A Mother s Conviction

Author: Karen Lenfestey
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781514178287
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Single mom Bethany Morris loves her 6-year-old foster daughter, Willow, as if she were her own. When Willow's real mother is released early from prison, Bethany isn't ready to let the little girl go. Trying to justify her reluctance to say good-bye, she digs into the mother's shady past and struggles to deal with what she finds out. Across the state line, Willow's half-sister lives with her dad, Conner Walker, a man who never stays in one place for too long. When he returns to the town where he grew up, he realizes he's been cheating his daughter out of a place to call home. For the first time in years, he wonders if he should keep running or make a stand in court. How far will Bethany and Conner go to keep their families together?

Conviction

Author: Julia Dahl
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1250083710
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New York City 1992: a year after riots exploded between black and Jewish neighbors in Brooklyn, a black family is brutally murdered in their Crown Heights home. A teenager is quickly convicted, and the justice system moves on. Twenty-two years later, journalist Rebekah Roberts gets a letter: I didn't do it. Frustrated with her work at the city’s sleaziest tabloid, Rebekah starts to dig. But witnesses are missing, memories faded, and almost no one wants to talk about that grim, violent time in New York City—not even Saul Katz, a former NYPD cop and her source in Brooklyn’s insular Hasidic community. So she goes it alone. And as she gets closer to the truth of that night, Rebekah finds herself in the path of a killer with two decades of secrets to protect. From the author of the Edgar-nominated Invisible City comes another timely thriller that illuminates society’s darkest corners. Told in part through the eyes of a jittery eyewitness and the massacre’s sole survivor, Julia Dahl's Conviction examines the power—and cost—of community, loyalty, and denial.

Next Door Secrets

Author: Karen Lenfestey
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781500663803
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When Bethany meets the little girl who lives next door, it stirs up a longing she's been trying to quell. At 35, Beth has a job she enjoys and a sweet boyfriend who cannot promise her tomorrow. She tells herself no one gets to “have it all,” but little Kaylee seems to need Beth just as much as Beth needs her.Beth's boyfriend, Parker, loves her so much he's decided to leave her. Bit by bit, he pulls back, figuring it's better to break her heart now rather than later. If he were gone, he's sure Beth would see that the family next door has room for one more.But Parker isn't the only one acting strange these days. Beth starts to suspect that the reason Kaylee's father keeps pushing her away is because he's hiding something. A secret big enough to destroy a family.

A Weekend Getaway

Author: Karen Lenfestey
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781500590857
Format: PDF
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Bethany Morris always puts everyone else's needs first. That's why when she got pregnant in college, she shouldered the burden alone. She had the baby in secret and placed it for adoption. Sixteen years later, she's patiently waiting for her live-in boyfriend to propose and wondering if she's missed her one chance at motherhood. Life gets complicated when she runs into the baby's father and realizes the chemistry's still there. At first, Bethany and Parker relive the good, old days, but then he reveals that he has the same disease that took his father's life. Does Bethany owe it to Parker to tell him that he has a child? Should she track down the daughter she's never known just to give her bad news? Risking the comfortable life she's built for herself, Bethany embarks on a cross-country road trip to face her past and find the daughter she never forgot.

