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  • #1 New York Times bestselling author of the epic Chronicles of The One trilogy, returns with the first in a brand new trilogy where parallel worlds struggle between magick and technology. Breen Kelly had always been a rule follower. So when her father left when she was twelve years old, promising to return, she waited. Now, more than a decade later, she needs to move forward. She can wait no longer. A summer trip to Ireland seems like the perfect next step. She never dreamed it would lead her through a portal to another world,

  • 'Witty and downright hilarious . . . a perfect feel-good romantic comedy' Helen Hoang, author of The Kiss Quotient A NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER! Discover a witty and swoonworthy romance from the New York Times bestselling duo behind Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating and Roomies . Perfect for fans of Sally Thorne, Jo Watson and Jasmine Guillory. ________________________________ For two sworn enemies, anything can happen during the Hawaiian trip of a lifetime . . . Olive is always unlucky; her identical twin sister Ami, on the other hand, is probably the luckiest person in the world. About to marry her dream man, her entire wedding has been fully paid for by winning a series of competitions. Meanwhile, Olive is forced to play nice with her sworn enemy: the best man, Ethan. But Olive's luck may be on the turn . . . When the entire wedding party - except for Olive and Ethan - gets food poisoning, there's an all-expenses-paid honeymoon in Hawaii up for grabs. Putting their mutual hatred aside for the sake of a free holiday, Olive and Ethan head for paradise, determined to avoid each other at all costs. But when Olive runs into her future boss, the little white lie she tells him threatens to spiral out of control. Forced to play loving newlyweds, she and Ethan find themselves in much closer proximity than they ever expected . . . The problem is that soon, Olive finds that maybe she doesn't mind pretending. In fact, she's beginning to feel kind of . . . lucky. The Unhoneymooners is a heartwarming and hilarious romance perfect for anyone who has ever felt unlucky in love. _______________________ Find out why readers LOVE Christina Lauren: 'Pure joy' Sally Thorne, USA Today bestselling author of The Hating Game 'What a joyful, warm, touching book! This is the book to read if you want to smile so hard your face hurts ' Jasmine Guillory, New York Times bestselling author of The Proposal ' A sexy, hilarious rom-com . . . Perfect for fans of Jasmine Guillory and Sally Thorne ' Booklist ' Will we ever stop falling in love with Christina Lauren's fictional men? The answer to this is HECK NO ' Fangirlish 'Christina Lauren hilariously depicts modern dating' Us Weekly ' Heartfelt and funny, this enemies-to-lovers romance shows that the best things in life are all-inclusive and nontransferable as well as free ' Kirkus Reviews ' A perfect read for beach or poolside, this is one hot summer story not to miss! ' Library Journal (starred review) ' Lauren brilliantly wields familiar rom-com tropes - enemies to lovers, fake marriage, even height differences - to craft a delightful romance that will have readers hanging on every word ' Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • Unlike most men of his acquaintance, Gregory Bridgerton is a firm believer in true love. Gregory is just biding his time until the right woman comes along. When he does find Ms Right in the rather lovely form of Lucinda Abernathy, it is only to discover that she is about to marry another man.

  • Anglais IT''S IN HIS KISS

    Julia Quinn

    Gareth St Clair is in a bind. His father, who detests him, is determined to beggar the St Clair estates and ruin his inheritance. Gareth's sole bequest is an old family diary, which may or may not contain the secrets of his past, and the key to his future. The problem is - it's written in Italian, of which Gareth speaks not a word.

  • For fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine , The Keeper of Lost Things and Elizabeth is Missing , this is orginal, stand-out commercial fiction with a huge heart. Sometimes, t's impossible to part with the things we love the most... When Amy Ashton's world came crashing down twelve years ago, she started a collection. It began as a box filled with memories of happier times - an ashtray to remind herself of the boy she loved, a china bird, an aquamarine bottle, a Tuscan red pot. The objects that some might throw away, but to Amy represent a life that could have been. Because, if there's one thing life has taught her, it's easier to love things than people. Now that box of memories has turned into a house overflowing with all her precious things. Soon there will be no room for Amy at all. But when a new family move in next door with two young boys, Amy's carefully managed life starts to unravel, leading her to question whether the future she thought she'd lost might still be there for the taking.

