The Blessings of the Animals: A Novel

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William Morrow Paperbacks #ad - A beautifully crafted novel…. A must-read not only for animal lovers, without reservation, but for anyone who has found the courage to come back from heartbreak and find love again, without fear. Sara gruen, new york times bestselling author of Water for Elephants“A marvelous page-turner, a story of an unexpected heartbreak and the unexpected blessings that result.

The Blessings of the Animals: A Novel #ad - . I didn’t want to put this book down!”— ellen baker, author of Keeping the House  “Wonderfully poignant characters and a deeply satisfying exploration of love in its many incarnations…make this novel Katrina Kittle’s most insightful yet. Lesley kagen, new york times bestselling author of tomorrow river from katrina Kittle, comes The Blessings of the Animals—a wry, engrossing, the critically acclaimed author of The Kindness of Strangers, and moving story of a veterinarian’s journey through the aftermath of divorce amidst a motley crew of beasts.

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Lost & Found Peaks Island Book 1

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - Taking a job as an animal warden, rocky meets Lloyd, a large Labrador retriever, who enters her world with a primitive arrow sticking out of his shoulder. An unforgettable tale of love, a tiny speck off the coast of maine, and moving on—with the help of one not-so-little dog…After the death of her husband, Rocky flees to Peak’s Island, loss, a million miles away from everything she’s lost.

Can the magic of peak’s island and its quirky residents heal rocky’s pain? As the unraveling mystery of Lloyd's accident and missing owner leads Rocky to an archery instructor who draws her in even as she finds every reason to mistrust him, she discovers the life-altering revelation that grief can be transformed.

Lost & Found Peaks Island Book 1 #ad - . And joy does exist in unexpected places.  . And so begins a remarkable friendship between a wounded woman and an injured, lovable beast.

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An Unexpected Grace

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Kensington #ad - Includes Reading Group Guide. And in helping grace to trust, Lila is being gently nudged toward the courage she needs to do the same. From bestselling author kristin von Kreisler comes a poignant, uplifting novel of one woman's journey to healing, and the surprising soul mate that helps guide her there. Lila elliot knows she's lucky.

Lila has been terrified of dogs since childhood. A shooting rampage at her office left several colleagues dead and others seriously wounded. Grace keeps her distance, sensing Lila's wariness, and only perks up for Adam, the neighbor who rescued her. But grace, like Lila, needs time and space to recover. Rich in warmth and humor, an unexpected Grace is a story of compassion and connection, and of finding that what truly makes us whole again may be the love we give away.

An Unexpected Grace #ad - Though struggling to make sense of her recent tragedy, an accomplished artist, Lila, begins to see beauty in Grace's wisps of fur and haunted eyes. Lila's injuries will heal in time. As adam points out, too, Grace, has suffered through no fault of her own. Yet though she gratefully retreats to her best friend's house to recuperate, Lila can't quite move past her fear and anger.

Being drafted into caring for Grace--a shaggy, formerly abused golden retriever--only adds to her stress.

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Joy For Beginners

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Berkley #ad - Whether it's learning to let go of the past or getting a tattoo, each woman’s story interweaves with the others, forming a seamless portrait of the power of female friendships. Kate agrees, with one provision—she didn't get to choose her challenge, so she gets to choose theirs. Joy for beginners takes us on the emotional journeys of seven women seeking to transform their lives, and proves that sometimes what we really need to inspire us to change is a good, firm shove.

Garth stein, author of the art of Racing in the RainHaving survived a life-threatening illness, Kate celebrates by gathering with six close friends. At an intimate outdoor dinner on a warm September evening, the women challenge Kate to start her new lease on life by going white-water rafting down the Grand Canyon with her daughter.

Joy For Beginners #ad - But kate is reluctant to take the risk. That is, until her friend marion proposes a pact: if Kate will face the rapids, each woman will do one thing in the next year that scares her.

