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Carole Matthews - Author


Carole Matthews is the Sunday Times bestselling author of twenty-five novels, including the Top Ten bestsellers A Cottage by the Sea and Calling Mrs Christmas. In 2013, Summer Daydreams was shortlisted for the Melissa Nathan award for Fiction about Life and Love. Carole was also shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists' Association Romantic Comedy RoNA in 2012 and inducted into the Reader Hall of Fame by the inaugural Festival of Romance. Her novels dazzle and delight readers all over the world. She is published in more than thirty countries and her books have sold to Hollywood.

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Featured Books, with extracts, by Carole Matthews

The Christmas Party by Carole Matthews
The Christmas Party
Carole Matthews
Another great romp from this fab author. The party of the title is an office party in a very posh country house hotel with no expense spared, including a free bar all night! Most of our action is concentrated on...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/10/2014
Lovereading Price: £6.39
The Christmas Party by Carole Matthews
The Christmas Party
Carole Matthews
Another great romp from this fab author. The party of the title is an office party in a very posh country house hotel with no expense spared, including a free bar all night! Most of our action is concentrated on...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2014
Lovereading Price: £15.99
A Place to Call Home by Carole Matthews
A Place to Call Home
Carole Matthews
Tackling battered wives, an arranged marriage and sadly damaged people, this is a sensitive work full of people you really care for. Ayesha and her silent 8-year old daughter escape an abusive arranged marriage and through a stroke of luck...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
Lovereading Price: £6.39
You Drive Me Crazy by Carole Matthews
You Drive Me Crazy
Carole Matthews
An astute, warm, light look at divorce, family, relationship and love. A real feel-good read with lots of humour and characters you care about. A lovely book.Comparison: Marian Keyes, Catherine Alliott, Isla Dewar.Similar this...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/12/2013
Lovereading Price: £7.19
It's a Kind of Magic by Carole Matthews
It's a Kind of Magic
Carole Matthews
Totally charming relationship tale, almost a fairy story of a young couple who have been taking each other for granted for too long so Emma throws Leo out and Isobel appears on the scene and then the magic begins. It’s...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/12/2013
Lovereading Price: £7.19
Wrapped up in You by Carole Matthews
Wrapped up in You
Carole Matthews
Shortlisted for the RNA Romantic Comedy Novel Award 2012. Carole Matthews has once again served up a wonderful feel-good plot in which long-time singleton Janie Johnson realises the time has come to seek adventure. Africa is her destination and once...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/04/2011
Lovereading Price: £7.19
The Only Way is Up by Carole Matthews
The Only Way is Up
Carole Matthews
What do you do when there's nothing left to lose? Lily and Laurence Lamont-Jones had it all: Then Laurence loses his job, and their house and all their belongings are repossessed. ...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/02/2011
Lovereading Price: £7.19
It's Now or Never by Carole Matthews
It's Now or Never
Carole Matthews
If life begins at forty don't let it start without you! Ever felt that it's time to turn your life around? When twins Annie and Lauren attend their older sister Chelseas' fortieth birthday party at the Dorchester Hotel, they...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/06/2013
Lovereading Price: £7.19
The Difference a Day Makes by Carole Matthews
The Difference a Day Makes
Carole Matthews
A really lovely feel-good read about two professional townies, William and Amy, who chuck it all in and decamp to Yorkshire with their children. Enter an assortment of crazy animals and an enormous culture shock. Then William dies and Amy...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/09/2009
Lovereading Price: £7.19
All You Need Is Love by Carole Matthews
All You Need Is Love
Carole Matthews
Carole Matthews doing what she does best, warm, romantic, easy reading. This one has a lovely plot line revolving around whether Sally should be with the new, rich, romantic sexy man who has come in to her life or the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2009
Lovereading Price: £5.59
The Chocolate Lovers' Diet by Carole Matthews
The Chocolate Lovers' Diet
Carole Matthews
The second in a delicious series where this astute author combines female friendship with clever plots and lots of good advice, dished up with warmth and humour. She is a star.Comparison: Marian Keyes, Isla Dewar,
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/02/2008
Lovereading Price: £7.19
The Chocolate Lovers' Club by Carole Matthews
The Chocolate Lovers' Club
Carole Matthews
What a lovely scenario, how refreshing not to be made to feel guilty about one of most women’s passions. This ‘Club’ is made up of four ‘addicts’ who all find comfort in chocolate but it is actually each other they...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/08/2007
Lovereading Price: £7.19
Welcome to the Real World by Carole Matthews
Welcome to the Real World
Carole Matthews
Shortlisted for the Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2007. This is ‘hiding your talent under a bush’ stuff, or being frightened to grab opportunities. It’s set in the music world and is absolutely charming, a great read to curl up...
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 22/02/2007
Lovereading Price: £7.19
The Chocolate Lovers' Club by Carole Matthews
