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A Summer Affair

By Elin Hilderbrand
  • ISBN Code: : 9780316032674
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 512
  • Category : Fiction
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She's the perfect wife and mother--and he's the perfect temptation in this "perfect summer cocktail of sex, sun, and scandal" (Kirkus Reviews). Claire has a problem with setting limits. All her life she has taken on every responsibility, assumed every burden, granted every request. Claire wants it all--and in the eyes of her friends, she has it: a devoted husband, four beautiful children, even a successful career as an artist. So when she agrees to chair the committe for Nantucket's social event of the year, she knows she can handle it. Claire can handle anything. But when planning the gala propels her into the orbit of billionaire Lock Dixon, unexpected sparks begin to fly. Lock insists on working closely with Claire--often over a bottle of wine--and before long she can't ignore the subtle touches and lingering looks. To her surprise, she can't ignore how they make her feel, either. Claire finds the gala, her life, and herself spinning out of control. A Summer Affair captures the love, loss, and limbo of an illicit romance and unchecked passion as it takes us on a brave and breathless journey into the heart of one modern woman.

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  • Total of Pages : 400
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 073524376X
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#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Six summers to fall in love. One moment to fall apart. A weekend to get it right. They say you can never go home again, and for Persephone Fraser, ever since she made the biggest mistake of her life a decade ago, that has felt too true. Instead of spending summers in cottage country, on the glittering lakeshore of her childhood, she stays in a stylish apartment in Toronto, keeping everyone a safe distance from her heart. Until she receives the call that sends her racing back to Barry’s Bay and into the orbit of Sam Florek—the man she never thought she’d have to live without. For six summers, through hazy afternoons on the water and warm summer nights working in his family’s restaurant, Percy and Sam had been inseparable. And when Percy returns to the lake, their connection is as undeniable as it had always been. But until she can confront the decisions she made, they’ll never know whether their love is bigger than the biggest mistakes of their past. Told over the course of six years in the past and one weekend in the present, Every Summer After is a gorgeously romantic look at love and the people and choices that mark us forever.

Just Over the Mountain

By Robyn Carr
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  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Book Code : 1459256646
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 545
  • Pdf File: just-over-the-mountain.pdf

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Welcome back to Grace Valley, California, where the best things in life never change… Here in this peaceful community, folks look out for one another like family, though sometimes a little too well. In a town like this, it's hard to keep a secret—but Dr. June Hudson has managed to keep one heck of a humdinger.… Though visits from her secret lover, undercover DEA agent Jim Post, are as clandestine as they are passionate, somehow it fits with her demanding schedule as the town's doctor—a calling that requires an innate ability to exist on caffeine, sticky buns and nerves of steel. But how can a secret lover compete with a flesh-and-blood heartthrob from her past? June's old flame has just returned to town after twenty years—and he's divorced. June is seriously rattled. So when the town's most devoted wife takes buckshot to her husband and some human bones turn up in her aunt Myrna's backyard, she's almost happy for the distraction. Sooner or later, love will have its way in Grace Valley. It always does.

After Ever Happy

By Anna Todd
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1501106414
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 879
  • Pdf File: after-ever-happy.pdf

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Soon to be a major motion picture! Book 4 of the After series—newly revised and expanded, Anna Todd's After fanfiction racked up 1 billion reads online and captivated readers across the globe. Experience the internet's most talked-about book for yourself from the writer Cosmopolitan called “the biggest literary phenomenon of her generation.” Tessa and Hardin have defied all the odds, but will their fairy tale ending be turned on its head? AFTER EVER HAPPY...Life will never be the same. #HESSA It’s never been all rainbows and sunshine for Tessa and Hardin, but each new challenge they’ve faced has only made their passionate bond stronger and stronger. But when a revelation about the past shakes Hardin’s inpenetrable façade to the core—and then Tessa suffers a tragedy—will they stick together again, or be torn apart? As the shocking truth about each of their families emerges, it’s clear the two lovers are not so different from each other. Tessa is no longer the sweet, simple, good girl she was when she met Hardin—any more than he is the cruel, moody boy she fell so hard for. Tessa understands all the troubling emotions brewing beneath Hardin’s exterior, and she knows she’s the only one who can calm him when he erupts. He needs her. But the more layers of his past come to light, the darker he grows, and the harder he pushes Tessa—and everyone else in his life—away. Tessa’s not sure if she really can save him—not without sacrificing herself. She refuses to go down without a fight. But who is she fighting for—Hardin or herself?

