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Hôtel Transylvania

by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

Since 1978, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro has produced about two dozen novels and numerous short stories detailing the life of a character first introduced to the reading world as Le Comte de Saint-Germain. We first meet him in Paris during the reign of Louis XV when he is, apparently, a wealthy, worldly, charismatic aristocrat, envied and desired by many but fully known to none. In fact, he is a vampire, born in the Carpathian Mountains in 2119 BCE, turned in his late thirties in 2080 BCE and destined to roam the world forever, watching and participating in history and, through the author, giving us an amazing perspective on the time-tapestry of human civilization.In Hôtel Transylvania, Saint-Germain makes his first appearance in a story that blends history and fiction as Saint-Germain is pitted against Satanists to preserve Madelaine de Montalia from ruin.

The Last Letter from Your Lover

by Jojo Moyes

A sophisticated, page-turning double love story spanning forty years-an unforgettable Brief Encounter for our times from the New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You, After You, and One Plus One. It is 1960. When Jennifer Stirling wakes up in the hospital, she can remember nothing-not the tragic car accident that put her there, not her husband, not even who she is. She feels like a stranger in her own life until she stumbles upon an impassioned letter, signed simply "B", asking her to leave her husband. Years later, in 2003, a journalist named Ellie discovers the same enigmatic letter in a forgotten file in her newspaper's archives. She becomes obsessed by the story and hopeful that it can resurrect her faltering career. Perhaps if these lovers had a happy ending she will find one to her own complicated love life, too. Ellie's search will rewrite history and help her see the truth about her own modern romance. A spellbinding, intoxicating love story with a knockout ending, The Last Letter from Your Lover will appeal to the readers who have made One Day and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society bestsellers.From the Hardcover edition.

The Modigliani Scandal

by Ken Follett

A fabulous "lost masterpiece" becomes the ultimate prize for an art historian whose ambition consumes everyone around her, an angry young painter with a plan for revenge on the art establishment, and a desperate gallery owner who may have double-crossed his own life away...

Dark Symphony

by Christine Feehan

Blinded and scarred in a terrible accident, Antoinetta Scarletti made music that thrilled the world with its beauty and passion. Descended from a long line of psychics, Antoinetta has learned to rely on her other senses to "see" the world around her, but nothing could have prepared her for Byron. He came to her, drawn by her music, and became her secret obsession. Others fear him, sensing that he is dangerous--a predator--but for Antoinetta he is her ultimate fantasy, her dream lover. He woos her with kisses full of erotic allure, whispering that she is his light, his salvation. Byron has waited an eternity for her, and he will let nothing stand between him and the woman born to be his lifemate...

The Assassination Option

by William E. Butterworth W.E.B. Griffin

From the #1 New York Times- and Wall Street Journal-bestselling author comes the dramatic second adventure in the brand-new Clandestine Operations series about the Cold War, the fledgling Central Intelligence Agency--and a new breed of warrior.In Top Secret, W.E.B. Griffin introduced a remarkable new cast of heroes as they found themselves on the front lines of an entirely different kind of war. Now, these men and women are going to find out what they've really gotten themselves into. James Cronley thought he had done well--he didn't know he'd done this well.His first successful mission for the about-to-be-official new Central Intelligence Directorate has drawn all kinds of attention, some welcome, some not. On the plus side, he's now a captain; promoted to Chief, DCI, Europe; and in charge of a top secret spy operation. On the minus side, a lot of people would like to know about that operation, including not only the Soviets, but his own Pentagon, as well as a seething J. Edgar Hoover.Cronley knows that if just one thing goes wrong, he's likely to get thrown to the wolves. As if that weren't enough pressure, complications are springing up on all sides. He's discovered a surprising alliance between the former German intelligence chief and, of all things, the Mossad. A German family that Cronley never knew he had has suddenly, and suspiciously, emerged. And he's due for a rendezvous with an undercover agent against the Soviets known only as Seven K.It's when he meets Seven K that he gets the real surprise.


