Samantha Moore is an English major with an anonymous, Dickensian benefactor calling himself Mr. Knightley who offers to put her through a prestigious School of Journalism. There is only one catch: she must write him detailing her progress. Her letters to Mr. Knightley become increasingly confessional and old secrets are drawn to light. And as Sam learns to love and trust another man and herself, she learns once again how quickly trust can be broken.
"Hello, Ms Vivian ... it's been a long time."And with those words, Vivian Leigh Rochet nearly melted. It's been years since she last saw Harrison Whitley-Shuler. She was a teenager scrubbing houses for a living, and he was gorgeous son of rich parents, not fit for the likes of her.Vivian had vowed to get out of Charleston, become a big Hollywood star, and stick it to the snooty girls who made her cry. She's gotten what she wanted--and more--but why does her glamorous life seems so trivial?
In a novel by Katherine Reay, Elizabeth is forced to reimagine her future and reevaluate her past. But can a New York City chef with a painful history settle down with the family she once abandoned and make peace with the sister who once abandoned her?
When Katya's father disinherits her, her first priority is to get her money and her cushy life back. With no way to pay the bill she racked up at the Royal Palmetto Hotel, she must pay off her debt by working as a maid. Soon, hotel manager, Alex finds himself falling for the once-spoiled brat who's acting more and more like a real woman every day.