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The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard
  • Author : Robert Bryndza
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1916148212
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Fiction
  • 'I love the fact that Robert Bryndza can turn his hand to both crime thrillers and comedy! If you haven't discovered Coco Pinchard yet, then this is the perfect introduction!' Joanne Robertson, My Chestnut Reading Tree Coco Pinchard always dreamed of being a successful writer, but then life got in the way. She married young, had a son, and put her dreams on hold... But now she's forty, and her first novel is about to be published! Her husband Daniel has greyed nicely into a silver fox, and her son Rosencrantz is all grown up. Shouldn't it be time to enjoy life? That is, until the annual family Christmas when her hideous in-laws come to stay, and Coco opens her gift from Daniel. It's not the jewellery she chose, but an iPhone. This marks the start of Daniel's mid-life crisis and Coco catches him in bed with a younger woman. The iPhone becomes a confessional, and as Coco's life unravels, she documents her seemingly endless (and often entertaining) run of bad luck through emails to loyal friends Christopher, an ageing trustafarian, and Marika, a slightly alcoholic schoolteacher. Then Coco meets the hunky Adam and she's back in the world of dating as a single forty-something. Read the emails that tell the heart warming and often hilarious tale of Coco picking up the pieces, in this fun, feel-good Romantic Comedy.

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    The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard
  • Author : Robert Bryndza
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN : 1497529530
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Humor
  • Coco Pinchard was never a single thirty something, she married young, had a son, and put her dream to be a writer on hold. Now her first novel is published and husband Daniel has greyed nicely into a silver fox. It should be time to enjoy life... That is, until the annual family christmas when her hideous mother-in-law Ethel comes to stay, and Coco opens her gift from Daniel. It's not the jewellery she chose - its an iPhone. This marks the start of Daniel's mid life crisis and she catches him in bed with a younger woman. The iPhone becomes a confessional of sorts through emails to her friend Chris, an ageing trustafarian and Marika, a slightly alcoholic school teacher Coco documents her seemingly endless (and often entertaining!) run of bad luck. Then she meets the hunky Adam, and she's back in the world of dating as a single forty something... Read the emails that tell the hilarious tale of Coco picking up the pieces, in this fun, feel good Romantic Comedy. 'This was by far one of the funniest books I've read in the past year. Very 'Bridget Jones' but less stuffy and more 'Sex and the City' meets crazy family.' -- (Heather Amazon reader) 'I couldn't put it down. I literally laughed out loud several times... and who wouldn't want to read through a stranger's correspondence? Fabulous book.' --(Noel Amazon reader) 'So refreshing not to have a cliche rom-com where you know exactly how everything is going to pan out! If you want a great British comedy give this a read!' -- (Miss LL Colmer Amazon reader) 'Wow, just realised a man chap wrote this book, he really gets women. So many laugh out load moments, I had to keep re-reading because my kindle would be jiggling with my fits of giggles!'--(Janine Campbell Amazon Reader)

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    Miss Wrong and MR Right
  • Author : Robert Bryndza
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN : 1514178001
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Books
  • A brand new novel from the Number 1 best-selling author, Robert Bryndza Natalie Love has worked hard to have it all: she runs a successful theatre in Soho that's about to host one of Hollywood's leading stars. Her biggest supporter is her eccentric Hungarian Gran, and she even has the 'perfect' yoga teacher boyfriend - Namaste! Life in the bright lights of London has always been Natalie's escape from her chaotic country family in rural Devon and Jamie, the childhood sweetheart she left at the altar 15 years ago. And then he turns up at her theatre door... With rivalry clouding old feelings, events in Soho bring Jamie and Natalie together in hilarious ways. Gran is loose in the city once more, it seems to be raining sandwiches and records are broken for Burlesque flash mobs. If she can keep her world together, will Natalie discover who is really Mr Right, and that perhaps she isn't Miss Wrong? A delightful new romantic comedy, from the author of the best-selling Coco Pinchard series.

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    Coco Pinchard's Big Fat Tipsy Wedding
  • Author : Robert Bryndza
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 510
  • ISBN : 1916148247
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • 'I love the fact that Robert Bryndza can turn his hand to both crime thrillers and comedy! If you haven't discovered Coco Pinchard yet, then this is the perfect introduction!' Joanne Robertson, My Chestnut Reading Tree After a tumultuous divorce, Coco Pinchard has found love with the gorgeous, hunky, four-years-younger-than-her-so-technically-a-toy-boy, Adam. Her career as an author is finally a success, and she has fabulous friends in Christopher, a neurotic middle-aged socialite, and Marika, a slightly alcoholic dog walker. Coco is even learning to cope with her awful ex mother-in-law, Ethel, who despite the divorce, still thinks it's fine to criticise, especially when Coco and Adam decide to take the next step, and move in together... But hours before move-in day, Adam ends their relationship without explanation and disappears. After the initial shock and anger (and an 'I told you so' from Ethel) Coco sets out to discover what has really happened, and uncovers a shocking secret Adam has been hiding from her... Full of hilarious twists and turns, Coco Pinchard's Big Fat Tipsy Wedding is a witty, heart-warming, romantic comedy - the stand-alone sequel to no.1 bestselling, The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard.