by Sawyer Bennett

New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett goes for a hat trick with the latest romance in a sexy series about cool-as-ice hockey players and the women heating up their lives. Warning: The following contains spoilers from a cliffhanger in Garrett. Rising star Zack Grantham has been stuck in a downward spiral of grief that has put his career on hold. Back on the road with the Carolina Cold Fury, still crippled by emotional baggage, and now a single dad, he's in need of some serious help with his son. But while the nerdy new nanny wins his son's heart, Zack isn't sure he's ready for a woman's touch--even after getting a glimpse of the killer curves she's hiding under those baggy clothes. Kate Francis usually keeps men like Zack at a distance. Though his athlete's body is honed to perfection, he refuses to move on with his life--and besides, he's her boss. Still, the sparks between them are undeniable, tempting Kate to turn their professional relationship into a personal one. But before she makes a power play for Zack's wounded heart, Kate will have to open him up again and show him that love is worth the fight. Advance praise for Zack "Emotional, intense, funny, and sexy, Zack has it all. I didn't want this book to end."--#1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover Praise for Sawyer Bennett and the Carolina Cold Fury series "Sawyer Bennett never fails to deliver heroes I fall hard for and heroines I adore."--New York Times bestselling author Violet Duke "Wow. Just wow. Sawyer Bennett is my new favorite author."--Jami Davenport, USA Today bestselling author of Skating on Thin Ice "Garrett is a sizzling and emotional read with laughter and secrets thrown in for good measure. Sawyer Bennett had me at hello."--New York Times bestselling author Lexi Ryan "Sawyer Bennett has outdone herself with Garrett. If you like secrets, romance, hot sex, and an epically fantastic ending that leaves you totally satisfied, then this is your book."--New York Times bestselling author Lauren Blakely "Garrett took me on an emotional roller-coaster ride. It's sexy yet heartwarming, with a totally swoon-worthy hero."--New York Times bestselling author Melody Grace "Warm, witty, and fun, with sparkling dialogue and great characters including a bad boy hockey player, Cold Fury has it all! I'm eagerly awaiting the next in the series."--Katie Rose, award-winning author of Bring on the Heat "Sawyer Bennett has scored again with Alex, the perfect combination of sexy and emotional. I can't wait for the next Cold Fury story!"--Julie Cross, author of Third DegreeIncludes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.


by Sawyer Bennett

New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett hits the ice with this stand-alone story of a playboy athlete whose winning ways lead him to a beautiful woman with a lot to lose. Carolina Cold Fury star Garrett Samuelson never wants to miss out on a single minute of fun. Whether he's playing hockey, hanging out with friends, or walking the red carpet with a new date on his arm, he lives every day to the fullest. When he meets Olivia Case, he sees someone who's exactly his type--confident, sexy, smart . . . his next fling. But the more he pursues her, the more Garrett shares a side of himself that other women don't normally get to see. Olivia has been keeping a secret. While Garrett lives for the next thrill, Olivia's not sure she'll live to see the next day. She's undergoing treatment for some serious medical issues, and she doesn't have time for a relationship with no guarantees--especially one with a hot-as-sin womanizer who won't take no for an answer. But as she gets to know the real Garrett, Olivia can't help falling for him . . . hard. To reveal the truth would mean risking everything--but you can't score without taking the tough shots.Praise for Garrett "Garrett is sexy, emotional, and real. Sawyer Bennett never fails to deliver heroes I fall hard for and heroines I adore."--New York Times bestselling author Violet Duke"Garrett is a sizzling and emotional read with laughter and secrets thrown in for good measure. Sawyer Bennett had me at hello."--New York Times bestselling author Lexi Ryan "Sawyer Bennett has outdone herself with Garrett. If you like secrets, romance, hot sex, and an epically fantastic ending that leaves you totally satisfied, then this is your book."--New York Times bestselling author Lauren Blakely"Garrett took me on an emotional roller-coaster ride. It's sexy yet heartwarming, with a totally swoon-worthy hero."--New York Times bestselling author Melody Grace"This is the kind of story that will stay with readers for a long time to come."--A Bookish Escape "[Garrett] focuses on love, life and recovery, as well as loss and letting go. Sawyer Bennett invites the reader in and doesn't let go. But don't despair, there is a happily ever after."--The Reading Cafe "Bravo Sawyer for taking me on an emotional journey that I will not forget any time soon."--Smut Book Junkie "I really enjoyed this book. Their journey was sweet and charming with a lot of sexy thrown in."--In Stefter's Humble Opinion "The author has a great message about hope, not giving up, relying on others for support, and fighting the tough fight that will warm your heart."--After Dark Book Lovers "Sawyer's writing is always very emotive, but this is her most powerful story yet."--The Reading Realm (five stars) "This is a sexy, sweet, and heartbreaking book. And I loved every minute of it. You need to get this hockey team in your life. You will thank me later."--All Romance Reviews "Even if you don't like hockey, it doesn't matter. This is so much more than hockey, it really is."--The Romance Vault Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.


