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Books of the Month

Reader Reviewed The Last Kiss Goodbye
Tasmina Perry
February 2016 Book of the Month. An enchanting and engaging novel containing two poignant stories that fuse gradually into a captivating read....
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/01/2016
     
Reader Reviewed 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 you’re...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/02/2016
     
A Vintage Wedding
Katie Fforde
February 2016 Book of the Month. Three women come together, pool their resources and skills and end up running a wedding business....
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/02/2016
     

Other Featured Books this Month

Reader Reviewed We Are All Made of Stars
Rowan Coleman
Beautifully thought-provoking and yet simply and effortlessly readable, this is an intimate compassionate dance with life, death and hope. Read the first letter, followed by the prologue and you think you know exactly what this is going to be, a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/01/2016
     
The Rose of Tibet
Lionel Davidson, Anthony Horowitz
Maxim Jakubowski February 2016 Highly Recommended. Following the reissue of 'Kolymsky Heights' comes a most welcome new edition of one of Davidson's most...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/03/2016
     
Reader Reviewed 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 devastating demons. London, 1812, and sharp-minded, strong-spirited Lady Helen Wrexhall is about to be presented to Queen Charlotte....
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/01/2016
     
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, unexpectedly finds herself working for a high maintenance stylist, just as awards season starts. Learning on the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/02/2016
     
Reader Reviewed Our Song
Dani Atkins
Quite simply stunning. From the moment I turned the first page, right through to the moment I finished and beyond, I have been transfixed by this beautiful yet heartrending novel. The first few pages set events in motion that will...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/01/2016
     
The Choice
Nicholas Sparks
Interestingly this man has a huge following in America but somehow we haven’t really caught on to him over here. Maybe we don’t trust men to write in this sensitive, human drama/romantic area. But trust this man, he can make...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/02/2016
     
Ferney
James Long
Mysterious, exciting, immensely rewarding, it is one of those memorable books that has to be among your of all-time favourites. I fell in love with this book when it was first published in 1997. It did moderately well but not...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/01/2016
     
Strictly Between Us
Jane Fallon
This is a sharp, edgy and amusing foray into the relationship world. The marriage in question isMichelle and Patrick’s, however it is Tamsin, Michelle’s best friend, who tells the story. The first chapter firmly snags your attention, a jaw-dropping event...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/01/2016
     
Match Me If You Can
Michele Gorman
A fresh yet cosy and warmly romantic tale with an added extra sparkle of fun and wit. Meet three women, Catherine is divorced and spends most of her time matchmaking, her friends and housemates Rachel and Sarah decide to join...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/01/2016
     
Mothering Sunday
Graham Swift
An intensely moving and beautifully written new novel from the Booker-prize winning author of Last Orders and Waterland. Constantly surprising, joyously sensual and deeply moving, it is Graham Swift at his thrilling best.
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/02/2016
     
The Little Shop of Happy-Ever-After
Jenny Colgan
Bestselling author Jenny Colgan returns with a hilarious, heartwarming, happy-ever-after - set in the beautiful Scottish countryside, full of loveable village characters, humour, landscapes, and warm relatable drama.
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/02/2016
     
At the Water's Edge
Sara Gruen
A gripping and poignant love story set in a remote village in the Scottish Highlands at the end of the Second World War from the author of Water for Elephants.
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/02/2016
     
Black to White
Sam Hayward
A simply told, compassionate tale, about the journey of one woman experiencing bereavement. Susie is 55 years old, her husband died six months previously, leaving her with a heartbreaking gaping hole filled with memories. With the help of friends and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/02/2015
     
Single, Carefree, Mellow
Katherine Heiny
Displaying a light deftness of touch while highlighting a contorted darkness, these eleven short stories emphasise the more twisted and melancholy side of relationships. Plaintive hearts and minds, often shying away from reality, appear to be continuously searching for that...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/01/2016
     

Last Month's Featured Books


Don't Get Me Wrong
Marianne Kavanagh
A fascinating tale with a big heart that pulls you back and forth from 2015 to 2006. It is told mostly through the voices of rich banker Harry and a...
 
