International Digital Awards Finalist, 2105. When unbrindled ambition and a sharp tongue tank Kylie Harrow’s highflying New York career she flees to the one place she’ll be accepted: home. But her mother won’t let her in the door until Kylie completes fifty kind acts in fifty days. What started as a gimmick to save her career evolves into a mission to save a spunky old woman and her little dog from homelessness. As Kylie learns about the nature of kindness, she finds the path to happiness and, for the first time ever, maybe even love.
“Hilarious and refreshing. Loved it! – Stacey Wiedower, Bestselling Author of How to Look Happy.
LOVED, LOVED this book! Great characters hysterical dialogue “spot on teen angst –“BRAVO! A funny, tender, poignant book about family dynamics and how the ghosts of the past haunt us in the present. – Christa Allen, Author of Walking on Broken Glass
Meryl Howe thinks her life is picture perfect: lovely home, successful husband, a daughter in a fancy private high school and a sweet son. But when she comes home one night from a charity auction and finds her husband in bed with the neighbor, all the carefully hidden secrets in her family’s lives come tumbling out. Just when Meryl thinks things have reached rock bottom, her newly sober mother, a colorful and outspoken former stripper, shows up ready to make amends and become a real grandmother to to the children she’s never met.
Meryl must chose between saving her marriage and a fresh start.
“One of those books that I just couldn’t put down. The story is creative and well thought out.” I would heartily recommend this a fun and enjoyable book. – Sarah Turner, Amazon
If you like Sophie Kinsella, Meg Cabot, and Liza Palmer, you’ll love Ellyn Oaksmith!
Molly Gallagher does not like to be the center of attention. As the mysterious Diner X, her pseudonym for a restaurant review column, she thrives on blending in. But before you can say medical malpractice, she wakes up from a routine procedure to find that her chart got switched with someone else’s, and now her A cup runneth over.
Suddenly, unassuming Molly is turning heads wherever she goes. The man she’s been pining for since high school is sitting up and taking notice, a very handsome stranger has captured her attention, and her lifelong dream of publishing a cookbook is about to come true. But Molly feels like an imposter. Will some advice from a very strange place help her figure out how to navigate her new, full-figured world?
Molly realizes her revamped shape might change her life. She just doesn’t anticipate quite how much . .
A bestselling collection of unique, captivating stories. From the USA Today bestselling author of 50 Acts of Kindness comes a funny, touching memoir of a young woman’s struggle to separate herself from her loving but troubled family. “A rare combination of incisiveness, sensitivity, and humor.” – Judith Arnold, USA Today bestselling author. Twelve funny, bittersweet short stories capturing the author’s journey with depression. From pitch meetings in Hollywood, to dancing in the notorious Elbow Room in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, each chapter is a snapshot of the author’s family and their struggles with addiction, mental illness and the long road to recovery.
“Touching, startling, always funny and sad at the same time. She shares these vignettes with a rare combination of incisiveness, sensitivity, and humor. Her journey has been far from typical, and her willingness to allow readers to laugh with her and ache for her is a generous gift.” Judith Arnold, USA Today Bestselling Author.