by Sawyer Bennett

New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett scores big-time with the first novel in a sexy new series hot enough to melt the ice. Hockey star Alexander Crossman has a reputation as a cold-hearted player on and off the rink. Pushed into the sport by an alcoholic father, Alex isn't afraid to give fans the proverbial middle finger, relishing his role as the MVP they love to hate. Management, however, isn't so amused. Now Alex has a choice: fix his public image through community service or ride the bench. But Alex refuses to be molded into the Carolina Cold Fury poster boy . . . not even by a tempting redhead with killer curves. As a social worker, Sutton Price is accustomed to difficult people--like Alex, who's been assigned to help her create a drug-abuse awareness program for at-risk youth as part of the team's effort to clean up his image. What she doesn't expect is the arrogant smirk from his perfect lips to stir her most heated fantasies. But Sutton isn't one to cross professional boundaries--and besides, Alex doesn't do relationships . . . or does he? The more she sees behind Alex's bad-boy façade, the more Sutton craves the man she uncovers.Praise for Alex "Wow. Just wow. Sawyer Bennett is my new favorite author."--Jami Davenport, USA Today bestselling author of Skating on Thin Ice"Warm, witty, and fun, with sparkling dialogue and great characters including a bad boy hockey player, Cold Fury has it all! I'm eagerly awaiting the next in the series."--Katie Rose, award-winning author of Bring on the Heat "Sawyer Bennett has scored again with Alex, the perfect combination of sexy and emotional. I can't wait for the next Cold Fury story!"--Julie Cross, author of Third Degree"Alex's redemption is what makes the happy ending possible and will make readers smile. Recommended for sports romance fans who enjoy seeing the frog turn into a prince."--Library Journal"This author does a good job with bad boys and hot scenes. These two definitely know how to bring the pleasure to each other. Some of the pages were smokin' hot. Fans of . . . Abbi Glines books will enjoy this one."--Stuck in Books"A captivating, intense story about an emotionally damaged hockey player . . . I was immediately pulled into Sawyer Bennett's absorbing story and connected with the characters."--Cocktails and Books"Oh, Alex. I love you. . . . So yeah, fictional Alex, right now you're my MVAlex and my MVP."--Book Bumblings "I would highly recommend this book. It looks like a start to a really good series that I will most definitely be reading. I mean, come on! Hockey hunks! What's not to love?"--The Flirty Reader"There are so many components that make this a really, really good story. Sawyer Bennett is an author who knows exactly how to draw in her readers."--Literati Book Reviews "Lots of emotion [and] some incredibly steamy scenes . . . This book is a win for fans of sports romance!"--Two Moms Reading "A great book to say the least! A book you don't want to miss out on!"--Undercover Book Review"Very cute and sexy and funny and moving . . . You'll love it!"--BJ's Book Blog Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Killing Cupid

