Cradle of Thorns
By Josephine Cox
Cradle of Thorns by Josephine Cox, the Sunday Times bestselling author of Lonely Girl and Whistledown Woman, is a classic spell-binding tale of escape, love and family, that will appeal to fans of Catherine Cookson and Rosie Goodwin. 'One of the country's best-loved storytellers' PrimaNell Reece has never known her mother, and her father's burden of guilt about his wife has kept him cowed for years, working as a common labourer on his sister's farm. But for all her aunt's spiteful attempts to break Nell's independent spirit, she has never succeeded. But now Nell, pregnant and alone, is forced to leave behind the men in her life, believing she might never be able to return. With little but the clothes she wears, she travels across the Bedfordshire countryside of 1890. When she encounters a scruffy urchin called Kit, a ten-year-old orphan who's lived his whole life on the streets, she takes him under her wing. The pair become devoted friends, never knowing where their journey will take them, but each aware that the time will come when there must be a reckoning.
A Covert Affair: Deadly Ops 5 (A series of thrilling, edge-of-your-seat suspense)
By Katie Reus
Danger. Thrills. Action. Suspense. No holds barred in New York Times bestseller Katie Reus's Deadly Ops series. Fans of Karen Rose, Lisa Jackson, Lisa Gardner and Julie Garwood - be prepared for Deadly Ops.'Fast-paced romantic suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat' Cynthia EdenNational Security Agent Nathan Ortiz is back in the game. After being wounded in action he's ready for anything. But he's shocked when his new mission to find missing women in Miami leads him to the very one he's never forgotten.Successful restaurateur Amelia Rios does everything she can to support struggling women in her community. When one of her waitresses stops showing up for work, Amelia is thrown into a dark, shadowy world.Working with Nathan, the only man she's ever loved, old feelings surface as they fight a ruthless enemy preying on the poor and weak. The heat simmering between them could mean a second chance at love - but first they must survive. More mindblowing action is waiting for you. Don't miss Katie Reus's other Deadly Ops novels: Targeted, Bound to Danger, Shattered Duty, Chasing Danger and Edge of Danger.
Chasing Danger: A Deadly Ops Novella 2.5 (A series of thrilling, edge-of-your-seat suspense)
By Katie Reus
Danger. Thrills. Action. Suspense. No holds barred in New York Times bestseller Katie Reus's Deadly Ops series. Fans of Karen Rose, Lisa Jackson, Lisa Gardner and Julie Garwood - be prepared for Deadly Ops.'Fast-paced romantic suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat' Cynthia EdenWorking under pressure is Chief Nursing Officer Hannah Young's forte. But a merciless terrorist attack on Miami and a vicious attempt on her life have left her desperate for help. And she's forced to turn to the one man she'd ruled out ever seeing again.After an unforgettable night with Hannah, NSA Agent and former Delta Force operative Dax Costas fell off the face of the earth when he was ordered on an urgent mission. But when Hannah's life is threatened by a stalker, Dax takes charge and moves her into his protection. Whoever wants Hannah dead will stop at nothing. And the clock is ticking for Dax to identify her perpetrator. Will they live to discover if there's more between them than just explosive passion?*Includes an exclusive sneak peek of the next Deadly Ops novel, Shattered Duty*For more pulse-pounding action don't miss Katie Reus's other Deadly Ops novels: Targeted, Bound to Danger, Shattered Duty, Edge Of Danger and A Covert Affair.
Cole's Redemption: Alpha Pack Book 5
By J.D. Tyler
Fans of J. R. Ward, Nalini Singh, Kresley Cole and Gena Showalter, meet the Alpha Pack. Once, they were Navy SEALS. Now, they are a top secret team of wolf shifters with Psy powers who take on the darkest dangers on Earth. Intensely passionate and utterly thrilling, J. D. Tyler's Alpha Pack are unforgettable.When a battle leaves healer and black wolf shifter Zander Cole deaf and his powers dimmed, he is devastated and sees only one option: leave the Pack for ever. White wolf shifter Selene Westfall knows pain - and she lives to exact revenge. So when she is challenged by a savage black wolf, she puts up a vicious fight - only to become his Bondmate as a result of his bite. Forced together through their unlikely, turbulent bond, a love neither expected may be all that stands between these two damaged souls and a killer trying desperately to keep the past dead and buried...Don't miss the other sexy and exciting Alpha Pack adventures in Primal Law, Savage Awakening, Black Moon and Hunter's Heart.And be sure not to miss J. D. Tyler's romantic suspense alter-ego Jo Davis, and her thrilling, scorching-hot Sugarland Blue series.
Captured By You: A One Night of Passion Novella 3
By Beth Kery
From the New York Times ebook bestselling author of the Because You Are Mine series and The Affair, for fans for Sylvia Day, J. Kenner and Maya Banks. This is the third in Beth Kery's One Night of Passion series about a group of connected characters who each begin their romance with a night of impulsive, steamy sex...Aussie playboy, world traveler and landscape photographer Chance Hathoway recognizes a miracle of nature when he sees it. He comes upon her unaware, swimming in the nude. Camera in hand, his instinct is to capture her. But he longs to possess more than just her image... When Sherona Legion suddenly discovers that she's being watched at her most vulnerable she's surprised at her reaction. It's not embarrassment or anger. It's pure, unabashed arousal. She likes it - enough so that she's willing to take an unprecedented risk with the sexy photographer. Thrilled at having the exhibitionist in her awakened, she agrees to Chance's offer to pose for a series of nude photographs - stimulating tableaus of bondage. It leads Chance and Sherona to intimate and unparalleled experimentation. But how much is Sherona really ready to give to a complete stranger? And how much more can Chance take?Lose yourself in One Night of Passion: Addicted To You, Bound To You, Captured By You, Exposed To You, Only For You.
Children of the Storm (Kitty Rainbow Trilogy, Book 2)
By Wendy Robertson
An encounter with a dying Frenchman changes a young woman's life forever... In the second instalment of the Kitty Rainbow trilogy by Wendy Robertson, Children of the Storm is a passionate saga of tragedy, love and madness during the First World War. Perfect for fans of Rita Bradshaw and Sheila Newberry.The First World War. Pupil-teacher Mara Scorton's world is one of ill-lit classrooms and the sight of unshod feet shining purplish in the cold winter light. And, though she is little more than a girl herself, Mara loves her job in the Hartlepool dockland school, despite the imperious ways of her headmaster Mr Clonmel. But her world falls apart when a German warship demolishes the school and Mr Clonmel is killed. Mara is handed a mysterious package by a dying Frenchman addressed to his children in her home town of Priorton. Mara returns home, accompanied by her annoying but seemingly harmless landlady, to her warm unorthodox family. And to the house of Jean-Paul and his deranged, damaged sister Helene - two French refugees who will have long-lasting effect on the stormy years to come... What readers are saying about Children of the Storm: 'Wendy Robertson tells an absorbing story with strong women battling against the odds''The setting moves from the northeast of England to the trenches in France and the makeshift hospitals in Russia, and all are vividly depicted''Five stars'
The Chandler's Daughter
By Victor Pemberton
Left to fend for herself, can Grace hope for happiness again? In The Chandler's Daughter, Victor Pemberton captures the vibrancy of life in pre-war London in the story of one young woman and her path to happiness. Perfect for fans of Dilly Court and Cathy Sharp.'One woman's struggle in the years between the two world wars is the essence of this well-paced and nicely written novel by a popular author' - Coventry Evening Telegraph 1937: The year of the coronation of King George VI and a pivotal year for Grace Higgs. Her father's death brings not only loneliness and heartache, but also the shocking revelation that he was up to his eyes in debt. Determined to save her father's business, Grace takes up the reins of his horse and cart to walk the bustling streets of Islington. It's not an easy job for a woman on her own, and Grace soon realises she may have to sell up. But Gus Higgs was a man of many surprises, and there is one last discovery for his daughter to make. It's the key to a secret that will change her life for ever, and guarantee that Grace will never be lonely again... What readers are saying about The Chandler's Daughter: 'This is yet another vintage Pemberton and most enjoyable''Always a good and enjoyable read''Five stars'
Comfort Me With Apples
By Elizabeth Murphy
It's 1900, but Anna and Dorrie Furlong, young daughters of a strict Liverpool ship's captain, are expected to stay at home in Everton until they marry. Dorrie, beautiful and popular, with numerous admirers, is content to do this, but Anna longs for freedom and independence. James Hargreaves, the only son of a sadistic, domineering mother, has adored Dorrie since first seeing her at church, but lacks the confidence to approach her. Instead, Dorrie marries Michael, a soldier, and moves to London. James and Anna are both left unhappy and try to console each other, and much will happen in their lives before they realise where true happiness lies.
