Author: Monica Murphy
Publisher: Newton Compton Editori
One Week Girlfriend Series 4 romanzi in 1 Non dirmi un’altra bugia Dammi un’altra possibilità Promettimi che mi amerai Resta per sempre con me Un'autrice da 80.000 copie Finalmente in un unico volume la serie che ha fatto impazzire l’America! Fin dove può spingersi il vero amore? Drew Callahan è la stella della squadra di football del college. Le ragazze lo desiderano, ma nella sua vita sembra non esserci spazio per l’amore. Fable invece ha dovuto rinunciare agli studi per lavorare come cameriera. È bellissima ma nessuno le ha mai fatto battere il cuore. Drew e Fable si conoscono appena quando lui le chiede, in cambio di denaro, di fingere per una settimana di essere la sua ragazza, e le cose presto prenderanno una piega imprevista... Una sorte simile unisce Colin e Jen, amici fin dall’infanzia, protagonisti di Promettimi che mi amerai. Nessuno dei due ha mai avuto il coraggio di ammettere i propri sentimenti: tra loro c’è un legame fortissimo, e un’attrazione esplosiva. Ma un giorno Jen decide di dare una svolta alla sua vita: è arrivato il momento di andare avanti da sola e fare a meno del ragazzo che l’ha sempre protetta come un fratello maggiore... In Resta per sempre con me Owen, il fratello di Fable, è cresciuto e anche lui adesso è costretto a fare i conti con il caos in cui si trova la sua vita. La carriera calcistica, i voti a scuola, tutto è entrato in crisi e l’ultima cosa che desidera è un tutor che gli dia una mano con i compiti. Quando però scopre che a seguirlo sarà la bellissima e timida Chelsea, Owen non potrà resisterle... Dall’autrice bestseller del New York Times e USA Today Monica Murphy crea dipendenza «Monica Murphy vi trascinerà in questa splendida storia e non vi lascerà più andare.» Ella «Emozionante, sexy, commovente. Assolutamente da non perdere.» SophiaMonica MurphyCaliforniana, è autrice di diversi romanzi, tra cui la serie One Week Girlfriend, bestseller del «New York Times» e «USA Today». La Newton Compton ha già pubblicato con successo i volumi singoli della serie: Non dirmi un’altra bugia, Dammi un’altra possibilità, Promettimi che mi amerai e Resta per sempre con me.
‘What makes you happy? What do you want from life?’ I ran through a list of things that I supposed would make me sound cool. And then I told the truth. ‘A home,’ I said. ‘A home with some people in it I love.’ On a mission to have the perfect home, with tweeting bluebirds and a white picket fence, Juliet hits a major stumbling block - reality. On the first night with her boyfriend in their new flat, Juliet discovers that Simon has been sleeping with her best friend. After growing up in a dysfunctional family with secrets that haunt her, there's no way she is prepared to build her nest on a broken branch. Heartbroken and seeking an escape from her troubles, Juliet retreats into the comforting world of her grandmother's 1950s homemaking manuals, discovering tips like 'put a ribbon in your hair to brighten your husband's day' and though Juliet knows that won’t get her anywhere, she discovers that craft and homemaking are back in style. Taking control of her life, Juliet is determined to get her home with a heart. But who will win hers?
