Don't Stop Me Now: The perfect laugh out loud romantic comedy

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‘I don't think I have laughed, chuckled, and smiled so much at a book before… I adored it.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

Poppy Bloom planned to finish her PhD and walk straight into a job at her university. But here she is, unemployed, unceremoniously dumped by her boyfriend, and living back at her mum’s in her vampire-themed childhood bedroom.

Not exactly what she was hoping for.

But when Poppy sets her mind to something, nothing can stand in her way. She scores herself an internship at the hottest radio station in town, joins a netball team, and renews her friendship with her oldest friend Leanne. Spending time with Leanne’s gorgeous twin Tom is just a bonus…

But life has a way of tripping you up when you least expect it, and Poppy soon has to decide where her priorities lie… With new friends, a new career and a new romance, can Poppy keep everyone happy, or is everything about to tumble down around her?

A laugh-out-loud story about friendship, second chances, and new love, perfect for fans of Lindsey Kelk, Marian Keyes and Jane Costello.

Read what people are saying about Don’t Stop Me Now:

I fell in love with this book, like actually head over heels in love with it… A funny, emotional, inspirational and powerful read… A brilliant debut.’ The Blossom Twins, 5 stars

I laughed out loud so much that I cried reading this book... I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and really can't wait to see what comes next from Colleen – she's an author to watch… I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this book.’ A Page of Fictional Love, 5 stars

I was in need of a smile and a pick-me-up and this gave it in spades. I loved it… For a really heart-warming, uplifting readwith a smile, you can’t go far wrong.’ Nicki’s Book Blog, 5 stars

Oh my goodness, how much did I love this book, from first page to last!!... Such a gorgeous read, I read it pretty much in one go… I just HAD to finish it.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Awwww, my heart! This story was so sweet...hopeful and inspiring…Poppy Bloom truly is a thing of beauty…I really loved this story… Props to the author, you really wrote something beautiful with this book!’ Books are Here for You, 4 stars

‘Loved this wonderful, warm, feel good tale. The writing is glorious and addictive… Beautiful story, great book… Highly recommended.’ Renita D’Silva, 5 stars

‘A great feel good book. I absolutely loved it!… I laughed so much whilst reading this book… [Poppy is] strong, courageous, honest, open, caring, and best of all she kicks butt!… There was something for everyone in this gem of a book… I can't recommend this book enough! I absolutely loved it and I can't wait to see if there will be more.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

A little gem of a book which had me laughing out loud.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Don’t Stop Me Now is a riveting story, beautifully told… This story really struck a chord with me.’ My Nights In, 5 stars

Inspiring and entertaining… I loved watching every step of the journey… I am very eager to see what else this talented author will write.’ Rachel’s Random Reads, 5 stars

An outstanding book that is both witty and inspiring… fantastically funny… Truly the best book I have read in ages.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘I love the feeling when you’ve read just the first few chapters of a novel and you just know this is going to be a read you’re going to enjoy until the very last page… A great and promising debut… A warm-hearted, feel-good and simply great read that I didn’t want to put down.’ A Spoonful of Happy Endings, 5 stars

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Publisher
Bookouture
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Published on
Mar 22, 2017
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Pages
291
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ISBN
9781786811462
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Humorous / General
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
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This content is DRM protected.
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Available on Android devices
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Colleen Coleman

‘Absolutely fantastic!... I cannot recommend this book enough!!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars

When Evelyn Dooley married her high-school sweetheart, James, she thought she was set for life. Now she’s twenty-eight, single, and fleeing to Dublin from her hometown to avoid the gossip surrounding their break-up. And all because of a test-your-relationship board game.

This was not in her five-year plan.

 

Then a chance encounter with gorgeous musician Danny leads to an unlikely friendship, and soon the pair are running music nights together in one of the oldest pubs in Dublin. For the first time Evelyn is following her dreams rather than someone else’s – and sparks are beginning to fly between her and Danny…

 

But when her savings run out and home beckons, Evelyn has to choose. The safe, comfortable life she left behind, or a new adventure with Danny? Will Evelyn flee back to the familiarity of her ex, or reach for the stars and take a leap into the unknown?

 

A laugh-out-loud, feel-good story of friendship, second chances, and romance, perfect for fans of Mhairi McFarlane, Lindsey Kelk and Marian Keyes.

 

This book was previously published as Reach for the Stars.

