Derrière la carapace, il y a une délicatesse subtile et insoupçonnée... François, directeur d'un centre équestre en Bretagne, découvre, lors d'une promenade à cheval sur la plage, une jeune femme inconsciente au pied d'un rocher. Plutôt que d'appeler les secours, il décide sans trop savoir pourquoi de la ramener chez lui pour la soigner. À son réveil, l'inconnue paraît en bonne santé, mais peu encline à parler. Elle déclare s'appeler Elsa mais refuse de répondre à tout autre question. Commence alors entre le célibataire endurci et cette âme à vif une étrange cohabitation, où chacun se dévoile peu à peu à l'autre sans pour autant totalement révéler les secrets qui le rongent. Et même si le duo en s'apprivoisant s'apaise, leur carapace peine à se fendre... Qui est Elsa et quelle vie est-elle en train de fuir ? Plongez dans les eaux vives et profondes de ce roman émouvant. COUPS DE COEUR LIBRAIRES "Un premier roman tout en finesse" Le renard qui lit - Chalonnes "Ce livre est sublime, il prend aux tripes" Fnac Grenoble "Sans aucun doute, le roman de vos prochaines vacances" Librairie Contact, Angers COUPS DE COEUR BLOGUEURS Laure Manel sait écrire avec justesse et beauté. Lectures de Meuraie L'écriture de Laure Manel est un véritable petit bijou ! La Dory qui lit Votre coup de coeur de l'été Ma bibliothèque bleue
If Only It Were True
Author: Marc Levy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
What do you do when you find a stranger in your closet and she can disappear and reappear at whim? What if she then tells you that her body is actually in a coma on the other side of town? What starts off as a dilemma that Arthur is faced with when he discovers Lauren in his apartment, becomes a heartwarming love story.
Author: Thomas Olde Heuvelt
The English language debut of the bestselling Dutch novel, Hex, from Thomas Olde Heuvelt--a Hugo and World Fantasy award nominated talent to watch Whoever is born here, is doomed to stay 'til death. Whoever settles, never leaves. Welcome to Black Spring, the seemingly picturesque Hudson Valley town haunted by the Black Rock Witch, a seventeenth century woman whose eyes and mouth are sewn shut. Muzzled, she walks the streets and enters homes at will. She stands next to children's bed for nights on end. Everybody knows that her eyes may never be opened or the consequences will be too terrible to bear. The elders of Black Spring have virtually quarantined the town by using high-tech surveillance to prevent their curse from spreading. Frustrated with being kept in lockdown, the town's teenagers decide to break their strict regulations and go viral with the haunting. But, in so doing, they send the town spiraling into dark, medieval practices of the distant past. This chilling novel heralds the arrival of an exciting new voice in mainstream horror and dark fantasy.
Search for Love
Author: Nora Roberts
An enthralling tale of a woman who discovers both the truth about her past and the seductive possibilities of the present, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts. When she arrives at her long lost relative's French estate, Serenity Smith is greeted with cold politeness by the Comtesse de Kergallen and her darkly handsome grandson, Christophe. Refusing to believe their scandalous stories about her late parents, Serenity sets out to prove they were false. But getting the enigmatic Christophe to change his mind about her will prove an equally worthy challenge. A NORA ROBERTS CLASSIC AVAILABLE DIGITALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME
Author: Audrey Carlan
Publisher: Montlake Romance
This volume includes the fourth, fifth, and sixth International Guy novellas from #1 New York Times bestselling author Audrey Carlan. International Guy Inc. is owned and operated by Parker Ellis, a ladies' man with a high IQ and a big libido. He's the most successful life and love coach in the world, and he's smart enough to know he can't run a multimillion-dollar company alone. He hires two friends whose areas of expertise complement his own. They comprise The Dream Maker, The Love Maker, and The Moneymaker. Together, they advise the wealthiest people in the world: Hollywood hotshots, European royalty, and the CEOs of multibillion-dollar companies. And sometimes they can't help it when things heat up and they end up in bed with their clients. Quite literally. This International Guy likes his playboy lifestyle, and he's not looking for commitment. After all, there's a whole world waiting for him. But as he goes from city to city, and from woman to woman, it's possible that he just might find his own love along the way...
Author: Marc Levy
He strove for an ideal love... She simply loved him... When they were growing up, Susan and Philip meant everything to each other. In the spirited optimism of their youth, they swore that they would love each other forever - even if their lives forced them apart. She had plans to fight poverty in Central America, while he would try to make it in Manhattan. Philip made a promise: whatever happened to Susan, he would always be there for her. Little did he know that this promise would transform his life - that keeping it would mean opening his heart to an unwanted stranger, to someone who would first shatter his world, but would ultimately bring everything together. In a fast-paced and masterfully woven story, where nothing turns out as expected, in a tale that takes you from the eye of a hurricane to the depths of a soul, insightful and moving, Marc Levy pays tribute to the triumph of love. "A great love story that unravels between New York and Honduras; so enjoyable that you can't help but read it all in one go.' - Elle
Now in Paperback: The much-anticipated, bestselling sequel to the international phenomenon Happy People Read and Drink Coffee. Diane needs to start over again. After returning from Ireland and turning the page on her stormy relationship with Edward, the brooding Irish photographer, she is determined to rebuild her life in Paris with help from her best friend Félix. She focuses solely on getting her literary café back on track-until she meets Olivier. He is kind and thoughtful, and she may have a future with him...until she stumbles across her former love at a photography exhibit. What is Edward doing in Paris? Why didn't he reach out? Faced with a hail of questions, her old flame remains cold and unresponsive. Apparently, he, too, has moved on. In order to put the past behind her, Diane must go back over her tracks. Ireland saved her before. Can she get answers there and find peace again?
