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My Notorious Life Kate Manning
March 2014 Book of the Month.
Told by Madam X herself, one Axie Muldoon, this vivid tale is based on a true one. Axie’s voice is angry, urgent, colourful and descriptive. Despite the... Format: Paperback - Released: 13/03/2014
The Summer at the Lake Erica James
March 2014 Book of the Month.
A hit-and-run accident knocking Floriana off her bicycle introduces her to two saviours, one old lady Esme, one young man Adam. These are our three main characters... Format: Hardback - Released: 27/02/2014
The Madness Alison Rattle
March 2014 New Gen Book of the Month.
A heartbreaking love story set at the Victorian seaside. Crippled Marnie, daughter to a ‘dipper’, a woman who helps Victorian ladies enjoy the seawater, loves... Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
Other Featured Books this Month
The One Plus One Jojo Moyes
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 the lengths we’ll go to for the people we love or just... Format: Hardback - Released: 27/02/2014
Bittersweet Colleen Mccullough
The queen of the epic story has come up trumps with this powerful historical novel about two sets of twins; four sisters - all attractive, headstrong, clever yet vulnerable – all training as nurses in Australia during the 1920s. Colleen... Format: Hardback - Released: 27/02/2014
A Loving Family Dilly Court
She longed to be reunited with her family. The compelling new novel from the Sunday Times top ten bestselling author of The Workhouse Girl. Eleven-year-old Stella Barry is forced into service when her family find themselves living hand-to-mouth. Leaving her... Format: Paperback - Released: 13/03/2014
The Little Beach Street Bakery Jenny Colgan
Polly Waterford is recovering from a toxic relationship. Unable to afford their flat, she has to move miles away from everyone, to a sleepy little seaside resort in Cornwall, where she lives alone above an abandoned shop. And so Polly... Format: Paperback - Released: 13/03/2014
Blossom Street Brides Debbie Macomber
This is a weddings novel in the Blossom Street series from international bestseller Debbie Macomber. Does the perfect wedding make the perfect marriage? As three very different women meet in their local knitting store, they find strength in friendship to... Format: Paperback - Released: 13/03/2014
Northanger Abbey Jane Austen
'Northanger Abbey! These were thrilling words, and wound up Catherine's feelings to the highest point of ecstasy.' Considered the most light-hearted and satirical of Austen's novels, Northanger Abbey tells the story of an unlikely young heroine Catherine Morland. While staying... Format: Hardback - Released: 27/03/2014
The Key to It All Joanna Rees
When five random people simultaneously receive 'the key', they don't realize that their lives are about to change forever. Shrouded in secrecy, the mysterious silver key is delivered to each of them along with a code, a web address and... Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2014
Fairfield Hall Margaret Dickinson
Ruthlessly ambitious Ambrose Constantine is determined that his daughter, Annabel, shall marry into the nobility. A fish merchant and self-made man, he has only his wealth to buy his way into society. When Annabel's secret meetings with Gilbert, a young... Format: Paperback - Released: 13/02/2014
Somewhere Over England Margaret Graham
This is a heart-wrenching wartime novel of shame, betrayal, loyalty and love. It is previously published as A Fragment of Time. In England in the 1930s, eighteen-year-old Helen Carstairs braves the prejudice of friends and family to marry Heine, a... Format: Paperback - Released: 02/01/2014
A New York Winter's Tale Mark Helprin
One night in New York, a city under siege by snow, Peter Lake attempts to rob a fortress-like mansion on the Upper West Side.
