Cathy Lamb - Author

About the Author

Cathy Lamb was born in Newport Beach, California. As a child, she mastered the art of skateboarding, catching butterflies in bottles, and riding her bike with no hands, and first began to write at five years old. Cathy obtained both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Education, and worked as a teacher before becoming a full-time writer. Married with three children, Cathy loves to hang out with her family, write, read, travel, and go to Starbucks where most of her books are hammered out.

Featured books by Cathy Lamb

The First Day of the Rest of My Life

The First Day of the Rest of My Life

Author: Cathy Lamb Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/01/2012

Madeline O'Shea tells people what to do with their lives. A renowned life coach, she inspires thousands of women through her thriving practice - exuding enviable confidence along with her stylish suits and sleek hair. But her confidence, just like her fashionable demeanor, is all a front. For decades, Madeline has lived in fear of her traumatic past becoming public. Now a reporter is reinvestigating the notorious crime that put Madeline's mother behind bars, threatening to destroy her elaborate facade. Only Madeline's sister, Annie, and their frail grandparents know about her childhood - but lately Madeline has reason to wonder if her grandparents also have a history they've been keeping from her.

Other books by Cathy Lamb

The Man She Married

The Man She Married

Author: Cathy Lamb Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/10/2018

Henry's Sisters

Henry's Sisters

Author: Cathy Lamb Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/06/2018

No Place I'd Rather Be

No Place I'd Rather Be

Author: Cathy Lamb Format: eBook Release Date: 29/08/2017

Food, family, and secrets combine in Cathy Lamb's emotional and deeply honest novel as one woman discovers the recipes and life lessons that have shaped her family's past, and could guide her toward a second chance at happiness.Two years ago, Olivia Martindale left behind her Montana hometown and her husband, Jace, certain it was the best decision for both of them. Back temporarily to protect her almost-adopted daughters from their biological mother, she discovers an old, handwritten cookbook in the attic. Its pages are stained and torn, their edges scorched by flame. Some have been smeared by water or tears. The recipes are written in different hands and in different languages. In between the pages are intriguing mementos, including a feather, a pressed rose, a charm, and unfamiliar photographs.Hoping the recipes will offer a window into her grandmother's closely guarded past, Olivia decides to make each dish, along with their favorite family cake recipes, and video record her attempts. The result, like much of her life to date, involves a parade of near-disasters and chaotic appearances by her doctor mother, her blunt grandma, her short-tempered sister, and Olivia's two hilarious daughters. The project is messy, real-and an unintended hit with her viewers.Even more surprising is the family history Olivia is uncovering, and her own reemerging ties to Montana, and to Jace. Generations of women have shared these recipes, offering strength and nourishment to each other and their loved ones. Now it's Olivia's turn to find healing-and determine where her home and her heart truly belong.