by Laura Levine

"I'm crazy about Laura Levine's mystery series. Her books are so outrageously funny, they always make me laugh out loud." --Joanne FlukeLove is in the air as freelance writer Jaine Austen begins a new job at the Dates of Joy matchmaking service. . .When Jaine lands a job writing web copy and brochures for matchmaker Joy Amoroso, she's excited for a chance to help the lovelorn--until she realizes Joy is a ruthless taskmaster who screams at her employees for the smallest infractions, pads her website with pictures of professional models posing as clients, and offers up convincing but empty promises of love. So it's no surprise when the chiseling cupid turns up dead at a Valentine's Day mixer. Now, finding the culprit may prove harder than spotting that elusive caramel praline in a box of chocolates. . ."A well-crafted plot." --Publishers Weekly"The multiple suspects keep readers on the edge of their seats." --RT Book Reviews"Levine's charming heroine is right on target." --Kirkus Reviews

His Seduction

by Diana Cosby

AN IMPULSIVE ACT...Lady Rois Drummond is fiercely devoted to her widowed father, the respected Scottish Earl of Brom. So when she believes he is about to be exposed as a traitor to England, she must think quickly. Desperate, Rois makes a shocking claim against the suspected accuser, Sir Griffin Westcott. But her impetuous lie leaves her in an outrageous circumstance: hastily married to the enemy. Yet Griffin is far from the man Rois thinks he is--and much closer to the man of her dreams...AN IRRESISTIBLE OUTCOME...Griffin may be an Englishman, but in truth he leads a clandestine life as a spy for Scotland. Refusing to endanger any woman, he has endured the loneliness of his mission. But Rois's absurd charge has suddenly changed all that. Now, with his cover in jeopardy, Griffin must find a way to keep his secret while keeping his distance from his spirited and tempting new wife--a task that proves more difficult than he ever imagined...Praise for the novels of Diana Cosby "Fans of Cosby will enjoy returning to William Wallace's historically detailed Scotland. Familiar characters play a large role, to the delight of longtime readers." --RT Book Reviews on His Destiny"Diana Cosby writes wonderful historical romance!" --Susan King"Passion, danger, lush history and a touch of magic." --Hannah Howell, New York Times bestselling author on His Conquest"Finally! A bold, lusty Medieval! Diana Cosby is superbly talented." --Cathy Maxwell, New York Times bestselling author on His Captive85,500 Words

The MacGruder Brothers Boxed Set

by Diana Cosby

Six rugged men fighting for Scottish independence.Six captivating novels in which the sweetest victory is love.From the Scottish Highlands to the English countryside and even to a realm beyond their imagining, amid kidnappings, treacherous journeys, and espionage, the MacGruder men will stop at nothing to defend their country, save their king--and win the hearts of the extraordinary heroines they are destined to love, even when passion requires crossing enemy lines...HIS DESTINY * HIS CAPTIVE * HIS WOMAN *HIS CONQUEST * HIS SEDUCTION * HIS ENCHANTMENT

A Mother's Joy

by Various Lynda Page Jennie Felton Pam Evans

Four of our most-loved saga authors invite you to join them on a journey through motherhood in this collection of heart-warming short stories.<P><P> Daisy's Day by Anne Baker It's 1920s Liverpool and Daisy must do everything she can to protect her children from poverty and disease. A mother's love is limitless... The First Strawberry by Pam Evans Bombs are falling over London and times are hard for Rose and her family. That is until six-year-old Sydney and a little miracle restore all hope... The Birthday Surprise by Jennie Felton Somerset, 1898. Can two daughters ease their mother's sorrows and bring her a birthday full of joy? How Memories Are Made by Lynda Page Ginnie Owens is facing a devastating decision. But she's about to discover that just when all seems lost a mother's dreams can finally come true.

The World of Vikings

by Michael Hirst Justin Pollard

MGM's hit show Vikings on the History Channel has drawn millions of viewers into the fascinating and bloody world of legendary Norse hero Ragnar Lothbrok, who led Viking warriors to the British Isles and France. Covering the first three seasons of the series, this official companion book delves into the real history as well as the behind-the-scenes stories. Viking historian Justin Pollard explains shipbuilding and navigation, Norse culture and religion, and the first encounters between Viking warriors and the kings of England and France. Interviews with cast and crew reveal the process of dramatizing this gripping story, from reviving the Old Norse language to choreographing battle scenes and building ancient temples for human sacrifice. This spectacular ebook is a must for fans of the show and history buffs alike.

