The #1 national bestseller is now available in this movie tie-in edition just in time for the December release of Miramax Films' highly anticipated sequel to "Bridget Jones's Diary," starring Rene Zellweger and Colin Firth.
It's not easy being a doctor, especially when your wife has run off in search of excitement and you're fired from your practice for sticking up for your principles. Christopher Devon tries to make a new life and, after a bit of persuasion from his daughter, to meet a new woman. But how to find one? And how to placate a son who thinks you should never have split up in the first place? Dr. Devon is not the only man with woman trouble. Tiger Wilson has been married just a little too comfortably for 30 years, and Gary Flynn is a serial womanizer who refuses to settle down. But soon all three of their lives are turned upside down, and not just by women. This entertaining novel shows how reality can prove a fly in the ointment of living happily ever after.
Legions of readers entranced by Twilight are hungry for more and they won't be disappointed. In New Moon, Stephenie Meyer delivers another irresistible combination of romance and suspense with a supernatural twist. The "star-crossed" lovers theme continues as Bella and Edward find themselves facing new obstacles, including a devastating separation, the mysterious appearance of dangerous wolves roaming the forest in Forks, a terrifying threat of revenge from a female vampire and a deliciously sinister encounter with Italy's reigning royal family of vampires, the Volturi. Passionate, riveting, and full of surprising twists and turns, this vampire love saga is well on its way to literary immortality.
Fending for herself in the wake of a chronically unemployed, dysfunctional mother, ten-year-old Evelyn Bucknow experiences feelings of confinement in their small Midwestern town and suffers the heartache of a first love.
From the number 1 bestselling author of PS, I Love You and Where Rainbows End comes a love story with heart - and just a little bit of magic...Everything in Elizabeth Egan's life has its place, from the espresso cups in her gleaming kitchen to the swatches and paint pots of her interior design business. Order and precision keep life under control - and Elizabeth's heart from the pain and hurt she has suffered in the past.The only cloud on the horizon is her sister Saoirse, a red-haired whirlwind always leaving behind pieces which Elizabeth struggles to pick up - including her six-year-old son Luke. Being a reluctant mother while trying to keep her business on track is a full-time job, one which leaves little room for error - or fun.Until, one day, a stranger unexpectedly comes into their lives. Ivan is carefree, spontaneous and always looking for adventure - everything that Elizabeth is not. In no time at all, he has crept under her skin and started to change her life in ways she could never have .She knows barely anything about Ivan - who he is and whether he is everything he seems. And if there is a future for their blossoming relationship...Full of Cecelia Ahern's trademark warmth and poignancy, If You Could See Me Now is a love story with heart - and just a little bit of magic...
It is 1940, and bombs fall nightly on London. In the thick of the chaos is young American radio reporter Frankie Bard. She huddles close to terrified strangers in underground shelters, and later broadcasts stories about survivors in rubble-strewn streets. But for her listeners, the war is far from home. Listening to Frankie are Iris James, a Cape Cod postmistress, and Emma Fitch, a doctor's wife. Iris hears the winds stirring and knows that soon the letters she delivers will bear messages of hope or tragedy. Emma is desperate for news of London, where her husband is working - she counts the days until his return. But one night in London the fates of all three women entwine when Frankie finds a letter - a letter she vows to deliver...
Cathy Scarlet and Tom Feather have decided to create the best catering company in Dublin. They have the perfect premises, heaps of talent and even a few contacts, but not everyone seems as pleased by the idea of 'Scarlet Feather' as they are. Tom's parents are disappointed that he has turned his back on the family business. Cathy's husband buries himself in work, becoming ever more distant, while his mother thinks Cathy should stay at home to look after him. And Tom's relationship with his beautiful, ambitious girlfriend becomes fraught as she struggles to realise her dream of becoming a model. As Cathy and Tom strive to maintain their emotional ties among catering triumphs and disasters, they are supported, and undermined, by an enchanting cast of classic Binchy characters.
