Romance (58)
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    “THE TRUTH ABOUT ELLEN is one of my favorite chick-lit novels… It’s part Bridget Jones, part Sophie Kinsella, and all fun!”

    “I love the way you are drawn into Ellen’s world, I was so drawn in the book only took me two days to finish, I literally couldn’t put it down.”

    When Ellen starts dating Tom, she neglects to mention that she’s a huge fan of the band he used to be in, because that just wouldn’t be cool, would it?

    Ellen also keeps quiet about how she once spent an evening with Tom’s ex-best friend Jasper, her long-term celebrity crush. Tom doesn’t need to know about that, it’s all in the past.

    That is until Tom and Jasper get back in touch… and the truth threatens to ruin everything.


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    Beware the Ides of March…

    Brian Wilmer is God’s gift to amateur dramatics – and he knows it. So when the Castlemarsh Players take the ambitious decision to stage Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, there is only one man who can play the title role – even though Brian’s posturing ‘prima donna’ attitude has, over the years, won him few friends and many foes.

    Rehearsals progress apace, and the production draws ever closer. But when another member of the cast has to drop out due to illness, local journalist Sarah Carmichael (a stalwart of the Players’ backstage crew) suddenly finds herself called upon to step into the breach at the eleventh hour.

    Not surprisingly, Sarah finds that Brian is in his egotistical element playing the mighty Caesar. The fact that the final performance of the play takes place on the infamous Ides of March – the day when, according to tradition, Caesar was fatally stabbed – only adds to the excitement.

    But tragedy is waiting in the wings. And when it strikes, it falls to Sarah – with the help of Brian’s personable, and fascinating, nephew Martin Burns – to uncover the incredible truth about what really happened…


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    Who is the young woman with the haunting gaze in Gustav Klimt’s 1917 masterpiece, The Women Friends?

    Selina Brunner is running from the demons of her past, cut off from her family in a sleepy Tyrolean village, and lost in the soulless city of Vienna, where everything – even one’s very existence – is a lie.

    When, amidst growing fear of sinister developments in Vienna, an exotic stranger comes to town, Selina finds old passions reignited and her whole world turned upside down.

    The Women Friends: Selina is the first in a series of fictional tales about the women who inspired this great artist.


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    Best before twenty-five?

    With newsfeeds full of perfect pouts, hot-dog legs, and the self-proclaimed hashtag-blessed, it’s hard not to feel inadequate. How has everyone figured out how to live their best life, except you?’

    That’s what Kylie wants to know. She thought she would spend her twenty-fifth birthday having a mini-break – not a mini-breakdown! After an evening of finger-food and snide remarks, Kylie decides that things must change.

    Naturally, Alexa disagrees. She doesn’t think anything needs to change at all, and is quite happy plodding along with her best friend by her side.

    So, when everything changes for the better for Alexa – while it’s going from bad to worse for Kylie – will it tear them apart?


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    When Sasha falls in love with Kirk, she can’t believe her luck. He’s gorgeous, charismatic and charming. Within months, he’s even discussing the ‘M’ word – marriage!

    But there’s one problem: He’s given her a list of rules to sign.

    Blindly led by her infatuation (and the fact that she’s been single forever), she agrees to sign it and abide by them – until everything goes horribly wrong.

    Picking herself up and moving on boldly as a ‘No Rules’ girl, Sasha goes on a string of disastrous dates, and eventually meets Sam through mutual friends. Not wanting to make the same mistake twice, she keeps him at arm’s length. Can he tame her independent streak?

    Or will she be able to make Kirk come crawling back?


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    UNREQUITED ALICE.
    The long anticipated next novel from four-times bestselling British author, Sarah Louise Smith.

    “I stared at my suitcase, contemplating the following three facts:
    1.After months of planning, it was finally time for Hannah’s hen weekend.
    2.In just one more month, she’d be getting married to Ed.
    3.I really had to fall out of love with Ed before the wedding.”

    A bridesmaid really shouldn’t be in love with the groom…but Alice just can’t help herself. Ed is her perfect man, and she can’t get him out of her head.

    Until she meets Toby – who offers to help her move on. But what if he’s just setting her up for an even bigger fall?


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    Twenty-six-year-old Margot sets out on a journey of self-discovery – she dumps her New York boyfriend, quits her Chicago job, and crashes at her friend’s flat in London.

    Rather than find herself, though, she only feels more lost. An unsettling energy affects her from the moment she enters the old Victorian residence, and she spirals into depression. Frightened and questioning her perceptions, she gradually suspects her dark emotions belong to Charlotte instead.

    Who is Charlotte? The name on a local gravestone could relate to Margot’s dreams and the grey woman weeping at the window.

    Finding a ghost isn’t what she had in mind when she went ‘soul searching’, but somehow Margot’s future may depend on Charlotte’s past.

    Woven between 21st century and Victorian London, What the Clocks Know is a haunting story of love and identity.

    “A unique tale of the paranormal – as beautiful as it is haunting.”
    ~ Shani Struthers, author of Jessamine and the Psychic Surveys series


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    Lady Aurelia Osbourne-Lloyd has long wished her bank balance was as big as her name. But her home, Leydale Park, is more of a pile in a state than stately pile, and with her father off ‘finding himself’ in Thailand, it’s up to her to turn the family fortunes around by entertaining demanding tourists.

    When – thanks to her father’s interference – a Hollywood production company chooses the estate as a location for a Regency movie, a whole new level of chaos enters Aurelia’s life. Her quiet days shattered and privacy non-existent, she has no choice but to go with the flow and let them take over.

    Never mind the added distraction of dishy leading man, Xander Lord, who may have an ulterior motive for wanting to get close to her…

    Can Aurelia keep her cool in light of all the upheaval?