Chain of Deception
By Bernardine Kennedy
Can Lucy escape her marriage before it is too late? Bernardine Kennedy writes a moving saga of the obstacles that stand in the way of true love in the utterly compelling Chain of Deception. Perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries and Kitty Neale. 'If you are looking for some serious escapism, pour yourself a drink and settle down with Chain of Deception' - Farnham Herald Lucy Cooper seems to have it all - a smart, attractive PR consultant from a wealthy family, she thinks she has met her perfect match in Donovan, a fitness trainer with a body to die for. After a whirlwind romance, she and Donovan marry but it isn't long before Lucy realises that her new husband is nothing more than a self-obsessed fitness freak. Worse than that, beneath his tanned veneer there lies an ugly and increasingly violent temper. Marriage to Donovan is turning Lucy into a nervous wreck, eating away at her confidence and putting her career, her health, even her sanity in jeopardy. Lucy knows that she has to make a break before he destroys her - and her loved ones - completely. Hope comes in the form of Fergus Pearson, an Irish/Jamaican motorbike courier and aspiring actor. He's gentle, laid-back and kind - everything her husband isn't. They embark on an affair but a freak accident forces Lucy to make a discovery that will turn her whole world upside down... What readers are saying about Chain of Deception: 'Such a gripping book, I couldn't put it down... Absolutely brilliant read''Beautifully written and thoroughly enjoyable''Five stars'
A Class Act
By Kate Lace
A passionate tale of love, luxury and falling for the first time.Tilly de Liege may be Lady of the Manor, but it's not quite as fabulous as it sounds - the de Lieges may be high society but they're also flat broke. When boarding school-bound Tilly meets skater boy Ashley from the local comprehensive, it feels like the start of something special. Bur fate - and Tilly's father - are soon conspiring against them. Then moneyed older man Marcus appears on the scene... Are Tilly and Ashley star-crossed lovers or simply poles apart?
The Celebrity Mother
By Deborah Wright
Karina West was once the darling of the gossip pages and the top of the British pop charts. But now all that's fading away, and she needs something more - something both to make her life more fulfilled and more importantly, to get her back in the tabloids. And how better to achieve this double whammy than by adopting a poor, needy child from a far-off country?All that sweet, ten-year-old Devika wants is a new mummy who will take her away from her Delhi orphanage and let her have a home and a family again. She prayed to Krishna for this to be so, but was she ready for a blonde, British popstar to sweep her up and back to London?Karina and Devika are soon front-page news, but neither of them realise just how far their emotional journey will take them.
By Rosie Goodwin
Claire Nightingale is haunted by the memory of childhood abuse and the painful choices she was forced to make. Longing to find peace, she knows she must first confront her demons. Moving to Solihull with her adopted daughter Nikki, she tries to make amends with the family she left behind. But Claire is not the only one hurting: Nikki is scarred by her own abusive past, and their relationship, once loving, becomes fraught with tension and resentment. Struggling to come to terms with their pain, it is not long before ghosts from the past bring a new threat that jeopardises the possibility of any future happiness... A heartbreaking tale of abuse, courage and, above all, the redemptive power of love.
The Chalet Girl
By Kate Lace
The ski season. A glamorous world of snowy pistes, gorgeous ski instructors and glittering après-ski nightlife. What's not to love? Quite a lot, thinks Millie Braythorpe. Four months of endless bed-making and cooking for guests have taken their toll, and the only thing she really looks forward to is her nightly gig singing in a little French bar. Then handsome troublemaker Luke comes to stay at her chalet, and before she knows it Millie's head over heels in love. But is Luke to be trusted, or is her Alpine romance destined to end in heartbreak?
