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How to Be a Grown-Up

Daisy Buchanan
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Daisy Buchanan

For fans of Bryony Gordon and Caitlin Moran, a comforting, witty, supportive book for real twenty-something women who want to discover how they can reach the end of the 'fun' decade knowing exactly who they are.Have you ever felt lost, anxious, panicky about adulthood?Have you ever spent a hungover Sunday crying into a bowl of cereal?Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and felt nothing but green-eyed jealousy and evil thoughts? Award-winning journalist, Grazia agony aunt and real-life big sister to five smart, stylish, stunning twenty-something young women, Daisy Buchanan has been there, done that and got the vajazzle. In How to be a Grown-Up, she dispenses all the emotional and practical advice you need to negotiate a difficult decade. Covering everything from how to become more successful and confident at work, how to feel pride in yourself without needing validation from others, how to turn rivals into mentors, and how to *really* enjoy spending time on your own, this is a warm, kind, funny voice in the dark saying "Honestly don't worry, you're doing your best and you're amazing!"

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Your Hand In Mine (A Glen Avich to Seal Island short story): The Million Copy Selling Author

Daniela Sacerdoti
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Daniela Sacerdoti

From the million-copy-selling author Daniela Sacerdoti, YOUR HAND IN MINE is a captivating short story about a woman's search for family for her little girl. If you love embarking on an emotional journey with Jojo Moyes or Amanda Prowse, you will adore the million-copy-selling Daniela Sacerdoti. * Includes details of an opportunity for an exclusive glimpse at Daniela's new novel KEEP ME SAFE*Sylvia has devoted her life to providing a safe haven in the village of Glen Avich for her daughter Pamela, a happy little girl with a big heart. Since her daughter's medical results came in and Pamela's father Douglas walked out, Sylvia has vowed that no one would hurt Pamela again, least of all Douglas's bully of a father, who forbade his wife Morag to have anything to do with her granddaughter. When Sylvia loses her mother, and her brother moves away, she finds herself alone and longing for a family for Pamela. So when a letter arrives from the recently widowed Morag, inviting them to visit her at home on the tiny island of Seal, Sylvia agrees to go. Will it be another failed attempt to build bridges with Douglas's family? Or is Seal waiting for them with unexpected gifts?

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The Art of Sinning: Sinful Suitors 1

Sabrina Jeffries
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Sabrina Jeffries
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The Last Honeytrap

Louise Lee
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Louise Lee

If you love to curl up with Miranda Dickinson or The Mystery of Mercy Close by Marian Keyes was your favourite, The Last Honeytrap will delight you with its rapidfire, irreverent humour.He's the man every woman wants. Private Investigator Florence Love is out to get him.Florence has ten days to meet, charm and entrap Scott 'Scat' Delaney. Whilst sticking to THE Cardinal Entrapment Rule:One kiss, with tongues, five seconds - case closed.Scat, a superstar jazz musician, is stunning. He's also a reclusive hypochondriac with a Junta-like entourage - it's going to take a special woman to make him fall into the trap. Florence Love will tell you at length why she's that woman. She's beautiful, resourceful and relentless. A master of body language, evolutionary science and Shorinji Kempo. She'll use every tool in her armoury, especially when it comes to discovering the truth about Bambi, her absent mother - a twenty-five-year-old mystery she's determined to solve... Cardinal Entrapment Rule #2 Never EVER fall for the target (even when they're the hottest man on the planet)That would be very bad form indeed.(P)2015 Headline Digital

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The Angel Court Affair (Thomas Pitt Mystery, Book 30)

