Her Pretty BonesCarla Kovach
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Her Pretty BonesCarla Kovach
THE UNPUTDOWNABLE NEW THRILLER FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE NEXT GIRL She’s just the girl he’s looking for… A young woman falls from a van speeding down a quiet road. Battered and bruised, she turns her head to the person who comes to her aid. ‘Help her’, she whispers before her eyes close. Days later, the body of another young girl is found in a shallow grave just a few miles away. The similarities between the two girls are startling – same age, same frail body, same shocking red hair. As the town fears there’s a serial killer living amongst them, Detective Gina Harte must put aside her own struggles at home, and catch the killer before he finds another perfect girl. AN ABSOLUTELY HEART-STOPPING CRIME THRILLER FROM CARLA KOVACH – if you like Lisa Gardner, Robert Bryndza or Clare Mackintosh, Her Pretty Bones will have you hooked. What readers are saying about Her Pretty Bones : ‘ Wow, Wow, Wow, what a thrill of a read … Fabulous author, outstanding characters, and a plot that keeps you guessing till the bitter end. Outstanding!!!!! ’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘ Oh wow. Put some time away for this book . It has all the ingredients for a terrific psychological thriller… Loved the unpredictable ending. Read it today!’ Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars ‘ Absolutely stunning book . I loved it… Had some wow moments where I held my breath for a second. And that ending was just fabulous . A really great book that deserves five stars! ’ Bonnie’s Book Talk , 5 stars ‘ I swear Carla Kovach's books just keep getting better! Her Pretty Bones is such a whirlwind of a story, it keeps you captivated and guessing until the end .’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘ Whoop whoop … to say I was absolutely thrilled to see the next instalment of the Gina Harte series is an understatement… I am hooked on this series … you really need to put Carla Kovach on your list, you won’t be disappointed! ’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Another Gina Harte winner!... HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!! ’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Every bit as exciting and heart-stopping as the previous books… has you on the edge of your seat as the suspense makes it impossible to put the book down .’ Emma’s Biblio Treasures , 5 stars ‘ One of the best fictional cops on the shelves at the moment.’ Nigel Adams Bookworm , 5 stars ‘ Loved it from start to finish .’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Every single book has such a different great storyline that keeps you so captivated that you’re up all night reading! ’ Goodreads reviewer ‘Suspense, mystery and many twists . You can’t predict what’s coming next and this is sooooo important in a book like this. Loved it! ’ Kiss the Reader , 5 stars ‘ Another great book… I loved a good series and this one is full of great characters and an author who knows how to write a good story.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘ Excellent … A twisted ending I didn’t coming. I finished it in a day .’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
The BreakMarian Keyes
THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER - SHORTLISTED FOR A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 'Myself and Hugh . . . We're taking a break.' 'A city-with-fancy-food sort of break?' If only. Amy's husband Hugh says he isn't leaving her. He still loves her, he's just taking a break - from their marriage, their children and, most of all, from their life together. Six months in South-East Asia. And nothing she says can stop him. But when does a break become a break-up? For a lot can happen in six months. And it's enough to send Amy and her family of gossips, misfits and troublemakers teetering over the edge. When Hugh returns, if he returns, will he be the same man she married? Will Amy be the same woman? Because if Hugh is on a break from their marriage, then isn't she? _____________ 'Mercilessly funny' The Times 'Just brilliant' Sunday Times 'I laughed . . . I cried' Daily Mail 'Full of darkness and light, this is Keyes at her classic and most brilliant best' Red
Deal with the DevilMeghan March
“You can put that man in a suit, but he'll never be tame." One look at Jericho Forge and I knew the rumors were true. He was a predator, and he had set his sights on me . I knew better than to bet more than I could afford to lose that night. I knew better than to bet myself . But desperation leads to bad decisions, and I thought there was no way I could lose. I was wrong. Now I have no choice but to make a deal with the devil. Deal with the Devil is the first book in the Forge Trilogy. Jericho and India’s story continues in Luck of the Devil and concludes in Heart of the Devil . ___________________________________________ “ Meghan came in swinging from the opening line. I mean, if that's not one of the best opening lines in a book, I don't know what is. I read this book in one sitting after that, completely engrossed , unable to do anything else while Jericho held me hostage .” – USA Today bestselling author, Nina Levine “ Absolutely riveting . Jericho Forge is the type of sexy, enigmatic alpha-hero that readers love, and he’s met his match with the fiercely independent and strong India Baptiste. There are exhilarating twists, unexpected turns and an insane amount of scorching-hot chemistry !” - Mary Dubé “ Jericho Forge has absolutely WRECKED ME in the best possible way! Meghan March is a POWERHOUSE in this genre!” – Shayna Renee’s Spicy Reads “Jericho Forge is both dangerous and endearing . Talk about a lethal combination for my heart.” -Author Hollis Wynn “Deal with the Devil is undoubtedly a can’t miss read of 2019!” – letshaveakya “This story was sexy and intense . Jericho and India's chemistry was FIRE.” – Bookgasms Book Blog “ Adrenaline pumping, wickedly sexy, and flat-out amazing. ” – The Heathers Blog “Jericho is just everything I love about a March hero. He is sexy; dangerous with his need for vengeance, and seductive with his dominance and care for our heroine.” – Musings of the Modern Belle
The Red CoatDolley Carlson
Think Downton Abbey, set in the heart of Boston Irish domestic worker Norah King's decision to ask her wealthy employer, Caroline Parker, for an elegant red coat that the Beacon Hill matriarch has marked for donation ignites a series of events that neither woman could have fathomed. The unlikely exchange will impact their respective daughters and families for generations to come, from the coat's original owner, marriage-minded collegian Cordelia Parker, to the determined and spirited King sisters of South Boston, Rosemary, Kay, and Rita. As all of these young women experience the realities of life – love and loss, conflict and joy, class prejudices and unexpected prospects – the red coat reveals the distinction between cultures, generations, and landscapes in Boston during the 1940s and 50s, a time of change, challenge, and opportunity. Meet the proud, working-class Irish and staid, upper-class Brahmins through the contrasting lives of these two families and their friends and neighbors. See how the Parkers and the Kings each overcome sudden tragedy with resolve and triumph. And witness the profound impact of a mother’s heart on her children’s souls. Carlson brings us front and center with her knowing weave of Celtic passion – both tragic and joyful – words of wisdom, romance, humor, and historical events. Dive into Boston feet first! The Red Coat is a rich novel that chronicles the legacy of Boston from both sides of the city, Southie and the Hill.
The Next GirlCarla Kovach
IF YOU ONLY READ ONE BOOK THIS YEAR, MAKE IT THE NEXT GIRL... You thought he’d come to save you. You were wrong. ‘ Absolutely the best thriller I’ve read this year! ’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘I absolutely, totally and utterly LOVED reading The Next Girl … has to be one of my top reads of 2018 .' Ginger Book Geek , 5 stars ‘ Oh my goodness! This was gripping and fast moving from page one.’ Southern and Sassy Wine Lady , 5 stars Deborah Jenkins pulls her coat around her for the short walk home in the pouring rain. But she never makes it home that night. And she is never seen again… Four years later, an abandoned baby girl is found wrapped in dirty rags on a doorstep. An anonymous phone call urges the police to run a DNA test on the baby. But nobody is prepared for the results. The newborn belongs to Deborah. She’s still alive... THE GRIPPING THRILLER EVERYONE’S TALKING ABOUT – if you like Lisa Gardner, Robert Bryndza or Clare Mackintosh, you will absolutely love this. A completely unputdownable page-turner with an ending that will blow your mind. ‘Boy oh boy… I absolutely blinking well LOVED it .’ Ginger Book Geek , 5 stars ‘ Just wow! ... FANTASTIC... I just had to keep reading .’ Bonnie’s Book Talk , 5 stars ‘ I couldn’t put it down. ’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘ Wow, wow wow! Excellent book!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘OMG... gripping ... I have goosebumps.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘I am in love with this author.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘ Brilliant!... Exceptional... Thrilling... superb .’ Renita D’Silva, 5 stars ‘A fantastic book!!!!! OMG so much suspense .’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘I found this book unputdownable!! ’ Goodreads reviewer ‘ Brilliant, absolutely brilliant!! ’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘I was hooked from the start right to the last page .’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘ I loved this book! Chilling, disturbing and gripping ! ’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘ DI Gina Harte is my new heroine! ’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘I like to give honest reviews. If I don't like a book I will say I don't like it... So here goes my review of The Next Girl .... without a doubt this is a fantastic book!!!!! OMG ... This book literally I was not able to put down it kept me captivated from the first chapter. Who left the baby on the library steps? and why? How is this baby connected to missing person Deborah Jenkins?... YOU will HAVE to read to find out! ... There is nothing that I didn't like about this book. SO much suspense that kept you flipping through the pages to the end! Read today you will not be disappointed! ’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
The Fast 800Michael Mosley
BASED ON THE LATEST GROUNDBREAKING SCIENCE THE ULTIMATE GUIDE - HOW TO COMBINE RAPID WEIGHT LOSS AND INTERMITTENT FASTING FOR LONG-TERM GOOD HEALTH AN EXCITING NEW PROGRAMME BUILT AROUND A MORE MANAGEABLE 800-CALORIE FAST DAY Six years ago, Dr Michael Mosley started a health revolution with The 5.2 Fast Diet , telling the world about the incredible power of intermittent fasting. In this book he brings together all the latest science (including a new approach: Time Restricted Eating) to create an easy-to-follow programme. Recent studies have shown that 800 calories is the magic number when it comes to successful dieting – it’s an amount high enough to be manageable but low enough to speed weight loss and trigger a range of desirable metabolic changes. Depending on your goals, you can choose how intensively you want to do the programme: how many 800-calorie days to include each week, and how to adjust these as you progress. Along with delicious, low-carb recipes and menu plans by Dr Clare Bailey, The Fast 800 offers a flexible way to help you lose weight, improve mood and reduce blood pressure, inflammation and blood sugars. Take your future health into your own hands. ‘I lost 16kg in the first 8 weeks and then another 6kg. I’ve never been healthier’ Denise, 51
Bridge of ClayMarkus Zusak
From the author of the no.1 New York Times bestselling novel The Book Thief . "An amazing talent in Australian literature" Sunday Telegraph The Dunbar boys bring each other up in a house run by their own rules. A family of ramshackle tragedy - their mother is dead, their father has fled - they love and fight, and learn to reckon with the adult world. It is Clay, the quiet one, who will build a bridge; for his family, for his past, for his sins. He builds a bridge to transcend humanness. To survive. A miracle and nothing less. SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2019 INDIE BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION PRAISE FOR BRIDGE OF CLAY "Exquisitely written multigenerational family saga...With heft and historical scope, Zusak creates a sensitively rendered tale of loss, grief, and guilt's manifestations." Publishers Weekly "An evocative, compassionate and exquisitely composed coming-of-age story about family, love, tragedy and forgiveness. Zusak's prose is distinct: astute, witty, exquisitely rhythmic, and utterly engrossing." Australian Books+Publishing Magazine "Zusak is a writer of extraordinary empathy and he excels in his understanding of adolescent boys...in his portrayal of the gently traumatised Clay he has created a memorable character to savour... in Bridge of Clay , as earlier in The Book Thief , Zusak has succeeded in creating a story so vibrant and so real that the reader feels enveloped by it." The Australian "This vast novel is a feast of language and irony. It is such a compassionate book that it is hard not to fall a bit in love with it yourself. Bridge of Clay shares with Zusak's The Book Thief an underlying sense of the possibility of joy and human dignity even in dehumanising situations." Sydney Morning Herald "A complex, big-hearted, multi-generational Australian epic, highly evocative and rich in idiom that sprawls across 580 pages, much in the manner of Colleen McCullough, or Tim Winton's Cloudstreet." Good Weekend Magazine "In 2005, the Australian writer dazzled readers and secured a perch on bestseller lists with The Book Thief ...this book too is a stunner. Devastating, demanding and deeply moving, Bridge of Clay unspools like a kind of magic act in reverse, with feats of narrative legerdemain concealed by misdirection that all make sense only when the elements of the trick are finally laid out. In words that seem to ache with emotion, or perhaps, more aptly, with the suppression of it, Mr. Zusak moves us in and out of time. Grief and sacrifice lie at the heart of things, and we can feel it through Mr. Zusak's writing even before we understand the story's real contours." Wall Street Journal "What truly stands out about Bridge of Clay is the intensity of the prose - the potency of the heartbreak. The depth of grief and loss is so palpable you can all but feel the blood, sweat, and tears that went into crafting the story." Entertainment Weekly "As with The Book Thief , much of the appeal of the novel lies in Zusak's heartfelt love for his characters and for language. The book sings in short musical sentences like poetry, and words stop you in your tracks." Herald Sun "I am pleased to recommend...Markus Zusak's extraordinary novel Bridge of Clay , which I suspect I'll reread many times. It's a sprawling, challenging, and endlessly rewarding book. But it also has the raw and real and unironized emotion that courses through all of Zusak's books. I'm in awe of him." John Green
The Barefoot InvestorScott Pape
This is the only money guide you'll ever need That's a bold claim, given there are already thousands of finance books on the shelves. So what makes this one different? Well, you won't be overwhelmed with a bunch of 'tips' … or a strict budget (that you won't follow). You'll get a step-by-step formula: open this account, then do this; call this person, and say this; invest money here, and not there. All with a glass of wine in your hand. This book will show you how to create an entire financial plan that is so simple you can sketch it on the back of a serviette … and you'll be able to manage your money in 10 minutes a week. You'll also get the skinny on: Saving up a six-figure house deposit in 20 months Doubling your income using the 'Trapeze Strategy' Saving $78,173 on your mortgage and wiping out 7 years of payments Finding a financial advisor who won't rip you off Handing your kids (or grandkids) a $140,000 cheque on their 21st birthday Why you don't need $1 million to retire … with the 'Donald Bradman Retirement Strategy' Sound too good to be true? It's not. This book is full of stories from everyday Aussies — single people, young families, empty nesters, retirees — who have applied the simple steps in this book and achieved amazing, life-changing results. And you're next.
Something in the WaterCatherine Steadman
*** THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER AND REESE WITHERSPOON BOOKCLUB 2018 PICK! *** The perfect couple. The perfect crime? ‘Deftly paced, elegantly chilly thriller … Steadman brings similar qualities of wit, timing and intelligence to this novel… a proper page-turner’ New York Times Erin is a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough; Mark a handsome investment banker with a bright future. They seem to have it all. But do they? On a dream honeymoon to the tropical island of Bora Bora, Mark takes Erin scuba diving. Everything is perfect. Until they find something in the water. Something that will change their lives forever. Erin and Mark decide to keep their discovery a secret. No one else need know; they trust each other implicitly. But someone else does know. And in situations like these, it is far better to trust no one, not even those closest to you … Set to be the blockbuster read of the summer, this is an unmissable, fast-paced, jaw-dropping thriller from a debut writer destined for great things. ‘A wild, page-turning ride! It’s the perfect beach read!’ Reese Witherspoon (Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine book pick) ‘Worthy of Hitchcock’ Sunday Times ‘Pure adrenaline: I swallowed this book whole’ Erin Kelly, author of He Said, She Said ‘A thriller for our times’ Louise Candlish, author of Our House ‘A stunning debut. Superbly written, clever and gripping’ BA Paris, author of Behind Closed Doors ‘A fascinating moral dilemma’ Gillian McAllister, author of Everything but the Truth ‘It was the relatability of Erin's voice that set it apart from so many other thrillers as it automatically got me thinking ‘What would I do in her position?’ Caz Frear, author of Sweet Little Lies ‘This debut’s opening hook, which jumps ahead in the story to reveal a shocking outcome, teamed with Erin’s spunk and the threat of Russian mobsters, creates irresistible suspense’ Booklist ‘A delicious page-turner’ New York Post ‘Catherine Steadman bursts onto the thriller scene with this exceptional debut psychological thriller, written in the vein of Paula Hawkins and Gillian Flynn... Deftly plotted and told with lightning-quick pacing... Something in the Water is psychological suspense at its absolute finest, and Steadman has all the makings of a writer poised to shoot straight to the top of the genre' Book Spy ‘I loved this. It was so addictive… What follows is a twisty adventure that is a whole lot of fun and does actually beg the question ‘what would YOU do?’ Highly recommended' Liz Loves Books 'A terrific debut’ Criminal Element ‘Bombshell thriller… Drawing you in from the very first sentence ... and becomes a nice twist on the typical psychological thriller’ Book Tribe ‘If you like thrillers with a huge twist and great plot this is for you’ Fiction Obsession ‘Catherine Steadman’s enthralling voice shines throughout this spellbinding debut novel' Dwell in Possibility 'A taut, relentless read. Written in the early stages to the beat of a steady drum, once the ‘something’ in the water appears, it sets off a chain of events that build to a Bourne-like intensity, delivering a shocking discovery at the very end' Better Reading AU ‘A sumptuous read, packed with numerous cinematic scenes and a plot that will make your head spin. It is brilliantly written' Year of Reading Selfishly Blog
Trouble in HellAlex Grayson
Trouble and his brothers escaped from Malus, Texas as kids. In the dead of night, they left behind a hell so hideous, it made national news. Years later, they returned to make the place that was once their living nightmare, a safe place for those who have suffered just as they have. When Remi comes to town, pregnant and in desperate need of help, as the town's only doctor, Trouble reluctantly offers his services. Little did he know the strong attraction he would feel for the woman. He fights it, tries to push it to the side, but it only grows stronger, nearly consuming him. Love is not something Trouble can afford to feel. Not when he still has vengeance in his blood and the need to punish those of his past. Not when he knows Remi would never be able to see past the merciless actions he must carry out. Remi has no time for love either, no matter how much her heart yearns for Trouble. Not when danger is knocking on her door, demanding something she'll never be able to give. Will the darkness in their pasts devour them, or will they find the beauty that's just out of reach? In a town like Malus, anything is possible….
