Adult & contemporary romance

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  • An Act of Love

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    An Act of Love

    France, 1943. Forced to flee war-ravaged Poland, Sara and her parents are offered refuge in a beautiful but dilapidated house in the French alps. It seems the perfect hideaway, despite haunting traces of the previous occupants who left in haste. But shadows soon fall over Sara’s blissful summer, and her blossoming romance with local villager Alain. As the Nazis close in, the family is forced to make a harrowing choice that could drive them apart forever, while Sara’s own bid for freedom risks several lives. Will Sara be reunited with those she loves? And can she ever find her way back to Alain?

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  • Away With the Penguins

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    Away With the Penguins

    Veronica McCreedy lives in a mansion by the sea. She loves a nice cup of Darjeeling tea whilst watching a good wildlife documentary. And she’s never seen without her ruby-red lipstick. Although these days Veronica is rarely seen by anyone because, at 85, her days are spent mostly at home, alone. She can be found either collecting litter from the beach (‘people who litter the countryside should be shot’), trying to locate her glasses (‘someone must have moved them’) or shouting instructions to her assistant, Eileen (‘Eileen, door!’). Veronica doesn’t have family or friends nearby. Not that she knows about, anyway. And she has no idea where she’s going to leave her considerable wealth when she dies. But today Veronica is going to make a decision that will change all of this.

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  • Continental Riff

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    Continental Riff

    When Stockwell Park Orchestra goes on tour to Europe, it proves a challenge for even the most efficient German logistical planner.

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  • Ellie and the Harp-Maker

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    Ellie and the Harp-Maker

    Meet Ellie. She’s perfectly happy living a quiet life with her husband, Clive. (Well, she does sometimes wonder about the way he talks to her, and about all the things she hasn’t achieved yet. But, she’s happy enough.) Meet Dan. He’s definitely content – content with his predictable, ordered existence, making harps in his isolated barn on Exmoor. Content being on his own, far away from other people and – crucially – far away from any risk of surprises. What Ellie and Dan don’t know yet, is that a chance encounter is about to change all of this.

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  • Grown Ups

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    Grown Ups

    They’re a glamorous family, the Caseys. Johnny Casey, his two brothers Ed and Liam, their beautiful, talented wives and all their kids spend a lot of time together – birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, weekends away. And they’re a happy family. Johnny’s wife, Jessie – who has the most money – insists on it. Under the surface, though, conditions are murkier. While some people clash, other people like each other far too much. Everything stays under control until Ed’s wife Cara, gets concussion and can’t keep her thoughts to herself. One careless remark at Johnny’s birthday party, with the entire family present, starts Cara spilling out all their secrets. In the subsequent unravelling, every one of the adults finds themselves wondering if it’s time – finally – to grow up?

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  • Here and Now

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    Here and Now

    The enchanting new novel from Sunday Times bestselling author, Santa Montefiore.

    Coming summer 2020.

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  • Swimming in the Dark

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    Swimming in the Dark

    You were right when you said that people can’t always give us what we want from them. Poland, 1980. Anxious, disillusioned Ludwik Glowacki, soon to graduate university, has been sent along with the rest of his class to an agricultural camp. Here he meets Janusz – and together, they spend a dreamlike summer swimming in secluded lakes, reading forbidden books – and falling in love. But with summer over, the two are sent back to Warsaw, and to the harsh realities of life under the Party. Exiled from paradise, Ludwik and Janusz must decide how they will survive; and in their different choices, find themselves torn apart.

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  • The Glass Hotel

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    The Glass Hotel

    The New York Times bestselling novel from the author of Station Eleven, The Glass Hotel is the story of the lives caught up in two very different tragedies: a woman disappearing from a container ship off the coast of Mauritania and a massive Ponzi scheme imploding in New York, dragging countless fortunes with it.

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