by Janice Thompson
Cassia Pappas has found herself in a nearly impossible s…more
Cassia Pappas has found herself in a nearly impossible situation. She wants to spend her time immersed in her new job at a Galveston Island floral shop, arranging blooms and brightening occasions with her lovely creations. But her boisterous Greek family—especially her father—has other ideas. They’ve all relocated to Galveston to open up a new family restaurant located on the Strand—directly across the street from iconic pizza place Parma John’s—and they want Cassia’s full participation.
To make matters worse, as Cassia is trying to develop a strong professional relationship with Galveston’s premier wedding coordinator, Bella Neeley, her own father is intent on stealing all of the Rossi family’s faithful customers. Not exactly the best way to get into this former Rossi’s good graces!
Still, at least Alex, that hot delivery guy from the nursery, is always hanging around the flower shop . . . [close]
by Ann Tatlock
Christy Award Winner!
"What a wonderfully well written story... There were so many issues for discussion and so much history in…more
Christy Award Winner!
"What a wonderfully well written story... There were so many issues for discussion and so much history in the story that I am pushing for this to be on the required reading list at the high school where I work!"
"When I read an Ann Tatlock novel I am IN the story. It stays with me throughout the day and long after I've finished reading it. I recommend this book to anyone who wants quality, moral and entertaining reading." [close]
by Cathy Lamb (Goodreads Author)
In this deeply moving and wonderfully insightful novel, acclaimed author Cathy Lamb explores what can happe…more
In this deeply moving and wonderfully insightful novel, acclaimed author Cathy Lamb explores what can happen when one woman decides to reclaim her past--and her future--no matter where they lead. . .
Madeline O'Shea tells people what to do with their lives. A renowned life coach, she inspires thousands of women through her thriving practice--exuding enviable confidence along with her stylish suits and sleek hair. But her confidence, just like her fashionable demeanor, is all a front.
For decades, Madeline has lived in fear of her traumatic past becoming public. Now a reporter is reinvestigating the notorious crime that put Madeline's mother behind bars, threatening to destroy her elaborate facade. Only Madeline's sister, Annie, and their frail grandparents know about her childhood--but lately Madeline has reason to wonder if her grandparents also have a history they've been keeping from her.
As the demons of the past swirl around her, a childhood friend with a gentle heart is urging Madeline to have faith in him--and in herself. And as she allows her resistance to thaw, the pain she expects pales in comparison to the surprises headed straight to her door. With one bold, unprecedented move, Madeline O Shea may just wake up out of the sadness and guilt that have kept her sleepwalking through life for so long--and discover that the worst thing that can happen is sometimes the very thing we desperately need.
The First Day of the Rest of My Life is an eloquent and triumphant tale of a fierce act of love, a family's legacy, and one woman s awakening to her own power--with no secrets... [close]
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