The Ocean Between Us
Author: Susan Wiggs
Return to the sea with this emotion-filled novel about what lies beneath the surface of relationships by #1 New York Times bestselling author, Susan Wiggs! THE OCEAN BETWEEN US After years of following her navy officer husband on assignment around the world, Grace Bennett realizes that she’s left something behind—herself. Her husband, Steve, can’t understand the unraveling of his wife’s heart and is determined to set things right. Their already-strained relationship is pushed to the edge when old secrets are revealed. Now, with plenty of space to ponder the true distance between them, Grace begins to reinvent herself. But, just as her new self is coming to terms with her family life, the unthinkable happens: a disaster aboard Steve’s ship. A navy wife’s worst nightmare collides with the cold truth that life’s biggest chances can slip away while you’re busy looking for guarantees. Titles originally published in 2004.
Author: Kim Karr
What if a “Once in a Lifetime” could happen twice? In Dahlia London’s world, happily ever after is a far cry from reality. Her soul has been left completely shattered by tragedy. But a surprising reunion with someone from her past is about to give her a reason to love again… When rock star River Wilde comes back into Dahlia’s life, their super-charged connection runs deeper than either of them ever expected. The more time they spend together, the more intense their relationship becomes, and Dahlia believes at last she has found her soul mate. But as old bonds fade and Dahlia’s grief begins to lift, her guilt and confusion remain. River desperately wants to be the one who mends what’s been broken—but with a past that refuses to stay buried, is it possible for their future to begin?
Molly's parents have been snatched by the mysterious WWI. Luckily, Molly's granddad knows all about the Wicked Women's Institute, and the super-human powers of the Scarlet Sorceress. Highly comic, with zany illustrations.
The year is 1996, and small-town life for 14-year-old Catherine is made up of punk rock, skaters, shoplifting, and the ghost of Kurt Cobain. Her parents are too busy divorcing to pay her headful of unspent angst much attention. But after she tries mess - a PCP variant - for the first time, her budding rebellion begins to spiral out of control. Universally acclaimed as the modern-day coming-of-age story for a generation of Québécois youth growing up in the 1990s, Geneviève Pettersen's award-winning debut novel both shocked and titillated readers in its original French, who quickly ordained it a contemporary classic and a runaway bestseller. Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette, the hotly tipped Québécois director behind Inch-Allah, is currently adapting the story to film. Now Esplanade Books is honored to present The Goddess of Fireflies to English readers for the first time in a powerful translation from award-winning novelist Neil Smith.
Author: Nora Roberts
A thrilling story of inspiration and desire from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts. Colin Sullivan has a vision—the painting of his career, with Cassidy St. John as his model. She’ll be a challenge to paint, with her passion for life and captivating beauty. But as Cassidy stands in front of him every day, Colin begins to realize that the real test won’t be capturing her image…it’ll be capturing her heart. A NORA ROBERTS CLASSIC AVAILABLE DIGITALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME
Chloé and her long time friends Antoine and Juliette are single and happy to stay that way. They even go so far as to create their own Single Person’s Manifesto, in which they explicitly vow to “be and remain unmarried.” They have happy, fulfilled lives, after all. Then, without warning, Chloé betrays the friends’ solemn pact by deciding to head off in search of true love.
Jules Et Jim
Author: Henri Pierre Roché
Publisher: Penguin Classics
In free-spirited Paris, Jules and Jim live a carefree, bohemian existence. They write in cafés, travel when the mood takes them, and share the women they love without jealousy. Like Lucie, flawless, an abbess, and Odile, impulsive, mischievous, almost feral. But it is Kate - with a smile the two friends have determined to follow always, but capricious enough to jump in the Seine from spite - who steals their hearts most thoroughly. Henri-Pierre Roché was in his mid-seventies when he wrote this, his autobiographical debut novel. The inspiration for the legendary film, it captures perfectly with excitement and great humour the tenderness of three people in love with each other and with life. With an Afterword by François Truffaut With a new Introduction by Agnes Catherine Poirier 'A perfect hymn to love and perhaps to life.' François Truffaut
Author: Colleen McCullough
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Colleen McCullough’s new, romantic Australian novel about four unforgettable sisters taking their places in life during the tumultuous years after World War I is “just as epic as her ultra-romantic classic, The Thorn Birds” (Marie Claire). Because they are two sets of twins, the four Latimer sisters are as close as can be. Yet each of these vivacious young women has her own dream for herself: Edda wants to be a doctor, Grace wants to marry, Tufts wants never to marry, and Kitty wishes to be known for something other than her beauty. They are famous throughout New South Wales for their beauty, wit, and ambition, but as they step into womanhood at the beginning of the twentieth century, life holds limited prospects for them. Together they decide to enroll in a training program for nurses—a new option for women of their time. As the Latimer sisters become immersed in hospital life and the demands of their training, each must make weighty decisions about love, career, and what she values most. The results are sometimes happy, sometimes heartbreaking, but always…bittersweet. Set against the background of a young and largely untamed nation, “filled with humor, insight, and captivating historical detail, McCullough’s latest is a wise and warm tribute to family, female empowerment, and her native land” (People).