 

Read what people are saying about I’m Still Standing:

 

‘Love, love, love this book!... You know you’re onto a winner when a book makes you laugh out loud from start to end.’ Chelle’s Book Reviews, 5 stars

 

‘I LOVED this book!’ Southern-in-Law, 5 stars

 

‘I absolutely loved this book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘I really enjoyed this book!! It genuinely made me feel good… I laughed out loud… I loved it – 5 stars from me.’ Donna’s Book Blog, 5 stars

 

‘An absolutely phenomenal read… I was glued to Evelyn’s story… Everything I could have wished for… Outstanding… Easiest five stars ever!’ The Writing Garnet, 5 stars

 

‘Colleen Coleman has done it again!... I read this book in one go… Highly recommended.’  Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Funny, uplifting and heart-warming… A top read.’ Jen Med’s Book Reviews, 5 stars

 

‘I really couldn’t put this novel down… A joy to read.’ Cosy Cute Knits, 5 stars

 

‘Fantastic… If you want to laugh until your belly hurts and find the sweetest book boyfriend ever, pick up this book.’ The Bookish Sisters, 5 stars

 

‘Truly fabulous.’ Postcard Reviews, 4 stars

 

‘Heart-warming, cute, and full of hope, this is a feel-good story to read with your favorite tea and blanket!’ Chocolate ‘n’ Waffles, 4 stars

 

‘Heartfelt, believable, and engaging from beginning to end… I highly recommend it.’ Urban Book Reviews, 5 stars

 

‘A beautiful, uplifting novel… Everybody should read this book because it’s just wonderful and I loved every minute of it.’ Sincerely Book Angels, 5 stars

 

‘An unexpected masterpiece… Enjoyable and hard to put down… A powerful and inspiring feel-good book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘A really feel-good book… I flew through the pages… Such great fun to read.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Colleen is a fantastic author… A funny, light-hearted read that will leave you smiling a long time after reading it.’ Goodreads reviewer, 4 stars

 

‘I loved this book.’ Librarian, 5 stars

Debbie Johnson
‘Full of quirky characters, friendship and humour, you will devour this engaging and heartwarming novel in one sitting’ – Sunday Express’ S Magazine

The brand new book from bestselling author Debbie Johnson will make you laugh, make you cry, and make you raid the pantry in the middle of the night...

The Comfort Food Cafe is perched on a windswept clifftop at what feels like the edge of the world, serving up the most delicious cream teas; beautifully baked breads, and carefully crafted cupcakes. For tourists and locals alike, the ramshackle cafe overlooking the beach is a beacon of laughter, companionship, and security – a place like no other; a place that offers friendship as a daily special, and where a hearty welcome is always on the menu.

For widowed mum-of-two Laura Walker, the decision to uproot her teenaged children and make the trek from Manchester to Dorset for the summer isn’t one she takes lightly, and it’s certainly not winning her any awards from her kids, Nate and Lizzie. Even her own parents think she’s gone mad.

Her new job at the cafe, and the hilarious people she meets there, give Laura the chance she needs to make new friends; to learn to be herself again, and – just possibly – to learn to love again as well.

For her, the Comfort Food Cafe doesn’t just serve food – it serves a second chance to live her life to the full...

What readers are saying about Summer at the Comfort Food Cafe:

‘My new favourite author’ – Holly Martin, bestselling author of ‘Summer at Rose Island’

'A lovely, emotion-filled, giggle-inducing story' – Sunday Times bestselling author Milly Johnson

‘Heart-warming and optimistic, Summer at the Comfort Food Café is a genuinely gorgeous novel, a book of hope and solidarity, friendship and humour and the belief that everything might just turn out okay after all’ – Sophie, Reviewed the Book

‘Everything I hoped it would be and more’ – Becca’s Books

‘Fans of Paige Toon will enjoy this beautiful story’ – Erin’s Choice

‘If this book had arms it would grab you and pull you in to the most amazing book ever...just magical’ – Lisa Talks About

‘An engaging, entertaining and loveable book’ – Rae’s Reads

‘I wish I could actually go there...an original story and it has such a romantic ending’ – With Love for Books

Book 1
From the top 10 best-selling author of The Summerhouse by the Sea

Welcome to Jenny Oliver’s brand new Cherry Pie Island series!

Home, Sweet Home....?

There’s nowhere more deliciously welcoming...

When Annie White steps back onto Cherry Pie Island, it’s safe to say her newly inherited Dandelion Café has seen better days! And while her childhood home on the Thames-side island idyll is exactly the same retreat from the urban bustle of London she remembers, Annie’s not convinced that Owner of The Dandelion Cafe is a title she’ll be keeping for long. Not that she can bear the idea of letting her dedicated, if endearingly disorganized staff lose their jobs. Plus café life does also have the added bonus of working a stone’s throw away from millionaire Matt and his disarmingly charming smile!

One (shoestring budget) café makeover, a few delightful additions to the somewhat retro menu and a lot of cherry pie tastings later, The Dandelion Café is ready for its grand reopening! But once she’s brought the dilapidated old café back to life, Annie finds herself wishing her stay on the island was just a bit longer. She always intended to go back to the big city...but could island living finally have lured her back home for good?

