But the unexpected arrival of two men on Glory Road make her question if she’s really happy with the status quo. But for these three strong southern women, the roots they’ve planted on Glory Road will give life to the adventures waiting just around the curve. Praise for glory road:“Brims with family, second chances, and new horizons.
Lisa wingate, new york times bestselling author of before We Were Yours“Rich colorful characters capturing my heart, combined with a story that kept me up till the wee hours, Glory Road is a perfect read. And ben bradley, her lingering what-could-have-been from high school days who’s known her better than anyone and whom she hasn’t seen in years, moves back to the red dirt road.
Handsome, wealthy sumner tate asks her to arrange flowers for his daughter’s wedding, and Jessie finds herself drawn to his continued attention. As three generations of women navigate the uncertain paths of their hearts and futures, one summer promises to bring change—whether they’re ready for it or not.
At thirty-eight, after her failed marriage, garden shop owner Jessie McBride thinks her chances for romance are years behind her and, she’s fine with that. At the same time, jessie’s mother, Gus, increasingly finds herself forgetful and faces a potentially frightening future. In one summer, everything will change.
Jessie finds her heart being pulled in directions she never expected. Meanwhile, jessie’s fourteen-year-old daughter, evan, is approaching the start of high school and trying to navigate a new world of identity and emotions—particularly as they relate to the cute new guy who’s moved in just down the road.
Hurricane Season: New from the USA TODAY bestselling author of The Hideaway
While ty manages their herd of dairy cows, Betsy busies herself with the farm’s day-to-day operations and tries to forget her dream of motherhood. From the author of the usa todaY bestseller The Hideaway comes a new story about families and mending the past. A poignant and heartfelt tale of sisterhood, motherhood, and marriage, Hurricane Season deftly examines the role that coming to terms with the past plays in creating a hopeful future.
Usa today bestseller hurricane season is the story of one family’s unconventional journey to healing—and the relationships that must be mended along the way. Betsy and ty franklin, owners of Franklin Dairy Farm in southern Alabama, have long since buried their desire for children of their own. But she wonders how her rediscovered passion can fit in with the life she’s made back home as a single mom.
When hurricane ingrid aims a steady eye at the Alabama coast, Jenna must make a decision that will change her family’s future, even as Betsy and Ty try to protect their beloved farm and their hearts. Meanwhile, record temperatures promise to usher in the most active hurricane season in decades. Attending an art retreat four hundred miles away, Jenna is fighting her own battles.
She finally has time and energy to focus on her photography, a lifelong ambition. Readers will devour this story of the hurricanes—both literal and figurative—that shape our lives. Kristy woodson harvey, national bestselling author of Slightly South of SimpleA full-length Southern Women’s Fiction NovelIncludes Discussion Questions for Book Clubs.
Instead, a motley crew of senior citizens, she learns Mags has willed The Hideaway to her and charged her with renovating it—no small task considering her grandmother’s best friends, still live there. Rather than hurrying back to New Orleans, Sara stays in Sweet Bay and begins the biggest house-rehabbing project of her career.
With help from mags’s friends, sara begins to piece together the mysterious life of bravery, passion, and choices that changed her grandmother’s destiny in both marvelous and devastating ways. When an opportunistic land developer threatens to seize the Hideaway, Sara is forced to make a choice—stay in Sweet Bay and fight for the house and the people she’s grown to love or leave again and return to her successful but solitary life in New Orleans.
In the hideaway, lauren denton tells a gripping story of love and loyalty as Sara Jenkins must choose either to fight for the people she has come to love, or return to her life of solitude and simplicity. A story both powerful and enchanting: a don’t-miss novel in the greatest southern traditions of storytelling.
Patti callahan henry, new york times bestselling author “Two endearing heroines and their poignant storylines of love lost and found make this the perfect book for an afternoon on the back porch with a glass of sweet tea. Karen white, new York Times bestselling author. In this usa today and amazon charts bestseller, sara is wrenched back to Sweet Bay, Alabama, by her grandmother’s will, where she learns more about Margaret Van Buren in the wake of her death than she ever knew in her life.
After her last remaining family member dies, Sara Jenkins goes home to The Hideaway, her grandmother Mags’s ramshackle B&B in Sweet Bay.
The Summer House
Sometimes it takes losing everything to find yourself again. Lily bishop wakes one morning to find a good-bye note and divorce papers from her husband on the kitchen counter. Rose keeps everyone at arm’s length, including her own family. Lily and rose form an unlikely friendship, and Lily’s salon soon becomes the place where residents share town gossip, as well as a few secrets of their own.