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    Miss Wrong and Mr Right
  • Author : Robert Bryndza
  • Publisher : Bookouture
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781786811073
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Read and download full book Miss Wrong and Mr Right

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    A Very Coco Christmas
  • Author : Robert Bryndza
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 74
  • ISBN : 1916148271
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A Very Coco Christmas is a delicious, stand-alone prequel short story to Robert Bryndza's smash-hit Coco Pinchard series, with a glorious cast of characters including Daniel's mother Ethel, sister Meryl - and a turkey called Jean Paul Belmondo...

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    The Warrior's Curse (The Traitor's Game, Book 3)
  • Author : Jennifer A. Nielsen
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9781338045475
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • The stunning third book in Jennifer A. Nielsen's New York Times bestselling Traitor's Game series!

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    Swimming for Sunlight
  • Author : Allie Larkin
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781501198496
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • When recently divorced Katie Ellis and her rescue dog Bark move back in with Katie’s grandmother in Florida, she becomes swept up in a reunion of her grandmother’s troupe of underwater performers—finding hope and renewal in unexpected places, in this sweet novel perfect for fans of Kristan Higgins and Claire Cook. Aspiring costume designer Katie gave up everything in her divorce to gain custody of her fearful, faithful rescue dog, Barkimedes. While she figures out what to do next, she heads back to Florida to live with her grandmother, Nan. But Katie quickly learns there’s a lot she doesn’t know about Nan—like the fact that in her youth Nan was a mermaid performer in a roadside attraction show, swimming and dancing underwater with a close-knit cast of talented women. Although most of the mermaids have since lost touch, Katie helps Nan search for her old friends on Facebook, sparking hopes for a reunion show. Katie is up for making some fabulous costumes, but first, she has to contend with her crippling fear of water. As Katie’s college love Luca, a documentary filmmaker, enters the fray, Katie struggles to balance her hopes with her anxiety, and begins to realize just how much Bark’s fears are connected to her own, in this thoughtful, charming novel about hope after loss and friendships that span generations.

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    Desperation Lingers
  • Author : Anthony Paull
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0989925609
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Etiquette
  • Desperation Lingers doesn't want to die! She simply wants to break the habit of living another disastrous day. A guidance counselor at a Miami second chance school, she longs to be a teacher but sends the students scattering like roaches, calling her beastly names. Principal Hector Rivera says she's too high society, unable to relate. His criticism would be easier to take if the two weren't having a rocky, not-so-private affair. Still reeling from a series of failed marriages can she prove to Hector -- everyone -- that she has what it takes to lead a class? Recruiting three unlikely students, she devises a secret plan to instruct Miami's greatest social misfits the one subject she knows best -- etiquette. But who's teaching whom? And in the end, to what depths will Desperation plunge to learn the truth about life, love, and being a lady?

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    Lost in Crazytown
  • Author : Robert Bryndza,Jan Bryndza
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN : 1493549464
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • When handsome twenty-five year old Filip leaves London for a life in Los Angeles, he dreams of being a celebrity stylist. But as the saying goes... be careful what you wish for. Filip has barely settled into his apartment in the Hollywood Hills when he meets Derek and Hillary - a bizarre middle-aged gay couple in matching jumpers. They introduce him to their neighbour Veronica Madison - a movie star on the verge of a nervous breakdown. She hires him to style her for a celebrity charity gala and soon Filip is pulled into the dark and hilarious world she inhabits, surrounded by the famous (and infamous) residents of the Hollywood Hills. Within a few months, Veronica invites him to be her guest at the Oscars and events take on a much darker tone. Filip faces a choice; should he dive into the murky waters of life in the Hollywood fast lane? Or should he choose happiness and return to the love of his life he left back home in London?

