Lauren Weisberger

The wives

9780008105495

Emily Charlton does not do the suburbs. A successful stylist and image consultant to Hollywood stars, she cut her teeth as assistant to legendary fashion editor Miranda Priestly in New York. But with Snapchatting millennials stealing her clients, Emily needs to get back in the game – and fast.
She holes up at the home of her oldest friend Miriam in the upscale suburb of Greenwich. And when Miriam’s friend, model Karolina Hartwell, is publicly dumped by her husband Graham, a senator with presidential ambitions, Emily scents the client of a lifetime.
It’s not just Karolina’s reputation that’s ruined. It’s her family. And Miriam and Emily are determined he won’t get away with it. First they’ll get Karolina’s son back. Then they’ll help her get her own back. Because the wives are mad as hell . . .

E.L.James

The mister

9781787463608

London, 2019. Life has been easy for Maxim Trevelyan. With his good looks, aristocratic connections, and money, he’s never had to work and he’s rarely slept alone. But all that changes when tragedy strikes and Maxim inherits his family’s noble title, wealth, and estates, and all the responsibility that entails. It’s a role he’s not prepared for and one that he struggles to face.

But his biggest challenge is fighting his desire for an unexpected, enigmatic young woman who’s recently arrived in England, possessing little more than a dangerous and troublesome past. Reticent, beautiful, and musically gifted, she’s an alluring mystery, and Maxim’s longing for her deepens into a passion that he’s never experienced and dares not name. Just who is Alessia Demachi? Can Maxim protect her from the malevolence that threatens her? And what will she do when she learns that he’s been hiding secrets of his own?

From the heart of London through wild, rural Cornwall to the bleak, forbidding beauty of the Balkans, The Mister is a roller-coaster ride of danger and desire that leaves the reader breathless to the very last page.

Lucinda Riley

The moon sister

9781509840113

The fifth novel in Lucinda Riley’s }Seven Sisters{ series. Tiggy follows the trail to her exotic and complex Spanish past, beginning to accept herself in new ways and wondering whether to ever return to the Kinnaird estate

The Moon Sister is the fifth epic story in the Seven Sisters series by Lucinda Riley.
After the death of her father – Pa Salt, an elusive billionaire who adopted his six daughters from around the globe – Tiggy D’Aplièse , trusting her instincts, moves to the remote wilds of Scotland. There she takes a job doing what she loves; caring for animals on the vast and isolated Kinnaird estate, employed by the enigmatic and troubled Laird, Charlie Kinnaird.
Her decision alters her future irrevocably when Chilly, an ancient gipsy who has lived for years on the estate, tells her that not only does she possess a sixth sense, passed down from her ancestors, but it was foretold long ago that he would be the one to send her back home to Granada in Spain …
In the shadow of the magnificent Alhambra, Tiggy discovers her connection to the fabled gypsy community of Sacromonte, who were forced to flee their homes during the civil war, and to “La Candela’ the greatest flamenco dancer of her generation.
From the Scottish Highlands and Spain, to South America and New York, Tiggy follows the trail back to her own exotic but complex past. And under the watchful eye of a gifted gypsy bruja she begins to embrace her own talent for healing.
But when fate takes a hand, Tiggy must decide whether to stay with her new-found family or return to Kinnaird, and Charlie . . .

Kate Morton

The Clockmaker’s Daughter

9781529016116

The Clockmaker’s Daughter is packed with rich historical detail and seductive lyricism . . . An exciting, atmospheric reading treat that moves seamlessly through time and space, and ensures that Morton retains her place in the pantheon of much-loved historical novelists * Lancashire Evening Post * Moving back and forth in time, Morton weaves her disparate stories together involving murder, theft, love and loss, secrets and lies. She’s a deft and consummate storyteller * Woman & Home * This is an immersive, beautifully told story which was made to be devoured on a drizzly Sunday afternoon with a round of crumpets and a pot of tea * Red Magazine * A time-travelling tale of lust, deception and lies. Think The Miniaturist meets The Little Stranger, woven together with a contemporary thread . . . It’s the perfect spooky autumnal doorstop to (dis)comfort you through the twilight hours * The Pool

Santa Montefiore

Temptaion of Gracie

9781471169618

Gracie heads to Tuscany for a week-long cookery course at the cost of her life savings. Her daughters are bemused about what catalysed this, not having a sense of the extraordinary past that calls Gracie to Italy, preceding them. From the author of }The Deverill Chronicles{ and }The Gypsy Madonna{

THE EXTRAORDINARY NEW NOVEL FROM THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR
Never give up on your dreams, no matter how long you hold on to them . . .

