Almost just friends : a novel
When a massive storm hits, Piper Manning runs into a tall, dark and brooding stranger, Camden Reid. There's a spark there, one that shocks her. Surprising her further, her sister and brother return, each of them holding their own secrets. When the secrets come out, it changes everything Piper thinks she knows about her family, herself - and Cam. Can she find a way to outrun the demons? The answer is closer than she thinks - just as the new life she craves may have already begun.
All the ways we said goodbye : a novel of the Ritz Paris
France, 1914. As war breaks out, Aurelie becomes trapped on the wrong side of the front. France, 1942. Raised by her indomitable, free-spirited American grandmother in the glamorous Hotel Ritz, Marguerite "Daisy" Villon remains in Paris with her daughter and husband, a Nazi collaborator, after France falls to Hitler. France, 1964. For Barbara "Babs" Langford, her husband, Kit, was the love of her life. Yet their marriage was haunted by a mysterious woman known only as La Fleur. Three women whose fates are joined by one splendid hotel.
Deep state : a thriller
Recently elected President Richard Monroe--populist, controversial, and divisive--is at the center of an increasingly polarized Washington, DC. Never has the partisan drama been so tense or the paranoia so rampant. In the midst of contentious political turf wars, the White House chief of staff is found dead in his house. A tenacious intern discovers a single, ominous clue that suggests he died from something other than natural causes, and that a wide-ranging conspiracy is running beneath the surface of everyday events: powerful government figures are scheming to undermine the rule of law--and democracy itself. Allies are exposed as enemies, once-dependable authorities fall under suspicion, and no one seems to be who they say they are. The unthinkable is happening. The Deep State is real. Who will die to keep its secrets and who will kill to uncover the truth?--
Little gods : a novel
On the night of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, a woman gives birth in a Beijing hospital alone. Thus begins the unraveling of Su Lan, a brilliant physicist who until this moment has successfully erased her past, fighting what she calls the mind's arrow of time. When Su Lan dies unexpectedly seventeen years later, it is her daughter Liya who inherits the silences and contradictions of her life. From this, a portrait of Su Lan emerges: an ambitious scientist, an ambivalent mother, and a woman whose relationship to her own past shapes and ultimately unmakes Liya's own sense of displacement.
The little bookshop on the Seine
When bookshop owner Sarah Smith is offered the opportunity to exchange bookshops with her new Parisian friend for six months, saying yes is a no-brainer. Even if it does mean leaving her boyfriend behind. Sarah's sure she's in for the experience of a lifetime - days spent surrounded by novels in a gorgeous bookshop and the chance to watch the snow fall on the Eiffel Tower. But will her dream of a Parisian happily-ever-after come true? Or will Sarah realize that the dream isn't quite as rosy in reality?
St. Francis Society for Wayward Pets : a novel
Laid off, cheated on, mugged: what else can go wrong in Maeve Stephens' life? So when she learns her birth mother has left her a house, a vintage VW Beetle, and a marauding cat, in the small town of Timber Creek, Washington, she packs up to discover the truth about her past. She arrives to the sight of a cheerful bulldog abandoned on her front porch, a reclusive but tempting author living next door, and a set of ready-made friends at the St. Francis Society for Wayward Pets, where women knit colorful sweaters for the dogs and cats in their care. But there's also an undercurrent of something that doesn't sit right with Maeve. What's the secret (besides her!) that her mother had hidden? If Maeve is going to make Timber Creek her home, she must figure out where she fits in and unravel the truth about her past. But is she ready to be adopted again--this time, by an entire town?
Recipe for a Perfect Wife
For fans of Shari Lapena and The Perfect Nanny, a tale of marriage, secrets, and domestic skills put to sinister use in the present and in the past. Alice Hale is the reluctant new owner of a suburban house outside of New York; Alice misses the city but is determined to work hard to build the kind of life her husband dreams of, complete with children. At first the house seems to resent Alice as much as she resents it, but after she discovers an old cookbook filled with handwritten notes, she becomes captivated with the previous owner, Nellie Murdoch--a 1950s housewife who left clues to her life in the cookbook's pages and a series of letters to her mother that, mysteriously, were never sent--and settles into her new life. Alice's friends and family grow worried that she has embraced the house and its past too fully--dressing like a 1950s housewife in dresses and pearls, cooking elaborate old-fashioned dishes like Baked Alaska--but she says it is all just research for the novel she claims to be writing. However, when Alice discovers the secrets Nellie kept for decades, her own grip on reality begins to loosen and and we are on the edge of our seats to discover how far she's willing to go to get the life she wants.
A single thread : a novel
From the bestselling author of "Girl with a Pearl Earring" comes an immersive, moving story of a woman crafting her own life at the dawn of the Second World War. After the Great War took both her beloved brother and her fiancé, Violet Speedwell has become a "surplus woman." Violet finds support in a society of broderers - women who embroider kneelers for the Cathedral. But when forces threaten her new independence and another war appears on the horizon, Violet must fight to put down roots in a place where women aren't expected to grow.