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    Coco Pinchard, the Consequences of Love and Sex
  • Author : Robert Bryndza
  • Publisher : Raven Street Publishing
  • Pages : 362
  • ISBN : 1838487824
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • The third stand-alone book in Robert Bryndza's bestselling Coco Pinchard series is a hilarious diary with Coco's trademark wit and honesty, tracing the raging hormones and extraordinary twists that take her to motherhood for the second time. 'I laughed a whole lot. Cried a bit. Was devastated at one point and gasped in disbelief, my thoughts zooming to surely it's a mistake! When a book can get me that emotionally involved in the characters, it's a total win.' Goodreads reader review, 5 stars Since Coco Pinchard's messy divorce, she hasn't just picked up the pieces, she's now a best-selling author and basking in a newly-wed glow with her gorgeous second husband, Adam. She feels stronger and wiser, and surely, the second time around, she'll have learnt from her mistakes? But things aren't going quite to plan... Adam has lost his job, Coco's grown-up son, Rosencrantz seems to have derailed his life in spectacular fashion, and ex-mother-in-law Ethel keeps letting herself into the house thanks to an endless supply of spare keys. When literary agent Angie takes on Coco's arch rival, the formidable Regina Battenberg, it looks as though things can't get any worse. And then Coco discovers she's pregnant; at 44. So much has changed since she was pregnant in her twenties, can she really do it all again? The sleepless nights, the stretch marks on top of stretch marks, and the sheer responsibility of bringing a new life into the world? One look at Mumsnet is enough to scare anyone off parenting for life! Fans of rom coms by Sophie Kinsella will be glued to the pages of this hilarious, feel-good page-turner.

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    The Echoes of Love
  • Author : Hannah Fielding
  • Publisher : London Wall Publishing
  • Pages : 345
  • ISBN : 9780992671822
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Gold medallist: Independent Publisher Book Awards - Romance Category.'An epic love story that is beautifully told.'The Sun newspaper. Set in Venice,The Echoes of Loveis a beautiful, poignant story of lost love and betrayal, unleashed passion and learning to love again, whatever the price.Venetia Aston-Montaguehas escaped to Italy’s most captivating city to work in her godmother’s architectural practice, hoping to put a lost love behind her.Paolo Barone, a charismatic entrepreneur who bears the scars of a tragic past, is endeavoring to build a new life for himself.Venice on a misty carnival night brings these two people together.When Venetia finds herself assigned to Paolo’s magnificent country home, love blossoms in the beautiful hills of Tuscany and the wild Sardinian Maquis. But if they are to be together, they must first confront their past and dark forces in the shadows determined to come between them.Daring to love again after so many years, can Venetia overcome her own demons? Or will Paolo's carefully guarded, devastating secret tear them apart forever? Praise for Hannah Fielding: “Escape to the winding streets of Venice, where Venetia gets herself tangled up with charismatic stranger Paolo. He’s a Don Juan with a dangerous secret, and she has sworn that her heart is closed - butcan they resist their smouldering chemistry?”Inside Soap. “I absolutely adored the depth of the love story in The Echoes of Love, it felt almost voyeuristic to read. Fielding encapsulates the overwhelming experience of falling deeply, completely, utterly in love beautifully, and theglorious backdrop of Venice, eloquently described throughout, is the perfect setting for this romantic novel.”Books with Bunny

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    The Beach House
  • Author : Rachel Hanna
  • Publisher : Rachel Hanna
  • Pages : 167
  • ISBN : N.a
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • *** Now a USA TODAY BESTSELLER! *** She’s 43 years old… …and starting over from scratch. How did this happen? She had it all together. A stable marriage of two decades. Two grown daughters. And now she and her husband, empty nesters, were moving to a beach house. Until he showed up late one night and tore their marriage apart. A secret life. A different woman. Another family. Left alone, she has to begin again. And then her estranged sister and mother get thrown into the mix. When she buys a house on a small South Carolina island, will she learn what life is really about? Or will she find out that some relationships can never be mended? This women’s divorce fiction book will give you all the feels. Grab your tissues and go on a journey with this quirky cast of characters. If you love women's fiction and clean romance, this series is a great fit for you!

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    The Undomestic Goddess
  • Author : Sophie Kinsella
  • Publisher : Dial Press
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780440335627
  • Reader Reviews : 3314
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Workaholic attorney Samantha Sweeting has just done the unthinkable. She’s made a mistake so huge, it’ll wreck any chance of a partnership. Going into utter meltdown, she walks out of her London office, gets on a train, and ends up in the middle of nowhere. Asking for directions at a big, beautiful house, she’s mistaken for an interviewee and finds herself being offered a job as housekeeper. Her employers have no idea they’ve hired a lawyer–and Samantha has no idea how to work the oven. She can’t sew on a button, bake a potato, or get the #@%# ironing board to open. How she takes a deep breath and begins to cope–and finds love–is a story as delicious as the bread she learns to bake. But will her old life ever catch up with her? And if it does…will she want it back?

