One Perfect Summer

From the bestselling author of Lucy in the Sky and Chasing Daisy, there are two soulmates, but three broken hearts in this “refreshing take on the happy-ever-after tale” (Marie Claire). “Do you still love him?” Every second of every ...

Author: Paige Toon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1849831289

Category: Fiction

Page: 458

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A Dorset summer, a chance meeting, and Joe and Alice, both 18, fall into step as if they have known each other forever. But their idyll is shattered as quickly as it began. Joe leaves without warning; Alice heads off to Cambridge University and slowly picks up the pieces of her broken heart. Years later, when she catches the attention of gorgeous, gifted, rich boy Lukas, Alice is carried along by his charm, swept up in his ambitious plans for a future together. Until news of Joe reaches her once more, but he's out of reach in a way that Alice could never have imagined. Life has moved on, the divide between them is now so great. Surely it is far too late to relive those perfect summer days of long ago?

One Perfect Summer

Some families we’re born into Some we find for ourselves When Serenity Alston swabbed her cheek for 23andMe, she joked about uncovering some dark ancestral scandal.

Author: Brenda Novak

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 1488055459

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 124

Some families we’re born into Some we find for ourselves When Serenity Alston swabbed her cheek for 23andMe, she joked about uncovering some dark ancestral scandal. The last thing she expected was to discover two half sisters she didn’t know existed. Suddenly, everything about her loving family is drawn into question. And meeting these newfound sisters might be the only way to get answers. The women decide to dig into the mystery together at Serenity’s family cabin in Lake Tahoe. With Reagan navigating romantic politics at work and Lorelei staring down the collapse of her marriage, all three women are converging at a crossroads in their lives. Before the summer is over, they’ll have to confront the past and determine how to move forward when everything they previously thought to be true was a lie. But any future is easier to face with family by your side.

One Perfect Summer

He keeps calling Megan and flirting with her. Megan was prepared for some exhilarating twists this summer. But resisting the charms of a super-hot coworker while holding on to her long-distance love? This is going to be one wild ride!

Author: Rachel Hawthorne

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062321358

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 544

View: 788

Perfect for fans of Lauren Barnholdt and Susane Colasanti, this sun-soaked pairing of Rachel Hawthorne's beach reads Labor of Love and Thrill Ride brings a fresh feel to two summer favorites. In Labor of Love, Dawn joins a volunteer trip to New Orleans, hoping to forget about boys (her cheating ex Drew, in particular) for the summer. But when a fortune teller predicts she'll meet the man of her dreams on this trip, Dawn has to decide if she believes in the destiny of true love, or if she's just headed for another heartbreak. In Thrill Ride, Megan has landed the perfect summer job at an amusement park far away from home. The only problem is she'll also be far away from her boyfriend. But surely true love can survive three months apart. And Megan can resist her incredibly hot coworker . . . right? Value priced with a great new cover, this combined edition will have readers (re)discovering Rachel Hawthorne.

Perfect Summer Loving Summer Series 2

Books in the Loving Summer Series Loving Summer Falling for Summer (Loving Summer Novel/Donovan Brothers #1) YA-Mature/New Adult Version Falling for Summer Uncut with Bonus - Adult Contemporary Version for 18 years and up Perfect Summer

Author: Kailin Gow

Publisher: The Edge

ISBN: 9781597480567

Category: Fiction

Page: 258

View: 684

Two hot brothers, one steady and secured, groomed to take over their family's billion dollar enterprise. The other, a rising football star whose body is well-known to women of all ages in print and in person. Both in love with the same woman, whom they can't have - Summer Jones, their sister's best friend since childhood, and the girl they promised to protect. She's never been so lost in her life, following the tragedy that rocked her steady and secured life. Always the perfect girl, the good girl who does everything to take care of everyone else, she's now the one who's fallen too far. Not Drew, not Nat, and not even Rachel. She knows she has to choose and make a decision. She knows she has to do the right thing, but as she decides with her mind, her heart rebels. Her desire for both Donovan brothers has grown insatiable and an addiction so much so that lines are blurred and nothing is clear. Just when everything seems bleak and hopeless, comes a revelation so deep, that what seems far from perfect becomes perfect in what turns out to be the Donovan's most perfect summer. Books in the Loving Summer Series Loving Summer Falling for Summer (Loving Summer Novel/Donovan Brothers #1) YA-Mature/New Adult Version Falling for Summer Uncut with Bonus - Adult Contemporary Version for 18 years and up Perfect Summer

