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Books of the Month


Reader Reviewed Funny Girl
Nick Hornby
November 2014 MEGA Book of the Month. I would like to say ‘classic’ Hornby but the thing I most like about his writing is that the stories are all different, so one can...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
     

Reader Reviewed It Started with Paris
Cathy Kelly
October 2014 MEGA Book of the Month. A great read, you are never disappointed with a Cathy Kelly. What happened in Paris was a marriage proposal. What happens in the book is the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
     

Reader Reviewed The Woman Who Stole My Life
Marian Keyes
November 2014 Book of the Month. A fluctuating time scale, all from Stella’s viewpoint, makes this a little disjointed and convoluted in a long book with a huge amount of incident. Stella is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
     

Reader Reviewed Honeyville
Daisy Waugh
November 2014 Book of the Month. Set in 1913 and 1933 in Colorado and Hollywood amid the miners’ strike and unrest and later the opulent life of the film industry. At the centre...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/11/2014
     

Reader Reviewed Emma
Alexander McCall Smith
November 2014 Book of the Month. This is a strange series where famous authors have been asked to give a modern version of Austen’s classics so Joanna Trollope did Pride and Prejudice,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
     

Reader Reviewed The Rosie Effect
Graeme Simsion
October 2014 Book of the Month. The simplicity of the writing here has a magical quality that carries you effortlessly from page to page. If you have not met Don Tillman, Professor of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
     

Northanger Abbey
Val McDermid
October 2014 Book of the Month. In Val's trademark style of great storytelling and suspense meet modern day Cat whose world is turned upside down and her innocence lost as she is taken...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2014
     

Other Featured Books this Month


Reader Reviewed If I Knew You Were Going to be This Beautiful, I Never Would Have Let You Go
Judy Chicurel
November 2014 Debut of the Month. 1972 and the teenagers of Long Island spend their time drinking, smoking and taking drugs. The girls all experiment...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2014
     

Reader Reviewed Lies We Tell Ourselves
Robin Talley
October 2014 Debut of the Month. Fascinating, commanding and stimulating; this work of fiction is steeped in the history of the American school integration struggle...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/10/2014
     

Reader Reviewed A Perfect Home
Kate Glanville
October 2014 eBook of the Month. Gloriously moving and delightful, this is the perfect companion to hide from reality with for a few hours. At first glance Claire appears to have a heavenly life, her husband is...
Format: eBook - Released: 06/10/2014
     

Reader Reviewed The Year I Met You
Cecelia Ahern
Very different from her previous books for there is no supernatural or spiritual element. Just a thoroughly good story of family dynamics, relationships, handicaps in families and it affects all. It’s pensive, soul searching stuff concentrating on two people who...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
     

This is Where I Leave You
Jonathan Tropper
Tropper’s comic novel about American life has now been made into a film starring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey and Jane Fonda. It is a delightful rom-com as four very different, slightly estranged siblings are forced back into the family home...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2014
     

Reader Reviewed We are All Completely Beside Ourselves
Karen Joy Fowler
Shortlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2014. The effects on a family of a young sister who disappears. It is a good third of the way through the book before you find out what it’s all about and I do hope...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/06/2014
     

Love Rosie (Where Rainbows End)
Cecelia Ahern
The original book was called Where Rainbows End. It covers some 45 years of emails, letters, text and instant messages between Rosie in Ireland and her childhood best friend, Alex in America. You laugh, you cry, you long for...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2014
     

Reader Reviewed Fatty O'Leary's Dinner Party
Alexander McCall Smith
A scrumptious, joyous read, stuffed full of sharp wit, laugh out loud frolics and gentle soothing compassion. Fatty and his loving, loyal saint of a wife Betty leave the comforts of home for a holiday to Ireland in 1979. A...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2014
     

Reader Reviewed 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 to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
     

The Food of Love Cookery School
Nicky Pellegrino
Rich with passion, sunshine and humanity this is a heartfelt page-turner about learning to live again and, of course, mouthwatering food! In the sun-drenched Sicilian hills four women, all at turning points in their lives, learn lessons of a lifetime...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
     

Christmas at Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop
Jenny Colgan
Continuing the life of Rosie in the Derbyshire village where she inherited her aunt’s sweetshop. You don’t need to have read the first to enjoy this but you’ll enjoy knowing the major players better if you have. Rosie is in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2014
     