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    Tony's Wife
  • Author : Adriana Trigiani
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 513
  • ISBN : 9780062319272
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • New York Times Bestseller • People’s Book of the Week “A heartfelt tale of love too stubborn to surrender to human frailties." — Kirkus Reviews Set in the lush Big Band era of the 1940s, this spellbinding saga from beloved New York Times bestselling author Adriana Trigiani tells the story of two talented working class kids who marry and become a successful singing act, until time, temptation, and the responsibilities of home and family derail their dreams. Shortly before World War II, Chi Chi Donatelli and Saverio Armandonada meet one summer on the Jersey shore and fall in love. Both are talented, and dream of becoming singers for the legendary orchestras of the time: Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman. They’re soon married, and it isn’t long before Chiara and Tony find that their careers are on the way up as they navigate the glamorous worlds of night clubs, radio, and television. All goes well until it becomes clear that they must make a choice: Which of them will put their ambitions aside to raise a family and which will pursue a career? And how will they cope with the impact that decision has on their lives and their marriage? From the Jersey shore to Las Vegas to Hollywood, and the dance halls in between, this story is vivid with historical color and steeped in the popular music that serves as its score. Tony’s Wife is a magnificent epic of life in a traditional Italian family undergoing seismic change in a fast paced, modern world. Filled with vivid, funny, and unforgettable characters, this richly human story showcases Adriana Trigiani’s gifts as a storyteller and her deep understanding of family, love, and the pursuit of a dream.

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    The Botticelli Secret
  • Author : Marina Fiorato
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 9781429928809
  • Reader Reviews : 29
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In this exhilarating cross between The Da Vinci Code and The Birth of Venus, an irrepressible young woman in 15th-century Italy must flee for her life after stumbling upon a deadly secret when she serves as a model for Botticelli... When part-time model and full-time prostitute Luciana Vetra is asked by one of her most exalted clients to pose for a painter friend, she doesn't mind serving as the model for the central figure of Flora in Sandro Botticelli's masterpiece "Primavera." But when the artist dismisses her without payment, Luciana impulsively steals an unfinished version of the painting--only to find that somone is ready to kill her to get it back. What could possibly be so valuable about the picture? As friends and clients are slaughtered around her, Luciana turns to the one man who has never desired her beauty, novice librarian Brother Guido. Fleeing Venice together, Luciana and Guido race through the nine cities of Renaissance Italy, pursued by ruthless foes who are determined to keep them from decoding the painting's secrets. Gloriously fresh and vivid, with a deliciously irreverent heroine, The Botticelli Secret is an irresistible blend of history, wit, and suspense.

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    The Night Visitor
  • Author : Lucy Atkins
  • Publisher : Quercus
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN : 9781681440507
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "A COMPLEX, CREEPY, AND INSIDIOUS NOVEL ABOUT AMBITION." --THE GUARDIAN "READERS OF RUTH WARE AND GILLIAN FLYNN WILL LOVE IT." --LIBRARY JOURNAL (STARRED REVIEW) "FASCINATING, BRILLIANT, CREEPY." --GOOD HOUSEKEEPING If you had the perfect life . . . how far would you go to protect it? Professor Olivia Sweetman has worked hard to achieve the life of her dreams, with a high-flying career as a TV presenter and historian, three children, and a talented husband. Only one other person knows that Olivia's perfect life is in fact a desperate tangle of lies: Vivian Tester, the socially awkward, middle-aged housekeeper of a Sussex manor who found the Victorian diary of a pioneering female surgeon on which Olivia's new biography is based. In a gripping narrative that shifts between London, Sussex, and the idyllic South of France, Olivia and Vivian will learn knife-edged truths about themselves and discover just how far each will go to protect her reputation.

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    Asking for Trouble
  • Author : Elizabeth Young
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 418
  • ISBN : 9780062091949
  • Reader Reviews : 15
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Unmarried, thirty-year-old Sophy Metcalfe told a little white he to soothe her nagging mother. The white lies name was "Dominic," the ideal boyfriend: charming, successful, the kind of prospective son-in-law that would make any mother proud. But now that Sophy's thin and beautiful sister, Belinda, is getting married, Dominic is going to have to make an appearance in the flesh -- which should be a pretty neat trick ... since the genuine article vanished from Sophy's life after a single, singularly unmemorable evening. So she resorts to a very drastic measure -- aka Josh Carmichael, the escort she hires at the very last minute, sight unseen. But the trouble with white lies is that they tend to multiply. The trouble with rugged, too-sexy, and independent Josh is ... well, that Sophy's actually beginning to like him! Even if they make it through the Wedding Day from Hell together -- with its new intrigues, old flames, and all-too-familiar faces -- there's the night that follows... and, of course, the morning after. And that could end up being the biggest trouble of all! A hip, witty, and freshly fantastic delight, Asking for Trouble is the most hilarious and knowing novel to make the scene since Bridget Jones first set pen to paper to record her most intimate innermost thoughts.

