Britain's Best Drives
By Richard Wilson, Nigel Richardson
Back in the fifties, motoring was a liberating experience. Before motorways, traffic jams and road rage, the leisurely Sunday drive could be the highlight of the week. Now, armed with period driving guides, Richard Wilson has packed his picnic, flask and himself into some very stylish vintage cars to retrace six classic routes through the UK and recreate the pleasure of the golden age of motoring for BBC TV.Including the dramatic winding roads of the North Cornwall coast, the lochs and peaks of the Central Highlands and the bronze-age monoliths of the North Yorkshire moors, Richard explores some of the most striking and beautiful scenery and landmarks Britain has to offer. Along the way he meets the people who live there and remember how these places once were, and wonders why things aren't what they used to be.
Beauty and the Billionaire: Billionaire Boys Club 2
By Jessica Clare
Fans of J.S. Scott, Louise Bay and Melody Anne - prepare to be dazzled by Jessica Clare's Billionaire Boys Club. The Billionaire Boys Club is a secret society of six incredibly wealthy men who have vowed success in business - at any cost. But success when it comes to love is a different matter...Real-estate tycoon Hunter Buchanan has a dark past that's left him scarred and living as a recluse on his family's palatial estate. Hunter is ready to give up on love - until he spots an enigmatic red-haired beauty and comes up with an elaborate scheme to meet her.Gretchen Petty is in need of a paycheck - and a change. So when a job opportunity in an upstate New York mansion pops up she accepts. And while she can overlook the oddities of her new job, she can't ignore her new boss's delectable body - or his barely leashed temper. Hunter's afraid his plan might be unraveling before it's truly begun, but Gretchen is about to show him that life can be full of surprises...Want more irresistible romance? Look for the rest of Billionaire Boys Club titles, starting with Stranded With A Billionaire, as well as the sizzling spinoff series, Billionaires and Bridesmaids, starting with The Billionaire And The Virgin.
By Octavia E. Butler
Set on a distant planet, Bloodchild is award-winning author Octavia E. Butler's shattering meditation on symbiosis, love, power and tough choices. It won the Hugo, Locus, Nebula and Science Fiction Chronicle awards and is widely regarded as one of her greatest works. Perfect for fans of the thrilling Arrival and the works of Ursula Le Guin. 'Butler graces new mansions of thought with her eloquent, distinguished and poignant prose. Although this book is little in size, its ideas are splendidly large' Booklist 'One of the most significant literary artists of the 20th century' Junot Diaz Years ago, a group known as the Terrans left Earth in search of a life free of persecution. Now they live alongside the Tlic, an alien race who face extinction; their only chance of survival is to plant their larvae inside the bodies of the humans.When Gan, a young, boy, is chosen as a carrier of Tlic eggs, he faces an impossible dilemma: can he really help the species he has grown up with, even if it means sacrificing his own life? What readers are saying about BLOODCHILD:'The best short story I've ever read. Utterly compelling, disturbing, intimate''Absolutely amazing. A must-read for Sci-Fi lovers''Wonderfully written, masterfully built and oh so thought-provoking, Bloodchild is everything you could wish for in a work of science fiction'
The Baby's Coming
By Virginia Howes
Virginia Howes was a mother of four doing the ironing when she had a revelation. Still broody, but not really wanting to add to her family, she realised that becoming a midwife was her true vocation. It was a long journey to get the education and qualifications she needed, especially with a young family, but she was determined and never doubted her decision. Following her training, she spent two years working within the NHS, but her naturally independent spirit fought against the constraints of the system and fourteen years ago she decided to set up on her own. Virginia works with mothers who want to give birth at home naturally, something which Virginia believes in passionately. 350 births later, Virginia still loves what she does. The Baby's Coming is Virginia's memoir and tells the stories of her training as a midwife as well as some of the most memorable births: the most dramatic, the most touching. Virginia particularly remembers the births of her own grandchildren whose arrivals in the world were some of the most special moments for her as both a midwife and grandmother.
Blackout (Quick Reads 2014)
By Emily Barr
A tense and chilling Quick Read from the queen of psychological suspense.You wake up in a strange room, with no idea how you got there.You are abroad, in a city you have never visited before. You have no money, no passport, no phone.And there is no sign of your baby.What do you do?
