By Erin McKean
Dora has continuously taken the trail of least resistance. She went to the varsity that provided her a scholarship, is majoring in "vagueness studies," and wears no matter what exhibits the least dust. She falls right into a task on the collage espresso store, and a weigh down on her flirty boss, Gary.
Just while she's approximately to check Gary's emotions, Mimi, the grandmother who raised her, suffers a stroke. Dora rushes again domestic to Forsyth, NC, and reveals herself working her grandmother's classic outfitter. the shop has consistently been a fixture in Dora's existence; even though she grew up extra of a jeans-and-sweatshirt type of woman, ahead of she even knew the best way to write, Mimi taught her classic Nineteen Twenties gown may elevate a woman's spirit.
While operating there, Dora befriends Mimi's cute contractor, Conrad. Is he after Dora, or is operating from a distinct blueprint? And why did Mimi begin writing down--and giving away--stories of the attire in her store?
When Mimi dies, Dora cannot get out of city quick sufficient and cedes regulate of the shop to her money-hungry aunt who desires to flip it right into a t-shirt store for travelers. yet finally, she returns to Forsyth, prepared to conflict no matter what may perhaps stand within the means of her staying there. Dora can alternate her uninteresting outfits for classic glamour, yet can she exchange her uninteresting existence for one she truly desires?
By Elaine Flinn
Elizabeth Porter was once a top-of-the-lineManhattan antiques broker till her ex-husband and his lover's flagrantly felony rip-off left her recognition in tatters. Now, utilizing a brand new identify, Molly Doyle, she's beginning over a continent away in a rundown antiques store in comfortable Carmel, California. Molly is set to make the easiest of it. however the early antiques chook occasionally will get greater than the trojan horse, and one suggested arrival areas her at a homicide web site with a corpse in her palms. After she turns up at a moment possible unrelated dying, the abrasive new police leader considers Molly the major suspect. Now the one option to transparent her identify is for Molly to discover her personal route to a killer, in order to depart her both exonerated ... or dead.
By Mary Daheim
USA at the present time bestselling secret maven Mary Daheim brings us one other interesting story in her loved Bed-and-Breakfast secret sequence within which a visit down reminiscence lane brings Judith and Renie again to their previous neighbourhood, and they're attracted to a doubtless abandoned condominium that's even more than meets the eye.
On a visit to Renie′s outdated neighbourhood, the cousins′ interest is piqued by way of a mysterious brick Tudor condo that often seemed abandoned in the course of Renie′s junior highschool days. shocked that the home nonetheless appears deserted in any case those years, Judith and Renie, after all, can't withstand a chance to snoop round. They observe that Mr. and Mrs. Bland have lived in the home due to the fact that 1947, and after cornering the mailman and milkman, Judith and Renie additionally research that the Blands obtain general mail and foodstuff deliveries, yet nobody has ever noticeable the occupants who easily pay the debts with money they depart within the milk field. even though intrigued by way of those unusual, yet certainly now not sinister, occurrences, Judith is able to concentration her cognizance once again on her overlooked husband Joe and the busy B&B company. until eventually someday Judith unearths a lifeless physique within the trunk of her automobile. And it′s the Blands′ milkman...
By Jayne Ann Krentz
Annie Lyncroft knew her scheme used to be outrageous. She'd come to the stylish penthouse to satisfy Oliver Rain, the richest and probably the main harmful guy within the Pacific Northwest. Annie wanted this sensual, secretive company maverick for what she used to be approximately to suggest. Marriage!
along with her brother Danny lacking after a mysterious airplane crash, Annie is suffering to guard his sizzling electronics corporation from the sharks who imagine he isn't coming again. yet fanciful, moral Annie -- who frequently runs a extraordinary bric-a-brac store understands Danny's alive, and she's made up our minds to maintain his corporation secure by means of placing his greatest investor on the helm. whilst Oliver truly says sure to the wedding of comfort, Annie dreamily envisions a number of platonic weeks of assisting him develop into a delicate New Age man. Oliver has a unique plan; his chilly, beautiful eyes were looking at Annie, and he sees his probability to seduce the attractive schemer. Love is the wild card destined to educate those strong-willed opposites a lesson: icy regulate may well run the enterprise global, yet all hell is set to wreck free within the passionate territory of the center.
By Kim Wong Keltner
Have you ever wondered:
- Why Asians love "Hello Kitty"?
What the tattooed chinese language characters fairly say?
How to accomplish feng shui for max make-out sessions?
Where Asian cuties meet the white men who love them?
Then you will snigger, you are going to cry, you will observe this e-book is healthier than a Broadway construction of Cats if you learn scenes that include:
- twenty-something Lindsey Owyang gaining knowledge of the intricacies of place of work voicemail and fax dialing
And the entire whereas Lindsey is falling in lust with the "white satan" in her politically right workplace. yet will Grandma's pungent chinese language ointments ship him operating? Or will Lindsey notice that the trail to real love lies someplace among the dim sum and the pepperoni pizza?
By Bella Frances
His so much tempting conquest!
Lucinda Bond could be descended from English the Aristocracy, yet her aloofness hides painful insecurities. Painful adequate that she's by no means allowed herself to be touched.