One Week Girlfriend
Author: Monica Murphy
Breakout sensation Monica Murphy takes the romance genre by storm with the deeply emotional, completely addicting story of Drew and Fable. Temporary. That’s the word I’d use to describe my life right now. I’m temporarily working double shifts—at least until I can break free. I’m temporarily raising my little brother—since apparently our actual mother doesn’t give a crap about either of us. And I always end up as nothing but the temporary girlfriend—the flavor of the week for every guy who’s heard the rumor that I give it up so easily. At least Drew Callahan, college football legend and local golden boy, is upfront about it. He needs someone to play the part of his girlfriend for one week. In exchange for cash. As if that’s not weird enough, ever since he brought me into his world, nothing really makes sense. Everyone hates me. Everyone wants something from him. And yet the only thing Drew seems to want is . . . me. I don’t know what to believe anymore. Drew is sweet, sexy, and hiding way more secrets than I am. All I know is, I want to be there for him—permanently. Praise for One Week Girlfriend “A sweet and sexy read with a dash of angst. It will hook you from page one!”—Under the Covers “The author had me hooked within the opening pages. What a great debut novel by Monica Murphy! . . . All I have to say is pick up the book and be prepared for the roller coaster you are about to get on. . . . You will not want to miss this book and this author.”—Shh Moms Reading “I chose this book to be the book. The perfect book that would make the world stop for a few hours and suck me into another universe completely. The perfect book that would make my heart race and stop all at the same time. This book is that book! This book is perfect!”—The Obsessive Reader “A deep and thought provoking story . . . Be on the lookout for Monica Murphy because I’m sure you’ll be hearing more great things from her!”—Mostly YA Book Obsessed “A delicious read, hot romance, complicated characters and intense drama.”—Literary Cravings “An emotional and heartbreaking storyline . . . Monica Murphy pulls the reader in and won’t let go.”—The Reading Cafe “An amazing read! . . . [I] can’t wait to continue the emotional journey of Drew and Fable.”—A Bookish Escape From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Warren Adler
Two couples are caught in an emotional web of adultery and deception that turns deadly on an African safari. Ken Kramer, a Manhattan advertising copywriter, and his wife, Sheila, a computer expert, appear to have a comfortable life and loving marriage. But when Ken is taken along on a business dinner and introduced to the wife of his wife's major client, we discover she is Ken's old flame -- in fact, the love of his life and the object of his sexual obsession as a young man. Baffled by her non-recognition, he learns that she has totally reinvented herself and snagged a rich husband who has no knowledge of her real early life. Unbeknownst to Ken, his own wife is carrying on a steamy affair with the client. When the love and sexual obsession between Ken and his old love bursts into flames again, the plot thickens as both couples embark on an African Safari with startling and tragic results.
A novel for fans of Philippa Gregory and Michelle Moran, Confessions of Marie Antoinette blends rich historical detail with searing drama, bringing to life the first years of the French Revolution and the final days of the legendary French queen. Versailles, 1789. As the burgeoning rebellion reaches the palace gates, Marie Antoinette finds her privileged and peaceful life swiftly upended by violence. Once her loyal subjects, the people of France now seek to overthrow the crown, placing the heirs of the Bourbon dynasty in mortal peril. Displaced to the Tuileries Palace in Paris, the royal family is propelled into the heart of the Revolution. There, despite a few staunch allies, they are surrounded by cunning spies and vicious enemies. Yet despite the political and personal threats against her, Marie Antoinette remains, above all, a devoted wife and mother, standing steadfastly by her husband, Louis XVI, and protecting their young son and daughter. And though the queen secretly attempts to arrange her family’s rescue from the clutches of the rebels, she finds that they can neither outrun the dangers encircling them nor escape their shocking fate. Advance praise for Confessions of Marie Antoinette “Juliet Grey brings her trilogy on Marie Antoinette’s life to a triumphant finale, depicting with sensitivity and compelling vividness the collapse of a bygone glamorous world and the courageous transformation of its ill-fated queen.”—C. W. Gortner, author of The Queen’s Vow “A heartfelt journey with Marie Antoinette in her wrenching last days . . . We see the end looming that is still veiled from her eyes, and knowing her hopes are in vain makes it all the more poignant. Far from the ‘let them eat cake’ woman of legend, Juliet Grey’s Marie Antoinette reveals herself to be a person we can admire for her courage, her loyalty, and her love of her family and her adopted country, France.”—Margaret George Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.
Hurt and confused by the sudden end of her strange love affair with Venetian millionaire Marco Donato, Sarah Thomson takes her bruised heart to Paris, where she tries to forget her yearning for Marco by throwing herself into a new project: a study of the life of notorious nineteenth-century courtesan, Augustine Levert, whose sensual charms parted many a man from his fortune. It is while she is in France that Sarah meets her ex-boyfriend Steven, who is hoping for a reconciliation. They rekindle their psychologically and sexually tortured relationship, but when her life begins to parallel Augustine's story, Sarah realises she will never erase Marco from her heart. Faced with a choice between safety and overwhelming passion, will both women make the right decision?
