When publishing mogul Walter Bloom is grotesquely murdered, his brother and business partner, Charles, is determined to discover who is responsible. Walter had a quiet curiosity with sex clubs, and Charles is convinced Walter’s murder is related. He enlists the help of his employees—sisters Lauren Mark and Brooke Edwards, Jackie Hunt, and Darren Nottingham—to infiltrate the swingers groups Walter favored. They discover a comically warped and perverse subculture … that is somehow connected to the alternative church called Unify that Lauren and Brooke’s clairvoyant mother founded in their youth. As the team digs deeper, they discover the lengths that people will go to preserve their secrets.
Laced with humor and biting social commentary, Sunday Best is an inventive and absorbing comic mystery that offers a satirical glance into the world of sex clubs, alternative religions, and clairvoyants as a study of the selling of hope in contemporary America.
In the postcard Connecticut town of Cannondale, financial status is followed closely by social standing. Nowhere is this battle more fiercely contested than among the housewives of Fairfield County. THE ADJUSTMENTS (FULL FATHOM FIVE, June 2016), a debut romance/women’s fiction title by Ann Lineberger, airs the deliciously dirty laundry hidden behind one town’s picture-perfect facade.
In Cannondale, attending yoga classes at the trendy studio in town—taught by the sexy and mysterious Yogi Jack—is part of every elite woman’s routine. But the inner peace that yoga brings is only part of the appeal: many of the women come only for Jack and his seductive in-class adjustments. And in his private sessions, Jack provides services far beyond the usual realm of warrior pose, downward-facing dog, and shavasana.
Drama, jealousy, and intrigue will emerge as readers delve into the town’s greedy underbelly, and when one dark secret finds the light of day, it will threaten to change everything.
Fans of Desperate Housewives and Revenge will find a romance/women’s fiction story with an unhealthy dose of dirty scandal; yogis will find themselves yearning for their own kundalini awakening; and as a veritable realty expert, Lineberger’s layers of architectural detail will have design junkies salivating with property lust.
A yoga teacher with a dark side; broken families hidden within impeccable McMansions; and an insightful take on the importance of authenticity—in THE ADJUSTMENTS, Lineberger has deftly weaved a compelling story that touches on one inescapable truth: nobody is perfect, and nothing is ever what it seems.
*This novel contains mature content.
You appreciate the ease-of-use, low maintenance and layout of new construction; you admire the charm, detail and warmth of older homes. Why not have both? With NEW SPACES, OLD WORLD CHARM (MCGRAW-HILL, 2004), you can! This insightful book, filled with 250 inspiring full color photographs, will help you transform your new home into a vintage space rich with history, warmth and comfort. Inside, fourteen leading designers show you how they brought historical interest, human scale, timeless style and welcoming warmth to newly built or gutted residences. You’ll find hundreds of ways to create classic-yet-fresh spaces through architectural details, bold color, rich textiles, antique and reproduction furnishings and much more. Step inside and begin your journey of discovery.
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