Women's Fiction (63)
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    A romance with a twist…

    Sophia Nelson returns to her home town in Yorkshire, England to begin a new job as tour guide at Heaton Abbey House. There, she meets the reclusive Thomas, Baron Heaton, a lonely workaholic.

    Despite having a rule never to become involved with her boss, Sophia can’t deny how she finds him incredibly attractive.

    When she overhears the secret surrounding his parentage, she is torn. But is it the attraction or the fear of opening a Pandora’s box that makes her keep quiet about it?

    How long can she stay at the abbey knowing what she does?


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    Who knows what secrets lie hidden in your family’s past?

    Southern England, 1982.

    At 25, single, and under threat of redundancy from her job in a local library, Emily feels as though her life is going nowhere – until the day when Carl comes into the library asking for books about tracing family history.

    Carl is baffled by a mystery about his late grandfather: why is the name by which Carl had always known him different from the name on his old passport?

    Fascinated as much by Carl himself as by the puzzle he wants to solve, Emily tries to help him find the answers. As their relationship develops, their quest for the truth takes them along a complicated paper-trail which leads, eventually, to the battlefields of the Great War.

    In the meantime, Emily discovers that her own family also has its fair share of secrets and lies. And old sins can still cast long shadows…

    Can Emily finally lay the ghosts of the past to rest and look forward to a brighter future?

    A tale of discovery, love and fate.


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    Kate Clothier is leading a double life: a successful jet-setting businesswoman to the outside world, but behind closed doors, life with Daniel and his volcanic temper is anything but rosy.

    Some days – heck, make that EVERY day – cake is her only salvation.

    Slowly but surely, the cities she visits – and the men she meets – help her to realise there IS a better future.

    And the ley lines of Glastonbury are certainly doing their best to impart their mystical wisdom…

    But will she escape before it’s too late?


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    Marriage to a cruel dandy is not how Hetty Avebury envisions spending the rest of her life. Determined to avoid the match, she raises funds the only way she knows how – by gambling. When her plans go astray, she finds herself on board a man-of-war under the care of its high handed physician. But Hetty soon realizes that Doctor Withington is not quite the stuffed shirt she had first imagined.

    If it wasn’t bad enough declaring one of the pressed men as a woman, Robert Whitington has been tasked with the tiresome job of returning Miss Hetty Avebury safely back to her dysfunctional family. Ten years earlier, his father had gambled away Robert’s inheritance, home, and any chance of marrying the woman he loved. So when Robert discovers Hetty gambling, he takes drastic action to cure her of the habit.

    Yet with her family and her self-proclaimed betrothed hot on her heels, can Hetty really trust the doctor?

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    Another fabulous historical romantic adventure from the author of Rebellious Cargo.


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    Hilarious, surprising and deeply moving. Out of Play explores themes of grief, loss and letting go.

    Gillian is stuck in a humdrum marriage and is at a loss on how to fix it. Her husband regularly ditches her for weekend adventures participating in Live Action Role-Play, otherwise known as Larp.

    With tensions running high, Gillian seeks professional advice. She is surprised when her therapist encourages her to try larp. “Who knows? It may make you smile. It may make you laugh. It may even improve your sex life. How terrible could it be?”

    Gillian is skeptical, yet decides to give it a go. If larp doesn’t work a marital miracle, Gillian can walk away knowing she tried everything before giving up on her dysfunctional marriage.

    Will going on a role-play adventure heal Gillian's marriage, or will the game shed light on everything that is wrong?


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    Happiness in a Pill

    The government has rushed through drug trials to release Pacifex, a powerful anti-depressant. Inventor Torin Oakwood is a hero: he makes people happy!

    Jessica Fleming is thrilled to start her new job at Oakwood Industries. Yet, as she arrives, Torin Oakwood flees from the army sent to arrest him.

    In the ensuing chaos, Jessica is left in possession of a file that exposes a cover-up in the drug trials. And it turns out, her boyfriend is one of the many Pacifex addicts in danger of turning into a mindless, raving monster.

    Chased by the army, government agents and anti-government activists who all want the file, she must find Oakwood and force him to produce an antidote.

    Can her first day at work get any worse?


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    Spring 1803

    Jane Charlesworth, daughter of England’s foremost code breaker, is the only person thought capable of deciphering a vital government document. But when a naval frigate is sent to enlist her services and transport her to Malta, Jane is horrified. Haunted with terrible memories of an earlier voyage, she has no intention of putting herself under the protection of the Admiralty ever again.

    Anxious to be at the forefront of the action as the peace with France crumbles, Adam Marston is livid when his ship is diverted to collect a reluctant blue-stocking whose accusing eyes and insolent manner hold nothing but contempt for him and his orders. Sparks fly when captain and code breaker find they have different ideas on how to handle a French attack, a malicious chaplain, and boisterous midshipmen.

    Duty and desire collide as they approach Malta, but Jane is determined that her judgment will not be clouded by Adam who, once he has despatched his Rebellious Cargo, will sail out of her life again. But, as the ship docks, Jane’s life becomes a nightmare and she is forced to gamble that Adam is the only person she can trust.

    As passion battles with duty, will future orders throw them together or tear them apart?


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    A gothic ocean mystery.

    In a world of monsters, sharks, castles and corpses it is up to Eden to keep the ocean’s beasts at bay.

    Eden Hollow is being hunted. A dark secret from her past has followed her to the remote island of Cantillon, where she is due to start college.

    Before long, a corpse dressed as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, is found floating in the ocean. Together with her friends Niamh, Amira, Riley and the handsome but mysterious Dylan, Eden must confront her dark past in order to find the predator. In doing so, the teenagers stumble into a sinister world that stretches the realms of reality, as they discover just what is causing the uncanny ripples on the ocean’s surface.

    A grotesquely beautiful tale of love, friendship and transformation.


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    Three messages arrive in the world of Larus: one brings a seeker of the truth, one brings an old flame, and one is a cry for help. They are all bad news, so far as the Reverend Pontius is concerned.

    But little does the Reverend, and the other guardians of Larus, know that none of them will have such far-reaching consequences as a fourth and very mysterious message that appears inscribed upon the very rock of the Isle – if only somebody can discover what it means. What is the secret of the Knotted Cord? Not to worry, the Reverend is on the case…


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    England in the near future.

    Mainstream religions have been outlawed, and the old gods rule again.

    Iamo has been a priest of the Great Mother and is sworn to celibacy, but his love for Riga, a Black Shaman, a magical assassin, caused him to break his vows. After being imprisoned apart from each other for three years, Iamo accepts an offer to earn them both a pardon and the possibility of marriage. If they survive.

    Iamo and Riga must discover why demons are breaking through from the other side. Which of the cults are renegades who allow the demons through? Who can they trust?

    Combining their powers, they face the ordeal with the help of a band of eclectic pagans, spirit creatures, Riga’s Black Shaman brothers, an undercover Christian granny, and three unusually energetic Goths.

    It’s a tough assignment, but the hope of a life together keeps them fighting.


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