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One Step Too Far by Tina Seskis
One Step Too Far
Tina Seskis
One of the Top 10 Lovereading Reader Review Panel Summer Read selections. To say too much about this brilliant, clever, psychological thriller would be to risk giving some of its secrets away. Emily is leaving her husband and family to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/04/2014
Things We Never Say by Sheila O'Flanagan
Things We Never Say
Sheila O'Flanagan
A big, involved story of an Irish family, an unknown illegitimate daughter, contested inheritance and unexpected riches. Abbey’s grandmother died in childbirth and her secret with her but it is Abbey’s story we follow here, her surprise inheritance and bitter...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/04/2014
Secrets of the Lighthouse by Santa Montefiore
Secrets of the Lighthouse
Santa Montefiore
May 2014 Book of the Month. A richly dark and bawdy historical thriller, whether you love this book will be complicated ultimately by how you feel about Richard and his godfather James....
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/04/2014
How To Be a Good Wife by Emma Chapman
How To Be a Good Wife
Emma Chapman
May 2014 Debut of the Month. This is a tough little book. What starts out as a nice story about a sweet woman trying...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/04/2014
Almost English by Charlotte Mendelson
Almost English
Charlotte Mendelson
Longlisted for the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. Peter, beloved son of Rozsi, is gone, assumed dead so Rozsi and her two sisters take in Peter’s wife and child. These wonderful aristocratic Central European ladies, who now reside in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/1970
Arms Wide Open by Tom Winter
Arms Wide Open
Tom Winter
May 2014 Book of the Month. A novel of family, identity and aging. Jack and Meredith are non-identical twins of a single mum now rapidly falling into dementia. Their father died before...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/04/2014
The Flavours of Love by Dorothy Koomson
The Flavours of Love
Dorothy Koomson
An author who is not afraid of tackling gritty subjects gives us an involved, multi-charactered tale centring on a murder and the grief of those affected. It’s a slow starter as you get to know the people and their backgrounds...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
Beautiful Day by Kate Anthony
Beautiful Day
Kate Anthony
April 2014 Debut of the Month. A gorgeously generous, warm-hearted read, which will hold your hand as you face a poignant wave of emotions....
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
The View on the Way Down by Rebecca Wait
The View on the Way Down
Rebecca Wait
An astonishing and powerfully moving debut novel.
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
Five Days by Douglas Kennedy
Five Days
Douglas Kennedy
Douglas Kennedy is an amazing writer of complex modern sagas and The Pursuit of Happiness, his masterpiece, should be read by everyone. Five Days charts how a brief encounter pulls apart the carefully constructed life (and lies) that Laura...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
Indiscretion by Charles Dubow
Charles Dubow
April 2014 Debut of the Month. A classy, sophisticated and enjoyable read, Indiscretion is almost a misnomer for this book as whilst...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison
The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving
Jonathan Evison
April 2014 Book of the Month. An American road trip with a difference. Our travelling companions are a surly, wheelchair bound teenager, Trev, with muscular dystrophy and his damaged carer, Ben, a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
The Four Streets by Nadine Dorries
The Four Streets
Nadine Dorries
April 2014 Debut of the Month. An appealingly poignant story of family and lost innocence, simply yet artfully told. The opening chapter is unpretentiously...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/04/2014
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The Fault in Our Stars
John Green
An amazing novel. The Fault in Our Stars is on the one hand a simple coming of age tale of young love but just like Romeo and Juliet these lovers are star-crossed, destined by dint of terminal cancer to not...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/04/2014
The Humans by Matt Haig
The Humans
Matt Haig
April 2014 Book of the Month. It’s incredibly difficult to say anything about The Humans other than to encourage you to read it for yourself to discover how utterly delightful,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
A Mother's Shame by Rosie Goodwin
A Mother's Shame
Rosie Goodwin
Wealthy Isabelle is incarcerated in a mental asylum for being pregnant out of wedlock. It’s 1857. Feisty Maria becomes her maid; it turns out she is pregnant too. Both girls are 17. It is obvious they must escape for to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
