The Lydgate Widow
By Alexandra Connor
Life has been hard for Adele Ford. Will she ever find the happiness she deserves? Alexandra Connor writes a moving saga in The Lydgate Widow, the tale of a young woman facing unbearable heartache, and her ultimate triumph over adversity. Perfect for fans of Rita Bradshaw and Catherine Cookson. Adele Ford's clearest childhood memory is of her father telling her about the enigmatic Lydgate Widow, whose abandoned house dominates the village. But the stories end abruptly on the day Adele and her sister are orphaned, and they grow up with only each other to rely on. Adele finds work in an antiques shop, but when a wrongful accusation robs her of her reputation, her future looks bleak. So it's not hard for Col Vincent, a successful businessman, to persuade Adele to marry him. Adele grows to love him - until she realises that her husband is a violent man. In the 1930s, a woman who leaves her husband faces penury. Somehow Adele survives, and then news comes that will transform her life, bringing back the haunting memory of the Lydgate Widow - and the man who has loved Adele for decades... What readers are saying about The Lydgate Widow: 'Thoroughly enjoyed this book... a brilliant ending that binds all characters together. This is the first book that I have read by this author, and it won't be the last''A superb read - five stars'
The Luxe Life
By Fleur De Force
Every girl deserves a little bit of luxe in her life and top beauty and fashion vlogger Fleur de Force - Sunday Times bestselling author of The Glam Guide - knows exactly how to get it."Luxe living is all about becoming your best self - the one you've always wanted to be - and making it look effortless. It's about making every day feel special and knowing that a little bit of extra effort in any aspect of your life goes a long way. This is my lifestyle bible for girls who want to make The Luxe Life a reality, regardless of budget or time constraints."Packed with:- Inspiring fashion and beauty advice- Budget-friendly hosting hacks- Lifestyle tips to make your home a sanctuary- Creative and thoughtful DIY gift ideas- Over 30 must-have recipes to take you from brunch to dinner partyThe Luxe Life is the essential guide to wowing at every special occasion, and making every day special.
The Lunatic Cafe
By Laurell K. Hamilton
'You don't volunteer for slugfests with vampires. It shortens your life expectancy.'And you don't fall in love with a werewolf. It interferes with your work. Especially when you're a preternatural expert, like me. My name is Anita Blake. My business brings me up close and personal with all shapes and sizes of monsters. And not all of them want to kill me.Take, for instance, the local pack of lycanthrops - they're werewolves to you. A number of them are missing, and they've come to me for help. Maybe because I'm dating the leader of the pack. I've survived a lot - from jealous vampires to killer zombies - but this love thing may kill me yet.
Luis Suarez: Crossing the Line - My Story
By Luis Suarez, Jonathan Keeble
Luis Suárez was a young boy already in love with football by the time his family moved from the countryside to Uruguay's capital, Montevideo. The guile and trickery of the street kid made an impact with the country's biggest club, Nacional, before he was spotted by Dutch scouts who brought him to Europe.Suárez was lured from Ajax to Merseyside by another iconic number 7, Kenny Dalglish. From that moment, he terrorised Premier League defences, driving a resurgent Liverpool towards their most exciting top-flight season in 24 years.But there is another side to Luis Suárez: the naturally fiery temperament which drives his competitiveness on the pitch. There was the very public incident with Patrice Evra of bitter rivals Manchester United, and the biting of Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic.Then during the World Cup finals in Brazil, in a physical encounter against Italy, he bit defender Giorgi Chiellini on the shoulder. Banned from football for four months, derided by the press, he was marched out of the country.In the summer's final twist, he became one of the most expensive footballers of all time, moving from Liverpool to Barcelona. In his first season at the Nou Camp he helped Barca to La Liga and Copa del Rey titles, scoring 16 goals in 27 games.In Crossing the Line, Luis Suárez talks from the heart about his intriguing career, his personal journey from scrapping street kid to performer on football's biggest stage, and the never-say-die attitude that sometimes causes him to overstep the mark.(P)2014 Headline Digital
Lucky: An It Girl Novel
The bash at the Miller farm was the hottest party Jenny Humphrey had ever attended. Literally. But when Dean Marymount announces that someone is going to be held responsible, and expelled, for burning down the antique red barn the heat is really on. Tensions are rising, rumours are flying, and pretty soon everyone is a suspect. But was it Julian, Jenny's shaggy-haired new crush, whose engraved Tiffany lighter was found at the scene of the crime? Or could it have been Callie and Easy who were in the barn together when the blaze began? Tinsley knows she's also in the line of fire for organising the party, but luckily she's come up with a crafty way to stay out of trouble: by blaming Jenny.
