The family she’s always wanted is under siegeMolly Gilford works hard to rescue her family legacy from the Colton name. All bets are off when she meets her cousin Blaine’s sexy BFF, former soldier Max Hollick. Their torrid affair yields an unexpected baby bump…and a dangerous enemy.
A beautifully moving and poignant tale of finding yourself in the wake of heartbreak, perfect for fans of Amanda Prowse and Imogen ClarkNatasha and Daniel were meant for each other. On paper you’d never think it so; whilst Taz would arrive at school hungry and in clothes too small, Dan’s affluent background was no secret. But they were drawn together and found comfort in the fact that neither felt they truly belonged.When something terrible happens and Dan is sent to prison, Taz doesn’t even pause to think before standing by his side. As the ground beneath Dan crumbles, it’s Taz who is there to catch him. A family of two, it’s them against the world.But now, years later, what happens when the threats they face come from within? Plagued by guilt over a secret in her past, Taz must face the truth or risk losing Dan forever.Readers can’t get enough of The Things That Matter:‘A beautifully written story…one of the best books I have read this year’ Muriel‘A highly original read…so much character and warmth’ Sarah‘Life affirming…it made me laugh, it made me cry’ Helen‘A wonderful book with a heartfelt message we could all use these days!’ Laurie‘Incredibly well written and thought provoking’ Jenny‘Wow! What a fun, emotional journey this book took me on…made me cry and laugh out loud’ Wendy
‘A most engaging novel, full of intrigue and atmosphere’ Anne O’Brien ‘A real page-turner; I couldn’t put it down’ Tracy Rees ‘Weaves the past and present together skilfully’ Sarah Morgan ‘Transporting and imaginative’ Woman __________Shortlisted for the RNA Romantic Thriller Award 2021One woman’s secret will shape another’s destiny…1560: Amy Robsart is trapped in a loveless marriage to Robert Dudley, a member of the court of Queen Elizabeth I. Surrounded by enemies and with nowhere left to turn, Amy hatches a desperate scheme to escape – one with devastating consequences that will echo through the centuries…Present Day: When Lizzie Kingdom is forced to withdraw from the public eye in a blaze of scandal, it seems her life is over. But she’s about to encounter a young man, Johnny Robsart, whose fate will interlace with hers in the most unexpected of ways. For Johnny is certain that Lizzie is linked to a terrible secret dating back to Tudor times. If Lizzie is brave enough to go in search of the truth, then what she discovers will change the course of their lives forever.***Moving between the Tudor era and the present day,The Forgotten Sister is a stunning historical novel that draws on one of history’s most compelling and enduring mysteries. Perfect for fans of Lucinda Riley, Barbara Erskine, Victoria Hislop and Kate Morton.***Readers love Nicola Cornick:‘Alluring and hypnotising… I was hooked from page one.’‘A haunting and mesmerising story.’‘Atmospheric and filled with tension and danger.’‘Full of dark twists and spooky turns. Brilliantly written, unguessable and page-turning.’‘Spellbinding, with a narrative that left me bewitched. Not to be missed!’‘A fabulous read. I was completely enthralled, and kept guessing throughout.’
Frozen food is no longer seen as second best, something for emergencies, or a poor alternative to a take-away. Learn how to batch cook for convenience, cut down on waste, and save money without sacrificing flavour with Shivi Ramoutar’s gorgeous recipes.Step into the clever world of The Ice Kitchen – maximise convenience, cut down on waste and save money and time without sacrificing flavour. The recipes are designed so that half can be eaten at once and the rest stored away in the freezer and recooked straight from frozen. Unlock your freezer’s potential with freezer filing, ice cube butters, salvation sauces, and Shivi’s magic no-cook Ice Kitchen Jam.
