A Piece of My Heart

Author: Sharon Sala
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781492646037
Release Date: 2017-05-02
Genre: Fiction

A USA Today Bestseller! "Sharon Sala is a consummate storyteller. If you can stop reading, then you're a better woman than me."—DEBBIE MACOMBER, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Welcome to Blessings, Georgia, the best small town in the South. No, there aren't many secrets kept there. And yes, everybody knows your business. But when bad things happen, good people come to your rescue. Growing up in a troubled foster home, Mercy Dane knew she could never rely on anyone but herself. She's used to giving her all to people who don't give her a second glance, so when she lands in Blessings, Georgia, she's flabbergasted when the town opens its arms to her. She never dreamed she'd ever find family or friends—or a man who looks at her as if she hung the stars. Police Chief Lon Pittman is getting restless living in sleepy little Blessings. But the day Mercy Dane roars into his life on the back of a motorcycle, practically daring him to pull her over, he's lost. There's something about Mercy's tough-yet-vulnerable spirit that calls to Lon, and he will do anything in his power to make her realize that home isn't just where the heart is—home is where their heart is. Blessings, Georgia Series You and Only You (Book 1) I'll Stand By You (Book 2) Saving Jake (Book 3) A Piece of My Heart (Book 4) What People Are Saying: "[Sala] is a master of the romance genre." —RT Book Reviews "Sala [brings] a serious undertone to an appealing and warm small-town romance, a second chance love story in the mode of Debbie Macomber." —Booklist for Saving Jake

The Color of Love

Author: Sharon Sala
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781492646068
Release Date: 2018-02-06
Genre: Fiction

"Sharon Sala's Blessings, Georgia series is filled with unforgettable charm and delight!" —ROBYN CARR, #1 New York Times bestselling author He might be winning her heart before she even knows who he is... Welcome to Blessings, Georgia, the small town with a big heart! Anyone from a small town can tell you that gossip never stays quiet for long. The biggest news lately is Ruby Dye: she's been receiving gifts from a secret admirer. But Ruby isn't sure she can trust this newfound happiness. Nobody knows the dark secrets she keeps about her life before she arrived in Blessings. Is this the beginning of a would-be romance, or is she the target of something more sinister? Everyone admires Ruby and her determination to do the right thing, especially local lawyer "Peanut" Butterman. He's finally ready to tell her how he feels. But when trouble arrives on Ruby's doorstep and their little town is threatened, Peanut may have to prove himself in ways he never imagined. Blessings, Georgia series: You and Only You (Book 1) I'll Stand by You (Book 2) Saving Jake (Book 3) A Piece of My Heart (Book 4) The Color of Love (Book 5) What People are Saying about the Blessings, Georgia series: "Sala is magical!" —RT Book Reviews for A Piece of My Heart "Sala hooks you from the first page..." —Fresh Fiction for I'll Stand by You "You cannot go wrong with a book by Sharon Sala!" —RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars,for Saving Jake

Come Back to Me

Author: Sharon Sala
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781492663515
Release Date: 2018-08-28
Genre: Fiction

"Sharon Sala's Blessings, Georgia series is filled with unforgettable charm and delight!"— ROBYN CARR, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Love always endures the test of time After a devastating fire pitted their families against each other, high school sweethearts Phoebe Ritter and Aidan Payne were torn apart. Twenty years later, Aidan is called back to Blessings, nervous about confronting his painful past. And that's BEFORE he knows about the nineteen-year-old secret Phoebe has been harboring all this time. As Aidan tries to make up for lost time with the family he didn't know he had, Phoebe and Aidan rediscover long-suppressed feelings. But the past won't lie buried, and old enemies threaten to destroy the peace they've fought so hard to find. Blessings, Georgia Series: You and Only You (Book 1) I'll Stand by You (Book 2) Saving Jake (Book 3) A Piece of My Heart (Book 4) The Color of Love (Book 5) Come Back to Me (Book 6) What People are Saying about the Blessings, Georgia series: "Not many authors can write a story with such depth and emotion, but Sala excels... Sala is magical!"—RT Book Reviews for A Piece of My Heart, 4 Stars "Sala hooks you from the first page..."—Fresh Fiction for I'll Stand by You "With plenty of danger and passion, Sala will have readers flipping the pages..."—RT Book Reviews for The Color of Love, 4 Stars