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    The Secrets We Left Behind
  • Author : Susan Elliot Wright
  • Publisher : Skyhorse
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781632209948
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • It was a summer of love, and a summer of secrets. She has built a good life: a husband who adores her, a daughter she is fiercely proud of, a home with warmth and love at its heart. But things were not always so good, and the truth is that she has done things she can never admit. Then one evening a phone call comes out of the blue. It is a voice from long ago, a man from a past that she has tried so hard to hide. He knows who she really is and what she has done. Now he is dying and he gives her an ultimatum: either she tells the truth, or he will. And so we are taken back to that long hot summer of 1976 to a house by the sea on the southern coast of England, where her story begins and where the truth will be revealed. . . . Told in dual narratives that jump back and forth in time, Elliot Wright has crafted a story with secrets that unfold through the very last page. Compelling, immersive, and thoroughly surprising, The Secrets We Left Behind is a stunning follow up to the author’s acclaimed UK debut The Things We Never Said. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

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    Bitch Hollywood
  • Author : Robert Bryndza,Jan Bryndza
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 147915394X
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • When handsome twenty-five year old Fillip wins the American Green Card Lottery, his dreams of being a Hollywood Costume Designer come a leap closer. But Hollywood is a huge shock, moving from his cosy, comfortable life in London to the cut-throat world of Tinseltown. Then a stroke of luck first meeting leads to a job with fading actress Veronica Madison - a movie star on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Soon Fillip is pulled into the dark and hilarious world she inhabits, surrounded by the famous (and infamous) residents of the Hollywood Hills. Fillip faces a choice, to make his dream a reality should he become a manipulative fame-hungry wannabe? Or should he choose happiness and return to the love of his life he left back home in London? Bitch Hollywood is a hilarious celebrity comedy about the trials of life and love in the city where dreams are supposed to come true. 'Bitch Hollywood is everything a comedy should be and more.' (Five Star Book Reviews) 'Not a moment was lost in throwing the reader straight into the madness that is Hollywood!' (T. Carter, Amazon Reader) 'Just fabulous. Stop everything, sit down and read!' (Lorraine Sears, Amazon Reader)

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    Rockaway Bride
  • Author : Pippa Grant
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 1940517931
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • Kidnapping the bride seemed like a good idea at the time. Her fiancé stole my fortune, so I stole his woman. Tit for tat. Or tat for tit. However you want to look at it. The one thing I didn't expect? Willow Honeycutt, preschool teacher, boy band super fan, is completely crazy. And somehow she's turned the tables on me. Now, she's holding me hostage, and she won't let me go until we hit every item on her sparkly new, completely insane bucket list. And that last item? That last item might cost me more than any fortune. It very well might cost me my heart. Rockaway Bride is a romping fun romance between a down-on-his-luck rock star and a boy band-loving preschool teacher, complete with a road trip, handcuffs, and fun with nuns. This romantic comedy stands alone with no cheating or cliffhangers and ends with a rockin' awesome happily ever after.

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    A Night on the Orient Express
  • Author : Veronica Henry
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781409130963
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Get ready for the journey of a lifetime. The wonderful award-winning novel from the bestselling author of THE LONG WEEKEND. The Orient Express. Luxury. Mystery. Romance. For one group of passengers settling in to their seats and taking their first sips of champagne, the journey from London to Venice is more than the trip of a lifetime. A mysterious errand; a promise made to a dying friend; an unexpected proposal; a secret reaching back a lifetime...As the train sweeps on, revelations, confessions and assignations unfold against the most romantic and infamous setting in the world.

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    A Mother's Confession
  • Author : Kelly Rimmer
  • Publisher : Bookouture
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781786810649
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Read and download full book A Mother's Confession

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    The Sins of the Wolf
  • Author : Anne Perry
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9780307767790
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Nurse Hester Latterly finds herself well suited for the task: accompany Mrs. Mary Farraline, an elderly Scottish lady in delicate health, on a short train trip to London. Yet Hester’s simple job takes a grave turn when Mrs. Farraline dies during the night. And when a postmortem examination of the body reveals a lethal dose of medicine, Hester is charged with murder–punishable by execution. This notorious case presents detective William Monk with a daunting task: find a calculating killer among the prominent and coolly unassailable Farraline clan–and try to save Hester from the gallows.

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    The First Time I Said Goodbye
  • Author : Claire Allan
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 1842235591
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Americans
  • In 1959, factory girl Stella Hegarty finds herself falling unexpectedly for the charms of a handsome US marine based in Derry. Caught up in a whirlwind of romance, Stella finds herself planning a new life in America with her beloved Ray. But when tragedy steps in, both their lives are thrown into turmoil and they come to realise they may have say their first, and last, goodbye. In 2010, Annabel Jackson, reeling from the loss of her father, agrees to accompany her mother Stella back to Ireland to meet her family for the first time.

