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Isabelle Broom studied Media Arts at the University of West London before starting a career first in local newspapers and then as a junior sub-editor at Heat magazine. Her wanderlust has taken her to Greece, Canada, Sri Lanka, Sicily, New York, LA, the Canary Islands and Spain. When she's not writing novels set in far-flung locations, Isabelle spends her time being the Book Reviews Editor at Heat magazine and walking her beloved dog round the parks of north London.
December 2017 Book of the Month Told in dual narratives from two English girls, Taggie and Lucy, at Lake Como, Italy. Taggie is working as an events manager, Lucy is taking the new love of her life on a special treat. Taggie has a past she is running from, Lucy a future she is running towards. The huge coincidence, although the reader does see it coming, is the connection between the girls, not just over a man but how their past is entwined too. Taggie meets a gorgeous, attentive and caring Italian and Lucy is determined to hang on to her man, come hell or high water. It is New Year and fireworks are on the agenda in both senses of the word. Great fun, building nicely to its charming conclusion. Sarah Broadhurst
'A dreamy, romantic, irresistible treat' Lindsey Kelk 'Emotional, enthralling and exquisitely written' Cathy Bramley ___________ Philippa Taylor (Pepper to her friends) has big dreams. When she closes her eyes, she can picture exactly who she ought to be. The problem is, it's about as far away from her real life in a small coastal town in Suffolk as she can imagine. So when her elderly friend Josephine persuades Pepper to accompany her on a trip to Europe, she jumps at the chance to change her routine. And when Pepper bumps (literally) into the handsome Finn in Lisbon, it seems as though she might have finally found what she's been looking for. But Pepper know all too well things are rarely as they seem. Her own quiet life hides a dark secret from the past. And even though she and Finn may have been destined to find each other, Pepper suspects life may have other plans as to how the story should end. A romantic and sweeping story about friendship, love and realising that sometimes it's about the journey, not the destination.
'You'll be swept away by this emotional story of love, both lost and found' Sunday Mirror A heart-warming, moving and life-affirming story perfect for fans of Hannah Beckerman, Lucy Diamond and Paige Toon. ____________ Genie isn't feeling very festive this December. The frosty mornings and twinkling fairy lights only remind her it's been a whole year since she lost her adoptive mother, who took her in as a baby and raised her as her own. She's never felt more alone - until she discovers her birth mother's identity. And where to find her - New Zealand, half the world away. Travelling there could be her one chance to meet the woman who gave her up . . . But will she find the answers she has been looking for? Or something she could never have expected? ____________ 'A beautiful tender story of love and family in an incredible setting' Philippa Ashley 'By turns heartbreaking and joyous' Heat 'A breathtaking journey from loss to love and finding your happy place in the world - I adored every word' Cathy Bramley 'You'll be swept away by this emotional story of love, both lost and found' Sunday Mirror WOMAN & HOME BEST FESTIVE READS Praise for Isabelle Broom: 'Beautiful' Giovanna Fletcher 'Brilliantly evocative' Paige Toon 'Utterly romantic' Adele Parks 'A writing powerhouse' Carrie Hope Fletcher
Escape to the glistening sands of Sri Lanka in this romantic and heartwarming read about how one woman's life changed forever . . . 'An irresistible love story' Daily Express ____________ One spark will light up both their lives. Alice is settling down. It might not be the adventurous life she once imagined, but more than anything she wants to make everyone happy - her steady boyfriend, her over-protective mother - even if it means a little part of her will always feel stifled. Max is shaking things up. After a devastating injury, he is determined to prove himself. To find the man beyond the disability, to escape his smothering family and go on an adventure. A trip to Sri Lanka is Alice's last hurrah - her chance to throw herself into the heat, chaos and colour of a place thousands of miles from home. It's also the moment she meets Max. Alice doesn't know it yet, but her whole life is about to change. Max doesn't know it yet, but he's the one who's going to change it. ____________ BEST CONTEMPORARY ROMANTIC NOVEL WINNER 'Left us with tears in our eyes and a smile on our face' Heat 'We devoured it in one sitting' Closer 'The ultimate will-they-won't-they. Be sure to have tissues ready' Rosie Walsh, author of The Man Who Didn't Call 'This wonderfully uplifting story takes you on a journey in every sense' Catherine Isaac, author of You, Me, Everything 'Pack your passport, because Isabelle Broom is about to take you on a beautiful emotional journey' Adele Parks, author of The Image of You 'Goregously romantic. This book will pick you up and sweep you into its pages' Milly Johnson, author of The Perfectly Imperfect Woman