*** NOW A MAJOR TV SERIES *** 'Thriller of the Year' Daily Mail 'Hypnotic and scary' Stephen King When aspiring writer Guinevere Beck strides into the bookstore where Joe works, he is instantly smitten. But there's more to Joe than Beck realises and much more to Beck than her perfect facade. And the obsessive relationship quickly spirals into a whirlwind of deadly consequences... A chilling account of unrelenting, terrifying deceit, Caroline Kepnes' You is a thriller more perversely clever and dangerously twisted than any YOU have ever read. 'I am RIVETED, AGHAST, AROUSED, you name it. The rare instance when prose and plot are equally delicious' Lena Dunham ‘ Brilliant thriller with attitude, guts and true insight into the nature of obsession' Sophie Hannah 'A fantastically creepy thriller... The kind of book you put your life on hold for' Glamour 'Clever and chilling' Elle 'A brilliant tale… It's Gone Girl meets a sinister version of Girls ' Marie Claire 'An addictive thriller!' Closer
Wedding Bells at Butterfly CoveSarah Bennett
‘Delightfully romantic and touching.’ Phillipa Ashley A second chance by the sea? When Kiki Jackson’s marriage falls to pieces, there’s only one place that she knows she can escape to – her sister’s little guesthouse in Butterfly Cove. But she’s worried that turning up on bride-to-be Mia’s doorstep, especially with her two adorable children in tow, will spoil her sister’s imminent wedding plans! Luckily, handsome neighbour Aaron Spenser offers to share his new cottage with Kiki until she’s back on her feet. And as the wedding draws closer, Kiki realises that Butterfly Cove may be offering her little family more than just a new home… Maybe this is where her new life begins…? An uplifting and heartwarming read, perfect for fans of Trisha Ashley, Rachael Lucas and Hilary Boyd. Praise for Sarah Bennett’s Butterfly Cove series: ‘A delightful and engaging read. An emotional journey I’ll never forget.’ Urban Book Reviews ‘A sweet, feel-good contemporary romance…definitely sigh-worthy!’ My Humble Opinion ‘I am already looking forward to my next trip to Butterfly Cove!’ Rachel’s Random Reads (top 1,000 Amazon reviewer) ‘Let Butterfly Cove work its magic! Sarah Bennett has stepped firmly into my auto-buy box.’ Claire Robinson (Top Ten GoodReads Reviewer) About the author Sarah Bennett has been reading for as long as she can remember. Raised in a family of bookworms, her love affair with books of all genres has culminated in the ultimate Happy Ever After – getting to write her own stories to share with others. Born and raised in a military family, she is happily married to her own Officer (who is sometimes even A Gentleman). Home is wherever he lays his hat, and life has taught them both that the best family is the one you create from friends as well as relatives. When not reading or writing, Sarah is a devotee of afternoon naps and sailing the high seas, but only on vessels large enough to accommodate a casino and a choice of restaurants. You can connect with her via twitter @Sarahlou_writes or on Facebook www.facebook.com/SarahBennettAuthor
The AffairSheryl Browne
The moment she opened her eyes, she knew everything had changed. The stale taste of alcohol; her uneasy stomach. She looked at her husband sleeping peacefully, and knew she would never tell anyone what happened last night. You will think you know what happened to Alicia that night. You will see a desperate wife, lying to her husband. You will watch a charming lover, trying to win her back. You will judge her, just like everyone else. You will assume you know what happens next. But everything you think you know about the past, the relationships, what drives Alicia and her husband to lie... is wrong. If you loved The Girl on the Train , The Wife Between Us and The Sister , you’ll love this compelling and gripping psychological thriller from Sheryl Browne. The Affair will have you hooked from the very first page! What readers are saying about The Affair : ‘ Wow ... I'm speechless ... it is just that amazing … seriously stop reading this review and just buy the book… I was so gripped by this that I read it in record time , and even when I paused for a break, my mind was still on it… This is addictive, compulsive book that has blown me away … Clear yourself a few hours where you can lock yourself away from the real world… simply superb! ’ Rachel’s Random Reads ‘ Wow!!! I was totally taken away with this book from page one. A real page turner. Go 1-click this book today, you won't regret it. So many twists and turns.’ Goodreads Reviewer , 5 stars ‘This was a really, really good book… twists on twists!... The ending was awesome!!!!! ’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘Great read!!!… Wow! Just as you think everything is settled, it isn't!!! This book is not to be missed! Recommend!!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘ Wow!! I read this book in just a weekend!!... I read it so fast!! If you like psychological thrillers, you should definitely pick this one up! :)’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘ Wow!... The Affair is a hugely addictive book … A compelling story with dark and chilling moments, and it will have you gripped to the pages. A definite 5 star read .’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘The story starts with a big shock, BAM , in your face and it carries on from there until the very last sentence… I LOVED it , a great read, told in this author’s special easy to read style that brings you in and keeps you there.’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘ Expect the unexpected , don’t try to predict the many twists and turns (you’ll NEVER guess the ending) and get the tissues ready.’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘ One hell of a bang… This book really plays with the emotions, there are times when I empathised with the main character but hated her. There were other times when I hated what she was doing but loved her. I really liked it.’ Nigel Adams Bookworm ‘ An unputdownable read . I loved that I had no idea what the author had in store next for me.’ By the Letter Book Reviews , 5 stars ‘It's an enthralling story that keeps your attention all the way through with an interesting twist to add even more spice.’ B for Book Review , 5 stars ‘The secrets and the family drama throughout this book. I couldn't put the book down, it's just so good .’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘ A suspenseful thriller with a flipping twist at the ending .’ Escape With a Book ‘Sheryl Browne is an author whose work I will watch out for from now on! It starts off with a bang and never quite lets up… the story gripping and emotional. Recommended!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘A compelling psychological thriller… Let's just say that there are many twists and secrets and lies aplenty … pulls you into the story and holds you there until the end!’ Goodreads Reviewer
An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States 'A genuine page-turner, full of intimacies and reflections ' Evening Standard 'A polished pearl of a memoir' New York Times 'A rich, entertaining and candid memoir. And overall Obama's a fun person to sit alongside as she tells you the story of her life . . . it is as beautifully written as any piece of fiction' i In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America - the first African-American to serve in that role - she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare. In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations - and whose story inspires us to do the same. 'Offers new insights into her upbringing on the south side of Chicago and the highs and lows of life with Barack Obama. . . a refreshing level of honesty about what politics really did to her. I have read Barack Obama's two books so far, and this is like inserting a missing piece of reality into the narrative of his dizzying journey' Guardian 'I found myself lifting my jaw from my chest at the end of every other chapter . . . this was not the Obama I thought I knew. She was more' Independent 'An inspirational memoir that also rings true' Daily Telegraph
Letters to My DaughtersEmma Hannigan
Some books are guaranteed to break your heart - and lift you up. Letters to my Daughters is one of those wonderful books. If you loved Between Sisters by Cathy Kelly or Orange Blossom Days by Patricia Scanlan, this novel is for you. Throughout their lives, the three Brady sisters have always been closer to their nanny May than to their own mother, Martha a busy midwife. May always thought of them as her daughters so when she dies suddenly, the sisters are left devastated -- especially when they learn that letters intended for them from May with final words of advice and love have gone missing. But what words of advice could the sisters need? Beatrice, owner of exclusive wedding boutiques, is busy and fulfilled. Rose has a beautiful daughter, a luxurious home and a thriving interiors company. And Jeannie, married to a wealthy plastic surgeon in L.A., wants for nothing. Except that each of the sisters carries a secret ... As they gather for the reading of May's will in Dublin, they must face some life-changing decisions. Will they ever learn the words of advice May had for them and discover who took the letters? Letters to my Daughters is the spell-binding story about the complicated bonds between women -- daughters, mothers, sisters -- and how love and happiness comes in many guises. For love, laughter, tears and joy, read Emma Hannigan...
Killer DaddyEve Langlais
You want to know how you give a guy a heart attack? Leave a baby on his doorstep with a note saying: Congrats, you’re a daddy. Not that Declan believes it for a minute. However, until that paternity test proves him right, he’s in charge of changing diapers. Screw that. He’s hiring a nanny. A hot nanny. A woman who has no idea she’s tempting a killer. Just like those people trying to kidnap his baby have no idea he’s not a daddy you should mess with. But they’re about to learn.
Boy Swallows UniverseTrent Dalton
The bestselling novel that has taken Australia, and the world, by storm. 'Without exaggeration, the best Australian novel I have read in more than a decade ... A rollicking ride, rich in philosophy, wit, truth and pathos' Sydney Morning Herald Brisbane, 1983: A lost father, a mute brother, a mum in jail, a heroin dealer for a stepfather and a notorious crim for a babysitter. It's not as if Eli's life isn't complicated enough already. He's just trying to follow his heart, learning what it takes to be a good man, but life just keeps throwing obstacles in the way - not least of which is Tytus Broz, legendary Brisbane drug dealer. But Eli's life is about to get a whole lot more serious. He's about to fall in love. And, oh yeah, he has to break into Boggo Road Gaol on Christmas Day, to save his mum. A story of brotherhood, true love and the most unlikely of friendships, Boy Swallows Universe will be the most heartbreaking, joyous and exhilarating novel you will read all year - an instant Australian classic. 'Trent Dalton is the most extraordinary writer - a rare talent. A major new voice on the Australian literary scene has arrived.' Nikki Gemmell 'An astonishing achievement. Dalton is a breath of fresh air - raw, honest, funny, moving, he has created a novel of the most surprising and addictive nature. Unputdownable.' David Wenham 'I couldn't stop reading from the moment I started, and I still can barely speak for the beauty of it. Trent Dalton has done something very special here, writing with grace, from his own broken heart.' Caroline Overington 'Stunning. My favourite novel for decades. Left me devastated but looking to the heavens.' Tim Rogers 'One of the best Australian novels I've ever read' The Guardian
Muffin Top (A BBW Romantic Comedy)Avery Flynn
The only thing about me that’s a size zero is the filter on my mouth. I’ve got a big personality, a big rack, and a big number on the scale. And I’m perfectly fine with that. But when some random guy suggests I might not be eating alone if I’d ordered a salad instead of a hamburger I’m shocked silent, which is a feat, trust me. That brings us to one sexy fireman named Frankie Hartigan. He’s hot. He’s funny… And he’s just apologized for being late for our “date” then glared at the fat-shaming jerk. Next thing I know, he’s sitting down and ordering himself dinner. I have no problem telling him I don’t need a pity date…unless of course it’s to my high school reunion next week. Oops where did that last bit come from? And what do I do now that he’s said yes?! Because this is no make-over story, and I think Frankie is using me for something. I just have to figure out what… Each book in the Hartigans series is STANDALONE: * Butterface * Muffin Top
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ckMark Manson
'An in-your-face guide to living with integrity and finding happiness in sometimes-painful places.' Kirkus 'Hilarious, vulgar, and immensely thought-provoking. Only read if you're willing to set aside all excuses and take an active role in living a f*cking better life.' Steve Kamb, bestselling author of Level Up Your Life and founder of nerdfitness.com EVERYTHING WE'VE BEEN TOLD ABOUT HOW TO IMPROVE OUR LIVES IS WRONG. NOW SUPERSTAR BLOGGER MARK MANSON TELLS US WHAT WE NEED TO DO TO GET IT RIGHT. For decades, we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. Drawing on academic research and the life experience that comes from breaking the rules, Mark Manson is ready to explode that myth. The key to a good life, according to Manson, is the understanding that 'sometimes s**t is f*cked up and we have to live with it.' Manson says that instead of trying to turn lemons into lemonade, we should learn to stomach lemons better, and stop distracting ourselves from life's inevitable disappointments chasing 's**t' like money, success and possessions. It's time to re-calibrate our values and what it means to be happy: there are only so many things we can give a f*ck about, he says, so we need to figure out which ones really matter. From the writer whose blog draws two million readers a month and filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humour, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is a welcome antidote to the 'let's-all-feel-good' mindset that has infected modern society.