Frank McCourt returned to America when he was nineteen. For many years, he was an English teacher at Stuyvesant High School in New York City. The sequel to "Angela's Ashes, 'Tis, " will be published in the fall of 1999. McCourt lives in Connecticut.
The agent Jojo, a high-flying literary agent on the up, has just made a very bad career move: she's jumped into bed with her married boss Markhellip; The bestseller Jojo's sweet-natured client Lily's first novel is a roaring success. She and lover Anton celebrate by spending the advance for her second book. Then she gets writer's blockhellip; The unknown Gemma used to be Lily's best friend until Lily 'stole' Anton. Now she's writing her own story painfully and hilariously when supershark agent Jojo stumbles across ithellip; When their fortunes become entangled, it seems too much to hope that they'll all find a happy ending. But maybe they'll each discover that there's more than one side to every storyhellip;
From an award-winning and talented young novelist comes one of the most exciting fiction debuts in years: a breathtaking and beautiful novel set on a horse ranch in small-town Colorado.When her older sister runs away to marry a rodeo cowboy, Alice Winston is left to bear the brunt of her family's troubles -- a depressed, bedridden mother; a reticent, overworked father; and a run-down horse ranch. As the hottest summer in fifteen years unfolds and bills pile up, Alice is torn between dreams of escaping the loneliness of her duty-filled life and a longing to help her father mend their family and the ranch.To make ends meet, the Winstons board the pampered horses of rich neighbors, and for the first time Alice confronts the power and security that class and wealth provide. As her family and their well-being become intertwined with the lives of their clients, Alice is drawn into an adult world of secrets and hard truths, and soon discovers that people -- including herself -- can be cruel, can lie and cheat, and every once in a while, can do something heartbreaking and selfless. Ultimately, Alice and her family must weather a devastating betrayal and a shocking, violent series of events that will test their love and prove the power of forgiveness.A wise and astonishing novel about the different guises of love and the often steep tolls on the road to adulthood, The God of Animals is a haunting, unforgettable debut.
A young and successful journalist working in New York, Maureen English appears to have the perfect life and family. But Maureen's husband, a highly respected fellow reporter, has in private a tendency towards alcohol and violent abuse. When the situation at home becomes unbearable, Maureen takes her baby daughter and flees.In a Maine fishing town she assumes a new identity and spends six weeks battling sub-zero temperatures, intrusive townsfolk and fear of discovery. Against the force of the wintry sea - the cawing of gulls, the lobstermen hauling their catch, the press of waves against the rocks - Maureen settles into the rhythms of a new life. But this calming respite is about to come crashing to an end . . .
New York Times bestselling author and Cosmopolitan editor in chief Kate White delivers a sensational mystery that sends her gutsy, single, thirty-something sleuth Bailey Weggins behind the scenes of a hot new TV show.Do old flames burn brightest? Now that the TV show Morgue is shooting in Manhattan, the crime journalist for Buzz is remembering her fling with its gorgeous star, Chris Wickersham. But when Chris does contact Bailey Weggins, his intentions are all too honorable: It's to tell her that an actor from the show has gone missing.Delving deep into the glamorous yet crazy world of TV, Bailey soon finds herself in the middle of a killer story--literally. And as the case gets hotter, so does the action under the covers--especially the moment Bailey's crush Beau Regan comes back to town. With a dead body on the scene, ominous phone calls, and a stalker targeting her, it's clear that this reporter must unearth the truth now--beforeshe becomes the inspiration for Morgue's next episode.
If only Jeanette would learn to stop being so selfish, then everything would be alright, wouldn't it? She wants to be a successful art photographer, but no one likes her work. She wants a child, but she's virtually menopausal. She wants an affair with Paul, but he's the social worker assessing her and her husband as adoptive parents. And what of Levi, a young boy trapped in the care system in desperate need of rescuing by someone? Will their paths ever cross?
