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.
June 2011 eBook of the Month. A delicious cocktail of glittering escapism and gripping entertainment, KISS HEAVEN GOODBYE is Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller Tasmina Perry at her sizzling best...
A hilarious and romantic standalone novel from the bestselling author of the I Heart series. The Single Girl's To-Do List gives Rachel the perfect heartbreak cure - and proves love is out there if you're willing to take a chance. The I Heart Series:1. I Heart New York2. I Heart Hollywood3. I Heart Paris
The riotously funny new novel from Penny Smith is your perfect beach read with all the vital 'S's' included - sun, sea, sand and sex.
One of our Great Reads you may have missed in 2011. With an out-of-body experience at the centre of this ingenious tale, Lupton has surpassed the excellence of her first novel, Sister. This is highly compulsive, poignant stuff. Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 2 June 2011. The Lovereading view... Ex BBC Script writer and author of debut novel Sister has delivered another stunning nerve shredding read. A mother saves her daughter from a fire but the arsonist is still out there and is intent on destroying them.
June 2011 Book of the Month. Madeleine Wickham is the real writer behind the phenomenally successful nom de plume of Sophie Kinsella and if you haven’t read any of her original books then you are in for a real treat. The Tennis Party was first published in 1996 but it hasn’t lost any of its edge, fizz or fun and deserves to be called a ‘Summer Reading Classic’.
A great family tale about the power of love and friendships. Noel finds himself left alone to bring up baby Frankie but Noel is a troubled soul himself and when Social Workers start threatening to take Frankie away family and friends soon start to rally round and support him in his hope to turn his life around. June 2011 Book of the Month and eBook of the Month.
Evie Flynn has always been the black sheep of her family - a dreamer and a drifter, unlike her over-achieving elder sisters. She's tried making a name for herself as an actress, a photographer and a singer, but nothing has ever worked out. Now she's stuck in temp hell, with a sensible, pension-planning boyfriend. Somehow life seems to be passing her by. Then her beloved aunt Jo dies suddenly in a car crash, leaving Evie an unusual legacy - her precious beach cafe in Cornwall. Determined to make a success of something for the first time in her life, Evie heads off to Cornwall to get the cafe and her life back on track - and gets more than she bargained for, both in work and in love...
The sixth volume of Alexander McCall Smith's wonderful serial novels set in Edinburgh's New Town. Warm-hearted, wise and very funny, The Importance of Being Seven brings us a fresh and delightful set of insights into philosophy and fraternity among Edinburgh's most loveable residents.
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.
Lovely characters, very good one liners and a clever plot (no spoilers but we are pretty sure you won’t get the twist) make this highly enjoyable top notch chick lit a perfect holiday read.
June 2011 Book of the Month. Nicholson casts an unflinching eye on men's attitude to sex, on women, love and family life. This is our own familiar world rendered pacy, funny, emotionally on the button and hugely entertaining.
Nicci Morrison was always the first of her friends to do everything! But she wasn't meant to be the first to die. But when she does, little does she know the impact her decisions in life would have on her best friends with whom she leaves her most treasured possessions including a husband, two kids and her garden! A fun and feel-good novel tinged with sadness but altogether a great read.
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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!
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