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    A Very Coco Christmas
  • Author : Robert Bryndza
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 82
  • ISBN : 1514192357
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Books
  • It's 1985, and eighteen-year-old Coco is home in London for Christmas after her first term at Aberystwyth University. She has started to write, and fallen hopelessly in love with Daniel Pinchard, a devilishly handsome musician from the wrong side of the river. But Coco's overbearing mother has other plans and resumes her campaign for Coco to meet and marry the 'right sort of man', preferably Kenneth, son of her best friends Adrian and Yvonne Rosebury, who will be joining them for Christmas. As snow falls softly over the city, and Coco tries to juggle a series of hilarious events, the stage is set for a Christmas lunch like no other. A Very Coco Christmas is a delicious, stand-alone 'prequella' to the smash-hit Coco Pinchard series, with a glorious cast of characters including Daniel's mother Ethel, sister Meryl - and a turkey called Jean Paul Belmondo...

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    7 best short stories by Stephen Leacock
  • Author : Stephen Leacock,August Nemo
  • Publisher : Tacet Books
  • Pages : 26
  • ISBN : 9783968589947
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Stephen Leacock sees the comic of social situations. His writing exposes the incongruity between appearance and reality in human conduct, and his work is characterized by the invention of lively comic situations. Through this seven specially selected short stories you can meet and have fun with this author: - My Financial Career - Merry Christmas - How to Make a Million Dollars - How to Live to be 200 - How to Avoid Getting Married - Aristocratic Education - Self-Made Men

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    Instructions for a Heatwave
  • Author : Maggie O'Farrell
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 281
  • ISBN : 9780385349413
  • Reader Reviews : 31
  • Genre : Fiction
  • An unforgettable narrative—from the New York Times bestselling author of Hamnet—of a family falling apart and coming together with hard-won, life-changing truths about who they really are. “Strange weather brings out strange behavior.” London, 1976. In the thick of a record-breaking heatwave, Gretta Riordan’s newly retired husband has cleaned out his bank account and vanished. Now, for the first time in years, Gretta calls her children home: Michael Francis, a history teacher whose marriage is failing; Monica, whose blighted past has driven a wedge between her and her younger sister; and Aoife, the youngest, whose new life in Manhattan is elaborately arranged to conceal a devastating secret. In a story that stretches from the Upper West Side to a village on the coast of Ireland, Maggie O’Farrell explores the mysteries that inhere within families, and reveals the fault lines over which we build our lives. Don’t miss Maggie O’Farrell’s new novel, The Marriage Portrait, coming in September!

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    Before I Let You Go
  • Author : Kelly Rimmer
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Pages : 407
  • ISBN : 9781488029387
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From the author of The Things We Cannot Say, Before I Let You Go explores a hotly divisive topic and asks how far the ties of family love can be stretched before they finally break. “Kelly Rimmer skillfully takes us deep inside a world where love must make choices that logic cannot. Ripped from the headlines and from the heart, Before I Let You Go is an unforgettable novel that will amaze and startle you with its impact and insight.” —Patti Callahan Henry, New York Times bestselling author of The Bookshop at Water’s End “Before I Let You Go is a heartbreaking book about an impossible decision. Kelly Rimmer writes with wisdom and compassion about the relationships between sisters, mother and daughter…. She captures the anguish of addiction, the agonizing conflict between an addict’s best and worst selves. Above all, this is a novel about the deepest love possible.” —Luanne Rice, New York Times bestselling author The 2:00 a.m. call is the first time Lexie Vidler has heard her sister’s voice in years. Annie is a drug addict, a thief, a liar—and in trouble, again. Lexie has always bailed Annie out, given her money, a place to sleep, sent her to every kind of rehab. But this time, she’s not just strung out—she’s pregnant and in premature labor. If she goes to the hospital, she’ll lose custody of her baby—maybe even go to prison. But the alternative is unthinkable. As the weeks unfold, Lexie finds herself caring for her fragile newborn niece while her carefully ordered life is collapsing around her. She’s in danger of losing her job, and her fiancé only has so much patience for Annie’s drama. In court-ordered rehab, Annie attempts to halt her downward spiral by confronting long-buried secrets from the sisters’ childhoods, ghosts that Lexie doesn’t want to face. But will the journey heal Annie, or lead her down a darker path? Don’t miss Kelly Rimmer’s latest gripping novel, The German Wife. For more by Kelly Rimmer, look for The Things We Cannot Say Truths I Never Told You The Warsaw Orphan