The Sweet Potato Queens' Big-Ass Cookbook (and Financial Planner)
They’re wild, beloved, and all-around fabulous, but with the Sweet Potato Queens, there’re just never enough good times—or enough good eats. Well, now all fabulous women everywhere can have their own mountains of royal fun and food, because bestselling author and Boss Queen Jill Conner Browne is revealing her big-ass top secret recipes—and the events that inspired them—in The Sweet Potato Queens’ Big-Ass Cookbook (and Financial Planner). And, of course, she’s dishing up plenty of hilarious stories, including:• Queenly adventures in mothering•The tiniest bit of plastic surgery• The all-true story of the Cutest Boy in the WorldAnd, oh yes, as promised:• Sound financial planning. Tip number one: Hope that Daddy lives forever.
The number one bestselling autobiography of Britain's best-loved comedienne
Dawn French is one of the greatest comedy actresses of our time, with a career that has spanned nearly three decades. Loved for her irreverant humour, Dawn has achieved massive mainstream success while continuing to push boundaries and challenge stereotypes. Here she describes the journey that would eventually establish her as a perhaps unlikely, but nevertheless genuine, national treasure.
Dawn began her career as part of the groundbreaking alternative comedy group, the Comic Strip, marking a radical departure from the more traditional comedy acts of the time. Later came the all-female Girls On Top, which teamed Dawn with Jennifer Saunders, Ruby Wax and Tracy Ullman and firmly established women in British comedy.
As part of the wildly successful and much loved duo French and Saunders, Dawn helped create a repetoire of brilliantly observed characters, parodying popular culture and impersonating everything from Madonna and Harry Potter to The Exorcist. Dawn's more recent role in the Vicar of Dibley showcased not only her talent but also her ability to take a controversial and topical issue and make it mainstream - and very funny.
From her early years as an RAF child and her flat-sharing antics with Jennifer Saunders, to her outspoken views on sizism and her marriage to Lenny Henry, Dear Fatty will chronicle the extraordinary, hilarious rise of a complex, dynamic and unstoppable woman.
Dawn French was born in Wales in 1957. She trained to be a drama teacher at London's Central School of Speech and Drama where she met Jennifer Saunders. Dawn French has numerous television credits to her name, the most notable of which is her role in The Vicar of Dibley. She is married to the comedian Lenny Henry, with whom she has a daughter.
something of a revelation. Beacuse in among the the gags and photos of her bare bosom, there is intellectual rigour and real emotional intelligence ... heavens, she's a funny lady. I can't remember the last time a book made me laugh so much.,a national treasure ... Loyal, self-deprecating and garrulous, French’s story makes for entertaining reading … this is an original book, and will delight her fans and, indeed anyone with a sense of humour,well written, warm and funny,she writes so well,no-holds-barred,very funny but also very moving,very funny,there are moments here that shine with the genius for observational comedy for which Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders (the Fatty of the title) are famous,Dawn writes (with) tenderness, caring and oodles of charm. Well-paced, it's a reminder of why she has been a staple of the British comedy scene since the early 1980s,Anyone perparing for another dry, identikit celebrity autobiography is going to be delighted by these hilarious memoirs,French can still cut the comic mustard,while much of the book's tone is that of the unassailably jolly Dawn we all expect ... other letters are tear-jerkingly poignant and none more so than those she writes to her late father Denys French,For all her honesty anyone hoping for a light-hearted romp will be delighted ... While her charm shines throughout, the more intense moments stay with you in a way that most celeb autobiographies can only strive for,you'll be captivated by her witty and warm style,Self-depracating yet never self-pitying, irreverent yet never truly cynical, she comes across as a woman genuinely at ease with herself ... French is engaging company, and at her best she writes about heartbreak and elation with such grace that her book is impossible to dislike
In the summer of 1991, Hannah Gavener is fourteen. In the magazines she reads, celebrities plan elaborate weddings; in Hannah's own life, her parents' marriage is crumbling. Over the next decade and a half, as Hannah moves from Philadelphia to Boston to Albuquerque, she finds that the answers to love's most bewildering questions become more rather than less complicated. At what point can you no longer blame your adult failures on your messed-up childhood? Is settling for someone who's not your soul mate an act of maturity or an admission of defeat? And if you move to another state for a man who might not love you back, are you being brave, or pathetic? Full of honesty and humour, "The Man of My Dreams" is an unnervingly insightful and beautifully written examination of the outside forces and personal choices that make us who we are.
