The Bookshop of Second Chances


  • Author: Jackie Fraser
  • Release Date : 2020-11-17
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
  • File Size: Bytes


Set in a charming little Scottish town, The Bookshop of Second Chances is an uplifting story of fresh starts and new beginnings by a hugely talented debut author.   Thea’s having a bad month. Not only has she been made redundant, she’s also discovered her husband of nearly twenty years is sleeping with one of her friends. And he’s not sorry – he’s leaving.   Bewildered and lost, Thea doesn’t know what to do. But, when she learns the great-uncle she barely knew has died and left her his huge collection of second-hand books and a house in the Scottish Lowlands, she seems to have been offered a second chance.   Running away to a little town where no one knows her seems like exactly what Thea needs. But when she meets the ...

The Secrets that Lie Within (Taylor's Bend, #1)


  • Author: Elisabeth Rose
  • Release Date : 2019-04-01
  • Genre: Western
  • File Size: 1094073 Bytes


A move to a small town might provide her the solace she seeks - until the once peaceful isolation turns deadly. After her husband is controversially acquitted of multiple crimes, now-divorced Abbie Forrest escapes to the peaceful rural town of Taylor's Bend intent on focussing on her career as a landscape artist. Estranged from her sister and daughter, Abbie tries hard to forge new relationships in the small community without revealing her own secrets.Town policeman Rupert Perry is attracted to the quiet woman who lives alone on a large block fifteen minutes from town. But Rupe is happy with what he has - part time hours, a friendly inclusive community, and freedom to grieve for his late wife away from the well-meaning but overwhelming concern of his...

The Summer House  Later
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

The Summer House Later


  • Author : Judith Hermann
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2002-06-01
  • Genre: Berlin (Germany)
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780007115761


The Summer House Later Book Description :

Set in and around Europe's fastest-growing, fastest-living city, these stories take as their starting point the monotony of modern urban life - the endless antennas and chimneys, the pigeons in the gutters - and looks beyond them to the narrow strip of sky over the rooftops....

Summer House with Swimming Pool
Score: 3
From 55 Ratings

Summer House with Swimming Pool


  • Author : Herman Koch
  • Publisher : Hogarth
  • Release Date : 2014-06-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804138826


Summer House with Swimming Pool Book Description :

The blistering, compulsively readable new novel from Herman Koch, author of the instant New York Times bestseller The Dinner. When a medical procedure goes horribly wrong and famous actor Ralph Meier winds up dead, Dr. Marc Schlosser needs to come up with some answers. After all, reputation is everything in this business. Personally, he’s not exactly upset that Ralph is gone, but as a high profile doctor to the stars, Marc can't hide from the truth forever. It all started the previous summer. Marc, his wife, and their two beautiful teenage daughters agreed to spend a week at the Meier’s extravagant summer home on the Mediterranean. Joined by Ralph and his striking wife Judith, her mother, and film director Stanley Forbes and his much younger girl...

Nothing But Ghosts

Nothing But Ghosts


  • Author : Judith Hermann
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Berlin (Germany)
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105121858307


Nothing But Ghosts Book Description :

The brilliant second collection of stories from Germany's answer to Zadie Smith. Judith Hermann's first collection, 'The Summer House, Later', sold 250,000 hardbacks in Germany, and was shortlisted for both the IMPAC award and the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. Judith Hermann's first book, 'The Summer House, Later' was described as 'a book about a certain kind of young woman, trying to get a boyfriend, to get some fun out of life, but with a sense of melancholy and a sense of loneliness that seems to define a generation'. Now in Hermann's second collection, 'Nothing but Ghosts', that generation has moved on, grown up perhaps, and the women have indeed found boyfriends but the relationships, described here with painstaking honesty, are all on the ...

The Summerhouse

The Summerhouse


  • Author : Jude Deveraux
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-12-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781471104176


The Summerhouse Book Description :

'Have you ever wanted to rewrite your past?' Three best friends, all with the same birthday, are about to turn forty. They plan to share this momentous occasion together at a summerhouse in Maine, talking up a storm and taking stock of their lives and loves, their wishes and choices. But none of them expects the gift that awaits them at the summerhouse: the chance for each of them to turn their 'what-might-have-beens' into reality. Leslie, Madison and Ellie met nineteen years ago, in the most unlikely of places: stuck in line at the New York City Department of Motor Vehicles. From that memorable day, the day they each turned twenty-one, they quickly grew into an intimate trio of friends. Now, as they reunite on their fortieth birthdays, they each fin...