When Gracie Burton stumbles upon an advertisement for a week-long cookery course in the heart of the Tuscan countryside,she cannot resist, and ploughs her life savings into the trip.

Her only family – daughter Carina and granddaughter Anastasia – are hesitant about what has prompted this seemingly random venture. But they have no sense of Gracie’s past; of what could possibly be calling her to Italy. They have no idea that Gracie is harbouring the secret of an extraordinary life that preceded them . . .

Kate Mosse

Burning Chambers

9781509806850

‘A tour de force’ Observer

Carcassonne, 1562. Nineteen-year-old Minou Joubert receives an anonymous letter at her father’s bookshop. Sealed with a distinctive family crest, it contains just five words: SHE KNOWS THAT YOU LIVE.

But before Minou can decipher the mysterious message, a chance encounter with a young Huguenot convert, Piet Reydon, changes her destiny forever. For Piet has a dangerous mission of his own, and he will need Minou’s help if he is to get out of La Cité alive . . .

A thrilling adventure, and a heart-breaking love story, The Burning Chambers is a historical novel of pace, excitement, conspiracy and danger like no other . . .

Katie Ffjorde

A Country escape

9780099579441

A YEAR IN THE COUNTRY. A YEAR TO FALL IN LOVE.
The BRAND NEW deliciously romantic novel from the Sunday Times Number One Bestselling Author of A Summer At Sea and A Secret Garden.
Fran has always wanted to be a farmer, so how she ended up a chef in London is anyone’s guess. But her childhood dream is about to come true.
She has just moved in to a beautiful but very run-down farm in the Cotswolds, currently owned by an old aunt who has told Fran that if she manages to turn the place around in a year, the farm will be hers.
But Fran knows nothing about farming. She might even be afraid of cows.
She’s going to need a lot of help from her best friend Issi, and also from her wealthy and very eligible neighbour – who might just have his own reasons for being so supportive.
Is it the farm he is interested in? Or Fran herself?
Warm, funny and wonderfully romantic, this is Katie Forde at her very best.

Greame Simsion

Two steps forward

9781473675445

Zoe, a sometime artist, is from California. Martin, an engineer, is from Yorkshire. Both have ended up in picturesque Cluny, in central France. Both are struggling to come to terms with their recent past – for Zoe, the death of her husband; for Martin, a messy divorce.

Looking to make a new start, each sets out alone to walk two thousand kilometres from Cluny to Santiago de Compostela, in northwestern Spain, in the footsteps of pilgrims who have walked the Camino (the Way) for centuries. The Camino changes you, it’s said. It’s a chance to find a new version of yourself, and a new beginning. But can these two very different people find themselves? Will they find each other?

In this smart, funny and romantic journey, Martin’s and Zoe’s stories are told in alternating chapters by husband-and-wife team Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist.Two Steps Forward is a novel about renewal – physical, psychological and spiritual. It’s about the challenge of walking a long distance and of working out where you are going. And it’s about what you decide to keep, what you choose to leave behind and what you rediscover along the way.

Kristin Hannah

The great alone

9781529013948

‘A woman has to be tough as steel up here. You can’t count on anyone to save you and your children.
You have to be willing to save yourselves.’

Thirteen-year-old Leni is coming of age in a tumultuous time. Caught in the riptide of her parents’ passionate, stormy relationship, she dares to hope that Alaska will lead to a better future for her family, and a place to belong. Her mother, Cora, will do anything and go anywhere for the man she loves, even if means following him into the unknown.

As Leni grows up in the shadow of her parents’ increasingly volatile marriage, she meets Matthew. And Matthew – thoughtful, kind, brave – makes her believe in the possibility of a better life . . .

An epic story of human survival and love, and an intimate portrait of a family tested beyond endurance, The Great Alone offers a glimpse into a vanishing way of life in America. With her trademark combination of elegant prose and deeply drawn characters, Kristin Hannah celebrates the remarkable and enduring strength of women.

