Millicent Glenn s Last Wish

Millicent Glenn s Last Wish
Author: Tori Whitaker
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-10
ISBN 10: 9781542023313
ISBN 13: 1542023319
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Millicent Glenn s Last Wish Book Review:

Three generations of women--and the love, loss, sacrifice, and secrets that can bind them forever or tear them apart. Millicent Glenn is self-sufficient and contentedly alone in the Cincinnati suburbs. As she nears her ninety-first birthday, her daughter Jane, with whom she's weathered a shaky relationship, suddenly moves back home. Then Millie's granddaughter shares the thrilling surprise that she's pregnant. But for Millie, the news stirs heartbreaking memories of a past she's kept hidden for too long. Maybe it's time she shared something, too. Millie's last wish? For Jane to forgive her. Sixty years ago Millie was living a dream. She had a husband she adored, a job of her own, a precious baby girl, and another child on the way. They were the perfect family. All it took was one irreversible moment to shatter everything, reshaping Millie's life and the lives of generations to come. As Millie's old wounds are exposed, so are the secrets she's kept for so long. Finally revealing them to her daughter might be the greatest risk a mother could take in the name of love.

This Magnificent Dappled Sea

This Magnificent Dappled Sea
Author: David Biro
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2020-11
ISBN 10: 9781542019811
ISBN 13: 1542019818
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Magnificent Dappled Sea Book Review:

Two strangers--generations and oceans apart--have a chance to save each other in this moving and suspenseful novel about family secrets and the ineffable connections that attach us. In a small Northern Italian village, nine-year-old Luca Taviano catches a stubborn cold and is subsequently diagnosed with leukemia. His only hope for survival is a bone marrow transplant. After an exhaustive search, a match turns up three thousand miles away in the form of a most unlikely donor: Joseph Neiman, a rabbi in Brooklyn, New York, who is suffering from a debilitating crisis of faith. As Luca's young nurse, Nina Vocelli, risks her career and races against time to help save the spirited redheaded boy, she uncovers terrible secrets from World War II--secrets that reveal how a Catholic child could have Jewish genes. Can inheritance be transcended by accidents of love? That is the question at the heart of This Magnificent Dappled Sea, a novel that challenges the idea of identity and celebrates the ties that bind us together.

The Secret Women

The Secret Women
Author: Sheila Williams
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-06-09
ISBN 10: 0062934244
ISBN 13: 9780062934246
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret Women Book Review:

The author of Dancing on the Edge of the Roof, now a Netflix film starring Alfre Woodard, returns with a riveting, emotionally rich, novel that explores the complex relationship between mothers and daughters in a fresh, vibrant way—a stunning page-turner for fans of Terry McMillan, Tayari Jones, and Kimberla Lawson Roby. Elise Armstrong, Carmen Bradshaw, and DeeDee Davis meet in a yoga class. Though vastly different, these women discover they all have one thing in common: their mothers have recently passed away. Becoming fast friends, the trio make a pact to help each other sort through the belongings their mothers’ left behind. But when they find old letters and diaries, Elise, Carmen, and DeeDee are astonished to learn that each of their mothers hid secrets—secrets that will transform their own lives. Meeting each month over margaritas, the trio share laughter, advice, and support. As they help each other overcome challenges and celebrate successes, Elise, Carmen, and DeeDee gain not only a better understanding of the women their mothers were, but of themselves. They also come to realize they have what their mothers needed most but did not have during difficult times—other women they could trust. Filled with poignant life lessons, The Secret Women pays tribute to the power of friendship and family and the bonds that tie us together. Beautiful, full of spirit and heart, it is a thoughtful and ultimately uplifting story of unconditional love.

