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Abi Maxwell
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Abi Maxwell

For readers of THE VIRGIN SUICIDES or THE GIRLS, a story of two extraordinary, magnetic women and their disappearances - a hundred years apart - from the small New England town they call home.Henrietta and Jane are growing up in a farmhouse on the outskirts of town, their mother a remote artist, their father in thrall to the folklore and legend of their corner of New England. When Henrietta falls under the spell of Kaus, an outsider and petty criminal, Jane takes to trailing the couple, spying on their trysts, until one night, Henrietta vanishes into the woods.Elspeth and Claire are sisters separated by an ocean. Elspeth's pregnancy at seventeen meant she was quickly married and sent away from her Scottish village to make a new life in America. When she comes to the attention of the local mill owner, a series of wrenching and violent events unfolds, culminating in her disappearance.As Jane and Claire search in their own times for their missing sisters, each uncovers the strange legend of Cold Thursday, and of a family apparently transformed into coyotes. But what does his myth really mean? Are their sisters dead, destroyed by the men who desired them? Or have they made new lives, elsewhere, beyond the watchful eyes of the community they longed to escape?

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Addy Mayford's Last Feast

Hina Belitz
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Hina Belitz

A re-telling of 1001 ARABIAN NIGHTS for the modern world, ADDY MAYFORD'S LAST FEAST is the empowering story of Addy, a girl forced to choose between duty and desire.Born to a British Asian family, Addy has always tried to temper her love of cooking and follow the traditional path her mother laid out for her. However, after Addy is forced to return home after the catastrophic break down of her marriage, she feels compelled to finally follow her dream - much to the horror of her family. Then, while on holiday, Addy is kidnapped and held captive by people determined to ransom her. The only way she can survive is to supply her captors with delicious meals every day. Will Addy's talent be enough to save her?

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Marry Me By Sundown

Johanna Lindsey
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Johanna Lindsey

An enticing new historical romance from No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Johanna Lindsey. Marry Me By Sundown takes you on a captivating adventure in 1880s Montana where passions and gold fever run high as an American heiress turns to a rugged mountain man to help her locate her father's fortune.Summoned back to Philadelphia from the social whirl in London, Violet Mitchell never expected to find her brothers living on the edge of financial ruin while their father seeks new wealth in Montana's gold fields. With the family's home and social standing at risk, Violet makes a drastic decision.Morgan Callahan rode away from his family's cattle ranch to make his own fortune. Now as he finishes exploiting a mother lode of silver, a young woman claiming to be his late partner's daughter turns up wanting to be taken to her father's mine. Suspecting that the pretty schemer works for the mining outfit that is trying to steal his land, he has no qualms about snatching her and holding her at his camp where she can do no harm.Morgan underestimated the new thorn in his side. Determined to claim what rightfully belongs to her family, Violet summons up the courage, grit, and spunk to cope with the hazards and discomforts of an untamed land and the disturbingly masculine stranger who holds her fate in his hands. But an error of judgment brings down a hailstorm of calamity and danger that upends her plans and deepens her bond to a man who is not the brilliant match a lady wishes to make but could be all that a strong, passionate woman desires.Utterly captivating. Wonderfully entertaining. Let legendary author Johanna Lindsey capture your heart with her unforgettable romance.

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Gmorning, Gnight!

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonny Sun
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Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonny Sun

From the creator and star of Hamilton, with beautiful illustrations by Jonny Sun, comes a book of affirmations to inspire readers at the beginning and end of each day.Good morning. Do NOT get stuck in the comments section of life today. Make, do, create the things. Let others tussle it out. Vamos!Before he inspired the world with Hamilton and was catapulted to international fame, Lin-Manuel Miranda was inspiring his Twitter followers with words of encouragement at the beginning and end of each day. He wrote these original sayings, aphorisms, and poetry for himself as much as for others. But as Miranda's audience grew, these messages took on a life on their own. Now Miranda has gathered the best of his daily greetings into a beautiful collection illustrated by acclaimed artist (and fellow Twitter favorite) Jonny Sun. Full of comfort and motivation, Gmorning, Gnight! is a touchstone for anyone who needs a quick lift.

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Hidden Lives

Judith Lennox
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Judith Lennox
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The Judith Lennox Wartime Collection

Judith Lennox
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Judith Lennox

The Judith Lennox Wartime Collection is an unforgettable omnibus of three mesmerising novels set during the First and Second World Wars: The Secret Years, The Shadow Child and All My Sisters. A beautiful collection of wartime novels not to be missed by fans of Katherine Webb, Lucinda Riley and Rachel Hore.The Secret Years:During the golden summer of 1914, four young people play in the gardens of Drakesden Abbey. When an ancient Blythe family heirloom disappears an uncontrollable chain of events is set in motion. The passions and enmities of the four friends intensifies in the passing years, and they have to experience tragedy and betrayal before the heirloom makes its reappearance and, with it, a new hope for the future.The Shadow Child:On the eve of the First World War, fourteen-year-old Alix Gregory is holidaying in France with the Lanchbury family. When two-year-old Charlie Lanchbury disappears whilst Alix is looking after him, she is blamed and cannot escape from the resulting fallout. Through her marriage and the birth of her son she finds happiness, yet she is haunted by the loss of her baby cousin. As the years pass and the world descends into the horrors of war once more, the question remains: will Charlie Lanchbury ever be found?All My Sisters:In the tumultuous years before the First World War, four sisters seek to fulfil their ambitions. Pretty Iris dreams of a grand marriage, quiet Marianne meets the love of her life, and passionate Eva longs for independence. Only Clemency, caring for her invalid mother, remains tied to the family home. Years pass and the war changes the lives of all the sisters as they endeavour to discover love at last.