Is There a Universal Grammar of Religion?

by Huston Smith Henry Rosemont Jr.

In this provocative volume two important scholars of religion, Huston Smith and Henry Rosemont, Jr., put forth their viewpoints and share a probing conversation. Though the two diverge considerably in their accounts of religious faith and practice, they also agree on fundamental points. Huston Smith, author of the important work The World's Religions, has long argued for the fundamental equality of the world's religions. Describing a "universal grammar of religion," he argues that fourteen points of similarity exist among all of the major religious traditions and that these similarities indicate an innate psychological affinity for religion within the human spirit. As Noam Chomsky has argued that humans are hardwired to use language, Smith similarly argues that humans are hardwired for religious experience. In response, Rosemont explicates his humanistic vision of the world, in which the "homoversal" tendency to contemplate the infinite is part of our co-humanity that endures across time, space, language, and culture. Rosemont also elaborates upon Noam Chomsky's theory of universal grammar and its relevance to Smith's ideas about the similarities among religions. This insightful exploration of the most essential basis of religion provides a new direction for comparative-religion scholars everywhere.

The Art of the Good Dinosaur

by John Lasseter Peter Sohn

What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and dinosaurs never became extinct? The Good Dinosaur expands on that premise in a humorous and exciting original story about Arlo, a lively Apatosaurus with a big heart. Showcasing the stunning artwork from the film's creation--including sketches, storyboards, maquette sculpts, colorscripts, and much more--The Art of The Good Dinosaur offers the ultimate behind-the-scenes look at the research and design that went into the making of this innovative film.

The Art of Monsters University

by John Lasseter Dan Scanlon

In Monsters, Inc. (2001), Pixar Animation Studios introduced audiences to the #1 scaring team, Mike and Sulley, and the monstrous world behind our bedroom closet doors. In this prequel to the much-loved classic, Mike and Sulley meet for the first time at Monsters University--where they are joined by a few familiar faces and a host of delightful new characters--as they seek to attain degrees in scaring. Author Karen Paik goes behind the scenes to interview the film's many artists for the ultimate inside look at the conception and production of this highly anticipated film. Featuring full-color concept art including character sculpts, color scripts, storyboards, and more, The Art of Monsters University fully explores the process of creating this new and expanded Monsters universe.

The Art of Finding Nemo

by Mark Cotta Vaz John Lasseter Andrew Stanton

Pixar Animation Studios, the Academy Award-winning creators of Toy Story, Toy Story 2, A Bug's Life, and Monsters, Inc., are bringing a new animated movie, Finding Nemo, to the screen this summer. This visually stunning underwater adventure follows eventful and comic journeys of two fish-a father and his son Nemo-who become separated in the Great Barrier Reef. The underwater world for the film was conceptualized and developed by the creative team of artists, illustrators, and designers at Pixar, resulting in a lush landscape rich with detail. The Art of Finding Nemo celebrates their talent, featuring concept and character sketches, storyboards, and lighting studies in a huge spectrum of media, from five-second sketches to intricate color pastels. This behind-the-scenes odyssey invites the reader into the elaborate creative process of animation films through interviews with all the key players at Pixar. There will be children's books related to Finding Nemo, but no adult titles other than this definitive volume. Revealing, insightful, and awesomely creative, The Art of Finding Nemo will delight film-goers, artists, and animation fans alike.

