The Sandcastle Sister: novella by Lisa Wingate

I want to be like this stretch of freshly cleared shore. At times, I think I’m ready. Let the waves wash over me. But then I catch myself running from the tide just before it happens… New York editor Jen Gibbs knew that buying Evan Hall’s next blockbuster book would change her career. She didn’t know it would change her life. But after being sent along on the European book tour at Evan’s request, she has made a promise she’s not sure she can keep-she’s crossed professional lines and accepted Evan’s surprising engagement proposal. Now she’s scared to death. In Jen’s family, marriage represents the death of every dream a woman holds for herself. Can the revelation of her mother’s long-held secret open the doors to Jen’s future and change her beliefs about life and love?

 

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I’ve got my eyes on you by Mary Higgins Clark

When a terrible crime shocks a New Jersey community, all signs point to one suspect. But if he’s innocent as he claims, it means the murderer is still out there…

After throwing a party when her parents were away, 18-year-old Kerry Dowling is discovered lifeless at the bottom of the family pool. The police immediately question Kerry’s boyfriend, who—despite proclaiming his love for her—was seen arguing with Kerry that night. As neighbors and classmates grieve the loss of their friend, Kerry’s 28-year-old sister Aline, a guidance counselor, searches for answers. She’ll do anything to help the Detective Mike Wilson learn what really happened the night Kerry was killed.

Was someone watching Kerry the night of the murder? For Aline, the truth could be deadly.

 

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If he’s so great, why do I feel so bad: recognizing and overcoming subtle abuse by Avery Neal

ARE YOU A VICTIM OF SUBTLE ABUSE? Are you always the one apologizing? Constantly questioning and blaming yourself? Do you often feel confused, frustrated, and angry? Aware that something isn’t right about your relationship, but can’t put your finger on what it is? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’re not alone. Nearly half of all women-and men-in the United States experience psychological abuse without realizing it. Manipulation, deception, and disrespect leave no physical scars, but they can be just as traumatic as physical abuse. In this groundbreaking book, Avery Neal, founder of the Women’s Therapy Clinic, helps you recognize the warning signs of subtle abuse. As you are able to identify patterns that have never made sense before, you are better equipped to make changes. An expert in the field, Neal has guided countless individuals to regain their self-esteem, their joy, and their lives. From letting go of fear to setting boundaries, whether you’re gathering the courage to finally leave or learning how to guard against a chronically abusive pattern, If He’s So Great, Why Do I Feel So Bad? will help you enjoy a happy, healthy, fulfilling life, free of shame or blame.

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