‘A Year of New Adventures is like a dose of sunshine in book form. I can't wait to read what Maddie writes next.’ Chrissie Manby, author of The Worst Case Scenario Cookery ClubIt’s time for Billie Summers to have an adventure ... but it might not be exactly what she expected.
Billie Summers has always been quite content in her little cottage in the Cotswolds. Sure, half the house hasn’t been renovated, but what’s the point when it’s only her? Working part-time at her uncle’s bookshop and planning writer retreats with her best friend allows her to pay the bills. What more could anyone want?
That is until Oliver Forest, the bad boy of the book world, turns up to one of her retreats and points out that Billie hasn’t done anything very adventurous. Couple that with her best friend falling head over heels and beginning to drift away from their Friday night wine and dinner plans, Billie is starting to wonder if it isn’t time she took control of her life.
So she starts a list: get fitted (properly) for a bra, fix up rest of house, find a ‘career’ and well, get a tattoo ... Her life might just get the makeover it needs, too bad irritating and far-too-attractive for his own good, Oliver keeps showing up ...
Because sometimes you need an adventure!
Maddie Please was born in Dorset, brought up in Worcestershire and went to university in Cardiff.
Following a career as a dentist, Maddie now writes full time, and lives in Devon with her exceptionally handsome and supportive husband.
Lottie is about to discover that even when you think you’ve lost everything, hope and romance can be just around the corner . . .
It takes time to build your life. To get into a long-term (OK, a bit boring) relationship. To find a job (you don’t completely hate). Lottie might not be thrilled with the life she’s put together, but it’s the one she’s got.
So when in the course of one terrible evening, it all comes crashing down around her, Lottie has a choice: give herself over to grief at being broke, single and completely lacking in prospects.
Or, brick by brick, build herself a new life. And this time, with a little help from friends, a crumbling cottage in Devon and a handsome stranger, maybe she can make it the one she always wanted.
The Summer of Second Chances is an irresistibly funny read about never giving up, whatever the world throws at you. Perfect for fans of Jenny Colgan, Jane Costello and Christie Barlow.
After sixteen years of marriage, Nate and Sinead Turner have a nice life. They like their jobs, they like their house and they love their son Flynn. Yes, it’s a very nice life.
Or, at least Nate thinks so. Until, one morning, he wakes to find Sinead gone and a note lying on the kitchen table listing all the things he does wrong or doesn’t do at all.
Nate needs to show Sinead he can be a better husband – fast. But as he works through Sinead’s list, his life changes in unexpected ways. And he starts to wonder whether he wants them to go back to normal after all. Could there be more to life than nice?
What could possibly go wrong?
Wedding journalist Eve is over the moon when her three best friends and her brother all decide to get married in the same summer. But when she finds out the man she once thought she’d be walking up the aisle with is back in the country and on all the guestlists, she can’t wait for wedding season to be over.
As if Ben’s sudden reappearance isn’t enough, her bridezilla besties have her polishing floors, searching for giant flamingos and dog-sitting while they jet off on honeymoon. Her only release is writing an anonymous column full of her bitter bridesmaid tales – she just needs to make sure the happy couples never find out...
Between facing her relationship demons and juggling her maid-of-honour duties, is Eve doomed to be left out of this summer of love?
What readers are saying about Charlotte Butterfield:
‘You’ll laugh, cry, and say “Oh! No!” Definitely a fun weekend read’ Meg, Goodreads
‘One of the funniest books of the year!’ Lianne, Goodreads
‘Will leave you with a massive smile on your face and feeling great and ready for the summer’ Karen Whittard
‘Perfect for wedding season!’ Being Unique Books
When Alexa Fisher finds herself trapped on a twelve-day cruise to celebrate her younger sister’s hen-do – just the two of them – she wishes she’d jumped overboard.
Despite the age difference, India has always been the judgemental sibling, and there’s been even more friction than usual since ‘the big engagement’. With India constantly obsessing over wedding plans, Alexa has never felt more single, or more of a failure.
She longs to find a man who was funny, handsome and faithful, but when she meets the enigmatic (and gorgeous) Gabriel Frost on the cruise, he seems to be as cold as his name suggests. Or is he...?
Set sail for an adventure on the high seas, it’s time for Alexa to discover that sometimes, romance can surprise you!
Praise for Maddie Please:
'A breezy feel-good read that made me laugh out loud!' Phillipa Ashley, bestselling author of the Cornish Cafe series
‘I can't wait to read what Maddie writes next.’ Chrissie Manby, author of The Worst Case Scenario Cookery Club