Searching for: "Cristina Panfilio"

  • Meg Medina

    Though everyone in the village of Tres Montes thinks Sonia Ocampo is blessed, she knows she is nothing but a fraud. She’s spent her life listening to the hopes and wishes of her neighbors and family, but when a classmate dies despite her prayers, she is forced to realize that she has no special powers—no way to prevent bad things from happening.Rather than disenchant her friends and embarrass her family, she leaves home to work in the house of a wealthy woman in the city. There she is finally what she wants to be—just a girl like any other. But when misfortune falls upon her family, she must confront the truth, no matter how difficult.With a hint of magical realism and...read more

  • Diana Palmer

    Since Jeremiah Cortez broke her heart, Phoebe Keller has devoted herself to her career. As an expert in Native American culture, she has her doubts when an anthropologist claims to have discovered priceless artifacts on a nearby reservation. But before Phoebe can pursue the matter, the professor in question turns up dead—and the FBI sends Cortez to investigate.Cortez thought he’d left the past behind him—especially his history with Phoebe. Once, she’d sparked his world-weary soul…but he’d had to walk away. Now, seeing the blonde beauty digs up feelings he’d thought buried for good. But he must keep his emotions in check—he has...read more

  • Debbie Macomber

    Caitlin Marshall's trying to go home to Minnesota for Christmas, but at the last minute she gives her airline ticket to a stranded soldier. So Cait spends the holidays with Joe Rockwell, who was a childhood friend – and is still a terrible tease, claiming that Cait's his wife. Oh, sure, they were 'married' in a pretend ceremony when she was eight, but now Joe wants to make their 'marriage'...read more

  • Bonnie Shimko

    You do not kill a man in cold blood and then talk your way out of it.Other than her real name—Mary-Magdalene Feigenbaum—fifteen-year-old Maggie’s problems seem ordinary. She has tiffs with her too-critical mother, a crush on her cute psychologist, and worries that her only friend—fellow outcast Abigail—is morphing into a popular girl, leaving her behind.But Maggie has a few not-so-ordinary problems. A voice in her head is telling her to kill. And not just anyone. Each time the target is a person who has done something terrible to someone Maggie cares for. You know what you have to do, the voice commands. Maggie struggles to resist, but the voice is relentless....read more

  • Dina Silver

    Can the love of a lifetime be forever changed by one pink line? Sydney Shephard, a sweet-tempered college senior, is in love with an exceptional man and ready to start a future with him. Yet, one night, she makes an irrevocable decision that forces her to relinquish her youth and risk losing the love of her life. Then there’s Grace, a fifth grader, whose world is turned upside down when she makes a shocking discovery, leaving her with profound and puzzling questions about who she really is. Spanning generations and every imaginable emotion, One Pink Line reveals how two points of view can be dramatically at odds, but perhaps ultimately reconciled. Simultaneously deeply felt...read more

  • Ann H. Gabhart

    How long can two people stand on the brink of love without plunging in headfirst?In the autumn of 1941, rumors of war whisper through Rosey Corner. The town practically vibrates with apprehension, as if it is holding its breath. But for Kate Merritt, it seems life is letting out a prolonged sigh. As Kate watches her sister marry the man Kate has loved since she was fifteen, her heart is silently breaking. And even the attentions of Jay Tanner, the handsome best man, can’t draw her interest.Then suddenly, Pearl Harbor changes everything and Kate finds herself drawn to Jay in surprising ways. Could she truly be in love with him? And if he enlists, will she ever see him again? In her...read more

  • Dina Silver

    Chloe Carlyle has always longed for the perfect family. Growing up with an alcoholic single mother, she has seen her share of heartbreak and disappointment, and is striving to build a legacy for herself. After graduating from college, she takes a job working as a summer girl for the Reeds––a wealthy, accomplished family that personifies her American dream. Her summer takes an unexpected turn when the Reeds’ eldest son Tyler, the star quarterback for Notre Dame, shows up and turns her life upside down. An ambitious young woman with a wry sense of humor, Chloe never imagined herself as the type to succumb to the looks and charms of the hometown hero, but she falls hard...read more

  • Wayne Earl

    A collection of the journals, fiction, and letters of the late Esther Grace Earl, who passed away in 2010 at the age of 16. Essays by family and friends will help to tell Esther’s story along with an introduction by award-winning author John Green who dedicated his #1 bestselling novel The Fault in Our Stars to...read more

  • Cynthia Leitich Smith

    The adopted daughter of two respectable human parents, Kayla is a werecat in the closet. All she knows is the human world. When she comes out to her boyfriend, tragedy ensues, and her determination to know and embrace her heritage grows. Help appears in the lithe form of sexy male werecat Yoshi, backed up by Aimee and Clyde, as the four set out to solve the mystery of a possessed antique carousel while fielding miscast magic, obsessive strangers, and mounting species intolerance.The second installment of New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith’s thrilling Feral series delivers danger, romance, and suspense in an all-new action-packed...read more

