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Workhouse Angel

Holly Green (Author)

Will she ever be reunited with her real father?

Angelina was abandoned on the doorsteps of Brownlow Workhouse when she was just a baby – her only possession the rag doll she held in her arms.

Nicknamed 'Angel' for her golden curls, she is adopted by Mr and Mrs McBride. At first Angel is so happy to have found a caring family to save her from the drudgery of the workhouse. But her new parents are not the benevolent guardians they first appear.

Angel has lost all hope when she discovers that a man has visited the workhouse, looking for the baby girl he was forced to give up. A girl who isn't an orphan after all...

Some Kind of Wonderful

Giovanna Fletcher (Author)

In losing him can she rediscover herself? Giovanna Fletcher's Some Kind of Wonderful is the perfect heartwarming read to cosy up to this festive season . . .

'A fun read with a big dose of girl power' Sun

'A MUST-READ. Funny, heartwarming' Closer
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When the love of your life says you're not The One, who are you?

Lizzy and Ian have been a couple since the first week of university. Now, after celebrating a decade together, everyone thinks they're about to get engaged.

Instead, a romantic escape to Dubai leaves Lizzy with no ring, no fiancé and no future.

Lizzy is heartbroken - but through the tears, she sees an opportunity. This is her moment to discover what she's been missing while playing Ian's ideal 'better half'.

But how much has Ian changed her, and who should she be without him?

Determined to discover who she is at heart, Lizzy sets out to rediscover the girl she was before - and, in the meantime, have a little fun . . .

'Warm hearted, with a heroine to cheer for' Sunday Mirror

'Full of spirit and fun' Sunday Express

'Her funniest, freshest and BEST yet' Isabelle Broom, Heat

Merry and Bright

Debbie Macomber (Author)

***PRE-ORDER NOW*** FROM THE NO. 1 NEW YORK TIMES
BESTSELLING AUTHOR DEBBIE MACOMBER

A novel about first impressions and second chances.

It’s Christmas, the season to be snowed under.

Merry Smith is overworked. Between family responsibilities, preparing for Christmas, and staying out of the crosshairs of her boss there’s room for little else. Her social life is the last thing on her mind, much less finding love.

Jayson Bright is feeling the pressure. Christmas is his most stressful time of year. Deadlines are looming, the holidays are coming, and employees are winding down. He’s the one left in the office pulling late and lonely nights.

Luckily for these two, their friends and family take matters into their own hands, and Merry and Bright are about to discover that love can be found where you least expect it . . .


Praise for Debbie Macomber

‘An ideal holiday book’
Good Housekeeping

‘If there's a star in the romance and women's fiction firmament, chances are high it’s Debbie Macomber’
Publishers Weekly

'A thrilling yet tender tale'
My Weekly

One Christmas Kiss in Notting Hill

Mandy Baggot (Author)

Imagine the perfect Christmas Kiss…

His strong arms around her waist, her hands on his face, the snow slowly starts to fall…

It’s enough to make Isla Winters cringe! While her sister can’t get enough of this – increasingly common – sight on the streets of London, Isla’s too busy trying to stop Hannah’s wheelchair from slipping on the ice, and making sure she’s not too late to her dream job at Breekers International.

But everything changes with the arrival of Chase Bryan, fresh from the New York office. He’s eager to learn everything about Isla’s beloved Notting Hill, but as the nights get colder, will cosying up to him come at a price?

A fun, festive feel-good read perfect for fans of Heidi Swain's Sleigh Rides and Silver Bells at the Christmas Fair and Sarah Morgan's Moonlight Over Manhattan

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Rated 5* by real readers

'A really really enjoyable Christmassy tale with lots of festive cheer' Stacey, Amazon reviewer

'Mandy Baggot is the queen of the festive story' Steph, Amazon reviewer

'Notting Hill at Christmas time is the perfect setting' Noemi, Amazon reviewer

I Too Had a Love Story

Ravinder Singh (Author)

Not all love stories are meant to have a happy ending . . .

I TOO HAD A LOVE STORY is the tender and heartfelt tale of Ravin and Khushi - two people who found each other on a dating website and fell in love . . . until life put their love to the ultimate test.

