Nearing the end of her backpacking around Europe, journalist Sarah Turnbull meets a charming Frenchman in Bucharest. She agrees to visit him in Paris for a week, but it stretches on and little by little Sarah falls under Paris' spell. It becomes her home. The story of an adventurous heart, a maddening city, and love.
The Delaney family is a communal foundation. Stan and Joy are the envy of all of their friends. They're killer on the tennis court, and off it their chemistry is palpable. But after fifty years of marriage, they've finally sold their famed tennis academy and are ready to start what should be the golden years of their lives. So why are they so miserable?
Follows three mothers, each at a crossroads, and their potential involvement in a riot at a school trivia night that leaves one parent dead in what appears to be a tragic accident, but which evidence shows might have been premeditated.
Summer 1924: On the eve of a glittering Society party, by the lake of a grand English country house, a young poet takes his life. Winter 1999: Grace Bradley, 98, one-time housemaid of Riverton Manor, is visited by a young director making a film about the poet's suicide. Ghosts awaken and memories, long consigned to the dark reaches of Grace's mind, begin to sneak back through the cracks. A shocking secret threatens to emerge.
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NVD c.1 07/19
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SPL c.2 07/19
Grand Haven, Michigan : Brilliance Audio, 2017, 2006
Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret; something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive... Cecilia Fitzpatrick has achieved it all&#8212;she's an incredibly successful businesswoman, a pillar of her small community, and a devoted wife and mother. Her life is as orderly and spotless as her home. But that letter is about to change everything, and not just for her: Rachel and Tess barely know Cecilia; or each other; but they too are about to feel the earth-shattering repercussions of her husband's secret.
Nine people gather at a remote health resort. Some are here to lose weight, some are here to get a reboot on life, some are here for reasons they can't even admit to themselves. Amid all the luxury and pampering, the mindfulness and meditation, they know these ten days might involve some real work. But none of them could imagine just how challenging the next ten days are going to be. Frances Welty, the formerly bestselling romantic novelist, arrives at Tranquillum House and is immediately intrigued by her fellow guests, including the charismatic owner and director. Could this person really have the answers Frances didn't even know she was seeking? Should Frances put aside her doubts and immerse herself in everything Tranquillum House has to offer -- or should she run while she still can? And it's not long before every guest is asking the same question.
The only female in The Clarion's newsroom, Blaise Hill's long-held dream of being a reporter has come true. But the ambitious young journalist's confidence is shaken when she secretly witnesses the murder of a top crime boss -- a death that rocks the Sydney underworld. Adam Rule, who helps cover up the murder, is one of the few people who knows what really happened, and what Blaise knows. When she gets a plum assignment -- moving to England to cover the British royal family -- Blaise hopes to put it all behind her. Will Blaise's dark secret come back to hurt her?
During a party at the family farm in the English countryside, sixteen-year-old Laurel Nicolson witnesses a shocking crime that challenges everything she knows about her family and especially her mother, Dorothy. Now, fifty years later, Laurel returns to the family farm for her mom's 90th birthday and finds herself overwhelmed by questions she has not thought about for decades.
Sam and Clementine have a wonderful, albeit, busy life: they have two little girls, Sam has just started a new dream job, and Clementine, a cellist, is busy preparing for the audition of a lifetime. If there's anything they can count on, it's each other. Clementine and Erika are each other's oldest friends. A single look between them can convey an entire conversation. But theirs is a complicated relationship, so when Erika mentions a last minute invitation to a barbecue with her neighbors, Tiffany and Vid, Clementine and Sam don't hesitate. Having Tiffany and Vid's larger than life personalities there will be a welcome respite. Two months later, it won't stop raining, and Clementine and Sam can't stop asking themselves the question: What if we hadn't gone?