A Single Dad Romance
Author: Rachel Bailey
Two babies…one scandalous secret! Only from USA TODAY bestselling author Rachel Bailey. Discovering he's the father of an orphaned newborn rocks botanist Liam Hawke's world. But that's where nanny Jenna Peters fits in—a single mother herself, she immediately works her magic on his newborn daughter. Soon Liam himself can't resist being spellbound by this beauty. Jenna tries to keep her irresistible boss at arm's length but it's a losing battle. Once Liam finds out who she really is, she'll have to say goodbye to the man she loves and their unconventional family…unless the seductive single dad makes her a proposition this undercover princess can't refuse! And be sure to read Bidding on Her Boss, the next Hawke Brothers novel by Rachel Bailey, available September 2015, only from Harlequin® Desire! The Hawke Brothers The Nanny Proposition Bidding on Her Boss His 24-Hour Wife (Available October 2015) Read them all!
Author: Rachel Harris
Publisher: Entangled: Bliss
Soft-spoken and shy Hannah Fisher is determined to make the man she’s loved her entire life finally see her as a woman. With the help of a makeover and the convenient forced proximity of a tour bus, she vows to win her best friend Deacon’s heart. Former bad boy and current fiddle player Deacon Latrell has the world at his fingertips: a new gig with a famous band, plus his best friend on tour as his son’s nanny. Life couldn’t get much sweeter. Now if only he could stop imagining kissing the daylights out of his childhood BFF... With one friend set on pushing the boundaries and the other afraid to rock the boat, one thing’s for certain—their story would make one heck of a country song. Each book in the Country Blues series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order. Series Order: Book #1: You’re Still the One Book #2: The Nanny Arrangement
Author: Rachel Spencer
Publisher: Citadel Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Building on the success of The Nanny Diaries and the super-hot trend of blogging, Spencer brings together the hilarious misadventures and bitter-sweet stories of self-discovery that made Rachel Spencer's Houston Chronicle blog so popular. A sweet and humorous memoir charting one young woman's personal adventure - a story of self-discovery, independence and the once-in-a-lifetime chance to realise a dream. Rachel Spencer's honest and insightful writing allows readers a peek at Paris - and at life - from a fresh and heart-warming perspective.
Author: Holly Chamberlin
Set against the beautiful backdrop of coastal Maine, bestselling author Holly Chamberlin’s heartwarming novel tells of friendship, family, lessons learned, and newfound love—all under a summer sky . . . Every June, the quiet beach town of Ogunquit is overtaken by wealthy families who hire local young women like Amy Latimer and Hayley Franklin to care for their children. Best friends since childhood, Amy and Hayley are eager to secure lucrative summer jobs. Amy wants to finance her upcoming move to Boston. Hayley hopes to squirrel away enough money so that her mom can finally leave her abusive husband. Amy is immediately in thrall to her dynamic boss, Cressida Prior, so different from Amy’s mother, Leda. Though skilled at creating tapestries and rugs, Leda lacks confidence. But one thing she does know, after a painful summer long ago as a nanny herself, is how damaging a manipulative boss can be. Hayley’s employers, Jon and Marisa Whitby, are loving parents to their two-year-old twins. Jon also has a grown son by a previous marriage. Ethan is kind, handsome, and not least, wealthy. For the first time, Hayley, usually so selfless, can’t help seeing him as an opportunity. But the passing weeks bring complications and revelations, altering friendships, testing the bond between mothers and daughters, and proving that the ripples from a single season can last forever . . . Praise for the novels of Holly Chamberlin “There is sure to be much clamor for this latest beach read. Recommend it to fans of Claire Cook and Elin Hilderbrand.” --Booklist on Home for the Summer “Chamberlin’s latest is a great summer read but with substance. It will find a wide audience in its exploration of sisterhood, family, and loss.” – Library Journal on Summer with My Sisters
How to enjoy year one
Author: Rachel Waddilove
Publisher: Lion Books
Category: Family & Relationships
Becoming a parent is one of life’s greatest joys – and one of its greatest challenges. It is a time when we need a helping hand. In The Baby Book, Rachel Waddilove shares the wisdom of her considerable professional and personal experience to help parents through the first year of their child’s life. This reassuring book includes advice on: • breastfeeding and bottle feeding • establishing a flexible routine • sleep issues and getting your baby to sleep through the night • crying • introducing solid food • travelling with your baby Since its first publication in 2005, thousands of new parents have benefitted from The Baby Book. If you are an expectant or new parent, and want the best for your baby, Rachel’s down-to-earth style and wealth of experience make this an essential guide.