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    French Promise, The
  • Author : Fiona McIntosh
  • Publisher : Random House Australia
  • Pages : 482
  • ISBN : 9781761042379
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Tasmania
  • Postwar Paris is alive with optimism but lavender keeper Luc Ravens and his love Lisette remain haunted by the horrors they have endured. Casting their fate to the winds, they set sail for Australia, hoping to rebuild their lives in a land that's full of promise. Postwar Paris is alive with optimism but lavender keeper Luc Ravens and his love Lisette remain haunted by the horrors they have endured. Casting their fate to the winds, they set sail for Australia, hoping to rebuild their lives in a land that's full of promise. But trouble has a way of catching up with them. When an eager young law student discovers a secret family connection with the Ravens on the other side of the world, he finds himself holding the key to his own future, and to Luc's troubled past. Luc must return to France to fulfil the promises by which he has been bound - only then can be lay to rest the ghosts of years gone by so that they all might live and love again. 'If you do yourself one favour this year, you must read this book. Absolutely breathtaking and heartbreakingly beautiful. I was completely and utterly hooked from the very first page.' The Neverending Bookshelf 'A captivating saga of love, loss, and the triumph of the human spirit. Fiona McIntosh is an extraordinary storyteller and this historical fiction is a stunning example of her talent.' Book'd Out 'Action, heartbreak and romance aplenty . . . a great read. This is a romantic page-turner.' Australian Bookseller & Publisher 'This epic story is full of mystery, intrigue and romance.' Woman's Day 'A perfect blend of romance, action, mystery and intrigue by one of our best known and popular authors.' Noosa Today

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    Darkness Falls
  • Author : Robert Bryndza
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 299
  • ISBN : 9780751572797
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Fiction
  • THE UNMISSABLE NEW THRILLER FROM THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE GIRL IN THE ICE, NINE ELMS AND SHADOW SANDS, ROBERT BRYNDZA 'The third Kate Marshall thriller, is the best one yet!' The Times 'An exciting, riveting read from a master storyteller who never disappoints' Rachel Abbott, author of The Murder Game 'A gripping page-turner that gets darker and darker . . .' Mark Griffin, author of When Angels Sleep __________ Kate Marshall's detective agency takes off when she and her partner Tristan are hired to investigate a cold case from over a decade ago. Twelve years previously, a determined young journalist called Joanna Duncan exposed a political scandal that had major repercussions. In the fallout she disappeared without trace and was never found. When Kate and Tristan examine the case files, they find the trail long cold, but they discover the names of two young men who also vanished at that time. As she begins to connect their last days, Kate realizes that Joanna may have been onto something far more sinister than anyone first believed: the identity of a serial killer preying on the people who few will ever miss. But the closer Kate comes to finding the killer, the darker things become . . . __________ WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT DARKNESS FALLS 'What a climax! I had to pick my jaw back up from the floor' 'An exciting and thrilling read that will leave you desperate for more!' 'As always this is another five star read for me from this author' 'I knew as soon as I started this book, I wouldn't be able to put it down. The characters, storyline and location grabbed me and I was mesmerised through to the last page' 'Kate Marshall is one of my most very favourite characters'

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    Summerland
  • Author : Elin Hilderbrand
  • Publisher : Reagan Arthur Books
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780316202473
  • Reader Reviews : 48
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A warm June evening, a local tradition: the students of Nantucket High have gathered for a bonfire on the beach. But what begins as a graduation night celebration ends in tragedy after a horrible car crash leaves the driver of the car, Penny Alistair, dead, and her twin brother in a coma. The other passengers, Penny's boyfriend Jake and her friend Demeter, are physically unhurt - but the emotional damage is overwhelming, and questions linger about what happened before Penny took the wheel. As summer unfolds, startling truths are revealed about the survivors and their parents - secrets kept, promises broken, hearts betrayed. Elin Hilderbrand explores the power of community, family, and honesty, and proves that even from the ashes of sorrow, new love can still take flight.

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    The Clockmaker's Daughter
  • Author : Kate Morton
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9781451649437
  • Reader Reviews : 49
  • Genre : Fiction
  • INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “An ambitious, compelling historical mystery with a fabulous cast of characters…Kate Morton at her very best.” —Kristin Hannah “An elaborate tapestry…Morton doesn’t disappoint.” —The Washington Post "Classic English country-house Goth at its finest." —New York Post In the depths of a 19th-century winter, a little girl is abandoned on the streets of Victorian London. She grows up to become in turn a thief, an artist’s muse, and a lover. In the summer of 1862, shortly after her eighteenth birthday, she travels with a group of artists to a beautiful house on a bend of the Upper Thames. Tensions simmer and one hot afternoon a gunshot rings out. A woman is killed, another disappears, and the truth of what happened slips through the cracks of time. It is not until over a century later, when another young woman is drawn to Birchwood Manor, that its secrets are finally revealed. Told by multiple voices across time, this is an intricately layered, richly atmospheric novel about art and passion, forgiveness and loss, that shows us that sometimes the way forward is through the past.

