When We Believed in Mermaids

When We Believed in Mermaids
Author: Barbara O'Neal
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-07
ISBN 10: 9781542004527
ISBN 13: 1542004527
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When We Believed in Mermaids Book Review:

From the author of The Art of Inheriting Secrets comes an emotional new tale of two sisters, an ocean of lies, and a search for the truth. Her sister has been dead for fifteen years when she sees her on the TV news... Josie Bianci was killed years ago on a train during a terrorist attack. Gone forever. It's what her sister, Kit, an ER doctor in Santa Cruz, has always believed. Yet all it takes is a few heart-wrenching seconds to upend Kit's world. Live coverage of a club fire in Auckland has captured the image of a woman stumbling through the smoke and debris. Her resemblance to Josie is unbelievable. And unmistakable. With it comes a flood of emotions--grief, loss, and anger--that Kit finally has a chance to put to rest: by finding the sister who's been living a lie. After arriving in New Zealand, Kit begins her journey with the memories of the past: of days spent on the beach with Josie. Of a lost teenage boy who'd become part of their family. And of a trauma that has haunted Kit and Josie their entire lives. Now, if two sisters are to reunite, it can only be by unearthing long-buried secrets and facing a devastating truth that has kept them apart far too long. To regain their relationship, they may have to lose everything.

The Art of Inheriting Secrets

The Art of Inheriting Secrets
Author: Barbara O'Neal
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2018-07-17
ISBN 10: 9781503901391
ISBN 13: 1503901394
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Inheriting Secrets Book Review:

When Olivia Shaw's mother dies, the sophisticated food editor is astonished to learn she's inherited a centuries-old English estate--and a title to go with it. Raw with grief and reeling from the knowledge that her reserved mother hid something so momentous, Olivia leaves San Francisco and crosses the pond to unravel the mystery of a lifetime. One glance at the breathtaking Rosemere Priory and Olivia understands why the manor, magnificent even in disrepair, was the subject of her mother's exquisite paintings. What she doesn't understand is why her mother never mentioned it to her. As Olivia begins digging into her mother's past, she discovers that the peeling wallpaper, debris-laden halls, and ceiling-high Elizabethan windows covered in lush green vines hide unimaginable secrets. Although personal problems and her life back home beckon, Olivia finds herself falling for the charming English village and its residents. But before she can decide what Rosemere's and her own future hold, Olivia must first untangle the secrets of her past.

This Place of Wonder

This Place of Wonder
Author: Barbara O'Neal
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2022-07-19
ISBN 10: 9781662503702
ISBN 13: 1662503709
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Place of Wonder Book Review:

In the wake of a personal tragedy, four women face the past, their futures, and each other in a novel of broken ties and healing by the Amazon Charts bestselling author of When We Believed in Mermaids. When famed chef Augustus Beauvais dies, he leaves behind a celebrated reputation--and four women grappling with loss, anger, pain, and the question of how the world will turn without him... Meadow, the ex-wife with whom Augustus built an empire--and a family--still holds a place for him in her heart, even as she continues to struggle with his infidelities, which ended their twenty-year marriage. More unforgiving is Maya, his estranged daughter, who's recently out of rehab but finally ready to reclaim her life. Norah, his latest girlfriend, sidelined her own career for unexpected love and a life of luxury, both of which are now gone with Augustus. And then there's Rory, Meadow's daughter, the voice of calm and reason in a chorus of discontent. As Meadow, Maya, Norah, and Rory are flung together by tragedy, grief, and secrets yet to be revealed, they must accept--or turn away from--the legacy of great intentions and bad decisions Augustus left them. And when the circumstances around his death are called into question, their conflicted feelings become even more complicated. But moving forward is the only choice they have, and to do so, they'll need to rely on family, friendship, and inner strength. Set on the stunning, rugged California coastline, This Place of Wonder is an emotional, lush, and empowering story of four women finding their way in a changed world--and what a wondrous journey it will be.

Letters from Paris

Letters from Paris
Author: Juliet Blackwell
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-09-06
ISBN 10: 0698186044
ISBN 13: 9780698186040
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letters from Paris Book Review:

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Key comes the story of a mysterious work of art and the woman inspired to uncover its history in the City of Light. After surviving the accident that took her mother’s life, Claire Broussard has worked hard to escape her small Louisiana hometown. But these days she feels something is lacking. Abruptly leaving her lucrative job in Chicago, Claire returns home to care for her ailing grandmother. There, she unearths a beautiful piece of artwork that her great-grandfather sent home from Paris after World War II. At her grandmother’s urging, Claire travels to Paris to track down the century-old mask-making atelier where the object, known only as “L’Inconnue”—or The Unknown Woman—was created. Under the watchful eye of a surly mask-maker, Claire discovers a cache of letters that offers insight into the life of the Belle Epoque woman immortalized in the work of art. As Claire explores the unknown woman’s tragic fate, she begins to unravel deeply buried secrets in her own life.

