Zeiten voller Hoffnung

Roman

Author: Lesley Pearse

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732555844

Category: Fiction

Page: 527

View: 3462

London, 1935: Durch einen Zufall lernen sich die beiden Mädchen Verity und Ruby kennen. Verity stammt aus gutem Hause, Ruby aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen, doch gerade wegen ihrer Unterschiede sind die beiden von der jeweils anderen sehr beeindruckt und freunden sich miteinander an. Trotz aller Widerstände schaffen sie es, ihre Freundschaft bis ins Erwachsenenalter zu bewahren, aber dann entzweit ein schreckliches Unglück die beiden Freundinnen. Werden sie je wieder zueinander finden?

The Lost Sister: A gripping emotional page turner with a breathtaking twist

Author: Tracy Buchanan

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008264635

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 5052

‘Refreshing and intriguing ... I loved it!’ Tracy Rees, Richard and Judy bestselling author of The Hourglass ‘Tracy Buchanan writes moving, gripping, heartbreakingly real family drama.’ Susan Lewis ‘Twisty, emotional and far too hard to put down.’ Katie Marsh

My Mother's Secret

A warm family drama full of humour and heartache

Author: Sheila O'Flanagan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472210735

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 3003

Sheila O'Flanagan's MY MOTHER'S SECRET is a thought-provoking and unputdownable novel about a family reeling from the news that nothing about their parents' marriage is what they believed it to be. A wonderful read perfect for fans of Veronica Henry and Lisa Jewell. When Steffie helps her two siblings organize a surprise wedding anniversary party for their parents her only worry is whether they'll be pleased. What she doesn't know is this is the day that her whole world will be turned upside down. Jenny wants to be able to celebrate her ruby anniversary with the man she loves, but for forty years she has kept a secret. A secret that she can't bear to hide any longer. But is it ever the right time to hurt the people closest to you? As the entire family gather to toast the happy couple, they're expecting a day to remember. The trouble is, it's not going to be for the reasons they imagined... What readers are saying about My Mother's Secret: 'A novel with humour and heartache and a believable ending. Heart-warming, entertaining and very enjoyable' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'Sheila O'Flanagan always seems to create a cast of characters that you can identify with and care about. My Mother's Secret is no exception. I found myself instantly connecting with them' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'A great book in true Sheila O'Flanagan style. The characters are all great warm-hearted Irish folk and there are many laughs and twists and turns along the way' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars

Ein Himmel voller Bücher

Roman Neuerscheinung 2018

Author: Amy Meyerson

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 3959677286

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 7295

Eine bunte Postkarte aus Malibu, eine alte Ausgabe von Shakespeares Der Sturm und der kleine, kurz vor dem Bankrott stehende Buchladen Prospero Books in Los Angeles. Die junge Lehrerin Miranda Brooks staunt nicht schlecht über das einzigartige Vermächtnis ihres Onkels Billy. Schon immer hat er ihr Rätsel aufgegeben. Warum hat er ihrer Familie den Rücken gekehrt? Warum spricht ihre Mutter nie über ihn? Miranda folgt der Spur der Botschaften, die er für sie versteckt hat - und die sie nicht nur in die Welt der Bücher führt, sondern ihr Leben von Grund auf ändert.

The Family Business

Author: Carl Weber,Eric Pete

Publisher: Urban Books

ISBN: 1622861078

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 3025

Meet the Duncans, a prominent family from Jamaica, Queens. They may be known for their big house, fancy cars, and lavish lifestyle, but that doesn't make them immune from some over-the-top drama. L.C. Duncan has run his successful car dealership in Jamaica, Queens for more than thirty years, but when the recession hits and the competition gets a little rough, some say it's time for him to retire. Palm trees and golf sound like fun, but L.C. still has a few tricks up his sleeve. Which one of his kids can he trust to run the family business? Paris could give any supermodel a run for her money. When she walks in the room, all heads turn, but it's her anger issues and knack for getting into trouble that most people remember. She's much more dangerous than anyone gives her credit for—except, perhaps, her father. Orlando is the most obvious choice to lead the Duncans into the future. He has proven himself to be quite the businessman over the years; but sometimes, the most obvious choice isn't always the best choice. Harris Grant is married to L.C.'s oldest daughter. In Harris's opinion, he's the most qualified to run the family business. Now he just needs to convince L.C. . . . and make sure no one discovers the secret he's been keeping. Harris isn't the only one with skeletons in the closet. The Duncan family has been keeping a secret of their own—a deep, dark secret that, if revealed, will shock the entire community.

