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Books of the Month


Reader Reviewed Honeyville
Daisy Waugh
December 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
     

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
One of our Books of the Year 2014. 1972 and the teenagers of Long Island spend their time drinking, smoking and taking drugs. The girls all experiment with sex, get pregnant, have abortions or adoptions, such is life. The boys are...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2014
     

Reader Reviewed We are All Completely Beside Ourselves
Karen Joy Fowler
One of our Books of the Year 2014. Winner of the International Author of the of the Year at the Specsavers National Book Awards 2014. Shortlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2014. The effects on a family of a young sister who...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/06/2014
     

Christmas for One
Amanda Prowse
If you have not discovered Amanda Prowse yet you are in for a treat. This is part of her No Greater Love series and tells of a single mum trying to get Christmas perfect for her young son. Whether she...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/11/2014
     

The Memory Book
Rowan Coleman
One of our Books of the Year 2014. This has all the ingredients required to curl up with and savour. Compelling in its originality, heart-breaking in its sadness yet so uplifting it will also make your heart soar. The Memory Book...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2014
     

Reader Reviewed A Man Called Ove
Fredrik Backman
One of our Books of the Year 2014. 59-year old Ove is quite possibly one of the grumpiest people you’ll meet but, he has been an upstanding pillar of the community for decades. The last six months have taken their toll...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
     

Reader Reviewed The Ruby Slippers
Keir Alexander
One of our Books of the Year 2014. 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. With harrowing memories...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/08/2014
     

How I Wonder What You are
Jane Lovering
Maybe he wasn't here because of the lights - maybe they were here because of him - It's been over eighteen months since Molly Gilchrist has had a man (as her best friend, Caro, is so fond of reminding her)...
Format: Electronic book text - Released: 07/12/2014
     

A Taste for Green Tangerines
Barbara Bisco
Set in the midst of the Indonesian rainforest, A TASTE FOR GREEN TANGERINES begins with Bethany Parker's arrival in Borneo and explores the limits of friendship and the consequences of love amidst a small band of Europeans, Americans, and Australians...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/04/2009
     

The Boy I Love
Lynda Bellingham
A superb evocation of theatre life from a naturally gifted storyteller, the beloved Lynda Bellingham. It is the summer of '82 as Sally Thomas prepares to leave her job at the British Drama League in London and head off to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/11/2014
     

A Cornish Carol A Short Story
Fern Britton
A wise and witty short story that is full of Christmas cheer from the best-selling author and TV presenter, Fern Britton. This will be one Christmas they'll never forget...Piran Ambrose is the epitome of brooding male. But Pendruggan's Mr Rochester...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/11/2014
     

Magic Sometimes Happens
Margaret James
Passport to love London-based PR and promotions consultant Rosie Denham has just spent a year in Paris where she's tried but failed to fall in love. She's also made a big mistake and can't forgive herself. American IT professor Patrick...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
     


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


Reader Reviewed It Started with Paris
Cathy Kelly
One of our Books of the Year 2014. A great read, you are never disappointed with a Cathy Kelly. What happened in Paris was a marriage proposal. What happens in the...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


The Last Anniversary
Liane Moriarty
November 2014 Book of the Month. Originally published in 2006, this comes back into print...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed A Place for Us: Part 4
Harriet Evans
November 2014 eBook of the Month. Savour every last word of this enchanting and pleasurable read as the final part of 'A Place...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


From Notting Hill with Four Weddings ... Actually
Ali McNamara
Movie addict Scarlett O'Brien is finally living the jet-setting life she's dreamed of - but it all hangs by a shiny, golden thread. Flying between London and New York, running...
 
 
 


I Refuse
Per Petterson
'Tommy. How long have we been friends.' 'All of our lives,' Tommy said. 'I can't remember us ever not being friends. When would that have been.' Jim said. 'I think...
 
 
 


I Will Marry George Clooney (by Christmas)
Tracy Bloom
This is a brand new very funny Christmas novel, from the bestselling author of No-One Ever Has Sex on a Tuesday and Single Woman Seeks Revenge. There comes a time...
 
 
 


Last Voyage of the Valentina
Santa Montefiore
An eccentric aristocrat is savagely murdered in his Italian palazzo at the end of WW2. Twenty years later, this unsolved crime touches the life of Alba, a hedonistic girl who...
 
 
 


Lips Touch
Laini Taylor
In Victorian times, goblins offered sumptuous fruits in exchange for maidens' souls...and were usually successful. But what does it take to tempt today's savvy young women? Discover the answer in...
 
 
 


Love Me or Leave Me
Claudia Carroll
A captivating romantic comedy that will tug on your heart-strings. The characters feel like friends and you won't want it to end! 'Welcome to the Hope Street Hotel - where...
 
