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  • Diney Costeloe

    A gripping story of love, death and danger in Nazi-occupied France from the bestselling author of The Throwaway Children. When Adelaide Anson-Gravetty finds out her father is not the man who raised her, she is both shocked and intrigued. Determined to find out more about her new family, she travels to the convent of Our Lady of Mercy in France to meet her aunt, the Reverend Mother. But when France falls to the German army, Adelaide and the nuns are soon in the thick of a war that threatens both their beliefs and their lives. Collaborating with the Resistance, sheltering Jewish orphans, defying the rulings of Vichy France: these are dangerous activities in dangerous times. These courageous...read more

  • Annie Lyons

    ‘Like a hot cup of tea on a wintry afternoon – absolute comfort’ Reader review ‘Wow – definitely my book of the year… in my all time top ten!’ Reader review ‘This is undoubtedly one of the best books that I have read this year’ Reader review ‘An exquisitely poignant tale of life, friendship and facing death… Everyone should read this book’ Ruth Hogan, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Keeper of Lost Things Eudora Honeysett is done – with all of it. Having seen first-hand what a prolonged illness can create, the eighty-five-year-old has no intention of leaving things to chance....read more

  • Jojo Moyes

    Australia, 1946: 650 brides are departing for England to meet the men they married in wartime. But instead of the luxury liner they were expecting, they find themselves aboard an aircraft carrier, alongside a thousand men. On the sun-baked decks, old loves and past promises become distant memories and tensions are stretched to the limit as brides and husbands change their minds. And for Frances Mackenzie, it soon becomes clear that the journey is more important than the...read more

  • Philip Pullman

    ***** THE BOOK OF DUST, the long-awaited new novel from Philip Pullman set in the world of His Dark Materials and narrated by Michael Sheen, has been hailed by the New York Times as 'a stunning achievement.' Find it on audio from Listening Library. ***** An exciting tale set in the world of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials saga  Lyra's Oxford opens in the thrilling comfort and familiarity of Jordan College, where Lyra and her daemon Pantalaimon sit on the sun-drenched roof looking out over all of Oxford. But their peace is shattered when a strange bird (a witch's daemon, on its own) tumbles out of the sky. It is Ragi, daemon...read more

  • Annie Lyons

    USA TODAY BESTSELLER! 'One adorably British odd couple . . . Charming.' — People “An exquisitely poignant tale of life, friendship and facing death . . . heart-breaking yet ultimately uplifting . . Everyone should read this book.” — Ruth Hogan, author of Queenie Malone’s Paradise Hotel Infused with the emotional power of Me Before You and the irresistible charm of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and Be Frank with Me, a moving and joyous novel about an elderly woman ready to embrace death and the little girl who reminds her what it means to live. It's never too late to start living. Eudora Honeysett is done with this...read more

  • Robert Thorogood

    To solve an impossible murder, you need an impossible hero … Seventy-seven-year-old Judith Potts is blissfully happy. She lives alone in a faded mansion in Marlow, sets crosswords for The Times, and there's no man in her life to tell her what to do or how much whisky to drink. One evening, while out swimming in the Thames, Judith witnesses a brutal murder. When the local police don't believe her story, Judith and two unlikely friends decide to investigate for themselves. Together, they are the Marlow Murder Club. But soon another body turns up, and it seems that a real-life serial killer is at work. Now the puzzle they set out to solve has become a trap from which they might never...read more

  • Lucinda Riley

    Full of her trademark mix of unforgettable characters and heart-breaking secrets, The Butterfly Room is the new spellbinding, multi-generational story from Sunday Times bestseller Lucinda Riley. Posy Montague is approaching her seventieth birthday. Still living in her beautiful family home, Admiral House, set in the glorious Suffolk countryside where she spent her own idyllic childhood catching butterflies with her beloved father, and raised her own children, Posy knows she must make an agonising decision. The house is crumbling around her, and Posy knows the time has come to sell it. Then a face appears from the past - Freddie, her first love, who abandoned her and left her heartbroken...read more

  • Hazel Prior

    Brought to you by Penguin. Veronica McCreedy is about to have the journey of a lifetime . . . Veronica McCreedy lives in a mansion by the sea. She loves a nice cup of Darjeeling tea whilst watching a good wildlife documentary. And she’s never seen without her ruby-red lipstick. Although these days Veronica is rarely seen by anyone because, at 85, her days are spent mostly at home, alone. She can be found either collecting litter from the beach (‘people who litter the countryside should be shot’), trying to locate her glasses (‘someone must have moved them’) or shouting instructions to her assistant, Eileen (‘Eileen, door!’). Veronica doesn’t have family or...read more

  • Jojo Moyes

    From the New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You and One Plus One, a post-WWII story of the war brides who crossed the seas by the thousands to face their unknown futures 1946. World War II has ended and all over the world, young women are beginning to fulfill the promises made to the men they wed in wartime. In Sydney, Australia, four women join 650 other war brides on an extraordinary voyage to England—aboard HMS Victoria, which still carries not just arms and aircraft but a thousand naval officers. Rules are strictly enforced, from the aircraft carrier’s captain down to the lowliest young deckhand. But the men and the brides will find their lives intertwined...read more

  • Yvonne Lindsay

    Life-changing drama and torrid romance are the hallmarks of Yvonne Lindsay's addictive romance novels. In For the Sake of the Secret Child, Mia Parker celebrates New Year's Eve by falling into bed with handsome stranger Benedict del Castillo. Years later, Mia has settled into life running her vineyard in New Zealand. She doesn't expect to see Benedict again, but then a chance encounter brings them together. Their attraction is stronger than ever, but how will Benedict feel about Mia's child, whose features look all too...read more

