While alzheimer’s slowly steals their father’s memories, the siblings rush to preserve his life in stories and in photographs. Though now a freelance travel writer, the one place she rarely goes is home—until she learns of her dad’s failing health. Returning to watersend means seeing the sister she has avoided for a decade and the brother who runs the family’s Irish pub and has borne the burden of his sisters’ rift.
The Favorite Daughter #ad - As his secret past brings lena’s own childhood into focus, it sends her on a journey to discover the true meaning of home.
The Bookshop at Water's EndBerkley #ad - With her troubled teenage daughter, Piper, she goes back to the beloved river house, in tow, where she is soon joined by Lainey and her two young children. Amid the sand dunes and oak trees draped with Spanish moss, they swam and wished for happy-ever-afters, then escaped to the local bookshop to read and whisper in the glorious cool silence.
The women who spent their childhood summers in a small southern town discover it harbors secrets as lush as the marshes that surround it. During lazy summer days and magical nights, they reunite with bookshop owner Mimi, who is tangled with the past and its mysteries. Until the night that changed everything, the night that Lainey’s mother disappeared.
The Bookshop at Water's End #ad - As the three women cling to a fragile peace, buried secrets and long ago loves return like the tide. Readers guide inside. Now, bonny is desperate to clear her head after a tragic mistake threatens her career as an emergency room doctor, in her early fifties, and her marriage crumbles around her. Bonny blankenship’s most treasured memories are of idyllic summers spent in Watersend, South Carolina, with her best friend, Lainey McKay.
The Perfect Love SongThomas Nelson #ad - Before jimmy knows what’s happening, he’s on tour with the hottest country band around and suddenly everyone knows his name. But fame isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and Jimmy finds himself far away from those he loves—especially Charlotte. Patti takes you to those places in the heart you didn’t even know you wanted to go.
Pat conroy, new york times bestselling author of the prince of tides and South of Broad “Patti Callahan Henry’s The Perfect Love Song is a wonderfully romantic and inspiring novel about love and redemption that sings with emotional truth. Only a christmas miracle—or two—will be able to lead Jimmy back to Ireland, to his brother, and to love.
I fell in love with both Patti Callahan Henry and her work. The perfect love Song is a lyrical and heartwarming tale of love and forgiveness. But jack’s recent engagement to Kara has everyone looking forward to a Christmas destination wedding in Ireland. Unlike his brother, Jimmy never expected to fall in love.
The Perfect Love Song #ad - When the band sings it at a christmas concert the next night, Jimmy insists it’s the perfect love song—but a manager for another famous duo is adamant that it’s the perfect Christmas song. Over thanksgiving, Jimmy and Charlotte write a song while sitting together on the back porch. But he feels a sense of peace and happiness whenever he’s around Kara’s best friend, Charlotte—which has him wondering what he’s missing.
An essential read by a master storyteller.
The Summer GuestsGallery Books #ad - During the course of one of the most challenging weeks of their lives, relationships are put to the test as the evacuees are forced to confront the unresolved issues they have with themselves and with each other. Rather, it’s what they’ll take with them once they leave. Late august is a beautiful time on the Southern coast—the peach trees are ripe, the ocean is warm, and the sweet tea is icy.
They bring with them only the few treasured possessions they can fit in their vehicles. When a hurricane threatens the coasts of florida and south carolina, horse breeder gerda klug and her daughter Elise, famed equestrian Javier Angel de la Cruz, an eclectic group of evacuees flees for the farm of their friends Grace and Charles Phillips in North Carolina: the Phillips’s daughter Moira and her rescue dogs, makeup artist Hannah McLain, and island resident Cara Rutledge.
The Summer Guests #ad - But beneath the calm surface bubbles a threat: it’s also peak hurricane season. Strangers to all but the Phillips, they must ride out the storm together. A perfect time to enjoy the rocking chairs on the porch. From the new york times bestselling author of the beach house series comes a heartwarming and evocative novel about the bonds and new beginnings that are born from natural disasters and how, even during the worst of circumstances—or perhaps because of them—we discover what is most important in life.
But as the storm passes, they realize that what really matters isn’t what they brought with them to the mountains. With mary alice monroe’s “usual resplendent storytelling” Patti Callahan Henry, love, The Summer Guests is a poignant and compelling story of self-discovery, New York Times bestselling author, and redemption.
Between the TidesBerkley #ad - New york times bestselling author patti callahan Henry portrays a woman burdened by the past—and the choices she must face to break free of it—in this emotional, engaging novel. Nine months after her father's death, Catherine Leary still hasn't fulfilled his last wish: that she scatter his ashes in the Seaboro River in South Carolina.
The scene of a childhood tragedy that forced her family to move, Seaboro is the last place Catherine wants to see again. But on the evening of her thirtieth birthday, her father’s young colleague—whom she once dated—pays a visit. Hoping to stop forrest anderson from exposing her family's secrets, she travels to her once-beloved Lowcountry town and embarks on a poignant trip into the past.
Between the Tides #ad - . A journey that might lead her into a new life of love, forgiveness, and self-discovery.
When Light BreaksBerkley #ad - Soon she finds herself mesmerized by the singsong Irish lilt of ninety-six-year-old Maeve Mahoney as Maeve recounts the rambling story of her first love back in Ireland. Gradually she realizes that before she embarks on her new life, she must find out how her own story—with Jack—will end. About all the things that make us worthy as human beings—integrity, honesty, and living the life you are meant to live.
