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Julia Llewellyn is the author of The Love Trainer, If I Were You and Amy's Honeymoon. As Julia Llewellyn Smith she writes regularly for The Sunday Telegraph, the Sunday Times and many other publications. Julia lives in London with her family.
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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 pregnancy, marriage and the problems of building a life together. He is an actor who lands a part in a TV sitcom and makes it big. They now have two boys and a big house and … well, you must read this to find out what happens; you’ll love it.
Julia Llewellyn, Top Ten bestselling author of The Model Wife and Amy's Honeymoon looks at finding - and keeping - your soulmate in Ten Minutes to Fall in Love. Zu Forbes has a complicated relationship with love. Her mother died when she was a teenager, leaving her with a lonely father and emotional baggage. So at the earliest opportunity she switched the baggage for luggage and took off around the world. But now she's home and working for a dating agency. Can she find the perfect match for her dad? If only she can pair him off, she can run away again with a clear conscience. While Zu busies herself fixing her dad's love life, she almost misses Cupid creeping up behind her. They say it takes ten minutes to fall in love so how can she be falling for someone she's known for years? And why is it taking so damn long to matchmake her dad? Zu must make a commitment one way or the other: to her love life; to her family; and to the memories of a mother she's tried so desperately to forget. Ten Minutes to Fall in Love is an engaging, witty and romantic story about finding that perfect person to share your life. Praise for Julia Llewellyn: 'A perfect beach read' Elle 'Engaging and entertaining' Evening Standard Julia Llewellyn is the author of The Love Trainer, If I Were You, Amy's Honeymoon, The Model Wife and Love Nest, all published as Penguin paperbacks. As Julia Llewellyn Smith she writes regularly for the Sunday Telegraph, the Sunday Times and many other publications. Julia lives in London with her family.
Roll the dice Grace's childhood home, Chadlicote Manor, is being sold to settle family debts. Will losing her home break her heart or is it the chance for a new life? ... move two spaces Karen's husband has the Manor in his sights as a chance to start over in rural paradise. But Karen prefers city living and, when a new flame turns up the heat, starting again might just mean the end of the road. ... climb the ladder Gemma is longing for a baby and, unlike her own loft apartment, Karen's house is an ideal family home. But the dream house can only have its dream baby if Gemma can convince her flakey sister to help out. ... to land on Up-and-coming rockstar Nick has designs on Gemma's flat. He's also taken a shine to classy estate agent, Lucinda, but she's not all she seems - and neither is he, since he's hiding a girlfriend he's looking to ditch when the sale goes through. . . . the Love Nest where all their troubles come home to roost!
A five star honeymoon in Rome - what more could a girl want? In Amy's case, a husband might come in handy ... but, with the cost of a cancelled wedding to mop up and no chance of a refund on the honeymoon, she's jetting off to bask in the Italian sunshine alone. Except no one seems willing to leave her alone. If it's not nosy hotel guests, it's famous movie stars desperate to exchange suites. How's a girl supposed to wallow in misery when, under protest, she's dragged off to shop till she drops, or to film premieres or intimate picnics a deux? But why was the wedding called off? Where is the absent groom? And can movie stars really fall in love with the girl next door? You'd be mad to miss out on this Roman holiday ...