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Tasmina Perry Reveals New Book – The Pool House

The Pool House‘Sunday Times’ bestselling author, Tasmina Perry is returning to our bookshelves this Autumn with her new book called ‘The Pool House’.

What the back cover says

LAST SUMMER
When Alice Holliday is found drowned in the pool of a Hamptons beach house, her death is ruled an accident. Alice was troubled that night, had had too much to drink. And, as her house mates said, she couldn’t swim.

THIS SUMMER
If Jem Chapman had realised she was taking the place of a dead woman, she might not have agreed to the proposal. An invitation to spend the summer in an exclusive Hamptons beach house, how could she say no?

SECRETS WORTH KILLING FOR
But when Jem gets to know her glamorous new house mates, she realises each of them has something to hide. Did Alice stumble into dangerous territory? And who will go to any lengths to keep a person quiet?

‘The Pool House’ most definitely sounds like a thrilling pool side read!

You can pre-order The Pool House from Amazon and will be available to buy from good bookshops from 7th September 2017.

Chrissie Manby Releases New Book – A Fairytale For Christmas

A Fairytale For ChristmasChrissie Manby is back with a new Christmas book this year called ‘A Fairytale For Christmas’.

The story of ‘A Fairytale For Christmas’ is –

What could be more magical at Christmas than a fairy tale come true?

It’s the festive season and the members of the Newbay Theatre Society, more commonly known as the NEWTS, are preparing to put on a show. Being cast as Cinderella is the realization of a dream for newcomer Kirsty, not least because she hopes starring in a panto under the direction of her boyfriend Jon will bring them closer together.

But Kirsty soon learns that it’s not all glitter and good cheer behind the scenes at the amateur theatre as bitter rivalries nurtured through decades, wardrobe mishaps and suspicious near-fatal accidents threaten to derail the production. And then there’s Prince Charming himself. Will working together with Jon bring Kirsty her happy ever after… or reveal their love to be nothing but a ‘showmance’?

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s going to take more than a Fairy Godmother to get Kirsty and her cast-mates to the ball.

‘A Fairytale For Christmas’ sounds like another heartwarming book from the Sunday Times bestselling author.

You can pre-order A Fairytale For Christmas Amazon from and will be available to buy from good bookshops from 3rd November 2016.

The Cake Shop In The Garden By Carole Matthews

The Cake Shop In The Garden‘The Cake Shop In The Garden’ is the latest book by Carole Matthews.

Fay Merryweather runs her cake shop from her beautiful garden. She whips up airy sponges and scrumptious scones, while her customers enjoy the lovely blossoms and gorgeous blooms. Looking after the cake shop, the garden and her cantankerous mother means Fay is always busy but she accepts her responsibilities because if she doesn’t do all this, who will? Then Danny Wilde walks into her life and makes Fay question every decision she’s ever made. When a sudden tragedy strikes, Fay’s entire world is thrown off balance even further and she doesn’t know which way to turn. Can Fay find the strength to make a life-changing decision – even if it means giving up the thing she loves the most?

Again Carole has treated us to another tremendous story, filled with dislikable characters, an Irish rogue and plenty of cakes, this book was a sweet treat that I found impossible to put down.

The story is seen through the eyes of kind and gentle Fay Merryweather, who runs her tearoom, Fay’s Cakes from her own house. As well as running her tearoom, she is also her mother’s carer, who after having an accident has confined herself to bed and expects Fay to answer to her every call despite how busy the tearoom is. When Fay isn’t running after her mother, or listening to her sister’s tales of woe, she spends time with Anthony, her partner of ten years and even though through there is no ring on her finger, she enjoys her life just plodding along. But then handsome Danny sails into her life on his canal boat, Fay’s head is turned as the charming young Irish woman shows her a world beyond her tearooms walls and this is when we see Fay really come to life.

