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The Jetsetters by Amanda Eyre Ward (2020)

Hilarious, sun-scented and tons of fun, this one will jet you off on the family holiday of a lifetime. With a messy reunion, long-buried secrets and one shiny cruise-liner to boot, it'll take you right to the heart of the drama of a family holiday. With the blue waves bobbing by and the sun sizzling down, there are laughs and gasps aplenty.

Escape to the French Farmhouse by Jo Thomas (2020)

Transport yourself to the lavender fields of Provence with this uplifting, feel-good novel that's simply bursting with sunshine. Del starts a new life in a gorgeous French village, and discovers an old recipe book that might just see her baking her way to happiness. It's summer-laced escapism you'll want to soak up in one go.

The Heatwave by Kate Riordan (2020)

A sultry and irresistible read, this is a deliciously dark novel set in a crumbling French family home, sure to keep you reading through those long summer nights. As temperatures rise and forests fires rage, a family secret will come to light - revealing the truth about Elodie's death, and the thing that Sylvie's been hiding her whole life.

Belladonna by Anbara Salam (2020)

Taking you from Connecticut to rural Northern Italy, go on a journey with Bridget and Isabella, two unlikely friends offered the chance to study at an Academy in Europe. It's a hypnotising, simmering novel about betrayal, and the muddy line between obsession and close friendship. You'll feel the sun beating down against the lush golden backdrop of 1950s Italy, and you'll be unable to tear your eyes away.

Beach Read by Emily Henry (2020)

Need the next steamy love story? Want a sizzler you can't put down? Turn to the hottest romance of the summer, where two writers decide to write each other's genres to see what happens, and end up falling for each other, hard. It's a breath of fresh air and the rom-com everybody's talking about. Reading it is even better than hitting the beach yourself.

Don't Turn Around by Jessica Barry (2020)

Addictive, fast-paced and set across the sun-drenched open roads of America, you'll go on a road trip with Cait and Rebecca. A road trip with a difference, seeing as Cait's job is to transport women with unknown pasts to safety. But there's someone right behind them, watching their every move... It's a full-throttle summer read that'll keep you gripped.

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty (2018)

Pull up a sun lounger and slip into a much-needed spa retreat with a twist. Gripping, funny and thrilling, this tells the story of a ten day spa break, cut off from the rest of the world, that is not all that it seems. Top of the list for any suspense lover, it's a complete whirlwind of a summer read, with a plot twist that blows everything out the water.

Expectation by Anna Hope (2019)

Set in the hot, balmy gardens of London with a lot of time spent lazing on the grass for picnics, this intense burn of a read is one you'll never forget. It tells the stories of three young women whose lives haven't quite turned out as they'd hoped; it's about friendship, and betrayal, and motherhood. As beautifully written as it is heartbreaking, you'll be complete immersed.

The Family Holiday by Elizabeth Noble (2020)

Go on a luxurious Cotswolds getaway with the Chamberlain family in this heartwarming sunbeam of a book. They used to be a close knit team, but since Charlie's wife died, he can't help but feel they've all lost touch. So he spirits them all away for a family reunion to put things right. Full of charming characters and a touch of summer magic, it's the perfect story to sink into as the bumblebees drone around you and the sun warms your shoulders.

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