Danielle Steel

The cast

9781509800537

She’d raised her family, she’d loved her job. But now it was time for change . . .
Kait Whittier has built her magazine column into a hugely respected read, followed by fans across the country. She loves her work and adores her grown children, treasuring the time they spend together. But after two marriages, she prefers to avoid the complications and uncertainties of a new love.

Then, after a chance meeting with television producer Zack Winter, everything changes. Inspired by the true story of her own grandmother, Kait creates the storyline for a TV series. Within weeks, Kait is plunged into a colourful, star-studded world of actors and industry pros who will bring her vision to life, from the reclusive grande dame to LA’s hottest bad-boy actor.

As secrets are shared and revelations come to light, friendships deepen. But in the midst of this charmed year, Kait is forced to confront the greatest challenge a mother could ever know, and this unforgettable cast becomes more important to her than she ever could have imagined.

Danielle Steel

Fall from Grace

9781509800438

When her life is turned upside down, one woman finds the strength to start again in Fall from Grace, an inspiring novel from the world’s favourite storyteller.

Sydney Wells’ charmed life vanishes when her devoted husband dies suddenly. Widowed at forty-nine, she discovers that he has failed to include her in his will. With her vicious step-daughters in control of his estate, and no money, Sydney is removed from her beautiful home of sixteen years. Despite warnings from her own daughters, Sydney returns to the world of fashion where she’d worked years before as a talented young designer. But danger lurks in the choices she innocently makes.

Naïve and alone in a dishonest industry, she’s exploited by her boss and finds herself faced with criminal prosecution.

Humiliated, publicly shamed, destitute – Sydney hits rock bottom. There are two choices: give up or start over. Sydney realizes she must take life by the horns if she’s to revive her career and forge a new life she can be proud of.

Karen Swan

The Christmas lights

9781509838080

A Christmas story set on the scenic fjords of Norway, as love and heartbreak play out across events in 1936 and 2018

Set on the scenic fjords of Norway, The Christmas Lights by bestselling author Karen Swan is a moving Christmas tale of love and heartbreak.

December 2018, and free-spirited influencers Bo Loxley and her partner Zac are living a life of wanderlust, travelling the globe and sharing their adventures with their millions of fans. Booked to spend Christmas in the Norwegian fjords, they set up home in a remote farm owned by enigmatic mountain guide Anders and his fierce grandmother Signy. Surrounded by snowy peaks and frozen falls, everything should be perfect. But the camera can lie and with every new post, the ‘perfect’ life Zac and Bo are portraying is diverging from the truth. Something Bo can’t explain is wrong at the very heart of their lives and Anders is the only person who’ll listen.

June 1936, and fourteen-year old Signy is sent with her sister and village friends to the summer pastures to work as milkmaids, protecting the herd that will sustain the farm through the long, winter months. But miles from home and away from the safety of their families, threat begins to lurk in friendly faces . . .

The mountains keep secrets – Signy knows this better than anyone – and as Bo’s life begins to spiral she is forced, like the old woman before her, to question who is friend and who is foe.

Hendrik Groen

On the bright side

The new secret diary of Hendrik Groen

9781405930307

This fictional diary of eighty-five-year-old Hendrik Groen, following }The Secret Diary Of Hendrik Groen{ and }83 1/4{, sees Groen butt against the confines of care home life by planning a spot of octogenarian anarchy

85-year-old Hendrik Groen is fed up to his false teeth with coffee mornings and bingo.

He dreams of escaping the confines of his care home and practicing hairpin turns on his mobility scooter. Inspired by his fellow members of the recently formed Old-But-Not-Dead Club, he vows to put down his Custard Cream and commit to a spot of octogenarian anarchy.

But the care home’s Director will not stand for drunken bar crawls, illicit fireworks and geriatric romance on her watch. The Old-But-Not-Dead Club must stick together if they’re not to go gently into that good night. Things turn more serious, however, when rumours surface that the home is set for demolition. It’s up to Hendrik and the gang to stop it – or drop dead trying . . .

He may be the wrong side of 85, but Hendrik Groen has no intention of slowing up – or going down without a fight.

