Lian Dolan Returns!

We are delighted to share the good news that Lian Dolan, author of two of Prospect Park’s bestsellers, Helen of Pasadena and Elizabeth the First Wife, is back in action as a novelist. Her third novel, The Sweeney Sisters, is being published by William Morrow this week, and we were lucky enough to be early readers. It’s an absolutely delightful story about three sisters and the new sister they never knew they had, and it’s got it all: intrigue, sibling rivalries, laughs, loss, romance, and the power of family. Trust us, you don’t want to miss this one. Order from your local bookstore or on, and join Lian at her Vroman’s virtual bookstore launch event.
And yes, we redesigned the covers of Helen and Elizabeth in honor of The Sweeney Sisters. Take a look below… and note that both books are 20% off, with free shipping, if you enter free20 in the coupon code box on our site.

Your Mama Wants a Great Book!

And we are here to help. Mother’s Day is in just a few days, and as much we’d like to encourage you to go out and shop for a gift, you’re stuck at home like the rest of us. Fortunately, we have a skeleton staff at the office and a warehouse full of books, one of which is sure to delight the mother in your life. And all our books are 20% off, PLUS free shipping in the continental US. Just use the code free20 in the coupon code box on our checkout page.
Need it gift wrapped? No problem! Just add a note in the “Order Notes” box at checkout, and we’ll wrap it for free. Best of all, we have a limited supply of gorgeous, one-of-a-kind, hand-painted cards by artist Ellie Dunnclick here to add a card to your shopping cart (until we run out of cards). The card will also get a 20% discount. 
Below are dozens of ideas. Order no later than May 1st to make sure your gift arrives in time. (Note that we’re shipping books way, way faster than the Online Retailer That Shall Not Be Named.)

Does she crave an escapist read? She can travel to Vietnam with Karin Esterhammer or in search of the lady saints with Mary Lea Carroll. She can enjoy nutty social-media motherhood with Famous Baby or explore the lighter side of fatherhood with Daditude or Plus OneHelen of Pasadena delivers romance with the laughs, The Spinster Diaries delivers laughs without the romance, and Bertrand Court‘s stories explore the truths in everyday suburban lives.

Oh yeah, we’ve got beautiful cookbooks.

From fine art to vintage Americana, we’ve got just the book for the visual mom.

Mysteries from Anne Flett-Giordino, Naomi Hirahara, Jill Orr, Linda Lee Peterson, Adam Walker Phillips, Phoef Sutton, and Andy Weinberger keep the mood light and the pages flying by.

If she loves a deep read, these exceptional novels all explore the serious and sometimes dark side of motherhood.

Does she love Southern California? So do we!

There isn’t a mom in the country who doesn’t need a laugh right now. You’re welcome.