Ferry to Cooperation Island

Ferry to Cooperation Island
Author: Carol Newman Cronin
Publsiher: She Writes Press
Total Pages: 373
Release: 2020-06-16
ISBN 10: 1631528653
ISBN 13: 9781631528651
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ferry to Cooperation Island Book Review:

Loner James Malloy is a ferry captain—or used to be, until he was unceremoniously fired and replaced by a girl named Courtney Farris. Now, instead of piloting Brenton Island’s daily lifeline to the glitzy docks of Newport, Rhode Island, James spends his days beached, bitter, and bored. When he discovers a private golf course staked out across wilderness sacred to his dying best friend, a Narragansett Indian, James is determined to stop such “improvements.” But despite Brenton’s nickname as “Cooperation Island,” he’s used to working solo. To keep rocky bluffs, historic trees, and ocean shoreline open to all, he’ll have to learn to cooperate with other islanders—including Captain Courtney, who might just morph from irritant to irresistible once James learns a secret that’s been kept from him for years. This salt-sprayed fourth novel by 2004 Olympic Sailor Carol Newman Cronin celebrates wilderness and water, open space and open-mindedness, and the redemptive power of neighborly cooperation.

The Paris Key

The Paris Key
Author: Juliet Blackwell
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-09-01
ISBN 10: 0698186036
ISBN 13: 9780698186033
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Paris Key Book Review:

An American in Paris navigates her family’s secret past and unlocks her own future, in this emotionally evocative novel by New York Times bestselling author Juliet Blackwell. As a girl, Genevieve Martin spent the happiest summer of her life in Paris, learning the delicate art of locksmithing at her uncle’s side. But since then, living back in the States, she has become more private, more subdued. She has been an observer of life rather than an active participant, holding herself back from those around her, including her soon-to-be-ex-husband. Paris never really left Genevieve, and, as her marriage crumbles, she finds herself faced with an incredible opportunity: return to the magical city of her youth to take over her late uncle’s shop. But as she absorbs all that Parisian culture has to offer, she realizes the city also holds secrets about her family that could change her forever, and that locked doors can protect you or imprison you, depending on which side of them you stand.

Mermaids on the Moon

Mermaids on the Moon
Author: Elizabeth Stuckey-French
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2003-07-08
ISBN 10: 1400075866
ISBN 13: 9781400075867
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mermaids on the Moon Book Review:

When thirty-five-year-old France’s father calls to say that her mother, Grendy, has run off, France suspects foul play and heads south to investigate. Recently reunited with fellow former “mermaids” from Mermaid Springs, FL—one of the Sunshine State’s premier, pre-Disney attractions—Grendy had successfully revived her career in kitschy underwater pageants. But if she doesn’t find herself or let herself be found soon, she’ll miss the big Labor Day show. While the other fin-toting “merhags” regale France with stories of old—particularly the night Elvis came to town—they’re suspiciously tight-lipped about Grendy’s disappearance. Increasingly convinced that Grendy is in trouble—and that a psychic cat might hold the clue—she makes a series of unexpected, extraordinary discoveries about Mermaid Springs, her mother, and, in turn, herself.

The Lost Carousel of Provence

The Lost Carousel of Provence
Author: Juliet Blackwell
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-09-18
ISBN 10: 0451490649
ISBN 13: 9780451490643
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Carousel of Provence Book Review:

An artist lost to history, a family abandoned to its secrets, and the woman whose search for meaning unearths it all in a sweeping and expressive story from the New York Times bestselling author of Letters from Paris. Long, lonely years have passed for the crumbling Château Clement, nestled well beyond the rolling lavender fields and popular tourist attractions of Provence. Once a bustling and dignified ancestral estate, now all that remains is the château's gruff, elderly owner and the softly whispered secrets of generations buried and forgotten. But time has a way of exposing history's dark stains, and when American photographer Cady Drake finds herself drawn to the château and its antique carousel, she longs to explore the relic's shadowy origins beyond the small scope of her freelance assignment. As Cady digs deeper into the past, unearthing century-old photographs of the Clement carousel and its creators, she might be the one person who can bring the past to light and reunite a family torn apart.

