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Stories from the heart. This category combines Romantic Fiction with Sagas and Romance to create a collection of lovely tales. From rags to riches stories to tales of tight-knit communities, this carefully curated collection is bound to have the perfect match for you, and as the Beatles said, ‘love is all you need’.
Fred, Flo's husband, finds work at Monday's, a utopian factory town. Suddenly, it seems like everything is on the up for Flo Blundell and her children. Even Jeanie, Flo's sulking teenage daughter, seems to be thawing a little in her shiny new surroundings. But when Flo's abusive husband Fred starts drinking again, he jeopardises the family's chance to escape poverty for good. Flo is faced with a terrible decision. Must she fight to keep her family together? Or could she strive for the life of her dreams - the kind of life she could have when her ship comes in?
Sibling rivalries explode with dramatic and sometimes hilarious consequences as two sisters attempt to organise a surprise 40th anniversary party for their parents. A wonderfully voyeuristic read with incredibly well observed writing. A wondrous tale about the joys of family and how sparse our lives would be without them! A perfect read for fans of Carole Matthews and Kathy Lette.
Fame and fortune can't hide the secrets of her past! When fading soap star, Helen Redford, goes back to her old home town to make a TV show about her glittering career she catches a glimpse of the might-have-beens that drove her to leave in the first place. Ex boy friends, old scores to settle, friendships gone sour, chances not taken,and secrets about Helen's family that have haunted her since she was a little girl. Will Helen be able to put her past to rest?
Winner of the Festival of Romance - Best Romantic Read 2011. This is a charming, funny yet poignant read from the author of Starting Over. American Honor runs away to Brighton but finds that life doesn’t get anymore straightforward especially after she meets Martyn Mayfair. Click here to hear Sue Moorcroft read a ‘prequel’ chapter to her book Love & Freedom.
This book should come with a warning: Don’t open unless you have several hours to spare! You’re hooked in to Cleo’s life from the very first page. Fuelled by fury and alcohol, Cleo trips into an uncharacteristic weekend fling with Justin after her husband, Gavin, manufacturers a marriage shaking row and scrawls This marriage is over on the bedroom wall, quite literally in marker pen! Justin is bowled over by Cleo’s sense of fun and air of madness – until it becomes clear that her marriage might be sailing through a storm rather than firmly on the rocks. He suspects he’s been no more than an instrument of revenge. If you're looking for a really good, heart-warming read then this is your book. It's wonderfully well-written, with characters who stay with you long after you've finished reading. The story is very believable and you just have to keep reading to find out what happens. Highly recommended.
A real page turner, you’re hooked from the very start. Jilted by email three days before her wedding. Tess is a mess. Afraid of life and the world, She finds refuge in hiding from life’s stressful events by upping sticks, leaving London and moving to a small village that proves to hold more than just a respite from her recent past, but slowly become home.â€¨â€¨Miles Rattenbury, caught Tess’s eye for all the wrong reasons. Rude, aloof, all hard muscle and emotionally impenetrable, he was precisely the sort of man that played around. Exactly the type that Tess currently despised. Thrown together due to the close proximity of village life. Tess and Ratty tentatively walk the tightrope of forming a friendship, but is that all they both really want?
How many ways can one woman love? When Tamara Rix's sister Lyddie is involved in a hit-and-run accident that leaves her in need of constant care, Tamara resolves to remain in the village she grew up in. Tamara would do anything for her sister, even sacrifice a long-term relationship. But when Lyddie's teenage sweetheart Jed Cassius returns to Middledip, he brings news that shakes the Rix family to their core. Jed's life is shrouded in mystery, particularly his job, but despite his strange background, Tamara can't help being intrigued by him. Can Tamara find a balance between her love for Lyddie and growing feelings for Jed, or will she discover that some kinds of love just don't mix?
Can a runaway bride stop running? Elle Jamieson is a private person, in relationships as well as at work - and for good reason. But then she's made redundant and with no ties to hold her, Elle heads off to sunny Malta. Lucas Rose hates secrets - he prides himself on his ability to lay his cards on the table and he expects nothing less in return. He's furious when his summer working as a divemaster is interrupted by the arrival of Elle, his ex, all thanks to his Uncle Simon's misguided attempts at matchmaking. Forced to live in close proximity, it's hard to ignore what they had shared before Lucas's wedding proposal scared Elle away. But then a phone call from England allows Lucas a rare glimpse of the true Elle. Can he deal with Elle's closely guarded past when it finally comes to light? PAPERBACK INCLUDES A FREE DIGITAL COPY - DETAIL WITHIN THE PAPERBACK.
This is the first short story collection from an acclaimed novelist with a wide and loyal readership. All stories are written with Sue Gee's insight, precision and delicacy of style and tone. Poignant, haunting and immensely readable.
There has been a recent surge in Regency romances, strangely mostly by American authors. This woman has written fourteen of them featuring six cousins from the Cynster family and their friends. They are light, frivolous and the most enormous fun. Good escapist stuff.Similar this month: None.Comparison: Georgette Heyer, Mary Balogh, Amanda Quick.
Girl meets boy. Girl loses boy. Girl loses mind. Sophie Klein walks into a bar one Friday night and her life changes. She meets James Stephens: charismatic, elusive, and with a hosiery model ex who casts a long, thin shadow over their burgeoning relationship. He's clever, funny and shares her greatest pleasure in life - to eat and drink slightly too much and then have a little lie down. Sophie's instinct tells her James is too good to be true - and he is.
The Dish by Stella Newman is the new novel from the much-loved author of Pear Shaped and Leftovers. This is a warm, passionate novel that will delight fans of Jill Mansell and Mhairi McFarlane and leave you happy and hungry in equal measure. Love is on the menu. With a side order of lies. When Laura Parker first crosses forks with Adam Bayley, she's only after one thing: his custard doughnut. But when she takes a closer look she sees a talented, handsome man who outshines the string of jokers she's been dating. There's just one problem. Adam's job means Laura has to keep her job as restaurant critic for The Dish, a secret. Tricky for someone who prides herself on honesty. Can the truth be put on ice long enough for love to flourish? And how can you expect your boyfriend to be honest if you're not quite telling the truth yourself? Stella Newman. Fiction has never tasted so good.
We all love a good saga. From Wuthering Heights and Jamaica Inn, to the modern works of authors like Katie Flynn, Katherine Webb and Nadine Dorries, there is something so captivating about the journey of a romantic heroine through an unfamiliar world, where the hearts and desires of all around her form the centre of everything. These stories can take place on grand settings: on the High Seas and foreign lands, or on a small cobbled street in a northern mining town. It doesn’t matter, as the journey of the heart is the most important of all. Get your tissues at the ready and find yourself happily shipwrecked on the ragged rocks of epic romance.