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely FineGail Honeyman
The Sunday Times bestseller ‘Funny, touching and unpredictable’ Jojo Moyes Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive – but not how to live Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world that everyone else seems to take for granted – while searching for the courage to face the dark corners she’s avoided all her life. Change can be good. Change can be bad. But surely any change is better than… fine? ‘Heartwrenching and wonderful’ Nina Stibbe ‘Deft, compassionate and moving’ Paula McLain ‘I adored it. Skilled, perceptive, Eleanor's world will feel familiar to you from the very first page. An outstanding debut!’ Joanna Cannon
Her Final HourCarla Kovach
THE BOOK EVERYONE’S TALKING ABOUT Do you really know the family next door? ‘Bloody brilliant! ’ Bonnie’s Book Talk , 5 stars ‘Wow … one of my favourite reads this year! ’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘ BOOM … What a twist … Fantastic .’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars Melissa Sanderson is the perfect wife and mother. She dotes on her daughter, and lives in her dream home in a quiet cul-de-sac in the suburbs. But looks can be deceiving. Something is amiss in that house – all the neighbours think so. Some say Melissa is having an affair. Others say she’s been drinking too much. Then one night, sirens wake up the whole neighbourhood. Melissa Sanderson is dead. AN ABSOLUTELY UNPUTDOWNABLE THRILLER WITH A BRILLIANT ENDING YOU WON’T SEE COMING – if you like Lisa Gardner, Robert Bryndza or Clare Mackintosh, Her Final Hour will keep you reading well into the night. What readers are saying about Her Final Hour : ‘Straight off I’m going to say this is one of my Books of the Year . I was hooked from the first chapter … one hell of a twist at the end. The story starts off fast and just keeps going. I have used the phrase, “ I couldn’t put it down ” before… This one I really couldn’t put down.’ Nigel Adams Bookworm , 5 stars ‘ I could not put it down until I’d finished it!! This book is definitely one that grips you from the first page and doesn’t let up the action until the very end. A nail-biting, spine-tingling thriller of a book and I can’t wait to see what happens in book three!! Fantastic!!! ’ Stardust Book Reviews , 5 stars ‘I finished this book in one sitting… you will want to know the ending and won't be able to put it down… Carla Kovach really knows how to bring the entire thing together with a heart pounding climax. ’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘This book had many twists and kept you reading into the night. I was so glad this book lived up to The Next Girl which was exceptional… I absolutely love this series .’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘ A compulsive plot and a killer twist at the end. …the novel had me turning the pages rapidly to see what was coming next. ’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘ From the first page I literally couldn't stop turning the pages until I finished it . A fast paced thriller with builds suspense in a way that does not disappoint.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘ You won't want to put it down. I read this book in 24 hours.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘I have found a new great series to follow! A well written, intriguing and fast paced read which would keep you on your toes till the last page! ’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘ I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this! ... This book is another amazing detective mystery and really hard to put down! ’ Goodreads reviewer ‘I read book one in this series and loved it. I was so excited to get book two and .... it did not disappoint!! I did not want to put this book down until I finished it. Can't wait to read the next one.’ Goodreads Reviewer
The Lost ManJane Harper
"I absolutely loved The Lost Man . I devoured it in a day. Her best yet!" Liane Moriarty The man lay still in the centre of a dusty grave under a monstrous sky. Two brothers meet at the border of their vast cattle properties under the unrelenting sun of outback Queensland. They are at the stockman's grave, a landmark so old, no one can remember who is buried there. But today, the scant shadow it casts was the last chance for their middle brother, Cameron. The Bright family's quiet existence is thrown into grief and anguish. Something had been troubling Cameron. Did he lose hope and walk to his death? Because if he didn't, the isolation of the outback leaves few suspects... For readers who loved The Dry and Force of Nature , Jane Harper has once again created a powerful story of suspense, set against a dazzling landscape. SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2019 INDIE BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION PRAISE FOR THE LOST MAN "'I ask in earnest: How the hell does she do it? The Lost Man is Jane Harper's third consecutive marvel... and, against long odds, her most marvelous yet, pitting brother against brother, man against nature, reader against the clock. What an extraordinary novel: part family drama, part indelible ode to the Outback - a thriller as forceful and atmospheric as a brewing storm. Harper works miracles. We're lucky to witness them." A.J. Finn, author of The Woman in the Window "I read this with the growing realisation that it was not only another superb thriller but a classic work of fiction by one of the finest novelists now working. Man Booker judges for 2019, are you listening?" New Zealand Herald Weekend Magazine "I started it at noon and at 2am that night I closed it and totally understood what all the fuss was about. It was even better than The Dry" The Age "We're starting to get spoiled for Jane Harper books, and the quality is not slipping. Her latest is no exception. Harper lays out each card at exactly the right moment, letting the story unwind while the outback almost hums with hostility...the result grips to the end" Adelaide Advertiser "In The Lost Man , Jane Harper surpasses her achievement in The Dry , her multi-awardwinning first novel. A broad range of Australian and international readers will be engaged by the strong setting and mystery storyline of the new novel" Weekend Australian "Like the country it describes, this is a "big" book, and one likely to cement Harper's place as one of the most interesting Australian crime writers to emerge in the past decade. Her sense of place is acute, but it is her attention to the relationships that are shaped by this unforgiving, magnificent landscape that will linger long after the mystery of stockman's grave is finally revealed." Sue Turnbull, Sydney Morning Herald PRAISE FOR JANE HARPER "The most exciting emerging novelist of the last 12 months...places Harper in the elevated company of the authors she so admires...Gillian Flynn and Lee Child" Mail on Sunday "A major voice in contemporary fiction...an astonishing writer" A.J. Finn author of The Woman in the Window "A storytelling force to be reckoned with" US Publishers Weekly "Thanks to Jane Harper, whose The Dry has gone gangbusters here and internationally, Australia's very own crime genre, rural noir, is on a roll. [ The Lost Man ] is as much a family saga and love story as a thriller" Good Weekend Magazine
Christmas at Butterfly CoveSarah Bennett
A perfect Christmas read!’ Jessica’s Book Biz All she wants for Christmas… When talented artist Nee Sutherland returns to Butterfly Cove for her sister’s wedding, it’s only a matter of time before she has to face her own bridegroom – Luke Spenser – the man she impulsively married, then left in the middle of the night. Nee hasn’t picked up her paintbrushes in months, a part of her is broken. She knows Luke might never forgive her, leaving him was the biggest mistake of her life – but could coming home for Christmas be the best decision she’s ever made? Maybe all she needs is a little Christmas miracle… A delightfully feel-good festive romance, perfect for fans of Trisha Ashley, Rachael Lucas and Hilary Boyd. Don’t miss Spring at Lavender Bay, the enchanting first book in Sarah Bennet’s new series, ‘Lavender Bay’, available February 2018! Praise for Sarah Bennett: ‘I think Sarah has topped my author discovery of 2017 list with this final book in the Butterfly Cove series!’ Straight Shootin Book Reviews ‘A delight to read…Sarah Bennett has leapt onto my auto-buy list!’ Nicola Armstrong (NetGalley reviewer) ‘I loved, loved, loved this book!’ Moohnshine’s Corner ‘An excellent feel-good festive read.’ Nicola Clough (NetGalley reviewer) ‘An excellent feel-good festive read!’ Vanilla & Spice Books ‘A delightful and engaging read. An emotional journey I’ll never forget.’ Urban Book Reviews ‘A sweet, feel-good contemporary romance…definitely sigh-worthy!’ My Humble Opinion ‘I am already looking forward to my next trip to Butterfly Cove!’ Rachel’s Random Reads (top 1,000 Amazon reviewer) About the author Sarah Bennett has been reading for as long as she can remember. Raised in a family of bookworms, her love affair with books of all genres has culminated in the ultimate Happy Ever After – getting to write her own stories to share with others. Born and raised in a military family, she is happily married to her own Officer (who is sometimes even A Gentleman). Home is wherever he lays his hat, and life has taught them both that the best family is the one you create from friends as well as relatives. When not reading or writing, Sarah is a devotee of afternoon naps and sailing the high seas, but only on vessels large enough to accommodate a casino and a choice of restaurants. You can connect with her via twitter @Sarahlou_writes or on Facebook www.facebook.com/SarahBennettAuthor
Luck of the DevilMeghan March
New York Times bestselling author Meghan March continues the story of ruthless, calculating billionaire Jericho Forge in Luck of the Devil. My poker face has always been my greatest asset, along with my grit and determination. I was beholden to no one. Asked permission for nothing. Then Jericho Forge took my life by storm. I traded my freedom for something infinitely more precious, but I didn’t realize Forge was holding an unbeatable hand. Now, all I have to do is survive the high-stakes game my life has become—with my heart intact. But not falling in love with Forge will take the luck of the devil. Luck of the Devil is the second book of the Forge Trilogy, and should be read following Deal with the Devil. The Forge Trilogy concludes in Heart of the Devil.
Nine Perfect StrangersLiane Moriarty
From the no. 1 New York Times bestselling author of The Husband's Secret and Big Little Lies. The retreat at health and wellness resort Tranquillum House promises total transformation. Nine stressed city dwellers are keen to drop their literal and mental baggage, and absorb the meditative ambience while enjoying their hot stone massages. Watching over them is the resort's director, a woman on a mission to reinvigorate their tired bodies and minds. These nine perfect strangers have no idea what is about to hit them. With her wit, compassion and uncanny understanding of human behaviour, Liane Moriarty explores the depth of connection that can be formed when people are thrown together in... unconventional circumstances. LONGLISTED FOR THE 2019 INDIE BOOK AWARDS FOR FICTION PRAISE FOR NINE PERFECT STRANGERS "She is...both hugely popular yet subversive... Nine Perfect Strangers shows Moriarty still taking risks with fiction...weighty issues writ with humour and a light touch. The hammer is still in the handbag, ready to smash a glass window or two." Lucy Sussex, The Australian "Welcome to Tranquillum House where those Perfect Strangers ... have come to sort out their lives ...This gives Moriarty the opportunity to do what she does best, write about the human condition and connections that bind us all, with wicked humour, empathy and compassion - and a little bit of danger thrown in." Frances Whiting, Courier Mail PRAISE FOR LIANE MORIARTY "One of the few writers I'll drop anything for. Her books are wise, honest, beautifully observed..." Jojo Moyes "Moriarty is a deft storyteller who creates believable, relatable characters." Washington Post "Moriarty is brilliant at her craft, all the time cranking up the suspense." The Age "funny and scary" Stephen King "Sharply intelligent" Entertainment Weekly "Mistress of the razor-sharp observation" Kate Morton
The Fisher KingMelissa Lenhardt
When the dust settles in this Texas town, who will be left standing? It’s been six weeks since Jack McBride’s life went to hell: the resolution of his first case as chief sparked a county-wide drug war, his brother Eddie rode into town with a pocket full of cocaine and trouble on his mind, his estranged wife returned from her one-year sabbatical determined to win him back, and Ellie Martin ended their brief affair. To the Stillwater natives, the increase in local crime can be traced directly back to the day outsider McBride took the job, and they’re gunning to get rid of him. One particular group is led by Joe Doyle, a successful local businessman who’s running for city council against Ellie and her plan to revitalize downtown. Now Jack has discovered proof Doyle is the biggest crime lord in the county, and, with murders piling up and the drug war intensifying, Jack suspects the crimes aren’t business but personal and he’s the target. The bitter election and Jack’s investigation spark old rivalries and new jealousies, making Ellie and those who love Stillwater most wonder if it’s even worth saving.
The Spanish Billionaire's Pregnant WifeLynne Graham
The Spanish Billionaire's Pregnant Wife Lynne Graham Leandro Carrera Marquez, Duque de Sandoval, was as aristocratic, proud and arrogant as his name... And darkly handsome in an impossible, breathtaking way. What would this billionaire Spanish banker want with a struggling, impoverished waitress like Molly? But Leandro did want Molly – and he took her, accidentally making her pregnant with his child. In Leandro's traditional world there was only one option – marriage. After all, none of his noble ancestors had actually married for love...
The Tattooist of AuschwitzHeather Morris
"The incredible story of the Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist and the woman he loved. Lale Sokolov is well-dressed, a charmer, a ladies’ man. He is also a Jew. On the first transport from Slovakia to Auschwitz in 1942, Lale immediately stands out to his fellow prisoners. In the camp, he is looked up to, looked out for, and put to work in the privileged position of Tätowierer– the tattooist – to mark his fellow prisoners, forever. One of them is a young woman, Gita, who steals his heart at first glance. His life given new purpose, Lale does his best through the struggle and suffering to use his position for good. This story, full of beauty and hope, is based on years of interviews author Heather Morris conducted with real-life Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz- Birkenau tattooist Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov. It is heart-wrenching, illuminating, and unforgettable.
Spark JoyMarie Kondo
Marie Kondo will help you declutter your life with her new major Netflix series Organise the World with Marie Kondo, coming soon Spark Joy is an in-depth, line illustrated, room-by-room guide to decluttering and organising your home, from bedrooms and kitchens to bathrooms and living rooms as well as a wide range of items in different categories, including clothes, photographs, paperwork, books, cutlery, cosmetics, shoes, bags, wallets and valuables. Charming line drawings explain how to properly organise drawers, wardrobes, cupboards and cabinets. The illustrations also show Ms Kondo’s unique folding method, clearly showing how to fold anything from shirts, trousers and jackets to skirts, socks and bras. The secret to Marie Kondo’s unique and simple KonMari tidying method is to focus on what you want to keep, not what you want to get rid of. Ask yourself if something ‘sparks joy’ and suddenly it becomes so much easier to understand if you really need it in your home and your life. When you surround yourself with things you love you will find that your whole life begins to change. Marie Kondo’s first book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying , presents her unique tidying philosophy and introduces readers to the basics of her KonMari method. It has already transformed the homes and lives of millions of people around the world. Spark Joy is Marie Kondo’s in-depth tidying masterclass, focusing on the detail of how to declutter and organise your home.
The Breakup PlanJennifer Sucevic
Grayson McNichols can have his pick of girls on this campus. Just ask him and he’ll tell you that the females of Hillsdale University have a real penchant for sexy, hockey playing hotties. Hell, all he has to do is flash a smile in their direction and they fall right onto their backs and spread their legs. Would I happen to be one of them? Umm…I’m going to plead the fifth on that one. All right, fine. You caught me. I made the mistake of knocking boots with Gray freshman year. What can I say? I’m a sucker for gorgeous guys with inky black hair, bright blue eyes, and dimples. And don’t even get me started on his chiseled chest and abs of steel… After we hooked up, I never heard from Gray again. Not that I expected too. Okay, that’s a lie. Maybe for one brief, delusional moment, I thought I might be different. You know, the girl who changes the hockey playing bad boy for the better (cue the laughter). But he swiftly disabused me of that notion by moving on to fresh meat in the blink of an eye. Which is precisely why I’ve avoided Grayson like the plague ever since. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, and I totally deserve what I get. Well, I don’t plan on falling into that trap ever again. Except…now our parents are dating, and Gray’s come up with a cockamamie plan to break them up that has disaster written all over it. The Breakup Plan is a New Adult Novel intended for mature audiences.
Birthday SuitLauren Blakely
There is no rule in the Man Code as unbreakable as this: no matter how beautiful, smart, clever, and witty she is, do not — under any circumstances—fall in love with your best friend’s woman . Yeah. So there’s that. Look, it’s not like I didn’t know I screwed up by falling for her. Also, for the record, unrequited love sucks big time. And, I might have cut myself some slack by now, given everything that went down in the last few years, but Lulu just walked back into my life in a big way. *** There are three things I've never been able to resist— my friends, my family, and chocolate. Leo Hennessy? He was nowhere on that list. He's been a true friend—a friend who walked through hell and back with me. Now, I'm stepping into my new future. I didn't expect it to include a riddle-filled, race-against-the-clock scavenger hunt across New York City. With Leo. Suddenly, I'm looking at this man with new eyes... But my life spun out because of a man once before, and I can’t risk my fresh start, no matter what the temptation. And Leo is most definitely a temptation of the sexiest, sweetest, and most dangerous variety. More irresistibly delicious than chocolate...
Falling FreestyleVivian Arend
From New York Times bestselling author Vivian Arend. Never venture out of bounds without a buddy—preferably two. Dara’s past four incredible years have been lived to the fullest. Along with her best friends, Kane and Jack, she’s left no local wilderness unexplored, no ski slope unchallenged. Yet lately she wonders why they’ve never seen her as more than a buddy with breasts. When—or if—either man will cross that unspoken line. It’s a line Kane eyes harder every day. Since high school, he and Jack have shared everything. A condo, vacations—and their best girl. Kane’s ready to get serious about his wilderness school and outfitter business, and that includes putting down roots. Preferably with Dara. Wary of the men who’ve recently been sniffing around Dara, Jack has a growing sense that he or Kane better make a move soon, or they’re going to lose out on their perfect match. Question is, who does she prefer…and who’s going to bring their easygoing trio to an end? Overhearing the boys arguing over her, Dara’s floored—and torn. Choose between them? No way. Drastic measures are called for, a plan for their annual holiday getaway that will clarify her feelings once and for all—or lose everything in a sexual storm of whiteout proportions.
Navigator (Books 1 - 4) - Complete SeriesS.D. Tanner
USA TODAY Bestseller The Complete Navigator series This omnibus edition of the Navigator series contains all four books: Enemy Lines , Blind Sighted , Killer Edge and Broken Arrow . With hydraulics, armor and advanced vision, Navigators are soldiers of the future, and in the game of survival of the fittest, they become the only hope man has to fight for their right to dominate. Enemy Lines After nearly being executed in a war zone, Staff Sergeant Leon Shield finds himself urgently recalled from deployment, and lands back home to a defeated country. In a matter of days, and without a single shot being fired, a new species has taken over the world. Determined to survive Armageddon, the only chance to fight back is to find a man called Ark, and use an untested technology to become Navigators. Blind Sighted Leon and Ark elect to train their new Navigator squad outside the wire, while Bill works with the weapons engineers to solve the bigger problems. The medical team are taking the critters apart, desperately looking for anything that will give them an edge. Killer Edge Our team match the enemy by creating a little critter magic of their own. New forces join them, and survivors add their weight to the fight, further changing what becomes possible. First contact is made, and believing they are running headlong into failure, Ark learns to take the lesser loss. Broken Arrow The aliens take a step too far and Ark decides it's time to go all in. Sending all of their Navigator battle teams to the nests, they uncover unexpected allies in a final showdown that will determine which side will rule earth. The Navigator series is a fast paced, action-based story following the people who will need to become a tight knit team if they're to defeat an enemy capable of taking over the world. We have three trilogies set in the same world, but each can be read independently. If you would like to read them in order this is the sequence: Navigator , Bombardier and WarriorSR . Also by SD Tanner Books in Navigator Navigator Boxset (Books 1-4) Books in Bombardier Bombardier Trilogy Books in WarriorSR WarriorSR Trilogy Books in Dead Force Dead Force Books 1-3 Dead Force Books 4-7 The Hunter Wars series Books in Hunter Wars Hunter Wars Boxset (Books 1-3) Hunter Wars Boxset (Books 4-6) Books in Eden Lost Trilogy Eden Lost Trilogy Standalone Books Time to Die Twisted Daze Website: http://www.sdtanner.com Twitter: @SDTanner1 Facebook: facebook.com/sdtanner9
False StartMeli Raine
This isn't how my life is supposed to end. Then again, a case of mistaken identity got me here. No one is ever who we think they are. Especially my kidnapper, a man whose entire life is designed to deceive. Powerful people want my rescuer to die. I'm just a lure. A pawn. An object. But objects hold meaning. Emotions attach themselves without logic. Like love. I now know that Duff will do everything to protect me. If he gets here in time. And if I can hold on long enough. Because my body can only handle so much. Pushed to the limits, it's finally giving out. Giving way. Giving up . I know Duff, though. He never will. Blink. Read the stunning conclusion to USA Today bestselling author Meli Raine’s False series, told from both Lily and Duff’s points of view.