By Myke Cole
Our gifts, for our nation... The fate of humankind will be decided in an epic battle on the streets of New York in Breach Zone, the third explosive fantasy from Myke Cole's Shadow Ops trilogy. The perfect read for fans of Nicholas Eames and Peter V. Brett. 'A mile-a-minute story of someone trying to find purpose in a war he never asked for' - Jack Campbell, author of The Lost Fleet series The Great Reawakening has left Latent people with a stark choice: either use their newfound magical powers in the service of the government, or choose the path of the Selfer, and be hunted down and killed by the Supernatural Operations Corps.For Lieutenant Colonel Jan Thorsson - call sign Harlequin - the SOC is the closest thing to family he's ever known. But when his efforts to save thousands of soldiers leads to the impeachment of the President, he's suddenly cut off from the military and in the same position as his rival Oscar Britton, an outcast criminal who is leading the fight for Latent equality.This latest schism is perfect for the walking weapon known as Scylla, who is slowly but surely building a vast and terrible army. The Selfers and the SOC will have to learn to work together if they are to have any chance of preventing a massacre. Because this time they won't be facing her on a dusty battlefield far from home. This time, Scylla is bringing the fight to the streets of New York.What readers are saying about Breach Zone:'Masterfully crafted and written with such imaginative vision and intensity, this book keeps you turning the pages and wanting to read on''The writing is so compelling and so clever that I was instantly drawn back into this remarkable world with the dramatic, climactic ending as a perfect conclusion to a spectacular story' 'Brilliant finale. A very satisfying conclusion with plenty of the military and magical terms that are a part of its universe'
By Nancy Thayer
New York Times bestseller Nancy Thayer tells the compelling story of a bittersweet reunion set over one exhilarating Nantucket summer. Perfect for readers of Santa Montefiore and Barbara Delinsky.Jet-setting Abbie Fox hasn't seen her family for almost two years. But when her sister Lily starts sending urgent emails begging her to come home, she knows it's time to return. Devastated by the loss of her job and break-up with her fiancé, their sister Emma has taken to her bed, with little sign of progress. To make matters worse, Lily has concerns that the glamorous woman renting their guesthouse has her sights set on their widowed father...The sisters' lives soon grow as turbulent as the waters surrounding their Nantucket home. And as they strive to pick up the pieces around them, each will undergo transformations that surprise even themselves...
Bricks and Mortality (Campbell & Carter Mystery 3)
By Ann Granger
BRICKS AND MORTALITY is the third Cotswold village mystery by Ann Granger, featuring Inspector Jess Campbell and Superintendent Ian Carter. It is sure to appeal to fans of Midsomer Murders.In the cold light of dawn, a dead body is found entombed in the smouldering remains of a burnt-out Cotswold manor. Key House has stood empty for years, but its owner, Gervase Crown, is rumoured to have been seen in Weston St Ambrose prior to the blaze. Could he be responsible for the fire and the tragic death that followed, or was he in fact the intended target? As Inspector Jess Campbell and Superintendent Ian Carter begin their investigation it becomes clear that Gervase wasn't the most popular and his return reawakens old memories, not all of which are good.
Belle of Peacham Place
By Bethany Amber
Peacham Place: unlock your wildest desires.Mirabelle Washington, Atlanta's most alluring Southern belle, must travel to England for two pressing reasons. The first is that to ensnare a titled husband whose wealth could save the family plantation. The second is to put a man in her bed who'll live up to her high expectations. If only the two objectives could be reconciled. Accompanying as her chaperone is Mirabelle's newly widowed aunt, Hatty May. In truth, the busy blonde beauty is in need of a chaperone herself, and together these two irresistible woman are destined to take the gentlemen of Peacham Place on an unforgettable journey...
By Lisa Gardner writing as Alicia Scott
From Lisa Gardner, the New York Times No. 1 bestselling author comes the third in the Family Secrets trilogy BRANDON'S BRIDE. Gripping, arresting, classic romantic suspense titles originally published under the name Alicia Scott. If you love Tess Gerritsen you'll love Lisa.For years Brandon Ferringer has sought to untangle the mystery surrounding his father's disappearance. Now training as a hotshot - a seasonal wildland fire fighter - Brandon is on the verge of finally uncovering the truth. In need of temporary lodging, he rents a room at a local farm, but soon finds that his attraction to the ranch's alluring owner threatens to distract him from his mission.Single mother Victoria Meese struggles to make time for herself between raising her son Randy and running the Lady Luck Ranch. When she meets Brandon, she suddenly discovers something to believe in again. But Brandon's search for answers is about to turn dangerous, threatening their growing connection, and their very lives...