A Lucky Sixpence
By Anne Baker
A poignant and dramatic saga set in Liverpool, perfect for fans of Katie Flynn, Annie Groves and Lyn Andrews. Praise for Anne Baker's Merseyside sagas: 'A stirring tale of romance and passion, poverty and ambition' Liverpool EchoIt's 1937 and for sisters Lizzie and Milly Travis there's nothing quite like the thrill of the funfair at New Brighton. Amid the bright lights and whirling rides, Lizzie wins a lucky sixpence on a stall - as well as the heart of a handsome stallholder.Ben McCluskey isn't the type of man Lizzie's respectable parents had in mind for her, nevertheless the young couple embark on a whirlwind romance. Lizzie's mother worries that history will repeat itself when Ben introduces her daughter to a world she never knew existed. And, as war looms, Milly realises that her sister's luck can't last for ever...
By Mark Barrowcliffe
'You'd think that when you see someone hit the floor right in front of you that you'd remember some telling, cinematic detail. The arc of the cigarette through the air, for instance, or the expression on the man's face. All I remember, though, is the curly-tailed dog looking up at me with the sort of expression that says, "Well, that just about puts the tin lid on it."' After his mother's funeral, Dave Barker's life takes an unexpected turn. A total stranger drops dead in his office, for starters. A good deed leads him into the company of powerful men who want to be Dave's friend. His girlfriend can't get enough of him. So what exactly is Dave's problem? And then there's the dog...
A Lucky Break
By Lynda Page
An ambitious young receptionist faces more than just friendly competition, as danger threatens the Connaught Hotel... Lynda Page writes an engrossing saga in A Lucky Break, as a young woman navigates the tricky terrains of ambition and rivalry. Perfect for fans of Daisy Styles and Kate Thompson.All Connie Monroe has ever wanted is to be a hotel receptionist. She is overjoyed, therefore, when Captain Fosedyke, the manager of the Connaught where she works as a chambermaid, gives her a lucky break and invites her to prove her worth on the reception desk.Then the inexperienced owner of the hotel, Miss Griffin, arrives to regain control of the neglected business and Connie grabs the opportunity to show how resourceful she can really be. For, despite their different backgrounds, Connie Monroe and Edelina Griffin are about to discover they have a lot in common as they fight for the survival of the hotel. But someone doesn't want them to succeed...What readers are saying about A Lucky Break:'As the best saga and nostalgic fiction writer out there, you would expect this book to be good, and it doesn't disappoint... a strong, intrigue filled plot, this book is Lynda Page's best book yet!''Yet another fantastic story from Lynda Page which had me hooked from page one. Another addictive tale. Absolutely fantastic'
The Loving Cup
By Paul Doherty
An impossible love. A grisly murder. A hunt for justice.Paul Doherty's novel The Loving Cup, brings Restoration London to raucous life amid a compelling love story and murder mystery. Perfect for fans of Philippa Gregory and Jean Plaidy. Samuel Atkins is deeply in love with Maria Eleanora, a beautiful young woman from the court of Queen Catherine. But Atkins is a poor clerk, and Maria Eleanora a foreigner, so their love must remain a secret. When an important judge is found murdered, Samuel Pepys' followers are suspected, and Atkins is arrested. Suddenly, Maria Eleanora realises that to save her lover and discover the hideous truth behind the crime, she must thread her way through both the treacherous alleys of London and the murky and murderous politics of those seeking to destroy the king. Based on historical events, The Loving Cup not only probes one of the great murder mysteries of English history but also recounts a love story as passionate as it is secretive.What readers are saying about Paul Doherty:'Paul Doherty is a synonym for quality and entertainment''A compelling tale of historical fiction that exudes accuracy and detail''The sounds and smells of the period seem to waft from the pages of [Paul Doherty's] books'