The Great Pretender

Author: Millenia Black

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781453697740

Category: Fiction

Page: 365

View: 4383

Reginald Brooks has been able to pull off a double life for six years, with two families separated by hundreds of miles, but when his deception is revealed, Reginald's world comes crashing down, threatening everything he holds dear.

Secrets We Keep (Callaways Cousins #6) (Callaways #14)

Author: Barbara Freethy

Publisher: Fog City Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1943781761

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 3222

From #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy comes the next book in her popular family series: The Callaways. SECRETS WE KEEP is filled with Barbara’s unique blend of romance, mystery, suspense and family drama! Each book stands completely on its own, but if you love one Callaway, you’ll love them all. When firefighter Hunter Callaway makes a grisly discovery during a scorching fire at the house of his former high school sweetheart, everything he thought he knew about his past is now in question. The girl he'd loved, the one who'd broken his heart when she'd run away with another guy, might not have been who he thought she was. The last thing Cassidy Ellison ever wanted to do was revisit her past. But she's suddenly a suspect in a terrible crime, and while she might be able to put off the police, there's no running away from Hunter Callaway—not again. The boy of her dreams is now a man—an impatient, angry, demanding man who wants answers, some of which she has vowed never to speak. Staying silent has kept her alive, but now her secrets might not only take her life, but also Hunter's. As determined as Hunter is to make her talk, someone else is just as determined to keep her quiet… Don't miss this thrilling romance! "It's that time again. Time to get caught up in a mystery of the heart with Barbara Freethy and her Callaway clan. Secrets we Keep has complicated written all over it. Hunter and Cassidy are pulled into a dangerous game of love, lies and murder. Will past hurts and gruesome secrets lead these broken hearts back to each other's arms or part them forever? Falling in love is risky business for a Callaway. Freethy exercises every sense to create unforgettable. From the mind to the heart, nothing is off limits." – Isha C. I Love Romance Blog Also Available in the Callaway Cousins: If I Didn’t Know Better #1 Tender Is The Night #2 Take Me Home (Callaway novella) Closer to You #3 Once You're Mine #4 Can't Let Go #5 Secrets We Keep #6 PRAISE FOR BARBARA FREETHY NOVELS "I love The Callaways! Heartwarming romance, intriguing suspense and sexy alpha heroes. What more could you want?" —NYT Bestselling Author Bella Andre "A fabulous, page-turning combination of romance and intrigue. Fans of Nora Roberts and Elizabeth Lowell will love this book." —NYT Bestselling Author Kristin Hannah on Golden Lies "In the tradition of LaVyrle Spencer, gifted author Barbara Freethy creates an irresistible tale of family secrets, riveting adventure and heart- touching romance." — NYT Bestselling Author Susan Wiggs on Summer Secrets "This book has it all: heart, community, and characters who will remain with you long after the book has ended. A wonderful story." — NYT Bestselling Author Debbie Macomber on Suddenly One Summer "A warm and wonderful book about love, family and everything that’s important in life. Irresistible! I loved it!" — NYT Bestselling Author Susan Elizabeth Phillips on Ask Mariah "Once I start reading a Callaway novel, I can't put it down. Fast- paced action, a poignant love story and a tantalizing mystery in every book!" —USA Today Bestselling Author Christie Ridgway "I adore The Callaways, a family we'd all love to have. Each new book is a deft combination of emotion, suspense and family dynamics. A remarkable, compelling series!" —USA Today Bestselling Author Barbara O'Neal "Freethy has a gift for creating complex characters." — Library Journal "Freethy’s skillful plotting and gift for creating sympathetic characters will ensure that few dry eyes will be left at the end of the story." — Publishers Weekly on The Way Back Home