All four parts of the serial novel "LA Connections", set in Hollywood, are here, "Power" - it's not who you know, it's what you know; "Obsession" - it takes more than ambition to make it; "Murder" - there are some secrets worth killing for; and "Revenge" - living the high life can cost too much.
"As to intense passion, I am convinced that it is no desirable feeling" Charlotte Bronte, 1840. Shy young scholar Sara Frost's unsuccessful search for the lost love letters of Charlotte Bronte hasn't won her any favours at her university, particularly now the glamorous new Head of Princess Diana Studies has introduced her media-savvy exploits to the staid halls of academia. But it's not until Sara's fiance suddenly leaves her that she begins to question her life's vocation. How can she reconcile the mythology of romance with the harsh reality of modern love? As she tentatively re-enters the dating scene, Sara is to discover that the life and writings of Charlotte Bronte have more to teach her than she could ever have guessed about the perils and pitfalls of the 21st century relationship game.
Knocked Out By My Nunga-Nungas (Confessions Of Georgia Nicolson)
Brilliantly funny, Louise Rennison's fabby third book on the confessions of crazy but lovable Georgia Nicolson. Now in gorgey new paperback and guaranteed to have the nation laughing their knickers off!Jas said, "Well, what happened?"And I said, "Well, it was beyond marvy. We talked and snogged and then he made me a sandwich and we snogged and then he played me a record and then we snogged.""So it was like...""Yeah... a snogging fest.""Sacré bleu!"Jas looked like she was thinking which is a) unusual and b) scary.I said, "But then this weird thing happened. He had his hands on my waist, standing behind me.""Oo-er...""D-accord. Anyway, I turned round and he sort of leaped out of the way like two short leaping things.""Was he dancing?""No... I think he was frightened of being knocked out by my nunga-nungas..."Then we both laughed like loons on loon tablets (i.e. A LOT).
The new blockbuster from one of the world's greatest storytellers continues where Unexpected Blessings left off in the latest act of the amazing Harte family story...Love, passion, duty and honour collide as the members of this extraordinary dynasty try to protect their family name at all costs.Linnet O'Neill, heir apparent to Emma Harte and all she created, is determined to bring the Harte empire into the twenty-first century. But she and her mother Paula, head of the dynasty, lock horns. When Paula falls dangerously ill, Linnet is suddenly alone at the helm, just as her great-grandmother Emma once was.Linnet finds herself following in the footsteps of the original woman of substance as she battles to save what Emma created - upsetting her sister Tessa, who believes herself to be the rightful heir, in the process.Meanwhile, Emma's American great-granddaughter Evan faces her own headache. Her adopted sister Angharad is making trouble in the family, latching on to Jonathan Ainsley - deadly enemy of the Hartes - and so putting them all in danger.And when grief and heartbreak strike the family, all of Emma's great-granddaughters are tested to the limit as the extraordinary story of the Harte family takes another astonishing turn ...
For twenty-eight years, things have been tripping along nicely for Cannie Shapiro. Sure, her mother has come charging out of the closet, and her father has long since dropped out of her world. But she loves her friends, her rat terrier, Nifkin, and her job as pop culture reporter for The Philadelphia Examiner. She's even made a tenuous peace with her plus-size body. But the day she opens up a national women's magazine and sees the words "Loving a Larger Woman" above her ex-boyfriend's byline, Cannie is plunged into misery...and the most amazing year of her life. From Philadelphia to Hollywood and back home again, she charts a new course for herself: mourning her losses, facing her past, and figuring out who she is and who she can become.