Shine Shine Shine

Shine Shine Shine
Author: Lydia Netzer
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2012-07-03
ISBN 10: 1471112306
ISBN 13: 9781471112300
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shine Shine Shine Book Review:

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The Seven Daughters of Eve

The Seven Daughters of Eve
Author: Bryan Sykes
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 367
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780552148764
ISBN 13: 0552148768
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Seven Daughters of Eve Book Review:

In 1994 Professor Bryan Sykes, a leading world authority on DNA and human evolution, was called in to examine the frozen remains of a man trapped in glacial ice in northern Italy. News of the discovery of the Ice Man and his age, which was put at over five thousand years old, fascinated the world. But what made the story particularly extraordinary was that Professor Sykes was also able to track down a living generic relative of the Ice Man, a woman living in Britain today. How was he able to locate a living relative of a man who died thousands of years ago? In The Seven Daughters of Eve, Bryan Sykes gives us a first hand account of his research into a remarkable gene which passes undiluted from generation to generation through the maternal line and shows how it is being used to track our genetic ancestors through time and space. After plotting thousands of DNA sequences from all over the world he found that they had clustered around a handful of distinct groups. In Europe there are only seven. The conclusion: almost everyone of native European descent, wherever they live in the world, can trace their ancestry back to one of seven women, the Seven Daughters of Eve. He has named them Ursula, Xenia, Helena, Velda, Tara, Katrine and Jasmine. In this remarkable scientific adventure story we learn exactly how our origins can be traced, how and where our ancient genetic ancestors lived, what their live were like and how we are each living proof of the almost miraculous strength of our DNA which has survived and prospered over so many thousands of years to reach us today. It is a book that not only presents the story of our evolution in a wholly new light, but also strikes right at the heart of ourselves as individuals and of our sense of identity.

The Girl You Forgot

The Girl You Forgot
Author: Giselle Green
Publsiher: Boldwood Books Ltd
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-08-11
ISBN 10: 1800481969
ISBN 13: 9781800481961
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl You Forgot Book Review:

Does the heart never really forget? When Ava’s partner Will is diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour, the doctors give Will one chance to survive - an operation which means he will lose his recent memory. Ava begs him to take the chance, sure that she can cope with Will forgetting her. After all, they have something very special to live for. But they are also keeping a heart-breaking secret, and if Will loses his memory, Ava will have to carry that secret alone. Can they rebuild their love from scratch or will their secrets and past come between them? Will Ava really be a stranger when Will wakes up – or does the heart never really forget... Giselle Green returns with a heart-breaking, deeply moving story of love, loss, and what it really means to be alive. Perfect for all fans of Jodi Picoult, Susan Lewis and Diane Chamberlain. Praise for Giselle Green’s novels: 'A genuinely heart-wrenching and thought-provoking read.' The Sun ‘A heartwarming, emotional take on a mother/daughter relationship. I couldn’t put it down.’ Closer 'A bitter sweet tear-jerker' OK

Nima

Nima
Author: Adam Popescu
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 9781944700850
ISBN 13: 1944700854
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nima Book Review:

Nima is a young Sherpa woman living in the foothills of the Himalayas, a range so immense and a place so isolated it is impossible to imagine anything existing beyond it. Nima and her sister are both betrothed to Norbu, a local Sherpa, but when Norbu stuns both families by only wanting to marry Nima, Nima flees her father's wrath and the destiny that had been arranged for all of them. Disguised as a man, Nima seeks work, and is hired by an American journalist to guide their small group up to Everest Base Camp. The journey is treacherous, and Nima challenges every restriction her culture places on her gender while balancing the duties of her new role as guide. Popescu brings to life the many contradictions of the region through the eyes of Nima: trails strewn with litter overlook majestic views, Buddhist clarity is marred by sexual oppression, and a tourism industry that fuels the local economy also threatening to destroy it.

They re Always with You

They re Always with You
Author: Mary Clare Lockman
Publsiher: Wise Ink
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-05-14
ISBN 10: 9781940014975
ISBN 13: 1940014972
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

They re Always with You Book Review:

This delightful coming-of-age story resonates on many levels: young readers can identify with Colette's passion and her natural curiosity, while others will be reminded of a time when life was simpler.

