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Love is all around us, they say. Well, it certainly is here. Romance for the bus, bath, beach, bed or best friend’s birthday!

Books of the Month

I Hope You Dance
Beth Moran
December 2015 Book of the Month. An appealing, bitter-sweetly emotional tale about friendship and second chances. This is the second novel I’ve...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/09/2015
Reader Reviewed Carrying Albert Home The Somewhat True Story of a Man, His Wife and Her Alligator
Homer Hickam
December 2015 Book of the Month. A beautifully quirky, yet at the same time completely logical love story (well it is logical once you've realised that you too, have fallen in love...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/11/2015

Other Featured Books this Month

Reader Reviewed Spill Simmer Falter Wither
Sara Baume
November 2015 Debut of the Month. Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2015. Slow starting, slightly monotonous first-person monologue that builds into a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/10/2015
Reader Reviewed The Last Kiss Goodbye
Tasmina Perry
November 2015 Book of the Month. An enchanting and engaging novel containing two poignant stories that fuse gradually into a captivating read. The flirty, lively prologue, full of society’s elite in 1961,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/09/2015
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, to an Ireland of faith, gossip, envy, friendship and love,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/09/2015
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 war, clouds are gathering in a small French village, a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/11/2015
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, Charles, divorced with four daughters and one son and heir,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/10/2015
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 their home was under threat. They decided to turn it...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/10/2015
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 island, Cyprus. Sunrise was the name of Famagusta's most luxurious...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/06/2015
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, this is an edition to be treasured by students and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/11/2015
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 Bensons return in their fourth story, however you don't need...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/11/2015
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, saying her final goodbye, I will admit, as I had...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/10/2015
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 - a simple wedding, with Christmas lights and just a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/10/2015
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 moments in The Twelve Dates of Christmas. Winner of the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/10/2015
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
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 Alec have previously been introduced in the series and have...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/10/2015

Last Month's Featured Books

Don't Get Me Wrong
Marianne Kavanagh
October 2015 Book of the Month. A fascinating tale with a big heart that pulls you back and forth from...

The Letter
Kathryn Hughes
Every so often a love story comes along to remind us that sometimes, in our darkest hour, hope shines a candle to light our way. The Letter tells the story...

The Christmas Surprise
Jenny Colgan
This continues the story of Rosie Hopkins, first introduced in Welcome to Rosie Hopkins’ Sweetshop of Dreams. Here Rosie and her fiancé Stephen are blissfully happy, Rosie is pregnant...

Gone with the Wind
Margaret Mitchell
One of the most famous love stories of all time

The Month Before's Featured Books

You Think You Know Me
Clare Chase
September 2015 Debut of the Month. A short, easy to read Choc-Lit romantic mystery...

Written in My Own Heart's Blood
Diana Gabaldon
This is an incredible series which began with Cross Stitch in 1994. Back then Claire stepped through a stone circle in Scotland in 1945 and found herself in the...

Reader Reviewed Seeing Other People
Mike Gayle
September 2015 Book of the Month. Clever and touching, this is a book about love, trust and the...

Reader Reviewed How to Get Ahead in Television
Sophie Cousens
September 2015 Debut of the Month and eBook of the Month. An amusing, wicked...

Letting You Go
Anouska Knight
An engaging romance where secrets held and truths untold dominate lives. Eight years ago, Alex Foster ran away from her family and the man in her life, now an unexpected...

Queen of Babble in the Big City
Meg Cabot
Disaster-prone Lizzie Nichols manages to put her foot in it again, in Queen of Babble in the Big City, the second in Meg Cabot's witty and romantic series.
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A selection of authors who will feature in this Lovereading category include:

Jane Dawkins 
Rosamunde Pilcher 
Nora Roberts 
V.C. Andrews 
Mary Jane Staples 
Katie Flynn 
Anna Jacobs 
Audrey Howard 
Anita Burgh 
Catherine Cookson 
Lyn Andrews 
Gilda O'Neill 
Joanna Trollope 
Joanna Lindsey 
Kinley MacGregor 
Barbara Erskine