The Perfect Marriage

The Perfect Marriage
Author: Jeneva Rose
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2020-07-13
ISBN 10: 1504071573
ISBN 13: 9781504071574
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Perfect Marriage Book Review:

The bestselling thriller with “a tantalizing premise and twists at every turn . . . a sizzling, masterful debut about betrayal and justice” (Samantha M. Bailey, #1 national bestselling author). Optioned by Picture Perfect Federation for development as a film or TV series Sarah Morgan is a successful and powerful defense attorney in Washington D.C. As a named partner at her firm, life is going exactly how she planned. The same cannot be said for her husband, Adam. He’s a struggling writer who has had little success in his career and he tires of his and Sarah’s relationship as she is constantly working. Out in the secluded woods, at the couple’s lake house, Adam engages in a passionate affair with Kelly Summers. But one morning everything changes. Kelly is found brutally stabbed to death and now, Sarah must take on her hardest case yet, defending her own husband, a man accused of murdering his mistress. The Perfect Marriage is a juicy, twisty, and utterly addictive thriller that will keep you turning pages. You won’t see the ending coming . . . guaranteed! “A twisty, compulsive book that will keep you reading all night! Fast-paced with crisp writing and an intriguing plot. Jeneva Rose is one to watch.” —Samantha Downing, #1 international bestselling author of My Lovely Wife “A book to be read in one gulp—this dastardly debut flies to a shocking reveal. I couldn’t put it down; I had to see what happened. Twists galore.” —J.T. Ellison, New York Times–bestselling author of Her Dark Lies

The Mermaid s Child

The Mermaid s Child
Author: Jo Baker
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-03-17
ISBN 10: 0804172641
ISBN 13: 9780804172646
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mermaid s Child Book Review:

In this fantastical novel, the acclaimed author of Longbourn brings us the magical story of a young girl in search of her mother...who just might be a mermaid. Malin has always been different, and when her father dies, leaving her alone, her choice is clear: stay, and remain an outsider forever, or leave in search of the mythical inheritance she is certain awaits her. Apprenticed to a series of strange and wonderful characters, Malin embarks on a grueling journey that crosses oceans and continents—from the high seas to desert plains—and leads to a discovery that she could never have expected. Beautifully written and hauntingly strange, The Mermaid’s Child is a remarkable piece of storytelling, and an utterly unique work of fantasy from literary star Jo Baker.

No Place Like Home

No Place Like Home
Author: Barbara Samuel
Publsiher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: PSU:000050636808
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Place Like Home Book Review:

Returning to her hometown after being away for twenty-one years, Jewel Sabatino must face her unforgiving father whom she betrayed years ago, learn to let her son become a man, and open her heart to the unexpected possibilites of newfound love, in a powerful novel of family, love, and tradition.

The Mermaid s Secret

The Mermaid s Secret
Author: Katie Schickel
Publsiher: Forge Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-06-14
ISBN 10: 1466879661
ISBN 13: 9781466879669
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mermaid s Secret Book Review:

From Katie Schickel, one of Booklist's Top 10 Women's fiction of 2015, comes The Mermaid's Secret, an original, fresh, and absolutely captivating beach read. Life on land is suffocating for Jess Creary, who wastes her summers flipping burgers for tourists on a fishing boat off her quaint resort island home off the coast of Maine. After all, her older sister Kay died in a boating accident two years ago, her mother has disappeared, and her father isn't exactly dealing with things so well. Surfing and the handsome Captain Matthew are about the only bright spots in her life. Then, on her twenty-third birthday, Jess catches the perfect wave--a wave that transforms her into a mermaid. Under the sea, a startlingly beautiful, dark place, Jess is reborn into a confident, powerful predator with superhuman strength --finally she is someone to be reckoned with. Meanwhile, back on land, Jess's relationship with Captain Matthew heats up, and so does her search for justice for Kay. Jess has thirty days to choose between land and sea; legs and fins; her humanity and her freedom. Who could ignore the freedom of the sea? Yet, the ocean is a dark, wild, lonely place. Is this a gift or a curse? Will Jess choose family and love, forgiveness and truth, or will she be seduced by the wild call of the sparkling sea forever? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Juli n Is a Mermaid

Juli  n Is a Mermaid
Author: Jessica Love
Publsiher: Candlewick Press
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2019-06-18
ISBN 10: 1536214310
ISBN 13: 9781536214314
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Juli n Is a Mermaid Book Review:

In an exuberant picture book, a glimpse of costumed mermaids leaves one boy flooded with wonder and ready to dazzle the world. While riding the subway home from the pool with his abuela one day, Julián notices three women spectacularly dressed up. Their hair billows in brilliant hues, their dresses end in fishtails, and their joy fills the train car. When Julián gets home, daydreaming of the magic he’s seen, all he can think about is dressing up just like the ladies in his own fabulous mermaid costume: a butter-yellow curtain for his tail, the fronds of a potted fern for his headdress. But what will Abuela think about the mess he makes — and even more importantly, what will she think about how Julián sees himself? Mesmerizing and full of heart, Jessica Love’s author-illustrator debut is a jubilant picture of self-love and a radiant celebration of individuality.