I loved her Fay, I loved her warmth, her concern for others and how she always put others before herself. She never lost her temper with her mother even though she was constantly running her down, her sister Edie only called her when she wanted something, yet Fay was always there to pick up the pieces. I loved Danny with her cute little dog Diggery, who seemed to brighten her day, their moments together make for fun and sweet reading and a nice escape from the problems and dramas of life.

This book is packed with great characters, the leads were heartwarming and relatable, but with the addition of Stan, a 93 year old war veteran who comes to the tearoom everyday claiming everything that is served is his favourite and regularly provides Fay with little nuggets of wisdom and Fay’s extremely outspoken Latvian assistant, who’s surly and never one to shy away from telling Fay exactly what she thinks, she injects an element of humour to the story that I found regularly giggling at.

Written in Carole’s delicious style, with an unexpected twist, this book was a wonderful story from the very beginning. ‘The Cake Shop In The Garden’ is a charming story, packed with humour, the romance of canalboats and an adorable leading lady, the short and snappy chapters made this book a riveting read and the perfect escape from the dramas of life.

You can buy The Cake Shop in the Garden from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.

Rowan Coleman Reveals Two New Books For 2015

Runaway WifeI’ve two bits of news about Sunday Times bestselling author Rowan Coleman.

One. Ebury Publishers are reissuing her award winning story ‘Dearest Rose’ and it will be released again as ‘Runaway Wife’

The story of ‘Runaway Wife’ is –

Rose Pritchard has fled her home and her abusive husband with little more than the clothes on her back – and her most precious possession, her seven-year-old daughter Maddie.

But Rose does have one other thing left – a glimmer of hope that she can build a better life for herself and her daughter, whatever it takes…

I read ‘Dearest Rose’ a number of years ago and it truly is an inspirational and moving story.

You can buy Runaway Wife from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.

And the second piece of news, is that Rowan is also releasing another book this year sweetly called ‘We Are All Made Of Stars’.

We Are All Made Of StarsThe story of ‘We Are All Made Of Stars’ is –

Do not miss me, because I will always be with you…I am the air, the moon, the stars. For we are all made of stars, my beloved… Wherever you look, I will be there.

Stella Carey exists in a world of night. Married to a soldier who has returned from Afghanistan injured in body and mind, she leaves the house every evening as Vincent locks himself away, along with the secrets he brought home from the war.

During her nursing shifts, Stella writes letters for her patients to their loved ones – some full of humour, love and practical advice, others steeped in regret or pain – and promises to post these messages after their deaths.

Until one night Stella writes the letter that could give her patient one last chance at redemption, if she delivers it in time…

‘We Are All Made Of Stars’ sounds like a beautifully moving and emotional story.

You can pre-order We Are All Made of Stars from Amazon and will be available to buy from good bookshops from 21st May 2015.

Paige Toon Reveals New Book – The Sun In Her Eyes

The Sun In Her EyesIt’s exciting times for Paige Toon fans as she revealed the cover to 2015 book, ‘The Sun In Her Eyes’.

The story of ‘The Sun In Her Eyes’ is –

Blinding sunshine… A bend in the road… What became of the little girl with the sun in her eyes?

Amber was three when a car crash stole her mother’s life. She doesn’t remember the accident, but a stranger at the scene has been unable to forget. Now, almost thirty years later, she’s trying to track Amber down.

Amber, meanwhile, is married to Ned and living on the other side of the world in London. When her father has a stroke, she flies straight home to Australia to be with him. Away from her husband, Amber finds comfort in her oldest friends, but her feelings for Ethan, the gorgeous, green-eyed man she once fell for, have never been platonic.

As Ethan and Amber grow closer, married life in London feels far away. Then Amber receives a letter that changes everything.

‘Before your mother died, she asked me to tell you something…’

Another book that is prettily presented with an mysterious twist, ‘The Sun In Her Eyes’ is another book to look forward in 2015.

You can pre-order The Sun in Her Eyes from Amazon and will be downloaded to your Kindle on 21st May 2015.