Eileen Goudge Books In Order

Seniors Books In Publication Order

  1. Too Much Too Soon (1984)
  2. Smart Enough to Know (1984)
  3. Winner All the Way (1984)
  4. Afraid to Love (1984)
  5. Before It’s Too Late (1985)
  6. Too Hot to Handle (1985)
  7. Hands Off, He’s Mine (1985)
  8. Forbidden Kisses (1985)
  9. A Touch of Ginger (1985)
  10. Presenting Superhunk (1985)
  11. Bad Girl (1985)
  12. Don’t Say Good-Bye (1985)
  13. Kiss and Make Up (1985)
  14. Looking for Love (1986)
  15. Sweet Talk (1986)
  16. Heart for Sale (1986)
  17. Life of the Party (1986)
  18. Night After Night (1986)
  19. Treat Me Right (1986)
  20. Against the Rules (1986)

Super Seniors Books In Publication Order

  1. Old Enough (1986)
  2. Hawaiian Christmas (1986)
  3. Something Borrowed (1988)
  4. Deep-Sea Summer (1988)

Cypress Bay Books In Publication Order

  1. Bones and Roses (2014)
  2. Swimsuit Body (2015)

Garden of Lies Books In Publication Order

  1. Garden of Lies (1989)
  2. Thorns of Truth (1998)

Eileen Goudge’s Swept Away Books In Publication Order

  1. Gone with the Wish (1986)
  2. Woodstock Magic (With: ) (1986)
  3. Once Upon a Kiss (1987)
  4. Star Struck (With: ) (1987)
  5. All Shook Up (With: ) (1987)

Who Killed Peggy Sue? Books In Publication Order

  1. Dying to Win (1991)
  2. Cross Your Heart, Hope to Die (1991)
  3. If Looks Could Kill (1991)
  4. Jailbird (1992)

Carson Springs Books In Publication Order

  1. Stranger in Paradise (2001)
  2. Taste of Honey (2002)
  3. Wish Come True (2003)
  4. Welcome to Carson Springs (2012)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. Such Devoted Sisters (1991)
  2. Blessing in Disguise (1994)
  3. Trail of Secrets (1996)
  4. One Last Dance (1999)
  5. The Second Silence (2000)
  6. Otherwise Engaged (2005)
  7. Immediate Family (2006)
  8. Woman in Red (2007)
  9. Domestic Affairs / Woman in Black (2008)
  10. The Diary (2009)
  11. Once in a Blue Moon / Woman in Blue (2009)

Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order

  1. Golden Lilies (1990)
  2. Something Warm from the Oven (2005)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. The Best of the Best (1998)
  2. Mothers and Daughters (1998)

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Eileen Goudge Books Overview

Garden of Lies

Rachel and Rose grew up worlds apart. Rachel, in the lap of Manhattan luxury, an ice princess determined to be a great doctor. Rose, in the New York slums, yielding to passion too young, and fleeing heartbreak to become a star lawyer. When they both fall in love with the same fascinating man, they are brought face to face with the truth about each other and themselves.

Thorns of Truth

Rachel and Rose, now women with grown children of their own, find themselves face to face at last with the destiny that has haunted them nearly half a century, since the two of them were switched at birth in the chaos of a hospital fire. What confronts them now threatens to uproot a lifetime of deeply buried secrets: the impending marriage of Rose’s capable and caring son to Rachel’s emotionally troubled daughter. Once again, the two women and their families are pitted against each other…
just as Rachel learns that her mother, Sylvie, is dying. Only Rose knows that Sylvie is in reality her mother and yearns to be recognized as Sylvie’s own before it is too late. Sylvie must choose between the intricate web of lies behind which she shields her loved ones…
and a truth that will shatter the lives of both her daughters as well as that of her fragile granddaughter before it can begin to heal them.