The Summer Place

By Jennifer Weiner
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1501133594
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 829
  • Pdf File: the-summer-place.pdf

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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTELLER From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of That Summer comes another heartfelt and unputdownable novel of family, secrets, and the ties that bind. When her twenty-two-year-old stepdaughter announces her engagement to her pandemic boyfriend, Sarah Danhauser is shocked. But the wheels are in motion. Headstrong Ruby has already set a date (just three months away!) and spoken to her beloved safta, Sarah’s mother Veronica, about having the wedding at the family’s beach house in Cape Cod. Sarah might be worried, but Veronica is thrilled to be bringing the family together one last time before putting the big house on the market. But the road to a wedding day usually comes with a few bumps. Ruby has always known exactly what she wants, but as the wedding date approaches, she finds herself grappling with the wounds left by the mother who walked out when she was a baby. Veronica ends up facing unexpected news, thanks to her meddling sister, and must revisit the choices she made long ago, when she was a bestselling novelist with a different life. Sarah’s twin brother, Sam, is recovering from a terrible loss, and confronting big questions about who he is—questions he hopes to resolve during his stay on the Cape. Sarah’s husband, Eli, who’s been inexplicably distant during the pandemic, confronts the consequences of a long ago lapse from his typical good-guy behavior. And Sarah, frustrated by her husband, concerned about her stepdaughter, and worn out by challenges of life during quarantine, faces the alluring reappearance of someone from her past and a life that could have been. When the wedding day arrives, lovers are revealed as their true selves, misunderstandings take on a life of their own, and secrets come to light. There are confrontations and revelations that will touch each member of the extended family, ensuring that nothing will ever be the same. From “the undisputed boss of the beach read” (The New York Times), The Summer Place is a testament to family in all its messy glory; a story about what we sacrifice and how we forgive. Enthralling, witty, big-hearted, and sharply observed, this is Jennifer Weiner’s love letter to the Outer Cape and the power of home, the way our lives are enriched by the people we call family, and the endless ways love can surprise us.

Queen Camilla

By Sue Townsend
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0141900830
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 372
  • Pdf File: queen-camilla.pdf

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What if being Royal was a crime? Queen Camilla is the brilliantly funny sequel to The Queen and I by bestselling author Sue Townsend The UK has come over all republican. The Royal Family exiled to an Exclusion Zone with the other villains and spongers. And to cap it all, the Queen has threatened to abdicate. Yet Prince Charles is more interested in root vegetables than reigning ... unless his wife Camilla can be Queen in a newly restored monarchy. But when a scoundrel who claims to be the couple's secret lovechild offers to take the crown off their hands, the stage is set for a right Royal show down. And the question for Camilla (and rest of the country) will be: Queen of the vegetable patch or Queen of England? Bestselling author Sue Townsend has been Britain's favourite comic writer for over three decades. 'Brilliantly satirical' Evening Standard 'One of our finest living comic writers' The Times 'Brilliantly funny' Closer 'Another fantastic read from Townsend' OK!

Mary Jane

By Jessica Anya Blau
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0063052318
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 623
  • Pdf File: mary-jane.pdf

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"The best book of the summer." -- InStyle "I LOVED this novel....If you have ever sung along to a hit on the radio, in any decade, then you will devour Mary Jane at 45 rpm." —Nick Hornby Almost Famous meets Daisy Jones & The Six in this "delightful" (New York Times Book Review) novel about a fourteen-year-old girl’s coming of age in 1970s Baltimore, caught between her straight-laced family and the progressive family she nannies for—who happen to be secretly hiding a famous rock star and his movie star wife for the summer. In 1970s Baltimore, fourteen-year-old Mary Jane loves cooking with her mother, singing in her church choir, and enjoying her family’s subscription to the Broadway Showtunes of the Month record club. Shy, quiet, and bookish, she’s glad when she lands a summer job as a nanny for the daughter of a local doctor. A respectable job, Mary Jane’s mother says. In a respectable house. The house may look respectable on the outside, but inside it’s a literal and figurative mess: clutter on every surface, Impeachment: Now More Than Ever bumper stickers on the doors, cereal and takeout for dinner. And even more troublesome (were Mary Jane’s mother to know, which she does not): the doctor is a psychiatrist who has cleared his summer for one important job—helping a famous rock star dry out. A week after Mary Jane starts, the rock star and his movie star wife move in. Over the course of the summer, Mary Jane introduces her new household to crisply ironed clothes and a family dinner schedule, and has a front-row seat to a liberal world of sex, drugs, and rock and roll (not to mention group therapy). Caught between the lifestyle she’s always known and the future she’s only just realized is possible, Mary Jane will arrive at September with a new idea about what she wants out of life, and what kind of person she’s going to be.