The ScoreElle Kennedy
New York Times bestseller Elle Kennedy brings you a sexy new Off-Campus novel that can be read as a standalone … He knows how to score, on and off the ice Allie Hayes is in crisis mode. With graduation looming, she still doesn't have the first clue about what she's going to do after college. To make matters worse, she's nursing a broken heart thanks to the end of her longtime relationship. Wild rebound sex is definitely not the solution to her problems, but gorgeous hockey star Dean Di-Laurentis is impossible to resist. Just once, though, because even if her future is uncertain, it sure as heck won't include the king of one-night stands. It'll take more than flashy moves to win her over Dean always gets what he wants. Girls, grades, girls, recognition, girls …he's a ladies man, all right, and he's yet to meet a woman who's immune to his charms. Until Allie. For one night, the feisty blonde rocked his entire world—and now she wants to be friends ? Nope. It's not over until he says it's over. Dean is in full-on pursuit, but when life-rocking changes strike, he starts to wonder if maybe it's time to stop focusing on scoring…and shoot for love.
The Chestnut ManSøren Sveistrup & Caroline Waight
THE GRIPPING DEBUT NOVEL FROM THE CREATOR AND WRITER OF HIT TV SHOW THE KILLING _____________ October, Copenhagen. The police make a terrible discovery - a young woman is found brutally murdered, with one of her hands cut off. Next to her lifeless body hangs a strange doll made of chestnuts . . . Assigned to the case is young and ambitious detective Naia Thulin, and Mark Hess, a burnt-out investigator who has just been kicked out of Europol. Struggling for leads they come across a mysterious piece of forensic evidence that doesn't quite fit. It points to a missing girl, presumed dead - the daughter of politician Rosa Hartung. But a man has already confessed to her murder, and the case is long since closed. The body count keeps rising, as another woman is found murdered. Once again, a chestnut man is found with the victim. Thulin and Hess need to make the connection between all three crimes, and fast, because it's clear the murderer is on a mission that's far from over . . . Fans of The Killing, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Jo Nesbø will love this debut thriller. _____________ Featured in BBC Top Fiction Picks of 2019, Guardian Books of 2019 & Inside Soap's Hot List 'Brilliant. Scandi noir is back with a bang with this sensational debut novel. The Stieg Larsson comparisons seem unfair - to Sveistrup. He's quite simply in another league. 5*' Metro 'Creepy, clever and packed with tension' Sun 'A full-throttle thriller in the tradition of classic Stieg Larsson, drenched in atmosphere and charged with adrenaline. Buckle up. You'll gulp down every word. I loved this book' A. J. Finn, author of The Woman In The Window _____________ Praise for The Killing: 'TV of the absolute finest quality . . . the writing shines' Guardian 'Excellent . . . A shrewd mix of police procedural, political thriller and domestic drama' New York Times 'The most talked-about, boxset-friendly cultural landmarks of the 21st century to date' Independent
The Serafina: Sin City Series Box SetKatie Reus
The Serafina: Sin City Series Box Set (Volume 1) includes the following three romantic suspense titles by Katie Reus: First Surrender (#1) He’s dangerous, sexy, and everything she wants. And he’s about to make his claim… Sierra hit it off with Hayden from the moment they met. The sexy, tattooed ex-SEAL is the main star in her wildest fantasies. She just wished he felt the same way. Hayden’s struggled to keep his attraction to the beautiful casino chef a secret. When an attacker targets her, he will do whatever it takes to protect her and convince her they’re meant to be together. Sensual Surrender (#2) I’m ready to move on. Please don’t search for me. Please just let me go. ~Ellie The note on the kitchen table shatters Jay Wentworth’s world into bits. Ellie is his lover, his soulmate, his best friend…she’s the woman who stood by him through the aftermath of a horrible explosion, the woman he’s planning to propose to. He’d do anything for her…except let her go. With his fierce protectiveness kicked into overdrive, he teams up with Ellie’s Hotel Serafina boss, billionaire Wyatt Christiansen, to find her. Ellie is family at the casino and they take care of their own. Ellie is devastated when her secret past finally catches up with her. Stupid to think she could bury the mistakes of her youth and find happiness with a good man. Leaving Jay rips her heart to shreds, but it’s the only way she can protect him from the dangerous people she once ran with. And deep down, she fears he’ll never be able to forgive her for hiding her past from him. The closer Jay gets to the truth about Ellie, the deeper he plunges into danger. He’ll move heaven and earth to save her, but if she can’t trust in Jay’s love it might be too late for both of them. Sweetest Surrender (#3) A woman on the run… Angel has been on her own for two years, moving from place to place to outrun her past. With no family and few friends to lean on, she’s managed to keep her secrets and stay safe. But when her past suddenly catches up to her, she has a choice to make. Run or stay and claim her life once more. He’ll stop at nothing to protect her… Vadim has never let anyone close to him—until Angel. From the first time he met her, everything changed. As a private consultant for Wyatt Christiansen, he’s good with computers and he’s got connections to unearth people’s deepest, darkest secrets. When Angel’s life is threatened Vadim steps in and uses all his resources to end the threat once and for all. As the danger closes in, he lies to her in an effort to protect her, not realizing that even once the threat is eliminated, he might lose her anyway. Box Set Collection: 116,000 words Author Note: Each title can be purchased individually or as a box set.
The Sun in Her EyesPaige Toon
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR Escape to the summer and feel the warmth of Paige Toon's storytelling Blinding sunshine… A bend in the road… What became of the little girl with the sun in her eyes? Amber was three when a car crash stole her mother's life. She doesn't remember the accident, but a stranger at the scene has been unable to forget. Now, almost thirty years later, she's trying to track Amber down. Amber, meanwhile, is married to Ned and living on the other side of the world in London. When her father has a stroke, she flies straight home to Australia to be with him. Away from her husband, Amber finds comfort in her oldest friends, but her feelings for Ethan , the gorgeous, green-eyed man she once fell for, have never been platonic. As Ethan and Amber grow closer, married life in London feels far away. Then Amber receives a letter that changes everything. 'Before your mother died, she asked me to tell you something…' THE ONE WE FELL IN LOVE WITH was selected for the Zoella Book Club and Paige Toon's novels have been published across the world. Praise for Paige Toon's novels: 'You'll love it, cry buckets and be uplifted' MARIAN KEYES 'I blubbed, I laughed and I fell in love ... utterly heart-wrenching' GIOVANNA FLETCHER 'Devoured this in one sitting' COSMOPOLITAN 'An absorbing and emotional read' HEAT
**Interconnected STANDALONE novel** Falling in love is supposed to be the easy part. But nothing prepared me for losing my wife. I promised her that I’d love again. Find someone to mend my broken heart. And that seems impossible, until the day that I walk into Tilly Carter’s cupcake shop. I’ve never met a woman like her—sassy, dirty-mouthed, and smells like vanilla and sin. Someone that makes me want to sweep her off her feet. But there’s pain in her emerald eyes that mirrors my own. A past that neither of us can truly escape. Now that I have her, I’ll do anything to keep her. Hook is the third book in the interconnected standalone USA Today bestselling Men of Inked: Southside series. Book 1 - Maneuver Book 2 - Flow Book 3 - Hook Book 4 - Hustle
Hidden BodiesCaroline Kepnes
Praise for Caroline Kepnes and You : “Hypnotic and scary.” —Stephen King “I am RIVETED, AGHAST, AROUSED, you name it. The rare instance when prose and plot are equally delicious.” —Lena Dunham In the compulsively readable follow-up to her widely acclaimed debut novel, You , Caroline Kepnes weaves a tale that Booklist calls “the love child of Holden Caulfield and Patrick Bateman.” Hidden Bodies marks the return of a voice that Stephen King described as original and hypnotic, and through the divisive and charmingly sociopathic character of Joe Goldberg, Kepnes satirizes and dissects our culture, blending suspense with scathing wit. Joe Goldberg is no stranger to hiding bodies. In the past ten years, this thirty-something has buried four of them, collateral damage in his quest for love. Now he’s heading west to Los Angeles, the city of second chances, determined to put his past behind him. In Hollywood, Joe blends in effortlessly with the other young upstarts. He eats guac , works in a bookstore, and flirts with a journalist neighbour. But while others seem fixated on their own reflections, Joe can’t stop looking over his shoulder. The problem with hidden bodies is that they don’t always stay that way. They re-emerge, like dark thoughts, multiplying and threatening to destroy what Joe wants most: truelove. And when he finds it in a darkened room in Soho House, he’s more desperate than ever to keep his secrets buried. He doesn’t want to hurt his new girlfriend — he wants to be with her forever. But if she ever finds out what he’s done, he may not have a choice...
Gaunt's Ghosts Book 15 The battle for Urdesh has begun – and the outcome will determine the fate of the Sabbat Worlds Crusade. Ibram Gaunt, now right hand to the Warmaster, and his Ghosts hold the key to victory – but can they defeat the sinister Anarch and his Sons of Sek? READ IT BECAUSE It's all been leading to this. The Victory arc concludes with an epic story that weaves together plot threads from throughout the entire Gaunt's Ghosts series and puts the beloved characters in more danger than you'll be able to bear. Fair warning: they're not all going to get out alive. THE STORY Men of Tanith… do you want to live forever?’ On the forge world of Urdesh, the massed forces of the Imperial Crusade engage in a final bloody battle with the Archenemy commander known as the Anarch, and his elite warriors - the barbaric Sons of Sek. A victory for either side will decide more than just the fate of Urdesh… it will determine the outcome of the entire Sabbat Worlds Crusade. Ibram Gaunt – now serving at the right hand of Warmaster Macaroth – finds himself at the very heart of the struggle. His regiment, the Tanith First “Ghosts”, holds the vital key to ultimate success. But as the forces of the Imperium and Chaos square up for the final, large-scale confrontation, Gaunt discovers that the greatest threat of all may come from inside rather than out.
The MistakeElle Kennedy
New York Times bestseller Elle Kennedy brings you a sexy new Off-Campus novel that can be read as a standalone … He's a player in more ways than one… College junior John Logan can get any girl he wants. For this hockey star, life is a parade of parties and hook-ups, but behind his killer grins and easygoing charm, he hides growing despair about the dead-end road he'll be forced to walk after graduation. A sexy encounter with freshman Grace Ivers is just the distraction he needs, but when a thoughtless mistake pushes her away, Logan plans to spend his final year proving to her that he's worth a second chance. Now he's going to need to up his game… After a less than stellar freshman year, Grace is back at Briar University, older, wiser, and so over the arrogant hockey player she nearly handed her V-card to. She's not a charity case, and she's not the quiet butterfly she was when they first hooked up. If Logan expects her to roll over and beg like all his other puck bunnies, he can think again. He wants her back? He'll have to work for it. This time around, she'll be the one in the driver's seat…and she plans on driving him wild.
A Distant JourneyDi Morrissey
Celebrating 25 years as Australia's favourite storyteller with new novel Arcadia out now. Di Morrissey's, A Distant Journey is a tribute to the real Australia she knows so well. In 1962 Cindy drops out of college to impulsively marry Australian grazier Murray Parnell, moving from the glamorous world of Palm Springs, California, to an isolated sheep station on the sweeping plains of the Riverina in New South Wales. Cindy is flung into a challenging world at Kingsley Downs station. While facing natural disasters and the caprices of the wool industry, Cindy battles to find her place in her new family and continues to feel like an outsider. As she adjusts to her new life, Cindy realises that the Parnells are haunted by a mystery that has never been solved. When she finally uncovers the shocking truth, her discovery leads to tragedy and Cindy finds herself fighting to save the land that she has grown to love as her own. PRAISE FOR A DISTANT JOURNEY "One of Morrissey's best tales yet." Australian Women's Weekly "A sense of place ... the sweep of history, the winds of change which blow through the towns and cities, the forests and farms, the cold mountain ranges and the hot, dry deserts ... fill her books." West Australian
The Cowboy is a DaddyMindy Neff
First baby of the New Year...delivered by a cowboy! When Wyoming cowboy Brice DeWitt placed an ad for a housekeeper-cook at his Flying D Ranch, he expected a sturdy, mature woman--not a petite, pregnant applicant who was about to deliver on his doorstep. Madison Carlyle needed his protection...and his name. But an isolated Wyoming ranch in the middle of winter was no place for a new mother and child. If he let them stay, he risked his heart. But if he sent them away, would he miss his best chance at having the one thing he'd always wanted? A family? A Romantic Times Top Pick and W.I.S.H. Award recipient for outstanding hero. "A true delight and Mindy Neff makes it work on every level." --Romantic Times 4½ GOLD Medal! "Mindy Neff gives us a hero to die for...and a story chock full of touching scenes that will wrap around your heart. Brilliant...a marriage of convenience with a fresh new twist!" --WCRG on AOL Reviewer Board. (RITA Award Finalist) (National Reader's Choice Award Finalist) (Golden Quill Award Finalist) (HOLT Medallion Award Finalist)
One Day in DecemberJosie Silver
'You'll fall head over heels for this book' Reese Witherspoon 'The sweetest love story . . . you're going to love it' Marian Keyes Looking for the perfect book to escape into? Share the bestselling love story everyone is talking about - the magical, heart-warming, life-affirming One Day in December. ___________________________ Laurie is pretty sure love at first sight doesn't exist. After all, life isn't a scene from the movies, is it? But then, through a misted-up bus window one snowy winter's day, she sees a man she knows instantly is the one. Their eyes meet, there's a moment of pure magic...and then her bus drives away. Laurie thinks she'll never see the boy from the bus again. But at a party a year later, her best friend Sarah introduces her to the new love of her life. Who is, of course, the boy from the bus. Determined to let him go, Laurie gets on with her life. But what if fate has other plans? Following Laurie, Sarah and Jack through ten years of love, heartbreak and friendship, One Day in December is an uplifting, heart-warming and immensely moving love story that you'll want to escape into forever, for fans of Jojo Moyes, Lucy Diamond and Nicholas Sparks. ___________________________ WHAT AUTHORS ARE SAYING ' Sucked me in and didn't let go. It made me laugh, cry, ache and shout at the characters. Utterly captivating... one of my favourite books ' Holly Martin 'The number one feel-good read of 2018 ' Dinah Jefferies 'The love story you've been waiting for ... I loved it!' Miranda Dickinson 'A feel-good, heart-wrenching tribute to the female friends we cannot do without, as well as the men that we fall for. Josie Silver is one to watch.' Stephanie Butland ___________________________ WHAT READERS ARE SAYING 'This book NEEDS to be made into a film' Louise 'I laughed, I cried, I shouted at the characters and I absolutely loved this story' Jennifer 'Devastatingly good' Johnny 'I LOVE LOVE LOVED this book' Viccki 'Wow! What a book!' Jen 'This kept me turning pages long into the night. I'd highly recommend it' Christine 'I can't wait to reread it over and over' Nikita 'I just didn't want this book to end . . . I shall be singing its praises from the rooftops' Cassie 'The perfect book to read this winter' Rebecca 'I'd recommend it to all' L.J. 'I devoured this book' Amanda
The Butterfly Cove CollectionSarah Bennett
‘Guaranteed to melt your heart!’ Rae Reads A perfectly enchanting collection of all three books in the heartwarming Butterfly Cove series! A year of taking chances… Mia is finally putting the past behind her and pouring all her savings into renovating a crumbling guesthouse in peaceful Butterfly Cove. But when her first guest, Daniel Fitzwilliam, arrives it’s soon clear that the tranquil seaside village has a few surprises in store! Kiki is hoping for a fresh start after her marriage falls to pieces – and her sister’s guesthouse by the sea is the perfect escape. Yet when Aaron Spenser offers to share his cottage until she’s back on her feet, she realises she may have found more than just a new home… Nee knows that returning to Butterfly Cove means facing Luke Spenser, the man she impulsively married, then left in the middle of the night. Running away was the biggest mistake of her life – but could coming home for Christmas be the best decision she’s ever made? Three delightfully feel-good romances, perfect for fans of Trisha Ashley, Rachael Lucas and Hilary Boyd. Praise for Sarah Bennett: ‘A sweet, feel-good contemporary romance…definitely sigh-worthy!’ – My Humble Opinion ‘I am already looking forward to my next trip to Butterfly Cove in the summer!’ – Rachel’s Random Reads (top 1,000 Amazon reviewer) ‘A gorgeous story, beautifully written and so full of hope.’ – Rachel Hawes (NetGalley Reviewer) ‘A beautifully romantic debut by a promising new author.’ – Kitty Loves Books ‘Full of charm, engaging and heart warming…what more could you want!’ – Rachel Broughton (NetGalley Reviewer) ‘A beautiful, romantic tale, well written and so cheerful.’ – Jessica Bell (NetGalley Reviewer) ‘A heartwarming and uplifting read.’ – Nicola Armstrong (NetGalley Reviewer)
The Other PrincessChristine Michelle
I was eight years old when I found out I had a father. It was the same day I held my dead mother in my arms while praying her life wasn't really over. I was dropped into the middle of a new family not long after that. My dad, his wife, and their two kids to be exact. My new brother was ten years old and my sister was five. It doesn't take a genius to figure out I wasn’t supposed to be there. My family ended up bigger than that though. My dad was a member of the Aces High Motorcycle Club. From the very beginning I was ostracized because of who my mother had been. The daughters of club members were generally known as MC Princesses. My little sister was one. My title was a bit different, and proved that my mom's sins would always be held against me. I was The Other Princess. My family, both by blood and MC ties, did wrong by me so I walked away from them. That was until he came home from the Army. He tried to fix everything. He tried to win an unattainable heart that had shut down years earlier. I would know since it was my heart he was after. He didn't realize it would take a miracle. Secretly, I hoped I could still believe in miracles. *Note: The Aces High Charleston Series should be read in order. While each book revolves around different members of the Aces High MC Family, they all follow along a timeline that will lead to spoilers if you skip around. They do not have to be read in any particular order with Aces High Books from other chapters (Dakotas, Cedar Falls, etc.) Book 1:The Other Princess (available now) Coming in 2019: Book 2:A Love So Hard Book 3:The Princess & the Prospect Book 4: The Killing Ride Book 5: A Twist of Fate The Charleston Chapter Series of the Aces High MC Franchise deals heavily with internal family themes, and is not your typical MC against MC with romance thrown in book. This is a family drama. The family just so happens to live and breathe bikes and the MC lifestyle. The only things blown up in this book will be a few hearts. ;) You have been warned! This is a full length novel at over 80,000 words for the story (not counting preview chapters for the next book).
