Lori Runaway Wife
Pretty young Lori Becker is a nursing intern at a Queen’s hospitaland a battered wife. Professionally skilled, she is socially naïve. Intimidated by her brutal husband, Lori lives in the fantasy world of romance mysteries, idolizing their handsome author, Ian Damion. A horrific car accident sends Francine Ross, an unmarried pregnant woman to the maternity ward where Lori works. The distraught man accompanying Francine is Ian Damion. Despite her injuries, Francine’s full-term infant is safely delivered. Her casual liaison with Ian is over and Francine grants him full custody of their newborn son. Ian must return to his home in Washington State. He needs a baby’s nanny. Concealing her identity, Lori volunteers for the job. This is her chance to escape from her brutal husband. Lori mature, developing self-esteem and falls deeply in love with Ian. But when he returns her love and proposes, Lori must confess that she is a married woman.
Whispers of Moonlight
In the second book of the "Rocky Mountain Memories" series, Lori Wick has crafted a romance with a few different twists than "Where The Wild Rose Blooms" (the first book in her series). "Whispers of Moonlight" is the story of Rebecca, a 19-year-old who goes out West in 1870 to live with her father after being separated from him for most of her childhood. When she arrives at her father's ranch, she meets his foreman, Travis, with whom she quickly falls in love.
The Glass Castle
Now a major motion picture starring Brie Larson, Naomi Watts and Woody Harrelson. This is a startling memoir of a successful journalist's journey from the deserted and dusty mining towns of the American Southwest, to an antique filled apartment on Park Avenue. Jeanette Walls narrates her nomadic and adventurous childhood with her dreaming, 'brilliant' but alcoholic parents. At the age of seventeen she escapes on a Greyhound bus to New York with her older sister; her younger siblings follow later. After pursuing the education and civilisation her parents sought to escape, Jeanette eventually succeeds in her quest for the 'mundane, middle class existence' she had always craved. In her apartment, overlooked by 'a portrait of someone else's ancestor' she recounts poignant remembered images of star watching with her father, juxtaposed with recollections of irregular meals, accidents and police-car chases and reveals her complex feelings of shame, guilt, pity and pride toward her parents.
What happens when a New York suburban mom grabs a much needed getaway from her family and ends up trading places with her single, 40-something sister in LaLa land? Chaos ensues as life gets turned upside down for these sisters who took very different paths. Our heroine, Natalie, a 44-year-old wife and mother from Long Island, complains about her life being “too much mommy, not enough me.” She gets more than she bargained for when she takes over her sister’s copy shop in Santa Monica, including an infatuation that comes close to crossing the line. While Natalie is finding herself out West, her sister, Drey, finds life in suburbia with two kids a bit dicier than she imagined: a runaway niece, a cantankerous mother, a delicious romance and sexcapades in the most unexpected places. Getaway Mom moves at a fast pace between the coasts through both narrative and the sisters’ e-mail confessionals. Mixing humor and insight, the novel explores the choices women make about family and work, and how they cope—or don’t. The Getaway Mom authors must have been listening in while I've coached hundreds of stay at home Moms who feel something is missing from their very full lives. In their main character they capture the frustrations, lack of confidence, fear and confusion women feel when they start to think about returning to work and the subsequent joy they feel when they realize they are still competent, intelligent individuals with much to contribute. A fun and insightful read for all women looking to rediscover themselves after many years caring for others. --Kathryn Sollmann, 9 Lives for Women, www.9livesforwomen.com Getaway Mom speaks to so many women. If you are a mom who works outside the home or if you are a mom who does not, you will be drawn to the rigid roles of the mommy war. And, if you are a single woman, you may identify with the narrowly assumed role of the single successful business woman. In other words, Getaway Mom touches some of the stereotypes women live with while showing how two sisters provide each other the opportunity to stretch beyond their rigid roles, to explore unknown aspects of themselves. Lori Lee is a good story teller, her characters force us to consider what it means to put yourself first, to think about your needs separate from your husband, your children, your mother, your job. SO, it’s a little something for everyone -- including a few almost scary moments, a romance, turbulent adolescence, and how to deal with a difficult parent. --Dr. Karen Gail Lewis, family therapist and author, including Siblings in Therapy and Why Don’t You Understand: A Gender Relationship Dictionary Getaway Mom is a great summer read--our mothers, our mothering, our relationships, our purpose as our children grow--this book brings these topics to the table as food for discussion with friends and family. --Ruth Nemzoff, Ed.D., speaker and author, Don't Bite Your Tongue: How to Foster Rewarding Relationships with Your Adult Children “Turning the pages of this story, turns your own journey into an experiment in living in another's world. A very readable characterization of the roles we know and the ones we envy.” --Monica H. Schneider, Psy.D. , author, Where is My Coffee Cup?