The Chocolate Lovers' Club
Carole Matthews
This book is irresistible not just because of its title, if youâre a chocoholic, but because it really is a fantastic read – light-hearted, great entertainment, frothy fun that will ensure youâll stay up late because you wonât be able...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/02/2007
Lovereading Price: £10.39
Welcome to the Real World by Carole Matthews
Welcome to the Real World
Carole Matthews
We are a big fan of Carole Matthews. Her books are such fun and always heartwarming. If you haven't tried her already then her latest tale of Fern Kandal, a struggling singer working as a barmaid to make ends meet will...
Format: Paperback (c Format) - Released: 14/08/2006
Lovereading Price: £9.59
You Drive Me Crazy by Carole Matthews
You Drive Me Crazy
Carole Matthews
Carole Matthews....A warm and witty author who puts her finger on contemporary relationships and delivers the goods with a light touch, a big heart and in an addictive style. She is good. Comparisons: Jill Mansell , Patricia Scanlan,
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2005
Lovereading Price: £8.79
With or Without You by Carole Matthews
With or Without You
Carole Matthews
IVF and Nepal don’t immediately spring to mind as the perfect concoction for a Carole Matthews novel, but rest-assured the recipe works really, really well. Descriptions of Nepal are great – you feel you could even be there – and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/01/2005
Lovereading Price: £6.39
The Sweetest Taboo by Carole Matthews
The Sweetest Taboo
Carole Matthews
This is one of Carole’s best feel-good books for all those hopeless romantics out there, or if you’re feeling down, then this is the book to pick you up again. Full of wit and charm, you’ll have bags of laughs...
Format: Paperback (a Format) - Released: 16/02/2004
Lovereading Price: £6.39
Summer Daydreams by Carole Matthews
Summer Daydreams
Carole Matthews
Shortlisted for the The Melissa Nathan Award For Comedy Fiction About Life and Love 2013. Nell, chip shop worker, has big dreams. But when they start to come true they threaten the family lfe she loves - can she really...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/05/2012
Lovereading Price: £7.19
A Cottage by the Sea by Carole Matthews
A Cottage by the Sea
Carole Matthews
Join Grace, Ella and Flick for a week of love, laughter, tears and friendship in A Cottage by the Sea. This is going to be one week which will change all their lives forever...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/03/2013
Lovereading Price: £7.19
Calling Mrs Christmas by Carole Matthews
Calling Mrs Christmas
Carole Matthews
Sarah Broadhurst's view... A lovely author who is ace at relationship novels, gives us one of her best. A charming tale of a financially struggling couple, he, Jim, a prison officer at a young offenders’ prison, she, Carrie, now...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/10/2013
Lovereading Price: £6.39
A Place to Call Home by Carole Matthews
A Place to Call Home
Carole Matthews
An excellent author in portraying relationships produces one of her best. It follows battered wife Ayesha escaping her arranged marriage with her daughter Sabina and through a stroke of luck finds them lodging in a reclusive rock star’s walled Hampstead...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/01/2014
Lovereading Price: £15.99
The Cake Shop in the Garden by Carole Matthews
The Cake Shop in the Garden
Carole Matthews
Struggling to keep the family home by running the main rooms of the house as a café keeps Fay ultra-busy. Add a demanding, bedridden mother and a narrow boat at the end of the garden which is used as a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/04/2015
Lovereading Price: £7.19
Cake Shop in the Garden by Carole Matthews
Cake Shop in the Garden
Carole Matthews
Struggling to keep the family home by running the main rooms of the house as a café keeps Fay ultra-busy. Add a demanding, bedridden mother and a narrow boat at the end of the garden which is used as a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/04/2015
Lovereading Price: £7.19
The Difference a Day Makes by Carole Matthews
The Difference a Day Makes
Carole Matthews
A really lovely feel-good read about two professional townies, William and Amy, who chuck it all in and decamp to Yorkshire with their children. Enter an assortment of crazy animals and an enormous culture shock. Then William dies and Amy...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/09/2013
Lovereading Price: £7.19
The Chocolate Lovers' Christmas by Carole Matthews
The Chocolate Lovers' Christmas
Carole Matthews
Christmas is just around the corner but the women of The Chocolate Lovers' Club have more to worry about than present shopping ... Can friendship overcome all in The Chocolate Lovers' Christmas? Find out in the fantastic new Christmas...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/10/2015
Lovereading Price: £6.39
The Chocolate Lovers' Wedding by Carole Matthews
The Chocolate Lovers' Wedding
Carole Matthews
The ladies of The Chocolate Lovers' Club should be gearing up for Lucy and Aiden's wedding but life keeps getting in the way ...Lucy can't wait to marry the love of her life but money worries are distracting her. Should...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/01/2016
Lovereading Price: £15.99
The Chocolate Lovers' Wedding by Carole Matthews
The Chocolate Lovers' Wedding
Carole Matthews
The ladies of The Chocolate Lovers' Club should be gearing up for Lucy and Aiden's wedding but life keeps getting in the way ...Lucy can't wait to marry the love of her life but money worries are distracting her. Should...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/04/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39

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