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Adele Parks



Adele Parks worked in advertising until she published her first novel in 2000. Since then, her many Sunday Times bestsellers have been translated into twenty-six different languages. Adele spent her adult life in Italy, Botswana and London until 2005 when she moved to Guildford, where she now lives with her husband and son. Adele believes reading is a basic human right, so she works closely with The Reading Agency as an Ambassador for Reading Ahead, a programme designed to encourage adult literacy.

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The Image of You

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Love Is A Journey: A Short Story Collection

Adele Parks
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The Stranger In My Home: I thought she was my daughter. I was wrong.

Adele Parks
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If You Go Away

Adele Parks
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Spare Brides

Adele Parks
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Adele Parks

As featured on Radio 2 Summer reads.The 1920s: a time of hope, promise - and parties. But not all the men came home, after The War.Meet the spare brides.Young, gorgeous - and unexpectedly alone.Ava relishes the freedom of being single.Sarah fears no one can replace her hero husband.Beatrice finds it hard to shine, next to her dazzling friends.And Lydia is married, rich, privileged: so isn't she one of the lucky ones?Then a chance encounter changes everything.Angry, damaged and dangerously attractive, Edgar Trent is an irresistable temptation.And the old rules no longer apply...

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The State We're In

Adele Parks
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What are the odds that the stranger sitting next to you on a plane is destined to change your life? Especially when they appear to be your opposite in every way...The No. 1 ebook bestseller, The State We're In, is the stunning, emotionally powerful novel from Sunday Times bestseller Adele Parks, author of The Stranger In My Home. The perfect read for fans of Jane Green and Sheila O'Flanagan. Jo is a hopeless romantic. Worried she let her soulmate slip away, she's chasing her past all the way to Chicago to break up her ex-fiancé's wedding.Dean is a resolute cynic. After a brief (but not brief enough) trip to London, he's returning to Chicago, where he moved to escape his dysfunctional past.In the time it takes to fly from London to Chicago, each finds something in the other that they didn't even realise they needed.But it's only when they get off the plane that their true journey begins...What readers are saying about The State We're In:'This book is full of surprises and twists that keep you guessing until the end. It is one of those books that I was absolutely devastated to have finished' 'You will laugh, you may cry, but on the whole it is an extremely heart-warming tale that delivers a generous dose of optimism'

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Whatever It Takes

Adele Parks
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Young Wives' Tales

Adele Parks
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WHAT HAPPENS AFTER HAPPILY EVER AFTER?Young Wives' Tales is the stylish, insightful sequel to Playing Away, from Adele Parks, author of the No. 1 bestselling ebook The Stranger In My Home. Lucy, Rose and Connie are back in a novel which is every bit as addictive as Adele's debut bestseller and follows the friends' fortunes in their new roles as wives, mothers and lovers with plenty of surprises along the way...Rose thought she had it all, but her perfect life crumbled when her so-called friend seduced her husband and destroyed her marriage. Now Rose is left without any passion, romance or plans for the future... Lucy believed she finally had her fairy-tale ending, but being the wife isn't half as glamorous as being the mistress. When excitement and thrills give way to more chat about cleaning and the kids, it's not very...her.They desperately envy Connie: happily married, effortlessly juggling two children and a fulfilling career. Connie has found genuine contentment. Until, that is, a dangerous old flame flickers back into view...Will she be tempted to play with fire again?What readers are saying about Young Wives' Tales:'Adele has a knack for putting her finger on our fears and vulnerabilities, our dark sides, our hopes and expectations in love and friendship, and keeping the characters 'human'. Her language is quick, sharp and thoroughly engrossing' 'Loved it! The writing style is quirky and funny - I couldn't put it down. I would say that this is one of Parks' best books in a long time'

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Larger than Life

Adele Parks
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Adele Parks

TRUE LOVE IS ALWAYS WORTH THE WAIT...ISN'T IT?Adele Parks, author of the No. 1 ebook bestseller, The Stranger In My Home, perfectly balances humour and heartbreak in Larger Than Life, a gripping novel of finding out what it truly means to find the love of your life...Georgina has been in love with Hugh since she was eighteen. Tall, handsome and career driven, he's everything she ever wanted - but totally out of her league. Oh, and married.Over the years, Georgina transformed herself into what she hoped Hugh would see as the ideal woman. And it paid off. At thirty-two she now has the career, the body, and at last, the man she's always desired.But her dream come true hits shaky ground when she falls pregnant. Already-father-of-two Hugh isn't overjoyed, and as Georgina grows bigger, so does the distance between them. And with the clock ticking to her baby's arrival, Georgina has to ask herself - who is the real love of her life? What readers are saying about Larger Than Life:'Her most sophisticated novel yet''Really funny and honest... made me laugh out loud in places and feel thoughtful in others. Brilliant story''What an excellent read. Another book that I just could not put down. A real page turner, I promise you'

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Still Thinking of You

Adele Parks
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Adele Parks

IS HONESTY ALWAYS THE BEST POLICY?Still Thinking Of You is an unputdownable novel of the ties of old friendships, the passion of new love and whether honesty is always the best policy, from Adele Parks, author of the No. 1 ebook bestseller, The Stranger In My Home.Tash and Rich are wild about each other; wrapped up in their fairy-tale love and excited for the future, they plan an elopement in the French Alps.When Rich invites his old university friends along for the celebrations, Tash is excited to get to know more about the people who shaped him.But Tash gets more than she bargained for when an unexpected guest arrives, armed with secrets about Rich...Can she still hold on to plans of a bright future with Rich once she learns the truth about his shady past?What readers are saying about Still Thinking of You:'I thought this book was a brilliant read - I could not put it down! So full of life''Adele Parks has a way of drawing the reader in. Her characters are well-defined and in many ways representative of people you know and love. Indeed a page turner...'

