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Books of the Month

I Found You by Lisa Jewell
I Found You
Lisa Jewell
August 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

Other Featured Books this Month

Hillstation by Robin Mukherjee
Hillstation
Robin Mukherjee
August 2016 Debut of the Month. Warmly amusing, gorgeously transportive and eye opening, this is a novel that subtly and quietly creeps under your skin. When a risqué dance troupe arrives in a remote Himalayan village...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/07/2016
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
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 invitation from the girl who shunned her at school, Kate...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/08/2016
The Stylist by Rosie Nixon
The Stylist
Rosie Nixon
Absolutely perfect if you are a lover of fashion, red carpet stories and a witty delicious romance. Amber, a sweet, endearing shop assistant, unexpectedly finds herself working for a high maintenance stylist, just as awards season starts. Learning on the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/08/2016
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
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
Sleeper's Castle by Barbara Erskine
Sleeper's Castle
Barbara Erskine
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 read, for those that have been with her since the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/06/2016
The Little Bookshop of Lonely Hearts by Annie Darling
The Little Bookshop of Lonely Hearts
Annie Darling
When orphaned Posy Morland inherits a crumbling bookshop from her late benefactor, Lavinia, what at first seems a dream come true quickly starts to look like a disaster waiting to happen. Posy has spent her life living and working at...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/08/2016
Children of the Mists by Lexa Dudley
Children of the Mists
Lexa Dudley
An emotional historical romance set in Sardinia in the 1800’s. Two families, united over the years and truly at one with the Sardinian landscape and traditions, find themselves in the midst of a battle for survival. Raffaella and Antonio have...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/06/2016
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 Lindfield and associated with some of the most noteworthy people...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/06/2016
The Cavendon Women by Barbara Taylor Bradford
The Cavendon Women
Barbara Taylor Bradford
This follows on from Cavendon Hall and is a projected series of novels set around a stately home in Yorkshire and its occupants, upstairs and down. The present earl, Charles, divorced with four daughters and one son and heir,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/10/2015
My Last Continent by Midge Raymond
My Last Continent
Midge Raymond
August 2016 Debut of the Month. Unexpected and unique, this is a beautiful debut novel to immerse yourself and become lost in. Deb is a naturalist, studying penguins and acting as a tour guide on a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/07/2016
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 traumatic event forces them apart. In 2015 they meet again,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/08/2016
The Goodbye Gift by Amanda Brooke
The Goodbye Gift
Amanda Brooke
Early on we meet Lucy, twenty-four, who needs a heart transplant. She is a plucky girl trying to live a normal life greatly hampered by her sad ill health. For eighteen months she has been on the transplant list. Preparing...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/08/2016
The Santiago Sisters by Victoria Fox
The Santiago Sisters
Victoria Fox
A hot, edgy and hugely entertaining novel, with an inner molten core of provocative tension. Set between 1994 and 2014, separated twins, Calida and Teresita Santiago, find themselves on a rocky path that is set to collide. Twisted and manipulated...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/07/2016
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
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
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
The Lovers of Amherst by William Nicholson
The Lovers of Amherst
William Nicholson
An affair between Mabel Todd and Austin Dickinson in 1881 is at the centre of this lovely dual-time tale. It is being researched in 2013 by Alice Dickinson, attracted to the tale as she shares a surname. Austin is the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/07/2016
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 four indispensable friends: Shazzer, Jude, Tom and a bottle of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/08/2016
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

Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase

Reader Reviewed 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,...

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...

How to Find Love in a Book Shop by Veronica Henry

Reader Reviewed 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...

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...

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
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

The Month Before'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...

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