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Books of the Month

Lyrebird by Cecelia Ahern
Lyrebird
Cecelia Ahern
One of our Books of the Year 2016. December 2016 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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/11/2016

Other Featured Books this Month

Remember My Name by Abbey Clancy
Remember My Name
Abbey Clancy
A light, flirty and oh, so much fun, debut novel by model and TV presenter Abbey Clancy. 22 year old Jess, a party entertainer from Liverpool has always dreamed of being a famous singer, so she can live like a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/10/2016
As Weekends Go by Jan Brigden
As Weekends Go
Jan Brigden
A warmly compassionate, amusing and very readable story, with extra sprinkles of fairytale sparkle. Jan Brigden is the winner of the 2014-2015 Choc Lit & Whole Story Audiobooks Search for a Star competition, and this is her debut novel. 31...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2016
The Ex Factor by Eva Woods
The Ex Factor
Eva Woods
Another gorgeously bright and bubbly, yet beautifully warm-hearted novel by Eva Woods. Four women, with various reasons for being single, decide that their ex men folk might just be the right fit for their friends. There are plenty of amusing...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/09/2016
Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks
Two by Two
Nicholas Sparks
Russell rises swiftly into a high-powered job until it all comes crashing round him and he now has to spend time at home so there is a slight role reversal while he looks after their 5-year old daughter and his...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/10/2016
A Fairytale for Christmas by Chrissie Manby
A Fairytale for Christmas
Chrissie Manby
A wonderful, heartwarming and funny Christmas novel from Chrissie Manby, perfect for curling up with in front of the fire. With Christmas just around the corner, it's going to take more than a Fairy Godmother to get Kirsty and her...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/11/2016
Christmas at the Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan
Christmas at the Little Beach Street Bakery
Jenny Colgan
A delightful tasty treat of a Christmas (or any time of the year) read, set on a fascinating Cornish tidal-island village. Polly, Huckle and friends return, with Neil the Puffin often stealing the limelight, this could though, easily be a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/10/2016
Miracle on 5th Avenue by Sarah Morgan
Miracle on 5th Avenue
Sarah Morgan
A spicy, amusing, magical story, just perfect for Christmas, or any time of the year. I do so enjoy a Sarah Morgan romance, you know exactly what you're going to get, yet she manages to make each novel feel fresh...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/10/2016
Mr Gandy's Grand Tour by Alan Titchmarsh
Mr Gandy's Grand Tour
Alan Titchmarsh
The new 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: Hardback - Released: 08/09/2016

Last Month's Featured Books

Because of You by Helene Fermont

Because of You
Helene Fermont
An emotional, yet simply told relationship tale, spanning thirty years and two countries. 18 year old Hannah leaves Sweden for a gap year in London, we follow her across the...

Losing it by Emma Rathbone

Reader Reviewed Losing it
Emma Rathbone
October 2016 Debut of the Month. An edgy, refreshing, and quirky read, one that slides into, then excites and challenges your consciousness. There’s something about 26...

Bridget Jones's Baby The Diaries by Helen Fielding

Bridget Jones's Baby The Diaries
Helen Fielding
As Bridget careers towards baby-deadline, tortured by Smug Mothers miming her ticking biological clock, a series of classic Bridget Jones moments finally leads her into pregnancy - but just not...

How to Find Love in a Book Shop by Veronica Henry

Reader Reviewed How to Find Love in a Book Shop
Veronica Henry
One of our Books of the Year 2016. A lovely, gentle read, full of interesting characters, and at the heart of it all, a rather wonderful book shop called Nightingale...

Flawed by Cecelia Ahern

Reader Reviewed Flawed
Cecelia Ahern
One of our YA Books of the Year 2016. Set in a society in which those deemed ‘flawed’ are branded and ostracised, Cecelia Ahern’s debut YA novel will talk directly...

The Month Before's Featured Books

Florence Grace by Tracy Rees

Reader Reviewed 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...

Breakfast Under a Cornish Sun by Samantha Tonge

Breakfast Under a Cornish Sun
Samantha Tonge
Sparkly, fun and entertaining, even with a light touch of darker emotion, this is a bright summery read. 27 year old Kate dreams of Poldark, when she accepts a wedding...

Carrying Albert Home The Somewhat True Story of a Man, His Wife and Her Alligator by Homer Hickam

Reader Reviewed Carrying Albert Home The Somewhat True Story of a Man, His Wife and Her Alligator
Homer Hickam
One of our Books of the Year 2016. A beautifully quirky, yet at the same time completely logical love story (well it is logical once you've realised that you too,...

Bridget Jones's Diary Picador Classic by Helen Fielding

Bridget Jones's Diary Picador Classic
Helen Fielding
As Bridget documents her struggles through the social minefield of her thirties and tries to weigh up the eternal question (Daniel Cleaver or Mark Darcy?), she turns for support to...

The Little Bookshop of Lonely Hearts by Annie Darling

The Little Bookshop of Lonely Hearts
Annie Darling
One of our Books of the Year 2016. Witty, romantic and very modern, The Little Bookshop of Lonely Hearts is the first in a new series set in a quaint old bookshop, for...

The House on Sunset Lake by Tasmina Perry

The House on Sunset Lake
Tasmina Perry
September 2016 eBook of the Month. A stirring and intoxicating story of love and twisted secrets waiting… lurking. Spanning twenty years, this tale introduces Jim and...

The Ballroom by Anna Hope

The Ballroom
Anna Hope
A striking, eloquent and desperately beautiful novel, set during 1911 in a Yorkshire asylum. John, Ella and Charles find themselves at the edge of an impossible future, each decision they...

Love in Lindfield by David Smith

Love in Lindfield
David Smith
Much more than just a romance, this tale runs alongside enticing snippets from the life of stained glass master Charles Eamer Kempe who was born in 1837. Kempe lived in...

Children of the Mists by Lexa Dudley

Children of the Mists
Lexa Dudley
Winner of the Book Excellence Award 2016 for Romance. An emotional historical romance set in Sardinia in the 1800’s. Two families, united over the years and truly at one with...

The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee

Reader Reviewed The Thousandth Floor
Katharine McGee
September 2016 NewGen Debut of the Month. Set 100 years in the future in a world of unimaginable luxury and wealth, Katherine McGee’s slick, savvy debut...

Crosstalk by Connie Willis

Crosstalk
Connie Willis
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. One of the most popular contemporary American SF authors, Willis alternates between intricate thrillers, often involving travel into the past, and...

The Weekends of You and Me by Fiona Walker

The Weekends of You and Me
Fiona Walker
September 2016 Book of the Month. Jo and Harry are both recently single. Harry has an 18-year old daughter from a one-night stand long before he...

A Very Good Chance by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald

A Very Good Chance
Sarah Moore Fitzgerald
In a Nutshell: Taking a chance | Choose your own path | A heart-warming tale about friendship and finding yourself, with added horse-driven adrenalin. There are two outcasts in Minty’s...

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