  • Jojo Moyes

    From the New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You and One Plus One, a surprising and moving romance set in an old-fashioned seaside town on the verge of unwelcome change Liza McCullen will never fully escape her past. But the unspoiled beaches and tight-knit community of Silver Bay offer the freedom and safety she craves—if not for herself, then for her young daughter, Hannah. That is, until Mike Dormer arrives as a guest in her aunt’s hotel. The mild-mannered Englishman with his too-smart clothes and distracting eyes could destroy everything Liza has worked so hard to protect: not only the family business and the bay that harbors her beloved whales, but also her...read more

  • Emma Darcy

    USA Today best-seller Emma Darcy has won an impressive following for her red-hot romance novels. In An Offer She Can't Refuse, Tina Savalas carries a scandalous secret about handsome Greek magnate Ari Zavros -- their passionate night four years ago left her with a son. Ari's shock at hearing this bombshell is only outdone by his parents' joy, as they've waited years for an heir. Now Ari is proposing marriage, and though Tina is tempted by the prospect of his devilish embrace, she wonders whether he's asking for the right...read more

  • Elizabeth Noble

    When Maggie and Bill's eldest son Jake dies suddenly, they're swept away on a tide of grief that fractures their marriage. Maggie and the children are left clinging to the wreckage of their family. Enter Kate, housekeeper, companion and shoulder to cry on. She's here to pick up the pieces and fix what isn't completely broken. But can Maggie trust Kate? And why is Kate so keen to...read more

  • Helen Bianchin

    For scorching love stories, fans know to look no further than the works of best-selling author Helen Bianchin. In Public Marriage, Private Secrets, Gianna Velez-SaldaNa is the proprietress of an upscale boutique in one of the Gold Coast's trendiest suburbs-trying to leave her brief marriage in the past. But when her husband Raul unexpectedly shows up, their old flame is given new life. His desire is to continue their life together, but she is still haunted by how it all...read more

  • Emma Darcy

    An afternoon at the races-- laced with champagne and women-- is just another event for Ethan Cartwright, until the very ordinary Daisy Donahue catches his eye. Daisy knows to keep her head down and to stay invisible amongst the throngs of designer-clad Australian socialites. But ruthless Ethan is intrigued by her and can't resist one passionate embrace! Daisy is devastated to be fired for a kiss-- she needs her job! That's where Ethan comes in. He has a new role in mind: housekeeper by day, bedmate by...read more

  • Nikki Logan

    Love Belinda Rochester has fought to be a surrogate mother to her late sister's embryos. But, just as success seems certain, in bursts a tall Australian cowboy, gray eyes shadowed with emotion-- he, too, has a claim on this precious life! Marriage? This baby offers Flynn his only hope of redemption, and he'll do anything to win custodyeven propose marriage! It's an extreme solution, and yet Belinda must admit her convenient husband-to-be is inconveniently gorgeous. But then comes not one but Two babies in the baby...read more

  • Michelle Douglas

    Expecting a secret bundle of joy! With one last look in the mirror, Kit Mercer prepares to face her boss-- surely he can't wait to sweep her into his arms again and declare his love? Actually, what Alex Hallam does is tell her their fling can't continue. He knows it's the right thing to do-- after his ex-wife's lies, is he really ready for a relationship with sweet, lovely Kit? Until Kit reveals she's pregnant! Swapping the boardroom and working lunches for the baby clinic and wake-up feeds, they'll get more than they bargained for. Maybe even swapping their business contract for a marriage...read more

  • Brooke Davis

    An irresistible debut novel about the wisdom of the very young, the mischief of the very old, and the magic that happens when no one else is looking Millie Bird, seven years old and ever hopeful, always wears red gumboots to match her curly hair. Her struggling mother, grieving the death of Millie’s father, leaves her in the big ladies’ underwear department of a local store and never returns. Agatha Pantha, eighty-two, has not left her house—or spoken to another human being—since she was widowed seven years ago. She fills the silence by yelling at passersby, watching loud static on TV, and maintaining a strict daily schedule. Karl the Touch Typist,...read more

  • Jess Foley

    Fans of Josephine Cox, Catherine Cookson and Dilly Court will absolutely love this emotionally charged and unmissable romantic saga of one woman's search for love and fulfilment from much loved author Jess Foley. 'An earthy tale of love, longing and tragedy' -- Swindon Evening Advertiser 'Dramatic and satisfying' -- Iris Gower 'Read it in one night, just could not put it down until it was finished' -- ***** Reader review 'A truly enchanting book' -- ***** Reader review 'I was totally gripped by this story' -- ***** Reader review 'A masterpiece' -- ***** Reader review ******************************************************************* ONE WOMAN'S SEARCH FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE. BUT...read more

  • Brooke Davis

    THE NUMBER 1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER 'Uproarious and affecting… Lost & Found could be ginormous' Independent 'Hilarious and devastating' Matt Haig, author of The Humans Millie Bird is a seven-year-old girl who always wears red wellington boots to match her red, curly hair. But one day, Millie’s mum leaves her alone beneath the Ginormous Women’s underwear rack in a department store, and doesn’t come back. Agatha Pantha is an eighty-two-year-old woman who hasn’t left her home since her husband died. Instead, she fills the silence by yelling at passers-by, watching loud static on TV, and maintaining a strict daily schedule. Until the day Agatha spies a little girl...read more