Stevie Barrett is a 35-year-old legal secretary in Portland. She’s also literally half the woman she used to be. Bariatric surgery melted 150 pounds off her frame, and life is looking up. However, Stevie’s svelte physique carries its own baggage.
The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate percentage of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance between her and the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One-Night Stand.
“I won’t tell anyone, Echo. I promise.”Noah tucked a curl behind my ear. It had been so long since someone touched me like he did. Why did it have to be Noah Hutchins?His dark brown eyes shifted to my covered arms. “You didn’t do that-did you? It was done to you?”No one ever asked that question. They stared. They whispered. They laughed. But they never asked.
Title: The Art of Forgetting Author: Camille Noe Pagan Genre: Women’s Fiction/Chick Lit Publisher: Dutton/Penguin Group Publication Date: May 14, 2011 Hardcover: 284 pages Where’d I Get It: Bought it.[…]
This was my first time reading any of Hilderbrand’s books and I must say I will be reading others. I absolutely devoured this book, reading it in less than a week (keeping in mind I work full time and go to school part-time!). I found the book and the characters in it captivating.
The small town of Paradise, Pennsylvania, is a jewel in Lancaster County — known for its picture-postcard landscapes and bucolic lifestyle. But that peace is shattered by the discovery of a dead infant in the barn of an Amish farmer. A police investigation quickly leads to two startling disclosures: the newborn’s mother is an unmarried Amish woman, eighteen-year-old Katie Fisher. And the infant did not die of natural causes. Although Katie denies the medical proof that she gave birth to the child, circumstantial evidence leads to her arrest for the murder of her baby.