Although franci swore she wouldn’t get sucked back in, she can’t leave the baby alone in Lottie’s care. As lottie further unravels, a secret is revealed that she has kept since childhood—one that has the power to reframe the sisters’ entire relationship, forcing Franci to ask herself if the secret was too much for Lottie to bear.
A long-buried secret changes everything two sisters thought they knew about each other. Franci and lottie may be identical twins, but that’s where the similarities end. Franci has always been the stable one, while Lottie has bipolar disorder, constantly battling depression and mania. She returns to find her sister’s life in complete disarray and makes a shocking discovery: Lottie has an infant daughter she never told Franci about.
After years of taking care of her sister, Franci moves across the country to build a life for herself. Now, all the two share is distance. But when lottie gets in an accident, Franci reluctantly steps back into her familiar role as protector. Was the accident really an accident, and who has been protecting whom all these years?
Half Past: A Novel
That’s her spin on it. As frightened as she is to unearth it, Hannah knows this is the last chance she has before her past—and all its terrible secrets—are lost forever. But she never expected fear. Hannah knew the feelings of hurt would come back. Because when her mother looks into her eyes and whispers, “You’re not my daughter, ” Hannah is beginning to believe it’s not just the rambling of a confused woman.
It’s the truth. Now hannah’s following the trail of a family mystery to the dark coast of Big Sur, where years ago a lie was born—and buried. The reality is she’s divorced, jobless, and moving back to her family home in Iowa to keep an eye on her mother, who’s slipping into dementia. Her return stirs up the same unnerving sense of disconnect Hannah has felt since childhood—always the odd girl out, the loner outshone by her two older sisters.
. At forty-five, Hannah Smith is at a crossroads.
The Bloom Girls
Impulsive violet, the estranged middle child, is regretting a messy breakup with a man she’s just now realizing she truly loves. And suzy, the sweet youngest daughter, is anguishing over a life-altering decision. Arriving in their father’s small coastal town, the Bloom sisters can’t help but revisit the past, confronting the allegations against their father that shattered their family nearly twenty years earlier.
As they try to reconcile different versions of their childhood and search for common ground, they’re forced to look at their father’s life—and their own lives—with new eyes, or risk losing all they hold dear. A tender, their late father’s painful past, heartfelt story of three sisters, and the power of forgiveness.
When the news of their father’s death reaches them, and their differences, Violet, sisters Cal, and Suzy Bloom have to set aside their own personal crises, to gather in Maine. Responsible cal, the oldest and closest to their dad, is torn between taking care of her family and meeting the demands of a high-pressure law career.
Nell and Lady: A Novel
The other was lady’s best friend, Nell—adopted after the sudden, heartbreaking death of her mother, the Bellemores’ beloved maid. Willa showered nell with love and support, all the while ignoring the disdainful whispers of her neighbors. The time has come to confront what happened on that fateful night.
But it may take a tragic twist of fate to reconcile the past and come to terms with the true meaning of family. It’s willa’s last wish. Nell and lady were sisters at heart—sisters who vowed to never let anything come between them. Then, something went terribly wrong, on the night of Lady’s sixteenth birthday, sparking painful secrets and bitter resentments that went unspoken for three decades.
Now willa is dying, and lady and Nell—each with a teenager of her own—are brought together after all these years. One was her daughter, Lady. After all, they were family. A heart-stirring novel of family and forgiveness from bestselling author Ashley Farley. In her grand home in charleston, Willa Bellemore raised two girls during the tumultuous 1970s.
A Curve in the Road
The search for answers will test her strength in every way—as a wife, a career woman, and a mother—but it may also open the door for Abbie to move forward, beyond anger and heartbreak, to find out what she is truly made of. When a drunk driver hits her car, Abbie is rushed to the hospital. An amazon charts and Washington Post bestseller.
From usa today bestselling author Julianne MacLean comes a suspenseful, emotionally charged novel that explores the secrets and hidden truths within a seemingly perfect marriage. Abbie macintyre is living the dream in the picturesque Nova Scotia town she calls home. But then one fateful night, everything changes.
She survives, but the accident forces unimaginable secrets out into the open and plagues Abbie with nightmares so vivid that she starts to question her grip on reality. Her perfect life begins to crack, and those cracks threaten to shatter her world completely. In learning to heal and trust again, she may just find new hope in the spaces left behind.
Book club discussion questions are included in the book. She is a successful surgeon, is married to a handsome cardiologist, and has a model teenage son who is only months away from going off to college.
Whisper Me This: A Novel
The only thing maisey’s sure she’s gotten right is her relationship with her twelve-year-old daughter, Elle…until a phone call blows apart the precarious balance of their lives. Will maisey’s love for her daughter be strong enough to break a cycle of abuse and create a new beginning for them all?
Searching for answers, maisey uncovers one unspeakable secret after another when she stumbles upon a shattering truth: a twin sister named Marley. Maisey’s obsession with solving the mystery of her sister forces her to examine her darkest memories and triggers a custody battle with Elle’s father. Her confused father has destroyed family records, including her mother’s final wishes.
