Every August, four women would gather together to spend a week at the beach, renting a new house each year. But when one of the Girls dies tragically, the group slowly drifts apart and their vacations together are brought to a halt. Years later, a new marriage reunites them and they decide to come together once again on a remote barrier island off the South Carolina coast.
Hoping to safeguard themselves from the ravages of World War II within the walls of their ancient villa in Florence, the noble Rosatis family become prisoners in their home when eighteen-year-old Cristina's courtship by a German lieutenant prompts the Nazis to take over the estate, a situation that leads to a serial murder investigation years later.
The Otis-Winbury wedding promises to be an event to remember: the groom's wealthy parents have spared no expense to host a lavish ceremony at their oceanfront estate. But it's going to be memorable for all the wrong reasons after tragedy strikes: a body is discovered in Nantucket Harbor just hours before the ceremony-and everyone in the wedding party is suddenly a suspect.
John's oldest daughter is getting married, and as the whole family travels from their homes in New York and the Chicago area, John is secretly preparing for a life-change that will alter his family's hearts forever. It's Nice Outside explores that universal tension between being a parent and keeping true to yourself.
When a woman is killed by a shark off the coast of The Virgin Gorda, Constable Teddy Creque suspects foul play. After all, the sharks around the idyllic island aren't known for attacking humans. Unfortunately, while Teddy may be convinced that this death wasn't accidental, not everyone on the island takes kindly to his meddling.
One late-summer weekend a group of thirty-something couples gather at a shabby beach house on Long Island with their young children in tow. During this vacation the complex dilemmas of early midlife--the vicissitudes of friendship, of romantic and familial love, and of sex all collide.
Overworked and underappreciated, single mom Amy Byler needs a break. So when the guilt-ridden husband who abandoned her shows up and offers to take care of their kids for the summer, she accepts his offer and escapes rural Pennsylvania for New York City with surprising life changing results.
Mae Summers has it all: a loving fiancé, Peter, a job at the flourishing company he owns and a beautiful New York City apartment. But Mae's life shatters when she wakes up one morning to discover Peter gone--leaving only a cryptic note behind him--and the company in shambles.
Darcy Cotterill, 30 and divorced, works at the Nantucket library during the day. She spends most nights in her backyard, gazing at the stars. She's on the brink of starting a relationship with a local carpenter, Nash, when she gets new neighbors for the summer, the most unexpected of whom are her ex-husband, his new wife, and step-daughter.
When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. Katie eventually realizes that she must choose between a life of transient safety and one of riskier rewards-- and that in the darkest hour, love is the only true safe haven.
When Robert Kincaid drives through the heat and dust of an Iowa summer and turns into Francesca Johnson's farm lane looking for directions, the world-class photographer and the Iowa farm wife are joined in an experience of uncommon truth and stunning beauty that will haunt them forever.
Inside the abbey of a Benedictine monastery on tiny Egret Island, just off the coast of South Carolina, resides a beautiful and mysterious chair ornately carved with mermaids and dedicated to a saint who, legend claims, was a mermaid before her conversion. When Jessie is suddenly called home to Egret Island she becomes drawn to Brother Thomas, a monk who is mere months from taking his final vows, and what transpires will unlock the roots of her mother's tormented past giving Jessie a freedom that feels overwhelmingly right..
The 1990s--Newport Beach, California where money is God and a man's worth is judged by the size of his boat, the make of his car. A woman's value is assessed by her physical attributes but for Esther things aren’t going as planned and as she nears her mid 30’s she risks aging out of the only role she is equipped to play, wife to the powerful member of the elite.
In a quiet New England community members of swim team and their dedicated parents are preparing for a home meet when a girl on the team is murdered. As a series of startling events unfold, Annie discovers what it means to follow your intuition, even if love, as well as lives, could be lost.