New Release Books by Susan Wiggs

Susan Wiggs is the author of Sugar and Salt (2022), Marrying Daisy Bellamy (2022), Lakeshore Christmas (2021), Sugar and Salt (2022) and other 177 books.

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Sugar and Salt

release date: Jul 26, 2022
Sugar and Salt
The New York Times bestselling author of The Lost and Found Bookshop brings readers a can’t-miss tale of friendship, hardship, redemption, and love between a San Francisco baker and a barbecue master from Texas. Jerome Sugar learned the art of baking in his grandma’s bakery, also called Sugar, on historic Perdita Street in San Francisco. He supplies baked goods to the Lost and Found Bookshop across the street. When the restaurant that shares his commercial kitchen loses its longtime tenant, a newcomer moves in: Margot Salton, a barbecue master from Texas. Margot isn’t exactly on the run, but she needs a fresh start. She’s taken care of herself her whole life, pulling herself up by her fingernails to recover from trauma, and her dream has been to open a restaurant somewhere far, far from Texas. The shared kitchen with Jerome''s Sugar bakery is the perfect setup: a state-of-the-art kitchen and a vibrant neighborhood popular with tourists and locals. Margot instantly takes to Jerome’s mother, the lively, opinionated Ida. The older woman proves to be a good mentor, and Margot is drawn to Jerome. Despite their different backgrounds their attraction is powerful—even though Jerome worries that Margot will simply move on from him once she’s found some peace and stability. But just as she starts to relax into a happy new future, Margot’s past in Texas comes back to haunt her…

Marrying Daisy Bellamy

release date: Feb 22, 2022
Marrying Daisy Bellamy
In this thrilling revisit to the shores of Willow Lake, #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs spins an emotional tale about a woman caught between the heartache of the past and the warmth, family, and ever-growing promises of the future. Daisy Bellamy has struggled for years to choose between two men—one honorable and steady, one wild and untethered. And then, one fateful day, the decision is made for her. Now busy with a thriving business on Willow Lake, Daisy knows she should be happy with the life she''s chosen for herself and her son. But she still aches for the one thing she can''t have. Until the man once lost to her reappears, resurrected by a promise of love. And now the choice Daisy thought was behind her is the hardest one she''ll ever face…. The Lakeshore Chronicles series has captivated thousands of readers with its heartfelt characters and irresistible small-town romance. Previously published.

Lakeshore Christmas

release date: Nov 15, 2021
Lakeshore Christmas
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs Christmas at Willow Lake is full of festive cheer—except when one Scrooge is determined to ruin the magic… Maureen Davenport finally gets to direct Avalon''s annual holiday pageant, and she''s determined to make it truly spectacular. But then she’s forced to work with former child star Eddie Haven. Though Eddie can''t stand Christmas, a judge''s court order has landed him right in the middle of the merrymaking. He and Maureen spar over every detail of the pageant, from casting troubled kids to Eddie''s original—and distinctly untraditional—music. Though Maureen thinks Eddie is sabotaging the performance to spite her, with a little Christmas magic, she may just turn this Scrooge around—maybe fall in love along the way. Previously published. Read the Lakeshore Chronicles Series by Susan Wiggs: Book One: Summer at Willow Lake Book Two: The Winter Lodge Book Three: Dockside Book Four: Snowfall at Willow Lake Book Five: Fireside Book Six: Lakeshore Christmas Book Seven: The Summer Hideaway Book Eight: Marrying Daisy Bellamy Book Nine: Return to Willow Lake Book Ten: Candlelight Christmas Book Eleven: Starlight on Willow Lake

Sugar and Salt

release date: Jul 12, 2022
Sugar and Salt
The New York Times bestselling author of The Lost and Found Bookshop returns to Perdita Street with a can''t-miss tale of friendship, hardship, redemption, and love between a San Francisco baker and a barbecue master from Texas. Jerome \"Sugar\" Barnes learned the art of baking in his grandma''s bakery, also called Sugar, on historic Perdita Street in San Francisco. He supplies baked goods to the Lost and Found Bookshop across the street. When the restaurant that shares his commercial kitchen loses its longtime tenant, a newcomer moves in: Margot Salton, a barbecue master from Texas. Margot isn''t exactly on the run, but she needs a fresh start. She''s taken care of herself her whole life, pulling herself up by her fingernails to recover from trauma, and her dream has been to open a restaurant somewhere far, far from Texas. The shared kitchen with Jerome''s Sugar bakery is the perfect setup: a state-of-the-art kitchen and a vibrant neighborhood popular with tourists and locals. Margot instantly takes to Jerome''s grandmother, the lively, opinionated Ida. The older woman proves to be a good mentor, and Margot is drawn to Jerome. Despite their different backgrounds their attraction is powerful--even though Jerome worries that Margot will simply move on from him once she''s found some peace and stability. But just as she starts to relax into a happy new future, Margot''s past in Texas comes back to haunt her...

Fireside

release date: Oct 11, 2021
Fireside
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs Visiting Willow Lake is a life-changing experience — tune in for an irresistible tale of new dreams and finding love where you least expect it. Baseball hopeful Bo Crutcher is about to get his shot at the majors. That is, until life throws him a curveball. When AJ, the son he’s never met, lands on his doorstep, Bo’s life becomes forever changed. He quickly learns that he’ll need all the help he can get. When Kimberly van Dorn was hired to smooth Bo’s rough exterior for the media, she expected the kind of shallow pro athlete she’s used to handling. But Bo is willing to sacrifice everything for his vulnerable son. Over a breathtaking winter on frozen Willow Lake, she realizes she still has much to learn about putting love first. Previously published. Read the Lakeshore Chronicles Series by Susan Wiggs: Book One: Summer at Willow Lake Book Two: The Winter Lodge Book Three: Dockside Book Four: Snowfall at Willow Lake Book Five: Fireside Book Six: Lakeshore Christmas Book Seven: The Summer Hideaway Book Eight: Marrying Daisy Bellamy Book Nine: Return to Willow Lake Book Ten: Candlelight Christmas Book Eleven: Starlight on Willow Lake

The Horsemaster's Daughter

release date: Sep 28, 2021
The Horsemaster's Daughter
An unbroken horse, a broken man, an estate that needs her… Virginia, 1854 Once a privileged son of the South, Hunter Calhoun now stands a widower shadowed by the scandal of his wife''s death. Burying himself in his business breeding Thoroughbred racehorses, he''s left his family to crumble and his young children to mourn alone. But when a poor investment threatens to bankrupt him, Hunter is forced to seek help by other means… Eliza Flyte is a horse whisperer like no other. Removed from the world of wealth and social privilege, she grew up on an isolated island off the coast of Virginia and learned the secrets of gentling horses. When the wounded and grieving Hunter shows up unexpectedly at her doorstep, with a crazed and wild stallion in tow, she must brave Virginia society in order to heal them both. As two worlds collide, Hunter and Eliza can no longer fight their attraction for each other. But it just might take a miracle for these two mismatched lovers to find their happily-ever-after. The Calhoun Chronicles Book 1: The Charm School Book 2: The Horsemaster''s Daughter Book 3: HALFWAY TO HEAVEN Book 4: ENCHANTED AFTERNOON Book 5: A SUMMER AFFAIR

Snowfall at Willow Lake

release date: Sep 13, 2021
Snowfall at Willow Lake
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs Revisit the tranquil shores of Willow Lake and the Bellamy family in this heartwarming tale of a woman who discovers that small moments can end up being life’s most cherished memories. International lawyer Sophie Bellamy has dedicated her life to helping people in war-torn countries. But when she survives a hostage situation, she remembers what matters most—the children she loves back home. Haunted by regrets, she returns to the idyllic Catskills village of Avalon on the shores of Willow Lake, determined to repair the bonds with her family. There Sophie discovers the surprising rewards of small-town life—including an unexpected passion for Noah Shepherd, the local veterinarian. Noah has a healing touch for anything with four legs, but he’s never had any luck with women—until Sophie. But Sophie’s heart needs healing…and both she and Noah need a chance at happiness. Previously published. Read the Lakeshore Chronicles Series by Susan Wiggs: Book One: Summer at Willow Lake Book Two: The Winter Lodge Book Three: Dockside Book Four: Snowfall at Willow Lake Book Five: Fireside Book Six: Lakeshore Christmas Book Seven: The Summer Hideaway Book Eight: Marrying Daisy Bellamy Book Nine: Return to Willow Lake Book Ten: Candlelight Christmas Book Eleven: Starlight on Willow Lake

The Charm School

release date: Jul 27, 2021
The Charm School
As the ballrooms of 1800s America glitter, romance is afoot… Boston and Rio de Janeiro, 1851 An awkward misfit in an accomplished family, Isadora Peabody yearns to escape her life as a wallflower in Boston society. Fate intervenes when she learns that a ship bound for Rio de Janeiro is in need of an interpreter—a pursuit she very much enjoys. The only problem? The surly and handsome captain is adamantly opposed to a woman taking the role. Sea captain Ryan Calhoun used to have a good family name. But he’d purposely walked away from everything it afforded him, driven by his quest to right an old wrong. When he finds himself falling for the meek young woman who comes aboard his ship, he’s determined to stay away from her—if only to keep her out of his secretive, dangerous plans. As the tides of attraction flow between them, Ryan and Isadora must risk it all for love. For a true lady must learn to speak her mind, and Isadora is ready to put her newfound charms to the test. The Calhoun Chronicles Book 1: The Charm School Book 2: The Horsemaster''s Daughter Book 3: HALFWAY TO HEAVEN Book 4: ENCHANTED AFTERNOON Book 5: A SUMMER AFFAIR

Dockside

release date: Nov 16, 2020
Dockside
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs Revisit the tranquil shores of Willow Lake in this irresistible tale of a woman’s emotional journey from the heartache of the past to hope for the future. With her daughter off to college, Nina Romano is ready to embark on a new adventure. Motherhood, after all, has left little time for dating, travel and chasing dreams. She decides to become the general manager of the charming Inn at Willow Lake, a place where she as fond childhood memories. But just as she begins to dream of owning the inn one day, she learns that it’s been purchased by Greg Bellamy, a man with whom she has a complicated history. Greg lost his first marriage to a demanding career. Now he’s determined to make a new start, and to put family first, before it’s too late. Between juggling work, raising his young son and helping his nearly grown daughter face life’s ultimate challenge, he has no time to fall in love. Still, with Nina Romano, this might be a chance for a new beginning. Previously published. Read the Lakeshore Chronicles Series by Susan Wiggs: Book One: Summer at Willow Lake Book Two: The Winter Lodge Book Three: Dockside Book Four: Snowfall at Willow Lake Book Five: Fireside Book Six: Lakeshore Christmas Book Seven: The Summer Hideaway Book Eight: Marrying Daisy Bellamy Book Nine: Return to Willow Lake Book Ten: Candlelight Christmas Book Eleven: Starlight on Willow Lake

The Winter Lodge

release date: Oct 12, 2020
The Winter Lodge
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs Susan Wiggs’s Lakeshore Chronicles series has captivated thousands of readers with its relatable characters, warm humor and engaging stories. Return to the tranquil shores of Willow Lake with The Winter Lodge. On the longest night of the year, Jenny Majesky loses everything in a devastating house fire. But as she finds comfort in the predictability of running the family bakery, she’s surprised by the ongoing support of the Avalon community, especially local police chief Rourke McKnight. When she finds an unusual treasure among her grandfather’s belongings, she embarks on a search for the truth, and on a path she never imagined. The Winter Lodge, a remote cabin owned by her half-sister on the shores of Willow Lake, becomes a refuge for Jenny as she seeks the truth. In the peaceful quiet, she can focus on rebuilding her life — and pursue her dream of becoming a writer. But when a blizzard traps her there with Rourke, Jenny suddenly doesn’t feel so secure. Unlocking the secrets of the past might just mean walking away from her one chance at love. Previously published. Read the Lakeshore Chronicles Series by Susan Wiggs: Book One: Summer at Willow Lake Book Two: The Winter Lodge Book Three: Dockside Book Four: Snowfall at Willow Lake Book Five: Fireside Book Six: Lakeshore Christmas Book Seven: The Summer Hideaway Book Eight: Marrying Daisy Bellamy Book Nine: Return to Willow Lake Book Ten: Candlelight Christmas Book Eleven: Starlight on Willow Lake

Summer at Willow Lake

release date: Sep 14, 2020
Summer at Willow Lake
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs The Lakeshore Chronicles have captivated thousands of readers with unforgettable characters, warm humor and engaging stories. Dive into Summer at Willow Lake, the story that started it all! After breaking up with her fiancée, Olivia Bellamy reluctantly trades a trendy Manhattan summer for her family’s old resort camp in the Catskills to renovate the bungalow colony for her grandparents. Camp Kioga brings back old memories of her summers as a teenager, when she was still discovering her passions. The camp is now in disarray, and to her chagrin Olivia is forced to hire contractor Connor Davis—a still-smoldering flame from her own summers at camp. But as the days grow warm, not even the inviting blue waters of Willow Lake can cool the passions flaring or keep shocking secrets at bay. The nostalgic joy of summers past breathes new promise into a special place and people…a promise meant to last long after the season ends. Previously published. Read the Lakeshore Chronicles Series by Susan Wiggs: Book One: Summer at Willow Lake Book Two: The Winter Lodge Book Three: Dockside Book Four: Snowfall at Willow Lake Book Five: Fireside Book Six: Lakeshore Christmas Book Seven: The Summer Hideaway Book Eight: Marrying Daisy Bellamy Book Nine: Return to Willow Lake Book Ten: Candlelight Christmas Book Eleven: Starlight on Willow Lake

The Lost and Found Bookshop

release date: Jul 07, 2020
The Lost and Found Bookshop
\"A wonderful exploration of the past and the future and, most importantly, of what it means to be present in the here and now. Full of the love of words, the love of family, and the love of falling in love, The Lost and Found Bookshop is a big-hearted gem of a novel that will satisfy and entertain readers from all walks of life. Lovely!\"—Garth Stein, New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Racing In The Rain In this thought-provoking, wise and emotionally rich novel, New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs explores the meaning of happiness, trust, and faith in oneself as she asks the question, \"If you had to start over, what would you do and who would you be?\" There is a book for everything . . . Somewhere in the vast Library of the Universe, as Natalie thought of it, there was a book that embodied exactly the things she was worrying about. In the wake of a shocking tragedy, Natalie Harper inherits her mother’s charming but financially strapped bookshop in San Francisco. She also becomes caretaker for her ailing grandfather Andrew, her only living relative—not counting her scoundrel father. But the gruff, deeply kind Andrew has begun displaying signs of decline. Natalie thinks it’s best to move him to an assisted living facility to ensure the care he needs. To pay for it, she plans to close the bookstore and sell the derelict but valuable building on historic Perdita Street, which is in need of constant fixing. There’s only one problem–Grandpa Andrew owns the building and refuses to sell. Natalie adores her grandfather; she’ll do whatever it takes to make his final years happy. Besides, she loves the store and its books provide welcome solace for her overwhelming grief. After she moves into the small studio apartment above the shop, Natalie carries out her grandfather’s request and hires contractor Peach Gallagher to do the necessary and ongoing repairs. His young daughter, Dorothy, also becomes a regular at the store, and she and Natalie begin reading together while Peach works. To Natalie’s surprise, her sorrow begins to dissipate as her life becomes an unexpected journey of new connections, discoveries and revelations, from unearthing artifacts hidden in the bookshop’s walls, to discovering the truth about her family, her future, and her own heart.

Lakeshore Chronicle Summer

release date: May 05, 2020
Lakeshore Chronicle Summer
The Lakeshore Chronicles have captivated thousands of readers with unforgettable characters, warm humor and engaging stories. Summer at Willow Lake and The Summer Hideaway are emotional romances must-reads! Summer at Willow Lake Olivia Bellamy reluctantly trades a trendy Manhattan summer for her family’s old resort camp in the Catskills to renovate the bungalow colony for her grandparents, who want one last summer together filled with fun, friends and family. A posh resort in its heyday, the camp is now in disarray and Olivia is forced to hire contractor Connor Davis—a still-smoldering flame from her own summers at camp. But as the days grow warm, not even the inviting blue waters of Willow Lake can cool the passions flaring or keep shocking secrets at bay. The nostalgic joy of summers past breathes new promise into a special place and people…a promise meant to last long after the season ends. The Summer Hideaway Never get attached—Private nurse and protected witness Claire Turner lives by this motto. Fleeing a treacherous past, she knows no other way. Never give up—In the twilight of his life, George Bellamy makes it his final wish to reconcile with an estranged brother. He and Claire journey to Willow Lake—where it all went wrong for him fifty years ago. Never let go—George’s grandson, Ross, is ruled by a fierce devotion to family and a deep mistrust of the mysterious Claire…yet sparks fly whenever she’s near. In the face of wrenching loss, amid the enchantment of Willow Lake, Ross and Claire dare to risk everything for love.

The Charm School/the Captain's Courtesan

release date: Jan 05, 2022
The Charm School/the Captain's Courtesan
The Charm School - Susan Wiggs As the ballrooms of 1800s America glitter, romance is afoot... Boston and Rio de Janeiro, 1851. An awkward misfit in an accomplished family, Isadora Peabody yearns to escape her life as a wallflower in Boston society. Fate intervenes when she learns that a ship bound for Rio de Janeiro is in need of an interpreter -- a pursuit she very much enjoys. The only problem? The surly and handsome captain is adamantly opposed to a woman taking the role. Sea captain Ryan Calhoun used to have a good family name. But he''d purposely walked away from everything it afforded him, driven by his quest to right an old wrong. When he finds himself falling for the meek young woman who comes aboard his ship, he''s determined to stay away from her -- if only to keep her out of his secretive, dangerous plans. As the tides of attraction flow between them, Ryan and Isadora must risk it all for love. For a true lady must learn to speak her mind, and Isadora is ready to put her newfound charms to the test. The Captain''s Courtesan - Lucy Ashford Determined to seek out the villain who destroyed her family, Rosalie Rowland masquerades as a courtesan at London''s infamous Temple of Beauty. But when she revels in her alter-ego a little too willingly Captain Alec Stewart''s potent masculinity proves impossible to resist... Alec is as much a stranger to the high class brothel as he is to the feelings that Rosalie incites within him. The passion between them may be unquestionably real, but having met under the guise of secrets and seductions how can they be sure where the lies end and the truth begins?

Snowfall in the City

release date: Dec 03, 2019
Snowfall in the City
The St. James Affair Elaine St. James has it all—a thriving career as an elite Manhattan publicist, A-list best friends and a gorgeous, high-profile boyfriend her parents adore. But when Byron breaks up with her on Christmas Eve, Elaine is faced with the prospect of spending the holidays alone…until the man she loved long ago reappears, much like a ghost from Christmas past. Tony Fiore was everything her Upper East Side parents wanted Elaine to avoid—the Italian-American boy from Brooklyn was hardly an ideal match for their perfect socialite daughter. Despite their differences, they always found themselves together on Christmas Eve, ice-skating at Rockefeller Center. Until the year Tony failed to show up and broke Elaine’s heart. Now, seven years later, on another Christmas Eve, they might finally have a second chance at first love… Candlelight Christmas A single father who yearns to be a family man, Logan O’Donnell is determined to create the perfect Christmas for his son, Charlie. The entire O’Donnell clan arrives to spend the holidays in Avalon, a postcard-pretty town on the shores of Willow Lake, a place for the family to reconnect and rediscover the special gifts of the season. One of the guests is a newcomer to Willow Lake—Darcy Fitzgerald. Sharp-witted, independent and intent on guarding her heart, she’s the last person Logan can see himself falling for. And Darcy is convinced that a relationship is the last thing she needs this Christmas. Yet between the snowy silence of the winter woods and the toasty moments by a crackling fire, their two lonely hearts collide. The magic of the season brings them each a gift neither ever expected—a love to last a lifetime.

The Charm School/The Charm School/The Captain's Courtesan

release date: Jan 01, 2022
The Charm School/The Charm School/The Captain's Courtesan
As the ballrooms of 1800s America glitter, romance is afoot… Boston and Rio de Janeiro, 1851 An awkward misfit in an accomplished family, Isadora Peabody yearns to escape her life as a wallflower in Boston society. Fate intervenes when she learns that a ship bound for Rio de Janeiro is in need of an interpreter — a pursuit she very much enjoys. The only problem? The surly and handsome captain is adamantly opposed to a woman taking the role. Sea captain Ryan Calhoun used to have a good family name. But he’d purposely walked away from everything it afforded him, driven by his quest to right an old wrong. When he finds himself falling for the meek young woman who comes aboard his ship, he’s determined to stay away from her — if only to keep her out of his secretive, dangerous plans. As the tides of attraction flow between them, Ryan and Isadora must risk it all for love. For a true lady must learn to speak her mind, and Isadora is ready to put her newfound charms to the test. Includes the story The Captain’s Courtesan by Lucy Ashford.

The Oysterville Sewing Circle

release date: Aug 13, 2019
The Oysterville Sewing Circle
“Stitched together with love, this is a story just waiting for your favorite reading chair. With her signature style and skill, Susan Wiggs delivers an intricate patchwork of old wounds and new beginnings, romance and the healing power of friendship, wrapped in a lovely little community that’s hiding a few secrets of its own.” — Lisa Wingate, New York Times Bestselling author of Before We Were Yours The #1 New York Times bestselling author brings us her most ambitious and provocative work yet—a searing and timely novel that explores the most volatile issue of our time—domestic violence. At the break of dawn, Caroline Shelby rolls into Oysterville, Washington, a tiny hamlet at the edge of the raging Pacific. She’s come home. Home to a place she thought she’d left forever, home of her heart and memories, but not her future. Ten years ago, Caroline launched a career in the glamorous fashion world of Manhattan. But her success in New York imploded on a wave of scandal and tragedy, forcing her to flee to the only safe place she knows. And in the backseat of Caroline’s car are two children who were orphaned in a single chilling moment—five-year-old Addie and six-year-old Flick. She’s now their legal guardian—a role she’s not sure she’s ready for. But the Oysterville she left behind has changed. Her siblings have their own complicated lives and her aging parents are hoping to pass on their thriving seafood restaurant to the next generation. And there’s Will Jensen, a decorated Navy SEAL who’s also returned home after being wounded overseas. Will and Caroline were forever friends as children, with the promise of something more . . . until he fell in love with Sierra, Caroline’s best friend and the most beautiful girl in town. With her modeling jobs drying up, Sierra, too, is on the cusp of reinventing herself. Caroline returns to her favorite place: the sewing shop owned by Mrs. Lindy Bloom, the woman who inspired her and taught her to sew. There she discovers that even in an idyllic beach town, there are women living with the deepest of secrets. Thus begins the Oysterville Sewing Circle—where women can join forces to support each other through the troubles they keep hidden. Yet just as Caroline regains her creativity and fighting spirit, and the children begin to heal from their loss, an unexpected challenge tests her courage and her heart. This time, though, Caroline is not going to run away. She’s going to stand and fight for everything—and everyone—she loves.

Just Breathe

release date: Jul 15, 2019
Just Breathe
What happens when a cartoonist’s life gets turned upside-down? Find out in this contemporary romance by New York Times bestseller Susan Wiggs! Sarah Moon tackles life’s issues with a sharp wit in her syndicated comic strip, Just Breathe. With both Sarah and her cartoon heroine undergoing fertility treatments, her fiction often reflects her reality. However, she hadn’t scripted her husband’s infidelity. In the wake of her shattered marriage, Sarah flees to the coastal town in California where she grew up. There, she revisits her troubling past: an emotionally distant father, the loss of her mother and an unexpected connection with Will Bonner, the high school heartthrob skewered mercilessly in her comics. But he’s been through some changes himself. And just as her heart is about to reawaken, Sarah makes a most startling discovery. She’s pregnant. With her ex’s twins. The winds of change have led Sarah to this surprising new beginning. All she can do is just close her eyes…and breathe. Originally published in 2008

The Summer It Begins

release date: Jun 25, 2019
The Summer It Begins
THE GOODBYE QUILT by Susan Wiggs Linda Davis is driving her daughter, Molly, across the country to start college. As her only child readies for this big change, Linda is torn between excitement for Molly and heartache for herself. Who will she be when she is no longer needed in her role as mom? On the trip, Linda pieces together the scraps that make up Molly’s young life—the hem of a christening gown, a snippet from a costume. But in stitching the quilt, Linda realizes that making new memories is as important as cherishing those from the past. A WEDDING ON PRIMROSE STREET by Sheila Roberts As a wedding planner, Anne Richardson has seen mothers of the bride turn into Momzillas, and she’s determined not to do that when it’s her daughter’s turn to get married. But once Laney gets engaged, all bets are off. Anne becomes obsessed with giving Laney the perfect wedding she herself never had. And that wedding needs to be held in Icicle Falls at Primrose Haus, the perfect setting, with owner Roberta Gilbert at the helm. Linda is the best at event planning but no expert on mother-daughter relationships, especially her own. Can these mothers and daughters put aside their differences to pull off the perfect wedding?

Snowfall in the City/The St James Affair/Candlelight Christmas

release date: Nov 01, 2021
Snowfall in the City/The St James Affair/Candlelight Christmas
From No.1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs comes two warm-hearted romances. The St. James Affair Elaine St. James has it all — a thriving career as an elite Manhattan publicist, A-list best friends and a gorgeous, high-profile boyfriend her parents adore. But when Byron breaks up with her on Christmas Eve, Elaine is faced with the prospect of spending the holidays alone…until the man she loved long ago reappears, much like a ghost from Christmas past. Tony Fiore was everything her Upper East Side parents wanted Elaine to avoid — the Italian-American boy from Brooklyn was hardly an ideal match for their perfect socialite daughter. Despite their differences, Elaine and Tony always found themselves together on Christmas Eve, ice-skating at Rockefeller Center. Until the year Tony failed to show up and broke Elaine’s heart. Now, seven years later, on another Christmas Eve, they might finally have a second chance at first love… Candlelight Christmas A single father who yearns to be a family man, Logan O’Donnell is determined to create the perfect Christmas for his son, Charlie. The entire O’Donnell clan is spending the holidays in Avalon, a postcard-pretty town on the shores of Willow Lake, a place for the family to reconnect and rediscover the special gifts of the season. One of the guests is a newcomer to Willow Lake — Darcy Fitzgerald. Sharp-witted, independent and intent on guarding her heart, she’s the last person Logan can see himself falling for. And Darcy is convinced that a relationship is the last thing she needs this Christmas. Yet between the snowy silence of the winter woods and the toasty moments by a crackling fire, their two lonely hearts collide. The magic of the season brings them each a gift neither ever expected — a love to last a lifetime.

Lakeside Cottage

release date: Jan 14, 2019
Lakeside Cottage
Revisit the captivating tale of timeless summer pleasures by #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs! LAKESIDE COTTAGE If you trust your heart, you’ll always know who you are.... Each summer, Kate Livingston returns to her family’s lakeside cottage, a place of simple living and happy times - a place where she now hopes her shy son can blossom. But her quiet life gets a bit more interesting with the arrival of an intriguing new neighbor, JD Harris. Although she is a confirmed single mother, Kate is soon drawn into the sweetness of a summer romance and discovers the passion of a lifetime. JD is hardly able to remember who he was before the media frenzy of becoming an overnight hero back in Washington, D.C....until he escapes to this lovely, remote part of the Northwest. Now Kate Livingston and her son have rekindled the joy of small pleasures and peace… But how long will his blissful anonymity last before reality comes banging at his door? Titles originally published in 2005.

The Ocean Between Us

release date: Dec 01, 2018
The Ocean Between Us
Return to the sea with this emotion-filled novel about what lies beneath the surface of relationships by #1 New York Times bestselling author, Susan Wiggs! THE OCEAN BETWEEN US After years of following her navy officer husband on assignment around the world, Grace Bennett realizes that she’s left something behind—herself. Her husband, Steve, can’t understand the unraveling of his wife’s heart and is determined to set things right. Their already-strained relationship is pushed to the edge when old secrets are revealed. Now, with plenty of space to ponder the true distance between them, Grace begins to reinvent herself. But, just as her new self is coming to terms with her family life, the unthinkable happens: a disaster aboard Steve’s ship. A navy wife’s worst nightmare collides with the cold truth that life’s biggest chances can slip away while you’re busy looking for guarantees. Titles originally published in 2004.

No Place Like Home

release date: Sep 10, 2018
No Place Like Home
Four heartwarming stories of finding love in friendly small towns, from bestselling and favorite authors, together for the first time in one value-packed box set! 16 Lighthouse Road by Debbie Macomber Welcome to Cedar Cove, Washington, where the news of the day is that family court Judge Olivia Lockhart has denied the divorce petition of a young local couple. Olivia is trusting her instincts that the two need to try again. Newspaper editor Jack Griffin admires Olivia’s choice, and the woman herself. Now Olivia has her hands full between her work and her tricky relationships with her daughter and her mother—and now Jack’s courtship. Everyone in Cedar Cove is talking! The 10-Year Reunion by Susan Wiggs Beautician Twyla McCabe was voted most likely to succeed in her high school graduating class, but a run of bad luck forced her to give up her dreams of college and a career. Now a widow with a six-year-old and essentially Dear Abby with a blow-dryer, she longs to show up at her ten-year school reunion with a date she can show off. But when her well-meaning customers arrange for her to attend the Hell Creek High School Reunion with Rob Carter, M.D., Twyla knows they’ve gone too far. Who would believe a woman who dyes hair for a living could be engaged to such a hunk? No One But You by Brenda Novak Silver Springs, a picturesque small town in Southern California where even the hardest hearts can learn to love again… Sadie Harris is out of options, and desperately determined not to lose the custody battle for her son, so she takes position assisting Dawson Reed—who recently stood trial for murder. Dawson just wants to leave his painful past behind and fix up the family farm. As their professional relationship grows into something else, Sadie realizes that Dawson has a good heart, one that might be worth fighting for. Welcome to Moonlight Harbor by Sheila Roberts For her fortieth birthday, Jenna Jones is getting a divorce. She’s barely able to support herself and her teenage daughter, and now her deadbeat ex is demanding spousal support! The unexpected gift of being asked to manage the Driftwood Inn for her aging Aunt Edie might be the rainbow at the end of the storm. Or not. The coastal town is a little more run-down that Jenna remembered, and the inn is worse. But with the help of her new friends and a couple of handsome citizens, perhaps the sunshine is on the horizon after all. Because, no matter what, life is always good at the beach.

Between You and Me

release date: Jun 26, 2018
Between You and Me
#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs delivers a riveting story that challenges our deepest-held beliefs... Caught between two worlds, Caleb Stoltz is bound by a deathbed promise to raise his orphaned niece and nephew in Middle Grove, where life revolves around family, farm, faith—and long-held suspicions about outsiders. When disaster strikes, Caleb is thrust into an urban environment of high-tech medicine and the relentless rush of modern life. Dr. Reese Powell is poised to join the medical dynasty of her wealthy, successful parents. Bold, assertive, and quick-thinking, she lives for the addictive rush of saving lives. When a shocking accident brings Caleb Stoltz into her life, Reese is forced to deal with a situation that challenges everything she thinks she knows—and ultimately emboldens her to question her most powerful beliefs. Then one impulsive act brings about a clash of cultures in a tug-of-war that plays out in a courtroom, challenging the very nature of justice and reverberating through generations, straining the fragile threads of faith and family.

Home Before Dark

release date: Mar 12, 2018
Home Before Dark
In this reader-favorite tale, #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs captures the heartache of long-held regrets as one young woman comes to terms with her past…and reveals devastating secrets. As an irresponsible young mother, Jessie Ryder knew she’d never be able to give her newborn the stable family that her older sister could, and the security her child deserved. So Luz and her husband adopted little Lila and told her Jessie was but a distant aunt. Sixteen years later, having traveled the world with the winds of remorse at her back, Jessie is suspending her photojournalism career to return home—even if it means throwing her sister’s world into turmoil. Where life once seemed filled with boundless opportunity, Jessie is now on a journey to redeem her careless past, bringing with her a terrible burden. Jessie’s arrival is destined to expose the secrets and lies that barely held her daughter’s adoptive family together to begin with, yet the truth can do so much more than just hurt. It can bring you home to a new kind of honesty, shedding its light into the deepest corners of the heart. Originally published in 2003. Includes an exclusive excerpt from BETWEEN YOU AND ME by Susan Wiggs, coming soon from William Morrow!

The Lightkeeper

release date: Oct 01, 2017
The Lightkeeper
#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs sweeps readers away to the past in this classic tale of buried secrets and second chances. Jesse Morgan is a man hiding from the pain of his past, a man who has vowed never to give his heart again. Keeper of a remote lighthouse along a rocky and dangerous coast, he has locked himself away from everything but his bitter memories. Now, the sea has given him a second chance. A beautiful stranger washes ashore, the sole survivor of a shipwreck. Penniless and pregnant, Mary Dare is a woman who carries painful memories of her own. With laughter, hope and joy, Mary and her child bring light into the dark corners of Jesse’s world. But when their friendship turns to passion and passion becomes love, secrets from the past threaten to take it all away. Originally published in 1997.

The Mistress of Normandy

release date: Jul 01, 2017
The Mistress of Normandy
#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs transports readers to the lush French countryside of Normandy in this classic tale of love, family honor and true knights in shining armor… Rand Fitzmarc has fought his way to prominence under the banner of King Henry V. At long last, his loyalty to the English crown will be rewarded with a title and land…in Normandy, France’s richest prize. Now the freshly knighted nobleman will have to battle once more for the right to possess his French barony, and for the hand of the woman who holds it. Lianna of Bois-Long is determined to keep her lands free from the usurping English king and the husband he’s chosen for her…and her heart safe from any man. Yet when she meets a golden stranger in a sunny forest glade, Lianna is seduced by the heat of his tender gaze and his strong embrace. But when her forest lover is revealed as the English baron who has come to claim her ancestral home, will Lianna be able to forgive his deception? Or will pride keep her from the man who has managed to steal her heart? Originally published in 2014.

The 10-Year Reunion

release date: Jun 01, 2017
The 10-Year Reunion
Enjoy this fan-favorite story of blind dates, high school reunions and unexpected romance from #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs, originally published as HUSBAND FOR HIRE in 1999. Beautician Twyla McCabe was voted most likely to succeed in her high school graduating class, but a run of bad luck forced her to give up her dreams of college and a career. Now a widow with a six-year-old and essentially Dear Abby with a blow-dryer, she longs to show up at her ten-year school reunion with a date she can show off. But when her well-meaning customers arrange for her to attend the Hell Creek High School Reunion with Rob Carter, M.D., Twyla knows they’ve gone too far. Who would believe a woman who dyed hair for a living could be engaged to such a hunk?

The Maiden's Hand

release date: Feb 13, 2017
The Maiden's Hand
Roguishly handsome Oliver de Lacey has always lived lustily: wine, weapons and women are his bywords. Even salvation from the noose by a shadowy society provides no epiphany to mend his debauched ways. Mistress Lark''s sole passion is her secret work with a group of Protestant dissidents thwarting the queen''s executions. She needs no other excitement—until Oliver de Lacey drops through the hangman''s door and into her life. As their fates become inextricably bound together in a struggle against royal persecution, both Oliver and Lark discover a love worth saving…even dying for.

At the King's Command

release date: Jan 01, 2017
At the King's Command
Travel back to the glittering Tudor court with #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs in her beloved Tudor Rose Trilogy. Frustrated by his own failures at matrimony, King Henry VIII punishes an insolent nobleman by commanding him to marry the vagabond woman caught stealing his horse. Stephen de Lacey is a cold and bitter widower, long accustomed to the sovereign''s capricious and malicious whims. He regards his new bride as utterly inconvenient…though undeniably fetching. But Juliana Romanov is no ordinary thief—she is a Russian princess forced into hiding by the traitorous cabal who slaughtered her family. One day she hopes to return to Muscovy to seek vengeance. What begins as a mockery of a marriage ultimately blossoms into deepest love. Originally published in 2009

Susan Wiggs Lakeshore Chronicles Christmas Collection

release date: Nov 16, 2016
Susan Wiggs Lakeshore Chronicles Christmas Collection
Escape to the tranquil shores of Willow Lake with #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs in this collection of unforgettable Christmas tales from her beloved Lakeshore Chronicles series. LAKESHORE CHRISTMAS Maureen Davenport is finally getting her shot to direct Avalon’s annual holiday pageant, but her storybook notion of Christmas is disrupted when Eddie Haven is assigned to assist her. As they spar over every detail of the pageant, their passion for the perfect performance begins to blossom into something more. CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS Logan O’Donnell is determined to create the perfect Christmas for his son, Charlie, and Willow Lake newcomer Darcy Fitzgerald is the last person he can see himself falling for. Yet between the snowy silence of the winter woods and the toasty moments by a crackling fire, their two lonely hearts collide. The magic of the season brings them each a gift neither ever expected—a love to last a lifetime. Previously published in 2009 and 2013.

The Summer It Begins/The Goodbye Quilt/Summer Hours

release date: Nov 01, 2020
The Summer It Begins/The Goodbye Quilt/Summer Hours
The Goodbye Quilt - Susan Wiggs Linda Davis is driving her daughter, Molly, across the country to start college. As her only child readies for this big change, Linda is torn between excitement for Molly and heartache for herself. Who will she be when she is no longer needed in her role as mum? On the trip, Linda pieces together the scraps that make up Molly’s young life — the hem of a christening gown, a snippet from a costume. But in stitching the quilt, Linda realises that making new memories is as important as cherishing those from the past. Summer Hours - Amy Mason Doan Becc was the good girl. A dedicated student. Aspiring reporter. Always where she was supposed to be. Until a secret affair with the charming Cal one summer in college cost her everything she held dear: her journalism dreams; her relationship with her best friend, Eric; and her carefully imagined future. Now, Becc’s past is back front and center as she travels up the scenic California coast to a wedding — with a man she hasn’t seen in a decade. As each mile flies by, Becc can’t help but feel the thrilling push and pull of memories, from infinite nights at beach bonfires and lavish boat parties to secret movie sessions. But the man beside her is not so eager to re-create history. And as the events of that heartbreaking summer come into view, Becc must decide if those dazzling hours they once shared are worth fighting for or if they’re lost forever.

Summer Brides

release date: Oct 01, 2016
Summer Brides
Available for the first time in ebook, one blockbuster anthology by #1 New York Times bestselling authors Susan Mallery, Sherryl Woods, and Susan Wiggs! Sister of the Bride by Susan Mallery When Katie McCormick finds out that her sister is marrying her ex, she finally agrees to a setup for the big day. To her surprise, Jackson is a catch. But when wedding catastrophe ensues, will their sparks fizzle or ignite into flames? A Bridge to Dreams by Sherryl Woods With her vacation plans foiled, Karyn Chambers realizes that her long-awaited escape must give way to staying at home in San Francisco. Little does she know her Prince Charming is right in her own backyard. The Borrowed Bride by Susan Wiggs During her own bridal shower, Isabel Wharton is whisked away by past love Dan Black Horse to his retreat in the Cascade range. But returning to her Native roots, and Dan’s loving arms, is harder than she ever imagined. Previously published in 2010.

Susan Wiggs Great Chicago Fire Trilogy Complete Collection

release date: Sep 12, 2016
Susan Wiggs Great Chicago Fire Trilogy Complete Collection
Revisit the beloved Chicago Fire trilogy in these three sweeping, romantic tales from New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs. THE HOSTAGE Deborah Sinclair is a beautiful, accomplished young heiress with a staggering dowry, but her fortune does her no good when, one horrible night, Chicago is engulfed in flames. Tom Silver will walk through fire to avenge a terrible injustice—and he may have to. Yet when he makes Deborah a pawn in his revenge, the heat of the inferno fades next to the attraction he feels for his captive. THE MISTRESS Kathleen O’Leary is a penniless maid, but tonight she takes a risk and masquerades as a glamorous heiress, thanks to a borrowed gown and her friends’ sense of adventure. To her surprise, the ruse succeeds—even Dylan Kennedy, Chicago’s most eligible bachelor, seems enraptured. But like Kathleen, Dylan isn’t who he says he is…. THE FIREBRAND During her escape from the flames engulfing Chicago, Lucy Hathaway rescued an orphaned baby from a burning hotel. Five years later, Lucy walks into Rand Higgins’s bank and knows: the child she saved actually belongs to this ruthless financier. Now, to keep the child she’s come to love, she’ll have to give up her hard-won freedom and become his wife.

Family Tree

release date: Aug 09, 2016
Family Tree
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes a powerful, emotionally complex story of love, loss, the pain of the past—and the promise of the future. Sometimes the greatest dream starts with the smallest element. A single cell, joining with another. And then dividing. And just like that, the world changes. Annie Harlow knows how lucky she is. The producer of a popular television cooking show, she loves her handsome husband and the beautiful Los Angeles home they share. And now, she’s pregnant with their first child. But in an instant, her life is shattered. And when Annie awakes from a yearlong coma, she discovers that time isn’t the only thing she’s lost. Grieving and wounded, Annie retreats to her old family home in Switchback, Vermont, a maple farm generations old. There, surrounded by her free-spirited brother, their divorced mother, and four young nieces and nephews, Annie slowly emerges into a world she left behind years ago: the town where she grew up, the people she knew before, the high-school boyfriend turned judge. And with the discovery of a cookbook her grandmother wrote in the distant past, Annie unearths an age-old mystery that might prove the salvation of the family farm. Family Tree is the story of one woman’s triumph over betrayal, and how she eventually comes to terms with her past. It is the story of joys unrealized and opportunities regained. Complex, clear-eyed and big-hearted, funny, sad, and wise, it is a novel to cherish and to remember.

The Summer It Begins/the Goodbye Quilt/Summer Hours

release date: Oct 29, 2020
The Summer It Begins/the Goodbye Quilt/Summer Hours
The Goodbye Quilt - Susan Wiggs Linda Davis is driving her daughter, Molly, across the country to start college. As her only child readies for this big change, Linda is torn between excitement for Molly and heartache for herself. Who will she be when she is no longer needed in her role as mum? On the trip, Linda pieces together the scraps that make up Molly''s young life - the hem of a christening gown, a snippet from a costume. But in stitching the quilt, Linda realises that making new memories is as important as cherishing those from the past. Summer Hours - Amy Mason Doan Becc was the good girl. A dedicated student. Aspiring reporter. Always where she was supposed to be. Until a secret affair with the charming Cal one summer in college cost her everything she held dear: her journalism dreams; her relationship with her best friend, Eric; and her carefully imagined future. Now, Becc''s past is back front and center as she travels up the scenic California coast to a wedding - with a man she hasn''t seen in a decade. As each mile flies by, Becc can''t help but feel the thrilling push and pull of memories, from infinite nights at beach bonfires and lavish boat parties to secret movie sessions. But the man beside her is not so eager to re-create history. And as the events of that heartbreaking summer come into view, Becc must decide if those dazzling hours they once shared are worth fighting for or if they''re lost forever.

The Key Ingredient

release date: Jun 14, 2016
The Key Ingredient
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs comes a wonderful short story, and companion tale to her unforgettable novel Family Tree Every great love story has a beginning. Annie Rush’s started at a food cart in a vibrant city park. Annie, then a film student, came across a ruggedly handsome, charismatic chef serving up gourmet street food to an ever-growing clientele lining up for his creations. Together, Annie and Martin Harlow conceived The Key Ingredient, a cooking show featuring Martin as the star while Annie handles production. As they travel to Annie’s Vermont hometown to film their pilot episode, she realizes that she might want to create more than television magic with Martin. But does he feel the same way? The weather is miserable, their shoot is a disaster, and the maple syrup just isn’t flowing. While Annie tries to cling to her vision for their show, she can’t help but wonder if she could be as unlucky in work as she is in love. Is she always destined to stay behind the scenes? Just as some recipes only come together at the last minute with the addition of a key ingredient, sometimes a single moment can change everything—turning Annie’s life into a cornucopia of good fortune, the feast of her dreams.

Island Time

release date: Jun 13, 2016
Island Time
New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs sweeps readers away to Spruce Island with a beloved summer romance. Off the coast of Washington lies Spruce Island, home to Rainshadow Lodge, the perfect summer retreat. Neither Mitch Rutherford or Rosie Galvez expect to find romance during their month-long visit to the rambling Victorian getaway. Mitch, an architect, is a workaholic on a deadline, while Rosie''s determined to relax and enjoy the scenery while preparing an environmental report. But despite—or perhaps because?—of their differences, they find themselves drawn to each other, and their lives are irrevocably changed by their stay at the lodge. Originally published in 1998 in That Summer Place anthology.

The Beekeeper's Ball

release date: May 31, 2016
The Beekeeper's Ball
#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs returns to sun-drenched Bella Vista, where the land''s bounty yields a rich harvest…and family secrets that have long been buried Isabel Johansen, a celebrated chef who grew up in the enchanting Sonoma town of Archangel, is transforming her childhood home into a destination cooking school—a unique place for other dreamers to come and learn the culinary arts. Bella Vista''s rambling mission-style hacienda, with its working apple orchards, bountiful gardens and beehives, is the idyllic venue for Isabel''s project…and the perfect place for her to forget the past. But Isabel''s carefully ordered plans begin to go awry when swaggering, war-torn journalist Cormac O''Neill arrives to dig up old history. He''s always been better at exposing the lives of others than showing his own closely guarded heart, but the pleasures of small-town life and the searing sensuality of Isabel''s kitchen coax him into revealing a few truths of his own.

The Borrowed Bride

release date: Apr 11, 2016
The Borrowed Bride
A fan-favorite contemporary romance from #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs. During her own bridal shower, Isabel Wharton is whisked away by past love Dan Black Horse to his retreat in the Cascade range. But returning to her Native roots, and Dan''s loving arms, is harder than she ever imagined. Originally published in 2010.
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