The Art of Cars 2

by John Lasseter Karen Paik Ben Queen

Cars 2 is a globetrotting, high-octane ride through the world of Lightning McQueen, his best friend Mater, and an international collection of completely new characters. The Art of Cars 2 follows the development of the second installment in the Cars series, from the first story concepts and the filmmakers' worldwide research to the intricate "carified" details that make up the unique Cars 2 universe. Featuring the behind-the-scenes concept art that went into the film's creation--including color scripts, storyboards, character studies, environmental art, sculpts, and more--as well as a forward by director and racecar-enthusiast John Lasseter, The Art of Cars 2 celebrates the art and intrigue of this amazing new Pixar film.

The Art of Brave

by Brenda Chapman John Lasseter Mark Andrews Jenny Lerew

Brave is Pixar's thirteenth feature film, but it marks two big firsts for the award-winning animation studio. It's Pixar's first feature film driven by a female lead and its first set in an ancient historical period. Against a backdrop of castles, forests, and highlands, Brave follows the fiery Merida as she clashes with the duty of her royal life and embarks on a journey through the rugged landscape of the dark ages of Scotland. At once epic and intimate, the latest Pixar masterpiece weaves a story of magic, danger, and adventure and the fierce bonds of family. Featuring behind-the-scenes interviews with the film's many artists and filmmakers, The Art of Brave showcases the gorgeous concept art that went into the making of this movie, including color scripts, storyboards, character studies, environment art, sculpts, and more. A Foreword by Brenda Chapman and Mark Andrews, the film's directors, and a preface by Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter shed light on the creation of this landmark film.


by Fern Michaels

Some Women Get Angry. . . The Sisterhood Gets Even. Meet the Sisterhood--seven very different women who found one another in their darkest days and formed an indelible friendship, strong enough to heal their pasts and bring laughter and joy back into their lives. In Myra Rutledge's beautiful, Virginia home, amid hugs and fresh iced tea, shrimp fritters and shell-pink tulips, the friends have gathered to embark on their second mission of sweet revenge for one of their own. Julia Webster's husband, a U.S. Senator, has used his wife's graciousness and elegance to advance his career even as he's abused her trust at every turn and left her dreams for the future in tatters. Now, on the eve of his greatest political victory, he's about to learn a serious lesson in payback. Because the senator crossed the wrong woman. . .and there are six more where she came from. . ."Revenge is a dish best served with cloth napkins and floral centerpieces. . .fast-paced. . .puts poetic justice first."--Publishers Weekly

His Destiny

by Diana Cosby

Their Secrets Will Draw Them TogetherAs one of England's most capable mercenaries, Emma Astyn can charm an enemy and brandish a knife with unmatched finesse. Assigned to befriend Dubh Duer, an infamous Scottish rebel, she assumes the guise of innocent damsel Christina Moffat to intercept the writ he's carrying to a traitorous bishop. But as she gains the dark hero's confidence and realizes they share a tattered past, compassion--and passion--distract her from the task at hand. . .But The Truth May Tear Them ApartHis legendary slaying of English knights has won him the name Dubh Duer, but Sir Patrik Cleary MacGruder is driven by duty and honor, not heroics. Rescuing Christina from the clutches of four such knights is a matter of obligation for the Scot. But there's something alluring about her fiery spirit, even if he has misgivings about her tragic history. Together, they'll endure a perilous journey of love and betrayal, and a harrowing fight for their lives. . .Praise for Diana Cosby and His Conquest"Passion, danger, lush history and a touch of magic." --Hannah Howell, New York Times bestselling author"Medieval Scotland roars to life in this fabulous series." --Pamela Palmer, New York Times bestselling author

His Captive

by Diana Cosby

StrangersWith a wastrel brother and a treacherous former fiancé, Lady Nichola Westcott hardly expects the dangerously seductive Scot who kidnaps her to be a man of his word. Though Sir Alexander MacGruder promises not to hurt her, Nichola's only value is as a pawn to be ransomed.EnemiesAlexander's goal is to avenge his father's murder, not to become entangled with the enemy. But his desire to keep Nichola with him, in his home--in his bed--unwittingly make her a target for those who have no qualms about shedding English blood.LoversNow Nichola is trapped--by her powerful attraction to a man whose touch shakes her to the core. Unwilling and unable to resist each other, can Nichola and Alexander save a love that has enslaved them both?"A sexy new voice in historical romance." --Sandra Hill, USA Today Bestselling Author