The complete Soldier Son Trilogy by international bestselling author Robin Hobb.‘In today’s crowded fantasy market Robin Hobb’s books are like diamonds in a sea of zircons’ George R. R. MartinWhen the two-hundred year war between the kingdoms of Vania and Landsing ended the Landsingers were left in triumphant possession of Vania's rich coal and coast territories.When young King Troven assumed the throne of Vania thirty years later, he was determined to restore her greatness, not through waging another assault upon their traditional enemies, but by looking in the opposite direction and colonising the wild plains and steppes to their east.Over the next twenty years, cavalry forces manage to subdue the rolling plains formerly wasted on nomadic herders and tribesmen.Troven's campaign restores the pride of the Varnian military and to reward them, Troven creates a new nobility that is extremely loyal to their monarch.Nevare Gerar is the second son of one of King Troven's new lords. Following in his father's footsteps, a commission as a cavalry officer at the frontier and an advantageous marriage await him, once he has completed his training at the King's Cavalry Academy.Enter the extraordinary world of Robin Hobb’s fantastic Soldier Son Trilogy.This bundle includes Shaman’s Crossing (book one), Forest Mage (book two) and Renegade’s Magic (book three).
A NEW STATESMAN BOOK OF THE YEARIn the vein of the Costa-winning Dadland, with the biographical elements of H is for Hawk, The Fragments of my Father is a powerful and poignant memoir about parents and children, freedom and responsibility, madness and creativity and what it means to be a carer.SHORTLISTED FOR THE BARBELLION PRIZEMy life had been suspended, as though I had inhaled and was still waiting to let out that gasp of breath. I set aside my dreams for a future time when life might be normal again. But that night, on my mother’s birthday, as I sat and watched the sky turn from blue to black, I wondered for the first time if it ever would …There were holes in Sam Mills’s life when she was growing up – times when her dad was just absent, for reasons she didn’t understand. As she grew older, she began to make up stories about the periods when he wasn’t around: that he’d been abducted, spirited away and held captive by a mysterious tribe who lived at the bottom of the garden. The truth – that he suffers from a rare form of paranoid schizophrenia, and was hospitalised intermittently – slowly came into focus, and that focus became pin-sharp in 2012, when Sam’s mother died and Sam was left as his primary carer.In this powerful, poignant memoir Sam triangulates her own experience with the stories of two other carers, one she admires and one, on some days, she fears she might become: Leonard Woolf, husband to Virginia and F Scott Fitzgerald, husband to Zelda, and a man whose personality made him ill-equipped – in a great many ways – to be a carer for his troubled wife.A mesmerising blend of literary biography and memoir The Fragments of My Father is a compelling and moving account of what it means to be a carer.
‘I was captivated… What a stunning story of sisterhood, sacrifice and forgiveness!’ Lana Kortchik, USA Today bestselling author of Sisters of WarThree sisters. Three ships. One heartbreaking story.1911. As Emma packs her trunk to join the ocean liner Olympic as a stewardess, she dreams of earning enough to provide a better life for both her sisters. With their photograph tucked away in her luggage, she promises to be back soon – hoping that sickly Lily will keep healthy, and wild Ruby will behave. But neither life at sea nor on land is predictable, and soon the three sisters’ lives are all changed irrevocably…Now. When Harriet finds her late grandmother’s travelling trunk in the attic, she’s shocked to discover a photo of three sisters inside – her grandmother only ever mentioned one sister, who died tragically young. Who is the other sister, and what happened to her? Harriet’s questions lead her to the story of three sister ships, Olympic, Titanic and Britannic, and a shattering revelation about three sisters torn apart…Don’t miss the latest novel from the USA Today bestselling author of The Secret of the Chateau. Perfect for fans of The Beekeeper’s Promise and The Forgotten Village!Readers LOVE The Lost Sister!’An emotional roller coaster. A story that will live with me for a very long time.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars‘McGurl has managed to create a masterpiece… a must-read for historical fiction lovers.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 Stars‘I just could not put it down… It was heartbreaking, touching and yet uplifting.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars‘This was a fascinating book… utterly ‘readable’ and hard to put down as it was so masterfully crafted.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 Stars‘This story had me engrossed from start to end… I highly recommend this book.’ – NetGalley Reviewer, 5 Stars‘I loved this book so much.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 Stars