The Summerhouse
Score: 4
From 18 Ratings

The Summerhouse


  • Author : Jude Deveraux
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Divorced women
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0743499840


The Summerhouse Book Description :

Have you ever wanted to rewrite your past? Three best friends, all with the same birthday, are about to turn forty. Celebrating at a summerhouse in Maine, Leslie Headrick, Madison Appleby, and Ellie Abbott are taking stock of their lives and loves, their wishes and choices. But none of them expect the gift that awaits them at the summerhouse: the chance for each of them to turn their "what-might-have-beens" into reality ... Leslie, a suburban wife and mother, follows the career of a boy who pursued her in college wonders: what if she had chosen differently? Madison dropped a modeling career to help her high school boyfriend recover from an accident, even though he'd jilted her. But what if she had said "no" when her old boyfriend had called? Ellie be...

The Summer House
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

The Summer House


  • Author : Hannah McKinnon
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-06-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501162800


The Summer House Book Description :

"Flossy Merrill has managed to--somewhat begrudgingly--gather her three ungrateful grown children from their dysfunctional lives for a summer reunion at the family's Rhode Island beach house ... With her family finally congregated under one seaside roof, Flossy is determined to steer her family back on course even as she prepares to reveal the fate of the summer house that everyone has thus far taken for granted: she's selling it. The Merrill children are both shocked and outraged and each returns to memories of their childhoods at their once beloved summer house--the house where they have not only grown up, but from which they have grown away"--...

The Summer House Party

The Summer House Party


  • Author : Caro Fraser
  • Publisher : Head of Zeus Ltd
  • Release Date : 2017-03-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786691477


The Summer House Party Book Description :

In the gloriously hot summer of 1936, a group of people meet at a country house party. Within three years, the country will be engulfed in war, but for now time stands still as they sip champagne on the lawn, engaging in casual flirtations and carefree conversation. Then a shocking death puts an end to their revelry, changing everything in an instant. For all of them, that summer house party will be a turning point. The mistakes made during that fateful weekend will change their lives for ever....

Summer House
Score: 3.5
From 16 Ratings

Summer House


  • Author : Nancy Thayer
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2009-06-23
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0345515218


Summer House Book Description :

BONUS: This edition contains a Summer House discussion guide and an excerpt from Nancy Thayer's Island Girls. Thirty-year-old Charlotte Wheelwright seems to have at last found her niche, running an organic gardening business on the island of Nantucket, thanks in large part to her spry grandmother Nona, who donated a portion of land on the family’s seaside compound to get Charlotte started. Though Charlotte’s skill with plants is bringing her success, cultivating something deeper with people—particularly her handsome neighbor Coop—might be more of a challenge. Now the entire Wheelwright clan is making its annual summer pilgrimage to the homestead, including Charlotte’s mother, Helen, who brings a heavy heart as she confronts a betrayal that ...

The Summer House

The Summer House


  • Author : James Patterson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2020-06-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473579804


The Summer House Book Description :

_____________________________ For seven unsuspecting victims, death comes in the dark . . . Once a luxurious getaway for a wealthy Southern family, the Summer House has long since fallen into disrepair. Its fall from grace is complete when it becomes the scene of a horrific mass murder. Shocking evidence points to four Army Rangers recently returned from Afghanistan. The Army sends Major Jeremiah Cook, a war veteran and former NYPD cop, to investigate. As Cook and his team struggle to put together pieces of evidence that just won’t fit, powerful forces rally against them to try to ensure that damning secrets are buried along with the victims....

Summerhouse Time
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

Summerhouse Time


  • Author : Eileen Spinelli
  • Publisher : Yearling
  • Release Date : 2009-04-14
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780375891786


Summerhouse Time Book Description :

Every year a rented pink cottage full of family, swapping stories, and riding waves mean Summerhouse Time for Sophie. Best of all is sharing a room with her favorite cousin and laughing and trading secrets like two happy peas in a cousin pod. Sophie can't wait! But when she asks the now-a-teenager Colleen if she's looking forward to their time together, Colleen just says "I guess so." What? It's the best time of the year, the time they both love. In just a little bit, they will all be together in the cottage on the beach. Will this year be just as wonderful, just like always? Accompanied by charming black-and-white illustrations, classic growingup experiences radiate throughout the pages of this sunny, anytime story. From the Hardcover edition....