FROM THE PUBLISHER
This powerful new novel by the bestselling author of Black and Blue, One True Thing, Object Lessons, and A Short Guide to a Happy Life begins when a teenage couple drives up, late at night, headlights out, to Blessings, the estate owned by Lydia Blessing. They leave a box and drive away, and in this instant, the world of Blessings is changed forever. Richly written, deeply moving, beautifully crafted, Blessings tells the story of Skip Cuddy, caretaker of the estate, who finds a baby asleep in that box and decides he wants to keep her, and of matriarch Lydia Blessing, who, for her own reasons, decides to help him. The secrets of the past, how they affect the decisions and lives of people in the present; what makes a person, a life, legitimate or illegitimate, and who decides; the unique resources people find in themselves and in a community--these are at the center of this wonderful novel of love, redemption, and personal change by the writer about whom The Washington Post Book World said, "Quindlen knows that all the things we ever will be can be found in some forgotten fragment of family."
"Book 3 in Sandra Hill's Cajun series finds Charmaine finally getting her story. Full of crazy situations, a hunky hero, and the loveable Charmaine, this book will provide a fun filled reading experience."
"After eluding relentless assassination attempts by Prince Cel, her rival for the crown, Meredith now has a whole new set of problems. To become queen, she must bear a child before Cel can father one of his own. But havoc lies on the horizon: People are dying in mysterious, frightening ways, and suddenly the very existence of the place known as Faerie is at grave risk. So now, as she enjoys the greatest pleasures of her life while attempting to conceive a baby; she must fend off an ancient evil that could destroy the very fabric of reality. And that's just her day job.....
"I absolutely love this series and Cerulean Sins is a fabulous story. Cerulean Sins is pretty far into the series though so if you haven't read the books that lead up to it, I would go back and read them first."
"A very engaging and engrossing book. You'll be hooked from page one.
Lord Bannor the Bold has never feared anything in his life--until the war ends and he finds himself a reluctant papa to a dozen unruly children. He sends his steward out to find them a mother--some meek, plain creature who won't tempt him to get her with child. But his steward returns with a spirited beauty who makes him think of nothing else. Lady Willow is everything he has sworn to resist. He never dreams she will join forces with those mischievous imps of his to teach him just how sweet surrender can be!
"Lady Arabella Blydon is determined to discover Lord John Blackwood's darkest secrets, even if that means ignoring all of his warnings to stay away. Scarred by war, both in body and soul, John knows he can never be good enough for this beautiful bluestocking -- but Belle is will not rest until she returns joy and light to his life... and wins a place in his shuttered heart forever."