Maybe in Another Life

Maybe in Another Life Description:

From the acclaimed author of i Forever Interrupted i and i After I Do i comes a breathtaking new novel about a young woman whose fate hinges on the choice she makes after bumping into an old flame in alternating chapters we see two possible scenarios unfold with stunningly different results br br At the age of twenty nine Hannah Martin still has no idea what she wants to do with her life She has lived in six different cities and held countless meaningless jobs since graduating college On the heels of leaving yet another city Hannah moves back to her hometown of Los Angeles and takes up residence in her best friend Gabby s guestroom Shortly after getting back to town Hannah goes out to a bar one night with Gabby and meets up with her high school boyfriend Ethan br br Just after midnight Gabby asks Hannah if she s ready to go A moment later Ethan offers to give her a ride later if she wants to stay Hannah hesitates What happens if she leaves with Gabby What happens if she leaves with Ethan br br In concurrent storylines Hannah lives out the effects of each decision Quickly these parallel universes develop into radically different stories with large scale consequences for Hannah as well as the people around her As the two alternate realities run their course i Maybe in Another Life i raises questions about fate and true love Is anything meant to be How much in our life is determined by chance And perhaps most compellingly Is there such a thing as a soul mate br br Hannah believes there is And in both worlds she believes she s found him

Rating: 3.49 out of 5

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo Description:

Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job no one in the journalism community is more astounded than Monique herself Why her Why now br br Monique is not exactly on top of the world Her husband David has left her and her career has stagnated Regardless of why Evelyn has chosen her to write her biography Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career br br Summoned to Evelyn s Upper East Side apartment Monique listens as Evelyn unfurls her story from making her way to Los Angeles in the s to her decision to leave show business in the late s and of course the seven husbands along the way As Evelyn s life unfolds through the decades revealing a ruthless ambition an unexpected friendship and a great forbidden love Monique begins to feel a very a real connection to the actress But as Evelyn s story catches up with the present it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique s own in tragic and irreversible ways

Rating: 3.52 out of 5

One True Loves

One True Loves Description:

From the author of i Maybe in Another Life i named a i People i Magazine pick and a Best Book of the Summer by i Glamour i and i USA Today i comes a breathtaking new love story about a woman unexpectedly forced to choose between the husband she has long thought dead and the fianc who has finally brought her back to life br br In her twenties Emma Blair marries her high school sweetheart Jesse They build a life for themselves far away from the expectations of their parents and the people of their hometown in Massachusetts They travel the world together living life to the fullest and seizing every opportunity for adventure br br On their first wedding anniversary Jesse is on a helicopter over the Pacific when it goes missing Just like that Jesse is gone forever br br Emma quits her job and moves home in an effort to put her life back together Years later now in her thirties Emma runs into an old friend Sam and finds herself falling in love again When Emma and Sam get engaged it feels like Emma s second chance at happiness br br That is until Jesse is found He s alive and he s been trying all these years to come home to her With a husband and a fianc Emma has to now figure out who she is and what she wants while trying to protect the ones she loves br br Who is her i one true love i What does it mean to love truly br br Emma knows she has to listen to her heart She s just not sure what it s saying

Rating: 3.28 out of 5

After I Do

After I Do Description:

From the author of i Forever Interrupted i comes a breathtaking new novel about modern marriage the depth of family ties and the year that one remarkable heroine spends exploring both br br When Lauren and Ryan s marriage reaches the breaking point they come up with an unconventional plan They decide to take a year off in the hopes of finding a way to fall in love again One year apart and only one rule they cannot contact each other Aside from that anything goes br br Lauren embarks on a journey of self discovery quickly finding that her friends and family have their own ideas about the meaning of marriage These influences as well as her own healing process and the challenges of living apart from Ryan begin to change Lauren s ideas about monogamy and marriage She starts to question When you can have romance without loyalty and commitment without marriage when love and lust are no longer tied together what do you value What are you willing to fight for br br This is a love story about what happens when the love fades It s about staying in love seizing love forsaking love and committing to love with everything you ve got And above all After I Do is the story of a couple caught up in an old game and searching for a new road to happily ever after

Rating: 3.40 out of 5

Forever, Interrupted

Forever, Interrupted Description:

b Have you ever heard of supernovas They shine brighter than anything else in the sky and then fade out really quickly a short burst of extraordinary energy I like to think you and Ben were like that in that short time you had more passion than some people have in a lifetime b br br Elsie Porter is an average twentysomething and yet what happens to her is anything but ordinary On a rainy New Year s Day she heads out to pick up a pizza for one She isn t expecting to see anyone else in the shop much less the adorable and charming Ben Ross Their chemistry is instant and electric Ben cannot even wait twenty four hours before asking to see her again Within weeks the two are head over heels in love By May they ve eloped br br Only nine days later Ben is out riding his bike when he is hit by a truck and killed on impact Elsie hears the sirens outside her apartment but by the time she gets downstairs he has already been whisked off to the emergency room At the hospital she must face Susan the mother in law she has never met and who doesn t even know Elsie exists br br Interweaving Elsie and Ben s charmed romance with Elsie and Susan s healing process i Forever Interrupted i will remind you that there s more than one way to find a happy ending

Rating: 3.71 out of 5

The Atria Summer 2013 Beach-Read Bag: A Free Collection of Excerpts from Some of Our Favorite Writers

The Atria Summer 2013 Beach-Read Bag: A Free Collection of Excerpts from Some of Our Favorite Writers Description:

b The Atria Summer Beach Read Bag A free collection of thirteen excerpts from novels by some of our favorite writers b br br There s nothing that goes better with beach season than a delicious novel With that in mind we present i Atria s Summer Beach Read Bag i a free collection of excerpts from novels by some of our favorite writers Selections include br br i The Secret Keeper i by Kate Morton br br i The Daughters of Mars by Thomas Keneally i br br i The Edge of the Earth i by Christina Schwartz br br i Five Days i by Douglas Kennedy br br i Children of the Jacaranda Tree i by Sahar Delijani br br i The Sea of Tranquility i by Katja Millay br br i Forever Interrupted i by Taylor Jenkins Reid br br i Golden Boy i by Abigail Tarttelin br br i The Lavender Garden b b i by Lucinda Riley br br i With All My Love i by Patricia Scanlon br br i The Mouse Proof Kitchen i by Saira Shah br br i The Longings of Wayward Girls i by Karen Brown br br i Waiting for Jules i by Tamara N Houston br br No matter whether you re on a plane traveling to your getaway destination or on your couch planted firmly in front of the air conditioner we ve got a great story guaranteed to whisk you away on a reading vacation

Rating: 3.36 out of 5

Night school ; The Bookshop on the corner ; Among the wicked ; One true loves (Reader's Digest Select Editions, volume 2, 2017) r

Night school ; The Bookshop on the corner ; Among the wicked ; One true loves (Reader's Digest Select Editions, volume 2, 2017) r Description:

NIGHT SCHOOL It s a cat and mouse story chasing far and wide across the globe with the inimitable Jack Reacher on assignment for the army br br BOOKSHOP ON THE CORNER Nina Redmond is a librarian with a gift for finding the perfect book for her readers But can she find a happy ever after ending for herself br br AMONG THE WICKED Only a true insider can get behind the wall of secrecy that is hiding unusual and deadly goings on in an Amish community br br ONE TRUE LOVES True love happens only once in a lifetime Or does it What if true love strikes twice and you are caught in the middle of it

Rating: 3.61 out of 5