Set amidst the turbulent times of the late sixties, this beautifully honest novel brings the period to life - from the clothing and music of the day to the controversies and personal choices surrounding the country's involvement in Viet Nam. Ginny McNally must choose the path her life will take - a path that leads to love with one of the two men who pursue her, or the path to her truest love, music. And both paths tarry for a while in a little resort town called Greenwood Lake. (Contains mild sexual situations, language, and drug and alcohol use.) "Lou Grantt writes of love and loss with humor, wit, and charm. Her characters populate a landscape so rich with details of time and place that the reader is captured by every page. Historical (1960s) fiction, romance, coming of age--this book delivers and satisfies." - Dr. Cyd Ropp, Professor of Speech Communications, College of the Siskiyous.
Kristin McCarthy hears him before she sees him. The melody of his saxophone glides across the summer night. The music's healing effect on her daughter has Kristin seeking the person who can play so beautifully. Too bad Rick Cooper is a cop. With all she and her daughter have experienced, police don't rank high on their get-to-know-you list. Still, Rick could be one of the good guys. Something about him challenges all Kristin's assumptions. And their time together sparks her hopes for a future beyond this lakeside retreat. But before she can bring those dreams to life, Rick has to prove he's the man she and her daughter can trust…forever.
Set by a beautiful lake in a housing development, Life at the Lake tells the gentle and easy-to-read story of the many different animals who live in or around the lake. As the story unfolds, each character has an adventure, often risking his or her own life to save a friend's life. The animals' personalities and skills help them get through the tasks before them, but they all pull together in the final chapter when they are faced with a tremendous storm. Sometimes coming in contact with the humans, whom they refer to as Two Feet, the animals are often wary of them. However, they tolerate them, often outfoxing them and using them to catch a meal! Life at the Lake will make you happy, sad, excited, and maybe even make you laugh, but most of all, you will be cheering for the animals.
From Lake Como in Italy to Oxford, a wonderfully compelling novel about lost love, fate and second chances from the Sunday Times bestselling author. Lake Como - beautiful, enchanting, romantic... For Floriana, it is the place where the love of her life is getting married to another woman. And she's been invited to the wedding. For Esme, it is where, over sixty years ago, she fell in love for the first time. So often she's wondered what happened to the man who stole her heart - and changed the course of her life. Adam is in danger of burying himself entirely in his work after his girlfriend left him. Could a trip to Lake Como be the distraction he needs? Now it's time for each of them to understand that the past is not only another country, it can also cast haunting shadows over everyone's lives...
In its heyday, Lake Ronkonkoma was a popular tourist spot with slides and boat rides. But by the ’90s, most people deemed it a washed-up, litter-ridden mess. Except for Kevin. And Nora. They saw something more. They saw something special. One summer morning, the timid teens see their lives collide in fateful fashion along the shore of Long Island’s largest lake. At first, silence abounds. But within hours, the metaphorical-minded twosome turns a dreary day into one of great realization. Through the cascading tide, they explore life, love and their truly meaningless existence. Bit by bit, the day disappears. And the young couple returns to their stale suburb. But throughout life’s ebb and flow of moments, they’ll always have that day on the lake.
For childhood friends Leo Kelly, Jane Devlin, and newly ordained "Packy" Keenan, the summers they spent at the lake together were times of pure magic. And no summer was more enchanting than the summer of 1948 - until a tragic car wreck killed two of their friends. The rich and prominent "Old House" families of Chicago banded together to protect their own - the driver, who was drunk, was the son of a local doctor. There was a cover-up and a vicious scandal. Leo left for the Korean War, and the three friends' summers at the lake were gone forever. . . Until thirty years later when Leo, still obsessed by the memory of Jane and the need to solve the mystery of what really happened that fateful summer, comes back to Chicago and back to the lake. Jane is more beautiful than ever, but her life has been an unhappy one, trapped in a loveless marriage and haunted by the memory of Leo. She has returned to the lake to try to piece her life back together. Disillusioned with the priesthood, Packy realizes he's in love with Jane, too. But as a best friend and confidant to Leo and Jane, he faces a difficult choice this summer: should he help his oldest friend win back the woman of his dreams or pursue what might be his own last chance for love? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Children will love trying to find the elusive cat Blacky on every page of this charming book, The Cabin at the Lake. Set on Lake Taneycomo, in Branson, Missouri, this book is the story of a little girl, T.K. and the visit she and her favorite great uncle, Uncle James, make to the cabin. Silver dollars, Chinese Checkers, snakes, paddleboats, and the wild cat Blacky, are all a part of this wonderful story. Family relationships, rural lake life, and the continuing search for the cat, will pique children's interest from the first page to the last.
From the moment Logan awakes until the moment he gets on his snowmobile to ride to the lake, he can't stop thinking about the big day ahead of him. Ice fishing at the lake ... Will Logan catch the big fish, or will it slip off the hook and back down into the hole? There is a lot of excitement and anticipation as he waits to catch that first fish. Logan is determined, but most importantly, he gets to spend quality time with his brother and his father.
Matters of succession lead to attempted murder in the latest of Greeley's popular mysteries. Archbishop Malachi Nolan has designs on the Diocese of Chicago despite the fact the Most Reverend Blackwood Ryan, himself recently appointed an archbishop, is currently in line for the post. Assigned to keep watch on his rival, Blackie travels to the Nolan family estate in Grand Banks, where he soon finds himself immersed in an entirely different dynastic struggle. Spike Nolan, founder of Aviation Electronics, isn't even dead yet, but his children, grandchildren, and their respective spouses are already feuding over who will inherit control of the multimillion-dollar company. The only family member who doesn't have a stake in the quarrel is the clerical Malachi . . . so why is he the one targeted by an unknown killer? To get to the bottom of the mystery, Blackie will have to sort through the tangled family dynamics of this highly dysfunctional clan, as well as figure how out his fellow archbishop was nearly stung to death by hornets inside a locked room! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.