the swimming pool summer reading desmond elliott prize reading groups i found you lisa jewell
Vouchers


Romantic Fiction Romantic Fiction

Love is all around us, they say. Well, it certainly is here. Romance for the bus, bath, beach, bed or best friend’s birthday!

Books of the Month

I Found You by Lisa Jewell
I Found You
Lisa Jewell
July 2016 Book of the Month. A tale of lost memories and hidden secrets but will the truth destroy or heal? Lisa Jewell returns with yet another page-turner as she delves into the darker corners of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/07/2016
Sleeper's Castle by Barbara Erskine
Sleeper's Castle
Barbara Erskine
July 2016 Book of the Month. A sweeping saga of a tale, linking the past and the present through two women’s dreams and a house that straddles time. This is the first Barbara Erskine novel I’ve...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/06/2016

Other Featured Books this Month

The Singles Game by Lauren Weisberger
The Singles Game
Lauren Weisberger
An entertaining and terrifically readable foray into the ultra competitive world of professional tennis. Likeable and friendly Charlie needs to gain a competitive edge to break into the top ten, she takes on a beast of a coach, but can...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2016
Escape to the Riviera the Perfect Summer Read! by Jules Wake
Escape to the Riviera the Perfect Summer Read!
Jules Wake
A delightfully effortless and lovely read, that allows you to drift off into a hot summery romance. 29 year old Carrie, part-time drama teacher and script writer has become stuck in a self inflicted rut. Carrie, her sister Angela, and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2016
How to Find Love in a Book Shop by Veronica Henry
How to Find Love in a Book Shop
Veronica Henry
A lovely, gentle read, full of interesting characters, and at the heart of it all, a rather wonderful book shop called Nightingale Books. In this charming romance, we take a peek into the lives of a number of people, and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/06/2016
If the Dress Fits by Daisy James
If the Dress Fits
Daisy James
A short, sweet romantic tale, full of weddings, celebrities, rock stars and a rather lovely knitting shop. Callie left her home, friends and boyfriend and has worked her socks off to become a wedding dress designer. She enters a competition...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/07/2016
The Name I Call Myself by Beth Moran
The Name I Call Myself
Beth Moran
A lovely warm and hope-filled read, this is a romance with heart, soul and compassion. Faith is engaged, however she has a pain-filled secret, will it remain buried, or will life throw a great big strop in the midst of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/07/2016
Florence Grace by Tracy Rees
Florence Grace
Tracy Rees
A historical family drama to sink into, to feel a part of, to be surprised by. in 1860, Florrie, a 15 year old orphan, yet raised with love, finds herself departing the Cornish Moors for the centre of London society....
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2016
The Invitation by Lucy Foley
The Invitation
Lucy Foley
A sophisticated, expressive, and emotional story set in the glamorous Italian film promotion world of the 1950’s. Hal and Stella meet at a party, an immediate connection flares into life, yet the spectre of war holds both in a devastating...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/07/2016
The Plumberry School of Comfort Food by Cathy Bramley
The Plumberry School of Comfort Food
Cathy Bramley
A delicious novel that will warm your heart and have you rooting for a happy ending for the engaging, lovable characters. Verity’s love of cooking died along with the sudden loss of her best friend Mimi, the one person she...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2016
Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase
Black Rabbit Hall
Eve Chase
July 2016 MEGA Debut of the Month. Pencraw Hall, Cornwall, is a beautiful old house, the holiday retreat for the well-off Alton family of four children, twins and then a couple much younger, a hard-working father...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/06/2016
Sunset in Central Park by Sarah Morgan
Sunset in Central Park
Sarah Morgan
Sarah Morgan has done it again, she has delivered another gorgeously warm (and occasionally steamy) romance. This is part of the ‘From Manhattan With Love’ series, while Paige was the focus in the first, now it’s relationship shy Frankie’s...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/07/2016
Carrying Albert Home The Somewhat True Story of a Man, His Wife and Her Alligator by Homer Hickam
Carrying Albert Home The Somewhat True Story of a Man, His Wife and Her Alligator
Homer Hickam
A beautifully quirky, yet at the same time completely logical love story (well it is logical once you've realised that you too, have fallen in love with an alligator). ‘Carrying Albert Home’ is a nine part tale, detailing an odyssey...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2016
Dancing to the End of Love by Adrian White
Dancing to the End of Love
Adrian White
Early on we accept that Robert is running away from something. He likes women and travel. He is lonely. He misses his daughter. On an impulse while changing planes to go 'home' to Ireland he abandons his luggage on the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/04/2016
Ivy Lane Complete Story by Cathy Bramley
Ivy Lane Complete Story
Cathy Bramley
Tilly Parker needs a fresh start, fresh air and a fresh attitude if she is ever to leave the past behind and move on with her life. As the seasons pass, will Tilly learn to stop hiding amongst the sweetpeas...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/02/2015
Conditional Love by Cathy Bramley
Conditional Love
Cathy Bramley
A totally charming, modern love story for fans of Katie Fforde, Carole Matthews and Trisha Ashley.
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/11/2015
Wickham Hall by Cathy Bramley
Wickham Hall
Cathy Bramley
A charming and romantic story certain to make you smile - perfect for fans of Carole Matthews, Trisha Ashley and Katie Fforde. Bestseller Wickham Hall was originally published as a four-part serial. This is the complete story in one package.
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/01/2016
You Had Me at Merlot The Complete Novel by Lisa Dickenson
You Had Me at Merlot The Complete Novel
Lisa Dickenson
Full of sultry summer nights, hilarious moments and plenty of adventure, You Had Me at Merlot will warm even the most cynical of hearts and have you believing in the magic of romance (and the power of a decent glass...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/06/2016
The Gessami Residence by Jane L. Gibson
The Gessami Residence
Jane L. Gibson
A gentle, warm story of friendship, love and making the most out of life. This is a slightly different offering by Jane L. Gibson to her previous fantasy romance ‘A Different Reflection’. ‘The Gessami Residence’ is a pleasant, occasionally cheeky...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2016
A Certain Age by Beatriz Williams
A Certain Age
Beatriz Williams
As decadent and scandalous as New York Society in the roaring twenties, A Certain Age will whisk you back to a time of Jazz, elegance, charm, and murder as only Beatriz Williams can. The world is slowly recovering...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/07/2016