Between the Lines

Between the Lines
Author: Jodi Picoult,Samantha van Leer
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2013-06-25
ISBN 10: 1451635818
ISBN 13: 9781451635812
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Between the Lines Book Review:

Sixteen-year-old Prince Oliver, who wants to break free of his fairy tale existence, and fifteen-year-old Delilah, a loner obsessed with Prince Oliver and the book in which he exists, work together to seek Oliver's freedom.

The Hypnotist s Love Story

The Hypnotist s Love Story
Author: Liane Moriarty
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2012-06-14
ISBN 10: 110158498X
ISBN 13: 9781101584989
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hypnotist s Love Story Book Review:

A “sharp and funny romantic tale” (O, the Oprah Magazine) from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies, Nine Perfect Strangers and Apples Never Fall. Ellen O’Farrell is a professional hypnotherapist who works out of the eccentric beachfront home she inherited from her grandparents. It’s a nice life, except for her tumultuous relationship history. She’s stoic about it, but at this point, Ellen wouldn’t mind a lasting one. When she meets Patrick, she’s optimistic. He’s attractive, single, employed, and best of all, he seems to like her back. Then comes that dreaded moment: He thinks they should have a talk. Braced for the worst, Ellen is pleasantly surprised. It turns out that Patrick’s ex-girlfriend is stalking him. Ellen thinks, Actually, that’s kind of interesting. She’s dating someone worth stalking. She’s intrigued by the woman’s motives. In fact, she’d even love to meet her. Ellen doesn’t know it, but she already has.

Recipe for Persuasion

Recipe for Persuasion
Author: Sonali Dev
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 383
Release: 2020-05-26
ISBN 10: 006283908X
ISBN 13: 9780062839084
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recipe for Persuasion Book Review:

From the author of Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors comes another , clever, deeply layered, and heartwarming romantic comedy that follows in the Jane Austen tradition—this time, with a twist on Persuasion. Chef Ashna Raje desperately needs a new strategy. How else can she save her beloved restaurant and prove to her estranged, overachieving mother that she isn’t a complete screw up? When she’s asked to join the cast of Cooking with the Stars, the latest hit reality show teaming chefs with celebrities, it seems like just the leap of faith she needs to put her restaurant back on the map. She’s a chef, what’s the worst that could happen? Rico Silva, that’s what. Being paired with a celebrity who was her first love, the man who ghosted her at the worst possible time in her life, only proves what Ashna has always believed: leaps of faith are a recipe for disaster. FIFA winning soccer star Rico Silva isn't too happy to be paired up with Ashna either. Losing Ashna years ago almost destroyed him. The only silver lining to this bizarre situation is that he can finally prove to Ashna that he's definitely over her. But when their catastrophic first meeting goes viral, social media becomes obsessed with their chemistry. The competition on the show is fierce...and so is the simmering desire between Ashna and Rico. Every minute they spend together rekindles feelings that pull them toward their disastrous past. Will letting go again be another recipe for heartbreak—or a recipe for persuasion...? In Recipe for Persuasion, Sonali Dev once again takes readers on an unforgettable adventure in this fresh, fun, and enchanting romantic comedy.

The Long Way Home

The Long Way Home
Author: Shann McPherson
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-07-07
ISBN 10: 0008471347
ISBN 13: 9780008471347
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Long Way Home Book Review:

‘Great story... I would definitely recommend.’ – NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Cinderella Rex Once Before Time Book 1

Cinderella Rex  Once Before Time Book 1
Author: Christy Webster
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2019-11-12
ISBN 10: 9781524855161
ISBN 13: 1524855162
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cinderella Rex Once Before Time Book 1 Book Review:

Cinderella Rex loves to dance, but will she get to attend the royal ball? From Epic! Originals, Once Before Time is a playful board book series of fairy tales reimagined from a time long agoâe*with dinosaurs! In this prehistoric retelling of the classic fairy tale, Cinderella Rex wants to go to the ball, but her stompmother and stompsisters make her clean up after them instead. With some help from her Fairy Triceratops, Cinderella Rex figures out how to dance her way to living happily ever after!

A Sister s War The Victory Sisters Book 3

A Sister   s War  The Victory Sisters  Book 3
Author: Molly Green
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 413
Release: 2021-03-18
ISBN 10: 0008332517
ISBN 13: 9780008332518
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Sister s War The Victory Sisters Book 3 Book Review:

⭐ Don’t miss the new uplifting historical saga series from Molly Green, set at famous Bletchley Park: Summer Secrets at Bletchley Park – available to pre-order now! ⭐

The River Mumma

The River Mumma
Author: Sonica Ellis
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-10-05
ISBN 10: 9780578586397
ISBN 13: 0578586398
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The River Mumma Book Review: