This short story collection is one of many books to come and introduces the readers to Michelle, Chase, and Donna. All of these women find strength in their circumstances as they face tough issues. The book explores deception, death, and pain in a way that allows you to connect with each of the women and make you want more.
Set in the mythic, South Carolina and Georgia Lowcountry, each story in this unforgettable collection captures the moments in women’s lives when they must confront some aspect of their authentic selves. Whether they’re seventeen or seventy-nine, the characters bring to life the ‘grit, wit, and it’ of the southern female psyche as they search for home, family, and love – often finding that rock bottom may be the best foundation from which to move forward. For those readers seeking strong, southern, female voices, Ladies in Low Places delivers.
After two years of barely getting by, I need to get away from here.
My plan? Drive across the country until I find a new place to live. There is just one problem with that. I have to take an old family friend along for the ride.
At first, I don’t know what to make of Ryan Grant or the way it feels like he can see through me with those gorgeous green eyes of his. He’s got secrets. And he’s definitely holding a lot back.
But wow, there’s so much more to him than I expected.
Not that it matters really, my heart and mind are trapped in the past.
I’ve never had the perfect life. And lately work seems to be my only focus.
Probably because I’ve been betrayed a time or two by people I thought I could trust. By people who were only after me for one thing. So I’m moving west from Philly to Seattle.
There is just one problem with that. I don’t fly. Ever.
So when Katie Taylor offers to drive me across the country, how can I say no? She is my dream girl after all. Always has been.
But is her tragic past too much for her to overcome?
Warning: Strong language and moderate sexual content
THE VAST LANDSCAPE continues, alive in memory. The gatekeeper, fixer of Harrison???s family, Georgia Pine. Faint whispers drift from the stars into the evergreen, cottage bedroom. The Cove, a mystic beach, granddaughter???s refuge.
The sea, sun, stars and moon welcome their return. The crimson child, with blazing hair and fire belly will do as she???s told, not before she???s ready.
Pyre and brimstone, locks of ginger, gut instinct to guide her.
Fans of the emotional, soul stirring first novel will not be able to put this exciting sequel down.
Can Evie cure her heartbreak by escaping to a new life in the sun with hot rock singer Jake? Or can Joe convince her one last time that she belongs with him?
Joe is the only man she???s ever loved, since that long hot summer when she was sixteen. But how many lies is too many? Is it time to admit their marriage has fallen apart and they???ve finally reached the end of the road?
Devastated by his latest betrayal, Evie flees to her grandmother???s cottage in the stormy wilds of picturesque Cornwall, to grieve and make plans for an empty future without the man she believed was her soulmate. Alone and vulnerable, she falls under the spell of charismatic Jake who sweeps her head first into an irresistible and steamy affair.
Meanwhile, when Joe comes home to find Evie gone, he???s spurred into action to win her back. But his journey turns into the road trip from hell. Battling his inner demons and the worst weather the UK has seen in years, he has to drive the full length of the country to reach the remote Cornish cottage where Evie is hiding.
He believes he can persuade her to come back. But does he mean it when he swears he???s turned over a new leaf? Can he convince her one more time that he can change? Or has he left it too late to realise he???s always loved her?
Then a single moment of madness causes a tragic accident in a raging storm. An ancient bridge is smashed to matchwood and it seems that any hope of a happy future will be swept away. The old hurts are much too deep and forgiveness seems out of the question.
Yet someone can see the sunshine after the storm and he wants to share it with Evie. But is that what Evie truly wants?
???Engrossing and compelling love story full of realistic challenges and dilemmas. A fantastic rainy day read. I couldn???t put it down!???
Discover how lives are shaped, friendships forged, and loves won and lost in this compelling adventure of humour, passion and tragedy.
???A fascinating and enthralling look at Great Britain in the 1970s as experienced through the eyes of Guy, a North Yorkshire teen, and Mouse, a Welsh girl. I had a marvelous time reading Unlikely Soldiers and am looking forward to the next book in the series. It’s most highly recommended.” Jack Magnus for Readers??? Favorite.
LIFE WAS DIFFERENT IN NINETEEN SEVENTIES BRITAIN
Cheesecloth is considered high fashion, young teenage girls are in love with the Bay City Rollers and the middle aged are outraged by Punk Rock.
Naive Michelle Warbutton longs to see the world; already world weary, Guy Halfpenny is desperate to escape from his.
Both have limited choices.
Their paths aren???t destined to cross until they join the British Army – where sexism is rife and political correctness hasn’t been invented.
Val Shakely is a list-maker. Daily routine. Check. Calm, quiet (but successful) business. Check. No drama. No excitement. Some might call it boring, but it???s precisely the way Val likes it. She loves her hometown of Cambria, nestled in the mountains of Colorado, and runs a fruitful PR firm. And that???s more than enough for Val. So what if she doesn???t have a social life? Then, her cousin Gwen decides to take on the local political bully, the Mayor, in head-to-head combat for the Mayoral seat and Val takes her company reluctantly, and against her better judgment, into the fray. The minute Val takes on Gwen???s campaign, the safe world that she has carefully constructed begins to unravel. She feels the pressure of the campaign and the personal attacks by Gwen???s opponent. And as if that wasn???t complicated enough, Val finds herself falling in love.
(women??s fiction, romance)
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Juliet Carlsen is grieving the loss of her mother. Six weeks after the funeral she is about to arrive in a tiny village in northern Italy. The village, Baiardo, is home to an art school where she is to spend a month as a volunteer. Her best friend had convinced her that a change of scene would do her good but, as she nears her destination, she is not so sure: was it really necessary to travel so far out of her comfort zone?
Baiardo turns out to be her haven. The warm welcome and serene beauty work their healing magic. The attentions of a handsome local named Luca don???t hurt either. Then someone from Juliet???s past shows up and turns everything on its head.
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Cornwall – the perfect place for new friendships, fresh hopes, and a dream house.
Newly widowed and barely thirty, Abi Carter is desperate to escape the Stepford Wives lifestyle that Luke, her late husband, had been so eager for her to live.
Abi decides to fulfill a lifelong dream. As a child on holiday in Cornwall she fell in love with a cottage ??? the prophetically named Abbey???s House.
Now she is going to see if she can find the place again, relive the happy memories and maybe even buy a place of her own nearby?
On impulse Abi sets off to Cornwall, where a chance meeting in a village pub brings new friends Beth and Max into her life. Beth, like Abi, has a life-changing decision to make. Max, Beth???s best mate, is new to the village. He soon helps Abi track down the house of her dreams ??? but things aren???t quite that simple. There???s the complicated life Abi left behind, including her late husband???s brother, Simon ??? a man with more than friendship on his mind???
Will Abi???s house remain a dream, or will the bricks and mortar become a reality?
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