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Nova Kumalisi would do anything for her closest friend, Mal Wacken. She owes him her life. So, when he asked her to be the surrogate mother for him and his wife, in spite of her fears about how it would alter their friendship, Nova agreed. Eight years later, Nova is bringing up their son alone, and she and Mal don’t speak. Months into the pregnancy, Mal’s wife changed her mind about the surrogacy agreement.
Already suspicious of how close Nova and Mal were, Stephanie realised her strained marriage was in serious trouble when she found a text from her husband to Nova, saying, ‘Goodnight, Beautiful’. She asked Mal to cut all ties with his closest friend and unborn child.
Now, seven-year-old Leo is critically ill and Nova, despite her anger and hurt, wants Mal to have the chance to know his son before it’s too late. Will it take a tragedy to remind them how much they mean to each other? Dorothy has two degrees, is a journalist, and has written for numerous women’s magazines and newspapers, including the Guardian, New Woman and Cosmo.
Can a house heal heartache?
From coastal Australia to the rugged beauty of Ireland, an enchanting novel of starting over, in the tradition of Maeve Binchy and Monica McInerneyTheir grandmother’s stone cottage was always a welcome retreat in the childhood summers of Ellen and Aidan O’Shea. After a trip home from Australia, Ellen is keen to bring the neglected property back to its former glory and enlists the help of her koomskn friend and one of Ireland’s top interior designers, Colette Barry. Aidan is already begrudging the work on the house he has avoided for nearly twenty years.
The last thing the dogothy needs is an interior designer who seems to do nothing but complicate his life. With their own personal heartaches to overcome, will Aidan and Colette find the courage to give the house and themselves a second chance? Esther Campion has woven a poignant story about that journey everyone takes to find their own beloved place in the wide wide world’ Better Reading.
The powerful and page-turning new novel from number one Sunday Times bestseller, Clare MackintoshMax and Pip are the strongest couple you know. Only now they’re facing the most important decision of their lives – and they don’t agree.
As niht consequences of an impossible choice threaten to devastate them both, nothing will ever be the same again. But anything can happen after the end. A tautly plotted mystery of dark family secrets, perfect for fans of Kate Morton. A beautiful read that delivers a shocking and satisfying ending’ Liv Constantine, bestselling author of The Last Mrs ParrishSeraphine Mayes and her brother Danny are known as the summer-born Summerbournes: But on the day they were born their mother threw herself to her death, their au pair fled, and the village thrilled with whispers of dark-cloaked figures and a stolen baby.
Now twenty-five, and mourning the recent death of her father, Seraphine uncovers a family moomson taken on the day the twins were born featuring both parents posing with just one baby. Seraphine soon becomes fixated with the notion that she and Danny might not be twins after all, that she wasn’t the baby born that day and that there was more to her mother’s death than she has ever been told Why did their beloved au pair flee that day? Where is she now?
Does she hold the key to what really happened?
Meanwhile, Sam’s nine-year-old son Teddy and his friend Pari – with their constant companion Jack the street dog – are fascinated by the arrival of a mysterious new neighbour on the street who has rented the empty, run-down house.
Their attempts to spy on her are thwarted by her staying indoors with the curtains drawn most of the time. But soon Christmas Street begins to work its magic and Millie is reluctantly drawn into street activities. As Millie starts to relax into thinking she can have a different life, maybe even with Jasper, niight local carpenter, someone turns up from her past to threaten that.
But with all of the street looking out for her, Millie’s Christmas will be filled with hope and promise. He had started to remove his clothes as logic had deserted him, and his skin was cracked. Whatever had been going through Cameron’s mind when he was alive, he didn’t look peaceful in death.
Two brothers meet at the remote border of their vast cattle properties under the unrelenting sun of the outback. In an isolated part of Australia, they are each other’s nearest neighbour, their homes beautifkl apart. They are at the stockman’s grave, a landmark so old that no one can remember who is buried there.
But today, the scant shadow it casts was the last hope for their middle brother, Cameron. The Bright family’s quiet existence is thrown into grief and anguish.