Lucy s Perfect Summer

Lucy turned to see a tallerthanDad guy with blackish stubble on his face that
matched the fuzz on his head. He wore sunglasses that weren't all the way dark,
and he only smiled with one side of his mouth. “Oh yeah, I see it on your shirts.

Author: Nancy N. Rue

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310862922

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 105

Lucy has come a long way from that tomboy who wouldn’t give pink the time of day. She’s developed into an authentic tween who has learned that girls make great friends, that teamwork means more than stardom, and that God is real. But she’s still Lucy. In the third book of the series, she runs headlong into some new—and some old—problems. Although Lucy has come to love and respect Inez and more than tolerate Mora, with school out for the summer, the three of them have more together time than anybody can stand! That worsens when the “monsoon” season keeps them cooped up in the house for three solid days without Dad to referee (he’s stranded at the radio station).When Dad is stuck at the radio station without his assistant Luke, the new management finds out just how much Dad depends on his assistant and threaten to fire Lucy’s father. Lucy is freaked out at the thought of moving.Plus it gives Aunt Karen more ammunition for her fight to have Lucy come and live with her in El Paso. That would be heinous enough, but Lucy just can’t leave now, not with the soccer team making tremendous progress and Coach Auggy scheduling three unofficial games with neighboring teams during the summer to get them ready for the real soccer season in the fall.And not with Januarie getting into “iffy” territory with the new kids her own age that Lucy and her friends have encouraged her to hang out with so she’ll leave them alone. Child Protective Services gets involved when Januarie gets in trouble, and Lucy has to be there for her, especially since this could affect her friend J.J. too.When the weather dries up, wild fires break out with a vengeance. A big one threatens Los Suenos. Myteriously, the only thing destroyed is the soccer field. The big developer who has tried to buy the property before swoops in for the kill. Lucy and her team have to convince the town to come together and restore the field, rather than give up and sell it.Meanwhile, Lucy, Mora, Dusty, Veronica, and Inez study Esther. Lucy grows even closer to God through her Book of Lists and her resonance with Esther, even though she was a girly-girl. That helps her not only save the soccer field, get Januarie out of trouble, and get herself an audition with the Olympic Development Program (without Aunt Karen’s help), but it enables her to make a huge sacrifice for Dad and agree to live without him for six weeks while he goes to a special technology school for the blind in Alamogordo. That’s going to mean having Aunt Karen come to live with her in the fall. But Lucy is the only one who can do this thing in this time and this place. Like Esther, she is willing to make the sacrifice.

One Perfect Christmas and Other Stories

... now worked at a celebrity magazine in London – modelled on heat magazine,
where I worked between 2000 and 2007 – it also felt like the perfect time to
cameo film star Joseph Strike and his nowfiancée, Alice, from One Perfect

