"A gripping tale about love, loss, and deadly family secrets."
Joy is an addict. Booze, drugs, sex, and self-harm make up an endless parade of poor life choices. Therapy and rehab never work, despite her minimal efforts. Cynical, angry, and exhausted, self-sabotaging Joy blames everyone but herself.
After the unexpected death of her abusive mother reveals a puzzling secret, Joy, fresh out of rehab, embarks on a quest to uncover the sins of her family, and the root cause of her trauma. Through this, she discovers she was denied the life she was meant to live, as well as a shocking truth trailing a series of grizzly clues.
Joy has two choices, allow the truth to finally consume her, or let love redeem her.
"Witty, charming, entertaining..."
Gia never thought she’d be looking for love again, but when her twenty-four year marriage dissolves she finds herself swimming back in the sea, only to find the rules have changed, and so have the fish. She quickly discovers how technology has vastly affected romance, and how people connect and relate to one another. In an attempt to ease her cynicism and find herself once more, she reluctantly visits a Life Coach who encourages her to share her misadventures in a blog. No one is as surprised as Gia when her relatable, and humorous love life goes viral, and at almost fifty, her world is changed forever.
This “fish-out-of-water” story explores the ups and downs of life, with both humour and heartache. A celebration of love, friendship and family, Gia’s story is ultimately about forgiveness, and learning to trust herself again so that love will find her.
Meg is certain it’s her fate to be single forever, and makes peace with that. Nothing like the heroines in the novels she devours, she escapes a difficult relationship, and moves from Virginia to Scotland, destined to live out her life as a bookworm, happy but alone…
Until she meets Kade, an attractive, witty carpenter, hired to renovate her decrepit little cottage, and turn it into a bookstore. His charms are hard to resist, but Meg is jaded, not ready to fall in love again.
Searching through a crate of old books, she chances upon an old diary, penned by Katherine, a young woman from the 60’s. Meg immerses herself into her heartfelt story, intrigued by an idyllic world, where romance was innocent, men were chivalrous, and times were simpler.
Unbeknownst to Meg, their stories are strangely connected, fated. Will she unwrap the mystery that binds them, and realign the stars? And then there’s Kade; hot, handsome, and off-limits. Is he destined to be her soulmate, or will history repeat itself? Will she open her heart, or surrender her happy ending?