By Mary HoganThat is what i'm. A humorous woman. a pal. Nobody's female friend. the woman with the gorgeous face. Hayley needs she might love dwelling in Santa Monica, blocks from the seashore, the place each day—and everybody—is appealing and sunny. yet she simply does not slot in with all of the blond, superskinny Southern California women who've their plastic surgeons on velocity dial. Hayley makes sense and witty and has the sort of beautiful . . . face. Translation: do not even take into consideration placing on a bikini, less courting superhot Drew Wyler. A bikini is absolutely not flattering, and Drew won't ever examine her as greater than a chum. simply whilst Hayley feels doomed to stay her existence within the fats lane, her mom and dad choose to ship her to Italy for the summer—not for faculty, no longer for fats camp, only for enjoyable. it is there, lower than the Italian solar, that Hayley's imaginative and prescient of herself starts off to alter. She's curvy, no longer fats. Pizza isn't really evil. And existence is much more than one-size-fits-all. Who understands? as soon as Hayley sees herself in a brand new mild, perhaps the lady with the beautiful face will eventually locate actual amore.
By Stephanie James
By Laurie Albanese, Laura MorowitzItaly, 1456. The Renaissance is in wonderful bloom, an age of unbridled creativity, trade, artwork, and innovation. essentially the most colourful males of this incredible time is Fra Filippo Lippi, both respected as a painter and reviled as a rogue. a superb artist, he serves Cosimo de' Medici and the Catholic Church, growing masterpieces in social gathering of God and His glory. A Carmelite monk, he acts as chaplain to the nuns of the Convent Santa Margherita—and it's the following, at the back of the cloister partitions, that he encounters the best temptation of his lifestyles. Penniless and gorgeous, younger Lucrezia Buti has been pushed to Santa Margherita extra via poverty than piety. Mesmerized through Lucrezia's wonderful gains, Lippi sees in her face the foundation for numerous Madonnas. With assistance from his robust buddies and an unscrupulous prioress, he attracts upon favors that might bring about harmful outcomes, and brings the younger lady to his studio to function his version. Painter and muse are quickly united in an exciting whirl of inventive discovery. As weeks and months cross, a passionate love develops among the irascible artist and the younger nun, leading to a scandalous romance that threatens to smash them while it fuels a few of Lippi's maximum paintings. Their affair sparks anger, envy, and vengeance . . . and it'll take a miracle of timeless religion, unsurpassed good looks, and unfathomable like to keep all that Lippi and Lucrezia cherish. a beautiful novel that brings jointly actual and imagined characters from Italy's wealthy background, The Miracles of Prato is a relocating and unforgettable story of hope and devotion, either sensual and non secular, set in a unprecedented time and position whilst attractiveness, religion, and artwork have been celebrated mainly.
By Barbara FreethyIt is the type of tale investigative reporter Matt Winters writes approximately -- now not the type he desires to be residing. while he discovers a baby female descendant on his doorstep, he panics ... then he desperately turns to his temptingly lovely neighbor Caitlyn Devereaux for aid. in spite of everything, girls are meant to be aware of every little thing approximately infants! Caitlyn's average sensuality intrigues Matt ... and heraching vulnerability as she holds the valuable package deal piques his curiosity.The marriage ceremony robes she creates are recognized for satisfying each bride'sfantasies, but she firmly says that marriage -- and motherhood -- usually are not for her. yet her kisses unexpectedly have Matt dreaming of anything excellent -- and shortly he is made up our minds to get this reluctant girl to alter her brain.
By Thomas Riggs
By United States National Museum.; United States. War Dept
By William Giraldi
A terrifying literary mystery set at the Alaskan tundra, in regards to the secret of evil and mankind's wasting conflict with nature.in the beginning of one other pitiless iciness, the wolves have come for the youngsters of Keelut. 3 kids were taken from this remoted Alaskan village, together with the six-year-old boy of Medora and Vernon Slone.
Stumbled via grief and looking comfort, Medora contacts nature author and wolf professional Russell center. Sixty years previous, in poor health in either physique and spirit, and estranged from his daughter and spouse, center arrives in Keelut to enquire the killings. Immersing himself during this payment on the finish of the realm, he discovers the scary darkness on the middle of Medora Slone and learns of an unholy fact harbored via this village.
When Vernon Slone returns from a wasteland struggle to find his son useless and his spouse lacking, he starts a methodical pursuit throughout this frozen panorama. Aided via his boyhood spouse, the taciturn and lethal Cheeon, and pursued by means of the stalwart detective Donald Marium, Slone is with out mercy, slicing a bloody swath throughout the wasteland of his fatherland. As Russell middle makes an attempt to rescue Medora from her husband’s vengeance, he comes head to head with an unspeakable mystery on the furthermost reaches of yank soil—a mystery in regards to the unkillable bonds of kinfolk, and the untamed animal within the soul of each human being.
An Alaskan Oresteia, an epic woven of either blood and delusion, Hold the Dark remembers the hyperborean weather and tribalism of Daniel Woodrell’s Winter’s Bone and the primeval violence of James Dickey’s Deliverance.
By Dorothy GarlockFrom the instant Baptiste Lightbody stumbled on appealing Maggie within the Missouri Territory, he knew they have been components of an identical spirit. refrained from by way of an international that referred to as him a half-breed, and her a witch, they courageous the barren region to discover a paradise in their personal. yet Lightfoot and Maggie quickly face a try out which may holiday their hearts, or unite them perpetually.
By Charlotte LambSinsYou can by no means be too wealthy, or too thin….When Gerard Findlay checked out Keira, he observed a tall, willowy good looks who took his breath away….When Keira checked out herself within the replicate, she observed an unattractive woman who wasn't relatively skinny adequate to deserve her reputation as a twiglet. And now Gerard had came across the key she had stored hidden from the world.So why did he nonetheless pursue her? The nearer Gerard received, the extra Keira hungered over his love, yet intuition fold her that her want could by no means be chuffed. in the end, Gerard used to be a hardened journalist, and seduction may perhaps simply be the skill to a story….Love can overcome the deadliest of Sins.
By Richard RussoLouis Charles Lynch (also referred to as Lucy) is sixty years outdated and has lived in Thomaston, long island, his whole existence. He and Sarah, his spouse of 40 years, are approximately to embark on a holiday to Italy. Lucy's oldest good friend, as soon as a rival for his wife's affection, leads a existence in Venice some distance faraway from Thomaston. might be consequently Lucy is writing the tale of his city, his kin, and his personal lifestyles that makes up this wealthy and enchanting novel, interspersed with that of the local son who left see you later in the past and hasn't ever appeared back.Bridge of Sighs, from the liked Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of Empire Falls, is a relocating novel approximately small-town the United States that expands Russo's extensively heralded fulfillment in methods either regularly occurring and staggering.