Author: Paige Toon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471179451

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 638

THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS GIFT FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR One year after movie star Joseph Strike swept schoolteacher Alice off her feet, they are spending Christmas together in snowy Cambridge. But despite the romantic setting Alice can't help but question whether life in the spotlight is really what she wants. Will a Christmas provide some perspective? Or will the life she’d be leaving behind be too much to lose? In this irresistible collection, bestselling author Paige Toon reunites a much-loved cast from across her fifteen novels, including Johnny Be Good, The One We Fell In Love With and Thirteen Weddings. Fall in love with nine witty and heartfelt romantic stories, published in print for the very first time. Praise for Paige Toon: 'Tender, heartbreaking and magical' GIOVANNA FLETCHER 'You'll love it, cry buckets and be uplifted!' MARIAN KEYES 'Poignant and lovely, warm and wise' MILLY JOHNSON 'Wonderfully heartfelt' HEAT 'Gave me all the feels . . . I loved it' LINDSEY KELK 'A warm, wise novel that is romantic and yet real' ADELE PARKS 'Filled with warmth and poignancy' CATHERINE ISAAC 'Witty, fun and impossible to put down' CLOSER 'Yet another stunning read from Paige Toon . . . I couldn't put it down' HEIDI SWAIN 'A wonderful book that will gently break your heart' DANI ATKINS 'For smart, romantic fiction look no further than the new book from bestselling Paige Toon' RED MAGAZINE 'A heart-thumping, breath-taking, tear-inducing love story' PENNY PARKES 'Simply gorgeous' SUN *Includes A Christmas Wedding, One Perfect Christmas and Johnny's Girl, previously published as eBooks* *Includes content previously exclusive to The Hidden Paige*

One Perfect Christmas

Praise for Paige Toon 'Another perfect summer pageturner from Paige Toon'
Mirror 'I loved it – I couldn't put it down!' Marian Keyes 'Wonderful, addictive,
sharp and sexy' Cosmopolitan 'Brilliant... one of the rising stars of chicklit' Heat ...

Author: Paige Toon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471125947

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

View: 708

An exclusive eBook short story from Paige Toon! One Perfect Christmas picks up with Alice and Joe one year on… He's a bigger star than ever, and Alice has managed to maintain her anonymity. But how long can that last? Will this be their first - and last - perfect Christmas? And where is Lukas? Snuggle up in front of the fire to read this magical wintery short story about what happened next…

The Perfect Summer

the face of the Marchioness of Ripon, things appeared green-coloured, as if one
had stared directly into a blinding light. Gladys Ripon, patron of the opera and
beloved of the accountants responsible for the cash takings at Covent Garden,
was ...

Author: Juliet Nicolson

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 9781555848705

Category: History

Page: 304

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A “sparkling social history” that brings the twilight of the Edwardian era to life (Entertainment Weekly). The Perfect Summer chronicles a glorious English summer just over a century ago, when the world was on the cusp of irrevocable change. That summer of 1911, a new king was crowned and the aristocracy was at play, bounding from one house party to the next. But perfection was not for all. Cracks in the social fabric were showing. The country was brought to a standstill by industrial strikes. Temperatures rose steadily to more than 100 degrees; by August, deaths from heatstroke were too many for newspapers to report. Drawing on material from intimate and rarely seen sources and narrated from the viewpoints of a series of exceptional individuals—among them a debutante, a choirboy, a politician, a trade unionist, a butler, and the queen—The Perfect Summer is a vividly rendered glimpse of a bygone time and place. “Brimming with delectable information and little-known facts . . . manages to describe every stratum of English society . . . Where Nicolson is especially good, however, is with the royals and the aristocracy, whose country estates, salons, entertainments, and affairs—discreet and indiscreet—she describes with accuracy and humor.” —The Providence Journal “A hugely interesting portrait of a society teetering on a precipice both nationally and internationally . . . As page turning as a novel.” —Joanna Trollope

The Summer Wind

And come hell or high water—or hissy fits—she was going to give them this one
perfect summer. Her most private fear was that when Sea Breeze was sold and
she'd moved on to a retirement home, the fragile bond between the sisters would

