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All relationships have their ups and downs, whether it’s struggles with a partner or difficulties in the family. Our Relationship Stories section shows the unique features of relationships in gloriously written technicolour.
With wry humour it will strike a chord with every mother and daughter up and down the land with its brilliant portrayal of everyday life. Acutely funny and by turns very tender it will grip you from first page to last. Moving, true-to-life and poignant it is undoubtedly a book for every generation of woman.
Back in the beginning these two friends decided to create a genre and write alternating chapters from each character’s point of view, giving a unique take on young emotions in one book. Come Again was the outcome. The media adored the whole thing and then Josie and Emlyn fell in love. Ah! It was a fairytale in itself. Five books and two daughters later their joint work has got deeper, more mature and moving. They and their books are a delight. Comparison: Lisa Jewell, Isabel Wolff, Jill Mansell.Similar this month: Erica James, Daisy Waugh.
What do you do as a 30 something who suddenly realises that she has settled for second best. More barbed comedy from the author of â€˜And What Do you Do?
We have always been a fan of herâ€™s style that tackles tricky problems with a light sensitive touch and deals in this novel with buried childhood trauma
An intelligent, feel good and much praised tale of a young Tunisian at sea in the employ of a rich Parisian family. The heroine is totalled baffled by her new life but able to enchant all
A â€˜Jackie Collinsâ€™ style sexy blockbuster of Hollywood packed full of ambition, greed, intrigue family secrets and international settings â€“ irresistible if you are in the mood
A collection of three connected short stories from an author who is recognized as one of the greatest living short story writers
The Much praised, beautifully written, colourful tale peopled by madcap characters, in which a young girl goes to Bombay to marry a man she has never met
What a wonderful idea: an English retirement home in India and, thanks to Moggach’s perceptive mind, the book is a real gem. A tale of coping with a different culture and still seeking love whatever your age.
Cornily titled but a thoroughly entertaining odyssey through the lonely heart columns with a happy ending!
A hugely popular author that has her finger right on the pulse of family relationships. In this novel she tackles adoption.
A charming exploration of a Greek Cypriot community in the 1980â€™s. It tackles the cultural differences and the generation gap but it is also a humourous mother / daughter tale, delightfully told
More than just romance, Relationship Stories can really strike a chord with us, at every stage of life. Just like relationships themselves, these books and there authors come in all shapes, sizes, atmospheres and aspirations. So, if something was missing from your last relationship read … we’ll help you find it in your next one! Here you’ll find the warm and the wise (Maeve Binchy, Cathy Kelly, Rosamunde Pilcher), the deliciously sexy (Jilly Cooper, Veronica Henry), the humourous and honest (Nick Hornby), the insightful (Joanna Trollope) and the … Perhaps, though you’re looking for a new relationship? Why not try our’ Author Like for Like’ tool or make a date with our Book of the Month recommendations and find your perfect match … for now, at least!