble cast of characters and many inter-twining story lines’ **Netgalley reviewer** ‘An absorbing story full of wonderful moments …This was my first Juliet Ashton book to read and I really fell in love with her accurate, vivid and flowing writing’ **Netgalley reviewer** ‘Fun read with captivating characters. I did not expect the plot twist involved and really enjoyed reading this overall. Read it in one evening’ **Netgalley reviewer** ‘We watch as friendships blossom, a romance evolves and there is a good, unexpected twist towards the end. A lovely, heartwarming read’ **5*, Netgalley reviewer** ‘A wonderful book that I would highly recommend’ **Netgalley reviewer** **’F** antastic … great characters who live in one big house. You will absolutely love this book’ **Netgalley reviewer** ‘This book is like wrapping yourself up in a blanket on the sofa and watching your favourite film. Warm, heart-felt and witty’ **Netgalley reviewer** ***** Pre-order Juliet Ashton’s brand new novel,** * **The Fall and Rise of Sadie McQueen ** ** *, publishing in December 2019, now! ****** * ### About the Author Juliet Ashton was born in Fulham and still lives in London. She writes under a variety of names, including her real name, Bernadette Strachan, and as Claire Sandy. She is married and has one daughter. Find out more at www.berniestrachan.com
Julian Lodge has everything a man could want. He’s rich, successful and owns the most exclusive club in Dallas. But something is missing.
Finn Taylor has worked his way up in the world from humble beginnings in Willow Fork, Texas. The only thing he still loves in his hometown is Danielle Bay. He never told her he was actually bisexual, and he never confessed his love for her. Now she’s getting married, and Finn is sure he’s lost his chance with the only person he’ll ever love.
Julian’s vacation to the Barnes-Fleetwood ranch brings them all together. After Dani jumps into Julian’s car while fleeing her wedding, Julian knows he has to have her. But nothing is easy in Willow Fork. A danger from Julian’s past threatens them all. Julian will have to convince both Dani and Finn that being his will be the best decision they ever made.
The third book in the Bluebird Bay series by Christine Gael and Denise Grover Swank.Stephanie Ketterman has been doing her level-best to find a new normal since her beloved husbands tragic death two years ago, but its been a real struggle. After nearly three decades of wedded bliss with Paul, filling the gaping hole he left behind seems impossible. How can she look forward to her future when her heart is firmly stuck in the past? But when she begins to find evidence of secret trysts and cryptic notes written shortly before his death, shes forced to re-examine everything.What if perfect wasnt so perfect after all?
A sexy, small town, opposites attract rom com!He wears suits and ties. He'll one day inherit a fortune. He has a law degree. He shines his shoes, for God's sake. What is she doing attracted to a guy like him? But she is. She so is.She drives air boats on the bayou, drinks and cusses, and gives city boys in suits a hard time just for fun. Why can't he get her out of his mind? But he can't. He definitely can't.A weekend trip to Savannah for a fancy-schmancy party with his highfalutin family is the surefire way to prove that they have nothing in common but intense chemistry. And to maybe scratch this I've-never-wanted-anyone-like-I-want-you itch once or twice. Or five times. But it takes only about twenty-four hours for the bayou girl and the city boy to figure out that they don't really know much at all–about each other, or about themselves. And figuring all of this out is going to be downright crazy.
A sexy, small town, fake relationship rom com! Josh Landry is one of the hottest bartenders in New Orleans. He's shown many a female tourist that things are definitely big and easy down here.And he's now been celibate for a year. Because he finally met her.Yes, her. The One.But, after nothing more than a hot goodnight kiss and a promise to meet up again next year if they're both still interested, she went home to Iowa.It's been a long year.But now it's Mardi Gras again and he's ready for his happily ever after.If she shows up. ***Oh, she shows up. For her best friend's wedding.But Tori is a terrible bridesmaid because all she can think about is her knight-in-shining-Mardi-Gras-beads from last year.Well, and because she accidentally lays a hot kiss on her BFF.Aka, the groom.Unfortunately, no one believes that it was a case of mistaken identity. So, now she has to convince everyone she has no intention of ruining the wedding. She's going to need a crazy-about-her boyfriend ASAP. Even if he's just faking it.Well there's only one other person she knows in Louisiana…Josh is all in. In fact, he's thrilled. And he's not faking anything.But the groom isn't faking his sudden case of cold feet either.And now Tori might have a choice to make.
A sexy, small town, second chance romance. Thanks to a drawn-up-while-drinking-moonshine partnership agreement, Madison Allain has to spend thirty days back on the bayou before she can sell her part of the family business. And if the heat and humidity and freaking alligators of Louisiana arent enough to agitate the cool and in-control California girl, then Owen Landry, the equally hot guy who stole her heart twelve years ago, will sure do the trick. Owen just has to remember three simple-ish rules: Do not fight with her. Do not fight over her. Do not kiss her. He can do this. Hes charming and friendly for a living after all. But this is Maddie. The only woman to ever shake up this laid-back bayou boy. Besides, shes not staying. No way. These people and this town make her crazy. She doesnt want to be crazy. She definitely does not want to own a swamp boat tour company. She just wants to paint. In her quiet, beautiful, alligators-not-allowed, air-conditioned art studio. As for that hot bayou boy? Well, hes amazing. But he belongs here in the South. And she definitely doesnt. Even if her heart stays behind when she leaves.