California Dreaming by Zoey Dean

By Zoey Dean

The 9th novel, appealing Stranger, within the ny instances bestselling sequence takes readers behind the curtain of the intoxicating international of Hollywood glitterati. Anna makes a decision to take an end-of-summer getaway-to break out from her drama-filled los angeles existence. So she packs her Louis Vuitton, grabs her shut pal Sam, and heads to new york. among journeys to the Met and purchasing at Bendel's, the women live the A-List existence on Anna's domestic turf. yet their journey isn't really precisely a holiday. Sam is the following to secret agent on Eduardo and decode his contemporary unusual ­behavior. Will what she discovers ship her hopping at the subsequent deepest jet again to Beverly Hills? And who's the ­beautiful stranger who looks on Anna's higher East aspect doorstep? Anna starts off to wonder if she desires to head again west again-especially given that Ben turns out to have moved on . . . with an individual who isn't really a stranger in any respect. by way of the A-List, there is drama coast to coast.The A-List #10: identify to come back plot description to return.

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Forbidden Daughter by Shobhan Bantwal

By Shobhan Bantwal

Set within the sensual richness of India, Shobhan Bantwal's gripping new novel asks: the place can a lady flip whilst her life's maximum blessing is visible as a curse?

it is a lady! for many younger undefined, information in their unborn kid's gender brings cheerful anticipation. no longer so for Isha Tilak and her husband, Nikhil. They have already got a liked daughter, yet Nikhil's mom and dad, hard-wired to desire male youngsters principally, coldly reject little Priya at each flip. useless and egocentric, they see woman grandchildren as burdens, and may simply as quickly by no means meet the only becoming in Isha's stomach. Even the obstetrician concurs, going as far as to indicate the unthinkable, throwing Nikhil right into a rage--and altering Isha's lifestyles endlessly. . .

while Nikhil is found brutally murdered, Isha is confident it had whatever to do together with his response to the doctor's hideous "solution" to their challenge. on my own, grief-stricken, and relentlessly oppressed through in-laws who think her child is a nasty omen, Isha units out on her personal. Born right into a privileged category, Isha does not comprehend first thing approximately fending for herself, yet to guard her helpful daughters, she is going to research. and he or she will hang to the wish given to her by means of a wierd previous mystic: that her child will arrive at the auspicious evening of Kojagari Purnima, the whole harvest moon, and be a present from Lakshmi, the goddess of health and wellbeing. Isha and her women will desire the entire benefits they could get, for the best possibility of all lies forward. . .

compliment for Shobhan Bantwal and The Dowry Bride

"Splendidly depicts ardour, brutality, and cultures in conflict." --Dorothy Garlock

"Vivid, wealthy. . .expertly portrays a tender lady stuck among love and responsibility, wish and despair." --Anjali Banerjee

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The Double Bind (Vintage Contemporaries) by Chris Bohjalian

By Chris Bohjalian

While Laurel Estabrook is attacked whereas driving her bicycle via Vermont’s again roads, her lifestyles is perpetually replaced. previously outgoing, Laurel withdraws into her images, spending all her loose time at a homeless safeguard. There she meets Bobbie Crocker, a guy with a background of psychological ailment and a field of images that he won’t enable an individual see. while Bobbie dies, Laurel discovers a deeply hidden secret–a tale that leads her faraway from her previous lifestyles, and right into a cat-and-mouse online game with pursuers who declare they wish to save lots of her. In a story that travels among the Roaring Twenties and the twenty-first century, among Jay Gatsby’s ny and rural New England, bestselling writer Chris Bohjalian has written his so much notable novel but.

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The Girls' Global Guide to Guys by Theresa Alan

By Theresa Alan

Uninterested with a below stellar love existence and annoyed with a task that is going nowhere quick, aspiring shuttle author Jadie Peregrine is in a rut. What she quite desires to do is commute the area assembly shrewdpermanent, horny men and writing attention-grabbing articles that magazines are desirous to post. Then it hits her...why not only do it? together with her ally Tate in tote, Jadie plans their whirlwind journey to Europe. they are going to see the points of interest, meet new humans, and expectantly connect to a few handsome men. What may be greater? It seems not anything is best than Justin Devlin, the hunky American they meet in Italy. he is bought a superb humorousness, a lovely tush, and the sexiest eco-friendly eyes possible. eventually a romance worthy writing approximately! And what begins out as an blameless springtime fling for Jadie is quickly changing into even more. yet carry on a sec. Time for a fact cost. Jadie has a "real existence" awaiting her again domestic within the States. what's she considering? Or particularly, is she considering? All Jadie understands is that love has come knocking on her door, and she's tempted to open it and notice what is ready in the back of it...

