Five #MustRead Releases – November 2018
In Gilded Age New York, money buys everything. What is your price?
Sometimes the ties that bind are the most dangerous of all …
Paris, 1899. Emma Lacasse has been estranged from her older sister for nearly twenty years, since Caroline married a wealthy American and left France. So when Emma receives a request from Caroline to meet her, she is intrigued. Caroline invites Emma to visit her in New York, on one condition: Emma must tutor her shy, young niece, Isadora, and help her prepare for her society debut.
Caroline lives a life of unimaginable excess and opulence as one of New York’s Gilded Age millionaires and Emma is soon immersed in a world of luxury beyond her wildest dreams – a far cry from her bohemian lifestyle as a harpist and writer with her lover, Claude, in Montmartre.
Emma hopes for an emotional reunion with her only family, but instead she finds herself in the vice-like grip of her charismatic and manipulative sister, who revels in the machinations of the ultra rich. As Emma begins to question her sister’s true motives, a disaster strikes, and New York society is stripped bare – beneath the glittering exterior lies a seething nest of deceit, betrayal, moral corruption … and perhaps even murder.
An Unexpected Forever
Belly dancing, and black belt karate teacher, Marnie Stern has loved her time in Hong Kong, but now she’s ready to return home to Australia and begin the search for what she’s always dreamed of: a home, a husband, and a large family. But then she meets Daniel Tam. For an Observant Jewish woman like Marnie, the only purpose to dating is to find a suitable husband. Which is why she can never be more than casual friends with Daniel, despite how much he makes her smile and that his good looks make her heart pound and her pulse race.
Work has always been the focus of contract lawyer Daniel Tam’s life. When Marnie erupts in his life like a whirlwind, Daniel’s charmed by her humour and her zest for life. He’s heading to London soon for a lucrative job offer, but in spite of giving her his heart, Marnie can’t follow him there. Because of her upbringing, they can’t date and they can’t live together. Their differences leave them worlds—and soon to be oceans—apart. With such a gulf between them, can they find a way to bridge it together and seize their unexpected forever?
The Secrets of Palmerston House
Phillipa Nefri Clark
1853. A fateful game of poker changed the fortunes of two families forever. A home was lost. But what was left behind?
2018. The wedding of Christie Ryan and Martin Blake is only weeks away and River’s End is buzzing with excitement.
But when a stranger arrives at Palmerston House, a new mystery arises. How does he know so much about the Ryan family, and what do a nineteenth century diary, a grandfather clock, and an old key have in common?
As a dangerous plot unfolds, long hidden secrets threaten to change everything held dear to the town.
The Secrets of Palmerston House will sweep you on a journey to the past and back, where enduring friendships warm the heart, a sad goodbye brings a new start, and the power of true love shines.
An Impossible Thing Called Love
A second chance at love…
When globe-trotting Emmy first fell for first-aider William on a freezing New Year’s Eve, she really believed that their love would go the distance.
But when she returns to Australia, her letters start to go unanswered and her emails bounce back unread, Emmy decides it’s time to pick up the pieces of her broken heart and start afresh in London.
So she’s shocked when William walks in on her very first day at her new job! Even worse, he’s hotter than ever. But why did he disappear for so long? What has he been hiding? And could this really be their second chance at falling in love…?
Playing to Win
Publicist Abbi Lehman likes her job—until she finds herself working as a glorified babysitter for cocky-as-the-devil NFL star Sam Cormack. Sam is unpredictable, unruly, impossible—and impossibly sexy. When her boss insists she accompany Sam to a black tie restaurant opening, things really start to heat up. Soon she’s indulging in a hot tryst that threatens her career—and her heart.
Sam has wanted Abbi for a long time, but his bad boy reputation isn’t doing him any favors. She thinks he’s only interested in a fling, when with her he’s starting to see something more is within his grasp. He wants it all with Abbi, if he can only convince her he’s left his playboy days behind him.
That’s going to mean putting his heart on the line in the toughest game he’s ever played—one he can’t afford not to win.
Find out if Abbi can turn Sam into a PR asset for the team in Playing to Win from international award winning Australian romance author Sami Lee.