Rachel Does Rome (Girls On Tour BOOK 4)
By Nicola Doherty
Meet the Girls on Tour - Poppy, Lily, Maggie and Rachel. Four ordinary girls who have the most fun in faraway places. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll lose your heart. Perfect for fans of Jill Mansell, Debbie Johnson and Fiona Collins. 'A modern-day Roman Holiday: smart, funny and totally unputdownable' Gemma Burgess on The Out of Office GirlWhat do you do when your boyfriend of two months cancels Valentine's Day? If you're Rachel, you book a last-minute trip to Rome. Together with her friends Lily and Maggie, she's planning a relaxing weekend of culture and cappuccinos to take her mind off men altogether. But when she bumps into a figure from her past, Rachel finds herself on a Roman Holiday that features Vespa rides, hot tubs and some very unexpected consequences ...Expect the unexpected, the utterly hilarious and unforgettable, on this rollercoaster ride of love, laughs, surprises and sparks. You have a VIP pass to join each girl's adventure, so pack your bags and buckle your seatbelts, because just about anything is possible...
Rack, Ruin and Murder
By Ann Granger
The discovery of a dead body shatters the tranquillity of a Cotswold village in Ann Granger's second Campbell and Carter mystery.When old Monty Bickerstaffe finds a dead body in his drawing room it comes as a nasty surprise - the first of many. Monty lives alone in a crumbling Cotswold manor house and the last thing he wants is the police sniffing around his property. Not that he has anything to hide...The identity of the corpse and how and why it was left in Monty's home remain a mystery. The locals swear they've seen nothing unusual and Monty's relatives claim they've never set eyes on the stiff before. But Inspector Jess Campbell is convinced that someone's lying and, with the help of Superintendent Ian Carter, she must dig deep into Monty's family history to reveal the shocking truth...
Rack, Ruin and Murder
By Ann Granger
The discovery of a dead body shatters the tranquillity of a Cotswold village in Ann Granger's second Campbell and Carter mystery.When old Monty Bickerstaffe finds a dead body in his drawing room it comes as a nasty surprise - the first of many. Monty lives alone in a crumbling Cotswold manor house and the last thing he wants is the police sniffing around his property. Not that he has anything to hide... The identity of the corpse and how and why it was left in Monty's home remain a mystery. The locals swear they've seen nothing unusual and Monty's relatives claim they've never set eyes on the stiff before. But Inspector Jess Campbell is convinced that someone's lying and, with the help of Superintendent Ian Carter, she must dig deep into Monty's family history to reveal the shocking truth...
By Rita Bradshaw
A young couple... and the dark and terrible history between their families that threatens to destroy them. Rita Bradshaw's Ragamuffin Angel is an uplifting saga of rags to riches, as a young woman unravels the secrets that surround her past in order to find happiness. Perfect for fans of Lindsey Hutchinson and Dilly Court. 'An enjoyable historical read... Very readable, with good dialogue and well-drawn characters' - Ipswich Evening Star Connie Bell, newly orphaned, is just twelve when she's taken on at the laundry in Sunderland's grim workhouse. Although she's little more than a child, the events of her past have forged a driving determination to rise above her beginnings. But when she applies for a job as a nurse Connie's turned down: her mother was forced by poverty to work the streets and the Bell name is tainted. Bitterly hurt but undaunted, Connie's soon assistant housekeeper at the Grand Hotel and saving hard for her own business. When her path crosses Dan Stewart's, though, everything Connie's ever dreamed of is threatened. There's a dark and terrible history between the Bells and the Stewarts, and Dan's mother Edith will do anything to keep Dan and Connie apart. What readers are saying about Ragamuffin Angel: 'Best book I've read in ages, couldn't put it down''A story of true heartache and courage against the backdrop of poverty and war''Brilliant, couldn't put it down. From beginning to end, it has you gripped'
Rage (The Faces of Evil 4)
By Debra Webb
The fourth novel in Debra Webb's internationally bestselling FACES OF EVIL series, for fans of Karen Rose, Katia Lief and Mary Burton.Danger stalks Jess Harris. Still new to her Deputy Chief position at Birmingham, Alabama's Major Crimes division, she's rebuilding her life after losing everything. But messages from a notorious serial killer continue to haunt her...When the wife of a Birmingham detective is found dismembered in her home with writing streaked across the walls in blood, Jess knows they are up against something truly evil. Is this gang related, a personal vendetta or even more sinister? As two more victims are discovered and evidence points to a shocking suspect, Jess realises the mother's autistic son could hold the key to the killer's identity. But who will protect them now they are next on the hit-list? And will Jess act in time to prevent one final, horrifying act of rage?Catch the rest of the heart-stopping series: Obsession, Impulse, Power, Rage, Revenge and Ruthless.