Prepare to be whisked away to the Spanish sun in this completely absorbing page-turner 'So evocative you can practically smell the paella and sangria' Closer Hannah Hodges can't believe her luck when she's offered a trip to sunny Spain with her best friend and dreamy boss . . . but what's the catch? When twenty-eight year old Hannah and her colleagues travel to Spain for a month to film a documentary, it's a dream come true. Not least because Hannah will get to spend long summer days with Theo, her (gorgeous) boss (and crush). It couldn't be a more perfect setting to fall in love . . . If only Tom (Hannah's best friend and cameramen) and Claudette (the presenter) would stop getting in the way. Then things become even more complicated when Nancy, Hannah's half-sister, arrives. What on earth is she doing here? For just once in her life, can't Hannah have one perfect summer, free of any drama? *** 'Brilliant - I raced through it' Cathy Kelly, author of Secrets of a Happy Marriage 'Beautiful life-affirming stories that whisk you away and make you fall in love' Miranda Dickinson, author of Searching for a Silver Lining 'A lovely, absorbing novel, full of the beauty and mystery of Mojacar' Kate Eberlen, author of Miss You 'Fresh, fun and full of sexual tension . . . a perfect spring read' Heat 'Chick fic at its best!' Take a Break
Get away from it all with this heartwarming and heartbreaking story about love and life in one of Europe's most romantic cities, Prague 'Evocative, will clutch at your heart. Perfect escapism on a winter evening' Sunday Mirror ____________ Welcome to a city where wishes are everywhere. For Megan, a winter escape to Prague with her friend Ollie is a chance to find some inspiration for her upcoming photography exhibition. But she's determined to keep their friendship from becoming anything more. Because if Megan lets Ollie find out about her past, she risks losing everything - and she won't let that happen again . . . For Hope, the trip is a surprise treat from Charlie, her new partner. But she's struggling to enjoy the beauty of the city when she knows how angry her daughter is back home. And that it's all her fault . . . For Sophie, the city has always been a magical place. This time she can't stop counting down the moments until her boyfriend Robin joins her. But in historic Prague you can never escape the past . . . Three different women. Three intertwining love stories. One unforgettable, timeless city. ____________ 'The city is evoked in wonderful detail. An unashamedly romantic tale. There is plenty of love, laughter and tragedy to get the pages turning' Sunday Express 'Think love, laughter and tears all shaken up in a Prague snowglobe. Just fab' Fabulous 'A real escapist read' My Weekly
Allow yourself to be transported to the stunning Greek island of Zakynthos in this heart-warming and poignant novel 'A beautiful story of heartbreak and forgiveness' Giovanna Fletcher With its perfect blue skies, white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, Zakynthos should be a dream. But for Holly it feels more like a nightmare. Arriving on the island to clear out a house she's just inherited, Holly has no idea what to expect. And she's certainly not prepared for the family secrets she uncovers inside. With the help of Aidan, her handsome neighbour, Holly sets out to explore the island, hoping to piece together her own lost story. Yet all too soon real life, including the boyfriend she left behind, threatens to catch up with her. Holly thinks she's following the secrets of the past . . . But might it turn out to be a map to her future? 'A brilliantly evocative debut' Paige Toon 'A heart-warming, charming tale of love, family and gorgeous Greece. I adored it' Milly Johnson 'Combines a wonderful setting with the poignancy of self-discovery and a touching romance' Katie Fforde
Ed waited until all the eyes in the room were on him before he began. He took a deep breath, inhaling as he did so the sweet scent from the lilies, which were arranged extravagantly in front of him. 'Ladies and gents, I promise to try and keep this short and sweet' When Billy asked his best mate Ed to be his best man, Ed knew he would have to make a speech and he was dreading it. But he also knew how important it was to Billy - and to his soul mate and wife-to-be, Amelia. So Ed is determined to do them proud. But little does he know that it will be the most important speech he will ever make, and his toast - 'To Billy and Amelia - together forever' - will mean more than he ever thought. A beautiful short story to remind you of the importance of love.