Fiction

John Connolly - The Book of Lost Things

Year of Publication: 
2007
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'Once upon a time, there was a boy who lost his mother . . .' As twelve-year-old David takes refuge from his grief in the myths and fairytales so beloved of his dead mother, he finds the real world and the fantasy world begin to blend. That is when bad things start to happen. That is when the Crooked Man comes. And David is violently propelled into a land populated by heroes, wolves and monsters, his quest to find the legendary Book of Lost Things.

 

Carole Matthews - The Chocolate Lovers' Diet

Year of Publication: 
2008
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Lucy Lombard thought her ‘Happily Ever After’ was all sorted when her gorgeous boss finally declared his love for her, but when she catches him in bed with another woman it’s time to call an emergency meeting of The Chocolate Lovers’ Club. Inevitably, she’s not the only member with problems – Autumn, Nadia and Chantal all find themselves with dilemmas to face - the question is how much chocolate will it take to make it better...

 

Carolyn Jess-Cooke - The Guardian Angel's Journal

Year of Publication: 
2011
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When Margot Delacroix dies at forty-two years old, she is sent back to earth as a guardian angel - to herself. Renamed Ruth, she is forced by divine mandate to re-experience and record her biggest mistakes and fiercest regrets from the beginning of her life to her untimely death. Forced from the moment of her birth to witness the cogs of fate and the stuttering engine of free will, Ruth sets out to change the course of her life, and, ultimately, to prevent her premature death.

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Chris Mooney - The Missing

Year of Publication: 
2007
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When Boston CSI Darby McCormick finds a raving and emaciated woman hiding at the scene of a violent kidnap, she runs a DNA search to identify the Jane Doe. The result confirms that the woman was abducted five years earlier and has somehow managed to escape from the dungeon in which she’s been caged.

Clare Dowling - Going It Alone

Year of Publication: 
2008
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A hilarious and romantic novel about marriage, motherhood and mid-life crises.Millies biological clock has been ticking for some time, and on the eve of her fortieth birthday the alarm bell starts ringing. She needs to have a baby and fast, but after months of fruitless trying, her husband Andrew is feeling like a walking sperm bank and their marriage is in crisis. Matters come to a head when Andrews job relocates to London and Millie decides that if he wont stick around to get her pregnant, then shell do it without him.

Tara Hyland - Daughters of Fortune: A Novel

Year of Publication: 
2010
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In Hyland's sprawling debut, sparkling with Gossip Girl sizzle and Barbara Taylor Bradford melodrama, 15-year-old Irish lassie Caitlin O'Dwyer learns the shocking truth about her father's identity from her dying mother: a London retail magnate named William Melville, who broke things off before Caitlin's birth. Unsurprisingly, the successful businessman arrives in Valleymount, County Wicklow, for the funeral and informs Caitlin that she's moving in with his family at their posh Somerset estate.

Linda Taylor - Falling into Place

Year of Publication: 
2006
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When Ginny became pregnant as an undergraduate years ago she never regretted her decision to leave university and raise her daughter as a single mum. Now, though, with nineteen-year-old Marie off travelling in her gap year, a blast from the past brings surprising news that threatens to throw her well-ordered life into disarray... And then suddenly Ginny's sister, impulsive, free-spirited Charlotte, returns from abroad.

Cally Taylor - Heaven Can Wait

Year of Publication: 
2009
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'What would I do without you, Lucy Brown?' he said, and kissed me softly. I held his face in my hands and kissed him back. I felt that life just couldn't get any more perfect. And I was right, it wouldn't. By the end of the next day, I'd be dead. Lucy is about to marry the man of her dreams - kind, handsome, funny Dan - when she breaks her neck the night before their wedding. Unable to accept a lifetime's separation from her soulmate, Lucy decides to become a ghost rather than go to heaven and be parted from Dan.

Jane Costello - The Nearly-Weds

Year of Publication: 
2009
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What’s the worst thing that could happen to a blushing bride? After Zoe is jilted by her fiancé Jason, she’s unable to face the pitying looks of her friends and family any longer.Fleeing to America, she is employed as a nanny by the moody, difficult, but devastatingly sexy, single dad Ryan.She quickly wins over his children, but her boss is more of a challenge.

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Lesley Pearce - Belle

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London 1910. Fifteen year-old Belle has lived in a brothel in Seven Dials all her life, with no understanding of what happens in the rooms upstairs. But her innocence is shattered when she witnesses the murder of one of the girls and, subsequently snatched from the streets by the killer, she is sold into prostitution in Paris. No longer mistress of her own fate, Belle is blown across the globe to sensuous New Orleans where she comes of age and learns to enjoy life as a courtesan.