The House Next DoorJames Patterson
From the world's bestselling thriller writer – t hree chilling stories in print for the first time! The House Next Door (with Susan DiLallo): Married mother of four Laura Sherman was thrilled when her new neighbour invited her on some errands. But a few quick tasks became a long lunch – and now things could go too far with a man who isn't what he seems... The Killer's Wife (with Max DiLallo): Six girls have gone missing. Detective McGrath knows the only way to find them is to get close to the suspect's wife... maybe too close. The Witnesses (with Brendan DuBois): The Sanderson family has been forced into hiding after one of them stumbled upon a criminal plot. Or so they think. No one will answer their questions. And the terrifying truth may come too late...
The Life-Changing Magic of TidyingMarie Kondo
Marie Kondo will help you declutter your life with her new major Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. Transform your home into a permanently clear and clutter-free space with the incredible KonMari Method. Japan's expert declutterer and professional cleaner Marie Kondo will help you tidy your rooms once and for all with her inspirational step-by-step method. The key to successful tidying is to tackle your home in the correct order, to keep only the things you really love and to do it all at once – and quickly. After that for the rest of your life you only need to choose what to keep and what to discard. The KonMari Method will not just transform your space. Once you have your house in order you will find that your whole life will change. You can feel more confident, you can become more successful, and you can have the energy and motivation to create the life you want. You will also have the courage to move on from the negative aspects of your life: you can recognise and finish a bad relationship; you can stop feeling anxious; you can finally lose weight. Marie Kondo's method is based on a 'once-cleaned, never-messy-again' approach. If you think that such a thing is impossible then you should definitely read this compelling book.
Now newly revised and expanded, Anna Todd’s After fanfiction racked up 1 billion reads online and captivated readers across the globe. Experience the Internet’s most talked-about book for yourself! 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, tattoos, and lip ring, 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 ?
* New York Times bestseller * Animals behaving badly, other people's misfortunes and the most bizarre true crime story ever. French Fried is the unfortunately true account of Chris Dolley’s first eight months in France and has been described as ‘A Year in Provence with Miss Marple and Gerald Durrell.’ Moving house with three cats, two horses and an enormous puppy is fraught at the best of times. But during a storm? Within ten minutes of Chris and Shelagh landing in France a gust of wind rips the roof off their horse transporter and they and their animals are left on a cliff top while a replacement horsebox is sent for from England. From then on it gets worse. Their new home has no heating or hot water. The plumber prefers to use the outside wall rather than any of the five toilets dotted around the house, and the police have just placed their car under house arrest. Just when they think nothing more could possibly go wrong, they discover that Chris’s identity has been stolen and their life savings – all the money from their house sale in England that was going to finance their new life in France – had disappeared. A bank account had been opened in Chris’s name in Spain to take the proceeds. Then they’re abandoned by the police forces of four countries who all insist the crime belongs in someone else's jurisdiction. The French say it’s an Irish crime as that’s where the money was held. The Irish say it’s French as that’s where all the correspondence came from. The British say it’s nothing to do with them even though forged British passports were used to open the bank account in Spain. And the Spanish are on holiday – and can’t even think about investigating any bank account for at least four weeks. So Chris has to solve the crime himself. But unlike fictional detectives he has an 80 year-old mother-in-law and an excitable puppy who insist they come along if he's going anywhere interesting - like a stakeout. Reviews: "This was a fantastic read. It had me laughing so much that I nearly got relegated to the sofa! Once I had started reading this book, I could not put it down, I was even quite happy to miss my favourite T.V programmes!" - Bookmarked "When I downloaded this book this morning, I had every intention of putting it on my phone and reading it in dribs and drabs. And now I appear to have finished the book! The best thing about 'French Fried' is it's sense of humour; warm, self-deprecating, and very British. Literally laugh out loud in several places (I'm glad I'm the only one home!)." - Librarything "Chris Dolley's humour reminds me of James Herriot at times, with my husband shushing me in the middle of the night. I could not put this book down and enjoyed it immensely. The characters, especially Nan, were life-size." - Salammi
The Moonlight WeddingBella Andre & Lucy Kevin
Meg Ashworth has always lived her life by the book, until she finally breaks away from her family’s strict rules to be a wedding designer at Married in Malibu. But she never expected that part of her job description would mean working day — and night — with one of the biggest rock stars on the planet. Lucas Crosby desperately needs Meg’s help to create a music video for his new single. She is so brilliant and beautiful that instead of hiring a model or actress to play the part of his true love in the video…he wants Meg! When their deep spark of connection grows far beyond their pretend relationship onscreen, can he convince her to take a chance on loving him in real life? Lucy Kevin is the sweet pen-name of New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Bella Andre (who writes the #1 bestselling series about The Sullivans). Lucy Kevin books are fun, flirty and romantic―without the steamy scenes. THE BAREFOOT WEDDING is the third book in the fun and romantic “Married in Malibu” series — a spinoff of Lucy Kevin’s New York Times bestselling “Four Weddings and a Fiasco” series. “Married in Malibu” Series Book 1: The Beach Wedding (Liz & Jason) Book 2: The Summer Wedding (Jenn & Daniel) Book 3: The Barefoot Wedding (Travis & Amy) Book 4: The Moonlight Wedding (Meg & Lucas) More books are coming soon! "Four Weddings and a Fiasco" Series Book 1: The Wedding Gift Book 2: The Wedding Dance Book 3: The Wedding Song Book 4: The Wedding Dress Book 5: The Wedding Kiss "Walker Island Romance" Series Book 1: Be My Love Book 2: No Other Love Book 3: When It's Love Book 4: All For Love Book 5: Forever In Love 5 STAR REVIEWS FROM READERS: "The Barefoot Wedding is a super sweet, charming and heartwarming second chance love story. I love this series!" Marybeth, 5 stars on Goodreads "The perfect feel good romance! The Barefoot Wedding grabbed me by the heart strings." Doni, 5 stars on Goodreads “There is something really magical about the Married in Malibu series!" Claire on Goodreads “I loved this book. It reminded me of Nora Roberts' wedding series." 5 stars for The Wedding Gift "Another winner from Lucy Kevin. I have enjoyed all of the books in this Series. If you are looking for a feel good kind of book, check out the Four Weddings and a Fiasco series." 5 stars for The Wedding Dress "Awesome book from start to finish! I could not wait for the book to come out and it was great. The anticipation of what direction the story line was going to take surprised me, but at the same time kept me intrigued." 5 stars for The Wedding Dress ABOUT THE AUTHOR Bella Andre's New York Times and USA Today bestselling novels have been #1 bestsellers around the world and she has sold more than 8 million books so far! Known for "sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance" (Publishers Weekly), her books have been Cosmopolitan Magazine "Red Hot Reads" twice and have been translated into ten languages. She also writes sweet contemporary romances as Lucy Kevin. There are more than 50,000 5 star reviews for Bella Andre's books on Goodreads!
The DryJane Harper
SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING ERIC BANA AS AARON FALK. The international debut bestseller from the author of Force of Nature and new novel The Lost Man . "A breathless pageturner ... A secret on every page" The New York Times "One of the most stunning debuts I've ever read ... Read it!" David Baldacci WHO REALLY KILLED THE HADLER FAMILY? It hasn't rained in Kiewarra for two years. Tensions in the farming community become unbearable when three members of the Hadler family are discovered shot to death on their property. Everyone assumes Luke Hadler committed suicide after slaughtering his wife and six-year-old son. Federal Police investigator Aaron Falk returns to his hometown for the funerals and is unwillingly drawn into the investigation. As suspicion spreads through the town, Falk is forced to confront the community that rejected him twenty years earlier. Because Falk and his childhood friend Luke Hadler shared a secret, one which Luke's death threatens to unearth ... WINNER ABIA BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 WINNER ABIA GENERAL FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 WINNER INDIE BOOK AWARDS DEBUT FICTION 2017 WINNER DAVITT AWARDS ADULT FICTION 2017 WINNER DAVITT AWARDS DEBUT FICTION 2017 WINNER NED KELLY AWARD BEST FIRST FICTION 2017 MORE PRAISE FOR THE DRY "I devoured it in just over 24 hours ... Spellbinding" Ian Rankin "Devastating debut ... a suspenseful tale of sound and fury" Publishers Weekly, starred review "A nail-biting thriller ... this fine debut will keep readers on edge and awake long past bedtime." Kirkus, starred review "Every so often a debut novel arrives that is so tightly woven and compelling it seems the work of a novelist in her prime. That's what Jane Harper has given us with The Dry " John Hart, New York Times bestselling author of Redemption Road "It's extremely rare and exciting to read a debut that enthralls from the very first page and then absolutely sticks the landing." C.J. Box, #1 New York Times Bestselling author of Off The Grid "Australian author Harper's debut is a stunner." Booklist
The Healthy Smoothie BibleFarnoosh Brock
“Love love love this book!” – one of over 300 *FIVE STAR* Amazon reviews! START YOUR BLENDERS! Whatever your fitness regimen, health goals, or daily routine, this massive book of 100+ recipes has the perfect smoothies for every occasion, including: • Zesty Berry Morning • Citrus Superload • Cacao Vanilla Shake • Better than Sex Elixir • Limy Minty Charm • Spicy Sweet Potato Shake • Matcha Doing • Blue Green Ocean In this comprehensive resource about every aspect of the wonderful world of healthy smoothies, author and healthy drink expert Farnoosh Brock shares her knowledge, discoveries, useful tips, and lessons learned from years of making smoothies and getting healthier from the powerhouse of nutrition from these drinks. She gives you the full scoop : • How to get started • How to keep it simple • How to listen to your body as you add healthy smoothies into your life • How to heal your body and return it to harmony using the magic of your blender Potassium-rich bananas, free radical-fighting blueberries, nutrient-rich spinach, succulent mango, light and sweet almond milk… every delicious natural ingredient you can think of pairs up in this smoothie book for devoted followers of the healthy smoothie revolution that's sweeping the nation. Wondering how to stay motivated after the initial excitement wears off? How to make smoothies quickly and efficiently while still keeping it fun and fresh? Brock talks you through these situations and many more, giving you useful tips on how to manage each as you move forward with The Healthy Smoothie Bible .
Walk on the Striped SideJessie Lane
The second book in the best-selling Big Bad Bite Series! Does he have his claws in her for good? Or is she just yanking his tail? Elena Demos’s life has been turned upside down. Her mother has passed away, leaving Elena and her two half-sisters to deal with their mother’s will and the crazy stipulations it contains. For the three sisters to inherit the substantial amount of money left behind, they have to go to work with two aunts they’ve never met in a family business Amazons Inc. they know nothing about. If that isn’t bad enough, Elena runs into the man who once broke her heart, and it’s only their first day on the job. Gage Ivanov is a stupid beast. He let the woman who should be his mate go because she couldn’t be told of his Other identity. Now Elena’s back, but she refuses to give in to his demands for her to be his mate. The timing for all of this couldn’t be worse, either, because Gage and his circle of friends are trying to subdue a rogue pack of wolf shifters in Germany who threaten to out the Others to the world of humans. Will he be able to juggle the oncoming conflict and win back his mate? Claws, love bites and handcuffs OH MY! Contains mature themes. "If you’re looking for a fun and sexy paranormal romance you need to pick up Walk On The Striped Side, I’ll never look at cat toys the same way… Fans of Shelly Laurenston and Jessica Sims will fall in love with Jessie Lane’s Big Bad Bite series.” The Book Nympho
Securing CaiteSusan Stoker
Caite McCallan is a Department of Defense admin working in Bahrain when a glitchy elevator, of all things, leads to an unexpected invitation to dinner by a gorgeous Navy SEAL. When he later stands her up, Caite’s understandably upset…until she overhears a plot that confirms Rocco didn’t blow her off. Instead, he and two fellow SEALs are in danger—and Caite is forced to put her career and her life on the line to save them. Blake “Rocco” Wise never expected his routine mission to go sideways, but he was even more surprised to find himself and his teammates rescued by the adorably shy woman he met in a stalled elevator. Caite’s selfless act saved his life, but when attempts on her own make it clear someone wants her gone, it’s Rocco’s turn to protect the brave, sweet, sexy woman. The longer he knows her, the more he wants her…but keeping Caite close could bring her nearer to the enemy than ever before. ** Securing Caite is the 1st book in the SEAL of Protection: Legacy Series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings.
Past TenseLee Child
JACK REACHER NEVER LOOKS BACK . . . UNTIL NOW. The most hotly anticipated thriller of 2018 follows our hero Jack Reacher on a quest into his father's past, and climaxes in the most blood-curdling ticking time bomb of an adventure yet. The present can be tense . . . A young couple trying to get to New York City are stranded at a lonely motel in the middle of nowhere. Before long they’re trapped in an ominous game of life and death. But the past can be worse . . . Meanwhile, Jack Reacher sets out on an epic road trip across America. He doesn’t get far. Deep in the New England woods, he sees a sign to a place he has never been - the town where his father was born. But when he arrives he is told no one named Reacher ever lived there. Now he wonders: who’s lying? As the tension ratchets up and these two stories begin to entwine, the stakes have never been higher for Reacher. That’s for damn sure.
Purely DeliciousTeresa Cutter
Teresa Cutter, The Healthy Chef, shares a collection of her favourite recipes in this easy to follow cookbook designed for people who are passionate about food and health, but don’t have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen. Teresa has applied her “keep it simple, keep it fresh and make it yourself” philosophy to all her meals, from yummy breakfasts, dinners, soups and salads, to desserts, smoothies, cakes and more. She has created an extensive repertoire of recipes, turning fresh ingredients into purely delicious healthy food. With more than 200 fuss-free recipes, Purely Delicious is healthy cooking at its very best. Whether you're an accomplished cook or a complete beginner, you'll be able to enjoy the essence of good food and achieve perfect results in the kitchen with every recipe. “I’m so excited to bring out the cookbook I’ve always wanted to create, full of my favourite recipes that I love to cook and that make me feel nourished every day," Teresa says. "Whether you’re gluten free, sugar free, paleo, vegetarian or just want to eat pure, natural whole food that is good for you – there is something here for everyone." "My main aim is to get people cooking their own food and eating healthier, so everyone can live better lives filled with good health and happiness.” Teresa Cutter.