The Supreme Macaroni Company
Adriana Trigiani
'A person who can build a pair of shoes can do just about anything.' The Angelini Shoe Company in Greenwich Village has been creating sumptuous shoes for a hundred years. And now it falls to Valentine Roncalli, heir to the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2014
     

The Seafront Tea Rooms
Vanessa Greene
The Seafront Tea Rooms is a peaceful hideaway, away from the bustle of the seaside, and in this quiet place a group of women find exactly what they've been searching for. Charismatic journalist Charlotte is on a mission to scope...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2014
     

Fool's Gold
Zana Bell
Love - is it worth its weight in gold? It's 1866 and the gold rush is on. Left to fend for herself in the wilds of New Zealand's west coast, Lady Guinevere Stanhope is determined to do whatever it takes...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
     

Saving Grace
Jane Green
From the number one bestselling author of Tempting Fate and The Accidental Husband comes Jane Green's stunning new novel about a shattered marriage and a devastating betrayal A perfect stranger wants her perfect life. Grace Chapman has the perfect life,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
     

Firestorm
Tamara McKinley
Becky Jackson's family has been managing the hospital in far-flung Morgan's Reach for three generations. When Becky's husband is tragically lost at war, she and her young son Danny must leave the city and return to her birthplace to start...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/12/2014
     

The Winter Gathering
Deirdre Purcell
It's ten years on from the first winter gathering, when four of Maggie Quinn's closest friends rushed in to spend Christmas with her after her husband walked out just days before. And at Christmas, it doesn't take long for an...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/10/2014
     

Very Valentine
Adriana Trigiani
Meet Valentine, an unforgettable and passionate woman with a heart and a dream as big as New York City. Her dream? To design the perfect pair of shoes ...The Angelini Shoe Company, makers of exquisite wedding shoes since 1903, is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2014
     

A Most Desirable Marriage
Hilary Boyd
Lawrence and Jo have enjoyed a strong marriage, the envy of their friends. Even after thirty years they have lots to say to each other, many interests in common and, until recently, a good sex life. But Lawrence seems wary...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2014
     


No two relationships are the same, so is it any wonder that there is no shortage of great material in this section? We are big fans of relationship tales at Lovereading and we like to share the love. So, this section is where you’ll find all your favourite authors and, if you’ll let us be your relationship council, some brand new ones too.


Reading a book can be very much like a relationship. Sometimes you need warmth and wisdom (try Maeve Binchy, Cathy Kelly or Rosamunde Pilcher), sometimes you’re in a sexier mood (Jilly Cooper or Veronica Henry); sometimes you want to explore serious issues (Joanna Trollope or Libby Purves); there are times when you just want to throw your head back and have a good laugh (Maria Beaumont or Mavis Cheek) or for a bitter sweet tale then Bring down the Moon by Eva Le Bon shouldn't be missed.

 

All of our featured books are hand-picked and reviewed by our in-house editorial experts. This is unique to Lovereading and means that you can be sure of considered guidance by industry professionals.  That’s how much we want you to Lovereading!

 

Whatever your mood, we can help guide you to a satisfying and fulfilling read. By signing up for our regular emails, you will have access to great hints and tips and the all-important free downloadable extracts, so you can try before you buy (kind of like a first date!). All our Relationship novels are available to buy online at discounted prices.

 

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


The Thread
Victoria Hislop
This is an enthralling novel from the million-copy bestselling author of The Island and The Return. Victoria Hislop is brilliant at setting the scene so you, the reader,...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed The Rosie Project
Graeme Simsion
A thoroughly charming book from this witty and intelligent Australian writer. Don leads a very ordered life. He does not consider himself odd, does not notice how much he shares...
 
 
 


The Story of You
Katy Regan
There is no story of me without the story of you I want to explain it all to you. How this happened. How that summer - the summer I was...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed The Ruby Slippers
Keir Alexander
A remarkable and thought-provoking debut novel, which immediately becomes a compulsive read. Written with great eloquence, the tale transports you into an everyday reality filled with exquisite loss and longing....
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed Man at the Helm
Nina Stibbe
September 2014 Debut of the Month. Fabulously funny, sharp and yet also touching and poignant,...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed Tiger Milk
Stefanie de Velasco
Debut of the Month and eBook of the Month. A scary coming-of-age tale set in Berlin which has been a huge bestseller in its native Germany. We follow two fourteen year...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed Seeing Other People
Mike Gayle
Clever and touching, this is a book about love, trust and the reality of bringing up a family. As loveable, weary Joe tells his emotional story, you will...
 
