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Charnwood
April
Diane Allen
The Mistress Of Windfell Manor
1860: Charlotte Booth loves her
father and the home they share, high
up in the limestone escarpments
of Crummockdale in Yorkshire.
But when Joseph Dawson enters
their lives, both Charlotte and her
father decide he's the man for her,
and within six months Charlotte is
married to the dashing mill owner
from Accrington. Then one of their
workers is found dead in the River
Ribble – a woman carrying Joseph's
child. With the business nearly
bankrupt, it becomes apparent that
all is not as it seems, and Joseph
is not the man he pretends to be.
Heavily pregnant herself, penniless
and heartbroken, Charlotte is forced
to face the reality that life may never be the same again...
“A cosy read that feels perfect for the winter months...this story is atmospheric and even a little heart-breaking.” THE BOOKBAG
“If you are a lover of historical sagas and the sweep of the northern hills and their romance, then this novel is definitely for you.”
Alexandra Burt
Little Girl Gone
After a near-fatal car accident,
Estelle Paradise wakes up in hospital
with a fragmented memory. Soon a
terrifying reality sets in: her daughter
Mia is missing. Days earlier, Estelle
discovered Mia's empty crib in their
Brooklyn apartment. Her diapers,
her clothes, her bottles – all were
gone. Frustrated and unable to
explain the disappearance, Estelle
begins a desperate search. But
when the lack of evidence casts
doubt on her story, she becomes
the number one suspect in the eyes
of the police and the media. As
hope of reuniting with her daughter
becomes all she has left, Estelle will
do anything to find answers. What
has she done to her baby? And what has someone else done to her?
“A twisty, gripping read – beautifully written and impossible to put down.” MEG GARDINER
“Fast-paced and gripping...the author's ability to keep the reader guessing undoubtedly make this novel difficult to put down.”
Saga 392pp
Kit de Waal
My Name Is Leon
1980: Leon is nine, and has a perfect baby brother called Jake. They have gone to live with Maureen, who has fuzzy red hair like a halo, and a belly like Father Christmas. But the adults are speaking in low voices and wearing Pretend faces. They are threatening to give Jake to strangers. As Leon struggles to cope with his anger, certain things can still make him smile – like chocolate bars, riding his bike fast downhill, burying his hands deep in the soil, hanging out with Tufty (who reminds him of his dad), and stealing enough coins so that one day he can rescue Jake and his mum...
Featured on BBC Radio 2 Bookclub
Thriller 464pp
Katie Fforde
A Summer At Sea
On board a puffer steamboat in the Western Isles of Scotland, Emily is spending an idyllic summer at sea. Afterward, she must return to her single life and career in town as a midwife – a job she loves, though she's been in need of a good rest. But she has not counted on the new friends she is making. Or the fun she is having. Or the attraction she is starting to feel for Alasdair, the handsome local doctor. Because if she falls in love with him – as he appears to be doing with her – will she ever want her old life back again?
HISTORICAL NOVEL SOCIETY
THE INDEPENDENT
“A well-written and compelling novel...the end is warm and compassionate.” BBC RADIO 2 BOOKCLUB
“Authentic and beautiful, urgent and honest, this novel does what only the best do: it quietly makes room in your heart.”
“Warm, brilliant, and full of love, drop anchor and curl up with this.” HEAT
“A supremely engaging book...a thoroughly modern tale of love, career and family, perfect for a relaxing afternoon on the sofa.”
General Fiction 352pp
CHRIS CLEAVE
Romance 384pp committed to excellence
THE LADY
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