Woodstock Magic (With: )

‘Flower children, peace marches, and great rock and roll. For Louise Greenspan, there was nothing better than the wild and crazy Sixties. But here she was stuck in the Eighties, surrounded by a sea of preppy look alikes. The only light in her life is her mystery man a fellow sixties freak names Sgt. Pepper she writes to throught the personals. But so far they haven’t met. Then with the help of her friend Ashley’s computer, her Sixities dream comes true. She travels back in time to the fabulous Woodstock festival. and learns some amazing things about her parents, her Mystery Man, and best of all, that when it comes to romance there’s no time like the present.’ This is from the back cover of this book.

Stranger in Paradise

Caressed by the golden California sun, a perfectly round valley nestled in a ring of hills flecked with orange groves lies thirty miles or so east of Santa Barbara. Settled by the Spaniards four hundred years ago, it remains an idyllic, near mystical site where the local convent still houses nuns whose prayers mingle with the hum of their famous honey bees. It is here that Eileen Goudge has set her new trilogy in Carson Springs. Beneath the tranquil surface of Carson Springs disputes flare, feuds simmer, and secrets are guarded. In Stranger in Paradise, the opening novel, a woman’s love for a much younger man ignites a blaze of disapproval. Goudge’s legion of fans will be drawn irresistibly into the life of this beautiful, lush, unique valley, where family histories have dangerously deep and tangled roots.

Taste of Honey

A season has passed in Carson Springs since Stranger in Paradise. And with a baby on the way, Samantha Kiley and Ian Carpenter will soon be loving parents. But in Taste of Honey it is Sam’s best friend Gerry whose head and heart are put to the test when she is forced to face the secret she has kept for almost thirty years. Everyone knows that feisty, sensual Gerry Fitzgerald wasn’t always so outspoken. As a young, impressionable novitiate, Gerry became pregnant. She fled the altar just as she was about to take her vows to become a nun and never breathed a word about why. Twenty eight years later the child she gave up for adoption has come back into her life, a grown woman looking for answers. For Gerry, the question is how to defuse the years of guilt, shame, and bitterness that divide her from her daughter, how to create and nurture a bond as fragile as a cobweb. As Gerry opens the emotional floodgates she also unexpectedly finds that her feelings for her lover, symphony conductor Aubrey Roellinger, grow more complex and consuming. No longer only a series of satisfying trysts with manageable emotional boundaries, their relationship has begun to crack open both their cautious hearts. Compulsively readable, Taste of Honey brings fans back to the idyllic California valley with characters who take on new dimensions as their secrets emerge and their lives and loves progress. Irresistible and romantic, Eileen Goudge’s latest Carson Springs novel is not to be missed.

Wish Come True

After years spent in the shadow of her movie star sister, Monica, Anna Vincenzi remakes herself. Anna’s emerging sexiness escapes no one’s attention, least of all her sister’s. But with her murder it appears Monica claims the ultimate victory when Anna is arrested as the prime suspect. But Anna is not alone as she fights to exonerate herself. When a Carson Springs dweller as beloved as Anna needs help, all the valley’s residents rally together, each working in his own special way to help one of their own. And what of her passionate encounter with Dr. Marc Raboy? Wish Come True is an inspiring Cinderella story about a woman whose fairy godmother turns out to be the whole community of people Eileen Goudge’s readers have come to know and love. Gripping and emotionally complex, Wish Come True is the most satisfying Carson Springs novel yet.

Such Devoted Sisters

This story, by the author of ‘Garden of Lies’, revolves around two generations of sisters and the chocolate shop they own. In the first generation the two sisters are Hollywood starlets. In the second they work in the chocolate business, uncovering secrets of the family’s past.

Blessing in Disguise

A daughter holds clues to her father’s shocking secrets and her mother would risk anything to protect those secrets. Grace Truscott, in the biography of her father a great civil rights advocate and Senator raises questions about a death. Was her own father guilty of killing Ned Emory, the husband of his African American secretary?Only one person, the secretary’s daughter Nola, knows what really happened, but Nola is guarding a dark secret of her own. While Grace is struggling with a second marriage melding his children and hers into a new family the scandal breaks!From New York to the gracious old mansions and fragrant gardens of Georgia, Eileen Goudge’s new novel will touch the heart of every woman who has loved and lost…
and who has found the courage to love again.

