Beautiful Ida Chagall, the only daughter of Marc Chagall, is blossoming in the Paris art world beyond her father's controlling gaze. But her newfound independence is short-lived. In Nazi-occupied Paris, Chagall's status as a Jewish artist has made them all targets, yet his devotion to his art blinds him to their danger. When Ida falls in love and Chagall angrily paints an empty wedding chair (The bridal char) in response, she faces an impossible choice: does she fight to forge her own path outside her father's shadow, or abandon her ambitions to save Chagall from his enemies and himself?
Eighty-nine-year-old Isabelle McAllister has a favor to ask her hairdresser Dorrie Curtis: drop everything and drive from Arlington, Texas, to a funeral in Cincinnati. Tomorrow. Dorrie, fleeing problems of her own, agrees. It's a journey that changes both their lives, as she learns Isabelle's tale of a forbidden relationship and its tragic consequences -- a tale that just might help Dorrie find her own way.
Moving in with J was supposed to be the narrator's grand gesture of her commitment, and a way for her to reshape her sense of self. But she finds herself facing misgivings about her role in an interracial relationship. She must confront a question at the core of her identity: What does it mean to exist in a society that does not notice or understand you?
A fresh, funny, audacious debut novel about a Bridget Jones-like twenty-something who discovers that she may have simply been looking for love -- and, ahem, pleasure -- in all the wrong places (aka: from men).
You can learn a lot about a husband by reading his e-mail --sometimes, too much Kate, a senior executive at a multinational hotel company, has devoted her life to her job and her family. Catering to the needs of others comes easily to her, but now, after ten years of marriage and two children, Kate discovers e-mails from her husband to another woman. Forced to take a long look at her marriage, she finds that there are all kinds of things she's been doing her best not to see. At the same time, the political machinations in her office begin to take on an increasingly Shakespearean level of drama and ferocity. With both her work and home lives crumbling around her, Kate has to keep up appearances for her daughters as she tries to figure out who her husband really is and what he means to her now.
It's 1972 in the small farming community of Mason, Kansas. Vera and Kelly Exton are known for their ambitions. By having the courage to follow their hearts, these women will change lives for the better.
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Believing she is realizing her dreams when her sitcom is bought, television writer Ruth Saunders finds her happiness threatened by demanding actors and executives as well as an unrequited crush on her boss and her septuagenarian grandmother's upcoming wedding.
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When Harlow Sands arrives on an idyllic Greek island to work on a big budget movie, it should be the opportunity of a lifetime. But her uncertainty over the direction of her life and the high expectations of Maeve Fennimore-Bell, her domineering Hollywood producer mum, threatens to ruin her summer on beautiful SkopelosLocation manager Tyler Reed has his fair share of demons. His and Harlow's lives have been entwined for over a decade and now forced to work together, their complicated past begins to unravel.Harlow is desperate to break free and make her own way in the world, but with a fractured family, a long-hidden secret and a need to belong, can her happy-ever-after be found during one Greek summer?
When April Vogt's boss tells her about the discoveries in a cramped, decrepit ninth arrondissement apartment, the Sotheby's continental furniture specialist does not hear the words "dust" or "rats" or "shuttered for seventy years." She hears Paris. She hears escape. Once in France, April quickly learns the apartment is not merely some rich hoarder's repository.
Lucy Marinn is stunned and blindsided when her fiance´ Kevin leaves her. His new lover is Lucy's own sister. Facing the severe disapproval of Lucy's parents, Kevin asks his friend, Sam Nolan to "romance" Lucy and hopefully loosen her up and get her over her anger. Complications ensue when Sam and Lucy begin to fall in love.
Jenna Elliott abandons her Seattle home, determined to start life fresh. Her journey compels her to the door of two friends: Claire, an ex-Buddhist nun and cancer survivor and Nicole, a professional life coach who can't control her teenage son. What starts out as an impulsive road trip soon becomes an inexorable journey to their past as the women grapple with who they were, and who they are.
Recently divorced, Grace D'Angelo has moved from her Midwestern roots to Los Angeles with her daughter in an attempt to start over. But Grace's best friend Leeza is dying of cancer back in New London, Wisconsin, and when Leeza succumbs to the illness. The ghosts of Grace's past and present converge at Leeza's funeral.
Celia Fairchild loses her job. Her only option is to sell a house she inherited. Arriving in Charleston, Celia finds the house is a wreck and will require a makeover. With the help of new neighbors, old friends, and an unlikely sisterhood of strong, creative women who need her as much as she needs them, Celia knits together the truth about her estranged family, and about herself.
Sky is devastated when she finds that her husband is in love with her oldest friend Nick. She has lost the two most important men in her life and can't trust either of them again. To escape, she goes alone on a dream trip to Marrakech and meets Gail, on a mission to meet the father of her child, a man she loved but thought did not want her. There, Sky and Gail both find unexpected joys - and surprises. For Sky these lead to France, to a beautiful chateau and a family whose relationships seem as complicated as her own.
Tragically robbed of a mother's love as a child, Rachel now feels trapped in an abusive marriage. But when her husband turns his drunken rage on her daughter Lily--the only light in her dark world--Rachel finds the courage to escape with her child, hoping to find a place of safety.
Seattle. Soon-to-be-divorced bakery owner Nicole Keyes, who watched her fraternal-twin sister find love, falls hard for high school football coach and single dad Eric "Hawk" Hawkins. But Eric's attitude and past could get in the way.
Fascinated with America, young Saba Hafezi of 1980s Iran becomes convinced that her suddenly missing mother and twin sister have departed for America without her, a situation that compels her to envision her twin's Western life throughout subsequent years.
Love and war converge in this lush, epic story of a young woman's struggle with life and love during and after the Second Empire (1860-1871), an era that was absinthe-soaked, fueled by railway money and prostitution, and transformed by cataclysmic social upheaval.
Coming of age in middle America, eighteen-year-old Rosemary evaluates how her entire youth was defined by the presence and forced removal of an endearing chimpanzee who was secretly regarded as a family member and who Rosemary loved as a sister.