“OMG!! You have no idea how much I needed this… I. Could. Not. Stop. Laughing.” Heidi Lynn’s Book ReviewsThree friends, three single mums, one quest to find love…It’s 8:30am and I’m already utterly exhausted. My son has lost his football boots, my daughter is ready for school dressed only in her vest and knickers, and of course, my 1-year-old has filled his nappy for what feels like the tenth time this morning.As for my husband? He’s decided marriage doesn’t suit him, and well… buggered off.All hope of ‘me time’ has but dwindled to sipping half a glass of wine whilst shouting after the kids. But everything is about to change.I’m taking control of my life! I’ve joined… a book club.Yes, I know what you’re thinking. ‘Wow… live a little.’ But my fellow book clubbers, Amanda and Janey, are my lifelines. They understand the daily struggle because they’re mothers too.And in between the prosecco, Doritos and googling everything about Mr Darcy on SparkNotes, they’ve convinced me to go on a date with my boss.A single mum of three looking for romance… what could possibly go wrong? A gloriously funny and relatable read for anyone who just needs a little more ‘me time’. Fans of Why Mummy Drinks and Has Anyone Seen my Sex Life? will snort with laughter at this utterly hilarious and heart-warming read.Readers LOVE The Single Mums’ Book Club!“Hilarious from the first few pages it hooked me instantly. Full of Victoria Cooke’s trademark humour… this was a joy to read!” – Rachel’s Random Resources, 5 Stars“I adored this book. The writing was witty, funny and heartbreakingly serious when it was appropriate… one of my favourites of this year.” – NetGalley Reviewer, 5 Stars“I loved the whole journey and could also relate to Stephanie at some points in the book! Absolute 5 star read for me!” – NetGalley Reviewer, 5 Stars“A bright sparkle of a read!” – NetGalley Reviewer, 5 Stars“It’s a book about friendship, relationships, overcoming trauma, and family. I loved the book from start to finish.” – NetGalley Reviewer, 5 Stars
Pre-order now: the first in the feel-good new Cornish Girls series1941. The Blitz rages over London. And even in Cornwall, the war is being fought…When Violet loses her sister in the Blitz, she must take her nieces to safety in Cornwall. On the coast, she meets carefree chorus girl Eva, who is also running from the dangers of London.But Porthcurno hides a secret military base, and soon Violet and Eva realise there’s a battle to fight in Cornwall, too.Together with local Hazel, who works on the base, they must come together to help the war effort. But will their friendship be enough to keep them safe?The perfect uplifting wartime read for fans of Nancy Revell and Donna Douglas.‘A fascinating story, beautifully written, with interesting characters I really liked. A most enjoyable read!’ Kitty Neale, Sunday Times bestselling author of A Daughter’s Ruin‘A warm-hearted story – at times I laughed and at others I held my breath … I loved the characters and I’m delighted it is the first in a series’ Pam Weaver, Sunday Times bestselling author of Goodnight Sweetheart
‘A gorgeous, romantic book, that will whisk you away to sunnier happier times… pop a smile on your face as you sink into a lovely romance’ NetGalley reviewerAmelia loves her life in Paris. But with the surprise inheritance of her childhood home, she has no choice but to return to the small village of Meadowbank to restore her great-aunt’s old farmhouse.However returning to Meadowbank means she has to confront her past, including old flame Adam – the one person she regrets leaving behind.When Amelia discovers a locket hidden in the farmhouse, containing the picture of a mysterious World War Two soldier, she starts to uncover the secrets of her great-aunt’s past. With Adam on hand to help restore the farmhouse, she’s shocked by his generosity after so many years apart.As her feelings for her first love reignite, Amelia is suddenly confused as to where she truly belongs.Can Amelia finally find where her heart truly calls home?Escape to the countryside with a heart-warming new novel from the author of Snowflakes at Mistletoe Cottage. Fans of Rachael Lucas and Cathy Bramley will fall in love with Katie Ginger!Everyone LOVES The Secrets of Meadow Farmhouse‘A perfect escape into the country… Beautiful, warm and a smile didn’t leave my lips… Would definitely recommend’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars‘A story of secrets, forgiveness, community and love, it had me gripped from the beginning’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars‘A really lovely book to lose yourself in, perfect for a winter's evening or a beach read… Loved it!!’ Julie Houston’A warm, uplifting story of discovering where you truly belong…’ Jessica Redland'I adored this book. Adam is perfect hero material and I loved following Amelia as she unpicked the past and discovered the secret to her own happiness' Sarah Bennett‘A perfect country escape… and an ending that made my heart sing – this one is extra special’ Jane Linfoot‘A beautiful, romantic story of lost love and finding home – I couldn’t put it down!’ Sandy Barker