Last Month's Featured Books

My Italian Bulldozer by Alexander McCall Smith

Reader Reviewed My Italian Bulldozer
Alexander McCall Smith
June 2016 Book of the Month. A fabulously quirky, ‘standalone’ romance-cum-farce from this feel-good author. Abandoned by his long-time girlfriend, travel writer Paul goes to Tuscany...

Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld

Reader Reviewed Eligible
Curtis Sittenfeld
Can a retelling of ‘Pride and Prejudice' possibly work? Well, this novel proves it can. The Austen Project consists of six contemporary authors, each retelling one of Jane Austen’s novels....

One Summer in Venice by Nicky Pellegrino

One Summer in Venice
Nicky Pellegrino
In the maze of Venice's canals, bridges and piazzas, one woman sets herself a goal to find the ten things that could be the key to her happiness. Once she's...

The Butterfly Summer by Harriet Evans

Reader Reviewed The Butterfly Summer
Harriet Evans
A gorgeous, loveable read, this hovers on the edge of the feel of a fairytale, of being almost dreamlike, yet at the same time it is startlingly believable and real....

Game of Scones by Samantha Tonge

Game of Scones
Samantha Tonge
Set on the Greek Island of Kos, this is light, flirty and fun, in other words, a lovely ‘escape from it all’ read. When she was younger, Pippa adored her...

Remember My Name by Abbey Clancy

Reader Reviewed Remember My Name
Abbey Clancy
June 2016 Debut of the Month. A light, flirty and oh, so much fun, debut novel by model and TV presenter Abbey Clancy. 22 year old...

The Marble Collector by Cecelia Ahern

Reader Reviewed The Marble Collector
Cecelia Ahern
Absolutely delightful! Cecelia Ahern always writes with stirring compassion and a delicious secretive quirk, so I was really looking forward to starting this, her twelfth novel. ‘The Marble Collector’ lived...

One Hot Summer by Kat French

One Hot Summer
Kat French
As light and bright as a breath of fresh air, even with the steamy summer romance that sizzles between the pages. When Alice discovers her celebrity husband is having an...

Destination India by Katy Colins

Destination India
Katy Colins
The second in the Lonely Hearts Travel Club series, featuring Georgia Green as she muddles her way through life and struggles to run her small and exclusive travel agents. Author...

Four Weddings and a Fiasco by Catherine Ferguson

Four Weddings and a Fiasco
Catherine Ferguson
A deliciously readable and enjoyable relationship tale featuring a wedding photographer as she struggles to overcome her heartache and a less than healthy bank balance. 30 year old Katy Peacock...

The Secret of Orchard Cottage by Alex Brown

The Secret of Orchard Cottage
Alex Brown
A lovely, warm-hearted and compassionate tale, this is the third in ‘The Tindledale’ series yet can easily be read as a standalone novel. April returns to the village of Tindledale,...

The Postcard by Fern Britton

The Postcard
Fern Britton
Penny is a TV producer who, when filming in Cornwall, met and fell in love with the local vicar. Now, five years and a small child later, life is not...