Perfect for fans of Lucy Diamond, Sophie Kinsella and Cathy Bramley.

The Cherry Pie Island series

The Grand Reopening of Dandelion Café – Book 1

The Vintage Ice Cream Van Road Trip – Book 2

The Great Allotment Challenge – Book 3

One Summer Night at the Ritz – Book 4

The Grand Reopening of Dandelion Café is Book 1 in The Cherry Pie Island series.

Each part of Cherry Pie Island can be read and enjoyed as a standalone story – or as part of the utterly delightful series.

Praise for Jenny Oliver

'I thoroughly enjoyed this book it had a sprinkling of festivity, a touch of romance and a glorious amount of mouth-watering baking!' - Rea Book Review on The Parisian Christmas Bake Off

'With gorgeous descriptions of Paris, Christmas, copious amounts of delicious baking that’ll make your mouth water, and lots and lots of snow – what more could you ask for from a Christmas novel!' – Bookboodle on The Parisian Christmas Bake Off

'The baking part of the book is incredibly well written; fans of The Great British Bake Off will not be disappointed to see all their favourites in here! This is a lovely little read that is perfect for the festive period!' - Hanging on Every Word on The Parisian Christmas Bake Off

’ ideal for a summer read.' – Catch a Single Thought on The Vintage Summer Wedding

'Jenny Oliver writes contemporary women's fiction which leaves you with a warm, fuzzy feeling inside.’ – Books with Bunny on The Vintage Summer Wedding

'...it was everything I enjoy. Oliver did a wonderful job of allowing us to immerse ourselves in the lives of the pair, she created characters that were likeable and well rounded...I couldn’t find a single flaw in the book.' - 5* stars from Afternoon Bookery to The Little Christmas Kitchen

Colleen Coleman

‘Absolutely fantastic!... I cannot recommend this book enough!!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars

When Evelyn Dooley married her high-school sweetheart, James, she thought she was set for life. Now she’s twenty-eight, single, and fleeing to Dublin from her hometown to avoid the gossip surrounding their break-up. And all because of a test-your-relationship board game.

This was not in her five-year plan.

 

Then a chance encounter with gorgeous musician Danny leads to an unlikely friendship, and soon the pair are running music nights together in one of the oldest pubs in Dublin. For the first time Evelyn is following her dreams rather than someone else’s – and sparks are beginning to fly between her and Danny…

 

But when her savings run out and home beckons, Evelyn has to choose. The safe, comfortable life she left behind, or a new adventure with Danny? Will Evelyn flee back to the familiarity of her ex, or reach for the stars and take a leap into the unknown?

 

A laugh-out-loud, feel-good story of friendship, second chances, and romance, perfect for fans of Mhairi McFarlane, Lindsey Kelk and Marian Keyes.

 

This book was previously published as Reach for the Stars.

 

Read what people are saying about I’m Still Standing:

 

‘Love, love, love this book!... You know you’re onto a winner when a book makes you laugh out loud from start to end.’ Chelle’s Book Reviews, 5 stars

 

‘I LOVED this book!’ Southern-in-Law, 5 stars

 

‘I absolutely loved this book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘I really enjoyed this book!! It genuinely made me feel good… I laughed out loud… I loved it – 5 stars from me.’ Donna’s Book Blog, 5 stars

 

‘An absolutely phenomenal read… I was glued to Evelyn’s story… Everything I could have wished for… Outstanding… Easiest five stars ever!’ The Writing Garnet, 5 stars

 

‘Colleen Coleman has done it again!... I read this book in one go… Highly recommended.’  Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Funny, uplifting and heart-warming… A top read.’ Jen Med’s Book Reviews, 5 stars

 

‘I really couldn’t put this novel down… A joy to read.’ Cosy Cute Knits, 5 stars

 

‘Fantastic… If you want to laugh until your belly hurts and find the sweetest book boyfriend ever, pick up this book.’ The Bookish Sisters, 5 stars

 

‘Truly fabulous.’ Postcard Reviews, 4 stars

 

‘Heart-warming, cute, and full of hope, this is a feel-good story to read with your favorite tea and blanket!’ Chocolate ‘n’ Waffles, 4 stars

 

‘Heartfelt, believable, and engaging from beginning to end… I highly recommend it.’ Urban Book Reviews, 5 stars

 

‘A beautiful, uplifting novel… Everybody should read this book because it’s just wonderful and I loved every minute of it.’ Sincerely Book Angels, 5 stars

 

‘An unexpected masterpiece… Enjoyable and hard to put down… A powerful and inspiring feel-good book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘A really feel-good book… I flew through the pages… Such great fun to read.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Colleen is a fantastic author… A funny, light-hearted read that will leave you smiling a long time after reading it.’ Goodreads reviewer, 4 stars

 

‘I loved this book.’ Librarian, 5 stars

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