 

I Hope You Dance
Beth Moran
An appealing, bitter-sweetly emotional tale about friendship and second chances. This is the second novel I’ve read by Beth Moran, she doesn't shy away from heartache or the ups and...
 
 

Emma
Jane Austen, Fiona Stafford
This Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition celebrates 200 years of Austen's beloved novel. With a beautiful cover designed by illustrator Dadu Shin and comprehensive notes sourced from the Jane Austen Collection,...
 
 

The Month Before's Featured Books


Reader Reviewed The Sunrise
Victoria Hislop
Having told the harrowing tale of the leper colony of Spinalonga in The Island and the history of Thessalonika in The Thread, Victoria Hislop returns to a Mediterranean...
 
 

Reader Reviewed The Last Kiss Goodbye
Tasmina Perry
One of our Books of the Year 2015. November 2015 Book of the Month. An enchanting and engaging novel containing two poignant...
 
 

Christmas Ever After
Sarah Morgan
With a magical sprinkling of snow and Christmas cheer, this is a warm and enticing romance. Christmas Ever After is the third novel in the ‘Puffin Island’ trilogy, Skylar and...
 
 

Reader Reviewed The Heart of Winter
Emma Hannigan
This follows the development of the country house Huntersbrook begun in Driving Home for Christmas where the family of three siblings and their appendages discovered from their mother that...
 
 

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...
 
 

The Twelve Dates of Christmas The Complete Novel
Lisa Dickenson
Hilarious, uplifting and romantic, it's a story about losing love, finding love, and discovering what's been there all along. Expect Christmas sparkle, butterflies-in-your-stomach romance and a lot of very funny...
 
 

A Merry Mistletoe Wedding
Judy Astley
It is almost a year since Sean and Thea met and it's been a roller-coaster ride: they're getting married on Christmas Day! Neither Thea or Sean want a big fuss...
 
 

Reader Reviewed The Christmas Cafe
Amanda Prowse
The Christmas Cafe is a perfect Christmas treat, with some unexpected and surprising stops along the way. In the prologue, 52 year old Bea sits beside her husband’s hospital bed,...
 
 

The Largest Baby in Ireland After the Famine
Anne Barnett
A gently paced, reflective debut novel, yet it still reveals the diversions, the slights and sometimes harsh stings of everyday life. Prepare to open a window to a different time,...
 
 

Reader Reviewed Spill Simmer Falter Wither
Sara Baume
One of our Books of the Year 2015. November 2015 Debut of the Month....
 
 

Reader Reviewed Carrying Albert Home The Somewhat True Story of a Man, His Wife and Her Alligator
Homer Hickam
One of our Books of the Year 2015. December 2015 Book of the Month. A beautifully quirky, yet at the same time...
 
 

A Wedding at Christmas
Chrissie Manby
If you love curling up in a comfy chair to a Christmas novel filled with family, positivity and cheer (with an occasional dose of reality), then look no further. The...
 
 

The Cavendon Women
Barbara Taylor Bradford
This follows on from Cavendon Hall and is a projected series of novels set around a stately home in Yorkshire and its occupants, upstairs and down. The present earl,...
 
 

Reader Reviewed The Silent Hours
Cesca Major
Extraordinarily powerful and emotional, this debut fictional tale, based around a true event that occurred during the Second World War, is one that shouldn't be missed. On the brink of...
 
 

A Different Reflection
Jane L. Gibson
A fantastical romance, with an interesting blend of history and present day. 29 year old Katharina works for a magazine, has a rather annoying fiance, and tells her own story...
 
 

Vermilion Skies
Wendela Lumley
A gorgeously evocative tale, ‘Vermilion Skies’ may be classed as a love story, however there is far more on offer here. Set mainly in Chile, where the scenery and society...
 
 
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