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The most ambitious work of fiction by a writer widely considered the most important novelist working in China today In this darkly comic novel, a group of women inhabits a world of constant surveillance, where informants lurk in the flower beds and false reports fly. Conspiracies abound in a community ...
Love in the New Millennium
The most ambitious work of fiction by a writer widely considered the most important novelist working in China today In this darkly comic novel, a group of women inhabits a world of constant surveillance, where informants lurk in the flower beds and false reports fly. Conspiracies abound in a community that normalizes paranoia and suspicion. Some try to flee-whether to a mysterious gambling bordello or to ancestral homes that can be reached only underground through muddy caves, sewers, and tunnels. Others seek out the refuge of Nest County, where traditional Chinese herbal medicines can reshape or psychologically transport the self. Each life is circumscribed by buried secrets and transcendent delusions. Can Xue's masterful love stories for the new millennium trace love's many guises-satirical, tragic, transient, lasting, nebulous, and fulfilling-against a kaleidoscopic backdrop of commerce and industry, fraud and exploitation, and sex and romance drawn from the East and the West.
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26.25 USD

Love in the New Millennium

by Can Xue
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The twisty new psychological thriller from the USA Today bestselling author of After Anna, Killing Kate and Copycat Everyone lies...but some lies are deadly. For Claire Daniels, life is good. She has everything she's ever wanted - a career she loves, friends she can rely on and a husband who ...
The Last Lie
The twisty new psychological thriller from the USA Today bestselling author of After Anna, Killing Kate and Copycat Everyone lies...but some lies are deadly. For Claire Daniels, life is good. She has everything she's ever wanted - a career she loves, friends she can rely on and a husband who dotes on her. All she needs is to start a family of her own and things will be even better than good. They'll be perfect. For Alfie, it couldn't be more different. His life with Claire is built on a lie. A lot of lies. And she can never find out. Because Alfie has plans for her. Plans which must never come to light. But lies have a way of taking on a life of their own, and when his do, the consequences threaten to destroy everything. For him and Claire.
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13.640000 USD

The Last Lie

by Alex Lake
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From Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, the authors of the top ten bestseller The Wife Between Us, comes An Anonymous Girl - an electrifying novel about doubt, passion and deadly obsession . . . Seeking women ages 18-32 to participate in a study on ethics and morality. Generous compensation. Anonymity ...
An Anonymous Girl
From Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, the authors of the top ten bestseller The Wife Between Us, comes An Anonymous Girl - an electrifying novel about doubt, passion and deadly obsession . . . Seeking women ages 18-32 to participate in a study on ethics and morality. Generous compensation. Anonymity guaranteed. When Jessica Farris signs up for a psychology study conducted by the mysterious Dr Shields, she thinks all she'll have to do is answer a few questions, collect her money and leave. But as the questions grow more and more intense and invasive, and the sessions become outings where Jess is told what to wear and how to act, she begins to feel as though Dr Shields may know what she's thinking . . . and what she's hiding. As Jess's paranoia grows, it becomes clear that she can no longer trust what is real in her life, and what is one of Dr Shields's manipulative experiments. Caught in a web of deceit and jealousy, Jess quickly learns that some obsessions can be deadly. Here's what readers are saying: 'If you hear a lot of hype surrounding this book, it's not just jibber jabber, this is a smart, chilling and suspenseful novel that doesn't let you off the hook until the very last page' 'A great read that has me looking over my shoulder and questioning my daily choices and interactions' 'Deceit, jealousy, obsession, paranoia - An Anonymous Girl has this in bucket loads'
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20.48 USD

An Anonymous Girl

by Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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'Intriguing, compelling. Impossible to put down and irresistibly good' Liane Moriarty She's the victim. But is she so innocent? Sophie McCarthy is known for her determination, ambition and brilliance at work. She's tough, but only because she wants to get the best out of people. Aidan Ryan is strong, honourable, ...
The Missing Pieces of Sophie McCarthy
'Intriguing, compelling. Impossible to put down and irresistibly good' Liane Moriarty She's the victim. But is she so innocent? Sophie McCarthy is known for her determination, ambition and brilliance at work. She's tough, but only because she wants to get the best out of people. Aidan Ryan is strong, honourable, and a family man. He's tough too; the army requires it. When these two strangers are brought together in a devastating incident, Sophie's life is left in ruins. Her family wants to see Aidan pay for what he did. Aidan's prepared to sacrifice everything - including his marriage and his child - to fix the mess he's made. But some things can't be fixed, and Sophie is not at all what she first appeared . . . The Missing Pieces of Sophie McCarthy is a gripping, impossible-to-put-down exploration of betrayal and revenge. 'Sucked me in from the first page. The characters were intriguing, the plot thrilling and the writing effortless. It has been a long time since a book engaged me like this. I will be telling everyone I know to read this book' Sally Hepworth, bestselling author of The Family Next Door 'What starts as an intricate, multi-narrator domestic drama slowly reveals its secrets to become something much darker indeed' Heat 'Utterly compelling with complex and real characters, and echoes of both Liane Moriarty and Charity Norman. A completely gripping and emotional page-turner' Lucy Clarke, bestselling author of You Let Me In 'Very well written and suspenseful with characters to believe in; it was deeply psychological and I thoroughly enjoyed it' Lisa Ballantyne, bestselling author of Little Liar
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13.64 USD

