At fifty-nine, Jack Watson owns one of the most successful boutiques in Beverly Hills, has two adult children who are the light of his life, and his choice of Hollywood’s most beautiful women. After a failed marriage in the distant past, and a brief, tragic affair years afterwards, Jack has become the perfect bachelor. And he loves it.
Amanda Robbins knew Jack Watson only as her daughter’s father-in-law, an incurable playboy whom she dislikes intensely. Theirs had been a relationship based solely upon the marriage of her daughter to his son. And Amanda wants no other relationship with him. But when she becomes a widow unexpectedly twenty-six years after she retired from Hollywood stardom to become a wife and mother, Amanda finds herself on unfamiliar ground, and is surprised to find herself both befriended by, and attracted to, Jack Watson. Worse yet, she likes him. There is a lot more to him than she previously suspected.
It is New Year’s Eve when the storm of the century hits Northern California. In a quiet neighbourhood in San Francisco, amid the chaos of fallen trees and damaged homes, the lives of three strangers are about to collide. For Quinn Thompson, what happens in the storm’s wake will bring down a barrier he has built around himself since his wife’s death. For neighbor Maggie Dartman, it will spark friendship at a time when she needs it most. And for Jack Adams, a carpenter who will repair Quinn’s and Maggie’s homes, the storm brings an opportunity: to help two people and to be repaid with the greatest gift of all.
As three lives come together and a unique friendship is forged, something extraordinary begins to happen… Maggie, still grieving a loss, slowly comes alive again – and Jack finally shares a painful secret he has hidden for years. But at the center of the friendship is Quinn. A man who has scaled heights of success in business, Quinn is now adrift, waiting as builders put the finishing touches on his newest passion, a 180-foot yacht he plans to sail around the world. Looking back at all he missed with his family while he build his empire, Quinn is consumed by guilt, focused only on escaping to the sea. But as his plans near completion, and his friendship with Maggie begins to change, Quinn faces a choice – between a safe haven and an adventure of the heart. The choice he makes will affect other lives as powerfully as his own. And it will take him on an extraordinary journey – and into a second, terrifying storm, one that will bring him danger or deliverance…
The House on Hope Street
Life was good for Liz and Jack Sutherland. In eighteen years of marriage, they had built a family, a successful law practice, and a warm, happy home near San Francisco, in a house on Hope Street. Then, in an instant, it all fell apart. It began like any other Christmas morning, with joy and children’s laughter. But for Jack Sutherland, a five-minute errand ends in tragedy. And suddenly, Liz is alone, facing painful questions in the wake of an unbearable loss.
How can she go on without her husband, her partner, her best friend? How can she grieve when she must console five devastated children, including one with special needs of his own? Powered by her children’s love, Liz finds the strength to return to work, to become both mother and ‘daddy’, coaching her youngest some for the Special Olympics. And one by one the holidays come and go before her eyes: Valentine’s Day without flowers and without Jack… Easter… July 4… Then, just weeks before Labor Day, a devastating accident sends her oldest son to the hospital – and brings a doctor named Bill Webster into her life. Bill becomes a friend to Liz as he slowly heals her shattered son.
And as the long days of summer blend into fall, a new relationship offers new hope, and Liz reflected on what she has, on what she’s lost and on the little blessings that give strength when nothing else is left. Then, with the first anniversary of her husband’s death approaching, and with another Christmas in the house on Hope Street, Liz will face one more crisis before she can look back at a year of mourning and change – and ahead to the beginning of a new life.
Special Delivery, Miracle and The House on Hope Street
These books are being sold as a bundle together. Bundle Buys are books that have had a lot of use in their life and therefore show a lot more signs of use in their condition.