The bestselling author of "Dancing Naked at the Edge of Dawn" introduces five singular women about to embark upon a most remarkable--and inspiring--journey.
From the bestselling author of The Elegant Gathering of White Snows comes a poignant, outrageous, refreshingly liberating story about one woman whose life takes an unexpected turn ... Meg Fratano has just witnessed the unthinkable: her husband of twenty-seven years making love to another woman. In her bed. And all Meg wanted to do was watch. Quietly, secretly, watch. Then she realized her life would never be the same. Meg isn't sure what she wants, but she knows it's not what she had.
This novel exposes a lifetime of sorrows that have been held close to the hearts of a group of female friends in a Southeastern Wisconsin farm community. Meeting informally over several years (ostensibly as a Bible study group), the women, like all women, have shared secrets, heartaches, losses, and emotional pain. When one confesses she has just discovered she is pregnant and that the baby is not her husband's, the group is pushed to a place of action. Emboldened by their camaraderie (and a bit of wi...
Bestselling author Kris Radish delves deeply into the emotions of five very different women who are thrown together by chance--only to discover that they have more in common than they ever could have imagined. Holly Blandeen has always cherished the story her grandmother told her about the thread that connects all women, tying them forever in sisterhood. It's a beautiful idea, but with all the curveballs life has thrown her way, Holly has often felt isolated, different from other women. That starts to change when she meets four strangers in an airport and they agree to share a luxury hotel suite because a powerful spring storm is barreling across the country, stranding travelers from California to Florida. What begins as a spur-of-the-moment decision becomes an unlikely, unexpected, and sometimes reluctant exercise in female bonding, as these five exceptional women--each at a crossroads--swap stories, share secrets, and seek answers to the questions they've been asking about life, love, and the path to true happiness. A storm may have grounded them for the moment, but after this wild adventure in which anything can and does happen, they'll never have to fly solo again. From the Trade Paperback edition.
From the bestselling author of The Sunday List of Dreams and Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral comes a poignant, funny, and uplifting novel of a woman at midlife whose search for happiness within her marriage--and within herself--turns a whole town upside down. After twenty-eight years of marriage to her husband Lucky, Addy Lipton feels anything but happily married. In fact, just thinking of their garage, filled to the brim with Lucky's useless junk collection, drives Addy dangerously close to plowing her car through it. But when Lucky wins a trip to paradise--aka Costa Rica--Addy has a faint hope they may be able to turn things around. Or maybe they won't. Either way, Addy never gets the chance to find out. On the morning of their departure, Lucky fractures his back tossing their luggage into his truck. Now, with the man she feels she barely knows anymore parked indefinitely on her couch, Addy can't see their already shaky relationship surviving much longer. It's time to make some big changes--and some drastic choices. With the love and support of her devoutly single sister Hell and her workout friends, the Sweat-hers, Addy begins a crusade to revive her dreams--and she takes the women of Parker along for the ride. Soon the men will realize they'll have to step up to the plate to keep their wives and lovers happy. And Addy will have to decide if the paradise she's creating in Parker is big enough for two... Filled with small-town characters and big-time soul searching, this sparkling and inspirational tale will hit you where you live--and show you that just as happiness can get buried beneath the jumble of years, it can be rediscovered...if you look hard enough for it within your heart.
After all these years, is there any way you would see me again; When Emma Lauryn Gilford hears the voice on her answering machine, she wonders how Samuel dares to get in touch with her. She's put a lot of distance between them, filling her life with work and family, lavishing her attention on her nieces and a garden that's the pride of Higgins, South Carolina. So why does his voice still have the power to make her heart skip; Why can't she stop thinking about this man she thought she'd forgotten so long ago; Emma has always been the dependable one in her family. But now, with the annual Gilford reunion just around the corner, her high-strung sisters approaching meltdown, and her favorite niece taking sanctuary in her home, Emma's wall of self-denial is showing cracks. On the other side is the life she can't put off living a moment longer.
Connie Nixon is no stranger to making lists. In fact, she has rewritten the list of her deepest desires no fewer than forty-eight times. And each Sunday, for as long as she can remember, she's tinkered with it. But actually doing something about her desires is a different story--until the night she comes across a box belonging to her estranged daughter... and makes a stunning discovery. It turns out that her seemingly straitlaced Jessica is part owner of one of the most successful sex toy shops in America...
In this poignant and transformative novel, bestselling author Kris Radish weaves a tale of five women yearning for change--and the potential for happiness that lies within every heart. Free-spirited psychologist Dr. Olivia Bayer suspects she'll need a miracle to help the four wildly different women in her anger management class. Grace, a single working mother, can barely find a moment's rest. Jane, a high-profile real estate agent, is struggling in the recession. Kit, in her fifties, has had it with her taunting older brothers. And Leah, a young mother of two, is starting over after ending a troubled relationship. All have reached a crossroads, and Dr. Bayer has an unconventional plan to steer them on the right track. As the class gets taken everywhere from a bowling alley to a shooting range, the women's Tuesday meetings transform from tense, reluctant gatherings into richly rewarding experiments in female bonding. As Grace, Jane, Kit, and Leah open up--revealing secrets, swapping stories, and recovering long-lost dreams--old wounds begin to heal, new friendships are forged, and miracles manifest in the most surprising ways.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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