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Game Over

Adele Parks
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About Last Night

Adele Parks
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Adele Parks

How far would you go to save your best friend? About Last Night is a compelling novel of friendship, family and trust, from Adele Parks, author of the No. 1 ebook bestseller, The Stranger In My Home. 'I need you to say that I was with you.' For thirty years, best friends Steph and Pip have been through thick and thin. There's nothing they would not do for one another. Until these simple words change everything. Steph, eternally solid and dependable, is begging her friend to lie to the police as she's desperately trying to conceal not one but two scandalous secrets to protect her family. Pip, self-consigned to the role of scatty hot-head, is overwhelmed; she's normally the one asking for help in a crisis. It's a big ask. So what would you do?What readers are saying about About Last Night:'It touches on situations between close friends and relationships in a way that I've never read before. The pace of the story is spot on, the words flow beautifully''A true test of friendship - I found myself questioning my own relationships. The plot had me gripped from beginning until the end. I would recommend this to all of my friends'

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Love Lies

Adele Parks
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CAN LOVE FOOL YOU?Love Lies is a compulsive tale of a modern-day Cinderella's quest for her own happily ever after, filled with warmth, wit and insight into real life relationships, from Adele Parks, author of the No. 1 ebook bestseller, The Stranger In My Home.Staring thirty in the face, Fern is fed up. Her four-year-relationship has ground to a halt and Adam just won't get down on one knee.So when a gorgeous man sweeps her off her feet and is ready to take things a mile a minute, Fern knows it's time to move on. And who better to move on with than the UK's hottest pop star, Scottie Taylor?The starry-eyed romantic is catapulted into a girl's ultimate fantasy, as her Prince Charming pops the question and jets her off to LA for a life of luxury. But is this whirlwind romance set to last, or did Fern's dreams come true all too fast?What readers are saying about Love Lies:'[Adele Parks] transports you into the world of the characters and makes you believe that the unbelievable could happen to you too''The romance with Scottie Taylor had me turning the pages until the early hours. The ending is brilliant too - one of the best I've read''Absolutely loved it'

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Tell Me Something

Adele Parks
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The Other Woman's Shoes

Adele Parks
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Adele Parks
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Playing Away

Adele Parks
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SHE'S PLAYING WITH FIRE...The unforgettable debut novel from Adele Parks, author of the No. 1 ebook bestseller, The Stranger In My Home. Playing Away became an instant bestseller, is irresistible, unputdownable and the nearest thing you'll get to an affair without actually having one...Connie Green's life should be perfect. She's married to gentle, loving Luke, has a good job and really fabulous friends. She thinks she can't be happier.But she's just met John Harding. Spectacularly unsuitable and overwhelmingly sexy, he's about to destroy her peace of mind and her happily ever after, yet she just can't seem to resist.And to have any chance of clearing her head, Connie needs to get out of John's bed...What readers are saying about Playing Away:'A refreshingly honest look at the lives of thirty-somethings who have been through the Bridget Jones singleton era, and have moved on. Totally engaging - I couldn't put it down!''I was amused, touched, romanced, saddened and thrilled by the story from start to finish. Totally unputdownable!'

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Happy Families

Adele Parks
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Lisa is forty-two, divorced and a mum of three. For the past year, she has been going out with Mark, who is five years younger than her. Lisa really likes him but she worries that one day he will leave - just like her ex-husband did. On top of everything else, Lisa feels really tired and moody, and has put on weight. She thinks it's the menopause - but could there be another reason for how she's feeling? Lisa's life is about to change in a big way but does she want Mark by her side? Does he even want to be there? With the help of her family and friends, Lisa starts to believe that a second chance of love and happiness might just be possible...

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Husbands

Adele Parks
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Men I've Loved Before

Adele Parks
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Adele Parks

WHAT IF THE ONE YOU MARRIED IS NOT THE ONE?Highly praised as a 'fabulous mix of comedy, real life and emotional depth' (Daily Express), Men I've Loved Before, an addictive novel from Adele Parks, author of the No. 1 ebook bestseller, The Stranger In My Home, looks at what happens after you find 'the one'.Nat and Neil are just right for each other. They share the same likes, dislikes and hopes for the future - one filled with successful careers, sex, travel, and definitely no kids. At least that was the plan.Increasingly surrounded by friends either with children, or trying for them, Neil begins to yearn for a baby himself, whereas Nat cannot be swayed.Now there's trouble in paradise.With neither prepared to say what they really want, Neil makes an unlikely new friend willing to lend an ear. Whilst Nat, riddled with doubt about the man she married, looks for answers in her little black book of exes...What readers are saying about Men I've Loved Before:'It was the twists and turns that I loved about this book. Every single chapter saw the story turn on its head. A good brisk pace, with lots of fabulous descriptions throughout''An extremely entertaining read! The ending is a real tear-jerker. This is one of my favourite books of the year'