A Tangled Mercy by Joy Jordan-Lake About the book: (from the publisher) After the sudden death of her troubled mother, struggling Harvard grad student Kate Drayton walks out on her lecture—and her entire New England life. Haunted by unanswered questions and her own uncertain future, she flees to Charleston, South Carolina, the place where her parents met, convinced […]
When We Were Worthy by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen About the book: (from the publisher) A win brought them together, but loss may tear them apart. When the sound of sirens cuts through a cool fall night, the small town of Worthy, Georgia, hurtles from triumph to tragedy. Just hours before, they’d watched the Wildcats score a winning touchdown. […]
The Salt House by Lisa Duffy About the book: (from the publisher) In the coastal town of Alden, Maine, Hope and Jack Kelly have settled down to a life of wedded bliss. They have a beautiful family, a growing lobster business, and the Salt House—the dilapidated oceanfront cottage they’re renovating into their dream home. But tragedy strikes when […]
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate About the book: (from the publisher) Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge–until strangers arrive in force.
The Book of Summer by Michelle Gable About the book: (from the publisher) The ocean, the wild roses on the dunes and the stunning Cliff House, perched atop a bluff in Sconset, Nantucket. Inside the faded pages of the Cliff House guest book live the spellbinding stories of its female inhabitants: from Ruby, a bright-eyed newlywed on the […]
Almost Missed You by Jessica Strawser About the book: (from the publisher) Violet and Finn were “meant to be,” said everyone, always. They ended up together by the hands of fate aligning things just so. Three years into their marriage, they have a wonderful little boy, and as the three of them embark on their first vacation as […]
“In an idyllic small-town neighborhood, a near tragedy triggers a series of dark revelations.” The Things We Wish Were True by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen About this book: (from the publisher) From the outside, Sycamore Glen, North Carolina, might look like the perfect all-American neighborhood. But behind the white picket fences lies a web of secrets that reach from […]
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 […]
“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 Fifth Avenue Artists Society by Joy Callaway About this book: (from the publisher) The Bronx, 1891. Virginia Loftin, the boldest of four artistic sisters in a family living in genteel poverty, knows what she wants most: to become a celebrated novelist despite her gender, and to marry Charlie, the boy next door and her first love.