The Life We Almost Had by Amelia Henley ISBN: 9781538754818 (trade paperback) ISBN: 9781538754825 (eBook) ASIN: B09HQMQ7LN (Kindle edition) Publisher:Read Forever Release Date: June 14, 2022 Genre: Fiction | Romance
From the USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author comes an emotional romance that is “beautifully written and plotted” (Candis).
This is not a typical love story, but it’s our love story.
Anna wasn’t looking for love when Adam swept her off her feet, but there was no denying their connection, and she believed they would be together forever.
Years later, cracks have appeared in their relationship. Anna is questioning whether their love can really be eternal when a cruel twist of fate delivers a crushing blow, and Anna and Adam are completely lost to one another. Now, Anna needs Adam more than ever, but the way back to him has life-changing consequences.
Is a second chance at first love really worth the sacrifice? Anna needs to decide, and time is running out…
Amelia Henley is a hopeless romantic who has a penchant for exploring the intricacies of relationships through writing heart-breaking, high-concept love stories.
Amelia also writes psychological thrillers under her real name, Louise Jensen. As Louise Jensen, she has sold over a million copies of her global number one bestsellers. Her stories have been translated into twenty-five languages and optioned for TV as well as featuring on the USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestsellers list. Louise’s books have been nominated for multiple awards.
Blame It On The Brontës by Annie Sereno ISBN: 9781538721438 (trade paperback) ISBN: 9781538722688 (ebook) ISBN: 9781549191176 (digital audiobook) ASIN: B09S54DLS2 (Audible audiobook) ASIN: B09FJM7F6S (Kindle edition) Publisher:Forever Release Date: May 3, 2022 Genre: Fiction | Romance | Romantic Comedy
She’s going to write her own happy ending.
English professor Athena Murphy is an authority on the novels of the Brontë sisters. But as they say in academia, publish or perish. To save her job, Athena decides to write a biography of C.L. Garland, the author heating up bestseller lists with spicy retellings of classic literature. Tracking down the reclusive writer and uncovering her secret identity, though, means Athena must return to her small midwestern hometown where Garland—and her ex-boyfriend, Thorne Kent—live.
Seeing Thorne again reminds Athena that real life never lives up to fiction. He was the Heathcliff to her Catherine, the Mr. Rochester to her Jane. Not only did their college breakup shatter that illusion, but they also broke each other’s hearts again a second time. Now she has to see him nearly every…single…day.
The only solution is to find C.L. Garland as quickly as possible, write the book, and get the heck out of town. As her deadline looms and the list of potential C.L. Garlands dwindles, Athena and Thorne bicker and banter their way back to friendship. Could it really be true that the third time’s a charm?
Athena and Thorne have a love story only a Brontë could write, and the chance for their own happily-ever-after, but first, they’ll need to forgive the mistakes of the past.
“A delightful third-chance romance with Brontë brooding and rom-com banter. You’ll be rooting for Thena and Thorne!” —Jenny Holiday, USA Today bestselling author
“In Sereno’s charming, contemporary romance debut, the love of literature takes center stage… [English professor Athena Murphy] runs into her former lover, Thorne Kent, who owns the town’s main hangout, the As You Like It Café, where our frenemy protagonists trade Amy Sherman-Palladino-like barbs to the delight of the gossip-loving patrons. Sereno is a gifted writer and readers will watch for her next book.” —Booklist
“A swoon-worthy hero in a story that’s everything a rom com should be—smart, sexy, funny, and charming to boot!” —Carolyn Brown, New York Times bestselling author
“Delivers plenty of tongue-in-cheek literary witticism and small-town heart… The novel’s heart lies in its quirky, memorable characters. Readers will find themselves laughing through the familiar tropes.” —Publishers Weekly
“Sereno’s novel is witty and entertaining, and fans of the Brontë sisters will undoubtedly appreciate the fun she has nodding to their books.” —Kirkus
Meet The Author
Annie Sereno holds a B.A. in anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania as well as master’s degrees in library science and British and American literature. Among other libraries, she was privileged to serve Harvard University and The National Geographic Society. When she’s not expressing her imagination with pen and paintbrush, Annie gardens, swims, and haunts art museums. In possession of a well-worn passport and memories of all the places she’s called home, she shares her life with her husband and two sons. Mildly (okay, seriously) obsessed with birds, Celtic music, and all things Australian, she believes there is no such thing as a former librarian, no time to read, or too many shoes. She currently lives with her family in New Jersey.
Just the Two of Us by Jo Wilde ISBN: 9781538755068 (trade paperback) ISBN: 9781538755051 (ebook) ISBN: 9781549110719 (digital audiobook) ASIN: B09W4JQ3PN (Audible audiobook) ASIN: B08HLNLZWD (Kindle edition) Publisher:Forever Books Release Date: April 12, 2022 Genre: Fiction | Romance
A couple on the brink of divorce after 35 years of marriage gets a second chance to rediscover their love now that a pandemic lockdown has forced them to spend more time together.
Julie and Michael Marshall have stayed together through thick and thin, through better and worse — and, for the last few years, it has mostly been worse. As their thirty-fifth wedding anniversary approaches, Julie realizes something: she doesn’t want to pretend anymore.
Divorce papers at the ready, she’s just about to have The Talk with Michael when everything changes. Lockdown begins and Julie and Michael face the greatest terror they can imagine: uninterrupted time with each other. But, when stripped of all distraction and forced to meet eyes across the dinner table, could it be that Julie and Michael might find a way back to where they first began?
This emotional second-chance tale promises both tears and smiles.—Publishers Weekly
“Exactly the sort of witty, insightful and heart-warming book for these solitary times.”—Culture Fly
“A hilarious and uplifting story about what happens after ‘happy ever after’.”—Chat Magazine
“A brilliantly warm story for our times.”—People’s Friend
“This book transcends the story of the recent pandemic to become the heartbreaking story of two warm, lovely people who have forgotten how to communicate . . . A gentle, touching story that’s very pertinent to our times.”—NFOP Magazine
Meet The Author
Jo Wilde wanted to be an author from the moment she could pick up a pen and was writing boarding-school novels by the age of nine. She studied English literature at Cambridge University, but made the early mistake of thinking she ought to get a ‘proper job’, rather than write, and went into Factory Planning — a career that gave her some wonderful experiences, amazing friends and even a husband, but didn’t offer much creative scope. When Jo had children she began writing in the brief gaps provided by sleeps, playschools and obliging grandparents, and she published short stories and serials in all the women’s magazines. Jo has now published a range of fiction novels, including historical novels as Joanna Courtney and contemporary fiction as Anna Stuart.