 
 


Follow Me Follow You
Laura E. James
You save me and I'll save you...Victoria Noble has pulled the plug on romance. As director of the number one social networking site, EweSpeak, and single mother to four-year-old Seth,...
 
 
 


The Idea of Him
Holly Peterson
From the New York Times bestselling author of THE MANNY comes a vibrant novel of love, life lessons and learning to trust yourself Allie Crawford has the life she always...
 
 
 


It Must Have Been the Mistletoe
Judy Astley
A family Christmas in Cornwall for the newly single? Thea's parents have split up but still seem to be together. Both her younger sister and her brother are Smug Marrieds....
 
 
 


Pieces of You
Ella Harper
As compelling and powerful as Jojo Moyes and Liane Moriarty, PIECES OF YOU is a heart-rending, haunting and ultimately life-affirming novel about a love tested to its limits. The perfect...
 
 
 


Shopaholic to the Stars
Sophie Kinsella
Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) is in Hollywood ! It's as if all her life has been leading to this moment. She's hanging out with the stars ...or at least she...
 
 
 


The Memory Book
Rowan Coleman
When time is running out every moment is precious...When Claire starts to write her Memory Book, she already knows that this scrapbook of mementoes will soon be all her daughters...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed Bring Me Home
Alan Titchmarsh
September 2014 Book of the Month. A big, sprawling family saga revolving around a Scottish castle and estate. We have births, deaths and...
 
 
 

The Month Before's Featured Books


Million Dollar Arm Sometimes to Win, You Have to Change the Game
J. B. Bernstein
JB Bernstein seemed to have it all. One of the top sports agents in the US, he worked hard and enjoyed the bachelor lifestyle to the full.
 
 
 


This One is Mine
Maria Semple
Violet Parry is living the quintessential life of luxury in the Hollywood Hills with David, her rock-and-roll manager husband, and her darling toddler, Dot. She has the perfect life -...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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....
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


The Girls from Corona Del Mar
Rufi Thorpe
Mia and Lorrie Ann are lifelong friends: hard-hearted Mia and untouchably beautiful, kind Lorrie Ann. While Mia struggles with a mother who drinks, a pregnancy at fifteen, and younger brothers...
 
 
 


Doctor January
Rhoda Baxter
If you keep looking back, you might miss what's standing right in front of you - Six months after a painful break-up from Gordon, Beth's finally getting her life back...
 
 
 


The Future for Curious People
Gregory Sherl
If you could see your future with someone ...would you? Meet Evelyn and Godfrey. Evelyn is breaking up with her boyfriend, Adrian, as she's seen their dismal future together at...
 
 
 


Love, Love Me Do
Mark Haysom
1963. The year the Beatles first top the charts. The year Martin Luther King has a dream. The year Truman Bird moves his family from their home in Brighton to...
 
 
 


The Marriage Mender
Linda Green
Alison is a marriage mender. Her job is to help couples who fear they have reached the end of the line. But the trouble with spending your time sorting out...
 
 
 


Paper Swans
Jessica Thompson
Ben Lawrence seems to have it all - the hot job, the flashy car, the luxurious apartment. But one tragic day in his past mars his future. Since the events...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


Courting Trouble
Kathy Lette
Tilly has the day from hell when she's sacked from her barristers' chambers in the morning, then finds her husband in bed with her former best friend in the afternoon....
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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,...
 
 
 


The Christmas Party
Carole Matthews
Another great romp from this fab author. The party of the title is an office party in a very posh country house hotel with no expense spared, including a free...
 
 
 


A Bright Moon for Fools
Jasper Gibson
'Have you sold your soul to the devil?' asked the boy. 'Everyybody has sold their soul to the devil,' sighed Christmas. 'That's why you can't get a decent price.' Harry...
 
 
 


What Would Mary Berry Do?
Claire Sandy
Marie Dunwoody doesn't want for much in life. She has a lovely husband, three wonderful children, and a business of her own. Except, her cupcakes are crap. Her meringues are...
 
 
 


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