The Loveday Loyalty (Loveday series, Book 7)
By Kate Tremayne
If you enjoyed the BBC's adaptation of Poldark, then Kate Tremayne's Loveday series is not to be missed! The Lovedays must overcome their rivalry, anger and jealousy - or face destruction - in the seventh instalment of Kate Tremayne's Loveday series. Set against the dramatic scenery of Cornwall, the turbulent criminal underworld of London and the climactic events of the French Revolution, it is perfect for fans of Winston Graham's Poldark and Philippa Gregory. 'An intricate tapestry of Cornish life in the eighteenth century, with so many compelling characters and plot threads that it would be impossible to give more than a flavour of the book in one review. Ms Tremayne is a master storyteller and paints a vivid picture, bringing her characters to life with such force that the reader feels like a fly on the wall, privileged to peek into the lives of many different families' - Red Roses for Authors BlogEdward Loveday always believed that loyalty would see his family through any crisis. But since his tragic death, they have been far from united. The fierce rivalry between his twin sons, Adam and St John, rages on. Consumed by anger and jealousy they are unable to see that their real enemy is not each other but rather an outsider - Harry Sawle. Sawle, a cunning and violent smuggler, is determined to use their feud for his own gain.Meanwhile, in the new Australian penal colony, at least one Loveday remains loyal as the disgraced Japhet risks his life to protect Adam's investments from a corrupt militia. But one man's loyalty is not enough, for unless Adam and St John can find a way to heal their rift the Lovedays may well be destroyed. What readers are saying about The Loveday Loyalty: 'Once you start it's hard to put down''I found myself transported back to the 18th century, with family intrigue, swashbuckling adventure, love and betrayal. This book has it all''Five stars'
The Loveday Revenge (Loveday series, Book 8)
By Kate Tremayne
If you enjoyed the BBC's adaptation of Poldark, then Kate Tremayne's Loveday series is not to be missed! The wild blood of the Lovedays cannot be denied in the richly satisfying eighth book in Kate Tremayne's Loveday series, The Loveday Revenge. Perfect for fans of Winston Graham's Poldark and Susanna Gregory. Romance and adventure continues to colour the Lovedays' lives. An uneasy truce has been declared between Adam and St John to end their rivalry and bring to justice their common enemy. A series of tragedies blight the family, bringing them to the edge of ruin. Or have these events been instigated by the man who has sworn to destroy them, the evil and corrupt smuggler, Harry Sawle? But Sawle evades justice and to survive, the Lovedays must exact their revenge upon him.No longer young and innocent, their stepbrother, Richard Allbright, returns from the war with France with sinister consequences for the family. And in Australia, revenge is also on Japhet's mind. He must triumph over his adversaries or fail to achieve his dream of returning to England with pride and honour. What readers are saying about The Loveday Revenge: 'I have loved every one of Kate Tremayne's books and can't wait for the next one''Kate Tremayne's characters burst into life on the pages and are unforgettable''Five stars'
The Loveday Honour (Loveday series, Book 5)
By Kate Tremayne
If you enjoyed the BBC's adaptation of Poldark, then Kate Tremayne's Loveday series is not to be missed! In pursuit of honour, will the Lovedays forsake happiness? The fifth instalment of Kate Tremayne's breath-taking Loveday series, The Loveday Honour, is a gripping tale of Cornish smuggling, adventure and passion. Perfect for fans of Winston Graham's Poldark and Diana Gabaldon. 