  • Jennifer Weiner writes tremendously enjoyable books that hit me in the same pleasure centre as romantic comedies do, so I'm very excited for her latest novel, set in the midst of a 'lavish society wedding' on Cape Cod. Friendship, weddings, and rich people being weird? Obviously I am in

  • UNDER CURRENTS

    Nora Roberts

    Every town has its ugly little secrets... From the outside, the house in Lakeview Terrace looks perfect and the Bigelows seem like the perfect family: the respected surgeon father, the glamorous, devoted mother and two beautiful children. A perfect family, in a perfect house living their perfect lives. But perfect surfaces can hide dark undercurrents and behind closed doors lies a very different story. Teenager Zane and his younger sister, Britt, are terrorised by their violent father and dysfunctional mother. Too afraid to speak out, Zane does his best to protect his sister and counts the days until they can finally be free. One dark, brutal night when their father's temper takes a horrifying turn for the worse, the perfect facade is exposed for the lie it is and Zane and Britt manage to escape. With the help of their beloved aunt, they rebuild their lives a day at a time, creating new families and putting their past behind them. But a childhood like that can cast a shadow the length of a lifetime. Can Zane and Britt ever be free of their past? Or will those dark undercurrents rise to the surface, forcing them to fight for their lives once again...

  • @00000400@@00000327@From the @00000373@New York Times @00000155@bestselling author of@00000373@ The Unhoneymooners@00000155@ comes a delightfully charming love story about what happens when two assistants tasked with keeping a rocky relationship on the rails start to feel sparks of their own.@00000133@@00000163@@00000400@Carey Douglas has worked for design gurus Melissa and Rusty Tripp for nearly a decade. A country girl at heart, Carey started in their first store at sixteen, and - more than anyone would suspect - has helped them build an empire. With a new show and a book about to launch, the Tripps are on the verge of superstardom. There's only one problem: America's favourite couple can't stand each other.@00000163@@00000400@James McCann, MIT graduate and engineering genius, was originally hired as a structural engineer, but the job isn't all he thought it'd be. The last straw? Both he and Carey must go on book tour with the Tripps and keep the wheels from falling off the proverbial bus.@00000163@@00000400@Unfortunately, neither of them is in any position to quit. Carey needs health insurance, and James has been promised the role of a lifetime if he can just keep the couple on track for a few more weeks. While road-tripping with the Tripps up the West Coast, Carey and James vow to work together to keep their bosses' secrets hidden, and their own jobs secure. But if they stop playing along - and start playing for keeps - they may have the chance to build something beautiful together . . . @00000341@@00000327@@00000133@@00000341@@00000327@From the 'hilariously zany and heartfelt' (@00000373@Booklist@00000155@) Christina Lauren comes a romantic comedy that proves if it's broke, you might as well fix it . . .@00000133@@00000163@

  • On the shield, one of seven forged in the timeless past to hold back the dark, fell a single drop of blood. So the shield weakened, and the dark, spider-patient, waited as the decades passed, and the wound spread under the grass and ground. The brilliant conclusion to the Chronicles of the One trilogy - an epic story of love, war, family and magic. Fallon Swift has spent all her young life preparing for this moment. No longer can she stand by whilst her fellow Magicks are hunted by the fanatical Purity Warriors or rounded up and experimented on by the government. She has learned to fight, now she must restore the light and banish the dark forever. Fallon must follow her destiny to restore the magical shield that once protected them all. But she can't do it alone. It is time to build her army, to take on her nemesis and take down the enemy. The final battle has begun... Series praise: 'A match for end-of-the-world classics like Stephen King's The Stand' - New York Times Review of Books 'Breathtaking' - Heat

  • VENDETTA IN DEATH

    J D Robb

    The thrilling, new Eve Dallas novel from international number one bestseller J.D. Robb