Author: Alice Tawhai
Publisher: Huia Publishers
This is a complex, bittersweet collection of short stories. Her tales combine characters and occurrences that are at once cripplingly dark and yet also tinged with a quiet beauty and optimism and she deftly covers subjects such as identity, addiction, devotion and abandonment.
Author: Charles Morgan
The year is 1924 and in his ancestral seat of Lake House, Michael Summoner, Lord Granville, is dying. He has left his fortune and title to his eldest surviving son, Edward. At his bedside is his youngest son Simon, Simon's fiancée, Vanessa, and his daughter Deborah. Edward is down at the village pub with his friends getting drunk to celebrate his good fortune. The family doctor arrives and seeing that Michael is dying goes to tell Edward. Doctor Sinclair finds him on the verge of marrying Rachel Stevens, the daughter of a farm labourer on his father's estate. He has met her in the pub where she has been sitting alone. Unable to get Edward to change his mind, the doctor agrees to be a witness at their impromptu wedding. So begins a family saga in which an English aristocratic family finds itself at war, not only with itself but with elemental forces of destruction beyond its comprehension.
True Tales Of An American Nanny In Paris
Author: Rachel Spencer
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"It's 2 a.m. and I'm wide awake, counting the days and hours until my plane leaves for Paris--3 days and 16 hours, to be exact. But ready or not, it's bonne journee for me. Croissant anyone?" When twenty-something Rachel Spencer needed a change of pace from her corporate job, she traded in her power suit and stilettos for blue jeans and flip flops, said au revoir to Houston, Texas, and bonjour to a summer in Paris. Little did Rachel know she was about to take on her most challenging job yet: nannying three rambunctious children, ages 14, 11, and 7. With razor sharp wit and heartfelt humor Rachel chronicles her hilarious adventures--and misadventures--as she works to master her new job, learn a new language, and find her place among a family of strangers: • First Day Faux Pas--Determined to make an entrance her first day on the job, Rachel winds up tumbling down the foyer steps in a short black dress--and baring all to the children! • The Nanny Book--A small leather-bound book written in Franglais (English and French)--detailing Rachel's daily nannying duties. • Dressed to Impress--Despite dreams of capturing the tres chic French style, Rachel learns that strappy sandals and nannying don't always mix. • Teen Troubles--When Rachel catches Diane, who is 14 going on 21, mixing rum and boys into her leisure time, she discovers there is a fine line between "nanny" and "friend" • Country Living--During a trip to the French countryside, Rachel learns that French Country is much more than a china pattern! • Where the Heart Is--By the end of her stay, Rachel realizes the answers she was searching for all along weren't in Houston or in Paris--they were in her heart. A hilarious real-life tale, Au Paris is a story of self-discovery, independence, and following your heart at all costs.
A Mormon Doctor, His Beautiful Wife, and an Almost Perfect Murder
Author: Shanna Hogan
Category: True Crime
Recounts the murder of 50-year-old Michele MacNeill at the hands of her husband, a doctor, lawyer and Mormon bishop who, upon further investigation by his daughters, had multiple marital affairs, a past criminal record and conned his way into medical school.
New Israeli Writing
Author: Ammiel Alcalay
Publisher: City Lights Books
One hundred stories, poems and essays by Oriental Jews on subjects ranging from race to political allegiance. One story is on a professor's wife who, unable to conceive, takes a student to bed.
Your Practical, Tactical Guide to Advancing Your Career During Pregnancy and Parenthood
Author: Allyson Downey
Publisher: Seal Press
Category: Family & Relationships
For many women in their 20's and 30's, the greatest professional hurdle they'll need to overcome has little to do with their work life. The most focused, confident, and ambitious women can find themselves derailed by a tiny little thing: a new baby. While more workplaces are espousing family-friendly cultures, women are still subject to a "parenting penalty" and high-profile conflicts between parenting and the workplace are all over the news: from the controversy over companies covering the costs of egg-freezing to the debate over parental leave and childcare inspired by Mark Zuckerberg's two-month paternity leave. Here's the Plan offers an inventive and inspiring roadmap for working mothers steering their careers through the parenting years. Author Allyson Downey—founder of weeSpring, the “Yelp for baby products,” and mother of two young children—advises readers on all practical aspects of ladder-climbing while parenting, such as negotiating leave, flex time, and promotions. In the style of #GIRLBOSS or Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office, Here's the Plan is the definitive guide for ambitious mothers, written by one working mother to another.
