Another Side Of Paradise by Sally Koslow

Release Date: May 29, 2018 Sheilah Graham was a popular gossip columnist covering Hollywood stars in the late 1930’s. She moved to America and assumed a new name to hide her poverty-stricken background. At the same time, F. Scott Fitzgerald was working in California developing movie scripts while struggling to write his next novel.  His wife, Zelda, was away at a psychiatric hospital and he … Continue reading Another Side Of Paradise by Sally Koslow

The Wild Birds by Emily Strelow

Release Date: March 13, 2018 This novel is a collection of stories that are all connected by a silver box that holds egg shells from birds. The box is held by many people during its’ century-long journey.  One holder is Olive who was given the box in 1870 while her mother was ill. After her death, she travels to San Francisco to live with her … Continue reading The Wild Birds by Emily Strelow

A Matter Of Chance by Julie Maloney

Release Date: April 10, 2018 Maddy Stewart, a single mother, is on vacation at the Jersey shore with her eight-year-old daughter Vinni. While walking along the beach she spots her elderly neighbors while the husband is having a medical emergency.  Maddy leaves her daughter with the wife to call for help. When she returns, both her daughter and the wife are gone. Fixated on finding … Continue reading A Matter Of Chance by Julie Maloney

Not Our Kind By Kitty Zeldis

Release Date: September 4, 2018 Eleanor Moskowitz is stuck in a taxi in New York City during a visit from President Truman. She is without employment and is running late for a job interview for a teaching position. Her cab is hit by another vehicle leaving her with minor injuries. The other taxi’s passenger, Patricia Bellamy, feels responsible and takes her to her apartment for … Continue reading Not Our Kind By Kitty Zeldis

The Sugarhouse Blues by Mariah Stewart

Release Date: May 15, 2018 The Hudson sisters want to collect their share of their father’s estate.  To collect their inheritance, Allie, Des, and Cara are obligated to work together and renovate the family’s theatre. They have all combined forces and are living temporarily at their aunt’s home in Hidden Falls, Pennsylvania. Unforeseen problems have put them over budget and recent storm damage has pushed … Continue reading The Sugarhouse Blues by Mariah Stewart

Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage

Release Date: July 17, 2018 Suzette is homeschooling her seven-year-old daughter Hanna. She is out of options after Hanna is expelled from numerous schools. Her daughter is highly intelligent but has severe behavioral issues and rarely speaks. Her behavior is uneven with most of the volatility directed towards her mother.  When her father is around she is well behaved and loving. Hanna adores her father … Continue reading Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage

I Liked My Life by Abby Fabiaschi

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Release date: January 31, 2017 Book Blurb from Maddy is a devoted stay-at-home wife and mother, host of excellent parties, giver of thoughtful gifts, and bestower of a searingly perceptive piece of advice or two. She is the cornerstone of her family, a true matriarch…until she commits suicide, leaving her husband Brady and teenage daughter Eve heartbroken… Continue reading I Liked My Life by Abby Fabiaschi

Limelight by Amy Poeppel

Release Date: May 1, 2018 The Brinkley family of five has just relocated to New York City from Dallas, Texas.  Allison’s husband was offered a promotion and the whole family was excited to try something new.  Their new home in a small cramped apartment seems a small sacrifice for this golden opportunity.  Collectively, they anticipate a few stumbles after leaving behind lifelong friends and a … Continue reading Limelight by Amy Poeppel