Jack Mullen is in law school in New York City when the shocking news comes that his brother Peter has drowned in the ocean off East Hampton. Jack knows his brother and knows this couldnt be an accident. Someone must have wanted his brother dead. But the powers that be say otherwise. As Jack tries to uncover details of his brothers last night, he confronts a barricade of lawyers, police, and paid protectors who separate the multibillionaire summer residents from local workers like Peter. And he learns that his brother wasnt just parking cars at the summer parties of the rich. He was making serious money satisfying the sexual needs of the richest women and men in town. THE BEACH HOUSE reveals the secret lives of celebrities in a breathtaking drama of revengewith a finale so shocking it could only have come from the mind of James Patterson.
Love lessons from A - Z A is for Affection -between childhood best friends ; between their parents; between brothers and sisters. B is for Brokenhearted - Natalie when the boyfriend who was meant to propose dumps her just before Christmas. Her mother when she realises what her life has come to. Lucy, as she thinks of ending one relationship, and maybe beginning another. C is for Chemistry - Could Natalie and Tom have it (and what does it actually mean, anyway). Number One bestselling author Elizabeth Noble's new novel is a tender, funny tale about love in all its guises.
Annie Anderson, feature writer with one of Britain's leading broadsheets, decides to take a break from the tougher end of journalism. After years working undercover befriending prostitutes and drug addicts, the strain is beginning to tell. But even so, no one expects her to throw it all in and join a fashion magazine... Thrown into the heart of New York Fashion Week, Annie is unprepared for the ultra-glamorous world of models, designers, gossip and rivalry. Then an up-and-coming designer is shot dead right in front of Annie - and suddenly, she is back on familiar territory. At first sight, it looks like a robbery gone badly wrong, but Annie is not convinced. But as she digs deeper, she's in danger of becoming the next fashion victim . . .
New York, 2010; one tenement building on one street in one district of the teeming city. In the basement lives Joe McMurphy - the superintendent. He hears and bears witness to all the tenants do, say and think. Mandy and Ben have a new baby. Dope-smoking Diva is permanently horizontal. Frank's having panic attacks. Garry's looking for a revolution. Mrs Xhiu talks to God through the TV. Helmut makes porn. Mike and Juan love each other. Henry aspires to write and make things work with Anna-lise. Residing in the penthouse apartment and reigning supreme is Morgan Honeysuckle: President of the Board. Her lust for control of the building overwhelms its colourful occupants - until Joe decides its time for them to take matters into their own hands. Exciting, ambitious, funny and fantastically page-turning, The Weight of the City refashions the Ken Kesey classic, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, to explore whether it is the system which is insane or the individuals who refuse to be co-opted by it.
From the bestselling author of Wedding Season and Going Dutch.
Ellie Summers' life is unravelling. Finding herself pregnant - and her sexy but idle boyfriend Rick less than enthusiastic about parenthood - she needs a plan. Fast.
Grace Soudley's life is also coming apart at the seams - her only security is the beautiful yet crumbling old house she was left by her godmother. But unless she can find a fortune, Luckenham House will disintegrate around her.
When Ellie and Grace meet, the two very different women find they can help each other out. Ellie needs a place to stay; Grace needs a lodger. Both of them need a friend. But then the disconcertingly engaging Flynn Cormack arrives on the scene, apparently determined to help. And when Grace discovers some beautiful painted panels hidden behind the tattered dining-room curtains, the whole business of restoration starts to get serious...
Katie Fforde lives in Gloucestershire with her husband and some of her three children. Recently her old hobbies of ironing and housework have given way to singing, Flamenco dancing and husky racing. She claims this keeps her fit.
A heart-warming tale of female friendship, fizzing with Fforde's distinctive brand of humour
Enter the world of Gossip Girl - a world where espadrille sandals are flown in from Spain, crisp cotton sundresses are made to order, and jealousy and betrayal are the ultimate summer accessories...Serena and Blair are now co-muses to a super-famous designer, who just happens to live next door to Nate's Hamptons estate ...But how neighbourly are these new neighbours going to get? And what's this about Vanessa venturing surfside? Who's next, Dan? Never say never...
On the rack of romance. And also in the oven of luuurve.
Woe is Georgia: Dave the Laugh has declared his love for her (at least she thinks he was talking about her), and she has finally given Masimo an ultimatum to be her one and only and he has to think about it. And will she ever be able to stop thinking about the Sex God plucking his guitar strings of loveosity?
