From the New York Times bestselling author of California Girls comes an all new original Blackberry Island novel told with Susan Mallery's trademark humor and charm. Sisters by Choice is a heartfelt tale of love, family and the friendships that see us through. Cousins by chance, sisters by choice... After her cat toy empire goes up in flames, Sophie Lane returns to Blackberry Island, determined to rebuild. Until small-town life reveals a big problem: she can't grow unless she learns to let go. If Sophie relaxes her grip even a little, she might lose everything. Or she might finally be free to reach for the happiness and love that have eluded her for so long. Kristine has become defined by her relationship to others. She's a wife, a mom. As much as she adores her husband and sons, she wants something for herself--a sweet little bakery just off the waterfront. She knew changing the rules wouldn't be easy, but she never imagined she might have to choose between her marriage and her dreams. Like the mainland on the horizon, Heather's goals seem beyond her grasp. Every time she manages to save for college, her mother has another crisis. Can she break free, or will she be trapped in this tiny life forever? Don't miss the Blackberry Island series by Susan Mallery! Order your copy of Barefoot Season, Three Sisters and Evening Stars today!
Book 11 in the series Chances. This should be read as book 11 or as book 61⁄2 in this series.Jill and Lana are sister by choice, this bond, this friendship is actually the basics of this series. The love, the life, the families they build are the future. But they wouldn't have been able to build this family without Laura and the love and understanding, the since of family she instilled in them. Lana was abandoned by her own mother at a young age and comes to live with her grandmother Laura. Jill soon becomes Lana best friend, confiding in her the darkest of secrets. Then when Jill suddenly and tragically losses her mother, Laura takes Jill in. Making a family of three against the everyday troubles in the world. With Laura's love and guidance, the girls grow into woman ready to take on the world. Or at least to build a home of their own together. There are many mistakes along the way for both Jill and Lana, but they soon find their way to love. Soon building the families you have read about, and hopefully love. This book takes us to the end with the last glimpse of Lana, Jill, and her sexy Dex. A must read in this series... Series Chances by Tammy BurnetteTaking My Chance (Jill and Dex)Second Chance (Jill and Dex)Taking My Chance (Lexie and Jake)No Regrets (Lexie and Jake)Taking My Chance (Alyssa and Dexter)Our Family (Love and Survival)Summer and Sunshine (Love and Contracts)Music and Love (DNA and Contracts)Two Cities (Two Primes)Builder of Cities (Kane's Journey)Sisters by Choice (Silver and Gold)Starting Over (Fires and Bombs) Other Books That One PhotoSorrow and HeartbreakLucky to Have HimA Path in LifeShit and PissFrying PanThe Water's EdgeSapphireI Trust YouCastles in the SandOrchidBlog of Life Series EnvyEnvyNot a One-Night Stand
Cathy Andrew's biological clock has passed the ticking stage and is dangerously close to "blown plumb up." Cathy wants it all: the husband, the baby, and a little house right there in Cadillac, Texas. She's taken step one and gotten engaged to a reliable man, but she's beginning to question their relationship. Does he really love her, or is she just arm candy for his political career? Why is her future mother-in-law getting increasingly hostile? Worse, why does he stand up for his mother when she says those awful things, instead of protecting her? Cathy is full of self-doubt. Both of her options—going through with the wedding or breaking off her engagement—are beginning to look like a nightmare either way. She knows her friends will back her up, but she's the one who has to make a decision that's going to tear her apart. (Previously published as The Blue-Ribbon Jalapeno Society Jubilee and What Happens in Texas.)
Family bonds create sisters. . .conscious decisions make friends. Sisters by Birth, Friends by Choice is for all of those women who grew up together, and lived to tell about it-who came out of childhood and found that their best friends were the sisters they had shared toys, telephones, and time with. This contemporary gift book commemorates the bond of sisterhood through real-life stories, thought-provoking quotations, and relevant Bible verses-and the beautiful packaging, with a full-color presentation on every page, makes it a joy to share. Sisters will love this brand-new book from a favorite gift book writer.
Developing a reputation as a highly skilled quilter in spite of a lack of natural ability, Maggie Newcomb hopes to win the affection of Colby Stoddard, but finds a rival in a wealthy and beautiful young woman who is new to the town.
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With nine years and a turbulent childhood between them, Kendra and Jamie have never been storybook sisters. After a long estrangement, they've finally begun to heal their hurts and forge a new bond. Now Jamie is offering a gift Kendra has long since given up hoping for, the fondest wish of her heart—a baby. Already raising two young girls on her own, Jamie wants to become a gestational surrogate for Kendra and her husband, Isaac, giving birth to a child the husband and wife have created together. Despite some lingering misgivings about her once-wayward younger sister's commitment, Kendra agrees, and soon Jamie is pregnant. In addition to this amazing gift of life, Jamie has designed a new house for Kendra and Isaac and is overseeing its construction on Isaac's ancestral property along the Shenandoah River, with the help of Cash Rosslyn, one of the most attractive men Jamie has known. By giving her sister both a home and a family, Jamie hopes to prove to Kendra that she deserves absolution for her past mistakes. But when a medical crisis threatens her health and her promising new relationship with Cash, Jamie learns that the most difficult choice in her life is yet to come—and its cost may be beyond calculation.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER No one knows you like your sister. She can make you laugh or break your heart with a single word. And no one writes novels like Kristin Hannah, an author who vividly explores the intricate bonds of family and, as Tami Hoag said “touches the deepest, most tender corners of our heart.” Now, in her rich, captivating new book, she creates an indelible portrait of two women, once lost to each other, about to come together in a time of exquisite joy and almost unbearable sadness. Sisters by blood, strangers by choice, each stands at a crossroads, ready to confront the betrayals of the past. . . . BETWEEN SISTERS Meghann Dontess is a woman haunted by heartbreak. Twenty-five years ago she was forced to make a terrible choice, one that cost her everything, including the love of her sister, Claire. Now, Meghann is a hotshot divorce attorney who doesn’t believe in intimacy–until she meets the one man who can change her mind. Claire Cavenaugh has fallen in love for the first time in her life. As her wedding day approaches, she prepares to face her harsh, judgmental older sister and their self-absorbed mother. It is the first time they have been together in more than two decades. Over the course of a hot Pacific Northwest summer, these three women who believe they have nothing in common will try to become what they never were: a family. Tender, funny, bittersweet, and wonderfully moving, Between Sisters celebrates the joys and heartaches that can only be shared by sisters, the mistakes made in the name of love and the healing power of new beginnings–all beautifully told by acclaimed author Kristin Hannah.