Description : A beautifully written and insightful new novel sensitively uncovering the effects of trauma on the mind of an eleven-year-old girl. I don't know if you've ever seen a house burn, but it's not like anything else... Clem Timmins has lost it all—her house, possessions and clothes. Now living in a tiny flat with her dad, she has to go to a new school far from what she knows. On her first day, Clem meets Ellie. To fit in, Clem reveals a secret and immediately regrets sharing too much with her new friend. How can Clem face everything in her life when all she wants to do is run away?
Description : If your past could be erased, would you erase it? Sadly, you have no choice in this matter because I, your past, am invincible. If you think you can escape me, you're already doomed. Rahul, an intelligence officer on a secret mission, is undercover at a major's house. In the process, he falls in love with the major's daughter, Akriti, unknowingly putting her in danger. To protect her, Rahul decides to hide her at his parents' house. However, estranged from his family for years, he must first make amends with them. Just when he thinks he has found a haven for Akriti, she goes missing. That's when a research wing officer is put on the job, and Rahul realizes she is someone who seems all too familiar. Or is she really?
Description : Some people are good at keeping secrets but some secrets are never meant to be kept... Two distant relatives are drawn together and forced to confront their pasts. A bittersweet story for fans of Patricia Scanlan and Adele Parks. The beautiful old Bath House in Ballytokeep has lain empty and abandoned for decades. For devoted pensioners Archie and Iris, it holds too many conflicting memories of their adolescent dalliances and tragic consequences - sometimes it's better to leave the past where it belongs. For highflying, top London divorce lawyer Kate Hunt, it's a fresh start – maybe even her future. On a winter visit to see her estranged Aunt Iris she falls in love with the Bath House. Inspired, she moves to Ballytokeep leaving her past heartache 600 miles away – but can you ever escape your past or your destiny? What people are saying about SECRETS WE KEEP: 'This is a beautifully written story of second chances, starting afresh and reconciling with the past' 'This book is something really different, one to escape into and an author I'm loving more and more with every book' 'Heartwarming, hopeful, amazing' 'Full of interest, complexity and intrigue'
Description : It's hard being that woman, the one whose husband disappeared. It's made me quite famous. I just wish it was for something else. He went out five years ago for a pint of milk and never came back. So here I am with a daughter who blames me for all that's wrong in the world, a son trying his best to pick up the pieces and a gaggle of new neighbours who are over friendly, and incredibly nosy. Then I find a left luggage ticket in the pocket of one of his old coats and suddenly I'm thinking... What's if he's not dead? What if he's still out there somewhere? You think you have the perfect life, the perfect kids, and then it's all turned inside out. What if I don't like what I find? And is it a chance I'm willing to take?
Description : First she blamed herself. Now she doesn’t know who to trust. When Kit disappeared at a party and was found drowned in the quarry the next day, Clem knew who to point the finger at: herself. She was the last person to see him alive, the last person who could have helped. If she had just kept a closer eye on him instead of her crush, Jake, maybe Kit would still be here. She knows she made a mistake, and wishes she could just forget about it — but Clem’s friend Ellie says she’ll expose Clem’s secret if she doesn’t play along with Ellie’s lies. Jake seems to have his own difficult secrets, and when he and Clem start to talk, they make a plan to help themselves move on. But when an unexpected discovery at the quarry makes everyone question what they thought they knew, Clem and Jake decide it’s up to them to uncover the truth.
Description : Four years ago Erin Joyce left Dublin under a cloud and bought a guesthouse in the remote, beautiful village of Dunbarra. The Gatehouse attracts a strange clutch of guests who, once ensconced, never want to leave. There's Hazel, a shy artist, and her sweet, silent daughter Gracie. Sandra, a brash American, wants to know everything about everyone. Then there's wise old easy-going PJ, who's seemingly part of the furniture. But Erin's fragile happiness is thrown off-balance by the arrival of A-list Hollywood actor Sebastian Grey. Erin finds herself drawn to this handsome enigmatic man, who used to walk with a swagger but now prowls the country lanes with haunted eyes. What trauma could have brought about this devastating change? Sebastian isn't the only one in the Gatehouse with a secret. Why is Hazel cast so adrift? Where does PJ go each week without fail, and what really brought Sandra to Dunbarra? As Erin finds herself embroiled in her guests' secrets she starts to ask herself: will she be ready to reveal her own?
Description : For readers of Judy Nunn's Spirits of the Ghan... When a newcomer blows into the mining town of Kalgoorlie she unwittingly uncovers a web of lies and a heartbreaking tie with her tumultuous past in this compelling family saga where the personal and political collide. A mother's secret, a father's betrayal, a town on the edge... When social worker Aimee arrives in the mining town of Kalgoorlie, she is ready for a fresh start. Her colleagues Lori and Paddy seem friendly, and she is also drawn to one of her cases: the Steele family, whose future looks particularly bleak. But Aimee has a dark secret and as the past reaches out towards her once more, she realises that somehow her secret is connected to this unfamiliar but harshly beautiful town and its inhabitants. As she strengthens her ties with the local community – especially with the vibrant Lori, stoical Kerry and wise Agnes – she finds herself questioning earlier decisions. Can Aimee reveal her secret, even if it is not hers alone to share? A compelling novel of the transcendental love of children and the truth's unwillingness to stay hidden.
Description : When firefighter Hunter Callaway makes a grisly discovery during a scorching fire at the house of his former high school sweetheart, everything he thought he knew about his past is now in question. The girl he'd loved, the one who'd broken his heart when she'd run away with another guy, might not have been who he thought she was. The last thing Cassidy Ellison ever wanted to do was revisit her past. But she's suddenly a suspect in a terrible crime, and while she might be able to put off the police, there's no running away from Hunter Callaway—not again. The boy of her dreams is now a man—an impatient, angry, demanding man who wants answers, some of which she has vowed never to speak. Staying silent has kept her alive, but now her secrets might not only take her life, but also Hunter's. As determined as Hunter is to make her talk, someone else is just as determined to keep her quiet… Don't miss this thrilling romance! "It's that time again. Time to get caught up in a mystery of the heart with Barbara Freethy and her Callaway clan. Secrets we Keep has complicated written all over it. Hunter and Cassidy are pulled into a dangerous game of love, lies and murder. Will past hurts and gruesome secrets lead these broken hearts back to each other's arms or part them forever? Falling in love is risky business for a Callaway. Freethy exercises every sense to create unforgettable. From the mind to the heart, nothing is off limits." – Isha C. I Love Romance Blog Also Available in the Callaway Cousins: If I Didn’t Know Better #1 Tender Is The Night #2 Take Me Home (Callaway novella) Closer to You #3 Once You're Mine #4 Can't Let Go #5 Secrets We Keep #6 Don't miss the spin-off series: WHISPER LAKE Always With Me #1 My Wildest Dream #2 PRAISE FOR BARBARA FREETHY NOVELS "I love The Callaways! Heartwarming romance, intriguing suspense and sexy alpha heroes. What more could you want?" —NYT Bestselling Author Bella Andre "A fabulous, page-turning combination of romance and intrigue. Fans of Nora Roberts and Elizabeth Lowell will love this book." —NYT Bestselling Author Kristin Hannah on Golden Lies "In the tradition of LaVyrle Spencer, gifted author Barbara Freethy creates an irresistible tale of family secrets, riveting adventure and heart- touching romance." — NYT Bestselling Author Susan Wiggs on Summer Secrets "This book has it all: heart, community, and characters who will remain with you long after the book has ended. A wonderful story." — NYT Bestselling Author Debbie Macomber on Suddenly One Summer "A warm and wonderful book about love, family and everything that’s important in life. Irresistible! I loved it!" — NYT Bestselling Author Susan Elizabeth Phillips on Ask Mariah "Once I start reading a Callaway novel, I can't put it down. Fast- paced action, a poignant love story and a tantalizing mystery in every book!" —USA Today Bestselling Author Christie Ridgway "I adore The Callaways, a family we'd all love to have. Each new book is a deft combination of emotion, suspense and family dynamics. A remarkable, compelling series!" —USA Today Bestselling Author Barbara O'Neal "Freethy has a gift for creating complex characters." — Library Journal "Freethy’s skillful plotting and gift for creating sympathetic characters will ensure that few dry eyes will be left at the end of the story." — Publishers Weekly on The Way Back Home
Description : "Bound by the Secrets We Keep" is the second book in Scott Faithfull's Bound by the Secrets anthology series, with each book benefiting a different charity. This book features the poetry of Aunia Kahn, Felino A. Soriano, Henry Lui, Kyla Treahy, Ryan Barbato, Glenn Flintrop, Peycho Kanev, Rachel Potter and Scott Faithfull.All proceeds from the sale of this title benefit The Lyme Disease Association
Description : Still stuck in his small central Pennsylvania hometown, Ilya Stern is used to feeling like a disappointment. After his high school girlfriend Jennilynn drowned, he married her sister Alicia, only to divorce a decade later. The business they started together is threatened by a luxury development, and Alicia's already sold her stake. Now that Babulya, Ilya's gentle Russian grandmother, has died, there's no one left who believes in him. Or so he thinks.