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Cowboy Come Home

Carly Bloom
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Carly Bloom
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The Key

Kathryn Hughes
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Kathryn Hughes

A hidden note. A lost love. A second chance...'A wonderful, enthralling story; one that I didn't want to end' Lesley Pearse on The Key 'A heartbreakingly powerful read' The Sun on The KeyFrom the #1 bestselling author of The Letter, Kathryn Hughes, comes The Key, an unforgettable story of a heartbreaking secret that will stay with you for ever.1956 It's Ellen Crosby's first day as a student nurse at Ambergate Hospital. When she meets a young woman admitted by her father, little does Ellen know that a choice she will make is to change both their lives for ever...2006Sarah is drawn to the now abandoned Ambergate. Whilst exploring the old corridors she discovers a suitcase belonging to a female patient who entered Ambergate fifty years earlier. The shocking contents, untouched for half a century, will lead Sarah to unravel a forgotten story of tragedy and lost love, and the chance to make an old wrong right . . .'Oh wow! This story broke my heart then filled it with joy then broke it all over again! I adored The Letter and The Secret but this I have to say was my favourite. Heartfelt and poignant an absolute joy' A reader on The KeyIt's time to discover what a million readers already know. No one grips your heart like Kathryn Hughes . . .'You will find it hard to put down. I cried buckets of tears reading it''A beautifully told, tragic tale . . . restoring your faith in the kindness of strangers and the strength of the human spirit''From start to finish, a lovely, sometimes heartbreaking read''A sheer joy to read . . . Wonderfully romantic with beautiful characters''I have finished this book with tears in my eyes but a smile on my face''I couldn't put it down. So beautifully written. I feel like I'm a better person for reading it' 'I cried with this book - it tugged at the heart all the way through' 'This must be one of the best books I have ever read''You will be thinking of this book long after you've finished it'

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Unplugged Parenting

Dr Elizabeth Kilbey
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Dr Elizabeth Kilbey
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Ready To Run: I Do, I Don't Book 1

Lauren Layne
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Lauren Layne
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Lost Rider: Coming Home Book 1

Harper Sloan
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Harper Sloan
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A Killing in the Hills (Bell Elkins, Book 1)

Julia Keller
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Julia Keller

Pulitzer-prize winner, Julia Keller's first crime novel - the first in a series featuring prosecuting attorney Bell Elkins - set in the beautiful crime-ridden town of Acker's Gap. Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, visitors see only its stunning natural beauty. But for those living there it's a different story. The mountain roads harbour secret places, perfect for making the prescription drugs that tempt its desperately poor. Bell Elkins left a broken teenager, savaged by a past she couldn't forget. But, as prosecuting attorney for Raythune County, Bell is back and determined to help clean up the only home she has ever known.As winter sets in and her daughter is witness to a shocking triple murder, Bell finds her family in danger. Can she uncover the truth before her world is destroyed again?

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Riches of the Earth

Wendy Robertson
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Wendy Robertson
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The Land is Bright

Elizabeth Murphy
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Elizabeth Murphy

Elizabeth Murphy's heartwarming first novel, shortlisted for the RNA Romantic Novel of the Year Award. When her Mam dies in childbirth, little Sally Palin becomes a second mother to her two brothers and baby Emily. Sally is determined that her sister will leave their Liverpool home and enjoy a better life, but the success of her dream is bittersweet. To escape a fever epidemic that ravages the city, Emily is sent away to her rich, childless Aunt Hester, to grow up in the healthy country air and enjoy all manner of luxuries. But Emily fails to find happiness, and settles for a loveless marriage to an elderly widower, while at home Sally enjoys love and fulfilment with her husband and children, even though they must struggle against unemployment, illness and tragic loss...

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A Nest of Singing Birds

Elizabeth Murphy
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Elizabeth Murphy

Anne is the youngest of the eight Fitzgerald children, loved and petted by her older brothers and sisters and secure amid their extended family in Liverpool's Everton district. When Sarah Redmond introduces Anne to her brother John, there is an unspoken attraction between them, but John goes to Spain to fight with the International Brigade. Only when war breaks out do they marry and have three children, with whom Anne hopes to recreate her happy childhood home. But John is busy pursuing his own ambitions, and Anne wonders if she will ever live in the nest of singing birds she dreams of.

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To Give and to Take

Elizabeth Murphy
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Elizabeth Murphy

Sisters Mary and Cathy Ward couldn't be more different: Mary, the eldest, is a wild and sensual red-head, determined one day to leave the mean streets of her Liverpool home to seek wealth and position; whereas Cathy has won the love of all the Wards' friends and neighbours with her dark curls and gentle ways. But one fateful Sunday in 1911, when Liverpool erupts in the Bloody Sunday riot, both meet and fall in love with the same man. Greg Redmond takes one look at Cathy and loses his heart. It looks as though the close-knit family will be split, but then Mary meets the suave and handsome Clive Walden, whose fortune and social standing suggest he will make the perfect husband...

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Comfort Me With Apples

Elizabeth Murphy
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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.

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A Wise Child

Elizabeth Murphy
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Elizabeth Murphy

Born at the turn of the century near the Liverpool docks, Nellie Williams endures a childhood of ill treatment before she escapes into domestic service with a kindly employer. But when he dies, she is taken on by Joshua Leadbetter, JP, who rapes her. Shaken and upset, Nellie flees home and is quickly married to Sam Meadows, a seaman who once befriended her. The rape is concealed from Sam and when Nellie's son is born eight months later. The child, Tommy, is the pride and joy of both his parents, but Nellie's ambition for their son make Sam feel that the boy is growing away from him. False friends fan these insecurities and after a prolonged drinking bout Sam sails for America. How will Nellie cope on her own, and will the mystery of Tommy's parentage ever be revealed?

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Tell Me Something

Adele Parks
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Adele Parks

WILL THE ITALIAN DREAM BE WHAT SHE'S ALWAYS IMAGINED?In Tell Me Something, Adele Parks, author of the No. 1 ebook bestseller The Stranger In My Home, asks can dreams live up to reality in her addictive novel set in glorious sun-drenched Italy, where a marriage crumbles, cultures clash and love affairs begin...Elizabeth has two goals in life. Once she fulfils the first - finding a sexy Italian husband - she thinks the second will come easy. But getting pregnant is proving difficult.So when the couple move to Italy for Roberto to run the family business, Elizabeth hopes the relaxing lifestyle will boost her chances of conceiving.But Italy is anything but peaceful...Elizabeth's wily mother-in-law seems to instantly hate her, Roberto's gorgeous ex is lingering a little too close for comfort... And. Still. No. Baby.Will Elizabeth's hunger for a bambino be enough to hold her marriage together? Or will she find herself dreaming of something else all together?What readers are saying about Tell Me Something:'The story is a rollercoaster ride full of ups and downs for Elizabeth, and Parks' clever and unpredictable twists and turns are thoroughly enjoyable' 'Elizabeth's character is highly developed and expertly portrayed. It's been a while since I read a book which made me laugh and cry simultaneously, for being both happy and sad'

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All Teachers Great and Small (Book 1)

Andy Seed
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Andy Seed
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It Happened One Summer

Polly Williams
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Polly Williams

After years of romantic drought, Nell is enjoying a thrilling fling with a sexy new man and loving London life, somehow managing to juggle single motherhood with a busy career. Plus, in the city it's easy to avoid her sister who is about to marry Nell's ex. (Yes, messy.) Then she gets the news. Please could she return to Tredower, the crumbling old family home in Cornwall for the summer? Disaster. Tredower has no wifi, harbours her big dysfunctional family, and, far worse, memories of her passionate love affair with the man who is about to become her brother-in-law. The past is another county. Can she go there?Another woman is making her way west too, carrying an explosive secret. Love will be lost, broken, and found, lives changed forever...

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I Forgive You, Daddy

Lizzie Mcglynn
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Lizzie Mcglynn

To the outside world, Lizzie McGlynn's father was a model citizen. To little Lizzie he was a violent and depraved monster. For years, Lizzie was raped and beaten by her father, whilst her alcoholic mother stood by, helpless. She eventually found the courage to report him and her father was imprisoned - but 12 weeks later he was allowed to return to the family home and continue his reign of terror. He seemed to be above the law. Battered and violated, Lizzie knew she had to stay alive to protect her two little brothers. She went on to escape her father's evil clutches, but the physical and mental scars continued to haunt her. Then, as her father lay dying, she summoned the strength and courage to forgive the man who had caused her so much pain.

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The Unfortunate Miss Fortunes

Jennifer Crusie, Eileen Dreyer, Anne Stuart
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Jennifer Crusie, Eileen Dreyer, Anne Stuart

Ever wanted a charmed life? Meet the Miss Fortunes. First, Dee. Spends a lot of time trying to control her sisters, her passions and her shape-shifting. especially when gorgeous Danny James is about. Then, Lizzie. Determined to save the family from ruin, even if it means causing chaos in the cosmos (and messing with a handsome sorcerer's heart). Finally, Mare. Possessor of telekinetic powers, self-proclaimed Queen of the Universe. and manager of the local Value Video. The last thing she needs is the ex-boyfriend who broke her heart to come strolling back into town. They're about to have the worst weekend of their lives. Unless they can figure out how the hell to work their magic powers.

