Carol Denman divorced her husband over 20 years ago and has never looked back. But on the day before their daughter's 30th birthday, John barges back into Carol's life with a request that threatens the fragile stability she has built. John Bowman is sick. Very sick. While he still can, he has some amends to make and some promises to fulfill. But to do that, he not only needs his ex-wife's agreement...he needs her. With the past hovering between them like a ghost, Carol and John embark on a decades-overdue road trip. Together they plunge back into a life without water...but which may ultimately set them free.
©2019 Marci Bolden (P)2020 Tantor
After his first grisly crime, Harvey Louis Carignan beat a death sentence and continued to manipulate, rape, and bludgeon women to death - using want ads to lure his young female victims. And time after time, justice was thwarted by a killer whose twisted legal genius was matched only by his sick savagery. Here, complete with the testimony of women who suffered his unspeakable sexual abuses and barely escaped with their lives and of the police who at last put him behind bars, is one of the most shattering and thought-provoking true-crime stories of our time.
©2012 Ann Rule (P)2016 Tantor
Twenty-four years after losing her daughter in a tragic accident, Carol Denman has finally made peace with Katie's father. But releasing her ex-husband from blame and facing how deeply she held herself responsible were only the first steps in Carol's journey toward peace. With the pain of her failed first marriage behind her, Carol is determined to mend her broken relationship with her mother. But she soon discovers she isn't the only one who has been hanging on to bitterness. A road trip to face the past leads Carol's mother, Judith, to unearth the seeds of past mistakes and deep resentments in ways neither of them would expect. The roots of family animosity run deep and thick. While Judith seems hesitant to start digging, Carol commits to pruning away the thorns of the past so she no longer has to live a life without flowers.
©2020 Marci Bolden (P)2020 Tantor
Kara Martinson always thought her high school crush was out of her league, but they did share one night she's never been able to forget. Nearly three decades after being disowned by her parents and forced to raise her son on her own, Kara's made it - her art is being toasted at a gallery opening. Even better, she and her son are finally on stable ground. Until Mr. One-Night Stand himself crashes her party. Harry Canton always knew Kara would make it as an artist. Almost 30 years after high school, he still considers her the one that got away. But the surprise reunion doesn't quite go to plan when Harry discovers he left her with more than just memories when he went away to college. Desperate to connect with the family he never knew existed, Harry convinces his son to move cross country for a fresh start with his father - and pleads with Kara to come home, too. Kara hasn't stepped foot in their hometown since the day she was sent away. But her son desperately wants the father he never had and denying him that may cost her everything. Can love heal old heartaches so Harry and Kara can have a second chance at the future they were robbed of so long ago? Or will the pain of the past be too much to face?
©2019 Marci Bolden (P)2020 Tantor
It only takes a moment to change your life. Annie O'Connell runs a business she loves, has a daughter she raised entirely on her own, and protects two younger brothers the way she has all their lives. She's the foundation of her family, but sometimes being solid as a rock means she has sharp edges. After a lifetime of fighting to succeed, there is only one person she trusts not to let her down: herself. Marcus Callison has loved Annie for as long as he's worked for her. Convincing her to admit the feeling is mutual is a challenge he's been facing for just as long. He would stand by her through thick, thin, and everything in between. But he won't stand by while she pretends what they feel for each other isn't real. When Annie's carefully constructed life is shattered, Marcus is determined to stand by her, help her through disaster, and prove that what they share is stronger than the tragedy that changes the lives of everyone in its path...if only she'd let him.
©2019 Marci Bolden (P)2021 Tantor
Twenty years ago, Alexa Rodriguezs sister disappeared without a trace. The trauma drove Alexa to become a private investigator. No matter how many cases she solves, there will always be a hole from the one that haunts her. When Dean Campbell hires the HEARTS Agency, he has no idea what has happened to his sister. The police arent taking her disappearance seriously, but Dean knows Mandy - and he will do anything to bring her home safely. As the line between investigator and client blur, the hunt for Mandy continues. But will their need for one another compromise their search?