By Marisa Mackle
A-list parties, free champagne, celebrities - it's every girl's dream. But as Fiona Lemmon's discovering, it can all be a bit of a drag. Between being caught with her best friend's boyfriend and having to scour Dublin for a new housemate, she doesn't have the time to find material for her celebrity gossip column. If only there was someone she could use to fill in the gaps...Enter Bunny Maguire. Before long, sweet and innocent Bunny has been remade by Fiona into the very best of It Girls - rich, pretty, and with bags of time to spend at the right parties with the right people. But somewhere along the line something goes wrong - and Fiona discovers that, far from solving her problems, she could have created a absolute monster...
Confessions of an Air Hostess
By Marisa Mackle
Poor Annie. Dumped by her boyfriend via text this morning while en route to the airport, she can think of better things to do than stand on a plane demonstrating emergency procedure and pointing out low-level lighting to hundreds of uninterested passengers. But what's a cabin-crew gal to do when her love life hits turbulence? Annie bravely resolves to keep smiling through her fake tan - while there's still a plane to catch, there's still pastures new to discover. And one of these days she's sure to really meet Mr Right. Isn't she? A great love story and a fantastic, loveable heroine combine to make this a romantic novel that's simply not to be missed.
Carousel Of Secrets
By Anne Baker
It's 1931 and eighteen-year-old Greta is working in a laundry in Liverpool, where she lives with her widowed mother and thirteen-year-old brother Kenny. When a scruffy black and white collie follows Greta home one day, Kenny wants to keep the animal, but they can't afford to feed him. And so Greta tracks down the owner: Mungo Masters, a wealthy man who runs funfairs in three towns. Mungo falls for Greta, though he's her mother's age, and doesn't bother to tell her that he's married already. When Mungo gives Greta and Kenny jobs at one of his fairs, it seems life is looking up. But Mungo is not good news...
A Crimson Dawn
By Janet Macleod Trotter
Emmie Kelso, rescued from a dingy Gateshead tenement and raised by the warm-hearted MacRaes, has grown into an intelligent, spirited young woman. She is swept off her feet by handsome Tom Curran, but it is only after their wedding that his violent nature is revealed. As war engulfs Europe in 1914, the community divides. Tom enlists, but Emmie defies her husband and joins those campaigning for peace. Among her fellow protesters is Rab, the MacRae's eldest son, and their childhood devotion to each other sparks into a love too strong to hide. But there's trouble ahead. Rab, arrested as a 'conchie', faces the ultimate penalty, then a brutalised Tom returns home. The war may be drawing to an end, but Emmie's fight for happiness is only just beginning...
The Captain's Daughters
By Benita Brown
When his beautiful young wife dies in childbirth, Captain Samuel Walton is grief-stricken. He had idolised Effie, despite her spoilt and headstrong ways, and he now faces the task of raising their two daughters alone. Fifteen years later, and the baby girl who brought such tragedy is the mirror image of her mother. But flaxen-haired Flora is also showing signs of Effie's tempestuous temperament. Sensible Josie worries her younger sister may be led astray. But even she could not predict how a chance meeting between Flora and a seductive stranger would plunge the whole family into danger...
Candles in the Storm
By Rita Bradshaw
The storm that's raging when fisherman's daughter Daisy Appleby is born in a village just north of Sunderland could be taken as a warning of a turbulent life ahead. It's during another storm fifteen years later that her father and brothers are lost and Daisy rescues William, heir of a wealthy Southwick family, with whom she falls in love. Soon, as her reward for saving him, Daisy is working for William's irascible aunt, while local lad Alf continues to court her. Warned off by Daisy's grandmother, William denies his own feelings and so it will be many years later, after much hardship and turmoil, that Daisy finds the happiness she deserves, amidst the drama of the Great War.
A Cut Above
By Lynda Page
For Kacie Cooper, life in Leicester in 1959 is almost perfect. She is the top stylist in a reputable hair salon, and her husband Dennis is dreaming of the big time with his rock 'n' roll band. Only one thing mars Kacie's happiness: her parents' constant disapproval that she doesn't have a 'proper' job or a more respectable husband, like her sister Caroline. But when Caroline turns up on Kacie's doorstep, asking to stay for a while, the revelation that follows plunges Kacie's own life into chaos and threatens everything that matters...