The Missing Pieces of Sophie McCarthy

by B M Carroll
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The Richard & Judy Book Club Pick and Sunday Times Bestseller 'The sweetest, most uplifting, lovely book about courage, friendship, love' Marian Keyes London, 1941. Amid the falling bombs Emmeline Lake dreams of becoming a fearless Lady War Correspondent. Unfortunately, Emmy instead finds herself employed as a typist for the ...
Dear Mrs Bird
The Richard & Judy Book Club Pick and Sunday Times Bestseller 'The sweetest, most uplifting, lovely book about courage, friendship, love' Marian Keyes London, 1941. Amid the falling bombs Emmeline Lake dreams of becoming a fearless Lady War Correspondent. Unfortunately, Emmy instead finds herself employed as a typist for the formidable Henrietta Bird, the renowned agony aunt at Woman's Friend magazine. Mrs Bird refuses to read, let alone answer, letters containing any form of Unpleasantness, and definitely not those from the lovelorn, grief-stricken or morally conflicted. But the thought of these desperate women waiting for an answer at this most desperate of times becomes impossible for Emmy to ignore. She decides she simply must help and secretly starts to write back - after all, what harm could that possibly do? 'A proper comfort read' India Knight 'A joy from start to finish. Dear Mrs Bird is as funny as it is heart-warming' John Boyne
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12.60 USD

Dear Mrs Bird

by AJ Pearce
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16 modern fiction superstars shine a startling light on the romance and pain of the infamous literary pair Heathcliff and Cathy. Short stories to stir the heart and awaken vital conversation about love. Sixteen stories inspired by Wuthering Heights. In `Terminus' a young woman hides in an empty Brighton hotel; ...
I Am Heathcliff: Stories Inspired by Wuthering Heights
16 modern fiction superstars shine a startling light on the romance and pain of the infamous literary pair Heathcliff and Cathy. Short stories to stir the heart and awaken vital conversation about love. Sixteen stories inspired by Wuthering Heights. In `Terminus' a young woman hides in an empty Brighton hotel; in `Thicker Than Blood' a man sits in a hot tub stalking his newly-married love on social media; and in `A bird half-eaten' an amateur boxer prepares for a match. A woman recalls the `Heathcliffs I Have Known' and the physical danger she has borne at their hands; in `Anima' a child and a fox are unified in one startling moment of violence; and in `One Letter Different' two teenagers walk the moors and face up to their respective buried secrets. Curated by Kate Mosse and commissioned for Emily Bronte's bicentenary year in 2018, these fresh, modern stories pulse with the raw beauty and pain of love and are as timely as they are illuminating. The full list of contributors is: Leila Aboulela, Hanan Al-Shaykh, Joanna Cannon, Alison Case, Juno Dawson, Louise Doughty, Sophie Hannah, Anna James, Erin Kelly, Dorothy Koomson, Grace McCleen, Lisa McInerney, Laurie Penny, Nikesh Shukla, Michael Stewart and Louisa Young.
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15.34 USD

I Am Heathcliff: Stories Inspired by Wuthering Heights

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`Sweet, funny and lovely!' Marian Keyes A romantic treat, perfect for fans of Lucy Diamond and Jenny Colgan! You can go crazy searching for the one... Nina is addicted to bad boys, the wilder, the better. Despite her friends' misgivings, she firmly believes that true love only takes one form: ...
Crazy in Love at the Lonely Hearts Bookshop
`Sweet, funny and lovely!' Marian Keyes A romantic treat, perfect for fans of Lucy Diamond and Jenny Colgan! You can go crazy searching for the one... Nina is addicted to bad boys, the wilder, the better. Despite her friends' misgivings, she firmly believes that true love only takes one form: wild, full of passion and fire and punctuated by tempestuous arguments. She won't settle for anything less. But years of swiping right has uncovered nothing but losers and flings, and Nina is no closer to finding her One True Love than she ever was. And when a man from her past walks into the shop Nina knows she has nothing to fear: the geekiest boy in her school has become a boring suit with no chance of making her heart go pitter patter. Which just shows how little Nina knows about her heart...
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16.790000 USD

Crazy in Love at the Lonely Hearts Bookshop

by Annie Darling
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THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP FIVE BESTSELLER 'Set to become the romcom of the year - a Sleepless In Seattle for the 21st century' Sunday Express 'The new Jojo Moyes... This has all the ingredients of Me Before You' Cosmopolitan 'Funny and winning... a Richard Curtis rom-com that also has its ...
The Flatshare
THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP FIVE BESTSELLER 'Set to become the romcom of the year - a Sleepless In Seattle for the 21st century' Sunday Express 'The new Jojo Moyes... This has all the ingredients of Me Before You' Cosmopolitan 'Funny and winning... a Richard Curtis rom-com that also has its feet firmly planted in real life. A real treat' Stylist 'The last book to completely emotionally absorb me in this way was Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, and I think fans of that will adore this' Daisy Buchanan ********** Tiffy and Leon share a flat Tiffy and Leon share a bed Tiffy and Leon have never met... Tiffy Moore needs a cheap flat, and fast. Leon Twomey works nights and needs cash. Their friends think they're crazy, but it's the perfect solution: Leon occupies the one-bed flat while Tiffy's at work in the day, and she has the run of the place the rest of the time. But with obsessive ex-boyfriends, demanding clients at work, wrongly imprisoned brothers and, of course, the fact that they still haven't met yet, they're about to discover that if you want the perfect home you need to throw the rulebook out the window... ********** See what everyone is saying about The Flatshare, 2019's hottest debut! 'I devoured The Flatshare. Original, funny and touching. Read it' Clare Mackintosh 'One of the most talked about books of 2019... Fans of Jojo Moyes's Me Before You will love this UpLit romcom' Red Magazine 'It's fiction to make you feel good - endlessly enjoyable and brilliant fun' Daily Express 'In the league of Bridget Jones and Marian Keyes' Walsh sister books' Claire Allan 'Funny, emotional and uplifting' Sun 'A quirky, feelgood read, bursting with character and warmth' Prima 'The Flatshare is a huge, heartwarming triumph' Josie Silver 'Uproariously funny with characters you fall for from the first page' Woman & Home 'Deliciously funny and truly uplifting' Lucy Diamond 'Touching, funny and skilful, a delightful read' Katie Fforde 'It's funny and charming but there are moments of real poignancy, too. Guaranteed to leave you with a smile on your face' Good Housekeeping 'Heartwarming and brilliant' Closer
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20.48 USD

The Flatshare

by Beth O'Leary
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Under a Cypriot sky lies a forbidden love . . . From Nadia Marks, the bestselling author of Among the Lemon Trees and Secrets Under the Sun, comes Between the Orange Groves, a moving tale of desire, burning secrets and forbidden love. The perfect read for fans of Victoria Hislop ...
Between the Orange Groves
Under a Cypriot sky lies a forbidden love . . . From Nadia Marks, the bestselling author of Among the Lemon Trees and Secrets Under the Sun, comes Between the Orange Groves, a moving tale of desire, burning secrets and forbidden love. The perfect read for fans of Victoria Hislop and Santa Montefiore. In a small village, set among the wild mountains of Cyprus, two families of different faiths share a seemingly unbreakable friendship based on mutual respect and deep affection. Mothers and daughters share their daily secrets, fathers and sons support each other as they live their lives between the fragrant pine trees and orange groves. It's here that two boys, Lambros and Orhan, grow up side by side, as close as brothers. Their lives are inextricably linked, but as their fortunes shift and time passes, an unforgivable act of betrayal takes place, setting in motion a chain of events that tears the two friends and their entire families apart . . . Many decades later and now an old man living in London, Lambros decides to share his painful memories with his daughter Stella; transporting her back to an island brimming with passion and at its heart a scandal that still haunts those involved. Is it too late for forgiveness? Or can the next generation embark on a journey of their own to help mend the damage done all those years ago?
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12.60 USD

Between the Orange Groves

by Nadia Marks
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Sometimes you have to go a long way to find what you're looking for. And sometimes a little beginner's luck is all you need... * Welcome to the First Class India USA Destination Vacation Tour Company* * One fixed itinerary, one fixed price* * All levels catered for* * No ...
America for Beginners
Sometimes you have to go a long way to find what you're looking for. And sometimes a little beginner's luck is all you need... * Welcome to the First Class India USA Destination Vacation Tour Company* * One fixed itinerary, one fixed price* * All levels catered for* * No refunds* Beginner Recently widowed Pival Sengupta has never travelled alone before and her first trip to this strange country masks a secret agenda: to find out the truth about her long-estranged son. Intermediate Satya, her guileless and resourceful tour guide, has been in America for less than a year - and has never actually left the five boroughs of New York. Advanced An aspiring/failing actress, Rebecca signed up for the role of Pival's modesty companion; it might not be her big break but surely it'll break her out of the rut she's stuck in. As their preconceptions about each other and about America are challenged, with a little beginner's luck, these unlikely companions might learn how to live again. A big-hearted, hilarious tale of forgiveness, hope, and acceptance, reminding us that there is no roadmap to life.
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15.34 USD

America for Beginners

by Leah Franqui
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Have you ever imagined a different life? Have you ever stood at a crossroads, undecided? Have you ever had a moment when you wanted to roar? A story for every woman. A story for every moment. Whether you want to laugh To be moved To love To feel less guilt ...
Roar: A story for every woman
Have you ever imagined a different life? Have you ever stood at a crossroads, undecided? Have you ever had a moment when you wanted to roar? A story for every woman. A story for every moment. Whether you want to laugh To be moved To love To feel less guilt To cry To be comforted To ROAR There is a story for you. From Sunday Times bestselling author Cecelia Ahern comes a collection of witty, original and moving stories for women everywhere. `Funny, wise and weighty, in a very good way...read one or two of Ahern's fables at a time [to] truly appreciate their wit, pathos and imagination.' Independent `Witty, playful, entertaining but also thought-provoking, salutary and empowering' Daily Mail A Radio 2 Bookclub Choice.
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11.02 USD

Roar: A story for every woman

by Cecelia Ahern
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New York Times Best Seller Freudenberger's brilliant and compassionate novel takes on the big questions of the universe and proves, again, that she is one of America's greatest writers. --Andrew Sean Greer, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Less An emotionally engaging, suspenseful new novel from the best-selling author, told in the ...
Lost and Wanted
New York Times Best Seller Freudenberger's brilliant and compassionate novel takes on the big questions of the universe and proves, again, that she is one of America's greatest writers. --Andrew Sean Greer, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Less An emotionally engaging, suspenseful new novel from the best-selling author, told in the voice of a renowned physicist: an exploration of female friendship, romantic love, and parenthood--bonds that show their power in surprising ways. Helen Clapp's breakthrough work on five-dimensional spacetime landed her a tenured professorship at MIT; her popular books explain physics in plain terms. Helen disdains notions of the supernatural in favor of rational thought and proven ideas. So it's perhaps especially vexing for her when, on an otherwise unremarkable Wednesday in June, she gets a phone call from a friend who has just died. That friend was Charlotte Boyce, Helen's roommate at Harvard. The two women had once confided in each other about everything--in college, the unwanted advances Charlie received from a star literature professor; after graduation, Helen's struggles as a young woman in science, Charlie's as a black screenwriter in Hollywood, their shared challenges as parents. But as the years passed, Charlie became more elusive, and her calls came less and less often. And now she's permanently, tragically gone. As Helen is drawn back into Charlie's orbit, and also into the web of feelings she once had for Neel Jonnal--a former college classmate now an acclaimed physicist on the verge of a Nobel Prize-winning discovery--she is forced to question the laws of the universe that had always steadied her mind and heart. Suspenseful, perceptive, deeply affecting, Lost and Wanted is a story of friends and lovers, lost and found, at the most defining moments of their lives.
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30.450000 USD