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    All the Missing Girls
  • Author : Megan Miranda
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781501146244
  • Reader Reviews : 70
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Like the spellbinding psychological suspense in The Girl on the Train and Luckiest Girl Alive, Megan Miranda’s novel is a nail-biting, breathtaking story about the disappearances of two young women—a decade apart—told in reverse. It’s been ten years since Nicolette Farrell left her rural hometown after her best friend, Corinne, disappeared from Cooley Ridge without a trace. Back again to tie up loose ends and care for her ailing father, Nic is soon plunged into a shocking drama that reawakens Corinne’s case and breaks open old wounds long since stitched. The decade-old investigation focused on Nic, her brother Daniel, boyfriend Tyler, and Corinne’s boyfriend Jackson. Since then, only Nic has left Cooley Ridge. Daniel and his wife, Laura, are expecting a baby; Jackson works at the town bar; and Tyler is dating Annaleise Carter, Nic’s younger neighbor and the group’s alibi the night Corinne disappeared. Then, within days of Nic’s return, Annaleise goes missing. Told backwards—Day 15 to Day 1—from the time Annaleise goes missing, Nic works to unravel the truth about her younger neighbor’s disappearance, revealing shocking truths about her friends, her family, and what really happened to Corinne that night ten years ago. Like nothing you’ve ever read before, All the Missing Girls delivers in all the right ways. With twists and turns that lead down dark alleys and dead ends, you may think you’re walking a familiar path, but then Megan Miranda turns it all upside down and inside out and leaves us wondering just how far we would be willing to go to protect those we love.

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    Deadly Secrets
  • Author : Robert Bryndza
  • Publisher : Sphere
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0751574848
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : England
  • To commit the perfect murder, you need the perfect cover. On an icy morning, a mother wakes to find her daughter's blood-soaked body frozen to the road. Who would carry out such a killing on the victim's doorstep? Straight off her last harrowing case, Detective Erika Foster is feeling fragile but determined to lead the investigation. As she sets to work, she finds reports of assaults in the same quiet South London suburb where the woman was killed. One chilling detail links them to the murder victim - they were all attacked by a figure in black wearing a gas mask. Erika is on the hunt for a killer with a terrifying calling card. The case gets more complicated when she uncovers a tangled web of secrets surrounding the death of the beautiful young woman. Yet just as Erika begins to piece the clues together, she is forced to confront painful memories of her past. Erika must dig deep, stay focused and find the killer. Only this time, one of her own is in terrible danger... From the global million-copy bestselling author comes a totally heart-racing, hold-your-breath read that will keep you hooked until the very last page. Read what everyone is saying about Deadly Secrets: 'It was absolutely brilliant!... the story keeps you in suspense right to the end with more red herrings than you can shake a stick at. I honestly didn't guess who it was until the reveal actually happened, and loved the twist - very cleverly done!' Stardust Book Reviews 'I love how the author doesn't give anything away and kept me guessing throughout. I truly had no idea who could be behind the killings and when all is revealed, with some shocking twists, it won't be what you are expecting! ...a thrilling and addictive read that chilled me to the bone.' By the Letter Book Reviews 'Simply Splendid!! This is another fabulous story by Robert Bryndza. He certainly has a talent when it comes to writing entertaining thrillers.' Goodreads Reviewer 'This newest installment has exactly the same high quality of writing, plot development, twists and the healthy dose of suspense and action I have become used to with this series. I found myself hooked right from the very first page as there is just something about the writing that draws you right in.' It's All About Books

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    Everything I Never Told You
  • Author : Celeste Ng
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN : 9781101634615
  • Reader Reviews : 165
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The acclaimed debut novel by the author of Little Fires Everywhere and Our Missing Hearts “A taut tale of ever deepening and quickening suspense.” —O, the Oprah Magazine “Explosive . . . Both a propulsive mystery and a profound examination of a mixed-race family.” —Entertainment Weekly “Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet.” So begins this exquisite novel about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee, and her parents are determined that she will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue. But when Lydia’s body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together is destroyed, tumbling them into chaos. A profoundly moving story of family, secrets, and longing, Everything I Never Told You is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle, all their lives, to understand one another.

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    The Wonder
  • Author : Emma Donoghue
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 289
  • ISBN : 9780316393881
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Now a Netflix film starring Florence Pugh: In this “old-school page turner” (Stephen King, New York Times Book Review) by the bestselling author of Room, an English nurse is brought to a small Irish village to observe what appears to be a miracle—a girl said to have survived without food for months—and soon finds herself fighting to save the child's life. Tourists flock to the cabin of eleven-year-old Anna O'Donnell, who believes herself to be living off manna from heaven, and a journalist is sent to cover the sensation. Lib Wright, a veteran of Florence Nightingale's Crimean campaign, is hired to keep watch over the girl. Written with all the propulsive tension that made Room a huge bestseller, The Wonder works beautifully on many levels -- a tale of two strangers who transform each other's lives, a powerful psychological thriller, and a story of love pitted against evil. Acclaim for The Wonder: "Deliciously gothic.... Dark and vivid, with complicated characters, this is a novel that lodges itself deep" (USA Today, 3/4 stars) "Heartbreaking and transcendent"(New York Times) "A fable as lean and discomfiting as Anna's dwindling body.... Donoghue keeps us riveted" (Chicago Tribune) "Donoghue poses powerful questions about faith and belief" (Newsday)