by Catherine Ryan Hyde
August Shroeder, a burned-out teacher, has been sober considering that his nineteen-yr-old son died. Every 12 months he s expended the summer time on the street, but generating it to Yellowstone this yr means everything. The strategy experienced been to travel there with his son, but now August is making the excursion with Philip s ashes rather. An unexpected twist of fate lands August with two further passengers for his journey, two fifty percent-orphans with nowhere else to go.What none of them could have identified was how transformative each the excursion and the bonds that develop between them would confirm, driving each and every to develop a new destiny collectively.
by Barbara Claypole White
From a length, Felix Fitzwilliam, the son of an old English household, is a very good husband and father. But, obsessed with buy and routine, he s a prisoner to perfection. Disengaged from the emotional existence of his North Carolina household, Felix has let his wife, Ella, deal with their particular-requirements son by herself.A gifted jewelry designer turned complete-time mother, Ella is the loved ones rock until finally her coronary heart assault shatters their carefully structured existence. Now Harry, a gifted teen grappling with the chaos of Tourette s, confronts a world outside the house his mother and father management, a single that checks his need for independence.As Harry queries for his foreseeable future, and Ella adapts to the boundaries of her failing health, Felix struggles with his previous and existing roles. To avoid the household from currently being ripped apart, they should every single bend with the inevitability of modify and reinforce the ties that bind.
by Alice Hoffman
The bestselling inspirational tale of 1 family members coming to conditions with unspeakable tragedy and immeasurable enjoyIn a wonderful previous house in close proximity to the coast of Massachusetts, the Farrells go by means of the routines of a common August morning. 8-yr-aged Charlie, a junior biologist and dinosaur expert, tries to collect another one particular of his insect specimens. His sister, Amanda, a proficient gymnast who at eleven a long time outdated is presently conserving her money to consider out for the Olympic staff, prepares for her last meet of the summer. Ivan, their absent-minded father, is involved with his perform as an astronomer. Out in the backyard garden, Ivan s wife, Polly, wonders how she can trick her children into ingesting more zucchini. They are a family members as distinctive and regular as any other, but their globe will shortly be shattered when Amanda is diagnosed with AIDS. In an quick, every thing that gave their life meaning is ripped absent, and the intimacy that when came so in a natural way vanishes. As well overco…
by Elizabeth Chadwick
New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Chadwick delivers Eleanor of Aquitaine to life with spectacular historic element in the first volume of this stunning new trilogy. Eleanor of Aquitaine, the legendary 12th century queen of France and later on of England, is one of the most powerful and irrepressible ladies in medieval history, and her story of romance, scandal and political intrigue has fascinated viewers for centuries.Youthful Eleanor (or Alienor as she was acknowledged) has every thing to appear ahead to as the heiress to the wealthy Aquitaine. But when her beloved father William X all of a sudden dies, childhood is more than. Sent to Paris and forced to marry Prince Louis VII of France, she barely adjusts before one more death catapults them to King and Queen. At the age of just 13, Eleanor should depart everything guiding and understand to navigate the complicated and vivacious French courtroom. Faced with wonderful scandals, trials, fraught interactions, and forbidden enjoy at every single switch, Ele…
by Michael Wallace
In 1676, an unlikely pair a younger Puritan widow and an English spy journeys throughout a land the place greed and treachery abound.Prudence Cotton has just lately missing her husband and is determined to discover her daughter, captured by the Nipmuk tribe for the duration of King Philip s war. She s certain her daughter is alive but are not able to keep track of her into the wilderness alone. Support comes in the sort of James Bailey, an agent of the crown sent to Boston to investigate the murder of Prudence s spouse and to covertly lead to a disturbance that would give the king just cause to install royal governors. Right after his companion is murdered, James requirements aid as well. He strikes a deal with Prudence, and with each other they traverse the forbidding New England landscape searching for clues. What they confront in the wilderness and what they find out about each other could forever change their allegiances and alter their destinies.
by Sarah Mccoy
NEW YORK Occasions BESTSELLERIn 1945, Elsie Schmidt is a naive teen, as eager for her 1st sip of champagne as she is for her initial kiss. She and her loved ones have been guarded from the worst of the terror and desperation overtaking her place by a high-ranking Nazi who wishes to marry her. So when an escaped Jewish boy comes on Elsie s doorstep on Xmas Eve, Elsie understands that opening the door would put all she enjoys in risk.Sixty years afterwards, in El Paso, Texas, Reba Adams is making an attempt to file a truly feel-good Xmas piece for the neighborhood magazine, and she sits down with the proprietor of Elsie’s German Bakery for what she expects will be an easy job interview. But Reba finds herself returning to the bakery once more and yet again, anxious to locate the heart of the tale a story that resonates with her personal turbulent previous. For Elsie, Reba s queries are a stinging reminder of that last bleak 12 months of Globe War II. As the two women’s lives become …