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Books of the Month


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 marriages galore; tragedy, mysterious students and skulduggery. The head of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/09/2014
     

Other Featured Books this Month


Reader Reviewed Tiger Milk
Stefanie de Velasco
September 2014 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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/09/2014
     

Reader Reviewed Man at the Helm
Nina Stibbe
September 2014 Debut of the Month. Fabulously funny, sharp and yet also touching and poignant, this semi-autobiographical novel from Nina Stibbe is wonderfully captivating and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014
     

Reader Reviewed The Rosie Effect
Graeme Simsion
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 Genetics in The Rosie Project then you are in for a treat...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
     

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 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 find yourself alternately wanting to slap his self-pity then hug...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014
     

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
     

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
     

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
     

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 with a group of children with Asperger’s syndrome, approaches everything...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/01/2014
     

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. With harrowing memories of the savagery of Nazi Germany, tantalising...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/08/2014
     

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 and husband have of her. But how can she hold...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2014
     

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 will be, when she finally gets to meet movie superstar...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
     

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 marriage. A devastating secret. An impossible choice. Lucy was always...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2014
     

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. But Thea is newly single and very much wishes she...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
     

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 dreamed of - a career at a high-profile PR firm;...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2014
     

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, she wrestles with the work-life balance. Enter Chris Frampton, Hollywood...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
     

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 16 - made me the person I am today. I...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2014
     


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 


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...
 
 
 

The Month Before's Featured Books


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


Do Opposites Attract?
Kathryn Freeman
July 2014 Debut of the Month. If you are looking for easy, relaxing...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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....
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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