Lost and Wanted

by Nell Freudenberger
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Masterly deftness, funny sentence by funny sentence...a moving and intricately braided story of two mothers. -JONATHAN FRANZEN, The Guardian This beguiling, addictive read (People, Book of the Week) and Belletrist Book Club pick about a blue-blooded single mother raising her daughter in rarefied New York City is a carefully observed ...
Laura & Emma
Masterly deftness, funny sentence by funny sentence...a moving and intricately braided story of two mothers. -JONATHAN FRANZEN, The Guardian This beguiling, addictive read (People, Book of the Week) and Belletrist Book Club pick about a blue-blooded single mother raising her daughter in rarefied New York City is a carefully observed family story [that] rings true to life (The New York Times Book Review). Laura hails from the Upper East Side of Manhattan, born into old money, drifting aimlessly into her early thirties. One weekend in 1981 she meets a man. The two sleep together. He vanishes. And Laura realizes she's pregnant. Enter: Emma. Unputdownable (Library Journal) and wryly observed (Vogue), Laura & Emma follows Laura as she raises Emma in New York City over the next fifteen years. With wit and compassion, Kate Greathead explores the many flaws and quirks that make us human. Laura's story hosts a cast of effervescent and original characters, including her eccentric mother, who informs her society friends and Emma herself that she was fathered by a Swedish sperm donor; her brother, whose childhood stutter reappears in the presence of their forbidding father; an exceptionally kind male pediatrician; and her overbearing best friend, whose life has followed the Park Avenue script in every way except for childbearing. Kate Greathead's debut novel gamely takes on class conflict, single motherhood, and the discreet pretension of the 1980s Upper East Side (New York magazine) and is a layered story about mothers and daughters and identity (Entertainment Weekly). Told in vignettes whose every restrained and understated sentence has been polished to glittering brightness (Vox), Laura & Emma is an incisive comedy of manners about class divides and the `burdens' of being born privileged (Esquire) and a thoughtful novel of trying to find oneself despite an assigned place in the world (Publishers Weekly).
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15.34 USD

Laura & Emma

by Kate Greathead
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I've been watched all my life. I'm used to being stared at. Observed. Followed. Fame and obsession collide in this darkly twisted novel from an incredible new voice in suspense. SOMEONE IS WATCHING Washed up teen star Liv Hendricks quit acting after her beloved younger sister inexplicably disappeared following a ...
Watch the Girls
I've been watched all my life. I'm used to being stared at. Observed. Followed. Fame and obsession collide in this darkly twisted novel from an incredible new voice in suspense. SOMEONE IS WATCHING Washed up teen star Liv Hendricks quit acting after her beloved younger sister inexplicably disappeared following a Hollywood party gone wrong. Liv barely escaped with her life, and her sister was never heard from again. But all this time, someone's been waiting patiently to finish what was started... FOUR MISSING GIRLS Now fifteen years later, broke and desperate, Liv is forced to return to the spotlight. She crowdfunds a webseries in which she'll pose as a real-life private detective--a nod to the show she starred on as a teen. When a mysterious donor challenges her to investigate a series of disappearances outside a town made famous by the horror movies filmed there, Liv has no choice but to accept. FOLLOW THE WHITE WOLF Liv is given a cryptic first clue: Follow the white wolf.And now a darker game is about to begin. Through social media, someone is leaving breadcrumbs to follow. As Liv makes increasingly disturbing discoveries, her show explodes in popularity. A rapt internet audience is eager to watch it all--perhaps even at the cost of Liv's own life... Filled with provocative twists and turns as the line between plot and reality blurs in this inventive tour-de-force from breakout writer Jennifer Wolfe.
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8.390000 USD

Watch the Girls

by Jennifer Wolfe
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Drue Campbell's life and career have recently been derailed. The only thing she has left is the house her mother left her: a ramshackle beach bungalow with a missing roof in the once-sleepy town of Sunset Beach, which is rapidly becoming a hot spot for the rich and well-heeled, who ...
Sunset Beach
Drue Campbell's life and career have recently been derailed. The only thing she has left is the house her mother left her: a ramshackle beach bungalow with a missing roof in the once-sleepy town of Sunset Beach, which is rapidly becoming a hot spot for the rich and well-heeled, who are none too pleased about the shabby eyesore in their perfect neighbourhood. When Drue's larger-than-life father unexpectedly turns up at her mother's funeral and offers her a job at his law firm, Drue doesn't know whether to be grateful or resentful that he has suddenly reappeared. She grudgingly accepts the job sifting through cold callers and shysters looking to get rich quick. But when her attention is caught by a suspicious murder case, Drue finds herself entangled in a decades-old mystery - one that may have dire consequences for Drue and the people she loves.
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18.890000 USD

Sunset Beach

by Mary Kay Andrews
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`Atmospheric and very creepy' The Guardian `Goosebump-inducing...Unforgettable' Woman & Home `Unforgettable...there is something of Sylvia Plath in Lauren...One suspects that the real sorceress here is Golding, whose writing has given a voice to every wronged mother' The New York Times `Chilling story...stunning' Clare Mackintosh `Taps into every woman's fear that ...
Little Darlings
`Atmospheric and very creepy' The Guardian `Goosebump-inducing...Unforgettable' Woman & Home `Unforgettable...there is something of Sylvia Plath in Lauren...One suspects that the real sorceress here is Golding, whose writing has given a voice to every wronged mother' The New York Times `Chilling story...stunning' Clare Mackintosh `Taps into every woman's fear that she will not be believed' Mel McGrath, author of The Guilty Party * * * * THE TWINS ARE CRYING. THE TWINS ARE HUNGRY. LAUREN IS CRYING. LAUREN IS EXHAUSTED. Behind the hospital curtain, someone is waiting . . . Lauren is alone on the maternity ward with her new-born twins when a terrifying encounter in the middle of the night leaves her convinced someone is trying to steal her children. Lauren, desperate with fear, locks herself and her sons in the bathroom until the police arrive to investigate. When DS Joanna Harper picks up the list of overnight incidents that have been reported, she expects the usual calls from drunks and wrong numbers. But then a report of an attempted abduction catches her eye. The only thing is that it was flagged as a false alarm just fifteen minutes later. Harper's superior officer tells her there's no case here, but Harper can't let it go so she visits the hospital anyway. There's nothing on the CCTV. No one believes this woman was ever there. And yet, Lauren claims that she keeps seeing the woman and that her babies are in danger, and soon Harper is sucked into Lauren's spiral of fear. But how far will they go to save children who may not even be in danger? * * * * Early readers can't stop raving about Little Darlings: `Every mother will see themselves in Lauren...taut with suspense' `You just need to read it and let the creepiness and uneasiness set in' `A disturbing and spine-chilling tale...This tale will keep readers on the edge of their seat' `A unique, haunting story that stays with you long after finishing it'
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20.48 USD