The Ancient Way

The Ancient Way
Author: River Jordan
Publsiher: Broadleaf Books
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2020-10-13
ISBN 10: 1506460461
ISBN 13: 9781506460468
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ancient Way Book Review:

For years, from her home on a hill outside Nashville, River Jordan felt a call to travel to the mystical Isle of Iona, off the coast of Scotland--the island that gave birth to Celtic Christianity. In The Ancient Way she invites us to leave the sacred space of our homes and our lives and join her on this pilgrimage. With the help of friends and the kindness of strangers, Jordan winds her way across green mountains to late-night ferries, across islands and down one-way roads led by the light of Iona and a trust in God. Along the way she explores ancient Celtic Christian practices such as cherishing creation, trusting spiritual friendship, offering hospitality, creative imagination, and honoring community--carrying them home with her to infuse her daily life. This is an intimate story of imagination, of personal transformation, of stillness and prayer. It's also a quirky, thoughtful guide for cultivating divine connection and creativity as we embark on our own wild adventures, chasing after the mystery that calls us all.

Every Time We Say Goodbye

Every Time We Say Goodbye
Author: Colette Caddle
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2012-08-16
ISBN 10: 1847399649
ISBN 13: 9781847399649
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Every Time We Say Goodbye Book Review:

Everybody has a secret... The stunning new novel from the bestselling Irish author. Marianne has worked hard to get where she is today. Brought up in care, she's always been determined to make sure her children have what she so badly craved: a secure and loving home. But then comes the news that will change everything: her husband, Dominic, has been found dead. But as Marianne listens, she realises that not everything adds up: Dom had said he was at work, and yet he died at a restaurant. And what's more, his mobile phone has disappeared. As she, and the police, delve deeper into the circumstances surrounding Dominic's death, they discover a web of lies which conceal a shady double life. And those lies now threaten to tear apart everything that Marianne has worked so hard for. Now, as Marianne stares down at her husband's coffin, little does she realise that the worst is yet to come…

The Last Bathing Beauty

The Last Bathing Beauty
Author: Amy Sue Nathan
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-04
ISBN 10: 9781542007092
ISBN 13: 1542007097
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Bathing Beauty Book Review:

A former beauty queen faces the secrets of her past--for herself and the sake of her family's future--in a heartfelt novel about fate, choices, and second chances. Everything seemed possible in the summer of 1951. Back then Betty Stern was an eighteen-year-old knockout working at her grandparents' lakeside resort. The "Catskills of the Midwest" was the perfect place for Betty to prepare for bigger things. She'd head to college in New York City. Her career as a fashion editor would flourish. But first, she'd enjoy a wondrous last summer at the beach falling deeply in love with an irresistible college boy and competing in the annual Miss South Haven pageant. On the precipice of a well-planned life, Betty's future was limitless. Decades later, the choices of that long-ago season still reverberate for Betty, now known as Boop. Especially when her granddaughter comes to her with a dilemma that echoes Boop's memories of first love, broken hearts, and faraway dreams. It's time to finally face the past--for the sake of her family and her own happiness. Maybe in reconciling the life she once imagined with the life she's lived, Boop will discover it's never too late for a second chance.

When Abortion Was a Crime

When Abortion Was a Crime
Author: Leslie J. Reagan
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 387
Release: 1998-09-21
ISBN 10: 0520216571
ISBN 13: 9780520216570
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When Abortion Was a Crime Book Review:

A collection of stories of women who survived abortions and those who did not, based on narratives from involved parties as well as court records, police reports, medical literature, and coroners' reports

One of the Good Ones

One of the Good Ones
Author: Maika Moulite,Maritza Moulite
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-01-05
ISBN 10: 1488076227
ISBN 13: 9781488076220
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One of the Good Ones Book Review:

