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This Year It Will Be Different by Maeve Binchy (Hardback)
This Year It Will Be Different is from the short story collection by Maeve Binchy. A middle-aged woman, Ethel, is not looking forward to Christmas. She’s reached a point where Christmas seems like too much hard work because her family has come to expect her to do everything for them (as well as go out to work), without offering to help. But when her family realise that something’s amiss, they promise “this year it will be different”…
Personally, I Blame My Fairy Godmother by Claudia Carrol (Paperback)
The fairytale ending was just the beginning…
Jessie Woods absolutely believes in fairytale endings. So would you if you had a recession-proof career as a daredevil TV host, a palatial pink mansion, and the dream boyfriend. But, quicker than you can say Cinderella, her life falls to pieces and suddenly her prince isn’t quite so charming, her party-loving friends disappear and even her faithful friend Visa no longer loves her. Utterly heartbroken and jobless, Jessie is forced back home, to live with her stepmum and two evil stepsisters. Is it time for her to give up on the dream – or will Jessie learn that happy endings can come in the strangest of places?
The Road to NAB END An Extraordinary Northern Childhood by William Woodruff (Hardback)
William Woodruff had the sort of childhood satirised in the famous Monty Python Yorkshireman sketch. The son of a weaver, he was born on a pallet of straw at the back of the mill and two days later his mother was back at work. Life was extrememly tough for the family in 1920’s Blackburn — a treat was sheep’s head or cow heel soup — and got worse when his father lost his job when the cotton industry started its terminal decline. Woodruff had to find his childhood fun in the little free time he had available between his delivery job and school, but he never writes self-pityingly, leaving the reader to shed the tears on his behalf.
Beyond the Blue Hills by Katie Flynn (Paperback)
Laura Collins, a widow, is struggling to make a good life for her daughters, Tess and Tina.They are living with Laura’s sister Millie and her seven children so when Laura is offered a good job, with accommodation, she is delighted. Life is very different for the Brewsters, living on Manor Farm in Herefordshire.Danny and his girlfriend, Sophie, intend to marry one day so that they can run Manor Farm together but his cousin and best friend, Phil Ryland, feels differently.He longs to get away from farming and intends to escape as soon as he can. Then war comes and changes everything
The Prince by Tiffany Reisz (Paperback)
The Prince is the third book in Tiffany’s Original Sinners trilogy.
Her only weakness, his deepest desire
Two worlds of wealth and passion call to Nora Sutherlin and, whichever one she chooses, it will be the hardest decision she will ever have to make. Unless someone makes it for her…
Wes Railey is the object of Nora’s tamest yet most maddening fantasies, and the one man she cant forget.
He’s also thoroughbred royalty and, reuniting with him in Kentucky, she’s in his world now. But this infamous New York dominatrix is no simpering Southern belle, and Nora’s dream of fitting into Wesleys world is perpetually at odds with the relentlessly seductive pull of Søren -her owner, her lover, the forever she cannot have.
At least, not completely.
Avalanche Express by Colin Forbes (Paperback)
When an unknown source, obviously high-up in the Politburo of the Soviet Union, sends word that his cover is blown, American intelligence launches an all-out attempt to rescue the man known only by his code name, Angelo
The Birds and the Bees by Milly Johnson (Paperback)
Romance writer and single mum Stevie Honeywell has only weeks to go to her wedding when her fiance Matthew runs off with her glamorous new friend Jo MacLean. It feels like history repeating itself for Stevie, but this time she is determined to win back her man. She isn’t going to act as he might expect. She isn’t going to wail and dig her heels in, she is simply going to pretend to let him go whilst she pursues a mad course of dieting, exercising and self-improvement.
After You by Jojo Moyes (Paperback)
***THE SEQUEL TO THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING BOOK ME BEFORE YOU – THE FILM ADAPTATION WILL BE RELEASED JUNE 3RD***
Lou Clark has lots of questions.
Like how it is she’s ended up working in an airport bar, spending every shift watching other people jet off to new places.
Or why the flat she’s owned for a year still doesn’t feel like home.
Whether her close-knit family can forgive her for what she did eighteen months ago.
And will she ever get over the love of her life.
What Lou does know for certain is that something has to change.
The Liar by Stephen Fry (Paperback)
Stephen Fry’s breathtakingly outrageous debut novel, by turns eccentric, shocking, brilliantly comic and achingly romantic. Adrian Healey is magnificently unprepared for the long littleness of life; unprepared too for the afternoon in Salzburg when he will witness the savage murder of a Hungarian violinist; unprepared to learn about the Mendax device; unprepared for more murders and wholly unprepared for the truth. The Liar is a thrilling, sophisticated and laugh out loud hilarious novel from a brilliantly talented writer.
