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Reader Reviewed We are All Completely Beside Ourselves
Karen Joy Fowler
July 2014 MEGA Book of the Month. 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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/06/2014
     

Reader Reviewed 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
     

Reader Reviewed 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
     

Reader Reviewed 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
     

Reader Reviewed The Way Back Home
Freya North
July 2014 Book of the Month. A new Freya North is always cause for celebration. In this one she follows Oriana back to her roots, to old flames, the love of brothers and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/06/2014
     

Reader Reviewed 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
     

Other Featured Books this Month


Making Marion Where's Robin Hood When You Need Him?
Beth Moran
July 2014 Debut of the Month. If such a thing can exist, this lovely book feels like a true to life fairy tale, full of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/06/2014
     

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 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 relationships, about being wives and mothers. It’s a dual-time telling...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
     

Mr Lynch's Holiday
Catherine O'Flynn
Catherine O’Flynn’s debut, What Was Lost, is one of the most brilliant first novels of recent years so Mr Lynch’s Holiday, her third novel, has a lot to live up to. It doesn’t disappoint. At its heart the book...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
     

Reader Reviewed A Man Called Ove
Fredrik Backman
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 and he decides perhaps that life is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
     

The Tea Chest
Josephine Moon
A lovely book of friendship, trust, ambition, realising one’s dreams and achieving. It has the added bonus of teaching us a lot about the different blends of tea and the plants and fruits used to enhance them. It concerns a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
     

How to Build a Girl
Caitlin Moran
What do you do in your teenage years when you realise what your parents taught you wasn't enough? You must go out and find books and poetry and pop songs and bad heroes - and build yourself. It's 1990. Johanna...
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 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
     

An Open Marriage
Tess Stimson
When you abandon the rules, can you ever go back? Mia Allen has never quite adjusted to living in England. She misses her friends in the States and feels restrained by small-town family life near Oxford. Her husband Kit, on...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
     

The Secrets Sisters Keep
Sinead Moriarty
Sinead Moriarty's delicious tenth novel, The Secrets Sisters Keep, is the story of three sisters, three life-altering problems and one eternal truth: nobody knows you quite like a sister! Sinead's writing mixes the worldly wit of Jane Green with the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
     

What a Girl Wants
Lindsey Kelk
A summer bestseller from the immensely popular Lindsey Kelk Being arrested in your own bedroom is never a good start to the day. Tess Brookes really needs to sort out her back-stabbing flatmate - and her life. Should she gamble...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2014
     

Low Expectations
Elizabeth Aaron
Georgie has a glamorous career in fashion. Her boss doesn't know her name, but working for a genius will pay off one day. She hopes. She also has great friends. Granted, they're sometimes a bit superficial, but who wants to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2014
     

A Little Love
Amanda Prowse
Everybody needs a little love in their lives...Pru Plum is the celebrated owner of famous Mayfair bakery, Plum's Patisserie. She wears Chanel and her hair is expensively cut. Few would believe that this elegant woman turned sixty-six last year. But...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
     

Landline
Rainbow Rowell
Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. That it's been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and he still loves her - but that almost seems besides the point now. Two days before...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
     

Jet
Jay Crownover
The second book in the Marked Men series from Jay Crownover - it's what's on the inside that counts...Doesn't every good girl want to tame the bad boy? Ayden Cross is a good Southern girl, from the tips of her...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
     

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
     

Five Ways to Fall
K. A. Tucker
Purple-haired, sharp-tongued Reese MacKay knows all about making the wrong choice; she's made plenty of them in her twenty-odd-years. So when her impulsive, short-lived marriage ends in heartbreak, she decides it's time for a change. She moves to Miami with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
     

Amanda's Wedding
Jenny Colgan
A deliciously warm novel from the best-selling author of Meet Me At The Cupcake Cafe and The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris. Amanda's old schoolfriends can't believe it when the social-climbing queen of preen, Satan's very own PR girl, pulls...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/06/2014
     

Ice Creams at Carrington's
Alexandra Brown
The third book in the delightful series set in Carrington's Department Store. Georgie Hart and Carrington's Department Store have got the world at their feet. Since a reality TV series put them both on the map, life has been amazing!...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
     

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. But he hankered for more, and when he set himself...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
     

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, really believe you're right there amongst the characters in a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/05/2012
     


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.