Do love stories ever die? How would you react if a beautiful person came into your life, and then leaves it, forever?

Romantic, emotional and sincere, this heartbreaking true story has already touched a million hearts. This is a must-read for anyone who believes in the magic of love.

The Christmas Stocking and Other Stories

Katie Fforde (Author)

A brand-new book by the Number One Bestselling author Katie Fforde containing NEVER-BEFORE-PUBLISHED Christmas short stories. Perfect for anyone who loves romance, humour and happy-ever-after endings.

Includes an exclusive sneak preview of A COUNTRY ESCAPE, coming Feb 2018!

It's Christmas morning. The tree is decorated, the presents are wrapped and the turkey's in the oven.

Outside the first flakes of snow are beginning to fall.

AND HERE IT IS!

A personal present from Katie Fforde: six NEW perfectly themed seasonal short stories, guaranteed to make this your happiest Christmas ever!


'A lovely, warm read to sink your teeth into' Heat

'Delicious - gorgeous humour and the lightest of touches' Sunday Times

'A perfect match for an afternoon curled up on the sofa!' Sun

The Radcliffes

TJ Kline (Author) , James Patterson (Author)

THE WEDDING FLORIST: After losing her job and getting evicted from her home, the last thing florist Anna Nolan needs is to ruin her new gig. But it's hard for her to work for the powerful and sexy Gabriel Radcliffe. Namely, because Anna's arranging the flowers for his wedding to society girl Stephanie Maurier – and she wishes she were the bride...

THE HORSE TRAINER: Fallon Radcliffe can only escape her socialite family and their expectations when she's in the stables with her horse, Destiny's Dreamer. But she doesn't realise that her love for racing will develop into something more – a yearning for her trainer, Travis Mitchell, even though they live worlds apart...

THE GOURMET CHEF: Alexandra Radcliffe has never been a dreamer. But when she meets the man of her secret fantasies – a sexy, driven chef who wants to open a restaurant – she starts to believe in happily ever after. Or is there something about the smooth Nico Dominelli that could destroy their precious, fragile bond?

Paris for One and Other Stories

Jojo Moyes (Author)

Nell's boyfriend has deserted her in Paris . . . alone in the most romantic city in the world, can she forget him to find herself?

Eleven unmissable stories from the author of heart breaking Me Before You, including Paris for One - soon to be a major film - about Nell, deserted by her boyfriend minutes before setting off on a romantic weekend away, and a tale of the early days of two marriages, featuring Liv and Sophie from Jojo Moyes' bestselling romance The Girl You Left Behind.

'Funny, heart-warming and pure escapism' The Pool

'Like her peers David Nicholls and Marian Keyes, Moyes possesses the enviable gift of making the reader laugh' Independent on Sunday

'A beautiful read' Hello

A Christmas Candle

Katie Flynn (Author)

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Light up your life this Christmas with the BRAND NEW NOVEL from SUNDAY TIMES Number One Bestselling author KATIE FLYNN.

'One of the country's most popular storytellers' Scottish Daily Record
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Will she find love in her wartime home?

1939. All over Britain children are being evacuated, and Eve Armstrong is headed for Devon. As the train pulls out of London she takes a last look at the crowded platform, the shabbily dressed evacuees, and a rude little boy sticking his tongue out. She’s looking forward to a change of scene.

And at first Eve is happier than ever at Drake’s Farm. Not even her daily chores dampen her spirits. It’s a different world that invites fresh starts, and so when Eve runs into the boy from the station, Johnny Durrell, they call a truce and soon become firm friends.

The war might be a distant reality, but the arrival of new evacuee Connie Hale makes every day a battle. Connie is lazy, stuck up and spiteful – and Johnny’s new best friend. As the conflict grows and Eve with it, will she fight for Johnny or concede defeat?

Praise for Katie Flynn:

'A poignant war-time romance' Daily Express

‘A heartwarming story of love and loss’ Woman's Weekly

‘One of the best Liverpool writers’ Liverpool Echo

'If you pick up a Katie Flynn book it's going to be a wrench to put it down again' Holyhead and Anglesey Mail

Playing With Fire

Katie Price (Author)

Indigo could never have predicted she’d be running her own London events agency aged just twenty-seven.