Then Dante Hermida sweeps her from the Caribbean Sea, assuming she's drowning, and Lucie reveals herself within the fingers of Argentina's such a lot outrageous playboy! His conceitedness demanding situations her, yet his caressing gaze ignites a determined desire…
Despite Lucie's defiant facade, quickly Dante has her at his sensual command! yet studying Lucie's innocence, this dark-hearted Argentinian reveals himself longing to say her…with a necessity that indicates no signal of abating!
By Tatiana Boncompagni
In this amazingly well timed tale approximately what the rich do while Wall highway lays an egg, the writer of Gilding Lily once more can provide a witty and insightful remedy of modern girl, as she explores the sacrifices they make, the offers they strike, the principles they persist with, and what occurs whilst all of it starts off to collapse.
Who can have guessed that Wall highway could cross south simply as Marcy Emerson and her husband moved east? right down to earth Marcy relocated from Chicago to manhattan while her husband used to be provided an enormous time task as a hedge fund supervisor.
She supplies up her personal job—after all, hedge fund better halves do not paintings! And whereas firstly it truly is enjoyable to buy all day and occasion all evening, Marcy fast learns that lifestyles one of the wealthy will be whatever yet effortless and that in the back of each smile could be a stab within the again.
Still, it isn't until eventually her husband leaves her for his thinner, blonder mistress—a lady who's larger up the social ladder than the unique Mrs. Emerson will ever be—that Marcy makes a decision to face on her personal toes once more, and struggle for the issues which are way more vital than funds.
By Danielle Steel
In her fifty-fourth bestselling novel, Danielle metal weaves a compelling tale of status and friendship, charmed lives and personal struggles...and of 3 very assorted males whose lives converge and collide at The Cottage.
On a sunny day in Hollywood, a sparkling Rolls-Royce convertible pulls during the gates of the awesome property often called The Cottage. Modeled after the “cottages” of Newport, Rhode Island, the spacious, based estate, sitting on fourteen acres of lush Bel Air, matches its proprietor to a T. For the guy in the back of the wheel of the Rolls is Hollywood’s ageless ask yourself, Cooper Winslow. a celebrity of the silver reveal for many years, a guy whose attract to ladies is the stuff of legend, Coop exudes grace, allure, and outdated variety. yet this present day Coop Winslow is in for an immense shock. He’s broke. And without significant roles coming his approach, Coop is confronted with the heartbreaking prospect of marketing his liked domestic of 40 years, or a minimum of renting out the gatehouse and a part of the most apartment. a tremendous blow to Coop, whose debonair perspective permits him to flee fact a lot of the time.
His new tenants, Mark Friedman and Jimmy O’Connor, are busy dealing with difficulties in their personal. Mark’s spouse of 16 years simply walked out, and Jimmy lately misplaced his personal spouse to a devastating affliction. yet every thing adjustments whilst Mark’s teenage son and daughter circulation in. abruptly, The Cottage is reworked, with song blasting from each nook, little ones on skateboards crashing into classic autos, and a endless parade of younger starlets streaming out and in to go to Coop.
But amid the entire noise and the chaos, anything unforeseen is occurring. 3 males who by no means could have met have gotten friends...and every one guy reveals himself altering in unbelievable methods, Coop so much of all. simply because underneath the dazzle and flash, the impeccably adapted matches and the sheer bravado, is a guy attempting to preserve keep watch over of his conscientiously ordered world–a international that's turning into an increasing number of unpredictable with each one passing day.
First, a tabloid scandal erupts, threatening Coop’s budding romance with a filthy rich debutante. . .A stranger methods Coop with attractive news....A devastating coincidence virtually claims the lifetime of one of many housemates....And in the middle of all of it, The Cottage welcomes a brand new houseguest with a mystery of her personal, who will switch Coop’s lifestyles in unforeseen methods. simply because one of the those that proportion his cottage and his lifestyles, Coop Winslow–loner, bachelor, motion picture star–may locate the rarest of all possibilities: an opportunity to construct a happiness he may by no means have dreamed of on his personal, and to turn into the type of person he hasn't ever been.
Against a glittering backdrop of big name and glamour, Danielle metal digs deeper to inform a narrative of friendship and love, tragedy and moment chances...of the alternatives and unforeseen turns of destiny which can form characters and lives.
By Julie Kenner
USA Today bestselling writer of The Givenchy Code Julie Kenner reloads for her moment novel of high-heeled thrills as one other lady will get pulled right into a mysterious global of maximum gaming the place she needs to play or die.
Aspiring actress Jennifer Crane is familiar with all approximately video games -- the video games ladies play to get a man; the video games actresses play to land a component; and the great previous video game of credit-card roulette. (How else is a woman imagined to have enough money her shoes?) yet she by no means anticipated to be enjoying a online game with life-or-death outcomes. not able to effectively ranking an appearing gig, she has, in its place, been forged within the position of reluctant bodyguard to a real-life assassin's aim -- a speeding FBI agent of every person! -- and needs to embark with him upon a scavenger hunt throughout big apple looking for the final word prize: survival. earlier than this, Jenn's definition of scuffling with soiled has been elbowing her technique to front of the road at a Manolo pattern sale. Now, if she desires to remain alive, she is going to need to examine a couple of new makes use of for her stilettos. . . they usually ain't beautiful.
quickly, flirty, and whole of serious shoes, The Manolo Matrix is one other electrifying event during this breakout sequence for fashionistas who love a wonderfully appointed secret.