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Family Drama Books

Books of the Month


The Proposal
Tasmina Perry
August 2014 Book of the Month. A tale of an unlikely friendship and hard lessons well learned. Amy, bruised by a failed relationship, answers an advertisement in The Lady magazine and becomes companion...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
     

Reader Reviewed The Aftermath
Rhidian Brook
World War II is an all too written about period of history but Brook manages to find a fresh take in this exquisite novel. It’s 1946 and there’s an uneasy tension in Hamburg between the occupying forces, hunting war criminals...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
     

Reader Reviewed The One Plus One
Jojo Moyes
August 2014 Book of the Month. JoJo Moyes is an incredible writer whose ability to depict modern life in all its glorious complexities is second to none. This is a touching story of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
     

Reader Reviewed Little Lies
Liane Moriarty
August 2014 Book of the Month. Fabulously different and remarkably clever, this page-turner of an intimate yet scandalous tale keeps you guessing right up to the very end. Having been told that something...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2014
     

Reader Reviewed The Summer Guest
Emma Hannigan
August 2014 Book of the Month. Life, loves, laughs and a few bumps amid a group of folk in an Irish seaside town. Kathleen has returned to visit her childhood home now lived...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
     

Other Featured Books this Month


Reader Reviewed Black Dog Summer
Miranda Sherry
August 2014 Debut of the Month and eBook of the Month. Black thugs break into a South African animal sanctuary/farm and senselessly massacre the whites....
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2014
     

Reader Reviewed A Place for Us: Part 1
Harriet Evans
Beautifully told, with a cast of truly intriguing characters, this is a novel that immediately captures attention and allows you to immerse yourself in its velvety depths. This, the first in an exclusive four part serialisation of the novel, introduces...
Format: Electronic book text - Released: 31/07/2014
     

Reader Reviewed In Love and War
Alex Preston
August 2014 eBook of the Month. A remarkably captivating book that starts as a slow-burner then sparks into an absolute firecracker of a read. The...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
     

Reader Reviewed A Place for Us: Part 2
Harriet Evans
To be published 28th August 2014 - Wonderfully tantalising and entirely captivating, the second part of A Place for Us more than lives up to expectations. The day of the party is just around the corner and family members are...
Format: Electronic book text - Released: 28/08/2014
     

Reader Reviewed Man at the Helm
Nina Stibbe
Fabulously funny, sharp and yet also touching and poignant, this semi-autobiographical novel from Nina Stibbe is wonderfully captivating and engaging. Two sisters (aged 11 and 9), conclude that finding their newly divorced mother a man will lead to happiness and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014
     

Lovestruck
Julia Llewellyn
An excellent book that speeds along at a cracking pace with an involved plot and great characters. What more can you ask for? It traces a whirlwind romance, an early pregnancy, marriage and the problems of building a life together....
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
     

Reader Reviewed The Secrets Women Keep
Fanny Blake
Thirty years of happiness rocked by a text message! The family gather in Tuscany, which is beautifully described, the secret is revealed, tragedy strikes and everything falls apart. It is so refreshing to have an author who writes sensitively and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
     

Reader Reviewed He Wants
Alison Moore
This is an evocative novel about a soon to retire teacher that cleverly interconnects snapshots of his childhood and his life since but drawn to the front of his mind by events and thoughts in the here and now and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2014
     

Reader Reviewed Children of the Jacaranda Tree
Sahar Delijani
Post-revolutionary Iran, 1983-2011, and three women prisoners’ lives are torn apart. Through linked stories we follow the utter pain of many characters as they try to find some sense in their world. Here is love at a terrible price. The...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
     

The Dogs of Littlefield
Suzanne Berne
This is longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2014. Littlefield, Massachusetts: home to psychologists, college professors and their over-achieving children, and recently lauded as one of the Ten Best Places to Live in America. If happiness had a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
     

The Way You Look Tonight
Richard Madeley
Not until she was 16 did Stella Arnold learn the full truth about her father, how handsome, charming James turned out to be a cold-blooded, psychotic extortionist, racketeer and killer. Knowing now what her father was capable of, she decides...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
     