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10 Top Tips for Los Angeles

If people ever ask me about my favourite holiday ever, I don’t even have to think twice. California, October 2011. We drove from Los Angeles to San Francisco – stopping off along the way at Santa Barbara wine country (as seen in the film Sideways), San Luis Obispo, Big Sur, Hearst Castle, and Monterey. I then stayed on in San Francisco for a further two weeks, writing my second book. Living the dream! It was easily the most memorable trip I’ve ever had and I’d do it all again in a heartbeat. Weirdly, one of my favourite parts of the trip was Los Angeles. LA has a bad reputation – you could easily imagine it’s a smoggy, tacky, endless sprawl full of identikit shopping malls. It can be all of those things but if you stay by the ocean, or go up in the hills, you’ll find a vibrant, arty, outdoorsy and endlessly fascinating place to explore. (It does help to be able to drive though, and have a GPS). I’d love to go back, but meanwhile I sent my heroine, Lily, there, for a family wedding that turns into a fabulous romantic adventure … Here are my top tips based on where Lily and I went: 1) Stay beside the beach – in Venice, Santa Monica, or (if you can afford it) Malibu. These places are also very handy from the airport. The Venice Beach House (where we stayed) is an adorable old-fashioned guest house that dates from the early 1900s; or try Shutters on the Beach for more updated luxe. 2) Hire a bike and cycle from Venice to Santa Monica (about two miles). You will see an unbelievable variety of local characters – think snake charmers, muscle men, rappers on segways and dogs on skateboards. 3) Be a culture vulture. Some people think there is no culture in Los Angeles. As Cher Horowitz would say: hello? As well as doing a Clueless tour, you can check out architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright, the John Paul Getty Museum, LA County Museum of Art, La Brea Tar Pits, the Watts Towers, Griffith Park Observatory ... or of course do the Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard, where I met Actual Tom Cruise (though he may have been an impersonator because I don’t think the real Tom Cruise would accept tips). 4) Walk, don’t drive. Walk around the Venice canals which to my mind are just as pretty as the ones in Italy; hike in Runyon Park; or walk in Griffith Park where you can see the Hollywood sign AND the original Bat Cave! Or just get up early and go for a jog along the beach – you might see surfers out catching the morning swell, or photo shoot taking place, or (if you’re Lily) a cute boy out jogging barefoot … 5) Eat amazing food. You can keep up with the latest in the food truck craze at www.roaminghunger.com, or dine at Gwyneth Paltrow’s favourite restaurants (yes, Gwyneth – she really does know her food). 6) Go vintage shopping. I’m not sure if it’s the ageing hippies, the film costume departments or the Beverley Hills ladies who wear and discard, but LA is a treasure trove for vintage clothes. The Way We Wore and Hidden Treasures (which looks like a madhouse, at the top of Topanga Canyon) are two of the best. 7) Visit the flower market, where Lily and Jesse go shopping for wedding flowers. Fact fans note: Ashton Kutcher works here in the movie Valentine’s Day! 8) Head for the hills: explore Mulholland Drive and Laurel Canyon. We ended up there by mistake because we asked the GPS to ‘avoid motorways’ when leaving Los Angeles. It was scary at the time as it was late at night, very steep and we were totally lost, but hey, we saw Mulholland Drive. 9) Don’t stay downtown or at Chateau Marmont. The Chateau is lovely but it’s on a pretty tacky part of the Sunset Boulevard strip. But do go for a drink in Bar Marmont (just don’t get hammered and miss an important family party, the way Lily does). 10) You probably don’t need this one but: drink Californian wine. It is expensive compared to wine in Europe, but it is divine – plus they don’t export it much, so it’s something you can’t get at home. An excuse for a glass of Pinot Noir if ever I heard one … For more fun in Los Angeles, don't miss LILY DOES LA, out now in ebook. And be sure to catch the rest of the Girls on Tour...

POWER by Debra Webb

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Evil will follow you… Wherever you go. Can you find a way to hide? If you like Karen Rose, Katia Lief or Mary Burton you’ll love Debra Webb’s bestselling Faces of Evil series. Click below to read the first chapter of the third instalment, POWER, published for the first time in the UK this month.