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Set Me Free

Hina Belitz
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Hina Belitz

Set Me Free by Hina Belitz is a beautiful, unforgettable novel that will be devoured by fans of Me Before You and The Memory Book. It shines a gentle light into the shadows of life and shows how sometimes reaching out to the world is all it takes to set you free ...Mani and Nu. Sister and brother. Forced to flee their home in fear of their lives, Mani and Nu find themselves in a dark, London flat. When the worst happens, fate abandons them far from the family who might love them. And so Mani accepts an offer of marriage in hope of finding comfort for Nu ... but her dreams of happiness soon evaporate and she is left with no way of revealing the truth about the life she and Nu are leading.Letters are the answer.Little by little, Mani reaches out to the world with love ... it is only a matter of time before the world reaches back for her.

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Some Old Lover's Ghost

Judith Lennox
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Judith Lennox
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Till the Day Goes Down

Judith Lennox
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Judith Lennox
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The Secret Years

Judith Lennox
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Judith Lennox

An epic novel of a great house and the love that consumed it... Judith Lennox's The Secret Years is a moving story about life in the East Anglian Fens after the First World War. Perfect for fans of Rachel Hore and Kate Morton.During the golden summer of 1914, four young people played in the gardens of Drakesden Abbey. Nicholas and Lally were the children of the great house, set in the bleak and magical Fen country; Thomasine was the unconventional niece of two genteel maiden aunts in the village; Daniel was the son of the local blacksmith, a fiercely independent, ambitious boy who longed to break away from the stifling confines of his East Anglian upbringing. As the drums of war sounded in the distance, the Firedrake, a mysterious and ancient Blythe family heirloom disappeared, setting off an uncontrollable chain of events.The Great War changed everything, and both Nicholas and Daniel returned from the front damaged by their experiences. Thomasine, freed from the narrow disciplines of her childhood, and enjoying the new hedonism which the twenties brought, thought that she could escape from the ties that bound her to both Nicholas and Daniel. But the passions and enmities of their youth had intensified in the passing years, and the four friends had to experience tragedy and betrayal before the Firedrake made its reappearance and, with it, a new hope for the future. What readers are saying about The Secret Years: 'Judith Lennox writes wonderful stories which are compelling and beautifully descriptive''What a page turner -a twisty turny tale!''A wonderfully written story... Couldn't put this book down'

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The Glittering Strand

Judith Lennox
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Judith Lennox

A desperate fight for her birthright and freedom... Spiced with the colour and sensuous splendour of the sixteenth-century silk trade, Judith Lennox's The Glittering Strand is the triumphant story of a young woman's fight for independence. Perfect for fans of Rachel Hore and Kate Morton.Serafina Guardi and her father, a wealthy silk merchant from Marseilles, are sailing to Italy to celebrate her betrothal when their ship is captured by Barbary corsairs. Serafina finds herself plunged into the unknown, brutal world of the North African slave states. From there, she begins the long struggle to free herself from servitude.Serafina's wit and beauty are tempered by her ruthlessness - a ruthlessness which eventually threatens to lose her both her lover and her child. Embattled by the prejudices of the age and by the ambitions of her treacherous cousin Angelo, Serafina fights against poverty, loneliness and despair, vowing to regain her lost inheritance - the Guardi silk house - at whatever cost. What readers are saying about Judith Lennox: 'Ideal escapism''[Judith Lennox] is the ultimate storyteller... her stories are compelling and beautifully descriptive of both characters and feelings''[Judith Lennox's] characters are marvellously drawn, and their lives draw the reader totally into the story'

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Vicious

Kevin O'Brien
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Kevin O'Brien

A chilling read from king of the Seattle serial killer thriller and New York Times bestseller, Kevin O'Brien. Perfect for fans of Chris Carter, Karin Slaughter and Mary Burton.For more than two years, he held Seattle in his terrifying grip: a cold-blooded killer who abducted young mothers right in front of their sons and murdered them execution style. Then, as suddenly as the killings began, they stop.Susan Blanchette is looking forward to a relaxing weekend getaway with her fiancé, Allen, and young son, Matthew. But something about the remote lake house doesn't feel right. When Allen disappears, her deepest fears are confirmed. A psychopath has returned, ready to strike again, and as the weekend ticks by, they will draw closer to Susan in a deadly game...

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Bear is Broken (Leo Maxwell 1)

Lachlan Smith
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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.