A Summer Affair

By Susan Wiggs
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  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Book Code : 1459294696
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 305
  • Pdf File: a-summer-affair.pdf

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Book 5 of the Calhoun Chronicles by #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs. San Francisco, California, 1884 A gifted but troubled physician, Blue Calhoun runs a thriving practice from his Nob Hill mansion while raising his son after an unthinkable tragedy. Then one day a fugitive with a gunshot wound appears in Blue's surgery. Though she holds a pistol aimed at his heart, the desperation in her eyes awakens Blue's compassion. Reluctantly he is drawn to her fragile beauty, her nerves of steel and the mystery surrounding her. Isabel Fish-Wooten spent most of her life on the run, but everything changes when she forces a stranger to save her life. Yet her rescue comes with an unexpected price. As Isabel recovers from her wounds, she is touched by this remarkable man and yearns to reach out to him and his son. From danger-filled back alleys to glittering ballrooms, Isabel and Blue confront the violence and corruption that threatens their newfound passion. Theirs is an unforgettable quest to discover a rare and special love, and the precious gift of a second chance at happiness. A historical romance.

The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair

By Joël Dicker
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 1443435651
  • Total of Pages : 656
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 665
  • Pdf File: the-truth-about-the-harry-quebert-affair.pdf

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August 30, 1975. The day of the disappearance. The day Aurora, New Hampshire, lost its innocence. That summer Harry Quebert fell in love with fifteen-year-old Nola Kellergan. Thirty-three years later, her body is dug up from his yard along with a manuscript copy of his career-defining novel. Quebert is the only suspect. Marcus Goldman—Quebert's most gifted protege—throws off his writer's block to clear his mentor's name. Solving the case and penning a new bestseller soon blur together. As his book begins to take on a life of its own, the nation is gripped by the mystery of “The Girl Who Touched the Heart of America”. But with Nola, in death as in life, nothing is ever as it seems. Joel Dicker's phenomenal European bestseller is a brilliantly intricate murder mystery, a hymn to the boundless reaches of the imagination, and a love story like no other. Nothing you've read or even felt before can prepare you for The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair.

Neighbors

By Kenneth E. Nelson
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1450233872
  • Total of Pages : 292
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 416
  • Pdf File: neighbors.pdf

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At seventy-five, widower Ted Butler is content to spend his day growing prize-winning tomatoes, fishing on his mountain lake, and visiting with his children and grandchildren. His expectations of life suddenly change when he delivers a basket of tomatoes to his new forty-something neighbor and finds himself delightfully seduced. Lauren Haas has just moved in across the street from Teds home of forty years with Ellen, her roommate and fellow high school teacher. After Ted shares an unbelievable, intimate encounter with Laurenwho turns out to be the same age as his sonTed cant help but feel insecure, remembering the saying, Theres no fool like an old fool. Is it really him she wants, or is she just lonely? As a summer-winter romance ensues, Ted and Lauren spar to maintain dominance; jealousy and deception surround them, turning an already complicated relationship into a thorny, crushing affair of the heart. With a feverish passion, Lauren and Teds relationship accelerates to a surprising climax fueled by little white lies, a jealous lover, and an itchy trigger finger.

The Four Seasons Collection

By Milly Johnson
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1471128776
  • Total of Pages : 1459
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 955
  • Pdf File: the-four-seasons-collection.pdf

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THE QUEEN OF FEEL-GOOD FICTION! 'Every time you discover a new Milly book, it’s like finding a pot of gold' Heat Four of Milly's bestselling seasonal titles - A Spring Affair, A Summer Fling, An Autumn Crush, A Winter Flame - in one exclusive ebook edition, with an introduction from Milly on the inspiration behind the novels.

That Summer Affair

By Sarah Challis
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  • Publisher : Headline
  • Book Code : 0755376536
  • Total of Pages : 247
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 670
  • Pdf File: that-summer-affair.pdf

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A compelling and warm drama about human nature and village life. When Jodie Roberts goes missing from a sleepy Dorset village, the repercussions that reverberate through the small community are as far-reaching as they are devastating. Rachel begins to question her marriage for the first time after routine police enquiries reveal that her husband, Dave, lied about his whereabouts that evening. It seems that her loving family is about to be torn apart. For Henry, Rachel?s neighbour, Jodie?s disappearance is also deeply traumatic. Feelings of guilt, loneliness and grief are brought to the surface, and he struggles to cope with painful memories. Will she turn up safe and sound or will she be one of the unlucky ones? Those runaways who don?t turn up unscathed...

