The Baker’s Daughter: A Novel

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Broadway Books #ad - So when an escaped jewish boy arrives on Elsie’s doorstep on Christmas Eve, Elsie understands that opening the door would put all she loves in danger. Sixty years later, texas, reba adams is trying to file a feel-good Christmas piece for the local magazine, in El Paso, and she sits down with the owner of Elsie's German Bakery for what she expects will be an easy interview.

But reba finds herself returning to the bakery again and again,  anxious to find the heart of the story—a story that resonates with her own turbulent past. As the two women's lives become intertwined, both are forced to confront the uncomfortable truths of the past and seek out the courage to forgive.

The Baker's Daughter: A Novel #ad - . For elsie, reba’s questions are a stinging reminder of that last bleak year of World War II. She and her family have been protected from the worst of the terror and desperation overtaking her country by a high-ranking Nazi who wishes to marry her. In this new york times bestseller, the politics of exclusion, the terrible choices we face in wartime, two women in different eras face similar life-altering decisions, and the redemptive power of love.

In 1945, elsie schmidt is a naive teenager, as eager for her first sip of champagne as she is for her first kiss.

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Home Again: A Novel

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Ballantine Books #ad - A tender, beautifully told story of emotional growth, forgiveness and the possibility of miracles. Publishers weekly starred review Madelaine Hillyard is a brilliant cardiologist at the top of her game. A loving but overworked single mom, Lina, she is constantly at odds with her confused and angry daughter, a teenage rebel desperate to find the father she has never known.

He is angel demarco, now a cynical, living a shallow, world-famous movie star, glittering life. When tragedy brings them all together, and Angel’s damaged heart needs healing, Madelaine must face the betrayals of the past and find the courage to love again. Praise for home Again“A memorable story of love and redemption.

Home Again: A Novel #ad - Library journal “Powerful, thought-provoking and emotionally complex. Rt book Reviews.

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Brought To Our Senses: A Family Saga Novel

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Attunement Publishing #ad - Dementia is a family affair with the power to harm and heal in this intimate medical drama that reads like a cross between Still Alice by Lisa Genova and The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. A profound analysis of complicated family dynamics. Gripping" Kirkus Reviews. Favorite daughter Elizabeth wants to do the right thing when faced with a family crisis.

. Her beloved mother janice receives a deadly Alzheimer’s diagnosis, and her troubled siblings tailspin toward their last resort with disastrous fallout. Elizabeth soon exposes her mother's long-held secret, which lies at the root of her family's problems. Kindle Book Awards fiction winner. With the parents and siblings she thought she knew turned upside down, she struggles to find her way back home through the heartland of elder care in this realistic and poignant family portrait as memorable as The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks and as touching as The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth.

Brought To Our Senses: A Family Saga Novel #ad - Will elizabeth and her family survive a heartbreaking past and their mother's tragic fate?exploring the importance of family and the healing power of forgiveness, Wishing Shelf Book Awards, Readers' Favorite Awards, IAN Book of the Year Awards, Brought to Our Senses is the critically acclaimed winner of six literary awards for fiction: Kindle Book Awards, Writer's Digest Book Awards, and Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

Literature & fiction categories: medical fiction, divorce, mothers and children, Eldercare, Alzheimer's Disease, Aging Parents, Domestic Life, Sisters, Siblings, Family Life, Family Sagas, Contemporary Women, Family Relationships, United States/American.

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The Beach House: A Novel

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Berkley #ad - At sixty-five, she’s just as likely to be found at Windermere, her beach front home, as she is skinny dipping in her neighbor’s pool. But when the money she thought would last forever starts to dwindle, Nan decides to do something drastic to keep hold of her free-spirited life: open up Windermere to strangers.

After placing an ad for summer rentals touting water views, laughter, Nan’s once quiet house is soon full of noise, direct access to the beach, and a sexagenarian roommate, and the occasional bout of tears. Between her eclectic new tenants and the sudden return of her son, Nan gets a taste of what life is like when you have someone to care for besides yourself.

The Beach House: A Novel #ad - But just as she starts to happily settle in to her new existence, the arrival of a visitor from her past threatens to turn everyone’s lives upside down. From the author of jemima j and Falling comes the New York Times bestseller about finding your place in the place you call home. Ever since her life took an unexpected turn, Nan Powell has enjoyed living alone on the sun-drenched shores of Nantucket.