All I Ever Wanted
Author: Kristan Higgins
TURNING THIRTY HAS ITS UPS AND DOWNS… For Callie Grey, coming to grips with her age means facing the fact that her boyfriend-slash-boss is way overdue with a marriage proposal. And that she's way off track, because Mark has suddenly announced his engagement to the company's new Miss Perfect. If that isn't bad enough, her mom decides to throw her a Big Three-Oh birthday bash…in the family funeral home. Bad goes to worse when Callie stirs up a relationship with the town's single—yet not so warm and fuzzy—veterinarian, in order to flag Mark's attention. So what if Ian McFarland is more comfortable with animals? So what if he's formal, orderly and just a bit tense? Friendly, fun-loving and spontaneous Callie decides it's time for Ian to get a personality makeover. But, dang—if he doesn't shock the heck out of her, she might actually fall for Georgebury, Vermont's unlikeliest eligible bachelor….
J'adore New York
Author: Isabelle Lafleche
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada
When Catherine Lambert, an effortlessly chic Parisian lawyer, receives an offer to transfer to the New York office of her prestigious firm, she unhesitatingly accepts. A dedicated follower of fashion and everything stylish, she is determined to conquer the high-flying world of Manhattan law -- and love. Catherine's dreams of glamour fizzle quickly, however, when she is faced with the hard realities of her profession. The pressure of billable hours, the incessant demands of her impossible bosses, the conspiracies of two malicious secretaries and the advances of the lecherous client prompt her to question her career choice. But then she meets Jeffrey Richardson, a powerful client, and her New York life takes on the romance she'd hoped it would -- until an unexpected request forces Catherine to re-evaluate the exclusive world she's chosen for herself. With its insider's perspective on the dirty deals and intrigue that have darkened Wall Street's reputation, J'adore New York is a bright and funny take on the lives and laws of New York's most powerful players.
Gin & Tonic and Cucumber
Author: Rafaële Germain
Publisher: McArthur & Company Pub Limited
At thirty-two, Marine Vandale is still waiting for true love. The kind of love that takes your breath away, knocks you on the ground, and makes you scared and crazy all at once. “You’re certainly not going to find it if you spend all your time with three guys,” her mother likes to remind her. It’s just that Marine, her ex Laurent, Jeff her roommate, and their best friend Julien are inseparable. Together, they’re trying to navigate the troubled waters of their thirties, become real adults and tame love. But what used to seem like child’s play is becoming less and less of a game, and today’s mistakes are not as meaningless as the ones they made in their twenties. But each one in his or her own way continues to hope. And from date to date, from man to man, through a thousand situations she describes as “summer stock theatre,” Marine persists in believing that one day she’ll prove to her mother that you can’t fight love.
Tell No Lies
Author: Tanya Anne Crosby
Publisher: Oliver-Heber books
"Crosby serves up suspense, secrets and Southern scandal like no one else!" —Harlan Coben, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author New York Times bestselling author Tanya Anne Crosby returns to the salt marshes and crumbling plantations of Charleston, where a gruesome murder and kidnapping reawaken fears of a serial killer on the loose. . . Augusta Aldridge believes in Ian Patterson's innocence, even after he was arrested for killing two young women. She was with him the night one of the crimes occurred, hidden in the shadows beneath a beachside pier, locked in a wild, unthinking embrace with a man whose dangerous fascination may have fatally lured other victims. Now that another body has been discovered, and a thirteen-year old boy has gone missing, the police suspect a copycat killer, but Augusta is certain they have the wrong man. She's going to risk her reputation—and her life—to prove Ian’s innocence and save young Cody. But the clock is ticking…
Author: Brigitte Harrisson, Lise St-Charles
Autism Explained offers a unique description of ASD (autism spectrum disorder), emphasizing that an autistic brain is different from a neurotypical brain.
Speak No Evil
Author: Tanya Anne Crosby
Publisher: Oliver-Heber books
"Crosby serves up suspense, secrets and Southern scandal like no one else!" - Harlan Coben #1 New York Times bestselling author "Dangerously addicting." -Sherrilyn Kenyon #1 New York Times bestselling author If you love a gripping Southern suspense, USA Today bestselling SPEAK NO EVIL is for you. Lifting the veil of secrecy on a grand Southern family in decline. New York Times bestselling author Tanya Anne Crosby explores the lives of Caroline, Augusta, and Savannah Aldridge, three sisters who share a dark past and an uncertain future... After the death of her mother, a newspaper heiress, Caroline Aldridge steps into her mother’s shoes. But a killer is making headlines, and Caroline may have unwittingly stepped into the crosshairs. Even as she mends the tattered bonds of sisterhood, a sinister force beyond their control may tear them apart forever… “Crosby easily paints an eerie setting that on the outside seems beautiful, but lurking beneath the shadows is something sinister. Reminiscent of an old Hitchcock film.” – a reader