Organising celebrity parties and glamorous launches is the reward of years of hard work, and when restaurant entrepreneur Connor asks her to plan the opening of his swanky new Shoreditch nightclub, she knows this could be the high-profile event that puts Glamour to Go on the map.

Gorgeous, successful…and attached, Connor is just as spirited as Indigo. She’s determined to resist his advances, but it’s only a matter of time before sparks start to fly. Will she risk putting everything she’s worked so hard for on the line for Connor?

Because as the temperature rises, it will soon become clear that someone is trying to sabotage Indigo’s efforts from the inside.

Things are hotting up, and there’s everything to play for…

The Mistress

Danielle Steel (Author)

Natasha Leonova’s beauty saved her life. Discovered on a freezing Moscow street by a Russian billionaire, she has lived for seven years under his protection. Believing his generosity will always keep her safe, Natasha is careful not to dwell on Vladimir’s ruthlessness or the deadly circles he moves in.

Until she meets Theo Luca. The son of a famous and difficult artist, Theo and his mother own a restaurant filled with his late father’s artwork. There, on a warm June evening, Theo first encounters Natasha, the most beautiful woman he has ever seen. And there, Vladimir lays eyes on Luca’s artwork. Two dangerous obsessions begin.

Theo, a gifted artist in his own right, finds himself feverishly painting Natasha’s image for weeks after their first meeting. Vladimir, enraged that the paintings are not for sale, is determined to secure one at any price. And Natasha, who knows that she cannot afford to make even one false move, nevertheless begins to think of the freedom she can never have as Vladimir’s mistress . . .

Danielle Steel is famous for her inspirational stories about family, love and life. Her novels will be enjoyed by readers of Penny Vincenzi, Jodi Picoult and Diane Chamberlain.

The Best of Adam Sharp

Graeme Simsion (Author)

A hilariously realistic romance, Graeme Simsion, the international BESTSELLING author of The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect, introduces The Best of Adam Sharp . . . Will he risk it all for a second chance at first love?

'After twenty-two years without any contact at all, Angelina Brown, my Great Lost Love, decides to change the world and emails Hi . . .'

Adam Sharp met the love of his life on the other side of the world. He was playing in a bar in Australia when Angelina requested a song. It was the start of a relationship he's never forgotten - but not every duet ends on a high note.

Two decades later and half a world away, Adam is stunned by Angelina's message. He thought he was happy. He thought he had everything. Now all he can think about is her.

Adam has sung about second chances - but does he believe in them? And is he prepared to risk everything to find out if they ever come true?


'A very enjoyable read. Highly recommended' Closer

'With very real characters, an engaging plot and plenty of wit, this is a joy' Heat

'We love The Rosie Project author Graeme Simsion's The Best of Adam Sharp' Sun on Sunday

The Runaway

Audrey Reimann (Author)

Will he ever find what he's looking for?

Oliver Wainwright is still a boy when he first sets eyes on the fair, delicate Florence – the aristocratic granddaughter of Sir Philip Oldfield. And, determined never to be a servant or follow in his father’s footsteps as a quarry worker on the Oldfield estate, he runs away to Middlefield, that very day.

Slowly but surely, he sets about becoming a man of property and a cotton industry king. He works single-mindedly to achieve his ambition – until he meets Rosie, a married mill hand who distracts him with her dark, warm beauty. Has Oliver finally found what he really wanted all along?

Set against a background of the Lancashire/Cheshire cotton industry, The Runaway is a magnificent saga of a young man’s rise to power, his passion and poverty, feuds and triumphs and the two very different women who shape his life.

Secrets of the Shipyard Girls

Nancy Revell (Author)

THE THIRD & BRAND NEW SHIPYARD GIRLS NOVEL.
The fourth - Shipyard Girls in Love - is available to PRE-ORDER now!

'I enjoyed The Shipyard Girls very much indeed . . . It has all the essentials of a good saga'
Lyn Andrews
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Sunderland, 1941
As the world war continues the shipyard girls face hardships at home, but work and friendship give them strength to carry on.

Gloria is smitten with her newly arrived bundle of joy, but baby Hope’s first weeks are bittersweet. Hope's father is missing at sea, and with their future as a family so uncertain, Gloria must lean on her girls for support.