Siete invitati alla corte di sua altezza Versailles, 1789. Quando la folla in rivolta raggiunge i cancelli della reggia, Maria Antonietta comprende che la sua vita fatta di lussi e privilegi è definitivamente tramontata: le persone che un tempo erano i suoi fedeli sudditi adesso minacciano la sua stessa esistenza e quella di tutta la dinastia reale. Circondata da pochi alleati fidati, e vittima potenziale delle tante spie che infestano il palazzo, la regina cercherà con tutte le forze di difendere e mettere in salvo il marito Luigi XVI e i suoi figli. Ma nonostante i suoi sforzi, pian piano si fa largo in lei la consapevolezza che non può sfuggire al suo tragico destino... Dopo il grande successo di Il diario proibito di Maria Antonietta e Il diario perduto di Maria Antonietta, Juliet Grey conclude la trilogia dedicata alla famosa regina e ci conduce ancora alla scoperta degli amori e degli intrighi di palazzo nella Francia rivoluzionaria. Passioni, intrighi e bugie nell’ultimo capitolo della trilogia dedicata alla regina di Francia. Hanno scritto dei suoi libri: «L’ultima regina di Francia racconta, attraverso la penna dell’autrice, la vita di corte, gli amori e la sua tragica fine.» Donna Moderna «Quelli di Juliet Grey sono romanzi di scorrevole lettura, supportati da una rigorosissima struttura storica.» Il Tempo «Come sarà stata la giovinezza di un’arciduchessa? Lo racconta questo libro che narra la vita sfrenata, ricca di lussi e divertimenti, della futura regina di Francia, Maria Antonietta.» Focus StoriaJuliet GreyHa condotto numerose ricerche sulle famiglie reali europee ed è particolarmente affezionata alla figura di Maria Antonietta. Ha studiato come attrice. Il diario proibito di Maria Antonietta e Il diario perduto di Maria Antonietta compongono, insieme a Le confessioni segrete di Maria Antonietta, l’avvincente trilogia dedicata alla vita della regina di Francia.
The Friendship Fix
Author: Andrea Bonior, Ph.D.
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Had enough of that bridezilla? Feeling alone in a new city? Dealing with the trauma of the worst breakup ever—with someone you never even made out with? We've heard the path to fulfillment has much to do with relationships. But while it's often thought that for young women, it's all about finding the right man, real women beg to differ: It's friendships that are at the heart of happiness. Unfortunately, they're also at the heart of drama, stress, and sometimes not-so-great escapades after that fifth martini. And, technology, from texting to Facebook, has made all friendships more complicated than ever. At last comes The Friendship Fix, jam-packed with practical ways to improve your life by improving your circle. From dealing with friends-with-benefits to coworkers from the dark side, from feeling alone to being desperate to defriend a few dozen people, Andrea Bonior, Ph.D. helps you make the most of your friendships, whether they be old, new, online, or in person.
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Jessica Sorensen comes a story of change, hope, and unbreakable vows. The day Ella has waited for is just around the corner. It's the day she'll marry Micha, the love of her life, the light that guided her out of the darkness. It looks like it will be the perfect Christmas-until an unexpected package arrives with a harsh reminder of Ella's past. Suddenly Ella doesn't feel as confident about her future. Can she really have a "happily-ever-after" if she's never even seen one? Micha will stand by Ella no matter what she's going through-though he worries that she might leave him standing at the altar again. When he's offered a once-in-a-lifetime chance to tour with his favorite bands for three months, Micha knows he can't leave Ella behind. But can he ask her to uproot her life to join him on the road? Now Ella and Micha must find a way to balance their fears, their dreams, and their love . . . if they ever want to hear wedding bells.
Imagines the early life of the doomed eighteenth-century queen, who at a young age learns from her mother, the ambitious Empress of Austria, that she must leave her coddled life in the Austrian court to marry the dauphin of France.