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The Last Camellia: A Novel by Sarah Jio

By Sarah Jio

At the eve of the second one global struggle, the final surviving specimen of a camellia plant often called the Middlebury purple lies secreted away on an English state property. plant life, an beginner American botanist, is reduced in size by way of a global ring of flower thieves to infiltrate the loved ones and obtain the coveted bloom. Her seek is without delay brightened through new love and threatened by way of her discovery of a chain of ghastly crimes.

More than part a century later, backyard dressmaker Addison takes up place of dwelling on the manor, now owned via the relatives of her husband, Rex. The couple’s shared ardour for mysteries is fueled via the spell binding camellia orchard and an outdated gardener’s pc. but its pages trace at darkish acts ingeniously hid. If the risk that flowers as soon as confronted is still greatly alive, will Addison proportion her fate?

Fans of Downton Abbey may still rush to select up this novel.

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The End of Magic by Ariel Glucklich

By Ariel Glucklich

All through historical past, magic has been as greatly and passionately practiced as faith. yet whereas faith maintains to flourish, magic stumbles in the direction of extinction. what's magic? What does it do? Why do humans think in magic? Ariel Glucklich unearths the solutions to those questions within the streets of Banaras, India's so much sacred urban, the place hundreds of thousands of magicians nonetheless perform historic traditions, treating hundreds of thousands of Hindu and Muslim sufferers of each caste and sect. via learn and interpretation of the Banarsi magical rites and those that partake in them, the writer offers attention-grabbing residing examples of magical perform, and contrasts his findings with the main theories that experience defined (or defined away) magic during the last century. those theories, he argues, forget about a vital sensory phenomenon which he calls "magical experience": a unprecedented, although completely traditional, nation of know-how wherein magicians and their consumers understand the consequences of magic rituals.

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Catch of a Lifetime by Judi Fennell

By Judi Fennell

Mermaid Angel Tritone escapes a shark via leaping into unmarried dad Logan Hardington's fishing boat. All his younger son Michael wishes for his birthday is a mermaid, and if his dad will in basic terms play his playing cards correct, now he will have one… Angel desires to supply Michael his such a lot loved birthday reward (a actual reside mermaid) whereas additionally studying his father and getting him to assist her in her undertaking to prevent people from destroying the oceans. Logan hasn't ever met a lady who cared as a lot concerning the related issues he does, and she's by no means met a guy who understood her private dedication to humanity and nature. whilst an enemy of conservation indicates up and attempts to kill Angel, Logan has to choose from carrying on with the lifestyles he is identified, or following the lady he likes to the ground of the sea… the subsequent novels in Judi Fennell's mermaid sequence, a clean, intriguing, and varied access in romance fiction compliment FOR JUDI FENNELL: "Judi Fennell is a brilliant famous person at the horizon of romance." Judi McCoy, writer of Hounding the Pavement "A new romance megastar is born...and her identify is Judi Fennell." Jill Barnett, long island occasions bestselling writer "Fennell's under-the-sea suspense will enchant you with its wit, humor and sexiness. In Over Her Head is a brilliant debut booklet and i am happy to listen to there are extra to come." Caridad Pineiro, ny instances and united states this day bestselling writer of South seashore Chicas trap Their guy "A great debut novel, Judi Fennell has placed the 'beach' again in seashore read!" Virginia Farmer, award-winning writer of A Blast to the earlier "Holy mackerel! In Over Her Head is a beautifully enjoyable romantic catch—Judi Fennell has one heck of an imagination!" Michelle Rowen, writer of Bitten & Smitten "A wondrous undersea adventure—molten moments, waves of sensuality, ripples of emotion, and depths of enjoyable. to not be missed!" l. a. Banks, The Vampire Huntress Legends sequence "In Over Her Head is a heartwarming, action-packed tale of 2 people—one human and the opposite of the seaworthy body—joined jointly in an adventure." Armchair Interviews (20091222)

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