  • 'Enchanting. Reading Barreau is like having me-time with your best friend' NINA GEORGE, author of The Little Paris Bookshop ' Heart-breaking . . . touching and magical until the very last page ' ELLE Julien Azoulay is famous around the world for his beautiful romance novels. But last year, he stopped believing in love. When his beloved wife Helene died, leaving him alone to raise his young son, Julien lost his faith in the happier side of life - and with it his ability to write. But Helene was clever. Before she died, she made Julien promise to write her one letter for each year of her life . . . and now, in this moment, in the most famous cemetery in Paris, Julien stands with his painful first letter in his hand. Here, even though Julien wouldn't believe it, something wonderful is going to happen . . . Come with us down the narrow streets, past the cosy red bistro on Rue Gabrielle, all the way to Montmartre cemetery with its beautiful stone angels, and discover the truth we all hope to find: that love is real, that miracles can happen and - most of all - that it's never too late to rediscover your dreams. LOVE LETTERS FROM MONTMARTRE is an ode to love, Paris and friendship. A love letter to readers and to anyone who believes in the healing power of the written word **An ELLE Book of the Month** Praise for Nicolas Barreau: 'A genuine pleasure. A perfect gift for a Francophile, or just anyone else who is looking for a charming good time' Library Journal 'The book itself carries the heart of Paris within its pages' RT Book Reviews ' Enchanting . . . romantic ' Booklist 'Rarely has the French metropolis been described in more poetic terms' Freundin ' Beaucoup de charme! ' Ellen Sussman, bestselling author of French Lessons ' A wonderful gift, a magical book ' SAT 1 'Dream-like, beautiful' taz 'A book to warm your heart' Rheinische Post

  • The bestselling business guru who brought us Purple Cow and The Dip offers his first (and totally unique) book about leadership.

  • 'One of the best books of the year' Hello! The joyful, sharply observed and life-affirming Christmas story for fans of One Day . Also a Radio 2 Bookclub pick. It's Christmas, and the Birch family is gathering for the first time in years. Olivia, the eldest daughter, has returned from treating an epidemic abroad and must go into quarentine for seven days. Her mother has decided it's the perfect opportunity to spend some 'sepcial time' together. Her youngest sister wholeheartedly disagrees. Her father isn't allowed an opinion. When no one can leave the house, seven days for the Birches feels like an eternity. Especially when they're all harbouring secrets. One of whom is about to come knocking at their door... 'LOVED it! Warm and humane, funny and sad, with a great, twisty plot, Seven Days of Us is absolute pleasure reading from beginning to end. Francesca Hornak is a true talent. Just gorgeous!' Marian Keyes 'I loved this comic drama . . . the plot is genius . . . and the results are hilarious and touching' Daily Mail 'Sharply observed by Hornak's satirical eye, this has "Working Title film deal" written all over it' Glamour 'Francesca Hornak is hilariously funny with characters that jump off the page, grab you, and just won't let go' Rosamund Lupton, bestselling author of Sister 'Expertly captures the joys and the tensions of spending any time with those who know you best. It thoroughly deserves to be this year's big Christmas hit' The i ' Absorbing, insightful and immensely enjoyable' Laura Barnett, bestselling author of The Versions of Us 'Compassionate, witty and wise' Saskia Sarginson, bestselling author of The Twins 'I LOVED Seven Days of Us . The story swallowed me up. It has all the makings of your classic rom-com, with characters that are both remarkable yet wonderfully relatable, thanks to Francesca Hornak's acutely observational storytelling. The family tension is all too real. Brilliant!' The Unmumsy Mum 'Gripping, powerfully emotional and life-affirming. I read it in one sitting!' Maeve Haran, bestselling author of Having it All 'Touching, funny, emotionally intelligent, Seven Days of Us is pure pleasure from beginning to end. It's stylishly written and totally engrossing. I really, really loved it' Adele Geras 'It's a cliche to say this book is a rollercoaster but the sun came up and the sun went down, people cried for help, and the bath overflowed, and I couldn't move, captivated by this extraordinary page-turner. The plot is compulsive and doesn't let up till the very last chapter. It has more twists and turns than Hampton Court Maze and yet Francesca Hornak guides one through it all with a confident hand until one puts it down, exhausted but exhilarated by such a rollicking good read. Terrific' Virginia Ironside 'An engrossing and funny study of a middle-class British family in crisis. I loved it!' Keith Stuart, bestselling author of A Boy Made of Blocks 'Witty and deeply heartfelt' Bestselling author Emily Griffin 'Hornak's wry, masterful portrayal of a family in crisis is filled with flawed and funny characters who will capture - and break - your heart' Fiona Davis, bestselling author of The Dollhouse 'Hornak's first novel is a farcical gem, perfect for fans of Matthew Norman and Emma Straub. Alternately tender and razor-sharp, Seven Days of Us will resonate with anyone who regresses the minute they step inside their childhood home' Booklist starred review