Jonas Jonasson

The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man

9780008275570

 

This sequel to }The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window & Disappeared{ places Allan and Julius at the centre of an international diplomatic crisis featuring Trump and Merkel, after a hot air balloon trip goes awry and sees them rescued by a North Korean nuclear weapons mission

The sequel to Jonas Jonasson’s international bestseller The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

It all begins with a hot air balloon trip and three bottles of champagne. Allan and Julius are ready for some spectacular views, but they’re not expecting to land in the sea and be rescued by a North Korean ship, and they could never have imagined that the captain of the ship would be harbouring a suitcase full of contraband uranium, on a nuclear weapons mission for Kim Jong-un …

Soon Allan and Julius are at the centre of a complex diplomatic crisis involving world figures from the Swedish foreign minister to Angela Merkel and President Trump. Things are about to get very complicated …

Rachel Hore

Last letter home

9781471156960

Author of Richard & Judy Bookclub selection }A Place Of Secrets{ offers a story of Italy and Norfolk life over a seventy-year period, as young historian Briony follows the trail of wartime letters to investigate the story of a ruined villa high above Naples

On holiday with friends, young historian Briony Andrews becomes fascinated with a wartime story of a ruined villa in the hills behind Naples. Briony’s grandfather had been a British soldier during the Italian campaign of 1943 in that very area. Handed a bundle of letters that were found after the war, Briony sets off to trace the fate of their sender, Sarah Bailey. As Briony begins to uncover the story, she encounters resentments and secrets still tightly guarded.

Jill Mansell

Thi could change everything

9781472251992

If only Essie hadn’t written that letter – the one that went viral…

THIS COULD CHANGE EVERYTHING is the feel-good new novel from Jill Mansell, the bestselling author of MEET ME AT BEACHCOMBER BAY. Not to be missed by fans of Katie Fforde and Lucy Diamond. 

On the one hand, if Essie hadn’t written that letter – the one that only her best friend was meant to see – then she’d still be living like an actual proper grown-up, tucked up with Paul in his picture-perfect cottage, maybe even planning their wedding…

On the other hand (if her true feelings hadn’t accidentally taken the internet by storm, that is) she wouldn’t have moved into the attic flat on the square. She would never have met Conor. Or got to know Lucas…

And she wouldn’t have found herself falling in love with someone she really, really shouldn’t fall in love with…

Sophie Kinsella

Suprise me

9781784163952

NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR Sophie Kinsella’s emotionally charged, witty new standalone novel about love and relationship survival – and how those we think we know best can sometimes surprise us the most . . .

After being together for ten years, Sylvie and Dan have a comfortable home, fulfilling jobs, beautiful twin girls, and communicate so seamlessly, they finish each other’s sentences. They have a happy marriage and believe they know everything there is to know about each other. Until it’s casually mentioned to them that they could be together for another sixty-eight years… and panic sets in.

They quickly decide to create little surprises for each other, to keep their relationship fresh and fun. But in their pursuit of Project Surprise Me – anything from unexpected gifts to restaurant dates to photo shoots – mishaps arise with disastrous and comical results.

Gradually, the surprises turn to shocking discoveries. And when a scandal from the past is uncovered, they begin to wonder if they ever really knew each other after all…

Ken Follett

A culumn of fire

9781447278771

The saga that has enthralled the millions of readers of The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End now continues with Ken Follett’s magnificent, gripping A Column of Fire.

Christmas 1558, and young Ned Willard returns home to Kingsbridge to find his world has changed.

The ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn by religious hatred. Europe is in turmoil as high principles clash bloodily with friendship, loyalty and love, and Ned soon finds himself on the opposite side from the girl he longs to marry, Margery Fitzgerald.

Then Elizabeth Tudor becomes queen and all of Europe turns against England. The shrewd, determined young monarch immediately sets up the country’s first secret service to give her early warning of assassination plots, rebellions and invasion plans.

Elizabeth knows that alluring, headstrong Mary Queen of Scots lies in wait in Paris. Part of a brutally ambitious French family, Mary has been proclaimed the rightful ruler of England, with her own supporters scheming to get rid of the new queen.

Alice Hoffman

Rules of magic

9781471174995

Practical Magic, to date Alice Hoffman’s biggest ever selling novel, became a major Hollywood film starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman who played sisters Sally and Gillian Owens.
In this sparkling prequel we meet sisters Frances and Jet and Vincent, their brother. From the beginning their mother Susanna knew they were unique: Franny with her skin as pale as milk and blood red hair, who could commune with birds; Jet as shy as she is beautiful, who knows what others are thinking, and Vincent so charismatic that he was built for trouble. Susanna needed to set some rules of magic: no walking in the moonlight, no red shoes, no wearing black, no cats, no crows, no candles and certainly, absolutely, no books about magic…

But the Owens siblings are desperate to uncover who they really are. Each heads down a life-altering course, filled with secrets and truths, devastation and joy, and magic and love. Despite the warning handed down through the family for centuries – Know that for our family, love is a curse – they will all strive to break the rules and find true love.

Barbara Bradford

Secrets of Cavendon

9780503391

Visit Meadowbrook this summer for sunshine, secrets and plenty of romance.
When Gemma Matthews gets her dream job, working to turn Meadowbrook Manor into a boutique hotel, she jumps at the chance. This should be her happily-ever-after, but only so long as no-one discovers her secret, especially not the dangerously attractive Freddie
FULL BLURB COMING SOON! Release date: 20th August (paperback to publish October 2018). Book 2 in the Meadowbrook Manor romance series! This book can be read as a standalone, but will be enjoyed more as part of the series, especially after meeting the hilarious and loveable Singer family. A funny, romantic read with a heroine who is looking for a second chance at her perfect life in a grand house, set within a small village full of colourful characters you won’t easily forget. Prepare to be swept off your feet at Meadowbrook, the only place to be this summer holidays.
Books in the series:
1. A Year at Meadowbrook Manor
2. Secrets at Meadowbrook Manor
3. Title coming soon

Heather Morris

The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Based on the powerful true story of Lale Sokolov

9781785763687

For readers of Schindler’s List, The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas comes a heart-breaking story of the very best of humanity in the very worst of circumstances. I tattooed a number on her arm. She tattooed her name on my heart. In 1942, Lale Sokolov arrived in Auschwitz-Birkenau. He was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival – scratching numbers into his fellow victims’ arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust. Waiting in line to be tattooed, terrified and shaking, was a young girl. For Lale – a dandy, a jack-the-lad, a bit of a chancer – it was love at first sight. And he was determined not only to survive himself, but to ensure this woman, Gita, did, too. So begins one of the most life-affirming, courageous, unforgettable and human stories of the Holocaust: the love story of the tattooist of Auschwitz

Daniëlle Steel

Fairytale

9781509800582

€ 10.95

Fairytale is an enchanting rendering of a much-loved classic by the world’s favourite storyteller, Danielle Steel.

Camille Lammenais has grown up in the beauty of the Napa Valley surrounded by acres of her family’s vineyards. Her parents, Christophe and Joy, still deeply in love after two decades of marriage, have built a renowned winery and chateau modelled after Christophe’s ancient family estate in his native Bordeaux. Camille has had a perfect childhood, safe in her parents’ love. After graduating from Stanford, she returns to help manage Chateau Joy, her lifetime goal. But their fairytale ends suddenly with her mother’s death.

Six months after losing his wife, the devastated Christophe is easy prey for a mysterious, charming Frenchwoman visiting the valley. Camille, still grieving for her mother, is shocked by the news that her father intends to remarry. Then she begins to see past the alluring looks, designer clothes, and elegant manners of the Countess, while her innocent father is trapped in her web . . .

A wonderful, beautifully told tale from America’s favourite novelist, Fairytale is a captivating example of the truths that will always withstand even the darkest storms, and a reminder that sometimes fairytales do come true, and good prevails over evil in the end.

Phillippa Gregory

The last Tudor

9781471171628

€9.95

A beautiful dwarf, disregarded by the court, Mary finds it easy to keep secrets, especially her own. After watching her sisters defy the queen, Mary is aware of her own perilous position as a possible heir to the throne. But she is determined to command her own destiny and be the last Tudor to risk her life in matching wits with her ruthless and unforgiving cousin Elizabeth.

Jenny Colgan

The Endless Beach

9780751564822

€ 11.95

Run away to a beautiful Scottish island and let the unmissable new novel from Sunday Times bestseller Jenny Colgan warm up your spring! Dreams start here… ‘Charming, made me long to escape to Mure. Total joy.’ – Sophie Kinsella On the quayside next to the Endless Beach sits the Summer Seaside Kitchen. It’s a haven for tourists and locals alike, who all come to eat the freshest local produce on the island and catch up with the gossip. Flora, who runs the cafe, feels safe and content – unless she thinks too hard about her relationship with Joel, her gorgeous but emotionally (and physically) distant boyfriend. While Flora is in turmoil about her relationship. her best friend Lorna is pining after the local doctor. Saif came to the island as a refugee, having lost all of his family. But he’s about to get some shocking news which will change everything for him. As cold winter nights shift to long summer days, can Flora find her happy-ever-after with Joel?

Tosca Menten

Dummie the mummy and the Golden Scarab

9789000357840

€ 10.00

The first adventure of the funniest mummy ever!

Just imagine. You’re called Angus Gust, you couldn’t be more ordinary and you live in the most boring town in the world. One day, you walk into your bedroom, smell something nasty, look around and suddenly notice a mummy lying in your bed. What would you do? Yes, you would be scared to death, of course. And you would close your eyes, count to ten and be sure it would be gone.
But just imagine that after ten seconds, it would still be there… And after twenty seconds too…! What would you do then?

Angus quickly got the tweezers out of the first aid kit and his father used them to grasp the final strip.
”Alright, here we go,” he said. ”Maybe it won’t be as bad as all that.”
Then he lifted up the last flap. It was as bad as all that. They scared themselves to death.
”Whumpy dumpman, he’ll never get a girlfriend,” Nick whispered.
”Disgusting,” Angus shuddered.

Tosca Menten

Dummie the mummy and the tomb of Acnenose

9789000357857

€ 10.00

The second book about Dummie the mummy!

Dummie jumped out of the van with a cry of delight, ran to the pyramid and began to climb it.
“Hey, is that allowed?” Nick cried. “Dummie!”
Dummie turned around, held his arms up in the air and shouted. “Maashi! Ghere it is! My country! My ghome is still ghere! I am back! Ghooray! Darwishi Ur-Atum Msamaki Minkabh Ishaq Eboni is back!”

Dummie couldn’t be more excited. After an exciting journey he is finally back in Egypt to look for the grave of his father, pharaoh Akhnetut. In good spirits he sets out, along with Angus and Nick. But after four thousand years, Egypt has changed entirely and Akhnetut’s grave is nowhere to be found. Then something terrible happens and suddenly Angus and Dummy are in great danger…

Vanaf heden kunt u ook voor Engelstalige boeken bij Miek-Kado terecht. Uiteraard is de keus niet zo groot als van de Nederlandstalig geschreven boeken, maar u kunt elk boek die u wilt of zoekt bestellen.

Gail Honeyman

Eleanor oliphant is completly fine

9780008172145

€ 13.95

The simplicity and repetition of Eleanor’s life, week in and week out, makes her feel alternately fine and unfulfilled. However, a single act of kindness causes the walls Eleanor has constructed around this life to erode, forcing her to confront the issues she had been looking away from. The hardback release spent ten weeks in the }Sunday Times{ top ten

Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive – but not how to live

Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend.

Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything.

One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world that everyone else seems to take for granted – while searching for the courage to face the dark corners she’s avoided all her life.

Change can be good. Change can be bad. But surely any change is better than… fine?

An astonishing story that powerfully depicts the loneliness of life, and the simple power of a little kindness

Juliet Ashton

The Sunday Lunch club

9781471168383

€ 10.95

Anna’s routine of Sunday lunches with friends and extended family is abruptly overcast with tension and personal difficulty when a letter arrives from a person whose life Anna effected many years prior. Fans of }Cold Feet{ and David Nicholls will be particularly inclined to laugh and cry at the events that unfold

‘Fresh, funny and utterly fabulous, it’s the perfect holiday read’ Heat
The first rule of Sunday Lunch Club is … don’t make any afternoon plans.

Every few Sundays, Anna and her extended family and friends get together for lunch. They talk, they laugh, they bicker, they eat too much. Sometimes the important stuff is left unsaid, other times it’s said in the wrong way.

Sitting between her ex-husband and her new lover, Anna is coming to terms with an unexpected pregnancy at the age of forty. Also at the table are her ageing grandmother, her promiscuous sister, her flamboyantly gay brother and a memory too terrible to contemplate.

Until, that is, a letter arrives from the person Anna scarred all those years ago. Can Anna reconcile her painful past with her uncertain future?

Juliet Ashton weaves a story of love, friendship and community that will move you to laughter and to tears. Think Cold Feet meets David Nicholls, with a dash of the joy of Jill Mansell added for good measure.

