By Netmums, Hilary Pereira
Congratulations - you're pregnant. Once the initial excitement settles, chances are you'll have a thousand and one niggling questions you'll want answered and, given your unpredictable hormones, answered right now - from what's going to happen to your body over the 280 days of pregnancy to the key details of your child's development in the womb and all the stuff the doctors, and your friends, simply don't tell you. Help is at hand. YOUR PREGNANCY provides sound medical information, sourced from the experts, alongside the indispensable opinions of the Netmums members themselves, whose mum-to-mum insights, tips and advice will make you feel as though you have your very own antenatal group in the comfort of your own home. This is the only book you need to guide you through pregnancy, birth and into new motherhood.
Young, Loaded and Fabulous
By Kate Kingsley
Addictive, scandalous and glamorous new fiction series for sophisticated teens. London socialites Alice Rochester and Natalya Abbot are glamorous, sexy, spoilt and only sixteen. When they're not at their prestigious private school, St. Cecilias, just outside London (where they rub shoulders with the children of Europe's elite), they can be found partying in London's private members clubs or jetting off to the most sophisticated European cities. Alice and Tally have ruled, undisputed, at the top of St. Cecilias' social hierarchy since their arrival at the school three years ago. But now trouble is brewing; friendships with boys are getting complicated and sparking jealousies between the girls, and, to make matters worse, a thoroughly unwelcome American girl has just arrived.
You've Been Warned
By James Patterson, Howard Roughan
Fear is just the beginning...Kristin Burns has lived her life by the philosophy, 'don't think, just shoot' - pictures that is. Struggling to make ends meet, she works full time as nanny to the fabulously wealthy Turnbull family, looking after their two children and waiting for her life as a New York fashion photographer to begin.But Kristin has a major distraction: forbidden love. The man of her dreams is almost hers for keeps. Kristin ignores all signs of catastrophe brewing, and she can only dismiss the warnings for so long...
You've Been Warned
By James Patterson and Howard Roughan
A creepy thriller from bestselling novelist James Patterson.Nanny and amateur photographer, Kristin, is plagued by a horrifying recurring nightmare.Â In the nightmare she arrives at the aftermath of a shootout where she spies four bodies and a detective, and she can't help but photograph the ghastly scene. The following morningÂ Kristin is greeted with this very same sceneÂ as she walks to work - she isÂ terrified by the realisation of her dream.Â Kristin's life is complicated: her lover Michael is married, andÂ the father of the children sheÂ looks after.Â His wife is a nasty, icy woman. But things are set to get worse. She starts seeing people on the streets of New York who she knows are dead: her grandfather, a local from her home town.Â And when she studies her photographs of these people, their bodies appear to be transparent, just like the bodies in the photographs of her nightmare. Kristin feels like she's going mad, nothing seems to make any sense...
Your Place or Mine?
By Julie Highmore
A wonderfully warm and witty novel about building new friendships - in unlikely places... When Bea's husband dies, she decides not to be a lonely widow, rattling around her big Oxford house. Instead, she chooses three tenants, each of whom needs her help, and in return offers Bea more affection than her own distant son. Over the years they become something of a strange 'family', until the day they must find a new housemate.Will needs a place to stay, and expects the usual grimy kitchen and sloppy students. Bea's beautiful house seems too good to be true - until he meets the housemates. They're all at least twenty years older than him, and range from outrageously camp to irritatingly raucous. But somehow he finds he's taken the stunning spare room, and once he's moved in it's hard to escape. His sister, Harrie, falls in love with more than just the house when she comes to visit, and together they're soon caught up in Bea's final secret...
By Sheila O'Flanagan
A wonderfully gripping, dramatic and touching novel from the expert hand of bestselling author Sheila O'Flanagan, who just gets better and better.Iona's not pregnant. It's a blow, but she knows that when husband Frank gets home he'll reassure her that their dream of a family together will come true. Sally, on the other hand, has just discovered that she's very much pregnant. Which is quite a surprise, with her only child now a seventeen-year-old. And Sally's not sure how her husband's going to feel about it, when he gets home. Except Frank's not going to get home - to either of his wives. Frank's bigamy of several years is about to be exposed, because Frank was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Now his wives are going to meet in the hospital where he lies in a coma. And everything is about to change for all of them...
Young Bloods (Wellington and Napoleon 1)
By Simon Scarrow
The first novel in bestselling author Simon Scarrow's Wellington and Napoleon quartet focusing on two giants of European history, Wellington and Napoleon.Europe in the late eighteenth century was a tumultuous place, with war and rebellions breaking out on many fronts. Young Arthur Wesley (later Wellington) and Napoleon Bonaparte grow up worlds apart yet immersed from youth in a culture where a military career is a natural choice for men of ambition. While Wellington is blooded in Ireland and Flanders, Napoleon is caught up in the dramas of the French Revolution and war with Prussia, Britain and Holland. None of this is enough to distract Wellington from his pursuit of Kitty Pakenham or Napoleon from his future bride, Josephine, for these men throw themselves into all aspects of life as enthusiastically as they rush to battle. A wonderful, multi-layered introduction to an epic series.
You Stole My Heart Away
By Joan Jonker
Molly Bennett and Nellie McDonough are very happy with their lot in life. Their expanding families and abundance of friends always keep them busy. And as they walk arm in arm to the shops every day they are greeted with warmth by their neighbours, for wherever they go they bring fun and laughter with them. Their rock-solid friendship has lasted over twenty years and never once have Molly and Nellie fallen out. The two best mates love a bit of excitement so when they learn there is a wedding in the offing which will bring the Bennett, McDonough and Corkhill families even closer...
The Year of the Cobra (Akhenaten Trilogy, Book 3)
By Paul Doherty
The young Pharoah Tutankhamun is unwell, but there is no heir apparent. Egypt's enemies, the Hittites, are advancing through Canaan, and Ay - First Minister of Akenhaten, father of Nefertiti, brother of Queen Tiye - still plots, like the spider he is. The web is woven, the traps set...
By Pamela Evans
One blissful night of romance at an end-of-term party in the summer of 1951 changed the course of Ruth Brooks' life for ever. The brightest girl in her class, Ruth had planned to attend college but the realisation that she was pregnant forced her to abandon all hopes of a career. Now, five years later, she still lives in Shepherd's Bush with her parents, twin brothers and daughter, Jenny. Conscious of a need to make ends meet, Ruth works as a shop assistant at the local chemist while her mother looks after Jenny. Ruth's best friend Kitty bitterly resents what has happened, but never once does Ruth regret the outcome of that magical night. And the joy that Jenny brings is ample reward for the sacrifices she has made. Ruth meets someone new and tries to put the past behind her, but yesterday's friends have an uncanny way of catching up with her and when her father turns up unexpectedly, Ruth's world is thrown into confusion once again...