Beguiling the Beauty: Fitzhugh Book 1
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 captivating romance in which a 'vengeful temptress' is taught a lesson in love by the very man she hates. When the Duke of Lexington meets a mysterious baroness on a transatlantic liner, he is fascinated. She's exactly what he's been searching for - a beautiful woman who interests and entices him. He falls hard and fast, and soon proposes marriage. Then she disappears without a trace... For, in reality, the 'baroness' is Venetia Easterbrook - a young widow who had her own vengeful reasons for instigating an affair with the duke. But the plan has backfired. Venetia has fallen in love with the man she despised - and there's no telling what might happen when she is finally unmasked...Discover more of the acclaimed romance by Sherry Thomas in the other books in her compelling Fitzhugh trilogy, Ravishing the Heiress and Tempting the Bride, along with the highly praised The Luckiest Lady In London.
Because We Belong (Because You Are Mine Series #3)
By Beth Kery
Because We Belong is the third book in the Because You Are Mine series, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Affair and Make Me, perfect for fans of E. L. James, Sylvia Day, Jodi Ellen Malpas and J. Kenner.Ian Noble and Francesca Arno return to reignite the exquisite passions that drew them together, and to finally face the intimate secrets that threatened to separate them for ever. The secrets of an inescapable past that was one man's darkest mystery - a darkness that seduced one woman and held her spellbound with forbidden desire. For both of them, the next step is total abandon...For more electrifying, passionate romance, don't miss the other titles in the Because You Are Mine series: Because You Are Mine, When I'm With You and Since I Saw You.
Broken Silence (A Karen Rose Novella)
By Karen Rose
BROKEN SILENCE is a thrilling enovella from Sunday Times bestseller Karen Rose. 'Intense, complex and unforgettable' James Patterson.Assistant State's Attorney Daphne Montgomery has been told to take time off after recent personal trauma. But she refuses to sit on the side lines when she meets a six-year-old girl the police call Angel.Angel hasn't spoken a word since she was found four days ago next to a burned-out car, frozen with shock, not far from the bodies of two adults who may or may not have been her parents.FBI Special Agent Joseph Carter knows that helping Angel is exactly what Daphne needs. But when Daphne gets Angel to talk, a mysterious and chilling crime begins to unravel - one that will drive Daphne into the darkest corners of her past as she and Joseph track a ruthless killer.
Britain's Secret Treasures
By Mary-Ann Ochota
For hundreds of thousands of years our ancestors have walked these isles burying, dropping and throwing away their belongings, and now these treaures lie waiting for us, keeping their secrets until we uncover them once more.Every year, hundreds of vaulable artefacts are discovered by ordinary members of the British public. Here in Britain's Secret Treasures, which accompanies the ITV series, the British Museum chooses eighty of the most fascinating finds ever reported and Mary-Ann Ochota shares with us the moving histories that bring each piece to life. There is also a detailed chapter showing you how you can get involved in archaeology too.From hoards of Roman gold and Bronze Age drinking vessels to tiny Viking spindle whorls and weapons from dozens of wars, all manner of treasures are described here. Some help prove that our ancestors were alive over half a million years ago, some saw their modern-day finders receive a generous reward, all provide an insight into the wonderful, dynamic, colourful history of our nation.
Blind Justice (William Monk Mystery, Book 19)
By Anne Perry
The Book of Why
By Nicholas Montemarano
TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE meets Nicholas Sparks, THE BOOK OF WHY is an original, arresting love story about a self-help author struggling to find his way.Eric Newborn is used to dealing with people whose lives are in crisis; he's the bestselling author of several motivational books, and an inspirational speaker. When Eric's wife dies, he finds that grief renders him helpless. There is no easy cure, no platitude to comfort him, no replacement with which to fill the deep trough of his loss. So he retreats, with his female dog, Ralph, to his isolated home on Martha's Vineyard. Five years later, on a wild, storm-wracked night, a car crashes at the end of Eric's lane and a woman turns up at his door, seeking help. Sam is a fan who has tracked him down, convinced that Eric will sort out the co-incidences that have both destroyed and coloured her life. As Eric and Sam spin around one another like constellations in a greater universe, they set out to search for answers to their questions, and to find some meaning in the signs that we all see. A powerful love story and an evocative exploration of the mechanics of the soul, THE BOOK OF WHY is a tender, thought-provoking novel which also addresses intricate questions about the nature of human joy.
By Private Invitation: Salon Games Book 1
By Stephanie Julian
For fans of Maya Banks, Beth Kery and Jo Davis comes the first sizzlingly romantic and highly erotic installment in Stephanie Julian's Salon Games series.Some invitations don't need to be sent...only accepted. Antiques dealer Annabelle Elder's life is nowhere near as passionate as the erotic art she collects. Intending to explore her desires at a decadent New Year's Eve party, she finds unexpected passion in the arms of Jared Golden... Handsome, rich and charming, Jared has created an anything-goes pleasure palace at the Haven Hotel, catering to every special wish. Seducing Annabelle was easy, yet being seduced in turn was unanticipated... But in exploring their sensual fantasies, Jared and Annabelle are caught in a web of painful secrets and troubled pasts. And to face the truth they must trust in the power of true love...This game is only the beginning... To play more seductive Salon Games, return to the series with No Reservations and Over Exposed.
Bear is Broken (Leo Maxwell 1)
By Lachlan Smith
Leo Maxwell grew up in the shadow of his older brother, Teddy, a successful yet reviled criminal defence attorney, who racked up enemies as fast as he racked up acquittals.The two are at lunch when Teddy is shot, the gunman escaping through a crowd. As Teddy lies in a coma, Leo realises that the search for his brother's shooter falls upon him, as Teddy's enemies are not just among his criminal clients but embedded within the police department as well...Leo must navigate the seedy underbelly of San Francisco, but the deeper he digs into his brother's life, the more questions arise: about Teddy and his estranged ex-wife, about the ethics of Teddy's career, and about the murder that tore their family apart decades ago. And somewhere, the person who shot Leo's brother is still on the loose, and there are many who would happily kill Leo in order to keep it that way.
Black Irish (Absalom Kearney 1)
By Stephan Talty
It was only the first lie...As the snow drives down and the full force of a Buffalo winter makes itself felt, a man's body is found. Barely recognisable, the only clues the police have are the '1' carved into the victim's face and the killer's sinister calling card, a plastic toy monkey. This is 'The County' - the 27th county of Ireland - a city cocooned in secrets, suspicion and blood feuds, where the residents will do anything to protect their own. And for Detective Absalom Kearney, this case is her one chance to prove to a community more fiercely secretive than ever, that even the most heinous of murderers can be stopped.But as her investigation develops and the killer starts sending her cryptic messages, Absalom finds herself in a race not only to halt them but also to stop The County's residents exacting their own form of justice. Because at the heart of this community there is the darkness peculiar to those forgotten by society, and this darkness will affect Absalom's life in ways she could never have imagined...
Burn (Anna Pigeon Mysteries, Book 16)
By Nevada Barr
There's always calm before a storm... Burn is a captivating mystery from Nevada Barr, featuring the much-loved Anna Pigeon. Perfect for fans of Jo Nesbo and Janet Evanovich. 'Outstanding... Anna's complex personality continues to elevate the series' - Publishers WeeklyAnna Pigeon, a Ranger with the National Park Service, is newly married but on administrative leave from her job as she recovers from the traumas of the past couple of months. While the physical wounds have healed, the emotional ones are still healing.With her new husband back at work, Anna decides to go and stay with an old friend from the Park Service, Geneva, who works as a singer at the New Orleans Jazz NHP. She isn't in town long before she crosses paths with a tenant of Geneva's, a creepy guy named Jordan. She discovers what seems to be an attempt to place a curse on her - a gruesomely killed pigeon marked with runic symbols; and begins to slowly find traces of very dark doings in the heart of post-Katrina New Orleans.Tied up in all of this is Jordan, who is not at all what he appears to be; a fugitive mother accused of killing her husband and daughters in a fire; and faint whispers of unpleasant goings-on in the heart of the slowly recovering city... What readers are saying about the Anna Pigeon Mysteries: 'Hands down, the best author out there for adventure!' 'I was captivated by the roller coaster storytelling''The writing is exquisite, observations unique, the protagonist one of the most interesting and real around'