A Family Affair: Summer

By Mary Campisi
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  • Publisher : Mary Campisi Books, LLC
  • Book Code : 1940921171
  • Total of Pages : 244
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 510
  • Pdf File: a-family-affair.pdf

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Heartache. Betrayal. Forgiveness. Redemption. It’s time to head back to Magdalena, New York, and spend a little time with the people we love to love and even a few we love to hate. Eight years ago, tragedy struck the town’s perfect couple, Daniel “Cash” Casherdon and Tess Carrick, days before their wedding. That tragedy shredded their dreams of a life together and sent them fleeing Magdalena. Now, destiny has brought them back and the town is determined to see this couple mend their differences. Angelo “Pop” Benito will lead the crusade to march Cash and Tess down the aisle with the help of The Bleeding Hearts Society, a garden group more interested in healing people’s hearts than helping a sick basil plant. But they’re not the only ones cheering for this couple’s second chance. Who would have thought Nate Desantro would be giving advice on relationships, love, and marriage? But when a man finds the right woman, anything is possible. Add a baby to the mix; well, that’s pure “hero” material. Christine will offer her share of support and wisdom to Tess and stand up to an old troublemaker in the name of family and friendship. From the fifty-something widow who is afraid to open her heart again to the pregnant friend who believes everyone has a soul mate, to Lily Desantro, the shining light who makes others believe anything is possible, Magdalena’s finest will rally to give Tess and Cash that second chance. But all the prayers and contrivances in the world won’t help until Tess reveals the secret she’s carried for too many years, a secret that could destroy her chance with Cash forever… And if you’re wondering about Harry Blacksworth and his brood, you’ll glimpse a snippet of what he’s up to, but he’ll be back in full force in A Family Affair: Fall. Not only that—he’s moving to Magdalena with Greta and the kids! Can you imagine Harry maneuvering a lawnmower or carrying out the trash? Oh, but his past is going to catch up with him and then…Sorry…Harry has to wait for A Family Affair: Fall to share his misery and his story. For now, enjoy the journey as you catch up on the lives of the residents of Magdalena. They’re waiting for you! Truth in Lies Series: Book One: A Family Affair Book Two: A Family Affair: Spring Book Three: A Family Affair: Summer Book Four: A Family Affair: Fall Book Five: A Family Affair: Christmas, a novella Book Six: A Family Affair: Winter Book Seven: A Family Affair: The Promise Book Eight: A Family Affair: The Secret Book Nine: A Family Affair: The Wish Book Ten: A Family Affair: The Gift Book Eleven: A Family Affair: The Weddings Book Twelve: A Family Affair: The Cabin Book Thirteen: A Family Affair: The Return Book Fourteen: A Family Affair: The Choice Book Fifteen: A Family Affair: The Proposal Book Sixteen: A Family Affair: Bonus Scenes Book Seventeen: A Family Affair: The Homecoming Book Eighteen: A Family Affair: The Decision  Bonus Material: The first chapter of A Family Affair: Fall, the next book in this series.

The Rancher's Summer Secret

By Christine Rimmer
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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 0369710029
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 310
  • Pdf File: the-rancher-s-summer-secret.pdf

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Find out what happens when you’re not allowed to “kiss and tell" in New York Times bestselling author Christine Rimmer's latest. “Your secret is safe with me.” Science teacher Vanessa Cruise is spending her summer working in Bronco. Rekindling her short-term fling with the hottest rancher in town? Not on her to-do list—especially since commitment is her number one don’t. But Jameson John promises to keep their relationship hidden from the town gossips, then finds himself longing for more than just a summer affair. Convincing Vanessa he’s worth the risk might be the hardest thing he’s ever had to do… From Harlequin Special Edition: Believe in love. Overcome obstacles. Find happiness. Montana Mavericks: The Real Cowboys of Bronco Heights Book 1: The Rancher's Summer Secret by Christine Rimmer Book 2: For His Daughter's Sake by Stella Bagwell

A Rural Affair

By Catherine Alliott
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0141962747
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 881
  • Pdf File: a-rural-affair.pdf

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Fans of Catherine Alliott's bestselling novels One Day in May and A Crowded Marriage, will love her latest gorgeously romantic novel A Rural Affair. 'If I'm being totally honest I had fantasized about Phil dying.' When Poppy Shilling's bike-besotted, Lycra-clad husband is killed in a freak accident, she can't help feeling a guilty sense of relief. For at long last she's released from a controlling and loveless marriage. Throwing herself wholeheartedly into village life, she's determined to start over. And sure enough, everyone from Luke the sexy church organist to Bob the resident oddball, is taking note. Yet the one man Poppy can't take her eyes off seems tantalizingly out of reach - why won't he let go of his glamorous ex-wife? But just as she's ready to dip her toes in the water, the discovery of a dark secret about her late husband shatters Poppy's confidence. Does she really have the courage to risk her heart again? Because Poppy wants a lot more than just a rural affair . . . Praise for Catherine Alliott: 'I raced through it, completely gripped from start to finish' Daily Mail 'An entertaining read that's as light as the summer breeze' Daily Express

A Village Affair

By Julie Houston
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  • Publisher : Head of Zeus Ltd
  • Book Code : 1788549805
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 458
  • Pdf File: a-village-affair.pdf

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Warm, witty and wonderful, the new novel from bestseller Julie Houston is perfect for fans of Katie Fforde and Gervaise Phinn.