His Conquest

by Diana Cosby

The Only Man Who Could Save HerLinet Dancort will not be sold. But that's essentially what her brother intends to do--to trade her like so much chattel to widen his already vast scope of influence. Linet will seize any opportunity to escape her fate--and opportunity comes in the form of a rebel prisoner locked in her brother's dungeon, predatory and fearsome, and sentenced to hang in the morning.Would First Need Saving HimselfSeathan MacGruder, Earl of Grey, is not unused to cheating death. But even this legendary Scottish warrior is surprised when a beautiful Englishwoman creeps to his cell and offers him his freedom. What Linet wants in exchange, though--safe passage to the Highlands--is a steep price to pay. For the only thing more dangerous than the journey through embattled Scotland is the desire that smolders between these two fugitives the first time they touch. . ."His Conquest --one part heaven, one part sin.""Passion, danger, lush history and a touch of magic." --Hannah Howell, New York Times Bestselling Author

The Blossom Sisters

by Fern Michaels

In a richly rewarding novel filled with unforgettable characters, #1 New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels explores the enduring bonds of family as one man loses everything--only to find the freedom to create a bold new life. . .Gus Hollister owes all his success to his feisty grandmother, Rose, and he knows it. It was Rose and her two sisters, Iris and Violet, who raised Gus, sent him to the best schools, and helped him start his own accounting business. Rose even bought the house Gus lives in with his wife, Elaine. But now, Gus stands to lose everything--his home, his car, and his business. Worse, he's alienated his beloved grandma, who tried to warn him about Elaine's greedy, gold-digging ways. Gus, blinded by infatuation, refused to listen, and now Elaine has locked him out of the house he was foolish enough to put in her name. Heartsick and remorseful, Gus returns to Rose's Virginia farmhouse seeking shelter. But it won't be easy to make amends. Despite their pretty floral names, there's nothing delicate about the Blossom sisters. Unbeknownst to Gus, they've also been running a very lucrative business from home and don't want interference. Yet family and forgiveness go hand in hand, and Gus isn't giving up. With the help of close friends, new associates, and some very sprightly ladies, Gus begins to repair the damage he's done and help the residents of Blossom Farm begin the next phase of their business. He might even be finding the courage to love again. Because no matter how daunting starting over can be, the results can surpass your wildest expectations--especially when the Blossom sisters are in your corner. . .

Clammed Up

by Barbara Ross

Summer has come to Busman's Harbor, Maine, and tourists are lining up for a taste of authentic New England seafood, courtesy of the Snowden Family Clambake Company. But there's something sinister on the boil this season. A killer has crashed a wedding party, adding mystery to the menu at the worst possible moment. . .Julia Snowden returned to her hometown to rescue her family's struggling clambake business--not to solve crimes. But that was before a catered wedding on picturesque Morrow Island turned into a reception for murder. When the best man's corpse is found hanging from the grand staircase in the Snowden family mansion, Julia must put the chowder pot on the back burner and join the search for the killer. And with suspicion falling on her old crush, Chris Durand, the recipe for saving her business and salvaging her love life might be one and the same. . .Includes Traditional Maine Clambake Recipes!"A tasty whodunnit with a real Maine twist." --Sarah Graves, author of A Bat in the BelfryMore Advance Praise For Clammed Up!"If you like seafood and salty air, you'll love Clammed Up. A tasty tale that will have readers clamoring for second helpings." --Leslie Meier, author of Easter Bunny Murder "Take lobster, clams, and an ear of corn. Add one murder. Fold in a complex heroine, an assortment of colorful suspects, and a plot with lots of twists and turns. Heat up on an island off the coast of Maine. The result? Clammed Up contains just the right amounts of all the best ingredients to provide mystery readers with a tasty treat." --Kaitlyn Dunnett, author of Vampires, Bones, and Treacle Scones

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