Synopses & Reviews
#1 New York Times bestselling author Julie Garwood returns with a novel of family drama, suspense, andof courseromance.
Peyton Lockhart and her sisters have inherited Bishops Cove, a small, luxurious oceanfront resort, but it comes with a condition: The girls must run the resort for one year and show a profitonly then will they own it.
A graduate of a prestigious French culinary school, Peyton has just lost her job as a food critic. Out of work and in a bad place personally, a year doing something completely different sounds wonderful.
There are countless challenges and too many people who want to stop the sisters from succeeding. Among them are Peytons contentious cousins, who are outraged that they didnt inherit the resort, as well as a powerful group of land developers who have been eyeing the coveted beachfront property.
Its soon apparent to Peyton that their efforts are being sabotaged, but she refuses to let the threats scare heruntil shes nearly killed. She calls on her childhood friend and protector, Finn MacBain, now with the FBI, and asks for his help. He saved her life once; he can do it again.
Julies previous two titles, The Ideal Man and Sweet Talk, both debuted at #2 on the New York Times bestseller list.
“...it's those timely subjects set against a timeless background that attract so many modern readers.” — USA Today
on Julie Garwood
"A trusted brand name in romantic suspense." - People
“...gripping escapism of the tallest order.” —Kirkus Reviews on Julie Garwood
Praise for Sweet Talk:
“A great plot with strong characters and red-hot romance.” — Publishers Weekly on Sweet Talk
“When it comes to striking the perfect balance between sexy romance and spine-tingling suspense, the consistently best-selling Garwood is unrivaled.” — Booklist on Sweet Talk
“Garwood knows how to create soul-stirring characters.” — Huffington Post on Sweet Talk
“This riveting page-turner draws readers into a character-rich adventure that sensitively addresses family issues and highlights the importance of loyalty and long-term friendship.” — Library Journal on Sweet Talk
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
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About the Author
Linda Howard is the award-winning author of many New York Times bestsellers, including Veil of Night, Ice, Burn, Death Angel, Up Close and Dangerous, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Cover of Night, Killing Time, To Die For, Kiss Me While I Sleep, Cry No More, Dying to Please, Open Season, Mr. Perfect, All the Queen’s Men, Now You See Her, Kill and Tell, and Son of the Morning, and co-author (with Linda Jones) of Blood Born. She lives in Alabama with her husband and a golden retriever.