Miss Mary's Daughter

Author: Diney Costeloe

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1784976156

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 5009

A new emotional and gritty drama from the bestselling author of The Throwaway Children. After her mother's death, twenty-year-old Sophie Ross is left orphaned, with only her erstwhile nursemaid and faithful friend, Hannah for company. Penniless and little chance of an income, she looks for work as a governess in London to avoid destitution. But unbeknown to Sophie, her mother instructed Hannah to post a letter to Trescadinnick House in Cornwall upon her death. The letter will be the catalyst that changes Sophie's life forever as she learns of her mother's doomed romance and family she left behind in Cornwall. The Penvarrow family welcomes Sophie into their fold, but the new life she's built is threatened by secrets and lies that soon come to light... What readers are saying about Miss Mary's Daughter: 'Diney Costeloe's books are always first on my list, she writes such wonderful stories' 'I loved everything about this novel. It's an intriguing plot with a well-rounded group of characters and a beautifully written setting'.

The Lake of Dreams

A Novel

Author: Kim Edwards

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101475348

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 3949

From Kim Edwards, the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Memory Keeper's Daughter, an arresting novel of one family's secret history Imbued with all the lyricism, compassion, and suspense of her bestselling novel, The Memory Keeper's Daughter, Kim Edwards’s The Lake of Dreams is a powerful family drama and an unforgettable story of love lost and found. Lucy Jarrett is at a crossroads in her life, still haunted by her father's unresolved death a decade earlier. She returns to her hometown in Upstate New York, The Lake of Dreams, and, late one night, she cracks the lock of a window seat and discovers a collection of objects. They appear to be idle curiosities, but soon Lucy realizes that she has stumbled across a dark secret from her family's past, one that will radically change her—and the future of her family—forever. The Lake of Dreams will delight those who loved The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, as well as fans of Anna Quindlen and Sue Miller.

Was mein Herz dir sagen will

Author: Susan Wiggs

Publisher: MIRA Taschenbuch

ISBN: 3955767728

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 2671

Großmutter Lisette hatte ein Geheimnis, dessen ist sich die junge Witwe Camille sicher, als ihr eine Kiste mit vergilbten Aufnahmen in die Hände fällt. Kann es sein, dass ihr Opa gar nicht ihr leiblicher Großvater war? Unterstützt von dem charmanten Historiker Finn, begibt sie sich auf dem malerischen Landgut ihrer Familie in der Provence auf Spurensuche. Dort erfährt Camille nicht nur Unglaubliches über Lisette - in den wogenden Lavendelfeldern von Bellerive entdeckt sie auch, dass Finn der erste Mann sein könnte, den sie seit dem Tod ihres Gatten in ihr Herz lassen möchte. "Meisterhaft beschreibt Susan Wiggs die Eigenheiten menschlicher Beziehungen." Jodi Picoult "Wiggs ist eine unübertroffene Geschichtenerzählerin, mit der sich kaum eine andere Autorin messen kann ... Ihre Beobachtungsgabe ist bemerkenswert." Romantic Times "Susan Wiggs schreibt bewegende, unvergessliche Romane über Träume und Hoffnungen, in denen sich jede Leserin wiederfindet." New York Times-Bestsellerautorin Suzan Elisabeth Philipps

How to Keep a Secret

Author: Sarah Morgan

Publisher: HQN Books

ISBN: 148809537X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 9226

When three generations of women are brought together by crisis, they learn over the course of one hot summer the power of family to support, nourish and surprise Lauren has the perfect life…if she ignores the fact it’s a fragile house of cards, and that her daughter Mack has just had a teenage personality transplant. Jenna is desperate to start a family with her husband, but it’s… Just. Not. Happening. Her heart is breaking, but she’s determined to keep her trademark smile on her face. Nancy knows she hasn’t been the best mother, but how can she ever tell Lauren and Jenna the reason why? Then life changes in an instant, and Lauren, Mack, Jenna and Nancy are thrown together for a summer on Martha’s Vineyard. Somehow, these very different women must relearn how to be a family. And while unraveling their secrets might be their biggest challege, the rewards could be infinite… Heartwarming and fresh, Sarah Morgan’s brilliant new novel is a witty and deeply uplifting look at the power of a family of women.

