New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, SUSANNA KEARSLEY.
A DESPERATE FORTUNE
by Susanna Kearsley
978-1-4926-0202-6 • $16.99 • TP
Available April 2015
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An instant bestseller when it was first published, The Shell Seekers is an enduring classic which has touched the hearts of millions of readers worldwide. A novel of connection, it is the story of one family–mothers and daughters, husbands and lovers–and of the passions and heartbreak that have held them together for three generations. This magical novel—the kind of reading experience that comes along only once in a long while—is the perfect read, whether you are returning to it again, or opening the cover for the first time.
At the end of a long and useful life, Penelope Keeling’s prized possession is The Shell Seekers, painted by her father, and symbolizing her unconventional life, from bohemian childhood to wartime romance. When her grown children learn their grandfather’s work is now worth a fortune, each has an idea as to what Penelope should do. But as she recalls the passions, tragedies, and secrets of her life, she knows there is only one answer…and it lies in her heart.
HER PERFECT LIFE IS A PERFECT LIE.
As a teenager at the prestigious Bradley School,
Ani FaNelli endured a shocking, public humiliation that left her desperate to reinvent herself. Now, with a glamorous job, expensive wardrobe, and handsome blue blood fiancé, she’s this close to living the perfect life she’s worked so hard to achieve.
But Ani has a secret.
There’s something else buried in her past that still haunts her, something private and painful that threatens to bubble to the surface and destroy everything.
With a singular voice and twists you won’t see coming, Luckiest Girl Alive explores the unbearable pressure that so many women feel to “have it all” and introduces a heroine whose sharp edges and cutthroat ambition have been protecting a scandalous truth, and a heart that’s bigger than it first appears.
The question remains: will breaking her silence destroy all that she has worked for—or, will it at long last, set Ani free?
Losing Plum Blossom
By Eleanor Morris Wu
Genre: Contemporary Women’s Fiction
Formats Available For Review: print (limited quantities, only available to qualified reviewers/bloggers), ebook
In the early ’90′s Clarissa Carleton, a former debutant from Indiana and a Vietnam war widow, begins a long stay in Taiwan to be near the last place her pilot husband, Roger, was deployed before being shot down over Cambodia during the Vietnam war. Still brooding over Roger, lonely and melancholy, Clariss finds herself irresistibly attracted to Ahmed. the young charismatic doctor who is treating her for her back ailment.However Ahmed,born when the Japanese still ruled Taiwan,the son of a Taiwanese peasant woman and a Japanese General ,was twas brutally raped by Chinese soldiers when they took back the island at the end of the war,, and he was unable to relate to women.In an epic story of unrequited love set against a vibrant expat community, Clarissa comes into the care of a glamorous but misogynist American intelligent agent living in Taiwan, Nathan. In the end Ahmed’s pathology versus Nathan’s misogyny leave her only a ‘Sophie’s choice with which to rebuild her life in Asia.
It’s Fashion Week in New York, and Denton Hodges just got her first big assignment for Glitter magazine.
Denton’s assignment: Get in the show at the posh Regency Viscount Hotel, and find a story. But a chance encounter with hard-partying starlet Amber Donovan forever changes the course of the night—and Denton’s life. After a night of being chased by the paparazzi, swimming in swag bags, and falling heart over heels for Hollywood hunk Chris West, Denton’s not just on the story. She is the story.
Suddenly, Denton’s no longer merely a low-level assistant. Amber’s latching on like a BFF from hell, Chris is flirting and cooking her dinner, and as Denton falls for the real people behind the tabloid screen, neither knows about her ties to Glitter. Only Denton holds the secret—or so she thinks. Is Anna Creel, Glitter’s icy beauty editor, on to her? Will Denton be able to write a story exposing her new friends? And is Chris more than just a friend, or did Glitter get the headline right—“Chris and Amber: Hot Nights!”?
Step into the spotlight, and peek beyond the red carpet in New York Dolls.