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A Step In The Dark

Judith Lennox
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Judith Lennox

Secrets can bind a family - or tear them apart... Judith Lennox's A Step in the Dark is a powerful family drama set in India and Scotland that spans from 1915 to the 1960s. Perfect for fans of Lucinda Riley and Kate Morton.'The unforgettable story of the secrets that can bind a family or ultimately destroy one' - Reading Evening PostIt's 1915 when young Bess Ravenhart, recently widowed, leaves her baby son Frazer with her mother-in-law, Cora, while she sails from India to Britain to set up a home. But Cora has no intention of returning Frazer to his mother's care. Though Bess makes a new life in Edinburgh and knows the joy - and pain - of motherhood with further children, her heart always aches for the little boy she left behind. When Frazer travels to Scotland twenty years later, it seems Bess's dreams of a reconciliation will come true. But Frazer trails danger in his wake, and it's possible that not only he but also Bess and her whole family will live to rue the day of his return... What readers are saying about A Step in the Dark: 'Convincing and page turning, moving from romance to a detective tale and, satisfyingly, the ends are all tied together, almost too late as the book draws to a close''She is a fantastic storyteller, and this book's rich historical tapestry places it above most romantic fiction. You really care about the characters and as such are gripped to the last page''One of the best books I have ever read'

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The Secret Diaries of Abigail Titmuss

Abi Titmuss
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Abi Titmuss

Society is obsessed with celebrities through media. We are surrounded by the stars and their lives, but what about the human behind the headlines?Abi Titmuss was a hard working NHS nurse on 16K a year, whilst pursuing her acting dream and paying her way through drama school, when she was thrust into the spotlight. And then, in the blink of an eye, she was the nation's favourite pin-up. From nurse, to model, to business woman, follow this unique story of how the nation's obsession with celebrity became Abi's obsession too.Whether waking up to find her bedroom secrets splashed across the News of the World, being pursued by an England footballer, or just coming to terms with the trials and tribulations of playing the fame game, the last few years of her life have been a roller-coaster ride.In THE SECRET DIARIES OF ABIGAIL TITMUSS she tells it like it is. Her diaries are fabulously racy, scorchingly honest and always just a little bit tongue in-cheek.

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The Richard Laymon Collection Volume 17: Amara & The Lake

Richard Laymon
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Richard Laymon

AMARA The Princess of Egypt, the once beautiful wife of Mentuhotep the first, lies in a museum. She has been dead for 4000 years. Or has she? Barney the night-watchman is the first to discover that the mummy's coffin has been broken open. But Barney won't be able to tell the authorities. The dead can't testify to anything. Now Amara is free again and nothing can stop her...THE LAKE Leigh yearns for a summer of excitement by the lake. But instead she stumbles into a legacy of terror which will shatter her life... Eighteen years on, Deana has no knowledge of her mother's troubled past. But when the horrors of the past meet the perils of the present, both mother and daughter are plunged into a nightmare of blood and terror from which there is no escape.

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The Richard Laymon Collection Volume 4: Beware & Dark Mountain

Richard Laymon
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Richard Laymon

BEWARE! Elsie doesn't normally shut shop early, but neither is it normal for meat cleavers to fly through the air by themselves, or for Elsie to wind up on the meat counter neatly wrapped and jointed. Something very strange is happening in the small town of Oasis and everyone had better... BEWARE! DARK MOUNTAIN It was supposed to be a peaceful escape for the two families camping high in the California mountains. But they made the mistake of camping at Mesquite lake, home to two of the wilderness's most terrifying inhabitants: an aged hag with gruesome powers and her depraved son whose unnatural lusts even she cannot control...

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Winter Moon

Dean Koontz
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Dean Koontz

Eduardo is a lonely retiree living on his isolated Montana ranch. His life is peaceful, until one night he is awakened by a fearful throbbing sound and eerie lights in the woods. More mysterious and disturbing events follow over the next few months. Eduardo begins to fear for his sanity and his life, until the terrible night when someone - or something - knocks on his back door... One lovely spring morning in Los Angeles, cop Jack McGarvey is hammered by submachine-gun fire when a madman goes berserk. He barely survives. Jack longs to move his wife and son to a more peaceful place away from the city, but he feels utterly powerless and without prospects. In their hour of desperation, the McGarvey family receives an unexpected inheritance in the shape of a sprawling ranch in one of the most beautiful, peaceful places in the country: Montana. The family sets out from Los Angeles to begin their new life, unaware that the terror-riddled city will soon seem like a safe haven compared to what lies ahead.WINTER MOON is inspired by the author's short novel, INVASION, published under the pseudonym Aaron Wolfe.

Abi Titmuss

Abi Titmuss shot to fame as the girlfriend of TV star John Leslie, but soon she had eclipsed him in the nation's affections. She has hardly been out of the papers or off our television screens since, with appearances in 'Hell's Kitchen', 'Celebrity Love Island' and 'Deadline' as well as appearing on the front cover of countless men's magazines and appearing on the West End stage.

Judith Lennox

Judith Lennox grew up in rural Hampshire and studied at the University of Lancaster, where she met her husband Iain; they have three sons, three grandsons and a granddaughter. Judith lives with her husband in Cambridge.