Just for the Holidays: Your perfect summer read!


Author: Sue Moorcroft
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 000817556X
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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‘Effortlessly engaging...a magical must!’ Heat The #1 bestselling author returns for summer! Grab your sun hat, a cool glass of wine, and the only book you need on holiday...

Starting Over


Author: Sue Moorcroft
Publisher: Choc Lit
ISBN: 1906931321
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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Tess Riddell reckons her beloved Freelander is more reliable than any man - especially her ex-fiance Olly Gray. She's moving on from her old life and into the perfect cottage in the country. Miles Rattenbury's passions? Old cars and new women! Romance? He's into fun rather than commitment. When Tess crashes the Freelander into his breakdown truck, they find that they're nearly neighbours - yet worlds apart. Despite her overprotective parents and a suddenly attentive Olly, she discovers the joys of village life and even forms an unlikely friendship with Miles. Then, just as their relationship develops into something deeper, an old flame comes looking for him. Is their love strong enough to overcome the past? Or will it take more than either of them is prepared to give?

The Wedding Proposal (Choc Lit)

Can a runaway bride stop running?
Author: Sue Moorcroft
Publisher: Choc Lit
ISBN: 1781891737
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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Elle Jamieson is an unusually private person, in relationships as well as at work – and for good reason. But when she’s made redundant, with no ties to hold her, Elle heads off to a new life in sunny Malta. Lucas Rose hates secrets – he prides himself on his ability to lay his cards on the table and he expects nothing less from others. He’s furious when his summer working as a divemaster is interrupted by the arrival of Elle, his ex, all thanks to his Uncle Simon’s misguided attempts at matchmaking. Forced to live in close proximity, it’s hard to ignore what they had shared before Lucas’s wedding proposal ended everything they had. But then an unexpected phone call from England allows Lucas a rare glimpse of the true Elle. Can he deal with Elle’s hidden past when it finally comes to light?

The Holiday Swap


Author: Zara Stoneley
Publisher: HarperImpulse
ISBN: 9780008210458
Category: Christmas stories
Page: 332
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Daisy lives in the country surrounded by her animals. Flo lives the city life with a beach apartment. When both of them realise their boyfriends are no longer interested in them, they swap houses for the holidays and discover love in places they least expected it.

My Mamma Mia Summer


Author: Annie Robertson
Publisher: Orion
ISBN: 9781409183112
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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One summer... One dream... One chance to make it happen. Laurel hasn't taken a risk her whole life. Now as summer dawns, she's going to do something that nobody expects of her. Laurel turns to her ABBA albums and her favourite film, Mamma Mia! She grabs her passport, dons her dungarees, and jets off to Skopelos for her own Meryl-inspired adventure... Laurel books into the faded but charming Villa Athena and befriends its eccentric owner. As she explores the island's famous sights, Laurel finds herself feeling strangely at home. So should she return to her life in London, or could this be where she truly belongs? This summer dust off your passport, pack your best dancing shoes, and escape to Greece on your own Mamma Mia! adventure! The perfect summertime read for fans of Karen Swan, Holly Hepburn and Isabelle Broom. **** Readers are loving My Mamma Mia Summer: 'I LOVED it...this book filled me with joy' 'Full of hope and sunshine...a fun read which has you reaching for the ABBA CDs and booking holidays to Greece!' 'I loved this book...just the thing to get me in the mood for my holiday' 'A vibrant, warm and satisfying read'

Love & Freedom


Author: Sue Moorcroft
Publisher: Choc Lit
ISBN: 1906931666
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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New start, new love. That s what Honor Sontag needs after her life falls apart, leaving her reputation in tatters and her head all over the place. So she flees her native America and heads for Brighton, England."

My Big Greek Summer

A feel good funny romantic comedy about second chances!
Author: Sue Roberts
Publisher: Bookouture
ISBN: 178681496X
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Love in Row 27


Author: Eithne Shortall
Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1786492040
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Irish Independent's Books of the Year 2017 What happens when Cupid plays co-pilot? Still reeling from a break-up, Cora Hendricks has given up on ever finding love. For herself, that is. To pass the time while working the Aer Lingus check-in desk at Heathrow, Cora begins to play cupid with high-flying singles. Using only her intuition, the internet, and glamorous flight attendant accomplice Nancy, Row 27 becomes Cora's laboratory of love. Instead of being seated randomly, two unwitting passengers on each flight find themselves next to the person of their dreams - or not. Cora swears Row 27 is just a bit of fun, but while she's busy making sparks fly at cruising altitude, the love she'd given up on for herself just might have landed right in front of her...