A triumph!”—dorothea benton frank“A passionate, regret, unforgettable novel of self-discovery, and the illuminating power of love. Mary alice Monroe. New york times bestselling author patti Callahan Henry delivers a novel that explores the power of lasting love through the connected stories of two women from opposite sides of the sea.
When Light Breaks #ad - Twenty-seven-year-old kara Larson is bogged down in the stress of planning her elaborate wedding to a professional golfer. Or, and trying to discern the underlying truth, kara begins to wonder, is she really retelling an ancient tale of myth and legend? Waiting for the story to unfold in bits and pieces, Kara is drawn in—and driven to remember her own first love: childhood neighbor Jack Sullivan.
Still, to fulfill the requirements of the Palmetto Pointe Junior Society, she makes time in her busy schedule to visit an elderly woman at a nursing home facility.
THE STORIES WE TELLGriffin #ad - And cooper thinks Eve works too much. Bestselling author patti Callahan Henry is back witha powerful novel about the stories we tell and the people we trust. Eve and cooper Morrison are Savannah's power couple. They know what to expect. They count on each other. Eve's sister, willa, is staying with the family until she gets "back on her feet.
Their daughter, Gwen, is all adolescent rebellion. But things may not be as good as they seem. She owns and operates a letterpress studio specializing in the handmade; he runs a digital magazine featuring all things southern gentlemen. Still, the Morrison marriage is strong. The perfect juxtaposition of the old and the new, Eve and Cooper are the beautiful people.
THE STORIES WE TELL #ad - And they have the wealth and name that comes from being part of an old Georgia family. After twenty-one years together, Eve and Cooper know each other. But when cooper and willa are involved in a car accident, the questions surrounding the event bring the family close to breaking point. The lucky ones. And what she's going to do about it.
A riveting story about the power of truth, The Stories We Tell will open your eyes and rearrange your heart.
Where the River RunsBerkley #ad - Since then, she alone has carried the burden of a terrible secret. Powerful. Do not miss this book. New york times bestselling author Haywood Smith. Now, years later, married to a wonderful man and mother of a teenage son, she is shocked to learn that a childhood friend is being blamed for that long-ago fire.
New york times bestselling author patti Callahan Henry delivers an engaging novel about a South Carolina woman who goes back home to face the past—and discovers herself. Meridy dresden was once a free-spirited, fun-loving girl. Magical. All that changed when the boy she loved was killed in a tragic fire. Fearful but determined, meridy returns to the south carolina Lowcountry and summons the courage to make a decision that may destroy her well-ordered life, her contented marriage, her family’s reputation, and everything she’s worked so hard to protect…including her heart.
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Surfside Sisters: A NovelBallantine Books #ad - In one incredible summer, keely must confront the mistakes of the past if she has any chance of finding true happiness in the place she will always call home. Nothing could come between them—except, Keely’s high school boyfriend, as it turned out, Tommy. Should add Surfside Sisters to their beach bag.
Booklistkeely green always dreamed of leaving the beautiful shores of Nantucket to become a writer. Keely is also dating a charming, perfectly fine pediatric surgeon who looks good on paper but isn’t “the one. She just can’t bear to break it off—until he declares his desire to settle down. Nancy thayer shines yet again in this uplifting tale of forgiveness and self-discovery.
Surfside Sisters: A Novel #ad - Praise for surfside sisters“readers who appreciate a busy, uplifting tale of friendship and romance will enjoy spending time on Thayer's Nantucket. Publishers weekly“an engaging tale about how childhood expectations can be transformed on the journey through adulthood. Kirkus Reviews. But when keely’s mother falls into a deep depression, Keely knows what she must do, even though she is reluctant to face her estranged friend.
Then keely’s editor rejects her latest novel. Fans of Elin Hilderbrand.
The Friends We KeepBerkley #ad - Now years have passed, the friends have drifted apart, and they never found the lives they wanted—the lives they dreamed of when they were young and everything seemed possible. Evvie starved herself to become a supermodel but derailed her career by sleeping with a married man. Maggie married ben, the boy she fell in love with in college, never imagining the heartbreak his drinking would cause.
Topher became a successful actor, but the shame of a childhood secret shut him off from real intimacy. By their thirtieth reunion, these old friends have lost touch with one another and with the people they dreamed of becoming. Together again, they have a second chance at happiness. Until a dark secret is revealed that changes everything.
The Friends We Keep #ad - The friends we keep is about how despite disappointments we’ve had or mistakes we’ve made, it’s never too late to find a place to call home. The friends We Keep Hardcover. As seen on the today show!the friends we keep is the heartwarming and unforgettable New York Times bestselling novel from Jane Green, author of The Sunshine Sisters and The Beach House.
Evvie, maggie, and Topher have known one another since college.
Spring HouseMontlake Romance #ad - With each one, megan is swept away into her enthralling world—and all its secrets. With the help of her fiancé’s caring best friend, it’s sure to draw much-needed tourist revenue to Cape Hudson, a town rich in southern history. However, it’s spring house, the caretaker’s cottage on the grounds, that holds the most intriguing history for Megan.
But megan has secrets too. Now, as one woman’s past unfolds in each revealing letter, Megan will discover more about herself and about the emotional tides of family that can be weathered with those you love and trust the most. The lives of two women, generations apart, converge in this enthralling novel of love, mystery, memories, and secrets.
Spring House #ad - Pregnant and still grieving the death of her fiancé, historian Megan Buchanan is forging ahead on a dream project: to restore to its original glory the landmark hunting lodge her own great-great-grandfather built on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. In a cache of old letters, she’s drawn into the captivating life of a young woman who embarked on her own dream adventure a century ago.
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