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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!

Books of the Month

A Summer at Sea by Katie Fforde
A Summer at Sea
Katie Fforde
February 2017 Book of the Month. One of our Books of the Year 2016. A comforting, delightful tale about taking chances, trusting instincts, nourishing friendships and finding love. If you’re a fan of Katie Fforde, then...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/02/2017
A Secret Garden by Katie Fforde
A Secret Garden
Katie Fforde
Another joyful hug of a read from Katie Fforde, what more could you want, than to settle down with her latest book! Philly, Lorna and Anthea, all wonderful ladies, in various stages of their lives, sit centre stage in this...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/02/2017

Other Featured Books this Month

Love Me Tinder by Nicola May
Love Me Tinder
Nicola May
Cali Summers decides that the only way to get over her broken marriage is to hit the world of fast love on a dating app. Using room 102 in the hotel where she works as her dating 'lair', she quickly...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/02/2017
Honeymoon Suite by Wendy Holden
Honeymoon Suite
Wendy Holden
This is such a lovely tale, it has the feel of a perfect summer afternoon, with just the occasional threat of storm clouds. Nell finds herself on her honeymoon without a husband, after he left her devastated, at the altar....
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/01/2017
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 life throws at them, each in search of a little...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/02/2017
Who's That Girl? by Mhairi McFarlane
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 McFarlane. Online persecution and abuse is beautifully handled and then...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/02/2017
The Little Cafe of Second Chances by J. D. Barrett
The Little Cafe of Second Chances
J. D. Barrett
A deliciously entertaining debut from an exciting new voice in women's fiction, this is a smart, charming novel about how it's never too late for a second chance. Heartwarming and just a little bit magical, The Little Cafe of Second...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/02/2017
New York, Actually by Sarah Morgan
New York, Actually
Sarah Morgan
Meet Molly New York's most famous agony aunt, she considers herself an expert at relationships...as long as they're other people's. The only love of her life is her Dalmatian, Valentine. Meet Daniel A cynical divorce lawyer, he's hardwired to think...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/01/2017
How to Get a (Love) Life by Rosie Blake
How to Get a (Love) Life
Rosie Blake
A feel-good, hilarious romcom perfect for fans of Mhairi McFarlane and Lindsey Kelk. Nicola Brown doesn't like to lose control. Her flat is always meticulously tidy and her weekly meals carefully planned; Nicola keeps her life in order....
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/02/2017
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 and feeling young, about happy times and sad memories,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/02/2017
Love Makes the World Stand Still by Cath Tate
Love Makes the World Stand Still
Cath Tate
Bursting with romantic sentiment, insightful wisdom and a tiny touch of cynicism, this devastatingly funny book, part of Cath's best-selling gift book series, is the perfect Valentine's present for the discerning lover.
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/01/2017

Last Month's Featured Books

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...

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...

Remember My Name by Abbey Clancy

Reader Reviewed 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...

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...

Lyrebird by Cecelia Ahern

Lyrebird
Cecelia Ahern
One of our Books of the Year 2016. Just so, so gorgeous! Laura lives on her own in the woodland wilds of South West Ireland, a film crew discover she...

The Course of Love by Alain de Botton

The Course of Love
Alain de Botton
This is a love story with a difference. From dating to marriage, from having kids to having affairs, it follows the progress of a single ordinary relationship: tender, messy, hilarious,...

My Sweet Revenge by Jane Fallon

My Sweet Revenge
Jane Fallon
Sharp, funny and clever, this unpredictable novel tells a bitter-sweet tale of high passions, infidelity and revenge. It is Jane Fallon at her best. When Paula discovers her actor husband is...

The Month Before's Featured Books

Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume

Reader Reviewed Spill Simmer Falter Wither
Sara Baume
Winner of the 2016 Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2016. Slow starting first-person...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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