Meanwhile, head welder Rosie has turned her back on love to keep her double life secret. But her persistent beau is determined to find out the truth and if he does, it could ruin her.

And there is finally a glimmer of hope for Polly and her family when Bel and Joe fall in love. But it isn’t long before a scandalous revelation threatens to pull them all apart.

Praise for The Shipyard Girls series:

'I have just finished The Shipyard Girls and enjoyed it very much indeed . . . It has all the essentials of a good saga: well-drawn, believable, sympathetic characters, storylines which keep the reader turning the page and a very authentic background . . . The special bond that develops between the women makes it a very well rounded novel and will I’m sure have readers eagerly awaiting the next book in the series.' Lyn Andrews

'I had read The Shipyard Girls and enjoyed it tremendously, so much so that I bought Nancy’s second book. Strong characters and an absorbing story-line. Can't wait to read her third novel.' Rosie Archer, author of The Gunpowder and Glory Girls

'The Shipyard Girls is just wonderful. Heartfelt, pacy and gutsy, I adore it already and will no doubt be devouring the rest of the series with just as much enthusiasm.' Fiona Ford, author The Spark Girl

'A riveting read is just what this is in more ways than one.' The Northern Echo

'A real insight into how it was for these women in a Sunderland major ship building yard ... The foundation book of a series. Which I shall be reading as each one is written. Loved it.'

The Break

Marian Keyes (Author)

'Classic Marian Keyes: a blizzard of wit and wisecracks. Mercilessly funny' The Times

Amy's husband Hugh has run away to 'find himself'. But will he ever come back?

'Myself and Hugh . . . We're taking a break.'
'A city-with-fancy-food sort of break?'

If only.

Amy's husband Hugh says he isn't leaving her.

He still loves her, he's just taking a break - from their marriage, their children and, most of all, from their life together. Six months to lose himself in South East Asia. And there is nothing Amy can say or do about it.

Yes, it's a mid-life crisis, but let's be clear: a break isn't a break up - yet . . .

However, for Amy it's enough to send her - along with her extended family of gossips, misfits and troublemakers - teetering over the edge.

For a lot can happen in six-months. When Hugh returns, if he returns, will he be the same man she married? Will Amy be the same woman?

Because if Hugh is on a break from their marriage, then so is she . . .

The Break is a story about the choices we make and how those choices help to make us. It is Marian Keyes at her funniest, wisest and brilliant best.

'Just brilliant' Sunday Times

'Girl-power at its best. I laughed . . . I cried' Daily Mail

'Another belter. Full of brilliantly fun characters, genuine emotion and heaps of charm. We loved it!' Heat

'Keyes writes extremely well about modern women. A breezy, candid and deeply felt account of a wife, mother and career woman rediscovering herself' Metro

'Fabulously entertaining. Classic Keyes. The queen of intelligent women's fiction' Sunday Mirror

'A glorious life-affirming novel with Keyes on top form' Woman & Home

'When it comes to writing page-turners that put a smile on your face and make you think, Keyes is in a class of her own' Daily Express

Confessions of a Mask

Yukio Mishima (Author)

'There is in this world a kind of desire like stinging pain'

A Japanese teenager is overcome with longing for his male classmate. He imagines his body punctured with arrows, like the body of St Sebastian in the painting that obsesses him. Over and over again, each night in his private fantasies, the objects of his lust are tortured, killed and maimed. But, in the rigid world of imperial wartime Japan there is no place for such transgressive desires. He must wear a false mask and hide his true nature, whatever the cost.

'A terrific and astringent work of beauty' The Times Literary Supplement

'Mishima is lucid in the midst of emotional confusion, funny in the midst of despair' Christopher Isherwood

'Never has a "confession" been freer from self-pity' Sunday Times

Montpelier Parade

Karl Geary (Author)

‘A delicate, crystalline, hugely impressive novel… He's yet another masterful younger writer coming through… Wonderful’ Sebastian Barry

Her house is on Montpelier Parade – just across town, but it might as well be a different world. Sonny is fixing a crumbling wall in the garden when he sees her for the first time, coming down the path towards him. Vera.

