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Adele Parks

Adele Parks worked in advertising until she published her first novel, PLAYING AWAY, in 2000, which was the debut bestseller of that year. All of Adele's novels have been top ten bestsellers and her work has been translated into twenty-five different languages. Adele has spent her adult life in Italy, Botswana and London until 2005 when she moved to Guildford, where she now lives with her husband and son. Adele believes reading is a basic human right, so she works closely with the Reading Agency as an Ambassador of the Six Book Challenge, a programme designed to encourage adult literacy. In 2011 she was a judge for the Costa Book Awards.

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The Image of You: I thought I knew you. But you're a liar.

Adele Parks
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The Image of You is the utterly gripping new novel from Adele Parks, author of the No. 1 bestselling ebook, The Stranger In My Home. This compelling story of families, love, deception and secrets is perfect for fans of TV's Doctor Foster, The Replacement, Liane Moriarty's Big Little Lies and Lisa Jewell. When all you can see is what they want you to see... Can you ever trust someone you meet online?Anna and Zoe are twins. Identical in appearance, utterly different in personality, they share a bond so close that nothing - or no one - can rip them apart. Until Anna meets charismatic Nick. Anna is trusting, romantic and hopeful; she thinks Nick is perfect. Zoe is daring, dangerous and extreme; she thinks Nick is a liar. Zoe has seen Anna betrayed by men before. She'll stop at nothing to discover if Nick is as good as he seems. The problem is, lies may hurt. But honesty can kill.

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Love Is A Journey: A Short Story Collection

Adele Parks
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Adele Parks
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Love Is Complicated: A Selection Of Short Stories

Adele Parks
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Adele Parks

Adele Parks, the Sunday Times bestselling author of THE STATE WE'RE IN and WHATEVER IT TAKES, draws together some of her most popular short stories in a collection that will delight existing and new fans alike, and appeal to readers of Lisa Jewell and Jojo Moyes.Whether you're falling in love, staying in love or realising it's time to move on, Adele Parks, with her trademark, up-front, tell-it-as-it-is style, gets right to the heart of the dilemmas real women - and men - face in their lives.LOVE IS COMPLICATED is the final instalment of four deliciously insightful e-short story collections about the changing face of love - and living the life you want.

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New Beginnings: A Selection Of Short Stories

Adele Parks
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Adele Parks
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Happy Endings: A Selection Of Short Stories

Adele Parks
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Adele Parks

Adele Parks, the Sunday Times bestselling author of THE STATE WE'RE IN and WHATEVER IT TAKES, draws together some of her most popular short stories in a collection that will delight existing and new fans alike, and appeal to readers of Lisa Jewell and Jojo Moyes.The course of true love never did run smooth, but sometimes it's worth the ride. Adele Parks, with her trademark, up-front, tell-it-as-it-is style, gets right to the heart of the dilemmas real women - and men - face in their lives.HAPPY ENDINGS is the second of four deliciously insightful e-short story collections about the changing face of love - and holding out for the ever-after you've dreamed about. ***Includes a preview of Adele's emotional, passionate and sweeping new historical novel IF YOU GO AWAY.***

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If You Go Away

Adele Parks
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Adele Parks

Glamorous debutantes, heartbreak and discovering just what is worth fighting for in the new historical novel from Sunday Times bestseller Adele Parks.1914. Vivian, a young, impassioned debutante is hurried into a pedestrian marriage to cover a scandal. War breaks out on her wedding day - domestically and across Europe. Quick to escape the disappointment of matrimony, her traditionalist husband immediately enlists and Vivian has no alternative than to take up the management and running of his estate - after all, everyone is required to do their bit. Even pretty, inadequately-educated young wives.Howard, a brilliant young playwright rushes to the front to see for himself the best and the worst of humanity; he cannot imagine what the horror might be. In March 1916, when conscription becomes law, it is no longer enough for him to report on the War, it's a legal requirement that he joins the ranks. Howard refuses, becoming one of the most notorious conscientious objectors of the time. Disarmingly handsome, famous, articulate and informed, he's a threat to the government. Narrowly escaping a death sentence by agreeing to take essential work on Vivian's farm, it's only then Howard understands what is worth fighting for.

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Finding The One: A Selection Of Short Stories

Adele Parks
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Adele Parks
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Spare Brides

Adele Parks
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Adele Parks

Damaged and beautiful, they were the generation who lost so much and became 'spare brides'. This richly compelling and emotional novel from Sunday Times bestselling author Adele Parks is the powerful story of four extraordinary women left to pick up the pieces of their lives, in the scarred, glamorous and endlessly fascinating post-First World War era.New Year's Eve, 1920. The Great War is over and it's a new decade of glamorous promise. But a generation of men and women who survived the extreme trauma and tragedy will never be the same.With countless men lost, it seems that only wealth and beauty will secure a husband from the few who returned, but lonely Beatrice has neither attribute. Ava has both, although she sees marriage as a restrictive cage after the freedom war allowed. Sarah paid the war's ultimate price: her husband's life. Lydia should be grateful that her own husband's desk job kept him safe, but she sees only his cowardice.A chance encounter for one of these women with a striking yet haunted officer changes everything. In a world altered beyond recognition, where not all scars are visible, this damaged and beautiful group must grasp any happiness they can find - whatever the cost.(P)2014 Headline Digital

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The State We're In

Adele Parks
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Adele Parks
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Whatever It Takes

Adele Parks
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Adele Parks

How far would you go for the people you love?Whatever It Takes is an emotionally powerful and unputdownable novel from Adele Parks, author of the No. 1 ebook bestseller, The Stranger In My Home.For your husband... For Londoner Eloise Hamilton, there can be no greater sacrifice than uprooting to Dartmouth, leaving her perfect world so that her husband Mark can live in his. Good marriages need compromises, don't they?For your best friend... Eloise's best friend Sara is desperate to have a baby. She's tried everything - without success. So Eloise comes up with an extreme plan to help her. Because isn't that what best friends do?For your family... Mark's mother Margaret feels like she's losing her mind. But when the true extent of her problem is revealed and a life-changing secret emerges, Eloise suddenly finds her world imploding as she struggles to hold everything together for the people she loves. Someone is bound to be overlooked, and the damage might be irreparable...What if love's not enough?Includes a preview of The Stranger In My Home, out now.

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Happy Families

Adele Parks
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Adele Parks
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Playing Away

Adele Parks
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Adele Parks
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Game Over

Adele Parks
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Adele Parks

Game Over is a brilliantly perceptive novel of the game of love and not looking for Mr Right from Adele Parks, author of the No. 1 ebook bestseller, The Stranger In My Home.Cas Perry doesn't want a relationship. When her father walked out on her and her mother she decided relationships, love and marriage simply weren't worth the heartache. Cas, immoral most of the time and amoral when it comes to business, ruthlessly manipulates everyone she comes into contact with. Until she meets Darren. He believes in love, marriage, fidelity and constancy, so can he believe in Cas? Is it possible the world is a better place than she imagined? And if it is, after a lifetime of playing games, is this discovery too late?

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Larger than Life

Adele Parks
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Adele Parks

Adele Parks, author of the No. 1 ebook bestseller, The Stranger In My Home, perfectly balances humour and heartbreak in Larger Than Life, a gripping novel of finding out what it truly means to find the love of your life...Georgina fell in love with Hugh the moment she first saw him, aged just eighteen, and she's never loved another man. Unfortunately, for all that time he's been someone else's husband and father... After years of waiting on the side-lines, Georgina finally gets him when his marriage breaks down. But her dream come true turns into a nightmare when she falls pregnant and Hugh makes it clear he's been there, done that and doesn't want to do it all again. She has to believe Hugh has been worth the wait but Georgina can't help but ask herself, is this baby bigger than the biggest love of her life?

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The Other Woman's Shoes

Adele Parks
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Still Thinking of You

Adele Parks
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Adele Parks
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Husbands

Adele Parks
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Adele Parks
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Young Wives' Tales

Adele Parks
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Adele Parks

Young Wives' Tales is the stylish, insightful sequel to Playing Away, from Adele Parks, author of the No. 1 bestselling ebook The Stranger In My Home. Lucy, Rose and Connie are back in a novel which is every bit as addictive as Adele's debut bestseller and follows the friends' fortunes in their new roles as wives, mothers and lovers with plenty of surprises along the way...Lucy stole her friend Rose's 'happily ever after' because she wanted Rose's husband - and Lucy always gets what she wants. Big mistake. Rose was the ideal wife and is the ideal mother; Lucy was the perfect mistress. Now neither can find domestic bliss playing each other's roles. They both envy Connie, who is happily married and is effortlessly balancing two kids with a fulfilling career. Until, that is, a dangerous old flame flickers back into view and threatens her marriage. But there are even more twists in the tale to come...

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About Last Night

Adele Parks
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Adele Parks

How far would you go to save your best friend?About Last Night is a compelling novel of friendship, family and trust, from Adele Parks, author of the No. 1 ebook bestseller, The Stranger In My Home.'I need you to say that I was with you.' For thirty years, best friends Steph and Pip have been through thick and thin. There's nothing they would not do for one another. Until these simple words change everything. Steph, eternally solid and dependable, is begging her friend to lie to the police as she's desperately trying to conceal not one but two scandalous secrets to protect her family. Pip, self-consigned to the role of scatty hot-head, is overwhelmed; she's normally the one asking for help in a crisis. It's a big ask. So what would you do?

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Men I've Loved Before

Adele Parks
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Adele Parks