Johanna edwards, touching, tender, author of The Next Big Thing “Funny, true…. I loved it. Pamela redmond satran, allison winn scotch’s sparkling debut novel, The Department of Lost and Found, author of SuburbanistasA Redbook Magazine Editor’s Choice, is a story that makes you laugh and cry in equal measure.
Time of My Life: A NovelBroadway Books #ad - She can reconnect with the mother who abandoned her so many years before. Jillian westfield has the perfect suburban life straight out of the upscale women's magazines that she obsessively reads. She’s got the modern-print rugs of metropolitan Home, the clutter-free closets out of Real Simple, the elegant meals from Gourmet, and the elaborate Easter egg hunts seen in Parents.
And she’s still with Jackson, the ex-boyfriend and star of her what-if fantasies. Armed with twenty-twenty hindsight, she’s free to choose all over again. Yet somehow all of the how-to magazine stories in the world can’t seem to fix her faltering marriage, or stop her from asking, banish the tedium of days spent changing diapers, “What if?” Then one morning Jillian wakes up seven years in the past.
Time of My Life: A Novel #ad - Before she married Henry. Suddenly she’s back in her post–grad school Ikea-furnished Manhattan apartment. Or can she? with each new choice setting off a trajectory of unforeseen consequences, Jillian soon realizes that getting to happily ever after is more complicated than changing the lines in her part of the script.
She’s back in her fast-paced job with the advertising agency. She can fix the fights at every juncture that doomed her relationship with Jackson. Happiness, it turns out, isn’t an either-or proposition. Before her daughter was born.
The Song Remains the SameKindle Press #ad - . One of only two survivors of a plane crash, Nell Slattery wakes up in the hospital with no memory of it, or who she is, or was. Desperate for a key to unlock her past, in tiny bits and pieces, she filters through photos, music, hoping that something will jog her memory, and soon, art, and stories, Nell starts remembering.
The Song Remains the Same #ad - From the new york times bestselling author of in twenty years, the theory of Opposites and Time of My Life comes a novel that asks: Who are we without our memories? How much of our future is defined by our past? This is a new release of an edition originally published by Putnam Books. Although nell can’t remember all that came before, her sister, something just doesn’t sit right with the versions of her history given by her mother, and her husband.
Now she must piece together both body and mind with the help of family and friends who have their own agendas. She’s a wife, a sister, a daughter…but she remembers nothing. Now she must ask herself who she is and choose which stories—and storytellers—to trust.
Between Me and You: A NovelLake Union Publishing #ad - A smart, thoughtful look at marriage and love. Popsugar “through alternating views and years, Allison Winn Scotch crafts a heart-wrenching tale. Us weeklywhen their paths first cross, ben Livingston is a fledgling screenwriter on the brink of success; Tatum Connelly is a struggling actress tending bar in a New York City dive.
They fall in love, they become parents, they marry, and they think only of the future. And as they explore the ways love can bend and break, Ben’s moving backward and Tatum’s moving forward, they recount their individual versions of the story, each wondering what they can do now to make it all right.
Between Me and You: A Novel #ad - In a marriage that bears the fallout of ambition and fame, Ben and Tatum are at a crossroads. But as the years go by, Tatum’s stardom rises while Ben’s fades. Now all they can do is think back…a life of passion, joy, tragedy, and loss—once shared—becomes one as shifting and unpredictable as a memory.
The Theory of OppositesCamellia Press #ad - Though willa isn't entirely convinced of her father's theories, she readily admits that the universe has delivered her a solid life: a reliable husband, a fast-paced career. Sure there are hiccups - negative pregnancy tests, embattled siblings - but this is what the universe has brought, and life, if she doesn't think about it too much, is wonderful.
Millions of devoted fans now find solace in his notion that everything happens for a reason. What happens when you think you have it all, and then suddenly it's taken away? Willa Chandler-Golden's father changed the world with his self-help bestseller, Is It Really Your Choice? Why Your Entire Life May Be Out of Your Control.
The Theory of Opposites #ad - Two months to see if they can't live their lives without each other. Then her evidently not-so-reliable husband proposes this: a two-month break. And before willa can sort out destiny and fate and what it all means, she's axed from her job, her ex-boyfriend finds her on Facebook, and her best friend Vanessa lands a gig writing for Dare You!, her 12 year-old nephew Nicky moves in, the hottest new reality TV show.
And then vanessa lures willa into dares of her own - dares that run counter to her father's theories of fate, dares that might change everything. But only if willa is brave enough to stop listening to the universe and instead aim for the stars.
Everyone's a CriticAtria Books #ad - Laurel despises books like tess’s: easy reads with happy endings, where the fat girl finds true love, or happiness through yoga. She makes it clear that she’ll do anything—absolutely anything—to get her book on Laurel’s radar. But tess is undeterred by Laurel’s scorn. She can’t stand tess herself, a chirpy, chunky blond with a totebag full of a seemingly inexhaustible supply of her book, The Comfort Diet.
Everything and in her shoes masterfully combines stephen King with Donna Tartt, plus a twist of Shirley Jackson, in this timely tale that spikes horror with humor and asks whose stories matter—and who gets to decide. She doesn’t want to lose her spot on top of the literary world—not any more than she wants to replace her decades-old cartoon head shot with a new photograph.
Everyone's a Critic #ad - As author and critic play cat and mouse in Paris, ominous tokens appear, dark secrets are revealed, and Laurel finds herself haunted by her history and tormented by Tess’s book. The #1 new york Times bestselling author of Mrs. Laurel spellman is the most respected and feared literary critic in America.
The line between reality and fantasy begins to blur in a clash between an aging critic who will do anything to hold on to what she has, and a desperate author, who will stop at nothing to get what she wants. For years—more than she wants to admit—she’s written acid-etched reviews, anointing Great American Novelists, gleefully goring sacred cows, keeping the mob of scribbling women in their place while enjoying all the perks of her position.
But when laurel ends up taking a group of bibliophiles on a tour of literary Paris, she meets her worst nightmare: an eager debut author of commercial fiction named Tess Kravitz.
The One That I Want: A NovelCrown #ad - I’m giving you the gift of clarity, ” her friend says. A perfect life indeed. One sweltering afternoon at the local fair, everything changes when Tilly wanders into the fortune teller’s tent and is greeted by an old childhood friend, now a psychic. On the surface you might never know how tough things used to be.
But that relentless happiness has served her well—her sisters are grown and content, Tyler, and she’s helping her students achieve all their dreams while she and her husband, her dad is ten years sober, start a family. When tilly's seemingly perfect life starts changing around her, she must decide which is the life she wants-- the one she's carefully tended for decades or the one she never considered possible?Tilly Farmer is thirty-two years old and has the life she always dreamed of married to her high school sweetheart, working as a guidance counselor in her hometown and trying for a baby.
The One That I Want: A Novel #ad - At seventeen, tilly lost her mother to cancer, and while her father drowned his grief in alcohol, she was left to play parent to her two younger sisters rather than be a kid herself. Still tilly never let tragedy overtake her belief that hard work and good cheer could solve any problem. Of course she’s also spent a lifetime plastering a smile on her face and putting everyone else’s problems ahead of her own.
Perfect. Even more disturbing, these visions start coming true. It’s what I always thought you needed.
In Twenty Years: A NovelLake Union Publishing #ad - Behind his smile, handsome plastic surgeon Colin harbors the heartbreaking truth about his own history with Bea. And annie carefully curates her life on Instagram and Facebook, keeping up appearances so she doesn’t have to face the truth about her own empty reality. Reunited in the place where so many dreams began, and bolstered by the hope of healing, each of them is forced to confront the past.
Catherine, the ceo of a domestic empire, a stay-at-home dad, and Owen, were picture-perfect college sweethearts—but now teeter on the brink of disaster. Lindy, a well-known musician, is pushing middle age in an industry that’s all about youth and slowly self-destructing as she grapples with her own identity.
In Twenty Years: A Novel #ad - Now, mostly estranged from one another, the remaining five reluctantly gather at that same house on the eve of what would have been Bea’s fortieth birthday. But along with the return of the friends come old grudges, unrequited feelings, and buried secrets. Twenty years ago, six penn students shared a house, naively certain that their friendships would endure—until the death of their ringleader and dear friend Bea splintered the group for good.
VacationZebra Books #ad - . Just when she’d sworn off men for good, Sarah Evans met Eddie. Soon came wedded bliss, baby number one—and the proverbial move to the suburbs. A successful real estate developer, Eddie was a breath of fresh air, a meeting of minds—and bodies. You just sit there like a slob while I do all the work. And once christmas arrives, Sarah and Eddie might re-discover gifts they’d forgotten they had.
Sarah was a magazine editor, living in Manhattan, and loving her life—except for the heartbreaks. She misses the old Eddie. In this witty, deeply honest tale of married life, New York Times bestselling author Jane Green delves into the heart of the holidays—and the winter of one woman’s discontent. The truth is, she misses her old life.
Vacation #ad - When eddie’s job sends him to Chicago indefinitely, Sarah shocks him by suggesting a trial separation. She can’t help wondering if she’d be happier alone. Nine years later, propped in front of the TV with a beer, this is increasingly what goes through Sarah’s mind when she looks at Evan, ignoring their two children.
The Prenup: A Modern Love StoryLL Book Co #ad - A usa today bestselling romantic Comedy"Reads like the type of rom-com you wish Hollywood still made. Ten years ago, I married my brother’s best friend. For real. A note from the author: this is a PG-13 romantic comedy written in first-person, heroine-only POV. In fact, she hasn't even seen Colin in a decade, and that's just fine by her.
The Prenup: A Modern Love Story #ad - In his place is a shockingly appealing man. Until now. Charlotte spencer grew up on the blue-blooded Upper East Side of Manhattan but she never wanted the sit-still-look-pretty future her parents dictated for her. I haven’t seen him since. On different coasts. With separate lives. Who wants a divorce. But fate throws her a curveball when her husband calls her back to New York, and she realizes the boy she's married is long gone.
There is plenty of sexual tension, but it does NOT have any of the explicitly steamy scenes of many of my earlier books. One courthouse wedding later, charlotte’s inheritance is hers to start a business in San Francisco and Irish-born Colin has a Green Card. Ten years later, they're happily married.
The Year We Turned Forty: A NovelWashington Square Press #ad - Plus, there’s the man who got away—the man who may have been her one true love. This time around, she’s determined to bury the secret of Lucas’ paternity, and to repair the fissures that sent her wandering the first time. Gabriela regrets that she wasted her most fertile years in hot pursuit of a publishing career.
But if she’s being honest, claire still fantasizes about her own missed opportunities: a chance to bond with her mother before it was too late, and the possibility of preventing her daughter from years of anguish. Yes, she’s one of the biggest authors in the world, but maybe what she really wanted to create was a family.
But it doesn’t take long for all three women to learn that re-living a life and making different decisions only leads to new problems and consequences—and that the mistakes they made may, in fact, have been the best choices of all…. If you could repeat one year of your life, what would you do differently? this heartwarming and hilarious novel from the authors of The Status of All Things and Your Perfect Life features three best friends who get the chance to return to the year they turned forty—the year that altered all of their lives, in ways big and small—and also get the opportunity to change their future.
The Year We Turned Forty: A Novel #ad - Jessie loves her son lucas more than anything, but it tears her up inside that he was conceived in an affair that ended her marriage to a man she still loves, a man who just told her he's getting remarried. Claire is the only one who has made peace with her past: her twenty-two year old daughter, Emily, is finally on track after the turmoil of adolescence, and she's recently gotten engaged, with the two carat diamond on her finger to prove it.
With a chance to do it again, Colin, she’s focused on convincing her husband, to give her the baby she desires.