Standalone Novels In Publication Order
- The Reading Group (2003)
- The Tenko Club (2004)
- Alphabet Weekends (2005)
- Things I Want My Daughters to Know (2007)
- The Girl Next Door (2009)
- When You Were Mine (2010)
- Between a Mother and her Child (2012)
- Letters to Iris (2018)
- The Family Holiday (2020)
Standalone Novels Book Covers
Elizabeth Noble Books Overview
The Reading Group follows the trials and tribulations of a group of women who meet regularly to read and discuss books. Over the course of a year, each of these women become intertwined, both in the books they read and within each other’s lives. Inspired by a shared desire for conversation, a good book and a glass of wine Clare, Harriet, Nicole, Polly, and Susan undergo startling revelations and transformations despite their differences in background, age and respective dilemmas. What starts as a reading group gradually evolves into a forum where the women may express their views through the books they read and grow to become increasingly more open as the bonds of friendship cement. In The Reading Group, Noble reveals the many complicated paths in life we all face as well as the power and importance of friendship. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.
One late wine and gossip fueled night, four friends on a lark create a fateful test of friendship one that challenges the very principles and boundaries of their alliance. To pass it means to never, at any cost, betray one another. Twenty years later, they must face that ultimate test. We meet them at the dawn of their camaraderie in the 1980s and already each woman is distinguished from the other: Tamsin, the compassionate mother hen; Reagan, the brazen and clever overachiever; Sarah, the seemingly perfect beauty; and Freddie, who despite being far from her U.S. home, finds strength in her friends. We forward to today, and as promised they are still firm friends…
that is until a crisis occurs and the principles that define their friendship test are challenged. Exquisitely rendered by Elizabeth Noble, The Friendship Test is a powerful testament to the depth and capacity of female relationships.
Natalie and Tom have been best friends forever, but Tom wants them to be much more. When Natalie’s longtime boyfriend walks out on her just when she thinks he’s going to propose, Tom offers her a different and wildly romantic proposition. He suggests that they spend twenty six weekends together, indulging in twenty six different activities from A to Z, and at the end of that time Tom’s convinced they’ll be madly in love. Natalie, however, is not so sure.
As Natalie’s touring the alphabet with Tom, her mother’s going through her own romantic crisis while Tom’s unhappily married sister in law, Lucy, struggles with temptation. And over the course of six amazing months, three generations of passionate dreamers are going to discover that, no matter how clever they are, love and life is never as easy as A, B, C…
How do you cope in a world without your mother?
When Barbara realizes time is running out, she writes letters to her four daughters, aware that they’ll be facing the trials and triumphs of life without her at their side. But how can she leave them when they still have so much growing up to do?
Take Lisa, in her midthirties but incapable of making a commitment; or Jennifer, trapped in a stale marriage and buttoned up so tight she could burst. Twentysomething Amanda, the traveler, has always distanced herself from the rest of the family; and then there’s Hannah, a teenage girl on the verge of womanhood about to be parted from the mother she adores.
But by drawing on the wisdom in Barbara’s letters, the girls might just find a way to cope with their loss. And in coming to terms with their bereavement, can they also set themselves free to enjoy their lives with all the passion and love each deserves?
This heartfelt novel by bestselling author Elizabeth Noble celebrates family, friends…
and the glorious, endless possibilities of life.
What makes a house a home?For Eve Gallagher, home is miles away in England since she and her husband relocated to an apartment building on New York’s Upper East Side. And life isn’t coming up roses. What makes a neighbor a friend?Violet has lived in the building for decades, but she’s always kept herself apart, until Eve’s loneliness touches her heart. What makes a wife a lover?Jason Kramer in apartment 6A is no longer sure he loves his wife, but he’s head over heels for Rachel Schulman in 6B. What makes The Girl Next Door the woman of your dreams?Meeting Emily Mikanowski from 3A turns Trip Grayling’s world upside down. It’s love at first sight, but he needs help from Charlotte, the shy romance novel addict in 2A, if he’s going to get his girl. What they all have in common is an address, but it is also a home where their lives and secrets intertwine. Come in and enjoy this bittersweet story of friendship and love.
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