  • Joya Ryan

    Amy Underwood is passionate about her dream of opening a new drug treatment center, but finding the funds hasn’t been easy. Desperate, she sneaks into the biggest political event of the year. But she quickly discovers that in the fast-paced world of politics, everything—and everyone—has a price. Roman Reese, the disarmingly sexy governor of New York, is learning that his privileged past could destroy his blue-collar support base—and ruin his political future. He needs to find a down-to-earth girlfriend to win the voters’ hearts during his second election. Someone sweet and innocent. Someone like Amy. The moment Amy and Roman meet, sensual sparks fly...read more

  • Michelle Major

    Chloe Daniels doesn't need a man-after escaping a marriage gone bad, she guards her heart as closely as the details of her past. So when hot-tempered celebrity chef Ben "the Beast" Haddox storms into her struggling toy store, Chloe is determined not to be drawn in by his broad shoulders...or baby-blue eyes. In his hometown, Ben's culinary career is almost as famous as his bad-boy rep. He's out to prove to naysayers he's a success by opening a new restaurant-and the only thing standing in his way is Chloe's store. But before he has a chance to convert her space into his signature eatery, she cooks up a plan to show him that her shop is worth saving. As things start to sizzle between...read more

  • Nicole Deese

    At this point in her life, bravery is not a trait Willa Hart would readily claim. She believes her seven-year-old daughter, Savannah, who never knew her father and successfully tackled chemotherapy, is truly the courageous one. Yet after Willa has a fateful encounter with handsome young doctor Patrick McCade, her outlook—and her view of herself—begins to change. Patrick, a thrill-seeking world traveler and temporary resident of Lenox, Oregon, sets out to show Willa the value of adventure, even within her tiny town. But just when their friendship shows signs of turning into something more, Patrick’s life as a traveling doctor calls him back. Will his last days in town...read more

  • Phyllis T. Smith

    Two years after Emperor Augustus's bloody defeat of Mark Antony and Cleopatra, he triumphantly returns to Rome. To his only child, Julia, he brings an unlikely companion-Selene, the daughter of the conquered Egyptian queen and her lover. Under the watchful eye of Augustus's wife, Livia, Selene struggles to accept her new home among her parents' enemies. Bound together by kinship and spilled blood, these three women-Livia, Selene, and Julia-navigate the dangerous world of Rome's ruling elite, their every move a political strategy, their most intimate decisions in the emperor's hands. Always suppressing their own desires for the good of Rome, each must fulfill her role. For astute...read more

  • Julia London

    Single mother Kyra Kokinos spends her days waiting tables, her nights working on her real estate license, and every spare moment with her precocious six-year-old daughter, Ruby—especially when Ruby won’t stop pestering their grumpy next-door neighbor. At first glance, Dax Bishop seems like the kind of gruff, solitary guy who’d be unlikely to offer a cup of sugar, let alone a marriage proposal. But that’s exactly what happens when Ruby needs life-saving surgery. Dax showed up in East Beach a year ago, fresh from a painful divorce and looking for a place where he could make furniture and avoid people. Suddenly his life is invaded by an inquisitive munchkin in sparkly cowboy...read more

  • Abigail Strom

    After years of dealing with a heart condition and an overprotective mother, Airin Delaney is finally having her first taste of freedom in Waikiki-and it's intoxicating. But it's nothing compared to the out-of-this-world attraction between her and astronaut Hunter Bryce. Airin is determined to shoot for the stars and experience her first real kiss. All Hunter has ever wanted is to explore the universe. That is, until a certain black-haired, wide-eyed beauty shakes him to the core. Hunter knows almost nothing about Airin, not even her last name. All he knows is that she's the kind of girl he could fall over-the-moon in love with. Unfortunately, the timing couldn't be worse. While Airin is...read more

  • Emily Cavanagh

    Franci and Lottie may be identical twins, but that's where the similarities end. Franci has always been the stable one, while Lottie has bipolar disorder, constantly battling depression and mania. After years of taking care of her sister, Franci moves across the country to build a life for herself. Now, all the two share is distance. But when Lottie gets in an accident, Franci reluctantly steps back into her familiar role as protector. She returns to find her sister's life in complete disarray and makes a shocking discovery: Lottie has an infant daughter she never told Franci about. Although Franci swore she wouldn't get sucked back in, she can't leave the baby alone in Lottie's care. As...read more

  • Ellie Monago

    A not-to-be-missed novel of suspense about the secrets hidden in a young couple’s new neighborhood. Kat and Doug felt like Aurora Village was the perfect community. Minutes from the city, affluent without pretension, low crime with a friendly vibe—it’s everything Kat never had, and that she’s determined to provide for her infant daughter. Snagging a nice bungalow in this exclusive enclave was worth all the sacrifice. But everything changes overnight when Kat finds a scrawled note outside their front door. That wasn’t very neighborly of you. As increasingly sinister and frighteningly personal notes arrive, each one stabs deeper into the heart of...read more