Beatrix Potter born 1866: English author, illustrator, mycologist and conservationist best known for children's books featuring anthropomorphic characters such as in The Tale of Peter Rabbit., or Tom Kitten and Benjamin Bunny. Read some of her original stories
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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 what happens to us when we brush things under the... Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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 charming tale of will she/won’t she while we know exactly... Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
The Inheritance Tilly Bagshawe
July 2014 Book of the Month.
Glamour in the manor! Tilly Bagshawe, author of jet-setting, glitzy novels turns her sights on to the British top set, all very Jilly Cooper-esque and great fun.... Format: Paperback - Released: 19/06/2014
The Unfinished Symphony of You and Me Lucy Robinson
July 2014 Book of the Month.
Sally and Fiona, cousins but brought up together so more like sisters, move to London and later New York. Fiona falls in with a bad lot. Sally... Format: Paperback - Released: 19/06/2014
Do Opposites Attract? Kathryn Freeman
July 2014 Debut of the Month.
If you are looking for easy, relaxing romance then the Choc Lit authors should suit you. This... Format: Paperback - Released: 10/07/2014
The Darkest Hour Barbara Erskine
July 2014 eBook of the Month.
What can I say about this fabulous book? That it is classic Erskine time-slip drama of passion and incident;... Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
In Love and War Alex Preston
July 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
A Gift to Remember Melissa Hill
Darcy Archer works in a small bookstore in Manhattan. A daydream believer, she refuses to settle for anything less than being swept off her feet by the perfect man...literally. One day, when cycling to work, Darcy accidentally crashes into a... Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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. The only child of the beekeeper, she knows her place... Format: Hardback - Released: 17/07/2014
The Beach Hut Next Door Veronica Henry
For Elodie, returning to Everdene means re-awakening the memories of one summer fifty years ago. A summer when everything changed. Vince and his brother are struggling to come to terms with the death of their father - but they have... Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
The Wedding Weekend (An Emma Hannigan Short Story) Emma Hannigan
'A writer who understands exactly how women think' Cathy Kelly Tess can't quite believe her luck - she's marrying Marco, the man of her dreams, in an exquisite traditional Italian wedding, surrounded by her adoring family. But when an ex... Format: Electronic book text - Released: 17/07/2014
Power Games Victoria Fox
The most exclusive invitation of the year has been issued; the supermodel, the thief, the senator, the heiress, the paparazzo, the pop prince and the playboy board a private jet. Destination: paradise. SEVEN DEADLY SINNERS Someone is watching. Someone who... Format: Paperback - Released: 04/07/2014
The Italian Girl Lucinda Riley
This is a tale of passion and betrayal from bestselling author Lucinda Riley - first published under the name Lucinda Edmonds. Rosanna Menici is just eleven years old when she meets Roberto Rossini, the man who will change her life... Format: Paperback - Released: //--
Tell the Girl Sandra Howard
Married four times, Susannah Forbes had a starry career as a top model. Now, with an instinctive eye for colour and design, she finds herself in constant demand as an interior designer. Offered a commission by a recently divorced American... Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
The Scandalous Lady Wright M. C. Beaton
Fashionable society regards Sir Benjamin Wright with the utmost honour and respect. Yet Lady Emma knows that her husband is, in fact, a drunken jealous brute who delights in humiliating her both in and out of the bedroom. So, his... Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2014
Rule Jay Crownover
Sometimes opposites don't just attract - they catch fire and burn the city down Is it true that you can't always get what you want? Shaw Landon is a good girl from a nice family. She knows what she should... Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
Rome Jay Crownover
The third book in the MARKED MEN series. Somewhere between the perfect fairytale and a broken heart lies a happy ending...Loud and colourful, Cora Lewis is used to keeping her rowdy colleagues at the tattoo shop in line, but all... Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
The Last Kiss Goodbye Karen Robards
Dr Charlotte 'Charlie' Stone is a psychiatrist who explores the darkest territory of all: the hearts and minds of serial killers. It's a job she's uniquely suited for, thanks to the secret talent that gives her an uncanny edge -... Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
His Lordship's Pleasure M. C. Beaton
Annabelle Carruthers can only dream of being kissed by a man as dashing as Lord Darkwood. She remains locked in misery - married to a rakish drunk who gambles their lives into financial and social ruin. His sudden death -... Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2014
Her Grace's Passion M. C. Beaton
Matilda, Duchess of Hadshire, was a virtual prisoner of a cruel husband who romanced his mistress right under the duchess' nose. Her only joy was dreaming of the handsome Earl of Torridon - for he, like her, was trapped in... Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2014
Follow Me Home (Talyton St George) Cathy Woodman
This is perfect for fans of Catherine Alliott and Katie Fforde. The village midwife and a young shepherd find love in the new novel from the bestselling author of Trust Me I'm a Vet, set in Talyton St George, Britain's... Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
Follow a Star Christine Stovell
Sometimes your heart's the only navigator you need - May Starling's had enough of her demanding career and even more demanding ex. Responding to a 'crew-wanted' ad, she follows her dreams of escape only to find herself at sea with... Format: Paperback - Released: 10/07/2014
First Sight Danielle Steel
New York. London. Milan. Paris. Fashion week in all four cities. A month of endless interviews, parties, unflagging work and attention to detail. At the centre of the storm is Timmie O'Neill, who has created an international empire that inspires,... Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2014
African Sky Tony Park
Rhodesia, 1943. Squadron leader Paul Bryant is recovering from a nervous breakdown, confined to a desk job. Pip Lovejoy, a policewoman, is also trying to suppress painful memories. When Felicity Langham, a high profile WAAF, is found raped and murdered,... Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
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A Proper Family Holiday Chrissie Manby
Escape your every day reality and join in with some fun in the sun on the Benson's first proper family holiday for 16 years. The story is predominantly told from...