Anne Perry
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Anne Perry

With the nation's safety at stake, Thomas Pitt must face a lethal enemy... The Angel Court Affair is the thirtieth novel in Anne Perry's popular series featuring Thomas and Charlotte Pitt, along with favourite characters Vespasia and Narraway. Perfect for fans of C. J. Samson and Ann Granger.'Be prepared for another well-deserved vacation to Victorian London with Anne Perry as the most cunning tour guide you will ever need... She is one of the best' - Bookreporter When Commander Thomas Pitt is ordered to protect a young woman visiting London from Spain, he cannot see why this is a job for Special Branch. When she disappears in the dead of night from Angel Court, however, he is faced with a dangerous mystery. Sofia preached new, and some say blasphemous, religious ideals, and her life had been threatened. But Pitt senses there is some deeper and more dangerous reason for her kidnap - if that is what it is. Three men are caught up in the hunt for Sofia - her cousin, a banker for the Church of England, a popular and charismatic politician, and a journalist who seems determined to goad Pitt to the truth. Each seem to be hiding something, and as the search for answers stretches from London to Spain, Pitt knows that time is running out, and the nation's security could be at stake... What readers are saying about The Angel Court Affair: 'A fascinating read. Anne Perry seems to get better and better as her series evolve. The characters remain fresh and new insights are added''The atmosphere of turn of the century London is so absorbing and tangible that you can almost feel yourself shrouded in a cold blanket of East End fog and hear the Hansom carriages clatter along the streets''[Anne Perry's] books are always gripping and beautifully written'

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The Cat Who Went Up the Creek (The Cat Who… Mysteries, Book 24)

Lilian Jackson Braun
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Lilian Jackson Braun

Digging for gold throws up some unlikely results... Qwill, Koko and Yum Yum's holiday is disturbed by the discovery of a body in Lilian Jackson Braun's delightful mystery The Cat Who Went Up the Creek. Perfect for fans of Simon Brett and Shirley Rousseau Murphy.'Irresistible' - Booklist Pickax's favourite columnist, James Qwilleran, is enjoying a brief holiday in the nearby town of Black Creek - but his two Siamese, who prefer the spaciousness of their home, beg to differ. The blissful tranquillity is soon interrupted by the discovery of a body floating down the creek. And a possible motive for his murder is suggested when several gold nuggets are found in his possession. Might he have been illegally prospecting for gold? If so, it seems he wasn't the only one in search of an easy fortune. And his competitor is far more determined to strike it rich... What readers are saying about The Cat Who Went Up the Creek: 'Ms Braun weaves her usual spell around Qwill et al''Entertaining and comical...keeps you guessing till the end!''A purrfect read'

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The Cat Who Blew the Whistle (The Cat Who… Mysteries, Book 17)

Lilian Jackson Braun
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Lilian Jackson Braun

A train ride to mystery... Jim Qwilleran and his Siamese sleuths embark on another sparkling and mysterious investigation in The Cat Who Blew the Whistle from Lilian Jackson Braun. Perfect for fans of Simon Brett and Sofie Kelly.'Like dropping in on old and very dear friends' - Tampa Tribune-TimesWhen the residents of Moose County, including the reclusive millionaire, Jim Qwilleran, board the old steam locomotive - the celebrated Engine No. 9 - on its inaugural journey, little do they know that this first trip will also be the last. By next morning, Qwill discovers that the affluent owner of Engine No. 9, Floyd Trevelyn, has disappeared, along with his glamorous secretary and millions of dollars belonging to Moose County investors.While the search is on for the fugitive, Qwill stays in Pickax and probes another mystery - why has Koko developed a sudden interest in certain works of literature and started to steal black pens? What readers are saying about The Cat Who... series: 'These [books] make lovely, light-hearted reading with a good mix of humour and adventure''The entire 'Cat Who...' series are a delight for cat and mystery lovers''Quirky - lovely for anyone who owns or has owned an intelligent cat'

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Riches of the Heart

June Tate
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June Tate

Abandoned and alone, this is the unforgettable tale of one woman's search for happiness. Riches of the Heart by June Tate is a moving saga of one woman's encounters with poverty, tragedy and her chance for happiness. Perfect for fans of Rosie Goodwin and Kitty Neale.'[Lily's] struggle to find happiness again makes this gritty saga compulsive reading' - Woman's WeeklyLily Pickford is just sixteen when her violent father throws her out of the house. Her first few nights are spent sleeping rough in Southampton's sleazy docklands, but her luck turns when stallholder Rachel Cohen gives her work and a place to stay where she regularly encounters Vittorio Teglia, a local villain who desires her. Her happiness is complete when she meets Tom McCann, a wild Irishman who only has eyes for Lily. When Lily is tragically forced to walk away from her new life, she is driven to the streets and prostitution, dreading the day that Tom discovers what she's become. A day that dawns all too soon... What readers are saying about Riches of the Heart: 'I love this storyline, the details of the old days, and the interesting characters''One of the best books l have ever read''Absolutely wonderful - five stars' Don't miss the heart-stopping sequel: No One Promised Me Tomorrow