Author: Julia Heaberlin
Publisher: Ballantine Books
A Texas map marked with three red dots like drops of blood. A serial killer who claims to have dementia. A mysterious young woman who wants answers. What could go wrong? From the bestselling author of Black-Eyed Susans comes a gripping thriller about the ghosts that live in our minds—and the ones that stare back from photographs. An obsessive young woman has been waiting half her life—since she was twelve years old—for this moment. She has planned. Researched. Trained. Imagined every scenario. Now she is almost certain the man who kidnapped and murdered her sister sits in the passenger seat beside her. Carl Louis Feldman is a documentary photographer who may or may not have dementia—and may or may not be a serial killer. The young woman claims to be his long-lost daughter. He doesn’t believe her. He claims no memory of murdering girls across Texas, in a string of places where he shot eerie pictures. She doesn’t believe him. Determined to find the truth, she lures him out of a halfway house and proposes a dangerous idea: a ten-day road trip, just the two of them, to examine cold cases linked to his haunting photographs. Is he a liar or a broken old man? Is he a pathological con artist? Or is she? In Paper Ghosts, Julia Heaberlin once again swerves the serial killer genre in a new direction. You won’t see the final, terrifying twist spinning your way until the very last mile. Advance praise for Paper Ghosts “[An] artful and elegiac psychological thriller . . . The author wields words like weapons, with each one chosen to heighten tension, underscore emotion, or foreshadow doom. . . . Heaberlin brilliantly combines travelogue with a heartbreaking portrait of the damage done by childhood.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Paper Ghosts is an exceptional read, with a deftly woven plot—a book to devour in one sitting. This is breathless storytelling at its very best, with a deeply satisfying ending that will give book groups—and all your friends, when you recommend it—much to discuss.”—Elizabeth Haynes, New York Times bestselling author of Into the Darkest Corner “This book haunted me. The writing is beautiful and chilling, laced with a subtle dark humor, and the multiple twists build to a perfect icy shiver of an ending. I loved it!”—C. J. Tudor, author of The Chalk Man
THE NUMBER ONE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR Ella's best friend Lila has always been a good girl who likes pretty clothes and preppy boys. But ever since the first day she met Micha's best friend Ethan, she hasn't been able to stop thinking about him. Girls have always flocked to Ethan -- but never princesses like Lila. And until Lila came into his life he never wanted them to. From the outside the two couldn't seem more different, but somehow they have a connection deeper and more intense than anyone could have imagined. Can two people from such dramatically different worlds really have a love that lasts?
Author: Monica Murphy
Publisher: Monica Murphy
When your boyfriend bets YOU in a poker game, you better know when to run... Bad enough Jade Frost's boyfriend drags her to a boring poker game. Even worse that he actually threw her into the betting pot during an intense round...and lost. Talk about the perfect excuse for Jade to make him her ex-boyfriend. Now she supposedly belongs to the ultra rich, extremely gorgeous Shep Prescott. He could have anything he wants yet he seems to be in hot pursuit of her. No matter how rude, how snarky, how impossible she acts, it doesn't stop him. More like her horrible behavior seems to make him want her more. When she finds herself starting to fall for him, Jade's confused. There's more to Shep than the carefree rich charmer he portrays. No way could he want a serious relationship with her...or could he? **Due to mature situations and language, recommended for readers 17 and older** Book 1 in the new adult/contemporary romance series THE RULES.
A captivating Parisian novel of rich spectacle and royal scandal that spans 15 years in the fateful reign of Marie Antoinette, France's most legendary and notorious queen.
The first story collection from the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Memory Keeper's Daughter With The Memory Keeper's Daughter, Kim Edwards touched hearts across the nation. In this, her first collection of stories-now with three new stories added-she explores the lives of those who exist on the fringes of society: a fire-eater, an American and his Korean war bride, Madame Curie's maid, and others. Though their tales vary dramatically, each comes up against the barriers of place and circumstance in the most universal of experiences: the quest to discover and understand the elusive mysteries of love. Transporting readers to exotic locations, this beautiful collection reinforces Edwards's presence as an extraordinarily gifted writer.