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Jojo Moyes' One Plus One and four other books for the long weekend

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With the long weekend ahead, make sure you have plenty to read

These five books are perfect picks to have with you for a long weekend, whether you are staying at home or going on a little vacation.

The Promise by Robyn Carr

The Promise

As the only doctor in the small Oregon town of Thunder Point, single dad Scott Grant doesn't have many dating options. But when a stunning physician's assistant starts working at his office, Scott is suddenly ready to date again. Peyton Lacoumette considers herself out of the dating scene, but when Scott offers her a three-month trial as his PA, she enthusiastically accepts. Although the arrangement is temporary, love can blossom faster than you think when the timing is right.

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One Plus One by Jojo Moyes

One Plus One- Jojo Moyes

It's not always easy being a single mom, but we admire Jess' strength and passion for her family in One Plus One by Jojo Moyes. Her husband left her, her teenage stepson is being bullied, her daughter has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that she can't afford and she trying to do the best she can, until a knight in shining armor comes to save her. Although, her knight turn outs to be Geeky Ed, the annoying tech millionaire whose vacation home Jess cleans. Ed has his own problems, and tries to help the dysfunctional family with selfless acts.

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Until We Touch by Susan Mallery

Until We Touch

Larissa Owens knows where she stands with Jack McGarry — he's her boss, not her boyfriend. He sees her as just one of the guys. When Larissa's mother reveals her daughter's secret, Jack is overcome with desire, and he's not sure if he wants to resist. But if he gives in to desire, heartache is sure to follow.

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Little Mercies by Heather Gudenkauf

Little Mercies

Ellen Moore is a veteran social worker and is a dedicated children's advocate — she also has seen the vilest acts a person can commit. But on a scorching summer day, a simple act of distraction can lead to devastating consequences that threaten to shatter everything she holds close to her heart. Meanwhile, 10-year-old Jenny finds herself living on her own with only a few dollars and her street smarts, and the last thing she wants is a social worker. But when Ellen and Jenny's lives collide, they both may be able to help each other in unexpected ways.

Mating for Life by Marissa Stapley

Mating for Life

Former folk singer and feminist Helen Sear and her three daughters must navigate through their hectic and unconventional lives and explore the obstacles of friendship, marriage and motherhood. They soon discover the many roles that women can play and that some love can really last a lifetime in this heartwarming and honest novel.

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