“Her heart loves one man. Her head loves another.” Where Love Lies by Julie Cohen About this book: (from the publisher) When Felicity steps off the train on the way to meet her husband, she is so sure of everything in her life. Where she is headed, what she will order at the restaurant, the first words her […]
“They say you can’t choose your family. What do they know?” Untethered by Julie Lawson Timmer About this book: (from the publisher) Char Hawthorn, college professor, wife and stepmother to a spirited fifteen-year-old daughter, loves her family and the joyful rhythms of work and parenting. But when her husband dies in a car accident, the “step” in Char’s […]
The Ghost of Africa by Don Brobst About this book: (from the publisher) Together New York City surgeon Paul Branson and his wife, Nicki, had a dream: to help the people of the African bush. After Nicki’s untimely death, Paul decides to honor her memory and carry on alone.
Childhood best friends Rachel Campbell and Claire West have not only grown up, but after fifteen years, they’ve also grown apart… Now and Then Friends: A Hartley-by-the-Sea novel by Kate Hewitt About this book: (from the publisher) After her father left, Rachel had to dedicate her life to managing her household: her two younger sisters, her disabled mother, […]
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley About this book: (from the publisher) On a foggy summer night, eleven people–ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter–depart Martha’s Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs–the painter–and a four-year-old boy, who is […]
If you’re wired anything like me, one of the most effective ways to understand truth is through story. Even uncomfortable truths — maybe especially these. That’s because story has a way of bypassing our intellect and shooting straight for the heart, where compassion and empathy have a chance to take root. That’s one of the […]
What would summer be without a beach bag filled with bright books for those long, lazy hours by the pool or sea, or for a flight to a long-anticipated destination? Here are a few that made it into mine. About The Space Between Sisters by Mary McNear (from the publisher): They are two sisters who couldn’t be more different. […]
“In this novel of self-discovery on the open road, one woman sets out for Graceland hoping to answer the question: Is Elvis Presley her father?” Last Ride to Graceland by Kim Wright About this book: (from the publisher) Blues musician Cory Ainsworth is barely scraping by after her mother’s death when she discovers a priceless piece of […]
The Alliance by Jolina Petersheim About this book: (from the publisher) When Leora Ebersole sees the small plane crash in her Old Order Mennonite community, she has no idea it’s a foreshadowing of things to come.
“Two women. Both desperate for the same baby. Both in love with the same man.” Dear Thing by Julie Cohen About this book: (from the publisher) After years of watching her best friends Ben and Claire try for a baby, Romily has offered to give them the one thing that they want most.