Cooking a great meal is an art. An act of love. An act of grace. A life-affirming gift. These are lessons Gina learns from her mother, daughter of a French chef.
Born to poor parents; Gina thinks of herself as a nobody who gets lucky when she’s chosen to cook at a Michelin-starred restaurant in the San Francisco Bay Area. In this world of new challenges, and fascinating people gripped by dark motives, she finds unexpected danger.
With only her passion for cooking and the lessons she learned from her mother, can Gina survive and thrive in this other world of privilege, pleasure and menace?More info →
What happens when a brokenhearted computer nerd and culinary whiz gets rescued by a relationship phobic psychologist with a dead aim and a past that haunts her? For Justin and Leilani, it's an attraction they can't deny but which each is reluctant to pursue.
More so for Leilani whose family fled their Pacific Island home for mysterious reasons when she was only nine, leaving her father behind, All she wants now is to forget the past, move forward, and dedicate herself to healing people, like her father did.
But Leilani realizes the past is impossible to run away from. A stranger from her old country arrives and Leilani's mother is forced to reveal the truth behind her family’s flight—the shocking, shameful secret about her father’s role in a deadly political web.
Leilani is devastated. Is her father still alive? Is he a hero or a villain? Can she deal with the truth?
Though shattered by the news, she's suspicious of the stranger’s motives for coming forward so many years later. Justin offers to help her research what actually happened to her father.
Together, they will try to get her father out of Leilani’s former home. Can she forgive her father, accept him for what he is? And can she reconnect with her roots and be at peace with who she is?
A standalone novel, Welcome Reluctant Stranger is Book 3 in the family saga Between Two Worlds (BTW) about three strong women coping with contemporary social and family issues.More info →
A passion for music. Shattered dreams. A second chance. Such was Agnieszka's past life, but to Justin and Elise, she is only a mother who plays piano exceptionally well. Her oldest son's suicide attempt forces her to reveal a past of heartache , betrayal, and a deep but tragic first love. Will she regret baring her soul to her children and threaten her relationship with her husband?More info →
The love between John Thornton, a mill owner and Margaret Hale—intelligent, independent-minded, passionate about her concerns,—endures and thrives through trials in their marriage. Margaret of the North, a sequel to Elizabeth Gaskell's novel, North and South, takes off from the BBC miniseries ending.More info →
Eugene O'Neill says: Life is for each man a solitary cell whose walls are mirrors.
Five people as different from each other as you and those around you in a crowd. Five lives that never touch each other. Because they are scattered from Pais to Honolulu. Because all are solitary souls.
But would they feel kinship for each other if they were to meet? Because they are all solitary souls? Would we feel kinship with them? Because in our brief encounters with solitary souls , we realize how alone we all are at moments that matter the most.More info →