'If a man does not have honour, he has nothing,' Edward Loveday declares, but the honour of the Loveday family faces its most serious challenge yet. Japhet Loveday has been tried and convicted of highway robbery. His wife Gwen is desperate to clear his name, but Japhet has made some powerful enemies and her efforts may not be enough to save him from transportation. Edward must also confront a more personal trouble. His wife, Amelia, is still reeling from the shock arrival of Edward's illegitimate daughter, Tamasine, and refuses to have her name mentioned. Will Edward be forced to choose between his daughter and his wife? Meanwhile Tamasine herself has fallen in love with the handsome Rupert Charlton, but when the truth of her parentage is revealed, a vendetta breaks out between the two families that threatens to destroy their relationship. Will loyalty and honour eventually triumph? And at what cost to the family's happiness and future? What readers are saying about The Loveday Honour: 'This family saga grips you from when you start book one, you just can't put them down, you really feel involved with the family's trials and tribulations''Absorbing and in the Poldark style. Would recommend any of these books''Five stars'
The Loveday Pride (Loveday series, Book 6)
By Kate Tremayne
If you enjoyed the BBC's adaptation of Poldark, then Kate Tremayne's Loveday series is not to be missed! Action, intrigue and romance continue unabated for the Lovedays in the richly satisfying sixth book in Kate Tremayne's Loveday series. Perfect for fans of Winston Graham's Poldark and Philippa Gregory.Pride, the curse of the Loveday family, may also be its salvation. While Adam Loveday struggles to maintain the family shipyard and to develop his new lands at Boscabel, his twin, St John, bears a bitter grudge against him for having won the yard he considers his birthright. Then Desiree Richmond arrives unexpectedly from Virginia, and Adam is appalled to learn that she believes herself engaged to St John - though his brother's wife is still living.In London, young Tamasine tries to keep faith with Rupert Carlton, who seems oddly elusive. And on a convict ship bound for Botany Bay, the family's blackest sheep is battling to survive. Yet both Tamasine and Japhet, the former highwayman, are fiercely proud of the Loveday name and resolved to honour their heritage. What readers are saying about The Loveday Pride: 'I just could not put this book down''Kate Tremayne brings the reader directly into the story - her historical knowledge and storytelling gift enthral, and leave me with the feeling that I am in the places of the book''Five stars'
The Loveday Scandals (Loveday series, Book 4)
By Kate Tremayne
If you enjoyed the BBC's adaptation of Poldark, then Kate Tremayne's Loveday series is not to be missed! From the rugged coasts of Cornwall, to the bustling streets of London and the rocky ships at sea, the Lovedays find adventure in the fourth novel in Kate Tremayne's Loveday series. The Loveday Scandals is full of romance, intrigue... and highwaymen. Perfect for fans of Winston Graham's Poldark and Elizabeth Chadwick.'Guaranteed to appeal to those who have been entranced by Poldark' - Sussex LifeCornwall, 1793. With Adam still at sea and St John banished to America, Japhet Loveday has fled to London to forget the heartache of his love affair with Gwendolyn Druce. Cast adrift, he finds himself drawn into the dangerous world of the city's gambling dens and, when he runs out of money, turns to highway robbery to make a living. As his life spirals out of control he seeks comfort in a passionate affair with actress Celestine Yorke, but when Gwen herself arrives in London, Celestine's ardour soon turns to obsessive jealousy and she vows to ruin Japhet. Meanwhile, Edward and Amelia's marriage is rocked by the arrival of his illegitimate daughter Tamasine, who has come to claim her place in the family. Can the Lovedays rise above the turmoil which seems set to destroy them? What readers are saying about The Loveday Scandals: 'Kate Tremayne's style of writing gets you totally involved with Cornwall, the lifestyle and the many happenings''You feel you are there in Cornwall, on the highway to London, [and are experiencing] the shows and the gambling''Five stars'
The Loveday Fortunes (Loveday series, Book 2)
By Kate Tremayne
If you enjoyed the BBC's adaptation of Poldark, then Kate Tremayne's Loveday series is not to be missed! Turbulent times lie ahead for the Loveday family in the second instalment of the Loveday series, as Kate Tremayne explores the passions, conflicts and romances that await them. Perfect for fans of Winston Graham's Poldark and Diana Gabaldon.'A fast-moving and exciting read [that] leaves the reader breathless for the next book in the series' - Historical Novels ReviewCornwall: 1791. As the civil unrest in France gathers force, ripples of conflict are also reaching across the Channel, for the Loveday family are fighting their own private battles. Charles Mercer - Edward Loveday's brother-in-law - has been found dead, the reputation of his eminent bank in tatters. Charles has left the Lovedays facing emotional trauma and financial ruin. But risk comes as second nature to the Lovedays.Adam Loveday finds refuge from the pressures of keeping the family boatyard solvent in the arms of gypsy-bred Senara - whom he is determined to marry despite his father's threats of disinheritance. And his twin, St John, angry at having to curb his spending, throws in his hand with the Sawle brothers - the notorious smugglers who rule Penruan by intimidation and violence. Each one of the Lovedays must sacrifice personal ambition in the face of adversity. But to some of them, sacrifice does not come easily... What readers are saying about The Loveday Fortunes: 'Kate Tremayne's characters burst into life on the pages and are unforgettable' '[This series] should never end''Five stars'
The Loveday Conspiracy (Loveday series, Book 10)
By Kate Tremayne
If you enjoyed the BBC's adaptation of Poldark, then Kate Tremayne's Loveday series is not to be missed! As the balance of power is upset, can the Lovedays restore justice in Kate Tremayne's tenth Loveday novel - a powerful, historical drama, perfect for fans of Winston Graham's Poldark and Elizabeth Chadwick.Proud, imposing and savagely beautiful, Trevowan Manor has been home to the Lovedays of Cornwall for generations. But a foolish mistake means the house has been lost at the throw of a dice. And headstrong Adam Loveday vows to punish the man responsible. Forced from her beloved home, Adam's stepmother Amelia tries to look to the future. But her wayward son Richard remains a shadow over her heart. When he deceives her yet again, she is forced to make a devastating choice. Convicted highwayman Japhet Loveday has his own demons. He cannot rest until he finds the man whose false charges destroyed his life. Even if the hunt takes him to the dark corners of Royalist France - and into the heart of a deadly conspiracy... What readers are saying about The Loveday Conspiracy: 'If you fell in love with the Poldark Series and love reading about swashbuckling heroes, duels at dawn, love overcoming class, family honour above all, [then] the Lovedays are your kind of people''It has everything - romance, adventure and excitement''The fresh new story lines and characters are fantastic'
The Loveday Vendetta (Loveday series, Book 11)
By Kate Tremayne
If you enjoyed the BBC's adaptation of Poldark, then Kate Tremayne's Loveday series is not to be missed! Passionate and daring, the Lovedays are a family you will never forget... The Loveday Vendetta is the eleventh book in Kate Tremayne's Loveday series and is perfect for fans of Winston Graham's Poldark and Elizabeth Chadwick.Beautiful, headstrong, troubled: Rowena Loveday has always lived in the shadow of her mother's tarnished reputation. And when her father takes his own life, she fears she will never escape the curse of her parentage. She finds an ally in orphaned Bryn, ward of her uncle, Adam Loveday. But even Bryn cannot protect her from the ultimate betrayal... Indebted to the Lovedays for saving his life, Bryn is piecing together his childhood memories. Before he can reclaim his stolen inheritance, he must uncover the truth behind the murders of his mother and brother. Only then can he confront the demons from his past - and lay the dead to rest. Bryn's discoveries unleash an enemy more powerful than the Loveday family have ever encountered. They must unite in order to protect their own. But will it be too late...? What readers are saying about The Loveday Vendetta: 'Loved the book, absolutely brilliant, couldn't put it down... Kate Tremayne is a brilliant writer, her books keep you intrigued from start to finish''A saga that improved with age''Five stars'