No Place I'd Rather Be

No Place I'd Rather Be

Author: Cathy Lamb Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/08/2017

Such A Pretty Face

Such A Pretty Face

Author: Cathy Lamb Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/06/2017

Very Merry Christmas

Very Merry Christmas

Author: Cathy Lamb Format: eBook Release Date: 25/10/2016

Previously published in Holiday MagicFrom acclaimed author Cathy Lamb comes a tender and uplifting story of the challenges and surprises of family, belonging, loveand Christmas.Some people careen through life trailing chaos in their wake. Others get to pick up the pieces. Meredith Ghirlandaio is generally in the latter category, especially when it comes to her irresponsible sister, Leia. Leia's latest move: abandoning her two children while she runs off to rediscover herself. Meredith immediately steps up, bringing rebellious Sarah and withdrawn Jacob back to her hometown of Telena, Montana, where she opens a B&B.Despite the ';Merry Meredith' nickname she earns from her guests, she's too waryand too busyto get involved with any man. Especially one like handsome, self-assured Logan Taylor. But Logan's not easy to shake, and makes it plain that he's drawn to everything about Meredithher tough talk and her cowboy hats, her softness and her strength.Roped into chairing the Telena Christmas concert, Meredith brings townsfolk of all ages together to share stories, talents, and rehearsal potluck dinners. Little by little she's opening up too. And in between navigating the lessons of the past and acknowledging her own hopes for holidays yet to come, she's learning that all the gifts she really needs are right there, waitingif only she'll claim them.Praise for the novels of Cathy LambIF YOU COULD SEE WHAT I SEE ';Lamb's story is earnest, heartwarming and, at times, heartbreaking.' --RT Book ReviewsTHE FIRST DAY OF THE REST OF MY LIFE ';The blending of three or more generations and the secrets they harbor keeps this story moving briskly, culminating in a satisfying ending that makes us believe that despite heartache and angst, there can be such a thing as happily ever after.' --New York Journal of Books SUCH A PRETTY FACE ';Stevie's a winning heroine.' --Publishers Weekly HENRY'S SISTERS An Indie Next List Notable Book ';A story of strength and reconciliation and change.' --The Sunday Oregonian ';If you loved Terms of Endearment, the Ya Ya Sisterhood, and Steel Magnolias, you will love Henry's Sisters. Cathy Lamb just keeps getting better and better.' --The Three Tomatoes Book Club THE LAST TIME I WAS ME ';Charming.' Publishers Weekly JULIA'S CHOCOLATES ';Julia's Chocolates is wise, tender, and very funny. In Julia Bennett, Cathy Lamb has created a deeply wonderful character, brave and true.I loved this beguiling novel about love, friendship and the enchantment of really good chocolate.' Luanne Rice, New York Times bestselling author

The Language Of Sisters

The Language Of Sisters

Author: Cathy Lamb Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/09/2016

Henry's Sisters

Henry's Sisters

Author: Cathy Lamb Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/08/2016

My Very Best Friend

My Very Best Friend

Author: Cathy Lamb Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/07/2015

Our First Christmas

Our First Christmas

Author: Cathy Lamb, Lisa Jackson, Mary Burton, Mary Carter Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/09/2014

What I Remember Most

What I Remember Most

Author: Cathy Lamb Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/08/2014

If You Could See What I See

If You Could See What I See

Author: Cathy Lamb Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/07/2013

If You Could See What I See

If You Could See What I See

Author: Cathy Lamb Format: eBook Release Date: 30/07/2013

In this moving, insightful new novel, acclaimed author Cathy Lamb delves into the heart of going home again, the challenge of facing lossand the freedom of finally letting goFor decades, the women in Meggie ORourkes family have run Lace, Satin, and Baubles, a lingerie business that specializes in creations as exquisitely pretty as they are practical. The dynamic in Meggies family, however, is perpetually dysfunctional. In fact, if Meggie werent being summoned back to Portland, Oregon, by her grandmother, shed be inclined to stay away all together.Since her husbands death a year ago, Meggies emotions have been in constant flux, and so has her career as a documentary film maker. Finding ways to keep the family business afloatand dealing with her squabbling sister and cousinwill at least give her a temporary focus. To draw customers to their website, Meggie decides to interview relatives and employees about their first bras and favorite lingerie. She envisions something flip and funny, but the confessions that emerge are unexpectedly poignant. There are stories of first loves and aching regrets, passionate mistakes and surprising rendezvous. And as the revelations illuminate her familys past, Meggie begins to find her own way forward.With warmth and unflinching humor, If You Could See What I See explores the tender truths we keep closeand what can happen when we find the courage to bare them to the world.

A Different Kind Of Normal, A

A Different Kind Of Normal, A

Author: Cathy Lamb Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/07/2012

The First Day Of The Rest Of My Life

The First Day Of The Rest Of My Life

Author: Cathy Lamb Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/2011

Henry's Sisters

Henry's Sisters

Author: Cathy Lamb Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2010

Curl up with Cathy Lamb, an author you will come to cherish, as she makes you laugh, cry and reach for the chocolate - Ever since the Bommarito sisters were little girls, their mother has written them letters on pink paper when she has something especially important to tell them. This time, the message is urgent and impossible to ignore. River Bommarito requires open heart surgery, and Isabelle and her sisters are needed at home to run the family bakery and to take care of their brother, Henry, and grandmother, Stella, who believes she's Amelia Earhart. Poignant, funny, and as irresistible as one of the Bommarito Bakery's delicious giant cupcakes, Henry's Sisters is a novel about family and forgiveness, mothers and daughters, and gaining the wisdom to look ahead while still holding tight to everything that matters most.

The Last Time I Was Me

The Last Time I Was Me

Author: Cathy Lamb Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2008

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