Author: Mary Alice Monroe

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476709041

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 643

The Summer Wind is the second book in Monroe’s Lowcountry Summer trilogy, following the New York Times bestselling The Summer Girls. This series is a poignant and heartwarming story of three half-sisters and their grandmother, who is determined to help them rediscover their southern roots and family bonds. It’s midsummer and Eudora, nicknamed Dora, is staying at Sea Breeze, the family’s ancestral home on Sullivan’s Island. For years, Dora has played the role of the perfect wife and mother in a loveless marriage. Now her husband filed for divorce, her child is diagnosed with autism, and her house is on the market. Dora’s facade collapses under the weight of her grief and she suffers “broken heart syndrome.” Mamaw and the girls rally around Dora—but it’s up to Dora to heal herself as she spends the summer prowling the beach, discovering the secrets of the island and her heart. This is a summer of discovery for all the women of Sea Breeze. Carson returns from Florida to face life-changing decisions, Lucille confronts a health scare, and an unexpected visitor has Harper reconsidering her life’s direction. When tropical storm winds batter the island, the women must band together and weather the tempest—both the one outside their windows and the raging sea of emotions within each of them. They must learn again what it means to be a sister. It is up to Mamaw to keep the light burning at Sea Breeze to guide the girls through the lies, the threats, and the rocky waters of indecision to home.

While You Were Reading

Funny, poignant and insightful, While You Were Reading is a love story for book lovers that celebrates much more than romance.

Author: Ali Berg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471178013

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 875

'THE PERFECT WEEKEND READ' heat, 5*review Words are messy. Love is messier. A love story for book lovers that celebrates much more than romance. Meet Beatrix Babbage – 29-year-old dog-earer of books and accidental destroyer of weddings. After ruining her best friend's nuptials, Bea relocates to the other side of the country in search of a fresh start, including meeting new people, living life to the fullest and finally pulling off balayage. But after a few months, life is more stagnant than ever. Bea’s job is dead-end. Her romantic life? Non-existent. And her only friends are her books, her barista and her cleaning lady. Then Bea stumbles across a second-hand novel inscribed with notes. Besotted with the poetic inscriptions, Bea is determined to find the author ... and finds herself entangled in one hell of a love quadrangle. Funny, poignant and insightful, While You Were Reading reveals the value of true friendship, that there’s no such thing as perfection, and, most importantly, the power of not living in fiction, but still reading it – often! ~*~ Praise for The Book Ninja ~*~ 'Sure to make you smile. Brimming with bookish banter’ ‘The Book Ninja was an absolutely delightful read, full of quirky bookish themes, sweet and yet flawed characters and, of course, a liberal dose of humour that left me giggling throughout. This book warmed my heart, and left me feeling all kinds of warm and fuzzies after I finished it.’ ‘If you're looking for a funny, light-hearted, book-nerdy read, pick this up ASAP’ ‘This was a delightful read that I became completely consumed by and finished in one sitting!’ ‘This was a lot of fun to read because it's so relatable and I loved the whole book aspect of it’ ‘I loved it, better than pizza and I look forward to seeing what Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus come up with next.’ ‘The perfect book to tackle a book-reading slump’ ‘It's wonderful to finally have a book to recommend for fans of The Rosie Project’

Summer Dreams

PROLOGUE For most Windsor and Amherstburg , Ontario , and Detroit , Michigan
, area residents , the single word “ Bob - lo ” initiates a stream of consciousness
journey to that one perfect summer day in the park on the enchanted isle at the ...

Author: Patrick Livingston

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814333655

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 665

A definitive history of Bob-lo Island, a Canadian amusement park in the mouth of the Detroit River and a favorite recreation spot for generations of Detroit-area residents.

East Coast Girls

This time it’ll test them like never before, forcing them to confront decisions they’ve each had to live with and old secrets that refuse to stay buried. “Readers of Elin Hilderbrand and J. Courtney Sullivan will devour this book ...

