Three Complete Novels

Three Complete Novels

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Baker & Taylor
Set in a breezy lakeside resort at the end of the nineteenth century, November of the Heart joins Bygones and Family Blessings, novels of love, family, and ordinary people coming to terms with real problems.

Blackwell North Amer
Divorcee Bess Curran has built a successful career as an interior designer in historic Stillwater, Minnesota. Though still angry with her ex-husband, Michael, for abandoning their marriage, she's proud of their children, twenty-one-year-old Lisa and nineteen-year-old Randy.
When Lisa announces that she is pregnant and plans to marry, Michael and Bess warily come together to help organize the wedding - and before long, their own spark is rekindled. Though their parting was acrimonious, Michael and Bess reexamine their roles in the divorce and gradually come to terms with each other.
Longing for that once-upon-a-time togetherness, they are forced to consider whether twenty years of love can really be erased by a legal decree; and whether sometimes, when the times change, people don't change along with them.
November of the Heart
Set at the end of the 1800s, November of the Heart tells the story of Lorna Barnett, a young woman from a wealthy Saint Paul family, and Jens Harken, the ambitious dreamer who works in the kitchen of her family's summer estate. When Jens overhears her father's plans to compete in the summer regatta, he brazenly crosses the line between master and servant by offering to design and build a boat that is sure to win.
As the new boat comes together, so does the relationship between Lorna and Jens, and despite the rigid caste system that keeps them apart, they embark on an affair as fresh and innocent as the summer itself. But the repercussions of their passionate idyll soon separate them against their wills, forcing them through buried scandal and shame to endure a loneliness where it is always November of the heart.
Family Blessings
Forty-four-year-old widow Lee Reston takes great pleasure in life with her three children and thriving florist business. And like most people, she cannot imagine how she will cope if that which is most precious is taken from her.
Then Lee's life is turned upside down: her oldest son, Greg, is killed in a motorcycle accident. In her anguish and grief, she turns to police officer Christopher Lallek, Greg's best friend; together they grieve and together they begin to heal. As their friendship blossoms, Chris becomes more and more a part of the family, and soon Lee realizes she's experiencing feelings she never thought she'd feel again - and wonders what the world will think of their unexpected love affair. She finds her answer close to home, for her own daughter also has feelings for Chris. The family that was once the core of her existence becomes a mixed blessing, and Lee must confront her children to understand where family ties end - and a woman's need for love begins.

Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1996
ISBN: 9780399141812
Branch Call Number: Fiction Spe
Characteristics: 772 p. ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: 3 complete novels


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