Bianca Tate is horrified when her sister Cathy is obliged to marry Maximilian St. James, notorious rake. She helps Cathy elope with her true love, and takes her sister's place at the altar. Max has relied on charm and cunning to survive.áBut when he realizes how beautiful and intelligent Bianca is, he'll have to prove he's no rogue, but the passionately devoted husband she craves.
Two half sisters, one black and one white, embark on a risky road trip through the 1950s Jim Crow South in this spellbinding story of identity and race.Self-educated and brown skinned, Cassie works full time in her grandmother's laundry in rural Mississippi. Illiterate and white, Judith falls for "colored music" and dreams of life as a big-city radio star. These teenaged girls are half sisters. And when they catch wind of their wayward father's inheritance coming down in Virginia, they hitch their hopes on a road trip together to claim what's rightly theirs.In an old junker of a car, with a frying pan, a ham, and a few dollars hidden in a shoe, they set off through the American Deep South of the 1950s, a bewitchingly beautiful landscape as well as one bedeviled by racial striving and violence.
Life as Augusta Rockwell knows it changes once she unearths a box of old letters written by her estranged husband, Nick Flemming, the love of her life and the father her children have never known. She's told her daughters that their absent father was actually a spy, which is why he couldn't be part of their lives. But the letters reveal that Nick has secretly been keeping tabs on his family all these years from afar-a discovery that, while shocking, has the potential to mend the fractured and wayward lives of the three Rockwell sisters.
To her younger sister, Tessa, Caroline O'Shaughnessy has everything - great looks, easy charm, and the distinctly desirable Damien Woods. But for Caroline, things don't feel quite so rosy. She'd dreamed about moving in with Damien, but not about having his child, just yet. And though he did the honourable thing when she told him she was pregnant, it obviously wasn't what he wanted either. And as both of them struggle to make the best of a bad job, neither are prepared for the impact a moment of drunken indiscretion will have not just on their lives but on Tessa's too...
Tessa and Frederica Nicolson enjoy one last idyllic summer at the beautiful Villa Millefiore, overlooking Florence. Four years later, Italy is a distant memory and Tessa is involved in a passionate affair with married author Milo Rycroft which leads to tragic consequences. She returns to Florence to meet her sister who is swept up in adventure, danger and romance, and makes a chance encounter that will change her life.
Antoinette and Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel set out with a determination to prove themselves. Their journey propels them out of poverty and into extravagance. But when World War I breaks out, their lives are irrevocably changed, and the sisters must gather the courage to fashion their own places in the world, even if apart from each other.
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BPL c.2 05/21
RPL c.3 05/21
VPL c.1 05/21
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin Audio, 2020
On the family homestead by the sea where she grew up, Martha Mary saw ghosts. As a young woman, she hopes to distance herself from those spirits by escaping to an inland college town. There she is absorbed by a budding romance, relieved by separation from an unstable sister, and disinterested in the flyers seeking information about a young woman who has disappeared--- until one Indian summer afternoon when the missing woman appears beneath Martha's apartment window, wearing a winter coat, her hair coated with ice.
When war is declared in 1939, the Sylvester sisters must face the hardships together. For Rose, there is the chance to become a clippie on Sheffield's trams like oldest sister, Peggy. But for Myrtle, war may shatter her ambitions.
Adopted by a prominent Texas family, Caitlin Prescott, now known as Kate Montgomery, is working as a news reporter when she discovers that a mysterious stalker may hold the key to unanswered questions about her past.
Kate is conflicted after she is offered her sister Gwen's starring role in a ballet, especially since her jealously prevented her from seeing the signs of the mental breakdown that made Gwen lose the role.
The summer after she graduated from high school, Gin Sullivan's sister, Lily, went missing. Her family fell apart, not to mention her relationship with her high school sweetheart Jake. Now, almost twenty years later, Gin is living in Chicago and working as a medical examiner when she gets the call that a body's been found in the woods outside her small hometown. It's Lily's. Confronting your past is never easy, but for Gin it means confronting Jake, who was the prime suspect in Lily's disappearance. And as Gin examines her sister's remains, she uncovers a shocking truth that could change everything -- if it doesn't kill her first.
Sisters Chrissie and Grace must overcome many hurdles on their journey to find the happiness they seek. At 18, Chrissie runs away to Ireland to marry the man of her dreams. But life as a housewife isn't what she expected, and she finds herself trapped in an unhappy marriage. When Grace goes to visit Chrissie, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with her sister's husband! Soon all their lives are changed for ever.
Two sisters on trial for murder. They accuse each other. Who do YOU believe? '911 what's your emergency?' 'My dad's dead. My sister Sofia killed him. She's still in the house. Please send help.' 'My dad's dead. My sister Alexandra killed him. She's still in the house. Please send help.' One of them is a liar and a killer. But which one?
An old and dilapidated inn in upstate New York provides the setting for this gothic mystery involving two couples in the 1700s. Edwin Urquhart, loved by two sisters, chooses to marry the elder. Arriving at the Forsaken Inn for their honeymoon, they occupy an apartment containing a secret chamber. That night, the young bride is murdered and buried in this secret room. Did her new husband commit the crime--or is something much more sinister afoot
Tragedy strikes a small Yorkshire mining town when Sarah Wild's husband dies in a terrible accident. Widowed and destitute, Sarah is forced to remarry to save her daughters, Mary-Anne and Eliza, from the workhouse. When their mother tragically dies, the sisters are left under the care of their drunken step-father. Unable to rely on him, they are determined to stick together. But things are complicated when Mary-Anne, the eldest, falls pregnant with the child of a married mine-owner. Scared and unsure what to do, the sisters try to hide Mary-Anne's pregnancy. But such things cannot stay secret for long.
Luke Nolan leads the Hope congregation while his wife and daughters patiently uphold what it means to live righteously. But Luke's daughter Caroline has begun to notice cracks in their comfortable life.
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SPL c.1 11/21
Ashland, Oregon : Blackstone Audio Inc. ; New York, N.Y. : Harper Audio, 2021
As Californians vote to determine whether California will secede from the United States, Dr. Julie Merrill, after signing her divorce papers, rushes to the side of her estranged sister Heather who has gone into labor.
Everyone that meets Kat Keating is mesmerised. Beautiful, smart and charming, she is everything a good girl should be. Her sister Eleanor, on the other hand, knows she can't compete with Kat. On the awkward side of tall, clever enough to be bullied, and full of the responsibilities only an older sibling can understand, Eleanor grows up knowing she's not a good girl. This is the story of the Keating sisters - through a childhood fraught with secrets, adolescent rivalries, and on into adulthood with all its complexities and misunderstandings. Until a terrible truth brings the sisters crashing together and finally Eleanor begins to uncover just how good Kat really was.