Trail of Secrets

Psychologist Ellie Nightingale is haunted by the kidnapping of her baby daughter twenty three years ago. Years of trying unsuccessfully to conceive another child have left her with a fierce desire to adopt an obsession that is driving a wedge between her and her husband…
Former equestrienne Kate Sutton’s hopes for both show jumping stardom and a family are shattered in a fateful fall from a horse. Yet the miscarriage also brings her an abandoned infant she and her husband claim as their own daughter. Then she reads the headlines about the kidnapped baby and the young mother who lost her, and faces the soul wrenching decision of her life…
Skyler Sutton is a young champion for whom no hurdle is ever too high until she’s challenged by her seemingly impossible love for Tony Salvatore, a tough talking New York mounted policeman. Too soon for anyone’s good, she is pregnant. And Tony knows a woman therapist who wants a baby more than anything in the world…

One Last Dance

Fans won’t have to wait any longer for a new Eileen Goudge novel. And One Last Dance will sweep them off their feet. With all the trademark allure and suspense that have made every one of her books since the blockbuster Garden of Lies ‘a page turner’ New Woman, she has woven a heartrending story of startling passion around three sisters who must confront a tangle of family lies in the wake of a shocking tragedy. On the eve of their fortieth wedding anniversary, the Seagraves are among the most enviable couples in Miramonte, California, and still deeply in love until the night Lydia Seagrave picks up a gun and shoots her husband. Novelist Daphne returns home and is forced to contend not only with her father’s murder but also with her undeniable feelings for the only man she has ever loved the D.A. who is prosecuting her mother. Youngest daughter Alex is determined to vindicate him and Kitty sets out to vindicate her mother and enters headlong into a passionate love affair with a younger man. As the devastated sisters come together to unravel the truth about their family, they must also face the lies and betrayals they’ve unknowingly taken part in. They must rebuild from their shattered illusions a life that is honest…
even at the risk of being painful. ‘ Eileen Goudge writes like a house on fire, creating characters you come to love and hate to leave.’ Nora Roberts

The Second Silence

Romantic, suspenseful, and utterly compelling, The Second Silence takes us into the breaking heart of Noelle Van Doren, whose only child is snatched from her by her estranged husband, Robert, a powerful real estate developer. As Noelle and her long estranged parents, Mary and Charlie, frantically peel away layers of mystery regarding Robert’s past, the lives of each begin to change in unexpectedly wrenching ways. For Charlie and Mary, the years apart have made them realize that one’s first love is often one’s best love, but now new obstacles stand in their way. Noelle is astonished to discover her ability to open her heart to a new love.

An engrossing drama, Eileen Goudge’s The Second Silence will keep listeners transfixed from beginning to end.

Otherwise Engaged

What if you could live the life you’ve always dreamed of but never pursued? What if your choices married or single, career or motherhood, city or country could be made all over again? Bestselling author Eileen Goudge ponders ‘what might have been’ in this tender, provocative tale of two best friends who exchange lives and discover the surprising places where their deepest joys and satisfactions live. Jessie Holland is a journalist on the rise in New York City and she wouldn’t trade her walk up apartment or her 2:00 a.m. sushi takeout for anything. Only lately, she’s been in search of a hot story, and praying her career isn’t cooling off. When her editor at Savvy magazine poses a compelling question can you ever really go home again? Jessie spins the fantasy into a feature story. Could she return to her western hometown and be truly content? Can a bona fide New Yorker exchange her subway pass for an SUV and find happiness? Erin Delahanty appears to have an enviable life as the owner of a popular bed & breakfast in a picturesque Arizona town. What’s less visible are the escalating fights between Erin and her husband, Skip, and the tensions that are affecting their teenage daughter. When Skip unexpectedly leaves her, Erin turns to her best friend Jessie for comfort and is handed a stunning proposition: Come live in Manhattan for six months, while Jessie runs the inn and steps into her shoes. Neither woman has anything to lose: Jessie’s romance with recently divorced news bureau chief Jonathan Silver is at a crossroads, while Erin needs time to sort out her marriage. But the choices and challenges they face in their new worlds take them both by surprise…
. What began as a daring magazine article will change both women forever. Can you go home again? Find out in this surprising and emotionally compelling novel from one of the freshest and most original storytellers of our time.