 
 


Make My Wish Come True
Katie Price
Take one showbiz reporter; one sexy TV chef; one creepy ex-boyfriend plenty of sex and scandal and you have all the ingredients to Make My Wish Come True from the...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed Funny Girl
Nick Hornby
One of our Books of the Year 2014. November 2014 MEGA Book of the Month. I would like to say ‘classic’ Hornby but the...
 
 
 


Infidelities
Kirsty Gunn
What can one say about such a collection of stories on infidelity except read them. They cover the spectrum, divided into three sections, “Going Out”, “Staying Out” and “Never Coming...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed The Woman Who Stole My Life
Marian Keyes
One of our Books of the Year 2014. November 2014 Book of the Month. A fluctuating time scale, all from Stella’s viewpoint, makes this...
 
 
 


2 A.M. at the Cat's Pajamas
Marie-Helene Bertino
Madeleine Altimari is a sassy, smart-mouthed nine-year-old and an aspiring jazz singer, inwardly mourning the recent death of her mother. Little does she know that on Christmas Eve Eve she...
 
 
 


After the Rain
Renee Carlino
Under the bright arena lights of a rodeo show, young Avelina Belo falls for a handsome cowboy with a larger-than-life personality. After a whirlwind courtship, she happily moves away from...
 
 
 


Christmas in the Snow
Karen Swan
No secret stays buried forever...In London, the snow is falling and Christmas is just around the corner - but Allegra Fisher barely has time to notice. She's pitching for the...
 
 
 


Coming Home for Christmas
Julia Williams
Warm, humorous and completely irresistible. All you want for Christmas is right here! Cat Tinsall is ably juggling her busy family life - a 'sandwich generation' woman, she cares for...
 
 
 


An Irish Promise
Isabella Connor
A promise is a promise - Art historian, Rachel Ford has returned to the Irish village of Kilbrook intent on keeping her promise to take revenge on the school bullies...
 
 
 


It Must Have Been the Mistletoe
Judy Astley
Thea's parents decide to host a big family Christmas in a house by the sea...even though they are, in fact, about to split up. Thea herself is newly single -...
 
 
 


Silent Night
Jack Sheffield
1984 - and it's an important time for the children of Ragley-on-the Forest school...Their school choir is to sing a carol in a church in York, and is actually going...
 
 
 


Still Life with Bread Crumbs
Anna Quindlen
This is longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for fiction 2014 The New York Times bestseller. Still Life with Bread Crumbs begins with an imagined gunshot and ends with a new...
 
 
 


Strange Girls and Ordinary Women
Morgan McCarthy
They say you know instinctively who to trust. Alice is normal; she'd never do anything rash. But when she sees her husband one day with a younger girl, she knows...
 
 
 


When the Night Comes
Favel Parrett
Set in Tasmania and Antarctica, this is the beautifully told new novel from bestselling author Favel Parrett. When the Night Comes tells the story of a young girl, learning what...
 
 
 


The Christmas Surprise
Jenny Colgan
This continues the lives of Rosie Hopkins and her fiancé Stephen which gives you a good update at the front of the book so you could start the story here,...
 
 
 


The Great Christmas Knit off
Alexandra Brown
The perfect seasonal tale of how laughter, friends and wacky Christmas jumpers can mend a broken heart. For fans of Trisha Ashley and Jenny Colgan. Heartbroken after being jilted at...
 
 
 


It's Not Me, it's You
Mhairi McFarlane
An achingly funny story about how to be your own hero when life pulls the rug out from under your feet. From the author of the bestselling YOU HAD ME...
 
 
 


The Oyster Catcher
Jo Thomas
Kindle Bestseller and RNA Joan Hessayon Award Winner The Oyster Catcher is Jo Thomas's irresistibly feel-good Irish novel of facing the past, finding your feet and falling in love. Dooleybridge,...
 
 
 

The Month Before's Featured Books


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,...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed The One Plus One
Jojo Moyes
One of our Books of the Year 2014. JoJo Moyes is an incredible writer whose ability to depict modern life in all its glorious complexities is second to none. This is...
 
 
 


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,...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed Lies We Tell Ourselves
Robin Talley
October 2014 Debut of the Month. Fascinating, commanding and stimulating; this work of fiction is...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed The Year I Met You
Cecelia Ahern
One of our Books of the Year 2014. Very different from her previous books for there is no supernatural or spiritual element. Just a thoroughly good story of family dynamics, relationships,...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed Fatty O'Leary's Dinner Party
Alexander McCall Smith
One of our Books of the Year 2014. A scrumptious, joyous read, stuffed full of sharp wit, laugh out loud frolics and gentle soothing compassion. Fatty and his loving, loyal saint...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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 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...
 
 
 


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,...
 
 
 


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,...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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....
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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