  • When the shots rang out in the shopping mall, Simone Knox knew what to do. Shelter in place. That's what they taught you to do in the event of a mass shooting. So on that terrible, hot summer day in 2005, Simone was lucky. She escaped death. But she would never be the same again. More than ten years later, Simone still struggles with grief, trauma and the misplaced guilt of a survivor. She spends much of her time alone on Tranquility Island - a quiet, artistic community off the coast of Maine. But she is transforming - shaping herself the way she shapes her extraordinary and highly prized sculptures. As she heals herself, she opens up to Reed Quartermaine, who survived the shooting himself and has become a detective. But someone has been watching all the survivors of the DownEast Mall massacre. They have spent years perfecting a plan to finish what was started that day. Now that Reed and Simone have found each other, they are in more danger than they can possibly imagine - from a killer who will not, and cannot stop.

  • Thirteen years ago, a catastrophic pandemic known as The Doom killed billions. For those left behind, it is a chance to build a new world. But The Doom was no ordinary virus. In some survivors, it awoke strange powers - to heal, to harm, even to predict the future. Fallon Swift has no memories of the old world - but she is destined to shape this new one. Growing up with her three brothers on a quiet farm, she has been protected from danger by her mother and stepfather. Now she must leave them, and learn to fight. Because Fallon is not only a powerful 'Uncanny' - she also has a pivotal role to play in the bloody battles ahead. A war between good and evil is brewing, and Fallon - young, tough, headstrong - must be ready. A sequel to the number one bestselling Year One , this breathtaking novel of love, war, family and magic is a gripping and deeply satisfying continuation of an extraordinary new trilogy.

  • Nora Roberts published her first novel using the pseudonym J.D. Robb in 1995, introducing Eve Dallas, a New York City police lieutenant with a dark past, and billionaire Irish rogue, Roarke. Since then, the In Death series has sold over sixty-six million copies, with each new novel reaching number one on bestseller charts the world over. Become a fan on [f] at Nora Roberts and J.D. Robb

  • LEVERAGE IN DEATH

    J.D. Robb

    What would you do to protect your family? When Paul Rogan sets off a bomb at his office, killing eleven people, no one can understand why. He was a loving husband and father, with everything to live for. Then his wife and daughter are found chained up in the family home, and everything becomes clear. Rogan had been given a horrifying choice - set off the bomb, or see his loved ones suffer and die. Lieutenant Eve Dallas knows the violence won't end here. The men behind the attack are determined, organised and utterly ruthless. In this shocking and challenging case, both Eve and husband Roarke are heading into serious danger.

  • Are you the next million dollar woman? Women run an increasing number of businesses, but female entrepreneurs still tend to think small, and their companies rarely reach the heights of those of their male counterparts. Most are stuck running kitchen-table businesses, just getting by, or in many cases, running out of cash. Julia Pimsleur aims to change that with Million Dollar Women , which will show you how to take your business to that million-dollar mark and beyond. Million Dollar Women is a fun, accessible business guide combining Pimsleur's own story with the experiences of seven other women who have raised capital, developed powerful networks, and built multimillion-dollar companies from scratch. It teaches you the concepts and the vocabulary you need to secure funding and scale up. It explains how to make the right connections, when to delegate, and when to seek coaching and support. Drawing on her own experience of becoming a CEO, Pimsleur also provides help for overcoming the hurdles you have to clear to leap to that next level. Million Dollar Women will provide a clear path for getting out of your own way, dreaming big, and reaching your most ambitious goals.

  • The perfect book club pick of summer

  • 'The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends upon the unreasonable man.' -- George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman Everyone's story is different. Yet beneath the blur of local circumstances and personal idiosyncrasies, there is a hidden map charting the path to fantastic outcomes. In How To Be Unreasonably Successful, bestselling author Richard Koch exposes nine key attitudes, strategies and experiences that lead to remarkable and often apparently fortuitous achievement. Based on nineteen deeply researched case histories - from Madonna to Steve Jobs and Walt Disney to Margaret Thatcher - Koch shows how these hugely influential figures navigated the path, and reveals the nine landmarks they 'visited' on their way to unreasonable success. In each chapter, Koch will describe the key ingredient for success - from self-belief and honing a signature skill to blazing your own trail and distorting reality - and how his illustrious cast of characters came to utilise it on their own path to greatness. He explains how the reader can learn from his own experiences, as well as that of figures as varied as Jeff Bezos, Madonna, Steve Jobs and Helena Rubinstein. Each chapter features interactive charts and diagrams that will help the reader chart their way along the map. It is time to unfurl the map of success and begin your journey to a new future.

