A Long Time Gone New American Library

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Berkley #ad - But in the spring, vivien returns, nine years to the day since she’d left, fleeing from a broken marriage and her lost dreams for children. From the new york times bestselling author of the Tradd Street novels comes an enthralling southern gothic saga about one woman's quest for the truth. What she hopes to find is solace with her dear grandmother who raised her, a Walker woman with a knack for making everything all right.

A Long Time Gone New American Library #ad - Vivien knows there is now only one way to rediscover herself—by uncovering the secrets of her family and breaking the cycle of loss that has haunted them for generations. Instead vivien is forced into the unexpected role of caretaker, challenging her personal quest to find the girl she once was. A violent storm has revealed the remains of a long-dead woman buried near the Walker home, not far from the cypress swamp that is soon to give up its ghosts.

When vivien walker left her home in the Mississippi Delta, she swore never to go back. Readers guide included. But things will change again in ways Vivien cannot imagine.

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The Beach Trees

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Berkley #ad - Monica guidry paints a vivid picture of her Southern family through stories, but never says why or how she lost contact with them. And she has another secret: a heart condition that will soon take her life. Feeling as if she’s lost her sister a second time, Julie inherits from Monica an antique portrait—as well as custody of her young son.

The Beach Trees #ad - Taking him to biloxi, mississippi, to meet the family he’s never known, Julie discovers a connection of her own. The portrait, of an old Guidry relative, was done by her great-grandfather—and unlocks a surprising family history. Includes a readers guide and an excerpt of dreams of falling. From the new york times bestselling author of the tradd Street novels comes the story of one woman’s journey into a secret past—and a life she never expected on the ravaged coast of Biloxi, Mississippi.

. Working at an auction house in new York, Julie Holt meets a struggling artist and single mother who reminds her very much of her missing younger sister.

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After the Rain A Falling Home Novel

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Berkley #ad - Her survival depends on her ability to slip in and out of people’s lives, on never staying in one place for too long. Because someone is looking for her—someone who won’t stop until her life is destroyed…  CONVERSATION GUIDE INCLUDED. She can’t help but feel drawn to this tight-knit community—or to the town’s mayor, Joe Warner, and his six kids.

But walton is a town where everyone knows everyone else—and they all seem intent on making Suzanne feel right at home. From new york times bestselling author of the tradd street novels comes the sequel to Falling Home, Georgia, a novel set in the picaresque town of Walton, where one woman is about to discover that the best journey is the one that brings you home.

After the Rain A Falling Home Novel #ad - Freelance photographer suzanne paris has been on her own since she was fourteen—and she has no intention of settling down, especially not in a tiny town like Walton. She’s here to hide out for a little while, not to form connections. But suzanne can’t afford to stick around, even if she’s finally found a place where she belongs.

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The Lost Hours

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Berkley #ad - Now a near fatal riding accident has shattered Piper’s dreams of Olympic glory. After her grandfather’s death, she inherits the house and all its secrets, including a key to a room that doesn’t exist—or does it? And after her grandmother is sent away to a nursing home, she remembers the box buried in the backyard.

. Piper always dismissed her grandmother as not having had a story to tell. For twelve years, it remained untouched. The new york times bestselling author of the Tradd Street novels delivers a gripping tale of family, fate, and forgiveness. When piper mills was twelve, she helped her grandfather bury a box that belonged to her grandmother in the backyard.

The Lost Hours #ad - In it are torn pages from a scrapbook, a charm necklace—and a newspaper article from 1939 about the body of an infant found floating in the Savannah River. And now, too late, Piper finds she might have been wrong. The necklace’s charms tell the story of three friends during the 1930s— each charm added during the three months each friend had the necklace and recorded her life in the scrapbook.

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Sea Change

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Berkley #ad - There is much she doesn’t know about Matthew, including the mysterious circumstances surrounding his first wife’s death. Then she meets child psychologist Matthew Frazier, and thinks her days of loneliness are behind her. Simons island off the coast of Georgia. But after the initial excitement, Ava is surprised to discover that true happiness continues to elude her.

. When newlywed ava Whalen follows her husband to his family home on St. Feeling adrift, ava throws herself into uncovering Matthew’s family history and that of the island, not realizing that she has a connection of her own to this place—or that her obsession with the past could very well destroy her future.

Sea Change #ad - After a whirlwind romance, they impulsively elope, and Ava moves to Matthew’s ancestral home on St. And her new home seems to hold as many mysteries and secrets as her new husband. Simons island, she discovers a tangled web of dangerous secrets in this enthralling story from the New York Times bestselling author of the Tradd Street novels.

For as long as she can remember, ava Whalen has struggled with a sense of not belonging, at thirty-four, and now, she still feels stymied by her family.

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Pieces of the Heart

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Berkley #ad - Only their neighbors, seem able to penetrate her cool reserve, the husband and daughter of one of Caroline’s childhood friends, giving Caroline the courage to face her biggest fears—and dive headfirst into life. Caroline collier is a woman bogged down in the harsh realities of a life barely lived. And though her chances of relaxing in the presence of her overbearing, perfect mother are slim, she joins her at the family’s vacation home in the mountains of North Carolina.