Ladies in BlackMadeleine St. John
Previously published as Women in Black now a major film directed by Bruce Beresford and starring Julia Ormond, Angourie Rice, Rachael Taylor, Ryan Corr, Shane Jacobson, Susie Porter, Alison McGirr, Noni Hazlehurst and Vincent Perez At the very end of the Ladies’ Frocks Departments, past Cocktail Frocks, there was something very special, something quite, quite wonderful; but it wasn’t for everybody: that was the point. Because there, at the very end, there was a lovely arch, on which was written in curly letters Model Gowns. Written by a superb novelist of contemporary manners, Ladies in Black is a fairytale which illuminates the extraordinariness of ordinary lives. The women in black are run off their feet, what with the Christmas rush and the summer sales that follow. But it’s Sydney in the 1950s, and there’s still just enough time left on a hot and frantic day to dream and scheme… By the time the last marked-down frock has been sold, most of the staff of the Ladies’ Cocktail section at F. G. Goode’s have been launched into slightly different careers. With the lightest touch and the most tender of comic instincts, Madeleine St John conjures a vanished summer of innocence. Ladies in Black is a great novel, a lost Australian classic. Madeleine St John was born in Sydney in 1941. Her father, Edward, was a barrister and Liberal politician. Her mother, Sylvette, committed suicide in 1954, when Madeleine was twelve. Sylvette’s death, Madeleine later said, ‘obviously changed everything’. St John studied Arts at Sydney University, where her contemporaries included Bruce Beresford, Germaine Greer, Clive James and Robert Hughes. In 1965 she married Chris Tillam, a fellow student, and they moved to the United States where they first attended Stanford and later Cambridge. From Cambridge, St John relocated to London in 1968. The couple did not reunite and the marriage ended. St John settled in Notting Hill. She worked at a series of odd jobs, and then, in 1993, published her first novel, The Women in Black (adapted for the stage and screen as Ladies in Black ), the only book she set in Australia. When her third novel, The Essence of the Thing (1997), was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, she became the first Australian woman to receive this honour. St John died in 2006. ‘Seductive, hilarious, brilliantly observed, this novel shimmers with wit and tenderness.’ Helen Garner ‘A major minor masterpiece, a witty and poignant snapshot of Sydney the year before yesterday.’ Barry Humphries ‘A delicious book. Funny and happy, it’s like the breath of youth again.’ Jane Gardam ‘St. John casts an airy spell with the deftness of her prose, which moves gracefully, swiftly and with perfect manners.’ Delia Falconer ‘Funny, affectionate, moving and written with a light, comic touch.’ Monica McInerney
The Pearl ThiefFiona McIntosh
Severine Kassel is asked by the Louvre in 1963 to aid the British Museum with curating its antique jewellery, her specialty. Her London colleagues find her distant and mysterious, her cool beauty the topic of conversations around its quiet halls. No one could imagine that she is a desperately damaged woman, hiding her trauma behind her chic, French image. It is only when some dramatic Byzantine pearls are loaned to the Museum that Severine's poise is dashed and the tightly controlled life she's built around herself is shattered. Her shocking revelation of their provenance sets off a frenzied hunt for Nazi Ruda Mayek. Mossad's interest is triggered and one of its most skilled agents comes out of retirement to join the hunt, while the one person who can help Severine - the solicitor handling the pearls - is bound by client confidentiality. As she follows Mayek's trail, there is still one lifelong secret for her to reveal - and one for her to discover. From the snowy woodlands outside Prague to the Tuileries of Paris and the heather-covered moors of Yorkshire comes a confronting and heart-stopping novel that explores whether love and hope can ever overpower atrocity in a time of war and hate.
The Tycoon's Secretive TemptressElizabeth Lennox
She makes him crazy! Gianna is an Italian temptress in real life. Brant Jones wants her, but he doesn’t want to want her. She’s lush and vibrant and dives into every situation with a gusto that…well, she’s going to get herself killed! From confronting thieves to dangerous rides, Gianna is everything Brant wants – but is she stealing his company’s secrets? Gianna wants the incredibly uptight Brant to embrace life more. He’s so focused on business, that he never takes the time to stop and look around, enjoy the sunshine and feel the wind! He’s so completely different from any man she’s ever met – and Gianna doesn’t understand her attraction to the handsome but overly strict man. He has wealth, but no passion to enjoy the success he’s worked so hard to achieve. But Gianna is determined to teach him. And with each step of her lessons, she falls more in love with the man. Until the day he threatens to arrest her!
Unbroken ThreadsJennifer Klepper
Jessica Donnelly's life is beginning to unravel. When the attorney turned stay-at-home mom tentatively volunteers to represent Amina Hamid, a woman seeking asylum, Jessica must learn an unfamiliar area of the law. Soon, rising opposition to Muslim immigration and unexpected prejudices put her relationships on shaky ground. Amina fled Syria with little more than memories that now fight against the images splashed on the news. Seeking a secure future and freedom from guilt and grief, she must learn to trust others amidst the reality of fear and hate. To find stability, Jessica and Amina will both need to harness their own strengths, which may lie in connections that transcend generations, cultures, and continents.
The Revenge SeriesNatalie Wrye
Three full-length romances with humor, heart, suspense and steam. Cocky, heart-of-gold alpha males inside. Riske and Revenge: Book 1 Nine years later, when a huge publishing house tries to buy my small press, I storm into the office of the CEO to find him. Same cocky grin. Different name. _____ Perfect Revenge: Book 2 As a partner in my own company, I put the “cock” in the word “cocky…amongst other things, of course. The only exception to this rule was her. ______ Sweet Revenge: Book 3 Mr. Playboy Pro is none other than Colton Evans, my CEO’s step-brother. A walking wet dream with dark features and an even darker past, I find that behind the fan-favorite smile is an arrogant bastard. The worst part? I think I like it. The Revenge Series will leave you hot and bothered, laughing and full of WTF twists and turns. Have fun!
Conversations with FriendsSally Rooney
WINNER OF THE SUNDAY TIMES / PFD YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR SHORTLISTED FOR THE DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE 2018 SHORTLISTED FOR THE KERRY GROUP IRISH NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2018 SHORTLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE 2018 LONGLISTED FOR THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE 2018 A SUNDAY TIMES , OBSERVER AND TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEAR Frances is twenty-one years old, cool-headed and darkly observant. A college student in Dublin and aspiring writer, she works at a literary agency by day. At night, she performs spoken word with her best friend Bobbi, who used to be her girlfriend. When they are profiled by Melissa, a well-known journalist, they enter an exotic orbit of beautiful houses, raucous dinner parties and holidays in Provence. Initially unimpressed, Frances finds herself embroiled in a risky ménage a quatre when she begins an affair with Nick, Melissa's actor husband. Desperate to reconcile herself to the desires and vulnerabilities of her body, Frances's intellectual certainties begin to yield to something new - a painful and disorienting way of living from moment to moment. But as Frances tries to keep control, her relationships increasingly unspool: with Nick, with her difficult and unhappy father, and finally even with Bobbi. Written with rare precision and probing intelligence, Conversations with Friends is exquisitely alive to the pleasures and inhibitions of youth.
Red WarVince Flynn & Kyle Mills
The #1 New York Times bestselling series returns with Mitch Rapp racing to prevent Russia’s gravely ill leader from starting a full-scale war with NATO. When Russian president Maxim Krupin discovers that he has inoperable brain cancer, he’s determined to cling to power. His first task is to kill or imprison any of his countrymen who can threaten him. Soon, though, his illness becomes serious enough to require a more dramatic diversion—war with the West. Upon learning of Krupin’s condition, CIA director Irene Kennedy understands that the US is facing an opponent who has nothing to lose. The only way to avoid a confrontation that could leave millions dead is to send Mitch Rapp to Russia under impossibly dangerous orders. With the Kremlin’s entire security apparatus hunting him, he must find and kill a man many have deemed the most powerful in the world. Success means averting a war that could consume all of Europe. But if his mission is discovered, Rapp will plunge Russia and America into a conflict that neither will survive. “In the world of black-ops thrillers, Mitch Rapp continues to be among the best of the best” ( Booklist , starred review).
Can't Hurt MeDavid Goggins
For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare - poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a U.S. Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. The only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller, he went on to set records in numerous endurance events, inspiring Outside magazine to name him The Fittest (Real) Man in America. In Can't Hurt Me, he shares his astonishing life story and reveals that most of us tap into only 40% of our capabilities. Goggins calls this The 40% Rule, and his story illuminates a path that anyone can follow to push past pain, demolish fear, and reach their full potential.
Unequal AffectionsLara S. Ormiston
When Elizabeth Bennet first knew Mr. Darcy, she despised him and was sure he felt the same. Angered by his pride and reserve, influenced by the lies of the charming Mr. Wickham, she never troubled herself to believe he was anything other than the worst of men—until, one day, he unexpectedly proposed. Mr. Darcy’s passionate avowal of love causes Elizabeth to reevaluate everything she thought she knew about him. What she knows is that he is rich, handsome, clever, and very much in love with her. She, on the other hand, is poor, and can expect a future of increasing poverty if she does not marry. The incentives for her to accept him are strong, but she is honest enough to tell him that she does not return his affections. He says he can accept that—but will either of them ever be truly happy in a relationship of unequal affection? Diverging from Jane Austen’s classic novel Pride and Prejudice at the proposal in the Hunsford parsonage, this story explores the kind of man Darcy is, even before his “proper humbling,” and how such a man, so full of pride, so much in love, might have behaved had Elizabeth chosen to accept his original proposal.
The GoalElle Kennedy
New York Times bestseller Elle Kennedy brings you a sexy new Off-Campus novel that can be read as a standalone… She's good at achieving her goals… College senior Sabrina James has her whole future planned out: graduate from college, kick butt in law school, and land a high-paying job at a cutthroat firm. Her path to escaping her shameful past certainly doesn't include a gorgeous hockey player who believes in love at first sight. One night of sizzling heat and surprising tenderness is all she's willing to give John Tucker, but sometimes, one night is all it takes for your entire life to change. But the game just got a whole lot more complicated Tucker believes being a team player is as important as being the star. On the ice, he's fine staying out of the spotlight, but when it comes to becoming a daddy at the age of twenty-two, he refuses to be a bench warmer. It doesn't hurt that the soon-to-be mother of his child is beautiful, whip-smart, and keeps him on his toes. The problem is, Sabrina's heart is locked up tight, and the fiery brunette is too stubborn to accept his help. If he wants a life with the woman of his dreams, he'll have to convince her that some goals can only be made with an assist.
The BindingBridget Collins
‘I wish I had written it’ Erin Kelly Imagine you could erase your grief. Imagine you could forget your pain. Imagine you could hide a secret. Forever. Emmett Farmer is working in the fields when a letter arrives summoning him to begin an apprenticeship. He will work for a Bookbinder, a vocation that arouses fear, superstition and prejudice – but one neither he nor his parents can afford to refuse. He will learn to hand-craft beautiful volumes, and within each he will capture something unique and extraordinary: a memory. If there’s something you want to forget, he can help. If there’s something you need to erase, he can assist. Your past will be stored safely in a book and you will never remember your secret, however terrible. In a vault under his mentor’s workshop, row upon row of books – and memories – are meticulously stored and recorded. Then one day Emmett makes an astonishing discovery: one of them has his name on it. THE BINDING is an unforgettable, magical novel: a boundary-defying love story and a unique literary event. Reviews ‘The Binding is a dark chocolate slice of cake with a surprising, satisfying seam of raspberry running through it. It is a rich, gothic entertainment that explores what books have trapped in them and reminds us of the power of storytelling. Spellbinding’ Tracy Chevalier ‘Truly spellbinding … readers will sink gratefully into the pleasures of its pages … Like a wonderful meal made from a few simple ingredients: the feeling in your chest when you hold someone in your arms for the first time; the sight of a host of bluebells. In recent years, the state of the world has threatened to make us forget the simple pleasures of kisses and bluebells and thick novels that tell stories of heartbreak. Here is a book to help us remember’ Guardian ‘With a twisting narrative that explores humans’ darkest moments and morals, Collins has created a fascinating fantasy world that evokes the atmosphere of Sarah Waters’ books with a nod to Philip Pullman. And, with a love story holding much of the story’s emotion together, this is definitely a book you’ll want to lose yourself to for hours on end’ Stylist ‘Part fantasy, part faux-history, part heart-in-your throat love story, it’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind meets The Miniaturist’ Grazia ‘More of an experience than a book, written with such grace and wisdom. Utterly brilliant’ Joanna Cannon, author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep ‘Pure magic. The kind of immersive storytelling that makes you forget your own name. I wish I had written it’ Erin Kelly, author of He Said/She Said ‘An original concept, beautifully written. Collins’ prose is spellbinding’ Laura Purcell, author of The Silent Companions ‘A real treat … gothic, imaginative and dark’ The Times ‘Intriguing, thought-provoking and heartbreaking … what a gorgeous book' Stella Duffy ‘Beguiling … Dark and atmospheric’ i Paper About the author Bridget Collins trained as an actor at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art after reading English at King's College, Cambridge. She is the author of seven acclaimed books for young adults and has had two plays produced, one at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. THE BINDING is her first adult novel.
Tangled Like UsKrista Ritchie & Becca Ritchie
How to protect your heart: Let your bodyguard have it. Jane Cobalt is an American princess. The loyal and painfully curious twenty-three-year-old has inherited immense pressure to preserve the Cobalt legacy. But for Jane — sex, love, and life have been a series of royal failures. After a friends-with-benefits ended in disaster, she's sworn to a “no sex” hiatus for, well, eternity — and she has no intention of letting anyone in her bed and definitely not her heart. Twenty-eight-year-old Thatcher Moretti is painfully professional. As the stern 24/7 bodyguard to Jane, thinking about unbridled sex with his sweet client is a sin. One that he keeps committing. But the real act is a hard line he’d never cross. When a family member betrays Jane's trust, the media becomes obsessed with matchmaking the perpetually “single” Jane Cobalt and unwanted attention suddenly compromises her safety. Thatcher would do anything to protect her, and one solution may level the threats: Become the fake boyfriend to an American princess. Entwined together with boiling chemistry, new “professional” parameters, and an oath, unsaid feelings threaten to rise and change everything.
Five years ago, Petty Officer Orion “Wicked” Cross met and fell secretly in love with CIA officer Katherine “Kat” Harrington, and their mission together went bad. Even though Wicked wasn’t at fault, Kat blamed him and they parted bitterly. Now she’s missing and regardless of the bad blood between them, he’s going after her like he would any other hostage. Maybe it’s time to clear the air and put their past behind them. But it all rides on an unforgiving woman, who’s been honed and jaded by many missions, yet his heart has never let her go. Kat is on her own personal mission and having to be rescued by the one man she wants to avoid only adds fuel to that inner fire. She still blames him for her fiancé’s death and has never given him a chance to explain or mend fences. Except on this mission where nothing seems to go right, they find themselves thrust together on the edge of mortal danger where the lines between combatants tend to blur. With Wicked constantly on her six, invading her personal and professional space, could the truth about what happened change her mind or tear their fragile love apart?
Cottage on a Cornish CliffKate Ryder
Returning to the heart of her beloved Cornwall, Kate Ryder weaves another deliciously irresistible tale of desire, jealousy and the search for understanding, set against the stunning backdrop of the glorious Lizard Peninsula. Globally renowned actor Oliver Foxley has made the most difficult decision of all and set the love of his life free, in order to try and bring his family back together. But there's a magnetic pull back to both Cara and Cornwall that Oliver can neither deny nor resist... Heartbroken for a second time in her short life, single mother Cara knows she has no choice but to pick up the pieces yet again and carry on. Perhaps a complete change of scenery would help her, and her young family? Yet her mind, spirit and heart yearn for the windswept shores of her Cornish Cove... Cara and Oliver face the agonising choice between following expectations, or following their hearts. How will their story end...?
Darkroom: A ThrillerMary Maddox
Kelly's search for a missing friend draws her into a sinister underworld. Talented but unstable photographer Day Randall has been living rent-free in Kelly Durrell's Colorado condo for eight months. Day needs someone to keep an eye on her. Kelly needs someone to draw her out of her stable but not spectacular life. The arrangement works for both of them. Then Kelly comes home one day to find Day gone. There's no note, no phone call. Day's car is still parked out front, but her room is starkly, suspiciously spotless. No one seems to care. The police certainly aren't interested in a missing bipolar artist, but Kelly knows something is wrong. Day wouldn't just leave. Alone, Kelly traces Day's last steps through shadowy back rooms of Boulder nightclubs and to a remote mountain estate, where the wealthy protect themselves behind electric fences and armed guards. Along the way, she uncovers a sinister underworld lying just below the mountain snow, and a group of powerful people who will do anything to protect the secrets hidden in Day's enigmatic photographs. If she trusts the wrong person, Kelly herself will be the next to disappear. If you like suspenseful thrillers with unexpected plot twists, a strong sense of place, and characters that one reader describes as "so well-drawn you'd swear they were relatives," you'll love Mary Maddox's dark, compelling novel. A Night Owl Reviews Top Pick: "Sensational!...A haunting novel full of suspense and not a little terror." Hailed by Best Thrillers as "one of the year's best crime thrillers." Get your copy today and join Kelly on her dangerous quest for the truth.
One Chance, FancyLani Lynn Vale
Benson Bayou Beauregard is the president of the Bear Bottom Guardians MC, and the grandson of the Sergeant at Arms for the Dixie Wardens MC. He’s a mountain of a man and the warden of a prison, and there’s only one thing that can scare him—being told that he’s the father of a three-year-old little girl. A three-year-old little girl that has no clue who he is. Hell, he only finds out about the little cherub when a woman from child protective services comes by and rocks his world before leaving the girl in his shocked arms. Every single thing he thinks he knows goes up in a cloud of smoke. To make matters worse, the woman that he’s been trying to convince to give him a chance takes one look at the little girl and tells him that he’s just not in the right place to handle both of them. But Bayou was never one to back down from a challenge. He can handle a three-year-old girl that acts exactly like him, and he can more than take on the fiery red-head that sets flame to his blood while he’s at it.