A shockingly powerful exploration of the lasting impact of prejudice and the indomitable spirit of sisterhood that will have readers questioning what it truly means to be an ally, from sister-writer duo Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite, authors of Dear Haiti, Love Alaine. ISN’T BEING HUMAN ENOUGH? When teen social activist and history buff Kezi Smith is killed under mysterious circumstances after attending a social justice rally, her devastated sister Happi and their family are left reeling in the aftermath. As Kezi becomes another immortalized victim in the fight against police brutality, Happi begins to question the idealized way her sister is remembered. Perfect. Angelic. One of the good ones. Even as the phrase rings wrong in her mind—why are only certain people deemed worthy to be missed?—Happi and her sister Genny embark on a journey to honor Kezi in their own way, using an heirloom copy of The Negro Motorist Green Book as their guide. But there’s a twist to Kezi’s story that no one could’ve ever expected—one that will change everything all over again. Praise for the Moulites’ debut novel, Dear Haiti, Love Alaine “I couldn’t put Dear Haiti, Love Alaine down!” —New York Times bestselling author Jasmine Guillory “An enchanting and engrossing novel full of wit and laughter.” —Edwidge Danticat, author of Breath, Eyes, Memory “Remarkable, funny, and whip-smart.” —Ibi Zoboi, author of American Street, National Book Award finalist “Maika and Maritza Moulite have created quite the masterpiece.” —NPR.org “Alaine’s sarcastic quips…are worth the price of admission alone.” —HYPEBAE “A beautiful story from start to finish.” —Buzzfeed

That Wonderful Mexican Band

That Wonderful Mexican Band
Author: Thomas P. Ramirez
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2017-01-30
ISBN 10: 9781540345745
ISBN 13: 1540345742
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

That Wonderful Mexican Band Book Review:

Welcome to Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, a small Midwestern town struggling through the Great Depression. The misadventures of a poor minority family with big dreams, as told by oldest son Thomas, reveal a deep love in the face of serious struggles and a rich life in spite of poverty. The Ramirezes' story is humorous, bittersweet, and-above all-honest. That Wonderful Mexican Band is sure to strike a chord with anyone who grew up during the Great Depression or ever wondered what it was like to live "way back then."

Someone Else s Secret

Someone Else s Secret
Author: Julia Spiro
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-07
ISBN 10: 9781542022361
ISBN 13: 1542022363
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Someone Else s Secret Book Review:

Here's the thing about secrets: they change shape over time, become blurry with memory, until the truth is nearly lost. 2009. Lindsey and Georgie have high hopes for their summer on Martha's Vineyard. In the wake of the recession, ambitious college graduate Lindsey accepts a job as a nanny for an influential family who may help her land a position in Boston's exclusive art world. Georgie, the eldest child in that family, is nearly fifteen and eager to find herself, dreaming of independence and yearning for first love. Over the course of that formative summer, the two young women develop a close bond. Then, one night by the lighthouse, a shocking act occurs that ensnares them both in the throes of a terrible secret. Their budding friendship is shattered, and neither one can speak of what happened that night for ten long years. Until now. Lindsey and Georgie must confront the past after all this time. Their quest for justice will require costly sacrifices, but it also might give them the closure they need to move on. All they know for sure is that when the truth is revealed, their lives will be forever changed once again. From a fresh voice in fiction, this poignant and timely novel explores the strength and nuance of female friendship, the cost of ambition, and the courage it takes to speak the truth.

The Boy Between

The Boy Between
Author: Josiah Hartley,Amanda Prowse
Publsiher: Little A
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 9781542022286
ISBN 13: 1542022282
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy Between Book Review:

A bestselling author and her son, who presents an honest account of what it is like to live with depression, give a voice to those suffering from mental illness and show them that help can be found - and that they are not alone.

