At forty-eight, Jacqueline Finch has a nice, easy life with few responsibilities: she’s been a librarian in Chicago for twenty-five years, she doesn’t have a husband, children, or pets, and she’s just coasting along, enjoying her books and a small flower garden now that she’s over the hill.
That is, until the Universe (helped by three old crones) has other ideas.More info →
Jacqueline Finch is a lifelong book lover, which is why it was a literal gift from the Universe when she inherited Three Tomes Bookshop at the ripe old age of forty-eight.
But she’s had a few adjustments to make along the way, including the fact that her bookshop seems to be a haven for literary characters to come alive…and to stick their noses into things that aren’t any of their business—including Sherlock Holmes’s landlady, Mrs. Hudson, who is constantly bickering with the dour housekeeper from Rebecca, Mrs. Danvers.
And then there are the three old ladies down the street, whose resemblance to Macbeth's Witches Three cannot be ignored.
Nevertheless, Jacqueline is happy in her new life and everything seems to be going well…until she hears the ominous sound of a book falling off the shelf—which can only mean one thing: someone else has come out of a book.
One thing is certain: whoever it is, it’s going to cause a problem that Jacqueline’s got to solve if she wants her life to get back to normal.More info →
From USA Today bestselling author Gayle Callen comes a fascinating historical novel of three courageous young women who aid a desperate British spy during the German occupation of Guernsey Island in World War II.
In 1940, Germany seizes control of Guernsey without a fight – but not without resistance. Innocent young teacher Catherine is forced to house a German officer. Shrewd waitress Betty seeks to elude the persistent Nazi determined to conquer her. And courageous nurse Helen cares for her patients – both British and German – while hiding a British spy in her seaside cottage.
Quiet and shy cook, Amber Scott, gets some shocking news when she receives a letter after her thirtieth birthday from the father she never knew. He’s dying and is leaving everything to her and the half-sisters she’s never met. His only stipulation is that they all spend the summer together at his house on Skaneateles Lake.More info →
Tough, street smart, master of odd jobs, Brook Jones, has always been unwanted and alone. At the age of thirty, she doesn’t need hopeful half-sisters or a desperate father. What she does need is money. After growing up homeless with a mother who eventually left her, Brook learned to do anything in order to survive, but never quite fit in anywhere. Needing a place to stay, she rides out the summer with strangers she doesn’t trust, planning to bail the second she is free to claim her money.More info →
In this prequel to the Lake House Treasure Series, James Cavanaugh made a promise to his father on his father’s death bed: take the family ship building business to the next level and find a family of his own. Ironically, he already has a family he never told his old man about: three children by his three best friends from childhood. He took the coward’s way out all those years ago, fully intending to set things right someday. But someday never came, and karma caught up with him. Discovering his children were three girls who needed him more than he realized, James must find the courage to reach out before it’s too late.More info →
Outgoing and friendly hotel manager, Meghan McCloud, still can’t believe she has two half-sisters her age with a backstory no one would believe and a father she never thought she would meet, let alone inherit a fortune from. Spending the summer at a gorgeous house on Skaneateles Lake is a small price to pay.More info →
Emma Hendricks is a strong, independent journalist known for getting at the truth. She has everything she’s ever wanted until her fiancé leaves her alone and devastated a few days before the wedding. She’s the “go to” girl for finding answers to unsolved mysteries, but even she can’t figure out what happened. Everything she believed in was a lie. Needing to get away, she heads to Beacon Bay--a small coastal town in Maine--for the summer. After finding an antique bottle wedged between two rocks in the ocean, she frees it only to discover there’s something inside.More info →
Anna Wilks went straight from her parents’ house to her husband’s. After thirteen years of trying to give him a son, she’s told she’s sterile. Her marriage crumbles and her husband leaves her for a younger woman who’s pregnant with his child. Anna finds her deceased aunt’s journal and discovers her secret. When Anna was little, she wanted to be just like her aunt, but then she grew up and forgot what it was like to be adventurous and fearless. Having no idea who she is now that she can’t be a wife and mother, Anna shocks her family by setting out on a desperate search to find herself. She follows her aunt’s journal to Mystic Valley, Vermont. Something about the place calls to her soul, except she doesn’t have a clue how to make it on her own. She falls into old habits and the welcoming supportive town comes to her rescue, especially Officer Drew Jones who makes a living at helping others and longs to find someone to take care of, even if that’s the last thing Anna needs. He is the perfect man on paper. The complete opposite of cynical, pessimist Editor-in-chief Clay Sullivan.More info →
"I've read all her books and loved every word." -Jude Deveraux.
“Think you can trust your husband? Think again!”
That’s what the gossipy types at Erica Bentley’s new job say. Even her (multi-divorced) mom agrees. But Erica’s “sure” she knows her husband, Tom, better than that. He says he loves her, and shows it in a million ways. Except...he has been working extra-late these days. And he’s been kinda quiet. Even secretive.
"I've read all her books and loved every word." -Jude Deveraux.
After Andrea Wolkowicz abandons corporate life to help care for her sister, she quickly wears out the want ads in their rustbelt hometown. Time to be her own boss.Every mogul knows the best idea is an old idea with a new twist. So Andi proudly revives her father’s business: an old-fashioned car washstaffed entirely by bikini-clad women.More info →
From a USA Today bestselling author, comes Rita Award finalist with with Strong Romantic Elements-- Pamela Morsi at her finest.
For Jack Crabtree, returning home to the backwoods of Catawah to tend to his ailing grandfather isn't exactly how he wanted to spend the better part of his week. He'd just closed a huge deal at work, had three kids home for the summer, and a wife who was angry at him for trying to move them to a bigger house--not to mention, he wasn't looking forward to spending his time running through an obstacle course of crazy relatives who, since his father's death, never felt like anything more than strangers.More info →