Morning Glory

Author: Sarah Jio
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101619995
Size: 13.97 MB
Format: PDF
View: 93

From the New York Times bestselling author of Always and Blackberry Winter, Sarah Jio imagines life on Boat Street, a floating community on Seattle’s Lake Union, home to people of artistic spirit who for decades protect the dark secret of one startling night in 1959. Fleeing an East Coast life marred by tragedy, Ada Santorini takes up residence on houseboat number seven on Boat Street. She discovers a trunk left behind by Penny Wentworth, a young newlywed who lived on the boat half a century earlier. Ada longs to know her predecessor’s fate, but little suspects that Penny’s mysterious past and her own clouded future are destined to converge.

Perfectly Charming

Author: Liz Talley
Publisher: Montlake Romance
ISBN: 1503936201
Size: 12.35 MB
Format: PDF
View: 15

Morning Glory native Jess Culpepper is desperate to get out of town after divorcing the only man she's ever dated. She takes a temporary nursing job in Florida and, thanks to the bequest of her late friend, Lacy, has the funds to rent a condo right on the beach. She's not prepared to literally trip over her old high school lab partner--and definitely not prepared for how deliciously hot he is now. Ryan Reyes, once known as "The Brain," has worked hard to become more than the skinny nerd that jocks bullied and girls politely tolerated. At twenty-six, he has retired from science to run a charter fishing business in Pensacola and spend his leisure time catching up on the debauchery he missed. But when the unattainable girl of his teenage fantasies moves in down the beach, old feelings come flooding back. Their scorching attraction soon leads them into bed--but what starts as no-strings-attached fun is complicated by a return to Morning Glory and the shadows of their shared past. Can the head cheerleader and the geek redefine themselves and forge ahead to find their happily ever after?

Morning Glory

Author: Carolyn Brown
Publisher: Center Point Pub
ISBN: 1602851522
Size: 14.95 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 28

Clara Anderson has her routine, and she likes it that way. But oil has brought big changes to Healdton, Oklahoma, and though she can't stop "progress," that doesn't mean she has to rent rooms in her boarding house to oil well riff-raff. So she's incensed when one of her employees rents a room to Briar Nelson, a roustabout for Rose Oil. All Briar wants is a place to eat and sleep. He signed a three-month contract and paid the rent in advance, so the lovely, crazy Clara will have to hire a lawyer to throw him out. Can a woman who was jilted ten years ago fall for the kind of man she wants nothing to do with? Changes more personal that the discovery of oil are evolving at the Morning Glory Inn . . .

Separate Beds

Author: Lavyrle Spencer
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101219335
Size: 20.59 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 50

New York Times bestselling author LaVyrle Spencer presents a beautiful and moving tale of a false marriage that leads to true love. The wedding of Clay Forrester and Catherine Anderson was the social event of the season. It seemed like a page out of a fairy tale. But everything about it—from the formal vows to the magnificent reception—was a lie. Catherine had reluctantly agreed to Clay’s “marriage of convenience”—and the only thing that could threaten their arrangement was the unexpected arrival of love. “A superb story.”—Los Angeles Times “LaVyrle Spencer’s legions of fans are drawn to her fiction because of its uncalculated emotion and the author’s almost old-fashioned sense of integrity.”—Chicago Tribune “LaVyrle Spencer is magic!”—Affaire de Coeur

The Gamble

Author: LaVyrle Spencer
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
ISBN: 0425195813
Size: 11.23 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 71

In the late 1800s, a southern gambler moves to Proffitt, Kansas, hoping to make a living as a saloonkeeper. But he soon becomes a target of the prohibition movement, led by the enchanting yet volatile Agatha Downing. They are hopeless adversaries--until the innocence of a child opens their eyes and hearts to each other. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

The House Of Mirth

Author: Edith Wharton
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 9783730980217
Size: 11.21 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 71

The House of Mirth is the fourth novel by Edith Wharton. First published in 1905, the novel is Wharton's first important work of fiction. It sold 140,000 copies between October and the end of December, adding to Wharton's existing fortune. The House of Mirth was written while Edith Wharton lived at The Mount, her home in Lenox, Massachusetts.The House of Mirth tells the story of Lily Bart, a woman who is torn between her desire for luxurious living and a relationship based on mutual respect and love. She sabotages all her possible opportunities for a wealthy marriage, loses the esteem of her social circle, and dies young, poor, and alone. Lily is initially of good social standing and rejects several offers of advantageous marriage. The book begins with Lily's 'scandalous' visit at a single man's apartment (Lawrence Selden). They seem to have a feeling for each other, but, unfortunately, Lawrence is not in possession of a big fortune, which turns Lily rather towards Percy Gryce, a young and timid millionaire. When everyone is convinced that Percy will propose to Lily on the next occasion, she suddenly changes her mind and steps back. This is clearly caused by an unexpected visit by Lawrence Selden, who is now convinced of his love for her, but does not want to risk marriage. Gryce soon marries another girl from the same circle. Lily's social standing erodes when her friend Judy Trenor's husband Gus gives Lily a large sum of money. Lily innocently accepts the money, believing that it is the return on investments he supposedly made for her. The rumors of this transaction, and of her mysterious visit to Gus in his city residence, crack her social standing further. One day Lily receives a note from Selden. She is sure he is going to propose and accepts the meeting the next day. Selden, frightened by this sudden change of her heart (earlier she virtually escaped when he tried to kiss her), flees to Havana, and then Europe, leaving no notice.