The Marriage of Opposites
Score: 4
From 2,735 Ratings

The Marriage of Opposites


  • Author : Alice Hoffman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-08-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9781471152986


The Marriage of Opposites Book Description :

From the bestselling author of The Dovekeeperscomes a love story about one of history's most captivating 'invisible' women: Rachel, the mother of Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro. Growing up on the idyllic island of St Thomas in the early 1800s, Rachel dreams of life in faraway Paris. Rachel's mother, a pillar of their tight-knit refugee community of Jews who escaped the European Inquisition, has never forgiven her daughter for refusing to live by the rules. But Rachel's fate is not in her own hands: in order to secure the future of her father's business, she is married off to a widower with three children. When her husband dies suddenly and his handsome nephew Frédéric arrives from France to settle the estate, Rachel seizes control of her life, beginning a defiant, passionate love affair that sparks a scandal affecting her entire family, including her favourite son, Camille Pissarro, who will one day become a founder member of the Impressionists and one of history's greatest artists. Set in a world of lush, exquisite beauty, The Marriage of Oppositesshows Alice Hoffman at the height of her considerable powers. The marriage of Rachel and Frédéric is an unforgettable story of an extraordinary woman and her forbidden love. Praise for Alice Hoffman's The Dovekeepers: 'Beautiful, harrowing . . . A major contribution to twenty-first-century literature' Toni Morrison 'Hoffman reminds us with every sentence that words have the power to transport us to alternate worlds, to heal a broken heart, and to tie us irrevocably to the people we love' Jodi Picoult 'A book as monumental as its subject, magical, moving . . . A genuine masterpiece' Daily Mail

The Red Garden
Score: 4
From 54 Ratings

The Red Garden


  • Author : Alice Hoffman
  • Publisher : Broadway
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 287
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307405975


The Red Garden Book Description :

Traces the multi-generational story of wintry Blackwell town through the experiences of such characters as a wounded Civil War solider who is saved by a passionate neighbor and a woman who meets a fiercely human historical figure. By the best-selling author of The Third Angel. Reprint.

Here on Earth
Score: 3.5
From 30 Ratings

Here on Earth


  • Author : Alice Hoffman
  • Publisher : Penguin Group
  • Release Date : 1999-07-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440673245


Here on Earth Book Description :

A seductive and mesmerizing story of obsessive love from the New York Times bestselling author of The Rules of Magic. After nineteen years in California, March Murray returns to the small Massachusetts town where she grew up. For all this time, March has been avoiding her own troubled history, but when she encounters Hollis—the boy she loved so desperately, the man who has never forgotten her—the past collides with the present as their reckless love is reignited. This dark romantic tale asks whether it is possible to survive a love that consumes you completely. The answers March Murray discovers are both heartbreaking and wise, as complex as they are devastating—for in heaven and in our dreams, love is simple and glorious. But it is something altogether different here on earth...

Married to an Opposite

Married to an Opposite


  • Author : Ron Shackelford
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN 10 : 0275981614


Married to an Opposite Book Description :

Shackleford explains that the issue at the heart of much marital discord is that the partners are opposite personality types.

Faithful
Score: 4
From 41 Ratings

Faithful


  • Author : Alice Hoffman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-11-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476799261


Faithful Book Description :

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Marriage of Opposites and The Dovekeepers comes a soul-searching story about a young woman struggling to redefine herself and the power of love, family, and fate. Growing up on Long Island, Shelby Richmond is an ordinary girl until one night an extraordinary tragedy changes her fate. Her best friend’s future is destroyed in an accident, while Shelby walks away with the burden of guilt. What happens when a life is turned inside out? When love is something so distant it may as well be a star in the sky? Faithful is the story of a survivor, filled with emotion—from dark suffering to true happiness—a moving portrait of a young woman finding her way in the modern world. A fan of Chinese food, dogs, bookstores, and men she should stay away from, Shelby has to fight her way back to her own future. In New York City she finds a circle of lost and found souls—including an angel who’s been watching over her ever since that fateful icy night. Here is a character you will fall in love with, so believable and real and endearing, that she captures both the ache of loneliness and the joy of finding yourself at last. For anyone who’s ever been a hurt teenager, for every mother of a daughter who has lost her way, Faithful is a roadmap. Alice Hoffman’s “trademark alchemy” (USA TODAY) and her ability to write about the “delicate balance between the everyday world and the extraordinary” (WBUR) make this an unforgettable story. With beautifully crafted prose, Alice Hoffman spins hope from heartbreak in this profoundly moving novel.

Gateway to the Moon
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Gateway to the Moon


  • Author : Mary Morris
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2019-03-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525434993


Gateway to the Moon Book Description :

In 1492, two history-altering events occurred: the Jews and Muslims of Spain were expelled, and Columbus set sail for the New World. Many Spanish Jews chose not to flee and instead became Christian in name only, maintaining their religious traditions in secret. Among them was Luis de Torres, who accompanied Columbus as an interpreter. Over the centuries, de Torres' descendants traveled across North America, finally settling in the hills of New Mexico. Now, some five hundred years later, it is in these same hills that Miguel Torres, a young amateur astronomer, finds himself trying to understand the mystery that surrounds him and the town he grew up in: Entrada de la Luna, or Gateway to the Moon. Poor health and poverty are the norm in Entrada, and luck is rare. So when Miguel sees an ad for a babysitting job in Santa Fe, he jumps at the opportunity. The family for whom he works, the Rothsteins, are Jewish, and Miguel is surprised to find many of their customs similar to those his own family kept but never understood. Braided throughout the present-day narrative are the powerful stories of the ancestors of Entrada's residents, portraying both the horrors of the Inquisition and the resilience of families. Moving and unforgettable, Gateway to the Moon beautifully weaves the journeys of the converso Jews into the larger American story.