Garden of Beasts by Jeffrey Deaver (Paperback)
Paul Schumann is a contract hitman for the mob in 1936. But with Prohibition over and the gang wars associated with it coming to an end, Schumann is finding less and less work. He is contracted for a hit. But this time, he’s caught – and finds that he’s been set up. He’s taken to meet an official in Army Intelligence and given a choice: he can spend the rest of his life in jail, or he can help his country. He is to pose as a member of the 1936 Olympic team, travel to Berlin, and kill a high-ranking Nazi close to Hitler. Schumann has been picked because he’s a second generation German-American and can speak the language fluently. Or at least that’s what they lead him to believe…
A Grave for Two by Anne Holt (Paperback)
Selma Falck’s personal life and career as a lawyer have hit rock bottom. That is until Hege Chin Morell – Norway’s best female skier – approaches her desperate to overturn a doping charge. With two months to the Winter Olympics, Selma faces the seemingly almost impossible task of clearing Morell’s name. However, when a male skier is found dead after a training accident, it becomes clear to Selma that there is something more serious at risk. Encountering corruption, hidden enmity and shady connections, the pattern of recent crimes and ancient sins becomes undeniable. As Selma’s race against time begins, she realizes that more lives are at stake…
Wish You Were Here by Catherine Alliot (Paperback)
The new novel from number one bestselling author of thirteen novels, Catherine Alliott. When Flora, James and their two teenage daughters are offered the holiday of a lifetime in a chateau in the South of France in return for one simple good deed, they jump at the chance to escape the confines of Clapham, the weight of the mortgage and anxieties over their future for a blissful break. But Flora didn’t anticipate a mysterious guest and a whole heap of family baggage coming along too. And with James developing a schoolboy crush on a famous singer and Flora distracted by ghosts from her past, their dream holiday suddenly takes some very unexpected turns . . .
Some Kind Of Wonderful by Giovanna Fletcher (Paperback)
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
Troy: Shield of Thunder by David Gemmell (Hardback)
The second exciting novel in the bestselling Troy trilogy. Interlacing myth and history, adventure and love, this is epic storytelling at its best. The war in Troy is looming, and all the kings of the Great Green are gathering, friends and enemies, with their own dark plans of conquest and plunder. Into this maelstrom of treachery and deceit come three travelers — Piria, a runaway priestess nursing a terrible secret, Kalliades, a warrior with a legendary sword, and Banokles who will carve his own legend in the battles to come.
Making Your Mind Up by Jill Mansell (Paperback)
Jill Mansell’s engaging and romantic bestseller MAKING YOUR MIND UP is perfect for readers of Jojo Moyes and Katie Fforde. Reviewers love Jill’s books: ‘Warm, witty and wise’ Daily Mail. Lottie Carlyle isn’t looking for love when she meets her new boss, Tyler Klein. Living in a beautiful cottage with her two adorable – sometimes – kids in an idyllic village in the Cotswolds, on good terms with her ex-husband and with friends all around, she’s happy enough with her lot. But Tyler’s perfect for Lottie and quickly she falls for him – and he for her.
Trespass by Rose Tremain (Paperback)
Set among the hills and gorges of southern France, Trespass is a thrilling novel about disputed territory, sibling love and devastating revenge, by the bestselling author of The Road Home, winner of the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction.
In a silent valley stands an isolated stone farmhouse, the Mas Lunel. Its owner is Aramon Lunel, an alcoholic so haunted by his violent past that he’s become incapable of all meaningful action, letting his hunting dogs starve and his land go to ruin. Meanwhile, his sister, Audrun, alone in her modern bungalow within sight of the Mas Lunel, dreams of exacting retribution for the unspoken betrayals that have blighted her life.
The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George (Paperback)
The international bestseller, translated from the German by Simon Pare. On a beautifully restored barge on the Seine, Jean Perdu runs a bookshop; or rather a ‘literary apothecary’, for this bookseller possesses a rare gift for sensing which books will soothe the troubled souls of his customers. The only person he is unable to cure, it seems, is himself. He has nursed a broken heart ever since the night, twenty-one years ago, when the love of his life fled Paris, leaving behind a handwritten letter that he has never dared read. His memories and his love have been gathering dust – until now. The arrival of an enigmatic new neighbour in his eccentric apartment building on Rue Montagnard inspires Jean to unlock his heart, unmoor the floating bookshop and set off for Provence, in search of the past and his beloved.
In the Company of Angels by Thomas E. Kennedy (Paperback)
This is a resounding, deeply moving story of pain, sorrow, love, and redemption. Despite the characters’ dark and soul-shattering journeys, light reflects on every page, both literally and aesthetically. Kennedy writes with an exquisite and tender timbre, lyrical and poetical, from core to root to stem to stalk to bloom. His prose is fueled with gravitas and grace, as he probes into the seeds of the subconscious with a Jungian finesse.
Shopaholic Abroad (shopaholic Book 2 paperback) by Sophie Kinsella
This expensive, glossy world is where I’ve been headed all along. Limos and flowers,waxed eyebrows and designer clothes from Barneys. These are my people this is where I’m meant to be Becky Bloomwood.