Little Darlings

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One of Southern Living's 25 Beach Reads Perfect for Summer Brims with family, second chances, and new horizons. -LISA WINGATE In one summer, everything will change. But for these three strong Southern women, the roots they've planted on Glory Road will give life to the adventures waiting just around the ...
Glory Road
One of Southern Living's 25 Beach Reads Perfect for Summer Brims with family, second chances, and new horizons. -LISA WINGATE In one summer, everything will change. But for these three strong Southern women, the roots they've planted on Glory Road will give life to the adventures waiting just around the curve. Nearly a decade after her husband's affair drove her back home to South Alabama, Jessie McBride has the stable life she wants-operating her garden shop, Twig, next door to her house on Glory Road, and keeping up with her teenage daughter and spunky mother. But the unexpected arrival of two men makes Jessie question whether she's really happy with the status quo. When handsome, wealthy businessman Sumner Tate asks her to arrange flowers for his daughter's lavish wedding, Jessie finds herself drawn to his continued attention. Then Ben Bradley, her lingering what-could-have-been from high school, moves back to the red dirt road, and she feels her heart pulled in directions she never expected. Meanwhile, Jessie's fourteen-year-old daughter, Evan, is approaching the start of high school and navigating a new world of emotions-particularly as they relate to the cute new guy who's moved in just down the road. At the same time, Jessie's mother, Gus, is suffering increasingly frequent memory lapses and faces a frightening, uncertain future. The only thing certain is change-even in a place as steady as Perry, Alabama, on a street as old as Glory Road. Rich colorful characters capturing my heart, combined with a story that kept me up till the wee hours, Glory Road is a perfect read. Lauren Denton has done it again! -Lisa Patton, bestselling author of Rush and Whistlin' Dixie in a Nor'easter Once again Lauren Denton brings her lyrical writing and compelling characters to a story that will enthrall readers from page one. -Marybeth Mayhew Whalen, author of Only Ever Her and co-founder of She Reads, for Glory Road
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15.34 USD

Glory Road

by Lauren K. Denton
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The Desert Sky Before Us is a marvel. A vital, profound story of the aftermath of loss, and of the terrors and illuminations of love. --R.O. Kwon, author of The Incendiaries From award-winning author Anne Valente comes this poignant and unforgettable literary novel of two estranged sisters--one, a former racecar ...
The Desert Sky Before Us
The Desert Sky Before Us is a marvel. A vital, profound story of the aftermath of loss, and of the terrors and illuminations of love. --R.O. Kwon, author of The Incendiaries From award-winning author Anne Valente comes this poignant and unforgettable literary novel of two estranged sisters--one, a former racecar driver and the other a recently-released prisoner--who embark on a road trip together to complete the scavenger hunt their mother designed for them before her death. When Billie is released from a correctional facility in Decatur, her sister Rhiannon is there to meet her, even though the two haven't seen each other in months. Painful secrets and numerous unspoken betrayals linger between them--but most agonizing is the sudden passing of their mother, a renowned paleontologist. Rhiannon and Billie must overcome their differences as they set off on a road trip west, following the breadcrumb-trail of their late mother's scavenger hunt, a sort of second funeral she planned in her final days. The sisters know the trail will end in Utah at the famous Cleveland-Lloyd Quarry, where their mother spent her career researching dinosaur fossils. But the seemingly endless days on the road soon take their toll, forcing Rhiannon and Billie to confront their hostilities and revisit old memories--both good and bad. As they travel across the heart of America, and as a series of plane crashes in the news make their journey all the more urgent, the two sisters begin to rediscover each other and to uncover their late mother's veiled second life, taking them on an unexpected emotional journey inward--and forcing them to come to terms with their own choices in life.
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16.790000 USD

The Desert Sky Before Us

by Anne Valente
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A happily married woman's perfect life shatters when her husband turns up dead hundreds of miles away from where he should have been, and she suddenly discovers that there was a part of him she knew nothing about. Alice Dupont's perfect marriage was a perfect lie. When her husband, Chris, ...
Alice's Island: A Novel
A happily married woman's perfect life shatters when her husband turns up dead hundreds of miles away from where he should have been, and she suddenly discovers that there was a part of him she knew nothing about. Alice Dupont's perfect marriage was a perfect lie. When her husband, Chris, dies in a car accident, far from where he should have been, Alice's life falls apart. After the police close the case, she is left with more questions than answers. While learning to cope with her loss and her new identity as a single mother of two, Alice becomes obsessed with unraveling the mystery surrounding her husband's death and decides to start her own investigation. Retracing her husband's last known whereabouts, she soon discovers clues that lead her to a small island near Nantucket. As she insinuates herself into the lives of the island's inhabitants in an effort to discover what they knew about her husband, Alice finds herself increasingly involved in their private lives and comes to a disturbing realization: she has been transformed into a person she no longer recognizes. In seeking an answer to what her husband was doing before he died, Alice discovers not only a side of him she never knew, but sides of her own character she has never explored. Part mystery, part moving family drama, part psychological page-turner, Alice's Island is a novel whose vivid characters hold the reader rapt right up until the final page.
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29.400000 USD

