Forty-one-year-old geneticist Don Tillman had never had a second date before he met Rosie. Now, living in New York City, they have survived ten months and ten days of marriage, even if Don has had to sacrifice standardized meals and embrace unscheduled sex. But then Rosie drops the mother of all bombshells. And Don must prepare for the biggest challenge of his previously ordered life - while dodging deportation, prosecution and professional disgrace. Is Don Tillman ready to become the man he always dreamed of being? Or will he revert to his old ways and risk losing Rosie for ever?
Sometimes life can hit you when you least expect it.... Thirty year old Zara Khoury believes in love. She believes in it so much she travels 3,400 miles by plane and 178 miles in a battered old car to be with the man she's been dating online for six months. Despite being raised in Dubai, Zara's never known where she belongs, but she's certain that uprooting her life to be with Nick is the new beginning she's been craving. Thirty-three year old Jim Glover is stuck in his life. After the death of his dad, he's forgotten his dream to become a journalist and with both his sisters living in America he made the decision to stay in Liverpool to care for his mum. Currently working on the toll booth at the Mersey Tunnel, every day feels like groundhog day; until he gets a phone call. When Zara and Jim meet head on their chance encounter begins a journey neither would have ever taken on their own. They are two incredibly different people from very different lives, but sometimes fate pushes you together for a reason... Get lost in this gorgeous tale of the unexpected. Perfect for fans of Mhairi McFarlane and Marian Keyes.
'With her trademark passion, wit, and fierce feminism, Natalie Haynes gives much-needed voice to the silenced women of the Trojan War' - Madeline Miller, author of Circe One of the Guardian's 'Best Books of 2019' In A Thousand Ships, broadcaster and classicist Natalie Haynes retells the story of the Trojan War from an all-female perspective, for fans of Madeline Miller and Pat Barker. This was never the story of one woman, or two. It was the story of all of them. . . In the middle of the night, Creusa wakes to find her beloved Troy engulfed in flames. Ten seemingly endless years of brutal conflict between the Greeks and the Trojans are over, and the Greeks are victorious. The devastating consequences of the Trojan War stretch from Mount Olympus to Mount Ida, from the citadel of Troy to the distant Greek islands, and across oceans and sky in between. These are the stories of the women embroiled in that legendary war and its terrible aftermath, as well as the feud and the fatal decisions that started it all. . . Powerfully told from an all-female perspective, in A Thousand Ships Natalie Haynes gives voices to the women, girls and goddesses who, for so long, have been silent.