You and Only You

Author: Sharon Sala
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781492634409
Release Date: 2016-02-22
Genre: Fiction

Welcome to Book One in the Blessings, Georgia series of Southern contemporary romance from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sharon Sala. With the support of her handsome, unassuming friend Mike Dalton, LilyAnne Bronte is finally ready to put the past in the past. It's never too late Mike Dalton has secretly loved LilyAnn Bronte since they were all children together in the small town of Blessings, Georgia. But one fateful day T.J. Lachlan roars into town and starts showering LilyAnn with his charm, and Mike feels his dream of them being more than friends slipping away. To find the love you missed LilyAnn, as anyone in Blessings will tell you, let herself go after her fiancée was killed in Iraq. The attention of the handsome new guy shocks her into a revelation: she's ready to live again, and maybe the best is yet to come. The thing is, everybody in Blessings is sure it's Mike and LilyAnn who belong together-and they're willing to do whatever it takes to make LilyAnn realize the love of her life has been by her side all along. (Originally published as The Curl Up and Dye.) Blessings, Georgia Series: Count Your Blessings (e-novella) You and Only You (Book 1) I'll Stand By You (Book 2) Saving Jake (Book 3) Praise for I'll Stand By You: "An amazing story by a true storyteller...Sala once again shows why she is a master of the romance genre." -RT Book Reviews, 4 1⁄2 stars "Small-town romance with humor and heart and a heaping pinch of reality." -The Romance Dish "A heartfelt and emotional love story...incredibly uplifting and gratifying." -Book Reviews and More by Kathy

Saving Jake

Author: Sharon Sala
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781492634645
Release Date: 2016-10-04
Genre: Fiction

A USA Today Bestseller! "Sharon Sala is a consummate storyteller. Her skills shine in her Blessings, Georgia series. If you can stop reading then you're a better woman than me."— Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author There is always hope After eight years in the Marines, Jacob Lorde returns to Blessings, Georgia, with no plans other than to hole up in his empty house and heal what's left of his soul. But with a charming next door neighbor and a town full of friendly people, keeping to himself is easier said than done. As long as you can come home Laurel Payne understands far too well what Jake is going through, after witnessing her late husband experience similar problems. She's in no hurry to jump into another relationship with a complicated guy, but their attraction is undeniable-and perhaps exactly what both of them need. Blessings, Georgia Series You and Only You (Book 1) I'll Stand By You (Book 2) Saving Jake (Book 3) A Piece of My Heart (Book 4) Praise for I'll Stand By You: "AN AMAZING STORY BY A TRUE STORYTELLER." -RT Book Reviews, for I'll Stand By You "SALA HOOKS YOU FROM THE FIRST PAGE." -Fresh Fiction Praise for You and Only You: "SHARON SALA MAKES BLESSINGS, GEORGIA, A VASTLY ENTERTAINING PLACE TO VISIT." -BookPage "ENGAGING, HEARTWARMING, FUNNY, SASSY, AND JUST PLAIN GOOD!" -Peeking Between the Pages

I ll Stand By You

Author: Sharon Sala
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402298608
Release Date: 2015-06-02
Genre: Fiction

"Sharon Sala is a consummate storyteller. Her skills shine in her Blessings, Georgia series. If you can stop reading then you're a better woman than me."— Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author No one is alone Dori Grant is no stranger to hardship. As a young single mother in the gossip-fueled town of Blessings, Georgia, she's weathered the storm of small-town disapproval most of her life. But when Dori loses everything within the span of an evening, she realizes she has no choice but to turn to her neighbors. As long as there is love to give Everyone says the Pine boys are no good, but Johnny Pine has been proving the gossips wrong ever since his mother died and he took over raising his brothers. His heart goes out to the young mother and child abandoned by the good people of Blessings. Maybe he can be the one to change all that... Blessings, Georgia Series You and Only You (Book 1) I'll Stand By You (Book 2) Saving Jake (Book 3) A Piece of My Heart (Book 4) Praise for The Curl Up and Dye: "A DELIGHT... COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN." -Fresh Fiction "ONE OF THOSE RARE TREATS." -RT Book Reviews "SALA MAKES BLESSINGS, GEORGIA, A VASTLY ENTERTAINING PLACE TO VISIT." -BookPage "ENGAGING, HEARTWARMING, FUNNY, SASSY, AND JUST PLAIN GOOD." -Peeking Between the Pages