Vera is older, wealthier, sophisticated, but chance meetings quickly become shy arrangements, and soon Sonny is in love for the first time. But there is something unsettling that Vera is keeping from him. Unfolding in the sea-bright Dublin of early spring, Montpelier Parade is an indelible novel about the things that remain unspoken between lovers. It is about how deeply we can connect with one another, and the choices we must make alone.

Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2017

The Lemon Tree Café

Cathy Bramley (Author)

THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER

The Lemon Tree Cafe was originally published as a four-part serial. This is the complete story in one package.

When Rosie Featherstone finds herself unexpectedly jobless, the offer to help her beloved Italian grandmother out at the Lemon Tree Cafe – a little slice of Italy nestled in the rolling hills of Derbyshire – feels like the perfect way to keep busy.

Surrounded by the rich scent of espresso, delicious biscotti and juicy village gossip, Rosie soon finds herself falling for her new way of life. But she is haunted by a terrible secret, one that even the appearance of a handsome new face can't quite help her move on from.

Then disaster looms and the cafe’s fortunes are threatened . . . and Rosie discovers that her nonna has been hiding a dark past of her own. With surprises, betrayal and more than one secret brewing, can she find a way to save the Lemon Tree Cafe and help both herself and Nonna achieve the happy endings they deserve?

Your favourite authors have loved reading bestseller Cathy Bramley:

'Delightful!' Katie Fforde
'Full of joy and fun' Milly Johnson
'Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns' Trisha Ashley

The Waiting Hours

Ellie Dean (Author)

THE NEW CLIFFEHAVEN NOVEL BY SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR ELLIE DEAN

'The Waiting Hours is a gem of a book, which will touch readers' hearts. Ellie Dean effortlessly evokes a sense of time and place, and revisits a fascinating part of wartime history in a story where strong women triumph over adversity, and it's never too late to find love.' Clare Harvey

'Ellie Dean’s loyal readers will be thrilled with this new novel.' Helen Carey
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Slapton Sands, 1943

War has not been kind to Carol Porter. It took her husband and baby, and with them her heart. At last she’s found some peace, working as a land girl at Coombe Farm. But Carol’s sanctuary, the whole local area in fact, is about to be disrupted.

When Pauline Reilly hears Carol’s news she’s worried for her little sister. But as rumours about Slapton Sands reach Cliffehaven, Pauline can’t help be more concerned for her only surviving son. And despite her sister-in-law Peggy’s best efforts, nothing soothes Pauline’s fears.

As Carol prepares to face the impending upheaval alone her beloved mother, Dolly, swoops in to Slapton, and packing up Carol’s life presents unexpected opportunities for them both: Carol looks to her future while Dolly confronts a ghost from her past, and they both have a chance to mend their broken hearts.

The THIRTEENTH fabulous, heart-warming Second World War novel in Ellie Dean's bestselling Cliffehaven series (previously called the Beach View Boarding House series).

Ellie's next novel - With a Kiss and a Prayer - is available to pre-order now in paperback and ebook.

'An immensely satisfying and entertaining historical novel.' Frost Magazine

‘Touching, poignant and warm storytelling’ Hair Past a Freckle Blog

‘Saga fans will love The Waiting Hours and I would definitely recommend buying it as soon as possible’ Shaz’s Book Blog

‘I just could not put it down’ Ginger Book Geek

‘The characters feel real and authentic’ Anne Bonny Book Blog

The Telephone Girls

Jenny Holmes (Author)

1936. George Street, West Yorkshire, houses a gleaming, brand-new telephone exchange where a group of capable girls works the complicated electrical switchboards. Among them are Cynthia, Norma and Millicent, who relish the busy, efficient atmosphere and the independence and friendship their jobs have given them.

But when Millicent connects a telephone call for an old friend, and listens in to the conversation - breaking one of the telephonists' main rules - she, and then Norma and Cynthia too, become caught up in a story of scandal, corruption and murder.

Soon, the jobs of all three girls are on the line.
Norma’s romance is in ruins.
And Millicent has entered a world of vice . . .

In tough times, the telephone girls will need to call on their friends more than ever.

A wonderful story of camaraderie, friendship and triumph over adversity that fans of Daisy Styles, Donna Douglas and Call the Midwife will adore.

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