Author: Rachael Herron

Rachael Herron is the bestselling author of the Cypress Hollow series and of the memoir, A Life in Stitches (Chronicle). Her newest novel, Pack Up The Moon, is available from Penguin (USA) and Random House Australia (NZ/AUST). Rachael received her MFA in writing from Mills College and is a 911 fire/medical dispatcher when she's not scribbling. She lives with her wife, Lala, in Oakland, California, where they have more animals and instruments than are probably advisable. Rachael is struggling to learn the accordion and can probably play along with you on the ukulele. She's a New Zealander as well as an American. She's been known to knit. Visit her at www.yarnagogo.com.

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The Ones Who Matter Most

The Ones Who Matter Most
  • Number: 9780451476760
  • Release: 2016-04-05
  • Author: Rachael Herron
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: NAL
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From the acclaimed author of Splinters of Light and Pack Up the Moon comes a beautiful novel about two very different women who are about to get a second chance at creating a family...

After her husband dies unexpectedly, Abby Roberts comes across something startling: wedding photographs of him with another woman, along with pictures of a baby boy. Shocked, Abby does something utterly impulsive: She embarks on a journey to discover the family her husband apparently left behind.

Money has always been tight for single mom Fern Reyes, and never tighter than now. But this month, in place of a child-support check, her ex's pretty, privileged wife appears on her doorstep with far too many questions. Unfortunately, her young son is so taken with Abby that Fern doesn’t have the heart to send her away.

What begins as one woman’s search for truth becomes a deep bond forged between the unlikeliest of people, and the discovery that there are many ways to make a family—as long as you take care...

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Splinters of Light

Splinters of Light
  • 3 Stars
  • Number: 9780451468611
  • Release: 2015-03-03
  • Author: Rachael Herron
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: NAL
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From the acclaimed author of Pack Up the Moon comes a poignant and beautiful novel about love, loss, and the unbreakable bonds of family?particularly those between mothers, daughters, and sisters.

Ten years ago, Nora Glass started writing essays about being a single mother of a six-year-old daughter. Her weekly column made her a household name, and over the years, her fans have watched Ellie grow from a toddler to a teenager.

But now Nora is facing a problem that can’t be overcome. Diagnosed with a devastating disease that will eventually take away who she is, she is scared for herself, but even more frightened about what this will mean for her sixteen-year-old daughter.

Now Nora has no choice but to let go of her hard-won image as a competent, self-assured woman, and turn to the one person who has always relied on her: her twin sister, Mariana. Nora and Mariana couldn’t be more different from one another, and they’ve always had a complicated relationship. But now the two sisters will have to summon the strength to help them all get through a future none of them could have ever imagined, while uncovering the joy and beauty that was always underneath.


Fiona's Flame - A Cypress Hollow Novel

Fiona's Flame
  • Number: 9781940785158
  • Release: 2014-07-17
  • Author: Rachael Herron
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: HGA Publishing
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The latest sizzling romantic comedy from the author of the bestselling Cypress Hollow novels. She's carried a torch for him for years. Now they're both feeling the heat… As the owner of the Cypress Hollow gas station and garage, Fiona Lynda is not one for pretty dresses or fussy make-up. In fact, most days she forgets to brush her hair. But she does have one guilty little secret—she's been in love with Abe Atwell for over ten years. Problem is, Abe—the town's handsome harbormaster—barely knows she exists. But then Fiona petitions the council to demolish a deserted old lighthouse, just as Abe is equally determined to preserve the local landmark. But why does Fiona want to tear down the building that was once her childhood home? And why is Abe, whose father drowned in the lighthouse's shadow, so desperate to save it? Battle lines are drawn—just as the spark between them is finally ignited…


Pack Up the Moon

Pack Up the Moon
  • Number: 9780451468604
  • Release: 2014-03-04
  • Author: Rachael Herron
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: NAL
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A poignant novel about loss, lies, and the unbreakable bonds of family.

Three years after a horrible tragedy took her son and tore her family apart, artist Kate Monroe is beginning to pick up the pieces of her life and move on. At a gala showcasing her triumphant return to the art world, Kate’s world is rocked again when the daughter she gave up for adoption twenty-two years ago introduces herself.

Pree is the child Kate never knew and never forgot. But Pree has questions that Kate isn’t sure she’s ready to answer. For one thing, she never told Pree’s father, her high school sweetheart and ex-husband, Nolan, that they had a daughter. For another, Kate hasn’t spoken to Nolan for three years, not since the accident which took their nine-year-old son from them. But to keep Pree from leaving forever, Kate will have to confront the secrets that have haunted her since her son died and discover if the love of her family is strong enough to survive even the most heartbreaking of betrayals


Eliza's Home - A Cypress Hollow Novella

Eliza's Home
  • Number: 9781940785080
  • Release: 2013-11-26
  • Author: Rachael Herron
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: HGA Publishing
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Home isn't always a place... It's 1945, the war is over, the GIs are returning , and Eliza is on the run. At least, she would be if her truck hadn't broken down in the middle of nowhere and her money hadn't, quite literally, flown out the window. So when Joshua Carpenter, a cowboy with the most brilliant blue eyes she has ever seen, stops to offer her help, Eliza can't afford to say no . . . Joshua, it seems, is single-handedly building a home for himself on farmland just outside the town of Cypress Hollow. And as Eliza is about to discover, sometimes running away is the only way to come home...


Cora's Heart

Cora's Heart
  • Number: 9781940785004
  • Release: 2013-10-25
  • Author: Rachael Herron
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: HGA Publishing
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Cora has been hurt too many times, and by one man in particular . . .

Abandoned by her mother and widowed in her mid-twenties, Cora Sylvan has learned the hard way that you should take nothing in life for granted. So everything is planned out to the last detail - from how to run her farm on a shoestring, to how to survive a major earthquake.

Unfortunately there's nothing in those notes to cover the return of the infuriatingly handsome Mac Wildwood, her husband's cousin, the man she loved and lost. And Mac, it seems, has a shattering plan of his own up his sleeve.

Cora Sylvan safeguarded everything - but she didn't protect her heart . . .


How to Knit a Love Song - A Cypress Hollow Yarn

How to Knit a Love Song
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  • Number: 9780061841293
  • Release: 2010-03-02
  • Author: Rachael Herron
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
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Author Rachael Herron spins a delightful yarn in her wonderful debut novel How to Knit a Love Song. The first in her Cypress Hollow Yarn series of smart, witty, and wonderful love stories woven around a knitting theme, How to Knit a Love Song is a delightful indulgence certain to charm every reader who loved The Friday Night Knitting Club, as well as devoted fans of the heartwarming fiction of Debbie Macomber, Sheryl Woods, and Susan Wiggs.


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