Amanda Wilkie unexpectedly finds herself alone with her three children in a rambling Victorian house in London. Her husband leaves them, claiming he's just 'lost the love', like one might carelessly lose a glove.
A few months later, Amanda's heavily pregnant friend, Ali, crashes into her kitchen announcing her husband is also leaving. So, after Ali's baby Grace is born, they both move into Amanda's attic. And when Jacqui, a long-lost friend and fellow single mum, starts dropping by daily, the household is complete.
Getting divorced is no walk in the park, but the three friends refuse to be defined by it. And, as they slowly emerge out of the wreckage like a trio of sequin-clad Gloria Gaynors singing 'I Will Survive', they realise that anything is possible. Even loving again... Based on Janet's true story, The Single Mums' Mansion is a laugh-out-loud tour de force which will make you laugh, cry and treasure your best friends even more than before.
Perfect for fans of Marian Keyes, Gill Sims and Tracy Bloom.
Praise for The Single Mums' Mansion:
'There was something inherently charming and satisfying about how imperfect everyone is within the story' C. R. Elliott.
'I cannot wait to tell friends about it as I am sure they will enjoy as much as I did' Molly Stulmaker.
'Once I was done, I kept hearing "I will survive" in my head' Cheryl Weaver.
'An intriguing and fun read, purely delightful' Gaele Hince.
'I absolutely ADORED reading The Single Mums' Mansion' Amanda Oughton.
Janet Hoggarth has worked on a chicken farm, as a bookseller, children's book editor, and DJ with her best friend (under the name of Whitney and Britney). She has published several children's books, the most recent ones written under the pseudonym of Jess Bright. Her first adult novel, The Single Mums' Mansion is based on her experiences of living communally as a single parent.
As the snowflakes start to fall, Holly Cove welcomes a new tenant to the beautiful old cottage on the beach...
For lifestyle magazine journalist Tia Armstrong, relationships, as well as Christmas, have lost all their magic. Yet Tia is up against a Christmas deadline for her latest article 'Love is, actually, all around...'
So, Tia heads to Holly Cove where the restorative sea air and rugged stranger, Nic, slowly but surely start mending her broken heart.
Tia didn't expect a white Christmas, and she certainly never dared dream that all her Christmas wishes might just come true...
Set in Caswell Bay on the stunningly beautiful Gower Coast, the cottage nestles amid the limestone cliffs and the woodlands, where the emotions run as turbulently as the wind-swept sea.
As cosy as a marshmallow-topped mug of cocoa, fall in love with a heart-warming festive story from the bestselling author of The French Adventure.
What readers are saying about Lucy Coleman...
'I adored this book. A wonderful escapist read ... For me, it's a 5 star read!' Katherine, Katherine's Book Universe.
'I adored this beautifully written tale. The score is a well deserved and easy 5* out of 5*' Ginger Book Geek.
'This book gives you all the feels. It'll make you want to move to France and start a new life ... Lucy Coleman has a way of writing where it feels like you're actually there standing beside Anna and you mentally really feel involved in the story' Stacey, The Cosiest Corner.
More than just a holiday romance?
Her daughter, her job and divorcing her untrustworthy ex are Leah’s main priorities. She isn’t really bothered that her life might be missing a few things. But after winning a prestigious travel blogger award, she’s inundated with offers to review glamorous holiday destinations.
Lying around drinking exotic cocktails and being paid for it ... what could be better? Perhaps a romantic trip to idyllic Greece to find the one man who might make Leah risk her heart again...
Readers love Linn B. Halton!
‘Perfect escapism ... A superb book’ Karen, Netgalley
‘Not quite what I expected, but better. Five stars’ Barbara, Netgalley
A second chance at love...
When globe-trotting Emmy first fell for first-aider William on a freezing New Year’s Eve, she really believed that their love would go the distance.
But when she returns to Australia, her letters start to go unanswered and her emails bounce back unread, Emmy decides it’s time to pick up the pieces of her broken heart and start afresh in London.
So she’s shocked when William walks in on her very first day at her new job! Even worse, he’s hotter than ever. But why did he disappear for so long? What has he been hiding? And could this really be their second chance at falling in love...?