Though caroline loves the serene beauty of Lake Ophelia, peace of mind is not to be found. Stress from her all-consuming job as an accountant has given her panic attacks, forcing her to take a leave of absence from work. In lyrical and evocative prose, the new York Times bestselling author of the Tradd Street novels takes the scattered pieces of a life and weaves them into a tale of hope.

Pieces of the Heart #ad - . Memories of her beloved younger brother, who died when she was seventeen, continue to haunt her, while the tension between her mother and her still simmers.

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The Color of Light

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Berkley #ad - And as ghosts of the past are resurrected, and as jillian’s daughter begins having eerie conversations with an imaginary friend named Lauren, Jillian and Linc will uncover the truth about Lauren’s disappearance and about the feelings they have buried for sixteen years. Jillian had never doubted his innocence—but because her parents had whisked her back home to Atlanta, she never got a chance to tell him.

Summers spent at her grandmother’s beach house had been Jillian’s sanctuary from indifferent parents—until her best friend Lauren Mills disappeared, never to be found. Linc rising, lauren’s boyfriend and Jillian’s confidant, had been a suspect in Lauren’s disappearance. An emotionally moving novel of a woman in search of a new beginning and a man haunted by the past—from the New York Times bestselling author of the Tradd Street novels.

The Color of Light #ad - At thirty-two, jillian parrish finally finds the courage to put herself in the driver’s seat of her life. Pregnant and recently divorced, she and her seven-year-old daughter find refuge and solace on Pawleys Island, South Carolina—Jillian’s only source of happy childhood memories. Now, a resentful linc is back on Pawleys Island—renovating the old Mills house.

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Learning to Breathe

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Berkley #ad - From the new york times bestselling author of the tradd street novels comes a richly emotional story about a woman who discovers that taking a leap of faith is better than always wondering what might have been…Brenna O'Brien doesn't believe in happy endings. Now, she leads a quiet life surrounded by her four matchmaking sisters, running a historic movie theater and collecting old wartime letters.

Learning to Breathe #ad - But she leaves the letters unopened, preferring to imagine their possibilities rather than risk being disappointed. Then pierce comes back to town, and realize that if she doesn't come to terms with the life she let slip away, shattering Brenna's hard-earned peace—and forcing her to re-examine everything, she may never have the courage to go after the life she wants.

Not since the love of her life, Pierce McGovern, left her years ago without a word.

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Falling Home A Falling Home Novel

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Berkley #ad - As she makes the trip back, the only thing that frightens Cassie more than losing her father is seeing Harriet and the family that should have been hers. But one night a single phone call brings back everything she's tried to forget. But now harriet's on the line with news that their father is dying. But she can't help loving her nephews and nieces any more than she can help feeling at home again in Walton.

Falling Home A Falling Home Novel #ad - A poignant story of two estranged sisters from the New York Times bestselling author of the Tradd Street novels. At twenty cassie madison left her hometown of Walton, Georgia, for New York City, where she has reinvented herself—from losing herself in her career to squashing her accent. She hasn't spoken to her sister since Harriet stole Cassie's fiancé and married him.

As she fights a surprising reaction to a forgotten friend, and faces an unexpected threat to the family she'd once left behind, Cassie comes to realize that moving on doesn't always mean moving away from who you are.

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The Time Between

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Berkley #ad - Now her memories of him are all that tempers the guilt she feels over the accident that put her sister in a wheelchair—and the feelings she harbors for her sister’s husband. To help support her sister, but she escapes into her music, Eleanor works at a Charleston investment firm during the day, playing piano at a neighborhood bar.

For eleanor, it’s a chance to revisit the place where she was her happiest—and to share her love of music with grieving Helena, whose sister recently died under mysterious circumstances. An island lush with sweetgrass and salt marshes, Edisto has been a peaceful refuge for Helena, who escaped with her sister from war-torn Hungary in 1944.

The Time Between #ad - The new york times bestselling author of the Tradd Street novels delivers a tale that spans two generations of sisters and secrets, set in the stunning South Carolina Lowcountry. But now eleanor will finally learn the truth about their past: secrets that will help heal her relationship with her own sister—and set Eleanor free.

. Eleanor murray will always remember her childhood on Edisto Island, a local shrimper, where her late father, shared her passion for music. The sisters were well-known on the island, where they volunteered in their church and community.

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The Memory of Water

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Berkley #ad - After ten years of silence between the sisters, Marnie is called back to the South Carolina Lowcountry by Diana's ex-husband, Quinn. In order to help the traumatized boy, Marnie must reopen old wounds and bring the darkest memories of their past to the surface. The new york times bestselling author of the Tradd Street novels returns to the South Carolina Lowcountry with a gripping tale of two sisters haunted by one tragic night.

. On the night their mother drowns, sisters Marnie and Diana Maitland discover there is more than one kind of death. His young son has returned from a sailing trip with his emotionally unstable mother, and he is refusing to speak. And she must confront Diana, before they all go under. There is the death of innocence, of love, and of hope.

The Memory of Water #ad - . Each sister harbors a secret about that night-secrets that will erode their lives as they grow into adulthood.

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