Alice's Island: A Novel

by Daniel Sanchez Arevalo
Hardback
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Dress comes a new captivating novel of two women whose lives have been destroyed by disaster but find healing in a special house. Hauck is a master at weaving together plots from multiple time periods. -Library Journal Embracing the future ...
The Memory House
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Dress comes a new captivating novel of two women whose lives have been destroyed by disaster but find healing in a special house. Hauck is a master at weaving together plots from multiple time periods. -Library Journal Embracing the future means remembering the past . . . When Beck Holiday lost her father in the North Tower on 9/11, she also lost her memories of him. Eighteen years later, she's a tough New York City cop burdened with a damaging secret, suspended for misconduct, and struggling to get her life in order. Meanwhile a mysterious letter arrives informing her she's inherited a house along Florida's northern coast, and what she discovers there will change her life forever. Matters of the heart only become more complicated when she runs into handsome Bruno Endicott, a driven sports agent who fondly recalls the connection they shared as teenagers. But Beck doesn't remember that either. Decades earlier, widow Everleigh Applegate lives a steady, uneventful life with her widowed mother after a tornado ripped through Waco, Texas, and destroyed her new, young married life. When she runs into old high school friend Don Callahan, she begins to yearn for change. Yet no matter how much she longs to love again, she is hindered by a secret she can never share. Fifty years separate the women but through the power of love and miracle of faith, they each find healing in a beautiful Victorian known affectionately as The Memory House. Accomplished Hauck demonstrates genre finesse as she blends inspirational romance with a cinematic style of storytelling, bringing empathic characters to life as they cope with grief in marriage and faithfulness, parenthood and adoption, death and tragedy. Challenging decisions, the blessing of finding love again, and the solace of a beautiful Victorian home all come together in this spellbinding, lovely novel. -Booklist
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15.34 USD

The Memory House

by Rachel Hauck
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In this provocative, wildly entertaining, and compelling novel, seven women enrolled in an extreme weight loss documentary discover self-love and sisterhood as they enact a daring revenge against the exploitative filmmakers. Alice and Daphne, both successful and accomplished working mothers, harbor the same secret: obsession with their weight overshadows concerns ...
Waisted: A Novel
In this provocative, wildly entertaining, and compelling novel, seven women enrolled in an extreme weight loss documentary discover self-love and sisterhood as they enact a daring revenge against the exploitative filmmakers. Alice and Daphne, both successful and accomplished working mothers, harbor the same secret: obsession with their weight overshadows concerns about their children, husbands, work--and everything else of importance in their lives. Scales terrify them. Daphne, plump in a family of model-thin women, learned only slimness earns admiration at her mother's knee. Alice, break-up skinny when she met her husband, risks losing her marriage if she keeps gaining weight. The two women meet at Waisted. Located in a remote Vermont mansion, the program promises fast, dramatic weight loss, and Alice, Daphne, and five other women are desperate enough to leave behind their families for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The catch? They must agree to always be on camera; afterward, the world will see Waisted: The Documentary. The women soon discover that the filmmakers have trapped them in a cruel experiment. With each pound lost, they edge deeper into obsession and instability...until they decide to take matters into their own hands.
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28.350000 USD

Waisted: A Novel

by Randy Susan Meyers
Hardback
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Starred Publishers Weekly Review * A Publishers Weekly Big Summer Books * Featured in the New York Post Summer Round Up * A Crime by the Book Most Anticipated Novel In this pulse-pounding thriller from the author of the haunting, twisting thrill ride (Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author) ...
Into the Jungle
Starred Publishers Weekly Review * A Publishers Weekly Big Summer Books * Featured in the New York Post Summer Round Up * A Crime by the Book Most Anticipated Novel In this pulse-pounding thriller from the author of the haunting, twisting thrill ride (Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author) The River at Night, a young woman leaves behind everything she knows to take on the Bolivian jungle, but her excursion abroad quickly turns into a fight for her life. Lily Bushwold thought she'd found the antidote to endless foster care and group homes: a teaching job in Cochabamba, Bolivia. As soon as she could steal enough cash for the plane, she was on it. When the gig falls through and Lily stays in Bolivia, she finds bonding with other broke, rudderless girls at the local hostel isn't the life she wants either. Tired of hustling and already world-weary, crazy love finds her in the form she least expected: Omar, a savvy, handsome local man who'd abandoned his life as a hunter in Ayachero--a remote jungle village--to try his hand at city life. When Omar learns that a jaguar has killed his four-year-old nephew in Ayachero, he gives Lily a choice: Stay alone in the unforgiving city, or travel to the last in a string of ever-more-isolated river towns in the jungles of Bolivia. Thirty-foot anaconda? Puppy-sized spiders? Vengeful shamans with unspeakable powers? Love-struck Lily is oblivious. She follows Omar to this ruthless new world of lawless poachers, bullheaded missionaries, and desperate indigenous tribes driven to the brink of extinction. To survive, Lily must navigate the jungle--its wonders as well as its terrors--using only her wits and resilience. Primal, gripping, and terrifying, Into the Jungle features Erica Ferencik's signature visceral, white-knuckle (Entertainment Weekly) prose that will sink its fangs into you and not let go.
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28.350000 USD