Having moved to alabama for his job only weeks before, Lily is devastated but forced to contemplate her next steps when she sees a flier at the grocery store for a hair stylist position in a local retirement community. Rose carrigan built the small retirement village of Safe Harbor years ago—just before her husband ran off with his assistant.
. The summer house weaves lauren Denton’s inviting Southern charm around a woman’s journey to find herself. Now she runs a tight ship, making sure the residents follow her strict rules. But when lily shows up asking for a job and a place to live, Rose’s cold exterior begins to thaw. Lily even finds herself drawn to rose’s nephew, Rawlins—a single dad and shrimper who’s had some practice at starting over, and one of the residents may be carrying a torch for Rose as well.
Neither lily nor rose is where they expected to be, but the summer makes them both wonder if there’s more to life and love than what they’ve lived so far.
The Secret to Hummingbird Cake
It will make you laugh out loud and make you cry and stay with you long after the read is done. Its humor, poignancy, and a dash of sass will touch the heart. In the south you always say “yes, ma’am” and “no, ma’am. You know everybody’s business. Wow. Linda stasi, columnist new york daily news, tv commentator for ny1, author of The Sixth Station as well as six nonfiction books, What A Week “McHale’s debut novel is such an amazing surprise.
And if you’re lucky, you just may discover the secret to hummingbird cake along the way. Cba reviews“a delightful, heartwarming, and heart wrenching story that captures the beauty and essence of living in a small, southern town. The secret to hummingbird Cake celebrates strong women and stronger ties.
In a world where fake friendship is celebrated, it was most refreshing to read a story that defines what true friendship really is. The dallas dozen bookclub “finally! A REAL story about REAL friendship! Get the tissues ready. Now, as adults, they’re still almost inseparable as they life together: from the sometimes rocky path of marriage to the outrageous curveballs that life sometimes throws—from devastating pain to absolute joy.
The Memory House
Matters of the heart only become more complicated when she runs into handsome Bruno Endicott, a driven sports agent who fondly recalls the connection they shared as teenagers. When she runs into old high school friend Don Callahan, she begins to yearn for change. Includes a reading group guide. Hauck is a master at weaving together plots from multiple time periods.
Library journal"accomplished hauck demonstrates genre finesse as she blends inspirational romance with a cinematic style of storytelling, parenthood and adoption, bringing empathic characters to life as they cope with grief in marriage and faithfulness, death and tragedy. Eighteen years later, she’s a tough New York City cop burdened with a damaging secret, suspended for misconduct, and struggling to get her life in order.
Yet no matter how much she longs to love again, she is hindered by a secret she can never share. From the new york times bestselling author of The Wedding Dress comes the inspirational story of two women whose lives have been destroyed by disaster but find healing in a special house. This inspirational read is a mix of contemporary and historical and is a standalone novel.
Book length: approximately 100, 000 words. In this sweet romance, the power of love and the miracle of faith promise hope and healing in the beautiful Victorian known affectionately as The Memory House. When beck holiday lost her father in the North Tower on 9/11, she also lost her memories of him.
The Sweet Smell of Magnolias and Memories
You have to go. Find me, call me. Jacey and colin shared the three most intense days of their lives together, waiting for help as Mississippi floodwaters surrounded them. He’s the preacher. As jacey’s memories come flooding back, it’s almost more than she can take. A southern novel full of friendships and finding love.
There’s no time, ” Colin said. Jacey knew colin was the love of her life—until her rescue boat went under water, along with Colin’s last name and pieces of Jacey’s memory. The last thing she remembered was being submerged in water. The fate of the young family trapped with them haunts her. The unwavering honesty—and support—of her best friend Georgia forces her to take a fresh look at herself.
She’s spent her life afraid of love. The biggest surprise, though, is that the man of her dreams is not wearing jeans and flip-flops as he did when he held her through those long nights of the flood. Again. As jacey walks down the aisle as the maid of honor in her friend’s wedding a year later, the last person she expects to see is Colin.
But a flood is opening Jacey’s heart in the most unexpected ways.
The Writing Desk
Under the strict control of her mother, her every move is decided ahead of time, even whom she’ll marry. When she discovers her mother has taken extreme measures to manipulate her future, she must choose between submission and security or forging a brand new way all on her own. Tenley and birdie are from two very different worlds, but fate has bound them together in a way time cannot erase.