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And After the Fire: A Novel

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Harper #ad - She becomes determined to discover what it is and to return it to its rightful owner, a journey that will challenge her preconceptions about herself and her family’s history—and also offer her an opportunity to finally make peace with the past. In berlin, mingle freely despite simmering anti-semitism, sara itzig levy, germany, amid the city’s glittering salons where aristocrats and commoners, a renowned musician, conceals the manuscript of an anti-Jewish cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach, Christians and Jews, an unsettling gift to her from Bach’s son, in 1783, her teacher.

. Lauren belfer’s deeply researched, evocative, and compelling narrative resonates with emotion and immediacy. This work and its disturbing message will haunt Sara and her family for generations to come. Interweaving the stories of susanna and sara, from the eighteenth century through the Holocaust and into today, And After the Fire traverses over two hundred years of history, and their families, seamlessly melding past and present, real and imagined.

When henry dies soon after, she uncovers the long-hidden music manuscript. National jewish book award winner!the new york times-bestselling author of a Fierce Radiance and City of Light returns with a new powerful and passionate novel—inspired by historical events—about two women, one European and one American, and the mysterious choral masterpiece by Johann Sebastian Bach that changes both their lives.

And After the Fire: A Novel #ad - In the ruins of germany in 1945, american soldier henry sachs takes a souvenir, at the end of World War II, an old music manuscript, from a seemingly deserted mansion and mistakenly kills the girl who tries to stop him. In america in 2010, henry’s niece, susanna kessler, struggles to rebuild her life after she experiences a devastating act of violence on the streets of New York City.

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Seventh Heaven: A Novel

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Open Road Media #ad -  . A new york times bestseller about a 1950s suburb transformed by the arrival of a divorced mother: “part American Graffiti, part early Updike” The New York Times. On hemlock street, the lawns tidy, the houses are identical, and the families traditional. A tale of extraordinary discoveries, Seventh Heaven is an ode to a single mother’s heroic journey and a celebration of the courage it takes to change.

She wears black stretch pants instead of Bermuda shorts, owns twenty-three shades of nail polish, and sings along to Elvis like a schoolgirl. Inspired by nora, the residents of Hemlock Street finally unlock the secrets that will transform their lives forever. The wives distrust her, the husbands desire her, and the children think she’s a witch.

Recently divorced, nora mows the lawn in slingback pumps and climbs her roof in the middle of the night to clean the gutters. Though nora is eager to fit in on Hemlock Street, her effect on the neighbors is anything but normal. A perfect slice of suburbia, this long island community shows no signs of change as the 1950s draw to a close—until the fateful August morning when Nora Silk arrives.

Seventh Heaven: A Novel #ad - She works three jobs, she feeds her two boys—eight-year-old Billy and his baby brother, and when her casseroles don’t turn out, James—Frosted Flakes for supper. But through nora’s eyes, the neighborhood appears far from perfect. Behind every neatly trimmed hedge and freshly painted shutter is a family struggling to solve its own unique mysteries.

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The Last Madam: A Life in the New Orleans Underworld

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Open Road Media #ad -  . Norma Wallace grew up fast. After a jail stay, wallace went legitimate as successfully as she had gone criminal, with a lucrative restaurant business—but it was love that would undo her in the end. The last madam combines original research with wallace’s personal memoirs, bringing to life an era in New Orleans history rife with charm and decadence, resurrecting “a secret world, like those uncovered by Luc Sante and James Ellroy” Publishers Weekly.

Wallace’s romantic interests ran the gamut from a bootlegger who shot her during a fight to a famed bandleader to the boy next door, thirty-nine years her junior, who became her fifth husband. By the 1920s, more precisely, she was a “landlady”—or, the madam of what became one of the city’s most lavish brothels.

The Last Madam: A Life in the New Orleans Underworld #ad - And also enemies. There were friends, lovers.  .  . It reveals the colorful, unforgettable woman who reigned as an underworld queen and “captures perfectly the essential, earthy complexity of the most fascinating city on this continent” Robert Olen Butler. The “raunchy, hilarious, and thrilling” true story of the incomparable Norma Wallace, proprietor of a notorious 1920s New Orleans brothel NPR.

But wallace acquired more than just repeat customers. It was frequented by politicians, gangsters, movie stars, and even the notoriously corrupt police force.

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Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker: A Novel

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Dutton #ad - Lincoln’s dressmaker illuminates the extraordinary relationship the two women shared, beginning in the hallowed halls of the White House during the trials of the Civil War and enduring almost, but not quite, to the end of Mrs. A sweeping historical novel, Mrs. Lincoln’s days. A gifted seamstress, she earned her freedom by the skill of her needle, and won the friendship of First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln by her devotion.

New york times bestselling author jennifer chiaverini’s compelling historical novel unveils the private lives of Abraham and Mary Lincoln through the perspective of the First Lady’s most trusted confidante and friend, her dressmaker, Elizabeth Keckley. In a life that spanned nearly a century and witnessed some of the most momentous events in American history, Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley was born a slave.

