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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.
Three girls in search of a missing piece of their lives; three girls who will change their worlds to find it ...
These paranormal adventure romances are arriving here from America at an alarming rate which means that a lot of mediocre will flood into the market. Not this one. Richelle Mead is well worth reading. Now on her third novel starring Georgina Kincaid, a fresh, sassy vampire, who gets her energy from seducing men. It’s sexy, exciting and great fun. Comparison: Laurell K Hamilton, Kelley Armstrong, Charlaine Harris.
Three sisters brought back together after the death of their father makes for plenty of juicy family feuding as well as facing their father’s enemies. Definitely one for fans of Penny Vincenzi it has all the elements you want from a great family saga.
In America this author’s paperback sales equal those of Danielle Steel yet he is not as well known over here. I think it’s a shame for he writes sensitively about human relationships. I like him, and if you do too you’ve got nine back list titles to enjoy. This one has slight supernatural undertones.Comparison: Barbara Delinsky, Nora Roberts, Margaret Pemberton.Similar this month: Danielle Steel, Jodi Picoult.
Christina Jones back with another of her quirky, lively feel-good tales. There are always plenty of characters to keep the action going in her novels and of course there is plenty of comedy and romance. Phoebe Bowler has just been jilted at the altar and turns to her dishy neighbour, Rocky Lancaster, for some sympathy but he has problems of his own and wants to be left alone. Cue Essie Rivers who loves astrology and all other kinds of ologies and thinks that ‘Birthday-ology’ is going to work for Phoebe to turn her life around. A warm, witty, heartfelt read.
Two first-person narratives follow two threatened people who meet at night on a subway train, too frightened to go home. They fall in love. How they escape their confined lives and set out together is delightfully handled with, for me, an unexpected ending. She wrote Love in the Present Tense which was a Richard and Judy pick last year. Comparison: Alice Sebold, Ayelet Waldman, Jane Fallon.
Author of the terrific The Russian Concubine (a must read) with her second, a great big saga of Stalin’s Russia, of labour camps, of unbearable hardship, of communist fear and betrayal and of love. She is a truly splendid new addition to the big epic novel area. Highly recommended. Comparison: Kate Mosse, Belinda Alexandra, Adele Geras.
Shortlisted for the RNA Love Story of the Year Award 2010. Secrets and scandal in Regency Newmarket. When Kit Kydd rescues actress Susanna Fair from disreputable Rafe Warwick, he proposes a feigned engagement to suit them both. But problems multiply when Susanna’s past beckons, her theatre company needs her, and Rafe reappears. Not a good time to fall in love, really.
A sexy, entertaining American debut about a professional honey-trap (a woman who tests men’s potential for straying) finally finding love herself. Comparison: Leonie Fox, Jennifer Weiner, Hester Browne.
A highly amusing page-turning tale of a serial womaniser mystified as to how he is suddenly girlfriendless. His best friend discovers that some 47 of his exes are slating him on a mysterious website! Time to seek them out and apologise … which is not an easy task. There is a change of roles towards the end and a fun finish to an excellent read. He really is very good at exposing the male psyche. I love him. For a bit of extra fun check out the website below and contribute your disaster stories. We all have at least one! http://www.slateyourdate.com/ Comparison: Mike Gayle, Matthew Beaumont, Mark Mason.
Unbelievably prolific author who writes not only these suspense tales but also supernatural ones, futuristic detective stories and romances. All are well worth trying. She’s addictive, easy to read, excellent escapism and never writes a dud. This one has an intriguing Alaskan backdrop to its tale of murder and romance. She’s great.Comparison: Susan Lewis, Danielle Steel, Jayne Ann Krentz.Similar this month: Tami Hoag, Sandra Brown.
If you love this genre of Regency Romance then Julia Quinn is definitely worth a look. These are funny and charming, with plenty of dialogue to give them a fast pace. Julia Quinn writes pure escapism with feisty, fun characters and entertaining plot lines.
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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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