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‘[A] phenomenal novel… Startling, well written… it’s a book that will stay with you long after it’s finished.’ Independent 'We’re alive. So let’s start living.' Two strangers Jack was sporty and outgoing. Alice was bookish and introverted. Their lives were on completely different paths. One life-changing tragedy That is before the day they were in the wrong place at the wrong time: before the day their lives were torn apart in a bombing. A hopeful new friendship Struggling to cope with their new worlds, their unlikely new friendship helps them find hope. But can they help each other rebuild their lives and start again? Powerful and compelling After the Rain is the brand-new novel from Natália Gomes, perfect for fans of The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon.Show more
The brand-new emotional and heart-breaking novel from Amelia Henley ‘An ode to finding the meaning in grief, in our life’s purpose, and in deciding to live and love fully, The Art of Loving You broke my heart and then rebuilt it again. Just gorgeous’ Laura Jane Williams, bestselling author of Our Stop ‘A heart achingly beautiful story of love, grief and hope that reflects on the power of love, family and friendship’ Jules Wake, bestselling author of The Spark 'Wistfully uplifting, with a sprinkling of the extraordinary – Libby and Jack’s story is a testament to the power of love and the comfort of hope. I loved it!' Holly Hepburn, author of Coming Home to Brightwater Bay * * * They were so in love . . . And then life changed forever . . . Will they find happiness again? Libby and Jack are the happiest they’ve ever been. Thanks to their dear friend, eighty-year-old Sid, they’ve just bought their first house together, and it's the beginning of the life they've always dreamed of. But the universe has other plans for Libby and Jack and a devastating twist of fate shatters their world. All of a sudden life is looking very different, and unlikely though it seems, might Sid be the one person who can help Libby and Jack move forward when what they loved the most has been lost? The Art of Loving You is a beautiful love story for our times. Romantic and uplifting, it will break your heart and then put it back together again. Perfect for fans of Rebecca Serle,Josie Silver and Sophie Cousens. * * * Readers have fallen in love with The Art of Loving You ‘Wow this book is amazing and 5 stars in my eyes, I absolutely loved this book and would recommend everyone reads this’ NetGalley reviewer, 5* ‘The Art of Loving You is a love story but not as you know it! A story that packs an emotional punch and will leave you breathless’ NetGalley reviewer, 5* ‘A heartbreaking and emotional read. This book will stay with me for a long time’ NetGalley reviewer, 5* ‘A five-star read that will break you, but I promise it will put you back together again. This one blew me away … [and] should come with a packet or two of tissues’ NetGalley reviewer, 5*Show more
A secret hidden in the past. A family bound by a dark legacy… ‘What a fascinating story. I enjoyed every moment of it. Intriguing and with a lovely time-slippery twist’ Barbara Erskine, Sunday Times bestselling author Ever since her sister disappeared eleven years ago, Serena Warren has been running from a ghost, haunted by what she can’t remember about that night. When Caitlin’s body is discovered, Serena returns to her grandfather’s house, nestled beside the ruins of Minster Lovell Hall in Oxfordshire, determined to uncover the truth. But in returning to the place of her childhood summers, Serena stands poised at the brink of a startling discovery – one that will tie her family to a centuries-old secret… Taking readers from the present day to the Wars of the Roses in the 1400s, and with an enthralling mystery at its heart, The Last Daughter is a spellbinding novel about family secrets, perfect for fans of Lucinda Riley, Victoria Hislop and Kate Morton. Praise for Nicola Cornick’s captivating historical mysteries: ‘A most engaging novel, full of intrigue and atmosphere’ Anne O’Brien ‘Weaves the past and present together skilfully’ Sarah Morgan ‘A real page-turner; I couldn’t put it down’ Tracy Rees ‘Transporting and imaginative’ Woman ‘A gorgeous novel, so fresh and original. And the tension! I was on the edge of my seat’ Jenny AshcroftShow more
From bestselling author of the Shatter Me series and the National Book Award-nominated A Very Large Expanse of Sea, Tahereh Mafi, comes a stunning novel about love and loneliness, navigating dual-identity as a Muslim teenager in America, and reclaiming your right to joy. It's 2003. It's been several months since the US officially declared war on Iraq, and the political world has evolved. Shadi, who wears hijaba visible allegiance to Islamkeeps her head down. Hate crimes are spiking. Undercover FBI agents are infiltrating mosques and interrogating members of the congregation, and the local Muslim community is beginning to fracture. Shadi hears the fights after servicesthe arguments between families about what it means to be Muslim, about what they should be doing and saying as a communitybut she does not engage. She's too busy drowning in her own troubles to find the time to deal with bigots. Shadi is named for joy, but she's haunted by sorrow. Her brother is dead, her father is dying, her mother is falling apart, and her best friend has mysteriously dropped out of her life. And then, of course, there's the small matter of her heart It's broken. Shadi has tried to navigate the remains of her quickly-shattering world by soldiering through, saying nothing, until finally, one day, everything changes. She explodes. Perfect for fans of the Shatter Me series as well as Angie Thomas's The Hate U Give and Nicola Yoon's The Sun is Also A Star.Show more
The irresistible blockbuster YA romance of summer 2021 by six of the biggest voices in YA. Perfect for fans of Jenny Han, Netflix's Let it Snow and Bolu Babalola's Love in Colour. 'Six top authors, including Angie Thomas who wrote The Hate U Give, come together to write a moving story of black teenage love. Perfect for bringing a taste of romance and American city life to your staycation' - The Times 'Blackout is our love letter to love, to New York City, and to Black teens. Our reminder to them that their stories, their joy, their love is valid and worthy of being spotlighted.' Dhonielle Clayton. When a heatwave plunges New York City into darkness, sparks fly for thirteen teenagers caught up in the blackout. A first meeting. Long-time friends. Bitter exes. And maybe the beginning of something new... When the lights go out, people reveal hidden truths, love blossoms, friendship transforms and new possibilities take flight. Six of today's biggest stars of the YA world, Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, and Nicola Yoon, bring all the electricity of love to a collection of charming, hilarious and heartbreaking tales that shine the brightest light through the dark.Show more
‘A witty, heart-warming tale about woman’s best friend. You’ll love it!’ Nick Spalding ’A love story that honestly will just make you cheer… I loved it.’ Miranda Dickinson When your dog plays Cupid…what could possibly go wrong? Loyal rescue pug Doug wants his adoring owner Julie to find unconditional love and happiness – and he knows she won’t find either in the arms of Luke, her married boss. Doug is terrified that Julie will become a lonely cat-lover if she stays single too long, but he can’t let her fall for any more of Luke’s empty promises. Julie needs to move on – and Doug is convinced that Tom, a newly divorced V-E-T, is perfect for her (despite his questionable occupation). There’s just one problem: Julie and Tom can’t stand each other. Doug doesn’t quite understand the quirks and complexities of human relationships, but he won’t let that get in the way of his mission to bring Tom and Julie together. After all, being a ‘rescue’ works both ways… Readers LOVE Pug Actually! ‘A wonderful novel with delicious humour… I'm in love with Doug the pug!’ Jill Mansell ‘Charming, brilliant and an absolute hoot… This book makes the world feel a happier place to be.’ Milly Johnson ‘Absolutely loved it… A quirky, funny, cute read…I found myself smiling throughout…’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘A marvellously light read that leaves you giggling… you will not regret this one bit.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘Absolutely brilliant…Laugh out loud hilarious’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘A word of caution: Reading this in public may cause uncontrollable laughter and create a scene.’ Library Journal, starred review ‘[A] hilarious romance…’ The Washington Post ‘…amusing and heartwarming, and Doug is a fantastic star of the show.’ Booklist ‘Laugh-out-loud funny’ Publishers Weekly Praise for Matt Dunn: ‘Matt Dunn is officially funny.’ Jojo Moyes ‘Funny, warm, honest…’ Jenny Colgan ‘Matt Dunn’s writing makes you laugh out loud.’ Sophie KinsellaShow more
The perfect summer read for fans of Terry Pratchett, David Walliams and Roald Dahl! When her grandparents explode in their caravan toilet late one night, twelve-year-old Harley discovers a surprising truth: their toilet is a gateway to the Land of the Dead, and they are its Guardians. Well, they were. But there's no time to mourn their passing. Because Harley's baby brother has accidentally gone with them to the Land of the Dead. And Harley only has 24 hours to rescue him before he's trapped there FOREVER! This hilarious and heartbreaking debut features exploding grandparents, unexpected heroes and a truly EPIC adventure.Show more
Home is where the heart is Sydney Collins left the town of Rose Bend eight years ago, grieving her sister’s death—and heartbroken over her parents’ rejection. But now she’s back—newly divorced and pregnant—ready to face her fears and make a home for her child in the community she once knew. The last thing she needs is trouble. Except trouble just walked in the door. Widower Cole Dennison is still grieving the loss of his wife and child. But after a chance run-in with Sydney, Cole finds himself drawn to her optimistic view of life. Yet when Sydney’s past threatens to upend everything she’s rebuilt, both find that a little trouble will take them where they never expected to go…Show more
Your family would kill to see you happy 'Whip-smart, original and so funny. I found it impossible to put down and lost count of the number of times I laughed out loud' Beth O'Leary, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Switch 'ARE YOU...DEAD?' OH MY GOD. I THINK HE IS. When Meddy Chan accidentally kills her blind date, she turns to her aunties for help. Their meddling set her up on the date so they kind of owe her. WELL, THAT DIDN'T QUITE GO TO PLAN. Although hiding this goddamn dead body is going to be harder than they thought especially when her family's wedding business has THE biggest wedding of the year happening right now. IT'S PRETTY BAD TIMING REALLY. It turns out the wedding venue just happens to be managed by Meddy's ex, aka the one who got away. It's the worst time to see him again, or...is it? Can Meddy finally find love and make her overbearing family happy? Readers LOVE Dial A For Aunties! 'Its dark humour and hilarious family dynamics had me in stitches from start to finish' 'I loved every second of reading it and couldn't predict what was going to happen next' 'I couldn't stop laughing throughout' 'The characters felt so relatable' 'What a great book this is - a really fun read' 'A hilariously funny rom-com' 'Escapist fun that'll keep you turning the pages and giggling throughout'Show more