"9 March 1876 My name is Meggie Kelly and I take up this pencil with my twin sister, Susie. We have nothing left, less than nothing. The village of our People has been destroyed. Empty of human feeling, half-dead ourselves, all that remains of us intact are hearts turned to stone. We curse the U.S. government, we curse the Army, we curse the savagery of mankind, white and Indian alike. We curse God in his heaven. Do not underestimate the power of a mother's vengeance . . . . So begins the journal of Margaret Kelly, a woman who participated in the government's "Brides for Indians" program in 1873, a program whose conceit was that the way to peace between the United States and the Cheyenne Nation was for One Thousand White Women to be given as brides in exchange for three hundred horses. Mostly fallen women, the brides themselves thought it was simply a chance at freedom. But many fell in love with the Cheyenne spouses and had children with them . . . and became Cheyenne themselves. THE VENGEANCE OF MOTHERS explores what happens to the bonds between wives and husbands, children and mothers, when society sees them as "unspeakable." Jim Fergus brings to light a time and place and fills it with unforgettable characters who live and breathe with a passion we can relate to even today" --
Morning Comes Softly
Author: Debbie Macomber
Publisher: Harper Collins
A shy Louisiana librarian, Mary Warner fears she'll always be alone—so she answers a personals ad from a rancher in Montana. Never before has she done anything so reckless, casting the only life she knows aside to travel to a strange place and marry a man she's never met. But something about this man calls to her—and she knows this may be her very last chance at happiness. Tragedy made Travis Thompson the guardian of three orphaned children—and determination leads him to do whatever it takes to keep the kids out of foster homes. When he decides to take a long shot on a personals ad, the results are surprising, and before he knows it, he has agreed to marry a mysterious Southern woman sight unseen. It could be the mistake of a lifetime. But Mary Warner may be exactly what this broken family needs. And with a little faith, a little trust, and a lot of love, two lonely hearts might just discover the true meaning of miracles.
The Book of Ivy
Author: Amy Engel
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
What would you kill for? After a brutal nuclear war, the United States was left decimated. A small group of survivors eventually banded together, but only after more conflict over which family would govern the new nation. The Westfalls lost. Fifty years later, peace and control are maintained by marrying the daughters of the losing side to the sons of the winning group in a yearly ritual. This year, it is my turn. My name is Ivy Westfall, and my mission is simple: to kill the president's son—my soon-to-be husband—and return the Westfall family to power. But Bishop Lattimer is either a very skilled actor or he's not the cruel, heartless boy my family warned me to expect. He might even be the one person in this world who truly understands me. But there is no escape from my fate. I am the only one who can restore the Westfall legacy. Because Bishop must die. And I must be the one to kill him...
Under the Dome: Part 2
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
After an invisible force field seals off Chester Mills, Maine, from the rest of the world, it is up to Dale Barbara, an Iraq veteran, and a select group of citizens to save the town, if they can get past Big Jim Rennie, a murderous politician, and his son, who hides a horrible secret in his dark pantry. Reprint.
The Great Wide Open
Author: Douglas Kennedy
Publisher: Random House
A Vintage Affair
Author: Isabel Wolff
Every dress has a history. And so does every woman. BONUS: This edition contains an A Vintage Affair discussion guide and an excerpt from Isabel Wolff's The Very Picture of You. Phoebe Swift’s friends are stunned when she abruptly leaves a plum job to open her own vintage clothing shop in London—but to Phoebe, it’s the fulfillment of a dream, and her passion. Digging for finds in attics and wardrobes, Phoebe knows that when you buy a piece of vintage clothing, you’re not just buying fabric and thread—you’re buying a piece of someone’s past. But one particular article of clothing will soon unexpectedly change her life. Thérèse Bell, an elderly Frenchwoman, has an impressive clothing collection. But among the array of elegant suits and couture gowns, Phoebe finds a child’s sky-blue coat—an item with which Mrs. Bell is stubbornly reluctant to part. As the two women become friends, Phoebe will learn the poignant tale of that little blue coat. And she will discover an astonishing connection between herself and Thérèse Bell—one that will help her heal the pain of her own past and allow her to love again. Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more. RandomHouseReadersCircle.com
Author: Nora Roberts
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes a classic tale about the risks of passion! Maggie Fitzgerald has retreated from her former fast-paced life, seeking solitude to heal her broken heart. But her new landscaper, Cliff Delaney, is gruff and abrupt—and somehow irresistible. And when a body is found too close to home, shattering her peace entirely, Maggie is forced into the arms of the very man she finds so aggravating. The trouble is, Cliff is the prime suspect in the investigation. Has Maggie fallen for a good man with a rough exterior…or a coldhearted killer? Originally published in 1985.