 

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The Month Before's Featured Books 


The Country Escape
Fiona Walker
Hidden amid lush parkland, Eardisford is the ultimate English country retreat and it's just been sold for the first time in its history. Romantic daredevil Kat Mason has been bequeathed...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


Don't Tell the Boss
Anna Bell
When newlywed Penny turns her hand to some casual wedding planning she only wants to help other women afford the big day of their dreams. But taming bridezillas turns out...
 
 
 


In the Summertime
Judy Astley
It's twenty years since Miranda, then sixteen, holidayed in Cornwall and her life changed forever. Now she's back again - with her mother Clare and the ashes of her stepfather...
 
 
 


The School Inspector Calls A Little Village School Novel
Gervase Phinn
The third Little Village School novel Summer has arrived in Barton-in-the-Dale and as a new term begins at the little primary school, it's not just the warm weather that's getting...
 
 
 


In Love and War
Lesley Lokko
Lexi Sturgis is a woman in a man's world, a war correspondent whose life has taken her to some of the world's most troubled regions. Lexi is never happier than...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed Animals
Emma Jane Unsworth
June 2014 Book of the Month. Flatmates Laura and Tyler (female) ‘get-off-their-faces’ in and around Manchester. Brilliantly written, incredibly funny with some amazing...
 
 
 


The Lemon Grove
Helen Walsh
A racy read, ideal for a holiday, which is where it’s set. Almost claustrophobically focused on Jenn, her husband Greg, step-daughter Emma and Nathan, the 17 year old temptation with...
 
 
 


After the Honeymoon
Janey Fraser
Two couples, one honeymoon destination, and enough secrets to end both marriages. It is perfect for fans of Jill Mansell. How can one honeymoon cause so much trouble? Much as...
 
 
 


Beauty
Louise Mensch
FROM THE BESTSELLING LOUISE BAGSHAWE, NOW WRITING AS LOUISE MENSCH Blend it. Sculpt it. Shape it. Use it...There isn't a woman on earth who doesn't have her beauty secrets. But...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


Chestnut Street
Maeve Binchy
Just round the corner from St Jarlath's Crescent (featured in MINDING FRANKIE) is Chestnut Street. Here, the lives of the residents are revealed in Maeve Binchy's wonderfully compelling tales: Bucket...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed 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...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed A Perfect Heritage
Penny Vincenzi
June 2014 Book of the Month. An author renowned for big books has surpassed herself and written a huge, 939 page, tome. It...
 
 
 


You're the One That I Want
Giovanna Fletcher
June 2014 Book of the Month. Three school friends from the age of nine, two boys, Ben and Robert, one girl, Maddy, are...
 
 
 


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 Fault in Our Stars
John Green
An amazing novel. The Fault in Our Stars is on the one hand a simple coming of age tale of young love but just like Romeo and Juliet these lovers...
 
 
 


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,...
 
 
 


The Time of their Lives
Maeve Haran
Haven't you heard? Sixty is the new forty ...Each month best friends Claudia, Sal, Ella and Laura meet for drinks, celebrating 45 years of friendship. They know each other and...
 
 
 


To Have and to Hold
Helen Chandler
...Imogen's relationship with Pete was once fun and carefree but since they've become parents, everything is different. Then an accident provides the catalyst for a life-changing decision. Fifteen-year-old Phoebe is...
 
 
 


Written in the Stars
Ali Harris
One decision + two different paths = how many happy endings? Have you ever wondered 'What if…?' What if you'd taken that other job, gone on a date with that...
 
 
 


God Is an Astronaut
Alyson Foster
The day of the accident, Jess is in the backyard with a chainsaw, clearing space to build the greenhouse she's always wanted. And, as always, she is thinking of Arthur....
 
