You’d never guess that Fliss Chapron doesn’t have it all
All Fliss wants is to see two blue lines telling her she is pregnant with her much longed for second baby. But as the negative tests stack up, dreams of completing her perfect family feel more hopeless every day.
After years of disappointment, Fliss’s husband Ben is spending more time at the office than in their marital bed, and Fliss finds herself wondering who could be responsible for their inability to conceive another child. Yet, where do you lay the blame when it comes to having a child – and can anyone really be at fault...
As Ben becomes increasingly distant, Fliss begins to question whether her desire for a baby is just a sticking plaster to save her marriage. Because in the end, how well can you ever know another person...even the man you’re married to?
Don’t miss the new novel from Catherine Miller, All That is Left of Us coming soon!Praise for Catherine Miller’s Waiting for You
‘A great concept with a theme lots of women will relate to. I really enjoyed it.’ – Katie Fforde, author of A Summer at Sea
'Memorable characters and a life-enriching, emotional plot. Love it.' – Sue Moorcroft
‘a highly-emotional, moving novel, full of longing, hope and surprises waiting just around the corner.’ – Becca’s Books
‘Only a few pages in, and I couldn’t stop reading, having found myself involved in Fliss’s story and eager to find out what happened next.’ – Portobello Book Blog
‘This book had many things I love in a good book and it kept me guessing with twists I wouldn’t have expected and moments that made me giggle.’ – A Writer in a Wheelchair
‘I thought this book was very realistic in its depictions of modern motherhood.’ – Alicia (Goodreads)
‘Waiting for You was an easy book to read as it was so engaging. The writing flowed well and it was well plotted out. There were quite a few surprises I had no idea were coming, just when I thought I had it all worked out!’ – Rock Chick Blog
‘a great read which I thoroughly enjoyed.’ – Fiona’s Book Reviews
Sometimes the end is the start of forever…
Emma and Nathan couldn’t be more different. But when they meet in a hospital waiting room, to the sound of a ticking clock and surrounded by faded magazines, they are both terrified, nervous and alone. And they have one fatal thing in common…
Emma lives a quiet life. She looks after her disabled mother. She lives vicariously through the well-thumbed pages and cracked spines of her beloved books.
Nathan spends his days fifteen thousand feet above the ground, soaring through the air, stomach somersaulting, as a sky diving instructor. After a lifetime of having a recurring dream that he would die at twenty-seven, he treats every day like it’s his last.
As fate throws Emma and Nathan together, everything is about to change.
Emma has never been kissed, or tasted champagne, or travelled abroad. Nathan has never fallen in love, worn odd socks, or grown a sunflower from a seed.
Emma and Nathan vow never to waste an hour, knowing that goodbye could come all too soon. But as they lose their hearts to one another against all the odds, have they found each other too late?
An utterly heartbreaking yet ultimately uplifting novel about the redemptive power of love and how the end isn’t the end at all... Fans of Jojo Moyes, Jodi Picoult and Diane Chamberlain will lose their hearts to Catherine Miller’s stunning story.
Readers are absolutely loving 99 Days With You:
‘Tears were shed! Wine was needed. I loved every word. I couldn’t put Nathan and Emma down, such beautiful characters.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars
‘Wow! This is a heartbreaker of a story.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘What an amazing book… And the ending, despite being a tear jerker, was the best ending that could ever have been written… Wish I could give it a lot more than 5 stars… It touched me so much, I want to read it over and over again.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars
‘Will stay with me for a long time, not least because it reduced me to tears and was so uplifting…I didn't want the book to end… I shall be recommending this book to everyone I know.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘Masterpiece… Amazing.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘Breathtakingly beautifully… Leaves you reading through tears but also smiling and finding joy.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘A wonderful story of true friendship and putting another's needs before your own… Have the tissues ready, this one is a heartbreaker.’ Lil Book Belles
‘I spent 2 days with 99 Days With You, desperate to reach the conclusion, but not wanting to leave caring, studious, librarian, Emma, and go-getting, life-at-one-hundred-miles-an-hour, Nathan, behind… Packed with heart and soul.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars
‘So well written and uplifting I cried and smiled in equal measure. A real gift of a novel that has to be read by all.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars
‘A heartbreaking story but it’s a must-read. It will make you sit up and think about life in a new way. You will laugh and cry with this one.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘A beautiful story that had me reaching for tissues.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘Packs an emotional wallop that will linger long after the final page has been turned. This is a heartbreaking, yet ultimately uplifting, story that had me welling up… I could not put it down.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘A heartbreaking, beautiful read that really pulls on your heartstrings.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
Dawn loves being a mother. No matter how Archie came into her life, or the fact he's a little different from other children, he is precious and loved. He is hers, after all. Especially because she’s never told anyone who the father of her son is.
So when Dawn’s twin brother David and his wife Rebekah are struggling to have their own child, Dawn agrees to become their surrogate, as it is the one thing she can do to help.
However, creating the perfect family doesn’t always go to plan and when Dawn realises just how much her nephew needs his mother, she begins to wonder if the time has finally come to confront the past she has kept secret for so long.
From the author of Waiting for You comes a story of friendship, motherhood and hope.What reviewers are saying about ‘All That is Left of Us’
‘a truly mesmerising read’ – Vikbat
‘A beautiful book jam packed with emotions.’ – Jessica (Goodreads)
‘I can't use enough words to say how much I loved this book.’ – Sylvia (Goodreads)
You’re never too old to try something new!
When octogenarian Olive Turner is persuaded by her son to move into a retirement home, she congratulates herself on finding the secret to an easy life: no washing up, cooking or cleaning. But Olive isn’t one for mindless bingo with her fellow residents, and before the first day is over she's already hatching a plan to escape back to her beloved beach hut and indulge in her secret passion for a very good gin & tonic.
Before long Olive’s secret is out and turning into something wonderful and new. Only a select few are invited, but word spreads quickly about the weekly meetings of The Gin Shack Club. Soon everybody on the beach wants to become a gin connoisseur and join Olive on her journey to never being forced to grow older than you feel.
A journey of friendship, defiance and a quest for the perfect G&T.
Gingle bells, gingle bells, gingle all the way...
Olive Turner might have lived through eighty-four Christmases, but she’ll never get bored of her favourite time of year. And this one’s set to be extra-special. It’s the Gin Shack’s first Christmas – and there’s a gin-themed weekend and a cocktail competition on the cards!
But, beneath the dazzle of fairy lights and the delicious scent of mince-pies, Olive smells a rat. From trespassers in her beloved beach hut to a very unfunny joke played on her friends, it seems that someone is missing a dose of good cheer.
Olive knows she’s getting on a bit – but is she really imagining that someone in the little seaside town is out to steal Christmas? More importantly, can she create the perfect gin cocktail before Christmas Eve – in time to save the day?
‘Olive is back and better than ever, putting the gingle into Christmas!’ – Rachel Dove
‘I absolutely loved this fun festive read, packed full of Christmas cocktails. Delicious!’ Heidi Swain
‘Full of festive fizz...Olive’s return is a real tonic!’ Fay Keenan
The Arab world presents very different types and degrees of urbanization, from well established old capital-cities such as Cairo to new emerging capital-cities such as Amman or Nouakchott, these in turn embedded in different types of national construction. It is these urban settings which raise questions concerning the dynamics of homogenization/differentiation and the processes of standardization due to the coexistence of competing linguistic models. Topics investigated include:
History of settlement The linguistic impact of migration The emergence of new urban vernaculars Dialect convergence and divergence Code-switching, youth language and new urban culture Arabic in the Diaspora Arabic among non-Arab groups.
Containing a broad selection of case studies from across the Arab world and featuring contributions from leading urban sociolinguistics and dialectologists, this book presents a fresh approach to our understanding of the interaction between language, society and space. As such, the book will appeal to the linguist as well as to the social scientist in general.