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While renowned designer Margaux Sullivan was presenting her highly praised collection during New York City's Fashion Week, her husband was cleaning out their bank account. A week after he disappeared, the bank foreclosed on Margaux's apartment and business. Suddenly broke, betrayed, and humiliated, Margaux has nowhere else to turn to but home: the small coastal town of Crescent Cove, Connecticut, where she once knew love, joy, and family before she put them behind her on the climb to fame. When she's stopped for speeding by local interim police chief Nick Prescott, Margaux barely remembers the "townie" boy who worshipped her from afar every summer. But Nick is all grown up now, a college professor who gave up his career to care for his orphaned nephew, Connor. Though still vulnerable, Margaux is soon rediscovering the beauty of the shore through young Connor's eyes . . . and, thanks to Nick, finding a forgotten place in her heart that wants to love again. But as she continues to work on a bold new line that will get her back into the game, Margaux realizes that soon she will have to make the most important, most difficult decision of her life. . . .
An abandoned baby, a glorious old Newport mansion, and awakening romance swirl the glittering waters of Breakwater Bay . . . Preservationist Meri Hollis loves her latest project, restoring one of Newport's forgotten Gilded Age mansions. And with summer approaching, she'll be able to spend more time with her grandmother on the Rhode Island shore. She has a great job, a loving family, and she's pretty sure her boyfriend is going to propose on her thirtieth birthday.But everything Meri believes about family, happiness, truth, and love is shattered when her family's darkest secret is exposed. Thirty years before, Meri's neighbor and friend, Alden Corrigan, took his father's dinghy out to fish. In a sudden storm, he rushed to help a woman stranded on the breakwater. She was just a girl . . . a very pregnant girl who disappeared soon after they reached safety--but not before she left behind a special gift. Now that the truth is out, life will change for everyone in Breakwater Bay, and Meri and Alden will have to make decisions that could ensure their future together . . . or separate them for good.
From the acclaimed author of Beach Colors come two fabulous stories of holidays spent by the beautiful shore Thanksgiving and Christmas are all about friends, family, and good food. But this year, the holidays will truly bring the residents of Crescent Cove home. Thanksgiving at Crescent Cove Estranged from her own family, Grace Holcombe plans to celebrate a peaceful Thanksgiving in Crescent Cove with her childhood friends. But a surprise visit from her father and an unexpected declaration from her friend Jake, make her question the turn has life has taken. Will the spirit of Thanksgiving be enough to help Grace accept her family and her friend's love? Christmas at Crescent Cove Brianna Boyce and her two adopted Chinese daughters are happily anticipating their first Christmas in Crescent Cove together until she finds a stranger asleep in her barn, and it becomes clear that this scruffy magi in a field coat and army boots is not who he says he is. But in spite of his mysterious appearance, Bri takes him in for the holidays and in return he shares a precious gift--the true meaning of Christmas.
It's Christmas in Newport. The mansions are decorated, and the streets are filled with excitement. Across the bay, preparations are in full swing for the wedding of Meri Calder-Hollis and Alden Corrigan. A year ago, Meri never imagined that she would marry her best friend, Alden, or become stepmother to his two teenaged children, Nora and Lucas.But as the wedding day draws near, tension and emotions run high, and Meri's happiness turns to uncertainty. Nora is suddenly acting sullen and withdrawn, Alden is preoccupied, and Meri wonders if her marriage will bring the family closer together or tear them apart.It seems like this wedding may be doomed before it begins until a special Christmas surprise brings home the meaning of family and the joy of the holidays.
Geordie Holt has been to college, traveled the world, and hung with the rich and famous. What she hasn't done is find a direction for her life. And her father has given her an ultimatum: settle down and get a job, or he'll get one for her. She loves photography and she loves Newport, so a job as a photographer on a renovation project seems like the perfect choice. Restoration architect Bruce Stafford has discovered a forgotten mansion, fallen into ruin as an abandoned boardinghouse. Gilbert House is just the kind of challenge he enjoys, and he's managed to assemble some of the best young craftspeople in the business.Except for one. The historical society has sent an airheaded intern to serve as project photographer. And when he learns Geordie is not an intern but a paid member of the team, taken on as a favor to one of their supporters, he's livid.Humiliated, Geordie's first impulse is to run, but she's come to love Gilbert House and its history. This is where she wants to be. It's time to face her fears and insecurities and stand up to Bruce and her father. It's time to stop running. Geordie Holt has come home for good.
Take a trip to the South Carolina coast and indulge in the beautiful sunsets that lead to perfect Stargazey Nights. A call from the past and a mysterious inheritance bring Cabot Reynolds to a magical town and force him to make a decision that will change his life forever. Stargazey Point, once a slice of Southern heaven, is in need of tender love and care, something Cab learns he is in desperate need of himself. Stargazey Nights is a tantalizing glimpse into a world that will come to life in the forthcoming novel Stargazey Point.
Shelley Nobles Stargazey Point is a beautiful story of love, heartbreak, friendship, and new beginnings. Devastated by tragedy during her last project, documentarian Abbie Sinclair seeks refuge with three octogenarian siblings, who live in a looming plantation house at the edge of the world. South Carolinas Stargazey Point used to be a popular family beach resort, but the beaches have eroded, most of the businesses have closed, and the crowds have gone. Its the perfect place to hide from the rest of world. But hiding is harder than she thought it would be. Theres a wise Gullah woman who seems to see into Abbies soul, and an intriguing man on a quest to bring Stargazey Point back to life. Stargazey Point by Shelley Nobel is the perfect beach read any time of year.
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