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About Barbara Davis
After twelve years in the jewelry business, I finally surrendered to the muse, leaving the corporate world in order to pursue my lifelong dream of becoming a writer. I was born in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, but grew up and attended school in Florida. Eventually, work led me north, where I lived in Charleston for two years, and in Raleigh for fourteen, before eventually making my home in Dover, New Hampshire, which makes me a Yankee, turned southerner, turned Yankee. (I think.)
When I'm not writing I'm an avid reader, foodie, and lover of music, a rabid football fan, and a devoted Florida Gator. I also enjoy travel with my husband/sweetheart, (same guy, I promise) who over the years has learned much more about publishing and the craft of writing than he ever wanted to know.
My most recent novel, THE KEEPER OF HAPPY ENDINGS, releases October 1, 2021. I am currently working on my eighth novel, and am still just as delighted with my job as I was the day I set my first word on the page!
For more about me and my books, please visit my website at: www.barbaradavis-author.com, or find me on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/barbaradavisauthor OR on Twitter: @bdavisauthor.
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An enchanting novel about fate, second chances, and hope, lost and found, by the Amazon Charts bestselling author of The Last of the Moon Girls.
Soline Roussel is well schooled in the business of happy endings. For generations her family has kept an exclusive bridal salon in Paris, where magic is worked with needle and thread. It’s said that the bride who wears a Roussel gown is guaranteed a lifetime of joy. But devastating losses during World War II leave Soline’s world and heart in ruins and her faith in love shaken. She boxes up her memories, stowing them away, along with her broken dreams, determined to forget.
Decades later, while coping with her own tragic loss, aspiring gallery owner Rory Grant leases Soline’s old property and discovers a box containing letters and a vintage wedding dress, never worn. When Rory returns the mementos, an unlikely friendship develops, and eerie parallels in Rory’s and Soline’s lives begin to surface. It’s clear that they were destined to meet—and that Rory may hold the key to righting a forty-year wrong and opening the door to shared healing and, perhaps, a little magic.
An Amazon Charts bestseller.
A novel of secrets, memory, family, and forgiveness by the bestselling author of When Never Comes.
Lizzy Moon never wanted Moon Girl Farm. Eight years ago, she left the land that nine generations of gifted healers had tended, determined to distance herself from the whispers about her family’s strange legacy. But when her beloved grandmother Althea dies, Lizzy must return and face the tragedy still hanging over the farm’s withered lavender fields: the unsolved murders of two young girls, and the cruel accusations that followed Althea to her grave.
Lizzy wants nothing more than to sell the farm and return to her life in New York, until she discovers a journal Althea left for her—a Book of Remembrances meant to help Lizzy embrace her own special gifts. When she reconnects with Andrew Greyson, one of the few in town who believed in Althea’s innocence, she resolves to clear her grandmother’s name.
But to do so, she’ll have to decide if she can accept her legacy and whether to follow in the footsteps of all the Moon women who came before her.
An Amazon Charts most-read and most-sold book.
Author Barbara Davis deftly explores an emotionally charged landscape of pain, loss, and despair—and the risk one woman will take in the hope of loving again.
As a teenage runaway and child of an addict, Christy-Lynn learned the hard way that no address was permanent, and no promise sacred. For a while, she found a safe haven in her marriage to bestselling crime novelist Stephen Ludlow—until his car skidded into Echo Bay. But Stephen’s wasn’t the only body pulled from the icy waters that night. When details about a mysterious violet-eyed blonde become public, a media circus ensues, and Christy-Lynn runs again.
Desperate for answers, she’s shattered to learn that Stephen and his mistress had a child—a little girl named Iris, who now lives in poverty with her ailing great-grandmother. The thought of Iris abandoned to the foster care system—as Christy-Lynn once was—is unbearable. But she’s spent her whole life running—determined never to be hurt again. Will she finally stand still long enough to open herself up to forgiveness and love?
Though Peak Plantation has been in her family for generations, Leslie Nichols can’t wait to rid herself of the farm left to her by her estranged grandmother Maggie—and with it the disturbing memories of her mother’s death, her father’s disgrace, and her unhappy childhood. But Leslie isn’t the only one with a claim to Peak.
Jay Davenport, Peak’s reclusive caretaker, has his own reasons for holding onto the land bequeathed to him by Leslie’s grandmother. Before she died, Maggie hinted at a terrible secret surrounding Adele Laveau, a lady’s maid who came to Peak during the 1930s and died under mysterious circumstances. Jay is haunted by Maggie’s story, yet the truth eludes him—until Leslie uncovers a cryptically marked grave on the property.
As they delve into the mystery of Adele’s death, Leslie and Jay discover shocking secrets that extend deep into the roots of Leslie’s family tree—secrets that have the power to alter her life forever.
Pragmatic, independent Lily St. Claire has never been a beachgoer. But when her late father leaves her a small house on Hideaway Key—one neither her mother nor she knew he owned—she’s determined to visit the sleepy spit of land along Florida’s Gulf Coast. Expecting a quaint cottage, Lily instead finds a bungalow with peeling shutters and mountains of memorabilia. She also catches a glimpse of the architect who lives down the beach….
But it’s the carton of old journals in the front room that she finds most intriguing. The journals were written by her mother’s sister, an infamous beauty whose name has long been banned from the St. Claire home. The journals tell a family tale Lily has never heard, of her mother and her aunt as young girls in Tennessee and the secrets that followed them into adulthood. As she reads, Lily gains a new understanding: about her family and about herself. And she begins to open her heart—to this place, these people, and the man next door. But can she ever truly learn to trust, to believe that love is not a trap but a harbor? And is it true that hearts, even broken ones, can be forged anew?
Five years ago, Lane Kramer moved to Starry Point, North Carolina, certain the quaint island village was the place to start anew. Now the owner of a charming seaside inn, she’s set aside her dreams of being a novelist and of finding love again. When English professor Michael Forrester appears on Lane’s doorstep in the middle of a storm, he claims he’s only seeking a quiet place to write his book. Yet he seems eerily familiar with the island, leaving Lane wondering if he is quite what he appears.
Meanwhile, Mary Quinn has become a common sight, appearing each morning on the dunes behind the inn, to stare wistfully out to sea. Lane is surprised to find a friendship developing with the older woman, who possesses a unique brand of wisdom, despite her tenuous grip on reality.
As Lane slowly unravels Mary’s story and a fragile relationship between Lane and Michael blooms, Lane realizes the three share a common bond. But when a decades-old secret suddenly casts its shadow over them, Lane must choose between protecting her heart and fighting for the life—and the love—she wants.
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A year ago, Dovie Larkin’s life was shattered when her fiancé committed suicide just weeks before their wedding. Now, plagued by guilt, she has become a fixture at the cemetery where William is buried, visiting his grave daily, waiting for answers she knows will never come.
Then one day, she sees an old woman whose grief mirrors her own. Fascinated, she watches the woman leave a letter on a nearby grave. Dovie ignores her conscience and reads the letter—a mother’s plea for forgiveness to her dead daughter—and immediately needs to know the rest of the story.
As she delves deeper, a collection of letters from the cemetery’s lost and found begins to unravel a decades-old mystery involving one of Charleston’s wealthiest families. But even as Dovie seeks to answer questions about another woman’s past—questions filled with deception, betrayal, and heartbreaking loss—she starts to discover the keys to love, forgiveness, and finally embracing the future...
Ergreifender Roman über Verlust, Verzweiflung und den Mut, Hoffnung zuzulassen.
Christy-Lynn musste schon früh erfahren, dass kein Versprechen heilig ist. Doch sie schafft es, ihrer suchtkranken Mutter zu entfliehen, und findet Halt in ihrer Ehe mit dem berühmten Krimiautor Stephen Ludlow – bis dieser eines Nachts mit seinem Auto von der glatten Fahrbahn ins Meer stürzt. Zusammen mit seinem Leichnam wird eine halb nackte Tote aus dem eisigen Wasser geborgen. Als Details über die mysteriöse Blondine bekannt werden, zwingt der Medienrummel Christy-Lynn ein zweites Mal zur Flucht.
