Monday, April 02, 2012

Backlist Best Bets: Women's Lives

Nice to Come Home to by Rebecca Flowers

Panicking when her relationship with a mediocre boyfriend ends at the same time her friends are committing to marriage and parenthood, Prudence Whistler redefines her concepts of happiness when she opens her home to her dysfunctional family.

How to Be an American Housewife by Margaret Dilloway

Entreated to visit her ancestral family in Japan in place of her ailing mother, Sue uncovers family secrets that influence her life in unforeseen ways, offer insight into her mother's marriage to an American GI, and reveal the role of tradition in shaping personal choice.

Watermelon by Marian Keyes

Claire has everything she ever wanted: a husband she adores, a great apartment, a good job. Then, on the day she gives birth to their first baby, James informs her that he's leaving her. Claire is left with a newborn daughter, a broken heart, and a postpartum body that she can hardly bear to look at. She decides to go home to Dublin. And there, sheltered by the love of a quirky family, she gets better. So much so, in fact, that when James slithers back into her life, he's in for a bit of a surprise.

Wedding Season by Katie Fforde

Sarah Stratford is a wedding planner hiding a rather inconvenient truth--she doesn't believe in love. Or not for herself, anyway. But she somehow finds herself agreeing to organize two more, on the same day and only two months away. Luckily Sarah has two tried and true friends on hand to help her. As the big day draws near, all three women find that patience is definitely a virtue in the marriage game. And as all their working hours are spent preparing for the weddings of the year, they certainly haven't got any time to even think about love. Or have they?

Kindred Spirits by Sarah Strohmeyer

The Ladies' Society for the Conservation of Martinis--once dissolved under life-shattering circumstances and now reunited again after the death of one its members--discovers a letter that reveals a shocking secret and a final wish that will send the women on a life-changing journey ... proving that nothing is more powerful than the will of a true girlfriend and a good, strong drink.

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