alex montgomery is horrified to learn his wild younger brother forced himself on a helpless "idiot girl". tormented by gilt, alex agrees to marry her and rais the baby as his own. But he never dreams he will grow to chreish his lovely, mute, misjudged Annie. her childlike innocence, her womanly charms, and the wondrous way she views her world. he becomes determined to break through the wall of silence surrounding her--to heal-- and to be healed by annies sweet song of love
in a sensational breach of promise suit, 2 wealthy social climbers are suing on behalf of their beautiful daughter Zillah. the defendant is Zillah's alleged fiancee; brilliant young architect Killian, who adamantly declares that he will ot, cannot marry her. utterly baffeled by his client's refusal, Melville's counsel, Sir Oliver Rathbone, turns to his old comrades in crime. as they scout london for clues, the case suddenly and tragically ends. an outcome that no one except a ruthless murder could have forseen
When sassy London cab driver Kathryn Cheet is out on ther road, nobody knows where she is or who she's with. Whick is a good thing, since she is juggling five lovers throug a system of color coded cell phones. a different hue for each lover. then one night she picks up Craig Summer, a difficult passenter with just enough charm to force his way under her skin. Sparkle-eyed and mysterious, CRaig seems determined to creat chaos in Katheryn's tightly managed life, even if it means reavealing a secret or two of his own
Hannah already has her hands full trying to dodge her mother's attempts to marry her off while running The Cookie Jar, Lake Eden's most popular bakery. But once Ron LaSallle, the beloved delivery man from the Cozy Cow Dairy, is found murdered behind her bakery with Hannah's famous
Chocolate Chip Crunchies scattered around him, her life just can['t get any worse. Determined not to let her cookies get a bad reputation, she sets out to track down a killer. But if she doesn't watch her back, Hannah's sweet life may get burned to a crisp.
newly widowed, carrie is overwhelmed by the guilt of knowing her marriage died long before her husband's fatal heart attack. struggling to go on for the sake of her teenaged daughter, ruth, and her overly possessive mother, dana, carrie slowly emerges from the sorrow that has embraced her and begins to pull her life together, with the help of an unexpected source. Jesse, carries's first love, re enters her world and offers her the lifeline that will help her pull herself out of hte drowning place she's been in
when maude chambiss first arrrives at the retreat, the seasonal home of her husbands aristocratic family, she is a 19 yr old bride fresh from south carolina's low country. among the patrician men and women who reside in the summer colony on the coast of main, her gypsy like beauty and impulsive behavior immediately brand her an outsider. over the summers maude comes to cherish life in the colony as she does the people
daisy fay is coming of age in the gulf coast's shell beach, which is the end of the rodad of the south. the folks who head for florida haven't discovered it yet, but it is a dandy place to meet local VIP'S like hard drinking jimmy snow, former socialite mrs. dot, and daisy's dady who comes up with the mortgage scheme in which his daughter has to return from the dead in a carefully orchestrated miracle.
rachel stone's bad luck has taken a turn for the worse, with and empty wallet, a car that is spilling smoke, and a 5 yr old son to support, she's come home to a town that hates her. but the determined widow with a scandalous past has learned to be a fighter.
gabe bonner wants to be left alone, especially by the beautiful outcast who's invaded his property. she has a ton of attitude, a talent for trouble and a child who brings back bad memories.
Once they were lovers... Until their carefree world was shattered by mureder. Now a successful author, Sean Black has returned to his FLorida hometown to lay his ghosts to rest. But some still believe him guilty of they crime for which he was acquitted. a nite of tragedy that has haunted him for 15 years. Lori Corcoran also remembers that night-- and the dizzying moment of passion that changed her life. She too has come home--to memories, secrets and a burning desire for the only man she has ever wanted.. Now the moon kissed night illuminates a passion that was meant to be-- and a past that has come dangerously alive. For as Lori's heart catches fire in Sean's arms, another murder rockes the exclusive area of South beach. And somewhere in the shadows, a killer vows to destroy everything, including a precarious and precious love
Soap opera diva Serena McCormacks's road to success has taken a deadly turn. Her costar has been murdered on the set. Wrose yet, all the clues point to Serena as the intended victim. Enter P I Liam Murphy a man to whom she's undeniably attracted. a man hired to protect her. But as the ratings sorar, so do the terrifying threats against Serena's life. And now, with only Liam standing between her and a deranged killer, Serena knows how it feels to be embraced by true love, and gripped by icy fear.