Llama Llama Holiday Drama


Author: Anna Dewdney
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 1984835580
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: N.A
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Llama Llama holidays. Jingle music. Lights ablaze. How long till that special date? Llama Llama has to wait. If there's one thing Llama Llama doesn't like, it's waiting. He and Mama Llama rush around, shopping for presents, baking cookies, decorating the tree . . . but how long is it until Christmas? Will it ever come? Finally, Llama Llama just can't wait any more! It takes a cuddle from Mama Llama to remind him that "Gifts are nice, but there's another: The true gift is, we have each other."

The Longest Holiday


Author: Paige Toon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 147111340X
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR Escape to the summer and feel the warmth of Paige Toon's storytelling Laura has been married to the man of her dreams for seven months. But, she now discovers, a week before the wedding Matthew made a terrible mistake … Escaping the heartache and humiliation, Laura is whisked off to Florida's Key West by her best friend Marty. A carefree holiday full of cocktails and fun, surrounded by gorgeous, tanned men, is exactly what the doctor ordered. Distraction comes in the form of sexy Cuban scuba diver Leo. As the end of the holiday approaches, Laura doesn't want to go home. Is it time to face the music? Or is there more to Key West than a holiday romance? THE ONE WE FELL IN LOVE WITH was selected for the Zoella Book Club and Paige Toon's novels have been published across the world. Praise for Paige Toon's novels: 'You'll love it, cry buckets and be uplifted' MARIAN KEYES 'I blubbed, I laughed and I fell in love... utterly heart-wrenching' GIOVANNA FLETCHER 'Devoured this in one sitting' COSMOPOLITAN 'An absorbing and emotional read' HEAT

The Seafront Tearoom


Author: Vanessa Greene
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 0425281264
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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From the author of The Vintage Teacup Club The first rule of afternoon tea: never rush. Take time to savor it. Just like friendship… The Seafront Tearoom is an insider secret in small-town Scarborough – a beach-front haven with the best tea and cakes in town – and journalist Charlie Harrison would love to put it on the map with a feature in her magazine. But single mom Kat Murray doesn't want to see her favorite sanctuary overrun by tourists, and begs Charlie to seek out other options. She offers her help, as a “tea obsessive,” and so does French au pair Séraphine Moreau, whose upbringing makes her a connoisseur of everything sweet and indulgent. Together the three women will scour the countryside for quaint hideaways and hidden gems, sharing along the way their secrets, disappointments, and dreams – and discovering that friendship, like tea, takes time to steep. But learning too that once you open your heart, the possibilities are endless. Reading Guide Included

The Little Theatre by the Sea


Author: Rosanna Ley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781784292102
Category:
Page: 544
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The bestselling author of The Villa and The Saffron Trail returns with a gorgeous summer read about love and starting over - set in West Dorset and beautiful Sardinia. Perfect for fans of Santa Montefiore, Dinah Jefferies and Harriet Evans. Faye has just completed her degree in interior design when she finds herself jobless and boyfriend-less. While debating what to do next she receives a surprise phone call from her old college friend Charlotte who now lives in Sardinia and is married to Italian hotelier, Fabio. When Charlotte suggests that Faye relocate for a month to house-sit, Faye wonders if a summer break in sunny Sardinia might be the perfect way to recharge her batteries and think about her future. But then Charlotte tells Faye that there's something more behind the sudden invitation: her friends Marisa and Alessandro are looking for a designer to renovate a crumbling old theatre they own in the scenic village of Deriu. The idea certainly sounds appealing to Faye, but little does she know what she's letting herself in for if she accepts this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity . . .

Ask a Manager

How to Navigate Clueless Colleagues, Lunch-Stealing Bosses and Other Tricky Situations at Work
Author: Alison Green
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0349419450
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
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'Ask A Manager is the book I wish I'd had in my desk drawer when I was starting out (or even, let's be honest, fifteen years in).' - Sarah Knight, New York Times bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck and Get Your Sh*t Together 'I am a HUGE fan of Alison Green's "Ask a Manager" column. I never miss it and always want more. This book is even better.' - Robert Sutton, bestselling author of Good Boss, Bad Boss and The No Asshole Rule What do you say when your new job is very different from what you agreed to? How do you tell your boss that your workload is too heavy, or that you need more training? How do you deal with a colleague whose loud speaker phone calls are driving you insane? And how do you repair your reputation after getting drunk at the company holiday party? Ten years of writing a workplace advice column have taught Green that people tend to avoid difficult conversations in the office because we simply don't know what to say. But the stakes are just as high if we don't speak up, because problems that could be solved with a simple conversation can fester if they aren't addressed. In this witty and practical guide, Green tackles 200 of those delicate discussions that you need to have, but might not be sure how to begin - and arms you with the wording to do it. Along the way, she shares some of the most outlandish and hilarious letters she's received from readers over the years - from an employee who placed a black magic 'curse' on her coworkers to a boss who repeatedly stole an employee's lunch. You'll learn what to say when: *Your coworker keeps pushing her work on you *Your new job is very different than what you agreed to *Your boss seems unhappy with your work *You catch an employee in a lie *Colleagues keep making judgemental comments about your diet *Your coworker's loud speaker phone calls are making you homicidal . . . and plenty more difficult or awkward situations you might find yourself in!

