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Wife Living Dangerously

Debra Kent
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Debra Kent

Suburban wife and mother, Julia Flanagan is good to a fault. She always plays by the rules, does what she's told and puts her family first. To be honest, her life's become rather dull - and her sex life is humdrum, to say the least. But all that changes when Julia's best friends dare her to start living dangerously. At first, she only breaks little rules - mixing her recyclables, illegally downloading music - but when Julia meets a handsome professor at work, she finds that having started to live dangerously it's hard to stop...

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About Last Night

Adele Parks
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Adele Parks

For thirty years, best friends Stephanie and Philippa have been practically inseparable. There's nothing they would not do for one another. Until a few simple words change everything.'I need you to say that I was with you.'Steph, eternally solid, considerate and dependable, is begging her best friend to lie to the police as she's desperately trying to conceal two shocking secrets to protect her family. Pip, self-consigned to the role of scatty, frivolous hot-head is overwhelmed; she's normally the one asking for help in a crisis although never anything as catastrophic as this. Both women have always believed that friendship is built on mutual selflessness, compromise and trust. Are those beliefs now to be tested beyond endurance?

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The Birthday

Julie Highmore
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Julie Highmore
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Monday's Child

Louise Bagshawe
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Louise Bagshawe

According to the old rhyme, 'Monday's child is fair of face' - but life isn't always so simple. Gorgeous goddesses seem to surround script-reader and wannabe movie-maker Anna Brown - from her deranged glamour-queen boss to her perfect, pouting flat-mates - for Anna, being less-than-beautiful is very hard to bear. In fashion-and-beauty-crazed London, perhaps being talented just isn't enough. Enter Mark Swan, Britain's hottest director. Rugged, reclusive and powerful, he could be Anna's ticket to the top, but how can she ever hope to snag such a big star? Fed up of being downbeat and dowdy, Anna decides to chase her dreams and, with a little help from her friends, embarks on a madcap scheme to get just what she's after...

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Beautiful Strangers

Julie Highmore
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Julie Highmore

When Cait joins a singles' week in Oxford and realises that there are far more women than men, she resigns herself to concerts, museums and punting with something of a heavy heart. But a spur-of-the-moment decision takes her and fellow party member, Ralph, to discover a completely different side to the city - one in which fortysomething Cait falls hopelessly in lust with a younger man, and Ralph ends up pursued by both the police and a violent drug-dealing gang. Daniel, not taken with the other singles, goes in search of Cait, and he too is caught up in Oxford's exotic parallel universe, with strange consequences that lead him to an idyllic north Wales smallholding...and maybe the woman of his dreams.

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Tall, Dark and Dead

Tate Hallaway
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Tate Hallaway

'The line between magic and sanity is very thin. That's part of why I, Garnet Lacey, quit cold turkey. Never touch the stuff. No Exceptions.' Trouble is magic is so addictive, especially when you've got inner goddesses like Lilith to contend with. And it doesn't stop there for Garnet; if you are going to run an occult bookstore then you've got to expect customers like Sebastian Von Traum, with his piercing brown eyes, sexy accent, killer body and total lack of an aura; which means he's dead... Trouble can be so hard to resist, and what with Vatican witch hunters, long lost vampire exes and a boyfriend with an ex-wife who is literally stirring in her grave, Garnet Lacey has trouble enough for anyone.

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Kiss Me Quick

Julie Highmore
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Julie Highmore

Squeeze me slowly. Tim Downer's own life is in chaos, but he's paid for his qualification as a life coach, and he's going to use it. When his new, and only, client tells him she's had a huge windfall, he believes he really could turn his - and of course her - life around. He doesn't suspect that there's more to 'Debbie' than the scruffy, overweight drudge she appears to be. But his ex-wife Erica and daughter Alice instantly spot her dodgy wig and strange accent. Deborah is actually in Shelcombe to investigate life coaching rather than benefit from it, but she quickly finds herself fascinated by the eccentric inhabitants of the little seaside town. Which is just as well, since when the magazine she works for collapses, she's stuck there. And once she meets Tim without her disguise, he gets a few surprising life lessons.

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Tuesday's Child

Louise Bagshawe
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Louise Bagshawe

Meet Lucy Evans, the original tomboy. She loves her Doc Martens, heavy metal, and hanging out with her best friend, Ollie. She may have been born on a Tuesday, but graceful she isn't. However, Lucy's world is about to change. Ollie gets engaged, and her new boss wants her to smarten up. Lucy tries to turn herself into the kind of girl she thinks they want her to be - with hilarious and unexpected results.

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Play it Again?

Julie Highmore
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Julie Highmore

In the wilds of Norfolk, Dylan is mending his broken heart by rebuilding his house. Next door, Ellie gazes longingly at him over the fence, while her mother Fliss contemplates a school reunion. Should she risk an encounter with her first crush? Meanwhile Dylan's once-famous father Alex, arriving a little late in his son's life, is also recalling the perils of first love - but will Marie return Alex's renewed affection? Can an old rock star recapture the magic of his first hit?

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Pure Fiction

Julie Highmore
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Julie Highmore
Gifted and Talented

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To celebrate publication of no. 1 bestseller Wendy Holden's new novel, Gifted and Talented, we're offering a fantastic competition prize of a break for two, courtesy of Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons. Click here to find out more and enter!

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Gifted and Talented

She's got the brains. He's got the looks. Together they're GIFTED AND TALENTED. Read an extract of Wendy Holden's new novel.

Exclusive sampler

Gifted and Talented

She's got the brains. He's got the looks. Together they're GIFTED AND TALENTED. Read an extract of Wendy Holden's new novel.

Debra Kent

Debra Kent has been writing about marriage, infidelity, sex and family relationships for the past fifteen years, in Mademoiselle, Redbook, Cosmopolitan and Family Circle. She has also written a column, The Diary of V, for the website Redbook/women.com since 1997.

Posted by Leah Woodburn, Editorial

Blog: A Taste of Christmas from our authors

Peace on earth and good will to men is all very well, but everyone knows what Christmas is really about: eating and drinking to excess. In preparation for the big day, we in the Headline office have been taking the task of expanding our stomachs very seriously and have spent the last few weeks limbering up with a steady intake of quality streets and mince pies, and maybe even a spot of sherry too.