Lola's Secret

Author: Monica McInerney

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1405933305

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 7303

By turns funny and tender, this is a magical Christmas story from the Number One bestseller 'I've had zillions of family Christmases. Let's all try something new this year.' Lola Quinlan has a secret up her sleeve. As much as the sparky, mischievous great-grandmother adores her family, this year she has different plans for the holidays in the beautiful Australian valley. Thinking it will add some extra sparkle to the festive season, she invites a mystery group of strangers to spend Christmas at her Valley View Motel. But in the countdown to Christmas, her brood's need for her grandmotherly guidance threatens to derail her plan. And little does Lola guess that each of her prospective guests is escaping their own family troubles. Between the Quinlans' dramas, her mystery guests and the unexpected rediscovery of an old flame, Lola's encounters will show her that even the best-laid plans can't stand in the way of a little Christmas magic . . . 'Some novels are simply very special. This is one of those novels' Hello *Don't miss the brand-new Quinlan family story, The Trip of a Lifetime, out now!*

The Last Thing She Told Me

From the No 1 Bestselling Author of While My Eyes Were Closed

Author: Linda Green

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781786483737

Category:

Page: 384

View: 1423

'Emotionally moving. A thought-provoking page-turner with a poignant three-generational link.' Jane Corry, author of The Dead Ex, The Sunday Times Bestseller. Even the deepest buried secrets can find their way to the surface... Moments before she dies, Nicola's grandmother Betty whispers to her that there are babies at the bottom of the garden. Nicola's mother claims she was talking nonsense. However, when Nicola's daughter finds a bone while playing in Betty's garden, it's clear that something sinister has taken place. But will unearthing painful family secrets end up tearing Nicola's family apart? The new emotionally-charged suspense novel from Linda Green, the bestselling author of While My Eyes Were Closed and After I've Gone

Was ich euch nicht erzählte

Roman

Author: Celeste Ng

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423429607

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 1605

Von den Verheerungen, die wir einander zufügen »Lydia ist tot.« Der erste Satz, ein Schlag, eine Katastrophe. Am Morgen des 3. Mai 1977 erscheint sie nicht zum Frühstück. Am folgenden Tag findet die Polizei Lydias Leiche. Mord oder Selbstmord? Die Lieblingstochter von James und Marilyn Leewar ein ruhiges, strebsames und intelligentes Mädchen. Für den älteren Bruder Nathan steht fest, dass der gutaussehende Jack an Lydias Tod Schuld hat. Marilyn, die ehrgeizige Mutter, geht manisch auf Spurensuche. James, Sohn chinesischer Einwanderer, bricht vor Trauer um die Tochter das Herz. Allein die stille Hannah ahnt etwas von den Problemen der großen Schwester. Was bedeutet es, sein Leben in die Hand zu nehmen? Welche Kraft hat all das Ungesagte, das Menschen oft in einem privaten Abgrund gefangen hält? Nur der Leser erfährt am Ende, was sich in jener Nacht wirklich ereignet hat.

Map of the Heart

A Novel

Author: Susan Wiggs

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 006242551X

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 8635

Love and family. War and secrets. Betrayal and redemption. #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs returns with a deeply emotional and atmospheric story that spans oceans and decades, from the present-day Delaware shore to the battlefields of WWII France. Widowed by an unspeakable tragedy, Camille Palmer has made her peace with the past and settled into the quiet safety of life with her teenage daughter Julie in a sleepy coastal town. Then the arrival of a mysterious package breaks open the door to her family’s secret past. In uncovering a hidden history, Camille has no idea that she’s embarking on an adventure that will utterly transform her. Camille, Julie, and Camille’s father return to the French town of his youth, sparking unexpected memories — recollections that will lead them back to the dark days of the Second World War. And it is in the stunning Provençal countryside that they will uncover their family’s surprising history. While Provence offers answers about the past, it also holds the key to Camille’s future. Along the way, she meets a former naval officer who stirs a passion deep within her — a feeling that she thought she’d never experience again. “Susan Wiggs seamlessly melds historical drama with contemporary romance,” raves Mary Kay Andrews. Now, this hugely popular author has created her biggest, most powerful story yet — a beautiful and heartfelt novel that celebrates the bonds of family and pays homage to the sacrifices of the past.