Force of NatureJane Harper
From the international bestselling author of The Dry and new novel The Lost Man . Lost, Cold, Desperate ... Danger Runs Deep Five women reluctantly pick up their backpacks and start walking along the muddy track. Only four come out the other side. The hike through the rugged Giralang Ranges is meant to take the office colleagues out of their air-conditioned comfort zone and teach resilience and team building. At least that is what the corporate retreat website advertises. Federal Police Agent Aaron Falk has a particularly keen interest in the whereabouts of the missing bushwalker. Alice Russell is the whistleblower in his latest case - and Alice knew secrets. About the company she worked for and the people she worked with. Far from the hike encouraging teamwork, the women tell Falk a tale of suspicion, violence and disintegrating trust. And as he delves into the disappearance, it seems some dangers may run far deeper than anyone knew. WINNER OF THE READERS' CHOICE DAVITT AWARD 2018 SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 SPECSAVERS (UK) NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS INTERNATIONAL AUTHOR OF THE YEAR PRAISE FOR FORCE OF NATURE " Force of Nature bristles with wit; it crackles with suspense; it radiates atmosphere. An astonishing book from an astonishing writer" A.J. Finn, author of The Woman in the Window "I loved The Dry. Force of Nature is even better. Brilliantly paced, it wrong-foots the reader like a rocky trail through the bush" Susie Steiner, author of Missing, Presumed and Persons Unknown " Lord of the Flies in the Australian outback, with grown women in place of school boys. I loved every chilling moment of it. A blistering follow-up to The Dry from one of the best new voices in crime fiction" Sarah Hilary, author the DI Marnie Rome series "...once again Harper manages to touch on something mythic in the Australian experience of the land" The Age "The narrative is finely constructed, with perfectly measured pace and suspense. So much so that it reminded me of another master of form, Liane Moriarty. As with Moriarty, Harper has that rare touch that manages to cross the genre divide and appeal more widely to general readers" The Saturday Paper "Harper's mastery of pace makes Force Of Nature one of 2017's best thrillers" Elle Magazine "Gripping thriller will have readers hooked" The Sunday Telegraph " Force of Nature proves Jane Harper, author of The Dry , is no one-hit wonder. Its premise is instantly gripping" The Herald Sun
Twins Make FourNicole Elliot
I have one of those faces. The type of face where someone thinks you're someone you're not. Scarlet thinks that. She thinks I'm her first love. I'm not, but I'll be her last. When I meet Scarlet, she's unlike any girl I've ever met. Feisty, determined, she'll do anything to get her way. Sauntering over to me in the bar with those hips. That silky hair. Those kissable lips. Two can play at this game. After this weekend we'll never see each other again. Just 48 hours between the sheets. Then I go back to Chicago and she stays in this sleepy little town. Except four months later she shows up at my office with a secret so big it could tear our whole worlds apart. One word changes everything. Daddy.
The Couple on Cedar CloseAnna-Lou Weatherley
One sunny August afternoon, the residents of Cedar Close throw their annual summer barbecue. Children play in the cherry-tree lined street, tables are laden with food, and the wine is flowing. For Laurie Mills, it’s her first time meeting the neighbours. And it’s the first time she discovers her husband Robert is having an affair. Cedar Close has always been a nice place to live – a quiet suburban street where everyone looks out for one another and bad things don’t happen. Until late one evening, when Robert Mills is found dead in his bedroom. Downstairs, in their beautiful kitchen, his wife Laurie sits alone in the dark with her head in her hands. She can’t remember the last few hours, but she knows she didn’t kill Robert. The trouble is, no-one believes her… An utterly gripping page-turner about the dark secrets that lie behind closed doors. Perfect for fans of JP Delaney’s The Girl Before and Gone Girl , The Couple on Cedar Close will keep you reading late into the night. Read what everyone is saying about The Couple on Cedar Close : ‘ A.......maz........ing , what a fantastic book, loved every word on every page, a great psychological thriller that held my interest throughout and I didn't want it to end…I could carry on raving about this book but just read it for yourself, I can definitely recommend, you will not be disappointed .’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Gripping, page turner, disturbing, just a few words I would use to describe this fantastic read! I loved this book, it reminded me of The Girl on the Train and quickly became one of my new favorites! ’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘ Ten stars for being able to keep me up until 4 a.m. I just HAD to finish this book! I cannot begin to describe how riveting this novel was . Great writing, characterizations, plot, timing, suspense--it has it all. Trust me, you will NOT be able to put it down until you finish reading it. So many mediocre thrillers out there that this one hit me like a ton of bricks. Absolutely SUPERB! ’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars ‘ What an explosive read...this is a loop the loop rollercoaster of a ride, you better strap in and get ready, your head will be spinning trying to keep up with all the twists, betrayals, friendships, heartache, loss... this book has it all, puts a whole new meaning on the term psychological thriller!!! ’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘ Flipping heck! It's a while since I've raced through a book like this, so engrossed that I literally did nothing today except read. I was caught from the very first line and it wouldn't let me go… The story is so well written, the characters so fleshed out and real, it was like watching a movie in my mind. excellent stuff! ’ Rona Halsall, 5 stars ‘ An awesome mystery that kept me guessing and guessing …The author has the ability to connect the reader with the characters and the story immediately. It's a winner!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘ I fell for this book within the first chapter! Anna-Lou Weatherley kept me guessing until the last chapter! …I read it in a few sittings . Highly recommend!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘ A fantastic psychological thriller …This book is a gripping page turner, brilliantly written and full of secrets and lies .’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘ I read a lot of thrillers and this was so much more believable than any other thriller I have read this year …I was very intrigued and finished it in one day and could not put it down .’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘ Reminded me a lot of The Girl on the Train but more disturbing … A definite page turner!! ’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘ Wow!!! …Trust me, this is one you don't want to miss—it's going to be huge! ’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars
Raven Black risks it all for loyalty and love in this stunning continuation in the USA Today bestselling Crossbreed series. Raven returns to her childhood home to rebuild her severed relationship with her father. After a long year of capturing violent criminals and thwarting assassination plots, she could use a vacation. But trouble is brewing on the home front. When Raven discovers her father is in financial peril, she's determined to set things right even if it means sacrificing her heart in the process. Meanwhile, her relationship with Christian is on shaky ground when a skeleton falls out of his closet. Will they be able to leave the past behind, or is the trust between them dead and buried? When the bonds of love are put to the test, only the courageous will prevail. Crossbreed is a thrilling new urban fantasy series with romantic elements and heartpounding twists. Follow Raven as she battles evil forces in a secret world of magic that's hidden within our own. PRAISE FOR THE CROSSBREED SERIES " "This is a brilliant start to a new series, and it has all my favourite elements." - Gothic Mansion Books "I loved every minute of it." - Nocturnal Reviews " It was utterly addictive . Lots of action, trouble, and suspense all of which had me listening into the wee hours and ignoring my other reading material." - Caffeinated Book Reviewer "Raven Black. Such a faceted, crazy, witty, and reckless heroine. She reminds me a bit of Kate Daniels . The plot is seamless , utterly engrossing ." - The Bookaddict Diaries "Raven was engaging, intriguing and invited listeners into her life and head. A wonderful introduction to a new series, with solid world-building ,intrigue from characters and a clear purpose for the heroine with just enough left undone to continue, fans of urban fantasy that mixes character, content and action in equal measure are sure to enjoy this one. " - I Am, Indeed "Each team member brings their own unique skill set to the team and without one, the others couldn't do everything that they do. I loved watching them work together and I really felt that they were a family. I will totally be reading more of the Crossbreed series . I enjoyed everything from the characters to the world and the story line." - Urban Fantasy Investigations "Dannika has created a world that draws you in and characters that will make you want to be part of their lives. - Viviana, Enchantress of Books "Dannika's writing is nothing short of amazing !" - Rabid Reads "The combination of a story penned by Dark & narrated by Poole is a win-win in my book!" - The Oracle Reviews
Butterface (A Hot Romantic Comedy)Avery Flynn
It’s true. I’m not what most people would call “pretty” and, well, high school was rough. Fast forward ten years and life is good… Until a bunch of jerks think it’s hilarious to put the “butterface” (AKA me) on a wedding Kiss Cam with the hottest guy ever—and that old humiliation hits hard. I recognize him immediately. The sexiest cop in Waterbury and totally out of my league. But then he kisses me. And we totally forget the room, the crowd, everything. Then he tells everyone we’ve been dating for months. Soon everything starts to feel too real, from adorable fights over “necessary” tools to fix my broken porch to surviving a free-for-all dinner with his six siblings to picking up where our last kiss left off. But there’s something he’s not telling me about why he’s really hanging around, and I’m pretty sure it has to do with my mob-connected brothers. Because this is not a make-over story, and Cinderella is only a fairy tale… Each book in the Hartigans series is STANDALONE: * Butterface * Muffin Top
Healthy BakingTeresa Cutter
Delicious recipes that are free from refined sugars and flours, and offer gluten-free and paleo alternatives to suit everyone's taste! HEALTHY BAKING - Cakes, Cookies + Raw is the ultimate must have healthy, wholefood baking book of our time. It's all about going back to basics, keeping things simple and using quality ingredients that are good for health and wellbeing. The recipes are made from pure, honest wholefoods and focus o n SUGAR FREE, GLUTEN-FREE, VEGAN, PALEO an d WHOLEFOOD creations. It contains 488 pages of all new and exclusive recipes, and chapters on Teresa's baking secrets that include: Gluten Free Breads Scrumptious Cookies Wholesome Cakes Raw Desserts Naked Chocolate Treats Gluten Free Scones Healthy Baking Tips an d more ! Healthy Baking extra features: + Dairy and non-dairy suggestions + Comprehensive kitchen tools list and ingredients glossary + Exclusive, new recipes + The Baking Essentials + Creams, Jams + Vegan Butter + Teresa's favourite recipe for Raw Golden Turmeric Custard + Beautiful quality production and photography for each recipe Healthy Baking is t he perfect companion to Purely Delicious , and a classic gem to add to your Healthy Chef collection.
The Husband's SecretLiane Moriarty
The no 1. New York Times bestseller from the author of Big Little Lies and new novel Nine Perfect Strangers. "A staggeringly brilliant novel. It is literally unputdownable." Mail on Sunday How well do you know your husband? Cecilia Fitzpatrick, devoted mother, successful Tupperware business owner and efficient P&C President, has found a letter from her husband. "For my wife, Cecilia Fitzpatrick, to be opened only in the event of my death" But Cecilia's husband isn't dead, he's on a business trip. And when she questions him about it on the phone, Cecilia senses something she hasn't experienced before. John-Paul is lying. What happens next changes Cecilia's formerly blissful suburban existence forever, and the consequences will be life-changing for the most unexpected people. Fans of Jojo Moyes, Jodi Picoult and Paula Hawkins will love Liane Moriarty. PRAISE FOR THE HUSBAND'S SECRET "So good you won't be able to keep it to yourself" USA Today "The story is cleverly plotted, full of suspense and so well-written that it pulls you in from the first page" Sunday Mirror "Dark and compelling, this is a must read" Sun "Intelligent and funny" Sydney Morning Herald Named one of Entertainment Weekly's Best Books of the Year and People magazine's Top Ten Books of the Year
China Rich GirlfriendKevin Kwan
Kevin Kwan, bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians - now a smash hit international film - is back with a wickedly funny new novel of social climbing, secret emails, art-world scandal, lovesick billionaires, and the outrageous story of what happens when Rachel Chu, engaged to marry Asia's most eligible bachelor, discovers her birth father. On the eve of her wedding to Nicholas Young, heir to one of the greatest fortunes in Asia, Rachel should be over the moon. She has a flawless Asscher-cut diamond from JAR, a wedding dress she loves more than anything found in the salons of Paris and a fiance willing to sacrifice his entire inheritance in order to marry her. But Rachel still mourns the fact that her birth father, a man she never knew, won't be able to walk her down the aisle. Until: a shocking revelation draws Rachel into a world of Shanghai splendour beyond anything she has ever imagined. Here we meet Carlton, a Ferrari-crashing bad boy known for Prince Harry-like antics; Colette, a celebrity girlfriend chased by fevered paparazzi; and the man Rachel has spent her entire life waiting to meet: her father. Meanwhile, Singapore's It Girl, Astrid Leong, is shocked to discover that there is a downside to having a newly minted tech billionaire husband. A romp through Asia's most exclusive clubs, auction houses and estates, China Rich Girlfriend brings us into the elite circles of Mainland China, introducing a captivating cast of characters and offering an inside glimpse at what it's like to be gloriously, crazily, China-rich.
The Rosie ProjectGraeme Simsion
Winner of the Australian Book Industry Awards, Book of the Year, 2014. Don Tillman is getting married. He just doesn’t know who to yet. But he has designed the Wife Project, using a sixteen-page questionnaire to help him find the perfect partner. She will most definitely not be a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver. Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also fiery and intelligent and beautiful. And on a quest of her own to find her biological father—a search that Don, a professor of genetics, might just be able to help her with. The Wife Project teaches Don some unexpected things. Why earlobe length is an inadequate predictor of sexual attraction. Why quick-dry clothes aren’t appropriate attire in New York. Why he’s never been on a second date. And why, despite your best scientific efforts, you don’t find love: love finds you. The Rosie Project is a classic screwball romance. Graeme Simsion is a Melbourne-based novelist and screenwriter. The Rosie Project was the 2014 ABIA Book of the Year and has sold over three million copies worldwide. The sequel, The Rosie Effect , is also a bestseller, with worldwide sales of more than a million copies. Graeme’s screenplay for T he Rosie Project is in development with Sony Pictures and The Best of Adam Sharp is in development with Toni Collette’s Vocab Films. Graeme’s latest novel is Two Steps Forward , (Oct, 2017) co-written with his wife, Anne Buist. The Rosie Project won the 2014 ABIA for Best General Fiction Book, and was ultimately awarded Australian Book of the Year for 2014. The sequel, The Rosie Effect , was released in 2014 to great acclaim and also became a bestseller. ‘An extraordinarily clever, funny, and moving book about being comfortable with who you are and what you’re good at. I’m sending copies to several friends and hope to re-read it later this year. This is one of the most profound novels I’ve read in a long time.’ Bill Gates ‘Funny and heartwarming, a gem of a book.’ Marian Keyes ‘An extraordinarily clever, funny, and moving book about being comfortable with who you are and what you’re good at. I’m sending copies to several friends and hope to re-read it later this year. This is one of the most profound novels I’ve read in a long time.’ Bill Gates ‘ The Rosie Project is 1930s screwball comedy updated for 2013. Hepburn and Grant in Bringing Up Baby , or Rosalind Russell and Grant in His Girl Friday have the exact same pitch, intelligence, wit and farce with a love story at the centre of it all. Madcap indeed, but like those films The Rosie Project underscored with writing meticulously judged…Extremely loud and incredibly long applause.’ Age/SMH ‘What an endearing, funny book…a quirky love story about belonging with poignant undertones on the need for us all to be more tolerant of those with differences. A must read.’ Courier Mail/Daily Telegraph ‘The charm of this story is Simsion’s affectionate depiction of his strange, flawed, infuriating, logical and always amusing protagonist.’ Weekend Australian ‘Laugh-out loud funny, poignant and so ingenious and compelling you feel as if you want to jump into the world of the novel and join in. In Don’s confessionals, there are echoes of Bridget Jones, writer Nick Hornby and Amelie in the French movie hit…but essentially Don Tillman is utterly and beautifully unique and, be warned, you will fall in love with him.’ Australian Women's Weekly ‘One of the quirkiest, most adorable novels I’ve come across…This is a fresh, funny story, written with verve and great timing…I loved The Rosie Project . It’s an entertaining read from start to finish, thoughtful and fun, very different and utterly charming - a brilliant first novel from a mature, clever writer.’ NZ Herald on Sunday ‘Graeme Simsion has created perhaps the first thoroughly comic autistic hero…This good-hearted, pacy, thoroughly enjoyable novel takes a significant step towards showing that all human variants are a potential source of life affirming comedy.’ Guardian ‘Funny, endearing, and pure, wonderful escapism, this debut tells the story of the logical Professor Don Tillman and his unscientific search for a wife.’ Independent ‘[Don Tillman is] one of the most endearing, charming and fascinating literary characters I have met in a long time.’ The Times
Long Road to MercyDavid Baldacci
Her name is Atlee Pine, the latest creation from bestselling author David Baldacci. She has unstoppable tenacity, always a fighter who is unwilling to cede any ground. She has endured real nightmares and she has the emotional and physical scars to show for it. And she got that long before she became an adult. She is a FBI Special Agent assigned to the wilds of the western US. She has to cover, often solo, vast tracts of area: Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Colorado, Arizona. Small towns, impossibly long distances in-between, isolation like most on the East Coast have never experienced, and an environment where anything can and does happen. Working with the locals who respect, and also sometimes fear her, and have never really been allowed to know her, Atlee Pine turns her vast investigative skills and unmatched drive to find out the truth. Along the way she will revisit painful memories of her own, come to grips with what she is and what she might one day aspire to be. But in the end, she will have to confront not only a new monster, but also the old one of her nightmares. PRAISE FOR LONG ROAD TO MERCY "A fabulous new character from a master storyteller. Readers will love Atlee Pine. A mile-a-minute read that proves once again why David Baldacci has readers the world over flocking for more." Jane Harper, New York Times bestselling author
Heart of the DevilMeghan March
New York Times bestselling author Meghan March concludes the Forge Trilogy in Heart of the Devil .