One Night in Italy Lucy Diamond
Is Italian really the language of love? A new class of students hopes to find out. Anna's recently been told the father she's never met is Italian. Now she's baking...
The Dress Thief Natalie Meg Evans
Alix Gower has a dream: to join the ranks of Coco Chanel to become a designer in the high-stakes world of Parisian haute couture. But Alix also has a secret:...
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...
Anyush Martine Madden
A compelling, heartrending tale of love, loss and survival intertwined within the factual base of the Armenian genocide. This thought provoking story is set in a period of atrocities that...
The Summer Without You Karen Swan
Rowena Tipton isn't looking for a new life, just a new adventure, something to while away the months as her long-term boyfriend presses pause on their relationship before they become...
Thirteen Weddings Paige Toon
Last year, Bronte left Sydney for a wedding in England, where she met newly single Alex. After a night of passion they parted ways, and Bronte returned to Australia. Now...
Before the Fall Juliet West
A compelling, moving tale of a love affair, set in the East End during World War 1 and inspired by an unforgettable true story A great war. A powerful love....
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...
The Travelling Tea Shop Belinda Jones
A delightful, lighthearted romp taking you through notable places on the American East Coast over one week. The trip is full of emotion, family drama, secrets and delicious cakes at...
The Teashop on the Corner Milly Johnson
At her beloved husband's funeral, Carla Pride discovers that Martin never divorced his first wife and has been living a double life with her. And his other wife, Julie Pride,...
Two Weddings and a Baby Scarlett Bailey
From reluctant bridesmaid, to accidental mother. Tamsyn Thorne has not been back to her home town of Poldore for five long years. But now her brother, Ruan, is about to...
Written in My Own Heart's Blood Diana Gabaldon
The British Army is withdrawing from Philadelphia, with George Washington in pursuit, and for the first time, it looks as if the rebels might actually win. But for Claire Fraser...
Talk to Me Jules Wake
June 2014 Debut of the Month.
A good build-up of tension towards the end of...
The Month Before's Featured Books
My Last Duchess Daisy Goodwin
With its lavish period detail, gossip below stairs, and intrigue above My Last Duchess is a genuine genre buster that has the potential to appeal to the widest possible audience....
Meet Me Under the Clock Annie Murray
Growing up in Birmingham, Sylvia and Audrey Whitehouse have always been like chalk and cheese. When the Second World War breaks out, Sylvia is still dreaming of her forthcoming marriage...
The River of No Return Bee Ridgway
An intriguing novel about those who can travel through and indeed stop time, this is a love story but also a thriller, as the world itself is potentially put in...
Weddings in Burracombe Lilian Harry
Devon, 1954. The villagers of Burracombe pull together to help each other though the tough times but now it's summer, and a time to celebrate love and new life. Even...
Shot Through The Heart Matt Cain
Mia Sinclair is the First Lady of Love, a beautiful film goddess known across the globe for her romantic roles. But in reality life does not imitate art and love...
The Fortune Hunter Daisy Goodwin
A lovely Victorian saga incorporating many real characters and illustrating the development of the female role in society. Our protagonist, Charlotte Baird’s ambition is to be a photographer and her...
A Seaside Affair Fern Britton
Yes, this is the Fern Britton of TV fame and a very good author she is too. This is set in the Cornish seaside town of Trevay, as was her...
Like Mother, Like Daughter Maggie Hope
Sadie Raine has a bad reputation...When she runs off with a Canadian airman, her two young daughters are left behind to pick up the pieces. But Cath Raine is determined...
Mad About You Sinead Moriarty
A sensitive tale about modern marriage and life running away with you. There is lots to get your teeth into. Emma’s inability to conceive, adopting young Yuri, then having a...
Every Woman for Herself Trisha Ashley
First comes marriage. Then comes divorce. Then it's every woman for herself ...Every Woman for Herself is a hilarious account of divorce and dating from Sunday Times besteller Trisha Ashley....