Immediate Family

What does it mean to be a family? New York Times bestselling author Eileen Goudge’s engaging new novel is a powerful adventure into the heart of marriage, motherhood, and four friends who discover they may be the best family they ever had. Fifteen years after graduation, best friends Jay, Franny, Emerson, and Stevie meet at their college reunion. Life has taken each of them in different directions Jay is a married man with a baby on the way while Franny yearns for a child as she searches for love in all the wrong places. Divorced single mom Emerson is drawn to a man who challenges everything she’s come to believe about finding a once in a lifetime love. And Stevie’s life has recently been rocked by a shocking revelation the answer to a family secret that will shatter everything she believes about herself. Now the bond between the foursome takes a surprising twist, one that changes how each feels about family and friendship. One thing is certain: They will all find their heart’s desires in the last place they imagine as they discover that family is less about blood ties than the warm embrace of ones who accept them as they are. ‘Eileen Goudge writes like a house on fire, creating characters you come to love and hate to leave,’ praises Nora Roberts and nowhere do Goudge’s bestselling storytelling talents shine brighter than in Immediate Family.

Woman in Red

From the New York Times bestselling author and one of the most compelling and insightful writers of contemporary fiction comes a powerful story about love and redemption, and what one woman will do to overcome the personal tragedy that has stripped her of all she held dear. Alice Kessler spent nine years in prison for the attempted murder of the drunk driver who killed her eldest son. Now she has returned home to Gray’s Island to reconnect with the son she left behind. Her boy, Jeremy, now an angry teenager, is falsely accused of rape, and so mother and son are united in a desperate attempt to prove his innocence. At the same time, Alice must battle the man responsible for putting her behind bars, who has since become the mayor of her hometown. She is aided by Colin McGinty, a recovering alcoholic and 9/11 widower, also recently returned to the island following the death of his grandfather, a famous artist best known for his haunting portrait entitled Woman in Red, which just so happens to be of Alice s grandmother. As Alice and Colin are drawn into a fragile romance of their own, the strange destiny that connects them gradually comes to light. In a tale that weaves the past with the present, we come to know the story behind the portrait, of the forbidden wartime romance between William McGinty and Eleanor Styles, and the deadly secret that bound them more tightly than ever in their love for each other. A secret that, more than half a century later, is about to be unburied.

Domestic Affairs / Woman in Black

From the New York Times bestselling author of Woman in Red comes an intimate story of friendship lost and regained, old loves rekindled, and a baptism by fire that ultimately leads to the redemption of three very special women.

It begins with a betrayal that tears apart childhood friends, Abigail and Lila, when Abigail’s mother, the housekeeper for Lila s wealthy family, is summarily banished, casting Abigail from the only home she has ever known. Now, twenty five years later, Abigail is a self made successful cookbook author and TV personality. When Lila, who married well and for decades lived the glittering life of a Park Avenue socialite, suffers a tragic reversal of fortune, she seeks out the help of her childhood friend. Penniless and all but unemployable, Lila approaches Abigail about a job, and Abigail gives her one: as her housekeeper.

But revenge is not as sweet as Abigail had imagined. Lila s reentry into Abigail s life brings along some unexpected complications and questions: Will Abigail be reunited with her girlhood love, Lila s twin brother, Vaughn? Will Concepci n, the grief stricken mother whose daughter perished in the fire that consumed Abigail s factory, succeed in tracking Abigail down and confronting her about her daughter s death? Will Lila ever find love in the wake of her husband s suicide?