Rags & Bones
By Melissa Marr, Tim Pratt
Featuring stories by Neil Gaiman, Garth Nix and the authors of Beautiful Creatures, Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, this is a unique and imaginative collection for readers of all ages. There are some stories that will always be told, tales as timeless as they are gripping. There are some authors who can tell any story.In RAGS & BONES, award-winning and bestselling authors retell classic fairytales and twisted tales in the way that only they can. With magic and love, they bring these stories - whether much loved or overlooked - back to life. Read 'Sleeping Beauty' as only Neil Gaiman can tell it. See 'Rumpelstiltskin' through the eyes of Kami Garcia. And learn of Rudyard Kipling's 'The Man Who Would Be King' from the inimitable Garth Nix.
The Railway Station Man
By Jennifer Johnston
Helen has retreated to the remote north-west coast of Ireland to paint the sea and the shore, and to be alone with her past. English war hero Roger Hawthorne has settled in the neglected railway station house nearby. Mutilated and sick at heart, with the help of a young lad he has begun painstakingly to restore the derelict branch line station. Soon Roger and Helen form a bond which, over gramophone music, dancing and champagne, deepens into love. But Helen, enjoying her first taste of happiness in years, is to learn just how brutally fleeting it can be.
By Josephine Cox
No.1 bestselling writer, Josephine Cox, is 'hailed quite rightly as a gifted writer in the tradition of Catherine Cookson' (Manchester Evening News). Rainbow Days is a compelling novel exploring the strength of love and obstacles that can cause destruction. Perfect for fans of Rosie Goodwin and Catherine Cookson.'You're everything to me. I'd have to lose my life before I'd lose you.'This is the vow Silas made to Cathleen on the day he asks her to marry him. Throughout their childhood their love has grown stronger and now, in 1900, they start to plan a life together. But a jealous woman is determined to ruin their happiness and uses Silas's father - a good and honest man - to do so, forcing him to make an impossible sacrifice. As a dutiful son, Silas has no choice but to obey his father, and Cathleen must pay the bitter price. Separated, each is swept along to a place where there is no love or peace and no way back . . .
The Rainbow Years
By Rita Bradshaw
As soon as she finds happiness, her past threatens to snatch it away... Rita Bradshaw writes a heart-warming saga in The Rainbow Years, the story of a young woman finding happiness and independence during the dark days of war. Perfect for fans of Kate Thompson and Nadine Dorries.'Expect the unexpected in this enthralling story with a wealth of colourful characters' - Coventry Evening TelegraphBorn during World War One, Amy Shawe gets off to a bad start as her unmarried mother dies in the 1919 flu epidemic and Amy is only spared the workhouse because her uncle grudgingly takes her in. Her cousin torments her as she grows up and when she gets the chance to marry a rather older and apparently loving man she seizes the chance to escape what is becoming a dangerous situation. Tragically she's gone from the frying pan into the fire and endures some difficult years with a violent husband, made bearable only by the arrival of a baby. When tragedy strikes, she joins the WAAF at the start of WWII; in her new life she keeps her marriage a secret and eventually falls in love with a Spitfire pilot, Nick. Her chance of happiness with him seems to be blighted, though, when fate compels her to care for her now ailing husband: but her suffering has not, in the end, been in vain, and Nick will be waiting when the time is right. What readers are saying about The Rainbow Years: 'I could not bear to put it down. What a wonderful book full of love, hope, sadness and triumph over adversity''Rita Bradshaw has written a captivating book which kept me enthralled''A beautiful story with a magical ending'
The Rainbow Sign
By Veronica Stallwood
Rangers: The Official Illustrated History
By Rangers Fc, Lindsay Herron
Peppered throughout with more than 200 images from Ibrox's official archives - many of them never before published - this sumptious publication captures the club's rich heritage and proud pedigree of great managers and players, devoted fans, and an almost endless list of trophies. Rangers FC has experienced the highs and lows of everything that the sport can throw at it, yet the passion and faith of its enormous fan base continues to endure as the club enters a brave new era. This evocative new publication seeks to pay testament to the Ibrox spirit and everything it stands for.
A Rare Benedictine
By Ellis Peters
Ellis Peters' A RARE BENEDICTINE introduces Brother Cadfael, the beloved medieval sleuth brought to life by Derek Jacobi in CADFAEL.In the autumn of 1120, after sixteen years of plotting, manipulating and fighting to conquer Normandy, the King's Court has returned to England, victorious. But, for one Welshman amongst them, the adventure is just beginning.For Cadfael is about to embark on a journey that will lead him to the Abbey at Shrewsbury and into the Benedictine Order. Where mystery, intrigue and treachery await...To be treasured by Cadfael fans, this is also the perfect starting point for readers delving into the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael for the first time.
A Rare Interest in Corpses
By Ann Granger
It is 1864 when Lizzie Martin takes up the post of companion to a wealthy widow who is also a slum landlord. Lizzie is intrigued to learn that her predecessor as companion had disappeared, supposedly having run off with an unknown man. But when the girl's body is found in the rubble of one of the recently demolished slums around the prestigious new railway station at St Pancras, Lizzie begins to wonder exactly what has been going on. She has re-made the acquaintance of a childhood friend, now Inspector Benjamin Ross, and with his help starts to investigate, risking her life to unearth the truth about the death of a girl whose fate seems interlinked with her own.
A Rare Ruby
By Dee Williams
In a family blighted by the terrible effects of the First World War, can Ruby Jenkins dare to dream of happiness? A Rare Ruby, from much-loved author Dee Williams, is a moving saga of a young woman facing battles in life and love at the close of the Great War. Perfect for fans of Dilly Court and Cathy Sharp.'A cosy chair and a Dee Williams book is a little bit of heaven' - Lesley PearseWhen Ruby's father returns, shell-shocked, from the front lines of the Great War, the young girl realises that things will never be the same again. Forced to leave school and help her mother wash clothes, Ruby closes the door on her childhood. When she takes a job at the local laundry, Ruby enjoys the friendship of the other women there, but there's also bitchiness and jealousy amongst the workers. At home there's growing tension with the live-in landlord as Ruby grows into an attractive woman, but not the kind who's willing to use her charms to win favours. Ruby's heart belongs to one man only, a local boy she's known all her life, but there are many battles to be fought before they can start a life together... What readers are saying about A Rare Ruby: 'A moving story. Like all Dee's books, I laughed sometimes and shed a few tears too''Lovely book - well written, story line keeps you hooked. Couldn't put it down'
Rattling the Bones
By Ann Granger
Edna, the dotty bag lady who Fran Varady used to see living in a churchyard with only feral cats for company, has crossed her path again. Now Edna is staying in a hostel, spending her days roaming as before. But Fran begins to see a method to her madness and, even though no one will believe her, she is certain Edna is being followed. Who could be interested in a harmless old lady? Determined to protect her from this hidden danger, Fran finds herself digging into Edna's previous life and an old love affair and family quarrel come to light. But by rattling the bones of the past, Fran has uncovered more than she bargained for...
The Raven's Head
By Karen Maitland, Jonathan Keeble
A gothic delight from Karen Maitland, author of the bestselling and much-loved Company of Liars, that will delight fans of Game of Thrones, The Silent Companions or Deborah Harkness seeking a new, dark fix this Halloween.'An atmospheric and dark story' The Times Never trust your secrets to a Raven when you are not its true master...1224. Langley Manor, Norfolk. Lord Sylvain has been practising alchemy in hiding for years and now only the Apothecary's niece can help him with final preparations to forge the Philosopher's Stone.Alchemy calls for symbols - and victims - and when a man in possession of an intricately carved raven's head arrives at the Manor in a clumsy attempt at blackmail, Sylvain has both symbol and victim within easy reach. But the White Canons in nearby Langley Abbey are concealing a crucial, missing ingredient... Regulus, a small boy with a large destiny.
