A lonely neighbor tries to melt a widow’s reluctant heart. Bullying brothers threaten to spoil a young girl’s Halloween. Left at the altar once, a woman takes a gamble on a second chance. These are just a few in a collection of thirty short and shorter stories about growing up, growing older, moving out, moving on, revenge, redemption, and love in all its shades of bittersweet pain and joy.
Passion, secrets, murder… Welcome to Land of the Noonday Sun.
When a new attorney accepts a pro-bono case of an abused woman suspected of attempted murder, he ends up with more than he bargained for. She’s the ex-wife of one of the oldest and wealthiest families in Ashville, and her in-laws will stop at nothing to conceal family secrets–even murder.
Unable to ignore his attraction, he gets closer than he should. But when all evidence points to the woman he’s falling in love with, he will risk everything–his reputation, disbarment, maybe even his life to uncover the truth.
Winner, The Kindle Book Review’s Best Indie Books Award for Literary Fiction and indieBRAG medallion honoree.
Liza’s mother-in-law once called her a godless hippie raised by wolves. Now, after five years of marriage to her elder son, five years of disapproval and spite, the family accidentally learns that Estelle has a fatal illness. And Estelle comes to her with an impossible request. A horrified Liza refuses but keeps the question from her husband and his brother. As the three children urge Estelle to consider treatment, their complicated weave of family secrets and lies begins to unravel. Can they hold their own lives together long enough to help Estelle with hers?
(Reader note: Although it’s Book Two in the Trager Family Secrets Series, Don’t Tell Anyone is a stand-alone story.)
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When a child is conceived and born after his father’s murder, is that child a legal heir to his millions?
Michelle D’Amato’s pregnant with San Francisco millionaire octogenarian Bernie Snow’s baby, but he’s dead, and a lot of people would like to see her dead as well, so her baby can’t lay claim to his vast estate. Was that why he was murdered? And if so, who killed him? Was it for his money or revenge?
Bernie had threatened to disinherit his ne’er-do-well son, Larry, and his estranged daughter, Toni, so maybe they murdered him before he could carry out his threat. Then there’s Toni’s husband, Rocco, who has ties to the mob and is desperate for money. What about Jim, who’s still angry with Bernie after he was forced out of the electronics company he and Bernie founded? Or even Dr. T, who operates a sperm bank and facilitated Michelle’s pregnancy. He knew her future born child would have a legitimate claim to Bernie’s estate, even if she didn’t, and that was a lot of money.
Join Liz, Roger, and their dog, Winston, in a race against time as they search for the killer before Michelle either suffers a miscarriage caused by stress or is the next murder victim.
This is book number eight in the popular Liz Lucas Cozy Mystery Series by USA Today Bestselling Author and seven time Amazon All-Star, Dianne Harman.
Lauren Wilson is well on her way to her happily-ever-after. She’s passionate about her career as a middle school English teacher, she adores her handsome, hard-working husband, and with a baby finally on the way, her perfect life is within her grasp.
But then a devastating test result changes everything.
Forced to choose between her baby and her husband, Lauren makes the only decision she can live with, and she returns to her small hometown in hopes of rebuilding her shattered life.
Ethan Campbell is a gifted photographer who travels the world and has no desire to settle down. When his mother dies, he must go home to settle her estate. Then it’s back to exciting adventures across the globe.
When Lauren crosses paths with Ethan, her teenage crush, old feelings resurface—feelings she’s not prepared to face. Will Lauren have the courage to trust again or will she spend her life alone?
Imperfect Love is a story about sacrifice, healing, second chances, and discovering that although love isn’t always perfect, sometimes it’s the imperfect love that’s the sweetest of all.
A psychopath in love?
Yes, and not with a vampire. Or zombie. Or misfit.
With a beautiful, smart, electrifying woman iconic Silicon Valley CEO Michael Romanov can imagine as the mother of his children.
Bewitching as she is, her loser boyfriend makes her totally unsuitable. But all the more desirable. Boyfriend’s refusal to accept a bribe or succumb to threats ups Michael’s determination to possess her.
When lies and deceit and charisma fail, he falls back on what he does best: Eliminate his opponent permanently.
Warning: This is not your typical boy-meets-girl, boy-loses-girl, boy-wins-girl romance.