Barney and Hooker. A double act that strikes fear into the Heart of, well just about anybody with a pulse.
Alexandra 'Barney' Barnaby, aka 'Motor Mouth' works - and plays - with top race-car driver sam Hooker. Together , they're caught up in a wild race around Florida an dNorth Carolina, chasing after their 150 pound St. Bernard, Beans.
‘Listen, Michael. This is serious. This is your best chance to help me …us. If you waste this, it’s all over.’
‘What’s all over?’
‘Everything. Between us.’
‘Five minutes, that’s all you have. I kid you not.’
First-year student Naina is utterly smitten by her senior, Michael, acknowledged genius and resident rebel of the Fine Arts College, Mumbai. So when he proposes that they drop out of college and live-in, she readily agrees. But life with Michael soon turns into an emotional rollercoaster. Temperamental, opinionated and incredibly selfish, he expects Naina to run the household so that he is free to paint. Naina tries her hand at several odd jobs, but when an accident leaves Michael blind, their life together begins to come undone as she can only helplessly watch. And in trying to pull it together, Naina is driven to being what she has never been—a liar and a cheat. Will Michael forgive her when he learns the truth? Will she forgive him for what he has done to her?
Meg Hughes, Tom Fraser and Martin Hunter had grown up together in the grinding poverty of a Liverpool orphanage. Their prospects looked bleak until the friends were sent to help out at Hemingway Shipping Line's emigrant lodging house. Then their youthful high spirits blossomed into their plans for the future. But the First World War brought an end to those plans, and threatened them with divisions, their greatest fear, for childhood ties are not easily broken. As time passes, Meg grows more and more beautiful, and the love the two men feel for her becomes passionately possessive, while Meg, in a different way, is in love with both Tom and Martin. . . and is to bear a child by one of them. Grief and suffering, as well as happiness and hope, must all play their part before their deep and complex relationships are finally and tragically resolved.
Rachel Greer is fed up with love. For years she was sure her Prince Charming was right around the corner. Ha. Was she ever wrong (and sheas got the exes to prove it). Witnessing her parentas perfect marriage, her younger sisteras wedding plans in full swing, and her brotheras quickly growing brood, Rachel canat even go home anymorea itas just another reminder of how sheas failed at love.So Rachelas devoting her life to meaningful pursuits, like her Customer Service job at the bank and volunteering everywhere from the local dog shelter to a soup kitchen. Sheas also determined to ignore handsome firefighter Luke Stantonawho suspiciously opens up a new account once a month.Enter the goddess Venus, forced by her ornery father Zeus into fairy-godmother servitude. Venus is only a few love-life fixes away from returning to Mount Olympus and sheas not about to let some reluctant mortal stand in her way.Venus has barely unpacked her designer luggage before sheas found the perfect man for Rachel: Luke. Heas got a great job and a great bod. And best of all, heas definitely interested. But Venus has also found an enemy, in the form of Rachelas best friend, Hannah. Hannahas not so sure Venus has Rachelas best intentions in mind. Between Rachelas sabotage and Hannahas mistrust, Venus has her hands full on this assignment!Sexy, sassy Venus is a force to be reckoned withathis goddess always gets her man, even if sheas trying to get him for someone else. Armed with her extraordinary goddess powers (wella¦ the few she has left after Zeus got through with her), a killer wardrobe, and the goddess bible ( Cosmopolitan ), Venus sets out to turn Rachelas orderly life upside down in the name of True Love.
This hot, hot, hot collection featuring some of the holiday's hunkiest heroes is sure to curl the toes of readers. Includes Unleashed by Kaufmann, Finding Mr. Right by Shalvis, and Can You Hand Me the Tape? by Dimon.
Meet Jared-a cowboy with bit-in the latest paranormal romance from the national bestselling author. Jared Johnson has always been a force to be reckoned with, first as an outlaw and now as a vampire. Caught in a war between immortals, he doesn't have time to waste, but when a female vampire is attacked, he can't just walk away. He expects a quick goodbye, but what he gets is a vulnerable woman who intrigues and seduces while giving away nothing of the secrets holding her hostage. Raisa may not have extreme physical strength, but she's been able to survive as a vampire longer than most by keeping to herself. But that's about to change. Forced to accept Jared's protection, Raisa finds it increasingly hard to resist his forbidden allure while keeping the secret that could destroy them both.
Mary Broad is just eighteen when, one spring day in 1786, she makes a foolish mistake and steals a hat from a passerby. For this crime she is sentenced to death. But then she is given a reprieve: she is to be one of several hundred convicts who will sail for Australia. For a Cornish girl who has previously never been further then Plymouth, this is almost as horrifying a fate as death. Suddenly, courage and determination are all Mary has. She promises herself one thing - she will survive whatever it takes. How she accomplishes this, in spite of the horrors that lie ahead of her, not just for herself but also for those she loves, is breathtakingly audacious. Based on a true story, Remember Me is quite simply one of the most gripping and moving tales of human endeavour you will ever read.
Kat's in Hollywood to meet a man who's romantic. You know, the type who talks to you after sex. Nothing special, as long as he has pectorals, a Ph.D., a nice bum, a non-sexist attitude, can cook souffles and wants a loving relationship with bone-marrow melting sex. Now, is that too much to ask of a billionaire? For Kat, love is in the air. Her mate, Tash assures her it's only car exhaust....
The coast of Southern France sparkles in this sexy, mature, and engaging debut novel.Lily has come to southern France in search of a new perspective, hoping that the sun’s soft rays and the fragrant sea breezes will provide a relaxing respite from the demands of her lively daughter and her family’s Idaho cattle ranch. Two years after her husband’s sudden death, in the house that’s been in his family for generations, she finally finds some stolen weeks to make sense of the past. To Madame Olivetti—her cranky old manual typewriter—Lily entrusts all her secrets, pounding out the story of the men she loved, the betrayals she endured, the losses she still regrets. And with the companionship of Yves, the seductive handyman who comes by to make repairs, Lily comes closer to understanding her exhilarating past—and to discovering she has a new story to tell—one about the delights of starting over.
Autumn 1928. Three young women are on their way to India, each with a new life in mind. Rose, a beautiful but naive bride-to-be, is anxious about leaving her family and marrying a man she hardly knows. Victoria, her bridesmaid couldn t be happier to get away from her overbearing mother, and is determined to find herself a husband. And Viva, their inexperienced chaperone, is in search of the India of her childhood, ghosts from the past and freedom.Each of them has their own reason for leaving their homeland but the hopes and secrets they carry can do little to prepare them for what lies ahead in India. From the parties of the wealthy Bombay socialites, to the ragged orphans on Tamarind Street, EAST OF THE SUN is an utterly engaging novel that will captivate readers everywhere.
This has been the best summer of Cassie’s life. And if only she could get over her phobia, the summer would qualify as perfect. But nature has a strange sense of timing, because just when Cassie’s about to lose hope, she’s thrust into a life-or-death situation that forces her to conquer her fears.
Kit McMahon lives in the small Irish town of Lough Glass, where everyone knows everyone; children who walk to school together grow up and become sweethearts and marry, people gossip and grumble and dream their lives away. For it is a place where change comes slowly.Until one day, beautiful, mysterious Helen McMahon disappears, presumed drowned in the lake, and then the gossip runs wild. The consequences for Helen's husband, her son, but above all for her daughter, Kit, are unimaginable and will leave not one of their lives unchanged.
From her sensational sleeper hit "Patty Jane's House of Curl" to her heartwarming novel "Welcome to the Great Mysterious," Landvik has won the hearts of readers everywhere. Now she returns to her beloved, eccentric stomping ground of small-town Minnesota where a most eclectic, and engaging group of women share love, loss, and laughter.
Get ready to cheer for Rose Lloyd, a woman of young middle-age who proves that starting over doesnt have an age limit. After twenty-five years spent juggling husband, career, and kids with admirable success, Rose suddenly finds both her marriage and her career in unexpected ruin. Forced to begin a new life, she is at first terrified, then energized, by her newfound freedomits amazing what prolonged reflection, a little weight loss, a new slant on independence, and some Parisian lingerie will do for the psyche! Witty, insightful, and emotionally resonant, Buchans novel will strike a chord with anyone who has ever wondered what Middle Age would look like from the other side of the looking glass (answer: much better than you could ever expect).
The Rector's wife, Caroline, was never able to have children. It was an indiscretion by her husband Peter - when he was the new rector just arrived in Turnham Malpas - that led to the birth of the twins. Their mother Susie gave them up for adoption to Peter and Caroline, and they have always been treated as Caroline's own children. Peter's affair was one of the hardest things Caroline has ever had to deal with but the children, who are now eleven and know that Peter is their father, are asking who their birth mother is.This is not the only problem in the village, and of course everyone has a view as to how this and everything else should be handled. Usually it is Peter who calms troubled waters, but this time he is at the heart of the problem...
She’s in love with fashion, but is she too modern for marriage? Carmen Reid's fabulous new novel is perfect for fans of Sex & the City and Sophie Kinsella!
Fame is in the air!
Personal shopper Annie Valentine has her own fashion show, on TV! But with success comes pressure: is she at risk of being replaced?
To guarantee one unforgettable episode, Annie whisks the crew off to Paris for a glamorous catwalk show. Will she impress Europe’s Most Stylish?
Back home sexy, neglected boyfriend Ed is left juggling one dog, too many children, a dotty Granny, don’t even mention the builders . . .
And why won’t Annie marry him?!
Carmen Reid has worked as a newspaper journalist and columnist, but now writes fiction full-time. Carmen also writes a series for teen readers, Secrets at St Judes. She lives in Glasgow, Scotland with her husband and two children.
Outrageously funny... filled with shopaholic fabulousness,As fun and frothy as a poolside pina colada,This is escapist summer reading at its best,Sexy, fun and flirtatious. Reading Carmen Reid is the most fun you can have with the lights on!
Nick is a trader on the London Stock Exchange when he meets Trish, an international marketing executive. Nick has never met anyone as desirable as Trish - capable and self-confident, romantic and unabashedly sexual - she is a completely modern woman. Attracted by Nick's good looks, his compassion and boyish charms, she falls for him and within a few months of their first meeting they are married and expecting their first child. But when Trish's past intrudes upon their happiness in the form of Joe, an ex-lover, she makes a decision that will take their lives in extraordinary directions. Sigerson's amazing talent is to make his characters behave irrationally and morally indefensibly and at the same time make us care for them. A writer who makes a city trader sympathetic has a lot going for him... and the sex is hot.
When the future is unclear, who holds the key to destiny? Sequel to the spellbinding, award-winning fantasy adventure, SABRIEL. Lirael has never felt like a true daughter of the Clayr. Abandoned by her mother and ignorant of her father's identity, Lirael resembles no one else in her large, extended family living in the Clayr's Glacier. She doesn't even have the Sight -- the ability to See into the present and possible futures -- that is the very birthright of the Clayr. Nonetheless, it is Lirael in whose hands the fate of the Old Kingdom lies. she must undertake a desperate mission under the growing shadow of an ancient evil -- one that opposes the Royal Family, blocks the Sight of the Clayr, and threatens to break the very boundary between Life and Death itself. With only her faithful companion, the Disreputable Dog, to help her, Lirael must find the courage to seek her own hidden destiny. Garth Nix draws readers deeper into the magical landscape of the Old Kingdom and weaves a spellbinding tale of discovery, destiny and danger.
Successful businesswoman and owner of six elegant inns all over the world, Meredith Stratton suddenly begins to suffer from a strange illness that has no physical cause. Through hours and hours of soul-searching, Meredith tries to peel back the layers of her most careful creation--herself. What she discovers is the key not only to her past but to her future happiness and fulfillment as a woman. National ads/media.