In this sweeping emotional tale, Abigail, Lila, and Concepci n are thrown together and forced to unite in order to save one another…
and themselves.

The Diary

When the two grown daughters of Elizabeth Marshall discover an old diary of their mother’s in her attic, it comes as a shock to learn that the true love of Elizabeth s life was not their father. This is the mystery the two daughters must unravel as they stay up late reading the words penned by Elizabeth so long ago. Their mother can t give them the answers: After a massive stroke, she lies mute and near death in a nursing home. Only the pages of her diary can provide clues to what really happened.

In a richly detailed journey into the past, we see Elizabeth lose her heart to one man while remaining devoted to another. Finally, she must choose between the stable, loyal Bob…
and the electrifying and unpredictable A.J., who spent time in juvenile detention as a teen. When a suspicious fire in the neighborhood is linked to A.J., Elizabeth is faced with another dilemma: She s the only one who can clear A.J. s name, but to do so would ruin her reputation. Surprisingly, it s Bob who comes to the rescue, forcing Elizabeth to make perhaps the most painful decision of her life…

The Diary is a love story. It s also the story of the unshakable bond between a mother and her daughters.

Once in a Blue Moon / Woman in Blue

Lindsay and Kerrie Ann are sisters who have known hardship from an early age. Without guidance from their neglectful mother, their only aid came from an unlikely source, a retired exotic dancer by the name of Miss Honi Love. When the girls mother was sent to prison, Miss Honi tried unsuccessfully to save them from being separated and sent into foster care.

Thirty years later, Lindsay is still trying to reconnect with her sister. The owner of a bookstore in the sleepy California seaside town of Blue Moon Bay, she was lucky enough to have been adopted by a loving couple. Unbeknownst to her, Kerrie Ann has suffered a very different life. Bounced from one foster home to the next, she ran away as a teenager before becoming a drug addicted single mother. Now, newly sober, Kerrie Ann is fighting to regain custody of the little girl who was taken from her.

Neither sister’s expectations are met when they re finally reunited. But as the two sisters engage in the fiercest battles of their lives, they are at last drawn together despite their differences, restoring belief in the unshakable bond of family.

The Best of the Best

Stephen King Joyce Carol Oates Nancy Taylor Rosenberg Sharyn McCrumb Joy Fielding Lisa Alther Erica Jong Lawrence Block Ed McBain Eileen Goudge Tabitha King Larry Collins Stephen Frey Joan Hess Wendy Hornsby Jeffery Deaver Linda Lay Shuler E.L Doctorow. To commemorate its 50th anniversary, Signet is proud to present The Best of the Best a one of a kind collection of all original stories by some of the biggest names in publishing! From gripping tales of suspense to powerful stories of human triumph, this special hardcover focuses on the broad range of genres and authors that continues to define the Signet name!

Mothers and Daughters

Mothers and Daughters share a kinship so close that looking at each other is often like gazing into a mirror. Now famous mothers and their daughters merge their imaginations and talents and share the richness of the heart in this extraordinary short story collection that celebrates the joys of motherhood and family. Collaborating for the first time with their daughters on works of fiction, twelve of today’s most acclaimed female authors have crafted original short stories, punctuated by wit and wisdom, poignancy and humor, exclusively for this volume. Each story is accompanied by a personal introduction and a delightful family snapshot. The result is a heartwarming and intimate look at the powerful bond between Mothers and Daughters. Inspired by real life experiences, these twelve tales reveal the dynamics of family, the bonds of love, and the woman to woman heritage passed down from mother to daughter. A diagnosis of illness…
the unexpected impact of a lottery win…
a family shattered by divorce…
the hilarious pitchperfect exchange between teenager and her mom at the mall. Each story rings true, and vividly depicts the complex and enduring relationship between Mothers and Daughters. Wise and witty, poignant and profound, this unique anthology captures the love between these unforgettable women, whose voices touch our hearts and draw us closer. Mothers & Daughters: Celebrating the Gift of Love in 12 New Stories is a book to be cherished by Mothers and Daughters alike.

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