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Avenger's Angel: Lost Angels Book 1

Heather Killough-Walden
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Heather Killough-Walden

For fans of J. R. Ward, Nalini Singh and Charlaine Harris, the first novel in The Lost Angels from New York Times bestselling author Heather Killough-Walden. Are you ready to meet the angels of your dreams?Four thousand years ago, four archangels were cast down to Earth in human form. The Old Man's favourites, they came to find their mates, the other half of their souls made only for them, without whom they will ever be complete.Uriel, Gabriel, Azrael and Michael, however, were not alone. They were followed by another, determined to find the archesses for himself, and whose power cannot be underestimated. But after centuries of fruitless searching, the archangels - and their enemy - have all but given up hope. Until one day beautiful and gifted Eleanore Granger crosses paths with Uriel, the Angel of Vengeance. And as a storm rages, outside forces conspire together, initiating an age old battle of good versus evil to win the first archess.The Lost Angels will compell you into a world of desire, danger and devastation. Read the whole series: Always Angel, Avenger's Angel, Messenger's Angel, Death's Angel, Warrior's Angel and Samael.

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Marrying Up

Wendy Holden
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Wendy Holden

She stopped at nothing. To get everything. Scheming social climber Alexa may be humbly born. But she's a class-hopping cruise missile aimed at the very top of the gold-digging tree. Only a title, mansion and family tiara will do. Befriending feckless aristo Florrie (three surnames plus black hole where her brain should be) means the grandest doors swing open and the prince of her dreams is in sight. But has Florrie's mother, the formidable Lady Annabel, rumbled what Alexa is up to? Beautiful but penniless student Polly, meanwhile, is in love. Is Max, the handsome young vet she's found in a country lane, quite as ordinary as he seems, however? Passionate love, eye-widening snobbery and more than naked ambition abound in this contemporary Cinderella tale - a deliciously satirical novel of the upwardly mobile.

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Memories of You

Benita Brown
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Benita Brown
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A Swim-on Part in the Goldfish Bowl

Carol Thatcher
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Carol Thatcher

Carol Thatcher has one of the most famous surnames in the world.The daughter of former Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher, Carol is a national treasure with a unique story to tell. Her remarkable mixture of bravery, honesty and humour won her a place in the nation's hearts on ITV's I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here...! when millions of viewers voted her the second 'Queen of the Jungle'.In this candid memoir, she tells us about what it was like to grow up as the 'Milk Snatcher's' daughter, sister of the infamous Mark, living a life she describes as a 'swim-on part in the goldfish bowl'.Her tales of behind-the-scenes at Number 10, her extraordinary travels, and dinners with world leaders, are both rivetingly funny and refreshingly revealing.

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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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Never the Bride

Paul Magrs
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Paul Magrs

Brenda has had a long and eventful life, and she has come to Whitby to run a B&B and enjoy some peace and quiet. She and her best friend Effie like nothing better than going out for tea and keeping their eyes open for mysterious goings on in town. And what with satanic beauty salons, roving psychic investigators and the frankly terrifying owner of the Christmas Hotel there's plenty to watch. But the oddest thing in Whitby may well be Brenda herself. With her terrible scars, her strange lack of a surname and the fact that she takes two different shoe sizes, Brenda should know that people as, well, unique as she is just aren't destined for a quiet life.

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A Haunt of Murder

Paul Doherty
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Paul Doherty

As the sun sets, Chaucer's pilgrims find themselves lost in a Kent forest rumoured to be haunted. Huddled around the fire, trying to ignore the cries of screech owls and other, more frightening sounds of the night, the Clerk of Oxford agrees to tell a ghostly tale of love and death that will chill the blood.

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Blog: Summer Reads

Though the sun may only now be peeking through the clouds, we at Tinder Press have been counting down to summer, or at least the publication of Maggie O’Farrell’s INSTRUCTIONS FOR HEATWAVE, for many weeks now. But which are the summer reads that have made us the readers we are today – we asked our team to tell us more about the books that spell ‘summer’ to them.

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