The Curl Up and Dye

Author: Sharon Sala
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402283970
Release Date: 2014-02-04
Genre: Fiction

Wally Lamb meets Steel Magnolias in this story of LilyAnn Bronte, the Peachy-Keen Queen, which in Blessings, Georgia, was epitome of success. Those were the best days of her life... "Poor LilyAnn," the local ladies lament. "She sure is stuck in the past." Eleven years ago, LilyAnn Bronte was the Peachy-Keen Queen of Blessings, Georgia—the prettiest, smartest, and most popular girl in town, going steady with the star quarterback, a high school career on the fast track to success. Then Randy Joe was killed in Iraq, and somehow LilyAnn just let herself go to seed. Ruby, Mabel Jean, Vera, and Vesta of the Curl Up and Dye have been itching to give LilyAnn a makeover, but she knows it would make more than a new hairstyle for her to get her life back. Until one fateful day, when a handsome stranger roars into town, and LilyAnn has a revelation. Maybe the best is yet to come... Praise for Color Me Bad: "This is Southern fiction at its absolute best! I, for one, can't wait to visit Blessings, Georgia again!"—Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews Praise for Sharon Sala: "Sharon Sala is one of those gifted writers able to touch your heart."—Night Owl Reviews "Sala [has a] rare ability to bring powerful stories to life."—RT Book Reviews "Ms. Sala's characters are so well created...I could tear myself apart."—Long and Short Reviews

Count Your Blessings

Author: Sharon Sala
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781492619284
Release Date: 2015-05-05
Genre: Fiction

Previously titled Color Me Bad, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sharon Sala dishes up Count Your Blessings, a contemporary romance piled high with love, laughter, and plenty of heart in Blessings, Georgia! As the respectable wife of the town preacher, Patty June Clymer never thought she'd have to worry about a cheating husband. But when things come to a head, Patty decides to take charge of her life by kicking her no-good husband out her house, and getting a total makeover at the popular local salon. With a new spiky black haircut and a new outlook on life, Patty goes from mousy and meek to living large and in charge, and fairly starts a revolution in the small town of Blessings, Georgia. "Southern fiction at its absolute best! I, for one, can't wait to visit Blessings, Georgia again!" -Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews

We Were the Lucky Ones

Author: Georgia Hunter
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399563096
Release Date: 2018-01-02
Genre: Fiction

It is the spring of 1939 and three generations of the Kurc family are doing their best to live normal lives, even as the shadow of war grows closer. The talk around the family Seder table is of new babies and budding romance, not of the increasing hardships threatening Jews in their hometown of Radom, Poland. But soon the horrors overtaking Europe will become inescapable and the Kurcs will be flung to the far corners of the world, each desperately trying to navigate his or her own path to safety. As one sibling is forced into exile, another attempts to flee the continent, while others struggle to escape certain death, either by working grueling hours on empty stomachs in the factories of the ghetto or by hiding as gentiles in plain sight. Driven by an unwavering will to survive and by the fear that they may never see one another again, the Kurcs must rely on hope, ingenuity, and inner strength to persevere.

