On the last day of kindergarten, Patty Dykstra’s mother picked her up after school and told Patty they’d be going on a trip to visit an aunt in New Jersey. Six-year-old Patty didn’t know she and her mother would not be coming back, and that she would leave behind her father, her home, and the only life she’d never known. Thirty-six years later, Patty discovers cards that had been written to her by the father she had been told was ‘gone’. Patty travels back to the to the small town she left behind as a child to find the man who used to call her starshine, the father she barely remembers. What she finds both surprises and shocks her. Jack Dykstra is a far cry from the man she idealized as her daddy. And Patty must learn to stand up for her own self-worth in order to accept and forgive him. Print E-book
When fate offers Gwynn Powell a chance to start over, she jumps at the opportunity. Laid off and living with a husband whose gambling problem has eaten through a good part of their savings, Gwynn buys a farmhouse sight unseen, leaving both her marriage and her old home behind. But fate has more in mind for Gwynn than just a new home. The farmhouse, tucked away in the Green Mountains of Vermont where even GPS can’t find it, is also a step back in time. And Slate Peck, the farm’s caretaker and part owner, is tied to Gwynn’s destiny in ways she never expected. E-book
Three Stories Three Generations of Women Three Loves Meant to Last Forever
The Lilac Hour: Sara has been widowed longer than she was married. Now in her eighties, she discovers that anything is possible in the lilac hour. Love Letters: Maggie rediscovers the letters that her husband Jake wrote long ago. Can she rekindle the passion that was once theirs? The Road Not Taken: JoAnne meets an old love at Target. Has she made the right choice in choosing her husband David? E-book
Zoe Markham thinks love is dangerous. Uttering the words I love you is a sure way to have your heart run over and crushed. The column she writes for New York Today is testimony—each week a relationship that ended in heartbreak is featured. When Derek Streeter, a young cooking student with a passion for bowling, comes into her life, Zoe hopes her ideas on love might be wrong. He is, after all, a great guy, sweet and kind, with a smile sexy enough to make her melt into a puddle. But when her best friends, Bella and Henry, break up after a long engagement, Zoe’s beliefs on love are tripped up again. Zoe does everything in her power to get Bella and Henry back together. In the process, she discovers love can surprise you and find you when you least expect it. And that true love is worth the risk. E-Book Print Book
Mandy Minhouser figures she’s already had her fifteen minutes of fame and excitement. The hype created by the picture that her husband Randy sent in to Girls! Girls! Girls!, which featured Mandy wearing nothing but a garden hat, has finally died down. And life in the little town of Kassenburg goes on as it ever has. Until Big Bill Ludowski, founder and owner of the town’s largest employer - Bill’s Big and Tasty Sausage- dies while he and Mandy’s grandmother Lila Rose were, as Mandy puts it, doing their best Adam and Eve imitation under the hydrangea bushes. That Gran and Big Bill have had an affair that began around the same time as World War II is a secret that everyone in Kassenburg knows. But a new secret is about to be revealed. Big Bill has, in a DVD that only he, his lawyers and Mandy’s Gran know about, bequeathed the sausage factory to Lila. And he’s posthumously offered the job of CEO to Mandy, much to the consternation of his relatives. Mandy doesn’t know squat about the sausage biz and Bill’s grandson Hughes, the factory’s CFO, does everything in his power to discredit her and close the Big and Tasty. But Mandy has the one thing that Hughes doesn’t-- family and friends willing to put themselves on the line to save the sausage people. With hope, faith and a whole lot of luck, Mandy and company manage to do just that.