It's Hot in the Hamptons

A Novel
Author: Holly Peterson
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062867385
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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From the author of the summer hit It Happens in The Hamptons comes an unforgettable new novel about the women who live and love in the Hamptons. In the Hamptons, no rules apply, especially in matters of money—and the heart… Raised in East Hampton, Caroline never thought she’d be one of the “city people” who spent summers and weekends at the beach. But, once her husband’s business takes off, a job stint transplants the couple permanently into Manhattan life—where the phrase When you marry for money, you work for it every day, reflects her neighbors’ lives. And where entitled husbands, like hers, embark on affair after affair with little consequence. Time for the wives to get even. When Caroline’s friend Annabelle suggests they experiment as their wayward mates have, Caroline resists at first. That is, until a scroll through an iPad makes her reconsider…and a pact between two friends is made. The agreement quickly turns serious when Caroline begins to confront the man her husband has become, or perhaps always has been. Will a summer affair give Caroline clarity or make her lose hold on the reins of her life? And, when an old lover returns, is she ready to risk all for a chance at happiness…

The Summer Hideaway

An uplifting feel good summer romance
Author: Jenny Hale
Publisher: Bookouture
ISBN: 1786815206
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Bring Up the Bodies


Author: Hilary Mantel
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 000747735X
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
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The greatest literary sensation of recent times – and now the inspiration for a major BBC series, starring Mark Rylance and Damian Lewis and directed by Peter Kosminsky.

Sacred Holidays

Less Chaos, More Jesus
Author: Becky Kiser
Publisher: B&H Books
ISBN: 9781535914123
Category: Religion
Page: 192
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Do you enter every holiday wanting it to be meaningful for your family, only to find that it feels chaotic with no direction? Holidays are meant to be more than chaos with glimpses of grace; they are meant to draw us closer to God and one another. We set New Year's goals we can't keep, struggle to love difficult to love people on Valentine's Day, and find it hard to celebrate the risen Jesus when we are searching for the perfect Easter dress. Our summer and back-to-school seasons are whirlwinds, even as adults; we aren't quite sure what to do with Halloween as Christians; and we feel less than grateful at Thanksgiving because it is full of complicated people. Even Christmas becomes a challenge as celebrating Jesus gets lost behind twinkling lights and a mountain of gifts. We want all the whimsy and joy the holidays held when we were children, before life crowded it out. We want the holidays to reflect our love for Jesus and reveal the grace that has been lavished on us, but life is so busy that setting a game plan just doesn't happen No more. It's time to stopping trying to survive the holidays or over indulge the whimsy, and instead live in the abundant life He called us to live. Sacred Holidays is part book and part resource: meant to help you avoid what has tripped you up in the past and give you insights, tips, and tools to make your holidays less chaotic and more about loving Jesus and others. Don't let your holidays be marked by regret, whimsy whirlwinds, or survival mindset. Let's celebrate every holiday together purposefully and worshipfully - loving Jesus and others well in every moment.

That Summer in Ischia

Escape to Italy with this perfect summer read
Author: Penny Feeny
Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd
ISBN: 1788547306
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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Growing up with her bohemian mother, Allie was always on the move. Now Helena keeps people at arm's length: relationships never last and old friends have slipped away. But when Allie inherits Helena's childhood home, she begins to see snatches of the tormented past her mother has been running from. Determined to find out what keeps driving her mother away from people, Allie follows a lead to the beautiful island of Ischia. Here she is drawn into a community that still remembers the dramatic events of the blazing, fateful summer of 1979. As clues to a decades-old mystery slowly rise to the surface, can Allie discover what really happened that summer in Ischia...? In the vein of Marian Keyes or Celia Ahern, this is the perfect summer read: touching, sun-drenched and, ultimately, inspirational.