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Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage: The Titanic's First-Class Passengers and Their World

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Crown #ad - Gilded lives, fatal voyage takes us behind the paneled doors of the Titanic’s elegant private suites to present compelling, memorable portraits of her most notable passengers. The titanic has often been called "An exquisite microcosm of the Edwardian era, ” but until now, her story has not been presented as such.

And with them, we gather on the titanic’s sloping deck on that cold, starlit night and observe their all-too-human reactions as the disaster unfolds. In gilded lives, fatal voyage, historian Hugh Brewster seamlessly interweaves personal narratives of the lost liner’s most fascinating people with a haunting account of the fateful maiden crossing.

Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage: The Titanic's First-Class Passengers and Their World #ad - More than ever, we ask ourselves, “What would we have done?”. Through them, culture, politics, we gain insight into the arts, and sexual mores of a world both distant and near to our own. Employing scrupulous research and featuring 100 rarely seen photographs, he accurately depicts the ship’s brief life and tragic denouement and presents compelling, memorable portraits of her most notable passengers: millionaires John Jacob Astor and Benjamin Guggenheim; President Taft's closest aide, Major Archibald Butt; writer Helen Churchill Candee; the artist Frank Millet; movie actress Dorothy Gibson; the celebrated couturiere Lady Duff Gordon; aristocrat Noelle, the Countess of Rothes; and a host of other travelers.

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A Horseman Riding By: The Complete Series

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Open Road Media #ad - Long summer Day: Lt. For his sons and daughter, the fifties and sixties will be a time of discovery and change that will resonate in the lives of their own children. Spanning six decades, these three novels follow a man and his family as they struggle to adapt to life in a new world. His father has died, leaving Craddock heir to a scrap-metal business.

Paul craddock returns to England after the Boer War to resume civilian life. But war has begun its inevitable march across England, and this remote corner of Devon cannot escape its destruction. From the death of queen victoria through the swinging sixties, this acclaimed saga is an unforgettable story of a farming family and a vanishing way of life.

A Horseman Riding By: The Complete Series #ad - But instead of continuing the family business, where he will be changed by his love for two women: fiercely independent Grace Lovell and lovely, he purchases an auctioned-off thirteen-hundred-acre estate, Shallowford, demure Claire Derwent. The green gauntlet: though craddock’s village has endured despite the sorrows of war, he has new perils to face.

As the great war ends and another threatens to erupt, Craddock’s faith and the strength he derives from his family must sustain him and his village through trying, tumultuous times. Post of honour: through hard work and love of the land, Craddock has transformed his sprawling estate and enjoys a peaceful country life with his wife and three children.

Emerging property laws threaten his livelihood, dividing his family over the future of his beloved Shallowford. This saga of war and family from a New York Times–bestselling author is “sheer, wonderful storytelling” Chicago Tribune.

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The Tilted World: A Novel

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William Morrow #ad - Arriving in the tiny hamlet of hobnob, mississippi, to investigate the disappearance of two fellow agents who'd been on the trail of a local bootlegger, they are astonished to find a baby boy abandoned in the middle of a crime scene. From the moment they meet, Ingersoll and Dixie Clay are drawn to each other.

. And while he seems kind and gentle, Dixie Clay knows full well that he is an enemy who can never be trusted. When ingersoll learns that a saboteur might be among them, planning a catastrophe along the river that would wreak havoc in Hobnob, he knows that he and Dixie Clay will face challenges and choices that they will be fortunate to survive.

The Tilted World: A Novel #ad - Written with extraordinary insight and tenderness, The Tilted World is that rarest of creations, a story of seemingly ordinary people who find hope and deliverance where they least expect it—in each other. Set against the backdrop of the historic flooding of the mississippi river, the acclaimed author of the New York Times bestseller Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, and a man and a woman who find unexpected love, from Tom Franklin, The Tilted World is an extraordinary tale of murder and moonshine, sandbagging and saboteurs, and award-winning poet Beth Ann FennellyThe year is 1927.

He has no idea that she's the best bootlegger in the county and may be connected to the agents' disappearance. As rains swell the mississippi, the mighty river threatens to burst its banks and engulf everything in its path, including federal revenue agent Ted Ingersoll and his partner, Ham Johnson. A strong woman married too young to a philandering charmer, Dixie Clay has lost a child to illness and is powerless to resist this second chance at motherhood.

Ingersoll, is determined to find the infant a home, an orphan raised by nuns, and his search leads him to Dixie Clay Holliver.

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