Merlyn s Magic

Author: Carole Mortimer
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 9781488032721
Release Date: 2017-08-01
Genre: Fiction

Read this classic romance by USA Today bestselling author Carole Mortimer, now available for the first time in e-book! One night they can't forget… Brooding Brandon Carmichael can't resist sharing one tempestuous night with the beautiful Merlyn. Yet when dawn comes, he retreats back into his own private torment, grieving the tragic loss of his wife. Rand's rejection clearly leaves Merlyn dismayed and humiliated, and for the first time in a long while, this cold-hearted millionaire feels something other than grief. Thrown together, Rand finds himself tempted to claim more than just Merlyn's luscious body… Is she the one woman who can heal his locked-down heart? Originally published in 1986

Music of the Heart

Author: Katie Ashley
Publisher: Katie Ashley
ISBN: 9781483966762
Release Date: 2013-03-25
Genre: Fiction


The Legend of the Black Mecca

Author: Maurice J. Hobson
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 9781469635361
Release Date: 2017-10-03
Genre: Social Science

For more than a century, the city of Atlanta has been associated with black achievement in education, business, politics, media, and music, earning it the nickname "the black Mecca." Atlanta's long tradition of black education dates back to Reconstruction, and produced an elite that flourished in spite of Jim Crow, rose to leadership during the civil rights movement, and then took power in the 1970s by building a coalition between white progressives, business interests, and black Atlantans. But as Maurice J. Hobson demonstrates, Atlanta's political leadership--from the election of Maynard Jackson, Atlanta's first black mayor, through the city's hosting of the 1996 Olympic Games--has consistently mishandled the black poor. Drawn from vivid primary sources and unnerving oral histories of working-class city-dwellers and hip-hop artists from Atlanta's underbelly, Hobson argues that Atlanta's political leadership has governed by bargaining with white business interests to the detriment of ordinary black Atlantans. In telling this history through the prism of the black New South and Atlanta politics, policy, and pop culture, Hobson portrays a striking schism between the black political elite and poor city-dwellers, complicating the long-held view of Atlanta as a mecca for black people.

Race Against Time

Author: Sharon Sala
Publisher: MIRA
ISBN: 9781460396681
Release Date: 2017-07-01
Genre: Fiction

Sometimes fate brings you together…only to tear you apart Growing up in the foster system, Quinn O'Meara made a point of never getting involved. But when she discovers a crying baby amid a fiery crime scene, she knows she has no choice. Suddenly in way over her head, Quinn turns to the police, unintentionally positioning herself in the crosshairs of a deadly human-trafficking ring. The last time homicide detective Nick Saldano saw Quinn, she was still the young girl he'd shared a foster home with. The girl who'd loved and cared for him when no one else had. Now here she was, gorgeously all grown-up—and in terrible danger. Unwilling to lose her again, Nick insists on keeping Quinn close, especially when the bond they once shared heatedly slides into desire. Quinn finally has someone worth holding on to, but what kind of future can they have when she might not live to see tomorrow?

Unexpected Blessings

Author: Barbara Taylor Bradford
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429901833
Release Date: 2007-04-01
Genre: Fiction

The new blockbuster from one of the world's greatest storytellers delves into the life of Emma Harte--the original Woman of Substance--and the ambitious, passionate, and volatile women of the next generations. Evan, Tessa, Linnet, and India: four remarkable women. Three generations of Hartes. One indomitable family whose loyalty binds them together and whose enemies want to tear them apart. Evan Hughes, Emma's American great-granddaughter, is trying to integrate into the powerful Harte family. She is caught between her estranged parents, her new family, and her new love. But a dangerous enemy hovers in the background. Tessa Longden, Evan's cousin, is battling her husband for custody of their daughter, Adele. When Adele suddenly goes missing, Tessa is forced to seek help from her half-sister Linnet-a woman who has been her rival all their lives. Linnet, the most brilliant businesswoman of the four great-granddaughters, is desperately trying to show that she is the natural heir to her mother, Paula. But her glittering future at the helm of the vast Harte empire means many sacrifices, perhaps even the loss of her sister's fragile trust. And India Standish, the traditionalist in the family, falls in love with a famous British artist from a working-class background. Madly in love, India is determined to marry him, no matter what her family thinks. It is Evan who finds new perspective about her own life from the revelations in letters that Emma wrote to Evan's grandmother decades ago. But they may come too late.... As conflict and danger swirl around the Harte women, someone is pulling the strings to make sure none of them finds happiness. Who among them will rise to the challenges as only a true Harte can do? This latest dramatic story in the ongoing saga of an extraordinary family dynasty is full of love, passion, jealousy, and ambition. It is Barbara Taylor Bradford at her inimitable best.