Author: Kerry Kletter

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 1488055483

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 547

“Gorgeous writing and page-turning suspense.”—Nancy Thayer, New York Times bestselling author of Surfside Sisters “Readers of Elin Hilderbrand and J. Courtney Sullivan will devour this book.”—Brenda Novak, New York Times bestselling author of One Perfect Summer They share countless perfect memories—and one they wish they could forget. Childhood friends Hannah, Maya, Blue and Renee share a bond that feels more like family. Growing up, they had difficult home lives, and the summers they spent together in Montauk were the happiest memories they ever made. Then, the summer after graduation, one terrible night changed everything. Twelve years have passed since that fateful incident, and their sisterhood has drifted apart, each woman haunted by her own lost innocence. But just as they reunite in Montauk for one last summer, hoping to find happiness once more, tragedy strikes again. This time it’ll test them like never before, forcing them to confront decisions they’ve each had to live with and old secrets that refuse to stay buried. “Poignant…a book whose pages demand to be both snuck in under the covers late into the night and savored.”—Chandler Baker, New York Times bestselling author of Whisper Network


Stever believed that everyone should be allowed one perfect summer. His had
been the summer of 1989, the year he and Kenny began faking crop circles. The
designs were simple at first. Giggling and shushing each other in the darkness, ...

Author: Neil Cross

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0857200305

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 108

Even though he is still young, Kenny has just weeks to live. Before he dies, he wants to find his childhood best friend Callie Barton and thank her for the kindness she showed him when they were at school together. But when Kenny begins his search, he discovers that Callie Barton has gone missing. Although cleared of any involvement, her husband Jonathan seems to be hiding something. Kenny has no choice but to take matters into his own hands. And knowing that time is running out on him, he's prepared to do whatever it takes . . .

One Day In Summer

Now he suspects his second wife is having an affair. This is the day he'll discover if karma has come back to bite him. Thanks to a DNA test, this is the day that Hope McTeer will finally meet her biological father.

Author: Shari Low

Publisher: Boldwood Books Ltd

ISBN: 1838891722

Category: Fiction


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'I absolutely love Shari's books, funny, honest and heartwarming writing' Jenny Colgan, bestselling author Brand new from #1 bestseller Shari Low. An emotional roller-coaster, that keeps you guessing... One day in summer, three lives are about to change forever. After two decades of looking after others, this is the day that Agnetha McMaster is reclaiming her life. It's her turn, her time. But will she have the courage to start again? Ten years ago, Mitchell McMaster divorced Agnetha and married her best friend, Celeste. Now he suspects his second wife is having an affair. This is the day he'll discover if karma has come back to bite him. Thanks to a DNA test, this is the day that Hope McTeer will finally meet her biological father. But will the reunion bring Hope the answers that she’s looking for? Three people. Twenty-four hours. A lifetime of secrets to unravel... What readers are saying about One Day In Summer: 'Wow! Where have Shari Low books been all my life?' 'The perfect summer read!' 'I loved this book so much and truly struggled to put it down at the best of times... it's definitely a must read!' 'The events will make you laugh and cry in equal measure. And it's a love story which is not at all predictable.' 'I am really hoping that this will be the start of another trilogy as I do so enjoy Shari Low's writing.' 'I absolutely adored this book, and that’s not something I’ve said for a while.' 'It’s a brilliant story, that shows that life is not static but is a series of twists, turns and unexpected detours that we have to learn to go with and work out as it goes along, and I loved it.' 'This book has everything, love, loss, betrayal, forgiveness and growth.' 'A story of family, friendship, lost love, betrayals, and hope that will keep you guessing until the very end.' 'Well, this is the first time in ages I’ve stayed up until 2 am reading a book! I just couldn’t stop reading until I’d finished it.' 'Shari Low really does know how to write an emotional book that evokes all the feels!' 'One Day in Summer looks at lost love, betrayal, friendships, grief, siblings, adoption, and finding love. This was a great read, so many events happening simultaneously, a book I didn't want to put down. I recommend this for an uplifting read.'

