Aug 212015
 

Anna Mitchel has been writing letters to her French penfriend, Alexandre Tourville, for fifteen years, but hasn’t seen him since an exchange trip when they were at school. But when Alex, now a successful photographer, has the opportunity to work in London, Anna offers him a place to stay but is astounded that the small, geeky boy she remembers is now tall, broad-shouldered and gorgeous, and has just broken up with his long-term girlfriend.

Anna’s female friends are soon swooning over Alex’s Gallic charm, and Anna’s boyfriend Nick is becoming extremely jealous of their friendship. Then Alex has to return to Paris to oversee the hanging of his photographs in an exhibition, and invites Anna to accompany him so that he can show her the city he adores…

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Aug 202015
 

Arrogant, selfish and dangerous, Lucas Saintclair is everything Harriet Montague dislikes in a man. He is also the best guide in the whole of the Barbary States and the only man who can rescue her archaeologist father, from kidnapping by a gang of Tuareg fighters.

As Harriet embarks on a perilous journey across Algeria with Saintclair and Archibald Drake, her father’s most trusted friend, she discovers a bewitching but brutal land where nothing is what it seems.

Who are the men intent on stealing her father’s ransom? What was her father hoping to find in Tuareg Queen Tin Hinan’s tomb? Is Lucas Saintclair really as callous as he claims – or is he a man haunted by a past he cannot forgive?

In the heat of the Sahara, dangerous passions engulf Harriet. Secrets of lost treasures, rebel fighters, and a sinister criminal brotherhood threaten her life and the life of the man she loves.

Does forever lie in the lion’s embrace?

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Aug 142015
 

She stood up in front of him and slowly unwrapped the dress then slipped it from her shoulders. ‘I bought something special for you,’ she purred.

Phil closed his eyes and grimaced. ‘Laura, I’m sorry. It looks lovely, but I just can’t!’

In eighteen years of marriage, Phil has never given his wife, Laura, any reason to doubt him. Until now. Moody and distracted, with no interest in sex, she wonders if he might be seeing someone else. Confiding in her best friend Jenny, who offers support and encouragement and waves away her fears, Laura tries not to worry, but watching her husband’s personality and attitude change, she can’t be entirely convinced …

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Aug 132015
 

June 1944. In the immediate aftermath of the Normandy landings, chaos reigns and lives are irrevocably disrupted. At the Ferme de la Source, an isolated farm close to the front line, Martine battles to keep her animals fed, and shelter her German boyfriend, torn between his love for Martine and fear of his SS superiors, notably Obersturmbannfuhrer Jochen Peiper. On the south coast of England, meanwhile, Colonel David Clarke is preparing his troops for the last stage of the Allied invasion, the assault on Caen. At home, in her Sussex cottage, his pretty young wife Gwen, assuages her loneliness with a friendship – but one she may learn to regret. As the battle rages, in the air and on the ground, passions are ignited and loyalties are strained. Ultimately, though, honour will prevail…

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Aug 072015
 

Junior Registrar Dr Carly Sinclair was shocked when Alexander Braikovitch, a large Russian-speaking man, marched uninvited into her Delivery Room and spoke soothingly to the terrified mother-to-be. It took a few minute  to discover that he was a doctor and only wanted to help. Carly’s second shock came when she realised how powerful the instant attraction between them was.

Carly didn’t want to get involved. She learned of the tragedy in Alex’s life, of the hardships of his work. Then she decided  she wanted this man as a partner – and together they could have the baby that both of them wished for.

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Aug 062015
 

Four people hide secrets from the world and themselves. Dory is disillusioned by men and relationships, having seen the damage sex can do.  Fran deals with her mid-life crisis by pursuing an online flirtation which turns threatening. Stefan feels he is a failure and searches for self-validation through his art. Dominic is a lost boy, heading for self-destruction. 

They meet regularly at a life-drawing class, led by sculptor Stefan. They all want a life different from the one they have, but all have made mistakes they know they cannot escape. They must uncover the past – and the truths that come with it – before they can make sense of the present and navigate a new path into the future.

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Aug 012015
 

Devonshire, January 1815.

Marie-Ange, the young widow of an English officer, accepts an inheritance in France only to find that everything in Beauregard is not as it seems. Why is the sinister Malleval so obsessed with her family? And could her darling Christopher still be alive? Marie-Ange finds herself trapped in a dangerous web of lies, intrigue, and mystical possession, and the only person to whom she can turn for help is Capitaine Hugo Saintclair. Yet the enigmatic Hugo represents a danger of a different kind …

Angel Heart is a lavish mix of romance, adventure, and a hint of the supernatural, largely set in France against the turbulent background of Napoleon’s return from Elba.

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Jul 312015
 

Wild Water is the story of forty-something estate agent, Jack, who is stressed out – not only by work, bills, and the approach of Christmas, but by the feeling that he and his wife, Patsy, are growing apart.

His misgivings prove to be true when he discovers Patsy is having an affair, and is pregnant. As his marriage begins to crumble around him, he becomes reacquainted with his childhood sweetheart, Anna, whom he left for Patsy twenty-five years before.

His feelings towards Anna reawaken, but will life and family conflicts conspire to keep them apart again?

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Jul 302015
 

The Consul’s Daughter is the first in Jane Jackson’s epic new historical series, The Captain’s Honour.

Caseley is the 21-year-old daughter of Teuder Bonython, successful shipyard owner and consul for Mexico. When Teuder falls ill, Caseley takes responsibility for the shipyard, the consulate, and her father’s health – but as a young woman in Victorian England, she must hide her talents in a world dominated by men.

Not being conventionally beautiful, Caseley also resigns herself to a life without love … until she encounters Jago Barata, half-Spanish captain of a Bonython ship. Jago is fearless and determined, a brilliant sailor – he’s also impudent, arrogant, and unnaturally perceptive. Love is the last thing on Caseley’s mind as their every encounter sets her and Jago at each other’s throats.

Then, just when she thinks Jago is out of her life for good, fate intervenes. Caseley must deliver a letter to Spain on behalf of her father – a letter containing information that could seal the fate of Spain one way or another. It will be a journey filled with doubt, intrigue and danger – and the only ship leaving in time is Jago’s…

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Jul 272015
 

The Polvellan Mysteries by Rachel Ennis are warm-hearted contemporary stories set in picturesque Cornwall.

The sudden death of her husband costs Jess Trevanion her family home in Truro. Returning to Polvellan, the village where she grew up, she buys a small neglected cottage and sets up her own business. As her friendship with first love, boatbuilder Tom Peters, is rekindled, her confidence is rocked by revelations about her late husband.

The night of a concert by Polvellan choir, Jess and Tom discover a desperate and frightened young couple hiding in the church hall. With secrecy vital and time running out, can they help the stowaways reach safety?

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