Some hearts take time to heal Jessica Clayton has made a career out of helping others downsize—because she’s learned the hard way that the less “stuff,” the better, a policy she applies equally to her relationships. But a new client is taking Jess back to Cape Sanctuary, a town she once called home…and her little sister Rachel. While Jess couldn’t wait to leave Cape Sanctuary Rachel put down roots, content for the world—and her sister—to think she has a picture-perfect life. But with the demands of her youngest child’s disability, Rachel’s marriage has started to crack. She needs her sister now more than ever, yet she’s learned from painful experience that Jessica doesn’t do family, and she shouldn’t count on her now. But soon, against her judgment, Jess finds herself becoming attached—to her sister and her family, even to her client’s interfering son, Nate—and it’s time to put everything on the line. Should she continue running from her painful past, or stay put and learn to trust again?Show more
‘WOW!…Tremendous read! HIGHLY recommend!!!’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars I know everything about you. I know your name, your birthday, your kids’ names, where you live, where you work. I know when you get that big promotion, or when you argue with your spouse. But someone knows everything about me too. Someone knows all my secrets and they’re using them against me. They’re setting me up. The police think I murdered Emily Parker. To prove my innocence I need to find the real killer. I need to beat him at his own game. A gripping and twisted thriller for fans of Adrian McKinty’s The Chain and Mark Edwards’ Here to Stay. Readers LOVE Deadly Games! ‘5 STARS!!… A total edge of your seat thriller that will keep you turning the pages late into the night. This is a must read!!’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘OH MY GOD… Mind-blowing… I COULD NOT PUT THIS DOWN. Just WOW… One of my favorite thrillers ever. Period.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘I loved everything about this book, it was so twisty… I read this book within a day… I couldn't put it down until I knew what was going to happen.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘This was such a wild and twisted story and I flew through it in a day… It was unputdownable… Such an enjoyable read.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘Fantastic… A totally wild ride that left me literally gasping for breath!’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘What a fast-paced book! It draws you in from the first chapter and keeps you guessing to the end.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘Intense and fast paced with no time to stop and take a breath!!… Be prepared to lose sleep as you won’t be able to stop reading once you have read that first page!’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘Oh my goodness this book was brilliant… An outstanding psychological crime thriller that I guarantee you won’t want to put down until you’ve reached the final page.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 starsShow more
‘A gripping WW2 story of love, betrayal and courage…This novel will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions… A great read!’ – 5 stars, Amazon Reviewer Munich 1930: Smoke filled the air. Lilli Sternberg’s quickening heart sounded an alarm as she rounded the street corner. Lifting her gaze to the rooftops, a roaring blaze of thick flames engulfed the side of the building and joined the stars to fill the black sky. Her father’s shop was no more. Lilli Sternberg longs to be a ballet dancer. But outside the sanctuary of the theatre, her beloved city is in chaos and Munich is no longer a place for dreams. The Nazi party are gaining power and the threats to those who deviate from the party line are increasing. Jewish families are being targeted and their businesses raided, even her father’s shop was torched because of their faith. When Lilli meets Captain Marco Zeiller during a chance encounter, her heart soars. He is the perfect gentleman and her love for him feels like a bright hope under a bleak sky. But battle lines are being drawn, and Marco has been spotted by the Reich as an officer with potential. A relationship with Lilli would compromise them both. Will Lilli escape the threats facing her family, and how much is she willing to risk for the man she loves? An absolutely gripping and emotional historical fiction novel about love, courage and betrayal for fans of My Name is Eva and A Woman of War Readers LOVE Beneath a Starless Sky!‘An amazing story with great characters and a very deep love that will transcend the pages of the book. It is a book that will make you feel, hopeful, faithful, and sometimes angry that humans can be so cruel.’ 5 stars, Amazon reviewer ‘This really is a special book. Fast-paced and beautifully written, it'll stay with me for a long time.’ 5 stars, Amazon reviewer ‘A great read, I had to finish it in one sitting…!’ – NetGalley Reviewer, 5 Stars ‘I thoroughly enjoyed this book – forbidden romance, heartbreak, glamour and a really interesting pre-WW2 setting.’ – NetGalley Reviewer, 5 StarsShow more
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