Though... Format: Paperback - Released: 13/02/2014
Flight to Coorah Creek Janet Gover
What happens when you can fly, but you just can't hide? Only Jessica Pearson knows the truth when the press portray her as the woman who betrayed her lover to escape prosecution. But will her new job flying an outback... Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
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: 06/03/2014
The Collected Works of A. J. Fikry Gabrielle Zevin
A.J. Fikry owns a failing bookshop. His wife has just died, in tragic circumstances. His rare and valuable first edition has been stolen. His life is a wreck. Amelia is a book rep, with a big heart, and a lonely... Format: Hardback - Released: 13/03/2014
When I Was Young Mary Fitzgerald
This is previously published as The Imperfect Tense. 'When I was young the war started. When I was young my father was a soldier. When I was young I moved to the country. When I was young I went to... Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
Until the End of Time Danielle Steel
Bill is a dedicated young lawyer working in New York. He leaves everything he trained for to follow his dream to become a minister in rural Wyoming. Jenny, his fashion stylist wife, leaves the milieu and life she loves to... Format: Paperback - Released: 13/03/2014
Time to Say Goodbye Katie Flynn
This title comes from the Sunday Times bestselling author Katie Flynn. Three girls, evacuated from Liverpool during World War Two, support each other through hardship and heartbreak. It's 1939, and three ten-year-old girls meet on a station platform. Imogen, Rita... Format: Hardback - Released: 13/03/2014
The Seven Streets of Liverpool Maureen Lee
Pearl Street in Liverpool has already seen its share of drama and tragedy in the opening years of the War, but as the residents prepare for Christmas 1942, its spirit and friendship in adversity binds them closely together. Since her... Format: Hardback - Released: 27/03/2014
The Illusionists Rosie Thomas
From the bestselling author of the phenomenally successful The Kashmir Shawl London 1870. A terrifying place for a young, beautiful woman of limited means. But Eliza is modern before her time. Not for her the stifling if respectable conventionality of... Format: Hardback - Released: 27/02/2014
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Above All Things Tanis Rideout
In the Himalayas two climbers strike out for the summit of the Earth's highest mountain - aiming to be the first to the top. In Cambridge, a wife collects the...
All Change for Nurse Millie Jean Fullerton
Nurse Millie Sullivan is now Nurse Millie Smith, having married aspiring MP Jim Smith. The war has ended and the NHS has just come into action, so the nurses are...
Survivor Lesley Pearse
Lesley Pearse, No.1 bestselling author of The Promise and Belle is back with Survivor, the story of Mariette, a born fighter. It is 1938 and Mariette Carrera is a defiant,...
Impossible Things Kate Johnson
Are they Cursed as well as Chosen? Ishtaer is a mystery. A blind slave, beaten and broken by her sadistic mistress, with no memory of a time before her enslavement....
Liverpool Angels Lyn Andrews
Born at the turn of the twentieth century, Mae Strickland is only a few days old when her mother suddenly dies. Her aunt Maggie brings Mae up together with her...
East End Angel Kay Brellend
Katherine and Jennifer Finch are like chalk and cheese: Katherine is a midwife, dedicating her life to helping others - and Jennifer is a prostitute. Leaving home age 15, Jennifer...
Still Waters Katie Flynn
This is an irresistible love story set around the airfields of Norfolk during World War Two from the bestselling Katie Flynn writing as Judith Saxton. Living on the edge of...
A Wartime Wife Lizzie Lane
Trapped in a marriage to the wrong man...Struggling to make ends meet, Mary Anne Randall is offered no help by her drunk and abusive husband. A pawnbroking business run from...
Made in Essex Laura Ziepe
Life is pretty good for Jade. She's happily settled with her gorgeous boyfriend Sam and the bikini business she's set up with her best friend Kelly is going from strength...
The Month Before's Featured Books
The State We're in Adele Parks
THE STATE WE'RE IN is the stunning, emotionally powerful new novel from Sunday Times bestselling author Adele Parks. What are the odds that the stranger sitting next to you on...
All My Tomorrows Ellie Dean
This is the compelling new Second World War novel from the author of Always in My Heart. In defending herself against her brutal husband, eighteen-year-old Ruby Clark is forced to...
The Crying Game June Hampson
1944. Trixie has only even known turmoil. As a teenager, she covered up the terrible truth of her father's death, and was forced on the run with her pregnant mother....
The Lie Helen Dunmore
January 2014 eBook of the Month.
A tale rooted in the sadness of the effect of World War I on those who returned....
Love on the Rocks Veronica Henry
Before THE BEACH HUT there was LOVE ON THE ROCKS...When the rundown Rocks Hotel comes up for auction in Mariscombe, Lisa and her boyfriend George make a successful bid to...
PS, I Love You Cecelia Ahern
A beautiful special edition for Valentine’s Day – the classic million-copy bestselling love story from Cecelia Ahern. This was her first novel published back in 2008. It showed enormous promise...
Romancing the Soul Sarah Tranter
Your Soul Mate is out there! Let a past life lead the way - Rachael Jones hasn't exactly chosen an average career path. She's a past-life regressionist and is now...
The Trader's Gift Anna Jacobs
Bram Deagan has a thriving trading business, a growing family - and a gift for matchmaking. His dearest wish is to see his friends Dougal and Mitchell happily married too....
Unfaithfully Yours Nigel Williams
A novel in letters starting with Elizabeth Price to a private detective worried about her eminent barrister husband having an affair, from said barrister to a retired BBC producer, and...