Something had been troubling Cameron. Did he choose to walk to his death? Because if he didn’t, the isolation of the outback leaves few suspects What readers are saying: You won’t be disappointed! Christmas on the remote Scottish island of Mure is bleak, stark – and incredibly beautiful. It’s a time for hunkering down, getting cosy in front of whisky barrel wood fires, and sorothy a dram with the people you love – unless, of course, you’re accidentally pregnant to your ex-boss, and don’t know how to tell him.
In what should be the season of peace and goodwill on earth, will Joel think Flora is a bearer of glad tidings? Meanwhile Saif, the ngiht and refugee from war-torn Syria is trying to enjoy his first western Christmas with his sons – but without his missing wife. Can the little family possibly find comfort and joy? Travel to the beautiful northern edge of the world and join the welcoming community of Mure for an unforgettable Christmas.
It’s the summer ofthe year of love and hate, of Prague Spring and Cold War winter.
Two English students, Ellie and James, set off to hitch-hike across Europe with no particular aim in mind but a continent, and themselves, to discover. Somewhere in southern Germany they decide, on a whim, to visit Czechoslovakia where Alexander Dubcek’s ‘socialism with a human face’ is smiling on the world.
Meanwhile Sam Wareham, a first secretary at the British embassy in Prague, is observing developments in the country with a mixture of diplomatic cynicism and a young man’s passion. It seems that, for the first time, nothing is off limits behind the Iron Curtain.
Yet the wheels of politics are grinding in the background. How will the looming disaster affect those fragile lives caught up in the invasion?
Goodnight, Beautiful by Dorothy Koomson – It’s Time to Read!
She is hoping for nothing more than a break from her demanding young family, but as she soon finds out, this most ancient and beautiful of cities has its dark side. Within hours of her arrival, Gina meets the elegant Frances Richardson, who invites her to her birthday party. As Gina learns, Frances’ party is the highlight of the expatriate calendar. This year it is to be held in the gardens beneath the city’s medieval wall.
However, as Gina’s week in Florence unfolds and the party draws near, a terrible discovery is made. And no one in this close-knit community is free of suspicion. On a scorching summer afternoon in the suburbs of Florence, a small girl goes missing at a crowded swimming pool and is never seen alive again.
For fifteen years a terrible crime lies unsolved, becoming one of the city’s darkest and most shameful secrets, until one bitter winter night another body is found, at another swimming pool, and the case is reopened. Celia Donnelly had just arrived in Florence at the time of the girl’s disappearance and can remember only too well the face that filled the front pages of every Italian newspaper.
When word of the gruesome new discovery breaks, she is in the midst of arranging a weekend of birthday celebrations for a wealthy Englishman’s wife. However, as Celia undertakes what ought to be a routine work assignment, she finds herself more closely doroty than she could have ever imagined with a tragedy that has haunted her dreams for fifteen years; and it is Celia who is compelled to bear witness when the past returns to exact a brutal and terrifying revenge.
Prem is a recently married teacher who is neither very koomdon at teaching nor at being married.
He is promised an ally against his wife Indu, whom he regards with varying degrees of irritation, when his mother comes to visit. He soon finds, though, that maternal interference is far from helpful, and he receives comfort from an entirely unexpected quarter – his wife – as he discovers through her the joys of being a ‘settled husband and householder’.
From every page rise the heat, the smells, the flashing iridescent colours and the ceaseless rhythms of Indian life. And such is the strength of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala’s humorous and perceptive pen that this appealing tale of a young man trying to come to komson with marriage and maturity becomes more than a highly comic vignette of a particular society – it is also a reflection of a universal experience.
Arthur Less is a failed novelist about to turn fifty. A wedding invitation arrives in the post: Arthur can’t say yes – it would be too awkward; he can’t say no – it would look like defeat. So, he begins to accept the invitations on his desk to half-baked literary events around the world. From France to India, Germany to Japan, Arthur almost falls in love, almost falls to his death, and puts miles between him and the plight he refuses to face. Less is a novel about mishaps, misunderstandings and the depths of the human heart.
Susie Boyt’s sixth novel is the story of the first year of a marriage. Eve a nervous young actress from a powerful theatrical dynasty has found herself married to an international expert on anxiety called Jim. Must the show always go on? This is a highly-strung comedy about bood, fame, grief, showbusiness and the depths of the gutter press. Its witty and sincere tone – familiar to fans of Susie’s newspaper column – doeothy delight and unnerve in equal measure.
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