Praise for Juliet Ashton:
‘Funny, original and wise’ KATIE FFORDE on The Valentine’s Card
‘Gloriously and irresistibly romantic … It’s like One Day with all the additional trials and tribulations of female friendship’ HANNAH BECKERMAN on These Days of Ours
‘Warm, witty and surprising’ LOUISE CANDLISH on These Days of Ours

Praise for The Woman at Number 24

‘This book delivered so much more than I expected. Emotion, laughs and mystery, I simply adored every minute of reading it’ Netgalley reviewer
‘Wow! Just a beautiful read, like a breath of fresh air. Very heart warming and easy to read. A great 5 Stars from me!’ Netgalley reviewer
‘This book is like wrapping yourself up in a blanket on the sofa and watching your favourite film. Warm, heart-felt and witty’ Lara Marshall, Netgalley reviewer
‘The Woman at Number 24 is an absorbing story full of wonderful moments …This was my first Juliet Ashton book to read and I really fell in love with her accurate, vivid and flowing writing’ Netgalley reviewer
‘This book was positively packed with intriguing storylines and plenty of twists and turns I did not see coming … this was a really lovely story about community and seeing beauty in our fellow humans. Sarah was a truly genuine and caring character and I really enjoyed reading about her growing friendship with Mavis, her elderly neighbour. I really loved Jane as well- she added a special something to Number 24. This is the first Juliet Ashton book I have read and I will certainly be looking out for more books by this author!’ Netgalley reviewer

Santa Montefiore

The last secret of Deverills

9781471135941

€ 10.95

THE NEW NOVEL FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP FIVE, MILLION-COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR – be swept away by the Deverill Chronicles.
It is 1939 and peace has flourished since the Great War ended. But much has changed for the Deverill family and now a new generation is waiting in the wings.
artha Wallace came to Dublin from her home in America to find her birth mother. But instead she has lost her heart to the impossibly charming JP Deverill. Then she discovers that her mother comes from the same place as JP, and her fate seems sealed.
Bridie Doyle, now Countess di Marcantonio and mistress of Castle Deverill, is determined to make the castle she used to work in her home. But her flamboyant husband Cesare has other ideas. And as his eye strays away from his wife, those close to the couple start to wonder if he really is who he says he is.
Kitty Deverill has come to terms with her life with her husband Robert, and their two children. But then Jack O’Leary, the love of her life, returns to Ballinakelly. And this time his heart belongs elsewhere…

THE NEW NOVEL FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP FIVE, MILLION-COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR – be swept away by the Deverill Chronicles.

It is 1939 and peace has flourished since the Great War ended. But much has changed for the Deverill family and now a new generation is waiting in the wings.
Martha Wallace came to Dublin from her home in America to find her birth mother. But instead she has lost her heart to the impossibly charming JP Deverill. Then she discovers that her mother comes from the same place as JP, and her fate seems sealed.

Bridie Doyle, now Countess di Marcantonio and mistress of Castle Deverill, is determined to make the castle she used to work in her home. But her flamboyant husband Cesare has other ideas. And as his eye strays away from his wife, those close to the couple start to wonder if he really is who he says he is.

Kitty Deverill has come to terms with her life with her husband Robert, and their two children. But then Jack O’Leary, the love of her life, returns to Ballinakelly. And this time his heart belongs elsewhere…

Matt Haig

How to stop time

9781782118640

€ 11.95

From the #1 }Sunday Times{ bestselling author of }Reasons To Stay Alive{ and }The Humans{, comes his life-affirming and bittersweet novel about losing and finding yourself, now in paperback. ‘Matt Haig has an empathy for the human condition, the light and the dark of it, and he uses the full palette to build his excellent stories’ Neil Gaima

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
WINNER OF THE 2017 BOOKS ARE MY BAG READERS AWARD FOR POPULAR FICTION

HOW MANY LIFETIMES DOES IT TAKE TO LEARN HOW TO LIVE?
Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old history teacher, but he’s been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to Jazz-Age Paris, from New York to the South Seas, Tom has seen it all. As long as he keeps changing his identity he can keep one step ahead of his past – and stay alive. The only thing he must not do is fall in love

Rachel Khong

Goodbye vitamin

9781471147241

€ 10.95

An O: the Oprah Magazine Best Book of 2017 ‘Khong is a magician … Brilliant’ Lauren Groff, author of Fates and Furies Khong’s first novel sneaks up on you – just like life, illness and heartbreak. And love. A million small, human and often deeply funny details gather force to tell a tale that is ultimately, incredibly poignant’ Miranda July, author of The First Bad Man Ruth is thirty and her life is falling apart: she and her fiance are moving house, but he’s moving out to live with another woman; her career is going nowhere; and then she learns that her father, a history professor beloved by his students, has Alzheimer’s. At Christmas, her mother begs her to stay on and help. For a year. Goodbye, Vitamin is the wry, beautifully observed story of a woman at a crossroads, as Ruth and her friends attempt to shore up her father’s career; she and her mother obsess over the ambiguous health benefits – in the absence of a cure – of dried jellyfish supplements and vitamin pills; and they all try to forge a new relationship with the brilliant, childlike, irascible man her father has become. ‘A beautifully written debut, dreamy and funny … flawless’ Independent  ‘Biting, funny and poignant and makes you wish you’d thought of writing it first’ Stylist, ’50 Unmissable Books’ ‘Like a chain of fairy lights in the darkness’ Financial Times ‘One of the funniest elegiac novels I have ever read’ David Leavitt, author of The Lost Language of Cranes

Lucy Diamond

On a beautiful day

9781509851065

€ 11.95

The author of }The Secrets Of Happiness{ and }The House Of New Beginnings{ continues along this uplifting niche, following four friends who witness a fateful accident and respond by taking different kinds of action on their own lives

What the fans say: ‘Wonderful characters and the stories are always great, with twists and turns’ Gemma

It’s a beautiful day in Manchester and four friends are meeting for a birthday lunch. But then they witness a shocking accident just metres away which acts as a catalyst for each of them.

For Laura, it’s a wake-up call to heed the ticking of her biological clock. Sensible Jo finds herself throwing caution to the wind in a new relationship. Eve, who has been trying to ignore the worrying lump in her breast, feels helpless and out of control. And happy-go-lucky India is drawn to one of the victims of the accident, causing long-buried secrets to rise to the surface.

This is a novel about the startling and unexpected turns life can take. It’s about luck – good and bad – and about finding bravery and resilience when your world is in turmoil. Above all, it’s about friendship, togetherness and hope.

Marian Keyes

The break

9781405918763

€ 10.95

At 44 Amy O’Connell thinks she’s seen, heard or done it all. Until her husband Hugh announces he needs a break – from her. He is going backpacking for six months round Asia where he can do what he wants – and this is the scary bit – with anyone he wants. ‘WTF?’ thinks Amy. What’s she to do? Allow her ex-husband back into her life? Run away herself? A lot can happen in six months…

‘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? And will Amy be the same woman?

Because if Hugh is on a break from their marriage, then isn’t she?

The Break isn’t a story about falling in love but about staying in love. It is Marian Keyes at her funniest, wisest and brilliant best.

Born to run

Bruce springsteen

9781410493378

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A personal account inspired by the remarkable 2009 Super Bowl halftime show traces the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s life from his childhood in a Catholic New Jersey family and the musical experiences that prompted his career to the rise of the E Street Band and the stories behind some of his most famous songs. Illustrations

In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed at the Super Bowl’s halftime show. The experience was so exhilarating that Bruce decided to write about it. That’s how this extraordinary autobiography began.
Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing to these pages the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs.
He describes growing up Catholic in Freehold, New Jersey, amid the poetry, danger, and darkness that fueled his imagination, leading up to the moment he refers to as ”The Big Bang”: seeing Elvis Presley’s debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. He vividly recounts his relentless drive to become a musician, his early days as a bar band king in Asbury Park, and the rise of the E Street Band. With disarming candor, he also tells for the first time the story of the personal struggles that inspired his best work, and shows us why the song ”Born to Run” reveals more than we previously realized.
Born to Run will be revelatory for anyone who has ever enjoyed Bruce Springsteen, but this book is much more than a legendary rock star’s memoir. This is a book for workers and dreamers, parents and children, lovers and loners, artists, freaks, or anyone who has ever wanted to be baptized in the holy river of rock and roll.
Rarely has a performer told his own story with such force and sweep. Like many of his songs (”Thunder Road,” ”Badlands,” ”Darkness on the Edge of Town,” ”The River,” ”Born in the U.S.A,” ”The Rising,” and ”The Ghost of Tom Joad,” to name just a few), Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography is written with the lyricism of a singular songwriter and the wisdom of a man who has thought deeply about his experiences.