Cover Your Eyes
Adele Geras
Eva was once a legendary fashion designer until, mysteriously, she retired. Now widowed, she lives with her family in Salix House, the home she's owned and loved for forty years. When the family announces it's time to sell, Eva is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/10/2014
     

Without You
Saskia Sarginson
1984, Suffolk When 17-year-old Eva goes missing at sea, everyone presumes that she drowned. Her parents' relationship is falling apart, undermined by guilt and grief. But her younger sister, Faith, refuses to consider a life without Eva; she's determined to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2014
     

With a Friend Like You
Fanny Blake
Beth is a woman in supreme control of all aspects of her life and family, with a stellar career and her house an oasis of calm. Her closest friend, Megan, is very different; somehow she swims through the chaos of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2014
     

Save Yourself
Kelly Braffet
When Patrick Cusimano's alcoholic father kills a child in a hit-and-run, Patrick is faced with a terrible choice: turn his father in - destroying what's left of his family in the process - or keep quiet. But can Patrick's brother,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
     

Panic
Lauren Oliver
An utterly gripping thriller from bestselling author Lauren Oliver. Panic began as so many things do in Carp, a poor town of twelve thousand people in the middle of nowhere: because it was summer, and there was nothing else to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
     

Never Say Goodbye
Susan Lewis
This is a compelling and deeply moving novel of friendship, family and the power of love, from the Sunday Times top ten bestselling author of No Child of Mine and Don't Let Me Go. How would you cope with the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
     

Hotel Alpha
Mark Watson
Three decades ago, the charismatic Howard York built the empire of his dreams: the Hotel Alpha. It was once the finest in London, but over the years, as the world around it has moved on at an ever more dizzying...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2014
     

The Honeymoon Hotel
Hester Browne
The Bonneville Hotel is the best-kept secret in Mayfair: its art deco suites and glittering ballrooms a former home-away-from-home for royalty and movie stars alike. Recent years haven't been kind, but thanks to events manager Rosie, the Bonneville is reclaiming...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/09/2014
     

Five Days Left
Julie Lawson Timmer
Mara is a successful lawyer, and devoted wife and mother. Struggling with a devastating illness, she has set herself five days to make the ultimate decision for her family. Scott lives a thousand miles away, and is a foster parent...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014
     

Reader Reviewed The Railwayman's Wife
Ashley Hay
Savour every second of this stunning novel, take your time, don't rush, don't miss a single solitary word. The setting, Thirroul in Australia at the end of the Second World War, is described with such heartrending and vibrant beauty, you...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
     


There’s nothing like a really involving family drama and romance to take you away from your own life. And Lovereading covers the whole range, as you would expect.


You can watch the lives of glamorous dynasties with dark secrets in the totally involving novels from Barbara Taylor Bradford… Empathise with women juggling careers and families in Allison Pearson’s bestsellers… Enjoy the light touch of Charlotte Bingham and the passion of Jojo Moyes…

 

Relax into the warm, wise stories of Elizabeth Buchan and Adriana Trigiani…Share the intelligent insights of Kate Atkinson, Joanna Harris and Maggie O’Farrell… Get new slants on universal problems from Erica James and Elizabeth Noble… Dive into huge-scale family adventures with Nicholas Evans and Sidney Sheldon…

 

Then there are Sally Beauman’s sexily exciting stories, Anita Shreve’s emotional tales, Alice Hoffman’s magical fables, Meera Syal’s witty accounts of multi-cultural Britain… And we’re only touching the tip of the iceberg! All our Family Drama novels are available to order online at discounted prices.

 

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Last Month's Featured Books
The Month Before's Featured Books 


Reader Reviewed The Way Back Home
Freya North
July 2014 Book of the Month. A new Freya North is always cause for celebration. In this one she follows Oriana back to...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed A Song for Issy Bradley
Carys Bray
July 2014 Debut of the Month. A year in the life of a northern British...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed The Gallery of Vanished Husbands
Natasha Solomons
July 2014 Book of the Month. A lovely, unpredictable read where you really do not see what’s coming next. There is a lot...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed A Man Called Ove
Fredrik Backman
59-year old Ove is quite possibly one of the grumpiest people you’ll meet but, he has been an upstanding pillar of the community for decades. The last six months have...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed If You Were Me
Sheila O'Flanagan
July 2014 Book of the Month and eBook of the Month. A very classic Sheila O’Flanagan tale with a strong message and a...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed Reasons She Goes to the Woods
Deborah Kay Davies
A sometimes uncomfortable yet utterly compelling read that shreds and shatters conventional thought processes and feelings. The surprise when you open the book and start to read is your first...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed We are All Completely Beside Ourselves
Karen Joy Fowler
July 2014 MEGA Book of the Month. Longlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2014. The effects on a family of a young sister...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed Barracuda
Christos Tsiolkas
After the huge success of his novel The Slap it is often difficult for an author to follow with another as good. Tsiolkas has succeeded in doing just that....
 
 
 


The Beekeeper's Daughter
Santa Montefiore
A family rocked by tragedy, a love that lives through time, a story that will stay in your heart...Dorset, 1932: Grace Hamblin is growing up on a beautiful rural estate....
 
 
 


A Perfect Life
Danielle Steel
An icon in the world of television news, Blaise McCarthy seems to have it all: beauty, intelligence and courage. But privately, there is a story she has protected for years...Blaise's...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed My Husband Next Door
Catherine Alliott
July 2014 Book of the Month. A fun and easy read, Alliott’s novel is a look at domesticity gone wrong and particularly at...
 
 
 


Remember Me This Way
Sabine Durrant
July 2014 Book of the Month. A tale full of passion, anger, fear and heartache, an excellent read which concerns the love between...
 
 
 


Survivor
Lesley Pearse
The third in the Belle series but you really do not need to have read the earlier two. This follows Mari from New Zealand to London on the brink of...
 
 
 


The Art of Baking Blind
Sarah Vaughan
With most of us besotted by The Great British Bake Off this lovely book comes to further nurture our appetite. It is indeed about baking, but its heart is about...
 
 
 


Mr Lynch's Holiday
Catherine O'Flynn
Catherine O’Flynn’s debut, What Was Lost, is one of the most brilliant first novels of recent years so Mr Lynch’s Holiday, her third novel, has a lot to live...
 
 
 


The Valley of Amazement
Amy Tan
Violet is half-American, half-Chinese, and in the turn of the century Shanghai, as the revolution looms, she is separated from her mother and becomes a courtesan. We follow both women...
 
 
 


Will You Remember Me?
Amanda Prowse
This is an extremely moving book which deals with the difficult issue of coping with impending death for the sick person and for their family and friends. Poppy is...
 
 
 


The Darkest Hour
Barbara Erskine
July 2014 eBook of the Month. What can I say about this fabulous book? That...
 
 
 


The Tea Chest
Josephine Moon
A lovely book of friendship, trust, ambition, realising one’s dreams and achieving. It has the added bonus of teaching us a lot about the different blends of tea and the...
 
 
 

The Month Before's Featured Books


Before I Go to Sleep
S. J. Watson
A stylish, gripping and surprising thriller, which is now a film starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth. Christine suffers from a strange amnesia which means that each day starts afresh...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed The Separation
Dinah Jefferies
June 2014 Debut of the Month. A big sweeping saga of plantation life in Malaya...
 
 
 


& Sons
David Gilbert
Who is A. N. Dyer? For fans of 'The Art of Fielding' and 'Wonder Boys' - this is the panoramic, deeply affecting story of an iconic novelist and the heartbreaking...
 
 
 


Cavendon Hall
Barbara Taylor Bradford
A glorious family saga for Downton Abbey fans. This follows the lives of the aristocratic family of two sons and four daughters of the sixth Earl of Mowbray and the...
 
 
 


Americanah
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2014. Shortlisted for the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. On the surface this is a love story, a coming-of-age...
 