the echo unveils the secrets and betrayals, past and present, that always come home to haunt the ones who try to bury them. a destitute man has been found dead ont he peroperty of a wealthy socialite. who is he? why did hi go there to die?
born into a powerful texas family, beautiful kirby garrett and her younger sister mallory have everything 2 women could want. a successful attorney and the mother of 2 young boys, kirby is happily married to her college sweetheart. and mallory is ideally suited to the role of pampered society wife., but beneath the glittering surface of their priviledged ives, something dark and dangerours threatens the two women. caught up in a case where a child's life is at stake, kirby's growing obsession estranges her from her husband that she loves. and mallory locked in a loveless marriage, seekes refuge in illicit affairs. the only way kirby can save herself and her sister is to confront the shattering truth that could set them free or destroy their lives forever!
Toby is 8 yrs old. he's had an operation. Routine. It went fine. Now he's gone home. To Terror>. Months have passed. But Toby still burst into tortured screams. Because something is very wrong. Toby can remember every moment of the operation. All the trauma. All the pain. He relives every horrifying detal of surgery. While he was still awake. Now someone must expose the unspeakable truth about the hospital. Or else an innocent child wil die. And he won't be the last. The next victim my be wheeling into surgery right now.
They are the Season sisters, bound by blood, driven apart by tragedy. Now theya re about to embark on a bittersweet journey into the unknow: an odyssey of promis and forgiveness of loss and rediscovery.
Jillian, Beatrice and Rose have gathered for the funeral of their younger sister Meredith. Her death, and the legacy she leaves them, will trigger a cross country journey in search of a stranger- a stranger with the power to mend their shattered lives.
A chance meetin in a fetish club with anon friend from art school leads to a new scupting job for Sam Jones creating a series of mobiles for an avant garde production of a midsummers night's dream. Plunged into the strange world of theater, Sam mingles with a bizarre, vexing but often amusing cast of characters, including the appalling Helen, the girlfriend of Sam;s best friend Janey, and Hugh the enigmatic and acidly humorous actor wit a wry peter wimsey drawl and a perfectly shaped bottom. After a long string of disappointing boyfriends, Sam may have finally met her match with Hugo. Now if she can only figure out whether or not he's gay!.
This pressing state of affairs is overshadowed only by the discovery of a decomposing body in the basement beneath the theater. Sam, who's unfortunately grown accustomed to stumbling across dead bodies, is hardly fazed, but the mysterious deaths increase and a practical joker starts to sabotage performances of the play. Sam realizes that unless the killer is caught, she may be facing her own curtain call
when carolyn's husband, jason, is invited to lecture in france, it seems like the perfect excuse to indulge in one of the culinary capitals of the world. but along with picturesque street scenes and exquisite meals, the couple is met with incomprehensible traffic, pushy locals, and a thoroughly unpleasant attempt at their lives. a colleague falls victim to a fatal foie gras--intended for carolyn and jason. ands as amourous secrets and more victims are added to the mix, carolyn must discover who cooked the dirty dish and really watch what she eats.
not my cup of tea. tried 3 times to even get started. had to read over 200 pages before it caught my interest. only stuck with it because everyone says it was so good.
I did finish it with a better impression than from the start, not really interested in the other two.
come heck or high water, gracie snow is determined to track down the legendary ex jock bobby tome denton and drag him back home to heaven, tx, to begin shooting his first motion picture. but taming an egotistical cowboy in a '57 t'bird might be more than this prim Ohio wallflower can handle.
despite his dazzling good looks and killer charm, bobby tom has reservations about being a movie star--and no plans to cooperate with the bossy little virgin whom he can't get off his mind or out of his life. instead, this hellraising playboy decides to make her life over from plain jane to texas wildcat
caney paston wanted his cafe to have the biggest, brightest sign in eastern OK-- the opening soon part was supposed to be just a removable painted notice. but a fateful misunderstanding gave vietnam vet caney the flashiest pole in the entire state.. 12 years later, the once-busy highwy is dead, the joke is old and the sign is as worn as caney, who hasn't ventured outside the diner since it opened. then along comes a 30ish CRow woman with a half-dead 3 legged dog. she teaches the town generosity, love and the possibility of promise.