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Liar

by Lesley Pearse

Discover the enthralling new Sunday Times bestselling story of murder and lies, perfect for every Lesley Pearse fan THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP 5 BESTSELLER AND WINNER OF THE WOMAN & HOME BOOK CHOICE AWARD 2020 In a Shepherd's Bush bedsit, Amelia White dreams of being a reporter. The closest she's come is selling advertising in the local paper. Until the fateful day she stumbles on a truly shocking scoop. Round the corner from her home, she discovers the body of a murder victim, dumped among the rubbish. When the police and reporters descend, Amelia is horrified at the assumptions made and lies soon to be spread about this poor young woman. Determined to protect the victim from these smears and help her grieving family, she convinces her paper's editor to allow her to take up her pen and tell the true story. But when another body is found and the police investigation stalls, Amelia - uncovering new witnesses and suspects in her search for clues - discovers that she may be the only one with any chance of learning the truth and stopping more killings. If only she can work out who the liar is . . . ____________ 'A compelling page-turner' Daily Mail 'Gripping and suspenseful, a fast-paced murder mystery, love story and a young woman's journey of self discovery' Daily Express 'This latest book from master storyteller Lesley Pearse is gripping and full of twists. With an addictive and pacy plot, this will keep you guessing until the end' My Weekly 'A page turner full of suspense, compelling and heartwarming, Liar is a brilliant read. I couldn't put it down' Woman's Way Praise for Lesley Pearse 'Storytelling at its very best' Daily Mail 'Evocative, compelling, told from the heart' Sunday Express 'Intriguing, heart-tugging, beautifully written' Closer

The Evening and the Morning

by Ken Follett

The thrilling novel from the No.1 Internationally bestselling author Ken Follett. An epic, addictive historical masterpiece that begins in 997 CE and is set against the background of the medieval church and one man's ambition to make his abbey a centre of learning.

After the End

by Clare Mackintosh

From New York Times bestselling author Clare Mackintosh comes a deeply moving and page-turning novel about an impossible choice--and the two paths fate could take. "A beautifully written novel, compelling and clever, tender and true. I can't stop thinking about it."--Liane Moriarty "Tailor-made for book clubs and for fans of Jodi Picoult."--Publishers Weekly Max and Pip are the strongest couple you know. They're best friends, lovers--unshakable. But then their son gets sick and the doctors put the question of his survival into their hands. For the first time, Max and Pip can't agree. They each want a different future for their son. What if they could have both? A gripping and propulsive exploration of love, marriage, parenthood, and the road not taken, After the End brings one unforgettable family from unimaginable loss to a surprising, satisfying, and redemptive ending and the life they are fated to find. With the emotional power of Jodi Picoult's My Sister's Keeper, Mackintosh helps us to see that sometimes the end is just another beginning.

Someone Special

by Judith Saxton Katie Flynn

On 21st April 1926, three baby girls are born. In North Wales, Hester Coburn, a farm labourer's wife, gives birth to Nell, whilst in Norwich, in an exclusive nursing home, Anna is born to rich and pampered Constance Radwell. And in London, Elizabeth, Duchess of York, has her first child, Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary. The future looks straightforward for all three girls, yet before Nell is eight, she and Hester are forced to leave home, finding work with a travelling fair. Anna's happy security is threatened by her father's infidelities and her mother's jealousy, and the Princess's life is irrevocably altered by her uncle's abdication. Set in the hills of Wales and the rolling Norfolk countryside, the story follows Nell and Anna through their wartime adolescence into young womanhood as they struggle to overcome their problems, whilst watching 'their' Princess move towards her great destiny. Only when they finally meet do the two girls understand that each of them is 'someone special'.

The Runaway

by Katie Flynn

A tale of love and loss set in 1930s Liverpool.

