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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 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
     

The Last Anniversary
Liane Moriarty
November 2014 Book of the Month. Originally published in 2006, this comes back into print for those who may have missed it. Actually she has...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/10/2014
     

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
     

Other Featured Books this Month


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 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, only it would be better to begin with Welcome...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2014
     

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 bar all night! Most of our action is concentrated on...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/10/2014
     

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 in every woman's life when the only answer is to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2014
     

Reader Reviewed It Started with Paris
Cathy Kelly
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 preparation, the family entanglements, the background to the various people involved, the moving of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
     

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 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 for Us’ wafts an enveloping warmth over the Winter family....
Format: Electronic book text - Released: 23/10/2014
     

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 Home”. Poignant and beautifully poetic, they leave you with an...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
     

Reader Reviewed We are All Completely Beside Ourselves
Karen Joy Fowler
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 disappears. It is a good third of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/06/2014
     

Inflicted
Ria Frances
When sixteen year old Theo Drew meets Anna Levinsky, a Holocaust survivor, he is barely alive. Cosseting him in her home, Anna cares for Theo while he recovers from extreme emotional trauma in the wake of a family tragedy. Believing...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2014
     

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 is about to have the most extraordinary day - and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/11/2014
     

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 two businesses, planning her wedding to handsome fiance, Sean, with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/10/2014
     

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, County Galway. Population: 482 (or thereabouts). The last place Fiona...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
     

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 AT HELLO Delia Moss isn't quite sure where she went...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
     

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 the altar, Sybil has been saved from despair by her...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
     

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
     

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 is important in life and whom to trust; and of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
     

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 at once that he's having an affair. And it must...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
     

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 tin roof. Between the two is a wry and knowing...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
     

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 to be on television! Helping to keep his excited children,...
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
     

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 - her sister and brother are both settled, with children, homes...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
     

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 who ruined her childhood and destroyed her family. Australian actor...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
     

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 her kids, her mother-in-law, and her baby granddaughter. Her 'Happy...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
     

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 biggest deal of her career and can't afford to fail....
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
     

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 her family in northern California and settles into married life...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/11/2014
     

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 bestselling Katie Price. Storm always wanted to be a celebrity...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2014
     

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 you check in married, and check out single.' Two years...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/10/2014
     

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 GOBLIN FRUIT. In SPICY LITTLE CURSES a demon and the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/10/2014
     

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 lives on a houseboat in Sixties Chelsea. Between these two...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/10/2014
     

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 it could last the rest of our lives,' he said...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2014
     


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.

 

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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
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...
 
 
 


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
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....
 
 
 


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
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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 

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...
 
 
 


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