MESSY, WONDERFUL US
In late 1983, a letter arrives from Italy, containing secrets so unthinkable that it is hidden away, apparently forever. More than three decades later, it is found . . . by the last person who was ever supposed to see it.
When Allie opens an envelope in her grandmother’s house, it changes everything she knows about her family - and herself. With the truth liable to hurt those she loves most, she hires a private detective to find out what happened to her late mother in the summer before Allie was born. Taking leave from her job as a research scientist, she is led to the sun-drenched shores of Lake Garda, accompanied by her best friend Ed. But the secrets that emerge go far beyond anything either of them were expecting. Now Allie must find the courage, not merely to confront her family’s tangled past, but to reshape her own future.
MESSY, WONDERFUL US is an enthralling and emotional story of human loss, love, friendship and the mystery that binds them all together.
YOU ME EVERYTHING
Set in the French countryside on an idyllic summer vacation, a delicious, tender novel about finding every bit of joy in life no matter what’s thrown at us.
Sick of his lies, cheating, and lack of interest in fatherhood, Jessica left her boyfriend, Adam, only months after she gave birth to their son–and never looked back. Adam moved to France to follow his dream, unencumbered by a serious relationship and the child he never wanted. Ten years later, Susan, Jess’s mother, lies in a nursing home, battling a debilitating disease. Susan forces Jess to recognize what she’s always refused to acknowledge: that William needs his father in his life. So, Jess and ten-year-old William set off to spend the summer at Château de Roussignol, deep in the rich, sunlit hills of the Dordogne, where Adam runs a beautiful hotel. There, Jess has a mission: to make Adam fall in love with his own son.
By turns heartbreaking and hopeful, You Me Everything is a novel about one woman’s fierce determination to do the right thing by her family and finding love in the most unexpected circumstances.