The Cottage on Sunshine Beach

by Holly Martin

The stunning new summer story from the bestselling author of Summer at Buttercup Beach. Step into the delightful seaside village of Sandcastle Bay, where you’ll discover golden sand, welcoming smiles and an unforgettable romance… Melody Rosewood loves her new home in idyllic Sandcastle Bay. The beautiful little cottage on the edge of Sunshine Beach, with its bright yellow door and view of the sea has captured her heart. And she loves being close by to her family and best friend Tori Graham. Life by the sea is pretty much perfect, there’s just one thing missing… Gorgeous Jamie Jackson, with his cheeky grin and adorable puppy, works as a sculptor opposite Melody’s jewellery shop. From the moment he and Melody meet sparks fly. But despite their instant attraction, a past heartache is holding Jamie back. As Melody starts to make a life for herself in the close-knit, quirky seaside community, she realises Jamie could be the one for her. But as the two of them take a chance on romance, it’s one dating disaster after another. Are they destined to always be just good friends? Or will Melody finally find her happily-ever-after in Sandcastle Bay? A perfect, feel-good summer read that will make you want to escape to the beach for a romantic day in the sun. If you enjoy reading Sarah Morgan, Jenny Oliver and Lucy Diamond this book is for you. Read what everyone is saying about Holly Martin: ‘Wow! Every time I pick up a Holly Martin book I devour it within hours… Holly Martin's writing is more than a 5 star rating…’ Goodreads Reviewer 'OMG this is Holly's best book ever I haven't laughed so much in ages … hilarious and endearing … The chemistry is electric (and steamy too).' Goodreads 'Every page of this book was delicious and impossible to put down… a beautifully written tale, that was funny and well thought out … Swoonsome, flirty and downright gorgeous.'Escapades of a Bookworm 'This is a hug in a book and I found it simply delightful.' Goodreads Reviewer ‘Utterly enchanted by this incredibly romantic story, set in a picturesque location… written by one of the queens of rom coms - Holly Martin! I devoured this book!’ Rachel’s Random Reads, 5 stars ‘A beautiful summer read with sizzling hot romance.’ Jessica's Book Biz 'An absolutely FAB story! Holly Martin does it again! I LOVE Holly's books and this one is brilliant! A beautifully written, feel good, fun, charming tale that grabs you from the first page.Adored it and highly recommend to everyone.' Renita D'Silva 'Oh my! I think I’ve just fell in love! The characters are just fantastic and incredibly loveable ... The book is jam packed with romance, passion and fun. This is one of the loveliest romances I’ve ever read.' Goodreads ‘Sandcastle Bay is the holiday destination on everyone's lips this summer. The Holiday Cottage by the Sea is a smashing summer read leaving you crying with laughter in places and heart melting in others!’ Chells and Books 'To say I loved this story is a huge understatement. I read it in one sitting and honestly could not put it down once I started … I loved every minute of it.' Fiona's Book Reviews 'I absolutely flew through this book … A wonderful story that I have no doubt will leave you with a smile!' Rae Reads

A Perfect Cornish Escape

by Phillipa Ashley

The first in a gorgeous new series from the author of Summer at the Cornish Cafe. Summer is on the horizon, and the people of Porthmellow are eagerly awaiting the annual food festival. At least, most of them are...