The Dovekeepers
Score: 4
From 116 Ratings

The Dovekeepers


  • Author : Alice Hoffman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-10-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451617498


The Dovekeepers Book Description :

An ambitious and mesmerizing novel from the bestselling author of Rules of Magic. The Dovekeepers is “striking….Hoffman grounds her expansive, intricately woven, and deepest new novel in biblical history, with a devotion and seriousness of purpose” (Entertainment Weekly). Nearly two thousand years ago, nine hundred Jews held out for months against armies of Romans on Masada, a mountain in the Judean desert. According to the ancient historian Josephus, two women and five children survived. Based on this tragic and iconic event, Hoffman’s novel is a spellbinding tale of four extraordinarily bold, resourceful, and sensuous women, each of whom has come to Masada by a different path. Yael’s mother died in childbirth, and her father, an expert assassin, never forgave her for that death. Revka, a village baker’s wife, watched the murder of her daughter by Roman soldiers; she brings to Masada her young grandsons, rendered mute by what they have witnessed. Aziza is a warrior’s daughter, raised as a boy, a fearless rider and expert marksman who finds passion with a fellow soldier. Shirah, born in Alexandria, is wise in the ways of ancient magic and medicine, a woman with uncanny insight and power. The lives of these four complex and fiercely independent women intersect in the desperate days of the siege. All are dovekeepers, and all are also keeping secrets—about who they are, where they come from, who fathered them, and whom they love.

Skylight Confessions
Score: 3.5
From 26 Ratings

Skylight Confessions


  • Author : Alice Hoffman
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2007-01-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780759516595


Skylight Confessions Book Description :

Writing at the height of her powers, Alice Hoffman conjures three generations of a family haunted by love. Cool, practical, and deliberate, John is dreamy Arlyn's polar opposite. Yet the two are drawn powerfully together even when it is clear they are bound to bring each other grief. Their difficult marriage leads them and their children to a house made of glass in the Connecticutcountryside, to the avenues ofManhattan, and to the blue waters of Long Island Sound. Glass breaks, love hurts, and families make their own rules. Ultimately, it falls to their grandson, Will, to solve the emotional puzzle of his family and of his own identity.

The Marriage Pledge

The Marriage Pledge


  • Author : Jean Oram
  • Publisher : Oram Productions
  • Release Date : 2018-10-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN 10 : 9781928198376


The Marriage Pledge Book Description :

Sometimes platonic friends make the best spouses. Years ago ex-lovers and coworkers Amy and Moe agreed on a marriage pledge—if they’re not married by thirty, the jaded duo will head down the aisle and start a family together. And tomorrow Amy hits the big Three-Oh. The problem is, neither of them can afford help from a fertility clinic which means they’re going to have to start their family the old-fashioned way. Can the two friends withstand the pressures of baby-making as their minds begin to turn down avenues that are anything but platonic? And what will Amy do when she does the unthinkable and begins to fall for her husband of convenience? Find out in Jean Oram’s irresistible fifth novel in the Veils and Vows series. (The Marriage Pledge can be read out of series order and as a standalone.) Start reading today! PLEASE NOTE THAT THE INCORRECT FILE ISSUE HAS BEEN RESOLVED! Thank you. Read the entire Veils and Vows series! The Promise (Devon and Olivia--prequel) The Surprise Wedding (Devon and Olivia) A Pinch of Commitment (Ethan and Lily) The Wedding Plan (Luke and Emma) Accidentally Married (Burke and Jill) The Marriage Pledge (Moe and Amy) Mail Order Soulmate (Zach and Catherine) "This book had it all...friends to lovers, marriage of convenience, interfering friends and relatives...plus lots of love, humor and deep friendship. Once I started, I couldn’t put it down!" --reader review from Cheryl H. "Plenty of funny and sexy moments in this best friends romantic comedy with a mystery." --reader review from Marie B. "This is one of the sweetest romances I have ever read ... This is my favorite in this series." --reader review from Renee. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * If you love the small town words written by Jill Shalvis, Sophie Jacobs, Chris Keniston, Melody Grace, Melissa Foster, Addison Cole, Bella Andre, Lucy Kevin, Brenda Novak, Catherine Bybee, Kathryn Andrews, Ev Bishop, and Barbara Freethy try the Veils and Vows series! For readers

The Marriage Bargain

The Marriage Bargain


  • Author : Jennifer Probst
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-09-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781471126062


The Marriage Bargain Book Description :

The sizzling first installment in the New York Timesand USA Today bestselling Marriage to a Billionairetrilogy. To save her family home, impulsive bookshop owner Alexa McKenzie, casts a love spell, which conjures up an unexpected visitor - her best friend's older brother and the powerful man who once shattered her heart. Billionaire Nicholas Ryan doesn't believe in marriage, but in order to inherit his father's corporation, he needs a wife and needs one fast. When he discovers his sister's childhood friend is in dire financial straits, he's offers Alexa an interesting proposal... A marriage in name only, the rules? Avoid entanglement. Keep things businesslike. Do notfall in love. The arrangement is only for a year so the rules shouldn't be that hard to follow... Except Fate has a way of upsetting the best laid plans… "Jennifer Probst has proved to be one of the most exciting breakout novelists in the romance genre." - USA Today