Im malerischen Sweetwater trifft sie auf ihren alten Bekannten Wayne, der ihr wie ein Fels in der Brandung bei ihrer verzweifelten Suche nach Antworten zur Seite steht. Wird sie endlich innehalten und vergeben können, um Liebe zu finden?
Eine neue schicksalhafte Geschichte von Kindle-#1-Bestsellerautorin Barbara Davis.
Ein bewegender Roman um eine große Liebe über alle Grenzen hinweg, um Verrat und die Macht der Vergebung.
Paris 1943: Als die begnadete Schneiderin Soline den amerikanischen Widerstandskämpfer Anson Purcell kennenlernt, ist es Liebe auf den ersten Blick. Doch ihnen bleibt nur ein kurzer Moment des Glücks – die Gestapo nimmt Anson ins Visier und Soline flüchtet nach Boston. Ganz auf sich gestellt beginnt sie, in einem Atelier in der Altstadt Kleider zu entwerfen, während ihr Herz ihr immer wieder zuflüstert, dass Anson noch lebt …
Boston 1985: Einst befand sich in der Newbury Street das berühmteste Brautmodengeschäft der Stadt. Nach einem verheerenden Brand steht es seit Jahren leer. Die junge Künstlerin Aurora Grant spürt eine Verbindung zu dem Haus und der geheimnisvollen Eigentümerin. Sie mietet die Räume für ihre Galerie und begibt sich auf Spurensuche ...
Una straordinaria amicizia in grado di riportare indietro le lancette del tempo
Lo scoppio della seconda guerra mondiale ha mandato in frantumi tutte le certezze di Soline Roussel. Per generazioni la sua famiglia ha gestito con successo uno dei più esclusivi atelier di abiti da sposa di Parigi, confezionando vestiti da sogno. Il talento delle Roussel era in grado di rendere ogni matrimonio una magnifica fiaba, ma con l’orrore della guerra tutto è cambiato. E Soline, con il cuore spezzato, comincia a temere che non tutte le storie si concludano con un lieto fine.
Decenni dopo, mentre cerca di sfuggire al dolore per una tragica perdita, Rory Grant scopre nella sua nuova galleria una scatola contenente alcune lettere e un abito da sposa vintage, che sembra non essere mai stato indossato. Quando riesce a rintracciare la proprietaria del vestito, intenzionata a restituirlo, non immagina che quell’incontro casuale potrebbe essere l’inizio di una straordinaria amicizia.
Perché le vite di Rory e Soline sembrano destinate a intrecciarsi e, forse, l’opportunità per riparare a un errore commesso anni prima potrebbe rappresentare il nuovo inizio di cui entrambe hanno bisogno.
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Nel periodo più buio della storia c’è ancora speranza per un lieto fine?
«Una trama storicamente accurata, ricca di emozioni e colpi di scena: farà innamorare i fan di Lucinda Riley.»
«Questo romanzo è magistralmente intessuto, come gli abiti da sposa cuciti dalla protagonista.»
Historical Novel Society
«Questa storia, ricamata con sapienza sulle vicende di due donne lontanissime eppure vicinissime tra loro, ci invita ad aspettare il lieto fine senza perdere la speranza. Con romanticismo, intrighi e un pizzico di magia, Barbara Davis sa come scaldare il cuore.»
«Proprio come un abito confezionato ad arte, La custode dei libri a lieto fine incanta il lettore e spinge a credere nella magia delle seconde possibilità.»
Ha lavorato nel mondo della gioielleria per oltre dieci anni, prima di dedicarsi alla sua vera passione: la scrittura. È nata nel New Jersey ma si è trasferita più a sud negli Stati Uniti, nel New Hampshire. La custode delle storie a lieto fine è il suo romanzo d’esordio, con il quale ha ottenuto un incredibile successo.