Ravishing the Heiress: Fitzhugh Book 2
By Sherry Thomas
Fans of Grace Burrowes, Liz Carlyle, Meredith Duran, Sarah Maclean and Courtney Milan will be enthralled by the dazzling talent of Sherry Thomas in this emotional romance in which a kindhearted beauty will do all in her power to make her arranged marriage a real marriage. Millicent understands the terms of her arranged marriage all too well. She becomes a countess by marrying an impoverished earl, saving his family from bankruptcy with her vast wealth. Because of her youth, they have agreed to wait eight years before consummating the marriage. Then they will beget an heir, after which they will lead separate lives. It is a most sensible arrangement. Except for one little thing. Somehow Millie has fallen head over heels in love with her husband - her husband, who plans to reunite with his childhood sweetheart, as soon as he has honoured the pact with his wife...Discover more of the acclaimed romance by Sherry Thomas in the other books in her compelling Fitzhugh trilogy, Beguiling the Beauty and Tempting the Bride, along with the highly praised The Luckiest Lady In London.
Raw: Torn Between Two Lovers
By Jo Davis
TORN BETWEEN TWO LOVERS is a gripping and sexy romance trilogy with a unique twist: Our heroine needs your help to decide who wins her heart... RAW introduces this sizzling new series, in which two enticing men will vie for Anna's heart - culminating in a choice that will be determined by reader vote!Anna Claire is a prominent restaurateur, the toast of New York. She's not one to let down her guard, but her new prep chef is gorgeous enough to cause her to break her own rules, and soon she's tearing up the sheets with Grayson James. More than that, she's falling in love.Until she discovers that Grayson is no chef. He's an FBI agent investigating a drug ring he suspects is using her restaurant. Anna is shattered to learn she was just part of his cover.The case means everything to Gray, right until the moment he loses what matters the most--not his intended target, but Anna. Gray is devastated when the woman he loves learns of his betrayal. Especially with his greatest enemy all too eager to take advantage of her... So, will you join #TeamGrayson? Make the informed choice: Don't miss RISKY, available in November 2013.And don't miss Jo Davis's paranormal romance alter-ego J. D. Tyler, and her dark, sexy Alpha Pack series.
The Razor Gate
By Sean Cregan
The second brilliant novel from the author of The Levels - Sean Cregan. In Newport City men and women walk the streets, their lives literally ticking away. The Clocks are victims of a new serial crime, their existence kept secret by the authorities for fear of panic spreading through the city. Kidnapped by the mysterious Curator and subjected to the Curse - a medical procedure which ensures a fatal drug will be released into their nervous system one year after implantation - they are headed for certain death. But now they are fighting back. A suicidal Clock, determined to bring their plight to the public's attention, has detonated a bomb. Journalist Maya Cassinelli, whose ex-boyfriend is one of the dead, and cop Charlie Garrett, whose Clock girlfriend is about to die, are on a desperate search for answers, closely shadowed by members of the elite Foundation, who want control of the Curse's revolutionary and lucrative bio-technology. With everyone hunting the Cure, who will find it first? The Clocks are ticking...
Reach for Tomorrow
By Rita Bradshaw
When everyone's deserted her, can she find the strength to go on? Reach for Tomorrow is a heart-warming saga of a young woman's indomitable spirit and determination to survive no matter what, from much-loved author Rita Bradshaw. Perfect for fans of Annie Murray and Rosie Goodwin.'What an emotional rollercoaster ride of a book! It grabs your attention from page one and does not let go until the end' - Sunderland Echo Rosie Ferry is hardly more than a child when her father and brothers are lost in a pit disaster. She has to grow up fast when her mother falls apart, leaving Rosie in charge of her two sisters. It's Rosie who finds them lodgings, Rosie who tramps the streets looking for work. Without her friends Davey and Flora, Rosie doesn't know how she'd cope. Then Davey - the boy Rosie always thought she'd marry - abruptly leaves Sunderland, and to make matters worse her mother turns to drink. It's almost more than she can bear, but Rosie is tougher than she looks, and she's determined to keep the family together. What readers are saying about Reach for Tomorrow: 'I felt as though I was transported in time. I found the book very emotive in places and extremely easy to read''Another lovely story from this very talented writer. The characters are vivid and believable, the storyline keeps you guessing''Hard to put down and at times will make you cry and in the next minute heart-burstingly happy'