In this amazon charts and washington Post bestseller, a devastating secret is revealed, and a family must finally come to terms with the past. Single mother maisey addington has always fallen short of her own mother’s expectations—never married, a bit adrift, wasting her high IQ on dead-end jobs. Maisey’s mother is in a coma, and her aging father faces charges of abuse and neglect.
Back at her childhood home, Maisey must make a heartrending life-or-death decision.
I Wish You Happy: A Novel
When disaster strikes again, rae is desperate to help Kat heal, but the plan backfires, putting at risk Rae’s tenuous connections and forcing her to confront the most difficult challenge of all— embracing her own happiness. After discovering the crash was a suicide attempt, Rae invites the victim—emotionally and physically fragile Kat—into her home.
Lately, she’s been opting for off. But the switch flips back on when Rae’s car collides with a cyclist, leaving the rider fighting for her life. According to her therapist, she lacks a dimmer switch—her energy is either full-intensity on or off. Soon, rae finds herself opening up, not just to friendship but also to the possibility of love with Cole, the crisis worker assigned to Kat’s case.
However, kat’s pain threatens to overshadow Rae as their codependent friendship deepens. Told with warmth and wit, i wish you Happy explores the sometimes-dark complexity of relationships, the transformative power of friendship—and the magic of hope. Rescuing abandoned animals is easier for Rae than attempting relationships with people.
The Thing About Clare
Miriam, too sensitive; and clare, the middle child, the baby, the eldest, is far too sensible; Sebastian, has always been too rebellious to rely on, and long ago cut herself out of her siblings’ lives. But what anna finds in the documents could change everything. A dying wish. As the mourning siblings try to make sense of the situation, one of them is caught with a secret: before she died, Dorothy entrusted her favourite daughter with her will and a letter—and told her to destroy them both.
Of course it was Anna their mother turned to for this mission. A devastating secret. Do the other siblings not deserve to know what it is about them that their mother was so desperate to hide? And if it is revealed, will the Bliss family ever be the same again? Should the truth really stay buried?the four Bliss siblings have a loving but complicated bond, Dorothy, but when their mother, dies seemingly without a will, this relationship is put to the test.
The Forgotten Ones: A Novel
A spellbinding novel about an unspeakable secret that could destroy a family, from the New York Times bestselling author of Finding Emma. Elle is a survivor. But weekly visits to her mother still fill Elle with a paralyzing fear she can’t explain. Racked by grief, an imaginary friend, regrets, he has a tale of his own to tell Elle: about her mother, and a haunted conscience, and two strangers who came to the house one night and never left.
As elle’s past unfolds, so does the truth—if she can believe it. As dark as they are, elle must listen…before her grandfather’s death buries the family’s secrets forever. She’s managed to piece together a solid life from a childhood of broken memories and fairy tales her mom told her to explain away bad dreams.
It’s just another of so many unanswered questions she grew up with in a family estranged by silence and secrets. Elle’s world turns upside down when she receives a deathbed request from her grandfather, a man she was told had died years ago. She must face the reasons for her inexplicable dread.
Sisters One, Two, Three
Callie disappears, mimi keeps so busy she has no time to think, and Ginger develops a lifelong aversion to risk that threatens the relationships she holds most dear. When a whispered comment overheard by her rebellious teenage daughter forces Ginger to reveal a long-held family secret, the Tangles’ carefully constructed web of lies begins to unravel.
Along with ginger’s newfound understanding come the keys to reconciliation: with her mother, with her sisters, and with her daughter. At turns heartbreaking, and hopeful, humorous, three explores not only the consequences of secrets—even secrets kept out of love—but also the courage it takes to speak the truth, Two, to forgive, Sisters One, and to let go.
. After a tragic accident on Martha’s Vineyard, keeping secrets becomes a way of life for the Tangle family. With memories locked away, the sisters take divergent paths. Upon the death of glory, the family’s colorful matriarch, and the return of long-estranged Callie, Ginger resolves to return to Martha’s Vineyard and piece together what really happened on that calamitous day when a shadow fell over four sun-kissed siblings playing at the shore.
The Orphan Daughter
The debilitating phobia lucy has developed since her parents’ deaths keeps her stuck in this place that’s nothing like home. Yet she’s shaken by the sudden death of her estranged half sister and the news that she’s now the guardian of her orphaned niece, Lucy. Still nurturing unresolved grief from a marriage bookended by loss, as well as her guilt over her adult son’s imperfect upbringing, Jane is her own worst enemy, content to focus on her small Michigan farm.
Now, the prickly empty nester is thrust into motherhood again, confronted with a traumatized eleven-year-old, unsure she’ll do any better this time. City girl lucy is bewildered by aloof Aunt Jane and a new life in rural Michigan. She secretly plots to run away to live with other relatives. Jane and lucy must decide if they’ll both endure yet another loss—each other—or if their paths will lead them to forge a new family together.
At forty-five, jane mcArdle has experienced her share of life’s twists and turns.