Into the Jungle

by Erica Ferencik
Hardback
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`So funny. And the sex is amazing - makes me feel like a nun!' Jilly Cooper `Light, fizzy and as snort-inducing as a pint of Prosecco.' Evening Standard Magazine `Hilarious and compelling.' Daily Mail `Perfect summer reading for fans of Jilly Cooper and Bridget Jones.' HELLO! `Bridget Jones trapped inside ...
The Plus One
`So funny. And the sex is amazing - makes me feel like a nun!' Jilly Cooper `Light, fizzy and as snort-inducing as a pint of Prosecco.' Evening Standard Magazine `Hilarious and compelling.' Daily Mail `Perfect summer reading for fans of Jilly Cooper and Bridget Jones.' HELLO! `Bridget Jones trapped inside a Jilly Cooper novel. A beach cocktail in book form.' METRO `Gloriously cheering.' Red Magazine `Howlingly funny.' India Knight, Sunday Times Magazine `This saucy read is great sun-lounger fodder.' Heat `Sexy and very funny...perfect for fans of Jilly Cooper.' Closer `Cheerful, saucy and fun!' The Sunday Mirror `As fun and fizzy as a chilled glass of prosecco...this is the perfect read for your holiday.'The Daily Express `This book has it all - love, romance, sadness and sex - a rare find that is funny at times and moving at others.' Marie Claire The Plus One [n] informal a person who accompanies an invited person to a wedding or a reminder of being single, alone and absolutely plus none Polly's not looking for `the one', just the plus one... Polly Spencer is fine. She's single, turning thirty and only managed to have sex twice last year (both times with a Swedish banker called Fred), but seriously, she's fine. Even if she's still stuck at Posh! magazine writing about royal babies and the chances of finding a plus one to her best friend's summer wedding are looking worryingly slim. But it's a New Year, a new leaf and all that. Polly's determined that over the next 365 days she'll remember to shave her legs, drink less wine and generally get her s**t together. Her latest piece is on the infamous Jasper, Marquess of Milton, undoubtedly neither a plus one nor `the one'. She's heard the stories, there's no way she'll succumb to his charms... A laugh-out-loud, toe-curlingly honest debut for fans of Helen Fielding, Bryony Gordon and Jilly Cooper. Don't miss the hottest book of 2018!
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16.790000 USD

The Plus One

by Sophia Money-Coutts
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'Victoria Hislop's view of history in her novels is, like the writer herself, a compassionate and generous one' Scotsman The gripping new novel by Sunday Times Number One bestseller Victoria Hislop is set against the backdrop of the German occupation of Greece, the subsequent civil war and a military dictatorship, ...
Those Who Are Loved
'Victoria Hislop's view of history in her novels is, like the writer herself, a compassionate and generous one' Scotsman The gripping new novel by Sunday Times Number One bestseller Victoria Hislop is set against the backdrop of the German occupation of Greece, the subsequent civil war and a military dictatorship, all of which left deep scars. Athens 1941. After decades of political uncertainty, Greece is polarised between Right- and Left-wing views when the Germans invade. Fifteen-year-old Themis comes from a family divided by these political differences. The Nazi occupation deepens the fault-lines between those she loves just as it reduces Greece to destitution. She watches friends die in the ensuing famine and is moved to commit acts of resistance. In the civil war that follows the end of the occupation, Themis joins the Communist army, where she experiences the extremes of love and hatred and the paradoxes presented by a war in which Greek fights Greek. Eventually imprisoned on the infamous islands of exile, Makronisos and then Trikeri, Themis encounters another prisoner whose life will entwine with her own in ways neither can foresee. And finds she must weigh her principles against her desire to escape and live. As she looks back on her life, Themis realises how tightly the personal and political can become entangled. While some wounds heal, others deepen. This powerful new novel from Number One bestseller Victoria Hislop sheds light on the complexity and trauma of Greece's past and weaves it into the epic tale of an ordinary woman compelled to live an extraordinary life. Victoria Hislop. Discover for yourself why 10 million readers worldwide love her books. 'Hislop's passionate love of the country breathes from every page' Daily Mail on Cartes Postales from Greece 'Fascinating and moving . . . Hislop writes unforgettably about Cyprus and its people' The Times on The Sunrise 'Sweeping, magnificently detailed and ambitious' The Sunday Times on The Thread 'Meticulously researched historical narrative and imaginative storytelling' Telegraph on The Return
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23.62 USD

Those Who Are Loved

by Victoria Hislop
Paperback / softback
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From internationally bestselling author and rising star of Southern fiction (Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author) Kristy Woodson Harvey comes the third novel in her Peachtree Bluff series, in which a secret threatens the tight-knit bond between a trio of sisters and their mother. With the man of ...
The Southern Side of Paradise
From internationally bestselling author and rising star of Southern fiction (Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author) Kristy Woodson Harvey comes the third novel in her Peachtree Bluff series, in which a secret threatens the tight-knit bond between a trio of sisters and their mother. With the man of her dreams back in her life and all three of her daughters happy, Ansley Murphy should be content. But she can't help but feel like it's all a little too good to be true. Meanwhile, youngest daughter and actress Emerson, who is recently engaged and has just landed the role of a lifetime, seemingly has the world by the tail. Only, something she can't quite put her finger on is worrying her--and it has nothing to do with her recent health scare. When two new women arrive in Peachtree Bluff--one who has the potential to wreck Ansley's happiness and one who could tear Emerson's world apart--everything is put in perspective. And after secrets that were never meant to be told come to light, the powerful bond between the Murphy sisters and their mother comes crumbling down, testing their devotion to each other and forcing them to evaluate the meaning of family. With Kristy Woodson Harvey's signature charm, wit, and heart, The Southern Side of Paradise is another masterful Peachtree Bluff novel that proves she is a Southern writer with staying power (Booklist).
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16.800000 USD

The Southern Side of Paradise

by Kristy Woodson Harvey
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The enchanting and heart-warming new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of THIS COULD CHANGE EVERYTHING. Not to be missed by readers of Lucy Diamond and Katie Fforde. Mimi isn't looking for love when she spends a weekend in Goosebrook, the Cotswolds village her dad has moved to. And ...
Maybe This Time: The heart-warming new novel of love and friendship from the bestselling author
The enchanting and heart-warming new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of THIS COULD CHANGE EVERYTHING. Not to be missed by readers of Lucy Diamond and Katie Fforde. Mimi isn't looking for love when she spends a weekend in Goosebrook, the Cotswolds village her dad has moved to. And her first encounter with Cal, who lives there too, is nothing like a scene in a romantic movie - although she can't help noticing how charismatic he is. But Cal's in no position to be any more than a friend, and Mimi heads back to her busy London life. When they meet again four years later, it's still not to be. Cal is focusing on his family, and Mimi on her career. Then Cal dives into a potentially perfect new romance whilst Mimi's busy fixing other people's relationships. It seems as if something, or someone else, always gets in their way. Will it ever be the right time for both of them? 'The queen of witty, heart-warming, feel-good love stories' Red
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13.64 USD

