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    The Lost Sister

    Kathleen McGurl

    ‘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

    The Single Mums’ Book Club

    Victoria Cooke

    “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

    The Cornish Girls

    Betty Walker

    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

    The Secrets of Meadow Farmhouse

    Katie Ginger

    ‘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

    The Smuggler’s Daughter

    Kerry Barrett

    ‘I loved this book! I was hooked from the start… I devoured this.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 starsOnly she knows the truth. Only she can save them.1799 Emily Moon lives with her mother in an inn on a clifftop in the darkest reaches of Cornwall. After her father mysteriously disappears, her mother finds solace at the bottom of a bottle, and the only way to keep afloat is to turn a blind eye to the smugglers who send signals from the clifftops. But Emily knows that the smugglers killed her father to ensure his silence, and she will not let his murder go unpunished…Present day After a case ends in tragedy, police officer Phoebe Bellingham flees to Cornwall for a summer of respite. But rather than the sunny Cornwall of her dreams, she finds herself on storm-beaten cliffs, surrounded by stories of ghosts and smugglers – and the mysterious Emily Moon, who vanished without a trace over two centuries ago. As rain lashes down around her, Phoebe determines to find the truth behind the rumours – but what she uncovers will put herself in danger too…A haunting and moving timeslip novel perfect for fans of The Girl in the Letter, The Forgotten Village and The Witchfinder’s Sister.Readers LOVE The Smuggler’s Daughter!‘Gripping and unputdownable… A brilliantly told story and one I keep thinking about since I finished reading it.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars‘Creepy, atmospheric and gripping, a really great read.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars‘Ticked all of the boxes for me… One of those books that draws you in straight away… I found it difficult to put down.’ NetGalley reviewer‘Atmospheric and gothic… Gives you the odd shiver up your spine… A really enjoyable read.’ NetGalley reviewer‘An intriguing story full of adventure, imaginative characters, history, and beautiful Cornwall scenes.’ NetGalley reviewer‘I could literally hear and smell the waves crashing on the rocks… Kept me gripped throughout… Twists along the way.’ Yeah Lifestyle

    The Bird in the Bamboo Cage

    Hazel Gaynor

    Shortlisted for the Irish Book Award for Popular Fiction Book of the YearUSA Today bestsellerInspired by true events‘Moving and authentic’ Dinah Jefferies ‘Vivid, heart-rending and so, so beautiful ’ Jenny Ashcroft‘Deeply moving. Be prepared – have handkerchiefs on standby at the end’ Antonia Senior, The Times 'A beautiful, tender and fascinating story' Sinead Moriarty China, 1941. With Japan’s declaration of war on the Allies, Elspeth Kent’s future changes forever. When soldiers take control of the missionary school where she teaches, comfortable security is replaced by rationing, uncertainty and fear.Ten-year-old Nancy Plummer has always felt safe at Chefoo School. Now the enemy, separated indefinitely from anxious parents, the children must turn to their teachers – to Miss Kent and her new Girl Guide patrol especially – for help. But worse is to come when the pupils and teachers are sent to a distant internment camp. Unimaginable hardship, impossible choices and danger lie ahead.Inspired by true events, this is the unforgettable story of the life-changing bonds formed between a young girl and her teacher, in a remote corner of a terrible war.Published in the USA and Canada under the title When We Were Young & Brave .

    The Life We Almost Had

    Amelia Henley

    ‘A love story with a definite difference . . . intensely emotional’Best‘Beautifully written and plotted. Get ready for the final chapter – you have been warned’ Candis‘Intriguing, unusual and intensely romantic’Sunday Mirror‘A powerful, emotive and unusual read’Daily Express‘A lovely tale’Bella* * * * *This is not a typical love story, but it’s our love story.Anna wasn’t looking for love when Adam swept her off her feet but there was no denying their connection, and she believed they would be together forever.Years later, cracks have appeared in their relationship. Anna is questioning whether their love can really be eternal when a cruel twist of fate delivers a crushing blow, and Anna and Adam are completely lost to one another. Now, Anna needs Adam more than ever, but the way back to him has life-changing consequences. Is a second chance at first love really worth the sacrifice? Anna needs to decide and time is running out…A beautiful and emotional love story that asks, how far would you go for a second chance at first love? Perfect for fans of The Man Who Didn’t Call and Miss You.* * * * *Real readers have fallen for Anna and Adam’s love story:‘This book hits you right in the heart. I loved every single minute of it’‘One of the most beautiful stories I have read. Full of laughter, tears, heartbreak and happiness’‘A beautiful love story with a twist!’‘A fabulous debut, this is one of those stories that will stay with you’‘I was gripped from the start and the more into the book I got the more I couldn’t put it down’

    The Mirror and the Light

    Hilary Mantel

    The long-awaited sequel to Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, the stunning conclusion to Hilary Mantel’s Man Booker Prize-winning Wolf Hall trilogy.A Guardian Book of the Year • A Times Book of the Year • A Daily Telegraph Book of the Year • A Sunday Times Book of the Year • A New Statesman Book of the Year • A Spectator Book of the Year Shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2020 Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2020‘Mantel has taken us to the dark heart of history…and what a show’ The Times‘If you cannot speak truth at a beheading, when can you speak it?’England, May 1536. Anne Boleyn is dead, decapitated in the space of a heartbeat by a hired French executioner. As her remains are bundled into oblivion, Thomas Cromwell breakfasts with the victors. The blacksmith’s son from Putney emerges from the spring’s bloodbath to continue his climb to power and wealth, while his formidable master, Henry VIII, settles to short-lived happiness with his third queen, Jane Seymour.Cromwell is a man with only his wits to rely on; he has no great family to back him, no private army. Despite rebellion at home, traitors plotting abroad and the threat of invasion testing Henry’s regime to breaking point, Cromwell’s robust imagination sees a new country in the mirror of the future. But can a nation, or a person, shed the past like a skin? Do the dead continually unbury themselves? What will you do, the Spanish ambassador asks Cromwell, when the king turns on you, as sooner or later he turns on everyone close to him?With The Mirror and the Light, Hilary Mantel brings to a triumphant close the trilogy she began with Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. She traces the final years of Thomas Cromwell, the boy from nowhere who climbs to the heights of power, offering a defining portrait of predator and prey, of a ferocious contest between present and past, between royal will and a common man’s vision: of a modern nation making itself through conflict, passion and courage.Sunday Times Bestseller (08/03/2020)

    The Motion of the Body Through Space

    Lionel Shriver

    From the Orange Prize-winning author of We Need to Talk About KevinAll her life Serenata has run, swum, and cycled – but now that she’s hit 60, all that physical activity has destroyed her knees. And her previously sedentary husband Remington chooses this precise moment to discover exercise.As he joins the cult of fitness, her once-modest husband burgeons into an unbearable narcissist. When he announces his intention to compete in a legendarily gruelling triathlon, Serenata is sure he's going to end up injured or dead – but the stubbornness of an ageing man in Lycra is not to be underestimated.The story of an obsession, of a marriage, of a betrayal: The Motion Of The Body Through Space is Lionel Shriver at her hilarious, sharp-eyed, audacious best.

    The Silence

    Susan Allott

    Longlisted for the New Blood Dagger Award 2021'A darkly gripping and addictive read. I tore through it in a few days’ ESTHER FREUD'Deeply engrossing … an exquisite literary thriller’ PHILIPPA EAST‘Emotionally wrenching’ WALL STREET JOURNAL‘Impossible to put down’ TREVOR WOODA missing woman30 years ago, in the suffocating heat of a Sydney summer, the Greens’ next-door neighbour Mandy disappeared without a trace.A cold case reopenedIn 1997, in a basement flat in Hackney, Isla Green is awakened by a call in the middle of the night: her father is under suspicion of Mandy’s murder.A devastating secretHow well does Isla know her father? Is he capable of doing something terrible? And is there another secret in their community – a conspiracy of silence which stretches deep into Australia’s past?–‘An atmospheric, convincing portrayal of the way that the decisions we make, both individually and collectively, reverberate down the years’ GUARDIAN‘Allott uses the scandal of Australia’s stolen children to devastating effect in this memorable debut’ SUNDAY TIMES'A riveting mystery, beautifully unwound. The Silence excavates dark, decades-old secrets buried in human hearts, in families and in nations. I read it in one weekend’ ERIN KELLY‘An impressive and beautifully written, Australian-set debut with the devastating subject of the Stolen Generation at its core’ FIONA MITCHELL‘Tense, atmospheric and brilliantly paced. The Silence is fraught with disturbing secrets and powerful emotions. I loved it’ FRANCESCA JAKOBI‘A brooding, suspenseful debut’ SUNDAY MIRROR‘A suspenseful, beautifully crafted debut for fans of Celeste Ng and Jane Harper’ TELEGRAPH AUSTRALIA‘Intricate and suspenseful… [a] stellar debut’ NEW YORK JOURNAL OF BOOKS