. Broken wheel, iowa, has never seen anyone like Sara, who traveled all the way from Sweden just to meet her book-loving pen pal, Amy. When she arrives, however, she finds Amy's funeral guests just leaving. The residents of broken wheel are happy to look after their bewildered visitor—there's not much else to do in a dying small town that's almost beyond repair.
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Thanks to the inspiration of her dearly departed friend Arthur Truluv, she has begun to teach baking classes, sharing the secrets to her delicious classic Southern yellow cake, the perfect pinwheel cookies, and other sweet essentials. The feel-good book of the year: a delightful novel of friendship, and the way small acts of kindness can change your life, by the bestselling author of The Story of Arthur Truluv Lucille Howard is getting on in years, community, but she stays busy.
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Literally. I love You. Now her half-truths are about to be revealed, unless Lucy tells the truth about what really matters to her. The time of my life is another warm, thought-provoking novel from Cecelia Ahern, internationally bestselling author of P. S. Lucy silchester keeps receiving this strange appointment card and sweeping its gold embossed envelope under the rug.
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Their emotional reunion is beset with major challenges: Lexi’s return sets off a series of startling events that fracture the status quo and set the town gossips’ tongues wagging. New york times bestselling author Nancy Thayer delighted readers with her sparkling Hot Flash Club series. But nothing stays the same.
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Lexi laney and clare hart grew up together swimming in the surf, riding remote bike trails, and having wondrous adventures across picturesque Nantucket. Ten years later, a newly divorced Lexi returns to make amends with those she left in her wake.
Women in Sunlight: A NovelBroadway Books #ad - Who are they, she can’t help but question: will they find what they came for? kit raine, is working on a biography of her close friend, an American writer living in Tuscany, and what brings them to this Tuscan village so far from home? An expat herself and with her own unfinished story, a complex woman who continues to cast a shadow on Kit’s own life.
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Though novices in a foreign culture, their renewed sense of adventure imbues each of them with a bright sense of bravery, a gusto for life, and a fierce determination to thrive. The story of four american strangers who bond in Italy and change their lives over the course of an exceptional year, from the bestselling author of Under the Tuscan Sun.
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Home is where the heart fits. Praise for celia bonaduce and her novels“A bingeworthy triology about smart, quirky women who feel like friends. If summer is going to make a fresh start, she’ll have to face the past she’s been running from all along. But when she gets to cat’s paw, washington, she’s shocked by her grandmother’s strange behavior and reunited with a few people she’d hoped to avoid.
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I loved this uniquely vivid story, author of before i let you goone moment can change your lifeWhen Gracie Ashcroft wakes after a crash with severe amnesia, and you will too’ Kelly Rimmer, she must choose whether to live a life through other people’s memories or to start a new life all her own. Discovering her late mother left her an old flower farm, Gracie leaves her fiancé, best friend and the home full of forgotten memories behind, hoping to learn who she is now.
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It's a beautiful story that you won't forget’ Chicklit Club.
A Vintage Affair: A NovelBantam #ad - But one particular article of clothing will soon unexpectedly change her life. Thérèse bell, an elderly Frenchwoman, has an impressive clothing collection. Digging for finds in attics and wardrobes, phoebe knows that when you buy a piece of vintage clothing, you’re not just buying fabric and thread—you’re buying a piece of someone’s past.
As the two women become friends, Phoebe will learn the poignant tale of that little blue coat. And she will discover an astonishing connection between herself and Thérèse Bell—one that will help her heal the pain of her own past and allow her to love again. Bonus: this edition contains an a vintage Affair discussion guide and an excerpt from Isabel Wolff's The Very Picture of You.
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The Blessings of the Animals: A NovelWilliam 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.
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, the critically acclaimed author of the kindness of strangers, New York Times bestselling author of Tomorrow River From Katrina Kittle, comes The Blessings of the Animals—a wry, engrossing, and moving story of a veterinarian’s journey through the aftermath of divorce amidst a motley crew of beasts.