The Story of Before by Susan Stairs
The Story of Before
Susan Stairs
An impressive debut narrated by an 11-year old girl, Ruth, a bit of a tomboy who has two older siblings and a new baby brother. The family move to an estate and Ruth becomes best friends with a couple of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
The Flower Plantation by Nora Anne Brown
The Flower Plantation
Nora Anne Brown
Set in the run up to the Rwanda genocide, the country’s horrific conflict is shown through the eyes of a little boy who is mute and has no real interest in anything other than his butterflies. An impressive first...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/03/2014
Little Egypt by Lesley Glaister
Little Egypt
Lesley Glaister
I found this book utterly compelling. With a flavour of I Capture the Castle, a hint of Atonement and a dash of A Passage to India; the innocent voice of the teenage Isis - trapped in a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/03/2014
All Change by Elizabeth Jane Howard
All Change
Elizabeth Jane Howard
The fifth in the Cazalet Chronicles which, to be fully enjoyed, should be read in order but Howard does fill you in on past history. It is difficult to believe this is the “final” book for, although the author is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
Loss of Innocence by Richard North Patterson
Loss of Innocence
Richard North Patterson
A sweeping family drama of dark secrets and individual awakenings, set during the most consequential summer of recent American history.
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
Skeletons by Jane Fallon
Jane Fallon
April 2014 Book of the Month. Jen’s father abandoned his family when she was eight years old. Later she discovers her embittered mother has hidden letters and birthday presents from him and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
The Boy That Never Was by Karen Perry
The Boy That Never Was
Karen Perry
April 2014 Debut of the Month. A riveting and powerful read, from the very first page to the last you are caught up in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/03/2014
Deep Blue Sea by Tasmina Perry
Deep Blue Sea
Tasmina Perry
A tale of three wealthy and opulent siblings and two sisters who come from a dysfunctional family. One sister, Diana, marries into the wealthy family of Julian, the eventual CEO of a large conglomerate. Serious money is involved here, the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/03/2014
Northanger Abbey by Val McDermid
Northanger Abbey
Val McDermid
April 2014 Book of the Month. A modern re-imagining of the Gothic Classic Northanger Abbey by the bestselling crime author Val McDermid. The second book in The Austen Project. In Val's trademark...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/03/2014
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Northanger Abbey
Jane Austen
Full to the brim with ready wit and arch social commentary, this amusing and intelligent book is as relevant today as it was when published nearly 200 years ago. If you haven't previously read any of Austen’s works, this is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/03/2014
The Quarry by Iain Banks
The Quarry
Iain Banks
Whether writing his popular ‘Culture’ sci-fi series or dark award-winning novels of contemporary life, Iain Banks was one of the greatest writers of his generation before he died of cancer aged 59 in 2013. The Quarry is his last book...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/03/2014
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Half of a Yellow Sun
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Nigeria in the 1960s and the birth of Biafra, a time of massacre, bloody conflict and the end of colonialism. We experience this strife through the household of a university lecturer, his houseboy, his lover and a white man seeking...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/03/2014
The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle by Kirsty Wark
The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle
Kirsty Wark
An enchanting debut from the journalist and broadcaster Kirsty Wark set on the Scottish island of Arran. The stories of two women – generations apart – are woven together in a delicate tapestry of interconnecting lives, loves and losses; vividly...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
Last Boat Home by Dea Brovig
Last Boat Home
Dea Brovig
Else is a quiet, diligent Norwegian girl who becomes a confident mother/grandmother. The story starts with Else aged 17 giving birth, jumps 34 years to her present life and then swings back to the events leading up to conception. The...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
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Barbara Taylor Bradford
Allison Pearson
Erica James
Victoria Clayton
Elizabeth Noble
Charlotte Bingham
Jojo Moyes
Nicholas Evans
Sidney Sheldon
Joanne Harris
Kate Atkinson
Maggie O'farrell
Elizabeth Buchan
Adriana Trigiani
Sally Beauman
Alice Hoffman
Anita Shreve
Meera Syal
Monica Ali
Andrea Levy