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.
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?
The greatest love story is the one you least expect . . .
Alice is stifled, bored, and misunderstood.
So when she meets wealthy and handsome American, Bennett Van Cleve, she is quickly swept off her feet.
Marrying him and moving to America seems like a great adventure - but life as a newlywed in stuffy Baileyville, Kentucky, is not at all what she hoped for.
Until, that is, she responds to a call for volunteers to start a travelling library, surprising herself by saying yes, before her husband can say no . . .
Led by feisty and rebellious Margery O'Hare, this unlikely group of women travel far and wide on their mission to bring books and reading to those that need it, and Alice finally finds the freedom, friendship and love that she's been looking for.
But not everyone approves of what they are doing, especially her new father-in-law. And when the town turns against them, will their belief in each other and their work be enough?
The Giver of Stars is a mesmerising tale of female friendship, romance, and the wonder of books and reading, inspired by a remarkable true story.