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Jane Costello lives in Liverpool with her husband and three young sons. She started her career as a journalist, wrote her first novel while on maternity leave and then decided to follow her dreams as a full-time writer. She loves to escape to the Lake District for long weekends, and whenever she has time to herself she likes to spend it dancing with her friends or running in her local park.
You know what you are getting when you pick up a new Jane Costello and this new one certainly delivers all that it should. With a great setting (Lake Windemere) and great characters centring on three single girls there is lots of intrigue as a beautiful old hotel is threatened. The girls sign up for weekly salsa dance classes and obviously get a lot more than they bargained for. Our central protagonist, Lauren, knew the hotel well. her late father was general manager and she has happy memories of the place. The news of a large budget chain taking it over devastates her for she believes they will destroy its charm. When she becomes attracted to the man in charge of the renovations her life gets very complicated. Her friends Cate and Emily have equally complicated relationships that must be resolved in this pacey read that whisks you through the pages at a good rate... tremendous fun.
Three best friends. One five-star hotel. Will it be the holiday of a lifetime ...? Imogen and her friends Meredith and Nicola have had their fill of budget holidays, cattle-class flights and 6 a.m. offensives for a space by the pool. So when Meredith wins a VIP holiday at Barcelona's hippest new hotel, they plan to sip champagne with the jet set, party with the glitterati and switch off in unapologetic luxury. But when the worst crisis of her working life erupts back home, Imogen has to juggle her BlackBerry with a Manhattan, while soothing a hysterical boss and hunting down an AWOL assistant. Between a robbery, a run-in with hotel security staff and an encounter on a nudist beach that they'd all rather forget, the friends stumble from one disaster to the next. At least Imogen has a distraction in the form of the gorgeous guy who's always in the right place at the very worst time. Until, that is, his motives start to arouse a few suspicions ...Hilarious and heart-warming by turns, The Time of Our Lives is Jane Costello at her romantic best.
There are six months left of Emma Reiss's twenties...and she has some unfinished business. Emma and her friends are about to turn thirty, and for Emma it's a defining moment. Defined, that is, by her having achieved none of the things she'd imagined she would. Her career is all wrong, her love life is a desert and that penthouse apartment she pictured herself in simply never materialised. Moreover, she's never jumped out of a plane, hasn't met the man she's going to marry, has never slept under the stars, or snogged anyone famous - just some of the aspirations on a list she and her friends compiled fifteen years ago. As an endless round of birthday parties sees Emma hurtle towards her own thirtieth, she sets about addressing these issues. But, as she discovers with hilarious consequences, some of them are trickier to tick off than she'd thought...
He's a real catch ...if only she could catch him up Abby Rogers has been on health kicks before - they involve eating one blueberry muffin for breakfast instead of two. But since starting her own business, after watching one too many episodes of The Apprentice, the 28-year-old's waistline has taken even more of a back seat than her long-neglected love life. When Abby is encouraged to join her sporty best friend's running club - by none other than its gorgeous new captain - she finds a mysterious compulsion to exercise. Sadly, her first session doesn't go to plan. Between the obscenely unflattering pink leggings, and the fact that her lungs feel as though they've been set on fire, she vows never to return. Then her colleague Heidi turns up at work and makes a devastating announcement, one that will change her life - and Abby's - forever.
Winner of the RNA Romantic Comedy Novel of the Year Award 2010. Bride Zoe Moore is left blushing when she’s jilted at the altar. Fleeing to America, Zoe becomes a nanny to sexy, moody single dad Ryan’s two adorable children. Slowly, Ryan and Zoe begin to fall in love. But when Zoe’s ex-fiancé comes to find her, she is forced to make a difficult choice.
THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLING AUTHOR It's a happy day for everyone except the bridesmaid ... With less than an hour to go before her best friend, Grace, is to walk down the aisle, Evie is attempting to fulfil her most important bridesmaid role: to deposit the bride at the start-line at the appointed time. But with a bride famed for her chaotic sense of time, and the bride's daughter busy mashing Molton Brown into the expensive hotel carpet, minus underwear, the odds are stacked against her. Evie is twenty-seven; a sparkly, down-to-earth journalist. She has never been in love and has started to fret that she never will be. Small wonder, then, that the prospect of being bridesmaid at no less than three impending weddings is one that fills her with trepidation. But then she meets her friend Valentina's date, Jack. Valentina is beautiful, shallow and self-obsessed. Her dates tend to be mirror-images. Which can mean only one thing: Jack can't possibly be as good as he seems. Can he? Full of warmth, fun and laughter, Bridesmaids is a novel to devour!