Read the opening extract of the brand new Karen Rose book before its publication on 11/02/2016
Lovereading Staff Picks for February
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1939, Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep was published. The first in his acclaimed series about hardboiled detective Philip Marlowe. Interestingly Chandler also wrote poetry. Read The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
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This month's 'featured books'
Books of the Month
The Witness Simon Kernick
February 2016 Book of the Month and eBook of the Month. Simply unputdownable, this is a thrilling tale, and as you read, it just keeps getting…
Alone in the Dark Karen Rose
February 2016 Book of the Month. Alone in the Dark is quite simply, a wonderful hit of escapism with a great mix of crime drama and romance. This is…
The Expatriates Janice Y. K. Lee
February 2016 Book of the Month. A remarkably touching and quite, quite beautiful read. Set in Hong Kong, the prologue is teeming with people making…
A Summer at Sea Katie Fforde
February 2016 Book of the Month. A comforting, delightful tale about taking chances, trusting instincts, nourishing friendships and finding love. If…
This month's 'featured books'
Debuts of the Month
For the Most Beautiful Emily Hauser
February 2016 Debut of the Month. The story of the Trojan War told by two of its most important, yet often overlooked, characters: Briseis, the…
The Ballroom Anna Hope
February 2016 Debut of the Month. A striking, eloquent and desperately beautiful novel, set during 1911 in a Yorkshire asylum. John, Ella and…
The Dark Days Club Alison Goodman
This first novel in a trilogy of deliciously dark, supernatural page-turners set in Regency England is packed with passion, period detail and…
The Stylist Rosie Nixon
Absolutely perfect if you are a lover of fashion, red carpet stories and a witty delicious romance. Amber, a sweet, endearing shop assistant,…