Perfect for fans of Carole Mathews, Mhairi McFarlane and Carrie Hope Fletcher.Readers LOVE Belinda Missen:
‘a captivating and compelling read I highly recommend!’
‘A delightfully funny, engaging and warm-hearted read’
‘the characters are brilliant, the setting is gorgeous and the writing is compelling’
‘A pleasant. light funny read, well written and thought-provoking.’
Enough is enough! The always perfect Laurie Chapman had jumped in her car and raced as fast as she could from London heading to Sunset Bay and (she hopes!) the open arms of her estranged sister...
Mia Chapman loves running Dolly’s Diner in the picture-perfect coastal Cornish town of Sunset Bay. Now that her and Grandma Dolly’s dream is finally a reality Mia has never been prouder! Until Laurie suddenly turns up on her doorstep... How can she forgive the sister who walked away?
Once upon a time Mia and Laurie were best friends. Back together after so long, the time has come for the sisters to figure out what went so wrong all those years ago – and whether they can ever put it right!
An uplifting romantic comedy about sisters, friendship and the love of good food.Praise for Rebecca Pugh’s Return to Bluebell Hill
‘Return to Bluebell Hill is one of the best novels in this genre I've read in quite some time.’ – BrizzleLass
‘a warm, heart-warming, enticing story.’ – Sophie, Reviewed the Book
‘I really loved this book from start to finish, I really didn’t want to put it down, its what a story should be, a lovely modern fairytale of a book.’ – Candy Hart
‘I loved this debut novel and found it to be a comforting and enjoyable read perfect for cosying up in front a warm fire.’ – Sincerely Book Angel
‘It was entirely satisfying and heartfelt’ – Paris Baker’s Book Nook
‘What I thought was boy meets girl is so not the case. There's romance, mystery, and heartbreak.’ – Bookaholic Babe
A 'divorce hotel'. A boutique, five-star place where couples arrive to ditch their emotional baggage once and for all and move on. It's the opening weekend for this particular hotel and it's make or break time for Lucy and Andrew, Jo and Dave and Dawn and Kirk.
As hotel manager, Chloe Townsend's job is to settle her guests in, however it becomes clear that this weekend is going to bring some big surprises. Turns out that some things are worth fighting for – and what seems like an unhappy ending can sometimes turn out to be a very exciting new beginning...
If you love MARIAN KEYES and SOPHIE KINSELLA you will adore Love Me or Leave Me.
After her husband left her, Ali and her daughter Grace enjoyed living in what became known as 'the Single Mums' Mansion'. However, with her best friends Amanda and Jacqui moving on, it's time for Ali and Grace to make their own way. Thankfully, a chance conversation leads to them moving into the infamous South London gated community known only as The Mews.
In The Mews everyone lives in each other's pockets and curtain twitching is an Olympic sport. The neighbours are an eclectic bunch – from Nick the alleged spy, Carl the gorgeous but clearly troubled Idris Elba lookalike, to Debbie who is about to face the hardest fight of her life, and TV agent Samantha who is not as in control as she likes to pretend.
Each day brings another drama, but along with the tears, real friendships grow. And her neighbours' problems might unlock the key to something Ali has yearned for all along...
Based on a true story – you'll never be able to look at your neighbours quite the same way again...
Perfect for fans of Marian Keyes, Mhairi McFarlane and Helen Fielding.
Joe and Suzy Gallo have everything they ever wanted and are living the American dream. Just when life has evened out, a familiar enemy comes back to haunt them. It isn’t his past that’s followed them, but his brother’s. When the danger gets too close, he’ll do anything to defend his family. There’s nothing more important than the people he loves, and he’ll protect what’s his no matter the cost.
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What people are saying about Chelle Bliss & the Men of Inked Series:
"Everything we LOVE in a book!" -Ana's Attic
"SEXY AS HELL." -The Romance Vault
"Had me WEAK AT THE KNEES!" -Fictional Men's Page
"HOOKED." -United Indies Book Blog
"MIND-BLOWING and HOT!" -Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club
"Hot and steamy" -Not Everyone's Mama
"I was hooked from page one" -United Indies Book Blog
"Steamy with the perfect amount of dramatics. A quick reads you're bound to love!" -Prisoners of Print