The Sisters

A gripping story of dark family secrets from the bestselling author

Author: Kate Forster

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1788544358

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 7671

Wealth and privilege can't buy you love... or keep your secrets safe. The de Santoval sisters are heiresses to a glamorous fashion house, and the darlings of LA society. Violetta is the hottest reality TV star of the moment, with a fierce press interest to rival Hollywood's A-list. Carlotta is an exclusive horse trainer, as wild as the stallions she breaks in. Fine-arts consultant Grace is hiding a dark secret she must keep hidden at all costs. Their mother, wealthy fashion maven Birdie De Santoval, lies unconscious following a mysterious accident. Blame soon falls on their powerful but ruthless tycoon father, the missing Leon De Santoval. Beneath the ritzy façade of the de Santoval family lies a web of deceit and betrayal that hides a secret that threatens to destroy them all... What readers are saying about Kate Forster: 'This beautifully descriptive and touching story about love and hope is fabulous sunshine reading' Closer. 'A lovely get-away-from-it-all read' Red. 'Enticing and addictive. I loved it' I heart Chick Lit. 'A fun-filled, feel-good holiday read which is ideal just to put a big smile on your face' Reviewed the Book. 'Forster takes us on an enjoyable and emotional roller coaster ride in this captivating story about the price of fame' Blackpool Gazette.

The Bourbon Kings 3

Author: J. R. Ward

Publisher: Piatkus Books

ISBN: 9780349409948

Category:

Page: 432

View: 8756

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Black Dagger Brotherhood delivers the third novel in an enthralling new series set amid the shifting dynamics of a Southern family defined by wealth and privilege - and compromised by secrets, deceit, and scandal . . . 'Get ready for summer's most sinful indulgence. The drama never stops in this tale of family secrets, lost love found, rivalries, delightfully nasty villains, and deliciously appealing heroes. Put on your derby hat and join in the fun' New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs 'Breathless fun! J. R. Ward moves her trademark dark and sexy from the world of warrior vampires to the halls of the Kentucky elite, where the family members claws are just as sharp and the consequences just as deadly. I couldn't stop turning the pages!' New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner 'The setting is 80's TV soap opera 'Dallas' meets 'Downton Abbey' . . . This is high drama, and it's mesmerizing' Fresh Fiction 'I want my "Bourbon" in bed! J. R. Ward delivers a sweeping saga where family roots run deep and passion sizzles hotter than a Kentucky summer. Potent and heady, one taste just isn't enough' New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter 'The drama and dark secrets behind the Bradford family's empire propel this irresistible story of high-society scandal . . . a read that's rich, smooth, and satisfying as a glass of Kentucky bourbon' New York Times bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips 'Soapy elements abound in this Dynasty-esque tale, from lavish wealth to feuds, dirty secrets and forbidden love Ward is a master of pacing and world building, and readers will love that the cliff-hanger ending guarantees at least a second helping of the Bradfords' Booklist (starred review)

Sinister

Author: Lisa Jackson,Nancy Bush,Rosalind Noonan

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 1420132792

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 5843

New York Times bestselling authors Lisa Jackson, Nancy Bush, and Rosalind Noonan unite their talents in this riveting novel of family secrets, obsession, and murder. . . A Killer's Patience Twenty years ago, a fire ravaged the Dillinger family's old homestead, killing Judd Dillinger and crippling his girlfriend. Most people blamed a serial arsonist who'd been seen around town. But strange things are happening in Prairie Creek, Wyoming, again. Will Be Rewarded Ira Dillinger, the family's wealthy patriarch, has summoned his children home for his upcoming wedding. Eldest son, Colton, and his siblings don't approve of their father's gold-digging bride-to-be. But someone is making his displeasure felt in terrifying ways, setting fires just like in the past. Only this time, there will be no survivors. In Blood As fear and distrust spread through Prairie Creek, soon all the Dillingers, and those closest to them, are targets--and suspects. A killer has been honing his skill, feeding his fury, and waiting for the moment when the Dillingers come home--to die. . .

Faith

Author: Jennifer Haigh

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007423659

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4058

One woman's search for the truth after scandal rocks her family, and the explosive family secrets she uncovers, in this complex, moving fourth novel from bestselling and award-winning author Jennifer Haigh.