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Author: Mia March

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471102971

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 723

Escape to the breathtaking coast of Maine and let the unmissable novel from Mia March brighten up your summer. Perfect for fans of Jenny Colgan, Veronica Henry and The Jane Austen Book Club. On the coast of Maine sits The Three Captains Inn, a haven for tourists and locals alike. When Lolly, the owner, summons her nieces home, they assume she’s planning to sell the inn, the place they called home after they lost their parents in a car accident that also claimed the life of Lolly’s husband. Little do they know, the truth is far more unimaginable . . . Along with Kat, Lolly’s daughter, the women reunite for their first summer together in many years and home truths and long buried secrets begin to emerge. Then movie-lover Lolly invites her family to one of her legendary movie nights – this month’s theme: Meryl Streep – and what was intended to be a few hours’ distraction ends up making them question everything they thought they knew about life, love and one another. As each woman sees her complicated life reflected through the magic of cinema, will they be able to find their own happily-ever-afters before it’s too late? ‘A treat for movie lovers and fans of meaningful women’s fiction’ Romantic Times 'A heartwarming, spirit-lifting read just in time for beach season' Kirkus Reviews 'A touching story of self-discovery and the strength of family' Booklist

Heart Songs

I'm waiting , ” her voice broke a little , “ For one perfect summer to come , Not the
stifling summers of cities , But one of the summers of home . And before the frost
touches the flowers " . Here she held the boy to her breast“ I'll be sleeping too ...

Author: Jean Blewett



Category: Canadian poetry

Page: 257

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Rural England

On one perfect summer evening, which was so still that the dark foliage of the ash
trees scarcely stirred in the breath of the wandering breeze, I walked at sunset to
a rise a mile or two to the north of the town to rest and study the prospect.

Author: H. Rider Haggard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108025498

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 684

View: 577

H. Rider Haggard (1856-1925) is best known as the successful writer of adventure stories with exotic backgrounds such as King Solomon's Mines and She. However, he also served on a number of royal commissions, and in managing his wife's Norfolk estate became a recognised expert on agricultural matters. Rural England, published in 1902 and reissued in 1906, was the product of his travels around England and Wales writing articles for the Daily Express. They show a picture of agriculture in poor condition, and suggest reforms which would improve matters. The book was well received, and subsequently many of his suggestions were included in the Development Act of 1909. He favoured co-operative societies such as were found in Denmark, an increase in the number of smallholdings, and a national forestry commission. Volume 2 examines the east of England and parts of the Midlands and Yorkshire.

Harper s New Monthly Magazine

He therefore resolved defense of truth , in service to her kind — this upon making
a skip from the top to the bottom was her theory of life . of the copious bill of fare ,
and fell upon cure She stood at her window one perfect summer dents , thinking ...






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Abandon the Dark

Twenty years ago, Lainey Colton spent one perfect summer in Deer Run with her
beloved great-aunt Rebecca. Since then, the beautiful graphic designer has
been a gypsy, calling no place home. Now Rebecca is gravely ill, so Lainey has ...

Author: Marta Perry

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460334604

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 736

Facing the past can be deadly… Twenty years ago, Lainey Colton spent one perfect summer in Deer Run with her beloved great-aunt Rebecca. Since then, the beautiful graphic designer has been a gypsy, calling no place home. Now Rebecca is gravely ill, so Lainey has returned to Deer Run to care for her…and to escape her mistakes. Lawyer Jake Evans gave up a high-powered job to build a quieter life in the small Pennsylvania town. So when a beautiful stranger appears after twenty years gone, he naturally questions her motives. Still, he is drawn to Lainey. But no amount of attraction will matter if he can't keep her safe from a mysterious threat….

The Summer of Us

Older. Sadder. More beautiful than ever. How can I prove to her that summer was real? How do I make her see the boy who loved her then, still loves her now? How do we get back to the summer when we were us?

Author: Melanie Moreland


ISBN: 9781988610368


Page: 294

View: 735

She was the light in my dark life. The sunshine that warmed me and made me smile. We had one summer. One perfect summer, until the day it ended. Years later, she walked back into my life. Older. Sadder. More beautiful than ever. How can I prove to her that summer was real? How do I make her see the boy who loved her then, still loves her now? How do we get back to the summer when we were us?