THE GIRL HE USED TO KNOW
St. Martin's Press
Tracey Garvis Graves
Attending the University of Illinois, Annika Rose finds that in many social situations, she is not only anxious, but finds other's behaviour confusing. She'd prefer to be in the company of order and discipline which she finds with her books or quietly playing chess.
She finds that fellow chess player, Jonathan Hoffman, who is in the chess club is her perfect match as they bring out the best in one another. Unfortunately, their relationship ends and they are driven apart only to find that a decade later, their paths are crossed again. With their passions urging to be rekindled, they both realize that if they don't focus on what drove them apart - they won't be able to capitalize on their second chance at love.
St. Martin's Press
The relationship between a person and their Mother-In-Law can be complicated for some. When Lucy met her husband's mother - Diana, she knew that she was not the person that she had in mind. She was constantly kept at arm's length despite.
Her Mother-In-Law, Diana was known as a pillar in the community as well as being involved in a number of charities. She was beloved by everyone; moreover, not one person had a bad thing to say abou her - except for Lucy. Lucy was polite and sweet; however, she couldn't connect with Diana.
All of that was five years ago. Diana was found dead with a suicide note stating that she no longer wanted to live due to a cancer that she was dealing with; however, the autopsy showed no signs of this. It does find traces of poison with evidence of suffocation.
Who wanted Diana dead, why did her will change near her death to disinherit both of her children and their spouses and what can one make of Lucy who isn't sad that Diana is dead?
WHEN WE LEFT CUBA
Sugar heiress, Beatriz Perez knows that the Cuban Revolution took everything from her - family, her people, and country. She was recruited by the CIA to infiltrate Fidel Castro's inner circle and pulled into the dangerous world of espionage. She is consumed by revenge and her need to reclaim everything that was lost.
With the Cold War in full effect, she finds herself caught in the midst of Cuban American politics and a forbidden affair that is driven by his ambitions. She is caught between the past and the future, but knows that a wrong move can cost her everything.