Lisa Barr is the author of the award-winning novel, FUGITIVE COLORS, a suspenseful tale of stolen art, love, lust, deception and revenge on the "eve" of WWII. The novel won the IPPY gold medal for "Best Literary Fiction 2014" and first prize at The Hollywood Film Festival (Opus Magnum Discovery Award).
Genres: Historical, General Fiction
Lisa Barr recommends
Before Anyone Else (2020)
(BAE, book 1)
"Romantic and deeply moving, Before Anyone Else by Leslie Hooton, is a curl-up-on-the-couch debut novel that keeps the fire burning and the pages turning."
That's Not a Thing (2020)
"In life’s journey, there are many types of love we encounter along the way?first love, rebound love, the one-who-got-away love, 'B'sherit' (soulmate) love, and conflict love (the one in your bed, the one in your head) . . . Friedland, with her fabulous descriptions and compelling characters, presents a little bit of everything in this emotionally-gripping tale that examines love, loss, loyalty, what ifs, what is, and ultimately, forgiveness. Protagonist Meredith Altman is my kinda girl?complicated, inspiring, and richly-drawn. That's Not a Thing has the unputdownable Jojo Moyes 'It Factor' that keeps those pages turning and burning bright ... long after lights-out."
The Summer Set (2020)
"Spectacular. Agresti captivates with her razor-sharp writing, keen eye for detail and emotional depth of characters."
Little Pieces of Me (2021)
"Hammer’s latest, Little Pieces of Me, an intricately woven tale told from a mother and her daughter’s perspective of their family’s hidden secrets. Hammer delves in deep, examining how we define ourselves and how far we would go to learn untold truths. Readers will relish the complex characters and the captivating plot. Most of all, the powerful emotional tension is guaranteed to keep you turning pages well past your bed-time."
Crazy To Leave You (2022)
Marilyn Simon Rothstein
"Marilyn Simon Rothstein's heartwarming new page-turner, Crazy to Leave You, has all the feels. Enter Lauren Leo - a brilliant advertising exec on top of her professional game who can't get a break in her personal life. Over forty and jilted at the altar, Lauren berates herself and allows the critical, fat-shaming voice of her mother to echo relentlessly inside her head. Lauren's journey is to stop weighing everything against a vicious scale, and instead to finally embrace who she is by learning that self-love and acceptance are truly the gifts that keep on giving. Rothstein's genius lies in her keen observations, richly developed characters, razor-sharp ability to expose family dysfunction at its rotten core - and most of all, her unparalleled laugh-out-loud humor through love, loss, hope, and healing."
The Real Mrs. Tobias (2022)
"With razor-sharp prose, witty humor and depth, Sally Koslow's The Real Mrs. Tobias takes us down the MIL Road . . . the one that should come with a warning. You will laugh, you will cry, you will empathize - and if you happen to be a Daughter-In-Law - you will say, Better her than me. Yet just when you think there is no way back, Koslow's page-turner will prove that while family ties can strangle, they also can keep you bound together through love, loss, secrets, and healing."
The Widow (2022)
"Kaira Rouda is on top of her game with her latest thriller, The Widow, a suspenseful tale filled with backstabbing page-turning goodies: Capitol Hill shenanigans, manipulative lobbyists, adulterous politicians, opportunistic interns, and dirty backroom deals. In other words, Welcome to Washington D.C. - a place where the secrets have secrets. Rouda's 'I'm not a bitch, you're a bitch' protagonist is an overly seasoned 'supportive' Congressional spouse living her best life in the Hallowed Halls of Congress - until that lifestyle is threatened. Then lookout: Rouda will come at you with zingers and power plays, giving the cold-hearted Widow her veil of opportunity, proving repeatedly that it is the political spouse who wields the REAL power on The Hill, and she has no intention of letting go."
The Marriage Box (2023)
"Corie Adjmi's fabulous novel The Marriage Boxis an unputdownable tale of Old World traditions-meets-New World desires. Adjmi doesn't hold back in this coming-of-age tale of a young woman who loses herself early on, shaped by a destructive past. The writing is rich, immersive, and seamless. You will root for Casey as she forges her own way in a patriarchal world. A must-read."
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