Maybe This Time: The heart-warming new novel of love and friendship from the bestselling author

by Jill Mansell
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Experience the internet's most talked-about book, now a major motion picture, from Anna Todd, the writer Cosmopolitan called the biggest literary phenomenon of her generation. Now with new exclusive material! There was the time before Tessa met Hardin, and then there's everything AFTER... Life will never be the same. #Hessa ...
After
Experience the internet's most talked-about book, now a major motion picture, from Anna Todd, the writer Cosmopolitan called the biggest literary phenomenon of her generation. Now with new exclusive material! There was the time before Tessa met Hardin, and then there's everything AFTER... Life will never be the same. #Hessa Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. She's got direction, ambition, and a mother who's intent on keeping her that way. But she's barely moved into her freshman dorm when she runs into Hardin. With his tousled brown hair, cocky British accent, and tattoos, Hardin is cute and different from what she's used to. But he's also rude--to the point of cruelty, even. For all his attitude, Tessa should hate Hardin. And she does--until she finds herself alone with him in his room. Something about his dark mood grabs her, and when they kiss it ignites within her a passion she's never known before. He'll call her beautiful, then insist he isn't the one for her and disappear again and again. Despite the reckless way he treats her, Tessa is compelled to dig deeper and find the real Hardin beneath all his lies. He pushes her away again and again, yet every time she pushes back, he only pulls her in deeper. Tessa already has the perfect boyfriend. So why is she trying so hard to overcome her own hurt pride and Hardin's prejudice about nice girls like her? Unless...could this be love?
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18.890000 USD

After

by Anna Todd
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Powerful, enchanting, and spirited, this novel will delight. -Patti Callahan, bestselling author of Becoming Mrs. Lewis Love, friendship, and family find a home at the Printed Letter Bookshop One of Madeline Cullen's happiest childhood memories is of working with her Aunt Maddie in the quaint and cozy Printed Letter Bookshop. ...
The Printed Letter Bookshop
Powerful, enchanting, and spirited, this novel will delight. -Patti Callahan, bestselling author of Becoming Mrs. Lewis Love, friendship, and family find a home at the Printed Letter Bookshop One of Madeline Cullen's happiest childhood memories is of working with her Aunt Maddie in the quaint and cozy Printed Letter Bookshop. But by the time Madeline inherits the shop nearly twenty years later, family troubles and her own bitter losses have hardened Madeline's heart toward her once-treasured aunt-and the now struggling bookshop left in her care. While Madeline intends to sell the shop as quickly as possible, the Printed Letter's two employees have other ideas. Reeling from a recent divorce, Janet finds sanctuary within the books and within the decadent window displays she creates. Claire, though quieter than the acerbic Janet, feels equally drawn to the daily rhythms of the shop and its loyal clientele, finding a renewed purpose within its walls. When Madeline's professional life falls apart, and a handsome gardener upends all her preconceived notions, she questions her plans and her heart. Has she been too quick to dismiss her aunt's beloved shop? And even if she has, the women's best combined efforts may be too little, too late. The Printed Letter Bookshop is a captivating story of good books, a testament to the beauty of new beginnings, and a sweet reminder of the power of friendship. -Rachel McMillan, author of Murder in the City of Liberty
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15.34 USD

The Printed Letter Bookshop

by Katherine Reay
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'A novel about the joy of learning to live again. It also made me very hungry!' JOJO MOYES on Recipe for Life For sale: historic building in the picturesque town of Montenello, southern Italy. Asking price: 1 Euro Cloudless skies, sun-soaked countryside, delicious food... In the drowsy heat of an ...
A Dream of Italy
'A novel about the joy of learning to live again. It also made me very hungry!' JOJO MOYES on Recipe for Life For sale: historic building in the picturesque town of Montenello, southern Italy. Asking price: 1 Euro Cloudless skies, sun-soaked countryside, delicious food... In the drowsy heat of an Italian summer, four strangers arrive in a beautiful town nestled in the mountains of Basilicata, dreaming of a new adventure. An innovative scheme by the town's Mayor has given them the chance to buy a crumbling historic building for a single Euro - on the condition that they renovate their home within three years, and help to bring new life to the close-knit local community. Elise is desperate to get on the property ladder. Edward wants to escape a life he feels suffocated by. Mimi is determined to start afresh after her divorce. And there's one new arrival whose true motives are yet to be revealed... For each of them, Montenello offers a different promise of happiness. But can they turn their dream of Italy into reality? A deliciously escapist summer read, perfect for fans of Jo Thomas.
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23.88 USD

A Dream of Italy

by Nicky Pellegrino
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The rebel bachelor is back... To claim her baby! Pregnant surrogate Popi Costas is faced with raising her late sister's child alone, until the baby's wealthy uncle arrives to take charge! Popi won't be distracted by handsome Apollo in her fight to keep the unborn baby, but can their battle ...
Claiming The Drakos Heir: Claiming the Drakos Heir (Greek Island Brides) / The Cowboy's Secret Family (Rocking Chair Rodeo) (Mills & Boon True Love) (Greek Island Brides)
The rebel bachelor is back... To claim her baby! Pregnant surrogate Popi Costas is faced with raising her late sister's child alone, until the baby's wealthy uncle arrives to take charge! Popi won't be distracted by handsome Apollo in her fight to keep the unborn baby, but can their battle turn into something more permanent... The Cowboy's Secret Family His teenage love returns... with his daughter! Runaway bride Miranda Contreras has returned to Rocking Chair, Texas, and her jilted lover Matt Grimes, - with their 8-year old daughter. Matt should be angry! What other secrets is Miranda keeping? Can he help her and finally be the family they were meant to be?
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10.23 USD

Claiming The Drakos Heir: Claiming the Drakos Heir (Greek Island Brides) / The Cowboy's Secret Family (Rocking Chair Rodeo) (Mills & Boon True Love) (Greek Island Brides)

by Judy Duarte, Jennifer Faye
Paperback / softback