The 30-Day Praise ChallengeBecky Harling
Discover the Power of Praising God When Becky Harling was diagnosed with cancer over ten years ago, she begged God for healing. A friend of hers had another idea. She challenged Becky to spend twenty minutes a day in praise. Becky thought, What if I’m not feeling thankful? But as she intentionally praised God, she began to experience new joy—and her relationship with God has never been the same. Now, in The Thirty-Day Praise Challenge , Becky guides you in praising God for twenty minutes every day for one month. Arranged topically, the book includes music selections to enhance your praise journey and creative ideas for continuing the habit of praise. As Becky writes, “If you take this challenge, your faith will grow more than you dreamed possible. You will experience more joy, less insecurity, more courage, less anxiety. Thirty days of praising God. Are you ready?”
Wicked's ScandalKathleen Ayers
Satan Reynolds, the biggest rake in the ton , has developed a taste for ill-tempered virgins. After years of watching the simpering women of London society swirl about him, Sutton Reynolds, the Marquess of Cambourne, finds little to interest him in London. That is until he meets the delectable Miss Dunforth. Far from being simpering, she's tart-tongued. Scathing. Bookish. And Miss Dunforth is in no way impressed with Sutton nor his reputation. She doesn't even appear to be interested in the infamous tattoo that fascinates the ton . Alexandra Dunforth doesn't need the distraction of a decadent Marquess, especially one possessed of a ridiculous nickname. She doesn't even want to be in London, nor find her way amongst the ton. Unfortunately, her uncle, Lord Burke, has threatened all she holds dear if she doesn't marry as he wishes. The only thing Alexandra wants is to avoid an arranged marriage and return home. Until she meets Lord Cambourne.
The Courage to be DislikedIchiro Kishimi & Fumitake Koga
A single book can change your life. Already an enormous bestseller in Asia, with more than 3 million copies sold, The Courage to be Disliked demonstrates how to unlock the power within yourself to be the person you truly want to be. Using the theories of Alfred Adler, one of the three giants of 19th century psychology alongside Freud and Jung, it follows an illuminating conversation between a philosopher and a young man. The philosopher explains to his pupil how each of us is able to determine our own lives, free of the shackles of past experiences, doubts and the expectations of others. It's a way of thinking that's deeply liberating, allowing us to develop the courage to change, and to ignore the limitations that we and those around us can place on ourselves. The result is a book that is both highly accessible and profound in its importance. Millions have already read and benefited from its wisdom. Now that The Courage to be Disliked has been published for the first time in English, so can you.
The Djinn Falls in Love and Other StoriesJared Shurin, Mahvesh Murad, Neil Gaiman & Amal El-Mohtar
A fascinating collection of new and classic tales of the fearsome Djinn, from bestselling, award-winning and breakthrough international writers. Imagine a world filled with fierce, fiery beings, hiding in our shadows, in our dreams, under our skins. Eavesdropping and exploring; savaging our bodies, saving our souls. They are monsters, saviours, victims, childhood friends. Some have called them genies: these are the Djinn. And they are everywhere. On street corners, behind the wheel of a taxi, in the chorus, between the pages of books. Every language has a word for them. Every culture knows their traditions. Every religion, every history has them hiding in their dark places. There is no part of the world that does not know them. They are the Djinn. They are among us. With stories from Neil Gaiman, Nnedi Okorafor, Amal El-Mohtar, Catherine Faris King, Claire North, E.J. Swift, Hermes (trans. Robin Moger), Jamal Mahjoub, James Smythe, J.Y. Yang, Kamila Shamsie, Kirsty Logan, K.J. Parker, Kuzhali Manickavel, Maria Dahvana Headley, Monica Byrne, Saad Hossain, Sami Shah, Sophia Al-Maria and Usman Malik.
If only life were as simple as choosing between Toaster Strudel and Fruit Loops. Katherine Galloway is two years divorced and still living out of boxes. Between her brothers (cops that work with her ex) and her mother’s constant reminders that her clock is ticking, Kate is trying to hold it all together. But the truth is, she’s eating Toaster Strudel for dinner, and living and breathing her PR career.. When it comes to public relations, there’s nothing she can’t handle . . . or at least that’s what she thinks. Grady Malendar, the only son of United States Senator Patrick Malendar, has a reputation as a playboy who likes to have a little too much fun. The senator is running for re-election and needs Grady’s help with the youth vote. But what they want is a new and improved, headline-free Grady, so they hire a PR firm. Grady is willing to participate in the dog and pony show to help his father win, but there are some things about Grady’s life he wants to keep hidden. Especially from his snoopy new PR “babysitter,” Kate Galloway. Somewhere between campaign stops and fundraisers, Kate and Grady discover that neither of them are what they appear to be on the surface. Tensions between them grow until there is no denying they are falling in love behind the scenes of a façade they both need to keep in place. Will scandal, old wounds, and secrets tear them apart, or will Kate and Grady realize, despite appearances, they are both candidates for love? Note: Each Love Story is a standalone. There are some shared characters throughout the books (siblings, friends, etc.) Closely related books are often distinguishable by the similar covers. The book order so far is as follows: - Premiere - Candidate - Taste - Reserved - Stirred - Vacancy - Playbook - Exposure - Brew - Smooth - Tap
The Three Secret Cities: A Jack West Jr Novel 5Matthew Reilly
A SHADOW WORLD BEHIND THE REAL WORLD When Jack West Jr won the Great Games, he threw the four legendary kingdoms into turmoil. A WORLD WITH ITS OWN HISTORY, RULES AND PRISONS Now these dark forces are coming after Jack ... in ruthless fashion. THAT IS REACHING INTO OUR WORLD ... EXPLOSIVELY With the end of all things rapidly approaching, Jack must find the Three Secret Cities, three incredible lost cities of legend. It's an impossible task by any reckoning, but Jack must do it while he is being hunted ...
Pick SixMax Monroe
From the New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of TAPPING THE BILLIONAIRE comes a cocky and feisty hate-to-lovers standalone romance. Sean Phillips is a sexy as sin enigma. Cocky. Promiscuous. The New York Mavericks star wide receiver. His quick moves and sure hands extend way past the lines of the football field— and into the bedroom. Sure of himself and sure of his life, Sean’s convinced he can handle anything. But when beautiful, pint-sized Six Malone delivers a challenge he’s never faced before, his certainty starts to waver. ** Six Malone is a force to be reckoned with. Feisty. Hilarious. The popular YouCam vlogger Pick Six. The chance to work with the Mavericks on an eight-episode vlog series is the opportunity of a lifetime, and Six knows it. But after an interesting first encounter turns into a head-to-head battle with cocky football star Sean Phillips, her attention shifts—to keeping herself from falling in love. Too bad spending time with the team is part of the job, and Sean has a flawless track record… of getting what he wants.
Lethal WhiteRobert Galbraith
'Hugely absorbing. . . the best Strike novel yet' SUNDAY MIRROR 'Highly inventive storytelling' GUARDIAN 'Outrageously entertaining' FINANCIAL TIMES 'Come for the twists and turns and stay for the beautifully drawn central relationship' INDEPENDENT 'Blistering piece of crime writing' SUNDAY TIMES 'Fans will love it' HEAT ----- When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed, and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. Trying to get to the bottom of Billy's story, Strike and Robin Ellacott - once his assistant, now a partner in the agency - set off on a twisting trail that leads them through the backstreets of London, into a secretive inner sanctum within Parliament, and to a beautiful but sinister manor house deep in the countryside. And during this labyrinthine investigation, Strike's own life is far from straightforward: his newfound fame as a private eye means he can no longer operate behind the scenes as he once did. Plus, his relationship with his former assistant is more fraught than it ever has been - Robin is now invaluable to Strike in the business, but their personal relationship is much, much more tricky than that . . . The most epic Robert Galbraith novel yet, LETHAL WHITE is both a gripping mystery and a page-turning next instalment in the ongoing story of Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott. ----- PRAISE FOR THE STRIKE SERIES: 'One of the most unique and compelling detectives I've come across in years ' MARK BILLINGHAM 'The work of a master storyteller' DAILY TELEGRAPH 'Unputdownable. . . Irresistible' SUNDAY TIMES 'Will keep you up all night' OBSERVER 'A thoroughly enjoyable classic' PETER JAMES, SUNDAY EXPRESS
This isn’t how fairy tales typically begin, but it’s where mine starts… No money, no phone, and abandoned on the streets of Chicago. With my baby in my arms, I wander into a bar in a shady neighborhood and ask to use their phone. When my father turns us away and completely disowns me, the bar owner, and total hottie, offers us a place to stay…no strings attached. I’m leery at first. Hot alpha guy. Down on her luck single mother . I mean, who wouldn’t be? Lucio Gallo isn’t like most men, though. He’s fiercely protective, loyal, and did I mention he’s covered in nothing but muscle? Above all else, he’s everything I need but never knew I wanted.
Summoned to Thirteenth GraveDarynda Jones
It's lucky number thirteen . . . this is the epic finale for our favourite Grim Reaper and her sinfully sexy son-of-the-devil husband, Reyes. Charley Davidson, Grim Reaper extraordinaire, is pissed . She's been kicked off the earthly plane for eternity - which is exactly the amount of time it takes to make a person stark, raving mad. But someone's looking out for her, and she's allowed to return after a mere hundred years in exile. Is it too much to hope for that not much has changed? Apparently it is. Bummer. She's missed her daughter. She's missed Reyes. She's missed Cookie and Garrett and Uncle Bob. But now that she's back on earth, it's time to put to rest burning questions that need answers. What happened to her mother? How did she really die? Who killed her? And are cupcakes or coffee the best medicine for a broken heart? It all comes to a head in an epic showdown between good and evil in this final smart and hilarious novel. It's Charley's last adventure, and the one thing we know for sure is that it's going to be one wild ride . . . 'An absolute must read' J.R. Ward, No.1 New York Times bestselling author of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. 'The grim reaper gets a shiny cook makeover in Jones's blazing hot debut... will appeal to fans of MaryJanice Davidson and Janet Evanovich.' Publisher's Weekly 'What's better than a bad-ass girl grim reaper who keeps us safe from hell hounds and demons? (The answer is obviously nothing.)' RT Book Reviews
SapiensYuval Noah Harari
100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens . How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human rights; to trust money, books and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables and consumerism? And what will our world be like in the millennia to come? In Sapiens, Dr Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical – and sometimes devastating – breakthroughs of the Cognitive, Agricultural and Scientific Revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, palaeontology and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities. Have we become happier as history has unfolded? Can we ever free our behaviour from the heritage of our ancestors? And what, if anything, can we do to influence the course of the centuries to come? Bold, wide-ranging and provocative, Sapiens challenges everything we thought we knew about being human: our thoughts, our actions, our power ... and our future. 'Here is a simple reason why Sapiens has risen explosively to the ranks of an international bestseller. It tackles the biggest questions of history and of the modern world, and it is written in unforgettably vivid language. You will love it!' - Jared Diamond
Bird BoxJosh Malerman
Josh Malerman’s debut novel BIRD BOX is a terrifying, psychological thriller that is sure to stay with you long after reading. Most people dismissed the reports on the news. But they became too frequent; they became too real. And soon it was happening to people we knew. Then the Internet died. The televisions and radios went silent. The phones stopped ringing And we couldn’t look outside anymore. Reviews ‘BIRD BOX turns the old Hollywood cliché of facing down the demon inside out – then tears it into little pieces’ Daily Mail ‘A book that demands to be read in a single sitting, and through the cracks between one's fingers' Hugh Howey ‘A lean, spellbinding thriller that Stephen King fans will relish.’ Publishers Weekly (STARRED REVIEW) ‘You wonder whether that brush against your shoulder was some unspeakable horror or merely a falling leaf’ SFX ‘This completely compelling novel contains a thousand subtle touches but no mere flourishes – it is so well, so efficiently, so directly written I read it with real admiration’ Peter Straub ‘Nailbiting … will keep you gripped till the last chapter’ SciFiNow 'Unflagging suspense and ever-present dread’ Adam Nevill 'Uniquely disturbing, exceptionally compelling and beautifully written, I defy anyone not to read it in one sitting' Sarah Pinborough ‘An unsettling thriller, earns comparisons to Hitchcock's The Birds, as well as the finer efforts of Stephen King and cult sci-fi fantasist Jonathan Carroll.’ – Kirkus (STARRED REVIEW) About the author Josh Malerman is the lead singer and songwriter for the rock band The High Strung. He lives in Ferndale, Michigan.
The All Souls Complete TrilogyDeborah Harkness
Available together for the first time in the UK, the complete Sunday Times Number One bestselling ALL SOULS trilogy. Perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman, Diana Gabaldon and Victoria Aveyard. 'This is a glorious, finely-wrought gem of a book: intelligent, thoughtful, intricate. . . Utterly enchanting on every level' Manda Scott on A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES 'Deborah Harkness writes as if she's the hugely more talented love child of Diana Gabaldon and J. K. Rowling' thebookbag.co.uk on SHADOW OF NIGHT 'Rich in arcane detail, fans will relish this exotic cauldron of romantic fantasy' Sunday Mirror on THE BOOK OF LIFE A world of witches, daemons and vampires. A manuscript which holds the secrets of their past and the key to their future. Diana and Matthew - the forbidden love at the heart of it. A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES. SHADOW OF NIGHT. THE BOOK OF LIFE. Praise for Deborah Harkness and the ALL SOULS trilogy: 'Deborah Harkness proves to be a novelist of considerable talent . My favourite series of recent years' bookabookshop.co.uk ' Intelligent and off-the-wall . . . irresistible to Twilight fans' The Sunday Times ' I fell in love with it from the very first page ' Danielle Trussoni 'A spellbinding saga . . . unputdownable' Woman & Home ' Harkness has a gift for storytelling ' pamreader.blogspot.co.uk A Conversation with Deborah Harkness How did you become interested in the intersection of alchemy, magic, and science? Historically, what do you see as the relationship between science and religion or mysticism? In college, I had a wonderful professor who taught a class on these subjects. To kick off the class, he asked us, 'How do you know what you think you know?' I've spent the last quarter century trying to answer that question. Because the world is a mysterious place and our relationship to it is not always clear, people have often turned to science, faith, and magic for answers. They help people find responses to the questions of, who am I and why am I here? Diana is an appealing heroine, determined, accomplished, and yet aware of her own weaknesses. In what ways, if any, does Diana reflect your own experience or personality? There are some similarities - Diana is also a historian of science, also interested in the history of alchemy, and shares some of my passions (including television cooking programs, tea, and rowing). Really, all the characters have some element of me in them. I think that's how authors create imaginary people who nevertheless feel real. The rest of Diana's character comes from a combination of qualities I admire in others, wish fulfilment, and my completion of the following statement: 'Wouldn't it be great if a heroine in a book was . . . Find out more about Deborah Harkness and read the full conversation in THE ALL SOULS COMPLETE TRILOGY.
The 5 Love LanguagesGary Chapman
- Over 11 million copies sold - #1 New York Times Bestseller for 8 years running - Now celebrating its 25th anniversary Simple ideas, lasting love Falling in love is easy. Staying in love—that’s the challenge. How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands, conflicts, and just plain boredom of everyday life? In the #1 New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages , you’ll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide. Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing, Dr. Gary Chapman’s proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner—starting today. The 5 Love Languages is as practical as it is insightful. Updated to reflect the complexities of relationships today, this new edition reveals intrinsic truths and applies relevant, actionable wisdom in ways that work. Includes the Couple's Personal Profile assessment so you can discover your love language and that of your loved one.
Boys of Brayshaw HighMeagan Brandy
"Girls like you aren't exactly welcomed at a place like this, so keep your head down and look the other way." Those were the exact words of my social worker when she dropped me in my newest hellhole, a place for "troubled teens". I didn't listen, and now I'm on their radar. They expect me to play along in their games of hierarchy, to fall in line in the social order they've deemed me fit. Too bad for them, I don't follow rules. Too bad for me, they're determined to make sure I do. Inconceivably attractive and treated like kings...these are the boys of Brayshaw High. And I'm the girl who got in their way.
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