Author: Rachel Cross
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Asher Lowe, rock god, notorious womanizer, and rebellious son of ruthless billionaire Sterling Lowe, has spent two decades building Spade into the most successful rock band of the era and living down to his father's expectations. His antics on and off stage are the stuff of fantasy and legend. Fiercely independent Maddy Anderson doesn't back down from a challenge, even when it hurts. She's spent ten years dealing with chronic illness and is succeeding on her own terms, just a semester away from finishing her degree and starting her lifelong dream of a career in education. When tragedy strikes, Asher's life is torn apart. He hires Maddy to care for his dead sister's child, and discovers he has a lot to learn about love and commitment. She makes him want to be the kind of man who can care for them both. But can this rock star make the leap from sexy front man to family man or will their bright future be sacrificed to the past? Sensuality Level: Sensual
Working Mothers' Humorous and Heartfelt Struggles to Find and Hold on to the Elusive Perfect Nanny
Author: Rachel Levy Lesser
Publisher: Turning Stone Press
Category: Family & Relationships
Who’s Going To Watch My Kids? is the true story of working mom Rachel Levy Lesser’s struggles to find and hold on to a nanny for her two young children. It also includes the stories of 15 other working moms and their humorous and heartfelt nanny tales. Each mother longs to employ the modern day Mary Poppins - that perfect nanny who they soon learn doesn't exist. This book explores the unique relationships that develop between working mothers (and fathers) and the nannies and the kids they care for. These relationships are more than professional yet not as intimate as familial ones (or sometimes even more so!) The working mothers in this book, Rachel included, put up with more issues from their nannies than they ever would with their employees in their offices, but in turn they also learn many lessons from their nannies and grow closer than they ever imagined. Rachel includes her own nanny rules based off of lessons learned from her experiences and those of the other mothers in the book.
Author: Leïla Slimani
Publisher: Faber & Faber
The baby is dead. It took only a few seconds. When Myriam, a French-Moroccan lawyer, decides to return to work after having children, she and her husband look for the perfect caretaker for their two young children. They never dreamed they would find Louise: a quiet, polite and devoted woman who sings to their children, cleans the family's chic apartment in Paris's upscale tenth arrondissement, stays late without complaint and is able to host enviable birthday parties. The couple and nanny become more dependent on each other. But as jealousy, resentment and suspicions increase, Myriam and Paul's idyllic tableau is shattered...
Author: Lindsay McKenna
Publisher: HQN Books
One tragic decision dashed Rachel Carson's plans and made her scared of her own shadow. Now on the run, she must forever give up the hope of love—or a baby. But with her new identity, she can help care for a motherless little girl, left in the protection of handsome Sheriff Cade Garner. As tough as his Wyoming mountains, Cade takes his responsibilities seriously. He will do whatever is necessary to protect baby Jenny and give her the life she should have had. But his sharp instincts tell him something is up with the mysterious nanny who swept into their lives. The alluring blonde has roused his senses…and his heart. As a lawman, he seeks to uncover her secrets. He knows he can protect her and the baby, if only she will dare to trust again.
Author: Paula Hawkins,Rachel Wagstaff,Duncan Abel
Publisher: Oberon Books
Adapted from Paula Hawkins' novel - an international phenomenon selling over twenty million copies worldwide - this gripping new play will keep you guessing until the final moment. Rachel Watson longs for a different life. Her only escape is the perfect couple she watches through the train window every day, happy and in love. Or so it appears. When Rachel learns that the woman she's been secretly watching has suddenly disappeared, she finds herself as a witness and even a suspect in a thrilling mystery in which she will face bigger revelations than she could ever have anticipated.
Author: R. A. Spratt
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Mary Poppins meets Babe in this hilarious novel about three children under the watch of their wonderfully quirky nanny, who happens to be a pig! Yes, a pig. A fabulously sassy and impeccably dressed pig as a matter of fact! With her insatiable urge to eat chocolate (and feed chocolate to everyone she loves), her high-flying spirit, and her unending sense of fun, Nanny Piggins takes Derrick, Samantha, and Michael on a year of surprises, yummy treats, and adventures they'll never forget. Paired with Dan Santat's charming illustrations, comedian and children's TV writer R.A. Spratt's wildly funny debut novel will have adults and kids alike laughing and rooting for the feisty porcine nanny and her three lovable human charges.
Author: Sarah M. Anderson
This billionaire bachelor has a baby challenge… Being a father to his orphaned infant niece is out of this tech billionaire's comfort zone. Lucky for Nate Longmire, Trish Hunter is a natural at motherhood, and she's agreed to be his temporary nanny. But long glances, slow kisses and not-so-innocent touches are strictly off-limits… Trish's goal is to help Nate in exchange for a big donation to her charity for Lakota kids. Falling for her bachelor boss—and his adorable baby girl—is not part of the plan. But when the month is up, will she be able to walk away?