There Goes the Bride
Legend claims this antique Irish wedding veil can grant your heart's deepest desire. But be careful what you wish for... The moment Texas socialite Delaney Cartwright touches the veil, she knows she can't go through with her wedding. And it's not just because she envisions a stranger's dark eyes and irresistible lips the second her fingers hit lace. But she can't simply call the whole thing off. The nuptials to her nice, predictable childhood friend are the social event of the season (not to mention that her mother would freak). To fan the flames of this dying ember, Delaney abducts her fiance for a night of passion...and grabs the wrong guy! It isn't her fault that Detective Nick Vinetti of the oddly familiar eyes and lips has crossed her path--and looks game for all kinds of sexy fun. Now Delaney hatches an outrageous plan to get out of marrying: she'll hire her own kidnapper. With an altar to avoid and a cop to dream of, this runaway bride is hoping a little Irish magic will unveil the true destiny of her heart.
The Cowboy Takes a Bride
Any contemporary romance reader can tell you, cowboys are hot! And no one is hotter than Joe Daniels, the sexy ranch-hand hero of Lori Wilde’s The Cowboy Takes a Bride. The first book in Wilde’s exciting series set in Jubilee, Texas—a small town full of horses, cowboys, and more romance than you can shake a stick at—The Cowboy Takes a Bride is the kind of western-set love story that bestselling romance authors Linda Lael Miller and Kat Martin are famous for. Readers who love books by Susan Wiggs, Susan Mallery, and Sherryl Woods will fall passionately in love with cowboy Joe as he and a beautiful failed wedding planner try to make a go at a falling down ranch and find that their hearts are leading them straight to the altar.
Eighteen-year-old Eric has just been released from juvenile detention for murdering his mother and stepfather. Now he’s looking for tenderness—tenderness he finds in caressing and killing beautiful girls. Fifteen-year-old Lori has run away from home again. Emotionally naïve but sexually precocious, she is also looking for tenderness—tenderness she finds in Eric. Will Lori and Eric be each other’s salvation or destruction? Told from their alternating points of view, this harrowing thriller speeds to its fateful conclusion with an irresistible force, and a final twist that will not be easily forgotten.
In debut author Lori Alexander's picture book Backhoe Joe, a young boy tries to adopt a backhoe. When Nolan finds a stray backhoe in the street, he can't wait to adopt it. But this backhoe is not very well behaved. As Nolan tries to train his new pet, he learns that maybe this backhoe already has a home. This delightful story of a boy and his construction vehicle is brought to life with Craig Cameron's vibrant illustrations, making this the perfect addition to every young reader's library. Fans of Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker will be thrilled by this endearing picture book about a runaway backhoe.
The Wife s Tale
On the eve of her wedding anniversary, Mary Gooch is waiting for her husband to come home, listening for his car along the dark, icy roads. As the night draws on, and he fails to appear, Mary reflects on the true nature of their marriage: the secrets, the silences, and the unmentionable yet inescapable fact that for each loss and disappointment, there has been a corresponding physical gain: the woman she once was is now imprisoned in mountainous flesh. The Wife's Tale is the inspirational story of the journey Mary is finally forced to make across a continent, ostensibly in search of her husband, but eventually towards the self she has buried for too long.