MORE LIKE HER
What really goes on behind those perfect white picket fences?
In Frances’s mind, beautiful, successful, ecstatically married Emma Dunham is the height of female perfection. Frances, recently dumped with spectacular drama by her boyfriend, aspires to be just like Emma. So do her close friends and fellow teachers, Lisa and Jill. But Lisa’s too career-focused to find time for a family. And Jill’s recent unexpected pregnancy could have devastating consequences for her less-than-perfect marriage.
Yet sometimes the golden dream you fervently wish for turns out to be not at all what it seems—like Emma’s enviable suburban postcard life, which is about to be brutally cut short by a perfect husband turned killer. And in the shocking aftermath, three devastated friends are going to have to come to terms with their own secrets . . . and somehow learn to move forward after their dream is exposed as a lie.
FIELD GUIDE TO BURYING YOUR PARENTS
Grace Hawkes has not spoken to her previously tight-knit family since her mother's
sudden death five years ago. Well, most of the family was tight-knit-- her father
walked out on them when she was 13 and she and her two brothers and sister bonded
together even closer with their mother as a result. She's been doing her best
to live her new life apart from them, but when their estranged father has a stroke
and summons them, Grace suddenly realizes she's done the same thing he had done...abandoned
those who need her most.
Elisabeth Page has big shoes to fill. She's the daughter of
living legend novelist Ben Page, and the sister of literary wunderkind Rascal
Page, and her career as a pastry chef is decidedly not up to her family's snooty
standards-even if she works at the hottest restaurant in L.A. Elisabeth hopes
no one will notice that her five-year plan to run her own patisserie has morphed
into an eleven-year plan to nowhere. Her personal life is also frozen in time:
she's still involved with her family-approved childhood sweetheart, a journalist
whose constant jaunts leave her lonely. Enter an exciting career opportunity and
even more terrifying, Daniel Sullivan, a beer-drinking basketball coach who is
everything her family is not. Addicted to control and bred to criticize, can Elisabeth
finally embrace happiness? Only if she has the guts to let others see her naked…and
let them love her, warts and all.
with the Fat Girl
"Kudos to Liza Palmer for tackling the life and loves
of a 'before,' striking a breezy tone without being trivial.' -People
was a Target Break Out Book – and I got the jaunty title of Breakout author
went to Number 1 on the Fiction Heatseekers List in UK – the week before it debuted
on April 24, 2006
- Conversations was #23 on the London Times
Bestseller List - 04.29.06
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