Dear Daughter

Author: Elizabeth Little
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698137426
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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• Winner of the Strand Critics Award for Best First Novel • Nominated for the Barry and Macavity Awards for Best First Novel • Longlisted for the CWA John Creasy (New Blood) Dagger Award “Quick-witted and fast-paced, this debut mystery should be a hit with Gone Girl fans.” —People magazine "This is an all-nighter . . . The best debut mystery I've read in a long time."—Tana French “A really gutsy, clever, energetic read, often unexpected, always entertaining. I loved Janie Jenkins’s sassy voice and Elizabeth Little’s too. In the world of crime novels, Dear Daughter is a breath of fresh air.” —Kate Atkinson, New York Times bestselling author of Life After Life A sensational debut thriller featuring an unforgettable heroine who just might have murdered her mother Former “It Girl” Janie Jenkins is sly, stunning, and fresh out of prison. Ten years ago, at the height of her fame, she was incarcerated for the murder of her mother, a high-society beauty known for her good works and rich husbands. Now, released on a technicality, Janie makes herself over and goes undercover, determined to chase down the one lead she has on her mother’s killer. The only problem? Janie doesn’t know if she’s the killer she’s looking for. Janie makes her way to an isolated South Dakota town whose mysteries rival her own. Enlisting the help of some new friends (and the town’s wary police chief), Janie follows a series of clues—an old photograph, an abandoned house, a forgotten diary—and begins to piece together her mother’s seemingly improbable connection to the town. When new evidence from Janie’s own past surfaces, she’s forced to consider the possibility that she and her mother were more alike than either of them would ever have imagined. As she digs tantalizingly deeper, and as suspicious locals begin to see through her increasingly fragile facade, Janie discovers that even the sleepiest towns hide sinister secrets—and will stop at nothing to guard them. On the run from the press, the police, and maybe even a murderer, Janie must choose between the anonymity she craves and the truth she so desperately needs. A gripping, electrifying debut novel with an ingenious and like-it-or-not sexy protagonist, Dear Daughter follows every twist and turn as Janie unravels the mystery of what happened the night her mother died—whatever the cost.

Secrets Mothers Keep

Author: Linda J Bettenay
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0992296722
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A brutal murder occurs on an isolated farm in the 1920's in Western Australia and the victim's wife and children are violently abused, scandalizing the whole country. The killer has no apparent motivation but admits his guilt and the abused wife has to rebuild her shattered life. Secrets Mothers Keep traces how three lives are entwined. A young English boy with learning difficulties and the precursors of mental illness, learns to cope with his 'black moods' and poor social skills. He faces numerous challenges and finds support and strategies that enable him to survive. Finally an event makes him crack. Lilly is a feminist with a strong social conscience; the novel follows her life and her loves until she marries her eminently capable partner Harold. Harold is murdered and Lilly and her children are subject to rape and horrific abuse. The resultant infamy of the case threatens her reputation and her core values. Her strong convictions lead her to respond in a most unlikely manner. The interplay of characters, combine to create a story reflecting the values of their time in history but with themes which still resonate today.

Best Kept Secrets

Author: Sandra Brown
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 1455546259
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AVAILABLE AS AN EBOOK FOR THE FIRST TIME! Alexandra Gaither is a savvy, beautiful attorney who finally has the power to get what she has always wanted -- justice. Twenty-five years before, her mother died a scandalous death. Now as she investigates her mother's former lover, his best friend, and the father figure to them both, she will risk everything to uncover their best kept secrets.

Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept

Author: Jayneen Sanders
Publisher: UpLoad Publishing Pty Ltd
ISBN: 0646546236
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This book was written to provide children with essential skills in self-protection, and to encourage them to always speak up. It is recommended that children be read this story by a parent or caregiver.

Family Secrets

Author: Judith Henry Wall
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9780743297059
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After their father's death, sisters Vanessa, Ellie, and Georgiana are stunned to learn a well-kept family secret. A yellowed letter tucked away in a family Bible reveals that the woman who gave birth to their late father had not died when he was born, as they had always believed. Their paternal grandmother gave up her son shortly after his birth, leaving this note with instructions to never reveal her name or background to him. The letter is signed, simply, Hattie. The sisters are each at a turning point -- Vanessa is feeling stifled in a stale marriage and career; Ellie is perpetually single but desperately wants marriage and motherhood; and baby sister Georgiana is a successful model but longs to do something more serious with her life. Seizing upon the idea of finding their long-lost grandmother, the women set out on a trip to Montana, where they hope not only to find their father's birth mother but also to rekindle their bonds of sisterhood and possibly even find their true selves. But they have no idea of the consequences of their quest. If the sisters find Hattie and live to tell their story, everything Hattie has worked and dreamed for will be destroyed. Will she allow the sisters to uncover the family secret and escape alive?

The Mothers

Author: Brit Bennett
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399184511
Format: PDF, Mobi
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It is the last season of high school life for Nadia Turner, a rebellious, grief-stricken, 17-year-old beauty. Mourning her own mother's recent suicide, she takes up with the local pastor's son. They are young; it's not serious. But the pregnancy that results from this teen romance - and the subsequent cover-up - will have an impact that goes far beyond their youth