Standalone Novels In Publication Order
- The September Sisters (2009)
- The Life of Glass (2010)
- The Transformation of Things (2010)
- Margot (2013)
- Searching for Sky (2014)
- The Hours Count (2015)
- The Lost Letter (2017)
- In Another Time (2019)
- Half Life (2021)
- Beautiful Little Fools (2022)
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Jillian Cantor Books Overview
Abigail Reed and her younger sister, Becky, are always at each other’s throats. Their mother calls them The September Sisters, because their birthdays are only a day apart, and pretends that they’re best friends. But really, they delight in making each other miserable. Then Becky disappears in the middle of the night, and a torn gold chain with a sapphire heart charm is the only clue to the mystery of her kidnapping. Abby struggles to cope with her own feelings of guilt and loss as she tries to keep her family together. When her world is at its bleakest, Abby meets a new neighbor, Tommy, who is dealing with his own loss, and the two of them discover that love can bloom, even when it’s surrounded by thorns.
This exquisitely written first novel illustrates life as it truly is filled with fear and danger, hope and love, comfort and uncertainty.
Before he died, Melissa’s father told her about stars. He told her that the brightest stars weren’t always the most beautiful that if people took the time to look at the smaller stars, if they looked with a telescope at the true essence of the star, they would find real beauty. But even though Melissa knows that beauty isn’t only skin deep, the people around her don’t seem to feel that way. There’s her gorgeous sister, Ashley, who will barely acknowledge Melissa at school; there’s her best friend, Ryan, who may be falling in love with the sophisticated Courtney; and there’s Melissa’s mother, who’s dating someone new, someone Melissa knows will never be able to replace her father. To make sure she doesn’t lose her father completely, Melissa spends her time trying to piece together the last of his secrets and finishing a journal he began one about love and relationships and the remarkable ways people find one another. But when tragedy strikes, Melissa has to start living and loving in the present as she realizes that being beautiful on the outside doesn’t mean you can’t be beautiful on the inside. This is a lyrical tale of love, loss, and self discovery from the author of The September Sisters.
What if the reality you thought you knew was nothing but a fantasy?
Jennifer Levenworth has a great big pounding headache. It could be because her husband, a judge, is indicted on bribery charges, leaving her unsure about everything in her marriage. Or it could be caused by the media, who are relentlessly covering the story. Or because the friends Jennifer thought she knew and trusted have turned their backs on her in her greatest hour of need.
And then the dreams begin…
And while Jennifer sleeps, she swears she can see-and hear-her friends’ and family’s most private moments. Soon Jennifer realizes she is actually learning the truth about their lives, which is also leading her to question everything she thought she knew about herself. But when the dreams start to reveal a startling reality, can Jennifer find the strength to ultimately transform her life?