Meant To Be Yours by Susan Mallery

Wedding coordinator Renee Grothen isn’t meant for marriage. Those who can, do. Those who can’t, plan. But she never could have planned on gorgeous, talented thriller writer Jasper Dembenski proposing a fling, that is. Fun without a future. And the attraction between them is too strong for Renee to resist. Now she can have her no-wedding cake and eat it, too.

After years in the military, Jasper is convinced he’s too damaged for relationships. So a flirtation and more with fiery, determined Renee is way too good to pass up. As she helps him conquer the writer’s block that’s been plaguing him, a whole new story unfolds between them, with an ending that takes them both by surprise.

Renee is an expert at averting every crisis. But is she finally ready to leap into the one thing that can never be controlled: love?

 

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The American Story: Conversations With Master Historians by David Rubenstein

In these lively dialogues, the biggest names in American history explore the subjects they ve come to so intimately know and understand.

David McCullough on John Adams
Jon Meacham on Thomas Jefferson
Ron Chernow on Alexander Hamilton
Walter Isaacson on Benjamin Franklin
Doris Kearns Goodwin on Abraham Lincoln
A. Scott Berg on Charles Lindbergh
Taylor Branch on Martin Luther King
Robert Caro on Lyndon B. Johnson
Bob Woodward on Richard Nixon
And many others, including a special conversation with Chief Justice John Roberts

 

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The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

Be careful who you let in.

Soon after her twenty-fifth birthday, Libby Jones returns home from work to find the letter she’s been waiting for her entire life. She rips it open with one driving thought: I am finally going to know who I am.

She soon learns not only the identity of her birth parents, but also that she is the sole inheritor of their abandoned mansion on the banks of the Thames in London’s fashionable Chelsea neighborhood, worth millions. Everything in Libby’s life is about to change. But what she can’t possibly know is that others have been waiting for this day as well,and she is on a collision course to meet them.

Twenty-five years ago, police were called to 16 Cheyne Walk with reports of a baby crying. When they arrived, they found a healthy ten-month-old happily cooing in her crib in the bedroom. Downstairs in the kitchen lay three dead bodies, all dressed in black, next to a hastily scrawled note. And the four other children reported to live at Cheyne Walk were gone.

In The Family Upstairs, the master of bone-chilling suspense brings us the can’t-look-away story of three entangled families living in a house with the darkest of secrets.

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