The Loveday Trials (Loveday series, Book 3)
By Kate Tremayne
If you enjoyed the BBC's adaptation of Poldark, then Kate Tremayne's Loveday series is not to be missed! Prejudice and murder taint the lives of the Loveday family in The Loveday Trials, the third novel in Kate Tremayne's dramatic series of passion and adventure in eighteenth-century Cornwall. Perfect for fans of Winston Graham's Poldark and Susanna Gregory.Cornwall: 1793. As the Lovedays' finances recover from near ruin, it is clear their trials are far from over. Adam, returning from Trevowan with Senara - now his wife - and their baby son, finds himself at loggerheads with his father. Edward refuses to accept his son's choice of bride, and Adam finds it impossible to continue working in the family shipyard. To support his wife and child, he works as an English agent in France, the country still in the grip of the Terror. Meanwhile, St John is in trouble again. His involvement in the murky world of smuggling has made him some dangerous enemies - not least the corrupt Thadeous Lanyon. When Thadeous is found murdered, St John is arrested. If found guilty, he will be hanged. Can the Lovedays pull together over this? Or will these new trials finally tear them apart? What readers are saying about The Loveday Trials: 'The reader becomes immersed in the life, times and scandals of this Cornish family... passion, swashbuckling valour and romance''Another well written and absorbing book about the Loveday family. It feels like you are there with them sharing their adventures''Five stars'
The Loveday Secrets (Loveday series, Book 9)
By Kate Tremayne
If you enjoyed the BBC's adaptation of Poldark, then Kate Tremayne's Loveday series is not to be missed! Every Loveday has a secret in the ninth novel in Kate Tremayne's Loveday series - a magnificent, Cornish, historical, family drama charting the scandalous lives of the Loveday family. Perfect for fans of Winston Graham's Poldark and Susanna Gregory.When long-lost cousin Tristan Loveday returns to Cornwall with a deadly score to settle, his presence sends shockwaves around the family. Tristan holds the key to more than one secret that could destroy the Loveday family. And it seems everyone has something to hide. Senara Loveday fears a shadow from her past could bring about her downfall, St John risks losing all he owns while, in London, Georganna Loveday is hiding a scandalous secret. As lies are uncovered, the cracks begin to show. And before the summer is over, lives will be irrevocably changed for ever... What readers are saying about The Loveday Secrets: 'Once you have started reading the Loveday books you are hooked''Kate Tremayne holds the reader's attention from the first to the last page''You feel you are living the stories yourself'
Love You More (Detective D.D. Warren 5)
By Lisa Gardner
Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Lisa Gardner is back with the fifth novel in the Detective D.D. Warren series, LOVE YOU MORE. TWO WOMEN WITH ONE QUESTION. HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO TO SAVE YOUR CHILD? Lee Child says 'this book had me at the author's name'. A split-second decision and Brian Darby lies dead. His wife, state police trooper Tessa Leoni, claims to have shot him in self-defence and for Boston detective D.D. Warren it should be an open-and-shut case. But where is their six-year-old daughter? As D.D.'s homicide investigation ratchets into a frantic state-wide search for a missing child, she must move quickly in order to learn all of Tessa's secrets and understand what has happened to the little girl. But for Tessa, the worst has not yet happened. She is walking a tightrope, with no-one to trust and nowhere to turn, as the clock ticks down to a terrifying deadline. She has one goal in sight, and she will use every ounce of her training to do what has to be done. All that matters is her child and no one could love her more...