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A NOVEL IDEA “Sarong Party Girls”

Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan (William Morrow)

The term “sarong party girl” actually has roots in Singapore’s Colonial days, when British soldiers would have pretty sarong-wearing local girls escort them to parties. The modern-day definition closely aligns with what we’d call a gold digger, and there’s four of them in Lu-Lien Tan’s novel. Jazzy and three of her friends, all modern SPGs, as they call themselves, are on the hunt for wealthy, white ex-pat husbands who will keep them in the lap of luxury. “Chanel babies,” the name given to the coveted half-Asian, half-white babies who are status symbols in their own right, are also in their sights. Can Jazzy and her friends battle their way through gender politics and class wars to up their status in Singapore society? Lu-Lien Tan’s book, written in “Singlish,” will reel you in, just like the SPGs reel in their men.

“Santorini Sunsets” Anita Hughes (St. Martin)

Hughes has a way of transporting us to the most exotic places with her writing. In her latest novel, we’re swept off to Santorini, an impossibly gorgeous Greek island, where Brigit, a New York socialite, is about to get married. Brigit seems to have it all, including her engagement to Hollywood hottie Blake Crawford. That is, until she finds out that her ex-husband, Nathaniel, is the reporter assigned to cover their wedding. It’s just the beginning of a bumpy road to happily-ever-after for Brigit, who will discover a secret about her fiancé that will show her being alone isn’t such a bad thing after all.

“The Girl from the Savoy” Hazel Gaynor (HarperCollins)

War is hell, especially for Dolly Lane, an English maid who is mourning the loss of the soldier she loved. After the Great War, Dolly tries to get her life back on track by taking a job at The Savoy, a posh hotel where London’s “Bright Young Things” get their kicks. Life starts looking up when she answers an ad from a songwriter searching for a “muse,” but things are never the same once she gets swept up into the lives of actress Loretta May and her brother, Perry. Dolly’s own life is looking brighter and brighter – but what will her future happiness cost her today?

GOOD READS FOR YOUR R & R THIS SUMMER By Barbara Bellesi count d own to baby with journal prompts, planners & reminders

A day-by day countdown to your new baby’s arrival!

Here's a day-by-day pregnancy companion that will show you the number of days, weeks & months passed so far — plus about how much time is left. But it’s so much more than just a countdown! You’ll also get daily journal prompts, tips about pregnancy, updates on baby's development, quotes & notes, fun questions, charts, planning checklists, space for your own words, kick count trackers, room to schedule appointments & to save quick reminders, handy info about each month and trimester... and lots more. Why count down the days until your newborn arrives? There may be no better way to appreciate the little moments than to really experience every day of the journey. And at some point in the future — whether two babies or two decades from now — you’ll be glad to have a detailed keepsake full of memories from this fleeting, amazing, exhausting and life-changing time.

CALENDAR PAGE OVERVIEW + BONUS CHARTS & CHECKLISTS INCLUDED IN THIS BOOK: • Daily entries and weekly page spreads (4 pages per week) with details about pregnancy, fetal development, baby names, quotes, related notes, sleep/appetite/mood gauges, space for reminders • Double-page spreads for every trimester and month, trimester journal pages, space for birth notes • Due date calculation table | Prenatal caregiver interview checklist | Birth plan idea worksheet • Nursery checklist | Baby gear checklist | Baby name worksheet | Labor bag checklist • Tools to track your schedule & baby’s health: Prenatal appointments & tests | Fetal kick counters • Margin space around all sides of each daily page shows how far along you are at a glance

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Published by Synchronista LLC Web: synchronista.com Produced in partnership with Myria.com: Smart stuff for real life

NANCY J PRICE

About the author: The mother of four, Nancy J. Price co-founded Myria.com, ePregnancy.com and SheKnows.com in the late 1990s. Her experience with the ePregnancy site led to her becoming the founding editor-in-chief of two national print magazines: Pregnancy,, then a few years later, ePregnancy.. in 2003, Nancy helped turn SheKnows.com into a top lifestyle website for women, reaching more than 30 million readers per month. In addition to serving as the site’s executive editor until 2011, she assisted with the launch of three more national newsstand magazines, including Diet & Fitness and Cooking Smart.. She is now the editor of the Myria.com and ClickAmericana.com sites.

A pregnancy companion for every day, week, month & trim ester THE A LL-IN-ONE PREGNANCY CA LENDAR, DAILY COUNTD OWN, P LANN ER & J OURNA L

WHO DOESN’T LOVE A GOOD PAGE-TURNER? WHETHER YOU’RE LOUNGING BY THE BEACH OR POOL THIS SUMMER, OR JUST TRYING TO SURVIVE YOUR COMMUTE TO WORK, THESE BOOKS ARE SURE TO PUT YOU IN A VACATION FRAME OF MIND. HAPPY READING!

Count down to your due date! Plus find out about pregnancy changes, baby developme nt, get checklists, to-dos, journaling space & lots more

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“The All-in-One Pregnancy Calendar” Nancy J. Price (Synchronista)

Summer is normally a time to kick back and relax – that is, unless you are pregnant. In that daily countdown, case, you are a whirlwind of emotions and planner & journal sleepless nights, worrying about everything from the health of your soon-to-be bundle of joy to whether you’re up for fitting that baby bump into a bathing suit. Price, who herself has been pregnant for over 1,000 days (four kids!) understands. As founding magazine editor-in-chief of Pregnancy and ePregnancy, Price has spoken with countless new and expectant mothers over the years. The result is this guided journal that takes you through the days, weeks and months of your pregnancy. The book is available as one complete volume, or in individual volumes for each trimester. by Nancy J. Price

FOUNDING EDITOR OF EPREGNANCY & PREGNANCY MAGAZINES COFOUNDER OF SHEKNOWS.COM & MYRIA.COM

BELLA New York- July/August 2016  

The Hamptons Issue

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