 
 


Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy
Helen Fielding
This is the number one bestseller. Is it morally wrong to have a blow-dry when one of your children has head lice? Is technology now the fifth element? Or is...
 
 
 


Talk to Me
Jules Wake
June 2014 Debut of the Month. A good build-up of tension towards the end of...
 
 
 


Casting the Net
Pam Rhodes
This sequel to Fisher of Men is a charming and engagingly warmhearted read. Dunbridge, the small market town setting, is a perfect backdrop to display gentle rural life in...
 
 
 


Love Like the Movies
Victoria Van Tiem

 
 
 


Undertaking Love
Kat French
Sexy and smart, with an extremely desirable male lead, this is a delightful debut from an exciting new voice in women's fiction. When Marla Jacobs discovers that the shop next...
 
 
 

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....
 
 
 


Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy
Helen Fielding
Shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2014. Ms Fielding and Ms Jones are both back on fine form in this riotously funny third adventure. Mad About the Boy, set in...
 
 
 


How to Lose Weight and Alienate People
Ollie Quain
Vivian Ward thinks she is in total control of her life. Actually...she's thirty five, an out-of-work actress who puts more effort into partying than getting good parts, is estranged from...
 
 
 


The Last Word
Hanif Kureishi
Shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2014. As one would expect from such a talented writer, this is an intelligent,...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed Arms Wide Open
Tom Winter
May 2014 Book of the Month. A novel of family, identity and aging. Jack and Meredith are non-identical twins of a single mum...
 
 
 


The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.
Adelle Waldman
Nathaniel Piven is a rising star in Brooklyn's literary scene. After several lean, striving years and an early life as a class-A nerd, he now (to his surprise) has a...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed One Step Too Far
Tina Seskis
May 2014 MEGA Debut of the Month. To say too much about this brilliant, clever,...
 
 
 


Apocalypse Next Tuesday
David Safier
Bridget Jones meets Life of Brian When 30-something Marie jilts her boring boyfriend at the altar she wonders if life can get any worse. So when a handsome carpenter comes...
 
 
 


Downturn Abbey
Ross O'Carroll-Kelly
This is the thirteenth novel in Paul Howard’s satirical Ross O’Carroll-Kelly series which began in an Irish newspaper column in 1998 and have since sold half a million copies. With...
 
 
 


Marriage Material
Sathnam Sanghera
This is shortlisted for the Costa first novel award. To Arjan Banga, returning to the Black Country after the unexpected death of his father, his family's corner shop represents everything...
 
 
 


Sugar & Spice
Angela Britnell
The Way to a Hero's Heart ...Fiery, workaholic Lily Redman is sure of two things: that she knows good food and that she always gets what she wants. And what...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


Crazy Rich Asians
Kevin Kwan
When Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and time with the man she might one day...
 
 
 


Tease
Amanda Maciel
A gripping and thought-provoking story that goes right to the heart of the extremes to which the powerful emotions of adolescence can lead. A teen suicide and the bullying that...
 
 
 


Writing in the Sand
Helen Brandom
A compelling and at times heart-breaking contemporary teen drama from debut author Helen Brandom. Tackling topical subjects it is subtle, insightful and utterly absorbing read. It's the story of Amy...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed The Carriage House
Louisa Hall
An intelligent, compassionate and thought-provoking novel where the writing sparkles through the weight of expectations, hidden hopes and damaged dreams. The broken, faded Carriage House, threatened with bulldozers somehow binds...
 
 
 


Sworn Virgin
Elvira Dones, Clarissa Botsford
A provocative, engaging and absolutely fascinating novel about one woman’s decision to move from a struggling post communist Albania, to the complexity of America, after she has spent years living...
 
 
 


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....
 
 
 


Sealed with a Kiss
Rachael Lucas
* The Top Ten Kindle bestseller, now with brand NEW material! * Kate is dumped on her best friend's wedding day by the world's most boring boyfriend, Ian. She's mostly...
 
 
 


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