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

This Month's Featured Books

The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo
The Light We Lost
Jill Santopolo
June 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 Little Teashop of Lost and Found by Trisha Ashley
The Little Teashop of Lost and Found
Trisha Ashley
Oh what a glorious treat of a book this is, warm and enticing, with captivating dark and spicy notes. Alice has experienced loss and rejection during her life, baking soothes her soul, and just when she experiences her most heartbreaking...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/06/2017
Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
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. Just imagine being paired with Pride and Prejudice, where on...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2017
Holiday in the Hamptons by Sarah Morgan
Holiday in the Hamptons
Sarah Morgan
Just one huge loving hug from start to finish. Felicity flees as fast as her heart and mind will let her when she realises her ex-husband is back in town. Seth last saw Felicity ten years ago, he still has...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/06/2017
Lyrebird by Cecelia Ahern
Lyrebird
Cecelia Ahern
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, will she be exploited or set free? I always know a book is fabulous...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/05/2017
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
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: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2017
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: Paperback - Released: 15/06/2017
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
Under a Sardinian Sky by Sara Alexander
Under a Sardinian Sky
Sara Alexander
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 nature when she meets a Captain from the nearby army...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/04/2017
Spandex and the City by Jenny T. Colgan
Spandex and the City
Jenny T. Colgan
Can Holly Phillips find love, or is superdating just as complicated as the regular kind? A superpowered love story from the Sunday Times bestselling Jenny T. Colgan, author of Resistance Is Futile and Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe.
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/05/2017
Can't Buy Me Love by Jane Lovering
Can't Buy Me Love
Jane Lovering
When Willow runs into her old university crush, she's a new woman with a new look - not to mention rather wealthy after a substantial inheritance. Could she be lucky enough to score a fortune and her dream man at...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/05/2017

Last Month's Featured Books

An Unlikely Agent by Jane Menczer

Reader Reviewed 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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The Month Before'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...

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