  • '' Old secrets and new dangers collide in this deliciously thrilling tale '' Lisa Gardner, No.1 New York Times bestselling author From the author of The Au Pair comes an enthralling time-slip mystery about two women, one house and a lifetime of secrets, perfect for fans of The Hunting Party . You are cordially invited to play a game at Raven Hall . . . When Beth was fourteen, she was invited into Raven Hall, a rambling, isolated manor house in the English countryside. The family who lived there were warm and welcoming, and Beth soon became firm friends with their daughter, Nina. At times, Beth even felt like she was truly part of the family . . . But then they asked her to play a very strange game - and nothing was the same again. Now, after years of abandonment, Raven Hall has been restored to its former glory and is playing host to an evening of murder mystery . . . But why does the tragic past of this imposing house seem to have such a hold on everyone? Is this really just a game, or a murder mystery for real? The guests are about to find out - with devastating consequences . . . Praise for Emma Rous: '' A richly atmospheric time-slip mystery with the pulse of a thriller, The Perfect Guests is deliciously evocative and absolutely spellbinding '' Christina McDonald, USA Today bestselling author '' Anyone yearning for a page-turning gothic story with a big house - and a shocking family secret - at its heart should gatecrash The Perfect Guests immediately! '' Eve Chase ''Entrancing, compelling, atmospheric, reminiscent of Daphne du Maurier. A beautiful read that delivers a shocking and satisfying ending'' Liv Constantine , bestselling author of The Last Mrs Parrish '' Delicious and spellbinding . . . absolutely absorbing and scandalous'' Booklist '' Don''t just pick up and read Emma Rous'' The Au Pair , dive into it and get washed away with it'' A bookseller ''Filled with mystery and intrigue. I was gripped until the very last page!'' Fiona Valpy, bestselling author of Sea of Memories ''This will keep you turning those pages. The characters are still playing on my mind'' Jane Corry, bestselling author of My Husband''s Wife '' One hell of a ride'' New York Post ''Vivid characters, a magical setting and a tightly knitted plot . . . jaw-dropping climax'' Bookpage ''Family secrets come to light in this compelling debut with a gothic touch and a shocking denouement. E nthralling and addictive '' Lisa Ballantyne, bestselling author of The Guilty One '' A page-turner'' Publisher''s Weekly ''A juicy and compelling read by a promising new author'' Shelf Awareness

  • ''Rich people behaving badly'' Booklist The battle lines are drawn . . . Following the scandalous revelations about his love life, disgraced media mogul Harry Rose is searching for redemption. His daughters - bright, winsome Eliza and dark, difficult Maria - have taken over his beloved company and are making some major changes. Guided by Harry, Eliza navigates life as Rose Corp''s new queen. But Maria is standing in her way. And then there''s the distraction of Eliza''s childhood playmate, the twinkly-eyed Rob Studley, and the unresolved death of her mother . . . After a stellar start, things take a turn for the worse and ultimately Eliza will have to make a choice: career, or love? Loosely based on the turbulent reigns of Tudor queens Mary and Elizabeth, this is a scandalous tale of love, power and betrayal . . . Praise for Olivia Hayfield: '' Ingenious and addictive '' Francesca Hornak '' A delicious read '' Renee Rosen

  • Anglais THE LIAR

    Nora Roberts

    When her husband Richard dies in a freak accident, Shelby Pomeroy is devastated. But his death reveals a horrible truth - Richard was a liar and a cheat. Now Shelby is left with the consequences - huge, terrifying debts and mounting proof that her late husband betrayed her in every conceivable way. Heart-broken but unbowed, Shelby is determined to fix her problems - if only for the sake of her gorgeous little daughter Callie. Returning home to Tennessee and the family she thought she'd lost for ever, she discovers a new sense of strength and freedom. And hope, too, in the handsome form of carpenter Griffin Lott - a straight-dealing man who couldn't lie to her if he tried. But not everyone is thrilled to see Shelby Pomeroy back in town. And when a shocking act of violence is traced back to Richard's shady business, it becomes clear that she is not safe from him, even in death. With her life in danger, Shelby must face the lies of the past - or lose everything.

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