When Ursula Barnett and her husband Jed win the Irish lottery, they think their troubles are over. But they are just beginning. Ursula coerces her Yank husband to retire in her hometown of Derry, Northern Ireland, hoping to atone for her youthful sins as a collaborator with the IRA in the 1970s. At the first sniff of Ursula s lotto win, however, her chronically greedy sister-in-law Fionnuala Flood rallies the family against Ursula.
Family saga and black comedy, love story and courtroom drama, An Embarrassment of Riches will take you on a journey to Northern Ireland and beyond, where Protestants and Catholics wage battle daily, and where crossing family with finance leads to heartache and hilarity, passion and tragedy.
–Colin Quinn, Comedian, SNL, Tough Crowd
Publishers Weekly: “The Irish family at the heart of this hilarious novel is so tawdry and despicable, it’s a wonder they don’t kill off each other in the first few pages. …The central figure is Ursula, whose husband had won the lottery and has since gambled away much of the winnings. Ursula’s new (and fading) riches have strained many of her personal relationships, particularly with her sister-in-law, Fionnuala, a first-rate villain who concocts get-rich-quick schemes based on the misery of others. …Once the vulgarity and shenanigans set in, the novel is as absorbing as it is hysterical.”
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How far will a mother go to save her child?
“I have no use for a baby girl. Get rid of her tonight!” He towered over her as she cringed in fear.
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Hansa soon discovers that life as a teenage mother is fraught with danger. But a single lie opens the door to a promising opportunity far from home.
Just seven years later, Hansa finds herself fighting for Tara’s life once more, this time in an American court, with a woman she calls ‘Mother.’
Will the lie upon which Hansa built her life, defeat its own purpose? How can she succeed when no one believes the truth?
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“Is it ever really over with our ex’es?” asks Passionella’s new next-door neighbor Julie. Passionella is about to find out as she falls hard for Julie’s hot but moody ex-husband, Jeff. Is Jeff the life partner she’s been waiting for or just another Mr. Almost Right?
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A near-death experience during a cycling accident unearths a mystifying memory that leads Katelyn Roberts to the quaint seaside town of Cape Elizabeth, Maine. There, she becomes entangled in the secrets of a historic inn that somehow call to her from the past.
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Tara’s marriage began to deteriorate soon after it began. As her fifth wedding anniversary arrives, Tara is determined to fix the damage and rekindle the love affair.
Brad could not wait for his military deployment to end so he and his fiancé could begin their lives together. His future plans crumbled the afternoon he found his fiancé in the arms of another man. Unwilling to risk further heartache, Brad abandons his dreams of starting a family and focuses his energy on his career.
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Passionella Davenport has been unwilling to risk her heart since her husband Fletcher, an off-Broadway director, confessed his preference for men. Now, ten years later, she is about to get a second chance at life and love in the unlikeliest of places. Divorced, unemployed, and running out of money, she journeys to rural Newbridge, Connecticut, to house sit Fletcher’s boyhood home-and falls hard for Jeff Woodrow, a local woodworker and weekend musician. In every way, Jeff is the opposite of Fletcher-masculine, rugged, handy-and when he grabs her in a passionate embrace, she feels wanted.
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Hilarious and heartbreaking by turns, Almost Right with the World is a wry look at the limits of friendship, the bonds that survive divorce, and the lies we tell each other and ourselves in our love relationships.
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Facing months of reconstructive surgery, former model Jori struggles to make a new life for himself as an artist while evading the press. The more talk-show queen Olivia Howard learns about the man behind the scar, the more intrigued she becomes. But Jori is no girl’s happily ever after. Yet.
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Spanning fifteen years, The Man I Love follows a man’s emotional journey back to the truth of himself and a woman he can’t forget. An epic tale of love, sexual passion and forgiveness that lingers long after the last page is turned.
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De Vine Tours’ two-week walking trip through New Zealand wine country is billed as a trip of a lifetime: sumptuous food, great wine, fabulous scenery, easy walks and wonderful homestay accommodation. For Lindsey McIntyre, writer and illustrator, the tour seems like a recipe for success. She will be able to sketch, research for her new book and most importantly, become more independent. It’s time for her to take some vital steps to overcome the legacy of a difficult childhood and move on with her life.
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From author Suanne Laqueur comes an astonishing debut novel: a man’s emotional journey to salvage relationships destroyed in the wake of a school shooting. This gripping story explores love, sexuality and trauma while reflecting on what it means to live the truth of who you are and what you feel.
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Recently engaged, Birdie Kaminsky has turned her life around. Now her mother, the notorious swindler Wish Kaminsky, will put her romance at risk in this hilarious and heartwarming book.
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1897-1906-Esther Stoltz is hurt and confused when the young man she always thought she would marry suddenly loses interest.The stunning news that she is half Cheyenne Indian leaves her wondering about the heritage she is forbidden to explore.
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A BOOTY CALL. A STUCK ELEVATOR. A CHANCE TO MOVE ON.
When Riley gets stuck in a hotel elevator with British actor Ashe Hunter, she realizes that it’s going to take more than a celebrity romance for her to finally let go of the past, and find herself.
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The Bad Girl is a gripping tale of lost souls living half-lives amidst the bustle of New York City in the 1970s as seen through the eyes of Riley Madison, a feisty, emotionally scarred woman who lives in an uncertain world where survival shares a place alongside the thin edge of violence, her cat, Samson, and the two equally damaged men who dare to enter her isolated existence hoping to save her.
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Jen, Georgina, Meg, and Rowan were incredibly close as children — until a tasteless prank pulled them all apart. Years later, the women reunite… and explosive secrets begin to surface that could endanger them all.
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Diana Moore’s perfect life is turned upside down when she learns of a mysterious woman who works nearby – a woman who is her identical mirror image.
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