Born during the gilded Age, Birdie Shehorn is the daughter of the old money Knickerbockers. Can she repeat her earlier success or is she a fraud who has run out of inspiration?With pressure mounting from her publisher, Tenley is weighted with writer’s block. But when her estranged mother calls asking Tenley to help her through chemotherapy, she packs up for Florida where she meets handsome furniture designer Jonas Sullivan and discovers the story her heart’s been missing.
A century earlier, another woman wrote at the same desk with hopes and fears of her own. Now that her second book is due, she’s locked in fear. But birdie has dreams she doesn’t know how to realize. She wants to tell stories, write novels, make an impact on the world. From the new york times bestselling author of The Wedding Dress comes a new captivating novel of secrets, romance, and two women bound together across time by a shared dream.
Tenley roth’s first book was a runaway bestseller.
Summer by the Tides
Summer by the tides is both a perfect beach romance and a dramatic story of second chances as sisters unravel secrets that have torn them apart for years. Meanwhile, gram's neighbor, Connor Sullivan, seems overly interested in Gram's whereabouts. Maddy is drawn in by his quick smile and steady gaze in spite of herself.
Undercurrents of jealousy and resentment threaten to pull the family under again, maybe for good this time. As tensions rise, the sisters must find a way to accept each other for the women they've become--and Maddy must decide if falling in love again is worth the potential heartbreak. I have never read a romance by Denise Hunter that didn't sweep me away into a happily ever after.
One of southern living's "25 beach reads perfect for Summer"One of Woman's World's "Best New Books""A perfect blend of romance and women's fiction. Sherryl woods, #1 new york times bestselling authora summer of low tides Could Expose Years of Family SecretsWhen her grandmother goes missing from the family beach house, Maddy and her estranged sisters converge in Sea Haven, North Carolina.
If you like robyn Carr, you'll love Denise Hunter. Being with uptight nora and free-spirited Emma in the home where their family broke apart is a struggle Maddy is not in the mood to face, especially since she's recovering from her ex-boyfriend's betrayal. As the sisters wait for word of their grandmother, they begin to pack up the family belongings--and unpack memories of the idyllic summers of their childhood.
I couldn't put it down!" --colleen coble, usa Today bestselling author of the Lavender Tides series.
The Wedding Dress
For woven within the threads of the beautiful hundred-year-old gown is the truth about Charlotte’s heritage, the power of courage and faith, and the timeless beauty of finding true love. The story of four loveable women, miraculously bound by one gown, whose lives span a century. Emily from 1912. Hillary from 1968.
But it takes on a life of its own as she comes to know the women who have worn the dress. And her passion. Will take your breath away. Beth webb hart, bestselling author of Love, Charleston. From new york times bestselling author comes The Wedding Dress. Four brides. And each with something unique to share. Mary grace from 1939.
It looks brand-new—shimmering with pearls and satin, hand-stitched and timeless in its design. Each with her own story of promise, pain, and destiny. But where did it come from? who wore it? who welded the lock shut and tucked the dog tags in that little sachet? Who left it in the basement for a ten-year-old girl? And what about the mysterious man in the purple vest who insists the dress had been “redeemed.
Charlotte’s search for the gown’s history—and its new bride—begins as a distraction from her sputtering love life.
Things We Surrender: A Lowcountry Novel
Set against the rich tapestry of Charleston, South Carolina, three generations of strong Southern women share a history and not-quite-forgotten secrets. At eighteen, she left her family’s ancestral home in Charleston, South Carolina, despite promising to stay. For years, she did whatever she wanted, barely giving her family back home a second thought.
But a string of bad decisions results in heartbreak, forcing her to return, her life in tatters. She's got problems of her own that no one seems to notice or care about. While her wayward sister traveled the world, Marcy remained in Charleston, caring for her aging grandmother and managing the family business.
Painful memories and hidden secrets resurface, leading Joanna to question everything she thought she knew about her family. When her life begins to crash around her again, she needs her sister more than ever. When joanna arrives unexpectedly, Marcy bristles at the intrusion, suspicious of her sister’s motives.
As joanna picks up the threads of her old life, she discovers things are not what they appear to be. Family has to take you in, no matter how many mistakes you’ve made. At least that’s what Joanna Rutledge Reed thought. Will the bonds they forged years ago be strong enough to give them a second chance at being a family?