The Woman in the Moonlight

The Woman in the Moonlight
Author: Patricia Morrisroe
Publsiher: Little A
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2020-09
ISBN 10: 9781503903753
ISBN 13: 1503903753
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Woman in the Moonlight Book Review:

A stirring and romantic historical novel about nineteenth-century Vienna and the tragedy and dynamic passion that inspired Ludwig van Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata. Vienna, 1800. Countess Julie Guicciardi's life is about to change forever. The spirited eighteen-year-old is taking piano lessons with Ludwig van Beethoven, the most talented piano virtuoso in the musical capital of Europe. She is captivated by his volatile genius, while he is drawn to her curiosity and disarming candor. Between them, a unique romance. But Beethoven has a secret he's yet to share, and Julie is harboring a secret of her own, one so scandalous it could destroy their perfect love story. When Beethoven discovers the truth, he sets his emotions to music, composing a mournful opus that will become the Moonlight Sonata. The haunting refrain will follow Julie for the rest of her life. Set against the rich backdrop of nineteenth-century Vienna, The Woman in the Moonlight is an exhilarating ode to eternal passion. An epic tale of love, loss, rivalry, and political intrigue. A stirring portrait of a titan who wrestled with the gods and a woman who defied convention to inspire him.

War Brides

War Brides
Author: Helen Bryan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 489
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780750529525
ISBN 13: 0750529520
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

War Brides Book Review:

In 1939 the lives of five women are about to collide in the sleepy little village of Crowmarsh Priors.Evangeline has eloped from New Orleans with a naval captain, Alice is resigned to life as the parish spinster, Elsie is evacuated from the East End to be a maid for Lady Marchmont, Tanni has fled from Vienna with her newborn son, and high-spirited Frances is to see out the war with her godmother. Together these five women face hardship, passion and danger, and form a bond that sees them through their darkest hours, and lasts for the rest of their lives.

All Those Things We Never Said UK Edition

All Those Things We Never Said  UK Edition
Author: Marc Levy
Publsiher: AmazonCrossing
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2017-11-14
ISBN 10: 9781542045988
ISBN 13: 1542045983
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All Those Things We Never Said UK Edition Book Review:

Days before her wedding, Julia Walsh is knocked sideways twice: once by the sudden death of her estranged father...and again when he appears on her doorstep after his funeral, ready to make amends, right his past mistakes and prevent her from making new ones. Surprised to say the least, Julia reluctantly agrees to turn what should have been her honeymoon into a spontaneous road trip with her father to make up for lost time. But when an astonishing secret is revealed about a past relationship, their trip becomes a whirlwind journey of rediscovery that takes them from Montreal to Paris to Berlin and back home again, where Julia learns that even the smallest gestures she might have taken for granted have the power to change her life forever. From international bestselling author Marc Levy, the most widely read writer in France today, comes an unusual and charming love story that reunites a father and daughter, and past and present, in the most unexpected ways.

Before the Rain Falls

Before the Rain Falls
Author: Camille Di Maio
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2017-05-16
ISBN 10: 9781503939974
ISBN 13: 1503939979
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Before the Rain Falls Book Review:

After serving seventy years in prison for the murder of her sister, Eula, Della Lee has finally returned home to the Texas town of Puerto Pesar. She’s free from confinement—and ready to tell her secrets before it’s too late. She finds a willing audience in journalist Mick Anders, who is reeling after his suspension from a Boston newspaper and in town, reluctantly, to investigate a mysterious portrait of Eula that reportedly sheds tears. He crosses paths with Dr. Paloma Vega, who’s visiting Puerto Pesar with her own mission: to take care of her ailing grandmother and to rescue her rebellious younger sister before something terrible happens. Paloma and Mick have their reasons to be in the hot, parched border town whose name translates as “Port of Regret.” But they don’t anticipate how their lives will be changed forever. Moving and engrossing, this dual story alternates between Della’s dark ordeals of the 1940s and Paloma and Mick’s present-day search for answers'about roots, family, love, and what is truly important in life.