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Marrying A Stranger

Author:

Anna Jacobs

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When Megan meets Ben Saunders, she's very attracted and he seems the same, but she didn't expect him to propose immediately. It'd be like marrying a stranger. Only, how can she refuse when they get on so well and he goes to Australia in a week? Can they make this sudden marriage work?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750540360

Published:

01-02-2015

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Peppercorn Street

Author:

Anna Jacobs

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Three women find new hope in Peppercorn Street, a small village in a beautiful corner of Wiltshire. Janey is eighteen and living in a small flat with her baby daughter. Just as her new life starts to show promise, her past catches up with her. Nicole has just walked away from her husband and teenage sons, tired of being treated as a servant, and suspecting her husband of having an affair. Winifred has lived in her large family home at the top of the street for over eighty years, but it's all getting too much, though she doesn't want to leave. Things are not what they seem in any of the three women's lives; and to survive, they need good friends and courage - all freely available on Peppercorn Street.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444830699

Published:

01-12-2016

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Child Wonder

Author:

Roy Jacobsen

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1961: Finn lives with his mother in a working-class suburb of Oslo. Life is a constant struggle to make ends meet, and eventually they must advertise for a lodger. But when Ingrid Olaussen turns up, she is not there to rent the room, but to bring tumultuous news - Finn has a six-year-old half-sister, who is now coming to live with them... Soon, both half-sister Linda and lodger Kristian are ensconced within the flat. Irritated by Linda's strangeness, and enthralled by Kristian's bad language and Bakelite television, Finn must strive to find his place within this new family arrangement.

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444831917

Published:

01-03-2017

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Shylock Is My Name

Author:

Howard Jacobson

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With an absent wife and a daughter going off the rails - carried away by the excitement of Manchester high society, and into the arms of a footballer notorious for giving a Nazi salute on the field - wealthy Jewish art collector and philanthropist Simon Strulovitch is in need of someone to talk to. So when he meets Shylock at a cemetery in Cheshire's Golden Triangle, he invites him back to his house. It's the beginning of a remarkable friendship. Elsewhere in the Golden Triangle, the rich, manipulative Plurabelle is the face of her own TV series, existing in a bubble of plastic surgery and lavish parties. She shares prejudices and a barbed sense of humour with her loyal friend D'Anton, whose attempts to play Cupid involve Strulovitch's daughter - and put a pound of flesh on the line...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444829624

Published:

01-09-2016

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Bitter

Author:

Francesca Jakobi

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It's 1969, and while the summer of love still lingers in London, Gilda is consumed by the mistakes of her past. She walked out on her beloved son Reuben when he was just a boy, and fears he'll never forgive her. When Reuben marries a petite blonde gentile, Gilda takes it as the ultimate rejection. Her cold, distant son seems transformed by love - a love she's craved from him his entire adult life. What does his new wife have that she doesn't? And how far will she go to find out? It's an obsession that will bring shocking truths about the past to light.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444839975

Published:

01-02-2019

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Coming Home To Island House

Author:

Erica James

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It's the summer of 1939, and after touring an unsettled Europe to promote her latest book, Romily Temple returns home to Island House and the love of her life, the charismatic Jack Devereux. But when Jack falls ill, his estranged family are called home and given seven days to find a way to bury their resentments. With war now declared, each member of the family is reluctantly forced to accept their new stepmother and confront their own shortcomings. But can the habits of a lifetime be changed in one week? And can Romily, a woman who thrives on adventure, cope with the life that has been so unexpectedly thrust upon her?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444840247

Published:

01-03-2019

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Song Of The Skylark

Author:

Erica James

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Lizzie has always had an unfortunate knack of attracting bad luck, but this time she's hit the jackpot. Losing her heart to her boss leads to losing her job, and with no money in the bank, she finds herself forced to move back home with her parents. When she reluctantly takes another job, she meets Mrs Dallimore, a seemingly ordinary elderly woman with an astonishing past... Now in her nineties, Mrs Dallimore is also coming to terms with her situation. Old age is finally catching up with her. Embarking upon an unexpected friendship with Lizzie, she tells the story of a young girl who left America before the outbreak of World War Two and, in crossing an ocean, found herself beginning a new life she could never have imagined...

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Hard Cover

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444840551

Published:

01-04-2019

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The Queen Of New Beginnings

Author:

Erica James

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Clayton Miller's life is a mess. One of the country's best comedy scriptwriters, his career has stalled. His girlfriend has left him for his ex-best friend and ex-writing partner. When he commits a spectacularly public fall from grace and is hounded by the press, his agent banishes him to a remote country house until the dust settles... Alice Shoemaker is a voiceover artist who habitually avoids telling the truth. She's agreed to help a friend, by shopping and cleaning for the unknown man staying at Cuckoo House. She suspects that Clayton has something to hide. But equally, so does she... As they discover the truth about each other, an unlikely friendship is formed and secrets are revealed, until Alice discovers the worst kind of betrayal.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444805789

Published:

01-03-2011

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The Summer Of Secrets

Author:

Sarah Jasmon

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The summer the Dovers move in next door, sixteen-year-old Helen's lonely world is at once a more thrilling place. She is infatuated with the bohemian family, especially the petulant and charming daughter Victoria. As the long, hot days stretch out in front of them, Helen and Victoria grow inseparable. But when a stranger appears, Helen begins to question whether the secretive Dover family are really what they seem. It's the kind of summer when anything seems possible - and then something goes terribly wrong...

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785411731

Published:

01-04-2016

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The Summer Of Secrets

Author:

Sarah Jasmon

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The summer the Dovers move in next door, sixteen-year-old Helen's lonely world is at once a more thrilling place. She is infatuated with the bohemian family, especially the petulant and charming daughter Victoria. As the long, hot days stretch out in front of them, Helen and Victoria grow inseparable. But when a stranger appears, Helen begins to question whether the secretive Dover family are really what they seem. It's the kind of summer when anything seems possible - and then something goes terribly wrong...

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785411793

Published:

01-04-2017

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The Separation

Author:

Dinah Jefferies

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Malaya, 1955: Lydia Cartwright returns from visiting a sick friend to an empty house. The servants are gone. The phone is dead. Where is her husband, Alec? Her young daughters, Emma and Fleur? Fearful and desperate, she contacts the British District Officer and learns that Alec has been posted up-country. But why didn't he wait? Why did he leave no message? Lydia's search takes her on a hazardous journey through the war-torn jungle. Forced to turn to a man she'd vowed to leave in her past, she sacrifices everything to be reunited with her family. And while carrying her own secrets, Lydia will soon face a devastating betrayal which may be more than she can bear...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444825657

Published:

01-10-2015

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Solomon's Kitten

Author:

Sheila Jeffries

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Moments after she is born, tiny kitten Tallulah, with her bright eyes and silver and white fur edged with gold, is whisked away from her father Solomon and dumped in the hedge like rubbish. After a tough start to life, neglected and abandoned, Tallulah eventually finds a new home with the Lee family and forms a special bond with their daughter Tammy. But Tammy has a terrible secret and Tallulah must do all in her power to keep the family safe.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750541527

Published:

01-11-2015

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