The Lives She Left Behind by James Long

The Lives She Left Behind
James Long
Ferney was one of my all time favourite books of the year it was published, 1998. It tells of a love through the ages, a tale of reincarnation, passion,...

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

If I Was Your Girl
Meredith Russo
June 2016 NewGen Debut of the Month. Amanda Hardy is the new girl at school. Like everyone else, all she wants is...

Rembrandt's Mirror by Kim Devereux

Rembrandt's Mirror
Kim Devereux
Longlisted for the HWA Goldsboro Debut Crown Award Longlist 2016. This is such a stimulating, penetrating and truly beautiful novel, Kim Devereux obviously has a deeply emotional connection to Rembrandt’s...

Appleby Farm Complete Story by Cathy Bramley

Appleby Farm Complete Story
Cathy Bramley
Appleby Farm is a charming, funny and romantic story for anyone looking for a feel-good, light-hearted read, from the author of bestselling Ivy Lane. Originally published as a four-part...

The Month Before's Featured Books

King of the Wood by Valerie Anand

King of the Wood
Valerie Anand
An arresting historical novel where fact and fiction blend together until one fascinating story emerges. Set between 1068 and 1100, travelling between France and England, with an occasional foray into...

Keep Me Posted by Lisa Beazley

Keep Me Posted
Lisa Beazley
May 2016 Debut of the Month. An entertaining, perceptive and sharply witty debut, this is a novel that will have you cringing one minute and smiling...

Under a Cornish Sky by Liz Fenwick

Under a Cornish Sky
Liz Fenwick
For fans of Judy Finnigan and Rosamunde Pilcher, a spell-binding tale of romance and intrigue, set against the gorgeous Cornish coast. In Under a Cornish Sky Liz Fenwick weaves another...

The Chocolate Lovers' Wedding by Carole Matthews

The Chocolate Lovers' Wedding
Carole Matthews
The ladies of The Chocolate Lovers' Club should be gearing up for Lucy and Aiden's wedding but life keeps getting in the way ...Lucy can't wait to marry the love...

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

The Language of Flowers
Vanessa Diffenbaugh
One of our Debuts of the Year 2011. The Language of Flowers is a heartbreaking and redemptive novel about the meaning of flowers, the meaning of family and the meaning...

See ALL Authors in this category
See ALL Featured Books (with opening extracts) in this category

A great place to go to find your next literary escape, and where you don't have to judge a book by its cover!

Suzanne Beney

Lovereading is like booking a holiday, you don't know what it will be like and it is a whole new experience.

Sue Burton

It gives a chance to read about new titles, invites comments from all kinds of readers and is run by such a nice bunch of book lovers.

Joy Bosworth

I recommend Lovereading because you get honest reviews on a whole range of genres-there's something for everyone. It's the only site I need.

Sian Spinney

Lovereading are lovely people who send me lovely books. What's not to love?

Gavin Dimmock

You'll always find what you never knew you were looking for and you're always spoilt for choice.

Helen Jones

Lovereading recommends, honestly reviews and promotes books-what more can I say?!

Rachel Bridgeman

Lovereading has all the new books and also suggestions for 'similar' authors whilst waiting for your favourites new books.

Carol Peace
  

Add to favourites

Love’s Labours Found

_______________________________

Some people say it’s not their cup of tea. But have they tried every blend? From handsome aristocrats to family feuds, holiday flings, to forbidden fruits; local community taboos to young love’s dream there’s something here to ignite passion in the hardest of hearts.

Whether you’re looking for something for the beach, a happy place on the way to work, or the next instalment of a much-loved character’s car-crash love-life, we’ve hand-picked the very best in romantic fiction for all tastes. Why not sign up for our email to keep up to date with new love, check out the Book of the Month recommendations for inspiration, or simply judge a book by its cover? Love at first sight!

_______________________________

Wouldn’t it be nice to know that you’re never too far away from your next great read, great events, competitions and discounts? Sign up for our free emails and let the passion of our experts guide you to some wonderful new reading.

That book you loved has finally come to an end. Where do you go next? With our unique Author Like for Like tool, you’ll discover other authors guaranteed to be right up your street. Login, sit back, put your feet up and enjoy.

Reading Groups! Let us help you find your next hot topic. Visit our Special Section bursting with thought provoking titles and get an extra 5% discount if you buy 5 or more copies.

A selection of authors who will feature in this Lovereading category include:

Jane Dawkins
Rosamunde Pilcher
Nora Roberts
V.C. Andrews
Mary Jane Staples
Katie Flynn
Anna Jacobs
Audrey Howard
Anita Burgh
Catherine Cookson
Lyn Andrews
Gilda O'Neill
Joanna Trollope
Joanna Lindsey
Kinley MacGregor
Barbara Erskine

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools