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Books of the Month

Lyrebird by Cecelia Ahern
Lyrebird
Cecelia Ahern
May 2017 Book of the Month. Just so, so gorgeous! Laura lives on her own in the woodland wilds of South West Ireland, a film crew discover she has a special gift,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/05/2017

Other Featured Books this Month

Under a Sardinian Sky by Sara Alexander
Under a Sardinian Sky
Sara Alexander
May 2017 Debut of the Month. An expressive and heartfelt relationship tale set in a gloriously evocative 1950’s Sardinia. Carmela is engaged to the son of the town’s wealthiest family, however finds herself questioning his overbearing...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/04/2017
An Unlikely Agent by Jane Menczer
An Unlikely Agent
Jane Menczer
May 2017 Debut of the Month. An enthralling Edwardian espionage thriller featuring an endearing, independent female lead and lashings of intrigue.London, 1905, and Margaret Trant is living a humdrum live until she sees an...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/05/2017
A New Map of Love by Abi Oliver
A New Map of Love
Abi Oliver
An entertaining and charmingly poignant portrait of a provincial widower’s burgeoning new life following the death of his wife. It’s 1964, and 57 year-old antiques dealer George has lost his wife after they’ve lived a contented sort of life for...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/04/2017
The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo
The Light We Lost
Jill Santopolo
May 2017 Debut of the Month. My goodness me did these two have a passion, a chemistry that burned so bright it was painful to behold. They, Lucy and Gabe, met on...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/05/2017
The Last Days of Summer by Sophie Pembroke
The Last Days of Summer
Sophie Pembroke
This book is easy to fall in love with, it’s delightfully warm and captivating, with gripping notes of intrigue. Saskia returns to her grandparents home of Rosewood after two years spent avoiding her family, can she survive a golden wedding...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/05/2017
The Summerhouse by the Sea by Jenny Oliver
The Summerhouse by the Sea
Jenny Oliver
Ahh, this is a lovely, warm-hearted, treasure of a read. Siblings Ava and Rory take a trip down memory lane when they attend their grandmother’s funeral in Spain. Will a summer in the sun help them find themselves, to rediscover...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/05/2017
The Other Us by Fiona Harper
The Other Us
Fiona Harper
Initially you think this could be a time travel novel or alternative universe tale but then you discover it is a clever device to allow the protagonist to explore her life. Once you accept there are no explanations offered for...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/05/2017
The Queen of Wishful Thinking by Milly Johnson
The Queen of Wishful Thinking
Milly Johnson
Milly Johnson writes warm, funny and poignant novels about the universal issues of friendship, family, love, good food and that little bit of magic in life that sometimes visits the unsuspecting. A perennial Sunday Times bestseller, her readership is growing...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/05/2017
Mr Gandy's Grand Tour by Alan Titchmarsh
Mr Gandy's Grand Tour
Alan Titchmarsh
The new bestselling novel from Britain's favourite gardener and TV presenter Alan Titchmarsh. Mr Gandy escapes his humdrum life with an unexpected Grand Tour of Europe where drama, romance and friendship await in this beguiling tale of self-discovery.
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/05/2017
Before the Rains by Dinah Jefferies
Before the Rains
Dinah Jefferies
A gorgeously expressive and captivating novel, set in 1930’s India at the height of the struggle for independence against British rule. 28 year old photographer Eliza agrees to document the royal family and subjects of one of the princely states....
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/05/2017
Reader, I Married Him by Tracy Chevalier
Reader, I Married Him
Tracy Chevalier
A collection of short stories celebrating Charlotte Bronte, published in the year of her bicentenary and stemming from the now immortal words from her great work Jane Eyre.
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/04/2017
The Forever House by Veronica Henry
The Forever House
Veronica Henry
Gorgeously affectionate, loving, and generous, this is a read to escape into and really enjoy. Hunters Moon is a forever home, yet the current occupants are selling up and when Belinda takes on the sale, she finds herself becoming emotionally...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/05/2017

Last Month's Featured Books

Paris for One and Other Stories by Jojo Moyes

Paris for One and Other Stories
Jojo Moyes
I love short stories, they have the power to give us a fleeting, yet memorable glimpse into other lives. Lives of strong, beautiful characters as they face the challenges that...

The House on Sunset Lake by Tasmina Perry

The House on Sunset Lake
Tasmina Perry
A stirring and intoxicating story of love and twisted secrets waiting… lurking. Spanning twenty years, this tale introduces Jim and Jennifer in 1995 when they meet in Savannah, before a...

Secrets of a Happy Marriage by Cathy Kelly

Secrets of a Happy Marriage
Cathy Kelly
A gorgeously warm, loving, and occasionally tempestuous tale set within a large family as they learn to cope with grief, new loves, and family revelations. Bess has found love in...

This Love by Dani Atkins

This Love
Dani Atkins
How one book can hold such aching heartbreak, beautiful tenderness, and vibrant emotion, I really don’t know. Sophie works from home and keeps her heart hidden, then in one life-changing...

The People at Number 9 by Felicity Everett

Reader Reviewed The People at Number 9
Felicity Everett
April 2017 Debut of the Month. Solid, surburban couple with two boys at the local school have their safe, perhaps a little monotonous, life disrupted by...

Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift

Mothering Sunday
Graham Swift
Shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2017. From the jubilant “You shall go to the ball!” of the preface, and the “Once upon a time” opening, this...

The Month Before's Featured Books

Who's That Girl? by Mhairi McFarlane

Reader Reviewed Who's That Girl?
Mhairi McFarlane
One kiss and your world falls apart, and you didn’t even instigate it! So this is Edie’s problem and the start of a light, highly infectious, delightful read from Mhairi...

A Secret Garden by Katie Fforde

Reader Reviewed A Secret Garden
Katie Fforde
March 2017 Book of the Month. Another joyful hug of a read from Katie Fforde, what more could you want, than to settle down with her...

A Summer at Sea by Katie Fforde

Reader Reviewed A Summer at Sea
Katie Fforde
March 2017 Book of the Month. A comforting, delightful tale about taking chances, trusting instincts, nourishing friendships and finding love. If you’re a fan of Katie...

The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion

The Best of Adam Sharp
Graeme Simsion
The heart-warming new novel from Graeme Simsion, the international bestselling author of The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect. The Best of Adam Sharp is about growing old...

Love Me Tinder by Nicola May

Love Me Tinder
Nicola May
This hilarious and fast-paced new novel from top romance author Nicola May is the story of Cali Summers who has a sad, fragmented heart following the break-up of her 12 year marriage to the man...

The Silent Fountain by Victoria Fox

The Silent Fountain
Victoria Fox
March 2017 Book of the Month. A memorable, stirring tale, of bitter love and secrets that stalk impatiently through the pages. Two time frames, two women,...

Puzzle Girl by Rachael Featherstone

Puzzle Girl
Rachael Featherstone
A lovely, fresh, and entertaining feel-good debut. Cassy is determined to shoot up the career ladder, she stumbles at her big chance, will she regain her footing and find love...

The Girl in the Painting by Kirsty Ferry

The Girl in the Painting
Kirsty Ferry
What if you thought you knew a secret that could change history? Whilst standing engrossed in her favourite Pre-Raphaelite painting - Millais's Ophelia - Cori catches the eye of Tate...

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