If You Could Go Anywhere

by Paige Toon

The brand new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author Paige Toon. The perfect summer read for 2019! HOW DO YOU FIND WHERE YOU'RE GOING, IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHERE YOU'RE FROM . . . Angie has always wanted to travel. But at twenty-seven, she has barely stepped outside the small mining town where she was born. Instead, she discovers the world through stories told to her by passing travellers, dreaming that one day she'll see it all for herself. When her grandmother passes away, leaving Angie with no remaining family, she is ready to start her own adventures. Then she finds a letter revealing the address of the father she never knew, and realises instantly where her journey must begin: Italy. As Angie sets out to find the truth – about her family, her past and who she really is – will mysterious and reckless Italian Alessandro help guide the way? 'Heart-warming, wistful and full of joy . . . Paige Toon tugs on the heartstrings like no other; this is a beautiful book about someone searching for her place in the world and finding herself along the way' LINDSEY KELK ‘Warm, inspiring, like a holiday mood in book form’ MHAIRI MCFARLANE ‘I LOVED If You Could Go Anywhere. Such a beautiful love story; not just a heady, compelling romance, but a really charming, moving story about how a life is made of so many different kinds of love . . . Will make every reader’s life feel a bit more magical’ DAISY BUCHANAN 'Family secrets, new horizons and a gorgeous continent-crossing romance . . . prepare to be swept away!' LUCY DIAMOND ‘Toon writes beautifully about family, grief and the bravery in turning dreams into reality’ DAILY MAIL Praise for Paige Toon: 'You'll love it, cry buckets and be uplifted' MARIAN KEYES 'Tender, heartbreaking and magical' GIOVANNA FLETCHER ‘Poignant and lovely, warm and wise’ MILLY JOHNSON ‘A gorgeous, warm novel’ ADELE PARKS 'For smart, romantic fiction, look no further than the new book from bestselling Paige Toon' RED 'Achingly romantic and brilliantly written . . . Five Stars!' HEAT 'Filled with warmth and poignancy' CATHERINE ISAAC 'Simply gorgeous' SUN 'You won't be able to put down this emotional read' CLOSER 'Paige Toon is the queen of will-they/won't-they romance, setting up an ending that will leave you in bits' SUNDAY EXPRESS 'Full of living-in-the-moment and what-might-have-been contrasts, this tender read pulls at the heart strings' FABULOUS 'A lovely read' BELLA

Maybe One Day

by Debbie Johnson

'A laugh-cry book from first page to last' MILLY JOHNSON 'Simply brilliant' JANE LINFOOT 'A proper heart-burster' LAURA KEMP 'Moving, beautiful and heart-wrenching' CATHY BRAMLEY 'Humour, tears and above all, hope. Bring tissues' CATHERINE ISAAC What if you had the chance to find a lost love? Jess still thinks about the man who disappeared from her life seventeen years ago, and the tragedy that tore them apart. So when she discovers a hidden box of letters in her mother's attic, Jess realises that the truth about why he walked away has been kept from her all this time. Jess sets out to follow the faded postmarks across the country, determined that her journey will bring her closer to him. As each clue falls into place, Jess discovers new things about herself - and the man who once broke her heart. Maybe she can find him. Maybe their love story isn't over. Maybe one day, they will be together again... Readers are loving Maybe One Day: 'Wow! Wow! Wow!' Reader Review 'One of the best Debbie Johnson books I have ever read' Reader Review 'Just fabulous' Reader Review 'Funny, emotional, heartbreaking and beautifully uplifting' Reader Review 'Love, love, loved it' Reader Review

The Garden of Forgotten Wishes

by Trisha Ashley

The brilliant new novel from Top Five Sunday Times bestselling author Trisha Ashley All Marnie wants is somewhere to call home. Mourning lost years spent in a marriage that has finally come to an end, she needs a fresh start and time to heal. Things she hopes to find in the rural west Lancashire village her mother always told her about. With nothing but her two green thumbs, Marnie takes a job as a gardener, which comes with a little cottage to make her own. The garden is beautiful - filled with roses, lavender and honeysuckle - and only a little rough around the edges. Which is more than can be said for her next-door-neighbour, Ned Mars. Marnie remembers Ned from her school days but he's far from the untroubled man she once knew. A recent relationship has left him with a heart as bruised as her own. Can a summer spent gardening help them heal and recapture the forgotten dreams they've let get away? Praise for Trisha Ashley: 'One of the best writers around!' Katie Fforde 'Full of down-to-earth humour' Sophie Kinsella 'A warm-hearted and comforting read. Trisha at her best.' Carole Matthews