 
 


The Lemon Grove
Helen Walsh
A racy read, ideal for a holiday, which is where it’s set. Almost claustrophobically focused on Jenn, her husband Greg, step-daughter Emma and Nathan, the 17 year old temptation with...
 
 
 


After the Honeymoon
Janey Fraser
Two couples, one honeymoon destination, and enough secrets to end both marriages. It is perfect for fans of Jill Mansell. How can one honeymoon cause so much trouble? Much as...
 
 
 


Coming Home
Sue Gee
Spring, 1947. In a few months' time the British flag will be lowered all over India, and with Independence thousands of those who made their lives there - as planters,...
 
 
 


Someone Else's Wedding
Tamar Cohen
Mr & Mrs Max Irving request the company of: Mrs Fran Friedman, mourning her empty nest, the galloping years and a disastrous haircut. Mr Saul Friedman, runner of marathons, and...
 
 
 


Whiskey Beach
Nora Roberts
Eli Landon seems to have the perfect life. A beautiful wife, a wonderful house, a dazzling legal career. But when his wife is brutally murdered after confessing to an affair,...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed Elizabeth is Missing
Emma Healey
June 2014 MEGA Debut of the Month. Eighty-something Maud is getting forgetful and so writes...
 
 
 


Chestnut Street
Maeve Binchy
Just round the corner from St Jarlath's Crescent (featured in MINDING FRANKIE) is Chestnut Street. Here, the lives of the residents are revealed in Maeve Binchy's wonderfully compelling tales: Bucket...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed Sense and Sensibility
Joanna Trollope
Author of 17 bestselling contemporary novels Joanna Trollope has used her skills of astute yet sensitive observation of the ‘human condition’ to reboot Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility from the...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed Songs of Willow Frost
Jamie Ford
June 2014 Book of the Month. A bittersweet tale that fluctuates back and forth between 1921 and 1934. It follows an orphan Chinese...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed A Perfect Heritage
Penny Vincenzi
June 2014 Book of the Month. An author renowned for big books has surpassed herself and written a huge, 939 page, tome. It...
 
 
 


The Fault in Our Stars
John Green
An amazing novel. The Fault in Our Stars is on the one hand a simple coming of age tale of young love but just like Romeo and Juliet these lovers...
 
 
 


Skid
Roland Watson Grant
Having left the Louisiana swamp behind, the Beaumonts are finding it hard to settle into the big city. As he unpacks the boxes after their move to Eastern New Orleans,...
 
 
 


To Have and to Hold
Helen Chandler
...Imogen's relationship with Pete was once fun and carefree but since they've become parents, everything is different. Then an accident provides the catalyst for a life-changing decision. Fifteen-year-old Phoebe is...
 
 
 


Where I Found You
Amanda Brooke
A touching and emotional novel from the author of Richard and Judy pick YESTERDAY'S SUN. One woman who can't see her future Maggie Carter knows Victoria Park like the back...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed The World is a Wedding
Wendy Jones
June 2014 Book of the Month. Follow-up to The Thoughts and Happenings of Wilfred Price has Wilfred, from a small town in...
 
 
 


Small Island
Andrea Levy
A novel about racism, prejudice and injustice in the post war years in London as Jamaicans, escaping economic hardship, move to the Mother Country. Told from four characters’ points of...
 
 
 


Casting the Net
Pam Rhodes
This sequel to Fisher of Men is a charming and engagingly warmhearted read. Dunbridge, the small market town setting, is a perfect backdrop to display gentle rural life in...
 
 
 


Bittersweet
Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
A great story, very hard to put down but just a bit too long for a one-sitting read which it deserves. It concerns a rich American family with parental and...
 
 
 


A Summer to Remember
Victoria Connelly
Escape deep into the English countryside in this perfect summer's day read. Fans of Alexandra Potter and Katie Fforde won't be able to resist. Nina Elliot is tired of her...
 
 
 


Summer at the Lake
Erica James
Lake Como - beautiful, enchanting, romantic...For Floriana, it is the place where the love of her life is getting married to another woman. And she's been invited to the wedding....
 
 
 


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