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Sit! Stay! Speak!: A Novel

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William Morrow Paperbacks #ad - She’d come to eunice hoping to hide from the world, laughing, but soon she discovers that perhaps she’s finding the way back—to living, and loving once more. But not any dog, but a bedraggled puppy she discovered abandoned, lost, and in desperate need of love. Echoing the novels of mary alice monroe, allie Larkin, and Holly Robinson, this charming debut novel tells the unforgettable story of a rescue dog that helps a struggling young outsider make peace with the past.

Addie andrews is living a life interrupted. Tragedy sent her fleeing from chicago to the shelter of an unexpected inheritance—her beloved aunt’s somewhat dilapidated home in Eunice, Arkansas, population very tiny. There she reconnects with some of her most cherished childhood memories. If only they didn’t make her feel so much!People say nothing happens in small towns, but Addie quickly learns better.

Sit! Stay! Speak!: A Novel #ad - Kind of like Addie herself. She’s got an elderly next door neighbor who perplexingly dances outside in his underwear, a best friend whose son uncannily predicts the weather, a house needing more work than she has money, and a local drug dealer holding a massive grudge against her. Most surprising of all, she’s got a dog.

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The Kindness of Strangers

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William Morrow Paperbacks #ad - When sarah becomes jordan's foster mother, a relationship develops that will force her to question the things of which she thought she was so sure. Her kindhearted younger son, though well behaved, Danny, struggles to pass his remedial classes. Since the death of her husband, Nate, has developed a rebellious streak, her high-school-age son, constantly falling in and out of trouble.

On a quiet street in the suburban midwest, dark secret behind closed doors -- a secret that will have life-changing consequences for all who know themSarah Laden, a young widow and mother of two, seemingly stable family keeps a terrible, a popular, struggles to keep her family together. But when a shocking and unbelievable revelation rips apart the family of her closest friend, Sarah finds herself welcoming yet another young boy into her already tumultuous life.

The Kindness of Strangers #ad - Jordan, a quiet and reclusive elementary-school boy and classmate of Danny's, has survived a terrible tragedy, leaving him without a family. All the while, sarah must make ends meet by running a catering business out of her home. Katrina kittle has created a haunting vision of the secret lives of the people we think we know best.

Through gripping and heartrending storytelling, The Kindness of Strangers shows that even after the most grave injuries, redemption is always possible. Yet sarah is not the only one changed by this young boy, and as the delicate balance that holds her family together begins to falter, the Ladens will all face truths about themselves and one another -- and discover the power of love to forgive and to heal.

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The Shade of My Own Tree: A Novel

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One World #ad - . The courage to change doesn’t come easy. There’s sassy bette smith with her cantaloupe-colored hair and four-inch heels; short-tempered gloria and her devilish son, who dresses in black and keeps exclusively nocturnal hours; a dog named “Bear” who is afraid of his own shadow; and Jack, Troy; the mysterious Dana, who doesn’t mind hanging out with an OBBWA old black broad with an attitude.

. It is jack who helps opal understand a funny thing about life: You can’t move forward if you keep looking back. Her new beginning starts in Appalachian River country, where she sees a bit of herself in a graceful but dilapidated house. When opal sullivan walks out on an abusive husband after fifteen years, she has only her dreams in her pocket.

The Shade of My Own Tree: A Novel #ad - Beloved author sheila williams beautifully captures the bittersweet humor and vivid adventures of women who survive the worst life can toss at them—and fight back to claim their right to be free, to be themselves, and to live in. Like opal, the house is worn-out and somewhat beaten up, but it still stands proudly and deserves a second chance.

. So opal opens her doors—and her heart—to a parade of unforgettable characters.

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In the Quiet

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HarperCollins #ad - Gradually unfolding to reveal cate's life, simple, tender, and the unhappy secret she shared with one of her children, In the Quiet is compelling, her marriage, true - heartbreaking and uplifting in equal measure. In the quiet is an accomplished first book from an exciting new talent. A surprise find. Canberra times 'you will weep, and pass this book on, and on, and marvel, to your friends.

Nikki gemmellshortlisted for the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction 2015. But it's also uplifting and tender. A beautiful depiction of australian rural life' Better Reading'This hearttugging first novel is a beautifully paced mixture of romance, family saga and mystery' Adelaide Advertiser 'A glorious book that will make you cry, guaranteed.

In the Quiet #ad - As the months pass and her children grow, they cope in different ways, drawn closer and pulled apart by their shared loss. I fell in love with it slowly, over the course of many chapters. Cate carlton has recently died, yet she is able to linger on, watching her three young children and her husband as they come to terms with their life without her on their rural horse property.

It's a quiet book appropriately named and an utterly lovely one. Readings'Uplifting and heartwarming.

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She Effin' Hates Me: A Love Story

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Skyhorse #ad - Molly has arrived home from Vassar to reveal that she has an important announcement to make. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

The loss not only destroyed her husband but also pushed her headfirst into the vodka bottle. Suzanne eventually finds out that Buddy and Ava’s past goes back much further than either has admitted. Ava feels she has good reasons for hating Buddy—she blames him for the fall of their business, an Irish pub that was a staple of the community.

She begins to wonder whether ava truly hates Buddy, or whether her feelings are much more complicated, as are her own when Molly announces that she’s not pregnant, but gay. Based on the award-winning play, she effin' Hates Me is about three women relearning to love one another for who they are … and more importantly, for who they’re not.

She Effin' Hates Me: A Love Story #ad - Skyhorse publishing, political and medical thrillers, as well as our arcade, yucca, cather, Wilde, mystery, novellas, literary classics including Shakespeare, erotic and love stories, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, folklore and mythology, historical fiction, Dumas, romance, and Good Books imprints, comedy, satire, classic literature, and much more.

Suzanne’s mother, when she’s not spying on the new next-door neighbor, Buddy McKinley, develops a case of impending great-grandmother fever—that is, Ava, who turns out to be a blast from her past. Decades earlier, buddy was the business partner of Ava’s late husband, as well as his best friend during the Vietnam War.

Her mother, suzanne, is convinced that Molly’s news is history repeating herself — and that she’s about to become a thirty-six-year-old grandmother.

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The Mermaids Singing

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - There is an island off the west coast of ireland called Inis Murúch -- theIsland of the Mermaids -- a world where myth is more powerful than truth, and love can overcome even death. But only on inis murúch can she begin to understand the forces that have torn her family apart. Now gráinne is motherless at fifteen, and a grandmother she has never met has come to take her back.

The Mermaids Singing #ad - It is here that lisa carey sets her lyrical and sensual first novel, weaving together the voices and lives of three generations of Irish and Irish-American women. Years ago, the fierce and beautiful Grace stole away from the island with her small daughter, Gráinne, unable to bear its isolation. Her heart is pulled between a life in which she no longer belongs and a family she cannot remember.

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Dance with Me Rice, Luanne

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Bantam #ad - Now she has been unexpectedly drawn home to her mother and only sister. Amid this landscape of loss and renewal, a haunting story of converging lives, small-town secrets—and the magical sway of unexpected miracles—unfolds. Acclaimed for her insightful depiction of the magic and mystery in everyday life and relationships, Luanne Rice is one of today’s most gifted novelists.

Dylan chadwick has come back, too, shedding the steely exterior he wore as a federal agent in order to follow in the footsteps of his apple-farming father and forget the life he once lived. Now the author of eight consecutive new york times bestsellers delivers her most powerful book yet—the story of a man and woman forced to choose between the past that haunts them and the love that won’t let them go.

Dance with Me Rice, Luanne #ad - Jane porter left the apple orchards of rural Twin Rivers, years ago, Rhode Island, fleeing memories that could tear two families apart. Deeply moving and richly told, with keen insights into the lives of mothers and daughters, Dance with Me explores emotional connections at their very core, sisters and lovers that will resonate long after the final page is turned.

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