©2020 Marci Bolden (P)2020 Pink Sand Press
Former Army Sergeant Holly Austin and her team at the HEARTS agency dont normally find the police at their door. But its been weeks since a local woman vanished into thin air...and now theres a second victim. Police Detective Jack Tarek wasnt officially working the Julia Frederickson case until a second victim made the matter personal. Holly is willing to cooperate with Jack unofficially, but she quickly becomes a distraction he cant resist. The leads on their cases might be running cold, but the attraction between the investigators is sizzling hot. With every lead a dead end, those close to the investigation grow increasingly impatient for answers. Just as hidden secrets come to light, one of the investigators vanishes without a trace. The HEARTS team has just hours to solve the case - or risk losing one of their own.
©2019 Marci Bolden (P)2019 Pink Sand Press
Divorce and heartbreak make you reevaluate everything! Dianna Friedman never expected her husband to leave her. After over 20 years of marriage, she's making the most of what she has left - a sarcastic near-grown son and a mountain of bills that just keeps growing. She's in over her head, but determined to survive. Until a man knocks at her door with a proposal to bring their spouses to justice. Everyone else may have seen it coming, but Paul O'Connell was blindsided by his wife's betrayal. Determined to prevent her from bleeding him dry in their divorce, he turns to the only person he thinks can help him: the wife of the other man. Dianna and Paul start as unexpected allies, but become fast friends...and maybe more - although neither of them can admit their growing dependence on the other. When Dianna's life takes an unexpected twist, she and Paul must reevaluate everything...including what they really mean to each other.
©2019 Marci Bolden (P)2020 Tantor
After a spycam is discovered in a secure community, the homeowners association hires Hearts to track down the culprit. Investigator Eva Thompson fits the description of every victim so far and volunteers to move into a vacant condo to draw out the suspect from within. But until they know whats behind the peeping, no one feels safe sending Eva as a decoy alone. Joshua Simmons is Evas ex and the one man she cant quite escape. As the county medical examiner, he frequently consults with Hearts and cases - and uses that connection to keep close to the woman hes still not over. When Eva needs a fake husband to work alongside her as a decoy, Josh agrees on one condition: That Eva wont do anything to put herself in harms way. Living together stirs up old feelings and old passions. And while Eva and Joshua try to sort out their demons, a voyeur is on the loose and getting braver by the day.
©2019 Pink Sand Press (P)2019 Pink Sand Press
Since losing her husband, Tobias, in a tragic accident, Carol Denman has been on a journey of self-growth. She's taken steps to finally grieve her daughter's death, forgive her first husband, and mend her broken relationship with her mother. The one heartbreak she can't seem to come to terms with is losing her husband. As Carol continues her travels, family, old friends, and new confidants want to help her heal. However, this is a path Carol must travel alone. She knows her husband would want her to be happy again. She just has to figure out how to move forward. Carol must dig deep to find a way back to the peace and happiness she once had in her life with Tobias. Coming to terms with being a widow isn't going to be easy, but with the support from her loved ones and a few strangers, Carol embarks on her most poignant journey yet - finding a life without regrets.
©2020 Marci Bolden (P)2021 Tantor
Back in the last weeks of February, which now feels like a hundred years ago, we here in Innishannon were busy planning what was termed The Big Rake Off of the dead grass on the long sloping bank beside the road coming into the village. Happily unaware of forthcoming events, we were totally focused on creating our wild flower bank - to get something like this going you need a metheal, a word which prior to the coronavirus was unknown to anyone under 40. Then everything changed.... Exploring the themes of community, family and personal wellbeing, Alice Taylor examines a world changed utterly by the arrival of a once-in-a-century infectious disease. Heart-warming, reflective yet always practical, Alice is a wonderful guide in a world unlike the one we lived in only a few short months ago.
©2020 Alice Taylor (P)2020 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd